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Obama triangulates on gun control
WND ^ | 3/28/11 | Chuck Norris

Posted on 03/28/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT by rhema

Loyal readers will recall that I warned last year of the perfect storm approaching on gun control. Now, with the Tucson tragedy as a stepping stone, and with eyes firmly focused on his re-election, the president has finally opened a campaign to appease his base on the polarizing issue of gun control.

Let me completely disclose my position: I am a strong Second Amendment advocate. I believe in protecting our fundamental rights, including our Second Amendment rights, through the political process. To that end, I serve as honorary chairman of the "Trigger the Vote" voter registration campaign.

That campaign is funded by the NRA's Freedom Action Foundation. We work in every election cycle to register gun owners and hunters to vote and add them to the ranks of millions of grassroots voters who have established Second Amendment issues as the new "third rail" of American politics. Those voters, and the newly registered voters we can add to their ranks between now and then, will have the job cut out for them in the 2012 election cycle.

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1 posted on 03/28/2011 9:49:12 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema
We work in every election cycle to register gun owners

That is why I don't join the NRA

2 posted on 03/28/2011 9:52:45 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: clamper1797

EXACTLY !!!!


3 posted on 03/28/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: clamper1797

Register them to vote, not a gunregister. I think.


4 posted on 03/28/2011 10:03:03 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: clamper1797

You would think they would understand this “registration” issue when the results of doing so were so beautifully illustrated by Hitler.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 10:05:06 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: clamper1797
register gun owners and hunters to vote

Dude, read the article.

6 posted on 03/28/2011 10:18:00 AM PDT by ibheath
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To: rhema

I don’t think this will work out well for the dims. An awful lot of people became first time gun owners shortly after obama got elected. Many of them will now consider gun rights when in the past it just wasn’t on their screens.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 10:29:24 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: clamper1797
Perhaps if you read the entire sentence, you wouldn't knee jerk so much? We work in every election cycle to register gun owners and hunters to vote and add them to the ranks of millions of grassroots voters who have established Second Amendment issues as the new "third rail" of American politics.
8 posted on 03/28/2011 10:46:53 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: clamper1797

Use your reading comprehension. They register gun owners to vote, not register their ownership of guns. Understand punctuation and how it effects the structure of the written word.


9 posted on 03/28/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: clamper1797
That is why I don't join the NRA

Jerky knee syndrome, buddy?

10 posted on 03/28/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ibheath; Robert DeLong; RickB444

Don’t bother...these people fight against the NRA harder than they fight against liberalism.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 10:56:35 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Hardraade

Eventually, to protect its organization as a legitimate negotiation arm for American Citizens Gun Rights, the NRA WILL give up the rights little by little to maintain their status. Eventually, they will be funded by the government in some manner and become a full-fledged ‘mouth’ for the government.


12 posted on 03/28/2011 11:00:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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13 posted on 03/28/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: clamper1797

LOL!

Missed it by ....that ..... much.


14 posted on 03/28/2011 11:32:14 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Joe Brower

People who don’t read the article bump.


15 posted on 03/28/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: clamper1797

Do you vote, or just bitch about the NRA?


16 posted on 03/28/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rhema

It’s more important to join the more loyal, less elitist Second Amendment organizations in our states. Young people have Second Amendment rights. Husbands have Second Amendment rights (all of them). People who aren’t rich have Second Amendment rights.


17 posted on 03/28/2011 1:19:45 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Erik Latranyi

Well, believe me, I’m p.o’d at the NRA for some of the support they gave to Democrats in the last election. They supported the now ex-Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver over the more pro-gun Terry Brandstad. They also helped pass a less than stellar gun law in Iowa rather than a more pro-gun law here (which we are now attempting to pass). So I’ve been a bit negative of them from time to time as well. But I renewed my membership because I feel you can motivate change from within better than you can from the outside. Over the last few years the NRA has been leaning a little too left for my taste, but they are effective in getting some pro-gun bills made into laws. I just wish they would understand that you can’t back liberals or Democrats because to do so helps them to get anti-gun bills passed. Look at the change in the USSC recently and you will see we have two people who would throw out the 2nd Amendment in a heart beat. These liberal judges were put into place by some of the very Democrats that the NRA helped support in the 2010 election. They say they are a single issue organization and I like that, but they need to see the bigger picture when it comes to supporting some candidates. By trying to appear non-partisan they actually help the enemies of gun owners.

I hope to change that by convincing them to see the big picture.


18 posted on 03/28/2011 1:34:51 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: clamper1797
That is why I don't join the NRA

Buddy all I can say is this. You either like the NRA or not, but when they start going after the NRA's 4 million members, the S has HTF. You people sitting at home with your 4000 rounds is easy pickings after that.

19 posted on 03/28/2011 2:33:12 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: RickB444
They say they are a single issue organization and I like that, but they need to see the bigger picture when it comes to supporting some candidates. By trying to appear non-partisan they actually help the enemies of gun owners.

I think the NRA has to walk a very fine line and I also think it is critical to support pro gun Dems, especially in areas with overwhelming Dem representation that rarely if ever go the other way. The reason Obozo really hasn't tried any overt antigun moves in the last congress (before 2010) was the election of Dem pro gun freshmen. If they give over to pushing conservatives only or repubs only they will certainly lose all credibility and advantage. I think John Murtha was a disgusting POS as a marine and as a human. But he did lend his vote to the NRA at times. Same with Harry Reid (another POS). Politics is a vile, dirty business. I'd never get into it; I'd feel the constant need to disinfect. But I'm glad there are groups like the NRA who do. Like it or not. They are the only folks with the numbers and the political clout who can make a difference. GOA, CCRKBA, SAF even JPFO don't have the numbers (and thus the $$$) to make even a dent in the forces arrayed against freedom. Are they perfect? No. But I guarantee that absent their efforts we'd have become a gunless protectorate of the UN decades ago. People who flee the NRA for the reasons stated in this thread are literally cutting off their collective noses to spite their face. Yeah, that's really bright. Sounds like some of my students: I'll show you! I'll make you feel bad and guilty by hurting myself! Duh.

20 posted on 03/28/2011 2:55:55 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Erik Latranyi

That’s good


21 posted on 03/28/2011 3:11:15 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: RickB444; ExSoldier
I just wish they would understand that you can’t back liberals or Democrats because to do so helps them to get anti-gun bills passed.

The lockstep, ruthless voting discipline of the 'Rats in Congresss (look at how many of their own they lied to and threw over the side to get Obamacare passed) makes it more dangerous than kissing a basketful of cobras to deal with, vote for, or cooperate with Democrats on anything.

Somehow, uber-'Rats like Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel and Tommy Dasschole will use it to screw you. You can count on it -- it's in their party's DNA.

22 posted on 03/28/2011 3:52:11 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks rhema.


23 posted on 03/28/2011 3:58:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: clamper1797

Are you really so stupid that you can’t read to the end of a sentence?


24 posted on 03/28/2011 4:55:07 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: savagesusie
You would think they would understand this “registration” issue when the results of doing so were so beautifully illustrated by Hitler.

My point exactly ... now if they can separate the NRA from the vote registration ... more power to em. Question is do they?

Hey Joe ... here's another bunch of voter registrations gathered by the NRA ... process them in the "usual" way

and for those who think I should read to the end of the sentence ... perhaps YOU should learn to read between the lines

25 posted on 03/28/2011 7:32:15 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: clamper1797
We work in every election cycle to register gun owners to vote and add them to the ranks of millions of grassroots voters who have established Second Amendment issues as the new "third rail" of American politics.

Seems to me you left out a bit.

26 posted on 03/29/2011 5:36:42 AM PDT by jdege
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To: clamper1797

Perhaps you should quit digging. Your hole full of dumbass is full.


27 posted on 03/29/2011 5:40:46 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: lentulusgracchus
Somehow, uber-'Rats like Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel and Tommy Dasschole will use it to screw you. You can count on it -- it's in their party's DNA.

Sure, but don't be fooled into thinking that the RATS have an airtight lock on corruption and political chicanery. At the national level, no politician has clean hands. Everybody has compromised their morals at some point. Everybody has thrown their integrity into the trash. The contract with American politicians is: You give me your vote for something I really want and I'll give your bill my vote in return.

28 posted on 03/29/2011 6:43:04 AM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Joe Brower

*snort*

That is a most excellent graphic.


29 posted on 03/29/2011 7:19:09 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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