A few minutes ago, I received a telephone call from the National Rifle Association.
The female caller asked me to hang on for a special message from NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre, followed by a 1-question poll.
That got me to a taped message, in which a voice that purports to be LaPierre’s darkly warned of “behind closed doors” conversations at the United Nations, the object of which is an “international gun ban,” he said, “at a time when our Congress is full of anti-gun zealots.”
Such a U.N. treaty would be permanent, the voice warned.
“No third-world dictatorship is going to take away our gun rights,” it concluded.
Then a man came on the phone who identified himself as “with the NAR.”
“With the N-A-R?” I asked.
“That’s right,” he replied.
“What does that stand for?” I asked.
“The National Rifle Association,” he said.
“The N-A-R stands for National Rifle Association?” I asked.
“I mean the N-R-A,” he said.
“OK, glad we got that straight,” I responded.
Then he hit me with the question:
“Do you believe that third-world dictators, along with Hillary Clinton, should determine our gun rights?”
“Are you serious?” I asked. “Are you trying to get me to join? Is that the purpose of this call?”
He replied: “Thank you for your time, sir.” Click