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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:09 PM

"Everything You Need To Know About The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre"

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Source: ThinkProgress.org

By Josh Israel on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Retrieved Dec 22, 2012 @ 7:34pm EST

"The National Rifle Association’s CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre finally broke the organization’s silence about the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at a press conference today, delivering a long indictment of the media violence and its demonization of gun owners. LaPierre will also appear on NBC’s Meet the Press this Sunday"




Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/tag/gun-control/



No wonder the NRA and it's associates don't want to have assault weapon control...they make too much Profit. It's been said that the gun sellers had the most profitable day after the Sandy Hook killings.
Another note:
Who the hell have we become by pleading to the NRA for gun control? Since when did the NRA own America?
In honor of all the "movers" who have parished, I have become a "changer". I like shooting my guns, but not to kill or harm people. I don't own assault weapons because I don't plan on killing anyone. I realize assault weapons are to some people as muscle cars are to others. But we gotta have more contol over these powerful weapons. Maybe ration the guns and ammunition?? Find the companies and businesses that contribute or support the NRA, then have a consumer strike until they pull away from or contribute more money to the mess left behind by these mentally-ill killers??
These are just a few ideas. It's my contribution of being one of "The Changers"

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samsingh Dec 2012 #4
libdem4life Dec 2012 #5
bossy22 Dec 2012 #8
libdem4life Dec 2012 #13
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #18
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Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #14
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #6
Iliyah Dec 2012 #7
jonesgirl Dec 2012 #9
jonesgirl Dec 2012 #10
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #11
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #12
davidpdx Dec 2012 #15
alfredo Dec 2012 #16
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #17
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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:11 PM

1. it's all about money and brainwashing the already paranoids who need them to feel safe

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:14 PM

2. True. It's also the sellers who buy up the stock just to price it higher.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:18 PM

3. Check this out...from 2008: Gun Industry Profits Off NRA’s Fearmongering About Obama Gun Policies

Here's the link

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/11/12/32222/obama-gun-sales/

It's the same thing the NRA is saying now. So see, they don't care...the more killings, the more the NRA profits. Pitiful.

But guess what? The NRA doesn't own America.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:19 PM

4. the nra has money to use on political elections. the sane parts of society have never matched this

or played the true game of politics until President Obama did in the last election. He had hard hitting adds and in debates 2 and 3 he challenged repug bullshit.

if someone with money like Bloomberg is willing to fund races against the nra. their power will disappear. they have about 250 million in revenue. Even double it and its a pittance compaired to what some of the billionaires like bloomberg can get into play.

it would be wonderful to put the nra out of business and thousands will survive.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

5. The 2nd Ammendment does not restrict taxation, registration, re-registration, rules, penalties

of the weapons, and says absolutely nothing about ammunition...as I recall. So charge a whole lot and just like when someone picks up a prescription that is a "controlled substance" from a pharmacy, make them show their driver's license and gun permit and get a signature. Not that hard. Ultimately the unregistered/illegal owners will either run out of ammunition and others won't be as quick to make the buy for them.

WalMart knows how it's done. Just make a special "line" for guns, ammo and the like...send over a supervisor when someone rings the bell, and send them on their way.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:28 PM

8. this was actually somewhat done between the years 1968-1986

Anyone who purchased ammo had their name placed in a ledger and held on file. It was repealed in 1986 because it was found to be of no actual usefulness to law enforcement

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:03 PM

13. I actually didn't know that, but I don't remember school massacres back then, either.

So we could do it again, this time requiring ID, permit and signature for both guns and ammo. That would actually be fairly easy to implement.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:20 PM

18. Keep in mind crime reporting was also far more local back then, too

Crimes of all types, and violent crimes in particular, have been in decline for years, but everyone's convinced the opposite's the case because they hear about it all the time in the news.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:29 PM

19. Yeah, 20-Child Slaughters Used To Be Non-Events.


Give it a rest, OK? You're not fooling anybody but yourself......


(Sarcasm Alert, for those in perpetual need of one.)

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:31 PM

14. The Surpreme Court said abortions were leagl...but look at all the rules the ReThugs have

made restricting abortions. So why can't we put lots of restrictions on gun and ammunition sales ?

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

6. When LaPierre had the chance to carry a military weapon he avoided it in Vietnam.

Now his answer is to put armed guards in every school. Another overpaid CEO who is as dumb as a post. He should be at the top of the list on those not qualified to purchase weapons

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. What, that its ok to hold a Bible in one hand and a gun another.

That their GAWD say its his will for babies to die because and guns are the solution. I watched a lot of the 2012 Mayans 12/21/2012, were they sacrifice a lot of children and still perished leaving their structures for modern man to study.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

9. NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Report of The Secretary To The Annual Meeting Of Members

April 14, 2012 St Louis, Missouri

Look what I found;
http://www.blogforarizona.com/files/nra-2012-board-payouts.pdf

This is just the beginning.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. 04/14/2012-- NRA CEO speech to members. The video speech is about 33 mins, make time to watch

http://newyorkcityguns.com/2012/04/41412-nra-annual-meeting-of-members-wayne-lapierre/

Wow, he has a way of making the members feel as 1. Anything for money

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:43 PM

11. Everything? Maybe it's worthwhile to know that he used to be a Democrat and without signifigant

 

power and influence until the gun ban legislation in the 1990's.

For 50 years until the 1994, the Democratic Party had control of the House of Representatives. In his autobiography, Bill Clinton attributed the loss of the House in 1994, in signifigant part, to the gun ban legislation.

The Republicans currently control Congress. They are not going to pass anti-gun legislation. It's not going to happen.

Wayne LaPierre knows that.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:49 PM

12. It's all about the money, not citizens rights.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:33 PM

15. The new NRA slogan

America held hostage with a gun to its head. We're the NRA.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:40 PM

16. Mass murders are good for the economy.

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:31 PM

17. It is funny that they are blaming this on Obama, the same President who should have an "A"

in the NRA's book b/c the only gun legislation he has passed has been what the NRA wanted. He'll, if you believe Fox News (yeah right), Obama was only trying to spread guns sales to other countries for the gun manufacturers with the Fast and Furious debacle. IT IS THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT WANT SOMETHING DONE SO THAT INNOCENT CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE TO DIE! BLAME US MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:31 PM

20. Locking, sorry, this is not breaking news, from Friday and a background piece.

This would be appropriate for General Discussion or Good Reads while the admins are still allowing gun threads in these forums. Please consider reposting there. Thanks!

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