I was right about NRA directors' 2007 elections time approaching, just got the magazine with the ballot. 36 candidates for 26 seats, tighter than usual. When I read thru them, I ask myself: (1) does the person know much about the NRA? (2) how hard do they work for it? and (3) how committed are they to Second Amendment causes (in terms of having actually done work on them)? Giving the list a quick look, two people stand out.
Sandy Froman, longterm director and outgoing President. That the board itself elected her its leader says all you need to know. And I know that it's hard to reach her, because she's almost always on the road, doing something for NRA. And she's got one impressive collection of NFA stuff, too!
Carol Bambery is another. She has a webpage here. She's been a director for nine years, knows the NRA. She works hard, serving on five regular committees, plus the special Committee on Right to Carry,. At the last annual meeting, she had to race between two building, because in one she chaired the annual Firearms Law Seminar, and in another she was voting as a trustee of the NRA Civil Liberties Defense Fund. Mind you, all of this is voluntary, and all is unpaid.
When not doing that, she helped found the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, took a trial and appeal that got three Michigan city gun laws struck down, and was counsel to Michigan Unified Conservation Clubs. Oh, and coauthored the book on MI gun laws.
Bitter has endorsement of Ms. Bambery up, too.