The NRA is probably the most effective civil rights organization the United States has ever produced.
They have done more to defend the constitutional rights of the average American than any other organization.
It is always difficult to prove a negative, so we will never know for sure how many Americans are alive because they have successfully defended themselves or loved ones because of the efforts of the NRA.
We do know that anyone who truly wants a gun for evil purposes will get one and that a gun in the hands of a citizen can bring the evil actions of another to an end very quickly.
If only a teacher, concert-goer or innocent bystander had been armed, how many people would be alive today? We will never know the answer to that question, but a solid case can be made that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens is a proactive deterrent and immediate resolution to gun violence.
In a violent world, laws that depend on the compliance of the individual will never provide the social stability of an armed citizen.
Gregory H. Bontrager