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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:17 PM

The power of the National Rifle Association, in one graph


http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/12/17/gun-spending/

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Reply The power of the National Rifle Association, in one graph (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Demoiselle Dec 2012 #2
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #3
Flatulo Dec 2012 #7
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #8
sulphurdunn Dec 2012 #4
Cleita Dec 2012 #5
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #6
babylonsister Dec 2012 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:21 PM

1. NOT a fair fight. And innocent lives are being cut down as a result.

Their power really pisses me off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:19 PM

2. It's pretty scary...and the context is pretty scary, too.

Collectively, Obama and Romney spent 2 BILLION dollars on the 2012 campaign.
We need to fix it all. And I haven't a clue where we start..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. There was a time when the NRA was a single-issue entity.

A time when it would endorse and support gun-friendly democrats. Now, they just give lip service to high-NRA-rated democrats, and all the money to republican candidates.

They jumped the shark. They've become politicized. In the last election, they backed a governor that actually signed an assault weapons ban, not just SIGNED it, but ASKED for it and brokered it through the state legislature. Over Obama, who signed two bills that expanded gun rights.

All the while demonizing and slurring the sitting president.

Once upon a time I was a member of the NRA to gain access to a local gun range that required membership in the NRA as part of the entry fee. No more. Fuck it. I just won't go to the range. I haven't given the NRA a dime in a long, long time, and I never will again.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:16 PM

7. The NRA lost me over the gun show loophole. I cancelled my membership and they

harangued me for two years until I got an unlisted phone number.

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Response to Flatulo (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:18 PM

8. They stopped sending me crap after about 6 months.

I was sending the postage-paid envelopes back to them, with the mailer shit stuffed inside. I think they got the point.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:55 PM

4. Sick

Next to the article was a promo for a website you can access to discover which pistols make the best concealed weapons. This kind of exploitative cynicism makes me wish the smiley pucker icon was back, because it's just too callous to attribute it to simple ignorance or stupidity.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. Who gives them all this money?

The Koch brothers?
The gun industry?
The munitions industry?
All of them and then some?

I say get to the source of their power through money and make them back down.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:16 PM

6. Ted Nugent fans

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

9. Reminds me of David and Goliath, yet after all the money they spent, Obama still won.

WE slayed their asses!

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