A lot of gun owner NRA critics and cynics have been saying unkind things about the NRA following their announcement today.
The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown . . .
Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.
The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.
The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.
Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.
The NRA is the big dog on the block. They do a vast amount of good in everything from training and education to political work. Better still, the other side goes code brown and yellow when they hear mention of the NRA (despite their lame public pronouncements about the NRA’s supposed impotence).
Frankly, at times it’s frustrating carrying the activism load for a bunch of keyboard commando slackers who nitpick to find reasons not to be part of the solution while they snipe at those of us who are.
Get with the program. Join and participate in this fight, and don’t just sit on your ass commenting on a forum or blog. That doesn’t do jack for our cause, particularly if you just want to complain.
Get your checkbook out and write a check with a couple of zeros on it, and I don’t mean the ‘cents’ to a gun rights organization you feel best represents your interests, in addition to being a member of the National Rifle Association.
Write letters to politicians, or write articles or columns and get them out in front of the public to educate and influence them on the benefits of firearm ownership.
Introduce non-shooters to the fun and excitement of shooting.
Participate in political rallies supporting our civil rights.
Spread the word to the less informed… shine the light of truth on the anti-gun lies out there.
Sitting around drafting the top ten reasons you’re too good to belong to the NRA does nothing to guarantee you or I will be able to lawfully own guns six months or six years from now.
C’mon out and join the winning team.
No, we’re not perfect, but then again, neither are you.
ETA: No, I don’t work for the NRA…