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NRA Recruiting Update

As many know, I have been a Life Member of the National Rifle Association for over 20 years. I wholeheartedly support the NRA as an organization, and I wholeheartedly support its role in maintaining our right to keep and bear arms. To me, its effectiveness in support of this right is unquestioned. The sheer volume of the voice of its retractors should be evidence of this.

Since I have been writing this blog, I have been an active recruiter for them, and I have sponsored 11 people as Life Members, many of whom are a lot more famous that I am.

Having said that, I am not going to get into the current state of the NRA, except to say that I am extremely frustrated about the direction of the current leadership.

So effective June 26, 2019, I am suspending my active recruiting for NRA membership.

Should someone really, really want to join, please contact me at FillYerHands [at} gmail dot com, and we will discuss.

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NRA Annual Meeting Day 1

Well I’m off, at day 1 of the NRA Annual Meeting in downtown Atlanta. So far I’ve​ seen a whole lot of guns and gear and famous shooters. 

Now I’ve been to a whole lot of conventions and trade shows in my day, in my role as a nerd herder. It’s interesting to me that the booth people fall into the same categories: customer service people and full bore salespeople. Given my press badge, I get more of the customer service people approach me, which I like.

I’ve​ also found out a lot about some upcoming products, which I promised not to reveal, but I will tell you they involve new products from companies I’ve already bought from, so I look forward to seeing them.

Look for a full report later. But for now here’s some of what I saw.

Coming This Week – NRA Annual Meeting

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Well, it’s that time of year – the NRA Annual Meeting. And this year, it’s just down the road from me, at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30.

I plan to be there all three days, so I encourage my readers to comment with their plans, and hopefully we can get together.

I will be posting more this week on my plans – in the meantime, who is joining me?

For Once, Hillary Is Right

In a recent CNN town hall meeting, Hillary Clinton, who looks more and more like the leading Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, said this about gun control:

“We cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

When I read (and re-read) that, the image in my mind was the huge crowd outside the NRA convention in Indianapolis.

Courtesy of National Review

Courtesy of National Review

It was estimated at times to be as large as 30 protesters. This compared to the 75,267 NRA members and supporters inside.

Or the 5 people who showed up last August to protest the thousand inside the GeorgiaCarry convention.

Time and again, this numerical disparity is demonstrated. A minority of misinformed people ranting about

  • Background checks – we already must have them
  • Automatic weapons – already heavily regulated, unless you can manage to buy them in Mexico from the BATF.
  • Gun Show loopholes – which don’t exist

Yes, for once, I agree with Her Majesty. It’s time for the minority to shut the hell up.

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