Sunday, January 20, 2013
Open Letter to NRA Members
Are you a member of the NRA?
Do you believe in reasonable restrictions on 2A matters? Have you dutifully sent your membership dues each year, called or written your political representatives when NRA issued a call to action?
Consider this quote from Charles Schumer, United States Senator: ...the senator responded: “Well they [NRA - Ed] sure are a fringe group, but whether enough of my colleagues are ready to admit that, I’m not sure.” He continued: “They are a very extreme group. They don’t even represent average gun holders.”
A sitting United States Senator has now labeled you as fringe and extreme.
How does that feel? Does your mind and integrity rail at being lumped in with those other fringe and extreme Americans who choose to own and shoot ARs, and Americans who take the position that the Second Amendment should be interpreted literally?
Do you understand that the attacks from the Left in America will not ever stop at "Assault Rifles" or high cap mags? The NRA is the largest 2A group in America. They have been devoted to protecting your right to deer rifles and shotguns, unfailingly. And when they give ground to the anti 2A elements in society on issues like ARs, it is never enough.
Folks like me think NRA gives way too much away. We draw a harder line. But look at what NRA efforts have gotten you.
Look at New York today. A Ruger .22 single action revolver is now an "Assault Weapon".
Your deer rifle and goose guns are on the list. Schumer simply hasn't gotten to you yet.
People like me think it is time for NRA and all of its members to take a hard position and defend it.
This is the moment in your life to stand up. Even if you don't want an AR, even if you think they are unnecessary, even if you do not own a magazine with a capacity of more than 5 rounds, you need to stand with your fellow shooters, your Countrymen, for 2A is not only about deer rifles, it isn't even about firearms exclusively. It is about your fundamental Right to possess arms.
Stand and be counted.
When Schumer and his ilk decide to come for your duck gun, the men they send will not be carrying single-shots.
Here's the link to Schumer and his comments.
Posted by Kerodin at 12:52 PM