The NRA released a statement today concerning the upcoming elections in November and more specifically the Nevada race involving Sen. Reid. It is quoted here:
"In the coming days and weeks, the NRA-PVF (NRA Political Victory Fund) will be announcing endorsements and candidate ratings in hundreds of federal races, as well as thousands of state legislative races. Unless the announcements are required by the timing of primary or special elections, the, the NRA-PVF generally does not issue endorsements while important legislative business is pending. The NRA-PVF also operates under a long-standing policy that gives preferences to incumbent candidates who have voted with the NRA on key issues.
The U.S. Senate recently considered a number of issues including the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Out of respect for the confirmation process, the NRA did not announce its position on Ms. Kagan's confirmation until the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary committe. Her evasive testimony exacerbated grave concerns we had about her long-standing hostility towards the Second Amendment. As a result, the NRA strongly opposed her confirmation and made it clear at the time that we would be scoring this important vote.
The vote on Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Court, along with the previous year's confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor, are critical for the future of the Second Amendment. After careful consideration, the NRA-PVF announced today that it will not be endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for re-election in the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Nevada."
I sent an email about a week ago concerning whether the NRA would or would not be endorsing Senator Reid in the upcoming 2010 U.S. Senate race to the NRA, of which I am a member and have been since my retirement from the U.S. Navy. I received this email today from the NRA-PVF. I don't mean to say they sent it simply to me, I am just one person. I'm sure they have had many such emails, letters, phone calls, etc in the past month or so from NRA members like myself who were concerned about this upcoming election and their stance regarding Senator Reid.
May I say this. If you are a member of this forum it probably means you hunt. If you do, and you own firearms to hunt or for other sporting purposes, may I suggest if you are not a member of the NRA you strongly consider joining? I don't always agree with everything the NRA does, however, if the anti-gun faction in the United States gains control of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, state legislatures, etc. you may see what has happened to Great Britain, Australia, and our neighbor to the north, Canada. come home to roost in the U.S. There are many organizations in the U.S., including N.Y. City Mayor Blumberg's MAIG (Mayor Against Illegal Guns) that wish to see America disarmed completely. I have written Mayor Blumberg and actually received a reply in which he stated he "supported the 2nd Amendment". Anyone who is familiar with MAIG knows that is a fabrication of the truth, and many mayors of cities throughout the U.S. have disassociated themselves from his radical anti-gun organization when they finally found out the truth.
Don't think it can't happen here. It can. Many in Germany prior to the late 1930's thought it couldnt' happen there either.
It doesn't cost much per year to become a member of the NRA. You don't have to agree with everything they stand for. I will only say this and then end. If the anti-gun faction in the U.S. gets its way and is able to disarm law abiding citizens where does it stop? Which Constitutional Amendment is next?