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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

Interesting perspective on the NRA viewpoint

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Reply Interesting perspective on the NRA viewpoint (Original post)
Earth_First Dec 2012 OP
wake.up.america Dec 2012 #1
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #2
TPaine7 Dec 2012 #3
TPaine7 Dec 2012 #4
Earth_First Dec 2012 #5
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #6
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #15
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #19
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #7
former_con Dec 2012 #8
JoeyT Dec 2012 #9
Coyote_Tan Dec 2012 #17
kwassa Dec 2012 #20
JEB Dec 2012 #10
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #11
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #12
lastlib Dec 2012 #13
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #14
freshwest Dec 2012 #16
OneTenthofOnePercent Dec 2012 #18

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Very good point.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. Very good point..

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. The NRA has trained many black people to use arms for self-defense, though they usually don't

 

advocate illegal activities like teenaged public carry (the only type of gun use that would have helped Trayvon Martin).

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. You should have stuck with your deleted message...

For one, your NRA appologism is showing; secondly, you know god-damned well the overall message of the OP.

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

6. Nice post, Wayne. nt

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

15. They don't mind advocating changing the law

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:42 PM

19. how many? i looked it up, there were 12 blacks at the 73,000 person nra conference

here is 1 black member of the nra saying this-
" By my own personal accounting, I met twelve (12) black persons in attendance at the conference in St. Louis. I may have missed a few but not many.

Previously, I had attended the 2010 meeting in Charlotte. Sadly, I must report that both aforementioned events lacked significant participation by black people.


Now thatís what I call understatement. Twelve African Americans at a convention with over 73,700 attendees"
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/04/robert-farago/rick-ector-why-the-nra-doesnt-include-blacks/

here is another FACT

The National Rifle Association is politically and socially powerful, there is no disputing that. They have their tentacles deeply buried in our legislative discourse and have successfully maintained their stronghold despite many gun massacres and other gun violence over the years.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13670910-what-if-the-nra-had-a-membership-of-mostly-blacks

if you can't understand that, go away

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:17 PM

7. Hahahaha... Ain't it the truth.

Instead, the NRA lauded Zimmerman for "protecting himself".

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. Very good...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

9. Well no.

Black people are what the NRA thinks you should be armed against, not what you should be arming.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:17 PM

17. It's funny...

 

... Because part of the origin of gun rights activism in America started with the black rights groups.

They carried openly and state and local governments passed laws against it which they then fought.

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:32 PM

20. well, sort of .... The NRA supported gun-control regulation until about the mid '70s

when it was taken over by hard-liners.

The Black Panthers and the urban riots of the sixties did precipitate the first round of gun-control laws, supported by then Gov. Ronald Reagan.

great article on the subject:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/2/?single_page=true

For much of the early history of the US, blacks, free or slave, were prevented from owning guns.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

10. Trayvon certainly

would have been justified by the "Stand Your Ground Law" as he was followed and accosted by Zimmerman. Got to be one of the stupidest laws on the books.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

11. No, of course not. The NRA was too busy defending Zimmerman.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:10 PM

12. Federal law prohibits it.

Sub-21 year olds are forbidden to carry a pistol concealed, legally.

I'll believe the NRA is sincere, if they work to change that. (The NRA is not sincere)

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

13. The Second Amendment was written by white slave-owners....

therefore only white slave-owners have the right to keep and bear arms.


(but not far from the real intent......)

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:39 PM

14. Zimmerman was exactly the type of person the NRA has been working for decades to create

It came as no surprise to me that they have been cheering him on all along.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:10 PM

16. An important observation!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:21 PM

18. Uhhh... teenagers can't legally carry handguns.

 

Hell, I think to buy a handgun you have to be 21.

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