Regardless of the fact that Oliver North’s convictions were vacated on appeal, he is not only a man tarred with the specter of scandal but is also associated with illegally smuggling guns. Appointing a convicted-if-vacated gunrunner to be the public face of a national gun right organization is as short-sighted and tone-deaf as appointing not-convicted-but-clearly-guilty child murderer Casey Anthony to run the Girl Scouts of America.
I understand that the Iran Contras were a political shit-show, but that’s what I think when I hear “Oliver North”, so much that I’ve really tuned him out ever since. So while he’s been a VERY active member of the NRA Board of Directors, and I can’t recall a year where I haven’t seen him at the Annual Meeting where he didn’t give a speech (BTW that’s more than many of the Board of Directors can Say), But I never bothered to listen.
Go read Erin’s whole article, she has a lot to say on the subject that’s worth your time.
Some have said “Well the Anti-Gun side won’t be happy with ANY President the NRA has”, which is true, but somebody like Charlton Heston got the NRA a lot of positive press, and his other political endeavors such as Civil Rights made him tough for the anti-gunners to attack….they did, but it was easy to see their motives. Also former President Sandy Froman was awesome, a Jewish Woman from the San Francisco Bay Area, go ahead, attack her, call her a “Terrorist!”
I know he won’t do it, but I’d love to see Tom Selleck as an NRA President.
He’d get attacked (and probably killed off of his several very lucrative acting jobs) but it would be a net positive for the NRA
But a convicted gun-runner who was selling guns to honest-to-god terrorists, I don’t care about the fallout or his dedication, that’s playing into the enemy’s hand.
I understand that the President of the NRA is more-or-less a ceremonial position. Erin ends her post with this:
Will the NRA survive this? I don’t know. I hope they do, because they’re the nation’s oldest and largest gun rights organization. It’s going to depend on a lot of
factors, including what their new president says and does. Maybe they will take my words to heart and understand that inclusionary language will bring them more members, more money, and more political influence than divisive rhetoric.
But if they won’t… perhaps they don’t deserve to survive this.
I highly doubt this will kill the NRA, but I don’t foresee it HELPING the organization, and while it is large, the current political climate shows it needs a LOT of help right now.
-Erin and Weer’d Talk about the NRA and their Diversity Outreach
-They also discuss the first anti-gun law passed in the state of Vermont
-Connie Talks about how many of the various cabinet level positions have not been staffed and why that is a bad thing.
-Weer’d Fisks the Facebook Viral Video where a man “Destroys” his AR-15 in possibly the worst way
-Steve talks about some of the perils that befalls a private detective when they have to sit in their car for hours when on surveillance.
Hello Internet this is Episode 004 of the Assorted Calibers Podcast
This week Erin and I talk taxes (and how you can donate to Operation Blazing Sword to keep from giving the Government your hard-earned money)
UK and their foolish Knife bans and the broader implication that has for the both the citizens and the world.
We get to hear Connie talking about John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Adviser.
Savage1R steps back the technical talk on Cryptocurrencies and dives into the philosophy of why cryptocurrencies are important and why we should all care.
Weer’d Fisks part 2 of Shannon Watts on the 1A Podcast where she focuses on armed teachers to deter school shootings.
Steve tells another story from the life of a Private Investigator where HE was the subject of an investigation.
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Hello Internet! This is Episode three of the Assorted Calibers Podcast, the Second Amendment Podcast that has a little bit of everything!
This Week Erin and I Discuss Operation Blazing Sword and LGBT gun rights.
Erin interviews the new foreign policy correspondent for ACP, Connie Eliot!
Now that you HAVE cryptocurrency Savage1R shows how you can actually USE them or start trading.
The Weer’d Audio Fisk is part 1 of Shannon Watts on the NPR 1A Podcast.
Also new to the show is Steve, the house Detective to tell stories about his life as a private investigator. This week Steve tells a story of an attempted carjacking that changed his outlook on life and firearms.
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