Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:01 PM
Full disclosure.....I'm an NRA life member, ISRA annual member, never had any dealings with SAF. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all who have played a part in getting us like-minded individuals to this point.
I think I understand some of the posters who might be a little miffed at SAF for jumping in at the last minute, and after having read the IRS def posted above I understand why SAF didn't get in on the whole 148 issue. I'm a little apprehensive regarding litigation...it's impossible to predict court decisions, and as someone posted earlier, I'd hate to get stuck with a really bad ruling that would set precedence.
I can only assume the NRA, ISRA, SAF, IC all want the same thing. I think it would be wise for the various litigants and organizations backing each to get together and compare notes. Surely, all parties would learn something from the others, and I don't see how that could possibly be a bad thing.
What I won't have much patience for is when a particular group, upon reaching a successful conclusion, starts puffing their chest out, saying "Look what we did! Praise us!"
I think it may have been Reagan who said it's easy to get things done when nobody worries about who is going to get the credit.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people!"
"I am not well versed in history, but I will submit to your recollection, whether liberty has been destroyed most often by the licentiousness of the people, or by the tyranny of rulers. I imagine, sir, you will find the balance on the side of tyranny."- Patrick Henry