Sunday, September 15, 2013
When I was a young teen I was a Junior Member of the National Rifle Association.
I attended firearms safety classes, marksmanship classes and a few years later when I entered military school I was on their shooting teams. A few years after that I entered military service and was a member of the Navy Rifle and Navy Pistol Team. In 1984-1985 I was a member of the Sheriff pistol team. But .... I had let my NRA membership lapse. Until 2012.
I wonder if our elected officials look at the percentages of letters, calls and communications they receive each day and compare those that say well done versus those with complaints? One reason I re-joined the NRA is to add one more voice to an organized group and support them financially as well.
The actions by our government at the State and National level were of growing concern for me on many subjects, not just firearms. Budget changes can take years to make a change but how our elected representatives respond and act on firearms legislation gives an immediate picture of their views.
I joined the NRA in 2012 as I stated about and now spend time as a very active member writing our representatives on a regular basis, calling their offices and posting on social media such as facebook, twitter, reddit and on this blog which has been read almost 15 million times.
You can read more of what I have posted on social media and learn my own thoughts by clicking on "read more" below.