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June 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Gun control in the United States

National Rifle Association needs to step up

In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo,  assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. [AP Photo/Seth Perlman.]

In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. [AP Photo/Seth Perlman.]

It is time for the membership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to step up. Their leadership has not represented the views of the more than 70 percent of the membership said to favor background checks such as those recently proposed in gun-control legislation.

Twenty-five of the 76 leadership positions in the NRA are elected annually. It is time for the members to elect leaders who will support them.

The NRA serves a valuable function that is being overshadowed by the mindless objection to the proposed legislation. After all, the NRA spends a lot of effort directed toward gun safety. The legislation was an opportunity to further one of its basic goals.

Jeffrey Murdoch, Edmonds

Comments | More in Politics | Topics: background checks, gun control, gun safety

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