And Now for Something Completely Different:
A Politician Who Made the NRA Back Down
- hint: he wasn't a Democrat, Independent, or Liberal
- hint: he had a life-long NRA membership
- hint: he cancelled his NRA membership
- hint: he publicly published his "Go to Hell" letter to NRA leadership
Yes, indeed -- it was our 41st president and it happened in May 1995:
President George H.W. Bush
For one of the strongest, most eloquent "Go to Hell" letters ever penned, and for calling out NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on his anti-government hate-mongering fundraising letter describing federal agents as "jack-booted government thugs" wearing "Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms," you'll undoubtedly cheer this former politician for his integrity and courage to stand up to bogeyman LaPierre, forcing LaPierre to back off and publicly apologize.
Keep in mind George H.W. Bush was a conservative, a Republican, a gun-owner, and a life-long NRA member. His "Go to Hell" letter concludes with his resigning his life-long NRA membership.
This kind of political courage, ethics, and integrity are all together absent in today's NRA-owned politicians.
Read: Letter of Resignation sent by Bush to the NRA