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Meet the NRA´s Biggest Recruiter
Real Clear Politics, by Debra J. Saunders

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/22/2013 10:14:35 AM

If you want to know why Sen. Dianne Feinstein´s assault weapons ban couldn´t muster 40 votes -- that´s according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who says he will cut the ban from the Democrats´ gun bill -- attend a National Rifle Association event in Feinstein´s backyard. Though critics like to paint the organization as an out-of-touch haven for angry old white guys, Sunday´s NRA "Fun Shoot" at the San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range was anything but. I attended a safety and shooting lesson for 12. Half of the group was female -- and white, black and Asian.

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The efforts to use Newtown to push gun control have had the opposite effect, driving "law-abiding Americans" to the NRA.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ocjim, 3/22/2013 10:21:57 AM     (No. 9238383)

Joined NRA last week right after Wayne LaPierre´s fine speech at CPAC. Haven´t shot a gun since Nam.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: melman, 3/22/2013 10:32:11 AM     (No. 9238407)

It´s the Communist in the Democrat party that wants to outlaw guns. It fits with thier agenda for America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/22/2013 10:37:02 AM     (No. 9238427)

Like many other Americans I immediately joined the NRA as soon as the radical Left anti-gun campaign geared up after Sandy Hook. I think I may have belonged briefly many years ago - but the sole reason for renewing was the anti-gun propaganda of the liberal-Left-progressive-sissy establishment. I hope and believe many other Americans have done likewise.

If semi-automatic rifles were not so expensive I would buy one just to spite the sissy Left. Some enterprising manufacturer really ought to develop a more affordable model. For people like me, who don´t have a great interest or collector´s joy in firearms, a very basic, simple, non-professional model at a good price point ($300 - $500) would sell like hotcakes. We might never even shoot it - but we would definitely like to own it. I just cannot see laying out $1-3K for a weapon I am not likely to use. What is needed is a suitable look-alike that will shoot some. It doesn´t have to be sturdy, strong, accurate, beautiful, technically excellent or even especially reliable, all which are of course essential for serious shooters and collectors. The rest of us would be more than satisfied with a cheap knock-off that looked OK and could be counted on to get off at least one round before jamming. Buying such a weapon would be a political act, not the careful and informed choice of a serious firearms aficionado. My guess is that there is an enormous potential market of people like me just waiting for a weapon that meets our price needs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 3/22/2013 11:20:11 AM     (No. 9238534)

I renewed my NRA membership just a week or so ago. During the many times I swore the oath of office in the mil, I still consider it my duty to protect and defend the rights our creator gave us, as outlined in our DOI and BORs.
The progressive left is usually effective when it comes to manipulating the masses. In this case, they are causing a reaction opposite to their desired intent.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimboUSN, 3/22/2013 11:23:19 AM     (No. 9238542)

The dirty little secret is that the U.S. gov´t cannot prevent the buying of arms by decent, law-abiding Americans...so it is doing its best to make ammo unavailable; huge taxes are next.

Moreover, you´ve heard the stories and they´re TRUE. Went to the V.A. Hospital. First words out of the doctor´s mouth were not, "How ya feeling?" but rather, "do you have any guns in your home?" Before I could answer, he followed-up with, "and are they locked up?" Then, before I could say, "none of your business"...he proceeded to tell me they (the V.A. Hospital) can provide locks.

I guess if you say yes to locks, then they put you down in the database as a gun owner together with number of locks requested. What a gimmick to suck info out of you. And WHY pray tell does a V.A. Hospital supply gun locks?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 3/22/2013 11:49:51 AM     (No. 9238609)

Ol´ Wayne and the NRA folks should present a "Top Recruiter of the Year" award at the next NRA convention ... and announce that there are three recipients this year: Barack Hussein Obama, Harry Reid, and Diane Feinstein.

And be sure to offer each of them an invitation to pick up their award.

A friend of mine asked his 17 year old son what he wanted for his birthday this year ... the boy said an NRA membership. He´s now a proud member.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 3/22/2013 2:06:55 PM     (No. 9238885)

There´s still a ´Democrats´ gun bill´ on the table.

It is guarantee to be up to no good.

Nobody is talking about it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 3/22/2013 4:11:13 PM     (No. 9239044)

Search L.COM for "The Holy Grail of Gun Control" about "Universal Background Checks." Its the backdoor to eliminating gun ownership in America. The background check on both buyer and SELLER will frequently result in the seller being unable to PROVE legal ownership. (In the case of gifted or inherited guns, potentially impossible.) Gun gets confiscated, police search the home for other "illegal" guns,seize all firearms, felony conviction = loss of rights. Universal Background Checks MUST BE DEFEATED. Get on the phones. Now.

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