The National Rifle Association on Friday issued a “grassroots alert” to its members after WND inquired about its perspective on the report that a Florida man was profiled and confronted about owning a weapon during a traffic stop by Maryland police. The weapon was in Florida in the man’s safe at the time. What follows is the NRA statement on the case:
As anybody who is a member of NRA knows, we support the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of us all. We understand that most law enforcement officers take their oaths to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States seriously. We also understand that untold thousands of reassuring interactions occur between citizens and law enforcement officers every day.
What we don’t understand are reports like this one arising from an incident in Baltimore, Md.
The Tampa Bay Tribune recounts the disturbing story of a man who found himself on the receiving end of some aggressive and heavy-handed police tactics, apparently for nothing more than being under suspicion of owning a firearm.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/nra-warning-issued-over-attack-on-2nd-amendment/#f5D2cPpgyWQSpjxo.99