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(Uproxx)   Theory: The NRA Convention only exists to give Jon Stewart and The Daily Show endless amounts of material   (uproxx.com) divider line 33
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2013-05-07 01:12:10 PM
6 votes:

WizardofToast: "Gun grabbers use emotion to justify taking away your rights! That is wrong! Also, if you don't have a gun, YOU ARE GOING TO DIIIIIIIIE."

How do they not notice Beck's doublethink?


Must be the two turntables and a microphone.  :/
2013-05-07 01:11:15 PM
6 votes:

clintster: Bonkthat_Again: vpb: It used to be more about hunting and gun safety.  Not enough money in that I guess.

I'm just curious who, the NRA is actually representing? A lot of my gun owner friends have shied away from them. Even the gun manufacturers feel like they don;t have a grip on the NRA anymore.

Which is odd, since the NRA leadership seems to be doing everything in their power to increase gun sales through fear.


If they build a massive space station and disband the senate I'll start to worry.
2013-05-07 01:28:39 PM
5 votes:

WizardofToast: "Gun grabbers use emotion to justify taking away your rights! That is wrong! Also, if you don't have a gun, YOU ARE GOING TO DIIIIIIIIE."

How do they not notice Beck's doublethink?


Because that's twice as much thinking as they're used to?
2013-05-07 01:10:34 PM
5 votes:
i171.photobucket.com

This shiat just writes itself.
2013-05-07 01:27:15 PM
4 votes:

Silverstaff: The NRA says and does a lot of stupid things.

I still pay them membership dues. Why?

Because they do one thing very, VERY well. They are very good at lobbying against increased gun control.


You seem like a smart and savvy consumer, not like most of the rubes here on Fark. How would you like, as part of a very special discount to a limited number of people, to be one of the first to buy a case of my brand new rhiocerous repellant?
2013-05-07 01:05:40 PM
4 votes:

JohnCarter: Somehow..when you start your article with "the NRA held it's annual gun nut convention" this sort of highlights the fact that this is not an actual news article or even a TV review but a thinly veiled editorial wherein the writer is not a gun ownership supporter.


"the NRA held it's annual gun/nut convention"

Happy now?
2013-05-07 03:58:22 PM
2 votes:

Evil Mackerel: clintster: Bonkthat_Again: vpb: It used to be more about hunting and gun safety.  Not enough money in that I guess.

I'm just curious who, the NRA is actually representing? A lot of my gun owner friends have shied away from them. Even the gun manufacturers feel like they don;t have a grip on the NRA anymore.

Which is odd, since the NRA leadership seems to be doing everything in their power to increase gun sales through fear.

If they build a massive space station and disband the senate I'll start to worry.


I did not log onto Fark to watch my people suffer from derp while you discuss this convention in a committee!
2013-05-07 02:22:00 PM
2 votes:

optimus_grime: i'm curious about the upper limit of the 2nd amendment...

i just really want to put a phalanx weapon system on my roof.

is that cool?

if so, why not?

maybe it would better in my foyer, pointed out the front door hmmm...


www.awesomestories.com
2013-05-07 01:45:55 PM
2 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Did they announce the new date for the race war?


January 21, 2009?
2013-05-07 01:28:13 PM
2 votes:

EyeballKid: rhinocerous


But, if you order early, I'll throw in some of my super-secret rhiocerous repellant along with the rhinocerous repellant!
2013-05-07 01:20:57 PM
2 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: stevarooni: WizardofToast: "Gun grabbers use emotion to justify taking away your rights! That is wrong! Also, if you don't have a gun, YOU ARE GOING TO DIIIIIIIIE."

How do they not notice Beck's doublethink?

Must be the two turntables and a microphone.  :/

i'd say it was his Devil's Haircut.  listen to the lyrics of that song and study it out.


FTFY.
2013-05-07 01:05:37 PM
2 votes:

JohnCarter: not an actual news article


What part of img1.fark.net tried to suggest otherwise?
2013-05-07 11:59:02 PM
1 votes:

enik: Boy the Fark beta males are sure up in arms (pardon the pun) about the big bad scary gun owners and the NRA. I hope you "guys" don't pee in your panties!


That was strangely specific.

Do we even need to look at your internet browsing history?
2013-05-07 09:14:11 PM
1 votes:
Boy the Fark beta males are sure up in arms (pardon the pun) about the big bad scary gun owners and the NRA. I hope you "guys" don't pee in your panties!
2013-05-07 07:50:35 PM
1 votes:
It is kinda fun, though, that I've got about half of the people in the thread think I'm a "gun nut" while much of the other half seem to think I want to surgically remove their trigger fingers or something.  I really will need more popcorn if this thread keeps up.
2013-05-07 06:51:13 PM
1 votes:
cameroncrazy1984:
Sure, as long as they are treated exactly the same as the military and police. That means investigation every time they discharge their weapon and a tribunal hearing or court martial.

Whoah, you mean we'll get to go crazy and execute people on a pretense like the police? Boy howdy is that exciting.

(Its not like an average citizen was ever investigated for a self defense shooting.)
2013-05-07 06:22:52 PM
1 votes:

Uranus Is Huge!: I used to be afraid all the time.

Then I bought a gun.

Now I'm afraid all the time that they're going to take my gun.

What should I buy?


I believe the next step is "all the ammo you can get your hands on, regardless of caliber"
2013-05-07 06:22:09 PM
1 votes:
I used to be afraid all the time.

Then I bought a gun.

Now I'm afraid all the time that they're going to take my gun.

What should I buy?
2013-05-07 04:03:50 PM
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Have yet to see a single argument by the left why the NRA is bad, one that makes any sense.

They are fighting to keep the 2nd amendment. How could that possibly be bad?

Is the ACLU bad?


Yes, but I donate money to them anyways.  The good they do outweighs the harm.

I'm also an Endowment Member of the NRA.
Ant
2013-05-07 03:33:44 PM
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Have yet to see a single argument by the left why the NRA is bad, one that makes any sense.

They are fighting to keep the 2nd amendment. How could that possibly be bad?


If I didn't know any better I'd think they were trying to get rid of it by giving it a bad name.

Holy crap! The NRA is a false flag operation!!!!
2013-05-07 02:06:27 PM
1 votes:

smells_like_meat: Yes, this. And the constant demonetization of an entire group of law abiding citizens. "Gun nuts", "small penis", knuckle dragging neanderthals", "Tea baggers", etc., etc. Say that you honestly believe in your anti-gun cause. OK. How do you think that this would be beneficial to your cause?


Yeah, you tell them libtardz what's whut!
2013-05-07 01:58:22 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: vpb: ronaprhys:
That's an interesting correlation equals causation argument you've got there, Lou.  Demonstrate the causal link between NRA activities and the thousands of deaths.

No, you just have an interesting denial problem.

If people are being killed in incidents that could be prevented by public safety laws and the NRA is preventing public safety laws then the NRA is responsible for people being killed due to the absence of public safety laws.

By gravely restricting or essentially abolishing a basic civil right?

So, just think how many lives we could save if we abolished the 4th amendment.  Just have random police searches of houses and cars.  Random roadblocks.  Arrest people for contraband or warrants.  Think how many criminals we could sweep up, how many lives we could save. . .just at the cost of just a little freedom, just one more amendment.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Benjamin Franklin, 1755


WOLVERINES!!!
2013-05-07 01:34:58 PM
1 votes:

fruitloop: This shiat just writes itself.


that pic looks like jon is coaching steven through a live prostate exam
2013-05-07 01:32:16 PM
1 votes:
Did they announce the new date for the race war?
2013-05-07 01:31:07 PM
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Have yet to see a single argument by the left why the NRA is bad, one that makes any sense.

They are fighting to keep the 2nd amendment. How could that possibly be bad?

Is the ACLU bad?


Newsflash: They aren't fighting to keep the 2nd amendment.

They're fighting to convince idiots to spend money on guns.
2013-05-07 01:29:14 PM
1 votes:
Do they pay the people who make this website?  What professional would post two videos and have them both start automatically as soon as the page is loaded?

Hey web developer, come into my office.  YOU'RE FIRED!
2013-05-07 01:28:41 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: The NRA says and does a lot of stupid things.

I still pay them membership dues.  Why?

Because they do one thing very, VERY well.  They are very good at lobbying against increased gun control.

If I want to oppose attacks on my Second Amendment civil rights, I know the ACLU will take a selective blind spot to that civil right.  I, as a private citizen, have very limited ability to influence my legislators.  However, together with several million of my fellow Americans, we can and do.

Just because I pay dues to them doesn't mean I vote how they tell me to (at most, I'll listen to recommendations, but I voted Obama because Romney was all-around worse).  Just because I pay dues to them doesn't mean I agree with every dumbass thing their spokespeople say.

However, backing them is the best way to thwart anti-gun activists and their legislative pressure, so I pay my dues.

It's a little like having an employee that says dumb shiat at work, is neglectful of hygiene, is rude to his co-workers and generally unpleasant, but he's OUTSTANDING at the actual core task of his job.  That is what the NRA is to me, something that is outstanding at it's one core task, even if it has many failings on the side.


Its an absolutist position that probably gets thousands of people unnecessarily killed each year, but at least its an ethos.
2013-05-07 01:15:07 PM
1 votes:

Bonkthat_Again: I'm just curious who, the NRA is actually representing?


Just a thought, but they probably think they are representing the millions of people that give them yearly dues.  It is an "Association" that people voluntarily pay to be a part of.  If they didn't represent those people, then they wouldn't get very much money. (I heard that gun companies only give about 10% of the total NRA funding)  I'm not a member but from what I know they started out as a safety organization that helped organize gun competitions. But as more power is concentrated into the hands of fewer politicians they have found that it pays to leverage their money into lobbing. Much like any other political organization.
2013-05-07 01:14:02 PM
1 votes:
There, there now ... I'm sure any veterinarian or veterinary assistant will tell you that the NRA isn't TRULY malevolent, it's just frightened - and often a frightened animal will lash out in vicious, almost incomprehensible ways.

What's it frightened of? Well, for starters, it's worried that people who refuse to associate with guns, who refuse to foam at the mouth over the 2nd Amendment, might know something it doesn't know: namely, that rational thought and deliberate planning will keep people out of 90 percent of the scenarios in which the NRA envisions a gun might be necessary.

So, in conclusion, someone just needs to throw a towel over the NRA, scoop it up firmly and love it and scratch it behind the ears and reassure it that nothing bad will happen if people are compelled to give up their mobile rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades.
2013-05-07 01:09:50 PM
1 votes:
Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry and Ted Cruz among them

Dear god...
They're not even trying
2013-05-07 01:01:56 PM
1 votes:
How did the NRA feel about these gun rights activists?

eonclicker.com
2013-05-07 12:29:39 PM
1 votes:
The whole thing was an embarrassment.  And I used to belong to this nuthouse.
2013-05-07 12:20:15 PM
1 votes:
Reality: Republicans are just this stupid and crazy.

Please proceed, GOP.
 
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