It wasn’t hard to see this coming: The National Rifle Association did an about-face on its criticism of activists who carry military-style assault rifles into public places, such as restaurants. On its website, the NRA had called such actions “downright weird” and said that “using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners.” How reasonable of the NRA. But under pressure from “open-carry” groups, the NRA disavowed the criticism Tuesday, calling it a “mistake” made by a staffer. So much for common sense.
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