Resolution submitted to the Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association, 4 May, 2013 by Jeff Knox, NRA Endowment Member and Director of The Firearms Coalition, calling for a continued uncompromising stance against encroaching gun control.
The resolution passed unanimously.
WHEREAS, gun control extremists exploited a terrible tragedy and launched an unprecedented assault on the rights of responsible citizens during the first quarter of this year; and
WHEREAS, these extremists and their media allies played heavily on the public’s emotions and lack of knowledge about firearms and firearms laws; and
WHEREAS, there were high expectations for several, seriously restrictive and prohibitive bills to be passed by the US Senate; and
WHEREAS, none of the gun control proposals offered would have prevented or mitigated any of the recent atrocities that were used to fuel the assault on Americans’ rights; and
WHEREAS, history has proven that gun control laws have little or no effect on criminals, but have consistently been used to harass and abuse regular gun owners; and
WHEREAS, in the face of overwhelming odds and biased reporting, the NRA-ILA, working in cooperation rather than competition with other federal, state, and local rights organizations, stood firm, and refused to compromise on the rights and principles of freedom and the US Constitution; and
WHEREAS, in response to those efforts, the US Senate rejected all gun control proposals that came before it during their April 2013 session; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that, on this 4th day of May, 2013, the members of the National Rifle Association of America here gathered at the Annual Meeting of Members in Houston, Texas do hereby commend the staff and leadership of the NRA for their resolute stance, and offer our appreciation and praise for a job well done; and be it further
RESOLVED, that we, the members here gathered, encourage the leadership and staff of our association to continue to remain steadfast in opposition to any and all expansion of firearms laws which would or could put honest Americans at increased risk of prosecution, or which would or could in any way infringe on the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms; and be it further
RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution, along with a brief description of its reception and passage by this body, should be prominently published in the Official Journal of the association as a public repudiation of the lies and distortions from the media and politicians suggesting that a majority of NRA members support expansion of gun control laws, as clearly and unequivocally, we do not.