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NRA supports Harry Reid who supports Judge Sonia Sotomayor who aligns herself with Anti-Gun Policies
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03292010

Posted on 03/29/2010 5:02:33 PM PDT by TheDailyChange

National Rifle Association of America Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre snuggles up to Harry Reid.

Will you continue to part with your HARD EARNED $$$$$$ to support the National Rifle Association now that the NRA has shown that it aligns itself (more than likely politically as well) with Harry Reid?

I would think that the big tuff NRA would align itself with a REAL HUNTER and Marksman such as Sarah Palin. After all, they were all in Nevada at the same time.

Oh so very telling, isn't it?

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

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; gunvote; harryreid; nra; nv2010

1 posted on 03/29/2010 5:02:34 PM PDT by TheDailyChange
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To: TheDailyChange
Oh, bullshit.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: TheDailyChange

If it’s true, we’re out ....


3 posted on 03/29/2010 5:06:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: TheDailyChange

The Senate is the gateway to SCOTUS the ONLY thing a major lobby should be doing is defeating anti 2a rights Senators.


4 posted on 03/29/2010 5:06:28 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
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To: TheDailyChange

bolt action shotgun, theres a message there.


5 posted on 03/29/2010 5:07:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TheDailyChange

If it’s true, I will demand my life time membership be returned.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 5:07:47 PM PDT by llevrok (Resistance Now.)
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To: TheDailyChange

I’ll leave the verdict out till I see who the NRA supports in the fall. I doubt the NRA will be a vocal supporter of Reid. I do think it would’ve been better had the NRA. Just avoided the opening of the gun park altogether. Reid is gone this Nov unless he can scrap his way out of the political grave he has dug for himself and I don’t see that happening.


7 posted on 03/29/2010 5:08:41 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Confiscation of wealth with out explicit consent is not charity.)
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To: Viking2002

No, piss poor PR.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 5:11:01 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Viking2002

Hi, any ideas as to WHY the NRA chose to stand with Harry Reid this past weekend versus standing with the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, after all, they were all in the same vicinity this past weekend. Please do tell us your perspective on this.

Thank you


9 posted on 03/29/2010 5:13:37 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: TheDailyChange

WTF would anybody spend money to go to a shooting park in the middle of the frickin desert?


10 posted on 03/29/2010 5:14:07 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: TheDailyChange

It was a shame Cheney couldn’t make it.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 5:15:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: diverteach

Excellent Point!

One could go and shoot all they wanted in the Nevada desert.

But instead 60 plus million dollars went into this shooting park. But hey, there isn’t any POLITICAL component to this, right?


12 posted on 03/29/2010 5:16:04 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: llevrok
The NRA has to come off as “non-partisan”. They have to know full well that Harry is toast so they balance their endorsements in a way that will not casue conservatives much harm. Just a theory.
13 posted on 03/29/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: diverteach
WTF would anybody spend money to go to a shooting park in the middle of the frickin desert?

Cuz folks like a nice place to shoot, instead of a garbage strewn wasteland?

14 posted on 03/29/2010 5:21:41 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: TheDailyChange
It's an NSSF and NRA shooting park....that is why they were there. Reid was there because he helped get the earmark funding to build it.

Here is some information about the Clark County Shooting Park:

The Clark County Shooting Park is a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Association of Shooting Ranges (a division of NSSF), the National Rifle Association (club member) and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The National Association of Shooting Ranges is a professional association of shooting ranges.

The shooting park site is located on 2,900 acres. Development of the actual shooting areas, however, is much smaller. A larger area was planned to provide a buffer around the shooting areas and provide increased safety. The Public Module presently encompasses 178 acres, and the entire build out will utilize approximately 900 acres. The rest of the 2,000 acres is being managed as a desert natural area and is protected from the off road vehicle damage, random shooting, and criminal activities that previously occurred on the property. This modern shooting park has been designed to protect the environment while providing safe shooting opportunities for the public and complies with all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances. It is estimated that 47% of the households in Clark County own a firearm. When completed this will be the only public shooting range in southern Nevada.

Don't let the MSM divide and conquer us.

15 posted on 03/29/2010 5:22:59 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

“garbage strewn wasteland” works for me.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 5:28:42 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: TheDailyChange

The NRA has been instrumental in the legislative successes we have seen across the country lately. I for one will not condemn them nor renounce my membership over this. Whatever they’re doing is working and I hope they keep it up.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 5:35:41 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: TheDailyChange

Bill Manders on KKOH today said he has told the NRA to shove it over the ties with Harry Reid....


18 posted on 03/29/2010 5:39:59 PM PDT by BossLady (Stupak is as Stupak does......)
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To: diverteach

IDK, I think it sounds like my kind of park actually. I wonder how far back the benches go?


19 posted on 03/29/2010 5:40:28 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: diverteach

At least it’s free.


20 posted on 03/29/2010 5:40:47 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: TheDailyChange; Viking2002
The news article at the Las Vegas Sun does not have any part of what you quote as an article. Please DO NOT change the titles of articles for which you have a URL. Please DO NOT present your own words as articles from a news website.


21 posted on 03/29/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: TheDailyChange; MileHi
Like the man said, piss-poor PR. There was no way to avoid that trap. It was a pure, pre-planned propaganda move by that turkey-necked old bastard Reid, to distract from the Tea Party rally and con the rubes into thinking that he was 'one of them'. A photo op. He was nothing more than a Nazi showing up at a bar mitzvah wearing a yarmulke and claiming he's responsible for the Latkes on the table. The NRA can't back away from making a pro-2nd Amendment appearance at a shiny new shooting park just because they don't like the delivery boy (and all Reid did was deliver the funds to the local government, BTW, not deliver the park itself). And further: this gun park has held three different openings since last August. One of which Wayne LaPierre already attended, sans Dingy Harry. Being rooked like that sucks, yes, but LaPierre can't endanger the entire organization by displaying personal bias. You can bet he wasn't happy about it, either, but Reid is an evil, manipulative SOB with no conscience whatsoever. His day of reckoning is coming, though. It's coming.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 5:47:46 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: Viking2002
And further: this gun park has held three different openings since last August. One of which Wayne LaPierre already attended, sans Dingy Harry. Being rooked like that sucks, yes, but LaPierre can't endanger the entire organization by displaying personal bias. You can bet he wasn't happy about it, either, but Reid is an evil, manipulative SOB with no conscience whatsoever. His day of reckoning is coming, though. It's coming.

I agree with all of your above.


23 posted on 03/29/2010 5:54:27 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: mrsixpack36
I can sort of understand the NRA because it rewards loyalty....there are a few pacs follow and I'll support individual canadidates, but I think the days of sending money to the NRA are long gone..
24 posted on 03/29/2010 5:54:59 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TheDailyChange
Perhaps because the National RIFLE Association chose to support a politician that came out and supported a RIFLE range rather than a generic political movement? Focus on message?

IMHO, when a Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or ANY politician turns out at a pro-gun event it's best to make that high-profile. Not only does it further reinforce the message of the 2nd Amendment, it makes it that much harder for the politician to backpedal and support restriction of 2A rights without the blatant hypocrisy being that much stronger.

25 posted on 03/29/2010 5:55:30 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Viking2002

AMEN!


26 posted on 03/29/2010 5:56:48 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Viking2002
His day of reckoning is coming, though. It's coming.

Man, I hope so. We need a hard U-Turn in November. If not, all bets are off...

27 posted on 03/29/2010 6:00:22 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: TheDailyChange; pyx; MileHi
Sometimes, all you can do is hold your nose and take your medicine, as nasty as it might taste. But you can bet that somewhere in a dark back room in Fairfax, knives are being sharpened. That's how they play the game.


28 posted on 03/29/2010 6:04:07 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: driftdiver

Probably the only way he has a chance of hitting anything.
But then I am very partial to my Saiga 12


29 posted on 03/29/2010 6:06:10 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! The Socialists are winning the long war against you and your Constitution!)
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To: TheDailyChange

That is a real and present danger of one-issue groups like the NRA. They will never learn how they weaken themselves in such instances.


30 posted on 03/29/2010 6:08:35 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Viking2002
But you can bet that somewhere in a dark back room in Fairfax, knives are being sharpened. That's how they play the game.

And you can bet that somewhere in a dark back room in Mayberry, knives are being sharpened. That's the other way the game can be played.

31 posted on 03/29/2010 6:11:39 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: diverteach
“garbage strewn wasteland” works for me.

I hear ya. I use a nice range ($6 buys you as much time as you like), but I'd love to be able to go out in the desert, problem is, the county banned shooting on open county land that isn't city, reservation, or federal land. The federal land abutting the open county land is also off-limits. So, the $6 isn't too awful bad to go to a place where I can enjoy my day.

32 posted on 03/29/2010 6:23:12 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: TheDailyChange

I’ve already let the NRA know how I feel about Reid, I suggest that everyone else do the same!


33 posted on 03/29/2010 7:31:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I sent in my card informing NRA that I was not going to “re-up”; that cuddling up to Reid was the final straw. There are other pro-gun organizations to support.


34 posted on 03/29/2010 7:59:07 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: MileHi
Um, that's what I meant. NRA HQ is in Fairfax. LOL


35 posted on 03/29/2010 8:53:52 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: All

NRA loves Harry Reid is not a forward and its going viral. I could not believe it so I came here. There are over 100 million gun owners and they are our ticket to win all elections. We have to fight this. We are members of NRA. If they back Reid they are going to get a earful.

Forward:
NRA Still Loves Harry Reid

The National Rifle Association has a record of supporting far more Republicans than Democrats, but there’s one powerful Democrat who has a not-so-secret admirer in the NRA — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The NRA hasn’t officially endorsed Sen. Reid, who is facing a tough re-election battle in Nevada, but the gun rights group “really loves” Reid, an NRA insider tells Newsmax.

Even as tea partyers rallied against Reid in his hometown of Searchlight, Nev., on March 27, Reid was joined by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at the official grand opening of a $60 million shooting range Reid helped build north of Las Vegas.

“I know how you worked,” LaPierre said to Reid at the opening. “[This] would not have opened without the work of Sen. Reid.”

Reid’s re-election campaign describes LaPierre as “one of the senator’s supporters,” according to CNN.

Since his election to the Senate in 1986, Reid has consistently voted to protect the rights of gun owners and manufacturers:

In 1993, he was 1 of only 8 Democrats to vote against an assault weapons ban.
The following year he voted in favor of a bill preventing third-party lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributors when their weapons are used illegally.
He voted against legislation that would have made it a federal crime to keep a gun unlocked and loaded for personal protection in the home.
The NRA sent a letter to its members in July 2009 stating that “for many years, Harry Reid has been supporting our Second Amendment rights in the U.S. Senate.”

At the opening of the shooting range, Reid donned ear plugs to test out his 12-gauge shotgun, Politics Daily reported. After the ribbon cutting, he autographed shell casings.


36 posted on 05/09/2010 1:38:27 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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