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    The convention is top heavy in teaparty people.
    Does this come as suprise to anyone here?

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    Rick Perry
    Ted Cruz
    Rick Santorum
    And let's not forget the ever forgetable Sarah Palin

    How's about we vote against any who have received funds from the NRA?
  • Liberal
    Independent
    Durham, NH
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    Perhaps they will trip on their guns as the enter the convention and shoot each other! One can only wish, unfortunately!
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    pr Wrote: Perhaps they will trip on their guns as the enter the convention and shoot each other! One can only wish, unfortunately!
    Sounds like a Charlie Chaplin film, or Groucho, for better one liners.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Maybe at this convention they can discuss the 5 year old boy who shot and killed his 2 year old sister.
    I'm all for not voting for politicians funded by the NRA.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: Maybe at this convention they can discuss the 5 year old boy who shot and killed his 2 year old sister.
    I'm all for not voting for politicians funded by the NRA.
    Only in this country is this possible; the worst part of it is why don't we have a convention on how we can make our own bombs or arcenic mixture or on how we can sent poison letters; basicly it is the same thing. Guns are meant to kill something; I guess you do not need a Ak47 or AR15 to use for target shooting or a huge clip. So what do all these people want to kill, that is the question. I do not believe that they all hunt either; there are not enough rabbits on the whole world compared to the number of rounds or guns to shoot. So what is left? I guess shoot some humans!!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    This may be off target a little bit,but I just read a report that 46 Senators 44 Dem.,2 Ind. voted to pass the U.N. Global Small Arms treaty, which sounded pretty good until the details came out , always with the details, it seems that if passed ther UN. with the aid of Interpol can in effect come into your home ,here in the U.S., and remove your unregistered weapons without a warrant, this means we have allowed our sovernity to be comprimised by a foreign power, although it (the Treaty) failed to get the neccessary votes to enter into the treaty I am amazed that so many of our elected Senators (46) would be willing to give away our soverign rights without first checking with their constituency. Any thoughts?
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    johnnycee Wrote: This may be off target a little bit,but I just read a report that 46 Senators 44 Dem.,2 Ind. voted to pass the U.N. Global Small Arms treaty, which sounded pretty good until the details came out , always with the details, it seems that if passed ther UN. with the aid of Interpol can in effect come into your home ,here in the U.S., and remove your unregistered weapons without a warrant, this means we have allowed our sovernity to be comprimised by a foreign power, although it (the Treaty) failed to get the neccessary votes to enter into the treaty I am amazed that so many of our elected Senators (46) would be willing to give away our soverign rights without first checking with their constituency. Any thoughts?
    The treaty does not allow for that. Where did you get that info from? The treaty is about international trade in small arms.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The United Nations Small Srms Treaty places a ban on the import and exportation of certain arms and ammo by having a registry of all privately owned /held weapons and ammo, if the weapon or ammo is on the ban list,then it must be turned in and if not surrendered, it will be confiscated, the Agency which handles a lot of these treaty violations is Interpol , you can google the UN Small Arms Treaty ban for more information.
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    The treaty, which has been under negotiation for seven years, requires countries to create internal mechanisms to ensure that their arms exports aren’t likely to be used to harm civilians or violate human-rights laws.

    Count on an NRA member to throw smoke at this treaty for the NRA represents arms manufacturers(who export) and not gun holding citizens. Its members are misled into thinking its all about them when it ain't.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Quick with the label thing again eh , well the Treaty is about the importation and exportation of weapons to underdeveloped countries and of course to any other group that wants them, now I wonder who is the biggest arms dealer in the WORLD, give up ,us , the good ole US of A, now to be able to ban certain types of weapons you would have to know where they are, hence a a registry is neccesary, now since the United States cannot violate its own Second Amendment, because of the political ramifications of such a act, just look how they screwed up the background check Bill, they instead are willing to forego our sovernigty to save their own asses, and that doesn't take an NRA member to see that.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    GemsWoven Wrote: The treaty, which has been under negotiation for seven years, requires countries to create internal mechanisms to ensure that their arms exports aren’t likely to be used to harm civilians or violate human-rights laws.

    Count on an NRA member to throw smoke at this treaty for the NRA represents arms manufacturers(who export) and not gun holding citizens. Its members are misled into thinking its all about them when it ain't.
    Yes indeed Interpol controls a lot of things happening in Europe; indeed they will be on your doorstep if you deal in arms accross borders. The US is one of those countries who seemingly has got channels to avoid this unless the dealers are living overseas as well. The dealing and wheeling is so refined and sophisticated that seldom they get caught; the flood of weapons is so huge because of our stupid laws and greed that it is just about impossible to stop any illigal trades. Another reason America is not loved all, over the place. I guess the US will never become a civil country, as long as they maintain 1776 rules and NRA lobby money flows freely.
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    It is the NRA lobby money that should be addressed but not even the two NRA members on this site will man up to that. There is a lot money spent in this country on behalf of "Shall Not Be Named".
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The NRA is nothing more than a special interest group,politically that is, no different than the hundreds of other registered lobbyist groups that lobby Congress (read bribe) on behalf of their groups interests, the drug companies, the various medical doctor groups ,the finance and banking industry, the teachers union, the SIU, you name it, and lets not forget the emerging LGBT, which is certainly becoming a force to be reckoned with, the answer of course is to ban all of these lobby groups and have our Congressmen and women work on our behalf,after all I believe we are a special interest group , we got them the job and we can fire them also if they don't do what we elect them to do.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: The NRA is nothing more than a special interest group,politically that is, no different than the hundreds of other registered lobbyist groups that lobby Congress (read bribe) on behalf of their groups interests, the drug companies, the various medical doctor groups ,the finance and banking industry, the teachers union, the SIU, you name it, and lets not forget the emerging LGBT, which is certainly becoming a force to be reckoned with, the answer of course is to ban all of these lobby groups and have our Congressmen and women work on our behalf,after all I believe we are a special interest group , we got them the job and we can fire them also if they don't do what we elect them to do.
    "We can fire them......." Why then they sit there till they either die or are 90 years old? Even Warren Buffet (who is not in the government) still works at the age of 82, while owns 60 billion; Do you really need that, to have a fantastic retirement. What is wrong with these people, they think in the Government the same way. I guess that does not help us, but only them. My question remains; why are there no term limits?, and will this ever happen?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Term limits will eliminate most of the new found Permanent Political Class, these are the real class whores, most never held any other job but political, appointed or elected, and they provide nothing to the GNP of the USA, rather they are takers of the most venal sort, and they feel as if they are entitled to feed at the public trough, get rid of them and impose term limits on everyone who is elected.