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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:04 PM

Lautenberg: NRA’s Rhetoric ‘Disturbing And Dangerous’

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DAVID TAINTOR 12:02 PM EST, FRIDAY DECEMBER 21, 2012

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) on Friday released the following statement after the National Rifle Association's press conference:

“It is beyond belief that following the Newtown tragedy, the National Rifle Association’s leaders want to fill our communities with guns and arm more Americans. The NRA points the finger of blame everywhere and anywhere it can, but they cannot escape the devastating effects of their reckless comments and irresponsible lobbying tactics. The NRA leadership is wildly out of touch with its own members, responsible gun owners, and the American public who want to close dangerous loopholes and enact common-sense gun safety reform. It is clear that their real priority is to help gun manufacturers sell more guns—not to protect our children or Americans’ rights. The extreme rhetoric of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA is disturbing and dangerous, and will only exacerbate America’s deadly culture of gun violence."

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Reply Lautenberg: NRA’s Rhetoric ‘Disturbing And Dangerous’ (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #1
supercats Dec 2012 #21
Squaredeal Dec 2012 #2
iandhr Dec 2012 #3
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #5
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #17
unionthug777 Dec 2012 #4
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #6
unionthug777 Dec 2012 #7
ailsagirl Dec 2012 #26
iandhr Dec 2012 #9
earthbone Dec 2012 #8
byeya Dec 2012 #10
Skittles Dec 2012 #16
closeupready Dec 2012 #11
libodem Dec 2012 #12
SCVDem Dec 2012 #13
judesedit Dec 2012 #14
aardvark401 Dec 2012 #27
allan01 Dec 2012 #15
truthisfreedom Dec 2012 #18
Lordquinton Dec 2012 #20
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #22
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #24
Aviation Pro Dec 2012 #28
wordpix Dec 2012 #19
WHEN CRABS ROAR Dec 2012 #23
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #25

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. LaPierre and the GOP are psychopaths

n/t

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:40 PM

21. Exactly

succinctly put!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:09 PM

2. LaPierre and the IRA leaders are sociopaths

N/T

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. I can believe it.

I am not at all shocked. Did anyone think they would actually talk about sane gun laws?

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Response to iandhr (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:14 PM

5. Heh

not on THIS planet!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:23 PM

17. Well, they used to...

Long long ago...like when I was a child. The NRA was a nerdy gun safety advocacy group that preached gun safety, responsibility and abiding of gun laws.


Now they are obviously a shill for gun manufacturers .... and the GOP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:13 PM

4. disturbing is right !!

to solve the gun problem, the nra wants to put even MORE guns out there !!! what am i missing here??? and in schools no less !!!! i am dumbfounded !!!

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Response to unionthug777 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:17 PM

6. No fair stealing the NRAs thunder!

THEY'RE the ones who's ideals are founded in dumb! Try flaberghasted, or mind boggled.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:22 PM

7. indeed

ooooohhh...flabberghasted...good word !!! i am that then !!! lol

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Response to unionthug777 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:07 PM

26. An abomination

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Response to unionthug777 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:26 PM

9. Disturbing yes

Surprising no. You honestly thought the NRA was going so say something rational and reasonable given their past behavior?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:24 PM

8. NRA

It took them a week to come up with that ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:29 PM

10. George H.W. Bush was appalled by the NRA enough to cancel his membership. Are there any

 

current members who are sickened by the antisocial rant from the NRA today to do the same?

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Response to byeya (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:49 PM

16. responsible gun owners will quit; gun nuts will not

yup

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:33 PM

11. In a liberal democracy, the best response to dangerous speech

is more speech.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:10 PM

12. They are a gun lobby

Under the guise of representing the everyday citizen. The NRA is promoting weapons capitalism and the right to make money on a gruesome death industry, not your right to nail a hand gun to the wall in your bedroom closet.
Ya can't polish that turd.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:17 PM

13. Rachel called it.

Last night she showed the NRAs response to past acts of domestic terror.

She was hoping the rhetoric would change but alas.

She nailed it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:44 PM

14. Let's not forget the 2nd Amendment says "a well-regulated" militia for protection of the state

"a well-regulated" militia for protection of the state not harrassment of the people

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Response to judesedit (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:28 AM

27. if the

 

words "the right of the people" in the second amendment only refer to a militia then when those same words are used in the 1st and 4th amendments who gets to decide what group they are referring to?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:09 PM

15. re:Lautenberg: NRA’s Rhetoric ‘Disturbing And Dangerous’

my condolences to the familys who lost loved ones due to this horrible crime . the wild west is over . get a grip people . and i agree with what the other posters said. i cant add one iota more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:29 PM

18. Boycott the NRA and start a new gun orgaization with responsible leadership.

That fixes that problem.

Next, build double-door (airlock) entrances for schools that use metal detectors to decide whether to trap entrants inside until they can be inspected. Bullet-proof Lexan plastic windows will reduce potential victims to one... the shooter. Implement fire-door style classroom doors that close and lock automatically if a panic button is hit anywhere in the school, and have safe rooms every 20 feet that children and teachers can run to and lock themselves inside, also with Lexan windows, so they can open the rooms to save others. One time expense that's a lot more effective than hiring a policeman.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:17 AM

20. You forgot something

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:59 PM

22. And what about people who are shot in malls?

Movie theaters? Churches? On the street? Etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.???

What a stupid post.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:39 PM

24. That's far inferior to the idea of just sealing everyone inside their own Chobham-armored crate. nt

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:56 PM

28. Tanker?

You said chobham.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:05 PM

19. wow, go Lautenberg and go, DEMS! Now you're talking

You got that right - sell more guns is what they want. Period. Now they think they can arm every school in the country. Just what we want, teachers and principals walking around with guns in their holsters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:23 PM

23. The NRA is not just "wildly out of touch" with its members,

it's wildly greedy with gun manufactures for profits and not caring what it does to the safety of our country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:42 PM

25. He's old enough to remember a time before politics went psycho.

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