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Unmasking the NRA's Inner Circle


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Newtown Massacre, gun violence, children, news, government, ethics, media, lies, politics, americans, congress )

Cal
- 646 days ago - motherjones.com
The NRA's shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles and a top director who lives in Newtown.



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John B. (173)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:53 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Frank Smyth. The NRA isn't a gun owners association but a lobbying entity for the weapons manufacturing industry. I will continue to oppose the NRA's agenda and their misinterpretation of the Second Amendment at every opportunity. Read and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:19 am
Maybe just see http://www.meetthenra.org/board-list
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:59 am
ty
 

Karen R. (87)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:29 am
thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:47 am
When the Sacramento Bee doesn't agree with the NRA you know it (NRA) is not winning the arguement!
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/17/5120162/editorial-nra-again-becomes-obstacle.html

Spam flagged. Please flag along with me. Thank you.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:46 am
Great article -- the domestic terrorist organization should be investigated and the members harrassed -- at the very least!! IMHO
 

Arielle S. (314)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:06 am
Fantastic article - it's all like some Dan Brown novel, isn't it? With secret agendas and secret board members - except that now the names are out there. Certainly, Ted Nugent is no surprise - but Tom Selleck? How disappointing. And I agree with Lee - these people should be exposed and feel the wrath of the common people.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:33 am
Thanks for this article...hope to see more about these folks and their roles in shaping their policies .... Why do any of us need assault weapons anyway? Theres no good reason. The world is upside down.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:42 am
Hmmmm; interesting.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:50 am
Thanks for the article. If we took out the profit in making guns the NRA would probably just go away. It's always about money and power.
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:20 pm
The leader of the NRA used comments in an earlier petition to say put silencers on guns so children dont hear them For someone to be in charge of an organization with this logic i think is very frightening
And he comments about mental problems To make comments like he does and be so obsessed about guns sounds to me like he has the mental problems
Sounds like one of those secret organizations and one that is paranoid
thanks
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:45 pm
The NRA is a bunch of bullies....and wimps. They've infiltrated so much of the media with their putrid talking points that there is no reason left in their diatribes. Arielle, above, noted Selleck. Ever since he appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's show many years ago, and they had their little kerfuffle, I haven't watched anything he's in.
When a suggestion's made on some gun regulations, or just the enforcement of those on the books, they blast back obnoxiously. Maybe we should just raise the bar every time they do....until we get to the ultimate point of saying, "You don't want any regulations, so let's just take away all the guns and quit production." Watch their heads explode. As long as they're so stubborn, we can be, too. If they want to meet in the middle, they're going to have to take the 1st step, or risk losing it all. Sorry to rant, but I'm sick of their crap.
 

jan b. (3)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:59 pm
Lois ...I saw that segment with Selleck on Rosie O-Donnell's show and I could never watch anything again that he was featured in.
I believe we need to examine what we do mean by Mental Patients. Ted Nugent for example threatened Hllary Clinton and threatened Obama twice and nothing happened to him !!! Isn't Nugent giving out a sign sign of INSANITY or does he want to incite other crazies to do the job for him.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:15 pm
Thanks.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:23 pm
People do not do enough of their own research? NRA is a political group just like any other political group. Big deal. The NRA has the right of the rabid anti gun lobby. So what? Many people have never heard any balanced reports. It is unfortunately indicative of the last 4 years of divisive politics. We allow emotions to demonize the other side so no reason is possible. Yes, the media is responsible too. They are there to get you to tune in ,buy their paper or products.
We can do better. We can think it completely through. There is some agreement with those who are unstable mentally. but the rabid fear mongering is not helping. We have been used by all these politicians,causes,etc to be emotional not thoughtful.
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:28 pm
The NRA is a poster child for why we need to get $ out of politics. Support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen's United and make our elected officials responsive to the people, not corporations and PACs and lobbyists.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:06 pm
Bunch of sick puppies!
Bunch of rich, sick puppies!
Bunch of rich, sick, paranoid puppies!
bunch of rich, sick, paranoid puppies doing the bidding of the munitions industry, with no care for the consequences, unintended consequence, or not!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:21 pm
I smell money
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:33 pm
Way too much power
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:33 pm
Awesome comments, John, Airelle & Phil!!.......Good article! Thanks Cal, for posting it!
 

Pat A. (116)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:29 am
Anyone watch Wednesday's Daily Show with Jon Stewart? (We get it a day late here) - I saw it last night (it is Friday morning here) and the expose of why the NRA is calling for the ATF to do their job - and they have neatly stopped the ATF from investigating anything really because of sneaky riders put into bills on completely different subjects which make a complete nonsense of the ATF's raison d'etre.
 
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