Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 372 active visitors Saturday, June 24, 2017
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
Join/Renew Online
Join/Renew by Mail
Make a Donation
Magazine Subscriptions
KABA Memorial Fund
Advertise Here
Use KABA Free Email

JOIN/Renew NOW!
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support President Trump's Supreme Court nomination of respected constitutionalist Neil Gorsuch?
Yes
No
Undecided

Current results
Earlier poll results
252 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Keep and Bear Arms

Search:

Archived Information

Top | Last 30 Days | Search | Add to Archives | Newsletter | Featured Item


Letter to NRA with Follow-up

From: "Ross, Ken" <KPRoss@newsamerica.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 09:39:17 -0500
To: letters@keepandbeararms.com
Subject: Letter to NRA

(The following was submitted to the NRA's online comments form.)

I am completely embarrassed at the NRA's stance on CARA. To point out ONE article of a legislation that overall would allow the government to buy up private land based on an environmentalist's ruling is as insane as the media wanting their free speech and not the gun rights. The Constitution of this country is ONE WHOLE document. To be so focused on a single item is to be as narrow-minded as the people we are looking to enlighten.

I've already paid a 5 year membership, I cannot get that money back. But until the NRA decides to commit to not supporting anti-rights legislation, rest assured, the NRA will not be getting any more contributions from myself.

P.S. - Not having any contact information such as e-mail addresses on the web site and making us use these feedback forms is the same thing the anti-self-defense crowd likes to use to control the influx of mail. It's tasteless and annoying.

Disgusted,
Ken Ross

(Footnote: Ken followed up with an e-mail of their response. I was thinking when they responded to me they responded awfully quickly considering the length of their response and I was right. The response I got, http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBViewItem.asp?ID=2735, is the exact same response they've been sending everyone. Here's what Ken had to say about that:)

From: Ken Ross <ken.ross@rcn.com
Reply-To: ken.ross@rcn.com
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 12:22:57 -0500
To: "ILA-Contact" <ILA-Contact@nrahq.org
Cc: letters@keepandbeararms.com
Subject: Re: RE: Contact from NRA hq web site: Membership/General Comments

(I see that both Katherine A. Twardon and Rebecca A. Williams are good at copy and paste. Both of them sent me the same drivel. -author)

After rereading my letter I now know it's a little unclear especially since you didn't bother to read it, so let me reiterate:

The NRA has been a defender of the 2nd Amendment but only to the point at which it serves its own purpose. "Sensible" gun laws that the NRA has supported such as the "gun-free" school zone are prime examples. Gun laws are meant to hinder the law-abiding. Criminals don't pay attention to them, so effectively we have disarmed the teachers and staff and now any child with a grudge and obvious sociopathic problems can now come in and take on anyone they want.

Now it's CARA. The NRA is taking its time to look at one title of the CARA legislation and spinning it so everyone thinks it's OK. When we raise the point that most of the bill is designed to get the government money and rights to seize private property, the NRA says that that land could be future hunting grounds. Just look at all the problems we have in our National Parks now! I'm sure the government and the gun grabbers would just LOVE to allow hunting and fishing in an area that is now an 'endangered species' refuge.

Again, I protest the NRA support of this bill and I pose that the NRA, who is supposed to be helping people like myself gain a voice, start listening to us.

And no more form letter replies please. If I want to read drivel, I'll just go to the NRA homepage.

Ken Ross

 


To Get Your Letters Printed Here
Click here and read submission guidelines.

Printer Version

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by one enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1821)

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2017, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy