The Knox Update
From the Firearms Coalition
Who’s Haunted now?
By Jeff Knox
(January 29, 2009) When Barack Obama announced that he intended to nominate Eric Holder to be his Attorney General, we at The Firearms Coalition launched an aggressive campaign to block the appointment and urged all other Second Amendment organizations to do likewise. Holder was Janet Reno’s top deputy in the Clinton administration and has proven himself to be a radical opponent to the rights of firearms owners. Holder has not only testified before Congress in support of expanded restrictions on firearms ownership, he signed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in DC v. Heller in which he espoused the theory that the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear arms” is actually a right of the states to organize militias. Someone with such twisted opinions about the Constitution should not even be considered for the position of Attorney General.
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Page 32 of my February 2008 American Rifleman carries the following "Second Shots — 50 Years Ago" feature:
M14 In Competition?
The following statement appears in a brochure which is being distributed by the American Automatic Weapons Association.
"We have already begun to formulate shooting clubs under the direction of this Association and the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, in an attempt to allow us to train with the Army's newest automatic weapons and we will organize competitive shooting with these weapons."
This statement is not authorized by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship and the American Automatic Weapons Association has been requested twice to delete it from their brochure.
I'm not sure, but I think AR just told Class III fans to buzz off. NRA threw machine gun owners under the bus with the 1986 "freeze" that accompanied passage of the McClure-Volkmer Firearms Owners Protection Act. I guess this is to prove that NRA never liked the machine gunners anyway. At least the position is consistent.
Note: I have updatd this entry — I failed to include the final paragraph when I originally posted this note. Kind of lost its thunder without that bit.
Joaquin Jackson: my favorite candidate next former NRA Board member.
My dad got drummed off the Board for independently and "without portfolio" lobbying Congress to follow NRA Board policy which NRA had turned away from. This guy, while waving his Board credentials, calls for banning all but five-round magazines for "assault weapons."
If you know any Board members, maybe they need to hear from you.
Speaking of which, contact information for Board members might be a useful thing. We'll work on that.
Please let us know of any developments from this interview.