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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:17 PM

I know there are many on this board that belong to the NRA

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Send in your membership. Call them and say you don't agree (I hope).
This organization has gone over the edge, forcing Congressmen and Congresswomen to vote for the contempt of Holder, or risk a bad score on their gun control scoreboard. The NRA, like the current SCOTUS, are in the pukes pocket, or visa versa.

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Reply I know there are many on this board that belong to the NRA (Original post)
panader0 Jun 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #1
Erose999 Jun 2012 #49
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #52
sarisataka Jun 2012 #62
Cali_Democrat Jun 2012 #2
joeybee12 Jun 2012 #51
Skittles Jun 2012 #3
Viva_La_Revolution Jun 2012 #4
panader0 Jun 2012 #8
upaloopa Jun 2012 #5
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #7
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #14
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #6
spanone Jun 2012 #9
onehandle Jun 2012 #10
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #11
freshwest Jun 2012 #12
sadbear Jun 2012 #15
freshwest Jun 2012 #17
sarisataka Jun 2012 #33
freshwest Jun 2012 #34
ohheckyeah Jun 2012 #39
deaniac21 Jun 2012 #13
panader0 Jun 2012 #19
deaniac21 Jun 2012 #28
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #16
Jack Sprat Jun 2012 #31
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #18
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #20
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #22
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #23
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #26
Hoyt Jun 2012 #32
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #37
Hoyt Jun 2012 #43
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #57
Hoyt Jun 2012 #58
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #60
Hoyt Jun 2012 #61
Paladin Jun 2012 #24
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #25
Paladin Jun 2012 #47
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #56
goclark Jun 2012 #46
MattBaggins Jun 2012 #36
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #38
KatChatter Jun 2012 #41
Autumn Jun 2012 #21
kentauros Jun 2012 #27
Old Codger Jun 2012 #29
Bake Jun 2012 #30
jdadd Jun 2012 #35
Raine Jun 2012 #40
KatChatter Jun 2012 #42
Hoyt Jun 2012 #59
Iggo Jun 2012 #44
permatex Jun 2012 #45
99Forever Jun 2012 #48
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #50
Erose999 Jun 2012 #53
madrchsod Jun 2012 #54
ieoeja Jun 2012 #55

Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:21 PM

1. The NRA can go to Hell as far as I'm concerned.

but some here worship the ground they walk on.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:04 AM

49. The NRA can not only go to hell, they can also get assfucked by Satan, while being whipped by Saddam


Hussein with a belt.

I'll dedicate this video to the NRA:

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:08 AM

52. Those are good wishes

how about something really mean?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:23 PM

62. Like a squirt of lemon juice in the eye? N/t

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:21 PM

2. There are a few folks here that likely belong to the NRA

Many hang out in the Gungeon and almost all of them spout conservative talking points. The NRA is essentially a Republican ancillary organization.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:06 AM

51. At times it seems like more than a few...nt

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

3. the NRA is fucking DISGUSTING

shame on any Democrat who would be part of that conservative HACK organization

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:24 PM

4. We have guns but will never join the nra

Gramp was a member way back in the day, even he dropped them in the 80's when they got all crazy.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:29 PM

8. I'm thinking of buying one. It would be my first,

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

5. Talk about voting against your own best interest. Being a Dem and paying dues to the NRA

is like that guy who shot himself in the dick.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. +1000 nt :)

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:28 PM

14. Or, at the risk of triggering Godwin's Law, being Jewish in 1933

 

and voting for the Nazi Party

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:28 PM

6. I despise the NRA. And anything to do with guns, for that matter. n/t

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. like Fixed Noise, they are a branch of the republican party...

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:35 PM

10. At this point, if you are still a DUer member of the National Republican Association, you are a...

...(fill in the blank).

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:36 PM

11. I don't belong to the NRA, but I DO have guns. The NRA is evil.

 

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:42 PM

12. One member suggested talking to people at his local gun shop and bringing up...

The fact that Obama has NOT taken their guns away as the NRA predicted in 2008 and that he has shown no interest in the issue since then. I hope he acted on his idea and spread it in the Gungeon.

Our RKBA members could do this in addition to contacting the NRA as you say. Acting on both of these ideas just be enough to turn them or local people around.

I hope they will chime in on this thread and show what success they think they had or will have with either approach.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

15. Gun shop owners know the game

and they're not going to give that up anytime soon. The NRA's 'dire warnings' that President Obama is going to take away their guns have been a boon for business. Gun owners are thrilled that so many dipshits believe what the NRA is saying.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

17. No, what the Gungeon dude said was he was going to chat up the customers while he was buying...

No cause to get himself in trouble, just sort of a 'aw, shucks,' kind of talk, maybe.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:50 PM

33. I am an NRA Instructor

and am willing to admit to membership.

I do disagree with much of their political stance and let them know that every time the NRA-ILA asks for money. My counselor (Instructor Trainer) has the same opinion and voices it at every session. Much of the NRA membership has much more moderate views, but has been too apathetic to vote out the current leadership.

I also participate on several gun boards of moderate to right leanings. The majority, while not big Obama fans, agree he has done nothing to promote gun control and do not buy into the NRA scaremongering either. Word seems to be spreading that when it comes to guns, 'better the devil you know' than taking a chance on "I'm a hunter too" Romney.

I believe the NRA is talking in the wind and most gun owners do not consider this election a crisis for the 2A

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:06 PM

34. Thanks and keep spreading the word.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:52 AM

39. And where I live the answer

to the fact that Obama has not even mentioned gun control is "he's waiting until his second term." It's enough to make a person scream. You can't reason with the unreasonable.


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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

13. Impeachment? I thought it was contempt of congress.

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Response to deaniac21 (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:00 PM

19. You are so right and I edited my post

Can I claim a senior moment mulligan?

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Response to panader0 (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:52 PM

28. I have 'em too

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

16. I am guessing that guns come before loyalty to the Democratic Party.

Just a guess.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

31. I hate the NRA. Yet, I would like

 

to see more Democrats arming themselves. If the repubs think they can walk around the capitol with firearms draped all over them when a Democrat resides in the White House, I think we should return the gesture if they ever elect another president. We can arm ourselves during a Washington protest just the same way they did and show them it works both ways.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:45 PM

18. OTOH if a majority of Democrats joined the NRA they could vote its direction and policies. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:05 PM

20. Yep, let's join the Tea Party and reform them, too.

Fuck that.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:17 PM

22. And that's why you lose this argument, every time, year after year, decade after decade. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

23. "I" lose?

WTF are you talking about?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:42 PM

26. You (and I) as in sane people that want to further the cause of civilization. While abandoning

 

a perfectly valid means of controlling the organization, and through that, the conversation. How much do you give to the DCCC every year? Have they ever even come close to accomplishing anything resembling sanity in the area of firearms legislation?

NRA annual dues are still $35 p/yr.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:20 PM

32. Try prying folks like W LaPierre, Teddy Nugent, John Bolton, Bob Barr, etc., out of leadership.

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Ain't gonna happen, no matter how many "liberals" join.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:35 AM

37. Total membership of the NRA 4.5 million. Members vote for the Directors, 76 of them and they

 

choose the Executive Vice President who serves as the CEO. That's Wayne LaCrazy guy.

How many members in the Democratic National Party?

And if as you fear, they refuse the results of the vote, they loose their 501(c)(4) tax exempt status. But hey why would anyone actually do something when just bitching about it is so much more productive.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:29 AM

43. It's not easy to unseat leadership. Apparently "liberals" ain't exerting a lot of influence

on NRA. Why don't you start a membership revolt to remove LaCrazy, Norquist, Bolton, Nugent, North, etc. See how far you get.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #43)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:19 AM

57. That's the point, the few that are members are not enough to do anything, but it doesn't

 

have to be that way.

Just like the republican party of the 80's, the insane & the stupid moved in and, instead of fighting them, most of the people that wanted the organization to remain the good thing that it was just left. And there isn't even an equivalent to the Democratic Party, so there's nothing to do. I remember when Nugent was reviled in the NRA because he was an avid bow hunter and dissed firearms every time he opened his mouth. Now all is forgotten and that asshole is on the Board.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #57)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:25 PM

58. The fact it is "that way" is enough for me. Hopefully, NRA and right wing Christian organizations

will be the last bastion of what Todd Snider called: " Conservative Christian, right wing Republican, straight, white, American males, Soul savin’, flag wavin’, Rush lovin’, land pavin’ personal friends to the Quayles, Quite diligently workin’ so hard to keep the free reins of this Democracy From tree huggin’, peace lovin’, pot smokin’, barefootin’ folk-singin’ hippies like me."

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

60. I don't see what that accomplishes. You're satisfied with the way things are?

 

As long as the most powerful lobby in DC is run by this crowd, we'll never see any kind of controls, regulations, taxes, nothing. Nobody in DC is going to go up against them in any meaningful way. We'll have the half-dozen window dressing reps to keep the anti-gun contingent in line, but the carnage will just continue.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #60)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:48 PM

61. I don't see what hugging right wingers accomplishes either. NRA isn't going to change. If

If NRA were open to change, they'd try to attract more "liberals." Their prime target is the much bigger right wing population that is into guns, bigotry, intimidation, and other right wing pursuits. You'd be better off starting a Liberal Gun Association -- but I think your membership will be limited.

Good luck.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:33 PM

24. Helpful Hint

You're the loser in that argument. And you always will be.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:37 PM

25. Really? I see the NRA going further and further into crazyland, gathering more and more power,

 

while "our side" accomplishes less and less.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:04 AM

47. Good Of You To Put "Our Side" In Quotes.

I have severe doubts that you and I are on the same side as to this issue........

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Response to Paladin (Reply #47)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:09 AM

56. I have no side on this issue. It is what it is here in America and it's not going to change

 

within my lifetime.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:53 AM

46. Question about the Tea Party

How many real members do they have now?

When I see the tiny crowds for Romney I don't think they are really functioning.
The former Tea Party member, IMO, are paid operatives.
Oops, forgot to mention Mrs. Clarence Thomas -- however, she would be in the 1% and probably pays poor people with no jobs and on Medicare to support RMoney.

Follow the Money, follow the money.

Now, the 1 % are really the Tea Party and they just say their "base" supports them doing these dirty deeds.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:51 PM

36. Actually I don't think you can

The NRA revamped their rules so as to protect Lapierre and prevent such a take over.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #36)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:42 AM

38. He's appointed by the BoD and they're elected by the membership.

 

We have a better chance at single payer health care...

Thanks for answering though.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:43 AM

41. Republicans have hijacked the Democratic party and it is working out

 

pretty good for them and as a bonus they have been able to pretty much stifle the liberal and progressives and block and water down liberal and progressive legislation.

You can even be a faux Dem and get the POTUS to campaign for you!



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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:07 PM

21. " belong to the NRA" lol My guns belong to me. All of them. I wouldn't join that bogus silly club

for anything. Talk about a penile extension, that club fits the bill.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

27. At one time I did want to belong to the

National Restaurant Association, but I'm no longer in or associated with the food industry

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:52 PM

29. Personally

I am a life long shooting enthusiast, have concealed carry permits and used to hold a ATF license to deal.

The NRA sucks, always has and always will.. they do nothing unless it will bring in more money,typical rethug mentality.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:04 PM

30. I own guns and love to shoot

But I wouldn't give the NRA a nickel.

Bake

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:01 PM

35. I was, and probably still am, a life member.....

I cut my card up, and sent it back to them, back in the 80s....I've moved since then, that's probably why I no longer hear from them....Good Riddance!!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:58 AM

40. I have lots of guns but no way would I belong to the NRA, I HATE them. nt

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:46 AM

42. The NRA only Represents 1 group of 'people' Gun Manufactures

 

as long as the guns are being made and sold the NRA could care less about the destruction that it causes.

The guns must flow!

They use hate, lies and fear to keep the nutters in line.

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Response to KatChatter (Reply #42)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:28 PM

59. +1.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:38 AM

44. Fuck the NRA.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:48 AM

45. I was a member until they turned hard right.

 

Never renewed my membership and won't until they kick out all the right wing loonies.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:45 AM

48. The NRA is the enemy of We the People. n/t

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:06 AM

50. I joined he NRA at 18

and quit about the same time I realized my political leanings took a left turn at 21.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

53. Melt down the NRA's guns and turn them into dildos. Because fuck the NRA. They are nothing but a


"kinder, gentler" KuKluxKlan.

This song goes out to them....

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:26 AM

54. my late father in law and i were lifetime members

we both drop out around the time when they started going hard right politically.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:30 AM

55. I left the NRA after Three Strikes and OKC.


The "Three Strikes" laws have not one gods damned thing to do with firearms. Worse yet, they wrote** the California law then successfully sued the State of California for not enforcing it against a first offender. Because, contrary to what everybody believed when they were cheering it, the laws not about repeat offenders. Rather it was written by the NRA to apply to anyone who committed three qualifying crimes. If your first offense included three qualifying criminal acts (e.g. "assault with a deadly weapon", "assault with a firearm", "armed robbery" - one incident with three different crimes attached), you got life without parole.

About that same time the OKC bombing occurred. Next issue of American Rifleman contained a lengthy "don't blame us" article by Wayne LaPierre in which he denied the NRA promoting wild eyed conspiracy theories. That exact same issue also contained a Neal Knox article on UN Black Helicopters rounding up all the citizens of a Chicago suburb in a practice raid as the UN was readying to take over the United States.

** Someone is almost certain to respond "the NRA can't write laws; the legislature has to do that". Actually, a lot of legislatures have no legal training and have people on staff to write the laws for them. And, yes, sometimes even an outside organization such as ALEC or the NRA will write a law and ask friendly legislatures to introduce it. Usually, they make changes, but sometimes they present verbatim.

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