Monday, August 28, 2006

Help With The National Rifle Association

I need a little help from some of you out there. I'm trying to get the NRA to participate in the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, but I haven't been able to establish communications with anyone at the head office who was able to be much help.

The rendezvous would be a great public relations venue for the NRA, in addition to having a chance to meet a number of gun bloggers and broaden NRA communications throughout the gun-blogosphere.

I think it would be entirely appropriate for the NRA to send someone from the head office to attend the Rendezvous. I think it would also be appropriate for them to present a letter of commendation to Dan McKown, our guest of honor, as a token of appreciation for his risking his life to protect others from a mall shooter.

I contacted my local NRA rep, and he contacted the head office, and they vaguely suggested that perhaps the local Reno area rep might be able to stop by. Since the Rendezvous is not in my local rep's territory, it's unfair to expect him to spend a lot of time on this, but he did what he could to help. In fact, the Rendezvous isn't a regional event at all, but rather a national event.

I've telephoned the head office, and got bounced from one person to another without much result. One NRA person wanted to know how many new NRA members I expected to sign up for them! When I suggested that just about everyone who would attend was probably already a member, they sort of lost interest. One person promised that the'd have someone call me back right away. That was several weeks ago..............

It seemed to me that I just wasn't reaching the right people at the NRA. If any of you know anyone at the NRA would you give them a call or drop them an email and see if you can help me out on this? If you don't know anyone there, send them an email anyway, or give them a call at 1-800-672-3888 and tell them that you think that the Rendezvous is definitely a place where the NRA should be well represented.



At Monday, August 28, 2006 9:20:00 PM, Anonymous USCitizen said...

Maybe try another angle -

Contact the Texas State Rifle Association and ask them to make an inquiry on our behalf:

Texas State Rifle Association
4570 Westgrove Drive, Suite 200
Addison, Texas 75001-3222
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST/CDST
Telephone (972) 889-8772
FAX (972) 889-1515 Anytime

There is a comment sumission link as well:

"We will be updating the site with revised content in an ongoing basis for the next week or so. If you have any specific comments or questions please send them to"

Jim Dark, Executive Director has been particulary attentive to assistance requests.

See more info at

At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should also contact Dave Workman, editor of the New Gun Week and former NRA board member. Joe Waldron, the president of the Washington Arms Collectors may also be able to help.

SAF and CCRKBA could also be helpful.

At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:41:00 AM, Blogger Chris Byrne said...

I would guess that you'd get a better response from the Gun Owners of America than the NRA, but here's a suggestion.

Have you personally invited Cam Edwards yet?

At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:08:00 PM, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Since it's in Nevada maybe the local NRA Member's Council:

Or the local Reno affiliates

At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 7:31:00 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

I second contacting Cam Edwards. He might know who to go to.

At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:08:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Does anyone have an email address for Cam Edwards? If you do ,would you email it to me at blog (AT) whidbey (dot) com? From his site there's an email submission form, but I'd like to send him links to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous site.


..... Mr. C.

At Friday, September 01, 2006 5:08:00 PM, Blogger Chris Byrne said...

Well, you can go to his website email, or you could write Jeff Sawyer (who has his personal email), and have him get you in touch.

I'd assume Michael Bane would have some good ideas too.


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