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Why I am NOT a member of the NRA

I assume most folks are aware of the gubernatorial race in West Virginia. We have another left wing nutjob running as a verbal conservative and we have a successful businessman running as a conservative.

Tomblin(D) vs Maloney(R).

So who does the NRA endorse? A friend forwarded this email.

Use Your Vote to Defend Your Freedom!

Vote Earl Ray Tomblin for Governor

Tomorrow, October 4!

Tomorrow, October 4, a special election will be held in West Virginia. Your National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (www.NRAPVF.org) has endorsed Earl Ray Tomblin for Governor of West Virginia.

Earl Ray Tomblin
“A” Rated and NRA-PVF Endorsed

Earl Ray Tomblin has earned an “A” rating and NRA-PVF’s endorsement for his longstanding support of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. As a former state legislator, he has a tested and proven record for many years of protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in West Virginia. Earl Ray Tomblin is committed to supporting our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage, and he needs your vote to win.

If you are a registered voter, you are eligible to participate in this special gubernatorial election. Be sure to spread the word to your family, friends and fellow gun owners in West Virginia to vote Earl Ray Tomblin for Governor tomorrow, October 4!

Please do not reply to this email as you will not receive a response. This email is a broadcast email generated by an automated system. To contact NRA-PVF call 800-392-8683.
Address: 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax , Virginia 22030

If you wish to be removed from this list please copy this link and paste into your browser and you will be removed immediately:
https://www.nramedia.org/u?id=4562809.0459b35b0a3f38177cbfa325044a5582&n=T&l=nraila_alerts&o=228693

We are in the middle of a war for the heart and soul of a nation, for control of the last bastion of freedom in our time and they are playing tiddlywinks.

Use your vote to Defend Your Freedom? Are you kidding? Vote for the high tax, government is master, business is evil, political shyster to DEFEND YOUR FREEDOM?

What kind of doublespeak, doublethink is this?

The NRA has lost its mind or its soul, or both.

In the interest of political influence and relevance they naturally endorse the leftwing nutjob.

Endorsing the Democrat may have made sense in the 80’s. Perhaps some holdouts remained in the 90’s. There is no such thing as a truly pro-gun Democrat today. No more than there is a pro-life Democrat. Every Democrat will sell their vote for a bridge back home or a secretary down the hall.

Worse, this is an executive position. Tomblin will have many opportunities to sign or veto legislation across the bureaucratic spectrum.  He will also have regulatory opportunities that legislators don’t have.

He will almost certainly use his influence to elect marxists across the state and he will act to elect politicians at the national level. That is three congressional seats, two senators and a presidential election that may be affected.  The NRA just elected the guy who will do everything he can to give Obama WV’s electoral votes. I doubt he can deliver but it won’t be from lack of trying.

This is bigger than guns. The NRA is blind to the larger consequences of its actions. Perhaps if the Democrat had a great gun record and the Republican didn’t then this could be justified. In a circumstance like this, with two supposedly pro-gun candidates, the NRA should be looking at other factors, other issues of constitutional fidelity.

For the record I am considerable more pro 2nd Amendment than Wayne La Pierre. I don’t think the 2nd Amendment allows the federal government to regulate firearms, period. I am a plain language guy.

The NRA just endorsed the candidate who will go all Stupak when the chips are down.

WV has been trending Republican for the last few years, particularly in its national politics. This doesn’t help.

I dropped my NRA membership back in the 90’s when it became clear their mission had been disrupted by their political games and their social club mentality.

Only the most naive do not realize we are in a war with the left for the survival of American Liberty.

In the end, I am not an NRA member because they have no foresight and they treat with the enemy.

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Roguehttp://sago.com
A father of eight, manager of a small business, concerned American.

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  1. It’s a sickness we all (can) get when getting too close to power. The 2nd Amendment cannot be the most important (i.e., it defends all the others) if the NRA actively supports Dem candidates who wish to destroy all the others.
    Then the NRA only wants to be the ones the alligator eats last. You have to be inside an organization (the GOP is no different) to see why, to them, that makes sense. But it does.

    I prefer to fix the NRA from within, but after three years of OBama they still don’t get it. Take away their membership, and you take away their money. We still got our guns.
    Someone else will come along to fill the vacuum

    • I have to disagree there V. The Second Amendment is the most important and does defend all the others but it doesn’t start to do that until you enter my house. It doesn’t even work in my front yard anymore (it still might in the backyard because my neighbors will say they didn’t see anything). Inside our house is the only place the gov’t has left us. Even that is coming under increasing threat and you can see the govt sneaking in by reading labels on whats in the cupboards and the refrigerator.

      A couple decades of good conservative leadership will relieve the need once again, for the Second Amendment in the front yard or on Main Street. Or the gov’t will continue to push itself into our lives and the people will once again, expand the area of effect of the Second Amendment. I pray it is the first option that comes to pass.

  2. I gave up my membership in the NRA for pretty much the same reason, Rogue. (well actually, I cut my card up into about 50 pieces and mailed it back with a scathing letter).

    In my case they decided to endorse a guy with an ACU rating to the LEFT of Dennis Kucinich just because he had an A- rating on guns (in this hunting-mad CD) while his GOP challenger had an A rating whilst in the state legislature.

    I’m now a card-carrying member of the GOA.

  3. I noticed this during the last election. They would back a total leftist based on whether or not they think the guy would win, not based on whether or not he stood firm for our rights.

    I’m with you, the NRA needs to wake up and pay attention to the candidates, not who is sitting on the biggest war chest or polling lead.

  1. It’s a sickness we all (can) get when getting too close to power. The 2nd Amendment cannot be the most important (i.e., it defends all the others) if the NRA actively supports Dem candidates who wish to destroy all the others.
    Then the NRA only wants to be the ones the alligator eats last. You have to be inside an organization (the GOP is no different) to see why, to them, that makes sense. But it does.

    I prefer to fix the NRA from within, but after three years of OBama they still don’t get it. Take away their membership, and you take away their money. We still got our guns.
    Someone else will come along to fill the vacuum

    • I have to disagree there V. The Second Amendment is the most important and does defend all the others but it doesn’t start to do that until you enter my house. It doesn’t even work in my front yard anymore (it still might in the backyard because my neighbors will say they didn’t see anything). Inside our house is the only place the gov’t has left us. Even that is coming under increasing threat and you can see the govt sneaking in by reading labels on whats in the cupboards and the refrigerator.

      A couple decades of good conservative leadership will relieve the need once again, for the Second Amendment in the front yard or on Main Street. Or the gov’t will continue to push itself into our lives and the people will once again, expand the area of effect of the Second Amendment. I pray it is the first option that comes to pass.

  2. I gave up my membership in the NRA for pretty much the same reason, Rogue. (well actually, I cut my card up into about 50 pieces and mailed it back with a scathing letter).

    In my case they decided to endorse a guy with an ACU rating to the LEFT of Dennis Kucinich just because he had an A- rating on guns (in this hunting-mad CD) while his GOP challenger had an A rating whilst in the state legislature.

    I’m now a card-carrying member of the GOA.

  3. I noticed this during the last election. They would back a total leftist based on whether or not they think the guy would win, not based on whether or not he stood firm for our rights.

    I’m with you, the NRA needs to wake up and pay attention to the candidates, not who is sitting on the biggest war chest or polling lead.

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