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Suggestions on voting for the NRA Directors Election. I just received my ballot in th

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    G26Raven said:
    I just became a life member so this is of great interest to me, too. Don’t know if I will get to vote on this since my status just changed? I am at SHOT right now so if ballots were mailed last week mine might already be there.
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    Mike1956 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    I just became a life member so this is of great interest to me, too. Don’t know if I will get to vote on this since my status just changed? I am at SHOT right now so if ballots were mailed last week mine might already be there.
    I haven't received mine yet.
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    scottync said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I haven't received mine yet.
    Me either. The guys not showing up wont get my vote.
     
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    spclopr8tr said:
    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    That is a good reference. I counted 32 members who earned A+ voting records. So there's your 27.

    Also from the list, Tom Selleck's record is extremely disappointing.
    Great reference for this year's voting.

    Selleck resigned from the board last year. Still a member, but he cited his career as demanding too much time to attend board meetings. https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-kno...d-of-directors
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    Pro said:
    I do know I'm voting for Adam Kraut.
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  6. Mike1956's Avatar

    Mike1956 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Pro View Post
    I do know I'm voting for Adam Kraut.
    If I don't vote for anyone else...
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    Cornhusker95 said:
    Karl Malone...Because he has publicly defended his right to hunt and bear arms...And told the antis they can kiss his...........
     
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    Mike1956 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhusker95 View Post
    Karl Malone...Because he has publicly defended his right to hunt and bear arms...And told the antis they can kiss his...........
    Ignoring the fact he has attended no meetings, looking at his public statements regarding the carry of firearms, he can kiss mine:

    Malone, Karl (Board Member) - NRA On the Record

    "After two Washington Wizards players were involved in a locker room altercation involving guns, Malone wrote a January 7, 2010 op-ed for Sports Illustrated that contradicted several longstanding NRA positions. “You can't tell me one good thing that can happen with a gun in an arena, but I can tell you a thousand bad things. If I'm a player on that team, of course, I'm saying to those guys, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ Even if, as [Wizards’ shooting guard Gilbert] Arenas insists, he brought the guns to the arena because he wanted them away from his children at home, I wouldn't have bought that excuse. Buy a safe. Put them in there. End of story,” wrote Malone. He added, “I like Arenas, but his initial reaction to this, in which he downplayed the seriousness of having guns in the locker room, was all wrong. It's wrong to make light of a firearm. That's when mistakes are made … I'll be the first to tell you I don't go anywhere in my vehicle without my weapon, but at no point has it ever occurred to me to take it inside anywhere, let alone an arena.” Regarding the use of firearms for self-protection, Malone stated, “ If I were a gun dealer and somebody walked in and said, ‘I want this for protection,’ I don't know if I would sell it to that person, because that person's only thinking about another confrontation. The people who get threatened or cut off in their car and think about their guns are the people who don't need a gun … The big picture is that guns won't protect you. If someone really wanted to get you, they would. If you still feel you need that protection, get yourself a bodyguard who knows the rules and knows the laws. How about you do all of that before you even consider having a gun? For you to say you need a gun for your protection? My goodness gracious, how are you living that you need that? I don't know where all these guys grew up, or who wants to do something to them, but be honest about why you want it. If you need a gun for that, that's for all the wrong reasons and something bad will come from it. If I seem a little fired up, I am. It's a privilege to own a firearm and I take offense when people don't handle their business the right way.” While Malone referred to gun ownership as a “privilege,” the NRA describes the private ownership of firearms as a “fundamental, God-given right.” Regarding the use of firearms for self-protection, the NRA has said, “The right to [self-defense] using deadly force would be illusory if one was not entitled to keep functional firearms.”
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  9. Mike1956's Avatar

    Mike1956 said:
    I would encourage everyone to look at where the current and former members of the board stand publicly:

    NRA On the Record - Home
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    bigfug said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I'm wishing he had more to say on basic Second Amendment rights on the linked page...
    https://www.nratv.com/episodes/ginny...ro-fights-back

    The only interview he has given on his incident, which coincidentally he used a personally owned AR15 in. Around 8 minutes he talks about concealed carry, carry in the work place and gun rights. Basically he says bans don't work and any sort of restrictions on firearms goes against the 2nd. He also allowed concealed carry in his place of business (it should be noted that at the time of the incident, he was no longer the owner).
     
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    Mike1956 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by bigfug View Post
    https://www.nratv.com/episodes/ginny...ro-fights-back

    The only interview he has given on his incident, which coincidentally he used a personally owned AR15 in. Around 8 minutes he talks about concealed carry, carry in the work place and gun rights. Basically he says bans don't work and any sort of restrictions on firearms goes against the 2nd. He also allowed concealed carry in his place of business (it should be noted that at the time of the incident, he was no longer the owner).
    Thanks.
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    Cornhusker95 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Ignoring the fact he has attended no meetings, looking at his public statements regarding the carry of firearms, he can kiss mine:

    Malone, Karl (Board Member) - NRA On the Record

    "After two Washington Wizards players were involved in a locker room altercation involving guns, Malone wrote a January 7, 2010 op-ed for Sports Illustrated that contradicted several longstanding NRA positions. “You can't tell me one good thing that can happen with a gun in an arena, but I can tell you a thousand bad things. If I'm a player on that team, of course, I'm saying to those guys, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ Even if, as [Wizards’ shooting guard Gilbert] Arenas insists, he brought the guns to the arena because he wanted them away from his children at home, I wouldn't have bought that excuse. Buy a safe. Put them in there. End of story,” wrote Malone. He added, “I like Arenas, but his initial reaction to this, in which he downplayed the seriousness of having guns in the locker room, was all wrong. It's wrong to make light of a firearm. That's when mistakes are made … I'll be the first to tell you I don't go anywhere in my vehicle without my weapon, but at no point has it ever occurred to me to take it inside anywhere, let alone an arena.” Regarding the use of firearms for self-protection, Malone stated, “ If I were a gun dealer and somebody walked in and said, ‘I want this for protection,’ I don't know if I would sell it to that person, because that person's only thinking about another confrontation. The people who get threatened or cut off in their car and think about their guns are the people who don't need a gun … The big picture is that guns won't protect you. If someone really wanted to get you, they would. If you still feel you need that protection, get yourself a bodyguard who knows the rules and knows the laws. How about you do all of that before you even consider having a gun? For you to say you need a gun for your protection? My goodness gracious, how are you living that you need that? I don't know where all these guys grew up, or who wants to do something to them, but be honest about why you want it. If you need a gun for that, that's for all the wrong reasons and something bad will come from it. If I seem a little fired up, I am. It's a privilege to own a firearm and I take offense when people don't handle their business the right way.” While Malone referred to gun ownership as a “privilege,” the NRA describes the private ownership of firearms as a “fundamental, God-given right.” Regarding the use of firearms for self-protection, the NRA has said, “The right to [self-defense] using deadly force would be illusory if one was not entitled to keep functional firearms.”
    I didn't see that...Thank you...Good info...I retract my support.
     
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    BigJon10125 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I'd give that some more research and careful thought. It took guys like Solzhenitsyn who actually lived in the Gulag to make the rest of the world aware of the the abuses there. You might be discarding people who think and act more fervently than the "names" and perennial favorites.

    And who's going to vote for Bob Barr?
    Brilliant reference @gasmitty . I am going to start reading his Gulag Archipelago soon. As a citizen fighting the powers that be from inside the socialist state of CA, I agree with the sentiment.

    On topic, I have no knowledge of most folks listed. Interested in this thread as others' opinions are shared.
    BigJon


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  14. Mike1956's Avatar

    Mike1956 said:
    Anthony Colandro will be getting my vote, as well. Solidly pro 2A.

    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/01/vot...#axzz5dRm4ndzS
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    Old Man said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Here is the attendance record of current board members whose terms expire this year:

    https://www.adamkraut.com/attendance

    I will definitely be voting for Adam Kraut, not a current member, if I don't vote for anyone else.
    Thanks Mike for this information. I had already mailed my ballot and my instincts were good, matching up with the attendance records. I do not vote for the allowable 27 directors, only ones I really want to see elected.