NRA Fails To Do Damage Control on H.R. 5175

NRA Fails To Do Damage Control on H.R. 5175

Virginia Gun Owners Coalition
Virginia Gun Owners Coalition

Virginia –-( Without free speech our 2nd Amendment rights will perish.

But groups all over America are joining the fight to stop the NRA and their union buddies from silencing everyone but them.

Even the liberal Sierra club has joined the fight.

Listen at the video above as the NRA tries but fails to do damage control on public radio.

By the way, it is not even true that “the NRA” is protecting the free speech of its members by cutting this deal on the Disclose Act. It is only protecting the “right” of the NRA corporate management to exercise “its”
free speech. Their deal does nothing to protect single NRA members or collections of NRA members (organized outside of NRA management funding and control) making speech outside of the NRA managements control and authorization.

Our pressure is working. It appears the momentum behind the anti-free speech DISCLOSE Act may be losing steam. Grassroots outrage over the NRA’s sickening attempt to cozy up to anti-gun Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi is slowing down the bill.

But the fight is far from over.

  • Call your Congressman at 202 224 3121 and urge them to oppose the anti-free speech Disclose Act H.R. 5175
  • Call Senator Webb at 202 224 4024 and Call Senator Warner at 202 224 2023 and urge them to filibuster the anti-free speech Disclose Act H.R. 5175
  • Call the NRA at 800 672 3888 and tell them to stop trying to appease liberals.

And please make a generous donation at to keep us in the fight.

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I listened to this and to a podcast with Tom Gresham. Here LaPierre claims, "at first, 'they' were going to exempt all 501(c)4s." In Gresham's interview he claims, "the NRA proposed an amendment to exempt all 501(c)4s." I searched the Internet for reference to ANY SUCH NRA proposed amendment (I am a very good researcher) and I found NOTING. Including nothing mentioned in ANY of the NRA-ILA new releases about any such proposal by the NRA. Why, because it NEVER HAPPENED. Tom concludes, "The NRA is being disingenuous." I'm writing to all other pro-rights orgs to see if they know… Read more »

Curtis Ericson

This is one of the many reason I will never join the NRA..

YL Bob

In the official NRA publication on 6-18-10, NRA Vice-President David Keene said, "I never thought the democrats would agree to this." This tells me that the NRA made the offer to shut-up, rather than fight, in exchange for an E ticket.

For the record, as an NRA memeber, we got dicked.


The exemption should really be applied to all member supported non-profit groups. If the bill passes and eventually becomes law, in a few years from now, the NRA will be the only organization opposing an amendment to the bill which will remove their exempt status.

JC Adicks

As I see it, the NRA is fighting for the NRA as an organization. But, it is the individuals' rights that need to be included. Our 'Bill of Rights' are for the individuals. NRA is remiss if they don't fight for our individual rights. Once each person's Free Speech is squashed and it is made a crime, all of the other rights will fall. Yes, we can focus in on the Second amendment but we need to defend the others as well! I implore the NRA directors to re-think this position and join the fight for each member's individual rights,… Read more »

Ron Rosenberg

Why does LaPierre sound so much like a lame politico here? What's abundantly clear is that he and the NRA are guilty of what they're being accused of – cutting a deal with the enemy, agreeing not to fight HR 5175 in exchange for a clause that exempts the NRA, and the NRA ONLY, from it. What broils me (and I AM a loyal NRA member) is this stance that the NRA is the only 2nd amendment supporter that counts. I also belong to RMGO and other valiant 2nd amendment groups, and THEIR voice will be silenced by this bill.… Read more »