“We had to put the Second Amendment over the First Amendment.” (7:21)
Yes, it’s common sense to credit the NRA for its involvement with the McDonald vs Chicago case and its fight for the Second Amendment, which, I think, would have been infringed upon even greater longer ago without the NRA.
I don’t like what I’m seeing with the NRA on this – and their wish to protect the Second Amendment by way of seeking exemption under DISCLOSE is nullified if they traded exemption for silence on the hearing of an anti-gun Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as part of of the deal.
You can’t be non-partisan because the Second Amendment, in current society, is not a non-partisan issue.
By silencing yourself, ironically, on an issue for exemption so that you don’t have to be silenced later on is playing with the First Amendment whether you realize it or not.
I laid out the rest of my and your concerns in the interview. Whole show podcast available here, 6/28 first hour.