View Full Version : 10/29 10:11a PDT - Interesting discussion about the NRA on KGO right now ...

10-29-2007, 9:14 AM
Pro NRA or Anti-NRA, there is an interesting discussion taking place right now on KGO AM810 right now (for the next hour).


10-29-2007, 9:07 PM
What was discussed??

10-29-2007, 9:15 PM
They had a former NRA Lobbyist on, Richard Feldman (a great fan of 2A, but not of the current NRA leadership) - he has a new book out:

Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist (http://www.amazon.com/Ricochet-Confessions-Lobbyist-Richard-Feldman/dp/0471679283)

The guy did a good job, got called a lunatic. You can listen to it here: http://www.kgoam810.com/Article.asp?PT=Archive&id=49920

From a review of his book on Amazon:

"Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist" is an insider's view from the trenches, and if anyone is concerned that it's an "NRA puff piece," that organization (of which I am a Life Member) will undoubtedly be more antagonistic toward the book than say the anti-gun "Brady Bunch." Feldman chronicles the evolution of the venerable organization from a collection of shooting sports enthusiasts into, under the formidible leadership of Harlon Carter, a dedicated group of Second Amendment stalwarts, and then after Carter's death, the NRA's transformation into a cynical fund-raising machine with Wayne LaPierre and the PR firm of Ackerman-McQueen running things irrespective of Members' wishes.

Along the way Feldman discusses the machinations involved in gaining passage of the McClure-Volkmer bill in 1986, the behind-the-scenes wrangling on the Bernie Goetz "subway vigilante" event, and how the newest threat to firearms ownership rose with the filing of municipal lawsuits against the gun industry.

"Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist" is a fascinating and well-told chronicle of the past quarter of a century of the conflict between gun rights activists and firearms prohibitionists. (See http://www.thegunzone.com/software/ricochet.html for a fuller discission.)

10-29-2007, 9:24 PM
seems to be over now. :(

10-29-2007, 9:27 PM

Click on Monday and 10 AM (it starts a few minutes in after the news/traffic info). Will be available for the next seven days.