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There already is a national gun registry. Itís called the NRA membership list.
AmericaBlog ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Aravosis

Posted on 01/17/2013 9:28:52 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A colleague made an interesting point this morning. If the NRA and its paranoid membership are so worried about the government creating a national gun registry, lest the government use that list to confiscate guns, they should stop worrying: The best list in the country already exists. It’s called the NRA membership.

Sure, the NRA membership list doesn’t contain a gun registry of “all” firearms owners in America. But it does contain a list of many of the most paranoid, crazy, militant gun owners. The very people a “fascist” government would be most concerned about.

Why does this matter?

Well, the NRA keeps saying that [insert Democrat here] is going to come to take away your guns. And that’s why the NRA doesn’t want the government creating a national gun registry. The list, they fear, might be used by the “jackbooted thugs” as a veritable shopping list of available guns to confiscate:

Interestingly, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is already barging into gun dealers shops across the country violating the McClure-Volkmer Act by violating gun owner’s privacy by copying the shop’s 4473s the agency does not already have an electronic copy of.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo -– a man who gives you a pretty good idea of where gun control is going -– said, on the front page of the New York Times, that “confiscation” of firearms is an option. Obviously, having a registration list makes such a task much easier.

So I have to laugh when I see the NRA ginning up paranoia amongst gun owners, in an effort to list-build and get donations, such as the appeal the NRA made in its recent disgusting ad targeting the Obama girls...

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; aravosis; banglist; democrats; gunconfiscation; guncontrol; gunregistration; incitement; liberalstooge; nra; nragunregistry; nralist; secondamendment
John Aravosis is an American Democratic political consultant, writer, gay activist and blogger. Aravosis, an attorney who lives in Washington, D.C., is the founder of AMERICAblog and a co-founder of StopDrLaura.com.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 9:28:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's also an idiot.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/17/2013 9:33:49 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People like this are on another planet. I had coffee with one this morning. The guy I met actually said that gun owners are responsible for the CT school shooting and for the deaths of those kids.

It was an interesting conversation. Most of these people are afraid of firearms and think only the govt should have them.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 9:35:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Quite the load of brain-dead babble. And I keep seeing this unsourced allegation:

Interestingly, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is already barging into gun dealers shops across the country violating the McClure-Volkmer Act by violating gun owner’s privacy by copying the shop’s 4473s the agency does not already have an electronic copy of.

It would be nice if someone would provide an actual link to this happening.

4 posted on 01/17/2013 9:35:21 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, the NRA keeps saying that [insert Democrat here] is going to come to take away your guns.

John, you ignorant slut... The NRA is NOT at all a partisan group. There are a number of dems that the NRA supports, simply due to the fact that there is only ONE thing they deal with... Gun rights. If a dem supports gun rights, the NRA will support them.

Mark

5 posted on 01/17/2013 9:36:37 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the NRA and its paranoid membership are so worried about the government creating a national gun registry, lest the government use that list to confiscate guns, they should stop worrying: The best list in the country already exists. It’s called the NRA membership.

And members still only amount to a fraction of actual gun owners. Too make matters even worse (for this idiot), the vast majority of guns don't even need to be registered at all.

I personally would much rather face an attacker who is armed with an "assault rifle" than one armed with a 12 gauge shotgun.
6 posted on 01/17/2013 9:36:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If this is a blog. Please do not excerpt as I do not want to give hits to these fascist A$$holes in order to read their brain droppings.
7 posted on 01/17/2013 9:39:20 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t recall ever having read a story of a shooting that mentioned the killer was a member of the NRA.How can they be considered gun nuts?

However if there was one I am sure a FReeper will find it , and tell me about it.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 9:43:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek
I personally would much rather face an attacker who is armed with an "assault rifle" than one armed with a 12 gauge shotgun.

The local sheriff said that he'd rather face a gang banger with an "assault rifle" any day over one p.o.'ed farmer with a scoped bolt action. The farmer would hit what he shot at.

9 posted on 01/17/2013 9:46:35 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s exactly why I’ve never joined.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 9:47:19 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m excerpting everything these days just to be safe and as suggested by the powers-that-be.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 9:50:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: driftdiver

‘Most of these people are afraid of firearms and think only the govt should have them.’

Not at all true. Many of these people are gun owners. Their view is that they’ll still be allowed to have theirs after the ‘dust settles’. Its a concept similar to OCare waivers. Its hard to understand why conservatives cant get a clue on this point. They can’t rule exc from the muzzle of a gun.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 9:51:15 AM PST by 556x45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of the gun owners I know, including myself, have never been NRA members. I’m not into giving money to advocacy groups, don’t trust them to not get confused about their mission.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 9:52:50 AM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As they always do, they will confiscate and call it something else.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 9:53:01 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: driftdiver
Most of these people are afraid of firearms and think only the govt should have them.

Off topic, but that's also their position on jobs. :-)

15 posted on 01/17/2013 9:53:03 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interestingly, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is already barging into gun dealers shops across the country violating the McClure-Volkmer Act by violating gun owner’s privacy by copying the shop’s 4473s the agency does not already have an electronic copy of.

Does this fool get paid to write? My seventh grade English teacher would have had him sitting in a corner wearing a pointy hat.

16 posted on 01/17/2013 9:56:13 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh my, I guess we should all drop out and shut up then.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 9:57:21 AM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually ... not a terrible point, particularly considering the source. The NRA membership list probably would be a prime target for Obama if he started confiscating.

SnakeDoc


18 posted on 01/17/2013 9:59:41 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if John Aravosis has ever heard of Pink Pistols.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 10:10:37 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I doubt that the NRA would turn over its membership list to the federal government.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 10:18:06 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John Aravosis is an American Democratic political consultant, writer, gay activist and blogger. Aravosis, an attorney who lives in Washington, D.C., is the founder of AMERICAblog and a co-founder of StopDrLaura.com.

Never seen a resume with more FAIL in it.

21 posted on 01/17/2013 10:20:20 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While our list of fascists and communists is comprised from the Democrat voter rolls, union membership, college faculty lists, and media bylines.
22 posted on 01/17/2013 10:22:21 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: EdReform

True enough.

Doesn’t mean the government wouldn’t try to take them, though. I hope they’d torch them before they’d let them be taken.

SnakeDoc


23 posted on 01/17/2013 10:29:21 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Do all members of the NRA have Guns?

If gun ownership is a requirement, should the gun-less members worry that an NRA agent will break down the door at midnight and force a firearm on them?

24 posted on 01/17/2013 10:35:36 AM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

“Do all members of the NRA have Guns?”

Not at all. I know several people who have been members for quite a long time but have never owned a gun.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 10:41:50 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’ve thought that since Clinton was in office.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 10:42:06 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: 556x45

Exactly. Most leftists fancy themselves part of the ruling elite and expect to be exempt from the laws they pass to control the rabble.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 11:42:04 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been a member of the NRA and I don’t own a gun. I have the membership sticker posted on the window by my front door.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 12:00:35 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are an estimated 100 million gun owners in the United States. There are 4.5 million NRA members. John Aravosis is a cliche-spouting idiot.

In my part of the world we have a fairly reliable gun registry. It's called the phone book.

29 posted on 01/17/2013 12:06:19 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

membership lists are protected from the days when the klan would want them to kill people.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 12:56:02 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Billthedrill

private group private list.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 1:06:07 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If the NRA and its paranoid membership”

AND... there’s no need to read any further.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s trolling with that piece. For some reason, I doubt that the NRA will hand over ANYTHING to the feds.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 4:13:24 PM PST by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know of 2 people who don’t own guns but belong to the NRA. There are people who understand that all our freedoms need protecting.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 4:16:02 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: MarkL
"The NRA is NOT at all a partisan group. There are a number of dems that the NRA supports, simply due to the fact that there is only ONE thing they deal with... Gun rights. If a dem supports gun rights, the NRA will support them."

...as they once did for harry reid (demonstrating occasional NRA bad judgement).
35 posted on 01/17/2013 9:47:43 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This guy is a moron on many levels - calls NRA members paranoid, then says:

"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo -– a man who gives you a pretty good idea of where gun control is going -– said, on the front page of the New York Times, that “confiscation” of firearms is an option."

36 posted on 01/18/2013 6:48:30 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

Andrew Coumo is the worst kind.
Can you imagine it? Him in charge of the 2nd and Sandra lee is the flotus?
BTW Andy, Why do you “need” those 500 HP cars?


37 posted on 01/20/2013 10:59:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

God Bless all fair minded FReepers.

Carry on.


38 posted on 01/20/2013 11:03:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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