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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:56 PM
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4. Prove this liberal source wrong or shut up about it on this liberal websit
And while your at it put his in your opium pipe and smoke it.

P-I Focus: The strongest political weapon there is


Political theater thrives on flashy stage props. On April 17, as Vice President Dick Cheney held in his hands a flintlock rifle at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Pittsburgh, the room shook with deafening applause. A gift from the NRA, the rifle was no ordinary gun or badass military weapon from Rambo movies. A flintlock was the honored gun of revolutionary patriots. The gun of our founding fathers. The gun of red-white-and-blue America. Cheney and the 3,000 NRA members in the room were freedom fighters, tireless and true.


Guns entered national politics in the 1970s. What is called the gun rights movement sprang into motion against a waning civil rights movement and a growing push for women's rights. One organizer of gun rights from the early '70s put it bluntly when I interviewed him. Conservatives were taking a beating. Something was needed to "reverse the flow in the pipes" of the civil rights movement. The social movements based on the rights of women and minorities had bolstered the Democratic Party. Conservatives who had fought against the gains of civil rights and the Equal Rights Amendment needed to counter. Enter the gun.

And when the gun spoke, it championed the cause of conservative and libertarian America. A proxy politics, the gun rights movement is a potent reaction to the social and political agendas of what is perceived as "liberal America." It takes aim at a range of social solutions for crime, international conflict and personal security. In America, the gun has become a litmus test for political beliefs.


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It's pretty galling these"Democrats" inthe J/PS form can quote Newsmax. American Enterprise Prostitute, Neal Boooortz andFree Republic over here in Democratic Underground and if we quote a proDemocratic source they hoot. These people aren't on our side and it's time Democratic Underground recognizes this. The further hypocrisy is that if we went to FreeRepublic and quoted VPC we would be banned. Talk about not defending ourselves. This bogus gun rights movement isn't about rights, it's about rightwing political power.
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