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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:

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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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To: All

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

From a political perspective, RTKBA is their bread and butter. True, they work on hunter and firearm safety, etc.

21 posted on 06/13/2010 12:44:28 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: Welshman007

The NRA has seen the last of my donations and membership if that endorsement comes to pass.


22 posted on 06/13/2010 12:51:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Welshman007

Reid has no deep convictions, if he thinks he can get away with it he will go along with anything the gun grabbers want.


23 posted on 06/13/2010 1:05:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Welshman007

I stopped supporting the NRA when they backed that RINO Scozzifava (sp?) in the NY race.


24 posted on 06/13/2010 1:33:55 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lockbar

Exactly correct. It is Reid’s support of the Clark Co. shooting sports facility. Reid wanted the NRA in his pocket in NV, and that’s how he did it.


25 posted on 06/13/2010 2:28:12 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave
It is Reid’s support of the Clark Co. shooting sports facility. Reid wanted the NRA in his pocket in NV, and that’s how he did it.

In other words, the NRA's support was purchased with tax dollars.

26 posted on 06/13/2010 2:38:24 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: ViLaLuz
I stopped supporting the NRA when they backed that RINO Scozzifava (sp?) in the NY race. I stopped some years back when they supported a Bernie something in the Nevada legislature. The guy was head of the Judiciary Committee and always bottled up CCW reciprocity.
27 posted on 06/13/2010 3:09:25 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Bryanw92

will not send NRA any more money...I rip their garbage up the minute it hits the house and have done so since they backed that traitor Murtha...


28 posted on 06/13/2010 8:46:46 PM PDT by cherry
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To: aimhigh

Basically, yes.


29 posted on 06/13/2010 10:01:11 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: ViLaLuz

I told ‘em to go to heck when I found out that the muslim terrorist front group, CAIR, had an agenda setter, lobbyist and overall heavy hitter named grover norquist, who ALSO sat on the NRA’s board for YEARS. they KNEW full well of his anti American dealings and still kept him on. unbelievable huh? the Second Amendment Foundation receives my monetary support now.


30 posted on 06/14/2010 4:28:37 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Welshman007

If Freepers were strategists, we would never get elected.

The NRA throws its support to a critical Democrat who supports their agenda (RKBA). Their agenda isn’t to elect conservatives.

And can anyone tell me what firearms restrictions have been passed during the last 2 years of TOTAL Democrat rule?

Oh wait - a REPEAL of the ban on CCW in national parks!

I guess the NRA ain’t all that bad.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 4:45:05 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: Dan Nunn
----agree wholeheartedly-

-while I maintain Nevada residency to be able to vote against Harry, some of the folks who post here need to know that the NRA has to live in the real world where there is a Congress, not in the fantasy lands where us sturdy yoemanry will fend off UN armored columns ,manned by rapacious Bulgaro-Senegambians at the west bank of the Misissippi, or where ever--

32 posted on 06/14/2010 7:10:33 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: bobby.223

Well well well. Thank you for that information!


33 posted on 06/14/2010 2:26:26 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

your welcome. look into grover norquist. when I questioned the NRA having this rat bastard on their board their response directly to me via a phone conversation was....”the NRA does not care what it’s board members do on their own time”.....!!!!! I kid you not. author debbie schussel(?) has had a few articles on this, on from 2 years ago....’muslims have a mole in the NRA’ or something like that was just unreal to read. check it out if ya have the time.


34 posted on 06/14/2010 2:39:00 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Dan Nunn

There is no excuse for them to support Harry Reid against Sharron Angle. She is better on guns and certainly better on every other issue.


35 posted on 06/16/2010 12:50:58 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: conservativebuckeye
There is no excuse for them to support Harry Reid against Sharron Angle

I'm not sure that they do. They haven't endorsed for the general election yet, have they?

As for generic support, they should support Harry Reid. For as detestable as he is on most issues, on the NRA's SINGLE issue, he has singlehandedly acted as a barrier to any gun control that the Democrats can bring to the table, being the majority leader. But I don't see where the NRA says "vote for Reid, NOT Angle."

Yech. I feel disgusted for defending Reid. But if you're a single issue organization, which the NRA is, sometimes you have to.

36 posted on 06/16/2010 1:11:36 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn

You’re right, but that’s why I get frustrated with single-issue organizations. They fail to grasp the big picture.


37 posted on 06/16/2010 1:50:13 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Cheetahcat

Who is “they?” Who makes those decisions?


38 posted on 06/16/2010 1:56:35 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: lonestar

“Who is “they?” Who makes those decisions?”

That would be NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre/ Le Pew.


39 posted on 06/16/2010 4:37:29 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat
There's no board? They have the power to make those decisions?

I joined just to support the NRA...never again!

40 posted on 06/16/2010 4:47:29 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: lonestar

“There’s no board? They have the power to make those decisions?

I joined just to support the NRA...never again!”

seems they do not think very well.


41 posted on 06/16/2010 5:08:36 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat

Another AARP!


42 posted on 06/16/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Welshman007
Because the NRA is the largest gun control organization in America. If the Dems go away and gun control fades to obscurity as a political issue the NRA's little cash cow goes away.

That's why.

43 posted on 06/16/2010 5:12:10 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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