No, as a matter of fact “Heck NO!” By the way it’s not pettiness. It’s actually a principle I have.
I refuse to join or support an organization that has a corrupt leadership, knows it has a corrupt leadership and won’t change. In addition, it sells away our rights at every convenient opportunity. The only thing the NRA does is compromise, compromise, compromise, and get absolutely nothing in return. I don’t need anyone else “bending me over” and telling me that they are here to help. The government does a “good enough” job of that already.
Red Flag Laws - NRA was involved. The NRA has “paid” almost 45 million dollars of your money to “support Senators and Congressmen” that just sold you out on the latest bill passed through the U.S. Senate. Are you happy with how your money was spent? How is that return on investment going?
Bump Stock bull crap - NRA involved - If you are not going to vigorously fight for us, get the heck out of the way. Their response to the rules change from ATF was laughable. Everytime the NRA decides it’s going to side with democrats and RINOs our rights get chipped at.
Constitutional Carry - they want to take credit for it, but other organizations actually worked much harder to get this through.
I’m done giving money and support to an organization that does not aggressively support OUR RIGHTS, and takes most opportunities to advice politicians on how to “infringe less”. Infringement is infringement there is not a degree of it that is acceptable. Until the NRA decides to actually FIGHT for our rights rather than just put out milquetoast press releases they can go pound sand. I will never spend another dollar on this corrupt organization.
Support organizations that actually support us and actually DON’T COMPROMISE on our rights. Our rights are NON-NEGOTIABLE.
If you don’t know what organizations to support, pick one or support all of these:
- Gun Owners of America - https://www.gunowners.org/
- Firearms Policy Coalition - https://www.firearmspolicy.org/
- Second Amendment Foundation - https://www.saf.org/
- any of the various local 2A Defense Leagues and organizations - Find your local one or you can support mine - Virginia Citizen’s Defense League - https://vcdl.org/
If Gun Owners of America and the Firearms Policy Coalition had the resources the NRA has we’d probably have a very different outlook on our 2A rights at this time. Give your money to organizations that actually do the work, and work for you. The NRA is not one of those, IMO.
The NRA had a chance to win me back this past voting period if their leadership had gotten rid of the cancer that is Wayne LaPierre and his corruption. They showed their true colors then and there. The entire leadership of that organization is a waste, IMO.