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NRA's Vision: A Nation Packing Heat


Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, violence, sadness, children, politics, safety, society )

Carrie
- 551 days ago - truth-out.org
We wrote and spoke about guns just a few days before Christmas, following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. So did Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association.His now infamous "no questions" press conference was the most stunning,cockeyed...



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:42 pm
In my opinion, none of this gun-totting makes any sense. I am so against the NRA! (Guess my opinion might not be appreciated as I am Canadian, but that is too bad, I visit the US and I don't like the idea that just anyone can carry a gun.) We have problems here too, but it usually gangs, and over drugs.
Thanks for posting Carrie.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1627)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:31 pm
Right on Elizabeth!! I don't like the idea of carrying a gun either! TY Carrie!
 

Carrie B. (300)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:34 pm
Personal weapons that include assault rifles are for the weak who need to feel macho. They serve no "good" purpose in our society and need to be banned!
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1627)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:35 pm
BTW, this bozo looks like a real hypocrite to me!
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:44 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:48 pm
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:40 pm
From the article: "A pawn shop owner in Seminole, Florida, whose youngest child is six, Frank James told a local ABC station he has decided to stop selling guns. He also said, “I’m not going to be a part of it anymore. Conscience wins over making money.”

He's a much bigger man than Wayne LaPierre. The dollar signs in Mr. LaPierre's eyes prevent him from seeing things clearly. Did two people deserve to die and one to be critically injured because of a spilled drink? Is that one of the reasons why everyone needs to own several guns? I hope Mr. LaPierre is haunted by the fact that his actions enabled the vicious murder of 20 innocent children and their teachers. Wayne LaPierre is not worth the air he breathes.
 

Thomas P. (467)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:55 am
Noted...thanks. Carrie. You know, it must be horrible to be so frightened that one feels that a cache of guns will make one feel safe and be able to defend oneself.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:20 pm
It just boggles my mind to think that anyone could agree with,..."fight gun violence with more guns." Let's fight tooth decay with more candy.....fight porn with more porn....RIDICULOUS! The absurdity of his statement is there for all to see, yet the media will have us believe there's a majority who agrees with him. There's just not. 4 million members of the NRA is not a majority. In fact, I understand they're losing members quite quickly.
When the Assault Weapons Ban bill comes up for a vote in Congress, be sure to phone and mail your members to support it....and no watered down amendments.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:32 am
Bet the folks in Putnam County, now listed as legal gun owners by name,address and Google map directions to their front door -- by their own local newspaper -- don't feel this way. Gives those so inclined a clear view of who does and doesn't own guns ... including risk to families of police, lawyers, etc. who have in someway had "interaction".

Registeries without enforcement don't work, Big Brother's nose isn't needed in every aspect of life, gangs get what they need without following any lame rules set in place to make all others feel "safe" ... and all this without addressing the root causes (mental instability, hate/rage boiling points which are impossible to predict, etc.

This too shall pass.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:09 pm
Good point, Deborah...."registeries without enforcement don't work".....which is why funding must be included in the new bills to be passed. If Congress could get rid of some of those huge corporate and private loopholes that are "tax shelters," gun laws could be funded with that money. This is a problem with many good bills that are passed....they go unfunded/underfunded and have no teeth.
I also agree that each state should be given a large chunk of money to be used for mental health screening...free to the public and voluntary. Those who are depressed, bi-polar....can then seek treatment without worrying about the cost.
 

Mitchell D. (127)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:06 pm
A nation "packing heat" would be a nation that made the wallets of those running the gun industry even more packed with money.
this is related to the posting about the government a s its fight against Occupy, which is an attempt to end the Plutocracy, which the gov't of the U.S.A. has seen as virtually seditious since the founding of the country.
In an article in today's NY Times, about guns and children,a statistic stands out: "Every day in the United States seven children and young adults between the ages of 1 and 24 die from gun-related injuries."
"EVERY DAY!" Holy Cow!! If, as the saying goes, there was an enemy among us, doing this, we would go crazy in order to eradicate them.
Re-working a chant from when I wore a younger man's clothes: "Hey, Hey NRA, how many kids did you kill today?"
 

Deborah W. (6)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
Biden and his committee, appointed at this time, to intentionally rush through outstanding and long-term unresolved issues while deflecting the more important and immediate looming big three issues confronting our nation, effectively pushing them to a back burner, gives new credibility to Rahm Emmanuel's quote of 11/21/08 ... You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

Just sayin' ...
 
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