NRA does NOT advocate OC
I was unaware of a "split between the NRA and open carry advocates...
NRA does NOT advocate OC
Every organization fights for what it thinks is an obtainable goal and fights against overreaching. Once the goal is achieved, another organization comes along and pushes the line forward, often becoming hostile to the old organization.
NRA - Pro: gun ownership, Anti: Open Carry.
OpenCarry.org - Pro: Open Carry, Anti: Long Gun Open Carry.
??? - Pro: Long Gun Open Carry, Anti: ????
Good points. I believe however, the greater good being the wholesale defense of the 2A. We can argue the particulars later, but we must maintain a front of unity in that vein in order to perserve that right. BTW, is the NRA actually anti-open carry or are they a non-advocate? A big difference IMHO
Brady bunch is still pissed about open carrying in Starbucks. Haven't they run out of money yet?
I love how Nightline paints the NRA and smaller groups as having a "blood feud" like they're fighting with knives out behind the bar.
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Always comes back to the starbucks thing. Always make us look like we are the ones that started the battle to carry into starbucks. It all started with an open carrier doing what he does everyday. Openly carrying everywhere he goes. Hejust happened to walk off the street and into a starbucks to get a coffee, and someone complaigned and they started the whole contreversy.
If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?
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Please note that NONE of the pro-gun/pro-open-carry people bad-mouthed the NRA. The only anti-NRA comments came from either the Brady Bunch spokesman, or from the media reporter. This is a good way for them to split us up. I'm a proud NRA member, and an open carry advocate. These two things are not at odds with each other.
On occasion, I've seen where the NRA focuses more on hunting/sporting than I would personally prefer when referencing protecting rights (as I see nowhere that mentions 'popping Bambi' in the Bill of Rights) instead of the real issue which is the protection of the RKBA for individual self-defense purposes. I choose to give my money to the Second Amemdment Foundation (SAF) instead, as I've seen that they are much more focused on the issues that are important to me. Personal choice. And I'd never discourage membership in the NRA. I just like SAF more. Just personal choice.
Thanks for the heads up. That being said is it possible to belong to both groups and not "overextend" one's self? In other words, I want to make sure "all bases" are covered; OC, CC, ownership, etc but it seems that I have to belong to a patchwork of groups in order to ensure the entire package is protected. Do you see what I am trying to say?
not to derail the subject or split the group but...
Isn't the NRA now backing a politician who has anti-gun history?
I was looking at an NRA membership mailer I got and was trying to remember what was said in another thread. Don't even remember what thread it was in, so I bring my question here.
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