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Posted on 01/18/2013 8:55:08 AM PST by jazusamo
CLARK COUNTY, Nev. Official Washington has the collective attention span of a fruit fly. This condition is exacerbated by the Obama administration's proclivity for declaring selective events and issues to be crises that require immediate action. The problem is aggravated because the loyal opposition is in nearly total disarray, and few in the so-called mainstream media have any idea what they are talking about.
That's the summary assessment of many attending the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show here in Harry Reid's Nevada. Note to editors and broadcast producers: The SHOT Show isn't a gun show. Nobody here can buy or sell a single firearm. There are guns here and tents, boats, clothing, boots, camping gear, all-terrain vehicles, SUVs, bows, arrows, fishing tackle and all manner of police and equipment even high-tech wheelchairs for outdoor activities. The SHOT Show isn't open to the public only to representatives of the industries above, professional outfitters, law enforcement officials and military suppliers and contractors.
My first SHOT Show, in 1992, was as the manufacturer of specialty armor and ballistic protective equipment for law enforcement and our military. This year, I came to represent the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee of the National Rifle Association. Freedom Alliance sent our outreach coordinator to explore additional outdoor activities to help America's military heroes recover from the wounds of war.
Trade shows are really nothing more than an opportunity for members of an affinity group to meet and exchange ideas on new products and services, challenges facing their industry, and what works and what doesn't to stay in business. There are more than 90,000 trade and professional associations in the U.S., and nearly all of them have gatherings with ample opportunities for fruitful conversations among like-minded people seeking solutions to common challenges...
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Jaz, put me on thanks.
Ollie North is on the board of the NRA.
Join the NRA today. Numbers count in this application.
Welcome Rappini, you’re on.
Twenty-five year member here. Brother, and his family from in-laws to Grand kids all members too. Thanks for the ping jaz. Hope many do join.
Indeed - a good example is the NRA saying it sees no problem in "tightening" background checks (goodbye private and classified sales).
What our side should be doing is counter-attacking by offering such "outrageous" proposals as eliminating the 1968 GCA, allow handgun sales across state lines, put modern-made replicas under the BATF's 50-year rule, allow CCW holders to have guns shipped directly to them rather than through dealers, etc.
I put "outrageous" in quotes as that would be the liberals' reaction and they would have to re-direct their energies from implementing new laws into deflecting removal of the old ones.
Official Washington has the collective morals of a fruit fly.
I concur! The pro-gun side should be introducing bills to reverse ridiculous infringing law and spread liberties to all states’ peoples. Otherwise we are just always on the defensive trying to stop the everlasting flow of nonsense gun control attempts that will keep on coming with the opposition frustrated because we are not willing to be sensible and compromise. Let the opposition be backed into a corner time after time and get the opportunity to compromise.
“JOIN the NRA if not already a member.”
If you are already a member sign up your spouse, children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. The higher the number of NRA members the better.
I don’t always agree with the NRA as they only focus on gun issues but now they are the ones taking the fight to the gun grabbers.