arma virumque cano (et alia)
That link is from 2005.
"If you go on the various "minutemen" blogs and forums, there's no shortage of NRA members."That's a good thing. Every gun owner should be an NRA member. If they aren't, they are dead weight.
AztecRed brings up an interesting idea. By encouraging ALL gun owners to be members of the NRA, or to actively participate in the gun-rights movement, what you're doing is making the median of this large group worse. You'll be including all the hidden criminals and bad-laws-be-damned guys in with the reasonable and responsible majority. It doesn't sound like the way to go to me.Yet, as Jadegold pointed out, and AztecRed applauded, that's exactly what has been going on. I'm probably going to have to rework my Famous 10% (it really should have been more like 30% anyway, this just confirms it).
@AztecRed, I disagree that I am dead weight. I make a conscious decision NOT to support the NRA, because they a) have "compromised" our RKBA away too much, b) support some politicians that are almost damn near hostile to the RKBA, and c) they use mis-leading propaganda (not as bad as the Brady Campaign and other anti-rights groups, but they DO spin and mis-lead the public sometimes). The NRA ranks #4 on my groups to support because they DO actually do SOME good I won't denounce them entirely, but I would give to GOA, JPFO, and our local Oregon Firearms Federation before I the NRA gets any more of my money. Since I don't have much money to spare, I prefer to spend my time trying to educate the public in person and through online social media....Orygunner......Orygunner...