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  •  Call them a liar in front of their friends (10+ / 0-)

    If they pull out a gun, then they're crazy. If they don't, then they're just a liar.

    /snark

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 05:46:33 PM PST

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    •  No, here's a better way. (12+ / 0-)

      Check their financials. If there are lots of checks from those who make and sell guns being deposited, they're just a liar.

      If not, they're crazy.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 06:05:30 PM PST

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      •  What's the matter, you chicken? (1+ / 0-)
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        I sure hope so!

        :-)

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 06:22:47 PM PST

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      •  Liar, not crazy, Sirenus. Rachel Maddow (9+ / 0-)

        posed that q. tonight on MSNBC, and figures that Pierre is more than willing to dress up as a nitwit to protect his people from the headlights.  The gun makers are making a killing not on mom-and-pop rifles and six-shooters. The real cash is generated by the semi-automatic, multiple-gun nuts.

        The fact is that most American families aren't buying guns as before.  The firearms industry's growth is pretty specialized.
        And so is the NRA's message...to keep the guns flowing to these people.

        •  An excellent segment and as Rachel (6+ / 0-)

          points out, LaPierre is more than capable of deflecting attention away from the gun manufacturers.  

          As to profits...(HT Kos)

          http://www.businessinsider.com/...

          The NRA also made $20.9 million — about 10 percent of its revenue — from selling advertising to industry companies marketing products in its many publications in 2010, according to the IRS Form 990.

          Additionally, some companies donate portions of sales directly to the NRA. Crimson Trace, which makes laser sights, donates 10 percent of each sale to the NRA. Taurus buys an NRA membership for everyone who buys one of their guns. Sturm Rugar gives $1 to the NRA for each gun sold, which amounts to millions. The NRA's revenues are intrinsically linked to the success of the gun business.

          The NRA Foundation also collects hundreds of thousands of dollars from the industry, which it then gives to local-level organizations for training and equipment purchases.

          When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

          by msmacgyver on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:44:32 PM PST

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          •  Oooops...blockquote malfunction (1+ / 0-)
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            The NRA also made $20.9 million — about 10 percent of its revenue — from selling advertising to industry companies marketing products in its many publications in 2010, according to the IRS Form 990.

            Additionally, some companies donate portions of sales directly to the NRA. Crimson Trace, which makes laser sights, donates 10 percent of each sale to the NRA. Taurus buys an NRA membership for everyone who buys one of their guns. Sturm Rugar gives $1 to the NRA for each gun sold, which amounts to millions. The NRA's revenues are intrinsically linked to the success of the gun business.

            The NRA Foundation also collects hundreds of thousands of dollars from the industry, which it then gives to local-level organizations for training and equipment purchases.

            When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

            by msmacgyver on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:28:48 PM PST

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        •  Yep, watching the Rachel repeat (5+ / 0-)
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          as I write this, and I think her point is so excellent and not made anywhere else. As everyone here once again goes off on LaPierre, and oh so understandably so, we are proving the point she makes.

          Which is that LaPierre is the lead distraction for the gun industry that gives him his power---and I think he's all about his power. He's the beard, the stooge that gets us all riled up about what the second amendment means and what it doesn't mean, while meanwhile...

          ...the weapons industry goes unscathed.  All the money they pour into lobbying under the guise of the NRA and the right to bear arms. The fact that with every massacre, and every increasingly outrageous statement form LaPierre, they make MORE money as their sheep stock up.  Preppers and survivalists have nothing over those who live in fear of the ultimate armageddon---the government taking away their guns.

          It's been a beautiful system for the weapons industry. While many know the names of Wall Street "villains," no one knows who runs the billion dollar weapons industries in this country---and that's just the way they want it.  They've got Wayne LaPierre for that, and it's worked swimmingly.

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

          by StellaRay on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 09:41:45 PM PST

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        •  It's like referring to yourself (1+ / 0-)
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          as a self-styled expert in commuting to work, but suggesting that you must drive a Maybach because you're on Mercedes-Benz's payroll.

          I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

          by CFAmick on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 09:54:03 PM PST

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        •  It was a rhetorical question, Rube. (0+ / 0-)

          We all knew the answer.

          Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

          by Sirenus on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 02:44:28 PM PST

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