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  •  It's been 6 weeks, give it time to play out. (2+ / 0-)
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    People are just waking up. The lifetime members don't pay dues, so they can't use the power of the pocketbook to resign in protest. Given the majority of NRA members who are thoughtful, responsible owners of firearms, are also men, I don't expect them to start "howling" anytime soon. More likely the reaction will be disagreement, and silent unhappiness,  followed by stony silent withdraw if they feel very strongly. If we want to facilitate this,  there needs to be somewhere else they can go as sportsmen. A reasonable, favorable alternative organization.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this:

    The NRA is doing more for total arms ban than anybody.  Everybody get your gun and jump on the NRA crazy train.  Good guys with guns?  I'll pass.
    But my father served this country honorably in the Marine Corps; many, many members of my family throughout generations of this country's history have served or are actively on duty NOW. Every single one of them was, or is, indeed, a "Good Guy"  (male or female) who had/has a gun.  Intelligent, caring, honest, and GOOD men and women. I realize the topic has been heated lately, but please do not casually throw around terms like "crazy train" or sneer at "good guys with guns" as a response to one of my comments... it reads like you are insulting my FAMILY.  And when that happens, even if I am not in the RKBA group, I do take exception.

    Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

    by Cinnamon on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:44:11 PM PST

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    •  You know I was thinking of Yeager, Turd Nugget, (0+ / 0-)

      and the like, please do not insist that I targeted you.  Clearly you are not in that group.

      And please, my dad slept with his rifle the last 5 years of his life.

      My gun control petition was shot down.

      by 88kathy on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:45:21 PM PST

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