Every morning (ok, almost every minute of every day) I am tracking the world wide web for the latest stories and happenings to be sure I am up to date, I mean hey, it's kind of part of the job - but today in my inbox there was an article that came to me.
A brief introductory message accompanied it...
"Hi, Here, attached, is an essay representing a legitimate NRA voice that may not have been heard as often as others, but is still important. I would like to submit this short essay, about 800 words, entitled "I am the Quiet NRA..." "
I opened it to read a heart-warming, well-written piece by Mr. Carson Gardner, a recent-NRA member. He describes the joys of his chosen quiet, nimble lifestyle and passion for his Constitutional freedoms - and why he joined the NRA. You can read his entire essay here.
And it got me thinking...how many other people out there have written personal essays on "Why I (they/you) Joined the NRA".
I googled, and by no surprise, I found a great handful:
“With Barack Obama dialing up an assault on both gun rights and constitutional process with his executive orders this week, it is a time to stand up and be counted effectively as a member of the responsible, law-abiding gun-owning community.”– Ed Morrissey