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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:02 AM

Do we detect a pattern in NRA responses to mass shootings?

We think it is poor form for a politician or a special interest group to try to push a legislative agenda on the back of any tragedy."-- NRA, after 2008 Northern Illinois shootings

"Now is not the time to debate politics or discuss policy."-- NRA, after 2009 Binghampton massacre

"At this time, anything other than prayers for the victims and their families would be inappropriate."-- NRA, after 2011 shooting spree that wounded Gabrielle Giffords

"There will be an appropriate time down the road to engage in political and policy discussions."-- NRA, after 2012 Aurora massacre

"NRA will not have any comment."-- NRA, after 2012 Newtown massacre

(from The Message facebook page)

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. The Jon Stewart clip needs to go viral.

I mean, seriously viral, Gangham Sytle viral.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:04 AM

3. Could you post it? tia

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. Yeap...to be straight punk ass's and run around GOP talking points. Where's the punk ass'd leader

...of this leaching oragnization?!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:05 AM

4. And as long as mass shootings keep happening, there will never be an 'appropriate' time

to discuss it. How convenient for them.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:06 AM

6. Wow! One of the Fox commentators said OJ took a knife & killed his wife.

I don't think I've heard someone representing a news station make that statement before.

Good segment.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:38 AM

7. Tail wags dog for the NRA. Vote out the NRA leaders and

re-write the mission statement and ditch the lobbyists. "Minority" that runs it and holds these actions and opinions is less than 25% of organization maybe. The media really should be pointing this out more. There is no rational reason therefore to pay any attention to their "statements" as "important". Dismantle and/or take it over? The whole NRA membership nationwide is they say 4.3 million. Our population is well over 300 million and cannot find the facts but maybe a third of these own guns???????? Dunno. But still....the mouthpieces for the NRA are an extremely small small number that control things.
Media should be focused upon singling out the lobbyists and the few nuts that keep sane Laws being passed in a stranglehold.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:40 AM

8. Wonder What They Say in their"Prayers for the Victims"

The phrase is unctuous nonsense.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:54 AM

9. Even though they went silent on twitter and FB, they still had

their radio broadcasts and web news videos...

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/nra-online-newscasts-sandy-hook.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Never ever trust these well funded thugs.

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