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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

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Save the Second3 days ago
We certainly wish LTC West a speedy recovery.
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Save the Second1 week ago
“What’s changed is that our worst fear is confirmed,” Brewer said Monday. “That privileged materials are in the hands of people with whom the NRA is adverse, who are likely to turn them over to the attorney general, pursuant to a process that looks to us as if it was a gateway to obtain privileged communications—privileges that are owned by the NRA.”

https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/05/18/nra-seeks-to-renew-objections-to-former-ad-agencys-production-of-documents-citing-privilege/?slreturn=20200418193516
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Save the Second3 weeks ago
Marion Hammer is at it again. Defending LaPierre as if he were a deity.

#axzz6LskjcAsN" target="_blank">https://www.ammoland.com/2020/05/informed-response-re-uncertain-future-lies-ahead-for-nra/#axzz6LskjcAsN
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Informed Response to Jaundiced Opinion RE: 'Uncertain Future Lies Ahead for NRA'
Let me be clear. I write this not to urge or convince you to sing Wayne LaPierre's praises -- although you should. Or, to discourage anyone from applying for his job.
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Save the Second
Save the Second3 weeks ago
The NRA does not have a succession plan for CEO Wayne LaPierre. This is poor planning. It results from WLP's paranoia and the Board of Directors' inaction.
Save the Second
Save the Second3 weeks ago
A fantastic article written a few days ago by Jeff Knox.

What we really need is a challenger for WLP. Someone who can rally the members and directors and defeat him for the good of the association.

What do you think? Who do you think could do it?
Save the Second
Save the Second1 month ago
"These figures, not previously reported, are the first time that LaPierre has put a figure to how much the ongoing legal battles have cost the organization. For context, the NRA and its affiliates raised more than $412 million and spent more than $423 million in 2018, the last year for which there is public reporting."

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By Ron Carter / July 6, 2019

THE DE FACTO PURGE

“To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.”

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By admin / July 5, 2019

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SURVEY!

“In the shadow of our Nation’s 243rd Birthday, are YOU willing to stand up and call for reforms at our National Rifle Association? Or, are you content to sit back idly while American Gun Owners lose faith in the NRA?”

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By Ron Carter / July 2, 2019

THE BOD TERMS ENDING THIS YEAR

You still have a voice even if you aren’t currently a voting eligible member! Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t voting eligible, contact your directors! Perhaps you should consider helping the candidates you want to see elected.

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By Ron Carter / June 30, 2019

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SAVE THE SECOND BOARD MEMBER

Whatever reason the NRA’s legal counsel had for and were authorized by NRA’s leadership the conduct of this deposition, one can only guess. Did they think that the threat of a crack legal agency like Brewer’s – you know, the ones that sent the deposition to his Mother’s house – would be enough to silence this Bloomberg shill malcontent? Did they think that the deposed would prove himself part of a vast conspiracy to bring down the NRA from within, in spite of the sterling efforts and spotless reputation of faithful service and fiscal responsibility of Lapierre and the Original Gangsters that this information was so harmful toward? Or, was it another example of the fiscal malfeasance so rampant in the current NRA’s spending their Members’ dues and donations, not their own money.

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By Ron Carter / June 27, 2019

THE POWER YOU WIELD

Take the lessons learned from that Hi Point contest: share it with your friends, share it with your families, share it with your neighbors, share it with your coworkers, share it with your USPSAs, share it with your clubs, share it in your groups, share it with your YouTubers, share it in your podcasts, share it on your AR15coms, share it in your chans, share it with your meme pages, tell every single NRA member that you possibly can to contact their NRA directors. This is our opportunity to wield the power you have. We can change our NRA. 76 in 76.

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By admin / June 24, 2019

BAIL, PATCH, OR SWIM AWAY!

You don’t save a sinking ship by standing around and crying about a hole in the hull or mentioning other boats that you FEEL are more seaworthy.

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By Ron Carter / June 21, 2019

NRA MEMBER ENGAGEMENT: CONTACTING YOUR NRA BOD

Please, use this information to politely, and responsibly, share your concerns with your NRA directors. We desperately need an NRA that is strong, effective, efficient, relevant and accountable to its members.

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By admin / June 17, 2019

Calling All American Gun Owners

We must not be afraid of the truth, not matter how damaging it might be in the short term. Covering it up or ignoring it will only make it worse. As STS Board Member Rob Pincus said to the assembled voting members in Indianapolis, we need to ask these questions, get the answers and then “…deal with the fallout from that honestly and openly, so that we can get on with the business of defending our Second Amendment Rights…”

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By admin / June 17, 2019

Why the Concern?

John Cushman was personally endorsed by the leadership of the NRA during many campaigns over the past several years. He was specifically chosen to run against outside Adam Kraut in the 2017 and 2018 Elections for the 76th Seat on the Board. His comments were echoed by many other members of the NRA “Old Guard” during the Members Meeting, including at least two past Presidents (Hammer and Porter).

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By Ron Carter / June 15, 2019

My First Rodeo

I spoke. I mentioned the ERPO that had been ratified in Colorado and asked why the NRA did not assist. I mentioned these concerns being so dear to me that I did not want to leave Indianapolis until these issues were addressed. If going into executive session at the members meeting meant accountability for the “crisis” Oliver North spoke of, then by all means, do what it takes! I concluded my arguments by saying that “this may be my first rodeo but it won’t be the last. There must be accountability at the NRA.”

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