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What's The NRA Doing Right Now?
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Since the shootings in CT, the NRA leadership has appeared on TV a couple of times and has put out some press releases. Other than that, I don't have a clue what they are doing to counteract the opposition. I get plenty of emails, blog links, etc. from the anti forces because I like to stay close to the enemy. However, I'm also an NRA and GOA member who has sent more money since the CT shooting. All I have received in return has been requests for more money. I realize they need money for lobbying but I think they do a really poor job at the grass roots level where I believe this battle will be won or lost.

By now they should have sent every member a talking points PDF for them to print out and carry. Also, we should know what they are doing do we can add our voices to whatever action. There should be a Resources Database that is searchable so that when someone throws out anti info you can search for the answer. Too many times we use the same old talking points and saying "Guns don't kill, people kill" is not going to win over the 80% of people who are looking for a reason to care one way or the other.

The NRA is a very paternalistic organization. They seem to have the attitude of "Just give us your financial support and we know best what to do with it." They are doing an extremely poor job, again in my opinion, in communicating with members and the 80% of people in America who want someone to explain the reasons why we should have all these guns without using the same kind of hyperbole as the antis. We can easily win this but we can't just sit back and play defense.
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It's just past 1PM, so I'd say they're paying for lunch and heading back to the office.
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#3
My guess is they're doing what they do best. Communicating with our friends in politics. Reminding them of how many NRA members are in their districts and how influential they are. Reminding them that 1994 saw the end of a lot of politicians that failed to take heed.

I imagine they are doing what I pay them to do. I've never found them to be a particularly effective grass-roots type of organization. Several others do that much better.
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(12-29-2012, 02:10 PM)RandomTask Wrote: It's just past 1PM, so I'd say they're paying for lunch and heading back to the office.

:-) Working on Saturday. That's great.

(12-29-2012, 02:17 PM)unclejumbo Wrote: My guess is they're doing what they do best. Communicating with our friends in politics. Reminding them of how many NRA members are in their districts and how influential they are. Reminding them that 1994 saw the end of a lot of politicians that failed to take heed.

I imagine they are doing what I pay them to do. I've never found them to be a particularly effective grass-roots type of organization. Several others do that much better.

Who would you say are the best grass roots organizations?
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The NRA is arguably the most influential lobbying group in DC. You have to remember that most lobbying is done behind closed doors. Angel
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BobFromBucks;60570 Wrote:Since the shootings in CT, the NRA leadership has appeared on TV a couple of times and has put out some press releases. Other than that, I don't have a clue what they are doing to counteract the opposition. I get plenty of emails, blog links, etc. from the anti forces because I like to stay close to the enemy. However, I'm also an NRA and GOA member who has sent more money since the CT shooting. All I have received in return has been requests for more money. I realize they need money for lobbying but I think they do a really poor job at the grass roots level where I believe this battle will be won or lost.

By now they should have sent every member a talking points PDF for them to print out and carry. Also, we should know what they are doing do we can add our voices to whatever action. There should be a Resources Database that is searchable so that when someone throws out anti info you can search for the answer. Too many times we use the same old talking points and saying "Guns don't kill, people kill" is not going to win over the 80% of people who are looking for a reason to care one way or the other.

The NRA is a very paternalistic organization. They seem to have the attitude of "Just give us your financial support and we know best what to do with it." They are doing an extremely poor job, again in my opinion, in communicating with members and the 80% of people in America who want someone to explain the reasons why we should have all these guns without using the same kind of hyperbole as the antis. We can easily win this but we can't just sit back and play defense.

The NRA works behind the scenes, out on the town in DC, out on the golf courses, and in the halls of the capitol. It's what lobbyists do.

They are hard at work as we type, protecting us.
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Philadelphia Patriot;60602 Wrote:The NRA is arguably the most influential lobbying group in DC. You have to remember that most lobbying is done behind closed doors. Angel

Yep....and it's about time they release the pictures of Funstein with the German Shepard.
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Pocketprotector;60606 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;60602 Wrote:The NRA is arguably the most influential lobbying group in DC. You have to remember that most lobbying is done behind closed doors. Angel

Yep....and it's about time they release the pictures of Funstein with the German Shepard.

I though it was a great dane. Big Grin
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nomad;60612 Wrote:
Pocketprotector;60606 Wrote:Yep....and it's about time they release the pictures of Funstein with the German Shepard.

I though it was a great dane. Big Grin
both of you are wrong...it was a donkey
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#10
It is best the NRA work behind the scenes.

The longer the issue is drawn out, the less likely any legislation being passed.

Sheep have a short attention span.
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