I am a strong supporter of the NRA. I believe without the NRA we'd be in the same sorry situation as our British, Australian and Canadian friends when it comes to the right of self protection. However, they are a big outfit and the political situation is not always black and white.
Even so, I'm not going to support making a deal with the devil, which means no support for Harry Reid in any way, shape or form. The individual who sent me this comment seems to me to be perfectly correct when he says the answer he got from NRA was ambiguous. I would say if you are an NRA member it behooves you to write and tell them Harry Reid is not someone we can do business with. If you are a gun owner and you aren't a member, then consider the $25.00 yearly membership fee. The politicians only fear us because there are so many of us and we act in concert.
Anybody can come up with something the NRA has done they didn't like. But to withhold support for something of that nature is to cut off your nose to spit your face, and it plays right into the hands of people like Bloomberg and Gifford. I don't want to be burying my guns in storage tubes under metal fixtures and I'm sure you don't either.
Hey all - I got a pretty bland reply back from the NRA. Sort of, "yeah we hang out, but he's not really my friend" sort of BS if you ask me.
MY EMAIL: "Message: Hello, As a long time member, I would like to know your current position on Sen. Harry Reid. You've given him high marks in the past for his voting record. However, as you are undoubtedly aware, he recently called a group of honest American citizens who were exercising their legal rights at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, “domestic terrorists”. As my renewal date is coming up in August, I would very much like to know what you plan to do in light of this grossly outrageous remark. Your decision on whether or not to continue to support a tantrum-throwing anti-patriot will play a major factor in my continued membership. Thank you for the courtesy of a reply."
THEIR REPLY: "Thank you for contacting the NRA-ILA. The NRA is a single-issue organization that evaluates candidates based on their Second Amendment support each time they run for office. That means that the NRA-PVF will issue Harry Reid a new grade in 2016 based on his Second Amendment support to that point. Harry Reid’s grade issued by the NRA-PVF in 2010 was ‘B’, while his opponent’s, Sharon Angle, was an ‘A’.
While the NRA has worked with Harry Reid on Second Amendment issues when possible, the NRA-PVF has not endorsed him. We appreciate your support.