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Why Does the NRA Support Harry Reid?
Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/13/2010 | Anthony G. Martin

Posted on 06/13/2010 11:32:26 AM PDT by Welshman007

Over the past few years the National Rifle Association has made some highly questionable decisions regarding legislation in Washington and the politicians with whom it associates itself. One of the most glaring of those questionable decisions leads to this crucial question--why does the NRA support Harry Reid?

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). Birds of a feather--Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Harry Reid, of course, is the U.S. Senator from Nevada who serves as Senate Majority Leader for the Democrat-controlled Congress. Reid is also the one who stated that the income tax is 'voluntary,' that extremist Leftist Elena Kagan is a good choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, that the manner in which the infamous ObamaCare bill was passed was 'open and transparent' (although it was done in secret), and believes that passing legislation to slap heavy taxes on energy consumption by American citizens in the form of the 'cap and trade' energy bill is a good thing.

The NRA has consistently endorsed Reid and gives him favorable ratings.

Here is what NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre said about Reid, as reported in this interesting paragraph in the Las Vegas Review Journal concerning endorsements for Reid:

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010elections; bamglist; banglist; blogpimp; elections; examiner; firstamendment; gunrights; harryreid; leftwing; midtermelections; nra; secondamendment; sharronangle; usconstitution; ussenate
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1 posted on 06/13/2010 11:32:27 AM PDT by Welshman007
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To: Welshman007

They better NOT!!!!!!!!!! This guy is a communist.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 11:36:45 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Welshman007

Target Practice?


3 posted on 06/13/2010 11:37:23 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Welshman007

This is the problem with single issue groups and voters. You have to look at the whole candidate and not just your pet issue.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 11:41:32 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Welshman007

cuz they friggen suck?


5 posted on 06/13/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Welshman007

Harry had a picture made of him holding a rifle...photo opp to try and not lose his seat...I guess the NRA was fooled.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 11:45:32 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Welshman007
Couple of things. First, the NRA supposedly is solely about RTKBA. Although this should rule out any Democrat, Reid has a decent record on voting for RTKBA, although his party is the only major party trying to destroy that right.

Second, most of the guys that are serious about gun ownership whom I know insist that the NRA is not serious about RTBA, but has been infiltrated by the flakes who want "sensible gun legislation."

That said, yeah, they're endorsing Reid, and they can forget about my contributions.

7 posted on 06/13/2010 11:49:08 AM 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: Welshman007

They are single issue. I suppose Reid has stood with them in the past, so they are obliging.
On top of that the NRA probably finds it is good policy to support at least a couple of DIMS, so they can not be accused of being single party and loose some legal status of some sort.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 11:53:32 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Richard Kimball

Yeah, ditto. Last couple of months, I have been thinking of rejoining, after several years absence from the NRA. This decides me against it.


9 posted on 06/13/2010 11:56:12 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Welshman007

Withholding my renewal for now. Maybe again someday when they come to their senses!


10 posted on 06/13/2010 11:56:48 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Welshman007

Glad I tossed their solicitation in the trash last week.


11 posted on 06/13/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Welshman007
Reid is a toad, but he has been supportive of Gun Rights and events that he feels are convenient for his political life style. About 6 months ago the Clark County Nevada recreation department opened a large “shooting Park” that never would have been opened without Reid's influence. The NRA helped organize this shooting facility with the aid of Reid, so they are tied at the hip on this situation. Plus there might have been some “back room deal” with Reid to keep new gun legislation off the table. I think that is the answer to this story.

http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/depts/parks/locations/Pages/shooting_park.aspx

12 posted on 06/13/2010 12:02:39 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I sent back a NO on renewal.


13 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:27 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Lockbar

You cant trust a rat under any circumstances.That goes for half the republicans as well.


14 posted on 06/13/2010 12:06:30 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Colvin
On top of that the NRA probably finds it is good policy to support at least a couple of DIMS, so they can not be accused of being single party and loose some legal status of some sort.

That may be, but I'm sure they could find a conservative Zell Miller type Democrat. Not a real Democrat, I know, but if the "inspectors" are sitting there claiming all that matters is the letter after the name, then they're stuck with that mode of analysis, too.

15 posted on 06/13/2010 12:07:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Welshman007

If true, no renewal from me.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 12:11:49 PM PDT by weef
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To: Richard Kimball
First, the NRA supposedly is solely about RTKBA

That is not true. But without the RTKBA, they wouldn't have much else to do.

17 posted on 06/13/2010 12:16:47 PM PDT by cayuga (The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist. We obviously need more good ones.)
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To: Welshman007

When I heard this, I canceled my membership and stopped my automatic monthly donation to them.


18 posted on 06/13/2010 12:19:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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I think what I’ll do is send my would-be NRA dues to Sharron Angle’s campaign instead


19 posted on 06/13/2010 12:23:05 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

likewise - im holding back as well


20 posted on 06/13/2010 12:34:49 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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