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Bigcountry02 05-20-2010 02:48 AM

I am very upset! :mad:

This is the issue:

The current issue of the NRA magazine American Rifleman has a lengthy story praising Harry Reid for his efforts to have a large shooting range built outside of Las Vegas. Newsmax, the conservative magazine and Internet news group has recently stated that Harry Reid is boasting of a comfortable relationship with the NRA. Will the NRA return the favor for Reid's help in getting the shooting range built by giving him their endorsement? God help us if they do.

A fellow Oathkeeper posted this letter:

NRA Political Victory Fund
Chris W. Cox, Chairman

Dear Mr. Cox,

I don’t usually pay attention to rumors but this one has some disturbing
facts and I couldn’t put it aside. Two years ago, the NRA endorsed 54
so-called Blue Dog Democrats for Congress and I read that 53 of them
were elected. This fact enabled the Democrats to gain control of
Congress and Nancy Pelosi to become the Speaker of the House. As a
citizen of the United States and a conservative American I am aware of
the consequences that have happened since: We all now face the most
anti-gun administration in the history of America.

Now, if the following report proves to be true and the NRA endorses
Harry Reid, you can count on at least three things to happen.

1. I will submit my resignation to the NRA and end my 42 year long Life
Membership and present Benefactor level status.
2. I will write endless blogs denouncing your treasonous acts against
patriotic gun-owning Americans.
3. I predict that my reaction will be shared by a large percentage of
other NRA members, many of whom may also be followers of the Tea Party

In light of this Newsmax report, below, I am withholding all
contributions to NRA-PVF.


Jews for Sarah Palin; NRA Likes Harry Reid

Article from Newsmax 5-9-2010

NRA Still Loves Harry Reid

The National Rifle Association has a record of supporting far more
Republicans than Democrats, but there’s one powerful Democrat who has a
not-so-secret admirer in the NRA — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The NRA hasn’t officially endorsed Sen. Reid, who is facing a tough
re-election battle in Nevada, but the gun rights group “really loves”
Reid, an NRA insider tells Newsmax.

Even as tea partyers rallied against Reid in his hometown of
Searchlight, Nev., on March 27, Reid was joined by NRA Executive Vice
President Wayne LaPierre at the official grand opening of a $60 million
shooting range Reid helped build north of Las Vegas.

“I know how you worked,” LaPierre said to Reid at the opening. “[This]
would not have opened without the work of Sen. Reid.”

Reid’s re-election campaign describes LaPierre as “one of the senator’s
supporters,” according to CNN.

Since his election to the Senate in 1986, Reid has consistently voted to
protect the rights of gun owners and manufacturers:

* In 1993, he was 1 of only 8 Democrats to vote against an assault
weapons ban.
* The following year he voted in favor of a bill preventing
third-party lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributors when
their weapons are used illegally.
* He voted against legislation that would have made it a federal
crime to keep a gun unlocked and loaded for personal protection in the

The NRA sent a letter to its members in July 2009 stating that “for many
years, Harry Reid has been supporting our Second Amendment rights in
the U.S. Senate.”

At the opening of the shooting range, Reid donned ear plugs to test out
his 12-gauge shotgun, Politics Daily reported. After the ribbon cutting,
he autographed shell casings.

UnderFire 05-20-2010 03:14 AM

WOW!! I learn all of this 2 weeks after
I mail in my NRA membership renewal. :(

KalashnikovJosh 05-20-2010 03:15 AM

Harry Reid on the Issues


Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
He's wishy-washy.

It seems to me like he is just rolling with the times if you look at the record above-as the sentiment has changed,so has his voting record.

I highly doubt he'd be for the repeal of previous 'gun control' laws.
Meaning for me-hes definitely not the kind of 'pro-gun' advocate I'd vote for.

Better than some-worse than others.

Not good enough for me.

Dillinger 05-20-2010 03:19 AM

Once again, the NRA, while the 800lb Gorilla in D.C., is no longer the Gun Advocate that we WANT in D.C.

This is ANOTHER example of why I am no longer a member of their organization.

It's not that I am against what they "promote", it's that I am ALPHA MALE AGAINST the way they go about spending my money and what they will spend it on.


NitroxAZ 05-20-2010 03:32 AM

I will not renew.

Iowa Plinker 05-20-2010 05:40 PM

Agree 100% on this.Open up the pages and seen Dingy Harry name plastered all over the article.Just another polictical organization rub job for the money they got.It's what the whole problem is coming from!!!!! Blummer

Kimber45 05-21-2010 01:59 AM

I will not not renew either, even sent an e-mail voicing my dislike for hairy reed even mentioned in an nra magazine.

freefall 05-21-2010 02:12 AM

So. If not the NRA, what's your plan B? SAF? GOA? They've all got their warts. The way I see it, the NRA is doing MOST of the heavy lifting on the gun rights front. Do they pimp themselves out for money? Hell yeah. They're career politicians just like the guys they work with. Do I like it? Not so much, but I haven't seen any better suggestions.

laynejc 05-21-2010 02:19 AM

I support your decisions 100% on not renewing, but please join at least one of the others: gun owners of america, second amendment foundation, or jews for the preservation of gun ownership 9or something like that), national association of gun rights.

TOF 05-21-2010 04:45 AM

Whatever his stand regarding guns Harry needs to go.

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