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Another victory for the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America, fighting to keep guns in the hands of the mentally unstable.

I'll contribute to someone who makes ads targeting the senators and congresspeople who have accepted money from the N.R.A. and G.O.A.

-- ads that tell the people in their district how much money their representatives and senators have accepted over the years from the N.R.A. and G.O.A. to block gun control.

-- ads that point out that the N.R.A. and G.O.A. are dedicated to keeping guns in the hands of the mentally unstable. That the N.R.A. and G.O.A. will donate to anyone who will block gun legislation and campaign ferociously against anyone who gets in their way.

-- ads that point out that the more people have guns, the more innocent people die.

-- ads with a scrolling list of the mass murders which have occurred since that senator or congressperson first started accepting money from the N.R.A. and G.O.A.

We cannot call this a civilized country until guns are out of the hands of nuts. And there are a whole lot of nuts.

ENOUGH.

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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    We need laws which acknowledge and deal with the fact that at least twenty percent of politicians, CEOs and evangelists are psychopaths.

    by Rocco Gibralter on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:38:15 AM PST

  •  so they choose arms over life (0+ / 0-)

    Id rather be a tax and spend democrat than a borrow and spend republican any day. I pay my bills. - me

    by AustinLiberal on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:22:19 AM PST

  •  Rocco - I was surprised by the amounts (1+ / 0-)
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    means are the ends

    A diary (link below) a few days ago that had the list of House members who had taken contributions from the NRA in the last election cycle. The top amount was under $10,000, with most between $2,000-$5,000. It takes about $1 million to run a House campaign so the NRA is providing less than 1% of the total campaign contributions. I am surprised that the NRA has so much leverage given the small cash contributions they make. I don't have any data for the GOA.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:30:36 AM PST

    •  THANKS for that. (1+ / 0-)
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      VClib

      I'm surprised too. Would it be threats AGAINST candidates? Well maybe we can write 'em to say pay no attention to the NRA and GOA. SOMETHING.

      We need laws which acknowledge and deal with the fact that at least twenty percent of politicians, CEOs and evangelists are psychopaths.

      by Rocco Gibralter on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:59:13 PM PST

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