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  1. I follow Grant Cunningham’s Blog and he has endorsed Rob also. I have already given him my vote.

  2. I follow Grant Cunningham’s Blog and he has endorsed Rob also. I have already given him my vote.

  3. Mas, as far as I recall, I have already received my NRA Ballot, in my Rifleman magazine, and returned it, filled out as best I could determine who sounded good, from the printed BIOS accompaning the Ballet, since I never follow the NRAs recommended candidate lists.
    Would have been happy to Pincus, but think it is already too late, for this year at least?

  4. Mas, as far as I recall, I have already received my NRA Ballot, in my Rifleman magazine, and returned it, filled out as best I could determine who sounded good, from the printed BIOS accompaning the Ballet, since I never follow the NRAs recommended candidate lists.
    Would have been happy to Pincus, but think it is already too late, for this year at least?

  5. Mas, as far as I recall, I have already received my NRA Ballot, in my Rifleman magazine, and returned it, filled out as best I could determine who sounded good, from the printed BIOS accompaning the Ballet, since I never follow the NRAs recommended candidate lists.
    Would have been happy to Pincus, but think it is already too late, for this year at least?

  6. Mas, as far as I recall, I have already received my NRA Ballot, in my Rifleman magazine, and returned it, filled out as best I could determine who sounded good, from the printed BIOS accompaning the Ballet, since I never follow the NRAs recommended candidate lists.
    Would have been happy to Pincus, but think it is already too late, for this year at least?

  7. Mas, I think Rob would be a good chose for the spot, but I have a problem with Mandatory training. There are people who can not afford it from a Professional but they seek it from friends and family that know how to teach them. And there are people who I have left the range because of there poor gun handling. Torn about the subject. I’m 52 and have been shooting all my life. I have a 10 year old Son who points out what adults are doing wrong at the range. Its like when you have gotten you drivers license at 16. All that show is that you know the basics to drive but as you drive more and more you learn. And most of your learning comes from your parents or family. What are your thoughts on the subject?

  8. Mas, I think Rob would be a good chose for the spot, but I have a problem with Mandatory training. There are people who can not afford it from a Professional but they seek it from friends and family that know how to teach them. And there are people who I have left the range because of there poor gun handling. Torn about the subject. I’m 52 and have been shooting all my life. I have a 10 year old Son who points out what adults are doing wrong at the range. Its like when you have gotten you drivers license at 16. All that show is that you know the basics to drive but as you drive more and more you learn. And most of your learning comes from your parents or family. What are your thoughts on the subject?

  9. I subscribe to Rob’s blog and really feel he displays the kind of thinking we need in today’s gun culture. He has my vote!

  10. I subscribe to Rob’s blog and really feel he displays the kind of thinking we need in today’s gun culture. He has my vote!

  11. I subscribe to Rob’s blog and really feel he displays the kind of thinking we need in today’s gun culture. He has my vote!

  12. I subscribe to Rob’s blog and really feel he displays the kind of thinking we need in today’s gun culture. He has my vote!

  13. Tony, in the link in the blog entry on where he stands, Rob Pincus makes it clear that he does not favor mandatory training. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

  14. Tony, in the link in the blog entry on where he stands, Rob Pincus makes it clear that he does not favor mandatory training. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

  15. I voted for Rob as well, and like Mas, while I do not always agree with everything Rob publishes (via PDN, etc) I find his professionalism and approach very refreshing and well presented. The one thing that Rob does that drives me bonkers is continue to use/promote the term ‘active shooter’ (which I despise, because it paints anyone with a gun in a negative light). I’ve commented on that term before (here on Mas’ blog in fact) so I won’t revisit it again.

    Rob Pincus seems like an excellent choice for a position in NRA leadership, and I encourage you to vote if you haven’t already done so.

  16. I voted for Rob as well, and like Mas, while I do not always agree with everything Rob publishes (via PDN, etc) I find his professionalism and approach very refreshing and well presented. The one thing that Rob does that drives me bonkers is continue to use/promote the term ‘active shooter’ (which I despise, because it paints anyone with a gun in a negative light). I’ve commented on that term before (here on Mas’ blog in fact) so I won’t revisit it again.

    Rob Pincus seems like an excellent choice for a position in NRA leadership, and I encourage you to vote if you haven’t already done so.

  17. I voted for Rob as well, and like Mas, while I do not always agree with everything Rob publishes (via PDN, etc) I find his professionalism and approach very refreshing and well presented. The one thing that Rob does that drives me bonkers is continue to use/promote the term ‘active shooter’ (which I despise, because it paints anyone with a gun in a negative light). I’ve commented on that term before (here on Mas’ blog in fact) so I won’t revisit it again.

    Rob Pincus seems like an excellent choice for a position in NRA leadership, and I encourage you to vote if you haven’t already done so.

  18. I voted for Rob as well, and like Mas, while I do not always agree with everything Rob publishes (via PDN, etc) I find his professionalism and approach very refreshing and well presented. The one thing that Rob does that drives me bonkers is continue to use/promote the term ‘active shooter’ (which I despise, because it paints anyone with a gun in a negative light). I’ve commented on that term before (here on Mas’ blog in fact) so I won’t revisit it again.

    Rob Pincus seems like an excellent choice for a position in NRA leadership, and I encourage you to vote if you haven’t already done so.

  19. I voted for Rob as well, and like Mas, while I do not always agree with everything Rob publishes (via PDN, etc) I find his professionalism and approach very refreshing and well presented. The one thing that Rob does that drives me bonkers is continue to use/promote the term ‘active shooter’ (which I despise, because it paints anyone with a gun in a negative light). I’ve commented on that term before (here on Mas’ blog in fact) so I won’t revisit it again.

    Rob Pincus seems like an excellent choice for a position in NRA leadership, and I encourage you to vote if you haven’t already done so.

  20. “We don’t agree on everything”, I’m guessing you are referring to the fact that Rob doesn’t totally agree with your assessment of George Zimmerman’s actions on that fateful night of the shooting.
    That Zimmerman may have acted inappropriately or made some mistakes that evening. That without a video of the incident, we can never truly be certain if Zimmerman needed to fire his pistol at that time. Do these thoughts on the subject make Rob a “hater”.

  21. “We don’t agree on everything”, I’m guessing you are referring to the fact that Rob doesn’t totally agree with your assessment of George Zimmerman’s actions on that fateful night of the shooting.
    That Zimmerman may have acted inappropriately or made some mistakes that evening. That without a video of the incident, we can never truly be certain if Zimmerman needed to fire his pistol at that time. Do these thoughts on the subject make Rob a “hater”.

  22. “We don’t agree on everything”, I’m guessing you are referring to the fact that Rob doesn’t totally agree with your assessment of George Zimmerman’s actions on that fateful night of the shooting.
    That Zimmerman may have acted inappropriately or made some mistakes that evening. That without a video of the incident, we can never truly be certain if Zimmerman needed to fire his pistol at that time. Do these thoughts on the subject make Rob a “hater”.

  23. “We don’t agree on everything”, I’m guessing you are referring to the fact that Rob doesn’t totally agree with your assessment of George Zimmerman’s actions on that fateful night of the shooting.
    That Zimmerman may have acted inappropriately or made some mistakes that evening. That without a video of the incident, we can never truly be certain if Zimmerman needed to fire his pistol at that time. Do these thoughts on the subject make Rob a “hater”.

  24. I hope everyone reads his position statements, they are NOT what it looks like from just reading the link. He DOES NOT support mandatory training. I looked at the text in the link, considered his profession and jumped to the conclusion that he would favor mandatory training but he makes clear that he favors training but not mandatory training. Frankly, if I were him I would reword that link for clarity.

  25. I hope everyone reads his position statements, they are NOT what it looks like from just reading the link. He DOES NOT support mandatory training. I looked at the text in the link, considered his profession and jumped to the conclusion that he would favor mandatory training but he makes clear that he favors training but not mandatory training. Frankly, if I were him I would reword that link for clarity.

  26. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

    That’s a valid concern.

    However I’m more worried about the Chicago/D.C. approach. “You have to take a class, but we won’t let anyone teach it here and our list of instructors is four years out of date and we don’t have instructor contact information and you have to learn stuff unrelated to what you need to know and good luck passing the test and no refunds.”

  27. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

    That’s a valid concern.

    However I’m more worried about the Chicago/D.C. approach. “You have to take a class, but we won’t let anyone teach it here and our list of instructors is four years out of date and we don’t have instructor contact information and you have to learn stuff unrelated to what you need to know and good luck passing the test and no refunds.”

  28. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

    That’s a valid concern.

    However I’m more worried about the Chicago/D.C. approach. “You have to take a class, but we won’t let anyone teach it here and our list of instructors is four years out of date and we don’t have instructor contact information and you have to learn stuff unrelated to what you need to know and good luck passing the test and no refunds.”

  29. My concern with mandatory training is that it puts concealed carry out of reach of the poor, who often need concealed carry the most.

    That’s a valid concern.

    However I’m more worried about the Chicago/D.C. approach. “You have to take a class, but we won’t let anyone teach it here and our list of instructors is four years out of date and we don’t have instructor contact information and you have to learn stuff unrelated to what you need to know and good luck passing the test and no refunds.”

  30. Some of us, and this goes for me too seeing that I live in Cali, have been brainwashed by the antis so efficiently that we would willingly demand limitations on our rights. Well, I say ‘no’ to mandatory firearm training.

    I received a lot of training myself and the mandated parts of it were mostly window dressing from instructors more interested in checking boxes and sending people home with a wink than to create competent and responsible gun handlers. Every time the government gets involved a new bureaucracy pops up and a cottage industry of rubber-stampers for a fee comes out of the woodwork. And the public gets fooled into thinking that ‘reasonable’ steps have been taken.

    What we need is a gun culture where kids are taught young and taught right. Permits should be about background checks, period. I know this sounds utopian, and it probably is, but government-provided instructors are worse than unnecessary. People should be able to save their money for real deal gun guys like Mas and many others, instead of being fleeced for useless and unconstitutional pieces of paper.

    That was my $0.2 on mandatory training that nobody had asked for. =)

  31. Some of us, and this goes for me too seeing that I live in Cali, have been brainwashed by the antis so efficiently that we would willingly demand limitations on our rights. Well, I say ‘no’ to mandatory firearm training.

    I received a lot of training myself and the mandated parts of it were mostly window dressing from instructors more interested in checking boxes and sending people home with a wink than to create competent and responsible gun handlers. Every time the government gets involved a new bureaucracy pops up and a cottage industry of rubber-stampers for a fee comes out of the woodwork. And the public gets fooled into thinking that ‘reasonable’ steps have been taken.

    What we need is a gun culture where kids are taught young and taught right. Permits should be about background checks, period. I know this sounds utopian, and it probably is, but government-provided instructors are worse than unnecessary. People should be able to save their money for real deal gun guys like Mas and many others, instead of being fleeced for useless and unconstitutional pieces of paper.

    That was my $0.2 on mandatory training that nobody had asked for. =)

  32. I just voted for Rob. I read the link about him posted here. He should have had someone proof read it for spelling before he put it out to the world.

  33. I just voted for Rob. I read the link about him posted here. He should have had someone proof read it for spelling before he put it out to the world.

  34. I just voted for Rob. I read the link about him posted here. He should have had someone proof read it for spelling before he put it out to the world.

  35. I just voted for Rob. I read the link about him posted here. He should have had someone proof read it for spelling before he put it out to the world.

  36. Something about Pincus that just sets off the trip wires. Besides not having really accomplished anything substantial on 2A issues that I can find, he seems just to anxious to get this Board title on his resume.

    There are guys who battle on a daily basis in state capitols and courts who need to be on the board. Guys who organize meetings, demonstrations, legal challenges every day. Who run organizations that can turn folks out for elections etc. Being on the radio or TV doesn’t qualify in my eyes. And nearly all of that is in the gun world echo chamber. Then this morning I open up Shooting Wire and find out he has hired a PR firm to handle his campaign marketing for the seat. WTF? He just seems to be too much of a self promoter for me.

    from the shooting wire:
    Shadypeak Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training Company. Shadypeak will lead the public relation efforts, special events, and assist in the development of Pincus’ campaign for the 76th Seat on the NRA’s Board of Directors.

  37. Something about Pincus that just sets off the trip wires. Besides not having really accomplished anything substantial on 2A issues that I can find, he seems just to anxious to get this Board title on his resume.

    There are guys who battle on a daily basis in state capitols and courts who need to be on the board. Guys who organize meetings, demonstrations, legal challenges every day. Who run organizations that can turn folks out for elections etc. Being on the radio or TV doesn’t qualify in my eyes. And nearly all of that is in the gun world echo chamber. Then this morning I open up Shooting Wire and find out he has hired a PR firm to handle his campaign marketing for the seat. WTF? He just seems to be too much of a self promoter for me.

    from the shooting wire:
    Shadypeak Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training Company. Shadypeak will lead the public relation efforts, special events, and assist in the development of Pincus’ campaign for the 76th Seat on the NRA’s Board of Directors.