Are there alternative organizations I can join to support the rights of gun ownership without joining the NRA?
The NRA is too closely associated with the Republican party, and right wing politics for my taste. But I too, like my guns.
I am really hoping for a reasonable, intelligent answer to the question I have asked, not arguments or insults or unsolicited advice.
- Jerry HLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I give you the wisdom of Harvey Fierstein (in another context):
"If you want the parade to look like you, then you have to be in the parade."
Likewise, if you want the NRA to be like you, then you have to join the NRA. If all the people who think like you joined the NRA, they'd probably take over the organization -- and the additional membership numbers would make it much more powerful.
Still, if you're not willing to lead by example, there are plenty of other pro-gun organizations to choose from. For a start, every state has its own gun owners association. Beyond that here's a few more to get you started:
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of California
The Second Amendment Foundation
The Second Amendment Sisters
The Pink Pistols
And, if you think the NRA is too radical, these folks will completely blow your mind:
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms OwnershipSource(s): http://gunowners.org/ http://www.gunownersca.com/ http://www.saf.org/ http://www.2asisters.net/ http://www.pinkpistols.org/ http://www.jpfo.org/
- CiticopLv 71 decade ago
There are plenty of Democrats who are NRA members.
Also, there are plenty of Conservatives and Libertarians who support the ACLU.Source(s): 8+ years Law Enforcement