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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:38 PM

"Let People of Color Join the NRA in Droves..."



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Reply "Let People of Color Join the NRA in Droves..." (Original post)
Fearless Dec 2012 OP
annabanana Dec 2012 #1
Recursion Dec 2012 #2
Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #11
Recursion Dec 2012 #12
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #3
SilveryMoon Dec 2012 #4
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #10
Historic NY Dec 2012 #5
spin Dec 2012 #6
Fearless Dec 2012 #7
mcworld Dec 2012 #8

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. damn good point

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:42 PM

2. Robert F. Williams

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Williams

He organized militias of African Americans in the 1950s with the help of the NRA to protect themselves against white supremacist terrorism.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:07 PM

11. Makes no mention of the NRA

 

The only reference I know of that the NRA "helped" African Americans is when forced to by the federal government.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:17 PM

12. It's in the PBS docu about him

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/negroeswithguns/

It's a pretty fascinating story. I'm not saying the NRA was integral to what he did, but they certainly did help.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. Good idea, the goid members needs to start a new group which is reasonable

I get the feeling the gun nuts thinks the NRA is repubs and the only ones,with guns. I really don't think their rapid fire weapons stands a chance with the drones.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:47 PM

4. Don't stop there...

If Muslims, women, lgbt, atheists, working poor, Occupy Wall street, all started stocking up on weapons and bullet proof vests and started "patrolling" streets claiming self defense, support for regulations and bullet taxes would soar.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:00 PM

9. Lots of NRA instructors are already working with these groups.

Hate to burst your bubble....

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:05 PM

10. Indeed

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. They give nice gifts if you donate enough too.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. NRA membership is open to minorities. ...

And I know a number of NRA members who are Hispanic or Black.

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Response to spin (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:11 PM

7. The author means "let people of color choose to join"

Not that they can't by regulation.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:49 PM

8. but there's nothing that says that they can't

 

its also unlikely they'd 'find a reason to deny them because of race'

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