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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:45 AM

11. Watching Wayne LaPierre recently I have to agree. ...

He is a public relations expert's nightmare. Add Ted Nugent and so far the NRA is in deep shit and losing this debate.

I should add that I have been an NRA member for over 40 years but that is because I support their efforts to train people on gun safety. I do not contribute money to their political activities which are supported by donations.

Both sides of the gun control debate have excellent points on their side. Rather then present valid arguments against banning "assault weapons" it appears that LaPierre would rather attack Obama. While this may convince some ultra conservative gun owners to join the NRA it may well help Obama pass strong gun control laws.

Most people will agree that Obama is far more liberal than say Bush the Junior. That doesn't mean that they think liberals are evil or that Obama plans to disarm all citizens, tear up the Constitution and declare himself President for life. Obama may have a different vision for our nation but that might be a healthy change. After eight years of Bush the Junior our nation was in far worse shape than it was after Bill Clinton.

In my opinion LaPierre would be better off to avoid attacking Obama and simply debate the gun control issue. It should be obvious by now to conservatives that most people do not feel that Obama is a serious threat to our liberty and freedom.

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