The NRA Lets ALEC Take the Bullet
I’m not a big fan of the NRA at the upper strata of lobbying. It plans it safe to maintain the veneer of bipartisanship, it has to be poked and prodded to get involved with hot button issues, and it frequent tries to take credit for the work of other organizations and also let others take the fall. The NRA has become the definition of | Read More »
NRA Openly Floats A Harry Reid Endorsement
The NRA is now openly floating, or at least allowing to be floated, its endorsement of Harry Reid, a man who voted for the Brady Gun Bill. In a New York Times puff piece on the NRA that largely gives the NRA credit for things it tried to undermine (more on that later), there is this: A point of contention on both the left and | Read More »
A Reader Email on the NRA
From the mail bag: After reading your post, I wasted 30 minutes waiting on hold to talk to a human at NRA. I finally got a guy – I think he said his name was “Tag” – who was in full defense mode on all the good stuff Harry Reid had done, all his votes, how they gave him a B Grade, how he wrote | Read More »
More on the NRA’s Harry Reid Endorsement
I’m getting a lot of emails from people saying the NRA has not endorsed Harry Reid in Nevada. As I said in the original post: no, the NRA has not endorsed Harry Reid. But they are planning to unless we bring pressure to bear on them. But here’s the other thing: Sharron Angle has been a true patriot on 2nd Amendment issues in the Nevada | Read More »
NRA Now Leans Toward Endorsing Harry Reid
Multiple sources tell me the National Rifle Association is planning to endorse liberal Harry Reid against pro-gun champion Sharron Angle. Two weeks ago, I told you about the carveout the NRA received in exchange for their support for the DISCLOSE ACT deal. Then this week, RedState broke the story of the “gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board on the Kagan nomination. | Read More »
NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan
Internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members are highlighting just how far the National Rifle Association has fallen. The organization recently collaborated with the left to obtain a carve out of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation designed to silence bloggers and outside interest groups like tea party activists. This was a first amendment issue and the NRA gladly took a position and campaigned for its | Read More »
NRA Gets Involved in Indiana. Stutzman Is The Only Guy With an A+ Rating.
The NRA is sending out a postcard to its members in Indiana. You can see it here. The NRA is not endorsing in the race, but notes that only Marlin Stutzman has an A+ rating on the second amendment. The postcard also notes that Dan Coats is the only candidate to “cast anti-gun votes” in office. Go Marlin.