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  • JON

    The people running the NRA are so out of touch with the reality of what the American people really want. Their bottom line isn’t gun safety. Their bottom line is MONEY!

    Gee…one failed shoe-bomber attempt on one plane and we ALL have to take our shoes off at the airport. But, shooting after shooting, resulting in tragic and senseless deaths and nothing has been done! It’s because of the millions of dollars from NRA lobbyists being donated to the politicians who won’t do a damn thing! They’re only concerned about their government job and not about the American people. How f-ing pathetic!

    • JeffH

      WOW, just another sensless rant by JON…you say it’s the money, another progressive hack & troll says the NRA works for the gun manufacturers.
      All this time I thought they worked to protect our 2nd Amendment freedom.
      You’ve been indoctrinated with way too much of the Brady, MAIG/Bloomberg, Feinstein, Obama, Matthews, Madcow anti-gun propaganda & rhetoric.

      • kinetic1

        JeffH,

        “Since 2005, the gun industry and its corporate allies have given between $20 million and $52.6 million to it through the NRA Ring of Freedom sponsor program.”

        “The NRA also made $20.9 million — about 10 percent of its revenue — from selling advertising to industry companies marketing products in its many publications in 2010, according to the IRS Form 990.”

        “Additionally, some companies donate portions of sales directly to the NRA…. which amounts to millions.”

        http://www.businessinsider.com/gun-industry-funds-nra-2013-1#ixzz2PQ56nqLa

        It’s not a matter of indoctrination (well, maybe it is for the NRA), but a matter of documented facts. The NRA may have been a simple member funded advocacy group in the early days, but the allure of money has clearly shifted their direction of representation.

        • JeffH

          Kinetic1, I completely understand and recognize the monetary support that retail suppliers and some manufacturers have for the NRA as well as the memberships and their additional donations but to even believe that the only reason they exist is for the money or that they exist only to represent and protect the manufacurers is ignorance of the highest degree.
          http://gun.laws.com/nra/national-rifle-association-importance-and-effect
          It is important to give the National Rifle Association due credit for all its efforts. Whether a person may be leaning toward gun rights or gun control is an irrelevant factor; the NRA, at its core and purest intention, exists simply to protect a particular aspect of the Civil Rights of Americans.

          The key to remember is that the natural-born and inherent rights as listed in The Bill of Rights exist to protect American civilians from tyranny. Pro-gun rights and gun control laws are both equally disputable issues, regardless of what side a person may be on. However, it can not be denied that the Second Amendment does exist, and the NRA has been at the heart of defending this civil right since its inception in 1871.

          The NRA has been as important to the defense and protection of the Second Amendment as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and countless others were to the Equal Rights Movement in the 1960’s. The fact of the matter is that the NRA is arguably one of the oldest organizations in the United States protecting the Civil Rights of Americans, and its four million members would be not find such a claim completely fallible.

          The National Rifle Association is the pillar that holds up the Second Amendment right to bear arms; it not only upholds it for the citizens of the United States, but it also protects it. Regardless of what political stance a person may have on firearms, the NRA’s protection of the right to bear arms makes the organization a civil right protector at its simplest purpose. The power the organization has garnered over the years and the support of millions of members truly make the NRA an important political faction with the ability to have an effect on the legislation and laws of the country.

        • JeffH

          I’ll add that the direction of their representation has been “broadened” in their ~142 years of existance, it has never changed.