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Gun Debate Live From London: LaPierre debates Rebecca Peters on Pay-Per-View - October 12, 2004
National Rifle Association ^ | September 19, 2004 | NRA

Posted on 09/19/2004 6:28:17 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker

Edited on 10/06/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

About the participants...


Rebecca Peters:
Chief Executive of IANSA (the International Action Network of Small Arms), In 1996 Rebecca was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal for her work in promoting gun control in Australia... IANSA is the global network of civil society organizations working to stop proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA brings world attention on the humantarian impact of these weapons and brings the voices and activities of non-government organizations and concerned individuals across the world. Founded in 1998 it now has more than 500 participant groups in nearly one hundred countries.


Wayne LaPierre: Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association of America. The Association of its 4 million members, are staunch defenders of the Second Amendment rights and is a major player in the politcal arena and stands firm in its resolve to protect the right to keep and bear arms. The NRA was founded in 1871 and the actor Charlton Heston resigned as its President in 2003. Wayne LaPierre has been with the NRA since 1978 and became its CEO in 1986 and is now its leading spokesperson on all NRA legislative activities at entry level of government.

Wayne serves on the board of the American Association of Political Consultants. He holds a Master's degree in American Government and Politics and a Bachelor's degree in Education and Political Science.

Moderator Note: The NRA's publicist has requested we make the following corrections:

Charlton Heston served as president of the NRA until 2003.

Wayne LaPierre became CEO in 1991, not in 1986.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; lapierre; london; nra; nutcase
Rebecca Peters works hand-in-hand with the United Nations to ban small arms around the globe. According to the NRA, "Peters engineered the 1996 campaign that banned, confiscated and destroyed 640,000 rifles and shotguns owned by law-abiding Australians.
1 posted on 09/19/2004 6:28:18 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

I wonder how the Aussies feel about Ms. Peters, now, with their armed crime rate skyrocketing?


2 posted on 09/19/2004 6:32:38 PM PDT by hyperpoly8
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Rebecca Peters is a complete psychopath. She used to share accomodation with an old acquaintance of mine, when they were at uni. You know how sometimes budget-conscious students will label their food containers, in a shared refrigerator- 'Terri's milk', for instance? Peters would label *every egg* in a carton. She had everyone in the place creeped out, with her obsessive ways. If Wayne could somehow find the right button to push, she could fall apart under pressure just like Captain Queeg.


3 posted on 09/19/2004 6:33:48 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
This thread has just added to the FreeRepublic "bang list" (firearms interest list) by adding the keyword "banglist".

Any time a firearms-related thread is created on FreeRepublic, please be sure to add the "banglist" keyword to it so that interested FReepers don't miss it.

Let Freedom Ring,

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

4 posted on 09/19/2004 6:42:04 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Who cares?

Until we have a spokesman that understands the Second Amendment, I don't participate.
A Gun/Weapon is a tool and should be treated as a Hammer or a Saw and my Right to own the Hammer or the Saw of my choice will not be Infringed, Hunting is just another use of the tool.
If I need the tool to protect myself, I would be using it for it's primary purpose (what it was designed to do) LaPierre is a Hunter and Hunters Rights are important too, but Hunters Rights are not protected under the Second Amendment, MY RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS is. If there is a disagreement with my Government, I am prepared to make my case, in Court or out of Court, there is NO gray area.
5 posted on 09/19/2004 6:48:53 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I made my Fortune selling Sugar Coated Cat Turds on a Stick at the DNC Convention)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
P.S. The NRA is an Appeasement Group that is willing to Trade to Whittle away at the Second Amendment, I stopped Donating when Wayne started down this despicable path.
6 posted on 09/19/2004 6:54:55 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I made my Fortune selling Sugar Coated Cat Turds on a Stick at the DNC Convention)
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To: zip; BOBWADE

ping


7 posted on 09/19/2004 7:56:48 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

If it ain't too much $$$$, I gotta see this.


8 posted on 09/19/2004 7:58:36 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: TexasTransplant

You are dead-on FRiend. He caved for the 10-round magazine restriction, he caved on back-ground checks, and the NRA has caved on machine guns in the past.


9 posted on 09/19/2004 8:03:00 PM PDT by I got the rope (HEY KERRY...I'M AN ON-BRINGER)
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To: Dan from Michigan; Joe Brower
This debate couldn't find a free venue?

Or is it all just about the $$$$$ ?

Do IANSA and NRA share the profit from this PPV ?

In such a situation, how can we believe either side's true committment to the cause?
Seems to me, maybe the real committment is to making $more money$..

10 posted on 09/20/2004 12:42:55 AM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: I got the rope

Well when I tell sombody to "Get a Rope" they know where to get it. ;^)


11 posted on 09/20/2004 5:35:01 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (I made my Fortune selling Sugar Coated Cat Turds on a Stick at the DNC Convention)
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To: TexasTransplant

I can understand your views and position....but I say! Who is there but the "Hunting" advocate to ensure we have a "TOOL" (firearm) at all? If it were not for the "Hunter" there would be no voice, no tool, no freedom of choice (to own a firearm or not). Nothing is perfect no matter how hard we try. But, the bottom line is if the world community can take away your firearm......the rest of the choices will be theres.


12 posted on 10/03/2004 1:03:24 PM PDT by mrb35758
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To: mrb35758
I will not allow the Second Amendment to be changed by proxy, the gun grabbers will have to change or delete it and it is a fight that they know that they cannot win, which is why they will continue their incremental tactics.
If we are forceful in the defense of the Second Amendment they have no other option than to come out in the open and battle for their position Honestly.
13 posted on 10/03/2004 2:36:17 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I made my Fortune selling Sugar Coated Cat Turds on a Stick at the DNC Convention )
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Anyone going to be watching this tonight?


14 posted on 10/12/2004 11:59:43 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

Byron, you really should e-mail that info to LaPierre. Peters would be seriously unnerved to find that Wayne had that kind of personal info on her.


15 posted on 10/12/2004 12:05:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Diplomats. The best diplomat I know of is a fully loaded phaser bank" - Cdr. Montgomery Scott)
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To: anyone

Anti-gunners are clearly wrong in their pursuit. The lie and decieve the public using fear that they create in the media. The reason that the debate costs money was probably because only Pro-gun people would pay to watch it because their rights are on the line. Anti-gunners could watch Wayne rip Laura's comments to shreds and smoke her debate and they don't care one way or the other. They are antigun for a reason. Most of them are unjustified reasons but they stand by them all the same.


16 posted on 10/14/2004 8:50:25 PM PDT by elementalsigil
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

I'm trying to track down a previous thread from 10/14/04 (I think) titled something like "The UN and Your Guns." I can't find it using keyword title search, would appreciate if anyone could point me to it.


17 posted on 10/14/2004 8:55:49 PM PDT by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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