Skip to comments.Why Does the NRA Support Harry Reid?
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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They better NOT!!!!!!!!!! This guy is a communist.
This is the problem with single issue groups and voters. You have to look at the whole candidate and not just your pet issue.
cuz they friggen suck?
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, ditto. Last couple of months, I have been thinking of rejoining, after several years absence from the NRA. This decides me against it.
Withholding my renewal for now. Maybe again someday when they come to their senses!
Glad I tossed their solicitation in the trash last week.
I sent back a NO on renewal.
You cant trust a rat under any circumstances.That goes for half the republicans as well.
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.
If true, no renewal from me.
That is not true. But without the RTKBA, they wouldn't have much else to do.
When I heard this, I canceled my membership and stopped my automatic monthly donation to them.
I think what I’ll do is send my would-be NRA dues to Sharron Angle’s campaign instead
likewise - im holding back as well
From a political perspective, RTKBA is their bread and butter. True, they work on hunter and firearm safety, etc.
The NRA has seen the last of my donations and membership if that endorsement comes to pass.
Reid has no deep convictions, if he thinks he can get away with it he will go along with anything the gun grabbers want.
I stopped supporting the NRA when they backed that RINO Scozzifava (sp?) in the NY race.
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.
In other words, the NRA's support was purchased with tax dollars.
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...
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.
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.
-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--
Well well well. Thank you for that information!
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.
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.
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.
You’re right, but that’s why I get frustrated with single-issue organizations. They fail to grasp the big picture.
Who is “they?” Who makes those decisions?
“Who is they? Who makes those decisions?”
That would be NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre/ Le Pew.
I joined just to support the NRA...never again!
“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.
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