NRA and ATF Reform

Bitter and I attended part of the Board of Directors meeting for the NRA this weekend, since we were in Virginia this weekend.  Chris Cox’s report before the Board stressed the dire need for ATF reform, speaking about how far back this problem goes, and their strategy to fix it through congressional action.  Also stressed were all the upcoming challenges we will be facing in 2008, which are numerous.  I was also quite happy that he thought highly enough of our meeting with NRA folks at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous to mention that specifically in his report before the directors, given that we were a tough crowd.

The NRA isn’t a closed society.  Any member can attend the Board of Directors meeting, though some items do tend to be discussed in executive session, with only board members and officers present.  Of course, I’d be a liar if I told you it was exciting and riveting.  Think of your local gun club meeting, only a lot longer, and with a lot more items to discuss and report on.  More speeches too.