Skip to comments.I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isnít for Me [barf alert]
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:32:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog
EARLIER this month, Mitt Romney delivered a speech at the annual National Rifle Association convention, calling for a president who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen and those seeking to protect their homes and their families, presumably with guns. Id like to remind Mr. Romney that those are distinct groups. Too often especially during an election year hunters and N.R.A. members are lumped together as one and the same.
Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in my home state of Oregon. In other words, the N.R.A. does not represent me.
Among gun owners, Im hardly alone. The N.R.A. has just over four million members. That sounds like a lot until you consider that about one in five American adults own one or more guns. Thats nearly 50 million people. That means roughly 90 percent of gun owners do not belong to the N.R.A.
Lets say, for arguments sake, that every N.R.A. member is also a hunter which is highly unlikely, considering that the most comprehensive national survey of firearm ownership to date found that only 35 percent of gun-owning households say they hunt. Even then, the N.R.A. would represent only about one-third of all hunters in the United States.
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The Second Amendment ain’t about duck hunting.
In a sense, I agree with this lib from the NYTimes - I'm not a hunter but I put the right to bear arms only after the right to life in my voting priorities.
Another village idiot gone astray!
Claptrap from some “I’m better than you are” idiot clearly out of touch with both constitutional issues relative to the Second Amendment and the most basic and simple nature of American politics.
Hence, a classic Useful Idiot for the Left.
Come back when you’ve got a clue, you silly woman.
Country Club gun owner, Gun Culture 1.0 type.
I’m on the opposite side in opposing the NRA.
I pulled my NRA membership when the NRA putzes endorsed every single commie Dem incumbent NM congressman in the 2010 elections.
The NRA enjoys playing both sides of the fence.
Yep. She likes to hunt, but is neverous about the great unwashed have access to guns.
The NRA gives money to RATS—Game over.
“Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws.”
We have members at my Sporting/Shooting Club that think like this. Usually spout some claptrap about, “Who needs a pistol for self-defense?” and “Those damned yahoos with Assault weapons will get all our rights taken away one day”
We like to call them “Golfers with Guns” or “Jim Zumbo Zombies”.
Anyone care to bet that the government will not use the NRA subscription list to find out who the gun owners are?
I don’t much care for the Nevada Racquetball Alliance myself...
I left my 30 year membership lapse for that very reason.
Can I git me a huntin license?
“The NRA enjoys playing both sides of the fence.”
They do so because they can affect demos votes as well as Repubs. We don’t always have a Republican Congress and their role as a bi-partisan organization has been very effective.
So. I am a member and will continue to be so for the rest of my life.
Must respectfully disagree with you.
Our job as NRA members is to call the NRA leadership on the carpet when they do something that is against the charter and best interest of the group. The NRA is a single issue memberhips that supports those who are 2dA supporters, even some Democrats fall into that category. When the NRA supports those few, they typically catch some flak but for the most part the membership is silent. That is the real tragedy. Every member of the NRA should call the leadership to task and make certain that they are playing with fire and that throwing support to Democrats NEVER works.
Write to the magazine of your choice and pitch a fit. Contact other members and petition to have that support withdrawn. The wrong answer is to let your membership lapse. You can only fix a problem when you become part of the solution.
NRA Life Member #151105576
What kind of weapon would Lily use on an armed intruder in her home?
Funny. I am just the opposite. I support NRA (and am a member). I support gun rights, but I don’t hunt.
Why not? I don’t feel like going out in the woods when it is crowded with other hunters. I sympathize with the animals. Call me foolishly tender-hearted!
I am not against hunting: it needs to be done. We have too darn many deer. I will eat some venison if offered, and I have been known even to salvage road kill (if it is fresh enough). It’s just that I am not sure that I would enjoy pulling the trigger with a deer in my sights. Let someone else do that.
Beware of women with three names.
Good point. I upgraded to a Life Membership when Obama was elected. The only problem is that now they're -always- calling with pleas for more money. Oh well... :-)