THE REAL NRA



TRUTH - THE NRA LEADERSHIP IN ONE WORD

“SCUMBAGS” IS TOO GOOD A WORD

NRA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CEO WAYNE LAPIERRE VOICED
His lies again at the.. Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.  Lapierre made the following heartwarming statements. 

“Can we protect so much with armed security, while we drop our kids off at school, that are so-called gun-free zones, that are wide-open targets for any crazy madman bent on evil to come there first?” 

In every community, PTAs, teachers’ unions, local law enforcement, moms and dads – they all must come together to implement the very best strategy to harden their schools, including effective trained, armed security that will absolutely protect every innocent child in this country. 

That has to happen now. Evil walks among us, and God help us if we do not harden our schools and protect our kids. ...  ( Evil?  Look in the mirror schmuck)

"I refuse to leave this stage until I say one more time that we must immediately harden our schools. Every day— every day, young children are being dropped off at schools that are virtually wide open, soft targets for anyone bent on mass murder.

It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some Hollywood gala. Schools must be the most hardened targets in this country.”   ( Or an idiot using lies and paranoia on the country) 

WORDS HAVE MEANINGS  This is the nutcase guy who referred to the secret soldiers being trained in the US to take away our right and privileges  One of many of his lies.  Since then, the name of those high leather boots has been commonly used as a symbolic reference to totalitarian governments.  The secret soldiers at FT. Benning and other bases were part of our Central and South American comprehensive training and on my many trips to Ft. Benning stayed in those barracks and housing. 

On April 19, 1995, just six days after LaPierre sent out his NRA fundraising letter, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was destroyed by a bomb, killing 168 people.

It was later discovered that the conspirators behind the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, were also angry over gun control laws and the federal government’s involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco tragedies.  Gun control advocates suggested that the inflammatory rhetoric in LaPierre’s letter had encouraged the bombing. 

NRA officials denied that there was any link.   However, a few weeks after the Oklahoma bombing, in an interview reported by the Associated Press, LaPierre did publicly apologize for the harshness of his remarks about federal officials. 

“If anyone thought the intention was to paint all federal law enforcement officials with the same broad brush,” LaPierre said, “I’m sorry.”

Nonetheless, LaPierre’s use of the phrase “jack-booted government thugs” in his fundraising letter remains notorious among gun control advocates and critics of the NRA.

Listening to Wayne LaPierre is like listening to Adolf Hitler, all the conversation is about the evil ones, the soft targets, the gun free zones, and it's never about the 331 million people here and the 350 million guns presently reportable, and we don't know how many illegal guns and users are in that mix.

Hours later, Trump was at the White House talking about school safety after last week's mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Notice, Trump used some of the same talking points, key words and phrases as LaPierre (again, emphasis ours):

"We have to harden our schools, not soften them. A gun-free zone to a killer or somebody who wants to be a killer, that's like going in for the ice cream. That's like 'here I am, take me.' We have to get smart on gun-free zones. When they see 'this is a gun-free zone,' that means that nobody has a gun except them, nobody's going to be shooting bullets in the other direction. And they see that, it's such a beautiful target. They live for gun-free zones.

"Now what I'd recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus, we give them a little bit of a bonus, because frankly they'd feel more comfortable having the gun anyway, you give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free you've now made the school into a hardened target. ..."You want a hardened school, and I want a hardened school, too."


PARANOIA WORKS ON WEAK MINDS   Wayne LaPierre, regularly describes America as a kind of place where only the armed can survive. As he wrote in a 2013 article, “Hurricanes, Tornados. Riots, Terrorists, Gangs, Lone criminals.  You need a gun.  The NRA and the gun manufacturers are in a symbiotic relationship, where they both benefit whenever guns become a political issue.  He has created the maniacal enterprise of fear, retribution, a touch of insanity and the weak in our society have succumbed.  Four of the last shooters were not sane enough to be near a firearm.

For the NRA, it’s about members and money. Follow the money, for the gun manufacturers, it’s about sales and protection from legal liability.  And as long as gun owners are kept agitated, angry, and afraid, they both win.

In the US, there are now somewhere between 270 million and 310 million guns, according to the Pew Research Center.  That’s almost one gun for every person in the nation. Judges and legislators across the political spectrum recognize the constitutional right to bear arms.  

And gun and ammunition sales to private citizens are a significant part of a roughly $15 billion industry that’s seeing plenty of growth.

What makes the gun industry so controversial, of course, is the ever-shifting debate about how to reconcile gun rights and public safety.  Each year in this country, more than 31,000 people are killed by firearms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate — roughly 85 people per day. The US has one of the highest rates of civilian gun ownership and one of the highest rates of firearm-related deaths per capita across developed countries around the world. 

And the NRA is doing nothing about it as their mission is ell more guns and make more money, dead humans are just a by product, the cost of doing business.

The NRA is not the NRA of the people anymore, the NRA is not the NRA of the Gun owners, sportsmen, competitors, collectors nor enthusiasts.  The NRA is the NRA of the gun manufacturers, it is a billion dollar lobbyist organization.

And your membership dues will not be used for the purpose of promoting anything other than a few so-so has-been programs, but mainly used for bribes to Congressmen so the gun manufacturers will make more money for the lobby and protect the industry from government regulation... 

Failure to support the NRA will result in the NRA supporting the opposition when it’s time for re-election.  So the candidates like Rubio when asked at a town hall about Parkland in front of the crowd will he not accept money from the NRA. The parents and supporters of the dead children were there and right in front of them he said he will still take the money and had a shitload of excuses why he will not support any legislature against true gun regulation.  Se’ll vote for something like making 12 gauge shotguns legal for Tse-Tse Fly hunting during August, feel-good shit.
Spoken like a true scumbag and when he’s due for reelection, I will walk my way, wearing out my legs clear up to my knees against him...

I am not against the NRA just the lies, paranoia, slander, and bribes the organization leadership panders with. If they went back to what they chartered for, the sportsman, the hunter, competitor and other honorable endeavors, I would go back... it appears that I fear that will not happen.

WHERES THE MONEY COMING FROM...FEAR

For the uninformed and ignorant, the NRA gets tens of millions of dollars from gun manufacturers, through a variety of channels, not just checks but advertising in NRA publications and special promotions the manufacturers run. For instance, every time someone buys a Ruger, the company donates $2 to the NRA. Buy one from Taurus, and they’ll pay for a year's membership in the NRA.

What do you call the frightened, paranoid, insecure guy having a midlife crisis who prepares for the inevitable breakdown of society and shakes his fist and shows disrespect  OR LOVE in TRUMPS case at the President?   You call him a customer.  He's the one who responds to every "urgent" appeal from the NRA to donate a few more dollars and go buy another rifle or handgun or two, while the manufacturers watch their profits rise and their stock prices soar. He’s money in the bank. 

What’s more, a growing body of research suggests that simply owning a gun is correlated with an increased likelihood that you’ll be a victim of violence.    A study published in 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who live in homes with firearms are over three times as likely to die from suicide and two times as likely to be a victim of homicide as those who don’t have access to firearms. The study analyzed the results of 16 other studies and found that in all but one, access to guns was linked to a higher probability of murder or suicide.

Mr. Wayne Lapierre, retiring head of the NRA, its grand mufti, fueler or is it fuehrer of the party, grand chancellor of misinformation lies and social media guru  is not in my opinion, a truth teller.  He is a publicity head with a million dollar a year paycheck and it shows me this has nothing to do with anything other than follow the money and the money is huge in this industry.   With most products in the industry starting at about 200.00 dollars and the sky is the limit, it relates to millions, most likely billions of dollars.  This is wrong.


BIG CLAIMS WITH NO AUTHENTICITY,    STREET LANGUAGE     LIES...

•  The claims of  jackbooted foreign soldiers on American Soil getting ready to take over the country.  
TRUTH:  More like the friendly country South American regular troops the Army is training in counter insurgency and drug dealing the US provides at what is called the School of the America’s.  I have attended many functions there.  I have stayed in those barracks with those members of the teams from several SA countries.  Great dedicated men.

•  The so-called the New World Order TRUTH: which had nothing to do with guns, it involved financial worldly growth of the new players in commerce and finance like the BRIC countries which are Brazil, Russia, India and China, nothing more. The phrase goes back to Roman times and has been used many times in the US by politicians and especially used in several speeches including the UN, by President Bush 41.

•  And more claims of spotting Black Helicopters.  
TRUTH:  There were no black helicopters swooping down on your back forty other than mosquito control boys which will be in abundance this year because of ZIKA.  And they are not all black.  More bullshit rumors and lies from the NRA. The only Black Helicopter I ever saw was I believe owned by Hugh Hefner and the Playboy corporation, Black with a white logo.

•  And the one shot deal, the 2nd Amendment lies.There is no assault on the second amendment. The unsubstantiated rhetoric “Soon they’ll be taking your guns away”.   The NRA cries that no matter what’s going on in the political world, it pretends an imminent massive gun confiscation with President Obama wanting more background checks?   TRUTH:  This claim — prominent among gun-rights advocates — implies that the Second Amendment establishes not just a right to own guns, but a right that the government cannot legally limit.   None of our rights work this way.  "The Supreme Court has said repeatedly that no right under the Constitution is absolute," says Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA and the author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. “ In general, where the government has very strong reasons to restrict a right, it can.”

•   “ We already restrict access to firearms in many ways. We prohibit people from owning machine guns. We prohibit people from owning shoulder-launched missiles and hand grenades. We prohibit felons and the mentally ill from possessing firearms. We prevent children from owning firearms.”  Obviously it has been a tremendous failure and didn’t work...it’s horseshit just like everything else that comes out of the NRA handbook.

•  Tell that to the twenty children, babies killed at Sandy Hook Elementary DEC 2012

• Tell that to those 12 killed and 58 wounded in Aurora Colorado    July 2012

• Tell that to the 15 Kids killed at Columbine, litton Denver, Colorado  -  April 1999

•   Tell that to the 59 dead  and 527 wounded at the massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada -  Oct. 2017

•  Tell that to the 49 killed and 53 wounded at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando - June 2016

•   Tell that to the 11 Jewish victims, six wounded in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania - October, 2018

•  Tell that to the 26 victims and 20 wounded Church people in Sutherland, Texas - November 2017

•  Tell that to the 17 victims and 17 wounded School kids in Parkland, Florida -  February 2018

•  Tell that to the hate crime in Kroger - October 2018


The Supreme Court declined to review local laws that prohibit certain kinds of weapons like semiautomatic guns.  “We see a lot more absolutist rhetoric today than we did in the past,” Winkler says, "partly because we have over the last 40 years seen the rise of a rather extreme pro-gun movement, led by the NRA."  

And the excuse about 2nd amendment rights and denial of service for those on federal lists such as no-fly and terrorist who might be denied a weapon or concealed carry permit don’t carry easily with me.  We can afford to affront someone once in a while, but we can’t afford another San Bernardino.  Thats a weak excuse and it’s about time a few in Congress step up since their party is turning in a bad direction anyway.  

Strange today with fewer Americans living in rural areas and hunting no longer as popular a recreational activity as it once was, far fewer Americans own sporting guns today than a generation or two ago according to data from the General Social Survey. And their numbers tell the story of a gun culture, for hunting purpose often a rifle and a shotgun has changed to a culture of mostly handguns and assault weapons. 

Less than one week ago South Dakota passed a bill allowing teachers in both primary and secondary grades to be armed with guns. The proposal for such a measure started shortly after Sandy Hook and marketing toward this goal stated popping up on various NRA supported sites.   

The good news is that there appears to be a grassroots movement against this “grassroots movement” that is now funded by the weapons industry. The NRA is growing increasingly out of touch with its original goals and even with its own membership. It is estimated that as many as 83% of NRA members are okay with background checks at a time when the organization is trying to remove all barriers. You see, members also have family they would like to keep safe. 

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