Skip to comments.How the NRA is winning
Posted on 01/18/2013 9:22:20 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
Its easy to think that in the wake of Wayne LaPierres angry press conference and the National Rifle Associations tin-eared web video on President Obamas daughters that the NRA is losing and losing badly in the fight over the proper place for guns in American society.
Easy and likely incorrect.
The National Rifle Association is at the center of a debate on guns and gun control.
Theres little doubt that the inside-the-Beltway crowd and those who have been longtime advocates of more gun control laws are outraged by the brash style that the NRA has adopted following the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
But, theres also plenty of evidence to suggest that the NRA is regarded entirely differently in the country at large. Polling conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal this week showed 41 percent of people had a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 34 percent viewed it unfavorably, a margin largely unchanged from a similar survey conducted in January 2011.
And a look at the longer-term trend line on views of the NRA by Gallup suggests a striking consistency in the overall impression Americans have of the gun rights group.
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They also refuse to come to grips with Chicago's gun problem ~ tight restrictions and a very high rate of gun death ~ particularly when it comes to killing children.
The left is simply not prepared or this.
Jay Carney: NRA Ad Repugnant And Cowardly (Surprise! Carney’s kids also attend Sidwell Friends!)
To the Washington Post it’s “tin eared.” To the rest of the country it’s “common sense.”
I think if conservatives would take the stand to repeal the Patriot Act, this gun control attempt would fade away.
Americans hate hypocrisy. So far I haven’t seen any evidence that regular Americans didn’t get the message. What we have is a ruling class outraged it got caught in a double standard.
Reasons for using a gun:
1] shoot animals
2] shoot muggers
3] shoot government agents
The first two are not questioned. It’s the third that is questioned in this age as impractical or sloping toward a banana republic instead of a more perfect democracy.
I dunno. I am thinking when push comes to shove that only the South will stand, ans who knows for how long even they will be able to hold the line.
It concerns me that we are still not organizing together. Maybe it’s better we don’t. We become a clearer target organized. That’s the purpose of these registration changes, all folded into the Obamacare spy machine.
I agree and have posted as such. Put all the intrusive laws since 9/11 on the table.
If Republicans were to adopt this same style things would be a lot different in Washington, DC.
Good thing the NRA isn't adopting their style, instead. Gun owners would be toast.
They have awakened a sleeping giant. Democrats are alienating more groups of people including gun owners. The Dems are showing that they are the party that hates the 2nd ammendment and the rest of the Constitution as well.
There must be large numbers of Democrat voters who are gun owners. Now they are wondering why the Democrats are targeting and demonizing them. The extreme rhetoric and the zeal to punish gun owners even publishing their home addresses in newspapers is shocking millions of Americans and they are seeing who the enemies are—the Democratic Party and the liberal media. They will never trust them again. It is often said that a conservative is a liberal who has just been mugged, many Democrats have just been mugged by their own party and the liberal media and this will be a lesson that they will rememember for a lifetime.
Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus lasted a lot less time than this Patriot Act (and Lincoln’s suspension was grounded in specific Constitutional language).
Like idiots Joe and Mika who declared the NRA dead a few days ago.
Obama is a huge fundraiser for the NRA and if he cant get anything voted on in the House then the Dem Senators who go along with it who are up for 2014 will be a bit worried having stuck their necks out for nothing..
From two feminine left coast elitist who are clueless & out of touch and are dumbfounded everyone doesn't think like them.
Note the subtle - yet lacerating - lie of this propagandist. I saw the entire press conference live and La Pierre displayed no anger, even when the protesters interrupted him on two separate occasions. LaPierre was calm, empathetic, and plainly articulate. To outright LIE and say that he was "angry" is code for LaPierre is a racist.
[[I dunno. I am thinking when push comes to shove that only the South will stand]]
Wil l even the south stand? NY sure as hell isn’t standing up for hteir rights-
[[It concerns me that we are still not organizing together.]]
Which is precisely why I asked you whjat I did- The south, east, midwest, west should ALL be organizing i nsuch a strong manner that NY and our government get the loud and clear message that Nope- Not on our watch you’re not goign to take away our guns or enact impossible laws on our watch!- period!”
NOONE is organizing
[[Maybe its better we dont. We become a clearer target organized]]
I dissagree- years ago the fed gov attmepted to push some assinien lawe on Aemrica, and states immedfiately banded together and said they would NOT compyl with hte obvious violation fo hte constitution=- and hte govenrment was forced to back down because the government got hte message that if they wetre goign to violate the people’s rights, the peopel were goign to take mattrers into their own hands and protect their rights the way our founders enabled us to- through force if necessary- but preferably through non violent civil disobedience measures liek a concerted effort to withhold tax payments, brign class action lawsuits, refuse to comply- etc etc-
IF enoguh peopel organize, it CAN and will work- that is the power of the peiople IF they want to retain their rights- But again- I see noone organizing anywhere- not even in the south- After unconstitutional laws get passed- even in the south, it’;s too late, because the peopel won’t motivate themselves to fight it-
[[Isn’t the “right” guaranteed specifically by the Constitution clearly superior to the Federal police, who are not mentioned in the Constitution? ]]
Yes- The constitution makes it very clear that WE the peopel are responsible for protectign our constitutional rights- not congress, not pres, not surpeme court- WE the people- that is why they went to great lengths givign us hte right to own guns and spelling out how we need to go abotu protcting our rights-
Priority takes the reversal order.
Or this... what?
(ducks! Sorry couldn’t resist... 8^)