Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NRA Mulls Harry Reid Endorsement
Indy Posted Newspaper ^ | 7-11-2010 | Rudy Stettner

Posted on 07/12/2010 9:09:33 AM PDT by Frantzie

The National Rifle Association has puzzled many observers as well as angered its conservative members by remaining neutral in the contest for Nevada’s seat in the US Senate in November. In that race, Sharron Angle is challenging incumbent Harry Reid, running on the Republican ticket as a Tea Party conservative. Her own campaign site notes as follows her position on the right to bear arms.

(Excerpt) Read more at indyposted.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; bradybill; gunvote; harryreid; nra; nv2010; obama; rkba
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last
NRA supporting Harry Reid and Obama. Sickening.
1 posted on 07/12/2010 9:09:41 AM PDT by Frantzie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Apparently, the NRA HQ is underwater.

What the Hell?


2 posted on 07/12/2010 9:11:04 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Thats because the NRA supports Washington insiders. If the 2nd amendment isn’t under threat they can’t get the money comin in to fight it. Must have a crisis.


3 posted on 07/12/2010 9:11:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

This would raise the hair on my neck. Cant believe this is even a discussion. Is Wayne LaPierre (sp) still the Pres. of NRA? and who makes the decision to support candidates, their members right????


4 posted on 07/12/2010 9:11:57 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RexBeach

This was reported on Fox last week that they may endorse
Reid. The “house” is fixing the odds for Reid in Nevada!


5 posted on 07/12/2010 9:14:37 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

This is rumor and speculation, not news.


6 posted on 07/12/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I dropped my membership to the NRA...it’s not my fathers organization any longer.

Not only the endorsement thing, heck there like a retail merchandising outlet these days.

Hordes of letters and solicitations.

Hey NRA, go back to your roots and stop all the nonsense.


7 posted on 07/12/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by servantboy777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GoCards
So, the NRA has gone the route of the AARP ehhh?

They just think that the paramilitary “civilian” security force will support them in the coming future. Sort of like the Democrats thinking that raising taxes and spending way more than they take in is the way to fix this broken economy. If you can't fight them, join them, then they will like you and want to keep you around.

Insanity runs deep these days.

8 posted on 07/12/2010 9:16:13 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie
Screw the NRA. Support the GOA instead. Gun Owners of America.

Gun Owners of America
9 posted on 07/12/2010 9:16:34 AM PDT by crosshairs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

If the NRA endorses Reid they will find themselves very very lonely.


10 posted on 07/12/2010 9:19:53 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RexBeach
What the Hell?

The ugly truth about the NRA is that it exists primarily to perpetuate the NRA. Gun right are really only a means to an end.

11 posted on 07/12/2010 9:20:03 AM PDT by Poison Pill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
This kind of crap is exactly why the NRA will never get another dime from me. In 2008, they bought a bunch of wall-to-wall radio ads to support John Murtha in our neighboring district against a challenger who was far less tepid on 2nd amendment issues.

It was at that point that another Freeper introduced me to Gun Owners of America, who has a far more accurate rating system.

12 posted on 07/12/2010 9:20:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I do NOT believe it.

I WILL find out, and if I find out the NRA is opposing my personal political Conservative perspectives, I will tell the NRA to KMA after over twenty years of membership.

Anybody have a link that states positively such a direction exists at the NRA? I’d like to have that too.


13 posted on 07/12/2010 9:21:32 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Maelstorm

GOA or Gun Owners of America are a better group. Support for Reid = support for O.


14 posted on 07/12/2010 9:22:08 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I just went to the site and posted an email to them.

http://home.nra.org/classic.aspx

This would cause them to lose membership big-time in my view.


15 posted on 07/12/2010 9:25:10 AM PDT by BamaAndy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

Reid got a $60 million gun range built for NV which the NRA supposedly had some involvement with.

I support gun ranges but let private businesses build them not taxpayers. The NRA keeps screwing the pooch lately.


16 posted on 07/12/2010 9:25:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

As far as I can tell the is a wishful thinking story by the leftist media.


17 posted on 07/12/2010 9:26:55 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Worry about Reid’s successor later, get rid of this scumbag Reid first!


18 posted on 07/12/2010 9:27:07 AM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Beelzebubba
NRA has not made any endorsements for Senate yet.

http://www.nrapvf.org/News/Read.aspx?ID=14003&T=1

BUT... from the article.

All of which leads to a very serious question for all NRA members and gun owners who oppose Sen. Reid to contemplate: who would take Reid’s place if he loses his race—and his critically important position as Senate Majority Leader? Remember, the Senate Majority Leader is the gatekeeper who decides which legislation will be considered on the Senate floor. If Sen. Reid loses, the next candidate for Majority Leader is very likely to be Chuck Schumer or Dick Durbin—two of the most anti-gun U.S. Senators in history!

It is critical to the defense of the Second Amendment that we have pro-gun majorities in the U.S. Congress. While no endorsement has yet been issued in this race, nor any other U.S. Senate race for the November general election, rest assured that we will make all of these announcements at the appropriate time and in light of our election policy.

They still might do it.

19 posted on 07/12/2010 9:27:51 AM PDT by super7man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

?


20 posted on 07/12/2010 9:29:11 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

IMO the NRA is like many ‘non-profits’ in that they have an financial benefit to keeping the status quo in place.

If the disease or problem is fixed then they’ll be out of a job. Certainly not all non-profits are like this.


21 posted on 07/12/2010 9:30:43 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Dang it! It is not the Tea Party! It is the TEA Party. TEA is an acronym for crying out loud! It stands for Taxed Enough Already.

I don’t know if it is intentional or just ignorance that causes people to call it the Tea Party.


22 posted on 07/12/2010 9:31:05 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
The problem is the NRA has NEVER viewed the idea of having their allies gaining legislative control of the House or Senate a benefit.

Actually, if you don't control the flow of legislation you are open to all sorts of attacks by the opposition including attacks on your biological existence.

I suppose the NRA developed that blind-spot during the decades of Democrat/Socialist ascendance in Congress and the various state legislatures.

It's time for a change at the top in the NRA ~ first, I'd remove all of them and start over.

23 posted on 07/12/2010 9:31:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

That must be a mighty fine gun range. Exactly what would you spend $60 M on?


24 posted on 07/12/2010 9:32:25 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Read the whole article at the link. The political calculations behind why or why not the NRA may or may not support Reid don't fit on a bumper sticker.

There is also another piece on this here: Is endorsing Reid on the NRA's calendar?

Bottom line: This issue is nowhere as clear-cut as we'd like. And the NRA hasn't done anything yet, so stop jumping to conclusions.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

25 posted on 07/12/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I doubt that the NRA will ultimately support Reid unless they really don’t understand their members because the firestorm of supporting Reid would be disastrous and any support they do get temporarily from the left will be gone after election day. I think it would be wise for Cox to be replaced because he clearly is causing problems in a year when the NRA should be riding high and proud.


26 posted on 07/12/2010 9:33:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Poison Pill

>>The ugly truth about the NRA is that it exists primarily to perpetuate the NRA. Gun right are really only a means to an end.<<

Kinda like unions. Heck, often times even Churches. It seems to be a standard phase in the evolution of even “sincere” organizations created by human beings. We’re our own worst enemy.

Hence the need for Jesus’ sacrifice.


27 posted on 07/12/2010 9:33:57 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I read about that gun range, but am still wondering how a gun range can cost $60 million dollars. Most ranges I’m familiar with are canyons in the hills with wooden posts, old railroad ties, and a campfire sort of arrangement for hot coffee.

That must be one “H” of a gun range for that amount of money, or let’s be realistic, and suppose some of that money went to paint bullseye’s on associated targets.

I’ll look into this, ‘cause I really want to know.


28 posted on 07/12/2010 9:34:55 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie
The NRA is officially neutral on all issues that do not pertain to the right to bear arms. A candidate could be a left wing liberal on every issue except gun control and theoretically get an NRA endorsement if they were pro gun.
Well that just shows you how blitheringly stupid they are, if they think a commie spouting "gun rights" is as believable on the subject as a person who supports the US Constitution in general and the second amendment in particular.

The Black Panthers support gun rights. Let's all freaking endorse the Black Panthers!

(How far up the butt can one person's head actually go?)

All national organizations are suspect. They are all run by cotton-headed "professionals"... careerists... people, that is, who don't give a rat's patoot about the issues themselves.

29 posted on 07/12/2010 9:38:36 AM PDT by samtheman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Durus

I’m inclined to believe that as well, but I’m going to ask some questions, and look closely at the answers as there have been too many articles recently with discomforting information regarding the NRA, and their direction on matters of importance.

I don’t want to continue supporting them IF they are against the Conservative grain.


30 posted on 07/12/2010 9:38:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Why don’t you wait and see if the NRA actually endorses Reid instead of repeating this rumor again and again?


31 posted on 07/12/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

I have written them every day for the past week and a half, referring to my previous letters ... basically asking them if this was “true or false.” Silence. Deathly silence. Oh me, ... well that’s one bill may not have to pay next year when my annual membership comes due. (See, there’s always a bright side!)


32 posted on 07/12/2010 9:40:00 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

This is why I have never joined or donated to the NRA...


33 posted on 07/12/2010 9:42:13 AM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

I’m sure Reid likes to shoot, so he set this up to make him feel like he is in Washington, complete with paved and marked parking lot, deluxe stone/block buildings with complete toilet facilities, state produced signs with regulations, rules, etc, and the shooting lanes must have double barrier protection as well as range masters paid and salaried by the government.

This sort of resembles what Reid did in Washington when they remodeled the Capital Lobby. They spare no expense when they share an interest in it or use it.

I would also think that the contractor who built it, was owed a favor from Reid. It’s just that easy to explain.


34 posted on 07/12/2010 9:43:50 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: servantboy777

Did the same thing...GOA is much better focused.


35 posted on 07/12/2010 9:45:21 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Maelstorm
If the NRA endorses Reid they will find themselves very very lonely.

I have advised the NRA that if they endorse Reid then I am done with NRA. Period.

36 posted on 07/12/2010 9:46:33 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

First The Killers at Reid’s event last week and now this. Surely the world is topsy-turvy. * sigh *


37 posted on 07/12/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT by mancini
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

If they end up endorsing Reid, they will lose this member.


38 posted on 07/12/2010 9:51:23 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mancini

Gee,I thought the lead singer might be a conservative.I guess the new U2 will be like the old U2.


39 posted on 07/12/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: myboyz; 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


40 posted on 07/12/2010 9:57:33 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: super7man
If Sen. Reid loses, the next candidate for Majority Leader is very likely to be Chuck Schumer or Dick Durbin—two of the most anti-gun U.S. Senators in history.

Straw man argument. If Reid loses, then the GOP has a better than 50-50 chance of taking the Senate. Therefore, Schumer or Durbin would become the minority leader.

NRA had best stay out of the Nevada senate race.

41 posted on 07/12/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by mwl8787
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

If Harry Reid votes to confirm the gun-grabbing Kagan, the NRA will lose all credibility, if it hasn’t lost it already.


42 posted on 07/12/2010 9:58:48 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Ursus
Gee,I thought the lead singer might be a conservative.I guess the new U2 will be like the old U2.

True, Flowers is a Mormon and in his interviews he imparts a conservative bent, but he admits he did vote for Obama (accompanied by the tears that supposedly went with voting for him *yawn*). I really like The Killers and I really like Flowers. I saw the news clip of the event and thought I saw the lead guitarist up there. Googled it and, sure enough, they were there. I do think, however, that Flowers is more conservative than even he knows, LOL. Brandon, wait until your babies grow up and they have nothing, courtesy of your vote!

43 posted on 07/12/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT by mancini
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

tax payer money??

stimulus money??


44 posted on 07/12/2010 10:07:09 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

Well theoretically the NRA never existed to support
conservatives perspectives. It existsed to protect the 2A.

Just as the Tea Parties don’t exists to promote every conservative intiative. They stand for less taxes and stopping the expansion of government into their livs.

The problem with endorsing Reid is that it isn’t based on principle. Reid is not a friend of the 2A. An endorsement over Angle would be a political calculaion that it is better to have a Senate Majority leader on your side then a Freshman Republican in the minority party. This assumes Reid would be on their side...and he wouldn’t be.

Some of their past endorsements leave people gritting their teeth but could be excused. This one cannot be excused. His record isn’t good, hers is. Either endorse ANgle or stay out all together so as not to anger a Majority Leader. But in conscience they cannot back Reid and still claim to protect the 2A.


45 posted on 07/12/2010 10:12:33 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Cinnamon Girl
What is the question mark for? Reid is a stinking rat but he supposedly is good on gun issues. He had a pork barrel gun range built in Nevada for $60 million or something so the NRA that that was a good thing too.

The NRA is known for backing pro-gun Democrats as well as Repubs. They usually pick which ever candidate is the strongest on the 2nd.

This Nevada pork gun range sure looks suspicious.

46 posted on 07/12/2010 10:35:45 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: RobRoy
"Dang it! It is not the Tea Party! It is the TEA Party. TEA is an acronym for crying out loud! It stands for Taxed Enough Already."

Oh, I'm sorry, do you own the copyright? Or are you Rick Santelli, who coined the idea from the floor of the CBOT, with his rant on CNBC?

Santelli called for a "Chicago Tea Party" when referring to the Obammunist's mortgage bailout program. Here's the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-Jw-5Kx8k

Tea Parties are about more than just taxes. They're about re-kindling the spirit of the Boston Tea Party, which is what Santelli was referring to when he said he was going to hold a Chicago Tea Party (not some cute, contrived acronym). Tea Parties are about opposing government tyranny in all its forms, taxes being only one.

Furthermore, "Taxed Enough Already" didn't appear until a month or so after the first Tea Parties, in February. I attended two Tea Parties, one in February and another in March of '09, before seeing a "Taxed Enough Already" sign at the April 15th Tea Party.

So long story short, I don't know who appointed you the official Tea Party arbiter, but I'll call it whatever the hell I want.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

47 posted on 07/12/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT by wku man (Claire Wolfe's clock is winding down...tick......tick..........tick...............tick..............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch

A $60 million gun range paid for with taxpayer money probably is a palace plus half of the money got skimmed by Reid’s cronies.

The NRA is a 2nd Amendment group but the men who wrote the Second were against govt stealing from citizens like Harry Reid does ad naseum.

The NRA is screwed up. Movie director John Milius is on the NRA board. I liked him until he came out to support Roman Polanski.


48 posted on 07/12/2010 10:43:55 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: RobRoy

Well I am getting letters daily from Marco Rubio cleaming he is a Tea/TEA Party candidate. However he aided and abetted illegal immigration in the Florida House.

How can Rubio be a Tax Enough Already candidate when a s**tload of my tax money is going to illegals? Crappy RINO FL GOP.


49 posted on 07/12/2010 10:46:15 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: wku man

>>So long story short, I don’t know who appointed you the official Tea Party arbiter, but I’ll call it whatever the hell I want.<<

Good point. :)

My concern is an over-broad vision, causing the whole thing to implode of its own weight. I thought the focus on taxes and tax funded organizations would do a tremendous amount of good, while an “undefined but ‘Boston tea party’ like” movement would collapse due to lack of focus.

Part of my role in my job is sort of sales engineer. We have learned to limit our presentations to two to three takeaways or the students leave with a lot of good information, none of which sticks more than 24 hours.

But you’re right. I’m not the official arbiter.


50 posted on 07/12/2010 10:53:02 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson