GUNS: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2014/08/22/sellout-jpfo-to-be-handed-off-to-saf/

Sellout: JPFO to be handed off to SAF — unless we stop it
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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I was hoping I wouldn’t have to post this, but now that we’re out of alternatives I’ll be as succinct as I can and attempt (no doubt unsuccessfully) to keep my most heated personal judgments to a minimum.

Somebody reminded me this week of that statement from Aaron, the late, great founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. That was how Aaron contrasted himself and JPFO with Alan Gottlieb and Gottlieb’s SAF/CCRKBA.

Aaron wanted to educate people so that victim disarmament would go away. He would have been thrilled to be able to close JPFO’s doors and say, “We’ve done it.”

On the other hand, he despised Alan Gottlieb and saw him as an opportunist who used scary mailings to turn SAF/CCRKBA into a fundraising factory. He saw Gottlieb as a person who needed and wanted “gun control” because that’s what kept the money and the publicity flowing.

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It’s always a case of follow the money?

Like “doctors” that really don’t want a “cure”.

Like March of Dimes that moved on to “birth defects” after polio was cured.

And, the United Way and Red Cross with highly paid CEO and bureaucrats!

Why can’t non-profits be happy when they succeed?

It’s all about aligning “motivations”.

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2 Responses to GUNS: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

  1. Scott Silvay says:

    The NRA has evolved from a grassroots organization to a full on lobbying machines when they felt the winds of change. Like all non-profits, follow the money….

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    While the association established a legislative affairs division in 1934, it didn’t begin lobbying until the mid-1970s as gun-control laws emerged after the political assassinations of the 1960s. In the 2000 presidential campaign, the NRA’s opposition to Al Gore hurt him in his home state of Tennessee and contributed to his loss in the presidential race to George W. Bush, according to former President Bill Clinton.

    No Perceived Threat

    Success brought its own challenges, according to Richard Feldman, a former lobbyist for the association.

    “There was no perceived national threat to gun ownership” after Bush was elected, said Feldman, who wrote a 2007 book titled “Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.” “The NRA’s membership dropped to under two-and-a-half million, although they never admitted it.”

    NRA member Joe Gregory, the former vice chairman of Bristol, Tennessee-based King Pharmaceuticals Inc., said he pitched the idea of soliciting deep-pocketed donors during a 2003 conversation with LaPierre, the executive vice president.

    LaPierre was “talking about how proud he was of the association and how it was built on the strength of $10 and $25 donations,” Gregory recalled during an interview he gave to an NRA-produced radio program in April. He said he responded:

    “But with over 4 million members, there’s got to be a few people who’ve been fortunate to be blessed to live and work and prosper in this country and they can give more than $25. And we ought to look for ways that we can encourage them to do that.”

    ‘Ring of Freedom’

    The NRA’s “Ring of Freedom,” a donor-recognition program, began in 2005, according to the association’s website. The NRA’s Office of Advancement solicits contributions from companies, foundations and individuals.

    Gregory, the chief executive officer of Gregory Management Co., an investment firm in Bristol, is part of a more exclusive group called the Golden Ring of Freedom. Its members, who have contributed at least $1 million, wear custom-tailored gold jackets at NRA gatherings. He referred questions to the NRA staff.

    The NRA received $71.1 million in donations last year, up 54 percent from $46.3 million in 2004, according to its federal tax returns.

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    They can’t be happy with 4 million members

    They don’t want safe, sense gun laws

    They manipulate the second amendment

    Their CEO makes $1 million a year as a fear mongerer

    It’s all a game that we allow to happen, regardless of what side of an issue you stand on.

    • reinkefj says:

      To a certain extent, I agree about all “non profits”. Like the United Way and Red Cross, it’s all about the money.

      I’m a member of the NRA for the insurance and instructions. GOA for a no compromise gun freedom agenda. And JPFO for a reminder that only gooferments can kill people in large numbers.

      You and I have different vision of “safe sensible” gun laws. I remind you that ONLY law abiding gun owners obey “gun laws”. Which are really about “Sheeple control” and “Victim Disarmament”!

      “Victim Disarmamentis the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

      As you know, I feel that the latest nonsense from Big Brother Gooferment is “gun free zone” which I translate into “target rich environment”. Mass murderers are CRAZY, but not stupid. The Colorado movie shooter did NOT go to anyone of a number of near-by movie theaters; he went to the only one that was a “gun free zone”.

      GOA has pointed out EVERY TIME that all the laws and background checks didn’t, and couldn’t, prevent any of the mass murder shooting incidents.

      The only thing that stops a bad guy (seems to always be young men on mind altering anti-depressents?) with a gun is a good person with a gun.

      And when it comes to women and self-defense, you know I feel strongly, that every female should be packing. “God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown

      Also, that domestic violence orders should be accompanied by a Sheriff issued “loaner”, box of ammo, lessons, and a “get out of jail free” card. If the abuser — guy or gal — gets within range, they are presumed prima facie to have violated the court’s order.

      Argh!

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