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marmar

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Thu Feb 18, 2016, 12:10 PM Feb 2016

Despite Widespread Calls For Him to Go, the NRA is Stuck With Nugent [View all]

(The Progressive) The 1970s-era rock star and longtime National Rifle Association board director Ted Nugent lit a firestorm last week when he made a series of anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook page. Nugent accused prominent Jewish Americans of promoting gun control as part of a plot to disarm citizens and impose Nazi-like tyranny across the United States.

In response to criticism of his posts Nugent wrote, “what sort of racist prejudiced POS could possibly not know that Jews for gun control are nazis in disguise?”

Nugent has sat on the NRA board for more than twenty years. He’s also very popular among the organization’s leaders and members alike. Now, however, there is a movement from both outside and within the NRA demanding that Nugent finally be ousted.

But what casual observers of the gun lobby fail to realize is that the NRA’s own bylaws—withheld from the public, but obtained by The Progressive—make removing Nugent all but impossible anytime before 2017, and doubtful even after that. As I previously reported in Mother Jones, the National Rifle Association’s governing board of directors are elected through a tightly controlled nominating process, one that even former NRA directors have compared to a Soviet-style Politburo. ................(more)

- See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2016/02/188561/despite-widespread-calls-him-go-nra-stuck-nugent#sthash.A5BxFcvF.dpuf



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Racist NRA members will keep voting him in. The industry is run by racists. Hoyt Feb 2016 #1
The firearms industry is run by racists? GGJohn Feb 2016 #2
Every one of them I've seen are racist. Confederate flags, racist pistol grips, and the patrons Hoyt Feb 2016 #4
Yeah Hoyt, we believe you, GGJohn Feb 2016 #8
You know iit's true, GG. You hang out in those places too often to claim ignorance. Next time you Hoyt Feb 2016 #10
The firearms shows I attend have very few vendors displaying that shit, GGJohn Feb 2016 #11
"Very few." One ought to he enough to find another passion. Hoyt Feb 2016 #13
LOL. GGJohn Feb 2016 #15
Your love gushes, especially among the gungeoneers when you talk about your 5 gun safes Hoyt Feb 2016 #16
LOL Hoyt, GGJohn Feb 2016 #18
In addition to modern weapons, you like weapons used to kill in wars. I do remember. Hoyt Feb 2016 #19
I collect weapons of historical value, not just weapons used in wars, GGJohn Feb 2016 #21
GG, I bet 80% of gun shows I have attended had some dealer/buyer displaying.... Logical Feb 2016 #7
But not the majority of them, and I've attended hundreds of firearm shows, GGJohn Feb 2016 #9
But no other shows have that. It is guns that tend to draw them. GOP and racist. Not all of course.. Logical Feb 2016 #12
where will they find another man of his caliber ? olddots Feb 2016 #3
Or so eager to shoot off his big bazoo? Archae Feb 2016 #22
It is truly astounding that even with opponents like this moron, the gun control movement hack89 Feb 2016 #5
The fact the NRA love nugent proves they are a right wing support group. Nt Logical Feb 2016 #6
The fact that gun control groups keep getting their asses kick by this moron hack89 Feb 2016 #17
Typical gun nut, defending NRA. Nt Logical Feb 2016 #24
No. Pointing out that Nugent is smarter than you hack89 Feb 2016 #26
Hey whiner....... Logical Feb 2016 #27
If Nugent is held up as the face of the NRA - which happens constantly hack89 Feb 2016 #28
Like i said, where the fuck did I mention gun control Einstein? Nt Logical Feb 2016 #29
Never said you did. My comment was about Nugent. hack89 Feb 2016 #31
You gunners jump on shit asap just to whine about gun control. Nt Logical Feb 2016 #32
he's their donald trump without the money or gift of gab spanone Feb 2016 #14
Or the charm. 11 Bravo Feb 2016 #33
I covered this extensively in the last Idiots. Initech Feb 2016 #20
Has there been one mention of any of this outside the innertubes? Gabi Hayes Feb 2016 #23
peroxide is good for smeared-on, baked-in dried turds on any surface MisterP Feb 2016 #25
And the downside to this is? hobbit709 Feb 2016 #30
The choice is pretty clear gratuitous Feb 2016 #34
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