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Even before Newtown
tragedy, NRA was
losing Democratic support

Washington Post, by Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/19/2012 10:42:31 PM

Months before the massacre in Newtown, Conn., put the National Rifle Association on the defensive, the powerful gun rights group faced an unexpected problem. One of its most loyal Democratic friends in Congress was leading a rebellion against an NRA effort to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, a cause viewed by Democrats as a political sideshow that had nothing to do with gun rights. “This, my friends, is not a position I relish,” Rep. John D. Dingell (Mich.) wrote in an anguished letter urging fellow gun lovers to reject the NRA’s position.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubby, 12/19/2012 10:54:30 PM     (No. 9075425)

Could it be because a lot of gun owning Democrats switched parties? Just asking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/19/2012 11:08:23 PM     (No. 9075437)

I lost democratic support 50 years ago and good riddance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/19/2012 11:29:52 PM     (No. 9075458)

NRA has had the habit of supporting Democrats even when viable Republicans were available. When I complained they dropped me a form letter that NRA was a
´single issue´ organization. I wrote back that they Democrats were also a ´single issue´ organization……for a gun ban.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BcdErick, 12/19/2012 11:48:07 PM     (No. 9075471)

This lame piece of nonsense is part of pathetically co-ordinated campaign to first, ban the AR-15, and then make it harder and harder to buy a gun and criminalized the use of a gun. The liberals want to gleefully shove it down our throats like they did with the abortion that is ObamaCare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jl80863, 12/20/2012 12:12:27 AM     (No. 9075488)

The NRA is adding 8000 members a day. They are not all Republicans. More WaPOS propaganda.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/20/2012 12:58:56 AM     (No. 9075516)

Except for a few Dems in rural, red-state areas, when has the NRA ever HAD Democratic support?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bennie, 12/20/2012 3:48:00 AM     (No. 9075562)

The NRA backed Dingy Harry and in Oregon Kurt Shrader one of our representatives. Both big dems. I wrote them, complained and quickly dropped my membership at the time. Lot they cared. Supposedly they said Dingy Harry was very supportive of them. We´ll see.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/20/2012 5:55:13 AM     (No. 9075610)

The left is stuck on this idea that if you get rid of the NRA,lawmakers could just steamroll anti-gun measures through. They don´t get the seriousness of how people take the 2nd amendment at all. Obama knows it,that´s why he assigned the dolt Biden to head the task force. Plus Biden´s bored anyway.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/20/2012 6:11:38 AM     (No. 9075627)

The Dumbs don´t need the NRA, they have AG Holder and Fast & Furious...WOW!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/20/2012 7:30:26 AM     (No. 9075747)

Dingell´s entire career can be summed up in two words- union whore. He´s only pretended to care about the 2nd ammendent on occasions when he was trying to round off enough votes to stay in power for 50+ years.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/20/2012 10:05:56 AM     (No. 9076010)

Gun ownership by women is the only category showing new growth. The rest of the sales is being driven by repeat purchases.

Women are buying guns like never before.

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