MCSM Response Letter Defending Friends Of The NRA

Dear members of Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad;

I am a life long resident of Montgomery County. I was born and raised in Bethesda. Many times the BCC rescue squad came to the aid of myself and my friends. However, this time you have not acted in our best interest.

Specifically, I understand that you have cancelled the banquet hall event for the Friends of the NRA to be held in late February. The NRA Foundation, hosting the banquet, is a section 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to safety education. I was looking forward to attending the event, like I have for the past several years. I was looking forward to supplying safety related information and donating firearm locks as I have done in the past. That will be stopped now if short sighted individuals have their way.

The bigoted claims of Montgomery County, by its attorneys, will stop the safety education fund raising and my personal safety education activities at this event. Do they not understand the "educational events" are specifically exempted from the 100 yard restriction they cite in opposing this event? Do they presume the County and its elected officials are the only people who can "grant" safety to residents? Where do the volunteers, you and I, fit in? We must act to ensure safety and must not be stopped by short sighted individuals with inordinate power to control the actions of the individual.

I support BCC Rescue Squad. I support Friends of the NRA. I know where my priority lies in this case. I will let you know where the rescheduled event will be held so your members can attend.


Robert Culver, MCSM Secretary
Silver Spring and Bethesda, Maryland

This Information Is From Bob Culver & MCSM

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