Seeking solutions to gun violence, a New York state senator suggests gun control advocates join the NRA to make their voices heard.
In a proverbial bringing a knife into a gun fight, New York State Senator Liz Krueger suggested gun control advocates should infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) if they wish to affect change.
“Perhaps if we all join, we could take over that group and start a new (gun control) platform,” Krueger (D-Manhattan) said to the NY Daily News.
“I think we outnumber the people who are members of the NRA and are so totally opposed to any kind of rational gun laws.”
Sen. Krueger first came up with the idea at a “roundtable” discussion on addressing the issue of gun violence, a subject that has gained prominence in the wake of recent school shootings and the politics of the 2016 presidential election.
Thomas King, an NRA board member, dismissed the idea noting that the “anti-gunners” do not possess the numbers to overwhelm the direction of the more than five-million-member pro-gun organization.
The NRA will, he noted, be happy to accept their membership fees.
To date, Sen. Krueger has no plans to join the NRA herself.