I am a life member and always supported the NRA, but not any more.
I have supported them due to the number and strength in membership that they wield politically, but not anymore.
Along with advocacy for the NRA, I have always recommended membership in the GOA of which I am a lifetime member also.
I advocate leaving the NRA and becoming a GOA member or as Orkan also suggested the JPFO.
I think the system is OK its the people in it that need to go. Look at the recent ruling by the FCC regarding internet neutrality. 80% of the population wanted the rules to stay in force. These were rules that don't allow internet service providers to play games with what we get when we do internet searches. These regulations also keep ISP's from charging more if you stream video.
I'm tired of Democrats trying to give away the farm, and I'm tired of Republicans removing regulation that protect consumers and pander to big corporations...
Ever listen to the words Wash it All Away by 5 Finger Death Punch?
It is the logical and totally predictable result of a society comprised of the kind of people we have walking around today. No one takes responsibility for anything, largely because someone is looking to sue EVERYONE for anything they can. ... and thanks to our disgustingly corrupt police and justice system, they can sue anyone they want, lie to the police about anyone they want, and there are no repercussions for the prosecutors charging people with no evidence, or the people falsifying reports, or police arresting people for crimes they didn't commit.
When it happens to you, you'll realize that you're alone. No one will step in front of it for you. No one will call someone and rationally explain the situation. The prosecutor won't have an attack of conscience and stop trying to ruin your life. The police won't come to their senses and tell the truth about the people lying about you. If you don't have hard video evidence with embedded audio proving your version of events... you're fucked.
... and because they spend the majority of their time trying to prosecute innocent people for crimes they didn't commit, they won't be able to tell the difference between a case they should press and a case they shouldn't press. ... because they press them all, and because they press them all, citizens on jury's will never have a fucking clue who to trust, so they'll just push their own agendas.
Trust in law enforcement and government has NEVER been lower in this country than it is right now. ... and it's going to go lower yet. Much lower.
I agree with you both; it is an exercise in futility; however, I continue to participate to put my stance on record. I would love to see the USA I grew up in return. Sometimes there is the glean of hope.
However, as you said^^^^
"It wouldn't last. Just for the simple fact that people in general are driven by power and greed. They have turned away from the core beliefs this country was founded on and they have turned their backs on God. Without him, nothing is possible. This has been a huge problem many years prior to these events. "
I know mine ARE; they are goose steppers toeing the delusional lines of Chucky "weasel boy" Schumer and Nacy "LOOOOOOney" tune Pelosi.
I continuously email them and often receive their patronizing BS answers. When their manure is confronted with actual facts, nothing but silence.
I guess it depends on the areas. I have a friend that works for the company I work for that used to live in AZ and they moved to Mexico because they got a good deal on a beach front condo in Mexico. The community is a closed community and the school her son is going to teaches all kids from people from the US. She said it's pretty safe in that area, being that it's a very touristy place, the government protects it a great deal since tourism is a major contributor to Mexico's economy.
On the other hand, I just got back from the border in TX because an aunt of mine died and she had no family, so I had to go to Mexico to make burial arrangements. There was a military check point and a force of about 800 soldiers living in new housing in the town I grew up in. There was a lot of federal police as well. It's not uncommon to see armed police and military now a days, thanx to the F**ng cartels that rolled into border towns to control the traffic of drugs and people. When there were wars between the 2 major cartels across the border from my house, I used to hear machine gun fire and even grenades going off across from my house in TX, which is 3 blocks from the border. But you are all correct, foreigners have little rights in Mexico.
@rhyno You may be very well right. But I also see this as a very good sign. All these ideas we're Trump campaign promises. The idea that other republicans are getting on board with Trump and his plan is great.
Would do the ATF well to rethink it's strategy on how it views gun owners in this country. If they keep treating us as if we are all criminals, they are going to continue meeting resistance in EVERYTHING they do.
He is not the polished speaker that John Kennedy was. He does not have the hearts of the people in the way that Franklin Roosevelt did in the midst of the Great Depression. He is not the rhetorical master that Abraham Lincoln was. But more than any President I have ever heard or read at an inaugural, he laid out his agenda, showed how that agenda is a fundamental break from the political past, and promised his supporters that he would not betray them. The implication is obvious: previous Presidents have all betrayed them. And they have. Four of them were standing behind him when he said it. This was a breach of etiquette. I loved it.
Well, I hope it goes through.
I will need to update my skills, that is for sure.
I was hoping we would have the planned indoor private range done by now, but shifty politics keep pushing it out further and further.