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I had one of those “Thank God for the NRA” moments today
The San Fernando Valley NRA Members' Council ^ | January 21, 2014 | Steve

Posted on 01/21/2014 12:40:36 AM PST by Redcloak

“No news is good news.”

That old saying has a counterpart: “Good news is no news.” We gun owners usually notice that one when the dead tree media refuses to report on law abiding citizens using firearms in self defense.

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A place where we don’t notice this particular saying in action is when bad gun laws don’t happen. We don’t notice how often NRA lobbyists and volunteers stop a bad bill in its tracks quicker than a mule deer meeting 165 gr of lead and copper at 2500 feet per second.

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What caused me to think about this was a non-gun story out of California. The California Homebrewers Association posted this notice on their website:

On October 1, 2013, Governor Brown signed into law a Committee Bill that is being interpreted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to prohibit homebrew festivals like ours.The bill was originally written to allow the donation of home brewed beer and wine to be used for fundraising purposes by worthy non-profit organizations, but excludes groups that “promote home production of beer or wine, or whose membership is composed primarily of home brewers or home winemakers”.
This bill, A. B. 1425, is now law. I’m sorry to have to say this, but the CHA and other homebrewers’ organizations are a little late to the legislative party. There’s little to do now that doesn’t include getting tears in your barleywine.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfernandovalleynra.org ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; nra
There are lots of groups out there who complain after the fact about bills that get passed into law. The reason they do so, when it's too late for any real response, is because they don't learn about said bill until it's been signed into law. Not so for gun owners. Because we have groups like the NRA, we get enough advanced warning to actually do something. And most of the time, even here in California, we're successful at stopping bad bills before they become law.
1 posted on 01/21/2014 12:40:36 AM PST by Redcloak
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To: Redcloak

I agree, just became and Endowment Member.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 12:48:53 AM PST by JMS
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To: Redcloak

I pointed out the supposition of thus article to a few friends who were fawning over Weinstein’s proposed movie.

They incorrectly pounced on that number noting it was only 5. Million gun nuts.

My response was “No, that number represents current membership who state purpose to defend and protect your 2nd amendment.

Further, that number is only indicative of current members and like an insurance policy for a household, you may have one policy but, there are 3+ people covered.

So, the membership may rightly, when analyzed, be proven to cover 3+ people of the same household.

Further, there are more than 100 million gun owners, so that means 15% of current owners pay for representation .

Moreover, that 5 million expressed “quantity” does not take into account the full qualitative support by those who are supporters such as manufacturers of guns and affilaited industries and many employees may take a default position that their company supports NRA and therefore are not compelled to join.

Then there the many trusts that support NRA, yet are not members.

As well, individual and collective type of outright donations.
When the numbers are actually analyzed NRA represents the interests of 100 million individuals, which is a voting block greater than the population of our five largest states.

So, it is a very important organization who can effect change in law and judicial fiat, while mitigating legislative action injurious to the 2nd amendment.

I doubt there are 5 million members of any organization whose sole purpose is the defense of any other amendment.

Not the fourth, the 23rd or even the 1st.

Or something like that...


3 posted on 01/21/2014 2:23:02 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Redcloak

Solution: start bootlegging


4 posted on 01/21/2014 3:40:09 AM PST by lowbridge
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