Thursday, October 09, 2008

An Open Letter To The NRA

Apparently unswayed by my eloquent letter explaining why they should NOT endorse John McCain for president, the NRA did it anyway. Forgoing any more frilly words, I sent them the following curt letter. Hopefully they'll get enough letters from ticked-off members that they'll stop selling out.

Dear NRA:

I am writing to express my EXTREME displeasure at your recent endorsement of Senator McCain for president. McCain is a traitor to the Second Amendment (as well as most of the rest of the Constitution). He does not deserve to endorsed by the NRA.

I will not quit the NRA, although I'm tempted. However, you will receive NO donations from me for the rest of the year. Not to the NRA, not to the NRA-ILA, not to the NRA-PVF. I don't want any of MY money going to that traitorous sonofabitch John McCain.

You will lose many members over your support of this back-stabbing bastard. Do you happen to have the address for Gun Owners of America? I understand that they don't compromise their member's freedom.



Ben said...

NRA's Reply:

Dear [Ben],

We have not tried to hide our differences with Sen. McCain on gun show regulation or on campaign finance reform. However, those differences do not cancel out his long record of opposing gun bans, ammunition bans, waiting periods, predatory lawsuits against firearm manufacturers, and restrictions on our hunting heritage.

And just as importantly, Barack Obama's radical anti-gun record would make him the most anti-gun president in American history. This fact more than speaks to the need for our active involvement in support of the McCain-Palin ticket. And we must remember that the historic Heller decision this summer was only a 5-4 majority. A one-vote swing could have eliminated our individual right to keep and bear arms. With the next president expected to nominate as many as three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, the stakes could not be higher.

As you've no doubt followed in the media and in our weekly alerts, the Obama campaign has tried to deny nearly every aspect of his record of opposition to our Second Amendment freedom and hunting heritage. The campaign's willing allies in outlets like and the Washington Post have attacked our ad campaign, and the Obama campaign has tried to pressure television and radio networks to reject our advertising. We've swung back hard with documentation of every claim we've made, and not one station has denied our ads. Please review our website for more information:

Angus McClellan
NRA-ILA Grassroots

Ben said...

Dear Mr. McClellan:

I am writing back not because I believe I will change any decisions by the NRA leadership (and they won't change my mind either), but just to make myself feel better.

Here's my point: McCain is NOT a true friend of the Second Amendment. The NRA itself said as much when it called him "one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment.” McCain will help our side when it is politically convenient for him and will throw us under the bus when it's not. How bad Obama may be does NOT change the fact that McCain is not worthy of our support.

You mention the "historic Heller decision." I think we need to remember that Senator McCain supported both of Bill Clinton's Supreme Court nominees. That's two of the four votes AGAINST the Second Amendment in the decision. Who says McCain will nominate judges friendly to the Second Amendment? What if he feels like "reaching across the aisle" and stabbing us in the back that day? If it's not during an election, he'll do whatever he wants. He's a "maverick," remember? (Another thing that I remember about the "historic Heller decision" is that the lawyers who orchestrated the case in favor of the Second Amendment listed the NRA as one of the biggest obstacles in their way to winning the case. Another sellout by the NRA?)

In conclusion, McCain is not worthy of our support, no matter how bad Obama is. The NRA should have not made an endorsement, as they've done before.


Anonymous said...

Good job Bob, I also sent a letter along the same lines you pointed out.
I also let them know I will not be re upping my membership. And will instead join the GOA.
They are either with us or against us.