I just received an e-mail invitation for a Friends of NRA banquet to be held in August at one of the few places in Lynchburg (Phase 2) where carry is actually forbidden by the proprietors! I'm not exactly sure who set this up and picked the location, but when you hear people state that the NRA is clueless, the choice of a "no-guns" facility for a NRA support banquet sure doesn't do anything to counter these complaints.
I sent a reply to the organizer to see what gives. If I get a reply I'll fill y'all in.
NRA is more concerned about the cost of an event venue than about whether or not the venue is firearms-permissive. Check out the locations of some of their recent Annual Meetings. :banghead: