What are the Essential Functions of the NRA

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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-  Who protects the right to keep and bear arms? The National Rifle Association says it does, but the NRA does a great many things. Some of those activities are far removed from protecting the right of armed defense. That is both obvious and expected. Old organizations do things that made sense at one time, but might not make sense today. Let’s look at what the NRA does now. What is essential and what is superfluous to the right to keep and bear arms? Remember that the right to keep and bear arms goes away if an essential activity goes away. An activity isn’t essential if other people do it.. and if they do it better. What does the NRA need to do, and what activities were simply nice to have?

What does the National Rifle Association do that is essential to the right to keep and bear arms?

The NRA was founded in 1871 to promote rifle marksmanship. It wasn’t until 1975 that the association officially recognized the political threats on the right to keep and bear arms. That is when the NRA formed the Institute for Legislative action, the NRA-ILA. That change was forced on the NRA by its members and a dissident group of directors. The NRA leadership was none too happy about it then. The NRA-ILA is still a step child.

The NRA and its members work against government infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. They lobby for pro-rights laws. The organization frequently asks their members to call their representatives at the local, state, and federal level. With over 5 million members, the NRA can generate citizen involvement. The power of the NRA comes from its members.

What else does the NRA do?

The NRA carries a large number of historical activities that are not essential. For example, there was a time when it was hard to judge your shooting ability. To solve that problem, you could get a numbered target from the NRA, shoot it, and then mail your target to the NRA for scoring. The USA has has changed a lot in 148 since the NRA was founded. The NRA continues to sponsor postal matches, though few of us live in remote areas where our only connection with the outside world is through our mailbox.

You can get instruction from the NRA on shooting black powder firearms. You can also get instruction on hunter safety and reloading your own ammunition. The NRA continues to sponsor shooting competitions that use antique firearm and modern firearms shot using antique methods. The NRA has five firearms museums which are nice to have but are not essential to the right to keep and bear arms. A 33 thousand acre shooting facility in New Mexico is not essential.

Can the NRA change with the times?

Only lately has the NRA changed its approach and recognized that armed America has changed. We’re more interested in personal protection than target shooting or hunting. There are more than 20 million individuals licensed to carry a concealed firearm in public. Millions more of us carry concealed in states that do not require a license. In contrast, there are only 5 million NRA members. Until 2007, ordinary citizens went to a non-NRA class to learn to carry concealed. Many states refer to NRA educational materials when the states require training to obtain a carry license. NRA training is far from cutting edge. Lots of organizations have excellent training programs for firearms safety and concealed carry instruction.

The NRA is also involved with training law enforcement to use firearms. These training organizations are nice to have but they are not essential to defend the right to keep and bear arms.

These non-essential activities cost the NRA more than money. These distractions are also costly in terms of time and attention.

What about state and local chapters of the NRA?

State and local chapters of the NRA often have to wait for Fairfax to reach a decision. Local chapters can’t wait weeks while the NRA approves having a local sheriff speak. Unfortunately, the NRA state affiliates are often ineffective relative to other state 2A lobbying groups. I’ve never heard of a state organization losing its NRA affiliation to a more active and effective state organization. That should happen, but it doesn’t.

I’ve worked at NRA sponsored events. I’m an NRA life member. I know several NRA board of directors. I admire their integrity and dedication. I want the NRA to regain the trust of its members and focus on the work that only the NRA can do. I think the board wants that too. The current management of the NRA may not.


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The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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    I am not making anymore donations to the NRA until the present leadership is changed. My donations now go to the Second Amendment Foundation.

    och will
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    och will

    The NRA is responsible for the ease with which a person can obtain a gun and for the proliferation of firearms in our society. Contrary to long-standing NRA claims, more guns have not made life in the United States safer; those guns have made life significantly more dangerous. We have the NRA to thank for military-style weapons, high-capacity magazines, suppressors, cop-killer bullets, .50-caliber sniper rifles, lax resale rules and loopholes in background checks. All of these actions help create the dangerous world that the NRA purports to help protect us from.

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    @och will Boy are you desperate. First of all, Schools were deadlier in the 90’s compared to today.. FOUR TIMES AS DEADLY. https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/02/26/schools-are-still-one-of-the-safest-places-for-children-researcher-says/ Wow, look at that.. Its not the NRA saying it. As CCW laws have been implemented over the last three decades, overall crime rates have dropped as well. The only places to have higher rates than the national average in those years were Cities that implemented strict Gun Control measures that och will claims save lives, places like Washington DC, Chicago, Newark, ect…. But don’t let facts get in the way of Och Will’s lies. The NRA… Read more »

    JPM
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    JPM

    How does that liberal kool aide taste och?

    Lou
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    Lou

    Well, You certainly seem to have stirred up a hornet nest. I’m not exactly sure what this article is about. Are you saying that the N.R.A. should be involved in nothing but defending us from gun control? Isn’t that the exact issue that brought Executive Vice President Wayne into power in the first place. If you’re point is that now that the Organization is low on funds, that it should discontinue it’s many longtime programs. Perhaps you should stop bailing, and try to plug the hole in the boat. Master Wayne needs to accept a very well funded and well… Read more »

    MtnCPA
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    MtnCPA

    Interesting that the latest issue of Shooting Illustrated mentions the 1977 Cincinnati Revolt, where the NRA’s “old guard” was ousted and replaced by more Pro-2A leadership. If it wasn’t for that, NRA wouldn’t be anywhere near the 2A advocate it has been up to this point, though many would argue they did as much harm as good. But as with anything, power corrupts, and it is about time the old guard is once more replaced so the NRA can remain relevant in the 21st Century.

    praack
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    praack

    what i find interesting here is the steady anti-NRA articles – all extolling the virtues of “other 2A societies” but never mentioning them by name or other articles dedicated to how they operate or what they are actually doing.

    so are the other ones as active as the NRA ? as Influential as the NRA? or is this forum just a bully pulpit to bring down the NRA so that these other groups can grow……

    Austin Miller III
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    Austin Miller III

    @Och Will, I read the passion in your posts about death and I concur, too many innocent people are being killed. Where I it seems we disagree is how to prevent that. You are obviously well read in the gun control literature but I have never read what you suggest. I asked you once before and maybe I missed it but given your propensity to quote what is generally considered leftist ideology, other than just getting under the skin of some folk here, what exactly is it you think should be done? What does “Common sense gun safety” look like… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    Its not leftist at all to support gun safety. Gun safety isn’t right or left. Its just gun safety. Please do some reading on the links I provide in almost every post. As for leftist, I am a disabled US Marine Corps infantry officer and I believe the American values listed in the US Constitution are worth respecting. And that means pointing out far right wing gun industry gun sales groups with Lin kid to white supremacy and the KKK, like the NRA are not institutions we can respect, honor or give money to. Cheers. ViolencePolicy.org, gunsDown America,MarchFiorOurLives,GiffordsLaw Cednetr for… Read more »

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    Again, notice the lie. What OCH WILL calls “Gun Safety” is nothing more than people control. It has nothing to do with safety at all. Criminals wont follow the rules he wants to violate the constitution with to force on Americans, making the law abiding less safe. At no point does anything he suggests make anyone safer. He also still has not grasped that the NRA does not make any money through the manufacture, sale, or distribution of firearms. They are a media and lobbying group. The truly unethical, immoral, and dangerous one here is OCH WILL. We will not… Read more »

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Austin

    The only thing that satisfies the most ardent un American Leftists is the repeal of the 2 nd. amendment and confiscation,that or we will Nuke you.

    Bob Sadtler
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    Bob Sadtler

    Essential Function #1: AMASS POLITICAL CLOUT FOR THE SAKE OF RAW POWER. Certainly not to actually protect the Second Amendment.

    Essential Function #2: SEPARATE AMERICA’S GUN OWNERS FROM THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY.

    Essential Function #3: USE SAID MONEY TO ENRICH HIGH-RANKING EXECUTIVES, SPOUSES, MISTRESSES, GOLFING BUDDIES, ETC.

    Cm
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    Cm

    KKK was started by democrats Left Wing Liberals

    och will
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    och will

    KKK was disavowed by the Democratic Party long ago and southern politicians who supported it beginning in the 1960s when they fought against civil rights became the Republican Party we all know and love in the south today. Next time yo post white supremcist nazi propganda you’ll Gert outed again and again Adolf. The GOIP is the home of racism, minority voter suppression and racism in America today. Democrats long ago embraced equal rights, the Voting rights Act and many other civil rights actions beginning in the 1960s and extending through today. We rate your charge that democrats are respond… Read more »

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    @OCH WILL Wow, So a group which wanted to not be looked at as racist disavowed being tied to racists. (Kinda like och will trying to call conservatives Nazis even though we’ve disavowed them long ago. Wha-oh! Hypocrisy much?!) So how long ago? Ah yes, I love that you brought up the 60’s, when republicans forced through Civil Rights bills in Congress against Democrat opposition, and a Racist president named LBJ said “Hey, If I can get those nig**rs to think I’m responsible for that, I’ll have them voting Democrat for the next 200 years!” And yes, that is a… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    Gun suicides among young people are soaring. Gun suicide often includes homicide against family members, intimate partners, class mates or co workers. At least 15 veterans commit gun suicide daily in America. All in , approximately 110 people die from gunfire daily in America. Americans own more guns per capita than any nation on earth, about 350 million of them. The gun industry has managed to sell to Americans, the concept that owning modern high capacity weapons of war in the form of semi automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns is necessary. Complaining about gun “rights” being infringed even though America… Read more »

    mikeL
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    mikeL

    You posted in the wrong site. Should have run this thru that idiot for mda.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Och you need to break out the history books but I recommend a trip to Williamsburg, VA. you can shoot the replica firelocks too. BTW, The Well Regulated Militia members kept their weapons at home and hung them over the fireplace or stood in the corner (Probably loaded) when not in use. That’s why “The Battles of Lexington and Concord occurred when the British marched to seize the colonial’s firearms and gun powder. Mr. Whitemore was 79 years old, a veteran of the military, and just enjoying his life on his farm until the government attempted, by force, to confiscate… Read more »

    ochg will
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    Yup. My wife and I got married in the Werne Chapel at William and Mary Bec cause she is a graduate of the college and I met her when I was a Captain in the Marines and an infantry officer on active duty in Norfolk. I’m familiar with firearms thanks. And no, your comments offer no solutions to our gun violence epidemic. if you don’t bother to know anything about America’s gun violence problem other than NRA propaganda, you’ll continue to be a chump and an ignoramus and a danger to your yourself AND your fellow citizens. Violen cePolicy.org or… Read more »

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Here’s a solution for you, criminal control instead of gun control that only disarms or will apply to the law abiding. You can’t shut me up either.
    Your gun violence problem hinges on self inflicted suicides using a gun. The increase in the firearm death rate, at least in 2017, was driven by suicides. Sixty percent of gun deaths last year were self-inflicted. While the rate of gun homicides has fluctuated over the last decade, the rate of gun suicides has steadily increased.

    Lou
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    /*We are all the product of our indoctrination. and it’s not difficult to tell hoy your s has effected you’re thinking. Your line of rational is “guns hurt people, hurting people is bad, so,… guns are bad”. You impress me as a highly intelligent person. The notion that if guns hurt people, guns are bad, must seem so obvious, and simplistic, that one would have to be a moron (politicly incorrect choice of words) to not understand that concept. How many people have I encountered who started with the exact same perceptions that you just expressed, only to learn after… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Lou, I agree with what you have written except that part about Swill being highly intelligent. He is just a liar and propagandist. It is probably his second job.

    och will
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    och will

    Guns everywhere for everyone is the cause of America’s out of control gun violence problem I recommend you do some reading about gun safety
    ViolencePolicy.org, GunsDownAmerica,etc etc etc. There is NO reason America should have the worst per capita gun violence rate in the developed world.

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    Oh, would you look at that. Posting a lie yet again. The sources you listed are propaganda organizations putting out misinformation and lies due to their own bias and desires. Is it really any wonder since I showed you what a source actually looks like OCH WILL? You know, like a .edu source that not only refutes some of your claims it flat out destroyed them. Everyone, och will is not intelligent. He is EVIL, straight up monstrous evil. He does not care about saving lives, he is trying to control the lives of others. He doesn’t care about suicide,… Read more »

    Kenroy Walker
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    Kenroy Walker

    Fudd

    Nanashi
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    Nanashi

    All these supposed essential functions make up less than a quarter of the NRA’s budget. The real essential functions are
    1: Make LaPierre money
    2: Make LaPierre’s mistress and cronies money.

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    Just in case this accidently got wiped by the moderation issues going on currently. Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/06/what-are-the-essential-functions-of-the-nra/#ixzz5rFJB1MxA Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook To the liar, OCH WILL Gun Safety 1. Handle all firearms as if they were loaded. 2. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. 3. Keep your finger out of the gun’s trigger guard and off the trigger until you have aligned… 4. Always be certain that your target and the surrounding area are safe before firing. Fascistic Gun Control ideas supported by och will and mass… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    Actually pencil neck. Had you bothered to do any reading on gun safety, instead of denying it, you’d know the facts and data I cite are well established in gun violence literature. the fact that you’re too stupid and lazy to review gun safety issues reveals a lot more about your lack of intellect and morality than anything else. And this “liar” spent seven years on active duty as a Us Marine Corps infantry officer, qualified range officer and championship team leading competitive Marine Corps marksman. Being stupid AND mean is no way to go through life Adolf. Since you… Read more »

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Your version of common sense gun safety legislation only applies to the law abiding and no one else. Your gun violence problem hinges on self inflicted suicides using a gun. The increase in the firearm death rate, at least in 2017, was driven by suicides. Sixty percent of gun deaths last year were self-inflicted. While the rate of gun homicides has fluctuated over the last decade, the rate of gun suicides has steadily increased.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Get Out et. al. I could not add a thing to the feedback to O Swill. He got a lot of responses for which he will be paid. It is hard to stomach these lies and deceptions from a purported service member and claimed officer. I can not even imagine a former Marine and officer holding those views, and that is why I am suspicious of his claims.

    och will
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    och will

    Yes. like the law abiding good guys with a gun who committed mass murders with assault rifles at multiple schools, concerts and places of work and worship. If you want to repeat NRA propganda designed to fool clowns like yourself, perhaps you should head over to TownHall or Breitbart where you can sit in an echo chamber of ignorance e and NRA gun sales propganda. You’re uninformed. Nonetheless, I’ll list the sites where you can learn about gun violence and how the NRA and gun industry are fighting against gun safety laws AND driving our gun violence epidemic. read. Or… Read more »

    RodCK
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    RodCK

    To OCH Will:
    When you were in the military, If you really were, you swore to up hold and defend the constitution. Or did you forget that also.
    The defending of the constitution doesn’t end unless you were dishonorably discharged. in which case you should be Incarcerated for life!

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Och, then you should know that all SNCO’s and officers were required to be qualified RSO’s in the infantry units..

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    I realize that your experience as a range Officer and a Competitor leans you toward safety. I retired from the Corps in 73 with two tours in Nam. I also competed ( Rifle and Pistol) when the opportunity was offered. I have used Guns since I was 8 yrs old hunting almost every day for 4 years. I find guns just another tool to aid in existence. Personally I prefer edge weapons but I can’t take a knife to a gunfight. Safety is meant for an individual. Accidents will happen no matter what you do for safety. Why…. Because that… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    WELL SMPER FI TO YOU AS WELL. Am Erica has the worst per cpauta gun violence rate in the developed world. We own over 390 million guns. So.lets start by requiring our well regulated militia be a well regulated militia. On US military bases ALL firearms are under lock and key when not in use. And ammop is always stored separately, ALSO under lock and key. If Americans are a well regulated militia then there should be laws REQUIRING Americans to keep their weapons under lock and key when not in use. There are virtually ZERO gun violence incidents oon… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    USA.Jeepers. You’re actually arguing against gun safety in a nation with the worst per capita gun violence rate in the developed world??? You’ve been chugging some serious gun sales propganda lately.. Thinking and logic. Not your strong suit..

    Not Registered
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    Not Registered

    OCH – You complain about “gun violence” being uniquely high in the US. How about we compare overall violence levels? London is experiencing a lot of stabbing lately, is that “knife violence” completely unrelated to other forms of violence? Would violence not happen at all if the knife were not present? I doubt it. As to your claim of approximately 110 people are shot every day, that would be over 40,000 a year, and yet not nearly that many seem to make it into the news. The ones that do most often occur in a heavily gun-controlled area like Baltimore.… Read more »

    och will
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    och will

    Who protects the right to keep and bear arms? The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Who does NOT protect the right to keep and bear arms? Gun manufacturers, ammo manufacturers, gun accessory manufacturers, far right political activism groups, the GOP, conservatives, gun traffickers, gun lobby non profits whose motive is to help their c lints in the gun industry sell more guns, conservative PACS, anar chists, militia groups, the KKK and white supremacist groups. All of these entities have either a profit motive or a right wing political goal or a racist goal and they are focussed on… Read more »

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Och, Responsible gun owners do embrace gun safety, but the anti-gun (Which is your distorted gun safety as well) is only gun control schemes.

    och will
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    och will

    Well then many Americare clearly NOT embracers off common sense gun safety. IF they were, we wouldn’t have the worst per capita gun violence rate in the developed world would we. This is a concept called logic. You should try it instead of repeating NRA gun sales prop[ganda and denying that we have a problem.
    iolencePolicy,org,MomsDemandActgion,#MarchForOurLives, GunsDownAmeric a, Giffords Law Center, Brady Foundation (you ember him right? Shot in the head when he was standing next to President Reagan). Remember Bobby and JFK and MLK.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Your version of common sense gun safety legislation only applies to the law abiding and no one else. Your gun violence problem hinges on self inflicted suicides using a gun. The increase in the firearm death rate, at least in 2017, was driven by suicides. Sixty percent of gun deaths last year were self-inflicted. While the rate of gun homicides has fluctuated over the last decade, the rate of gun suicides has steadily increased.

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    When some one wants to kill themselves, they will always find a way or maybe “suicide by cop”. The means of subside is immaterial, the problem is mental and you must deal with that if you want to reduce it. Death is part of Life and we have no power over nature in life. When you cut the grass it always comes back. Try thinking about that. then go mow your lawn. That applies to life and gun control.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    och will always quotes the most inaccurate, lying, anti gun articles there are. He picks them because they are the most bazaar and inaccurate. This set of comments are getting him hot under the collar, I guess he has no other information to try and take our guns away. He claims he is a Marine officer, if so he is hell bent on having power over everyone he can b.s.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    “Who protects the right to keep and bear arms? The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”
    So Och, with what you’ve just stated you and your anti-gun masters can’t make any gun control laws and any that were passed are unconstitutional? Thanks for clearing that up for us.

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    It is the Job of every Political position in government according to their Oath of Office and it also is included in in every military person’s Oath

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    A note to OCH Will

    1. We don’t care about your safety.

    2. Your sources are biased and inaccurate propaganda factories funded by your boss Bloombutt.

    3. We are never going to comply with the unconstitutional laws you seek to force on us, and if you try to implement them we will defend ourselves with lethal force if necessary to guarantee the protection of ourselves, our property, and our liberty.

    Molon Labe

    och will
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    och will

    Yo Molon???!! how’s everything in Moscow. So, you’re saying that ALL of those sources are inaccurate?? The denial runs deep in the fake patriot guns everywhere crowd apparently. Had you bothered to review the gun safety literature I pointed out, which you clearly did not, you’d know its based on numerous gun safety studies reported in science journals and medical journals. denying its accuracy while not even bothering to read it says everything we need to know about your intellect and your willingness to abandon right wing gun lobby propganda and examine the facts. When you decide to divorce your… Read more »

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    och will and The Revelator I think you have both completely missed the target all to gather, insulting each other over the statics from sources that contradict each other. The problem with gun control is that it is against human nature or there wouldn’t be all this contention. There is not one single gun control that will protect you or anyone. Deaths would continue on if there were not one gun left in America. All gun control is against citizens and not against criminals. Gun Control doesn’t exist for criminals. That is why citizens don’t feel gun control will help… Read more »

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    Another thing to look at is just how may times in the average day that a gun saves lives. People need to look at how many people continue to live because of guns. By the way the CDC says that “Hands ” are responsible for more deaths than guns.
    What is that?
    WOW ….. Let’s Ban “Hands” to make the world safer

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Your version of common sense gun safety legislation only applies to the law abiding and no one else. Your gun violence problem hinges on self inflicted suicides using a gun. The increase in the firearm death rate, at least in 2017, was driven by suicides. Sixty percent (60%) of gun deaths last year were self-inflicted. While the rate of gun homicides has fluctuated over the last decade, the rate of gun suicides has steadily increased.

    Don McDougall
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    Don McDougall

    83% of ALL shootings are gun and gang related. 53% of ALL shootings are by black men under 30. That’s 3% of the population doing more than 1\2 the killings. FBI Unified crime report.
    Oh. 98% of ALL mass shootings are in gun free zones.

    alex
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    alex

    thank you,och willy was getting on my nerves.

    Mike
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    Mike

    och will: get out of America if you don’t like guns. We’re not giving them up – are you willing to die trying to take them from The People? We, The People are willing to inflict deadly force against you and your followers to keep our arms. Get it??

    och will
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    och will

    I’m not going anywhere cowboy. AND you did not address a single p[oint I made with your post. Finally, I’m a seven year active duty Marine Corps infantry officer veteran. I know that on US military bases, gun violence is virtually non existent because weapons are kept under lock and key when not in use AND ammo is stored separately from the weapons. The NRA opposes this REQUIREMENT for American gun owners as it opposes any and all common sense gun safety legislation. And who said I don’t guns?? Try some reading. Violencepolicy.org. Until you own that America has a… Read more »

    Richard L
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    Richard L

    Major Hasson comes to mind and a Tennessee recruitment office. I think NJ had a couple. I see one of your favorite groups have stopped using the CDC due to the fact that they rather use lies.
    Now as far as the fairy tale of “gun violence” problem you are not right on that either. We have a democrat problem Oh and by the way, only seven years. Sounds like you screwed up some where.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Richard L., from reading what swill says over and over I would think he has a mental problem that ushered him out after 7 years, that is if he even served. He has been caught several times in the past embellishing information.

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Och, the only weapons locked in the armory were service weapons or personal weapons owned by Marines or sailors that lived in the barracks. Marines and sailors that lived in base housing or off base kept their weapons and ammo. BTW ammo was kept in the unit armories as well and issued for all ammo that was picked up from the ASP, transported to live fire ranges and non-live fire field exercises. Your version of common sense gun safety legislation only applies to the law abiding and no one else. Your gun violence problem hinges on self inflicted suicides using… Read more »

    FelixD
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    FelixD

    First, what are “State and local chapters of the NRA”? Second, the leftist approach for the political denigration of the NRA seems to have improved. This missive from the socialist left was not seemingly as blunt as the usual agitation propaganda used so frequently by them. But, it is agitprop just the same. No data, no references, just the continuing string of vague accusations meant to arouse those who think they know the truth because they read it on the internet. The biggest giveaway that this is simply propaganda from the “other” side is the never present list of ideas,… Read more »

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Their mission since shortly after the turn of the last century seems to have been to Negotiating Americans 2 nd. amendment Rights Away,shouldn’t be the case but records and transcripts prove sadly it is.

    USA
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    USA

    Yet dues are sent in to have rights negotiated away because being on that wannabe cowboys “asset column” feels good though I never read about an asset column in the 2A. NRA is for pussies who need their mommy.

    William Flatt
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    William Flatt

    Ammoland, why is it that only MY comments require moderation?? I’ve never posted anything improper or used obscene language. Are you putting me out because I routinely call out the NRA for their fuddery??

    USA
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    USA

    Perhaps due to lack of obscenity because I have no problems.
    Lol.

    Richard L
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    Richard L

    Mr. Flat mine seem to be also. Och from Mork doesn’t seem to have this problem

    Will Flatt
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    Will Flatt

    The NRA has an established history of endorsing gun control, and their adoption of ‘gun rights defense’ in the 1970’s was a reaction to reformers within the NRA trying to make the group a PROPER 2A organization. The fact of the matter is, the NRA always has – and ALWAYS WILL – accede to more and more gun control. A leopard can’t change its spots. This is why groups like GUNOWNERS OF AMERICA were created – because NRA either cannot or will not do what needs done. NRA should stick to education, training, competition. Leave the RKBA activism to actual… Read more »

    USA
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    USA

    Essential functions are to indoctrinate fraudulent gun control upon the population so the US Corporation can bring tyranny upon its slaves. I hear they even have classes.