The new president of the National Rifle Association, attorney Jim Porter of Alabama, is a true patriot of the Confederate States of America.
In one filmed interview he labeled the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression," and in another he stated correctly that the NRA was established in New York in 1871 because some Union generals complained that soldiers of the Northern states weren't as accurate with rifles as the Confederate soldiers. Many of the Union soldiers were Irish immigrants who probably never fired a rifle, or slaves who fled the South.
One of my grandfathers was raised in rural Alabama. He talked about hunting squirrels and possums and stated what a good shot you had to be.
Porter claimed that guns may be needed for an armed insurrection against the oppressive federal government, which will take away guns. In his view the government is run by liberal socialists headed by the socialist Barack Obama.
Many NRA members are old enough to have watched the 1984 film "Red Dawn," showing teenagers in Colorado with their .410 shotguns and .22-caliber and Springfield .30-06 rifles successfully repelling heavily armed Soviet paratroopers and Cuban soldiers who were invading America. Oh, for the good old days.