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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:43 PM

Ok. The NRA "supposedly" champions and protects the 2nd Amendment.

What other multimillion dollar organizations champion and protect the other 26 ratified amendments? It seems the 2nd Amendment is the only one that is important to some people.

Are there any standout groups for all of the other rights we value? I can think of some that may qualify but not for a specific amendment.

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Reply Ok. The NRA "supposedly" champions and protects the 2nd Amendment. (Original post)
Lint Head Jan 2013 OP
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #1
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #2
BainsBane Jan 2013 #3
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #4
BainsBane Jan 2013 #6
Lint Head Jan 2013 #5
Archae Jan 2013 #8
pipoman Jan 2013 #7

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:45 PM

1. The ACLU is the big standout on most Constitutional issues

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:46 PM

2. Lots of organizations (some multimillion dollar) protect the First Amendment.

And then there's the fourteenth.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

3. they work for gun manufacturers and sellers

The rest is artifice. Even Scarborough admitted as much on Charlie Rose last night.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

4. Scarborough does not like the gun nuts at all

He spoke out strongly against George Zimmerman's defenders when the Trayvon Martin murder was in the news. The guy may be right-wing overall but he is fairly reasonable on gun issues, he is not anti-gun but he is for some regulation and he is sickened by the extreme gun nuts.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:02 PM

6. What's more

He says a lot of conservatives have contacted him to tell him they approve of his position on banning assault weapons. He said that if the GOP stonewalls the President's reforms, they will lose the House in 2014. He thinks most conservative voters want something done as much as we do.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:01 PM

5. That's why I said supposedly.

I know they are nothing more than a gun manufacturing lobby. It's just that they seem to be the highest profile and one amendment exclusively.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:03 PM

8. Same here.

I call the NRA the GSA.

"Gun Sales Association."

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:03 PM

7. If the ACLU had done their job with the 2nd as

with all the others, the NRA wouldn't be in the political world nearly as deeply as they have become, IMHO.

ACLU member for many years..love them..they have shirked their duties on this..

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