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  •  Gun violence is good for the NRA's bottom line (15+ / 0-)

    They profit after every massacre.  Not surprisingly, they hold the view that all problems must be solved with 2nd amendment solutions that increase gun sales. Anything to fatten their wallets.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    by richardak on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:07:32 AM PST

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    •  Sickening---that. (4+ / 0-)

      "They profit after every massacre."

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:49:01 PM PST

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    •  The NRA is deeply (5+ / 0-)
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      in the pocket of the gun industry---as underlined in the Rolling Stone article high lighted on the rec list a few days ago.  Every time there's talk of gun control they sell guns and ammo like crazy, and I do mean crazy.

      It's a sick cycle. The gun industry pays La Pierre to be its voice, which gives him power, which I believe he craves more than money. La Pierre delivers to the gun industry a great bottom line every time he gets on TV and says the government is going to take your guns.

      And this is why La Pierre always pushes that big lie, because that sells ammo and guns.  The many more moderate members of the NRA are as powerless as moderate republicans in congress.  When money talks bull shit walks.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:10:03 PM PST

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      •  The NRA's propaganda has ALWAYS (0+ / 0-)

        been about confiscation.  Always.  Every email that comes, every flyer that is mailed, every fundraising letter is fear-mongering at its most disgusting.  

        David Koch is Longshanks, and Occupy is the real Braveheart.

        by PsychoSavannah on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:06:25 AM PST

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    •  Even if I WANTED a firearm (1+ / 0-)
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      I'd be terrified to go into a gun store because I'd be afraid of having my little Honda Civic, the one with the Obama sticker on the back, would be trashed by the time I got outside.

      These people terrify me.  TERRIFY me.  And I know hunters and farmers who own guns and are responsible, sensible, and obey every single law.  

      •  There is no such thing (1+ / 0-)
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        as a "responsible" gun owner. Personal ownership of a gun is an irresponsible act in 2013, period. There is literally no possible way to ensure that a weapon will not fall into the wrong hands (or even for that matter to ensure one's own complete mental stability for all time and situations). Even the act of buying a gun and putting it in a safe (as if that makes any sense) is irresponsible, as it increases demand for guns, lowering the cost and the barrier to ownership for all the other gun nuts out there.

        Take them all and melt them down. It's the only way.

        •  Unless you are one with the gun it is ineffective. (0+ / 0-)

          People that think they need a gun to protect themselves don't always take into consideration that in order for you to protect yourself with a firearm you have to have had many hours of practice with shooting them. It takes a mindset of the gun always being part of your paranoid response to all perceived threats. I have a friend that carries a gun in her purse. One of those big baggy purses. You cannot tell me in a moment of a perceived threat she is going to be able to effectively dig through that big bag find the gun and then use it before she becomes the victim. Stupid response to paranoia.

          •  Of course (0+ / 0-)

            You're right but its's much worse than that. Even highly trained people with many hours of practice can be felled, so long as the attacker shoots first. A Navy SEAL was shot to death on a firing range the other day-- clearly being well practiced with firearms doesn't protect you.

            In order for carrying a gun to be a good defense against gun violence, one would have to be acting as if one is under siege in a war zone at all times, gun drawn, crouched down, peering up into the trees and buildings at all times to be sure nobody gets the draw on you.

            Not exactly any kind of lifestyle you want to live, unless you're an NRA member of course.

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