American Rifleman - December 2020 - 14

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We Vow To Remain Vigilant

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By Carolyn D. Meadows
President

NRA OFFICERS

Carolyn D. Meadows
President
Charles L. Cotton
First Vice President

Willes K. Lee
Second Vice President ​

Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President

John Frazer
Secretary
Craig Spray
Treasurer

Jason Ouimet
Executive Director,
NRA-ILA

Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr.
Executive Director,

General Operations

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s we head into December and the
end of a year that has challenged
America like no other, we are
provided a stark reminder that time doesn't
stand still. As the one-year mark approaches
since the arrival of the COVID-19 virus to
these shores, and as violence and disorder
continue to plague our cities, we pray for
those individuals and families touched
by these troubling events. We pray for
God's mercy. We pray that He will help our
elected officials, medical professionals, law
enforcement, business leaders and others
find solutions to our nation's ills.
By the time you read this, another
milestone will have passed, as the 2020
election cycle will have taken place.
The magazine's production schedule
precludes me from being able to comment
on the results of the presidential and
congressional races, but at the time of this
writing, our country was in the throes of
the most vicious political battle in recent
memory, with our American way of life
hanging in the balance. It is my sincere
prayer that in my first column of 2021,
I am able to celebrate the news that
Donald J. Trump has been deservedly
re-elected for a second term, thereby ensuring
that our Second Amendment rights-and our
entire Constitution-will remain intact for
future generations of Americans.
Whatever the outcome, President
Trump earned the votes of freedom-loving
Americans, as his mantra of "promises
made, promises kept" was realized on more
fronts than can be enumerated here. NRA
members have been especially grateful for
his stalwart defense of their gun rights and
have every reason to believe he will continue
to make good on his promises. Proof of
this can be found in his selection of two
honorable U.S. Supreme Court justices-
and in his nominating a third as of this
writing. Each is committed to applying the
law of the land consistent with our Founding
Fathers' original intent, in accordance with
one of the greatest documents ever written,
the U.S. Constitution, and in deference
to the unalienable rights endowed by our
Creator. That law of the land includes the
Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights: the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 
The end of the election cycle, however,
does not mean an end to the unceasing
attacks on your freedom by those statists
who believe you have no inalienable rights.
In fact, the assault on your freedom is
guaranteed to worsen regardless of who
holds the political power on Capitol Hill.
December 2020

Many of the Left's misguided intentions can
be accomplished by nothing more than the
stroke of a pen signing an executive order.
That is why, now more than ever, NRA
needs your support. It is critical that NRA
has the energy and resources to fight
365 days a year to protect your Second
Amendment rights. You can trust NRA
leaders never to let down their guard, and
we vow to remain vigilant on your behalf in
the defense of our Constitution.
We have evidence that the fight
continues to pay off. Earlier this year,
a Los Angeles judge rightfully blocked
an ordinance that would have required
companies to disclose connections with
NRA in order to receive government
contracts. This ruling was counted as a First
Amendment victory for NRA and those
who value our constitutional freedoms. In
early October, the City of Los Angeles was
ordered to compensate the NRA almost
$150,000 in legal fees incurred from this
suit. This is just one example of many in
which, regardless of who holds the highest
office in the land, the NRA will continue to
hold accountable government officials and
politicians who take actions hostile to the
NRA and its members.
With your continued support, there is
no doubt in my mind that we will be able to
guarantee more victories like this in 2021. We
will continue to defend our Association and
what it stands for against those who conspire
to take us down through baseless accusations
and backdoor maneuvers because they dislike
our politics and our commitment to the Godgiven rights of our members.
I am sure you will agree there are
countless events from 2020 that we look
forward to putting in our collective rearview
mirror. What the pandemic and criminal
anarchy stole from us will never be forgotten,
but we must also look ahead to brighter
days. NRA observes its 150th anniversary in
2021, and we are excited to celebrate that
milestone in a big way during the upcoming
NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston,
Texas, in May. We also hope to resume many
member services and programs for which
NRA has long been known. And we are
especially enthused to welcome the millions
of new American gun owners into our
organization, make them aware of training
opportunities with NRA instructors and
encourage them to contribute to our mission
of keeping freedom alive.

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