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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:32 PM

NRA defiance to Newtown slaughter draws swift, harsh reactions

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nra-defiance-newtown-draws-swift-harsh-reactions-article-1.1225243?localLinksEnabled=false

The National Rifle Association’s defiant response to the school shooting in Connecticut triggered immediate outrage from many hoping to tighten gun laws in the wake of the tragedy.

The NRA had pledged that their Friday press conference would include “meaningful contributions” to combat gun violence — but many found president Wayne LaPierre’s unapologetic speech to be bizarre and self-serving.

“Walking out of another funeral and was handed the NRA transcript. The most revolting, tone deaf statement I've ever seen,” tweeted Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who will be sworn in as the state’s next Senator in January.

“Their press conference was a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Instead of offering solutions to a problem they have helped create, they offered a paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed and no place is safe.”
The massacre at the Newtown elementary school reignited the debate over gun control at a moment when political momentum seems to be turning against the powerful gun lobby.

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The Backlash is HERE

yup

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Reply NRA defiance to Newtown slaughter draws swift, harsh reactions (Original post)
jpak Dec 2012 OP
sandyshoes17 Dec 2012 #1
krispos42 Dec 2012 #2
GreenStormCloud Dec 2012 #3
jpak Dec 2012 #4
rl6214 Dec 2012 #12
bettyellen Dec 2012 #6
blue_heron Dec 2012 #7
gejohnston Dec 2012 #8
blue_heron Dec 2012 #10
sulphurdunn Dec 2012 #9
bettyellen Dec 2012 #5
rl6214 Dec 2012 #11

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. He also seemed a little pissed at the election

They spent alot of money and lost. He also thru a little hissy fit in there, like so many paid so much for this election. They are angry and it shows

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. "they helped create"

I can't wait for the ACLU hate next time a guy that gets off on a technicality kills somebody.


How long do you think I'll be waiting?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. NRA has been gaining 8,000 member a day since the shooting. N/T

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Yeah, there are a lot of gun nut douchebags out there

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:42 PM

12. I guess the Brady bunch is getting at least double that...right?

 

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. a secret source told Fox news, LOL.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:56 PM

7. that's depressing

I hope after today, some reasonable gun owners will resign in protest.

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:03 PM

8. on the other hand

maybe they are reasonable gun owners who will build up a big enough voting block to vote out Wayne and Ted. Just a thought.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:40 PM

10. go for it

that works too. get someone rational to step forward and lead

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:04 PM

9. Well, the lines are now clearly drawn.

If it's time to finally have it out with these fuckers, let's do it now and quit arguing about it. This issue has gone way beyond right or wrong. It's now just a matter of win or lose.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:22 PM

5. "a paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed " SICK

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:40 PM

11. I thought in your other thread you said they were right

 

Make up your minds

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