By: Kristy Titus
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The NRA is not just about guns; it’s about our FREEDOM. As I watch some of our current political leaders and judges from both parties shred our constitution, I wonder how much longer we can survive as a nation. As Freedom’s Safest Place, the National Riﬂe Association will continue to play the leading role in expanding the Second Amendment. It is an honor to be nominated by the NRA Nominating Committee to serve on the Board of Directors,
My voice and dedication will help fuel the NRA’s mission to preserve the core of American values and traditions. It is my goal to uniquely represent the continuity of our values with a fresh voice of the future- to help change the face and strengthen the voice of the NRA. I will represent women, a younger generation and all firearm owners, hunters, and conservationists.
Serving on the NRA Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to unite, encourage, and inspire women. Not only to participate in shooting sports but to learn how to safely and confidently carry and use firearms. As our nation faces the pressure for increased gun control because of violent criminals and mental health issues, women are making a difference to strengthen the resolve of the Second Amendment.
As a woman, I am acutely aware that the police cannot protect us from every danger- it is our duty to protect ourselves. Criminals will always have weapons, and the only thing that will stop a criminal with violent intent is a legal gun carrier. Guns in the hands of responsible, law-abiding citizens save lives.
Since 1871, the NRA has been the premier firearms education organization in the world. As an NRA Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, and Range Safety Officer, I have committed to educating citizens the on safe use of firearms.
I reach firearms owners globally as an instructor for Shoot Like A Girl, the Well-Armed Woman National Chapter Leadership Conference, NRA Women TV, the Pursue The Wild digital series and conducting seminars at NRA Annual Meetings.
Our founders recognized that the only thing protecting us from tyranny within a government is the right to bear arms. We are one generation from losing our freedoms that have been paid for with the sacrifice of blood, sweat, and tears. The ultimate price was paid by our servicemen and women to preserve these fundamental ideals.
History reveals that gun registration leads directly to gun confiscation, as seen in Australia, Germany, and Russia. Politicians and elites want to disarm the lawful citizen of personal protection when they are protected by the same guns they want to criminalize. Like our driver’s license, our concealed carry permits should be valid in ALL 50 STATES in accordance with the Second Amendment.
We are again seeing a powerful infringement on the rights of law-abiding citizens in the state of California with the recent implementation of Proposition 63. The Proposition will only burden the residents of the state of California that participate in competitive shooting sports, hunting, and personal protection. Proposition 63 does not apply to non-residents of California – which leads me to question further the effect that it has on illegal immigrants.
Limiting the access that lawful citizens have to ammunition will not slow criminals down from acquiring ammunition. And, the efforts of law enforcement officers will now be diverted to monitoring the transfer of ammunition to responsible citizens. These additional restrictions are a backdoor approach to increased gun control. We should not have to choose between being a victim or committing a gun/ammunition related crime in order to protect ourselves and enjoy shooting sports.
As a member of the NRA Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Committee, I promote the importance of the relationship between firearm owners, hunters, wildlife, and conservation. As a life-long hunter, my knowledge and unwavering passion for the outdoors is of great benefit to the NRA and the continued focus on hunter leadership. 371 million dollars is generated each year by the Pitman Robertson Act through the legal sale of firearms and ammunition. Nearly $800 million is drawn each year from hunters through the sale of state license and tag fees, equating to over 75% of the annual income that state agencies receive for conservation. Legal transfer of firearms and hunting funds the conservation efforts for wildlife and wild places. The fact that firearm owners and hunters are the greatest conservationists in the world is not being told with strong enough conviction.
The Board of Directors election will help us define our NRA voice; with that in mind, I sincerely ask eligible Ammoland News-NRA readers to support me with your vote. Help me to provide a new grassroots voice to the NRA; the voice of women and a younger generation; the voice of hunters and conservationists; the voice of American values and tradition. I will stand and fight to preserve the vision that our founding fathers had for this great nation.
Kristy Titus Shooting Bio:
- Nominated by the Nominating Committee.; NRA Life Member, NRA Recruiter, NRA Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Committee; NRA Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim, Shoot Like A Girl, Well-Armed Woman National Chapter Leader Conference instructor, RSO, and competitive PRS shooter. Hosts NRA’s I Am Forever series, Tips & Tactics, and Pursue The Wild.
- Volunteers for Wounded Warrior Outdoors’ Adventures Enabled Program, taking active duty military on therapeutic hunts. RMEF Life Member and active volunteer; featured on RMEF’s Team Elk television show. SCI High Desert Chapter past President that lobbied Congress to improve hunting and conservation efforts. Life member of the Wild Sheep Foundation, member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Mule Deer Foundation.
- Raised leading a pack string of mules into the backcountry of Oregon. She’s an avid big game hunter and editor for several hunting magazines. Outspoken Second Amendment advocate that has dedicated her life to teaching and promoting firearms, conservation, and hunting.