Save the Second is out to reform the NRA. Lord knows it’s needed. They’re focused on five goals involving amendments to the NRA’s bylaws, and they have the access and the juice to make it happen . . .
That is, with a little help from their friends: you, me, and just 248 other petition signers. This is enough to get their first bylaw amendment put up for a vote by the NRA’s Board of Directors. A board on which a number of folks involved with promoting Save the Second currently sit.
Okay, okay, there’s one catch. Those 250 signatures have to come from voting-eligible NRA members to count for getting this bylaw amendment in front of the board. Guess I’m out.
To be candid, I haven’t been an NRA member since March of 2016 when I allowed my membership to lapse for many of the same reasons that have recently motivated groups such as Save the Second.
Well, I didn’t know about the malfeasance and the extensive corruption, but I felt my money was being horribly wasted and that the organization had become far to wishy washy on our rights; negotiating away too much too easily, always and only being on the defensive, plus I was absolutely “over” Wayne LaPierre serving as the face of the organization.
But today I’m considering joining up again. Not to support the current NRA leadership, but to help change it. I’ve kicked myself at the last two NRA Annual Meetings for not being eligible to vote for Adam Kraut. Now I can’t sign this petition or cast ballots for other changes and other board members.
You can’t beat ’em if you don’t join ’em, right? Isn’t that the old saying? What say you?