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NRA's Wayne LaPierre Praises Harry Reid In Nevada
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3-27-10 | Tiffany Gibson

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 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.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; lapierre; nevada; nra; reid
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1 posted on 03/29/2010 8:07:18 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

Pretty insensitive of Reed to be shooting when all those tea partiers in town. I am deeply disturber by the symbolism.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Big Labor Hater

http://gunowners.org/


3 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:14 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Big Labor Hater

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.


4 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:23 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: george76

www.nagr.org


5 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:55 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater
The fact that this range would not have existed without Harry Reid's intervention speaks volumes about how much government is affecting our lives.

Wayne, you are siding with the enemy. I hope you realize this before it is too late.

6 posted on 03/29/2010 8:10:00 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Big Labor Hater
I don't know what grade the NRA gives Dingy Harry, but the GOA gives him an 'F'
7 posted on 03/29/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Big Labor Hater

What was Wayne thinking?


8 posted on 03/29/2010 8:10:04 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Big Labor Hater
Harry Reid, buying off the NRA. Very nice. Any really honest person would have called that for what it is - bribery.

Plato on Obama, x-small
9 posted on 03/29/2010 8:10:44 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: CPT Clay

Wayne’s a Washington insider heading a sell-out gun group — the NRA.

Get right. Get out of the NRA and into:

www.gunowners.org

or

www.nagr.org


10 posted on 03/29/2010 8:12:55 AM PDT by Big Labor Hater
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To: Big Labor Hater

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.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 8:15:41 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

The NRA has been playing footsie with the Democrats for years.


12 posted on 03/29/2010 8:16:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: Big Labor Hater

A friend of mine says NRA = Not Really Activists.


13 posted on 03/29/2010 8:16:21 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Big Labor Hater
“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.”

Sorry Wayne, but I would venture to say that ANY elected official from Nevada could have worked to get the facility opened.

14 posted on 03/29/2010 8:24:17 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Give them 2.54 cm and they'll take 1.61 km.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

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.


15 posted on 03/29/2010 8:30:42 AM PDT by wita
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To: NVDave

Or the National Shooting Complex here in San Antonio.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 8:31:40 AM PDT by Afisra
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To: VRWCmember

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.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 8:33:13 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Big Labor Hater
Wayne’s a Washington insider heading a sell-out gun group — the NRA.

Get right. Get out of the NRA and into:

www.gunowners.org

or

www.nagr.org

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.

18 posted on 03/29/2010 8:36:02 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: george76
I quit the NRA years ago because of LaPierre's increasing coziness with the enemy.

Gun Owners of America - the no-compromise gun lobby.

19 posted on 03/29/2010 8:42:43 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: Afisra

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


20 posted on 03/29/2010 8:44:41 AM PDT by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Big Labor Hater

$61m in Federal money?

I’m pro gun, but I’m even more free market.

What a bunch of crap.


21 posted on 03/29/2010 8:47:13 AM PDT by Pessimist (u)
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To: Big Labor Hater

Thanks for the links... I have been increasingly disappointed in the NRA, maybe it’s time to give these other groups a shot.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 8:47:35 AM PDT by xenob
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To: Big Labor Hater

“Wayne LaPierre Praises Harry Reid”

Uh oh, baby make boom-boom.


23 posted on 03/29/2010 8:49:53 AM PDT by tumblindice (He's a Democrat. He's talking. He's lying.)
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To: Big Labor Hater
Wayne shows how to commit political suicide without a gun! What an idiotic decision. I hate it when Alzheimer's hits people early in life. No right thinking person would have made that choice would they?
24 posted on 03/29/2010 8:51:00 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: Big Labor Hater

Aww, come one, Wayne’s just whoring a bit, selling the NRA to the bastards in power.


25 posted on 03/29/2010 8:52:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

THe NRA became a LOT less effective after Chartlon Heston stepped aside.


26 posted on 03/29/2010 8:53:23 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Big Labor Hater
The story here is that the government SPENT $61,000,000.00 on something they had no business spending taxpayer money on! And now the taxpayer will be subsidizing the cost to run the place FOREVER!

No common sense! No concept of money! We elect MORONS to office!

27 posted on 03/29/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (110210!)
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To: Big Labor Hater

The NRA believes in 2 things. 1) Collecting money and 2) Keeping the Status Quo. IIRC, they did not initiate the Heller case.


28 posted on 03/29/2010 9:09:32 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Radagast the Fool
The NRA continually bombards lifetime members with phone calls looking for money.

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.

29 posted on 03/29/2010 9:51:33 AM PDT by cryptical (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

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.


30 posted on 03/29/2010 9:54:18 AM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz

Only when voting SAAMI members tell too!!


31 posted on 03/29/2010 10:29:59 AM PDT by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: All
The NRA is the nation's largest gun-control organization.

Don't believe me? Look here.

32 posted on 03/29/2010 10:40:25 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: Poison Pill

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.


33 posted on 03/29/2010 1:43:48 PM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: Big Labor Hater
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.
34 posted on 03/29/2010 1:54:25 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

“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. “

BTT


35 posted on 03/29/2010 1:57:38 PM 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: 2nd amendment mama

Oops.... of=on duh!


36 posted on 03/29/2010 2:01:37 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: basil; dbwz

Ping


37 posted on 03/29/2010 2:02:17 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Big Labor Hater
“(This) would not have opened without the work of Sen. Reid.”

A lot of gun stores won't be open with the work of Sen. Reid.

38 posted on 03/29/2010 4:04:23 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Big Labor Hater

With Harry dishing out government funds, I’m sure the NRA won’t miss my membership.


39 posted on 03/29/2010 4:10:02 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Big Labor Hater

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.


40 posted on 03/29/2010 4:14:39 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: kosciusko51

And what happens if he’s replaced without the Republicans taking the Senate?


41 posted on 03/29/2010 4:45:08 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


42 posted on 03/29/2010 4:46:43 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Big Labor Hater

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


43 posted on 03/29/2010 4:47:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: EternalVigilance

The NRA doesn’t stand for the National Republican Association.


44 posted on 03/29/2010 4:48:37 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stupid post of the day. Your friend is an idiot.


45 posted on 03/29/2010 4:49:26 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Poison Pill

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.


46 posted on 03/29/2010 4:50:48 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: logician2u

I don’t believe you.

Is that you, Sarah?


47 posted on 03/29/2010 4:51:52 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Dayman

We don’t have the votes to overturn NICS.


48 posted on 03/29/2010 4:52:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
It's for reasons like this that I'll never give the NRA another dime.

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.

L

49 posted on 03/29/2010 4:52:55 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

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.


50 posted on 03/29/2010 4:57:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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