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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:44 PM

Politicians aim for shooters' votes



Politicians aim for shooters' votes

By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Reid, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons and Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Harry Reid progeny Rory Reid all took turns declaring their support for gun rights in Nevada, a wide-open Western state where Democrats and Republicans love shooting.

It was the elder Reid who came loaded with the biggest political weapon, a flattering speech from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, a gun rights organization with 3.5 million members and a $120 million annual budget.

"He is a true champion of the Second Amendment," LaPierre said of Reid.

"These weapons become our friends. This weapon is my friend," Reid said of his 75-year-old rifle.

Reid was just one of several politicians who used the dedication of the park as a platform to support gun rights.


http://www.lvrj.com/news/54955352.html




That wacky republican nra is at it again.

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Reply Politicians aim for shooters' votes (Original post)
beevul Jul 2012 OP
Tejas Jul 2012 #1
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #2
friendly_iconoclast Jul 2012 #3
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #7
hack89 Jul 2012 #12
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #4
virginia mountainman Jul 2012 #6
spin Jul 2012 #10
ileus Jul 2012 #5
bongbong Jul 2012 #8
TPaine7 Jul 2012 #9
bongbong Jul 2012 #11
TPaine7 Jul 2012 #13
bongbong Jul 2012 #17
TPaine7 Jul 2012 #18
bongbong Jul 2012 #19
bongbong Jul 2012 #20
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #15
permatex Jul 2012 #14
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #16

Response to beevul (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

1. "weapon = friend"

 

In before the penis and/or masturbation inuendos by the usual suspects.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:51 PM

2. Makes one wonder why the NRA promotes handgun carry.

For a hunter or outdoorsman, a rifle can be a good friend. A handgun in the city, not so much.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

3. It's very simple. Only 20% or so of gun owners hunt.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:15 PM

7. So what? NRA still has no business with handguns. Needs a name change.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:15 PM

12. Someone had to take on the gun grabbers

want them to stop talking about hand guns? Stop talking about severely restricting hand guns. Very simple.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:48 PM

4. The NRA has expanded beyond it's original purpose

 

as simply a social club for rifle enthusiasts in to a general pro-2nd amendment group (due entirely to anti-2nd amendment groups).

The second amendment is not in there to protect our rights to hunt.

/try to ban Chess and the North American Chess association will suddenly become very political. If you want the NRA to go away or lose most of it's influence then work on getting rid of the anti-gun movement it is responding to.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

6. Tell Rosa Myles aged 66 that...

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:19 PM

10. Handguns are also often used for hunting ...

You might find this article an educational read:

http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/gear/hunting-gear/2010/06/25-best-handguns-hunting-ever-made

The laws on handgun hunting vary from state to state.

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:53 PM

5. It's only a weapon if used in that manor...

rifles, pistols, shotguns are simple mechanical devices. They provide enjoyment, food, and sometimes protection. Only when used improperly are they weapons.

My shotguns are just that shotguns. My rifles are just that rifles. My pistols are just pistols/revolvers.


A pool noodle can be a weapon if used as one.

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Response to ileus (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

8. Nice!

 

Pool Noodles = guns.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:18 PM

9. Here let me help you...

 

Pool Noodles = weapon (under the right circumstances) would be the correct statement, at least that is how most fluent English speakers would interpret this:

A pool noodle can be a weapon if used as one.


Try not to let the bias take such extreme control over your mind, OK?

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:33 PM

11. Bias

 

Try not to let the gun-religion bias take over your mind. Your implication was clear.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:58 PM

13. My mind is totally under my control... For example, I know who I'm talking to. n/t

 

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:08 PM

17. LOL

 

> My mind is totally under my control... For example, I know who I'm talking to.

Well, there's your first lie/mistake/whatever. You have absolutely no knowledge of me other than as disembodied opinions from an anonymous poster on a chatboard.

Now I see how the gun-relgionist's "minds" work.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:00 PM

18. Get a kind adult to explain the thread to you. I know that you are bongbong, you think I'm

 

another poster. At least that's what your post above showed.

Of course I wasn't saying that I have knowledge of you personally, outside of the stuff you post here.

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

19. Kind adults

 

You mean like sane people, and Liberals, who realize guns are dangerous?

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Response to TPaine7 (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:03 PM

20. Lagic

 

or sane people who realize that

> A pool noodle can be a weapon if used as one.

is just another variant of "guns don't kill people, people kill people". NRA Talking Point (AKA lie) Numero Uno.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:49 PM

15. Please show your work.

Or were you absent that day in Geometry class?

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Response to beevul (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:01 PM

14. But I thought that the NRA was all repukes.

 

We hear it here all the time.
and no, I'm not defending the NRA

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Response to permatex (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:57 PM

16. I suspect a conspiracy.

Many ranges require NRA membership.

The NRA supposedly is rampantly all about everything Republican.

Maybe the Republicans are trying to see to it that Democrats either convert to Republican or don't get to shot much.

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