Thanks to Wayne and cronies.Win for the liberals.
No it hasn't. But it did get that reputation in the last 50 years or so, particularly following the Cincinnati Revolt.The NRA has always been rated as the most successful lobbying group around.
If refusing to accept, condone, and participate in Fraud, Waste, and Abuse is handing Bloomborg a win, then we don't deserve to win.All you are doing is handing Bloomberg a win.
That's fair. I'll have to look up the details to see what's what on that.donate straight to NRAILA or NRA Civil Rights Defense they are audited programs. Dues can be used however they want, donations have to stay with the programs.
Ask yourself what the current state of gun laws in this country would look like if it weren’t for the NRA?
Given the massive amount of leftists and anti gunners who have long targeted the NRA with a vengeance ( Hillary declared them her number one enemy) how can you not see that your apparent abandonment of the country’s oldest civil rights and pro gun organization is like you driving the nails into your own coffin?
"Have done" is right. I've also been a member for at least 30 years and a Life member for over half that and now a Patron and Endowment. The NRA has done much - they are NOT now doing as much. They've have blown a ton of money on Wayne and Chris Cox at $1 mill annual income for Wayne and $800 K annual income for Cox. Give ME a break! Just like politicians, fat cats getting fatter. I'd like an accounting of how much these two have "donated" to the cause. I'm not done with the NRA, yet....they better police themselves better or I will be.
As a life member for over 30 years now I have to wonder how many of the gun guys now piling on the NRA along with David Hogg and the rest of the “ enlightened progressives” are actually members. And if you are or were how many of you regularly took the time to actually vote for their board of directors and ELECTED officers.
Name one organization that has done anywhere near as much to protect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
My emotions are aside - the NRA is NOT policing their expenditures at the expense of their membership. They are not reigning themselves in and they are blowing precious money to party NOT defend our freedoms. Wayne needs to step aside... he is not a very good public speaker anyway. We need an Oliver North or a Charleton Heston. Wayne makes $1 mill/year!!!! Did you get that? Think of all the years he's been there - I sure dont live like he does and I'm done sending in my extra hard earned bucks with Wayne partying my donations away. If the NRA goes away they will have shot themselves in the foot not me!well said. The phrase " don't cuff your nose off to spite your face" always come to mind when this is discussed.
The left absolutely loves this. Play their game and dump the NRA or stand up and fight to fix the NRA. By all means support other pro 2nd amendment groups. Do what you can to strengthen them but sorry kids they ain't ready for prime time yet. Dumping the NRA at this point in the battle with expectations that the smaller groups will hold the line is a bit like running off the army and expecting the Ohio national guard to stop the Russians. They may have the drive and the spirit but they do not have the horsepower.
Some of you are anrgy, rightly so. Put emotions aside step back and think don't cut your nose off to spite your face. What's more important punishing Lapierre or preserving your grandchildren rights?
Agreed...when deciding where my hard earned money would go, decided on the SAF. Also joined their related organization, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I'm a Life Member of both.Because it was time to renew both my Instructor Credentials (RSO, Rifle, Pistol) and my Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network membership, I decided to join the Second Amendment Foundation.
I mean, it's $15 per year. Heck, a Lifetime Memership is only $150. I might do that next time I re-up. And I guaran-dang-tee you that Alan Gottlieb has done a darn sight more to advance and protect our 2nd Amendment freedoms than Wayne LaPierre has over the last 20 years!
I will also have to check this out. How is NRA-PVF? I would like to support NRA, but don't trust the leadership. Donating to an audited fund to support specific activities would be a good compromise. This could be a way to starve the hogs, but feed the attack dogs....donate straight to NRAILA or NRA Civil Rights Defense they are audited programs. Dues can be used however they want, donations have to stay with the programs.
You're kidding me, right? Of the 9 current firearms rights cases seeking a hearing by SCOTUS right now, 5 of them are directly SAF cases and another 2 (or is it 3) are cases joint with SAF. What cases has the NRA brought? Did the NRA lobby Trompe to NOT fiat ban bump stocks or did Wayne & co. give him the green light, help me remember? Has Wayne & co. done anything to dissuade Trompe babbling his anti-silencer schtick? Did the NRA actually manage to successfully lobby the Republicans to push through the Hearing Protection Act when they held both houses AND the POTUS? No? Maybe if Wayne hadn't flow in a private jet to eat $1,000 steaks in his $5,000 suit along with all his buddies, all on member dues, maybe some of that could have happened.Am I going to support less successful groups that have not done as much or don't have the influence?
I'm still a member too. What's your point?BTW, Alan Gottlieb is an NRA Life Member.
My local gun range is closed here in PA, however the owner is open by appointment to do transfers. Went to pick up a new gun yesterday and the owner had a lot of good things to say about GOA as they are actively helping him and others to get reopened and declared essential.I set GOA Foundation as my Amazon Smile charity so they get a small portion of my Amazon purchases. It makes donating to a good no-compromise 2A organization very easy.
I received an envelope in the snailmail yesterday. Looks like someone in Ohio is getting a donation; either a Trainer, or Buckeye Firearms (Ohio's state advocacy group).
Buckeye Firearms Association, the Ohio state firearms advocacy group, has just gotten a membership update and The Second Amendment Foundation just got a donation.