NRA Florida Lobbyist Marion Hammer stated back on January 15 that any Non-Approved Board Candidates Are “The Enemy Within” and that their supporters are Trojan Horse NRA Members looking to usurp and wreak havoc on the NRA. Well, I guess I’m one of them since . . .
I voted today and none of the folks I voted for were on Marion’s approval list that she happened to release today via an email blast.
DATE: January 24, 2018
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
Every year when the ballot issues of NRA magazines start arriving, I get flooded with phone calls and email asking my advice on who to vote for on the ballot for the NRA Board of Directors.
Ballot issues are now in the mail and are arriving. If you are an NRA voting member, you will have a ballot in your magazine when it arrives.
While Florida’s Legislative Session is normally held during days in March, April and May, this year it started in January and we are in the 3rd week of Florida’s Legislative Session — a critical time for law-abiding gun owners.
Therefore, because protecting Second Amendment rights takes top priority, I am sending out the list of the 25 candidates for the NRA Board of Directors who got my votes and whom I endorse.
If you like, you may share this list so please feel free to forward this out to other NRA members who might have an interest in this information.
I VOTED FOR AND ENDORSE THESE 25 CANDIDATES:
1. Scott L. Bach, New Jersey
2. William A. Bachenberg, Pennsylvania
3. Ronnie G. Barrett, Tennessee
4. Robert K. Brown, Colorado
5. Dean Cain, Malibu, California
6. David G. Coy, Adrian, Michigan
7. John L. Cushman, Patchogue, New York
8. Edie P. Fleeman, Durham, North Carolina
9. Joel Friedman, Henderson, Nevada
10 David A. Keene, Ft. Washington, Maryland
11. Herbert A. Lanford, Jr., Columbia, South Carolina
12. Carrie Lightfoot, Scottsdale, Arizona
13. Duane Liptak, Jr., Austin, Texas
14. Carolyn D. Meadows, Marietta, Georgia
15. Bill Miller, Beckley, West Virginia
16. Owen Buz Mills, Paulden, Arizona
17. Grover G. Norquist, Washington, D.C.
18. Robert A. Nosler, Bend, Oregon
19. Kim Rhode, Big Bear Lake, California
20. Wayne Anthony Ross, Anchorage, Alaska
21. Don Saba, Tucson, Arizona
22. William H. Satterfield, Birmingham, Alabama
23. Ronald L. Schmeits, Raton, New Mexico
24. John C. Sigler, Dover, Delaware
25. Robert J. Wos, Sarasota, Florida
Here’s my ballot:
As for Florida and the Legislative Session, “this year it started in January and we are in the 3rd week of Florida’s Legislative Session — a critical time for law-abiding gun owners. Therefore, because protecting Second Amendment rights takes top priority“; against what?
The Pro Gun Bills have already been defeated by Florida Republicans like Sen. Anitere Flores and Sen. Rene Garcia. As for the Anti-Gun Bills; they have been blocked too and the status quo has been kept once again. Nothing at all has changed in Florida and nothing is at risk.
Now, today is the closing date for the public to make comments on ATF’s soon to be change of Bump Fire Stocks.
Which, last I checked Marion Hammer stated:
The “bump-stock” device, used by the killer in the Las Vegas shooting, converts a semi-auto rifle to a full-auto rifle.
Do you have any idea how many people were shocked out of their minds when ATF decided bump-stocks were not subject to regulation and APPROVED them for sale and use? That was under the Obama administration for crying out loud. Your mind is forced to run wild wondering why.
Make no mistake, the NRA has NOT cleared the way for more regulation. If it were not for ATF’s wink and nod to the manufacturer of the bump-stock, it would already be regulated under federal law. NRA has tossed it back into ATF’s lap where it belongs. NRA has not agreed to any new legislation nor has NRA said we agree with any existing NFA legislation. NRA has not agreed to a ban. NRA has not agreed to anything. NRA simply insists upon enforcing existing law.
Is that how the Second Amendment is defended? By giving fuel to the machine that looks at change the legality of millions of legally owned Bump Fire Stocks?
Elections are over on April 15, 2018. So if you’re a voting member, check your magazine for the ballot.