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How NRA’s true believers
converted a marksmanship group
into a mighty gun lobby

Washington Post, by Joel Achenbach*

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/12/2013 11:54:22 PM

In gun lore it’s known as the Revolt at Cincinnati. On May 21, 1977, and into the morning of May 22, a rump caucus of gun rights radicals took over the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. The rebels wore orange-blaze hunting caps. They spoke on walkie-talkies as they worked the floor of the sweltering convention hall. They suspected that the NRA leaders had turned off the air-conditioning in hopes that the rabble-rousers would lose enthusiasm. The Old Guard was caught by surprise. The NRA officers sat up front, on a dais, observing their demise.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/12/2013 11:55:51 PM     (No. 9113493)

Sounds more like how the Democratic (sic) party was taken over by hard-left radicals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lana720, 1/13/2013 1:06:10 AM     (No. 9113522)

OK, so I read all five pages and still have my NRA Lifetime card in my purse.
Tyranny has no place in America. I value my security and aim to keep safe - in spite of those who take oaths on Bibles to secure us and then do not keep those promises.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 1/13/2013 2:43:34 AM     (No. 9113544)

here´s a great line

"They are absolutist in their interpretation of the Second Amendment"

OH NO!! they don´y believe in a "living constitution" like Justice Breyer!

Gosh, it´s awful, they believe the 2nd amendment actually means what it says...



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Reply 4 - Posted by: fireman28, 1/13/2013 2:54:45 AM     (No. 9113548)

Thanks #2.
The best recruiters for membership in the NRA are Biden and Obama.

There is a new gun store near where I live. Since Conn happened and Biden got on TV you cannot even get into the parking lot.
One block away is an older gun store, lines out the door every day.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 1/13/2013 3:41:36 AM     (No. 9113562)

And yet you cannot carry in Illinois, and try it in Washington, DC, or New York City. I believe in the NRA, but they have let us down in the above named areas....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/13/2013 3:57:59 AM     (No. 9113568)

Obama and his team of idiotic advisers have bit off more than they can chew here and if they had any sense at all,they´d back off.

Hopefully,what´s going to happen here,is Obama´s going to expend whatever political capital he has so it´s diluted enough to where he can´t finish his socialization of America.

I´m sure two of Obama´s main sub groups voted for mo money,not wasting time on the gun grabbers association.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judge, 1/13/2013 6:43:49 AM     (No. 9113638)

NRA member for life, and proud of it

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/13/2013 7:01:38 AM     (No. 9113653)

This sounds like Liberal Folklore...long live the NRA and their vigilant watch over our "natural rights"!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/13/2013 7:08:32 AM     (No. 9113665)

Few, if any, national organizations defend our constitutional freedoms like the NRA. I´m proud to be a Life Member of that great group of real Americans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tren9, 1/13/2013 9:27:24 AM     (No. 9113862)

The reason for this article is here:

FTA: LaPierre knew what notes to hit to satisfy the hard-liners. At the annual meeting in 1993, LaPierre told the members, “Good, honest Americans stand divided, driven apart by a force that dwarfs any political power or social tyrant that ever before existed on this planet: the American media.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/13/2013 9:44:17 AM     (No. 9113884)

And so it begins. You see, the NRA was just a moderate, reasonable and compromising bunch of guys until those radicals who don´t believe in a living breathing constitution took over. We know that things like this can happen. Why-just look at what the evil-doers in the Tea Party are trying to do to the republican party.
Nice try, WaaaahPoo!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/13/2013 10:26:19 AM     (No. 9113959)

Oh, if only my Republican Party show a fraction of guts NRA leadership demonstrates. Leadership that makes a difference.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/13/2013 1:26:35 PM     (No. 9114342)

The NRA is the first CIVIL RIGHTS organization

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