Guns Drawn

This is so ridiculous. Damn the NRA for picking this fight again.

The NRA’s biggest gun is looking for a little help when he comes to the Georgia statehouse today to lobby lawmakers and meet with the media about his group’s parking lot guns bill. Over the weekend, the national group put out robocalls to its members in Georgia, urging them to join Wayne LaPierre at the Capitol today to help him get the measure passed.

Another group will be waiting for him there – NRA members who don’t like the national group’s measure and prefer, instead, one being advanced by Rep. Tim Bearden and a group called GeorgiaCarry.Org.

7 comments

  1. StevePerkins says:

    I haven’t cut up my NRA membership card just yet, but it seems like the organization is representing me less and less all the time.

    The D.C. v. Heller case going before the Supreme Court, which will address Second Amendment interpretation for the first time in almost a century, is getting it’s day in court DESPITE the NRA… not because of them (http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/a_shot_at_the_second_amendment/). The NRA pulled a number of sleazy tricks to prevent the case from ever being heard, probably for fear that a clear-cut Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment would lessen the NRA’s relevance and hurt fundraising.

    Now, the NRA is pushing Second Amendment rights over property rights, a position that no serious conservative or libertarian could possibly tolerate.

    More and more each year, the NRA seems like it’s looking out for the NRA rather than me. It’s frustrating.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    I think Mr. Cox presents an excellent viewpoint in today’s AJC on WHY the NRA believes this is worth a fight:

    http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2008/01/07/equaled_0107.html

    Steve, I’m quite the “serious conservative.” If you still disagree with the NRA’s position on this after reading Cox’s valid points about “property rights,” then that will mean YOU have no idea of what being a “serious conservative” is all about.

  3. Icarus says:

    Sorry, Mr. Cox lost me in the first paragraph when he decides to make evil “corporate interests” the enemy.

    Before the merits of his argument should even be considered, he needs to explain why a supposedly “grass roots” organization like the NRA is choosing to push this legislation when it has opposition from it’s own GA organization.

    They are, and remain, Frigtards.

  4. Larry says:

    The worst part of all of this is that the NRA is telling legislators that HB 89 is the only one upon which they will be “graded”. Mr. Bearden and GunCarry.org have a real good bill (HB 915) for fixing Georgia’s gun carry code and the NRA’s insistence on on a single bill/issue is sure to hurt this greater cause.

    I haven’t cut up my membership card either, but I have scrapped the NRA decal from my rear window.

  5. Romegaguy says:

    Here is my favorite line
    “Bear in mind that the Constitution says nothing about a right to park a vehicle. ” Nor does it say anything about concealed weapons or automatic weapons either, Mr. Cox.

    Look I have guns. I have an NRA membership. I also have a business and own property. I believe that the NRA has been taken over by extremists that dont have my best interests in mind when they make their policy decisions. I am not going to cut up my membership card but I can tell you that I am not voting for board members that are supported by the executive committee either.

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