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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:06 AM

Even Israel Is Fact-Checking the NRA Now

Source: The Atlantic Wire

On Sunday morning, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, told the world that armed guards stopped school shootings in Israel. Israel begs to differ. "Israel had a whole lot of school shootings until they did one thing," LaPierre said sitting calmly on Meet the Press. "They said, 'We're going to stop it,' and they put armed security in every school, and they have not had a problem since then."

Well Mr. Pierre, that would awesome if it were true. But according to Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, it's not. More specifically, the two situations are "fundamentally different," and Israel's actually tightened its gun control laws in recent years. "We didn't have a series of school shootings, and they had nothing to do with the issue at hand in the United States. We had to deal with terrorism," Palmor told the New York Daily News. "What removed the danger was not the armed guards but an overall anti-terror policy and anti-terror operations which brought street terrorism down to nearly zero over a number of years."


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/even-israel-fact-checking-nra-now-044709533.html



Big surprise, the Republican Party supported NRA is making stuff up.

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stevenleser Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
PatrynXX Dec 2012 #2
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #3
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #4
underpants Dec 2012 #5
AAO Dec 2012 #6
Hekate Dec 2012 #7
former9thward Dec 2012 #8
caveat_imperator Dec 2012 #10
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2012 #11
samsingh Dec 2012 #9

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:08 AM

1. Yeah, I don't know if LaPierre is ready for an in-depth description of the Intifadas

But my jaw nearly hit the floor when he said that. Appalling.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. Fraid

we may have to find a straight jacket for him... looks like someone who would cause harm to others..

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

3. Well he's certainly causing harm to the NRA right now, LOL.

I love how the spotlight is exposing them for the psychopaths that they are.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

4. Gun nuts can't talk to us without citing NRA talking points....

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:23 PM

5. Oy!

That's gotta hurt

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:28 PM

6. Pierre is a nut-basket. How long before the NRA dumps this freak?

 

I'm sure there are some in the NRA that are cheering him, but the I think the majority think the guy is unhinged.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

7. NRA's La Pierre lies -- who'da thunk it?

By keeping this freak in front of cameras, the NRA may be doing the country a favor without intending to.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

8. Israel is not the U.S. but it is an armed society.

When I was in Jerusalem I saw teenage girls in bars armed with machine guns around their shoulder. I saw high school students going to school in the morning with rifles on their backs.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:25 PM

10. I think that's exactly what people like la pierre want for America,

but without the regulations the 2nd Amendment allows Congress to enact.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

11. Mandatory IDF service starting at 18

and while they are serving, they stay armed.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

9. nra fact check

they're lying
they don't know what they're talking about
they're trying to seed fear and doubt
they're into intimidation.


they're not racist but something tells me they're #1 with racists.

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