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Old 04-27-2012, 08:02   #1
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For discussion.

“These should be good days for the National Rifle Association,” said Mitchell Landsberg in the Los Angeles Times. The Supreme Court endorsed its expansive view of the Second Amendment in 2008, guaranteeing individuals the right to have guns for personal protection. Politically, the NRA has won “the debate about the use of firearms” to the extent that even Democrats fear saying the words “gun control.” But when the NRA staged its annual meeting in St. Louis last week, paranoia was in the air, with the group’s leaders warning that President Obama would use his second term “to launch a massive anti-gun onslaught.” In reality, Obama has shown no interest in taking on the powerful gun lobby, said E.J. Dionne Jr. in The Washington Post.

But without an obvious battle to fight, the NRA is trying to prove its relevance by pushing “increasingly extreme laws to extend the reach of guns into American life.” Among them: the “Stand Your Ground” laws it enacted in 25 states, authorizing gun owners like George Zimmerman to shoot anyone they perceive as a threat.


The NRA has good reason for its paranoia, said Jonathan S. Tobin in CommentaryMagazine​.com. The organization has opposed “even the most sensible” gun restrictions, such as a ban on assault weapons, because the ultimate goal of liberal ideologues “is the banning of all guns.” The eagerness of the Left to use Trayvon Martin’s death to attack “Stand Your Ground” laws is exactly why we need an NRA. And the battle for gun rights is far from over, said Robert VerBruggen in NationalReview.com. The Supreme Court may have recognized the right to keep and bear arms, but cities like Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have passed onerous regulations “designed to discourage citizens from owning guns.” Even though they’re losing, gun-control advocates have hardly raised the white flag.


In coming years, the NRA may face its biggest battle from within, said Adam Winkler in TheDailyBeast.com. Many younger gun owners now view the organization’s “bizarre conspiracy theories” with chagrin, believing the NRA has become “a bunch of graybeards fighting imaginary battles.” Older gun enthusiasts, meanwhile, feel that the NRA is “too soft,” supporting moderate Republicans like Mitt Romney simply to “maintain its political influence.” This should be the NRA’s heyday, but the “unexpected hostility from within” is slowly tearing the group apart.


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Old 04-27-2012, 08:05   #2
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One more bit of information.

68% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association. But 91% say background checks should be required before a firearm is sold, with 6% wanting few or no restrictions on gun ownership.
Reuters/Ipsos Poll


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Eternal vigilence is the price of freedom..The gun grabbers are out there don't doubt it for a minute.
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So, what's your point?
Just like Clinton, Obama will wait til he doesn't have to worry about reelection to do anything. If he gets to appoint even one more Supreme Court Justice, it could totally change the 2nd Amendment. But wait! I'm paranoid!

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Old 04-30-2012, 23:17   #5
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My point is to know what guys like you think about the information and how you conform it to your world view.


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Old 05-01-2012, 11:12   #6
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“These should be good days for the National Rifle Association,” said Mitchell Landsberg in the Los Angeles Times. The Supreme Court endorsed its expansive view of the Second Amendment in 2008, guaranteeing individuals the right to have guns for personal protection. Politically, the NRA has won “the debate about the use of firearms” to the extent that even Democrats fear saying the words “gun control.” But when the NRA staged its annual meeting in St. Louis last week, paranoia was in the air, with the group’s leaders warning that President Obama would use his second term “to launch a massive anti-gun onslaught.” In reality, Obama has shown no interest in taking on the powerful gun lobby, said E.J. Dionne Jr. in The Washington Post.

But without an obvious battle to fight, the NRA is trying to prove its relevance by pushing “increasingly extreme laws to extend the reach of guns into American life.” Among them: the “Stand Your Ground” laws it enacted in 25 states, authorizing gun owners like George Zimmerman to shoot anyone they perceive as a threat.


The NRA has good reason for its paranoia, said Jonathan S. Tobin in CommentaryMagazine​.com. The organization has opposed “even the most sensible” gun restrictions, such as a ban on assault weapons, because the ultimate goal of liberal ideologues “is the banning of all guns.” The eagerness of the Left to use Trayvon Martin’s death to attack “Stand Your Ground” laws is exactly why we need an NRA. And the battle for gun rights is far from over, said Robert VerBruggen in NationalReview.com. The Supreme Court may have recognized the right to keep and bear arms, but cities like Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have passed onerous regulations “designed to discourage citizens from owning guns.” Even though they’re losing, gun-control advocates have hardly raised the white flag.


In coming years, the NRA may face its biggest battle from within, said Adam Winkler in TheDailyBeast.com. Many younger gun owners now view the organization’s “bizarre conspiracy theories” with chagrin, believing the NRA has become “a bunch of graybeards fighting imaginary battles.” Older gun enthusiasts, meanwhile, feel that the NRA is “too soft,” supporting moderate Republicans like Mitt Romney simply to “maintain its political influence.” This should be the NRA’s heyday, but the “unexpected hostility from within” is slowly tearing the group apart.


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My view is, it's more liberal tripe. Also you didn’t supply a link to the article so I don’t know if you have quoted it correctly or if it’s copy written material. You didn’t post it as a quote or give credit to the writer. I’ll give you a couple hours to respond and if I dot get the information I need the thread WILL be locked.

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Kind of hard for the anti's to do anything now with the SCOTUS ruling that every American has the right to own/carry. Also very hard when we are not going to compromise with the left at all nor anymore on any restrictions. Now all we have to do is go state by state and remove all there unconstitutional restrictions!! Since it took the left 30 plus years to do there damage it will take us a few ourselves to undue it!

Funny like all polls they didn't ask me? They all tend to poll big eastern cities which don't come close to representing the rest of America!
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