Let me see if I have this straight. The majority of the gun grabbers are Democrats the party that is one seat away(in the Senate)from a Filibuster proof Senate. The same party that that has majority rule in the House of Representatives also has a setting President.
Now you people feel that those that have gun rights and the ability to enter a competition need more restrictions. You don't like it when you are told you need a special permit to own certain types of weapons and by the look of things soon certain types of ammunition(that which will be numbered and taxed).
Yet you are willing to tell people that they must join the NRA before they can shoot ATA targets. Do you also believe that this type of action will encourage new shooters to join the ATA?
Will refusing to join the NRA then allow them to exercise their second amendment rights. No you are all advocating more second amendments restrictions. Something that is as far as I am concerned out of the question it will make us no better than the gun grabbers.
I suggest you all think about what the words require and mandatory mean when used in ways that they should not be.
"I believe you are incorrect. The Second Amendment only pertains to government restrictions."
Good point so are you saying that if the government clears you to purchase a firearm(nics check)that you feel that it is proper for the governing powers of all disciplines of shooting to require each individual to join the NRA in order to shoot what ever discipline they wish to shoot in competition?
Tell me why the NRA should have any bearing on the ATA and their shooters ability to register targets?
I here the words "I'm a gun owner and I don't agree with the NRA on alot of there issues" all the time. There's also the people who don't own/shoot handguns that can't see the need for them. Then there are the people who don't know the difference between "assault rifles" and there Remington 742 or 1100 trap gun. These are the people the gun grabbers love to focus on. I myself can't say that I agree with everything the NRA says or does but that doesn't stop me from being an NRA member and supporting them. It is the ONLY organization that has the power to stop bad legislation. To require membership to join gun clubs is not out of line. To require NRA membership to join ATA is. That being said I think anyone who is into the shooting sports enough to be an ATA member should be smart enough not to fall into the groups I mentioned before.