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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:06 PM

Interesting take on "Insane Wayne" performance

"The National Rifle Association does not exist to offer sensible public policy or participate in conversations or pretend to be sensitive about tragedies. The National Rifle Association exists to assist the manufacturers of guns and gun-related accoutrements in selling guns and gun-related accoutrements to people. That is their job, summed up, in its entirety."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/nra-wayne-lapierre_n_2348277.html

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Reply Interesting take on "Insane Wayne" performance (Original post)
Va Lefty Dec 2012 OP
Warpy Dec 2012 #1
spanone Dec 2012 #4
Warpy Dec 2012 #13
BainsBane Dec 2012 #2
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #3
neverforget Dec 2012 #5
Kolesar Dec 2012 #6
Coyotl Dec 2012 #7
rustydog Dec 2012 #8
lastlib Dec 2012 #9
Hoyt Dec 2012 #10
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #11
WillyT Dec 2012 #12
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #14

Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. I've said that for years and been consistently jumped on for it

but it's been painfully obvious for a long time that the NRA is a dues funded manufacturers' lobbying and advertising group.

They sure as hell never listen to their membership, 70% of whom responded that they were in favor of sensible gun control legislation even before the Sandy Hook massacre.

That 70% needs to stop paying their dues, period. That's the only way to get the attention of the as yet unresponsive idiots heading the organization.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:15 PM

4. they exist to promote gun ownership. nothing more. a lobbying group.

and they do it on the back of the 2nd amendment to the constitution.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:48 PM

13. Gun and paraphernalia SALES you mean

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:11 PM

2. of course

and it's been that way as long as I can remember. More guns are always the answer because it's more profits. They whip their membership into a frenzy in order to enrich the gun industry. It's about money; the rest is subterfuge.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. Well Said!

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:19 PM

5. Pumped up fear = increased profits for gun manufacturers

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:21 PM

6. I found it rather thin

thanks anyway

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:27 PM

7. EXACTLY> they are proposing the sale of a million more guns, in effect.

With 100,000 public schools, plus private schools, colleges, etc., the idea of armed guards is simply the idea od selling lots of guns and giving jobs and pensions to gun-loving rednecks.

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:37 PM

8. Dead-on accurate description of the NRA

That is why I dumped them over twenty years ago. They are a political machine bent on selling more guns.
Every democratic president has been accused of coming after our guns!
hasn't happened yet, but that meme keeps coming around..

The NRA wants you angry and afraid and running to a gun store, pawn shop, gun show and buy, buy ,buy.

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:29 PM

9. If we ever did create the database of mentally ill people that the NRA claims to want....

...I would demand that Wayne Lapierre's name be the first one entered into it!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:34 PM

10. The thought that right wing idiot is packing is concerning.

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:38 PM

11. Could it be Wayne has become indifferent to loss of life?

If the mass shooting of twenty young children has not tugged at his heart then there is not any hope for this group or its members. The mass killing has happened too often and too many killed in each occurrence, this has infringed on our right to life and the gun lovers are out of control. It would have been nice if Wayne had said his group will focus on training of gun lovers but he must think their right to possess rapid fire weapons is the most important. The gun shows are out of control and will sell to anyone with the money.

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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:31 PM

12. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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Response to Va Lefty (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:52 PM

14. The saddest part of this for me

is that those who live by the gun often die by it.

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