“I cannot continue to be a member while the NRA refuses to back these loopholes.” Lifetime NRA Member and Lawmaker John Oceguera, in a letter to Wayne LaPierre.
Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President
National Rifle Association
Washington, DC 20003
December 3, 2015
Dear Mr. LaPierre,
I am law-abiding gun owner, and have been a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). I grew up in a family of hunters. But more importantly, I’m a father and a husband. I believe that keeping our families safe is our most fundamental priority.
America has experienced more than 350 mass shootings just this year. On Wednesday, the latest mass shooting took the lives of 14 innocent people in San Bernardino, California. Our country is facing a tragic gun violence epidemic, and we cannot ignore it. Still, the NRA opposes any legislation that would help keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals and the mentally ill, and spends millions to stop any action in Congress that could help prevent further violence.
I cannot continue to be a member while the NRA refuses to back closing these loopholes. Therefore, I resign my membership in the NRA, effective immediately. Please remove my name from your membership list.
Originally published on johnoceguera.com. Republished with permission.
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