· It’s not about whether you are personally for or against gun control.
· It’s not about whether you own a gun or hunt for wild game.
· It’s not about your stance on the Second Amendment.
The NRA is without question a polarizing organization. For better or worse, Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre knows how to keep his membership stirred up, and his opponents apoplectic. Guns – and gun control – are the hottest of hot-button topics in this country right now, in the aftermath of a horrifying number of grisly mass murders, too many of them with children as the innocent victims. Those massacres sickened all of us; NRA members and non-members alike, and while the ongoing debate over gun control and diminished Second Amendment rights is important and worthy of our attention, it has nothing to do with NASCAR.
|NRA CEO Wayne Lapierre|
In this writer’s opinion, the NRA has as much right to sponsor a NASCAR race as any other lawful product or organization. The “NRA 500” will likely not change a single mind. Those who support the NRA will continue to do so, and those who oppose it will also continue, unswayed.
Barring the NRA from sponsoring a NASCAR race because you’re anti-gun makes no more sense than barring Cargill Beef from sponsoring Trevor Bayne’s NASCAR Nationwide Series car because you’re a vegetarian.