Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The NRA Just Doesn't Get It

I have been a member of the NRA for about forty years. In the last few years I have been getting irritated by the constant duns for money in the mail and from phone calls on behalf of the NRA. I did not renew my membership after there was talk of the NRA endorsing Harry Reid. I thought I would wait and see how that worked out before I renewed. I now know I will no longer support the NRA with my membership due to the swing to support left wing politicians with the endorsement of 58 Democratic candidates. I do not take this lightly and think that all gun owners should think about the support the NRA has given to the left by endorsing these 58 Democrats for election. Most of these are incumbents and are seeking re-election, some are career politicians. It is not like there are not conservative, pro-gun candidates running against them in the race. Does the leadership of the NRA not understand that if the liberal left shreds the Constitution and the Bill of Rights there will be no second amendment to fight for anymore? Can they not see that if all 58 of the Democratic candidates endorsed by the NRA are elected the left will still be in control of Congress and Pelosi will still be Speaker of the House? Do you really believe that all 58 of these Democrats will stand up for your gun owner rights when their colleagues start the next round of gun control and vote against gun rights and for new firearm regulations? Most of these Democratic candidates consider themselves Blue Dogs yet they have voted right along with Pelosi on most issues. If you feel that this country is on the right track then keep your membership and go along with the flow. I for one, along with other shooters and sportsmen that I have heard from, will be supporting some other organizations besides the NRA until there is a big turn-around in the thought process going on in the current leadership. Think about it and make up your own mind, Wild Ed


ChileFarmer said...

Ed, enjoy your site. Thanks for the heads up about the NRA. I have sent a link to your site to all my friends.Bill

Wild Ed said...

Thanks for the kind words. It is always nice to know that someone out there reads and enjoys the blog. All your friends are welcome on board. Thanks, Ed

Wild Ed said...

My fellow blogger Borepatch has more to say on the NRA issue.

Gun Control and the Tea Party analogy