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  •  not all gun owners belong to or agree with (2+ / 0-)

    are or even like the NRA.  To have the NRA as your public face is like a diner employing Jeffrey Dahmer (I know he is dead but I need an extreme example) as a chef.  The NRA does not speak for most gun owners

    •  That's my impression (4+ / 0-)

      I believe there is a small group at the top making a lot of money off gun manufacturers and retailers. And the other several million decent law-biding folks paying their dues are basically funding the lobbying for those gun manufacturers. My b-i-l is a hunter. Has many guns. But as conservative as he is, he thinks there should be a ban on assault rifles, and tighter, mandatory back-ground checks.
      Thanks for your kind reply.

      America is a COUNTRY, not a CORPORATION. She doesn't need a CEO. Vote Obama.

      by manneckdesign on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:42:01 PM PST

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      •  civility is important in the discussion (1+ / 0-)
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        and I myself may have been intemperant in some responses but as Puddy Tat noted in a recent diary, if we are to have meaningful discussions here, we must first of all be civil to each other.
        Thanks for your comments

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