Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Is the NRA about to commit the ultimate treachery against gun owners?

If you read my bio you will know that I have been a proud member of the National Rifle Association for over 42 years. In fact, I have been a Life Member since 1968 and in the last 15 years have elevated my status from Life Member to Endowment level membership to Patron level membership to my current Benefactor level membership which is the highest level anyone can attain outside of actual employment with the NRA. I have willingly supported the goals of the NRA over the years because I have recognized that they are the foremost supporter of 2nd Amendment gun rights in America. My support of the NRA has been a bumpy ride over the last 42 years due to the changing leadership of this organization. In the mid 1970s a group of elite intellectuals gained control of the NRA and began a campaign of smearing conservative, right-wing groups who in actuality were among their biggest supporters. The NRA, out of necessity, has always been a politically driven organization because politics either protects or threatens our rights and freedoms and liberty.
Is the NRA about to commit the ultimate treachery against gun owners? Or are they about to do the stupidest thing in the history of their existence?
The bold fact is that the NRA is a recognized force that influences its 3-million plus membership to vote for political candidates that purport to endorse the rights of gun owners. The downside of this is that the NRA is a single-issue group that does not judge any other aspect of the candidates qualifications. It is also blind to the reality of political affiliations. Two years ago the NRA gave its endorsement to 54 so-called Blue Dog Democrats running for Congress. These Blue Dog Democrats were supposed to be center right conservatives. In the 2008 landslide that elected a Marxist Socialist far-left candidate named Barack Hussein Obama, 53 of those Democrats endorsed by the NRA were also elected. The result of that election has given the Democrats total control of our government. The Democrat majority proceeded to pick Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Senator Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. We have seen how these two leaders have ramrodded one ultra-liberal piece of legislation after another through Congress that were encouraged by and willingly signed into law by the White House. In fact, the tax and spend policies of Reid and Pelosi have had such a dramatic impact on the citizens of this country that it gave birth to the Tea Party movement and the Take Back America campaign that brought together millions of protesters.

There is a rule of thumb used by many conservative groups to evaluate political candidates. It is how they stand on a core group of issues. A candidate must not only support the 2nd Amendment, they must be Pro-Life, pro Constitution, for limited government and support and defend American sovereignty. These combined issues produce candidates of good character that can be trusted. The NRA uses only one of these issues to pass judgment on a candidate and is seemingly ignorant of the implications surrounding party affiliation. To be a candidate for elected office in any political party an individual must swear allegiance to the party platform in order to have the support of the party. The platform of the national Democratic Party often reads like the communist manifesto with its pro-socialist agenda. The platform of the national Republican party is just the opposite. 

Now we have another ultra-liberal, Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State who has just signed the United Nations treaty to ban small gun ownership. This treaty needs to be passed by the United States Senate and if it does, some informed people fear it will abrogate our rights under the U.S. Constitution. Barack Hussein Obama wants this ban on gun ownership applied to all Americans. Obama is Harry Reid's boss and it will be Harry Reid's job to push this treaty through the Senate.

Senator Harry Reid is up for reelection in Nevada this coming November and the Tea Party has shown great strength in supporting his opposing candidate. Reid is in trouble and he knows it so he has been pandering to the NRA to get their endorsement. 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.

I wrote a letter on May 9th to Cris Cox, Chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund that I would like to share with you.
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 movement.

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

    Nelson F. Abdullah

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 home.

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.

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