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2012-12-19 08:32:39 PM  
Principal caughtsayof?
 
2012-12-19 08:57:23 PM  
This is the organization that endorsed a guy for president who worked to restrict gun rights over a guy who eased restrictions. They don't care one whit about gun rights, and the people who call themselves members support this odious and dishonest nonsense.

NRA does nothing for you other than give people a way to easily identify the gullible or dishonest in our society.
 
2012-12-19 09:11:52 PM  
Hey Rocky watch me pull this totally useless made up statistic out of my ass.
 
2012-12-19 09:34:31 PM  
One born every minute.
 
2012-12-19 09:40:55 PM  
A fool and his money...
 
2012-12-19 10:52:45 PM  
Those people should've saved their money and gotten a Staples savings card instead. 3D printers are going to make the NRA totally irreverent as any kind of authority at all.
 
2012-12-19 10:59:45 PM  

Vodka Zombie: This is the organization that endorsed a guy for president who worked to restrict gun rights over a guy who eased restrictions. They don't care one whit about gun rights, and the people who call themselves members support this odious and dishonest nonsense.


But Romney bought a NRA Life Membership so all is forgiven, unlike the Kenyan Muslim usurper who is just gearing up to take our guns during his  second third term.
 
2012-12-19 11:36:49 PM  

Vodka Zombie: This is the organization that endorsed a guy for president who worked to restrict gun rights over a guy who eased restrictions.

 
Romney's signing of the permanent AWB for MA was supported by the local gun rights org in MA known as GOAL.  Basically the AWB was already in effect (signed in 1998 I think) but when the federal ban was going to die GOAL wanted to make it all state law so that there was no question as to the legality of certain things.  Basically having state law referencing portions of federal code that no longer existed was considered a bad legal position for anybody that got charged under the state AWB because it wasn't going to be very clear. GOAL knew they couldn't get enough votes to just kill the damned thing so they went with what would do the least damage.
 
But Romney's signing statement was pretty retarded.
 
Obama, on the other hand, has actually asked for a renewal of the federal AWB in both his presidential campaigns.  Had a pretty bad record as a legislator too.
 
I don't think the NRA should have made a pick in this election, because they were both horrible looking, but they did go with the candidate less hostile to gun rights.
 
2012-12-20 12:03:34 AM  
Having been in marketing for part of my career, may I say I'm absolutely humbled - nay - awe-struck, that a manufacturing lobbyist can actually get the customers to pay money to ensure the existing network of sellers and middlemen maintain their erection-worthy margin.
 
In any other industry, a consumer expects to pay a *little* over GSA for the same product. Guns? I've seen a nice, but unremarkable handgun go for no less than 10 times the actual price.
 
God must love idiots and children.
 
2012-12-20 01:04:33 AM  
An idea I had for an April Fools prank was to have a bunch of people, on March 30-31st, like a repugnant group on Facebook. So that when the organization issued a statement on April 1 saying "Hey, look at all our new members" everyone will have disliked, quit the organization. Maybe someone stole my idea and forgot to look at a calendar...
 
2012-12-20 01:55:02 AM  

jbuist: Romney's signing of the permanent AWB for MA was supported by the local gun rights org in MA known as GOAL. Basically the AWB was already in effect (signed in 1998 I think)

...
 
The Federal AWB?  Passed in 1994 - barely getting the votes (by two, I think).
 
It only passed becaused Reagan supported it and convinced a few Republicans to support it.  Yes, that Reagan.
 
The Patron Saint of Republicans:  the ultimate RINO
 
2012-12-20 02:46:52 AM  
I'd like to wait until I hear what they propose. I read they will propose (paraphrased from my spotty memory) "something meaningful so this never happens again" If they made their proposal already, then I missed it. I'm a member, at times I wish I hadn't joined. Endorsing Romney was pathetic, and I hate their partisanship with the endorsements, but look at Obama now... The ridiculously useless AWB is suddenly back on the table and Feinstein is once again blabbing about guns, like she always does. Many farkers assured me that Obama understood the issues and was a pro-gun kinda guy! You know, with that bill he signed about guns in National Parks and all!

Actually, I very much appreciate that he signed that. I do. (thanks vodak zombie!)

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I'm ready to hear from the President, and others, about real solutions to the disease of mass-shootings that are plaguing our nation.
 
2012-12-20 03:07:58 AM  
The latest crazy-ass, gun-nut suggestion I've seen floating around on Facebook is the proposal of having several armed veterans posted in each school. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with having several possibly PTSD effected people with weapons training posted in an environment full of angsty pre-teens and dickhead high schoolers?
 
2012-12-20 03:12:30 AM  
There was a pic on my Facebook the other day, which I've been unable to find now, that suggested that if suddenly lots of African Americans started joining the NRA in droves, and talked about defending their neighborhoods, then we'd get gun control quickly.
 
2012-12-20 03:12:45 AM  

jbuist: Romney's signing of the permanent AWB for MA was supported by the local gun rights org in MA known as GOAL.


No. They did not. In fact, GOAL's press release on the day Romney signed the bill is in the Wayback Machine. Its headline? "Firearm Reform Bill Signed: Romney Takes Opportunity to Betray Gun Owners." It's not up there anymore, of course; either GOAL took it down themselves, or the NRA asked them to do so, so that Romney would look like he'd always had GOAL's full support.
 
2012-12-20 03:12:47 AM  
My highschool had two state troopers and three security guards with handguns, there was never a shooting there. Perhaps a building full of defenseless people isn't such a good idea.
 
2012-12-20 03:13:19 AM  
Ban people with a Medical Marijuana prescription from owning guns? Not a farking PEEP out of the NRA.

Ban people on oxycontin from owning guns? NRA up in arms.

fark the NRA. Hypocritical douchebags.
 
2012-12-20 03:16:53 AM  
Speaking of the NRA and their power.. I just heard that ever since they made the Head of the ATF a Senate confirmable position, about 8 years or so ago.. the Senate has never confirmed one, so the ATF hasn't had a leader ever since.
 
2012-12-20 03:17:25 AM  

duffblue: My highschool had two state troopers and three security guards with handguns, there was never a shooting there. Perhaps a building full of defenseless people isn't such a good idea.


I would say the county Sheriff could help pitch in a deputy or two, but this summer I was on grand jury duty, and saw just how thinly stretched my own county's police force is. Many counties are in no shape to play security guard for schools, and likely city and town police forces are in the same boat. And many of the schools themselves can't get any sort of levys passed, thus are already hamstrung, having next to no real funds to pay for security guards. That's another lesson the righties are gonna have to swallow: If you want a measure to be done, and done right, you are going to have to pay for it. And if you can't get your blood from the turnips, you'll have to go where there is blood.
 
2012-12-20 03:17:29 AM  
Everyone is missing the obvious solution: arm the kids.
 
blogs.seattleweekly.com
 
2012-12-20 03:23:26 AM  
Was an NRA member, for one year...when Bush XIX was in office. I am no longer, damn robo-calls asking for money.


/I use it for gas money now
 
2012-12-20 03:24:09 AM  

IlGreven: duffblue: My highschool had two state troopers and three security guards with handguns, there was never a shooting there. Perhaps a building full of defenseless people isn't such a good idea.

I would say the county Sheriff could help pitch in a deputy or two, but this summer I was on grand jury duty, and saw just how thinly stretched my own county's police force is. Many counties are in no shape to play security guard for schools, and likely city and town police forces are in the same boat. And many of the schools themselves can't get any sort of levys passed, thus are already hamstrung, having next to no real funds to pay for security guards. That's another lesson the righties are gonna have to swallow: If you want a measure to be done, and done right, you are going to have to pay for it. And if you can't get your blood from the turnips, you'll have to go where there is blood.


From my limited understand, Newtown, CT is a pretty prosperous area. I live in a poor part of the country and even my former high school had a couple armed cops.
 
I'm not saying what should or shouldn't be done, just expressing my surprise that the school wasn't more protected.
 
2012-12-20 03:25:01 AM  

Wayne 985: IlGreven: duffblue: My highschool had two state troopers and three security guards with handguns, there was never a shooting there. Perhaps a building full of defenseless people isn't such a good idea.

I would say the county Sheriff could help pitch in a deputy or two, but this summer I was on grand jury duty, and saw just how thinly stretched my own county's police force is. Many counties are in no shape to play security guard for schools, and likely city and town police forces are in the same boat. And many of the schools themselves can't get any sort of levys passed, thus are already hamstrung, having next to no real funds to pay for security guards. That's another lesson the righties are gonna have to swallow: If you want a measure to be done, and done right, you are going to have to pay for it. And if you can't get your blood from the turnips, you'll have to go where there is blood.

From my limited understanding, Newtown, CT is a pretty prosperous area. I live in a poor part of the country and even my former high school had a couple of armed cops.
 
I'm not saying what should or shouldn't be done, just expressing my surprise that the school wasn't more protected.


FTFM
 
2012-12-20 03:25:16 AM  
Hoping that the president doesn't go for an AWB

Hoping the the NRA will prevent one

I wish I had to not do the later, but obviously that is not the case.
 
2012-12-20 03:26:23 AM  
Well yesterday it was me. The form on their site was laggy and I ended up hitting "Accept" 8,000 times.
 
2012-12-20 03:26:57 AM  
Yeah NRA! Yeah liberty!
 
2012-12-20 03:27:28 AM  
Yes, FARK THE NRA, but they are the lesser of two evils on this one particular issue. The NRA wants to fark you out of some cash cause they're greedy dick bags, the other wants to fark you to death out of fear.
 
2012-12-20 03:27:40 AM  
As a (responsible) gun owner, Fark the NRA. Fark them right in their dirty poopchutes.

On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.

Mr. Vice President, let's get some REAL solutions, not bandaid bullshiat.
 
2012-12-20 03:29:25 AM  
I have made my stand ... I am a proud new NRA lifetime member
 
2012-12-20 03:29:36 AM  

thisisarepeat: Yes, FARK THE NRA, but they are the lesser of two evils on this one particular issue. The NRA wants to fark you out of some cash cause they're greedy dick bags, the other wants to fark you to death out of fear.


Honestly, my biggest problem with the NRA is that they're dishonest fear mongers, even more so than other groups. The cash grab doesn't bother me much in comparison.
 
2012-12-20 03:30:26 AM  

Nobodyn0se: On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.


I don't understand you when you contradict yourself so blatantly.
 
2012-12-20 03:31:43 AM  

Wayne 985: thisisarepeat: Yes, FARK THE NRA, but they are the lesser of two evils on this one particular issue. The NRA wants to fark you out of some cash cause they're greedy dick bags, the other wants to fark you to death out of fear.

Honestly, my biggest problem with the NRA is that they're dishonest fear mongers, even more so than other groups. The cash grab doesn't bother me much in comparison.


Yeah, there is that too.
 
2012-12-20 03:31:53 AM  

Alphax: I don't understand you when you contradict yourself so blatantly.


?
 
2012-12-20 03:35:30 AM  
www.grunt.com

I wonder how many of these trucks have been keyed this week
 
2012-12-20 03:36:23 AM  
I completely and wholeheartedly support the NRA. President Roosevelt has a good idea there, and it's going to help bring our nation's economy back across all 48 states!

Mr. Merchant, where's YOUR blue eagle??
 
2012-12-20 03:36:31 AM  

Coelacanth: Those people should've saved their money and gotten a Staples savings card instead. 3D printers are going to make the NRA totally irreverent as any kind of authority at all.


I hope that you don't believe that 3D printers are going to produce a barrel that can withstand 60,000 psi.
 
2012-12-20 03:37:00 AM  
Maybe they're being honest about their membership growth? Somebody in one of the threads yesterday put forward the idea of having a bunch of lefty-mcliberal gun owners (almost a third of gun owners in the country, I think) join the NRA so the could vote for change from within. Or something like that.
 
2012-12-20 03:38:52 AM  

Alphax: Speaking of the NRA and their power.. I just heard that ever since they made the Head of the ATF a Senate confirmable position, about 8 years or so ago.. the Senate has never confirmed one, so the ATF hasn't had a leader ever since.


Given the BATFE's long and storied history, I'm only sad they couldn't make the whole organization senate-confirmable.
 
2012-12-20 03:40:28 AM  
NRA on one side and the assholes blaming video games on the other side. I hate you all.
 
2012-12-20 03:41:49 AM  

Alphax: Nobodyn0se: On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.

I don't understand you when you contradict yourself so blatantly.


He doesn't.
 
2012-12-20 03:43:04 AM  

nmemkha: Everyone is missing the obvious solution: arm the kids.

[blogs.seattleweekly.com image 360x500]


kids with guns
 
2012-12-20 03:44:01 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: Coelacanth: Those people should've saved their money and gotten a Staples savings card instead. 3D printers are going to make the NRA totally irreverent as any kind of authority at all.

I hope that you don't believe that 3D printers are going to produce a barrel that can withstand 60,000 psi.


How many machinists are in the U.S.?
 
2012-12-20 03:44:06 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: Coelacanth: Those people should've saved their money and gotten a Staples savings card instead. 3D printers are going to make the NRA totally irreverent as any kind of authority at all.

I hope that you don't believe that 3D printers are going to produce a barrel that can withstand 60,000 psi.


I thing you mean 60,000 cup
 
2012-12-20 03:45:39 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Alphax: Nobodyn0se: On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.

I don't understand you when you contradict yourself so blatantly.

He doesn't.


Wants gun control that lowers gun crime - doesn't want the AWB, limits on magazine size, or controls on gun show sales. Seems like polar opposites to me.
 
2012-12-20 03:45:44 AM  

najay1: I have made my stand ... I am a proud new NRA lifetime member


Me too.

A friend asked me the other day what I thought of the NRA's position on gun control. I figure it's something like a controversial movie director adding a scene of homosexual pedophilic necrophilia so the ratings board focuses on cutting that, rather than making cuts elsewhere that might make for a boring film. By pushing such troll-tastic ideas as arming the kids, they give themselves the leeway to make more rational decisions that don't do as much harm to responsible gun owners, but still seem to be compromise.

At least, that's what I'm hoping is happening...
 
2012-12-20 03:46:47 AM  

Nobodyn0se: As a (responsible) gun owner, Fark the NRA. Fark them right in their dirty poopchutes.

On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.

Mr. Vice President, let's get some REAL solutions, not bandaid bullshiat.


What sort of new gun control measures would you suggest?
 
2012-12-20 03:47:29 AM  

Nobodyn0se: Mr. Vice President, let's get some REAL solutions, not bandaid bullshiat.


How about a ban on teaching children that fairy tales are true? Maybe their world wouldn't come crashing down on them one day when they figure out the have been lied to for their entire existence.

Oh look, a leprechaun.
 
2012-12-20 03:47:52 AM  

thisisarepeat: I thing you mean 60,000 cup


And how many girls?
 
2012-12-20 03:48:54 AM  

Vodka Zombie: This is the organization that endorsed a guy for president who worked to restrict gun rights over a guy who eased restrictions. They don't care one whit about gun rights, and the people who call themselves members support this odious and dishonest nonsense.

NRA does nothing for you other than give people a way to easily identify the gullible or dishonest in our society.


The NRA supports sponsorship of gun control laws so that they can rile up their base. They play both sides and rake in the donations, all of which goes to the leadership. I got the slimiest donation call recently; I'm surprised it's legal to lie so totally.

/Might donate if anyone ever kicks in my door and makes me hand over my gun.
//Would probably make a bigger donation to my hillbilly neighbors instead.
 
2012-12-20 03:48:58 AM  

Alphax: StoPPeRmobile: Alphax: Nobodyn0se: On the other hand, Fark anyone who says they want to bring the AWB back. Or magazine capacity limits. Or shut down the "gun show loophole." I want some gun control that actually has a chance of lowering gun crime, not meaningless platitudes designed to make people feel better without actually accomplishing anything.

I don't understand you when you contradict yourself so blatantly.

He doesn't.

Wants gun control that lowers gun crime - doesn't want the AWB, limits on magazine size, or controls on gun show sales. Seems like polar opposites to me.


None of those three ideas has any chance of lowering gun crime.

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: What sort of new gun control measures would you suggest?


Free mental healthcare for anyone who wants/needs it.

A fixed education system so our children don't think gangs are the only answer.

An end to the drug war which causes such a HUGE percentage of our gun violence.

In other words, instead of talking about the "gun" part of gun violence, why not focus on the "violence" part? You know, the part that is actually the CAUSE of our problem, and not just another symptom.
 
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