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With Tea Party in town, Harry Reid helps open shooting park
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3-27-10 | Tiffany Gibson

Posted on 03/28/2010 7:06:17 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater

With Tea Party in town, Harry Reid helps open shooting park Image

Justin M. Bowen

Sen. Harry Reid shoots his personal 12-gauge shotgun during the grand opening of the Clark County Shooting Park in Las Vegas Saturday, March 27, 2010.

By Tiffany Gibson (contact)

Saturday, March 27, 2010 | 4:15 p.m. Clark County Shooting Park Sun Archives

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As the Tea Party Express rolled into Searchlight on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wasn’t home. Instead, he spent his morning at the grand opening of the Clark County Shooting Park, firing a shotgun at one of the facility’s new ranges.

“Everyone has said this is the greatest park in the United States of America, but I say it’s the greatest gun park in the world,” Reid said.

Reid helped to secure land and $61 million for the 2,900-acre facility under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. He was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday by National Rifle Association of America Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Rep. Shelley Berkley, Rep. Dina Titus, state Sen. John Jay Lee and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins.

Reid practiced shooting at one of the ranges, firing six rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun and hitting two clay birds. Each clay bird busted into pieces and the crowd cheered as Reid reloaded the gun. Collins also fired several rounds.

Shooting at the park, on the northern edge of the valley, costs $7 per day for rifles, pistols and archery and $6 per 25-bird round for shotguns.

It has an archery range and building with a 30-seat classroom, a rifle and pistol range, and a shotgun center and 80 spaces for recreational vehicles.

LaPierre said the park is expected to be a tourist attraction with 35,000 to 40,000 people expected to participate in shooting activities each year.

“I know how you worked,” LaPierre said to Reid before turning back to the audience. “(This) would not have opened without the work of Sen. Reid.”

Since the park first opened on weekends in January, Lee said more than 4,000 shooters have participated – which he called a significant amount considering the range hasn’t been advertising.

The park will also be used for educational purposes, Collins said. Many youth groups have visited the park to learn about shooting sports and gun safety, he said.

Michael Reese, 15, said he has been shooting for seven years and visits the park every other weekend with his father. It’s become a tradition for the two of them, he said.

“It’s a very nice facility,” Reese said.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: guns; lapierre; nevada; nra; reid
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Hey folks, when will we all wake up and realize that the NRA is a sell out gun group. They are Washington insiders at the worst. This is the perfect example. Working hand in hand with Harry Reid, a communist politician and the chief architect of Barack Obama's left-wing agenda, to get taxpayer money to build a gun park. In the process, giving Harry Reid political cover on the gun issue. Shame on you NRA. Shame on us for thinking that they don't sell gun owners out all across the country.
1 posted on 03/28/2010 7:06:18 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

The NRA should publicly water board Reid on his gun views before giving an endorsement.


2 posted on 03/28/2010 7:08:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Big Labor Hater

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre ???????


3 posted on 03/28/2010 7:08:45 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

This is the reason why real second amendment advocates should support groups like the National Association for Gun Rights (www.nagr.org) or Gun Owners of America (www.gunowners.org).

Wake up guys! The NRA is a political animal. They are Washington insiders.


4 posted on 03/28/2010 7:12:02 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater
Reid practiced shooting at one of the ranges, firing six rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun and hitting two clay birds.

Dingy Harry obviously does not shoot any better than he votes. Bye Bye Harry, you'll be voted out of office in November.

5 posted on 03/28/2010 7:15:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

Don’t worry...certain Freepers will be along shortly to extol the virtues of the NRA ...grrrr. I’ve said for years that the NRA will sell it’s soul keep the donations flowing to pay for it’s “big glass castle” in Fairfax.


6 posted on 03/28/2010 7:16:24 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Here I am.
No less than Bill Clinton credited NRA for Algore’s loss in the run against George W. Bush.


7 posted on 03/28/2010 7:21:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I have been an NRA life member for many years, if I had not already paid for this, I would tell them to shove it. I will however use my Life leverage to raise certain hell in the ranks.


8 posted on 03/28/2010 7:21:59 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Big Labor Hater

Some years ago I made a run for the Texas legislature. The fellow I ran against had voted against the Texas concealed carry law three separate times but who did they endorse. My opponent of course! I told them where to stick my life membership at that point and went to GOA.


9 posted on 03/28/2010 7:22:07 AM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And how does that excuse LaPierre propping up Reid yesterday?


10 posted on 03/28/2010 7:23:27 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Big Labor Hater

DON’T JUST SIT THERE, CONTACT THE NRA!


11 posted on 03/28/2010 7:23:45 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That’s probably because Al Gore credited Bill Clinton for Al Gore’s loss to George Bush.


12 posted on 03/28/2010 7:24:49 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: MileHi
I can't speak for LaPierre but I'd guess this is mostly piss-poor timing.
13 posted on 03/28/2010 7:27:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Concho

I too am a Life Member but I upgraded to that before my eyes were opened to the realities of their deceit. I do, however, use that status to try and change things from the inside.


14 posted on 03/28/2010 7:29:05 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Big Labor Hater

NRA is just another AARP?????


15 posted on 03/28/2010 7:31:57 AM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

LIFE Member dittos.


16 posted on 03/28/2010 7:32:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Would have been easy to NOT get on the plane and make a statement about Reids politics.

It must have been a mistake whe Wayne came to Denver to share a stage with Sarah Brady after Columbine too.


17 posted on 03/28/2010 7:32:13 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Well, lets go get them. LaPierre should know better than to hob nob with Reid. No damn shooting range is worth compromising your principles. Reid sucked that money in to get that range to attempt to salvage his ass with the heavily conservative southern Utah Mormons. It is simply vote buying and LaPierre sucked into it. We need to frag LaPierre but good.


18 posted on 03/28/2010 7:32:29 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Big Labor Hater

The problem here is not the NRA, Wayne LaPierre or Harry Reid. The problem is a system where federal dollars are used to construct a local park.

If you want a shooting park, go raise the money and build it....don’t ask Washington for an earmark using my money that I was saving to build my own shooting park!


19 posted on 03/28/2010 7:34:41 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
I'm still an NRA member, but... not long ago I heard a well-known US Senator state publicly that GOA is the real friend of gunowners.

Who expects me to believe that Reid isn't a venal whore who will sell out on any issue to remain in office?

Who expects me to believe that gun control is not on the list of agenda items for Reid, probably right after amnesty?

"Gun control" defined, of course, as disarming as many people as possible except for Reid and his ilk with their borrowed skeet guns.

20 posted on 03/28/2010 7:36:44 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Concho

I was just about to send in my payment to renew and upgrade my membership in the NRA. I am tearing up the check and joining GOA.

Wayne, what a disappointment!


21 posted on 03/28/2010 7:37:09 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: Big Labor Hater
I don't get the NRA. The biggest threat to the 2nd amendment isn't anti-gun pols, it's the SCOTUS. I don't care if Dingy supports legalizing machine guns, it doesn't matter as long as he supports the left wing radicals BHO nominates to the federal courts.
22 posted on 03/28/2010 7:37:11 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Keep up the fight.

I used to be a yearly membership guy but then I started to receive telephone solicitations from the NRA, you know, vote for this—or-that, need money, that sort of stuff.

Thing is, they were calling me on my cell phone. I told them to stop calling me on my cell, I called the HQ as well, nothing worked. Finally, I had enough after receiving in one week two calls on my cell, waking me up while I was in London!! When I got back and called the NRA HQ, they couldn’t seem to care, they blamed the company they contract to do the calls, making excuses that it takes time to remove someone from their call list. . . .what, like 6-months wasn’t enough time?

I quit and their membership solicitation/renewal forms get send back in the (empty) pre-paid envelope.


23 posted on 03/28/2010 7:38:17 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: NHResident

Right on brother!

www.NAGR.org is very nice group as well...outside the beltway!


24 posted on 03/28/2010 7:45:42 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: MileHi

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”


25 posted on 03/28/2010 7:46:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Hulka

Join www.nagr.org.

They are outside the beltway...in colorado.

True survivalists. True gun guys.


26 posted on 03/28/2010 7:46:36 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

Will check it out.


27 posted on 03/28/2010 7:53:19 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Big Labor Hater

Reid is engaging in political gimmickry. He’s not a friend of the gunowner, this is just a political stunt to get re-elected because he’s unpopular outside of Reno and Vegas.


28 posted on 03/28/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Big Labor Hater
You guys just do not get it.

HARR REID the ULTRA LEFTIST GUN HATER WENT TO A SHOOTING RANGE (THAT HE APPROPRIATED MONEY FOR) AND SHOT A FIREARM-HIS OWN PERSONAL SHOTGUN. (he is encouraging a behavior that he otherwise detests etc.)LIAR LIAR

The liberals should be wailing and gnashing their teeth, not us.

We should be publicizing this to show what a liar and arses the corrupt leftists are.

The NRA knows how the game is played. Either you play the game or you get absolutely nothing done.

Other pro-gun group may talk the ideological talk, but I seldom see much of a walk (action, not just rhetoric).

Join both groups, work to get them all in the same mode-educating Americans about their birthrights.

29 posted on 03/28/2010 8:04:49 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: basil; dbwz

Ping


30 posted on 03/28/2010 8:05:51 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Big Labor Hater; All

Good old Wayne. Has always rolled over and said thank you after being raped


31 posted on 03/28/2010 8:06:50 AM PDT by the long march
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To: HenpeckedCon

The NRA has consistently gone out of their way to support pro-gun Democrats. They probably have the philosophy that this will bring a bipartisan pro-gun consensus to government.

They have not acknowledged that many politicians use it as a prop to develop some sort of “moderate” credentials, hoping never to have to deal with the issue.

Reid is a stupak on guns.


32 posted on 03/28/2010 8:16:37 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

The problem here is not the NRA, Wayne LaPierre or Harry Reid. The problem is a system where federal dollars are used to construct a local park.

If you want a shooting park, go raise the money and build it....don’t ask Washington for an earmark using my money that I was saving to build my own shooting park!


Most perceptive commment on the thread!


33 posted on 03/28/2010 8:23:35 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Manly Warrior

Good luck with that dude.

The NRA endorses left-wing Democrats all across the country and works to undermine hard core state gun groups in state capitols all across the country because it’s not their bill that is being pushed. Or, it’s “too hard core,” like real right to carry.

Wake up man. There were at least two other communist democrat congress people there as well getting their “pro-gun” photo op with the NRA as well.

Wake up. Drop the NRA. They are access-based lobbyists.


34 posted on 03/28/2010 8:23:46 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: BigSkyFreeper

And so is LaPierre.

Drop the NRA. They are access-based lobbyists who sell out gunowners across the country on a daily basis.

Join a group like www.nagr.org or www.goa.org.


35 posted on 03/28/2010 8:26:22 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

Dude, Way to go. You, as a conservative can accomplish more to divide the shooting public than the radical progressives can. Just keep parroting that line and they will win this struggle.

How about this as an option: encourage NRA members to vote for a board of directors who will change the NRA hierarchy. As a professional gunsmith and gunstore owner, I have a LOT of skin in this. I am a NRA life member and also contribute to other gun-rights orgs.

Look at it like the GOP. Do you propose a 3rd party at this point, or do you support changing the GOP from within? These are long term issues that will not change overnight and will not change by DIVIDING those who want the same thing, which in this case is a properly respected 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.

Come on, work together to change this and stop dividing. I despise that POS Reid and want him unemployed as much as the next sane person. However, attacking the NRA is not the way to accomplish that.


36 posted on 03/28/2010 8:35:31 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

You just don’t get it and thus, the gun registries with the government will keep getting larger, more finger prints, more regulations, more bad gun bills, and on and on and on.

Do you not support “Real Right to Carry” Bills? The NRA does not.

They compromise and cut back room deals and work with left-wing leadership and governors just to get what THEY want, not what is best for gun owners.

I’m sorry your contributions to the NRA paid for Mr. LaPierre’s car ride to cut deals with Reid to get taxpayer money for a gun park, paid for the dinner he and Reid had together to cut the deal, his flight to Las Vegas for this event, his car ride over to the park so he and Reid and Titus could all get their campaign photos together.

You just don’t get it man. The time for “working with the other side” is over. LaPierre and the NRA are masters at that and look what happens.

I guarantee come election day, at least one or two tv ads or radio ads or direct mail pieces will feature a picture of LaPierre and Reid together.

Sell outs...


37 posted on 03/28/2010 8:47:02 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

http://www.nationalgunrights.org/

http://gunowners.org/


38 posted on 03/28/2010 8:49:25 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Big Labor Hater

The Obamareich will need the NRA’s membership list to facilitate the Great Confiscation.


39 posted on 03/28/2010 9:00:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Big Labor Hater

NRA does not sell us out. Yep, they support a**hats like Reid, because they are a guns rights group and only look at that part of a candidates record. This means that NRA members are going to have to make changes within the leadership of the NRA, not to abandon it. The NRA is all that has stood between us and total take over of our guns. If it ever dies, so do we.


40 posted on 03/28/2010 9:08:36 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Fresh Wind

Ping, ping, ping, ping, ping!!!


41 posted on 03/28/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Fresh Wind

Ping, ping, ping, ping, ping!!!


42 posted on 03/28/2010 9:15:07 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

The NRA is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Is it sometimes too timid? Yes. Does it support some scumbags like Reid who have a good record on Second Amendment rights but have a dismal record on all other civil rights? Yes

On balance the NRA does more good than bad and deserves our support. Other smaller but more conservative civil rights groups deserve our support as well.

Gun Owners of America,
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership,
the Second Amendment Foundation,
Second Amendment Sisters (Which started right here on FR and produced the Armed Informed Mother’s March counter to the so-called Million Mom March)
are some of the best civil rights groups out there.

We should belong to the NRA and at least two of these groups as well.


43 posted on 03/28/2010 9:28:56 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Erik Latranyi

AMEN!


44 posted on 03/28/2010 9:31:01 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

I don’t get it? What do you do for a living and what skin do you have in the game? Who are you? It’s easy to run your mouth from behind a keyboard and cause dissention. My name is Dana Kissick and my business is Fair Play Trading Post.

Anyone reading this should think long and hard before parroting the drivel that this poster is spewing. I have huge disagreements with the hierarchy of the NRA and am working to change MY ORGANIZATION. Sniping from the sidelines is for internet commandos under the camouflage of a hidden IP.


45 posted on 03/28/2010 9:40:57 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator; Big Labor Hater
Anyone reading this should think long and hard before parroting the drivel that this poster is spewing.... Sniping from the sidelines is for internet commandos under the camouflage of a hidden IP.

I agree and it is true about many subjects and other Freepers as well.

Reid helped to secure land and $61 million for the 2,900-acre facility under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.

Such a program should not exist in the first place. It is just another of those government programs that sound good but are just avenues for manipulation and money grabbing by politicians. $61,000,000 should build one Hell of a shooting range but how much of that will be raked off into the hands of political supporters along the way?

46 posted on 03/28/2010 10:11:59 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Yeah, I hate those pork-barrel boondoggles as well. We need to pressure our NRA to distance the organization from entanglements like this and from politicians like Reid. It creates the atmosphere for the snipers to do their divisive work.


47 posted on 03/28/2010 10:17:51 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Big Labor Hater; hennie pennie; All

“Wake up guys! The NRA is a political animal. They are Washington insiders.”

That’s discouraging. I’d hoped the NRA was getting back to its conservative roots rather than going the way of some of their board members like open border loving Muslim Grover Norquist. I’m not even sure if he’s still on their board, but he seems to have impacted them to lean toward the squishy middle.

What has the NRA got to do with Immigration and terrorism?http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2005/12/what-has-nra-got-to-do-with.html


48 posted on 03/28/2010 10:27:55 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ExpatGator

Let’s just say that the gun group that I am a part of in Iowa has been royally screwed. We have about 2,500 members in the state and got 49 votes in the house for real right to carry...and the NRA has fought it every step of the way.

I know. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen them illegally (according to Iowa law) threaten members of the legislature to endorse left-wing democrats, all in an attempt to get down a watered down bill through that the. democrat governor will sign.

This happens all over the country.

Wake up!


49 posted on 03/28/2010 10:38:10 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Concho
I will however use my Life leverage to raise certain hell in the ranks.

As I recall Neal Knox (Executive Board Member) tried that several years ago. I haven't given to any of their begging letters since.

50 posted on 03/28/2010 10:54:43 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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