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Old 06-17-2010, 01:05 PM
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NRA sellout

They preach the 2nd amendment, and chit on the other

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Dear Dr. P.D.,

Washington is ablaze with news about the NRA's abandonment of free speech.

Some of you still may not believe the NRA could strike such a gruesome deal with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on the DISCLOSE Act, which is sponsored by the Senate's most shrill gun-hater, Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Those of you still not convinced need to view this morning's Wall Street Journal editorial, which jumped into the fray, decrying the NRA's sell-out and pointing out that their exemption is not only dangerous but abandons their natural allies.

"Cutting a special deal at the expense of the First Amendment with lawmakers who have decided for now to stop gutting the Second Amendment reveals an NRA that is unprincipled and will be weaker for it in the long run" - Wall Street Journal, 6/16/2010
Or you can check out this story from Roll Call:

"The National Rifle Association is publicly pledging to uphold its end of the bargain with House Democratic leadership over a measure to roll back a controversial Supreme Court decision on political spending." - Roll Call, 6/15/2010

The NRA response (which can be read here) is somewhat different than you might get on the phone if you call NRA HQ.

Some members are reporting the NRA is responding with "Who, us??" while others report the response as "We oppose DISCLOSE". But both of these responses are the type you'd expect from politicians, not allies in the fight for freedom (which they aren't).

But to better arm you in this battle, here is a supply of fact-tipped ammo:

Every news source in Washington, and the NRA itself (in the NRA's own words, linked above) agree that an exemption for the NRA itself (which would not apply to any other gun rights group) will remove their opposition to the DISCLOSE Act.
The existence of the exemption, in the form of an amendment to the DISCLOSE Act, is not being debated by anyone, only whether or not this deal with the Democrats serves their members (again, read the alert).
Only a few organizations will be exempted, as is the intention.
If gun owners do not have the right to free speech, our firearms freedoms are going away... quickly.
How, after all, can we defend the Second Amendment if we're not allowed to talk to voters, the general public, or even our own members?

How can politicians be held accountable if organizations cannot discuss their votes? That's the ultimate politician protection device.

Though the NRA can say it's a one-issue group (just as we are), mark my words: if we get rid of either the First or Second Amendment, the other is sure to follow.

What can you do?

Call the NRA again, as soon as possible, and urge them to kill the DISCLOSE Act, not cut a deal to pass it. Call them at 1-800-672-3888 today.

Sincerely,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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And the morons wonder why I won't renew my membership.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:14 PM
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here is the what the NRA has. NRA-ILA :: NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox's Letter to Members of Congress on H.R. 5175, the Disclose Act
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GOA is the only way to go.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:27 PM
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And the morons wonder why I won't renew my membership.
^^^ X2 You only get one time with me, on certain big issues. They've now got a list. Sad. Shows the real colors of "corporate" and the F.....G mindset that accompanies all those at that level - whether it be Gov't, BP, the money-mongers, or the NRA. Jeez, I just want to shoot stuff now, with my middle finger up, and some "free speech" rollin' from my mouth - oh, wait, I was already doin' that...okay I feel better
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This makes me sad/mad. Time to join another organization.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:09 PM
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This makes me sad/mad. Time to join another organization.
And remove it from your sig

Check out GOA
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And remove it from your sig

Check out GOA
Yep your right. The writing has been on the wall for a couple of years now. Couple of elections ago, they supported Chet Edwards. At least I get a lifetime of free gun mags.
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Just beware that the Dems have been trying to shove legislation through that would stop any group like the NRA or Christian organizations from having any say.

Not saying the NRA is right or wrong, but watch out what the Dems are trying to pull.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:20 AM
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Just beware that the Dems have been trying to shove legislation through that would stop any group like the NRA or Christian organizations from having any say.

Not saying the NRA is right or wrong, but watch out what the Dems are trying to pull.
True, but I hope that their time of leading the sheeple to the cliff is over in November , and I will include any RINO that is up for reelection too
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