Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Where's the NRA?

Where is the NRA?

In Washington, with two ballot initiatives on the table - one good (Initiative 591)and one horribly anti-gun (Initiative 594).

If I-594 passes and I-591 fails, the Washington Arms Collectors (quite possibly the largest organizer of gun shows in the United States) would likely be wiped out, as would both non-profit and for-profit gun shows in Washington.

Eight groups and countless individuals have come forward, formally and otherwise, to support the fight for gun owners rights and raised over $500,000. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Ferry County Tea Party, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Hunters Heritage Council,  Washington Arms Collectors,  Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association,  Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association and theWalla Walla Tea Party Patriots have all come forward to defend gun owners.

The NRA is silent. Their checkbook remains closed.

Where is the NRA?

 Noted firearms rights luminaries such as Alan Gottlieb, founder of both the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have reached out to try and build a coordinated effort to protect gun owners rights - one of the NRA's core missions.

The NRA is silent. Their checkbook remains closed.

Where is the NRA?

The official NRA State level organization, the Washington State Rifle & Pistol Association has joined the effort. The largest NRA affiliate in the state, the Washington Arms Collectors have not only joined the effort to preserve gun owners rights in Washington but have raised member dues to fend the effort.  Leaders of both groups know that they are defending gun owners from a devious attack by wealthy liberal anti-gun Seattle elites. Both groups are cornerstones of the rights preservation efforts.

Yet the NRA, the defender of urban, suburban and rural gun owners everywhere remains silent.

Where is the NRA?

"The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "
Wouldn't fighting laws that would cripple lawful firearms transactions between law-abiding private citizens fall pretty well dead center of the mission described above? Yet...

Where is the NRA?

Perhaps the folks at NRA-ILA are busy. Or having a post-Congress nap. If so, we need to help wake them - we need help out here in Washington.

Contact the NRA!
Andrew Arulanandam
NRA-ILA, Director of Public Affairs

(703) 267-3820

NRA-ILA: 1-(800) 392-8683

NRA Political Victory Fund
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

NRA Federal Affairs Division
410 1st St SE # 2
Washington D.C., DC 20003-1867
(202) 651-2560

Twitter:  @NRA @NRAILA @NRANews

1 comment:

Ancient Woodsman said...

I'm pretty sure that if the voting goes in a way to benefit the gun owners and stymie the assured, the NRA will show up proud & loud to take the credit for the victory.