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(NPR)   A look inside one of the most terrifying, vile places known to NPR: An NRA convention   (npr.org) divider line 265
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2014-04-27 10:43:30 AM
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2014-04-27 11:04:47 AM
NPR goes to NRA convention and reports the words of people actually in attendance like a good news source should.

Somehow this makes them anti-gun because libruls or something.
 
2014-04-27 11:28:59 AM
I'm sorry, but what's so scary about this article?  None of the quotes were political, and none of the people they talked to were foaming-at-the-mouth lunatics.

Is it just scary because "ZOMG GUNS!"?
 
2014-04-27 11:35:30 AM
The NRA is the lobbying arm for the firearms manufacturing industry - if you want the pure, uncut derp you gotta go to one of those Gun Shows at the rural county fairgrounds.
 
2014-04-27 11:40:32 AM

Fark It: I'm sorry, but what's so scary about this article?  None of the quotes were political, and none of the people they talked to were foaming-at-the-mouth lunatics.


Uh-huh.

Todd Homan, a gun dealer from St. Henry, Ohio, has brought each of his eight children to an NRA meeting at least once. His son, Charlton, is making a return visit this year.

Back in 2001, when he was 5 weeks old, Charlton was held up on stage at the NRA meeting by his namesake, the actor and NRA President Charlton Heston, who died in 2008.

His parents carry around a small photo album, showing off pictures of that moment. Charlton Homan admits he's "kind of" sick of hearing the story.


Riiight.

"It's been something we've been doing for a fairly long time," says Jimmy Trout, a 16-year-old from Carlisle, Ohio, who's such a fan of the Browning Buck Mark line of weapons that he has its logo shaved into the back of his head.
 
2014-04-27 11:40:34 AM
Funny, I didn't notice NPR taking a stand either way. Maybe I missed something, but I just can't find a shred of bias in the article.
 
2014-04-27 11:45:55 AM
If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?
 
2014-04-27 11:53:47 AM

sammyk: Funny, I didn't notice NPR taking a stand either way. Maybe I missed something, but I just can't find a shred of bias in the article.


They rarely if ever do. It's more of a sort of benign bemusement, whether they're talking guns, Nicaraguan coffee plantations, public school riots in Paris, or cancer treatment. I always think of them of having a sort of 'huh...check this out' kind of tone.

Except for The Soise. They  always have to have the background Soise for whatever it is they're doing:

"I'm standing here in this gay llama farm..." *sound of gay llamas chortling in the background*

"Here in Bangladesh, nine year olds work 120 hour weeks..." *the sound of a nine year old working 120 weeks*

Other that The Sound, I love NPR. But I HATE The Sound...
 
2014-04-27 12:05:12 PM
I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.
 
2014-04-27 12:10:51 PM

K3rmy: I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.


Fewer than a dozen posts in a gun thread, and someone has already brought up penis size. If nothing, you folks sure are predictable.
 
2014-04-27 12:11:13 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


paranoid schizophrenia?
 
2014-04-27 12:28:07 PM

Pokey.Clyde: K3rmy: I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.

Fewer than a dozen posts in a gun thread, and someone has already brought up penis size. If nothing, you folks sure are predictable.


Do you have a reason to feel insecure about this discussion?
 
2014-04-27 01:18:30 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


Because as "extreme" as they are, what with being a single-issue lobbying group whose sole purpose is to defeat gun-control legislation, they have been extremely effective. Without them there is the strong possibility that there would be few gun owners of any IQ.

That said, I'm not a fan. There are some things that I wish they wouldn't oppose, like universal background checks. They also pissed me off by trying to settle Heller before it made the Supreme Court because they were afraid of losing. But they don't give an inch on anything, and it's paid off for them.
 
2014-04-27 01:20:18 PM
Pardon me, I was referring to the ILA, their lobbying arm.
 
2014-04-27 02:02:38 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


IIRC, aren't you the guy who used to own an AR-15, and now has the nerve to tell other people that they should not be allowed to legally own one?
 
2014-04-27 02:02:53 PM

Pokey.Clyde: K3rmy: I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.

Fewer than a dozen posts in a gun thread, and someone has already brought up penis size. If nothing, you folks sure are predictable.


K3rmy is unable to control the response, due to his inescapable psychological obsession with the subject.
 
2014-04-27 02:31:29 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


Because despite the chucklefarks they have as the public face, the NRA actually fights for gun rights that elected goofballs like this would take away
 
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2014-04-27 02:40:36 PM
blog.joehuffman.org
 
2014-04-27 02:42:15 PM
18 comments and not one gun pic yet?  I'm impressed.
 
2014-04-27 02:44:17 PM

Pokey.Clyde: K3rmy: I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.

Fewer than a dozen posts in a gun thread, and someone has already brought up penis size. If nothing, you folks sure are predictable.


You know who else is predictable? Men with small dicks and jacked up trucks.
 
2014-04-27 02:47:21 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


It pisses off the libs.
 
2014-04-27 02:52:17 PM
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2014-04-27 02:52:19 PM
Oh God. I can only imagine the Con Funk there.

It must smell like sweaty feet wrapped in burned, leathery bacon.
 
2014-04-27 02:55:08 PM
God I love a FARK-gun thread!!  Gets me all hot and bothered.

Never too many posts until the good ol' classic standby GUN-PHALLUS or "small pecker" analogy. HA!

Hits the target EVERY time.

I should like to point out though, I usually carry a tiny little J-frame .38 "snub"


That means I got a gigantic......


-----is this a "troll" when you hope to be made fun of?
 
2014-04-27 02:55:19 PM

hardinparamedic: Oh God. I can only imagine the Con Funk there.

It must smell like sweaty feet wrapped in burned, leathery bacon.


With the odor of gun lubricant wafting over everything.
 
2014-04-27 02:55:35 PM
When they all leave town tonite the iq of Indy will go up a couple points. But not much more than that.
 
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2014-04-27 02:56:45 PM

Pokey.Clyde: K3rmy: I want to go to an NRA convention to ask what is the appropriate firearm for someone who is hung like a horse?  Do other people have to turn in their firearms to compensate for my generous endowment?  I mean, it is huge enough that the first four rows of the auditorium where they give speeches would have to leave unarmed and give up there jacked up trucks to boot.

Fewer than a dozen posts in a gun thread, and someone has already brought up penis size. If nothing, you folks sure are predictable.


Predictable because it's soo true. And as predictable as someone thinking that mentioning that it's predictable makes it less true. Followed by my predictable 'lol you're overcompensating for something lol'
 
2014-04-27 02:57:22 PM

whistleridge: sammyk: Funny, I didn't notice NPR taking a stand either way. Maybe I missed something, but I just can't find a shred of bias in the article.

They rarely if ever do. It's more of a sort of benign bemusement, whether they're talking guns, Nicaraguan coffee plantations, public school riots in Paris, or cancer treatment. I always think of them of having a sort of 'huh...check this out' kind of tone.

Except for The Soise. They  always have to have the background Soise for whatever it is they're doing:

"I'm standing here in this gay llama farm..." *sound of gay llamas chortling in the background*

"Here in Bangladesh, nine year olds work 120 hour weeks..." *the sound of a nine year old working 120 weeks*

Other that The Sound, I love NPR. But I HATE The Sound...


Same here.  I especially hate when they fold in cars honking their horns while I'm driving.
 
2014-04-27 02:58:34 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Without them there is the strong possibility that there would be few gun owners of any IQ.


Meanwhile, in reality, there were millions of gun owners in the US before the NRA went full retard.

However there were far fewer who believed that they "needed" a gun because of the "big black guy" lurking around very corner.
 
2014-04-27 02:59:35 PM
The headline is written the way it is because it got you to click on the link and/or post a comment. Is that really a surprise any more?
 
2014-04-27 03:01:02 PM

jaytkay: However there were far fewer who believed that they "needed" a gun because of the "big black guy" lurking around very corner.


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-27 03:02:31 PM
Just renewed my NRA membership today.
Suck it grabbers. :P
 
2014-04-27 03:04:21 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-27 03:08:05 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: NPR goes to NRA convention and reports the words of people actually in attendance like a good news source should.

Somehow this makes them anti-gun because libruls or something.


This.

My experience is that NPR is pretty centrist in their reporting.  You have to be far, far right-wing to consider them liberal.
 
2014-04-27 03:08:41 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


It makes people feel powerful and special that they have the lives of others in their hands. Also smarter conservatives love to feel oppressed and under threat, example:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Without them there is the strong possibility that there would be few gun owners of any IQ.

 
2014-04-27 03:09:45 PM

violentsalvation: NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?

Because despite the chucklefarks they have as the public face, the NRA actually fights for gun rights that elected goofballs like this would take away


We do not ridicule lawmakers with absolutely no understanding of how the Internet works who attempt to regulate electronic communication and copyright.

We do not insult lawmakers with no scientific training who are put on science and technology committees.

We do not suggest that lawmakers who are demonstrably ignorant of womens' reproductive health issues have no credibility when authoring laws regulating access to abortion and birth control.

For what reason, then, do gun nuts become extremely upset when legislators who are demonstrably ignorant of fundamental firearms technology propose sweeping bans on firearms?
 
2014-04-27 03:11:13 PM

jaytkay: Meanwhile, in reality, there were millions of gun owners in the US before the NRA went full retard.


And since then, since 1977 when the NRA went "full retard", there has been the Hughes Amendment, the Assault Weapons Ban, the import ban of 1989, and thousands of local/regional ordinances passed. It's because the NRA went "full retard" that gun rights aren't severely proscribed.

Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. What do we need NARAL for?
 
2014-04-27 03:11:44 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


What advocacy group do you recommend then?
 
2014-04-27 03:12:06 PM

Dimensio: violentsalvation: NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?

Because despite the chucklefarks they have as the public face, the NRA actually fights for gun rights that elected goofballs like this would take away

We do not ridicule lawmakers with absolutely no understanding of how the Internet works who attempt to regulate electronic communication and copyright.

We do not insult lawmakers with no scientific training who are put on science and technology committees.

We do not suggest that lawmakers who are demonstrably ignorant of womens' reproductive health issues have no credibility when authoring laws regulating access to abortion and birth control.

For what reason, then, do gun nuts become extremely upset when legislators who are demonstrably ignorant of fundamental firearms technology propose sweeping bans on firearms?


You have such an old account and I don't recall you ever posting anywhere and I want to know why now. You make Pocket Ninja's dumb shiat look like amateur hour.
 
2014-04-27 03:12:24 PM

whistleridge: sammyk: Funny, I didn't notice NPR taking a stand either way. Maybe I missed something, but I just can't find a shred of bias in the article.

They rarely if ever do. It's more of a sort of benign bemusement, whether they're talking guns, Nicaraguan coffee plantations, public school riots in Paris, or cancer treatment. I always think of them of having a sort of 'huh...check this out' kind of tone.

Except for The Soise. They  always have to have the background Soise for whatever it is they're doing:

"I'm standing here in this gay llama farm..." *sound of gay llamas chortling in the background*

"Here in Bangladesh, nine year olds work 120 hour weeks..." *the sound of a nine year old working 120 weeks*

Other that The Sound, I love NPR. But I HATE The Sound...


Amen.
 
2014-04-27 03:13:11 PM

Dimensio: We do not ridicule lawmakers with absolutely no understanding of how the Internet works who attempt to regulate electronic communication and copyright.

We do not insult lawmakers with no scientific training who are put on science and technology committees.

We do not suggest that lawmakers who are demonstrably ignorant of womens' reproductive health issues have no credibility when authoring laws regulating access to abortion and birth control.

For what reason, then, do gun nuts become extremely upset when legislators who are demonstrably ignorant of fundamental firearms technology propose sweeping bans on firearms?



Are you sure about that?  It seems to me that we make fun of science-ignorant congresscritters all the time...
 
2014-04-27 03:13:59 PM

jaytkay: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Without them there is the strong possibility that there would be few gun owners of any IQ.

Meanwhile, in reality, there were millions of gun owners in the US before the NRA went full retard.

However there were far fewer who believed that they "needed" a gun because of the "big black guy" lurking around very corner.


Karl Malone is an NRA member...so he is protecting himself from......himself?
 
2014-04-27 03:15:36 PM

Bob Robert: It makes people feel powerful and special that they have the lives of others in their hands. Also smarter conservatives love to feel oppressed and under threat, example:


I don't feel oppressed. I'm not even one of those "the 2nd protects the 1st" sorts. I'm even reasonable about regulation. But in my lifetime I've seen enough to know that without people pushing back we'd have total bans. Gun-control people weren't always coy about their endgame. It's only been in the last 15-20 years that they learned to be coy about it so they could make incremental progress.
 
2014-04-27 03:17:32 PM

Dimensio: violentsalvation: NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?

Because despite the chucklefarks they have as the public face, the NRA actually fights for gun rights that elected goofballs like this would take away

We do not ridicule lawmakers with absolutely no understanding of how the Internet works who attempt to regulate electronic communication and copyright.

We do not insult lawmakers with no scientific training who are put on science and technology committees.

We do not suggest that lawmakers who are demonstrably ignorant of womens' reproductive health issues have no credibility when authoring laws regulating access to abortion and birth control.

For what reason, then, do gun nuts become extremely upset when legislators who are demonstrably ignorant of fundamental firearms technology propose sweeping bans on firearms?


This must be a parody post, because we make fun of all of those people with regularity.
 
2014-04-27 03:18:18 PM
Omg! Guns! Im SO scared!
 
2014-04-27 03:18:19 PM
NRA members, who pay anywhere from $10 to join for a year to $500 for a lifetime membership.

50 years up front for a lifetime membership?

That's a really shiat bulk buy deal.
 
2014-04-27 03:18:31 PM
I'm sure the NRA will have decent convention. Unless something weird happened. Like, I don't know, they paid Sarah Palin to give a speech celebrating torture. But that would never happen, would it?

Oh dear...
 
2014-04-27 03:19:20 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: But in my lifetime I've seen enough to know that without people pushing back we'd have total bans. Gun


We'd have federal total bans because of reasons. You convinced me.
 
2014-04-27 03:19:35 PM

steklo: [img.fark.net image 332x500][img.fark.net image 640x850][img.fark.net image 275x400]


Little do they know their menfolk would likely consider them to be convenient meat-shields if it ever came around to them having to defend themselves from anything.
 
2014-04-27 03:20:02 PM

NewportBarGuy: If you are a gun-owner with an IQ over 65... Why are you a member of the NRA?


I ask people the SAME thing.
 
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