Our local High Country Conference Center, with the support of NAU and the City of Flagstaff, has extended an invitation to the NRA to host a “fundraising banquet” on May 5-6. Taxpayers are underwriting this lethal expression of “constitutional” clichés.
As an NAU alumnus and Flagstaff resident for 50 years, I invite other alumni of moral clarity to express their disagreement with this display of public irresponsibility. The parties responsible for the invitation, directly or indirectly, should understand that the NRA is a sham nonprofit organization designed primarily to promote more gun sales and more lethal guns. The NRA is also designed to instill in young people an addiction to guns as the only expression of “safety.”