Skip to comments.NRA Discourages Board Members From Testifying Against Kagan
Posted on 06/28/2010 5:03:01 AM PDT by libstripper
On the eve of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan -- and for the second time in two weeks -- the National Rifle Association (NRA) is under fire from conservatives. According to RedState's Erick Erickson, a prominent conservative blogger, "internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members show that the National Rifle Association's management team has explicitly and directly told the NRA's board they are prohibited from testifying about second amendment issues" during the Kagan hearings.
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The NRA is going to start falling apart.
“CLEAN HOUSE AND GET RID OF THE LIBS.”
Methinks the NRA has been infiltrated by the libs. This would never have happened 20 years ago.
Agreed. I first joined in 1964 and am now dismayed at the course they are steering. They are now apparently sacrificing principle for preferential treatment. Looks like I’ll be giving more to SAF and CCRKBA.
The NRA called me yesterday for a donation. I let him have it for a couple of minutes regarding the Disclose Act. I specifically told him the NRA sold out fellow Americans by sacrificing their first Amendment rights to keep the NRA’s second Amendment rights. I concluded by telling him to him to got to h*ll.
It sounds like the NRA is a gonner. And I was going to become a Life Member, this year.
Sadly, if the NRA falls apart, or is infiltrated by leftists and we've elevated it to the level of the 2nd Amendment's bodyguard, then the 2A becomes vulnerable.
The libs have penetrated the staff and are driving wedges into the organization as fast as they can. The only cure is what the NRA and gun owners did to Smith & Wesson when it did its ill-fated deal with the Devil (aka the Clinton administration), a TOTAL BOYCOTT followed by a COMPLETE HOUSECLEANING.
This proves the maxim - if an organization is not specifially conservative, it will eventually drift leftward.
the fix is in
DON'T SHOOT HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE LIFEBOAT!!
(Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
Actually, IIRC, something like this did happen about 20 years ago. It produced a revolution among the Life Membes, followed by a complete housecleaning and the rejuvenation of the NRA. IT MUST HAPPEN AGAIN!!
I must reiterate what I have mentioned here before....the NRA is NOT a conservative or libertarian organization. It is a Pro 2nd amendment organization who will back A and B rated politicians who are liberal on other issues and will not back 90% conservative politicians who are weak on the 2nd amendment.
It has been that way since the 1960s when I first joined up...and I don't necessarily believe that is a bad thing as they are a strictly 2nd amendment organization
This is hard to figure. I was thinking of joining the NRA for the first time, but now I’ll watch/wait for awhile.
Chris Cox needs to go, preferably with tar and feathers.
Sadly, the NRA started falling apart years ago. They now support many aspects of gun control and the left wing agenda that even 10 years ago they opposed.
The sooner people start donating to true 2nd amendment organizations in competition with the NRA instead of to the NRA the sooner the competitior organizations will grow in strength. This may also have the added benefit of getting the NRA back on mission.
what in Gods name is the rationale the NRA is going with here. I dont know what Kagans views are with guns specifically i make the assumption a liberal anti-gunner though i have not see anything to confirm or refute this. Why on earth would the NRA not want to at least ask questions regarding her gun-rights stance?
What was their reply?
The Second Amendment Sisters were right on top of the Katrina Gun Grab issue, immediately denouncing it and getting the ball rolling. The NRA came late to the party and as the big dog, got more credit than they deserved.
You got that right. This photo graced the pages of American Rifleman magazine last month:
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
Waiting for the NRA apologists to come in here, chastise anyone criticizing this particular plan, and tell us that this is just masterful strategery that the rest of us buffoons are too stupid to see the brilliance of.
and they give Reid a D rating and will not back him in the election....they did however give Reid his Photo op as Reid helped open up ranges in Nevada.
I have given up on the NRA for the second time, the first around thirty years ago when Harlan Carter ran the show. I believe that Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a better outfit, and will be my choice for second amendment rights defense from now on. http://gunowners.org/
Join the ONLY 2nd Amendment group that has done ANYTHING of substance for gun owners... the Bill of Rights Foundation was the core group behind Heller.
I just emailed the PVF and the ILA to ask what their answer to the article was.
So who are those uh, guys sucking up to Reid while he’s not at the line missing clay birds with his Weatherby custom engraved O/U?
With a Key Supreme Court Decision
Pending, NRA Watches the Court's Latest Nominee
Friday, June 25, 2010
On Monday, June 28, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. With a Supreme Court decision expected that same day in the critical Second Amendment case of McDonald v. City of Chicago and many more Second Amendment cases likely to come, the NRA is following the debate over the Kagan nomination extremely closely.
Because Ms. Kagan has no judicial record and few academic writings, the NRA is carefully reviewing her record in other government posts, including her clerkship for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall and her involvement in formulating anti-gun policies at the Clinton White House. What we've seen to date shows a hostility towards our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, such as her role in developing the Clinton Administration's 1998 ban on importation of many models of semi-automatic rifles; her note mentioning the NRA and the Ku Klux Klan as “bad guy” organizations; and her comment to Justice Marshall that she was “not sympathetic” to a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban.
We are working with pro-gun Senators to make sure that Ms. Kagan is aggressively questioned regarding her views on the Second Amendment and other issues that affect America's 80 million gun owners and we look forward to hearing her answers.
This just goes to prove that as gun owners, we’re basically on our own.
The *Progressive* movement has bought off or infiltrated nearly every institution in this country. In turn, these disputes will likely be settled by the point of a gun.
When Obama got elected I finally rejoined after a long hiatus because of their inconsistent political activity.
But I’m thinking of canceling my membership again.
I do not want one penny of my money helping the NRA support leftist policies and candidates.
It seems the NRA is well on the way to becoming just another front organization like AARP.
Their actions of late have been quite disappointing for this Life member.
What the hell is the matter with NRA?? Charleton Heston wouldn’ve have put up with this sh*t. The current NRA leadership needs to set things right or that organization is going to see an exodus of membership.
I don’t know why people continue to fund this organization.
Nugent is still the highest-profile NRA board member; I’d like to know what Ted thinks of this - and the Disclose Act business.
Another fine reason why I will never be an NRA member again.
he is C or D rated....not an F....but they will not back him in the upcoming election.
Elena Kagan — freeper research of radical judicial nominee
What does the NRA think it is doing? There has to be one person in the organization that is driving this because this is far out of line with rank and file NRA members.
There are other great pro-2nd Amendment groups like Gun Owners of America, Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Second Amendment Foundation.
If the NRA can’t stand against a clear gun control justice like Kagan then they are not defending the second ammendment.
I got a beg call from the the NRA this weekend. I gevethem a piece of my mind on their support for McCain, their compromise of principles and the
Kagan issue. Told ‘em not a dime to their orgainzation going forward, and that I would be cancelling my membership. Enough is enough.
do you believe everything you read?
do you believe everything you read?
The story is fake.
The help does not give orders to the bosses.
The Executive Management takes direction from the Board, not the other way around.
more agitprop and disinformation from Rahm & Co