Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Organization is Better Than Your Organization

Sebastian and Lyle have opened up the proverbial can of worms over the history of the NRA and some manufacturers allegedly supporting federal gun laws in the past.

Well we know that there have been quite a few screw-ups over the years. Smith & Wesson tried to get a monopoly by signing on to Clinton era gun control. The NRA initially tried to derail Heller over the fact that the court as it stood when it all got started wasn't a definitive winner. Etc.

Yeah, most of them have screwed up at one point or another. So what do we do? Do we Zumbo every group/company that we disagree w/? Do we keep sending money/buying product if we disagree w/ them?

I personally spread the wealth around as much as possible. I'm a life member of both the NRA and SAF and an annual or more of the Illinois State Rifle Assoc. and Champaign Cnty. Rifle Assoc. I've had my issues w/ all of them and I let them know it when I do. If they don't listen, I put more of my support, both money and activity, to the others but it would take a lot for me to cut them out entirely. There are some groups I admit I won't even waste blog space on mentioning.

As for firearm manufacturers, I buy what I like. So far that hasn't come into conflict w/ politics or activism but one who openly works against my interests I will not buy from again w/o some rough music.

Whatever you choose to do, let it be useful. Don't just whine and kvetch about what a bad job "X" is doing. Go join/support another group and/or company and tell the ones you disagree w/ WHY, not just "You suck" or similar such comments that make you look like a fool. Then go out and keep up the activism. If you sit on your rear and let the groups do all the work, then don't complain about what you get.



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5 comments:

Dannytheman said...

"Whatever you choose to do, let it be useful. Don't just whine and kvetch about what a bad job "X" is doing. Go join/support another group and/or company and tell the ones you disagree w/ WHY, not just "You suck" or similar such comments that make you look like a fool. Then go out and keep up the activism. If you sit on your rear and let the groups do all the work, then don't complain about what you get. "

Beautifully stated, and I agree!

Miguel said...

The "All or Nothing" crowd are a bunch of whining pampered idiots that ride on the coattails of those who actually busted their chops.
They are the Gun Culture equivalent of the lazy bastards living of Government subsidies.

PT said...

The NRA of 1968 is not the NRA of today. Remember the Cincinnati revolt of 1977 and how it changed the NRA.

The NRA even supported the NFA after it got handguns removed from the bill.

Anonymous said...

Miguel, I am a little uncertain about what you are saying. However, I feel like this:

The Second Amendment Rights of the citizens of this country have been stolen by a bunch of dishonest, elitists. This is especially true in Illinois. While some efforts have been made to restore those rights in the United States, it is not enough.

If someone stole your new Mercedes, would you settle for them returning just a photo of it?

I want all of my rights returned and I will whine, complain and criticize until they are. And I really do not care what others think of that.

P.S. I am sorry I do not have the big bucks to send to all of the gun-rights groups, but I support the Bill of Rights, including the First and Second Amendments. And I loathe those who try to deny them.

Chas said...

"Smith & Wesson tried to get a monopoly by signing on to Clinton era gun control."

Markie Marxist sez: "Yeah! Smith & Wesson is really cool like that! And though the Clinton administration is long gone, my Marxist amigos at S&W in Marxachusetts are still putting internal locks on their guns. That means that one of these days, we can pass a law that requires the internal lock to be on, unless the gun is about to be fired. That will help us to thwart CCW, and be a nice little present to our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminals to help them help us with our agenda of destroying capitalism and bringing down America. Oh, I heard that the locks can have a tendency to self activate under recoil when the gun is fired - just a nice, little extra touch from my Marxist amigos in Marxachusetts. Ha! Ha!"