And I’ll look for the support of our rights (in regards to NFA items) when they stat going after the NFA.Dont hold your breath, they have too many politicians to try and keep happy.
Hell, its almost like they are just another big senator at times, but one you are not quite sure how they will vote if they dont have their exact way (ie New Hampshire constitutional carry: http://pgnh.org/heave_ho_hohenwarter)
So NRA does do something positive and the chosen response is to bitch and moan about the NRA “doing nothing”?
Huh, funny, I thought -we- elected our Senators and Representatives and -we- were the ones responsible for getting them to introduce and sponsor legislation we wanted passed. But I guess “rugged individualism” only oges so far.
As long as the NRA doesn’t actively oppose such legislation, which there is no evidence they will do here in today-world, that’s all we should ask.
But by all means feel free to continue to sit and bitch about someone else not doing your (and your elected legislator’s) jobs for you.
The NRA has changed. It wasn’t long ago that you’d never see an EBR on the cover of Am Rifleman, they’d show Whatshisname with a $50K shotgun instead, and the NFA was simply not mentioned. This change has been slow, it has some way to go, but it’s in the right direction. If we lead, they will follow. So lead.
There is room for both criticism and for praise. Take your pick. I just did both. Part of the change is that a few of the old political cowards and Beltway brain disease afflicted (i.e. Republicans) have retired, died off or been voted out.
Then there’s the usual conflict of interest when it comes to any advocacy group. If the NRA is viewed as an advocacy group (which is only a small part of what they do) they receive more support when they fail, and they completely fail if they every totally succeed. You know what I mean.
So the NRA backed an Oklahoma-state bill to legalize hunting with suppressors. Doesn’t really help me out in Minnesota, but ok.
Besides, after the McClure-Volkmer Act passed with the Hughes Amendment tacked on, the NRA swore to work to repeal the amendment (which was passed with some intentionally shoddy procedure, I might add)…and I don’t think it’s come up since.
“Whatshisname”, lol–the dude has a serious ego to plaster his mug over everything NRA. Sheesh.