NY Gun Org. Head Wants No Part of Anti-Gun Control Rally

National Rifle Association board member and president of the New York Rifle & Pistol Association Thomas King decided to skip a planned protest of state gun-control laws in Albany on Tuesday, because he is uncomfortable with the increasingly “contentious and threatening” tone of such gatherings. King, who leads one of the largest firearms organizations in the state, doesn’t think inflammatory rhetoric does anything to help the gun cause. “Let all these other groups go out and do what they want to do, because they don’t want to listen anyway,” he told the New York Daily News. “I just don’t want to be a party to anything that may happen.”