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NRA Vs. Common Sense

Society & Culture  (tags: violence, NRA, safety, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, family, crime, death )

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When the National Rifle Association promised "meaningful contributions" to prevent another massacre like the recent horror in Newtown, Conn., I didn't expect much, but I hoped for more than what we got.

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Chris C (152)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:19 pm
There have been MORE gun deaths - the nut that shot 4 firemen and killed 2 of them (probably along with his sister) after setting a trap for them used the same guns as were used in Newtown. We need common sense gun control along with more funding for mental health programs. I don't think the NRA will survive this latest tragedy in Newtown...nobody will be forgetting this one, no matter what the NRA does or says!

Gene J (290)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:58 pm
"LaPierre’s big news: He called for armed guards and armed schoolteachers in all of our schools. My initial thought: As soon as some teacher’s gun is stolen by a rambunctious student, that’ll be the end of that idea."

Not only that, but his organization, against the wishes of a majority of its members, flat out rejects ANY new gun laws. As if they were an elected body that had right to do so. Sorry, Wayne, you get to say you don't want any new laws, but you don't get to tell Congress (most of them) that they can't pass any. I know you think you are but I assure you that you are not actually ruler of the world.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:48 pm

"NRA: Allow terrorism watch list suspects to buy firearms

People who are on the federal government’s terrorist watch list can’t fly on airplanes. But they can buy guns.
Why? Because the National Rifle Association says denying them the right to buy guns is a denial of their Second Amendment rights. There are more than 1 million people on such watch lists, the NRA says, and many of them are there by mistake. Just because they are a suspect doesn’t make them a terrorist, the NRA says, any more than being on Sen. Joe McCarthy’s “communist” list in the 1950s made somebody a real communist."

This is also worth a read: NRA Leadership

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:59 pm
Noted. LaPierre "There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people." I so agree with that quote. And that industry is the gun industry, and the shill for it is the NRA (starring Wayne LaPierre). It is so NOT an organization that represents the majority of gun owners, but it represents and does the bidding of the gun industry. I think the good news is that this most recent spectacle (his "news conference") has revealed them for the NRA for the shill that it is, and totally dismisses their arguments as marginal.

Giana P (398)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:21 pm
Noted Carrie. In Israel we have control over gun ownership and we really have very few shooting incidents, I don't think we ever had a mass shooting. (We have other problems...)

John B (185)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:36 am
Thanks Carrie for the link to the post by Clarence Page. A very excellent post. Read and noted.


Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:13 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Josh Townsend (34)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:23 am
Awesome link, Carrie. Thanks!

cecily w (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:42 am
I wonder how many NRA members realize that their $35 per year membership fee is a rip off. By failing to participate in meaningful ways to curb gun violence, the NRA will have a massive management change or it will go down the tubes

Natalie V (27)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:53 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:12 pm
In response to cecily, above, it does seem there are many, many members who are finding the NRA doesn't care about their high polling numbers indicating a huge majority want reform and restrictions placed on guns. These members are giving up their memberships. There is a core of so-called "patriots" who simply parrot rightwingnut spinning, who will find themselves in the minority very soon. The loud, obnoxious messages are coming from the gun industry through their lobbying mouthpiece that's the NRA...they grab media attention and are simply bullies. Hopefully, they will be put in their place when the Assault Weapons Ban comes up for a vote in the next Congress...we just must continue to pester our Congress critters.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:53 am
NRA/Wayne LaPierre and common sense. Now there is an oxymoron of the grandest kind!

With the NRA represented by people like Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent, they really need to do some soul searching. Both these guys need a padded cell, rubber room, whatever you want to call it!

They are not defending the 2nd amendment --- they are ridiculing the foubding fathers and defending the weapons manufacurers.
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