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MCrystal Wrote:We, as a nation, must stand up to the National Rifle Association and enforce sensible gun laws.
It isn't so much "the National Rifle Association" that stands in the way of proposed gun control law, it is the Constitution.
MCrystal Wrote:I always knew the NRA was made up of people who hate blacks, Latinos, Jews, Catholics and members of any religion that advocates peace and non-violence.
Wrong. I have been an Endowment Member since the 1990's and have attended many "Friends of the NRA" benefits and their national conventions and have shot at and attended many NRA sponsored events (including law enforcement competitions) and have never experienced what you describe (and I am non-white, 32 year building trades union member, socially liberal Moderate / Independent).
MCrystal Wrote:But to discover that they had an actual "enemies list" until they deleted it from the NRA web site, just floored me. The AFT is on the list! I thought they've said that they want to make schools safer. So the teachers at the schools are threats?
I find the vitriol and mischaracterization amusing . . . A list of those who promote the erosion of gun rights ins't an "enemies list" except when defined as such by hateful political enemies of the NRA
I can assure you that the derision directed to those "enimies" is nothing compared to the derision that "your side" heaps on the NRA (this and many other threads here contain plenty of evidence of that). The NRA's political arm (the Institute for Legislative Action) is first and foremost a grass-roots acitivist organization that depends on alerting NRA members of threats to their rights. This does include informing them of the large number of supposed NON-POLITICAL groups, especially fraternal and professional organizations supposed to be NON-POLITICAL who use their platform of expertise to advocate for a hostile to gun rights POLITICAL AGENDA. Many NRA members are professionals and members of those organizations who may be in a position to advocate for change . . .
All in all, this list is not offensive. A question, is the NRA and the John Birch Society and Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership on a "political enemies" list somewhere at the Brady Campaign
or even at DNC HQ?
Please stop with the histrionics. . .
MCrystal Wrote:I'm not surprised black nurses are threats. Can't have those people fighting decent pay and working conditions. But all nurses and all doctors including trauma specialists???
Whose national fraternal and professional organizations support anti-gun organizations and or the anti-gun rights POLITICAL AGENDA.
MCrystal Wrote:Anyway, Congrads to Larry O'Donnell and all the other MSNBC commentors for focusing on the crazy and dangerous NRA. This country has a lot of problems which must be addressed, but this is one of the fights that must continue.
And their detached from reality hyperbole snares another!