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GRNC Alert 06-19-10:
DISCLOSE Act sellout: NRA says you just don't understand

'DISCLOSE Act' maelstrom leads Speaker Pelosi to stall vote on bill: Redouble your efforts to kill HR 5175.

Responding to the maelstrom it created by selling out gun rights supporters on the misnamed "DISCLOSE Act," the NRA is now sending forth a propaganda brigade of NRA board members and other apologists to convince you that you just don't understand.

Given the NRA's probable bleed of hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of dollars in cancelled memberships, statements issued by NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox to the effect that it doesn't "support" HR 5175 are not surprising.

But unfortunately, this is a game of semantics: Nobody has accused the NRA of supporting attempts to muzzle gun groups during elections. What Politico, The Washington Post and others are reporting is that the NRA is removing opposition to the bill. And the fact is that the NRA is the big gorilla of lobbying; if it removes its opposition, passage of a law to muzzle other pro-gun and conservative organizations is all but assured. They have neatly thrown you under the bus.

Read the full report:

Then take the following actions.


* Volunteer to help put the pressure on Shuler this weekend in Western NC. Contact Paul Valone at: 704-907-9206


In postponing the vote, Democrats and the NRA just blinked. Keep the pressure on. Rather than calling general membership numbers, here are some numbers that go directly to NRA officers. Let them know how you feel about having the world's biggest gun rights organization betray the interests not only of its members, but of gun owners everywhere. North Carolina residents should also call the politician who brokered the deal, Congressman Heath Shuler, at

Congressman Heath Shuler: 202- 225-6401. If possible, call on Monday, June 21 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM - but if you miss that time, call regardless.

Ronald L. Schmeits, NRA President:
Home: 18 Private Rd #2001ST, Raton NM 87740, (575) 445-5836, (575) 445-2080 fax
Office: International Bank,200 S 2nd Street, Raton NM 87740-3908, (575) 445-2321

Charles L. Cunningham, Director, NRA-ILA Federal Affairs:
4864 Oakcrest Drive, Fairfax VA 22030
703-352-3245, 202-651-2570

David A. Keene, NRA 1st Vice President:
5602 Dawes Ave, Alexandria VA 22311-1102, 703-671-5602

James W. Porter II, NRA 2nd Vice President:
215 21st St N # 1000, Birmingham AL 35203-3710, (205) 322-1744, Fax: 205.322.1750


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