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Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL

Postby fastback65 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:12 pm

Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL

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By W4DDM
Published on 03-08-2015

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Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL


The letter contained in this articled was presented to me from an unknown source other than it was found on the internet.

As a Licensed Concealed Weapon holder I find this frankly disgusting. As with several companies and and non-profits infiltrated by liberals and lawyers they throw aside ones Constitutional Rights for the betterment of all. The communal betterment overrides the the Constitution of the State of ones residence and the United States Constitution. In the letter below this "lawyer" throws aside our Constitution and its Rights as if HE can!

If the State in which the person resides has performed all required background checks on the individual, and the individual is not within a building that restricts possession of a concealed weapon then there is no no law being broken. The ARRL and the subset volunteer organization ARES has taken it unpon themselves to to play policeman and require its members to submit their ignorant laws.

I can assure you that I will be discontinuing my membership in the ARRL and any Club that is affiliated with them. My Second Amendment Rights are much more important to me that a bunch of self appointed idiots that think they know best for my Rights.

The name of the person being discussed has been removed for privacy.

[beginning of letter/email]

From Chris Imlay, ARRL General Counsel:

Greetings, {name removed}. Let me be very, very clear about this. We are not going to talk about choice here, or "rights" or anything else on this issue. There is no place within ARES for weapons of any type. No one in connection with ARES is to carry a weapon on their person at any time they are participating in any ARES activity whatsoever. We are not going to discuss this or negotiate this with anyone at any time. If this is a problem for anyone, then as {name removed} says they are welcome to withdraw from the ARES program. We do not want anyone participating in ARES while possessing a weapon outside their home or vehicle and if we hear about it the person will be thanked for their services and terminated. This is an ARRL program and weapons are no part of it whatsoever. We can't have any liability on this issue. Please tell your field appointees this.

73, Chris W3KD

This policy has the support of all the top management within ARRL, Central Division leaders, Wisconsin Section Manager, and Wisconsin ARES senior leadership. In addition, there has been consultation with Wisconsin Emergency Management.

Wisconsin ARES will adhere to this ARRL policy and we will discuss, at the April 28 Leadership conference, the impact it has on Wisconsin ARES and the adjustments that need to be made within Wisconsin ARES to continue as one of the best ARES organizations in the country.

I look forward to your responses....

[end of letter/email]


Please contact the NRA to let them know to add the ARRL to their list of Anti-Gun Organizations.

Dean Miller, W4DDM
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Re: Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL

Postby Oldfart » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:41 pm

That's sucks
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Re: Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL

Postby fastback65 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:27 am

This will significantly effect my relationship with ARES, and the ARRL. I have been the Emergency Coordinator and am currently an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Rankin County. I need to have a talk with the current EC. I broke all ties with the Red Cross, when they started doing background checks, including financial information, on volunteers. I guess the ARRL, will be next. We can still do good and help our communities, without the ARRL or RACES, or ARES.
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Re: Apparent Anti-Gun Stance by ARES and the ARRL

Postby Oldfart » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:33 pm

I agree, totally
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