Originally Posted By Dudley_Brown:
Before you go calling people names, you might want to talk with them.
Do what you wish, of course, but –– all humility aside –– I'll put my pro-gun credentials
up against anyone
First and foremost, I'm a pretty open book.
(and, incidentally, I'm a HUGE AR-15 nut –– as you might tell by the logos of the organizations I've created)
As someone who has been involved as a gun lobbyist for almost 20 years,I've dedicated my entire adult life to fighting for individual gun rights both in myhome state of Colorado (through Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
, the largest gun rights group in Colorado) and for the last 5 years with the National Association for Gun Rights
While relatively new to the political landscape – having been formed in 2001 – NAGR is growing rapidly as dissatisfaction with the compromises of the institutional gun lobby have become more and more apparent. NAGR’s strategy is pretty simple: Hold politicians accountable for their actions, and draw a line in the sand, standing against any compromise of our God-given right to keep and bear arms. You can read more about our strategy here
For those who believe that they would rather spend their money on “trusted” groups such as the NRA – for fear that groups like National Association for Gun Rights just want your money – first do yourself the favor of researching the salaries of the top executives at places like the NRA to see where, exactly, that money is going. The National Association for Gun Rights does not have high-paid executives – it has a staff of people who are dedicated to the cause of freedom rather than making six- and seven-figure salaries. Victories such as winning the battle of Constitutional Carry in Wyoming would not be possible otherwise.
We work tightly with numerous state groups such as Wyoming Gun Owners, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Georgia Gun Owners, Iowa Gun Owners, Wisconsin Gun Owners, and Grass Roots North Carolina, (to name a few), in order to affect change at the state level, rather than putting all our effort into the fight on the national level. We believe that more positive change can be made by ensuring the election of staunch, pro-gun officials at the state level as well as stopping anti-gun politicians from being reelected. Each state has its own nuances, and that is how we are growing – by having people on the ground in each state around the country in order to best understand how to win these political battles. We refuse to sit in a cushy office in D.C. and claim to know what is going on in your home town without having been there.
If you’re interested in slick, Gucci-loafered lobbyist who buy $200 lunches in posh D.C. eateries, we’re not your group.
We’re experienced, in-the-trenches ground fighters, who want to see our gun rights preserved. And we’re tired of the backroom deals that have slowly but surely turned our “right” into a privilege.
As far as "supporting those who work on issues like the Chicago/McDonald case", suggest you READ Justice Alito's majority opinion, since I'm actually quoted in it.
Dudley Brown quoted by US Supreme Court
The original post brings up an e-mail we sent out about limitations on our affiliated federal PAC. Those who follow the FEC rules (which are EXTREMELY strict) know that an affiliated PAC cannot ask for a penny from those who aren't members of our main organization (which is a 501-c-4). And communications to non-members have been restricted by legislation like McCain/Feingold and other campaign finance deform laws.
The NRA-supported "DISCLOSE Act", which failed to pass, also placed grave restrictions on Constitutionally protected speech to gun owners.
Again, do what you wish, of course, but –– all humility aside –– I'll put my pro-gun credentials up against anyone in America.
National Association for Gun Rights