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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:33 PM

NRA's Nutty Florida Questionnaire Suggests Gun Lobby's Power May Be Slipping


Is God against gun control? Unhinged Florida questionnaire suggests the NRA may be in a downward spiral
By Amanda Marcotte / Salon June 12, 2018, 2:32 AM GMT

NRA’s Nutty Florida Questionnaire Suggests Gun Lobby’s Power May Be Slipping
Is God against gun control? Unhinged Florida questionnaire suggests the NRA may be in a downward spiral
By Amanda Marcotte / Salon June 12, 2018, 2:32 AM GMT


The National Rifle Association (NRA) in Florida, under the state leadership of long-time lobbyist Marion Hammer, has had a death grip on power in state politics for years, even decades. But after two of the most high-profile mass shootings in American history, the Orlando nightclub shooting two years ago this week and the Parkland high school shooting in February — which collectively led to the deaths of 66 people and injured another 70 — the political tide may be turning against America's biggest gun lobby.

In March the nearly unthinkable happened when Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Florida legislature that actually bucked the NRA by passing a modest set of restrictions on gun sales in the state, including raising the minimum age on gun purchases to 21, banning bump stocks, and creating a three-day waiting period for gun buyers.

Even this small show of defiance from state Republicans appears to have infuriated the local Hammer-controlled NRA, which sent out a questionnaire to 2018 candidates in Florida that had questions so aggressively worded that they went viral on Sunshine State social media and even got a comedy segmenton "The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper."

Two questions on the questionnaire strongly suggest that by supporting gun safety regulation, a candidate is opposed to God and religious freedom. One question notes that the "oath of office requires you to place a hand on the Bible and swear to support" the Constitution, which, the questionnaire clearly suggests, can only be supported correctly by adhering to the NRA's fundamentalist interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:40 PM

1. I have received two offers in the mail to join the NRA

here in Florida in the last couple months. They even include free gifts if I hurry and join. The last one included a sticker for my car too.

The thing is that I have NEVER been on any mailing list or belonged to ANYTHING that would lead one to believe I am a likely candidate to join the NRA. I don't own any guns and drive a Volkswagen (not a bro-dozer) and am on pretty much all the Democratic Party potential donor lists. This tells me that pretty much every male in Florida is being solicited.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:41 PM

2. When are those idiots ever going to read the US Constitution?

Or even have someone read it to them?

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the President-elect must swear on the Bible, or even on any text at all. And 'So help me God' was improvised by George Washington, and likewise does not appear in the Constitution.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:24 PM

3. History unimportant to dumpers.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:27 PM

4. Not to mention: incomprehensible.

n/t

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