This is from bluegrass bruce’s blog, and will give you some insight on last year’s NRA convention. This article is from April of 2014, but it contains valuable information.
bruce is a Kentucky-raised husband and hunter with a passion for politics, and i like his blog.
A few years ago, the NRA made their annual meeting a “gun free zone”. This year, liberal gun grabbers are excited because the NRA hired a speaker who supports background checks. When did the NRA Annual Meeting become a gun control convention?
My nephew just sent me an article saying that the liberal gun control group The Brady Campaign is thrilled that the NRA hired anti-gunner Franklin Graham to pray at their convention. Graham sold out Americans by supporting background checks while Obama was trying to exploit the Newtown tragedy. Now, just a year later, he is headlining the NRA’s convention? I don’t care that he is trying to go back on his position now. This is a complete betrayal of gun owners by the NRA.
NRA members should boycott the convention. Background checks would give the government a paper trail on every single gun sale in America. The next stop after that is a federal gun registry, which would destroy the 2nd Amendment. Yet the NRA is happy to feature a prominent pro-background check figure at their yearly meeting? Nobody who supports gun rights should stand for it.
The truth is that the NRA has surrendered on background checks before. In 2007, they struck a deal with senior Democrats to strengthen background checks by bribing states to send gun buyer data to the federal government. In 1999, Wayne LaPierre testified that background checks were a good thing. And now they are cuddling up to Franklin Graham.
NRA members need to stop being dazzled by all the membership perks and shooting events and start holding their leadership accountable. The NRA does not exist to entertain gun owners. They are supposed to be protecting our rights. Yet they consistently betray us for people like Franklin Graham and Mitch McConnell, another gun phony who is speaking at the meeting this year, who the NRA has given more money to than any other member of Congress.
The NRA thinks that its members are sheep who will listen to anyone that the NRA leadership puts in front of them. Boycotting the convention would let them know who is the boss.
Reposted from the CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY
Grover Norquist has suspended his involvement with the Board of the National Rifle Association pending the completion of its investigation of charges that he has for seventeen years been involved with and enabled Muslim Brotherhood influence operations against the conservative movement and Republican Party. This is a welcome, and long-overdue, step towards disassociating the NRA from a man whose past and ongoing conduct is odds with the core, patriotic beliefs of the organization’s rank-and-file.
As Fox News reported (www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/15/gop-power-player-norquist-steps-down-from-nra-amid-probe-islamist-ties/), radio and TV talk show host Glenn Beck, who has conducted his own, extensive on-air investigation of the charges against Norquist, announced on 14 April that: “[The NRA has] assured me and their membership that this will not be a whitewash, this will be a legitimate investigation. I believe they will do the right thing in turning over every stone and following the evidence wherever it takes them.”
Highlights of Mr. Beck’s inquiry – which represents the gold standard against which the rigor and integrity of the NRA investigation will be judged – are here:
And well he shouldn’t be. Bill Haslam is one of the worst of the phony right wing neo-con Trotskyites. Before he ran for governor, he had belonged to Bloomberg’s Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns for five years. He knew he couldn’t be elected as governor of Tennessee unless he was pro-second amendment, so he quit the Bloomberg outfit, joined the NRA as a life time member, and told everyone that he figured out Bloomberg’s outfit was really no good. It only took him five years to figure that out, ahem.
CREATED Apr 5, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 70,000 gun enthusiasts were set to descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, but they won’t be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Governor Bill Haslam.
A Haslam spokesman confirmed that the governor won’t be welcoming the crowd to the new Music City Center on Friday.
An NRA spokeswoman praised the governor and his staff for helping bring the convention to Tennessee, but she said the NRA was unable to accommodate a speaking role for Haslam at the opening of the event that will feature several potential Republican presidential candidates.
Some gun rights advocates have been wary of Haslam for his membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, before he ran for governor in 2010.
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