Saturday, February 2, 2013

Now, if we can just keep them from jumping in their weinermobile and selling us out on private sales.

NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control


Anonymous said...

They will cave like they did during the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings:

NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan

The NRA cannot be trusted.

Mr Jones said...

Here's the response I received today:

Mr. Jones,
Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA regarding the article appearing on which asserted that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is working on a bill with the NRA that would implement universal background checks.
NRA does NOT support universal background checks and is not working with Manchin to implement this type of legislation. NRA opposes, and will continue to oppose, universal background checks and registration schemes.
Best Regards,
Sara J
NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

From: ** JONES [****@******.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 *******
To: ILA-Contact
Subject: NRA-ILA Contact Us: Logged In Member: universal background checks
Contact Us message from NRA-ILA
An NRA Member has submitted the 'Contact Us' form on the NRA-ILA website. Their information and question/comment is listed below:
Logged In: Logged In Member
Member Number:
First Name: ********
Last Name: JONES
Address: ********
City: *******
State: NC
ZIP: *********
Phone Number:
Email: **********@******.net
Subject: universal background checks
Message: I've been reading some troubling articles on the web that suggest that the NRA may be willing to compromise on the issue of universal background checks. I sincerely hope this is not the case as, if it were, I would be forced to re-evaluate my membership status. "Shall not be infringed" leaves no room for compromise.

redleg said...

The NRA seems to be on the right side of public opinion on armed guards at schools. I don't think they would go wobbly on private sales. If they did, their membership decrease will be a greater magnitude than their increase. However, you never know what folks do when they hang around Washington for a long time.

Charles N. Steele said...

I wrote NRA on this and just received a reply saying they are not compromising on private sales, plus this link.

Write to NRA and to your congressmen & senators and tell them you adamantly oppose expansion of b/g checks into private sales. Keep the pressure on.

Anonymous said...

It is so difficult to understand people who claim to be pro-gun but have such reflexive anger at the premier gun rights organization in the United States. No matter what happens, there are some people whose only purpose seems to be to complain about the NRA. Here is a straightforward article from Forbes stating that the pro-gun message is united and strong, and mentioning that the “majority of the most prominent voices are from the NRA”. Yet the person who posted the link still felt that they had to slur the NRA. How petty and sad.

Anonymous said...

Why would the righteous NRA ever do anything that would compromise the 2nd Amendment or infringe on the Individuals right to defense of self and country? Hmmm, could it be that they co authored the Clinton ban? Didn't know 'bout that one? Remember, compromise should really be negotiate. Both sides give a little. Seems we have been the only side that's been giving up any cake. I want all my cake.

Liberty or Death said...

@ Anon 7:56PM, I can tell you the issue with the NRA. They have been instrumental in every anti-gun legislation for over 100 years. NFA 34, GCA 68, AWB 94 and Lawtenberg just to name a few. The NRA wanted neither Heller nor McDonald, which the SAF took up and were doing great until it looked like a win. They jumped on the bandwagon and nearly blew the cases. So, if there are those of us who have no trust or love for the NRA, please understand why. We do not trust them based upon past history. I have already stated that they will have to fully repair the damage they have done before they will have my trust and support. Until that time, they will get a wary eye from me.

Anonymous said...

Indeed - how petty and sad!

I get very tired of this blog's owner knocking the NRA. Larry Pratt only wishes he could have the power of the NRA. It is alright to be a member of GOA, but we need to also be a member of the NRA, which has far more influence to help us. Join the NRA and make your voice count.If you're not an NRA member then your support of the 2nd Amendment is not very effective with lawmakers.
Join the NRA. Then you will have the right to try to influence them. Otherwise, shut the hell up!
The NRA's efforts are the only reason we still have a 2nd Amendment! The more financial support the NRA has and the more members they have, the better job they can do. Yes, the NRA has made some mistakes in the past. I suppose you never have, though.
Let's not be too self-righteous. If you're not an NRA member, then try real hard to become one. If you've let your membership expire, then shame on you. Go to and join!

- Old Greybeard

Anonymous said...

The NRA is not a gun rights organization. Never has been and likely never will be. They are a marksmanship and gun safety training organization. They spend something like 10% - 15% of their annual budget on defending RKBA. We may wish it were not so. We may wish they devoted more of their membership and corporate contributions to a cause the we feel is more important. But unless we are willing to join up and vote people who agree with us onto the board our opinions do not matter to those in charge.

Anonymous said...

One common sense regulation I could support is to teach firearm safety in school. As a president said-- if it only save one lifeit will be worth it.

Trinity said...

From an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA, accused the Obama administration of wanting to seek more restrictions on guns than they currently are saying, arguing that the White House was similarly deceptive on the president's healthcare law."I think what they'll do is they'll turn this universal [background] check on the law-abiding into a universal registry on law-abiding people," he said on "Fox News Sunday." When pressed by host Chris Wallace on the fact that the White House has said nothing about a universal registry, LaPierre responded, "And 'ObamaCare' wasn't a tax until they needed it to be a tax. I don't think you can trust these people."

Personally, I remain fairly confident that the NRA will hold solid to that position against the collectivist's gun grabbing efforts this go around.

Anonymous said...

OG - Neal Knox. 'Nuff said.