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NRA tactics erode post-Newtown
support for gun-control measures

Washington Post, by Tom Hamburger

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/5/2013 11:00:22 PM

Sen Mark Begich declared a “sea change” in the politics of gun control immediately after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., telling his local newspaper that he would not hesitate to buck the powerful National Rifle Association. But in the months since, the gun rights group has made itself impossible for the Alaska Democrat, and many other lawmakers, to resist. Begich has signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill, drafted in consultation with the NRA, that would change the way mental illness is reported in the background check system — a measure that critics say

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 4/5/2013 11:04:18 PM     (No. 9262007)

In other words, we had a crisis that we could use to exploit gullible lofos, but the NRA kept confusing the issue with facts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 4/5/2013 11:13:52 PM     (No. 9262019)

???O? ????

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/5/2013 11:26:13 PM     (No. 9262033)

Yeah, you "bitter clingers" DESERVE to have your rights taken away.

/s off/

As if this whole gun grab wasn´t in the works anyway. "Under the RADAR" for years, and the Obama Regime never lets a crisis go to waste.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/6/2013 12:02:20 AM     (No. 9262054)

Not to put too fine a point on it, Wayne LaPierre is a hell of a lot smarter than the Senator and (this is a biggie) he hss right on his side.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 4/6/2013 12:05:21 AM     (No. 9262056)

What liberals, and WaPo, don´t seem to get is that the NRA doesn´t erode or control. It has a large and diverse membership. It´s the multitude of people behind the NRA, either as members or as like-minded patriotic citizens, who say to those who want to take advantage of a tragedy like Newtown -- stop, look and listen!

Liberals want to control -- thought, policy and, of course the purse. "Gun-control measures" advance their cause. I don´t doubt that some have pure, misguided, do-good motives -- and emotionally promote a utopian no-guns-means-no-violence, no-killing world. Were it so simple. so easy.

It´s not. The second amendment protects our freedom and, to the extent possible, our security. It does not erode.

May the NRA be a waterfall -- stop those who want to tread on the constitution.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: debaser, 4/6/2013 1:04:33 AM     (No. 9262080)

Yeah, their tactics were so ineffective, I joined the NRA and have been building up a nice stock of ammo ever since.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mws50, 4/6/2013 6:06:08 AM     (No. 9262188)

It is not the NRA. It is the ridiculous attempt to kill normal citizens rights that has caused the liberals gun control to fail. They will never accept that basic fact, so they blame someone else for their failures. (standard leftard tactic.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/6/2013 9:50:59 AM     (No. 9262477)

Is the author suggesting that OFA, the largest and most well-funded propagation organization this nation has ever seen, is not able to "win" the support needed for an illegal gun ban?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/6/2013 10:35:00 AM     (No. 9262565)

Yep, all the kings horses (OFA) and Mr BoJangles dancing on children´s graves in CO and CT couldn´t get it done.
Yet.

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