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NRA Discourages Board Members From Testifying Against Kagan
Politics Daily ^ | JUne 27, 2010 | Matt Lewis

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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To: libstripper
So, this was the deal the NRA made for their exemption in the DISCLOSE Act....

51 posted on 06/28/2010 6:11:39 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: rj45mis
Methinks the NRA has been infiltrated by the libs.

BUMP!

52 posted on 06/28/2010 6:12:54 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: libstripper

i’ve supported them too. Today i’m giving them a call & piece of mind


53 posted on 06/28/2010 6:15:20 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: libstripper

You could see it coming during the Klinton Years. I still say that GOA and the JFPOFO have more conviction than the NRA.


54 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:22 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: libstripper

You could see it coming during the Klinton Years. I still say that GOA and the JFPOFO have more conviction than the NRA.


55 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:31 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: libstripper; All

I am not a life member like libstripper, but I am currently a member with a 2 year agreement.

With the DISCLOSE ACT compromise, the NRA just lost me as re-upping member. And this puts icing on the cake.

Is there another 2nd amendment organization I can join?


56 posted on 06/28/2010 6:20:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: libstripper
WTF is up with the NRA?

Have they been killed off and somehow reborn and separated at birth with that other FAR LEFT LIB LOON OBAMA/DEMO-RAT-SUPPORTING Organization, the AARP?

Me, I'm canceling my Membership with a strong letter of condemnation.

57 posted on 06/28/2010 6:28:46 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: SoFloFreeper
There are plenty -

Second Amendment Sisters

Gun Owners of America

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Second Amendment Foundation

58 posted on 06/28/2010 6:29:08 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: libstripper
I can understand why folks might not be too happy with the NRA's actions, both past and present. If you cannot bring yourself to contribute to them, there are some other good groups out there: Gunowners of America (703-321-8585), the Second Amendment Foundation (800-426-4302), and JPFO (262-673-9745).

Speaking of JPFO, I just noticed when looking at JPFO's website that they have their ''Gun Control'': Gateway to Tyranny available for sale at $19.95 at this webpage: http://shop.jpfo.org/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=24. This book demonstrates the strong links between Senator Dodd's GCA and the Nazi weapons law. Here's the introduction to the book:

Are you tired of being told that "gun control" is a chronic pain that you have to accept because there's no cure? Do you -- a law abiding person -- want to be free: to own whichever firearms you want to own, regardless of where in America you live; from waiting periods, gun bans, magazine capacity restrictions, etc.; to spend your time on the range or in the field, rather than fighting "gun control"?

Are you tired of giving hard earned bucks to efforts that have at best only slowed the gun grabbers' push toward firearms registration and confiscation? If you have had enough of death by a thousand cuts, you are ready to take action to wipe out "gun control" -- now.

Members of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) consider "gun control" to be an aggressive cancer. JPFO has a cure, a way to destroy "gun control". JPFO has hard evidence that shows that the Nazi Weapons Law (March 18, 1938) is the source of the U.S Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA '68). Adolph Hitler signed the Nazi Weapons Law. The Gestapo (Nazi National Secret Police) enforced it. In "Gun Control": Gateway to Tyranny we present the official German text of the Nazi Weapons Law and a side-by-side translation into English. Even more deadly: a side-by-side, section-by-section comparison of the GCA '68 with the Nazi Weapons Law. If you have this in your hands, no one can tell you that you're imagining things.

The clincher: JPFO knows who implanted into American law cancerous ideas from the Nazi Weapons Law.

The likely culprit is a former senator, now deceased. We have documentary proof -- see below -- that he had the original text of the Nazi Weapons Law in his possession 4 months before the bill that became GCA '68 was signed into law.

This former senator was a senior member of the U.S. team that helped to prosecute Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945-46. That is probably where he found out about the Nazi Weapons Law. He may have gotten a copy of it then, or at a later date. We cannot imagine why any U.S. lawmaker would own original texts of Nazi laws. To find out his name, read on.

With this hard evidence in your hands and in your head, you can destroy cancerous "gun control". You can challenge anyone who backs "gun control". You can show them the Nazi ideas, line by line.

The parallels between the Nazi law and GCA '68 will leap at you from the page. For example, law abiding firearm owners in Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey must carry identification cards based on formats from the Nazi Weapons Law. Nazi based laws have no place in America. Thousands of Americans died or were wounded in the war to wipe out the Nazis. They did not suffer or die so that Hitler's ideas could live on in America and kill more Americans. Remember Killeen, Texas! The 23 who died in Luby's Cafeteria there died because they obeyed Nazi inspired "gun control" laws. The law forced them, unarmed, to face an armed madman.

To destroy "gun control" before more law abiding Americans are murdered by criminals or madmen helped by "gun control", you need to get hold of the evidence as presented in "Gun Control": Gateway to Tyranny. You can then challenge the media, the most aggressive backers of "gun control". Ask media personalities in your city or town why they back Nazi based laws. You can help to erase "gun control", Hitler's last legacy.

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(You can find more of this intro as it appeared in "Guns and Ammo" back in 1993 at http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/GCA_68.htm.)

59 posted on 06/28/2010 6:34:16 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: bmwcyle
The NRA is going to start falling apart.

That is the plan

60 posted on 06/28/2010 6:37:58 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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I have heard for years that the NRA was ultimately propped up by forces who wanted to create a weak organization to take up 2nd Amendment proponents and render the movement impotent.

The same guy was saying Greenpeace was ultimately funded similarly.

It makes people invest their money and passion in organization (or people in the case of politicians or talk shows) in something or someone that will not actually DO anything.

Looks like the NRA just proved this theory has some merit.

I wish I could remember the person saying all this...but he said it goes on all the time, and people would be surprised where the strings lead. Who knows..but if it is true the NRA is doing things like this...


61 posted on 06/28/2010 6:39:47 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Vaquero
"he is C or D rated....not an F....but they will not back him in the upcoming election."

I hope you're right. I checked their website and they do not have a current rating for him for 2010. In fact I did a search and had a hard time finding Pinky's NRA rating from his 2004 election. This is about the only thing I came up with.

http://www.pinellaspatriots.org/messages/boards/thread/9086028?thread=9086028

It's on the internet so take it for what it's worth. However, it does seem to line up with what I'm finding or not finding about Harry Reid and his NRA rating. It said he had a B rating in 2004 and no rating yet for this election which is a bad sign for him. I guess what people are up in arms about with him and the NRA is how he got a big article devoted to the opening of his gun park in Nevada. Everyone is assuming that the NRA is on his bandwagon. I hope they get on Sue Lowden's bandwagon. With her stance on other issues, it seems to me she has to have a good stance on the second amendment.
62 posted on 06/28/2010 6:43:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (u)
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To: Vaquero

Vaquero,

Thanks for posting that. Have not gotten that e-mail yet from them. If this article is true, it would have really made me angry coming so close on the heels of the Disclose Act fiasco. I’m starting to think it’s stretching the truth trying to create a circular firing squad.


63 posted on 06/28/2010 6:46:05 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (u)
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To: libstripper

The NRA is like the GOP.

We are stuck with it. Its the only game in town right now.

THe solution is to do what the Tea Party People are doing with the GOP. INFILTRATE IT.

If you are not a member, JOIN IT.

Then vote for people who will represent YOUR views on these subjects and vote to OUST the Libs.


64 posted on 06/28/2010 6:50:03 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: libstripper

I had just sent them money for the UN gun grab. Now I find out they support Reid, Kagan and the Disclose Act.
As my membership is coming due I will find another organization more in line with my thinking.


65 posted on 06/28/2010 6:50:12 AM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: libstripper

Wayne LaFooFoo and the Chris Cox, the Boy Blunder, have got to go.


66 posted on 06/28/2010 7:14:06 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: bmwcyle
The NRA is going to start falling apart.

Yes, because someone finally took a case to the supreme court and won! The NRA is scared to death of the court finally coming to its senses, and declaring that the 2nd amendment needs to be taken as seriously as the 1st. Their reason to exist will cease, and they'd have to go back to just doing finarms education.

Speaking of which, I heard the decision on the chicago case was supposed to be released by the court today.

67 posted on 06/28/2010 7:41:41 AM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: libstripper

Sounds like the NRA needs its own Tea Party. Clean house at the next convention, throw all the bums out and start over again, focusing on what matters instead of selling out to the power structure in Washington.

}:-)4


68 posted on 06/28/2010 8:07:56 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: libstripper

Just another demerit against the NRA; Not Really for America.


69 posted on 06/28/2010 8:10:30 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: libstripper

I would like to add that in the States that gained concealed carry the NRA was absent in most cases. The PEOPLE of each State did their own leg work and did great. I live in Colorado and many here were instrumental in 2nd amendment issues and without the NRA involved. We do not need the NRA selling out our rights just to give us scraps and then lay claim to feeding us. Exercising our rights to keep and bear arms is what works, not membership in some sort of political action group.


70 posted on 06/28/2010 8:19:43 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: libstripper

amazing...simply amazing. I ripped a flaming email off to them...


71 posted on 06/28/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: raybbr
So, this was the deal the NRA made for their exemption in the DISCLOSE Act....

Yep, I think you're right. They get the exemption in exchange for tacitly endorsing Kagan. barf-o-rama.

72 posted on 06/28/2010 8:34:39 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: libstripper

How long ago was it that they sold their souls to the devil?
Seems like it happened right after the 08 election.


73 posted on 06/28/2010 8:59:10 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Vaquero

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2521902/posts

Yes...they are backing him in the election...

No...I wont be renewing my membership or my instructor certs..


74 posted on 06/28/2010 9:39:40 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Joe Brower

The NRA has lost it!!


75 posted on 06/28/2010 10:00:15 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Crim

http://www.pinellaspatriots.org/messages/boards/thread/9086028?thread=9086028


76 posted on 06/28/2010 10:08:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Crim

I am doing some research and will get back to you with the whole truth on this when I can.

as Reid will rubber stamp anything that zerObama wants, I cant see how the NRA can back him in the general.

like I said I have put out my feelers to Nevada members and will get back to you.


77 posted on 06/28/2010 10:31:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: libstripper; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

I’m personally planning to let my membership lapse when it comes up for renewal. I’m pretty much done with these people.


78 posted on 06/28/2010 11:23:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve been a life member for many years. I have assumed (silly me) that the NRA leadership is still pro-gun, pro-Constitution, pro-conservative and pro- America, thus I have not been actively involved for some time in the inner-workings of the NRA; but, that’s gonna change now.


79 posted on 06/28/2010 12:08:22 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve been a life member for many years. I have assumed (silly me) that the NRA leadership is still pro-gun, pro-Constitution, pro-conservative and pro- America, thus I have not been actively involved for some time in the inner-workings of the NRA; but, that’s gonna change now.


80 posted on 06/28/2010 12:08:33 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: blackie
Back on the day that the Supreme Court was hearing DC V Heller, Second Amendment Sisters had a contingent of SASTERs out in front of the SC Bldg. (BTW--SASTERS pay their own way to attend something like this.) We were doing nothing other than holding our banner.

There were 3 NRA guys standing out in front of the court too--and one of them told me we were making fools of ourselves. I didn't ask, but got the impression that they were some of the higher ups in the NRA, waiting for their turn to go in and listen for a few minutes to the proceedings.

Whatever--they were entitled to their opinion, but I thought they were a bit rude.

That's when I let my membership in the NRA lapse.


81 posted on 06/28/2010 12:13:24 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: bmwcyle

The NRA is going to start falling apart.
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It has started falling apart.

For the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group to not take a strong stand against this radical anti-civil-rights activist is almost unbelievable.

This woman is not just hostile toward the Second Amendment. She is hostile toward the First Amendment, Ninth Amendment and Tenth Amendment as well.

Their position should e that this will be the only vote scored this year and a vote for this radical will be scored an F-.


82 posted on 06/28/2010 12:20:00 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: 2nd amendment mama; All

The Second Amendment Sisters started right here on FR and grew from a core group of about 6 wonderful ladies into a national organization.

Every FReeper should be a member of SAS as well as being a member at least one other listed group.


83 posted on 06/28/2010 12:35:28 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Chris Cox needs to go, preferably with tar and feathers.

You need to include LaPierre in that comment as well. Maybe Wayne can hold the door open for Chris to leave and then follow right out behind him.

84 posted on 06/28/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by voicereason (I Don't Need SEX...I Get Screwed By Democrats Everyday!!!)
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To: thecabal
Amen to your post!

It is amazing how some NRA members will defend anything the organization does.

85 posted on 06/28/2010 3:12:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: libstripper

They are prohibited from testifying about Second Amendment issues? Then what are they there for?


86 posted on 06/28/2010 3:25:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: libstripper

They are prohibited from testifying about Second Amendment issues? Then what are they there for?


87 posted on 06/28/2010 3:25:30 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: libstripper

Like you, I too have been a Life Member for quite some time; several years ago I upgraded to Endowment class as well. Over the years, NRA’s political pandering has grown steadily worse with the explanations becoming thinner and thinner. Today, on issues like DISCLOSE and Kagan, the NRA sounds more like Big Tent RINO Central (RNC) than a principal defender of the Second Amendment. Sadly, it is no longer possible to defend or explain away NRA’s very serious and obvious political misadventures.


88 posted on 06/28/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: SUSSA
"The Second Amendment Sisters started right here on FR and grew from a core group of about 6 wonderful ladies into a national organization." I didn't know that. That's really neat. I'm a member of GOA and JPFO but I will join the Second Amendment Sisters this weekend to help support them.
89 posted on 06/28/2010 4:18:42 PM PDT by Dayman
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To: Don Corleone

infiltrated by muslim terrorist enablers also. check out debbie schlussel’s 8/7/2008 col. ‘NRA had a spy in gun control group.....muslims had a spy in the nra’. this is the story that got the entire thing exposed on grover norquist’s involvement as an agenda setter, lobbyist, fund raiser and overall heavy hitter for CAIR......(you read correct...CAIR, the muslim terrorist front group here in America). AND long time NRA BOARD MEMBER!!!!!!!!!! the NRA KNEW of his anti American activities for years and looked the other way. my funds go to the second amendment foundation, GOA local clubs now.


90 posted on 06/28/2010 7:39:51 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

GOA, and local clubs...oops.


91 posted on 06/28/2010 7:41:52 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: dtrpscout; All
I have not been actively involved for some time in the inner-workings of the NRA; but, that’s gonna change now.

That's right. The NRA has done a great deal of good things. It's too valuable to let it go to the libs without a HUGE fight. IIRC the same problem occurred about 20 or 25 years ago when a bunch of libs penetrated it, there was a massive battle, and they were purged. We need to fight that battle again. The best first step is to refuse to make additional contributions, explaining exactly why in each case. If the DC Freepers and Tea Party people have some extra time, it would be well spent on a trip to NRA HQ to stage an angry Tea Party, possibly in conjunction with the August 28 Glen Beck demonstration or the 9/12 demonstration. Then, let's stage a real fight during the 2011 board elections and at the 2011 convention, which isn't that far off.

92 posted on 06/29/2010 5:19:52 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Dayman

It’s a great group. You’ll be glad you joined. They’ve done a lot to educate women about guns, the Second Amendment, and self defense.


93 posted on 06/29/2010 5:55:52 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: basil

I’ve been a Life member for years...my wife dropped her yearly membership.

Be Ever Vigilant!


94 posted on 06/29/2010 10:56:15 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: libstripper; All
From the NRA: Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA regarding the recent reports that the NRA-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed U.S. Senator Harry Reid for reelection.

The NRA-PVF has not endorsed Senator Harry Reid. The NRA-PVF has not released ratings or endorsements for the Nevada Senate race at this point. Ratings and endorsements will be decided closer to the election. You can find our most recent ratings and endorsements at www.nrapvf.org.

In 2004, Senator Reid’s last election, the NRA-PVF did not endorse him and he received a “B” rating: www.nrapvf.org/ELECTIONS/State.aspx?y=2004&State=NV. NRA-PVF has not contributed to Sen. Reid for reelection in this election cycle. However, as Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Reid has proven himself to be a supporter of our Second Amendment rights.

Early last year, Sen. Reid flatly stated that he would oppose any effort to reinstate an “assault weapons” ban if the Senate were to vote on it in the future. And Sen. Reid was instrumental in Senate passage (and eventual enactment into law) of the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (PLCAA), which shut down reckless lawsuits against gun manufacturers and dealers, that attempted to hold them liable for the misuse of firearms by criminals. Sen. Reid also cosponsored S. 659 (PLCCA) in the 108th Congress and voted against “poison pill” amendments to it, including the Feinstein Amendment to ban so-called “assault weapons”, and the Kennedy Amendment that would have banned most hunting ammunition.

Sen. Reid voted for legislation that became law in 2006, to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency. He also voted for legislation to allow commercial airline pilots to be armed in the cockpit to protect their passengers and crew. In this congressional session, Sen. Reid voted for the Ensign Amendment to repeal the Washington D.C. gun ban and restore self-defense rights in our nation’s capital. He cosponsored similar legislation—S. 1414—in the 108th Congress. He also voted for an amendment to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges. This federal policy change just took effect on February 22. In addition, Sen. Reid voted last year for the Thune-Vitter Amendment to provide national reciprocity for state Right-to-Carry permits. Sen. Reid also voted twice for the Wicker Amendment allowing Amtrak passengers to include firearms in their checked luggage. A vote on all of these amendments was made possible procedurally by Harry Reid in his capacity as Senate Majority Leader. Finally, Sen. Reid was among the 58 Senators who signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief in the McDonald v. Chicago case, just argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, to decide whether the Second Amendment applies to states and localities.

Thank you for contacting us and please keep an eye out for our grades and endorsements as the election nears.

Sincerely,

Kyle C

NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

95 posted on 06/30/2010 6:23:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: libstripper; All
From Tom King President of NYS Rifle and Pistol Assn and an NRA Director NRA Members of New York,

There are a myriad of rumors regarding the NRA cluttering the internet but one in particular is causing me personal anguish. That rumor reports that the NRA staff has issued a gag order to the NRA Board of Directors regarding comments on the nomination of Elena Kagen to the Supreme Court. Let me explain something about the structure of the NRA; authority to do anything within the NRA comes from you the members of the NRA. That authority is delegated to your elected Board of Directors who in turn elects officers and formulate policy that is then issued to the Executive Vice President/CEO who then turns that policy into action through the professional staff. Gag orders for the Board of Directors do not exist.

Friends; those of you close to me should know by now that telling me I can’t speak up on an issue of vital importance to the 2nd Amendment is going to get you into a war. I spoke vociferously regarding the nomination of Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court; in fact I joined a number of national 2nd Amendment leaders protesting the appointment and urging through a nationally published letter she not be confirmed. I did that because of her ties to New York State and the position she took, on then recent, anti 2nd Amendment decisions. I have not taken a position on Elena Kagen’s nomination to the Supreme Court because I find it absurd that anyone with no judicial experience would be nominated to the Supreme Court and fervently hope the Republican Senators will block this nomination.

The 2nd Amendment protects all the rest. Why would the NRA, the protector of the 2nd Amendment, attempt to limit the 1st Amendment rights of its’ own Board of Directors? It does not but if you think the Board members you voted for could be gagged then you voted for the wrong guys.

Tom King

NRA Board of Directors

President

NYS Rifle & Pistol Association

96 posted on 06/30/2010 6:29:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: surfer

Here is the response to my email to the NRA.

Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA. Please read the following statement issued by NRA-ILA on June 25th. http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5936

In addition, please view responses from two of our board members.

There are a myriad of rumors regarding the NRA cluttering the internet, but one in particular is causing me personal anguish. That rumor reports that the NRA staff has issued a gag order to the NRA Board of Directors regarding comments on the nomination of Elena Kagen to the Supreme Court. Let me explain something about the structure of the NRA; authority to do anything within the NRA comes from you the members of the NRA. That authority is delegated to your elected Board of Directors, who in turn elects officers and formulate policy, that is then issued to the Executive Vice President/CEO, who then turns that policy into action through the professional staff. Gag orders for the Board of Directors do not exist.

Friends; those of you close to me should know by now that telling me I can’t speak up on an issue of vital importance to the 2nd Amendment is going to get you into a war. I spoke vociferously regarding the nomination of Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court; in fact I joined a number of national 2nd Amendment leaders protesting the appointment and urging through a nationally published letter she not be confirmed. I did that because of her ties to New York State and the position she took, making anti-2nd Amendment decisions.

We fervently hope the Republican Senators will block this nomination.

The 2nd Amendment protects all the rest. Why would the NRA, the protector of the 2nd Amendment, attempt to limit the 1st Amendment rights of its’ own Board of Directors? It does not, but if you think the Board members you voted for could be gagged then you voted for the wrong guys.

Tom King
NRA Board of Directors
President
NYS Rifle & Pistol Association

“None of us have been given instructions to not testify. There is a standing policy decided a long time ago by the Legislative Policy Committee and approved by the entire Board of Directors that matters such as this will be handled by the ILA division of NRA, but I don’t view that as a “Gag Order”. Having ILA handle matters this important just lends itself to good operations.”

NRA Board Member
John Burtt


97 posted on 06/30/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer

the anti NRA but Pro 2nd crowd is strong here at FR.

there job here it seems to lie, as often as possible and denigrate any pro NRA members by calling them Koolaid drinkers....

instead of working togehter , their job seems to be to destroy other pro 2nd organizations that are not the ones they belong to.

despicable.


98 posted on 06/30/2010 9:25:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: surfer; All
the disinformation provided by GOA and other second class 2nd amendment organizations borders on the kind of dirty tricks the left uses....

the NRA is the first and still the best.

lies are for cowards.

All you anti NRA yahoos....listen to Chris Cox and learn

99 posted on 06/30/2010 10:32:20 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

“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 “

New stories indicating the NRA is going to endorse Harry Reid. NRA is all about keeping things the same with our gun rights at risk. That way they can continue to be relevant and raking in the donations.


100 posted on 07/01/2010 9:21:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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