Gun Owners of America has online "tool" to take action contacting your US Senators and House Representative.GOA has mostly been active at the state level. They don't yet have the muscle to take on our enemies in Congress and the White House.
The NRA is fast to claim credit for torpedoing the Chipman nomination, but they were hardly alone in their opposition.
Yes, the NRA has done a lotThe NRA has done far more good than Wayne LaPierre can undo with his ego and power. No one else has the lobbying power of the NRA. Wayne needs to go. ( Benefactor member)
Do you have any documentation to support any of these allegations, just curious?Yes, the NRA has done a lot
- The NRA lobbied for, testified for, and got congress to pass the National Firearms Act
- The NRA lobbied for, testified for, and got congress to pass the Federal Firearms Act
- The NRA supported the Gun Control Act
- The NRA supported the Hughes Amendment
- The NRA supported the federal Assault Weapons Ban
The Board of Directors elections are rigged:I've read all the gripes about WLP and I don't disagree. Hopefully, the NRA is more than WLP. I'm very disappointed in the board not doing their job.
Having said all that a few months ago I bought 5 year memberships for our younger son and both grandsons. None of the three was in a position to do it on their own but all are registered to vote. I hope numbers of NRA members voting will have an effect on the politations in state houses and Washington. Any donations to pro-2nd Amendment organizations now go to The 2nd Amendment Foundation(and associated orgs.) and GOA.
By "vote" I was not referring to NRA election of board members. I meant in local, state and national elections for those who legislate the laws in this country.The Board of Directors elections are rigged:
- out of 28 candidates, only 3 candidates lose
On average, 5.4% turn-over annually. Years and years to build a majority even ignoring ...
- almost all of the candidates are chosen within the system
As things stand, voting is extraordinarily unlikely to change anything.
ahBy "vote" I was not referring to NRA election of board members. I meant in local, state and national elections for those who legislate the laws in this country.
Absolutely agree upon that last point: when the time comes that I participate in overthrowing the order outlined in the by-laws, I want to be able to say: I tried it by the rules first.I understand that any action taken concerning changing the makeup of the board of directors is ineffective at present. Still, that is no reason to not try.