This is a discussion on Where is the NRA ??? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ppkheat ^^^^^^^ Very good post, that's what I'm talking about ! I presume everyone who has posted on this thread has been ...
It is interesting that people who are "afraid" of guns do not understand the issues of why citizens want to own guns. These folks speak of the NRA as though the NRA was a political party. I was in NY last week and spoke to three ladies who did not even know what the Sullivan Act is. Actually, it was created by Mobsters to prevent their victims from defending themselves. The BG did not want to get shot so the corrupt NY city council enacted it. Sometimes elitist people are clueless. My husband explained it as did I.
"A hyphenated American is not an American at all.
Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul.
Our allegiance must be purely to the United States.
We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance."
Theodore Roosevelt... 1915
[QUOTE=JudyGun;2617105 Sometimes elitist people are clueless. .[/QUOTE]
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
The NRA is fighting the battle where it can; which is first off in Congress where these laws will be made and voted on. Popular opinion matters 6 moths before an election (at the most); past that, it's all about the votes of the legislators.
The NRA can't do everything. It's our job to change perceptions and to create a positive effect for our rights. If you want to hold the NRA responsible for all this then I suggest you give them a heck of a lot more money than you have in the past because that $35 a year isn't going to be anywhere near enough for them to fight every battle on every front. (and for the record, I'm not speaking directly to the OP when I say you, I mean every individual person that seems to hold to the idea that the NRA should be out there solving all of our problems).
NRA Life Member
"I don't believe gun owners have rights." - Sarah Brady
If every member of our families who are pro NRA would join to support them, can you imagine how much more the NRA could accomplish as an organization!!
Interesting results, since February. Given the S.649 liberty-hating gun-grabbers' attempts that went down in flames, all the arguments that the NRA's lobby efforts must have held some water, at least. Add to that, GOA and SAF have been fairly active this year as well. With an election year coming up, I'm betting that many of the mid-term congress weenies are going to be looking to their job survival, partly based on going down in flames on the S.649 issue earlier in the year. In large part thanks to the NRA, GOA, SAF efforts in addition to citizens everywhere who helped to expose the grabbers' agenda for what it was/is.
The NRA does a few things wrong, seemingly pointlessly. But, no doubt about it, they remain one of the more effective voices for helping to balance out the lefty-leaning liberty hatred that so many in congress seem to have no lack of.
Tada gan irracht - Nothing without effort
I really think the NRA should focus on more PR. I dont know if their (all of 2 commercials) had TV prime time spots or just online but they NEED prime time. Dont tell mee the anti gun media cant be bought because as I recall, RECOILs publishing company is anti. That said we dont need video footage of people shooting IDPA or anything fancy. We need that woman who hid in a crawl space with her kids and shot a man 5 times to tell her story. We need that young mother who shot and killed a man, while on the phone with 9-1-1, just after she buried her husband. WE NEED REAL PEOPLE TELLING THEIR STORIES TO THE COUNTRY. No guns in the footage, just them sitting and talking interview style without an NRA logo visible. We need more American citizens to know that they could be next and NOT hear it from a paid spokesman narrating IDPA footage with fun music.
Tada gan irracht - Nothing without effort
I will continue to support the NRA. As much as i hate politics,i do keep up with who is pro 2a so far as my elected officials.Back when they were trying to pass the gun laws,i emailed and called them.I keep up with who voted for what gun laws.
I have 3 emails i got back from two Senators and a Rep.No one i've emailed voted for the senseless laws and the emails told me,they were against the ones the govt wanted to pass.After seeing how they voted and reading their emails,i have no reason to bother them,for now but i still pay attention.I will pay more attention,when election time comes around.
The only thing i wish my state would do is let us carry in a place that serves alcohol.
It's like someone said in a post,it's not just the NRA that needs to keep up with what's going on.It's us also.
The Ayoob Files made real, showing people what can and does happen every day, making the point that it can absolutely happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.
But in addition to the lobbying of the vampires in Congress, and in addition to the legal wrangling that goes on at the state, district/appeals and SCOTUS levels, that'd take a bit more cash. Perhaps with another 10-20M members, there would be the cash to do such a thing. Or, perhaps a wealthy "angel" or two could step up to the bar to underwrite such a program. Sort of a more-poignant and purposeful "Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," but related to citizen defensive preparations and carry.
Anything, to help the average Joe to see the other side, that being prepared and capable of withstanding predation isn't magic and doesn't happen on a whim. It happens when we're armed, trained and circumspect with respect to situations that can easily get us killed. Without the average Joe seeing this, I agree that it'll be a losing cause in the long run, as more people swallow the pap they're being spoon fed by the liberty haters.