Saturday, August 28, 2010

I've told the NRA: Not one damn dime for a Democrat

Some people refuse to admit they have made a mistake. The National Rifle Association is one of them. I am another. Let me clear up the lesser of these two problems. For the last 42 years I have been a Life Member of the NRA and have frequently responded to their letters asking for donations to help them get pro-gun politicians elected. A few years ago I learned that some of that money I sent them was used to help some Democrats. Apparently, that included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada. Harry Reid along with most of the other Democrats the NRA helped have gone on to confirm numerous judges appointed to Federal and Supreme Courts. Only a slim majority of five conservative Justices remain on the Supreme Court and that is what recently upheld two very important Second Amendment cases. The last two new Justices confirmed by the Democrat majority in the Senate have been radical leftists who oppose every right of gun owners. 

In Nevada, Harry Reid is running against a very conservative Republican named Sharron Angle who happens to be a Life Member of the NRA. Due to a firestorm of protest against the NRA for the favorable publicity they have given to Harry Reid, the NRA has recently stated they will not endorse him for reelection in November. But what about Sharron Angle? According to FOX News, quoting Chris W. Cox, head of the NRA Political Victory Fund. "Cox stopped short of saying whether the group would support Reid's opponent, Republican Sharron Angle, or stay neutral in the race."

FOX News also reported: "The National Republican Senatorial Committee was quick to relay news of the NRA's decision. Meanwhile, Reid's campaign manager, Brandon Hall, noted that the NRA has donated to Reid's campaign and not to Angle's during the current election cycle. The group donated $4,950 to the Reid campaign, according to records maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics."

I resigned my Life Membership in the NRA on July 2nd. You can read my earlier posts on this subject. At the same time I became a Life Member of the Gun Owners of America, a group that believes that conservative principles are necessary to supporting the Second Amendment. The GOA has supported Sharron Angle's campaign just as I have so sending money to the NRA would appear to cancel out this effort. I won't support or belong to any group that pays homage to the Democratic Party which is  the most anti-gun political party in our nations history. The NRA seems to feel it does not have to be held accountable for the consequences of their Democratic endorsements. That is their biggest mistake.

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