Subscribe for 17¢ / day

I resigned from NRA after contacting them about confiscation of arms being illustrated most graphically by what the USA did to Natives by taking not only rifles and sidearms but bows, arrows, lances and knives. When corrupt agents stole beef and flour rations, tribes could not hunt or rise up against oppressive government. My family would not become members as they perceived NRA as a racist.

My suggestion was having Native speakers at their conventions talk about what happened to the elders due to disarmament. The CEO in the next issue positively reviewed a book "The 2nd Amendment and the Rights of the Anglo-American." I do not believe the average NRA member is racist but the organization is for white people. My uncles, both policemen, would not belong.

In another gun rag, the editor claimed 2nd Amendment was inserted to protect Americans from outlaws, foreign invaders, Indians, and other evil-doers. I wrote that Natives could not be foreign invaders and were battling for land, family, religion, language and culture — the same ideals editor was proclaiming white Americans need guns. He refused to publish the letter but did make amends next issue so he gets points for being man enough to admit his error.

Another editor stated that 9/11 was greatest loss of life in USA history. I pointed out that Wounded Knee and Sand Creek each surpassed 9/11 in loss of American life due to terrorism. She was woman enough to retract her assertion but wouldn't print my letter.

NRA is an organization with the purpose of keeping money flowing in and gathering power. Hopefully, Americans can come up with alternative to protect our rights, extending that protection to all Americans.

Steve Yapuncich

Wyola

0
0
0
0
0