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NRA: Don’t Sell Us Out

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Update 12/21/2012: The NRA stood firm!


Yesterday the NRA-ILA broke their silence on Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, saying the following (emphasis added):

[blockquote]The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21. [/blockquote]

I don’t like the sound of this, and I’m afraid that the NRA is planning on selling us out to try and appease the politicians who are hell bent on gun control.

Why This Matters

Here’s why this matters – votes. Gun control legislation, in the form of an “Assault Weapons” Ban (AWB), will be introduced in just a few weeks. The Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, will vote for it, and it goes without saying that the President will sign it. The only thing standing in the way is the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans. Republicans that I have no confidence in.

The NRA, whether you love them, hate them, or couldn’t care less, have significant lobbying power in Washington. Politicians who want gun control have stayed away from the issue because they are afraid of the voting power of NRA members, and rightfully so. The NRA can use this power to warn the members of the House to vote down this renewed AWB.

But if the NRA caves on Friday, or even appears appeasing and/or weak, it will signal the House of Representatives that they are free to pass gun control legislation.

What You Can Do

Contact the NRA in and let them know that we will not stand for gun control. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you’re a blogger, re-post, post your own, etc. Get the word out to as many people as possible.

Contact Info

NRA on Facebook

NRA on Twitter

Phone (800) 392-8683


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15 Responses to NRA: Don’t Sell Us Out

  1. TK December 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    If they do sell us out, I will be canceling my membership.

    • psydr December 20, 2012 at 12:21 am #

      Lol. That’ll teach ’em.

  2. Eric December 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    My post to the NRA facebook site:

    I expect the NRA to stand firm on the rights of the granted to people of the United States of America under the 2nd ammendment.

    Sounding or acting like you are appeasing or weak will only send a message that it is OK to take away these rights.

    Banning any firearm based on what it looks like, or on magazines based on their capacity is not a valid action and would not have changed this tragic and senseless act.

    Remember that the vast majority of gun owners are as saddened and sickend by this action as everyone else, and would never think of performing such an evil act.

    The guns that were used in this and every other shooting were not the cause of the shooting, but rather a tool in the hands of a deranged individual.

    Taking away the rights of the people to own guns due to this tragedy would be the same as taking away cars if the individual had driven a car into the school and killed those same innocent children.

    Allowing people to further their own personal agenda to take away or even limit the rights of gun ownership based on this senseless act is ridiculous. If this is allowed to happen, then when the next deranged individual performs an evil act, what further errosion of out rights will take place?

    The fact that individuals are using this tragedy to further their own agenda to remove the rights guarenteed to us by the 2nd ammendment is in itself an affront to those that were killed and those that lost loved ones.

    If we and the NRA allow these individuals to limit or take away our rights in any way, for example banning a weapon because of how it looks or magazines based on their capacity, we are only enabling them to take the first step in banning all guns.

    At a time such as this, we need the NRA to stand strong and remind people that gun owners are not monsters, that guns by themselves do not kill, and that this tragedy could just have easily been executed using a car or knife or bomb, or any number of other tools, and that the rights of the people cannot be suspended or limited due to the criminal actions of a single individual.

  3. Caleb December 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Even better, contact your reps. Don’t lay this at the feet of the NRA, because it’s only as powerful as its membership numbers and ability to influence voters. You want to do something, blow up your House Rep’s phone line, email, and print mail with letters and calls.

    Please do not literally blow anything up. 😉

    • Brandon December 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      I’m not laying anything at the feet of the NRA. I’m simply warning against them selling us out, which will in turn have consequences, only one of which is influencing the way the House will vote.

      Agreed, contacting your representative is a great idea. Mine is Ron Paul, by the way. 🙂

  4. Eddie December 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm #


    You are our voice. Please do not cave on December 21st. Stand strong for the 2nd Amendment, our national sovereignty separate from the United Nations and the truth that guns make law abiding citizens safer.

    ….my comments to NRA

  5. Nicki December 20, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I had the same feeling.

    Wouldn’t be the first time the NRA sold out freedom. :/

  6. Jake December 20, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    You’re right. If the NRA doesn’t sack up tomorrow, the Republicans will screw us. You know it’s jacked up when we have to lobby our “lobby” to not screw us. So sad.

  7. mec December 20, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    I supect they will not screw us an there will be a primal whine from the media and such human garbage as chuch schumer and diane feinstein/

  8. P. Cherisa December 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    In the words of Mr. Spock regarding the attack from the Romulans…..

    “Weakness is something we dare not show”.

    A ridiculous analogy? Given the enormity of what’s at stake here, this is the only position we should take. I just called the NRA/ILA and even they stated that no information has been given out yet regarding the press conference. I hope the NRA is planning something really straightforward and honest, and will in no way even attempt to compromise our rights. They as well as we need to stand firm here. Sorry, but any attempt to compromise will be looked at as weakness and the attacks will not only continue, they will become worse. And non stop.

  9. Burns December 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    FACT – Gun Control ONLY impacts the sane, and law abiding citizen – NOT the criminal, or the wing-nut.

  10. Nalioth December 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    You, sir, are an idiot. Do you even know how the government works? Please kill yourself.

    • Brandon December 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      Well that’s not very nice.

      • Paul December 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

        Yes, please don’t kill yourself Brandon. That would mean I’d have to run the blog, and quite frankly… I don’t have the time.

    • Jake December 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      You, sir (ma’am?) are a pussy. Another internet tough guy.