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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

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Reply NRA says it is 'prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens agai (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #1
quinnox Dec 2012 #2
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #4
treestar Dec 2012 #30
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #34
Marinedem Dec 2012 #37
Panasonic Dec 2012 #3
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #46
PCIntern Dec 2012 #5
HockeyMom Dec 2012 #7
PCIntern Dec 2012 #11
k2qb3 Dec 2012 #20
Marinedem Dec 2012 #38
tclambert Dec 2012 #45
ComplimentarySwine Dec 2012 #39
SheilaT Dec 2012 #6
EOTE Dec 2012 #12
ComplimentarySwine Dec 2012 #40
EOTE Dec 2012 #44
ThatPoetGuy Dec 2012 #8
COLGATE4 Dec 2012 #36
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #9
quinnox Dec 2012 #14
EOTE Dec 2012 #10
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #13
renate Dec 2012 #23
malaise Dec 2012 #15
graham4anything Dec 2012 #16
JHB Dec 2012 #17
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #21
JHB Dec 2012 #25
sufrommich Dec 2012 #18
Logical Dec 2012 #19
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #22
denverbill Dec 2012 #24
Glassunion Dec 2012 #26
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #27
Enrique Dec 2012 #28
villager Dec 2012 #29
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #31
jsr Dec 2012 #33
louis-t Dec 2012 #32
frylock Dec 2012 #35
slampoet Dec 2012 #41
devilgrrl Dec 2012 #42
spanone Dec 2012 #43

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

1. We're about to see just how "shocked and hearbroken" they really are. So far, the

teabaggers I've seen spouting off their crap have not to a single one seemed to have been moved from their assholishness by this horrific tragedy.

Edited: I changed "Rs" to "teabaggers" because I have actually seen some republicans saying something needs to be done. It's the extreme assholes like Chaffetz & Co. who are still spewing their stinking shit.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. so it only took 4 days for them to come up

 

with this.

The best thing the NRA can do is disband and apologize for their enabling of this kind of gun crazed culture.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. They also announced a press conference for Friday. eom

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:57 PM

30. +1

They should just not say anything. There is nothing they can say that won't be disgusting.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:06 PM

34. Pony up

 

Disband and give their money to mental health care.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:29 PM

37. So what?

 

If they came out on day one you'd be hammering them on their lack of empathy.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

3. How about giving us a list of your members for a full psychological evaluation paid by the NRA

 

If they are deemed nuts, then the NRA member needs to resign and turn over all his weapons.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:54 AM

46. I second the motion

Good one for my facebook page

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:31 PM

5. Here's a contribution:

go can go and fuck yourselves, you advocates of cop-killer teflon-coated bullets. Fuckers that you are.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:34 PM

7. A 100% armed society is their goal

NRA has set out to achieve that. They won't be happy until every adult citizen is armed. 2nd Amendment "rights" or DUTY?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:38 PM

11. They advocate, among other things,

cop-killing bullets! Teflon coated bullets have one purpose: to penetrate vests designed to stop bullets and other missiles.

Every law enforcement officer and executive in the USA should be calling for their demise as an organization.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

20. Priceless.

Really, truly, you just made my whole day.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:32 PM

38. I swear

 

If you can articulate to me what a Teflon coated bullet is and explain how it penetrates a vest, with sources, I will take a band-saw to every gun I own, post pics, and leave this site forever.


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Response to Marinedem (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:45 PM

45. People wrongly focus on the Teflon. It's the brass and steel core that improves penetration.

The Teflon coating was added to reduce wear on gun barrels. It apparently aids in penetration of glass and metal, but actually decreases the bullet's ability to penetrate body armor.

Coating a regular bullet with Teflon . . . well, that's just stupid. But steel-core rounds, like those sold by KTW, need the coating so they don't wreck the gun barrel. Originally, KTW developed these bullets to help law enforcement, to give them ammunition that could more easily penetrate windshields and car doors.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:57 PM

39. Wow. What does teflon do to a bullet that makes it easier to kill cops?

 

It seems like lead is the major killer with bullets, not teflon.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:34 PM

6. They can start by saying they've been wrong for years.

That they have materially contributed to the culture and mind-set that allows these kinds of things. That they will from now on use all of their money for a gun buy-back.

They will offer free training in gun safety, underwrite the cost of good gun safes and gun locks.

There must be more, but that's just what comes to mind at the moment.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

12. ^This.

By saying that they need to change, they're in effect saying they've been wrong all along. They need to own up to that, at the very least.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:00 PM

40. You guys seem to be reading a whole lot into that small statement...

 

...what if their meaningful contribution is a proposed law that would make it legal for teachers to have guns?

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Response to ComplimentarySwine (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:27 AM

44. I never suggested they've got the best intentions.

I hope they do, but in my comment below, I state my apprehensions. But I do think it's very important for the NRA to finally admit that they've been very wrong all these years, and numerous tragedies were the result.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:35 PM

8. Like the killer who says "I'm so sorry," meaning

"I'm so sorry I was caught."

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

36. It's more like the killer that says

"if what I did offends anybody, then I'm sorry".

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:36 PM

9. Kinda like an arsonist offering to help put out the fire he started.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

14. perfect analogy

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

10. So they're basically saying: "This madness has gone on for just long enough!".

The countless other tragedies weren't enough? Fuck, at least it's something. As to whether or not they actually mean those words or if it's just words thrown out to appease the public, I guess we'll have to wait and see. If the NRA is actually willing to do something to curb violence rather than exacerbate it like they have in the past, then they should be commended.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

13. They're scrambling like hell.




They know their image is lower than whale shit and they are in a panic trying to
pull something positive out of a desperate situation. This should be interesting.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

23. they may have been waiting to see whether the outrage would fade away as it always does...

... not this time.

They probably are actually willing to do something this time. I think this is sort of like the way abortion finally became an undirty word for the Democrats in the last election because the antiabortion nuts were so over-the-top offensive. At last, politicians on both sides are proud, not scared, to talk about preventing gun violence. This discussion should be interesting in a very similar way to the abortion-rights issue, only with 20 dead innocent children and 6 dead heroic adults it will be even more profound. There is really no way to stand behind the universal right to own assault rifles the way that the religious right stood behind their beliefs about abortion.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. I see the fucking cowards crawled out

Keep up the pressure America!!! Bring them to their knees. Voters already showed them last month that all the money in the world can be defeated.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

16. They will do as little as possible to make this disappear. They need to have their assets frozen

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:43 PM

17. Here's a meaningful contribution:

Tell your membership that the president is not a "gun grabber", not a "radical leftist", and that the paranoia that they've helped foster for the past few years is toxic to the entire country.

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Response to JHB (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

21. Nah, that won't work.




The truth will make their heads implode.




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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:50 PM

25. As I said, a meaningful contribution

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

18. The only "meaningful contribution" I want from the NRA is

to STFU and get out of the way.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

19. Probably a 10% discount to all teachers! And free lessons from Nugent! n-t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:47 PM

22. Their meaningful contribution? I predict the following

 

Ban video games, espeically ones where you shoot up zombies because zombies are so realistic.
Ban Hollywood movies, especially where they shoot up zombies because zombies are so realistic.
Pay lip service to mental health services.
MOAR GUNZ!!

Oh, and because freedom.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

24. So they will be donating guns to teachers I presume? That's their only contribution so far.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:51 PM

26. I have given up on them completly

They just want a seat at the table so they can fuck ANY progress and hope this all blows over.

It ain't blowing over!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:52 PM

27. I say keep kicking. They're down, let's keep 'em from getting back up.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:55 PM

28. 10% off all guns for kindergardeners n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:56 PM

29. "Uh, sorry we're such blood-soaked scumbags!"

Uh huh. Yeah, let's see what you can do that's "meaningful" now, NRA.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:58 PM

31. Free pistol, 100 rounds, and training the summer before a child enters kindergarten.

Seems sensible.

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:18 PM

33. With points for a bulletproof backpack in the frequent flyer program

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:59 PM

32. Hmmm, make teachers work for less and require them

to be security guards. Sounds like a plan.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:13 PM

35. meaningful contributions = more money to pro-gun legislators

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Response to frylock (Reply #35)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:50 AM

41. Bingo Dinero We have a Winner!!!

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