Originally Posted by ZvenoMan
I applaud CMPs decision to support a variety of shooting disciplines by requiring membership in an organization, and then allowing so many different organizations. Add me to the ranks of those who has a concern about clubs requiring NRA membership. There is a nice club near me I'd like to join but I won't if they require me to join NRA, so I am a member of another club instead, and not a bad one, just further and no HP matches!
By no means am I anti-NRA, but I am an advocate of choice, and to me seeing CMP simply wants us to participate in some sort of shooting related pursuit I think that's what this sport is all about. NRA has always seemed to decide what I apparently want, and while the intentions are great I don't care for the method. My opinion, and it may be wrong!
Adding NRA to the list of qualified clubs would probably not enhance anyone's 2nd A rights, as it would be just another club that counts, same as adding another club. Are not most NRA members also members of an affiliated organization?
Anyway, I appreciate the non-political stance of CMP as well as the encouragement to pursue shooting sports as we see fit.
The NRA is the only pro gun group that anti gun politicians worry about, so thier methods must be effective, even though you might not care for them. Whether or not you support the NRA is your business of course, but don't whine when more and more of your gun rights are lost.