Letter: My Short Membership in NRA

To the Editor:

I am ashamed to say that I joined the National Rifle Association for one year a while ago. The official magazine I received was so full of fear-mongering and propaganda that I cancelled my membership.

As we all know, the NRA has completely strayed away from its original intent, which was to train and educate. Now it is a lobbying organization bought and paid for by the gun manufacturers.

I support and admire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s stance on gun control. I also support any elected official — Democrat or Republican — who would stand up and vote for more extensive control laws, including the banning of military-style assault weapons and large-capacity clips.

I wonder if NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre would be talking the same talk if, God forbid, one of the innocent children or teachers murdered in Newtown were a member of his family.

John M. Farrell