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ZOT! Signs that the NRA is losing
Chi Trib ^ | 2-27 | Clarence Page

Posted on 02/27/2013 11:21:30 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Now that they're facing Washington's first serious push for new gun violence prevention laws since the Columbine massacre, gun lobbyists are grasping at straws — as in "straw" purchases.

That's the slang for someone who legally buys a firearm from a licensed gun dealer, then sells it to someone whose criminal or mental health record prohibits them from making a legal purchase.

The National Rifle Association's official position favors prosecuting straw purchasers, but defends allowing sales at gun shows without background checks from private dealers.

In the 1990s, you may recall, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, supported universal background checks for all gun purchasers. "No exceptions," he said.

Now the organization is against background checks, calling the current push in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre "a thinly veiled national gun registration scheme."

As if that were a bad thing. It is ridiculous in my view to require licenses for cars but not for guns. Yet, while all states require licenses for cars, the federal government prohibits itself, at the NRA's urging, from keeping a national registry of gun owners.

Short of that, most of the country, including many gun owners in recent surveys, favor background checks as a reasonable requirement for people who want to purchase firearms.

(Excerpt) Read more at my.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; clarencepage; guncontrol; nra; rkba; secondamendment
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1 posted on 02/27/2013 11:21:31 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Driving isn’t a right. End of debate.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 11:25:49 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Driving isn’t a right. End of debate.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 11:26:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Bull crap. No background checks. Tackle the real problem mental illness, bring back the mental institutions from years ago, maybe you can start in Washington DC.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 11:26:20 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

This requires a BARF ALERT.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 11:26:42 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
It is ridiculous in my view to require licenses for cars but not for guns

I must have missed the Right to Keep & Drive Cars in The Bill of Rights.

6 posted on 02/27/2013 11:27:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Bull crap. No background checks. Tackle the real problem mental illness, bring back the mental institutions from years ago, maybe you can start in Washington DC.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 11:27:51 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If they are loosing or so out of touch, why have so many people joined the NRA since Newtown? I just joined and they had a 8 week backlog for new member cards.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 11:30:00 AM PST by matt04
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Why does anyone even care to read what the Tribune things of the NRA?!?


9 posted on 02/27/2013 11:31:34 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Consider where the story came from (A Chicago Rag)

Over all I think they (Gun Grabers)can “BITE ME”

MOLON LABE

10 posted on 02/27/2013 11:32:19 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Signs that the NRAChi Trib is losing. I wonder if what their Profit and Loss balance sheet looks like on this rag.
11 posted on 02/27/2013 11:34:19 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Signs that the NRA is losing:

“I turn on my TV every night and every channel I turn to tells me they’re losing”.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 11:34:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matt04

It’s the old “implied close” in sales terms. Talk as if it’s a done deal, and pretty soon people start to accept tjat it is.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 11:35:19 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

One can own a car or several cars without having to ‘license’ or even register them as long as they are not driven on the public highways.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 11:36:23 AM PST by yadent
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Clarence Page=Obamabot


15 posted on 02/27/2013 11:39:15 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: BipolarBob

The Tribune is up for sale. Perhaps, the NRA could buy it and not renew Clarence Page’s contract.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 11:39:48 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Who but this corrupt and vile administration would know more about straw purchases. After all that was their MO during the F&F days. We have entered the Royal Epoch, those in DC are a law unto themselves. We the People are now all serfs. The only nit is the serfs arent all that keen to give up arms. The Royals only have the force card yet to play. They sure dont have legal authority to do what theyre about to do.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 11:39:48 AM PST by 556x45
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’m sure all the weapons used in 500 murders in Chicago last year were ALL legally purchased.They are throwing stones in a bio-dome!


18 posted on 02/27/2013 11:42:45 AM PST by Renegade
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When I hear straw gun purchases I think of gunwalking and then Fast and Furious. Perhaps the Obama admin can enlighten us on how what they did was not in violation of present law and why they think more laws are the answer to their manufactured crisis.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 11:46:43 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Hugin

I’m not buying it and neither are a thousand or so of my gun club buddies!


20 posted on 02/27/2013 11:51:30 AM PST by Rich21IE
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