A reader of The Millstone Diaries has graciously sent me a copy of a well-written, concise letter canceling membership in the NRA. I removed the author’s name and address information because it’s a personal letter to the organization.
In cutting a deal with Chuck U. Schumer for exemption from the burdensome requirements of the DISCLOSE Act and in promoting Senate Majority Harry Reid as a champion of gun rights, the NRA has clearly sold out its members.
If NRA members love the First Amendment as much as they do the Second, they will cancel their NRA memberships so the leaders of the organization will realize their myopic view of the First Amendment protections afforded by the Constitution is intolerable.
A copy of the letter is posted at The Millstone Diaries for NRA members to use as an example or a template to cancel their memberships.
TO: National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
FROM: Name (ID#)
City, State, Zip
phone (Home); phone (Mobile)
I request that you cancel my membership to the National Rifle Association (NRA) of America.
While I have been a proud member of this organization for roughly ten years, I think that the time has come for us to part company because the NRA is now making decisions that support the unequal treatment of American citizens by the Federal Government, in addition to supporting leaders who are moving forward an agenda that will destroy the liberty still enjoyed by Americans, which will ultimately include the freedom protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The NRA’s recent actions are extremely short-sighted and unsettling.
Two specific actions on the part of the NRA have influenced my decision to cancel my membership in the organization:
- The NRA’s decision to withdraw opposition to the Disclose Act only after Democrats added an exemption that applied to the NRA.
- Wayne LaPierre’s recent support of Senator Harry Reid in his upcoming reelection battle – and the organizations flirtation with endorsing him in November.
Enclosed you will find two articles that have supported my thinking on these matters. The first is a commentary by Jerry Kane of the Millstone Diaries titled, It’s Time to Teach the NRA a Lesson < http://imkane.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/the-nra-has-hell-to-pay/>. The second article is by Anthony Martin of the Conservative Examiner titled, NRA Controversy Flares Up Again Over Harry Reid <http://www.examiner.com/x-37620-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m7d3-NRA-controversy-flares-up-again-over-Harry-Reid>.
My hope is that the NRA leaders will undertake a thorough reexamination of their recent actions, do whatever they can to reverse them, and will decide to once again champion causes in support of liberty and justice for all – instead of for the viability of the organization only.