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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:27 PM

I might rejoin the NRA just for spite

Membership dues do not go to the NRA-ILA, the lobbying arm of the NRA. They are strictly used to support that organization's firearm safety courses, shooting activities and for publishing of periodicals such as "American Rifleman" and "American Hunter".

I won't donate to the NRA-ILA for a couple of reasons. The first is I don't have much money to spare and the 2nd and more important reason is that a majority of candidates the NRA-ILA contributes to are Republicans. If or when I have funds to spare, I'd rather give it to DU, local charities and/or Dem candidates. The local bank has a Christmas tree upon which there are cards hanging which gives the ages of children from low income families and what they'd like for Christmas. My ex wife picked out a card for a 6 year old girl who would like a doll or a board game. I told my ex to pick out both a doll and a board game for this girl and I'd pay for it.

The gun safety programs offered by the NRA I believe to be very important and worthwhile supporting and I've always found "American Rifleman" to be a good read because of my general interest in guns.

If I do rejoin (I was a member for a couple of years back in the early 90's), it won't be till January the earliest because the financial obligations I have for the next couple of months prohibit me from spending $35 on an annual membership fee till then.

Edit: For clarification on the "spite' part of the title, I read numerous posts here and in Meta about the promotion of "NRA talking points". I for one don't know what those talking points are. I push "kaleva talking points" and if they happen to coincide with anything the NRA is saying, it's purely coincidence.

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Reply I might rejoin the NRA just for spite (Original post)
Kaleva Nov 2012 OP
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #1
Kaleva Nov 2012 #2
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #4
Clames Nov 2012 #7
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #8
Clames Nov 2012 #9
Kaleva Nov 2012 #12
Atypical Liberal Nov 2012 #13
Kaleva Nov 2012 #15
safeinOhio Nov 2012 #3
gejohnston Nov 2012 #5
Glaug-Eldare Nov 2012 #10
gejohnston Nov 2012 #11
slackmaster Nov 2012 #6
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #14

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. Spite towards whom?

Towards your fellow DUers?

Towards liberals?

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. I edited my OP to explain it.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:36 PM

4. Spite towards whom?

Still not explained.

If I disagree with your stances, are you joining out of spite toward me?

If I object to "NRA talking points" (your phrase, not mine), are you spending the little money you have out of spite toward me?

Seems silly. And counterproductive.

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:04 PM

7. Seems adequately explained unless you are being...

 

...deliberately obtuse and argumentative.

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Response to Clames (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:04 PM

8. How is this "adequately explained"?

"For clarification on the "spite' part of the title, I read numerous posts here and in Meta about the promotion of "NRA talking points". I for one don't know what those talking points are. I push "kaleva talking points" and if they happen to coincide with anything the NRA is saying, it's purely coincidence."

So -- is it actually spite toward the people who made those statements? I'd like the OP to be clear.

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:47 PM

9. That's one way to read it.

 

Seems pretty clear that way.

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Response to Clames (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:43 AM

12. That is what I meant.

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:38 AM

13. I agree, join to spite whom?

 

I don't get it either. Are you joining to spite the NRA, or joining to spite Democrats, who?

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:30 AM

15. Just those who go on & on complaining about DUers spouting NRA talking points

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:29 PM

3. I first read about Obama's

Secert 10 point plan to take away my guns in the American Rifleman at the barber shop.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:44 PM

5. I read the Field and Stream,

What nationalities are the UN troops? Will the German Luftwaffe fly their Tornados and F-4s from New Mexico to my house?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:32 PM

10. The largest contributors of UN troops are

Pakistan (8,346), Bangladesh (7,087), and India (6,777), making up about 27% of the total (81,623). In case you're wondering, the USA contribute 19, and are 83rd out of 114 troop contributors, 69 of which contribute more than 100 troops, and 27 of which contribute more than 1,000.

(Going by "troop" totals, not police and observers.)

Source: United Nations Organization

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Response to Glaug-Eldare (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

11. Here I was hoping it would be someone I know,

http://www.holloman.af.mil/units/gaf/index.asp
Last time I was in that neck of the woods, they had some F-4s.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:50 PM

6. It's your money

 

And your choice how to spend it.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:16 AM

14. Their technical and training side are great, politically they suck.

 

They stuck their neck out way too far politically. I wonder if their radical political views empowered the knee jerk extreme reactionary opposites?

There are ways to exploit them without bonding with them .

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