Originally Posted by D4ZORT
With all the money being sent to NRA. Has the NRA done anything for SB249? Curious. It would be nice to see a list of supporters that are helping and how. This might help to either stop the auto debits or continue to give more to them helping us.
I have no clue on SB249. I assume this is your state bill everyone is upset about. I hope the NRA is doing whatever they can do against it, but I cannot speak for them. As someone who does not live in your state, I will be honest and say I do not know. With the legislators who are running wild in California, I don't know what they can do to be honest.
One thing I have noticed though is that a large portion of the litigation the NRA is involved in, is in your state. I am sure the NRA picks its battles.
There was a bill in my home state this year that the NRA was a no show on. It did a number of things including the clarification of open carry, and making my state a shall issue state. Instead the NRA was there just to try and get a law passed allowing employees to be able to leave their guns in the car at work. Many people in a group I belong too Alabama Open Carry were in an uproar.
I can list many things about the NRA that make me mad. I could rant and rave about them all day. I learned a decade ago that it does no good. I am a life member and do not plan on resigning, so I have decided to try and work within it. I have decided to sign up as many people as I can who can vote, and when the next board election is held, try and send those 300+ voting members a nice little pm that contains a little more info on the candidates than what is in the NRA magazine.
After being involved helping to elect one activist to the board, and seeing him reelected this year, I know it can be done. I am encouraged. There is no doubt in my mind that if all of the folks who have signed up in this thread would network and really get involved, that you would be able to put one of your own on the board. No doubt. Now we are talking about 1 board member out of 70, but it is a start. Just my 2 cents
With all of the above being said, and the fact that I could rant and rave for days on end about the NRA myself, I appreciate the fact that this has yet to be turned into a NRA bash thread. Thanks everyone.