Mail Call: Let Us Speak With Our Actions

by
posted on September 28, 2018
mail.jpg (4)

I experienced firsthand the illogical hatred shown to NRA members for simply associating with fellow patriots who believe the right to keep and bear arms is a “right of the people” that “shall not be infringed.” It happened while I was aboard a bus, discreetly speaking to a friend about the fantastic time I had at the NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) in Washington, D.C. Suddenly, a man interrupted our conversation to confirm that I had just mentioned the three-letter acronym for the National Rifle Association. He said he was “surprised” that the NRA would have selected me, seeing how I was both a vegan and a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian, as both conflicted with his stereotypical view of the kind of people who support the NRA. He then proceeded to make a series of inflammatory statements about how my NRA is “the biggest bunch of lunatics! Look at how they treated those kids in Parkland.” It was a baseless statement, seeing how the NRA had nothing to do with the massacre of innocent children at Parkland, Fla., regardless of what the freedom-hating media say. Had the bus been a town hall, I would have been ready to counter him. Since it was not, I held my tongue, for to have spoken even the purest of truth in that moment would have done no good, nor would it have changed any minds. Therefore, let us remember always to show the haters the true character of our NRA. They might slander us from coast to coast, but may the lives of each and every member be a silent but powerful testament to who we really are: Freedom’s Safest Place.

Jonathan A. McCormick Jr.
Bartlesville, Okla.

Latest

Dianna Muller
Dianna Muller

Shooting Straight with Dianna Muller

You may remember Dianna Muller from when she testified before Congress in 2019. Many seemed surprised by her strong statements, especially coming from a retired police officer.

The Statistical Truth About the Impact of Constitutional Carry

Self-defense is a natural right and constitutional carry is spreading. Despite what the Biden administration argues, armed citizens are not the problem. The statistics back this up.

What Firearms Have “Common-Use” Protections?

The text of the Second Amendment is explicit, and since it is a right, the people, not the government, decide. Yet, gun-control activists are still intent on attempting to define exactly what "arms" are protected by it.

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.