Internet access has royally sucked in many ways here in St. Louis. I’ve been taking some notes, but I need to clean them up. In the meantime, I did want to get out a little commentary on some action in the member meeting.
One of the four resolutions was to instruct the NRA Secretary to incorporate foreign members of the NRA during the quorum roll call. There was clear support for the resolution. It was proposed by two American brothers who attended the Pittsburgh Annual Meeting last year and met a Life Member from Denmark.
Standing up to support it was a Life member who is a former British police officer. He was a member of British gun groups before he left, but he signed up as an NRA member before he even left the UK. He was tired of watching the guns destroyed, and he said he got really fed up when a kid was stopped and searched in an airport because he wore a Transformers t-shirt that had a ray gun featured on it.
This guy had a shooting vest on with dozens of shooting discipline patches with multiple qualification level patches. He’s a serious shooter who had to flee his home country to participate in the sports he loves.
The resolution was sent to the Bylaws Committee to be cleaned up. However, with David Keene expressing support for passing it, and doing his own recognition for all foreign attendees after the meeting, I would say the chance of passing it is pretty high.