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Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:06:45 PM »
I have just had a discussion with senior officials at the NRA and they are seeking to make a strong connection with us. They would like to be able to move this forward at their Annual Meeting which will be held April 27-30 in Atlanta, Georgia and asked if I could find out roughly how many of our Pink Pistols Members are planning to attend.
For anyone who hasn't been at these meetings before, it's like a gun show on steroids and has so many things to see and do that you struggle to fit it all in! They also have fantastic speakers and workshops where you are learning from the folks at the top of their fields - and a multitude of musical and other social events.
If you are planning to go, please let me know ASAP via email (to jo@empowerfirearmstraining.com) so that I can give them a best estimate of our numbers to enable them to plan  for us at their end - please put "NRA Atlanta" in the subject line so I can easily separate from other emails coming in. Thanks, Jo, Pink Pistols of Central Florida Chapter. 

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 04:03:25 AM »
I'd rather not.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/06/16/20-plus-years-anti-gay-hate-nra/210994

And not just on gay issues. I find fault with the NRA's past political rhetoric, like spreading terror and fear against Democrats waving a specter of gun confiscation after EVERY mass shooting simply to stoke gun sales. They actively block any national conversation about safer access to firearms within minutes of every mass shooting. For these, and many other reasons, I can't see myself ever giving them a dime.
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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 05:38:25 PM »
I have yet to find any organizatioin, politician, viewpoint that seems to match my views about everything 100% of the time.

As a vegan I hate the NRA promotion of hunting.  I love their promotion of gun safety.  I am a certifited (for whatever you might think thats worth), NRA pistol instructor.  I didn't even inquire about getting a Pistol Instructor certificate from PETA.

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
no one will make you go hunting.  no one will make you eat something you killed.  no one will make you own and carry a gun.

but if you want to do any or all of those, there aren't too many organizations that will fight for your right to do so.

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 08:56:54 AM »
Yup. My point. For me it is the only reason I belong to the NRA.

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:46:15 PM »
It sounds like a great idea to have as many Pink Pistols at the NRA Annual Meeting. Getting straight conservatives to realize that being gay/etc doesn't always have to also mean anti-gun/etc has helped us tremendously.

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 10:56:38 AM »
I'd rather not.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/06/16/20-plus-years-anti-gay-hate-nra/210994

And not just on gay issues. I find fault with the NRA's past political rhetoric, like spreading terror and fear against Democrats waving a specter of gun confiscation after EVERY mass shooting simply to stoke gun sales. They actively block any national conversation about safer access to firearms within minutes of every mass shooting. For these, and many other reasons, I can't see myself ever giving them a dime.

Um, after every mass shooting, Democrats at both the National and State level push to enact more restrictive firearm laws.  Usually, this is some sort of "assault weapon" ban, regardless of the type of weapon used in the shooting (and in spite of actual crime statistics indicating that rifles are used in less than 4% of homicides).  So, I would say that the NRA fear of Democrats is perfectly reasonable.

If you believe in the individual right to own a gun, not supporting the single most effective lobbying organization for gun rights in the United States is the height of hypocrisy.  I don't agree with a lot of the stances that the NRA has taken in the past, but I am a life member.  As a life member, I can vote in the elections, and elect people to the board who are more in line with my sentiments.  There's a reason the NRA BOD isn't a bunch of old white men anymore, and that reason is because of people like me.   ;) 

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 01:33:13 AM »
My Republican friends call me the Bluest Republican they have ever met. I am a Democrat. I campaigned for President Obama twice and for Hilary this last go-around. Republicans need to be told that Democrats like their guns too! It was Ronald Reagan that took away California's Open Carry policy. Most Californian Governors, Senators and Congressmen prefer not to get tangled up in the 2ndAmendment debate. Our gun laws are among the most strict. WE NEED NRA to lobby for gun owners. I wish they would focus on policy and not individual politicians, but I will take what ever protection they can offer. And if those reasons do not convince you, you should see the look on peoples faces, driving their gas hogs, with NRA stickers all over their trucks, when they see my Hilary sticker on the window next to my Marine Corps sticker and my NRA sticker....their heads explode.
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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 12:32:59 PM »
I'd rather not.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/06/16/20-plus-years-anti-gay-hate-nra/210994

And not just on gay issues. I find fault with the NRA's past political rhetoric, like spreading terror and fear against Democrats waving a specter of gun confiscation after EVERY mass shooting simply to stoke gun sales. They actively block any national conversation about safer access to firearms within minutes of every mass shooting. For these, and many other reasons, I can't see myself ever giving them a dime.

Um, after every mass shooting, Democrats at both the National and State level push to enact more restrictive firearm laws.  Usually, this is some sort of "assault weapon" ban, regardless of the type of weapon used in the shooting (and in spite of actual crime statistics indicating that rifles are used in less than 4% of homicides).  So, I would say that the NRA fear of Democrats is perfectly reasonable.

If you believe in the individual right to own a gun, not supporting the single most effective lobbying organization for gun rights in the United States is the height of hypocrisy.  I don't agree with a lot of the stances that the NRA has taken in the past, but I am a life member.  As a life member, I can vote in the elections, and elect people to the board who are more in line with my sentiments.  There's a reason the NRA BOD isn't a bunch of old white men anymore, and that reason is because of people like me.   ;)
Agreed.  The NRA is responding to the rhetoric of Democrats  and others who really do want to take away our guns.  When the 1994 AWB was passed, the WaPo editorialized that the law was mostly symbolic, and that its' true value was that it could be used as a steppingstone for more 'comprehensive' laws later.

Here is Nelson P. 'Pete' Shields' plan for getting rid of handguns.

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“The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition–except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors–totally illegal.” (Richard Harris, “A Reporter at Large: Handguns,” New Yorker, July 26, 1976, p. 58.)

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Re: Pink Pistols at NRA Annual Meeting 2017?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 12:35:55 PM »
It sounds like a great idea to have as many Pink Pistols at the NRA Annual Meeting. Getting straight conservatives to realize that being gay/etc doesn't always have to also mean anti-gun/etc has helped us tremendously.
I'm straight but I agree with you.