America is at a tipping point. Almost everywhere we look today, the principles, values and fundamental rights that guarantee our freedom are under attack. You can see it all across the nation, where anti-gun governors and legislators are attempting to strip the gun rights of law-abiding citizens at a torrid pace. You can see it on your television screen, online and in your newspaper where gun owners like you and me are pilloried, mocked and shamed for exercising our Second Amendment rights.? Too many in the political class thumb their noses at their responsibility to enforce the law. You can see it in cities and towns from coast to coast, where many of those same gun-hating politicians are now refusing to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate criminals—completely abdicating their responsibility to keep the peace and keep us safe. Most of all, you can see it in this year’s national election campaign, where Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are promising to lay waste to our right to keep and bear arms if they take control of the White House and Congress this November.
The battle lines are drawn, and they couldn’t be clearer. Where we see America as a beacon of freedom for all, regardless of income, status, race or creed … they see our great nation as an object of scorn to be disparaged and ridiculed. Where we see a U.S. Bill of Rights that embodies the grandest and most successful experiment in individual liberty the world has ever known … they see mistakes that need to be obliterated. As NRA members, you and I value our freedom like few others. We know that our freedoms came at a heavy price—secured not only by the courage of revolutionary men and women 244 years ago, but by their sacrifice then and on countless battlefields thereafter. Throughout our history, patriots—ordinary men and women with bills to pay, loved ones to care for, families to feed and futures to build—put it all aside and risked everything for only one thing: American liberty. The same American liberty lives and breathes in the Second Amendment. [full article]