NRA’s Statement on Second Amendment Sanctuaries

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Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- As the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization, we recognize civic engagement as a virtue, not a vice.

Liberty is reliant upon the participation of free people, and this includes the vast number of citizens and communities who are lawfully exercising their rights under the First Amendment to defend their freedoms under the Second. It is the tyrannical nature of politicians that triggers sanctuary, not the other way around.

The NRA has steadfastly defended freedom for nearly 150 years, and we have no intention of suppressing virtuous voices against governmental oppression—censoring is what our opponents do.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About:
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago

What exactly has Wayne Lapierre done that elicits such scorn?

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago

I suggest a complete reading of A SERIOUS QUESTION FOR THE NRA By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D. http://edwinvieira.com/edwin286.htm to wit the following excerpt has been copied from… The NRA‘s position is advantageous, though, because: First, no constitutionally adequate Militia exists anywhere within the United States today—so the ground is clear for up-to-date and comprehensive revitalization everywhere. Second, Article II of the NRA‘s own Bylaws states (in pertinent part) that [t]he purposes and objective of the National Rifle Association * * * are: 1. To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially with respect to the… Read more »

Graham
Graham
1 year ago

Lets be nice and just say your “statement” is overdue by +/- 85 years. Oh and please give an example of EXACTLY how the nra has EVER “defended freedom”
Honestly i don’t see how any of the leadership can claim to know the Constitution of The United States

OldJarhead03
OldJarhead03
1 year ago

The “statement” doesn’t even address the 2A sanctuary movement by name. It is more of the typical wishy-washy double speak I’ve come to expect from the NRA. What does the NRA really want? All of us to shut up and send money.

Mack
Mack
1 year ago
Reply to  OldJarhead03

You’ve heard the term ‘Ghost Gun’ correct?

I propose ‘Ghost Speaker’ – after all, Wayne is unregistered. For now.

Stag
Stag
1 year ago

If the NRA actually defended the 2A these “sanctuaries” wouldn’t exist. They’ve been negotiating our rights away for almost 100 years. By the way, these “2A sanctuaries” aren’t sanctuaries at all. Unless they’re refusing to enforce all arms laws, and arresting those who do, then this is nothing more than pandering for votes.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

Where was the nra in 34? 68? 86? 92? Bumpstocks? Ref flag laws? thats right, with their tails between their legs and hands in your pockets, the nra solely exists for itself, to fund itself and the lavish lifestyle it gives those at the top of it ranks

Rockman1977
Rockman1977
1 year ago

To the NRA, Better Late than Never!! Now, make up for lost time. We are still a force to be reckoned with. But you must quit worrying about what a bunch of Left Wing cry babies say about us in the Fake News Media. Show them we ARE AMERICA!! We ARE PATRIOTS and We Do CARE and WILL ACT!!

Rockman1977
Rockman1977
1 year ago

It’s good to see Conservatives pushing back! The Left has been using immoral and unlawful tactics and getting away with it for too long now. WE have let our freedoms erode and disappear almost to the point of no return. My fellow Conservatives have been sitting on their hands and allowing this to happen right in front of our eyes! Our ELECTED Officials have NOT been pushing back, they have NOT been introducing legislation to protect our God Given Rights! These very Rights that are protected by the Constitution, and now we see where the Constitution gets us. It is… Read more »

Morrigan
Morrigan
1 year ago

MY statement on 2A sanctuary movement: Unconstitutional laws passed by agenda-driven politicians should be ignored.
Thank you…thank you very much. Elvis has left the building.

American Patriot
American Patriot
1 year ago

The NRA are the people supporting it….Not the people that put themselves in charge of it & place money and power above all else. These days I want to hear from the “NRA” as much as I want to watch the Socialist democrapic presidential debates……NOT!

Mack
Mack
1 year ago

To the NRA sheeple:

If you think this is ‘civic engagement’ you are all fools.

This is Direct Action. Nothing less.

Wise up.

Mack
Mack
1 year ago

Dear NRA:

You act like we need your permission or seal of approval. We don’t.

And we don’t need YOU.

Raintreecloud
1 year ago

YES IF RED FLAG LAWS ARE PASSED IN KENTUCKY ” WE WANT TO HAVE SANCTUARY COUNTIES ” THESE ARE THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES, LETCHER , PERRY , KNOT , PIKE , FLOYED , MARTIN , JOHNSON , THESE ARE THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES THAT ARE GOING 2ND AMENDMENT COUNTIES ” WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN ” ETC, SO WHAT DO I DO TO GET THIS DONE ”
DAVE MAJOR PAYNE JOHNSON

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  Raintreecloud

RTC here’s a link to the GOA page on 2A Sanctuary. There’s a link to a demo form.
https://gunowners.org/na11192019/
https://gunownersaction.org/saso/

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
1 year ago

The original principles of the NRA are still worthy but the leadership has faltered. The left has apparently won, taking down the mighty NRA by dividing members and causing desention. But who exactly exposed this mismanagement flaw? Transparency is absolutely paramount in any organization which relies on contributions or volunteers. What must the NRA do to regain prominence? First, we must remove all traces of leadership that tainted the confidence of its members. Second, independent oversight of the books and eliminate any trace of the mismanagement of funds. Third, spell out what is expected of each person in leadership incuding… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
1 year ago

Here’s the point for me guys as long as the Marxist Dems and Nazi MSM, see’s the NRA as their biggest enemy then LET THEM THINK It,( the MSM has NO clue what an Assault weapon really is)we KNOW what’s going on there, nothing but Compromise and WE are at the point where WE aren’t giving one more inch, matter of fact I want to sue the Feds for the overturn of GCA Act ,and every one after that,they ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL and NEVER have been LAW,they all INFRINGE on the 2nd Amendment. PERIOD. Our Supreme Court is a bunch of… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago

@USA, Yep, ACLU was started by two card carrying communists for the express purpose of using our freedoms to destroy our republic.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 year ago
Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Come on guys, pay attention. One of the better explanations is on mantalkblog.com. The NRA and reasons is spelled out well.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

Negotiating Rights Away, licking their chops at the influx of panic money to embezzle, wayne and the bod are looking at new yachts as we speak. And people think that there is still a political solution Lol

JIAZ
JIAZ
1 year ago

Indictments for the vermin are inevitable. Like too many rats in one cage, WLP and his BOD cronies will claw, bite, and eat each other alive in exchange for plea deals.

https://helpsavethenra.com/blog/

pigpen51
pigpen51
1 year ago

I thought I could join a civil discussion, but many of you have made that difficult. Not really the way to try to save the NRA.
I believe that this statement from the NRA is the most mealy mouthed thing that they have ever published, in my memory. I get their letters, at least several times a week, begging for money, with more fire and spirit in them than in this news release.
We all know that Wayne and company must go. I just don’t understand how they can’t see it. Perhaps a judge somewhere will explain it to them.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  pigpen51

@pigpen, I appreciate what you have written about the NRA, but you must keep in mind that this is a rough and tumble group, brother.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  pigpen51

You need to keep in mind that the internet is full of paid trolls, and a large percentage of them hang out at pro-liberty sites, attempting to make them look stupid. They fail badly, but bear in mind that with these trolls out there, always looking to cause trouble, “civil discussions” are going to be hard to come by.
Not a civil bone in their bodies, these paid trolls. Not even a brain. Just long lists of insults, mostly based on sex, which seems to be the only thing they can focus on for more than a millisecond.

JPM
JPM
1 year ago

Looks like LaPierre either got some $, or is starting to sweat.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  JPM

Why not both? Sweating over the as-yet undiscovered connections between WLP and bloomburger????

Vanns40
Vanns40
1 year ago

Oh geez, of everything that could have been said, of all the statements that might have been forcefully projected regarding Civil Disobedience by individuals and local governments representing them, this one could best be described as one of the most milquetoast I’ve seen yet. Although, in all honesty, I’m not surprised in the least.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. no shame will he hide, will he hide cause he lied.

Yes he’s busy being crass, got his head shoved up his a**. Passing the buck just like his lies, he won’t hide cause he lied.”

Emerson, Lake, & Palmer singing about

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

What a bunch of CRAP posted by liars here! You gutless CNN-lovers regurgitating the lies of their communist democrats. The clowns at CNN and MSNBC must be cumming in their pants reading the HATE you clods have for the NRA, the largest and most powerful pro-gun organization. YOU LIE when you say NRA supports Red Flag laws. YOU LIE when you say NRA supported banning that POS bump stock toy. YOU LIE when you say GOA, CCRKBA, SAF or anyone else can do what the NRA does. YOU LIE when you claim NRA takes credit for what little other pro-gun… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Please tell us what the NRA-ILA actually meant with their statement, because nobody has a fracking idea. Please show us in which Virginia county the NRA supported a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution or legislation. To my knowledge, that would be NONE!

Here is the NRA’s statement supporting red flag laws: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/12/nra-chris-cox-statement-school-safety-report/

Here is the NRA’s statement supporting regulating (banning) bump stocks: https://home.nra.org/joint-statement

GoBoy
GoBoy
1 year ago

Apparently you don’t know what the word judicate means. Yes follow your link and read the statement again.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

GoBoy, Snark isn’t necessary. Apparently you missed “in the form of state Extreme Risk Protection Orders”. Follow the link and read the statement again. While you’re at it remember that thing about facing your accuser and innocent until proven guilty. ERPOs violate a plethora of amendments. I’d hate to see them come to any place where they might be followed. Lots of people on each side of the door would die.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

, Do you mean adjudicate because “judicate” is not a word, respectfully.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

, do you think that an ex parte hearing to remove YOUR rights where YOU are not present, where YOU can not confront YOUR accuser, where YOU can not defend YOURSELF and where the only way YOU find out about it is when the SWAT team is storming YOUR house at 3AM is constitutional?

The NRA does!

The sole purpose of a red-flag law is the ex parte hearing to remove YOUR rights, i.e., to violate YOUR constitutional rights!

BigJim
BigJim
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

tetejuan, You need to get ahold of yourself man!!! Just breath…deep breaths…and think about the overwhelming evidence against LaPierre. Its not against you. Just the butt whompers at the top in the NRA.

GoBoy
GoBoy
1 year ago
Reply to  BigJim

Big Jim, that’s right Criticize someone for standing up what they believe in. Most of you on these post put you money where you mouth is. I would bet 2/3 of those post here never belonged to the NRA or join for a year then dropped out.

Oldman
Oldman
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

@GBoy Became a life member in 1976-currently patron endowment. Quit playing and giving in 1998 for obvious reasons. NRA needs to be restructured from the top down, more so at the top. The only thing the NRA does for the 2nd amendment is be the whipping dog for the socialist anti gunners. I guess they do have a purpose. They are decoying for the real pro gun groups.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

GoBoy, I am a life member of the NRA and an NRA certified instructor. You?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

, Embarassingly, I am a Benefactor member.

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Is that you Marion?

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

ttj, This is getting old. Your comments consist of ad hominem attacks and saying, “You lie.” Your repeated the defense of the NRA and denial its misdeeds are not convincing. You NEVER refute or address the cited sources used to disprove your accusations or contentions. My guess, and I haven’t crunched the numbers, is that a large majority of the people that you attack as being anti-NRA are Life Members or better. This is not the behavior of a reasoning person. The more you act like this the less you are listened to or respected. Respond as an adult and… Read more »

GoBoy
GoBoy
1 year ago

Well said and my wife and I are life members of the NRA

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  GoBoy

GoBoy, So are my wife, daughter and I.

jack mac
jack mac
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

tetejaun. It is with good intention that I consider you to be in the state of denial concerning the management of the NRA. I have been a member of the NRA for over 50 years. I, too, could not believe the treachery of the BOD. My ego could not accept being scammed for so many years. I was in denial. Now, I am not, just now very anger. As long as the current administration remains in place, the NRA will not be salvaged.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

YOU ARE LYING, again.
NRA DOES NOT support the communist democrat’s Red Flag disaster.
You repeating lies reinforces the thought you might be a democrat POS.
Try researching instead of repeating CNN.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Here is the NRA’s statement supporting red flag laws: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/12/nra-chris-cox-statement-school-safety-report/

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago

Got to love when it is an official NRA branded commercial that was run on national TV. Gun(red flag) control pitch starts at 3:12 to 3:40 minute mark and uses the term Risk Protection orders instead of Red Flag. Love how the NRA also used such left wing terms as “America’s culture of violence”, enhancing background checks, “Congress needs to pass more laws”, and then just like the left has been forced to do had to admit in the same commercial that none of it would really stop or prevent tragedies from happening. But boy we sure need more restrictions!… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 year ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

@TR; I agree with what you have said here. Your last sentence has an error. It should be; “Here’s the video.. Oh, and look at that it is not (on) CNN! “Mein Gott”… it’s (on) NRAtv!”

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago
Reply to  Laddyboy


Saw it after I hit post comment. Was too tired at the time to feel like going back and editing it, and lets consider who that comment was directed at. It’s not like tetejaun is going to know the difference. 🙂

Merry Christmas.

Degforyou
Degforyou
1 year ago

at CF! U fighting losing battle with ttj which sounds like a Demorat himself.

Mack
Mack
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Support for Red-Flag laws with provisos is still support.

USA bears TRUE witness. God bless

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

the only one I see lying is you, either that or you’re being willfully ignorant of well-established facts!!

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

Tell us about all the pro-gun organizations YOU belong to and support.
Tell us about how you go door to door telling folks about pro-gun issues and the Constitution.
Tell us about how YOU teach kids about the Constitution and teach them to shoot.

Far too many of you lard-butts talk a good fight but shirk any actual effort.
True, WLP is a POS.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

tetejuan, I am a life member of the NRA and certified instructor. I actually did go door-to-door with the ILA during the election season. You? I am a member of a couple of other organizations, too. I regularly attend events as a representative of rights organizations. I vote, and I contact my legislators, state and federal. You? I also educate those that are willing to listen and learn. I also bring new shooters to the range to learn firearm safety and the joy of shooting. You? You like to create ignorant straw man arguments of who you believe we are,… Read more »

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

You see it as trolling because you believe the lies of the democrats.
WLP is a POS, no doubt. But, the NRA is still the largest and most powerful, ESPECIALLY IN THE LEGISLATIVE ARENA, of all the pro-gun organizations.

gunnerdd517
gunnerdd517
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

i wonder about that. It is gun owners who refuse to turn in their guns when ‘buy backs’ or bans occur. I dont belong to any gun groups,if I were to,itd be goa.Never-the-less, I as an individual will not comply with a group of politicians attempting to take away my rights. They wag ‘the rule of law’ in our faces,constantly,while they ignore it. They twist and interpret our Constitution in what ever way it suits them at the time.I will not comply.I dont want a stand off w/20 officers surrounding my house at 3 am.Yet,I will not comply w/red flag… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

, You don’t want a stand off with 20 officers surrounding your house at 3am, but you don’t belong to any gun groups. Well … what the hell is your plan?

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Tete, name something the NRA has done since the 2016 elections that has strengthened our 2A position and helped gun owners countrywide.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago

The VCDL has created 46 Second Amendment Sanctuary counties, towns, and cities in Virginia in just 3 weeks. The NRA has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It looks to me like the NRA is surprised that no-one in Virginia wants to “compromise”.

Unfuck yourself, NRA! Fire the corrupt cronies in the executive positions and on the Board and rebuild the organization! In the meantime, everyone else join the Second Amendment Foundation, the Gun Owners of America, the Firearms Policy Coalition and your state’s gun rights organization.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago

That’s not the way the NRA works, though. What they tend to do instead, is take the credit for what others do. Just as they are attempting to do here. But the people are beginning to see through the scams.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

I know, hence my comment!

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

You lie just like the democrats.
Your ignorance is equal to Joe Biden.
So, TELL US what organizations YOU support. Tell us how you teach the Constitution to kids and take them shooting.
Because, you do not.
You worms talk a good fight but shirk at any real effort.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

You are a clown!

I am an Endowment Life Member of the NRA, a Life Member of Second Amendment Foundation, and a Member of the Gun Owners of America, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and the Tennessee Firearms Association!

Clowns like you are the reason why we constantly lose our rights!

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago

Foxtrot

tetejauns just mad cause nobody followed him earlier this summer when we was trying to agitate people to go out and do what he wouldn’t. Of course, its always everybody else’s fault but his own.

GOA, SAF, JPFO, FAF and Hillsdale College thank you very much.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

Now you are acting like a democrat.
How easily you simpletons are turned against a pro-gun organization.
JUST LIKE THE DEMOCRATS WANT YOU TO.
So easily swayed to attack pro-gun organizations.
Kick out WLP but lay off the NRA bashing before Pelosi makes you her campaign chairman.

GoBoy
GoBoy
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

I love you comment

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

The NRA is a pro-gun organization? I thought they bill themselves as a civil rights organization? Let’s look at their history of gun control and decide how well they perform as a pro-gun organization. 1934 NFA – they helped write the legislation and the president at that time stated we should not be allowed to have handguns. 1939 FFA, yep, there they were again. 1968 GCA, again, helping write the legislation. 1986 automatic weapons ban, right on board with that, too, same in 1994 with the assault weapons ban. Now, in the past year, on board with the bump stock… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

So why isn’t WLP gone Tete? Enough time has passed to throw his ass out so why is he still there?

jack mac
jack mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

Scam artist are usually apolitical. The management of the NRA fall in this category.

ras52
ras52
1 year ago

Charlie, you are right about that. Thank you VCDL, and Philip Van Cleave!

Alan in NH
Alan in NH
1 year ago

My NRA has some problems lately but when they stick up for our rights like they’re supposed to do, they deserve our appreciation.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan in NH

Since they haven’t, they don’t deserve your appreciation.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

Keep talking like a democrat.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

So, where did the NRA stuck up for our rights? Be specific!

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago

@Charlie Foxtrot He wont. I’ve posted links to videos of NRA comercials here before which directly advocated for Red Flag legislation. tetejaun can’t really argue against that so he can only do two things. 1. Call you a democrat or socialist. (a cowardly lie) 2. Accuse you of being a lazy beer gulper. (Another lie because he wants to shame you into doing what he wont do himself) About the only thing that tetejaun doesn’t do that constitutes a lie is when he hides in his closet and cries, telling himself over and over that people really care about what… Read more »

macdog
macdog
1 year ago

I have to agree Charlie, I may have missed it, but where was the NRA when our current POS gov. and his lackies instituted red flag in our once great state of Colorado ( no longer), And where was the NRA when former mayor Doomberg and former gov Hickenlooser teamed up to add further restrictions to honest law abiding gun owners.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan in NH

in NH

So the group which has not stalwartly defended our rights as they claim but instead has routinely tried to compromise them, and the group which has built a history over the last decade silencing dissenting voices within the Membership and the leadership when we tried to address and fix corruption……

That is the group that needs appreciation when their actions have not matched their words?

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

You lie, as always.
Sure, WLP is a POS, no doubt, but your regurgitating the CNN and MSNBC lies makes one feel you are a fraud and NOT a conservative.
CNN has some LGBTQ toilets you can clean for them.
Good democrat.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

@tetejaun No evidence of the lie as you claim it to be? Of course, considering I’ve been here longer than you have with a track record to back it up, its not surprising you would make up a false statement like that. Especially when I have in the past called you out for statements you made with questions and statements that you ran away from. So, the NRA initially fought against Dick Heller and tried to pressure him not to take his case to the supreme court. Again, that is a fact, WLP admitted to it. So no lie there.… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

; I have seen many good posts from you. You have shared many a good information tidbits. You are surprising me when you begin your posts with; “YOU LIE”. When you begin with those words, what ever you say after that fall upon deaf ears. When you begin your comments with these ABUSIVE words, you begin to sound like the DemocRATic National Communist party of NAZIS. How about having a good conversation without the denigrating name calling. I can understand being upset with the difference of OPINIONS, which are so often based on FACTS.