The Real Man’s Ten Commandments

1. I am the NRA! Thou shalt have no other Lobbyist but me!

2. Thou shalt not take the Name of the NRA in vain!

3. Thou shalt keep the Concealed Weapon holy!

4. Thou shalt honor the US Marine Corps and its many weapons!

5. Thou shalt kill everything that walks and flies and swims and crawls (real women think that’s really cool)!

6. Thou shalt not commit peace!

7. Thou shalt not unload!

8. Thou shalt not trust thy neighbor!

9. Do not lust after thy neighbor’s wife if he is better armed! (Better to stalk him in the woods, sneak up behind him, and shoot him in the back.)

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, nor his farm, nor his cattle, nor anything that is his, unless Thou has fully automatic rifles with bump stocks!

And the less well publicized but much revered 11th Commandment:

Real women worship real men with big guns!

Douglas Valentine is the author of The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs, and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics, and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA.