This time, he put up an article talking about the history of the NRA pre-1977 and how it did support several gun control measures so of course Ladd had to tweet it as damning to all those silly NRA supporters. Winkler finishes:
Next time someone complains about that a modest gun law tramples on the Second Amendment, remind them of the old NRA--and of a time when even the nation's leading gun rights advocates supported gun control.First one needs to define what is a 'modest' gun law.
In 1968, Chicago Mayor Daley Sr. started out w/ the 'modest' measure of registration. For 'protection'. 14 yrs later, the registration offices were closed to any new registrations.
The 'modest' measure of requiring all firearm sales to go through FFL dealers coincides w/ attempts to legislate and litigate FFL dealers out of business.
The 'modest' measure of mandating 'safe storage' increase the expense of owning a firearm double or triple the amount it takes to own one and can only be used after the fact unless the authorities start unwarranted searches/inspections of homes as they do in Australia.
There's a reason there was a revolt in 1977. All the 'modest' measures kept adding up and they saw the writing on the wall. Through Chicago, Washington DC, England, and Australia to name a few, we've seen the end result of 'modest' measures.
The advocates of more and more 'modest' gun control brought the new NRA on themselves.