I just called the NRA-ILA at this number 1-800-392-8683.
Hit option four at the prompt to speak to an NRA-ILA representative.
I had to hold for about 5 minutes before someone answered. I spoke to a polite
young lady named Amanda. I told her I was horrified and shocked at the trampling
of the bill of rights in NOLA. I was disgusted at guns being confiscated in the private
homes of law abiding citizens, and that the images of M-16's being pointed at citizens in their homes was one I never thought I would see here in America.
Her response was that all she could say at this time was that the NRA was doing research on
what EXACTLY is happening. Are all guns being confiscated? Which departments, agencies, and
military units are doing the confiscating? And WHO gave the order to confiscate
She said there was going to be a very high level meeting today at NRA headquarters
to determine the proper course of action.
I expressed to her, in no uncertain terms, that law abiding gun owners in this country
want to see a VERY STRONG response from the NRA, and that we want to see it quickly.
As of right now, there is only a small caption on the NRA's website about firearm confiscation.
I told Amanda that it should be in large, bold, red letters all over the main page.
We will see what they do. Use that number above and call!
Let the NRA know that this line in the sand cannot be crossed!
I also called both Senators and my congressman. You all should do the same.
We at ARFCOM made phones in Washington ring off the hook during the AWB
congressional hearings. Let's do it again.
Post your feedback here, and let us know how they responded.
Email sent to NRA ILA.
And here is the NRA response:
"Numerous media sources are reporting on an apparent campaign by New Orleans city
authorities to confiscate lawfully-owned firearms from people in the city.
Louisiana statute does grant the government, during a state of emergency, broad
powers in regulating and controlling firearms.
However, we have seen not just with Hurricane Katrina, but other similar
situations, that when police are unable to control the criminal element, people
turn to the one freedom that protects all others-the Second Amendment.
While one can certainly understand the dire predicaments of all those affected
by Hurricane Katrina, as we have learned throughout history, campaigns to disarm
the lawful do nothing to disarm the criminal. And in truth, these restrictions
make citizens less safe. Despite the valiant efforts of many law enforcement
officers and rescue workers, too many of those left in the wake of Katrina are
ultimately responsible for their own security and safety and that of their
families and loved ones; especially when communication is virtually non-existent
and police can't be quickly summoned to respond to calls for help. At these
times, lawful gun ownership is paramount to personal safety.
Of course, the entire situation in New Orleans is constantly in flux. But rest
assured NRA is monitoring this situation very closely and will address any
activity by the government that unduly infringes upon the rights of lawful gun
owners at the appropriate time. As we learn more, we will report to our members
accordingly. In the interim, however, we join with all Americans in offering
our thoughts, prayers, and assistance to the victims and survivors of this
terrible natural disaster.
Anyone else gonna make the call?
It is toll free.
ILA closes at 5PM .....E-mail the Congress Critters and told them to get in gear and stop it this second!!.......of course it is Friday!!................This is gonna be a shit storm!!
My reply back was there was no need to monitor, just turn to CNN or read the news. That this was unacceptable and I was cancelling my membership if their attorneys did not get this stopped now and all guns returned
I called the NRA 2 times and e-mailed them 4 times, also both Virginia Senators and my Congressman 2 times each.
Tomorrow is another day!