Rant Mode: On
Shame, Shame, Shame on you, Zeppelin Rifle Club members. You have a proud heritage of rifle and pistol shooting and you squander it on the altar of political correctness.
The NRA is the only national organization capable of dealing with the politicians and philosopher-kings who know they should rule by divine right and the natural order of things. If it wasn’t just for that pesky, knuckle-dragging, Second Amendment-worshipping, redneck NRA, they'd show us how to run a country.
That any gun club would not insist their members are NRA members is just plain inconceivable to me. It would be like finding Jews supporting the Holocaust.
A recent ZRC proposal to require all members to be NRA members was defeated by 5 votes. That means more of the members present at the July 2014 meeting would rather pocket a year’s NRA membership at the risk of losing the one amendment that puts teeth in the Bill of Rights.
You’re cowards and quislings.
I’m sure you prissy pantywaists think everything is good and guaranteed. Solid freedoms, assured rights and besides, you don’t like the NRA’s stance on hollow point bullets, or the youth programs, or the police training or something. Maybe I’m just over analyzing, you’re just cheap. You’d rather let someone else take care of it. You’re the same kind of citizen that expects the police to keep the neighborhood safe, but slinks away when the police want witnesses to come forward.
Nobody is perfect. Not me, not you and certainly not the NRA. But if you think your rights to read, write, speak, vote the way you want is assured, think again. It’s only the presence of a possible armed response to government overreach that keeps the growing federal, state and local bureaucracies from running you over on their way to protect you from your ignorant ways. Your rights are what the NRA is fighting to protect. Maybe you’re the kind of fellow we were warned about: You’d trade away your rights for the slave collar of comfort.
Now I’ve never been a fan of Roberts Rules of Orders. I don’t think there are rules police who arrest you for not following Robert’s Rules. So I’d put a line on the membership renewal form asking for the member's NRA number. No NRA number, just return their check with a note saying “Sorry, but we can’t renew your membership.” Then open the membership to the shooting community. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of NRA card carrying members in the Akron area. In some things the ZRC board should lead.
“We become brave by doing brave acts.” Aristole.
It was true then and it’s true now.