NRA Board Members Free To Voice Opinions Of Elena Kagen

NRA Board Members Free To Voice Opinions Of Elena Kagen
By Tom King

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

New York – -( There are a myriad of rumors regarding the NRA cluttering the internet but one in particular is causing me personal anguish.

That rumor reports that the NRA staff has issued a gag order to the NRA Board of Directors regarding comments on the nomination of Elena Kagen to the Supreme Court.

Let me explain something about the structure of the NRA; authority to do anything within the NRA comes from you the members of the NRA. That authority is delegated to your elected Board of Directors who in turn elects officers and formulate policy that is then issued to the Executive Vice President/CEO who then turns that policy into action through the professional staff.

Gag orders for the Board of Directors do not exist.

Friends; those of you close to me should know by now that telling me I can’t speak up on an issue of vital importance to the 2nd Amendment is going to get you into a war.

I spoke vociferously regarding the nomination of Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court; in fact I joined a number of national 2nd Amendment leaders protesting the appointment and urging through a nationally published letter she not be confirmed.

I did that because of her ties to New York State and the position she took, on then recent, anti 2nd Amendment decisions. I have not taken a position on Elena Kagen’s nomination to the Supreme Court because I find it absurd that anyone with no judicial experience would be nominated to the Supreme Court and fervently hope the Republican Senators will block this nomination.

The 2nd Amendment protects all the rest. Why would the NRA, the protector of the 2nd Amendment, attempt to limit the 1st Amendment rights of its’ own Board of Directors?

It does not but if you think the Board members you voted for could be gagged then you voted for the wrong guys.

Tom King
NRA Board of Directors
NYS Rifle & Pistol Association
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Ed Woods
Ed Woods
11 years ago

Was the board and/or the membership consulted by C. Cox before he authored the press release supporting John McCain? The NRA members in my area are absolutely irate over that endorsement for obvious reasons. This is going to hurt the NRA. Can/will the board force him to retract that endorsement? Maybe it's time for some serious housecleaning.

Ed Woods Life member JHA341M