If you are a libertarian, you get half-truths shoved at you from both sides. You get used to it. I find it laughable that you imply that the only possible conclusion a critical thinker would come to is the exact same one as you did. Two people can look at an ideological issue and come to different conclusions. It's part of what keeps life interesting--until you meet people that are unable to agree to disagree. You'll notice that most of us agree on the current conduct of the NRA (as you point out later). We just choose to handle it differently.And also someone that likes to use critical thinking and not have half the information shoved up my throat.
Neither do most of us, as you point out next.As far as not giving the NRA my money anymore it is my way of telling them I want change. I want real information, not skewed to one side. I don't like when I look something up that Mr. LaPierre is going crazy about and find out either it is not as worse as he says or is not even accurate. And just sometimes I do not agree with every stance the NRA has.
Why does this surprise you? You hear this argument (especially if you are a libertarian, as you claim) all the time about the Republican party. Do you stay and try to fix it, or is it beyond repair? I feel the NRA is worth fixing, so I'm staying for now. Besides, who are they more likely to listen to--someone who pays dues or one of the millions of gun owners who aren't paying for Wayne's makeup and wardrobe?Funny thing is most folks so far seem to agree about the annoyance that the NRA does by the constant emails and mails and a lot do not like the way they peddle fear and doomsday scenarios. Instead of folks saying STOP IT and I will still be a member they throw up their hands and say whatever,,,,it is all we got.
You have made your choice. Go in peace. I wish you well.