On my way back home this morning, I got a call from the NRA, wanting me to renew my membership. The lady was very pleasant, with a deep Southern drawl, but was obviously reading from the standard NRA fund-raising spiel about upcoming legislation brought by Democrats, Chuck Schumer wants to take your guns away, etc. etc. Then she switched to the “Now I need you to renew your NRA commitment, so let’s get that taken care of” closer.
My response was not what she expected, nor I think what she wanted.
“Frankly, I’m more than a little disappointed in how the NRA is spending our membership dollars — for starters, I don’t want my money being spent just so Wayne LaPierre can look good on TV, and I’m pretty sure Col. Oliver North could point to a few similar misuses of the NRA’s cash. So I’m not going to renew my NRA membership today, or, most likely, in the near future either. Instead, I am going to send the equivalent amount to the Second Amendment Foundation who, it appears, have been quite successful in arguing our cause before the state courts and the Supreme Court as well. Feel free to pass these sentiments on to the senior management of the NRA. Good day to you.”
…and I hung up.
Or have I missed something here? (I should point out that I have a three-year membership of the TSRA, which I have every intention of renewing.)
Feel free to enlighten me in Comments.