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GUN CULTURE THREATENS DEMOCRACY : Gun lobby threatens our very way of life
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ^ | May 13 | Josh Horowitz

Posted on 05/21/2005 10:42:38 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

CSGV: GUN CULTURE THREATENS DEMOCRACY

Op-Ed Challenges "Guns Equal Freedom" Formula

Gun lobby threatens our very way of life

The price extracted by guns is simply too high

By JOSH HORWITZ
SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW-JOURNAL

When the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, addresses the crowd at "FreedomFest 2005" at the Bally's/Paris Resort in Las Vegas today, he will be preaching a message that has served his organization well: guns equal freedom.

As LaPierre puts it, "The Second Amendment is the fulcrum of freedom in our nation, because freedom and the Second Amendment are mutually interdependent. They are the 'chicken and the egg;' neither can exist without the other."

LaPierre can expect a friendly reception from the right wing activists at FreedomFest. Aggressive support for gun rights provokes none of the intramural squabbling that sometimes threatens to divide social conservatives and their libertarian allies in the GOP.

By framing the gun debate as a choice between protecting liberty and the illusion of safety, the gun lobby has painted itself as a defender of basic American values.

Too often, gun control advocates walk into the trap and concede that values like democracy and independence must be sacrificed to fight gun crime.

"At what point will Americans agree that the price exacted by guns -- the gun lobby's 'price of freedom' -- is simply too high?" asks Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center.

This formulation is not smart politics, because Americans rightly treasure freedom. More importantly, it fails to hold LaPierre and the gun lobby accountable for a philosophy that is at odds with freedom and the institutions that support it.

The most recent example of the tension came last month, when Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill that allows people to use deadly force -- including guns -- when faced with a violent threat, even when a confrontation could be avoided by simply walking away. The new law goes far beyond self-defense, which was already a well-established right in Florida, to invite vigilantes to substitute their judgment for the judicial system.

David Kopel, a leading gun rights theorist, acknowledges the potential tension between an expansive right of self defense like the one embodied in the new Florida statute and the rule of law, but dismisses the concern out of hand, arguing that "people's taking the law into their own hands has always been a core principle of the American legal system, and the American attitude toward guns is simply one manifestation of that principle."

This warped conception of popular sovereignty is at the root of the most egregious anti- democratic proposition advanced by the gun lobby: that citizens need to arm themselves to safeguard political liberties against threats by the government.

Kopel has called guns "the tools of political dissent," and LaPierre wrote in 1994 that "the people have a right, must have a right, to take whatever measures necessary, including force, to abolish oppressive government."

As famed legal scholar Roscoe Pound observed, however, "A legal right of the citizen to wage war on the government is something that cannot be admitted. ... [because] bearing arms today is a very different thing from what it was in the days of the embattled farmers who withstood the British in 1775. In the urban industrial society of today a general right to bear arms so as to be able to resist oppression by the Government would mean that gangs could defeat the whole Bill of Rights."

The standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco -- often cited as proof that the government can and does abuse its power -- illustrate why armed resistance is a dead end. Randy Weaver and David Koresh may have had good reasons to distrust the government, but they had no right to use private arsenals to keep the police at bay. Our system includes democratic safeguards, such as juries, that do not rely on the private force of arms.

After the Oklahoma City bombing, the gun lobby toned down its rhetoric, casting an armed citizenry as a deterrent to oppression rather than a potential rebel force against a democratic government. "The Second Amendment is America's first freedom because it is the one right that protects all the others," LaPierre says.

This argument sounds reasonable but is no different in substance that what gun rights absolutists were saying before Oklahoma City. If they believe in the right to take up arms to resist government policies they consider oppressive, even when these policies have been adopted by elected officials and subjected to review by an independent judiciary, then they are opposed to constitutional democracy.

When LaPierre talks about guns and freedom, he wraps himself in a flag that the NRA is simultaneously ripping to shreds. Protecting vigilantes from criminal prosecution and urging citizens to stockpile weapons for a showdown with the government are more than just threats to public safety -- they are threats to our democracy and our way of life.


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To: Dan from Michigan
...a bill that allows people to use deadly force -- including guns -- when faced with a violent threat, even when a confrontation could be avoided by simply walking away.

A straw man. i.e. a purposive distortion.

101 posted on 05/22/2005 6:46:44 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: goldstategop

Every law-abiding black man and woman should learn to use a firearm. The police cannot save you in the moment of crisis.


102 posted on 05/22/2005 6:54:21 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: Dan from Michigan
GUN CULTURE THREATENS DEMOCRACY

Damn right!

We prefer a Republic.

103 posted on 05/22/2005 6:55:43 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: Tax Government
"Every last person reading FR should join NRA. Even if you don't own a gun."

I'd have suggested a citizen militia.

104 posted on 05/22/2005 7:00:55 AM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: Dan from Michigan

When a government of the people...by the people...and for the people...

Fears - The People

We are in trouble...

what I see in this article is a man who wishes to inflame
mistrust between The People and Their Government

He has tolitarian designs on America...He hates both 'The People'and their Government

Naturally in the NWO he expects to be one of the bosses

imo


105 posted on 05/22/2005 7:02:51 AM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Genocide happens.

It doesn’t happen whenever the would-be targets own guns.


106 posted on 05/22/2005 7:04:38 AM PDT by ezoeni
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To: Graymatter

Guns don't protect; people do.>>>>>

Very true, but unfortunately very easily twisted by the left to mean something entirely different from what you are saying.


107 posted on 05/22/2005 7:11:50 AM PDT by RipSawyer ("Embed" Michael Moore with the 82nd airborne.)
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To: ccmay

Armed resistance is for when constitutional democracy is usurped. >>>>>>>

Armed resistance is for when the constitutional REPUBLIC is usurped, "constitutional democracy" is a liberal term for something which exists only in their fantasies. Remember that the word "democracy" was never used by the founders to refer to this government, it came into use after WWI and we have steadily drifted into bigger and bigger government ever since. Those who would enslave us first corrupt the language.


108 posted on 05/22/2005 7:17:30 AM PDT by RipSawyer ("Embed" Michael Moore with the 82nd airborne.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

In so far as democracy is one of the foundations of socialism, Horowitz is correct that gun ownership is a threat to democracy. Not to constitutional democracy, however, at least as we know it.


109 posted on 05/22/2005 7:23:29 AM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Bostton1
We can all hang together--or hang separately!

If you are afraid of a list.....You are allready on it.

Ever fill out the yellow sheet? You're on it.

Have a CCW permit? You are on it.

Buy a gun after NICS? You are on the list.

Write your Congressman? Yep, You are on it.

This may seem harsh, but if you haven't addressed the issue, go ahead, cower and wait, and they will eventually come.

Better to make yourself heard.

There is safety in numbers imho, and 4 million of us have a far better chance together than just scattered individuals. After all, this is our RIGHT!

110 posted on 05/22/2005 7:40:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

There are plenty of studies proving that there is far less crime where citizens have guns and can defend themselves. Where guns are restricted or banned, crime rates are higher.

The very people who push for banning guns, they own weapons themselves. "Guns for me, but not for thee."


111 posted on 05/22/2005 7:42:52 AM PDT by ViLaLuz
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To: Dan from Michigan
Everything said about the gun lobby, NRA, and any and all attempts for more stringent legislation to control fire arms ownership is totally, utterly and unarguably useless until someone, anyone can come up with a way to get the criminals among us to pay attention to these laws.
112 posted on 05/22/2005 7:45:50 AM PDT by JoeV1 (Democrat Party-The unlawful and corrupt leading the blind and uneducated)
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To: freepatriot32

Great pictures!


113 posted on 05/22/2005 7:49:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I would imagine if you're a Freeper, you get a gold star next to your name.
I'm not the originator of this quote but a Freepers said while others are burying their guns, others are digging their's up.

My favorite posts are the ones where the guy complains he won't join the NRA because they send him mailings. While others are getting out their checkbooks and supporting freedom, this guy can't make it to the garbage can with a couple of letters.

The NRA did have an article about "Freedom Freeloaders". Eighty Million Gun Owners and only four million NRA members. You can even notice how few gun activists here on FR. Very darned few.


114 posted on 05/22/2005 7:51:02 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
The part that gets me is where so many are willing to allow the issue to be fractionated. If I had a buck for every time I've heard the bit about how someone doesn't have the particular type they want to ban this week, so they don't care if those 'nasty' guns are banned, I'd be able to buy that Barrett .50 and the land to shoot it on.

When those guys are down to a few muzzle loaders,then what?

If we do not all stick up for one another, any upright citizen who wishes to be armed, then we will be nibbled away, just like the Nazis nibbled away at the civillian population of the nations they occupied.

Even 4 million of us, pledged to fight for each other's right to own the firearm of our individual choice can make a difference. Imagine what 10 or 20 million could do-and that is just a fraction of the gun owners out there.

115 posted on 05/22/2005 8:00:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The only way I console myself is I hope they at least vote their Rights when it comes election day.


116 posted on 05/22/2005 8:39:14 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: RipSawyer

>> Guns don't protect; people do.

>>>Very true, but unfortunately very easily twisted by the left

I'm against surrendering slogans too. Isn't the pen mightier?
;)


117 posted on 05/22/2005 9:18:47 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: dbwz

Something that usually escapes the supporters of David Koresh and Randy Weaver are that Koresh was a child molester who thought he was Jesus and Weaver was wanted on bad check charges. They had both broken the law.


118 posted on 05/22/2005 9:24:36 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Bostton1
You may say I need a tinfoil hat, but I don't want to be in the NRA member registry, in case something ever happens.

Well then just send them a hefty anonymous money order.

119 posted on 05/22/2005 9:42:30 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: SALChamps03
[Koresh was a child molester]


Correction: Koresh was a kook cult leader who thought he was a new Jesus prophet, but there is NO EVIDENCE that he was a child molester. That accusation originated with Janet Reno as an excuse to use force to raid his compound but has never been substantiated by facts known to anyone in the justice department or anywhere else.
120 posted on 05/22/2005 10:02:26 AM PDT by spinestein
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To: Bostton1
I used to worry about having my name on a 'list' too, but I finally realized that my name is already on a whole list of lists. Face it, if the government were to come after our guns, they'd first come for the registration lists from right-wing sites such as this. Hell, with the Patriot Act, they may already have all that and the administrators are forbidden to say anything.
No, when/if push ever comes to shove, Big Brother will already know who you are. You might as well do as much good as you can until then. It may be enough to turn the tide... kinda like the straw that breaks the camel's back.
121 posted on 05/22/2005 10:27:12 AM PDT by oldfart ("All governments and all civilizations fall... eventually. Our government is not immune.)
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To: freepatriot32; Dan from Michigan

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Here's the list of the first 1000 Horwitz's that subscribed to Josh's anti-gun philosophies.

It is Josh's disgrace that he again promotes the national socialist statist philosophies upon the unwitting public.

It's an absolute disgrace that national Rabinical counsels are members of this organization.


122 posted on 05/22/2005 10:27:17 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: TheWriterTX
Here here! I do love it when someone so thoroughly obviates my need to write a reply to a story by posting such a reply that is better written, and more to the point than I could have ever done. Exactly spot-on! Bravo!
123 posted on 05/22/2005 10:38:44 AM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: Richard Axtell

Thank you.


124 posted on 05/22/2005 10:41:22 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Proud Retosexual Wife of 12 Years)
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To: SALChamps03
Something that usually escapes the supporters of David Koresh and Randy Weaver are that Koresh was a child molester who thought he was Jesus and Weaver was wanted on bad check charges. They had both broken the law.

I think you and I are talking apples and oranges here. I'm not arguing Koresh and Weaver as individuals, nor am I appointing them champions of a cause.

The author of the article said: "...they had no right to use private arsenals to keep the police at bay." This to me implies that the author's credo is that we all just need to go with the flow no matter the accusation and take our chances with the courts - and that's fine as long as the courts are still fair and honest.

I'm of the belief that if we can make sure checks and balances apply to public opinion as well, we won't have to find ourselves in a spot where we're even considering the whole "vote from the rooftops" scenario, and so far it appears that conservative-type thinking has found a media voice. But, the 2nd Amendment provides a very-last-resort insurance policy that is unique to this country, and I'd hate to see that taken out of the people's hands.

125 posted on 05/22/2005 10:59:18 AM PDT by dbwz (2A Sister)
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To: garandgal
By framing the gun debate as a choice between protecting liberty and the illusion of safety, the gun lobby has painted itself as a defender of basic American values. The actual debate, as the NRA and the facts conclusively prove is: "Liberty and safety (guns) vs. no liberty and no safety (gun confiscation)."
126 posted on 05/22/2005 11:25:52 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Dan from Michigan

Congratulations for finding this article and posting it. There are times we can only know how really vile the libs and gun grabbers are by seeing the drivel they regurgitate as a substitute for thinking, let alone rational thinking.


127 posted on 05/22/2005 11:28:25 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: goldstategop
Here's where I differ with liberals: I believe a trusty gun will stop a criminal dead cold. That's common sense with a bullet.

That's cold an inhuman. What about the ALLEGED criminals rights? I mean if he threatened you, thats far less than you killing him. So he takes some of your belongings. Does that give you the right to take his life?





Oh yeah (SARCASM OFF)

Wow that sucks. Trying to FEEL like a lib HURTS

A LOT

128 posted on 05/22/2005 11:52:42 AM PDT by mountn man
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To: snowsislander
I hadn't noticed this fixation on gangs, but it doesn't surprise me. That's been their modus operandi -- get the MSM bellowing about something, and then try to start a legislative push based on the manufactured hullabaloo.

Hey, they saw that it worked with the Pew Foundation and CFR, so why not continue with a winning strategy?

Mark

129 posted on 05/22/2005 11:59:06 AM PDT by MarkL (I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
The new law goes far beyond self-defense, which was already a well-established right in Florida, to invite vigilantes to substitute their judgment for the judicial system.

Despite the fact that this has yet to happen, and that, so for, ALL the leftist's "predictions" have been WRONG, why do we believe them now? To me, whenever a leftist proposes something, either DO the opposite, or have the confidence to know that you are right....

130 posted on 05/22/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT by dirtbiker (Solution for Terrorism: Nuke 'em 'till they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Gun control is hitting your target with each & every round constantly!
131 posted on 05/22/2005 12:01:31 PM PDT by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
As famed legal scholar Roscoe Pound observed, however, "A legal right of the citizen to wage war on the government is something that cannot be admitted. ... [because] bearing arms today is a very different thing from what it was in the days of the embattled farmers who withstood the British in 1775. In the urban industrial society of today a general right to bear arms so as to be able to resist oppression by the Government would mean that gangs could defeat the whole Bill of Rights."

 

errr....huh?  What?  

Would 5 or 6 bong hits make the point of this paragraph intelligible?

132 posted on 05/22/2005 12:04:44 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Every evil which liberals imagine Judaism and Christianity to be, Islam is.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

133 posted on 05/22/2005 12:05:01 PM PDT by aomagrat (Where weapons are not allowed, it is best to carry weapons.)
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To: spinestein
Correction: Koresh was a kook cult leader who thought he was a new Jesus prophet, but there is NO EVIDENCE that he was a child molester. That accusation originated with Janet Reno as an excuse to use force to raid his compound but has never been substantiated by facts known to anyone in the justice department or anywhere else.

And, IIRC, at the time, given those bogus charges, the federal government was outside their authority in going after Koresh for those charges.

While I'm 100% for the swift conviction and harsh punnishment of child molesters, it was just a smoke screen for what the feds were doing there. To paraphrase a quote from the Viet-Nam era, "they had to kill the children to save them"

Mark

134 posted on 05/22/2005 12:05:15 PM PDT by MarkL (I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!!)
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To: Tax Government
[ Every last person reading FR should join NRA. Even if you don't own a gun. ]

Why.?.
To preserve target practice and hunting.?..

The 2nd amendment was to make revolution LEGAL, not to insure hunting and target practice rights..

Who in America would ENACT the 2nd amendment for its intended purpose.?.

Not many, I think.. Would screw up the football season and positively cancel Oprah and Dr. Phil.. not to speak of Jerry Springer.. when MsM TV stations were ugh dealt with..

135 posted on 05/22/2005 12:08:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Our system includes democratic safeguards, such as juries, that do not rely on the private force of arms.

The Courts do rely on a Private force that is armed, they are called the Police... If you disobey a court order the armed force will come and make sure you comply! Sometimes by busting in your door with Guns Drawn...The court used thier Armed force to return Elian Gonzalez to Cuba.

136 posted on 05/22/2005 12:18:49 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: TheWriterTX

I would like to know if you sent that to him?

If not it needs to be.


137 posted on 05/22/2005 12:37:53 PM PDT by ChefKeith (If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking.)
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To: Billthedrill

Why is it that the gun fascists never point out that the NRA is supported by millions of Americans? No anti-gun group has even half the numbers of the NRA. What the gun grabbers want is to go against the will of the people.

The gun Nazis never mention that in the history of the world, gun control has resulted in about 100 millions deaths. People killed at the hands of their own government, in supposedly legal fashion.

Also the gun Nazis fail to point out that crime goes down in states that have lax gun laws, and that crime goes up in countries like England and Australia that have very strict gun laws. But then again when has any liberal ever carried about the facts?


138 posted on 05/22/2005 12:43:02 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: Dan from Michigan

Contact:
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
1023 15th Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-408-0061
Fax: 202-544-7213
Url: http://www.csgv.org/


139 posted on 05/22/2005 12:45:32 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: Dan from Michigan

actually, they are right to assert that gun-culture threatens democracy.

democracy means majority-rule.
consider this three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

republicanism, made possible through an armed citizenry, is not democracy.
In the republican model, the heavily armed sheep can effectively disagree.


140 posted on 05/22/2005 12:55:29 PM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: hosepipe

Pick up a copy of the NRA's American Rifleman magazine and educate yourself.


141 posted on 05/22/2005 12:57:43 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Disagree. NRA's First Freedom.......


142 posted on 05/22/2005 1:05:06 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("The constitution is not a living organism for Pete's sake" - Judge Scalia)
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To: Dan from Michigan; hosepipe

Correction. Pick up a copy of the NRA's First Freedom magazine.

Thanks Dan.


143 posted on 05/22/2005 1:08:14 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: de Buillion
If you feel that your life is being threatened, you can use deadly force, and this has not caused any problems in Texas.

Caused a heep of problems for criminals...... cbkaty_NRA Life Member

144 posted on 05/22/2005 1:14:54 PM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Shooter 2.5
[ Pick up a copy of the NRA's American Rifleman magazine and educate yourself. ]

NO.....

Gimme the jist of it.. creatively.. or Just spit it out..
We are a free country "right"..

145 posted on 05/22/2005 1:35:40 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: Bostton1

If something ever happens? If it does the people that start the problem will bring it to the wrong place. No sane person wants to use a weapon to harm somebody though if you bring the trouble you will have to face the result. Joe Stalin took the guns and he killed more people than even Hitler. NRA life member, I am. I was active duty U. S. Air Force for seven and one half years and I will still die for AMERICA.


146 posted on 05/22/2005 1:45:34 PM PDT by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: hosepipe

About a hundred years ago, the NRA was a shooting organization created by Ex-Union Army officers. They wanted to correct the poor shooting skills that were present during the Civil War.
Today, the NRA is by far the best lobbying group which protects the Second Amendment. That's just not my opinion. That's the opinion of experts who track such groups.
The NRA does publish a magazine devoted to hunting. I don't hunt and I have never read it. I did subscribe to First Freedom and my current magazine is The American Rifleman.


147 posted on 05/22/2005 1:49:27 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
[ the NRA is by far the best lobbying group which protects the Second Amendment. ]

I know what the NRA IS.. what my post suggested is what the NRA, gun advocates ISn'T, and Aren't.. You must have missed my point.. The 2nd amendment in not about having guns it is, completely and entirely, about USING guns.. for a specific purpose.. OR why it even IN the Constitution.. for hunting?

148 posted on 05/22/2005 2:03:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
OR why it even IN the Constitution.. for hunting?>

Ok, short answer. No. It's not about hunting and the NRA, SAS, JPFO and CCKBA are not hunting groups. Again, join the NRA and preserve your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

149 posted on 05/22/2005 3:22:06 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: rmh47
So, You Want To See Me Naked?

This pro-gun ownership piece caused a firestorm when I wrote it 5 years ago, and was, at one time, featured at 67 different website across the globe.

150 posted on 05/23/2005 8:08:16 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Proud Retosexual Wife of 12 Years)
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