Skip to comments.The NRA is Winning the Battle
Posted on 02/02/2013 12:02:40 PM PST by EXCH54FE
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting we all knew that an impending gun debate would be a hard fought battle. Just after this weeks hearing on Capitol Hill, a new Forbes study finds that the NRA is winning the influence battle over gun control. In the new study performed by Forbes Insights, an independent and unbiased organization, they found that the NRA and the pro-gun rights voices are winning the influence battle and will continue to be strong and more influential if the pro gun control voice remains fragmented.
The data was compiled from the week before the school shooting and follows the trends over the following 5 weeks. There are some important pieces of information gathered from this study that are important to note:
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
The usual NRA bashers here on FR have been noticably quiet lately.
Always keep in mind that you can’t just play defense and win. Whenever you are attacked by someone trying to take away your rights, you don’t just stop them, you extend your rights further.
They like to proclaim that they win by taking “three steps forward, and one step back”. But the counter to this is when they try to take that first step, push them back two steps or more.
Just signed for a five year NRA membership...
I think I'll further support the NRA by buying and reselling at a slight loss some nifty NRA merch.
Oh there's plenty to bash the NRA on:
* In the Parable of the Talents Jesus told, the master says "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord." to the profitable servants; but to the unprofitable he says: "You wicked and slothful servant. [...] Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Thus the question remains: is the NRA profitable to the general population under it's publicized goal of defending the right to bear arms (in particular firearms)?
I'd let my membership lapse because they support too many dems (who always betray the 2nd amendment when push comes to shove), but I renewed a couple of weeks ago for 2 years.
In the Senate hearings the other day Durbin ridiculed the idea that the right to bear arms was, in this day and age, meaningful. That there was he implied no threat to the People’s liberties from the US govt. Well 44 years ago liberals felt quite differently. In a reworking of Sinclair’s It Can Happen Here ABC/TV produced a multi part TV movie of the week called Shadow on the Land. A fascist US govt placed in power because of riots and violence nationwide has dissolved the govt and replaced it with a Leader whose control is a DHS type organization. There is a resistance, armed with M1s, carbines, M14s, deer rifles,shotguns explosives and Molotov cocktails. The story involves one event in the struggle and there is no conclusion. (They were hoping to do a series). But not only did the producers rework Sinclair, a noted 30s Socialist,the movie itself was written by Nedrick Young, a blacklisted actor in the 50s.The movie was well received by the media of the day,even with the heroes amply supplied with illegal miliyary style weapons. In contrast to the treatment of Milius’s Red Dawn 16 years later. Shadow was reworked in 1983 with a sci fi twist in “V”. I recommend viewing this datedd but revealing movie as well as viewing a more dated but equally revealing flick from 1933 Walter Huston’s Gabriel Over the White House.
And in the last two months...
If the lefties keep pushing gun control in another two decades one out of two Americans may be gun owners instead of one out of three.
MOLON LAVE! WE'LL BUY MORE. ;-)
Great, keep bashing the NRA. Brilliant. This is the perfect time for nitpicking.
Anyone who expects leadership from the Republican enuchs in DC is kidding themself.
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