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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:34 AM

David Clark, NRA, Russia

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by krispos42 (a host of the Gun Control & RKBA group).

Could our next secretary of homeland security really be a gun-loving, Russia-visiting jails boss who’s left a trail of dead inmates behind him?

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Clarke—who shows up at annual NRA conferences to promote insurrection and sits on the board of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which essentially gun nuts’ propaganda arm—is also featured in a commercial the group released praising cops in the face of the Black Lives Matter movement, which he has said is made up of “slimy people” who “only care about political power.”

The Crime Prevention Research Center is run by former academic John Lott Jr. Listening to his thoughts on guns is akin to taking Lance Armstrong’s advice on clean living or tips from Chris Christie on talking with your inside voice. Lott has pretended to be a former female student—named Mary Rosh—online, who just loves and praises, well, John Lott. He fabricated an entire survey that “found” 98 percent of the time guns are used defensively. Pressed to show his work, he claimed his hard drive had eaten his homework. This is the company Clarke keeps.

And Clarke has served as a virtual Bering Land Bridge between the NRA and its counterpart in Russia, The Right to Bear Arms, taking a trip to the country almost exactly a year ago with a who’s who of NRA brass. Present on this bizarre excursion were ex-NRA President David Keene, NRA First Vice President Pete Brownell—who also just happens to run an enormous firearm accessory empire—and NRA Women’s Leadership Forum executive committee member Hilary Goldschlager.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/05/how-david-clarke-bridges-donald-trump-s-gun-nuts-and-vladimir-putin-s-kleptocrats.html

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:48 AM

1. He will fit right in with the rest of the disgusting appointments and Republican politicians.

They are all dangerous and evil !!!

I have never seen a more anti-American group of individuals.

We are facing an Authoritarian Corporate Controlled Theocracy.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:53 AM

2. The coming Theocracy willl not be pretty

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:55 AM

3. Unfortunately, I am fully aware.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 12:46 PM

4. And we so eagerly begged to have our rights taken away because we felt comfortable in power.

Now you see why some of us have always remained progressive on the 2A.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:36 PM

5. once you get passed the ad hominems,

Last edited Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:12 PM - Edit history (1)

the article has no real point.
So what if he likes guns? So what if he visits Russia? Being a cop, obviously he is going to be critical of Black Lives Matter.

The question should be "is this the best person for the job"? Probably not, but then neither is the guy appointing him.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 02:17 PM

6. Agreed

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 05:15 PM

7. What does this have to do with the Group SoP?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 05:26 PM

8. Do you have a point germane to this group's SOP?

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 06:43 PM

9. Kind of wondering what happened to the hype about using the govt's watch list,

To limit gun rights?

Wonder how else these yahoos would use it.


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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 07:34 PM

10. Locking

This does not seem to fit the SoP of the Group. The post he is said to be nominated for doesn't deal with domestic civilian gun laws. And the balance of the article is more of a biography.

This would seem to belong in GD as general criticism of his cabinet nominees.

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Krispos42, Group Host

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