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NRA’s lobbying bags big
legislative wins in states
over the past two decades

Washington Post, by Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 12:13:23 AM

In state capitals and city halls nationwide, the National Rifle Association is demonstrating its enduring ability to thwart new firearms regulations and expand rights for gun owners — even after a school massacre in Newtown, Conn., gave the gun-control cause new momentum. Just last week, Illinois state House members declined to consider proposed limits on assault weapons amid a surge of negative phone calls and e-mails from NRA members and other gun owners. In Wisconsin last week, legislators wary of provoking the NRA backed off a proposed ban on loaded firearms

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/17/2013 12:37:41 AM     (No. 9121425)

I am the NRA.

[Of course, I am also Rhett Butler and Sarah Palin...]

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/17/2013 1:32:06 AM     (No. 9121469)

The Joseph Goebbels´ wannabes at the Washington Post and their Hitler Youth readers have their panties twisted up in a wad over the NRA.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/17/2013 2:27:04 AM     (No. 9121495)

Maybe sensible people are simply looking at the murderous cesspools that are Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C., and deciding that the most restrictive gun laws in the nation simply haven´t worked.

By the way, where are all of the rolling shootouts you liberals predicted when states like Texas adopted "concealed carry" laws?

Nowhere to be found.

Americans are far more sensible than you moron "journalists" think.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/17/2013 3:28:34 AM     (No. 9121516)

Main street business owners don´t use an armored car to make bank deposits--they personally take the daily deposits to the bank drop box. They carry a firearm when they do this ritual. Big city media types don´t understand how most of this country functions.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/17/2013 4:08:06 AM     (No. 9121534)

What is amusing is progressives try to paint the Tea Party and the NRA as radical fringe group enemies.... When in reality their true enemy is the American taxpayer.

Obama accuses the NRA of trying to create fear to improve sales & ratings. Does he think the NRA is Fox News & WalMart?

When they says pols are afraid to oppose the NRA... what they really mean is they are afraid to oppose the American People.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/17/2013 4:14:42 AM     (No. 9121540)

Liberals get their panties in a twist when the NRA acts as a lobbying organization. It upsets their 100 percent hold over all their other lobbyists.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/17/2013 5:50:23 AM     (No. 9121578)

I haven´t been able to figure out how Obama won Wisconsin when the voters there elected Scott walker twice within the past couple years.What it does is exemplifies how liberals steal elections like stacking illegal votes in areas like Milwaukee.

Whacko liberals and unions in an area like Madison combined with over turnout in minority areas have been their magic formulas with zero attention being paid to 95% turnout rates
in some areas,with somewhere around 50% turnouts in others.

Liberals aren´t winning with the will of the people but by simple bribery.

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