Im an NRA voting member -who do you recomend


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Hk91-762mm
February 26, 2009, 09:33 PM
I'm a voting member of the NRA.
Many here have a problem with the way the NRA conducts there affairs. The board is the power of the NRA and if we wish to change there direction we can vote out the bad and vote in the good !!!
does anyone know who on the ballot is a good guy-I have several guys I like but dont know the rest from a hill of beans..
check out the candidates!

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HexHead
February 26, 2009, 09:36 PM
I won't vote for any of the people running that are from CA. They're tainted, guilt by association.

22-rimfire
February 26, 2009, 10:15 PM
If I don't know the candidate, I don't vote. It is not Congress.

DocBoCook
February 26, 2009, 10:23 PM
don't know who is on the ballot. Enlighten us. I can guarantee most people would say vote for Uncle Ted!!!

Rembrandt
February 26, 2009, 10:29 PM
Each candidate has a bio and description of their qualifications published with each ballot....wonder how many take the time to read it before voting?.....pretty informative.


I won't vote for any of the people running that are from CA. They're tainted, guilt by association.

That's intelligent.....guess Charlton Heston wouldn't have made it using that logic.

DocBoCook
February 26, 2009, 10:32 PM
not a voting member myself, I don't have that kind of loot yet, but will be getting a lifetime membership as soon as my disability paperwork comes from the VA

Frank Ettin
February 26, 2009, 10:36 PM
Consider Owen "Buz" Mills. He owns Gunsite, and I think he'd be one good choice.

CU74
February 26, 2009, 10:44 PM
My short list is:
Scott Bach - has filed (and won) lawsuits against city gun ban and schools banning pro-gun speech.
Ronnie Barrett - you HAVE heard of the Barrett .50-caliber rifle, haven't you?
Steve Hornady - I shoot his bullets......
George Kollitides - on the boards of Remington, Marlin and DPMS.
Owen Mills - president of Gunsite Academy
Grover Norquist - president of Americans for Tax Reform

I'd like to have your suggestions for others.

DocBoCook
February 26, 2009, 10:47 PM
Uncle Ted?!!!

Frank Ettin
February 27, 2009, 01:36 AM
CU74, thanks for the list. I know Owen Mills, and I'll consider the others on your list.

Evenflo76
February 27, 2009, 01:39 AM
There is a member from AR15.com running as well. Joe DeBergalis
username is DirectAction

HeavenlySword
February 27, 2009, 01:41 AM
Mr. Barrett

The new LE dude from NY - Gillibrand needs someone to make sure she doesn't turn

Joe

Scott Bach

People seem to recommend Owen Mills

QuietEarp
February 27, 2009, 01:48 AM
I won't vote for any of the people running that are from CA. They're tainted, guilt by association.

That is kind of short sighted. I would think that being from California would make one even more aware of the need to defend the Second Amendment.

VegasOPM
February 27, 2009, 01:55 AM
John Milius. He is a Director (Dirty Harry, Conan the Barbarian and bunches more) and staunch 2nd Amendment supporter. We need friends in Hollywood.

Kind of Blued
February 27, 2009, 03:30 AM
I've only read about George Kollitudes and Owen "Buz" Mills. I was very put off my the former, and quite impressed by the latter.

madmike
February 27, 2009, 08:24 AM
I tend to avoid anyone nominated by the "nominating committee."

Think about it: "We, the people running this show, got together, and decided who should be running the show, and took out an ad that is formatted to look like its part of the ballot to tell you who to vote for."

Neal Knox recommended that idea in the late 90s, when the NRA was busy falling over backwards trying to appease the antis (and violating NY State corp law, under which the NRA was founded, with certain lobbying spending practices. Luckily, they did not get shut down. However, the attitude was more one of "circle the wagons and tell people to shut up about the improprieties," rather than, "Whoops! We'll fix that ASAP").

It doesn't mean a person is bad if the committee nominated them, but it does mean they're very much part of the good old boy network. Fresh blood keeps an organization moving.

I base my choices on the bios, with attention to any specifics they bring to the table. As someone mentioned, Mr Milius directed Dirty Harry, and Red Dawn. You don't see pro-2A sentiment like that latter in Hwood...well, EVER. (A few episodes of Bones come close.) So, that's publicity for the cause we don't have to pay for, and he's skillful at it. +lots.

Uncle Ted is a firebrand. That ticks a lot of people off. IMO, that's also a good thing in moderation. He's visible, has a large fan base and media presence, is vocal and active, and he supports law enforcement publicly as well. It doesn't matter if the left doesn't like him. They can't really say much bad about him other than, "We don't like this guy who supports hunting, God, guns, law enforcement and hates criminals." +some.

There are quite a few candidates who work in shooting programs from CMP to the Olympics to the Boy Scouts. Those are worth voting for--it brings more shooters to the sport. +a few.

There are lawyers and politicians who have sponsored/fought actual legislation. I tend not to vote for ones who are "supporters of the 2A" who can't tell us exactly what they've done. I believe they are supporters, but how effective are they at getting the job done?

After I've voted for all those, then I go back and apply the same standards to people nominated by the "nominating committee" and fill in the blanks--some continuity and familiarity is a good thing.

Martyk
February 27, 2009, 08:38 AM
Scott Bach
Bob Viden

Hk91-762mm
February 27, 2009, 02:18 PM
My short list is:
Scott Bach - has filed (and won) lawsuits against city gun ban and schools banning pro-gun speech.
Ronnie Barrett - you HAVE heard of the Barrett .50-caliber rifle, haven't you?
Steve Hornady - I shoot his bullets......
George Kollitides - on the boards of Remington, Marlin and DPMS.
Owen Mills - president of Gunsite Academy
Grover Norquist - president of Americans for Tax Reform

I'd like to have your suggestions for others.
KEEP EM COMMING-Im voting for the voices of the EBR/AW owners!!

There ya go--Just the kind of info Im looking for !
Thanks

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