The NRA noted the events of ABE in this month's "America's 1st Freedom" magazine on Page 21:
No mention of any organized efforts or any organizations.The Royal Oak, Mich., city commission reversed plans to ban firearms from a Labor Day festival because the plan would violate state law. The city amended a contract with the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival organizers to delete the statement "no firearms permitted on the festival premises." Several gun-rights supporters attended recent city commission meetings expressing their concern that the gun ban violates Michigan firearm preemption laws.
Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.
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The NRA works at the 30,000-foot level, and you don't see them so much get bogged down in small local issues. You see us grass roots guys working at the 300-foot level with local issues, and we don't work as much at the higher levels of federal and state-wide lobbying. It's somewhat symbiotic. I see us as needing the NRA and the other big lobbying and funding organizations, and they need us. They make the weapons and shape the battlefield, and we implement the weapons and take advantage of the shape of the battlefield. All of this being necessary to defense and expansion of the RKBA.
I am going to send them a letter stating that: I am considering downgrading my membership or even withdrawing it unless they are publicly supportive of the grassroots!
Sadly, $$$ does make the world go around these days. It seems to be the only thing that gets the universal attention of those in leadership roles in government, & Policy groups such as the NRA.
as far as it goes that the nra is a 1 issue group, they seem to drop the ball on this issue on some of the bigger issues! granted they have been pretty good even great for somethings but c'mon nra. reid? no friend there and the disclose act, majorly would have screwed every single OTHER gun group, and a lot of there members also, not every single nra member is only a member of the nra, many are members of many gun groups and pro 2a supporters that would have been gut punched by that one. imo the nra has been on a slippery slope for awhile now.