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The Nine Most Insane Quotes From The NRA's New Apocalyptic Op-Ed


Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, LaPierre, guns, gun control, gangs, alQaeda )

Angelika
- 714 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Wednesday afternoon NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre published a bizarre, paranoid screed on the Daily Caller outlining a series of wildly implausible scenarios in which (among other things) the police will cease to exist because of the deficit



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Angelika R. (144)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:59 pm
1. Violent Latino Gangs Are Out To Get You: “Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States. Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, and though the states on the U.S./Mexico border may be the first places in the nation to suffer from cartel violence, by no means are they the last.”

2. And They’re Streaming Over The Border: “The president flagrantly defies the 2006 federal law ordering the construction of a secure border fence along the entire Mexican border. So the border today remains porous not only to people seeking jobs in the U.S., but to criminals whose jobs are murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping.”

3. And So Is Al-Qaeda: “Ominously, the border also remains open to agents of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Numerous intelligence sources have confirmed that foreign terrorists have identified the southern U.S. border as their path of entry into the country.”

4. And Obama Will Use Them As An Excuse To Take Your Guns: “A heinous act of mass murder—either by terrorists or by some psychotic who should have been locked up long ago—will be the pretext to unleash a tsunami of gun control.”

5. If You Want Gun Safety, You Want Civilization To Collapse: “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.”

6. Thanks To Obama, There Will Soon Be No Cops: “Meanwhile, President Obama is leading this country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars a year for phony “stimulus” spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. Nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come, but if the country is broke, there likely won’t be enough money to pay for police protection. And the American people know it.”

7. But The NRA Is Totally Not Paranoid: “Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.”

8. It’s Just That The Collapse Of Civilization Is Right Around The Corner: “We, the American people, clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster.”

9. And We Shall Overcome: “We [the NRA] are the largest civil rights organization in the world.”
 

Angelika R. (144)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:01 pm
..at least he got No. 8 correct at the end.. -btw, does he drink?
 

Ellen G. (338)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:57 pm
I think he both drinks and does lots of medications, or he is just certifiably NUTS!

Him and Nuggent probably play duck and run in Teddy's back yard. Yeesh!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:02 pm
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Law is the area of law protecting those rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution, including the right to due process, equal treatment under the law of all people regarding enjoyment of life, liberty, property, and protection.

What is a Civil Right?

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a persons race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances sexual preference.

Civil Rights Legislation

The most prominent civil rights legislation since reconstruction is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Decisions of the Supreme Court, at the time, limited Congressional enforcement of the 14th Amendment to state action. Since 1964 the Supreme Court has expanded the reach of the 14th Amendment in some situations to individuals discriminating on their own. Therefore, in order to reach the actions of individuals, Congress, using its power to regulate interstate commerce, enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under discrimination based on "race, color, religion, or national origin" in public establishments that had a connection to interstate commerce or was supported by the state is prohibited.

Public establishments include places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, motels, trailer parks, restaurants, gas stations, bars, taverns, and other places of entertainment). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation also declared a strong legislative policy against discrimination in public schools and colleges which aided in desegregation. Title VI of the civil rights act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination where the employer is engaged in interstate commerce. Congress has passed numerous other laws dealing with employment discrimination.
http://www.statelawyers.com/Practice/Practice_Detail.cfm/PracticeTypeID:18

Other than exercising his freedom of speech, I don't see where a civil right applied (not all constitutional rights are considered civil rights by courts and lawyers apparently)
 

David C. (29)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:17 am
Take care the man from the NRA is coming!!!
 

Ben Oscarsito (368)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:42 am
Sarah Palin for President! : ~ [
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:02 am
Wonderful comments! Thanks, too bad I am out of stars..
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:40 am
Thank you Angelika
 
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