We're still posting videos from the NRA Show last weekend in Phoenix on DRTV! Check out me, Tupelo Flash and Michael Waddell being stupid! I very pleased with the job the Outdoor Channel/DRTV team did on the Show. I think you're going to be pleased at the direction we're going.
Interesting notes from my friend Bill Brassard about gun bloggers on the NSSF Blog:
If you want to find out what's going on in the world of firearms and Second Amendment rights, and get a dose of attitude along with it, just tap into the stream of commentary coming from the gun bloggers. They are out there heating up the blogosphere with fact, opinion, political rants and product raves. Any gun blogger would tell you this is old news, but it seems "mainstream media" is just catching on to this online phenomenon. At the NRA's 138th annual convention in Phoenix, Patrik Jonsson of the Christian Science Monitor wrote a story that is giving national exposure to the growing influence of these "new media" watchdogs.My friend Walt Rauch sent me a note after the Christian Science Monitor story that said I was now eligible to say, "I told you so," but, hey, I'd never do anything like that!
From our HELL YES Department, the NYT grimly acknowledged that gun rights advocates are on the attack in Washington:
Good! It's about time...and be sure to thank the pro-gun Dems who side with us.Advocates of gun rights are poised to win a Congressional victory that eluded them under a Republican president.
To the frustration and discouragement of many Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers and aides say it now appears likely that President Obama will this week sign into law a provision allowing visitors to national parks and refuges to carry loaded and concealed weapons.
The White House is lukewarm at best on the gun provision, which was added to a popular measure imposing new rules on credit card companies. But the Democrats who now control both Congress and the White House appear ready to allow it to survive rather than derail a consumer-friendly credit card measure that Mr. Obama is eager to sign as Congress heads off for a Memorial Day recess.
“Timing is everything in politics,” said Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma and the champion of the gun proposal.
A majority of Democrats in the House and Senate still typically come down on the side of gun control. But the fact that they have been outmaneuvered by Republicans on gun issues is rooted in the fact that recently swollen Democratic ranks include senators and House members who represent Western states and more rural areas where gun ownership is popular and deemed sacrosanct.
When those Democrats team up with Republicans, they constitute a clear majority in the House and Senate.