Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. What is the Most Controversial Nonprofit Organization of Them All?
Can we agree that it is the National Rifle Association?
Fervently supported by millions of gun owners, but bitterly criticized by its detractors, including many hunters who feel the gun group elects “anti-hunting” politicians who vote consistently against the protecting wildlife habitat. Critics think the NRA stands for Not Really an Ally or National Republican Army.
I’ve been writing about the NRA for three years now, mostly about its failure to represent hunters, and I’ve noticed that any mention of the group brings a strong reaction, either a defense or damnation. This is probably overdue, but for those of you who want to follow the NRA issue, I put together a chronology of all articles, either mine or guest columns, covering the activities of what might be the most loved and hated nonprofit of them all.
National Park Gun Law Still a Yawner, 2-25-10
The Year of the NRA, 1-7-10
Court Shoots Down National Park Rule, 3-20-09
Oops. The NRA Agrees with Obama, 1-29-09
Let National Park Gun Rule Stand, 12-18-08
What I’ve Learned From Gun Nuts, 11-14-08
Cabela’s and Cooper Firearms, 11-6-08
Gun Lobby Attack Dogs Strike Again, 11-3-08
More Guns in National Parks, 2-21-08
NRA Stands for Not Really an Ally, 11-4-07
NRA Competitor Gaining Ground, 6-17-07
Guns, Sex, Lies, and Democrats, 3-22-07
The Zumbo Affair, Afterthoughts, 3-8-07
NRA Destroys Long-time Friend, 2-26-07
Saving Hunters from the NRA, 6-21-06