This is part of the “Election & Politics” run down coming in next month’s issue of GunNews…
by John Boch
Earlier this year, before the primaries I wrote of my concerns with Kathy Salvi based upon how her husband treated 2A supporters who worked so hard on his campaign for the same office back in the mid-1990s.
She called and we had a good conversation. For 60-some minutes plus some follow-on texts and conversations. She admitted that Al was a little gullible back then and was misled by someone he thought was his friend. Since then, he’s learned a valuable lesson about who real friends really are. She and Al, she assured me, are true 2A patriots.
Now saying that is one thing, but what caused me to think it was deeper than just words was that she was aware of problems within the NRA involving Wayne LaPierre. She knew some of the specifics and frankly, there’s a lot of everyday gun owners who have no idea of some of the stuff going on with LaPierre and his purges of critics from the NRA’s Board.
The Salvi’s donated some serious money – like six figures serious – to the NRA to open a new account at a new bank when they lost their old bank due to cancel culture. And they made sure LaPierre couldn’t misuse it. They didn’t make a big deal of it then and they aren’t making a big deal about it now.
So I think it fair to say that when Kathy Salvi says she’s not going to sell gun owners down the river, I think you can take that to the bank.