Have your received your "NRA Special Announcements" letter from Wayne? (see below). I received this the other day and it seems to reflect the NRA's concern on the funds appropriation investigation undertaken by State and local municipalities.I've been a member of the NRA for a looong time and I have been amazed at their silence regarding the upper level managements money wasting. I am also wondering about their silence on the craziness going on in Virginia. The NRA seems to be more interested in fundraising than anything else these days.
I'm also a member of Gun Owners of America and they seem to be much more active and using their funds appropriately. They have even filed law suits on the Virginia debacle.
If you haven't joined GOA yet, please do!
Dear NRA Members,
As I visit with NRA members across the country, they often ask about our efforts to confront attacks on the NRA and the freedoms for which it stands.
Politically motivated government officials and the regulators they appoint in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the State of New York continue to attempt to weaponize their powers to try to silence the NRA. We are determined to confront this behavior directly to safeguard the NRA's right to free speech and to protect you – our members.
You should know that constitutional scholars, opinion leaders, and members of the national media are taking notice. The NRA is fighting back and winning in the courtroom – and in the court of public opinion.
Please see the following National Review editorial by legal writer Walter Olson, "Progressive Governments' Economic War on the NRA Fails in Court."
In the editorial, Olson addresses efforts by government officials in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York to "take down the hated National Rifle Association by targeting its pocketbook."
Olson writes in support of the NRA's legal advocacy and observes that San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York are "facing a legal reckoning in court, based not on the Second Amendment but on the First. Without needing to even consider the issue of gun rights, federal courts are recognizing that boycotts enforced by government power can menace free speech and free association."
Olson places particular emphasis on the NRA's advocacy against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York state regulators. We are fighting back against a premeditated attempt to coerce banks and insurance companies to refrain from doing business with the NRA and groups like it lest they suffer the wrath of New York state regulators.
Olson observes, "While Cuomo was of course free to express his own views, the Constitution would have something to say about it if he or his appointees had made veiled threats against banks and insurers to encourage them to disassociate from the NRA."
I know that the NRA would not be winning without your tireless support and financial commitment. Thanks for standing with us and being our partner in this hard fight for freedom at this crucial time in our country.
Now, let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. You and I have a country to save this November.
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Agreed. Peaceful is the preferred method. I'm interested with what will happen at tomorrows protest in Va. Looks like Dems are going to their old standby "fear mongering" tactics in reports to the press.The NRA has been the backbone of the Gun Rights Initiative and thorn in the sign of the anti gunners for years. Has the largest membership and is always in their cross hairs.
The media is 98% anti gun, anti NRA, anti Constitution therefore you can't even take anything that comes from them with a grain of salt.
I am covering all the bases. NRA, GOA and local PGR.... we all need do the same. Get off the duffs and get with it. It's now or never. Once they've grabbed them all up it's over. If we stick it to them now will most likely avoid getting messy. I really don't want to see that happen. But I can see where it would.
So Join and Vote.... don't let an opportunity go by.....
Always, and it's fear of the wrong people.... all the good guys are never going to be a problem. They don't want to admit that as it doesn't justify a gun grab. I hope it's all peaceful too.Agreed. Peaceful is the preferred method. I'm interested with what will happen at tomorrows protest in Va. Looks like Dems are going to their old standby "fear mongering" tactics in reports to the press.
I agree with you it could.... I think they just don't have an appreciation for the bear that they'll be poking. Pretty much a nice easy going bunch, but tending to get a tad bit ticked off of late!I'm thankful I have never run into Antifa, but from what I have seen, they are pretty good at poking at somebody until they make them mad enough to respond. The gathering could turn into a free-for-all. I hope not.