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JAN-28-2020 – The 2020 NRA Board of Directors Voting Guide and Recommendations are here!

Read all about them, and find a link to the in depth (over two hours!) discussion regarding all candidates here.

Who are we, and what are we doing?


Save The Second is a 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and expansion of the Second Amendment. We were founded by two NRA members – Anthony Garcia (President) and Ron Carter (Vice-President) who were tired of watching the NRA fall apart, and decided to do something to save it.

Our vision is to save the Second Amendment by strengthening the National Rifle Association. We hope to grow the NRA’s membership, improve its public image, and secure the NRA’s long-term ability to carry out its stated purpose of protecting our “individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property,” as provided in Article II, Section 1 of the NRA Bylaws.

Find out more about how we plan to do that by reviewing our 5 Goals and taking a look through the rest of our site.

Latest Posts, Blogs, and Videos

Save the Second
Save the Second15 hours ago
Looks like the Brewer defense isn’t having much progress.

Save the Second
Save the Second3 days ago
With the results of the election in, the question of voting tabulation comes to mind. How is it that a man, Frank Tait, received many bullet votes yet came in last? So peculiar to me. We'll be discussing that on the podcast soon.
Save the Second
Save the Second5 days ago
Ordered by amount of votes received. Stand by for critical analysis in the coming days from the STS staff.

1. Jay Printz
2. J. William Carter
3. Charles L. Cotton
4. Linda Walker
5. Judi White
6. Leroy Sisco
7. Howard J. Walter
8. Graham Hill
9. Mark E. Vaughan
10. Thomas P. Arvas
11. Ted W. Carter
12. Barbara Rumpel
13. Phillip B. Journey
14. Steven C. Schreiner
15. Todd J. Rathner
16. Richard Figueroa
17. J. Kenneth Blackwell
18. Carl Rowan, Jr.
19. Curtis S. Jenkins
20. Herbert A. Lanford, Jr.
21. Allan D. Cors
22. Clel Baudler
23. Robert E. Mansell
24. Patricia A. Clark
25. Mark Keith Robinson

26. Paul D. Babaz
27. Todd R. Ellis
28. Dave Butz
29. Ronald L. Schmeits

30. Niger Innis
31. Anthony P. Colandro

32. R. B. Rocky Marshall, Jr.
33. Robert J. Wos
34. John L. Cushman
35. James L. Wallace
36. Craig Swartz
37. Kevin P. Hogan
38. Frank C. Tait
Save the Second
Save the Second2 weeks ago
So many new gun owners are joining the fold and will be looking for a strong national organization to defend their natural rights.

We must show up to the member's meeting in September to help make sure the National Rifle Association is up to the task.
Save the Second
Save the Second2 weeks ago
If you want to have a chance of saving this organization then you need to be at the members meeting in September.
Save the Second
Save the Second3 weeks ago
Looks like we will finally know the results of the 2020 NRA BoD election just after Independence Day as they resumed counting ballots (or were supposed to) today.

“Dear NRA Board members, Executive Council members, and Board candidates:

As you know, tabulation of the NRA’s mail ballot election results has been significantly delayed due to business closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, we’ve been in touch with our vendors regularly about the status of our count, and about the measures they’ve put in place to protect the integrity of our process.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that ballot processing will resume on Monday, June 22. Barring any further unforeseen circumstances, we expect to be able to share the results with candidates and the board on approximately July 10.

As always, the formal announcement pursuant to the Bylaws will take place at the Annual Meeting of Members in Springfield, Missouri on September 5. Newly elected members will begin their terms upon the adjournment of the Members’ Meeting, and will be sworn in at the Board meeting that same afternoon.

We appreciate your patience, and look forward to sharing the results in a few weeks.


John Frazer
Secretary and General Counsel
National Rifle Association of America....”

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By Ron Carter / March 6, 2020

The Issue of Voting in the NRA: A Big Problem!

Why are we the ones to notice this and be motivated to do something? Merely looking at the voting results from last year’s election should have motivated directors to fix those problems or if nothing else at least acknowledge their existence! There must be accountability in our NRA. We must bring that accountability at the Members’ Meeting!

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By Ron Carter / February 1, 2020

76 in 76 – #3.

#76in76 Round Three The NRA Board of Directors work for the NRA members! We encourage you, with this third #76in76 to...

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By Ron Carter / January 30, 2020

The Candidates

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By Ron Carter / January 26, 2020

Voting Inside the NRA

If you are like me, an annual member that hasn’t hit five or more consecutive years yet, don’t despair. You still have a voice in your NRA. You can contact your directors, you can attend meetings, you can be involved! You can be educated! You can make a difference in your NRA.

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By Ron Carter / January 17, 2020

Spotter Up Podcast

Spotter Up Podcast On January 12th, 2020 Anthony Garcia and I were guests on the Spotter Up Podcast with John...

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By Ron Carter / January 12, 2020

One Down, Four to Go

One Down, Four to Go Today, I am proud to say that the NRA Directors finally have an attendance policy....

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By Ron Carter / January 8, 2020

The January BoD Meeting Schedule

the January BoD Meeting Schedule It is unknown if this is the latest relevant schedule, but at least it might...

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By Ron Carter / January 7, 2020

Are You Going to the NRA Board Meeting?

Are You Going to the NRA BoD Meeting? Also, it will not be comfortable. We may wonder around lost not...

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By Ron Carter / January 7, 2020

The End of the #76in76 Round Two

Did you manage to write all the 76 NRA directors?

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By Ron Carter / January 6, 2020

Who are the 2020 Candidates for the NRA BoD?

Who are the 2020 Candidates for the NRA BoD? Next month the ballots will begin arriving in the mail. Do...

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