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by 1911 Raptor
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 69
Views: 4120

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

mojo84 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:58 pm
1911 Raptor wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:53 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:45 pm
jb2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:22 pm
G.A. Heath wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:53 am
jb2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:31 am
I wouldn’t mind seeing the NRA fallout and members of NRA join up with Firearms Policy Coalition or Gun Owners of America. Heck I think the reason most of us still support the NRA is because it is the biggest and most powerful. I don’t think that their views actually align with most gun owners today.
I support the NRA, and their Texas affiliate the TSRA, because they are the most effective organizations we have. Show me one piece of legislation that any other progun group has passed at the federal level, or a single piece of legislation in Texas. If we reject a group because they don't agree 100% with us then we will have no groups at all.

For the record I know for a fact that members of the NRA board of directors don't always agree with the NRA, if they did they wouldn't need a board to vote!
I genuinely understand where you’re coming from, I just can’t make myself support a group that advocates for the removal of my rights. I mean honestly when is the last time that the NRA passed legislation at the federal level that did any good for gun owners? It seems that recent history they have only advocated for the loss of rights i.e. bumpstocks and red flag laws.

Here’s a link to recent accomplishments from FPC and GOA:
https://www.firearmspolicy.org/news

https://gunowners.org/about-goa/#section-about-goa-6
This seems like a backwards way of looking at it. Keep in mind, there is opposition and public perception and ignorance is on the side of the gun control crowd. Sometimes a compromise or sacrifice has to made to protect the larger number of gun owners and rights.

What percentage of gunowners actually own bumpstocks? I know several that didn't even know what they were until Las Vegas.
All I know is we had a Republican President, a Republican Congress and the Hearing Protection Act was not passed. I support the NRA but not getting this done was a huge black eye for the NRA. The NRA has issues to many reports coming out and where there is smoke there is usually fire.
I blame the spineless RINO infested Congress for that more than I do the NRA. There were a lot of opportunities missed during Trump's first two years. As is coming to light, the deep state and obstruction of government was real.
I would tend to agree but I bet those spineless RINOs have A ratings from the NRA. NRA needs to better profile and assign ratings and when the actions don’t follow the words than immediate action needs to be taken to lower the rating.
by 1911 Raptor
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 69
Views: 4120

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

mojo84 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:45 pm
jb2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:22 pm
G.A. Heath wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:53 am
jb2012 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:31 am
I wouldn’t mind seeing the NRA fallout and members of NRA join up with Firearms Policy Coalition or Gun Owners of America. Heck I think the reason most of us still support the NRA is because it is the biggest and most powerful. I don’t think that their views actually align with most gun owners today.
I support the NRA, and their Texas affiliate the TSRA, because they are the most effective organizations we have. Show me one piece of legislation that any other progun group has passed at the federal level, or a single piece of legislation in Texas. If we reject a group because they don't agree 100% with us then we will have no groups at all.

For the record I know for a fact that members of the NRA board of directors don't always agree with the NRA, if they did they wouldn't need a board to vote!
I genuinely understand where you’re coming from, I just can’t make myself support a group that advocates for the removal of my rights. I mean honestly when is the last time that the NRA passed legislation at the federal level that did any good for gun owners? It seems that recent history they have only advocated for the loss of rights i.e. bumpstocks and red flag laws.

Here’s a link to recent accomplishments from FPC and GOA:
https://www.firearmspolicy.org/news

https://gunowners.org/about-goa/#section-about-goa-6
This seems like a backwards way of looking at it. Keep in mind, there is opposition and public perception and ignorance is on the side of the gun control crowd. Sometimes a compromise or sacrifice has to made to protect the larger number of gun owners and rights.

What percentage of gunowners actually own bumpstocks? I know several that didn't even know what they were until Las Vegas.
All I know is we had a Republican President, a Republican Congress and the Hearing Protection Act was not passed. I support the NRA but not getting this done was a huge black eye for the NRA. The NRA has issues to many reports coming out and where there is smoke there is usually fire.
by 1911 Raptor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 69
Views: 4120

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

If nothing else the article is on Drudge Report.
by 1911 Raptor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 69
Views: 4120

Re: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:04 am
Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall.

However....

https://www.apnews.com/d5d90ab1596f478c8f20d4dbe3f73979
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North has announced that he will not serve a second term as the president of the National Rifle Association amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group.

In a statement read to members of the group Saturday, North said he believes a committee should be set up to review the NRA’s finances. He said there is a “clear crisis” and “it needs to be dealt with” if the NRA is to survive.
Maybe this one will work.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nras-wayne ... 1556314763
by 1911 Raptor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: National Rifle Association
Topic: NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,
Replies: 69
Views: 4120

NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted,

Looks like there is a power struggle in the NRA.

NRA Leader LaPierre Says Being Extorted, Resign Pressure...
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nras-wayne ... 1556314763
Longtime National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre has told the group’s board he is being extorted and pressured to resign by the organization’s president, Oliver North, over allegations of financial improprieties, in an extraordinary battle roiling one of the nation’s most powerful nonprofit political groups.

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