Skip to comments.NRA's Wayne LaPierre Praises Harry Reid In Nevada
Posted on 03/29/2010 8:07:17 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
As the Tea Party Express rolled into Searchlight on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wasnt home. Instead, he spent his morning at the grand opening of the Clark County Shooting Park, firing a shotgun at one of the facilitys new ranges.
Everyone has said this is the greatest park in the United States of America, but I say its 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 hasnt 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. Its become a tradition for the two of them, he said.
Its a very nice facility, Reese said.
Pretty insensitive of Reed to be shooting when all those tea partiers in town. I am deeply disturber by the symbolism.
I’ve yet to see the NV facility, but I don’t think that it will be the equal of the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM.
Wayne, you are siding with the enemy. I hope you realize this before it is too late.
What was Wayne thinking?
Wayne’s a Washington insider heading a sell-out gun group — the NRA.
Get right. Get out of the NRA and into:
Isn’t it true that the health care law, which Reid supported, would create a national database with everybody’s health records? Such a database could be used to deny some Americans with mental health records the ability to purchase a gun, sans adjudication. The records could also be put into NICs, which don’t need no steenkin’ adjudication, as far as I know.
Thanks a lot, Wayne.
The NRA has been playing footsie with the Democrats for years.
A friend of mine says NRA = Not Really Activists.
Sorry Wayne, but I would venture to say that ANY elected official from Nevada could have worked to get the facility opened.
One more reason I have such difficulty adding my name to the rolls of the NRA. No such problem with the JPFO, or GOA. NRA, GOINO has the numbers and the money, but the board was taken over years ago by the same type of folks running the RINO party.
Or the National Shooting Complex here in San Antonio.
The NRA continually bombards lifetime members with phone calls looking for money.
I have begged and pleaded with them, on the phone and by mail, to leave my 90 year old lifetime-member father alone, but they ignore me and continue to call, at least twice per week.
No way will I ever join the NRA. LaPierre and Reid deserve each other.
Get right. Get out of the NRA and into:
Thanks for the recommendations. I have always hated the fact that the NRA supports dems like Reid. Even if Reid says he is pro-2nd Amendment, he can always be counted on to support an anti-2nd Amendment judicial appointee. There are no pro-2nd amendment dems or pro-life dems anymore.
Gun Owners of America - the no-compromise gun lobby.
What the history not in review is the relationship between the NRA and the NSSF/SAMMI. Truth is NSSF supported the 1968 gun control act along with the NRA. Bottom line is the NRA always positions itself with the NSSF, which is completely a lobbying cartel for the largest firearms manufactuers in the US. If legislation in congress does not impact the NSSF/SAMMI members the NRA is silent. Look how long it took the arrogant NRA with it’s nest of constitional lawyers to support the case at SCOTUS from 2 years ago.....silence until the last minute. The NRA only cares when the NSSF tells it too!!!
I am in the global arms and munitions business and I can tell you the NRA will throw anyone under the bus that is not a voting member of SAMMI. Take it for what it is worth, benefit from what the NRA does, but do not for a second think the NRA really cares about you the citizen or the US Constitutions 2nd Amendment as it is written. Think lobbiest for the SAAMMI members. I hope this helps explain why Wayne supports Dingy Harry
$61m in Federal money?
I’m pro gun, but I’m even more free market.
What a bunch of crap.
Thanks for the links... I have been increasingly disappointed in the NRA, maybe it’s time to give these other groups a shot.
“Wayne LaPierre Praises Harry Reid”
Uh oh, baby make boom-boom.
Aww, come one, Wayne’s just whoring a bit, selling the NRA to the bastards in power.
THe NRA became a LOT less effective after Chartlon Heston stepped aside.
No common sense! No concept of money! We elect MORONS to office!
The NRA believes in 2 things. 1) Collecting money and 2) Keeping the Status Quo. IIRC, they did not initiate the Heller case.
I've heard this complaint before and I wonder why the NRA hates me. I'm a Life Member and they never call me, not even to say howdy. I gave some money to the NRA-ILA and PVF and they seem to mail me pretty frequently as a result, but the regular NRA only sends me my magazine once a month.
Yeah wait till the new health care act gives some bureaucrat power to say guns and or bullets are an “epidemic health crisis” that must be banned in the name of safety for all. La Pierre will change his tune very quickly.
Only when voting SAAMI members tell too!!
Don't believe me? Look here.
You have a good point about the NRA not initiating the Heller case. It goes further, the NRA fought to get the case thrown out and refused to support it.
The NRA lost any respect I had for them years ago when they stopped trying to get the Brady Bill repealed and the NICS system abolished. Now they team up with Democrats to craft bills to strengthen the unconstitutional “prove yourself worthy” NICS system.
“Please add Second Amendment Sisters to your list. We were born right here of Free Republic in 1999 to counter the Million Mom March aka Brady Bunch. “
Oops.... of=on duh!
A lot of gun stores won't be open with the work of Sen. Reid.
With Harry dishing out government funds, I’m sure the NRA won’t miss my membership.
Sort of illustrates the old saying;
“If you can’t fight ‘em, join ‘em!”
Looks like my NRA membership has just expired. I can keep my guns all by myself without them complicating things.
And what happens if he’s replaced without the Republicans taking the Senate?
The goa is irrelevant since they haven’t done anything on their own. Oh, wait. They had a information gathering for CCW licenses. The very licenses they had called a “compromise” and didn’t support when the NRA and the SAF were fighting for them.
Morton Grove and other Illinois cities no longer have handgun bans because of the SAF and the NRA. No thanks to people like you.
goa = AWOL
The NRA doesn’t stand for the National Republican Association.
Stupid post of the day. Your friend is an idiot.
That’s because the NRA fought against Parker. We would have lost.
The guy who started Parker doesn’t even own a gun. He didn’t care if we won or lost.
I don’t believe you.
Is that you, Sarah?
We don’t have the votes to overturn NICS.
La Pierre is a f****** moron if he thinks Harry Reid is a friend of the 2nd Amendment. He should be fired and barred from ever calling himself an advocate for gun owners anywhere at anytime for any reason.
Nor should it.
But there is a difference between being partisans only for the truth and being “bipartisan,” or being for both sides of the duopoly we call the Republican/Democrat “two-party” system.
The NRA should be the former, but their history is in large degree of being the latter.
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