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This week we are surrounded by NRA stories! Get ready for Annual Meeting coverage and commentary on the plethora of articles swirling about our favorite pro-gun organization.
Words of Wisdom:
”The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people.” -Saint George Tucker
Weekly News Update:
- Gabby Giffords want to Fight Terrorism! ….with Gun Control!?
- It seems one of our favorite Anti-Gun campaigners has found a new problem for her ready made solutions. In this case, combating internet “sales” of firearms, background checks, and the “gunshow loophole” are to be done for the sake of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of terrorists.
- DMX denies Allegations
- DMX says he wasn’t involved in Armed Robbery. Mike makes jokes, and John just doesn’t want to get sued.
NRA Annual Meeting
In Nashville this last weekend, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits was held. This included the Annual Meeting of members, the NRA_ILA Leadership Forum, and a whole host of pro-gun activities. John kept up with the festivities via NRA News. He found at the Leadership Forum that Sheriff Clarke was the best speaker! In fact, we play a fun clip of Sheriff Clarke’s.
Too much GOP in the NRA?
Bluegrass Bruce, over on Ammoland, seems to think so. Looking at the Leadership Forum line-up, this isn’t a hard conclusion to agree with. Mike and John notice that a lot of people complain about the direction of the NRA, but also that few voting members participate in the elections. This year, just over 2,000,000 ballots were mailed to eligible members, but only a little over 100,000 were cast. So only about 5% of eligible members voted!
Activism – within our gun rights group
Mike goes on to expand on his point of view.
- Activism needs to take place within our organizations as well at outside of them
- We can’t expect the organizations to do the work for us, the responsibility to drive the organization is on the membership
- If you don’t like was the NRA is doing, write to them just like your reresentatives. You paid for membership dues, push them to honor your wishes.
- Quitting and complaining gets you in a worse position than where you were with the membership but not liking all the projects the organization was doing
- Quit complaining and act