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Another NRA Board Member Speaks

Posted on the 09 February 2015 by Mikeb302000
NRA board member Charles Cotton made controversial comments that eliminating corporal punishment in schools would require him to have 'to put a bullet in him later.’
NRA board member Charles Cotton
The Daily News
A member of the NRA's board believes a "good paddling in school may keep me from having to put a bullet in him later."
Charles Cotton made the controversial statement in a post Wednesday on a Texas website that tracks gun legislation in response to a bill proposed by Texas Rep. Alma Allen to prohibit corporal punishment in schools.
"I'm sick of this woman and her 'don't touch my kid regardless what he/she did or will do again' attitude," he wrote in a thread on TexasCHLForum.com, according to Talking Points Memo. "Perhaps a good paddling in school may keep me from having to put a bullet in him later."
The bill, HB567: Corporal punishment in schools, was proposed in December and has not been scheduled for a vote.

The gun-rights organization opposes the legislation and seems to explain Cotton's brazen comments.
Though the bill doesn't specifically address guns, TexasCHLForum states that the inability to curb bad behavior among children at an early age will lead to increased criminal activity. That could then lead gun owners to need to use their weapons for self-defense.

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