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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A little help?

War on Guns has a couple links from Unix_Jedi (I'll repeat them, here and here) to some good questions about NRA's involvement with Zumbo. It's my way of thinking that it's all well and good to pressure Zumbo's various corporate sponsors to drop him, but that the NRA, as (ostensibly) the gun rights advocacy organization, that is most obligated to divorce itself from him.

What I need help with is establishing the specifics regarding the relationship. I know he's a big part of their Great American Hunters Tour. I'm also told (but have not been able to verify) that he's a writer for the NRA's Shooting Illustrated magazine. I would very much appreciate it if someone could scan a page from that magazine with his byline, or a page with him listed as part of the staff, and email the scan to me at 45superman@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance.


Brian said...

A search of nrahq.com for 'Zumbo' found no articles.

A quick search of NRA.com website found only 4 items, 2 of which were to promote the 'American Hunter Whitetail Classics' book (http://www.nra.org/Article.aspx?id=562) which was published on their website on 2/20/2007.

That's yesterday.

Can you say 'Denial' or 'Out of Touch'?? It might be time to switch back to GOA.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Thanks, Brian--that helps.

I agree that the NRA is being awfully slow to step up to the plate here. Disappointing, but perhaps not surprising.

gravyboy77 said...

Hey 45, I found this for you:

"Everyone at NRA Publications is angered and confused by the thoughts expressed by Jim Zumbo. We all know him well; he has been a periodic contributor to our magazines and a staunch supporter of the NRA for many years. But we cannot understand what led him to believe or write such things. Of course he's entitled to his opinion, but his opinion is certainly not one shared by the NRA staff. All semi-automatic firearms are just that: semi-automatic. There can be no differentiation between them simply based on external appearance. Mr. Zumbo has never been an employee of the NRA, and we have no plans to publish any articles by him in the future. Contributions by him to NRA media are hereby suspended, effective immediately.

Please know that your support and interest in our publications are deeply appreciated.


John Zent

Editorial Director

NRA Publications "

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Gravy, that's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Do you have a link (it's not that I don't trust you, I just don't want to present this information without being able to offer substantiation).