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  •  I know several NRA lfetime members (3+ / 0-)
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    who have come to see the organization as being completely off its rocker.  I wonder how many of it's members are not in agreement with it's politics?  

    •  a 74% majority (2+ / 0-)
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      I wonder how many of it's members are not in agreement with it's politics?

      http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/...

      Among the survey’s key findings:

      --87 percent of NRA members agree that support for Second Amendment rights goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.

      There is very strong support for criminal background checks among NRA members and gun owners:

      --74 percent of NRA members and 87 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring criminal background checks of anyone purchasing a gun.

      --79 percent of NRA members and 80 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring gun retailers to perform background checks on all employees – a measure recently endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry.

      Have your NRA friends made the connection between their membership dues and indirectly paying for gun "rights" advocacy?  The money they contribute in their dues only further promote LaPierre and his goals.

      I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

      by blue drop on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:20:28 PM PST

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      •  They are "lifetime members" (0+ / 0-)

        who no longer pay dues.  What I would like to see them do is leave the organization altogether.  I one case that may have happened - I haven't discussed it with him in a long time. Another is a libertarian who voted for Obama.  He is a hard core gun owner, who owns many of the kinds of guns many of us would like to see banned.  A couple of days ago he made a post on facebook stating - among other things - that it is time to make military style weapons unavailable to the public.  I have seen a gradual change in his attitudes over the last couple of years, but Sandy Hook shook him to his core.

      •  As a gun rights supporter (0+ / 0-)

        I agree with all those things. Criminal background checks, all of it. I'd also love to see smart gun technology become mainstream with IFF systems, shooter ID systems (only allow a gun to be fired by it's owner, a la Dredd's Lawmaster), and an automatic call to 911 with a GPS tag whenever it's fired to alert police that a weapon has been fired, when, and where.

        "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

        by DarthMeow504 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 06:42:18 PM PST

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