I call out one bad apple who wasn't willing to prove his loyalty to the average gun-owning American and I get accused. I've been accused of being one of those guys who wants to bring down the gun companies because I'm just one of those guys who needs an enemy to fight with. Apparently I just like to stir the pot and fight. On top of it all, I've been accused of being one of those "anti-NRA" types who makes all sorts of accusations against the organization just for the sake of witch-hunting and fighting. Well, here's MY evidence. What do YOU think?
To put it in the words that were directed towards me.....YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
"I've been accused of being an anti-NRA "fighter""
Good, the NRA sucks.
March 2, 2003, 05:54 PM
Y'all understand I was kidding?
March 2, 2003, 06:31 PM
I'm not nearly as "flaccid" as the guy in the Smallville picture :D :neener:
March 2, 2003, 07:35 PM
It's ok to not like all the policies of a group. I for one send money to the NRA on election years. But that's where it stops. In my state they were cutting a deal with Sarah B's people to get us a nifty "lock your handguns up bill". Our State grassroots group found out and we beat them over the head with it. We had our Reps calling it the "rapist protection bill" before it was over and the bill was defeated soundly. I implore all of you to be VERY aware of what they are doing legislatively in your state.:cuss: They'll cave in a heart-beat.
March 4, 2003, 12:14 PM
Blain, **** "The NRA sucks?"**** Well, if it wasn't for the NRA, you wouldn't be allowed to own a gun, slick!
They aren't perfect? Well BOO HOO! Who the hell is?
March 4, 2003, 12:19 PM
The NRA doesn't garantee my right to own a gun. Prehaps I can thank or blame the NRA on not being able to own a machine gun, short barreled weapon, etc. Where were they then?
March 4, 2003, 12:41 PM
The NRA doesn't guarantee your right?
Well, slick, the damned courts sure as hell won't enforce the Second Amendment! So who do you count on? Chucky Schumer, perhaps?
Open your eyes man! The NRA has credibility with congress. The "PURE" pro gun groups don't!
I really would like to see GOA, SAF and JPFO have as much credibility and clout as NRA has. But in reality, they don't and probably never will.
I don't like the idea that the Soviet Union was our ally in WWll either. But that's better than having to learn to speak German.
When you're in a fight, you don't have to love your allies, but you'd damned well better accept their help if you want to win the fight. and that included not "bad-mouthing" your allies.
March 4, 2003, 05:10 PM
The problem with the NRA seems to be that it is comprised of several tiers.
On the national level they like to do "behind closed doors" deals and wave muskets around.
At the state level they pick and choose their fights and frequently seem to work against gun owners.
This is the impresion of them that I have developed over the last two years of reading about them on the net, often in posts like BlackArrow's. Some gun owner posting how the state NRA let them down or even actively blocked other groups from moving against pending legislation only to see said legislation pass.
Do the state level NRA groups even talk to each other? Is there a co-ordinated effort going on or is it every little island for itself? The Iowa NRA group does absolutely nothing that you see, other than mail out candidate ratings in election years. You would think that since they are not preocupied with fighting all sorts of stupidity in our state they might have time to work on some pro-gun legislation, like Shall issue. Never hear a peep out of them.
All I ever hear from the NRA on a personal level is a never ending stream of phone calls and junk mail asking for more money. What I would like to hear is how they stopped legislation from passing in New Jersey, Illinois, California. They won't "waste" money fighting unless they know they can win. The easy victories could be won without them. The tough ones are ignored by them.
Makes me wonder why they need my money.
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