Since Hope and Change has our household budget much tighter, I can’t donate money to the cause like I used to (and not that it was ever much). Last year I agreed to run an ad gratis, for a few months, for the Civil Rights Defense Fund. I said I’d do it for a few months, but I left it up for a good bit longer. Though I still support what they do, the fact is if we need CRDF in the fight before us, it means we’ve already lost, and are going to be depending on the Courts to save us.
So I’m, switching gears a bit to help drive membership, which is going to be more important in the upcoming fight in legislatures. I’d love to hear “No, NRA represents 5 million members now,” being spoken through the Halls of Congress and State Capitols. Hell, I’d like to say 10 million, but we get there bit by bit. So I’ve replaced the CRDF banner with one to encourage folks to join NRA. The banner will remain up until this crisis passes. No matter what you may think of the organization, they are who the politicians pay attention to. If you don’t like NRA compromises, help make them stronger so we do not end up in a position where one is forced on us.