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NRA Directors election

Discussion in 'Activism' started by mokin, Feb 8, 2014.

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  1. mokin

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    I just received my ballot for NRA directors and was wondering if there were any who should specifically not be voted for. I've heard of names of a few to not be elected, but they didn't appear on the ballot. Random searches didn't turn up much. Any direction is appreciated. The ballot must be returned by April 6. Thanks.
     
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    I won't vote for any directors from anti-gun states.
     
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    Actually, some of the directors from anti-gun states, such as Patricia Clark from Newtown, Connecticut, are very pro-gun and have fought hard for the 2nd Amendment. They are outnumbered in their home states but are trying to prevent what happened there from happening nationwide. It would be a good thing to have them on the NRA board.
     
  5. Dave Workman

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    Mokin:
    Not to be combative, but it's up to each of us to know who to vote for. A lot of people have different reasons for voting against someone. I'd never allow someone to tell me who to vote for and who not to vote for, and I'd never ask that kind of advice from someone else.
     
  6. Ryanxia

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    That's a good point to make, but it's also good to ask others in this situation. There might be a general consensus among those of us with a 'no more compromise' attitude that one candidate is the far better choice over another based on that mentality.

    And while it's a dangerous thing to let others tell you who to vote for, I must admit before an election I get on the NRA's website and mostly go with whoever has the higher grade in my state. They do the research and cut through a lot of the BS, base their grades on actual voting records, things I can't keep track of.
     
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    How exactly would one go about figuring out who to vote for if one didn't ask others about candidates, their stances, their records, etc? Or at least ask where to look to find that information compiled.

    It might be great to know every candidate personally, or to take the time to research everything they've each done, written, or voted for. But those seem a touch impractical.
     
  8. mokin

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    Thanks for the replies so far. My lurking around AR15 is what made me decide to post something here. Lots of good stuff there but I thought I might get a broader perspective here.

    To Dave, no worries, you're not the first to call me out on how I choose to vote for. Perhaps I should've worded my original post more carefully. I realize lots of people have many different reasons not to vote for someone- those reasons are what I am looking for.

    Ryanxia, I looked all over the NRA's website and couldn't find anything about the board of elections. It appears they have changed it a little since I renewed my membership.

    In my searching I did come across some very good reasons to vote for some of the candidates. Beware, this is a very graphic website....

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/nra-board-members-selleck-nugent

    It's been a rather engaging year for gun owners rights here in Colorado. We've managed to "compromise" a little here, they restrict our rights, and we vote them out of office. It's taken a lot of e mails, faxes, phone calls, and a personal visit to show the political class we wont roll over and play dead here. I'd hate for a large "advocacy" group, supposedly on our side, to sell us out.
     
  9. alsaqr

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    There is a bio sketch of each candidate for the NRA board. i vote for folks who have a long history of fighting for our right to bear arms: Nothing else matters to me. There are two professions whose senior members i do not want on the NRA board. Lawyers do not fall into that category.

    i first list those i will not vote for: This time there were eight. In the end i voted for 21 nominees for the NRA board.

    Your method may differ.
     
  10. mac66

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    I think the process is one of elimination. Who are the worse candidates first? New blood is always a good thing and I think with the influx of new life members over the last year will help give the NRA direction.

    Unlike some I would rather vote for people who actually have a track record of doing 2A stuff rather than just talking about it. We need activists I also have a problem with celebrity board members. It is generally considered a good thing to have a big name, but what have they actually done? Selleck got paid to do some ads for the NRA and talked back to Rosie O'Donnell. Ermy gets paid by Glock to be a gun guy. They are both great guys and maybe we need their celebrity status but they don't get a spot just a because of their name.
     
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