“I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons,” said NRA President Karl T. Frederick, a 1920 Olympic gold-medal winner for marksmanship who became a lawyer, praising state gun control laws in Congress. He testified before the 1938 federal gun control law passed. “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.”
Gun manufacturers have co-opted the NRA, installed their supporters, and now use the organization as a marketing tool. Scientific facts are not part of their analysis. The safety of Americans is not an important part of their agenda.