Duane Liptak Jr. is running in the NRA Election for Board of Directors, and that’s a Good Thing. Breach-Bang-Clear
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Duane Liptak Jr. recently announced his candidacy for the NRA Board of Directors.
Why should you care?
Well, that’s easy. The NRA in its current state is a caste-ridden caricature of itself. It’s a wealthy, self-congratulatory oligarchy impelled by massive institutional inertia, supported by many only because there is no realistic, viable alternative. It does some good, but by no means does it reach its potential.
Vote for the NRA Board, you say? Here’s what many of us think:
2018 NRA Election Choices
Is it realistic to think one or all of them could be elected? We’ll have to see. The entrenched Brahmins and Kahsatriyas will be difficult to dislodge, but thanks to his background and acumen, Liptak fights above his weight class. Kraut has strong “grass roots” support, and it would be hard for anyone to marginalize Golob.
Personally I’d like to see Liptak and LaPierre in a Thunderdome match1, or maybe Kraut vs. Cox in a televised Forum Boarium fight. Since that’s not likely to happen, however, I’ll take their names on the ballet as a place to start.
Here’s Joe Neuroth talking to Duane at SHOT Show last week. Give it a watch. It’ll help you understand why I think there’s hope for the NRA yet.
Learn more about Liptak and his bid for NRA Board of Directors at his website:
Here’s a little of his background.
That’s all for now. Go forth and conquer.
PS I know there are several mixed metaphors in there, but I’m too tired to sort it out right now. Maybe I’ll do an edit later.
1If that does well we could do a follow-up match with VODA, which has fuck-all to do with the NRA elections but would be fun as hell to watch.
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