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How to get an F from the NRA

The NRA lobby isn’t actually interested in protecting the rights of the many Americans who own a weapon to protect their homes and their loved ones. It has chosen to pursue an extreme agenda that’s radically out of touch with the views of most Americans, most gun owners, and even most of its members.

I believe in the Second Amendment. I’m a gun owner. I have a permit to carry. I carried a weapon 24/7 when deployed overseas twice since 9/11. And when I served in Congress, I voted in 2008 to repeal Washington D.C.’s handgun ban, which I believed violated the Second Amendment because it prohibited 600,000 District residents from owning a weapon, even for the purpose of defending their home.

These views earned me an F rating from the NRA lobby. That’s right, an F. According to the NRA lobby, I was a “true enemy of gun owners’ rights.”

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Patrick Murphy

Senior Fellow