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Chuck Pinkey

June 4, 2013

NRA succeeds because it defends freedom

Ryan Charles Pinkey was born Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 1:19 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. A great job was done by Stacey, Adam, the doctors, nurses, midwives and staff of Bassett. He arrived kicking and screaming just like his father did 34 years ago.

When things settled down and Grandpa, yours truly, got to take a look, Ryan opened his eyes. He didn’t say much, but I knew what he was thinking! He looked at me and thought, “We’re going to be buddies. Let’s go for ice cream, Grandpa, and by the way, there’s a new sheriff in town.”

The National Rifle Association is a great organization with a rich history, and through its efforts in gun education and safety has saved more lives and prevented more tragedies than all the gun laws, posturing politicians, and gun control advocates combined.

Some perpetual naysayers maintain that the NRA is out of touch with its membership. Of course it is, and that’s why its membership stands at five million and growing. Yes sir, we keep joining and renewing because they’re out of touch with us.

We hear “five million members out of 80 million gun owners. Why doesn’t the NRA have more members?” Just give us time and we will. It wasn’t too long ago that our membership stood at two million.

Besides, there are 317 million freedom-loving Americans in the USA, yet the ACLU has but half a million members. Also, in America there are 40 million people of color, but the NAACP has only half a million members.

Look at NOW (ugh!), the National Organization for Women. It claims half a million members, too, out of 170 million women. I’d say, at five million and growing, our NRA is doing pretty well, comparatively.

We love the NRA because it never backs down, and it never compromises. Who better to plead our case in the contaminated septic that our nation’s capital has become? Ask yourself, if your son knew he was right, would you want him to back down, or would you want your daughter to compromise her chastity, or your wife, her fidelity? Of course you wouldn’t.

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