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  •  Is there any way (2+ / 0-)
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    That the NRA can be brought up on charges of assisting in these mass murders?  If so I'm in favor of it.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:34:14 PM PST

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    •  I doubt it. (7+ / 0-)

      And wouldn't consider it desirable, either. They're odious, but we don't turn speech into an accessory to murder, not legally, that is.

      Fuck you, I put on pants yesterday.

      by MBNYC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:39:07 PM PST

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      •  But it isn't just speech (1+ / 0-)
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        They actively interfere with laws that would have saved thousands of lives.

        They actively interfere with elections with the intent of preventing laws that would have saved thousands of lives.

        They actively incite fear, hatred and paranoia in their members with the intent of increasing sales of dangerous military-grade weapons of mass destruction.

        They use the results of those thousands of lives snuffed out by their own actions as a reason for their members to purchase even more weaponry against the threat of crazed nutters with dangerous weaponry.

        Sounds like promoting terrorism to me.

        •  It still opens a can of worms we shouldn't open (1+ / 0-)
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          And it would only allow an outfit like the Gun Owners of America to fill the void.

          No, it would be better in the long term to hold the NRA up for public ridicule ... make NRA membership carry the same stigma as Klan membership.

          Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

          by Christian Dem in NC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:38:32 PM PST

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        •  We probably shouldn't go there (0+ / 0-)

          not in an official capacity.

          However, that does not stop us, we the people, labeling this odious organisation in any way we see fit.

          The cap fits, and we should make them wear it.

          I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
          but I fear we will remain Democrats.

          by twigg on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:11:22 PM PST

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    •  Not likely (5+ / 0-)
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      Far better in the long run would be to encourage a mass exodus.  Shrink it down until it can fit into a bathtub.

      Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

      by Christian Dem in NC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:39:17 PM PST

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      •  Absolutely Not (7+ / 0-)

        Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), SCOTUS held that one could not be prosecuted for advocating violence unless there was an immediate danger of bringing it about.  Brandenburg was a despicable leader of the Ku Klux Klan, but that didn't stop a liberal Supreme Court from this landmark Supreme Court ruling.  Start restricting free speech, and Tea bagger governments, now at the state level but potentially federal in the future, will come after us.  At an earlier period of our history, four of the Haymarket defendants hung for advocating violence, when there was no evidence they had anything to do with the bomb throwing.

        "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

        by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:55:59 PM PST

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