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Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:23 PM

The NRA decides to go after O'Malley.

I think this could be interesting. Evidently the NRA (Like Jeb Bush and Donald trump) take issue with Martin O'Malley's comments after the NetRootsNation interaction (for lack of a better way of putting it).

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/21/nra-smears-martin-omalley-as-a-friend-to-crimin/205084

The NRA's feature attacks O'Malley on two fronts, claiming that he poses a threat to Second Amendment rights and accusing him of taking the side of criminals in Maryland -- even though courts have sided with O'Malley on gun laws and violent crime fell significantly during his tenure as governor.

Angered by O'Malley's strong support for a package of gun safety laws enacted in Maryland in 2013 following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the NRA claims O'Malley "imposed the most draconian new gun bans anywhere in the country" before offering attacks from the top two members of NRA leadership. (snip)

Violent crime actually fell 27.3 percent in Maryland while O'Malley was governor. Crime in Baltimore also fell significantly while O'Malley was mayor between 1999 and 2007. (snip)

The NRA concludes its attack on O'Malley's record on crime by claiming that as governor he "was quick to offer hope and change to convicted killers and criminals" and that "he also did his best to take away the last, best hope of innocent, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from those criminals."

In one final unhinged attack that ties together claims about O'Malley on gun policy and crime, the NRA riffs on O'Malley's comments on "Black Lives Matter" to argue that "the lives that apparently don't matter to O'Malley are those of law-abiding citizens":

In June, speaking to the United States Conference of Mayors' annual gathering in San Francisco--where the current mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, was sworn in as president of the organization--O'Malley said, "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is the degree to which it has succeeded in subconsciously convincing so many of us, black and white, that somehow black lives don't matter."

In truth, the lives that apparently don't matter to O'Malley are those of law-abiding citizens--no matter what their background.








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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:32 PM

1. O'Malley won't let up on that noxious organization.

They are dealers in death and mayhem.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:36 PM

2. I agree. Anyone watching and listening when he pushed through the tough gun laws in Maryland

will know he's not afraid of the NRA.

And you know how hard the NRA was pushing Maryland when that legislature was going through. It looks like the NRA is doubling down.

and playing the race card.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 08:17 PM

3. And they will lose this round with O'Malley too.

Frankly, they are a little out of their league.

Dumb rich thugs versus a very intelligent human being.

They wouldn't know logic from a stick of gum.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 07:05 AM

4. They will lose this fight

And they just gave me new material for canvassing.

Thanks NRA!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 07:13 PM

5. I keep hearing this nonsense that gun control is a losing issue.

I think the American people are fed up with obsession with guns.

With every right comes a corresponding obligation or responsibility. We need to talk less about second amendment rights and more about second amendment responsibilities.

A little Utilitarian "do no harm" might help as well.

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