Complete Jim Zumbo all the way.
Even got a nice couple minute rant about not needing "Guns like that" and he had a good laugh ripping on anyone who would own one.
Didn't bother arguing or getting his name did not care. This is also the reason Why I refuse to join the ISRA.
At the risk of raising the ire of you and Medula Oblongata again,
I'd like to politely and respectfully offer that you may have been at a different booth,
or that this conversation that you recall may have been from some NRA member in attendance,
but not staffing the ISRA booth.
It's my understanding that the ISRA raffled off a black rifle at their booth at this last NRA Annual Meeting.
Such a rifle would likely have been donated by one of the manufacturers in Illinois,
with whom the ISRA maintains healthy relationships.
Obviously it would counter-productive to try to sell the raffle tickets and slam the prospective winners at the same time...
Heck our ILL. gun groups have been so successful downstate that the few gunmakers we had here have left or are leaving this state.
ISRA, through its lobbyists, legislative press releases and alerts that go out via email, is determined to prevent the manufacturers from leaving.
The resources of the ISRA are limited, yet the ISRA is very effective against the Chicago block and anti-gunners in Springfield
Of course, you know that your industry is now well represented through their own lobbyist in Illinois.
But also know that he works together with the ISRA and NRA lobbyists when appropriate.
I thumb through the last two issues of the ISRA's quarterly journal, The Illinois Shooter,
and I see full page ads from the Illinois manufacturers of Black Rifles, even in the fall hunting issue.
Please, ask your peers in Illinois, the other manufacturers, about ISRA.
For years getting the different factions to not hate each other in this state has been a battle we have talked about for years. One wonders if the groups really want victories becuase then they become pretty useless with NO wind mills to tilt at.
At the national level the NRA filed 4 briefs trying to stop Heller.
I'm unaware of any current warring factions.
The relations between the ISRA and other groups in this state has never been better.
Others in this forum will attest to that.
The ISRA is not the NRA, but is an affiliate.
The ISRA, together with many other state affiliates of the NRA, filed a brief in favor of Heller.
Following Heller, the ISRA and SAF have filed their own suit against
Chicago to overturn their municipal handgun ban.