Former president of Nebraska’s NRA-recognized organization withdraws from both groups

Former president of Nebraska’s NRA-recognized organization withdraws from both groups

Mike Nollette, former Nebraska Marksmanship Association president, says he no longer supports the National Rifle Association. (Source: WOWT) OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – When Mike Nollett was 7 years old, he shot BB guns at prairie dogs on his family farm in the Nebraska Sandhills. At age 19, he bought his first rifle. In 2003, he joined the NRA and eventually became president of Nebraska’s NRA-recognized association president, called the Nebraska Marksmanship Association . While the organization says they defer their lobbying and political efforts to the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association , to be a member of the NMA, you also have to be a member of the NRA. “The notion that the NRA was there to defend the Second Amendment rights for firearms ownership… In a nutshell, you know, I thought that they were an advocate for that kind of public policy. And I thought, well, I should add my voice and support that organization,” said Nollette, who recently resigned from his lifetime membership. Despite being a member of the NRA for nearly 20 years and still being an advocate for the Second Amendment, Nollette said he no longer wants to support or be associated with the NRA. In January, he elected not to run for president of the NMA again; and a few weeks ago, he resigned his lifetime membership to the NRA altogether. In a letter to the NRA, Mike Nollett said that the association is “fearful of an objective examination of the root causes of the […]

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