I started going to the range and discovered that I really enjoyed target shooting. I joined the NRA in late 2016. At first I was a little turned off by how often the NRA spoke out against the left, but I gradually came around to see how extremely anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment the left was. For a large portion of them, their ultimate goal is a full gun ban and to repeal the Second Amendment — I know I was one of them.
In February 2017, I upgraded my NRA membership to become a life member and it was around this time that I renounced the Democratic Party because they were so anti-gun and anti-Constitution.
I guess I was an independent for a few months and I gradually started to realize that deep down I had always been conservative on many issues and that my liberal views had changed on guns and a few other issues. When I came out as a conservative, an NRA member and a Trump supporter, a few people started a campaign to get me fired from one of my social media jobs after I retweeted Tucker Carlson, Dana Loesch, Laura Ingraham, President Trump and the NRA on my personal Twitter. The companies I work for are nonpartisan so my personal views are irrelevant to my work. My views are my own, yeah?