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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:28 AM

N.R.A. Leader Denounces Obama’s Call for Gun Control

Source: NYT

Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, angrily accused President Obama on Tuesday of demonizing law-abiding gun owners and of wanting to put “every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government.”

In a fiery speech at a hunting conference in Nevada, Mr. LaPierre criticized Mr. Obama’s Inaugural Address on Monday when the president said Americans should not “mistake absolutism for principle.”

That reference, Mr. LaPierre said, was intended as an attack on the N.R.A. and gun owners who believe that the Second Amendment to the Constitution provides an absolute right to bear arms.

“I urge our president to use caution when attacking clearly defined absolutes in favor of his principles,” Mr. LaPierre said. “When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone’s graffiti.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/politics/wayne-lapierre-of-nra-has-angry-response-to-obama.html



LaPierre's been banging this "Obama taking away guns" drum for a LONG time, including Apr. 2012 as Mike Malloy points out:

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Reply N.R.A. Leader Denounces Obama’s Call for Gun Control (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #1
ZRT2209 Jan 2013 #2
msongs Jan 2013 #4
iamthebandfanman Jan 2013 #6
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #7
MightyMopar Jan 2013 #15
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #16
ZRT2209 Jan 2013 #3
iamthebandfanman Jan 2013 #5
Archae Jan 2013 #8
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #9
Shilo Jan 2013 #10
AllyCat Jan 2013 #11
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #13
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #12
SoapBox Jan 2013 #14
Digital Puppy Jan 2013 #17
MitchRomney Jan 2013 #18
Paladin Jan 2013 #19
TomChicago Jan 2013 #20
geomon666 Jan 2013 #21
bucolic_frolic Jan 2013 #22
frylock Jan 2013 #23

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:31 AM

1. And the sun rose in the east, and the bear shat in the woods.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:32 AM

2. who cares what this unhinged loon thinks

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:34 AM

4. visited the gun forum recently? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:40 AM

6. anybody who likes someone

who said the agents at the oklahoma city building deserved that bomb because they were nazis ..
sure as hell aint no liberal.. and they dont need to be a democrat.

that garbage shouldnt be tolerated by anybody.

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:07 AM

7. Oh BS. None of the regulars like the NRA at all.

We've had thread after thread about it, and poll after poll. Fuck the NRA, now, can we move on?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:54 AM

15. Of course NRA trolls would say they don't like the NRA while they puke up NRA talking points

 

Not saying all or even most the Gungeoneers are trolls but many have been outed lately.

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Response to MightyMopar (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:58 AM

16. There have certainly been a few.

And a couple long-time regulars.

On the other hand, of the remainder, I don't see too many, maybe 3 that oppose new regs like registration. Some post on the feasibility hurdles of making it happen at all, but I recall even a few of the 'regulars' posting GD threads about taking an about face on registration and a couple other issues.

(Gains me nothing, I've been pro-registration since early DU2)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:33 AM

3. but women should sit down and shut up as the RW takes their Constitutional rights

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:38 AM

5. LaPierres been beatin the

government are nazis who are trying to take away all your rights and exterminate you drum as well for a long ass time...
hes the reason poppy bush left the NRA..
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/11/us/letter-of-resignation-sent-by-bush-to-rifle-association.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:21 AM

8. La Pierre is a whore.

He'll do any tricks for the gun and ammo makers.

That's all the GSA is. A sales group.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:33 AM

9. Why did this douchebag come out of hiding after his disasterous Sandy Hook speech?

Doesn't he know the American people now realize Emporer LaPierre has no clothes? And his bare ass ain't pretty.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:40 AM

10. This guy is a total fool---I had to change the channel. Everytime he opens his mouth

its scares me even more that these people have guns period.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:44 AM

11. Wayne LePierre is a sociopath in a suit on teevee.

Who cares what he thinks?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:58 AM

13. It is important because there are many that follow his words

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:55 AM

12. “When absolutes are abandoned for principles"

one of the problems is that it seems La Puke has no principles

and he refuses to say the magic word ...... 'REGULATED'

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:40 AM

14. ...fuck off Mr. Not Really Astute.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:42 AM

17. Yawn....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:19 AM

18. Where the sun don't shine

Master LaPiere (pepe la phew):

Take your assinine mis-interpretation of the 2nd amendment and your largest gun and shove them up your reamed out tuckas, and fire away.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:33 AM

19. Mr. Absolutes, Trying To Lecture Us About Principles?


No, I Don't Think So.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:56 AM

20. so, get a license!

You want to drive a car, get a license. You want to shoot a gun, get a license. I wish these cranks would stop trying to wave the Constitution as your flag over their cause. They have no interest in a standing militia, for fuck's sake. They are a lobbying group for gun manufacturers. Most of their rank and file supports control of guns.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:17 AM

21. Good, this is a good thing

Now we know for an absolute certainty where this organization and its members stand and can now act accordingly. Thanks Wayne!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:16 AM

22. Why do you have to pee in a cup to get a job

but not to get a gun?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:20 PM

23. well regulated militia..

well. regulated. militia.

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