@Tom - I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that doesn't necessarily mean you favor nine-year-olds playing with uzis and crazy people having easy access to automatic weapons.
You're right, Bertold.
A co-worker when I was earning money to finish college told me the most sensible thing I've ever heard about guns.
He had young children and said he didn't let them have toy guns. He added that when they can assume some responsibility, he would show them how to use real guns safely.
He was challenging America's very culture.
That so many politicians fear the NRA is a powerful ADDITIONAL argument for limiting their terms.
Another argument for term limits is that incumbents are incapable of reforming the system that made possible their election to office.
The Articles of Confederation (Remember them?) limited members of the national congress to two terms. They had to sit out a term before they could run again.
Ben Franklin said he wouldn't condemn anyone to a life among the servant class without letting them live among the rulers occasionally.
That was in America's more idealistic days, when the term "consent of the governed" had meaning.
@Tom There was a time when the NRA was a respectable organization who merely wanted to make sure guns were used safely .....Then the extreme right took over and now they want all Americans to own guns with no exception to what can be purchased......The NRA is now a dangerous organization changing the true meaning of the second amendment to suit their needs.....Considering the state of affairs of this pariah....I would think the majority of the fair minded members would show their dissatisfaction with the leadership of the NRA and leave en masse, depriving the NRA of their annual dues ...Maybe then will we see significant change...
Freethinker31, I like your option. Cut off the money and NRA will begin to listen. Do you think NRA members would do such a thing? I sincerely doubt it, listening to the NRA members I know. They seem to value access to guns and ammunition more than safety in the home and on the streets. They do claim easy access to guns insure our safety; the statistical evidence, even though correlation studies, reveal that the more guns and ammo, the more death of the innocent.
Unfortunately Joan it was wishful thinking on my part....I doubt it will happen..We can always hope for the best outcome..Being a city boy I never had the fascination with guns as those living in rural America....No matter how much I try I just don't understand why they are against all gun control.....Makes no sense to me....
@k.h The power mongers in Congress would fight term limits with all their might ......The Founders of our country wanted a two term limit for Congress but somewhere down the line the law was changed...No reason why it could not revert back one day.....I just wish our representatives weren't in the pockets of the NRA......Same with the Koch brothers.....Money talks....and it has truly diminished the respect our Congress has with the American people.....