After reading the Herald's Jan. 21 "thumbs down" for the National Rifle Association TV ad focused on President Obama's children, I had to add my negative experience with the organization.
I joined the NRA in June 2011, opting for a three-year membership. I was a little turned off by their emails focusing on defeating Obama rather then other Second Amendment concerns. To me, other issues put out by the Republicans far outweigh the NRA's worries about Obama.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I got a new ID card from the NRA stating I was an annual member and requesting my dues. I returned the application, pointing out the check number and "three years" written in my memo line and my note telling them to try contacting me in June 2014, when I might consider rejoining.
To recap, I'm a firm believer in my right to bear arms, but can't bring myself to believe an AR-15 or AK-47 will do much against the government's nukes, drones and smart bombs. If you can't stop them with five to seven shots, you better surrender or prepare to meet the big man upstairs.
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ROBERT BATTERTON, Benton City