It’s been said that freedom of the press belongs to those who own one. In 2003, the truth of that statement became our frightening new reality. Fueled by rage over Al Gore’s loss in the 2000 election, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act was specifically intended to silence us.
It banned political free speech 30 days before primary elections, and 60 days before general elections. During those periods, it’s a federal felony to even mention the name of a candidate in political communications.
Of course, the media barely reported this story … because they were exempt from the law. But we refused to be silent.
If only the media could speak, then we would become the media. NRA News was born.