By Don McDougall
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- In the morning I read the news in general then allow Bing News to find my specific interests.
Somewhere on that page will always be articles blaming the NRA for something.
The Articles have the same sources, Salon, Media Matters, The LA Times or the Huffington Post. I read each one, then try to help them by correcting their errors or misconception. Then I wait for my posts or comments to be erased, banned as “NRA lies” or to be called an ammosexual. I hope (probably in vain) that e-mails to the Authors’ or having my comments posted get through to some open mind. I just use fact, and it drives the anti-gun crowd nuts.
These anti-NRA articles will then be re-posted by dozens of other sites in the echo-chamber that has become the mainstream media. The pro-NRA articles? Well, they are missing from the mainstream media.
Enter AmmoLand News and a other pro gun websites.
We work to share the truth, but it’s not enough. All too often the voices of facts and truth are drowned out.
The goal of the anti-gun left is not to discuss issue or advance topics. The sole reason for these anti-freedom articles is to slander and belittle the NRA. The problem is that it’s working.
Where the mainstream media is the loudest voice, the NRA is hated. Not just by non-gun owners but by left-wing gun owners as well. In States like CA, WA, and OR you find gun owners who despise the NRA. They believe the lies and “false news” pushed by the anti-gun left and the sycophantic biased media.
So what’s the truth?
The 2nd Amendment Foundation and Friends of NRA raise $60+ million for charity annually. Their youth programs have been helped inspire young Olympians and built a community of young shooters that is our future. Only the NRA provides the infrastructure to manage all shooting national championships and the supporting clubs and matches that feed them. The NRA is the ONLY organization that can put the volunteers in the political candidates’ call rooms to help get out the vote. Almost no one except reader of this column and active NRA members knows how much work NRA volunteers do. From Eddie Eagle to over 100,000 NRA Instructors.
Freedom's Safest Place
The NRA is one of the greatest forces for good in America defending all civil rights, yet it is slandered and lied about to promote anti-freedom policies long since outgrown in America. The envisioned national version of the Sullivan laws proposed 80 years ago by and for anti-gun democrats just isn’t right for America.
Thanks to the NRA; it’s instructors and volunteers America is one of the safest Countries in the world. Remove gang and drug related shootings (where they mostly shoot each other.) from the mix and America, the NRA’s America, is one of the safest places in the world, with a murder rate less than that of Iceland.
So join the NRA and GET ACTIVE. Support “Friends of NRA,” donate time to junior’s programs, help support or host a Women on Target program. There are 100,000,000 gun owners in the US. I don’t care if you’re left or right help control the future of gun ownership in America. No one cares about your rights more than you. So what are YOU doing to preserve them?
Gun owners should be PROUD to belong to the NRA, not misinformed, not “ashamed“. Gun owners should recognize and know the good that the NRA does.
We must reject and counter the lies of the anti-gun left.
- Attend a Friends of NRA event: Friends of NRA
- Support Women on Target: Women on Target
- Join the NRA: Join NRA
The anti-gun left that attacks the NRA as a daily ritual don’t know who the NRA is, or what it does or what it and it’s members stand for.
Their goal is political power. Nothing else. Just because they lost an election does not mean they’re going away.
About Don McDougall:
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA”committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.