The quote of the day is presented by Guns.com
Former NRA President and current Florida
lobbyist consultant Marion Hammer took to the pages of the Washington Times to torch almost everyone in the gun rights community who isn’t named Wayne LaPierre. Call us cynical, but this poison pen letter reads more as an act of desperation than a show of support.
Leaving the NRA in the hands of a bunch of novices who haven’t done 1 percent of what Wayne has helped the NRA accomplish is a pure recipe for disaster.
You may think they’re well-meaning but they likely couldn’t figure out how to run the NRA or a 50-state legislative operation, period.
From all appearances, Save the Second is just an extension of the 22-year-old failed coup attempt against Wayne by led by the late NRA board member Neal Knox, whose son is gun-rights supporter Jeff Knox of the Firearms Coalition.
It’s the NRA that has been fighting and winning against gun bans, ammo bans and gun registration schemes, and has helped pass numerous pro-self-defense and pro-gun laws.
Where would we gun-rights defenders be without the NRA and Wayne LaPierre? You really don’t have to go that far back to find that there was a supposed pro-gun group — Alan Gottleib’s Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms — that agreed to Barack Obama and billionaire gun-confiscator Michael Bloomberg’s terrible scheme for a universal background check after Sandy Hook.
Universal background checks prevent common, innocent acts like a grandfather giving a family firearm to his 12-year-old grandson without the absurdity of a background check.
And, while that group put out sweeping press statements and declarations, the reality is that it can do so only because no one of consequence takes the group seriously.
– Marion Hammer in Who’s behind the attacks on the NRA leadership and why