The National Rifle Association has spent millions of dollars lobbying legislators to permit the carrying of firearms nearly every place. The NRA has tried to justify carrying of guns inside capitol buildings, in bars, in schools, in parks, in movie theaters, and almost everywhere else that people gather together. Most of the time, the NRA says it is for “safety. They claim that more guns equal more safety.
It is interesting to note that the NRA has banned “operational” firearms at its national conference in Nashville. I guess the word “operational” means loaded and ready for use. The NRA is asking you to leave your firearms at home. A few manufacturers will be there exhibiting their latest wares but the conference organizers say that all guns on the convention floor will be nonoperational, with the firing pins removed.