Timothy Knight

National 2nd Amendment Advocate
Grassroots Example - Podcaster - Instructor
Former NRA Board Member


Pledge to NRA Members:

Pledge kept to the members: 100%
Honored to serve.

April 2015 - July 2019


  • Continued Grassroots quest: I will continue fighting for our rights along with my fellow members around the nation, working with grassroots issues and on long term solutions by using and making personal connections. Example: Every year since 2013 I have been in the field.

  • Nomination by petition: If I continue to seek reelection to the board, I will ALWAYS run by petition, look members in the eye & meet them in person at events all over the nation. I will stay as long as I am of use to the members, continuing to earn their their trust even if nominated by the internal nominating committee in the future.

  • Term limit: I began my service to members in 2015. I promise not serve more than 15 years or five terms. I have term limited myself. If I should be lucky enough to remain a board member and continue be of use to the members I will stay until my 60th birthday (the meeting following in 2030). I will, if asked, continue to serve on a committee, but I will not take a board seat, I want to make room for new board members. This by no means should indicate that I will be giving up or walking away. I will never stop vigorously fighting for our rights.

    • Edit: By 2018 I had planned to shorten my tenure on the Board to 4 terms. I believe in term limits and knowing when to go home after getting things done.

  • On my dime: I believe that every dollar that the NRA gets should be used for education, politics or other missions of the Association. I have always paid my way and I always will. The NRA will never pay for my hotels room, food, travel or anything else. I will always make a donation to the NRA well in excess of any cost I can not directly pay for. I will never cost the members, I respect their hard earned dollars. I am blessed to be able to do this, not everyone can.

  • Communication: I will always keep the lines of communication open with the members by mail (please see why on my contact page).

    • Edit: I kept a personal office address in addition to the official NRA address.

  • Be visible to members: My roll is that of a visible advocate for the members. Yes I do need to attend meetings and attend to the business of the NRA, but I know that the members are the roots of the NRA and I will never forget that. I always walk the floor of the annual meeting and set aside static time where I can be found by members at every NRA annual meeting. I often go to Great American Outdoor Show, SHOT Show and other NRA events to meet members, listen to their concerns and share in their stories. Look for me. I will be out there with my name tag on.

  • Business of the NRA: I have attended every NRA board meeting since I was elected in 2015, and unless I have a family commitment I can not miss or a major health issue, I will be there. I always post my attendance on this website. The members elected me so they should know that I am attending to the business of our association.

    • Edit: Until my resignation I never missed a Board meeting or a committee meeting.

[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion.

The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.
— Richard Henry Lee, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788