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(Talking Points Memo)   NRA endorses presidential candidate that passed an assault weapons ban   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2837 clicks; posted to Politics » on 04 Oct 2012 at 10:03 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-04 06:23:04 PM  
7 votes:
Hmm, let's see, who on the NRA's board of directors would put their core principles aside to endorse Mitt?

Let's see, there's Grover Norquist, and Bob Barr, and Ted Nugent.... and the list goes on and on.

"NRA" stands for "National Republican Association" these days.
2012-10-04 06:19:59 PM  
4 votes:
The NRA should stick with the one thing they were created to do- project the rights of gun owners. Not go mamby pamby with the GOP and sex them up whenever they come calling. Man up NRA and quit being the GOP's biatches.
2012-10-04 10:28:06 PM  
3 votes:

Nadie_AZ: The NRA should stick with the one thing they were created to do- project the rights of gun owners. Not go mamby pamby with the GOP and sex them up whenever they come calling. Man up NRA and quit being the GOP's biatches. teach marksmanship and safe gun ownership

2012-10-04 07:52:58 PM  
3 votes:
The NRA is no longer a gun rights organization.
2012-10-04 10:22:28 PM  
2 votes:
My general rule of thumb is anything the NRA or Chamber of Commerce support politically is usually the opposite of what is good for the average person.
2012-10-04 10:12:18 PM  
2 votes:
Ok gun nuts, which candidate has actually taken your guns away? Hmmm ... maybe, just maybe, the people who told you it was Obama have been lying to you.
2012-10-04 10:07:05 PM  
2 votes:
Who didn't see this headline coming from a mile away?

NRA stopped being about 2nd Amendment rights long ago and is just another GOP Super PAC anymore.
2012-10-05 05:00:45 AM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: mediablitz: Azlefty: If you want to protect your gun rights try Gun Owners of America (GOA) or Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)

You are joking about GOA, right? They are calling for Obamacare to be repealed. They are just a big partisan shills as the NRA.

But are they good representativs of your gun rights? The statement was about gun rights, not partisanship and Obamacare, there's a difference.


They have a story on their main page that Obama is going to take away your guns. No, they AREN'T good representatives of my gun rights.
2012-10-05 01:03:07 AM  
1 vote:

Sgt Otter: bigbadideasinaction: The NRA would support a gun ban, but only on Attractive and Succesful Americans, if you know what I mean...

You want to know why California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation? If you said, "Hollyweird Liberals," guess again. It was because of this:

[pibillwarner.files.wordpress.com image 300x396]

[www.firearmstalk.com image 424x336] 

Although I'm sure it's just a coincidence that that was one of the very few times a gun-control law got past the NRA.


And the gun-grabbing commie moonbat who signed those laws was Ronald Reagan.
2012-10-05 12:31:30 AM  
1 vote:

Fart_Machine: HeadLever: oh, so now you are moving the 'something' goalpost to mean legislation.

Fart_Machine: Yes, that would be legislation that never materialized.

Fart_Machine: Phantom legislation has more weight that actual legislation. OK gotcha.

Fart_Machine: Holder mentioning it is Obama trying to pass AWB legislation? Versus Romney actually passing legislation while governor?

Are you retarded?


It's a troll. So, yes.
2012-10-04 11:56:26 PM  
1 vote:

bigbadideasinaction: The NRA would support a gun ban, but only on Attractive and Succesful Americans, if you know what I mean...


You want to know why California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation? If you said, "Hollyweird Liberals," guess again. It was because of this:

pibillwarner.files.wordpress.com

www.firearmstalk.com 

Although I'm sure it's just a coincidence that that was one of the very few times a gun-control law got past the NRA.
2012-10-04 11:32:59 PM  
1 vote:
The NRA would support a gun ban, but only on Attractive and Succesful Americans, if you know what I mean...
2012-10-04 10:24:15 PM  
1 vote:
In 30 years if watching politics, this is the most bizarre goddamn thing I've ever seen. Any actual 2nd Amendment proponent should cancel their membership ASAP.
2012-10-04 10:20:42 PM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Mrtraveler01: wee: My gun store had a picture of Obama hanging up with a sign below it that said "Employee of the Year".

I would buy something at your gun store just for having a good sense of humor.

Wow. Suckers who are proud of being suckers. Barnum would be proud.


I thought the gun stores were in on this scam.
2012-10-04 10:15:06 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Well I called that one. And I seem to recall a few people around here claiming the NRA would do no such thing because they aren't a Republican rubber stamp.


I was one of those few. I'm sorry. I'm a hopeless optimist sometimes.

The NRA is rotten to the core.
2012-10-04 10:12:07 PM  
1 vote:

wee: My gun store had a picture of Obama hanging up with a sign below it that said "Employee of the Year".


I would buy something at your gun store just for having a good sense of humor.
2012-10-04 10:10:25 PM  
1 vote:
I defended the NRA. I said that, while they played politics often, that they would never endorse Romney. It would be inexcusable for them.

I was wrong. Never again. The NRA as an organization is despicable and dishonest.
2012-10-04 10:10:00 PM  
1 vote:
Does the NRA even offer gun safety classes, or classes for hunters to get their license, or anything like that anymore? And if they do offer them, do they actually teach these things, or is most of it just hate speech against democrats and warblgarbl about your rights being "under assault"? Cause I always thought that was a far more important mission than whining about something that could never happen, from either a political or logistical standpoint.
2012-10-04 10:08:22 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: dr_blasto: Whether Gary Johnson has any bearing on the (he doesn't) is immaterial to the fact that he is the only A-rated person on the AZ ballot.

Do you think the NRA would ever give Obama an A grade even if he made background checks for weapons illegal?


Nope. Even if you took away every single utterance he issued regarding guns that was even remotely negative, still no A rating and no endorsement. We all know this, they know this.

The NRA is partisan hackery, using fear to sucker gullible people out of their cash-just like TV preachers and Best Buy's extended protection schemes. Look at the letter posted above "...defend our sovereign Right to Keep and Bear Arms from the U.N. gun ban treaty" to see. Because they know that if they use the bogeyman of the UN and some treaty designed to control arms exports they'll get the fear cash from the uneducated morons that don't know anything. In the '90's it was ZOG. Now, now it's the UN.

They, in turn, take the cash and line their pockets. Whatever's left they dump on Republican candidates.
2012-10-04 09:52:28 PM  
1 vote:
The only PAC that may be as powerful as the AAR,P and twice as senile.
2012-10-04 09:35:10 PM  
1 vote:
One of the NRA mailers I got - an offer to upgrade from Endowment Life to Benefactor Life - claimed that this was the single most important election in history because Obama won't have to fear backlash when he takes our gun rights away. Also, Fast and Furious mentions, over and over.

If the Clinton anti-scary-gun bill were in front of a President Romney, he'd sign it. Obama may appoint more left-leaning Supreme replacements than I'd like, but Romney showed last night that he's a big jerk. Sorry NRA, no money for you to prop up a big jerk.
2012-10-04 09:32:01 PM  
1 vote:

ceebeecates4: violentsalvation: Mitt was a pretty effective democrat once upon a time.

Well, its been awhile since we've seen an effective democrat.


I understand these words separately, but together...they have no meaning.
2012-10-04 08:44:10 PM  
1 vote:

Azlefty: GAT_00: How about endorsing the guy who has expanded gun rights, President Obama?

Neither Obama or Mittens are better than a "C" candidate, Gary Johnson is the only "A" Candidate and thus should be the one with the endorsement


The NRA, by their actions in the political arena, are either a clearly partisan organization or they're run by racists.

Romney happily signed an assault weapon ban. Said that was a great thing.

Obama said we should ban them, but is smart enough to know it is a non-starter.

One has, by actions, been a gun-grabber. The other talks shiat. Same crap in Kansas; endorse the (R) over teh (D) because Brownback called them up and asked nicely.
2012-10-04 07:53:09 PM  
1 vote:
Well here is the Email:

Dear $$$$$$

I'm proud to announce today that your NRA Political Victory Fund is endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice President of the United States.

Mitt Romney came to our annual NRA Leadership Forum earlier this year. He looked you, me and every one of our fellow NRA members straight in the eye and pledged to uphold and defend our Second Amendment freedoms.

Mitt Romney will appoint pro-Second Amendment judges to the Supreme Court...defend our sovereign Right to Keep and Bear Arms from the U.N. gun ban treaty...and protect our fundamental right to use a firearm in self-defense!

On the other hand, Barack Obama has spent his entire career trying to take away your freedom to own, use, and carry a firearm.

Whatever you can afford to give RIGHT NOW -- $10, $15, $20, $50, $100 or more -- every dollar will support our nationwide grassroots effort to rally gun owners to elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Election Day.

Your contribution today will help us contact every gun owner we can reach...knock on tens of thousands of doors... run radio and TV ads in key swing states...and make sure every gun-owning patriot gets to the polls on Election Day!

It's now or never for the rest of our lives. The choice is clear. Please let me hear from you today. Thank you!!!

Sincerely,

Chris W. Cox
Executive Director

P.S. The latest polls show that the race for the White House will be decided by just a few percentage points in a handful of key swing states...states where gun ownership and hunting are respected parts of American life.

That means you -- as an NRA member -- can have a personal and powerful impact on November's election. But only if you help NRA-ILA elect Romney and Ryan today!


If you truly want to save your gun rights and your freedom from four more years of Barack Obama, then you need to help NRA's Institute for Legislative Action lead the fight to elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan today.


Funny how they don't list his Assault gun Ban or his public support of the Brady Campaign as decision factors
2012-10-04 07:06:20 PM  
1 vote:

Azlefty: GAT_00: Well I called that one. And I seem to recall a few people around here claiming the NRA would do no such thing because they aren't a Republican rubber stamp

The current board is, they have jumped the Shark!

Did you know they will not endorse a third party Candidate because they have little chance of Winning?

in the 04 elections I was campaign manger for a State legislature Candidate in AZ, he was an A+ candidate for the NRA, they endorsed the B- Republican instead when I inquired as to why that is what I was told.

If you want to protect your gun rights try Gun Owners of America (GOA) or Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)


How about endorsing the guy who has expanded gun rights, President Obama?
2012-10-04 07:03:20 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Well I called that one. And I seem to recall a few people around here claiming the NRA would do no such thing because they aren't a Republican rubber stamp


The current board is, they have jumped the Shark!

Did you know they will not endorse a third party Candidate because they have little chance of Winning?

in the 04 elections I was campaign manger for a State legislature Candidate in AZ, he was an A+ candidate for the NRA, they endorsed the B- Republican instead when I inquired as to why that is what I was told.

If you want to protect your gun rights try Gun Owners of America (GOA) or Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)
2012-10-04 06:56:25 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: It's the other way 'round.


It isn't anymore if it was Mittens would not be the GOP Nominee

You should read the article in the American Rifleman where they act as Romney's fluffer to show that it wasn't his fault when he signed the law or was one of the Brady Campaigns biggest cheerleaders when he was Gov.

Hell even Ebony Magazine didn't slobber all over Obama they way the NRA did for Romney
2012-10-04 06:26:52 PM  
1 vote:
Well I called that one. And I seem to recall a few people around here claiming the NRA would do no such thing because they aren't a Republican rubber stamp.
 
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