NRA Quandary

I have been a Life Member of the National Rifle Association for over 20 years. I have supported them by recruiting, and I have sponsored 11 Life Members over the years.

But given the growing pile of horse manure in Fairfax, I am taking down my Life Membership badge, and my recruiting link, which since 2019 has gone to this post, any way.

While I am not resigning, I am not going to contribute until the NRA cleans itself up.

More to follow.

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.

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


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?