I am very upset!
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
* 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.