Published: Sunday, April 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
And why shouldn't the NRA win this fight? They are defending the
constitutional rights of people who don't deserve to have them taken away,
because they have done nothing wrong and are not the problem.We
don't forbid people to drink alcohol or take their cars away if they
don't use either irresponsibly. The NRA is successfully fighting to ensure
we don't do this with guns either.Bravo NRA
"Even though an Elon University poll last month found that 93 percent of
North Carolina voters favor background checks for almost all gun
purchasers"And another pollQuinnipiacThe
April 4 national poll found background checks could lead to gun confiscation;
but 91 percent want universal gun checks. Amazing the our
legislation is so influenced by the NRA that they are trying their best to go
against the will of 91% of the peoples.We need a bill that insures
that universal background checks get implemented but that the data is
immediately deleted. That should not be a difficult to accomplish.
I am embarrassed to be represented in Congress by two Senators who will support
the filibuster of such a common-sense requirement of universal background
The NRA juggernaut of a bully pulpit has to be stopped. It has hijacked the
common sense process we need in this country.
NRA = insanity.
A couple of points: we do not have an upsurge in violence in America esp. due to
firearms. I challenge anyone to prove otherwise. Second, none of the new
regulations regarding firearms currently being proposed would have done anything
to prevent the Newtown massacre. Third, we've had an "assault
weapons" ban in the past and it was ineffective so what exactly is the
point? Say what you will about the NRA but the NRA does not exist in a
vaccuum. The majority of Americans support the 2nd amendment. It's sad that
we even need an organization like the NRA. How hard is this to understand :
"the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".
It's pretty straightforward and yet constantly under attack. And what
really bothers me is that Dianne Feinstein has no problem whatsoever with an
infant survivor of a botched abortion being dispatched by a "Doctor"
outside of the womb but she has a problem with law abiding citizens owning
semi-automatic rifles because they are "scary-looking".
NRA = " Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,"
Re Red State PrideNo right is absolute, but it is particularly
galling that my and your gun rights, our constitutional rights are infringed
because OTHER peeple misbehave.I would like to take away the anti
2nd Ammendment people's cars for a year, along with their rights to use
alcohol, and have knives and baseball bats, because other people misuse these
This is America. Money=Power. Elections, College Sports, Law or Gun Control.
He who has the most money wins!
If they are winning this fight, it is not due to some righteous view of the 2nd
ammendment. It's about money. We have the best congress that NRA money
can buy. If they win innocent lives will be the real cost.
Red state pride said:"How hard is this to understand : "the
right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". It's easier if you include the entire sentence: A well regulated militia
being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep
and bear arms shall not be infringed.Why do you suppose they put the
part about the well regulated first?Why do the gun lovers always leave
that part our? Could it be, you learned that trick from those radio guys
about using messages, speeches and quotes out of context, knowing that your
audience won't bother looking into it?At least the ACLU, who
defends the 1st Amendment isn't a a lobbyist in disguise.
Is the NRA really trying to have the Johnny Cash ballad, "Don't take
your guns to town" removed from YouTube?There is a rumor that
the NRA recently purchased the rights to the Beatle's song, "Happiness
is a Warm Gun." Wayne LaPierre reportedly said that it was one of his
top-five all time favorites.I've heard that the NRA is
currently attempting to change Psalms 23:4 in the KJV to read, "Yea, though
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for my
weapon is with me; my assault rifle and high capacity magazine they comfort
me."Are there no limits to what the NRA will do? Note: I dedicate this SPOOF to my right-wing friends whose nonsensical daily
ramblings on the 2nd Amendment, whackin criminals and freedom are widely
distributed. The difference is they believe it.
More weapons will make us all safer...
The most effective tool the NRA has is the disorganization and incompetence of
the opposition. Outlawing assault weapons without a meaningful definition,
failing to guarantee that applications and background checks will not be
retained for later use and the inability to address mental illness as a factor
in gun violence have all made gun legislation appear as little more than busy
work. As one in favor of effective legislation, I am profoundly disappointed.
HVH,Look at the comma in the sentence. It does NOT create requirement. It
does NOT say you need to be a part of a militia to have the right to bear
arms.Bear arms or wear chains.
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