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The NRA Nightmare: America’s Moms (Cue spooky music)
Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | April 24, 2014 | Dean Obeidallah

Posted on 04/24/2014 9:55:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Can a group of passionate mothers defeat the nation’s largest pro-gun institution and persuade elected officials to enact laws that will reduce gun violence and save lives? It’s too early to tell, but this weekend the two groups will come face to face outside the NRA’s annual convention.

On one side of this version of the classic David versus Goliath battle, we have “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.” This small, but passionate group is led by Shannon Watts, a 43-year-old mother of five who started the organization via a simple Facebook page after the horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012.

On the other side, we have the National Rifle Association—an organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $250 million, 4 million-plus members, and a legion of federal and state elected officials in their corner.

This weekend, the battle will commence when the “Moms” and their allies demonstrate outside the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. Watts explained that this protest will feature “Moms, gun violence survivors, domestic violence prevention advocates, faith leaders, gun owners and other gun safety advocates” speaking out for “sensible reforms to end the gun violence the kills 86 Americans every day.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; indiana; nra

1 posted on 04/24/2014 9:55:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One third of the moms I know have concealed carry permits. Another third are interested. Half of the remainder are very elderly. This is more astroturf.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 9:58:35 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So there will be about two dozen frumpy women who haven’t gotten laid anytime in recent memory standing around with signs as thousands attend the NRA convention. Does that sound about right?

I took my 2nd required 4 hour course to get my Illinois CCW permit this evening. 10 men and 4 smoking hot chicks were there, including 2 very attractive soccer mom types. These whining wastes of estrogen don’t have a chance.

L


3 posted on 04/24/2014 10:02:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals think its better to get mugged than to shoot the bad guy dead.

I’d rather the bad guy face the music - once.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 10:02:59 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that probably there will be a small amount of gun violence at the NRA convention, maybe these moms should try out their “sensible reforms to ... end gun violence” at a more appropriate testing ground like, say, Chicago.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 10:03:05 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On the other side, we have the National Rifle Association—an organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $250 million, 4 million-plus members, and a legion of federal and state elected officials in their corner.

More important, we have the Bill of Rights in our corner. Americans aren't about to let this ditzy bunch of idiots take away our freedom.

6 posted on 04/24/2014 10:03:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I don’t want politicians, cops or moms deciding whether I should I live or die.

They can pry my gun from cold, dead hand.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 10:05:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lurker

‘So there will be about two dozen frumpy women who haven’t gotten laid anytime in recent memory...’ LOL. I am doing my part to bring these women back from the dark side but I can’t do it all by myself, Laz needs to step up his game and help.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 10:07:52 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn. I remember the same tactics and peacocking 15 years ago by the media/Clinton gang front group called the “Million Mom March”. Heard from them lately?


9 posted on 04/24/2014 10:13:53 PM PDT by GunRunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Moms, gun violence survivors, domestic violence prevention advocates, faith leaders, gun owners and other gun safety advocates” speaking out for “sensible reforms to end the gun violence the kills 86 Americans every day.”

And what will they want? To make guns illegal.

And why will they want that? Because if guns are illegal, criminals won't use guns.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 10:15:11 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can a group of passionate mothers defeat the nation’s largest pro-gun institution and persuade elected officials to enact laws that will reduce gun violence and save lives?

Bias and pre-conceived notions, anyone? Is this an article or opinion piece, or do the media even care anymore?

Why do they think pro-gun people don't want to see violence reduced and/or lives saved?

11 posted on 04/24/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Local NBC Station has been playing up the “Scary Armed nutjobs” that are going to be downtown this weekend.

I’m SURE they will play up the demonstrators, and play down all the law-abiding carriers.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 10:51:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Lurker

“So there will be about two dozen frumpy women who haven’t gotten laid anytime in recent memory standing around with signs as thousands attend the NRA convention. Does that sound about right?”

Pretty much. Let them protest as the convention needs to laugh at someone and they’re it..


13 posted on 04/24/2014 10:56:02 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can a group of passionate mothers defeat the nation’s largest pro-gun institution and persuade elected officials to enact laws that will reduce gun violence and save lives?

You spelled "muthas" wrong. At least assume Bloomturd is one of them.

14 posted on 04/24/2014 11:22:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Americans aren't about to let this ditzy bunch of idiots take away our freedom.

Don't know about that. Nobody seems too concerned about the freedoms stolen by the First Moslem in the White Hut.

15 posted on 04/24/2014 11:24:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Million Mom March, Part Deux.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 12:00:36 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like another OFA front group.


17 posted on 04/25/2014 12:14:01 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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>> the Sandy Hook elementary

Has the courageous mom spoke to the gross negligence of the state, psychiatrist/psychologist, and sperm donor concerning Lanza’s mental condition?


18 posted on 04/25/2014 12:24:58 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hokay, Moms. Should any of you be one.

I have this to say. In nature, the female of the species is at her most dangerous when her children are threatened. She will fight with the last fibre of her being in order to secure the opportunity for her offspring to reach adulthood.

So this brings to mind a few questions.

First, what mother would not want to enhance her capability to defend and protect her offspring? Even a black belt will only go so far. Why don't YOU have a gun? Don't you want to be able to fulfill that role nature has bestowed upon you?

Second, do you support abortion on demand?

I know the issues seem unrelated, but you really can't ballyhoo about child safety and support slaughtering them in the womb, now can you?

19 posted on 04/25/2014 12:32:41 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Y'all left out 80,000,000 gun owners...

It's a big corner.

20 posted on 04/25/2014 12:34:30 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t we already fight this battle with alcohol?


21 posted on 04/25/2014 12:47:11 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be clear, these idiots aren’t fighting to defeat the NRA, they are fighting to defeat a basic human right.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 3:32:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This small, but passionate group is led by Shannon Watts, a 43-year-old mother of five who started the organization via a simple Facebook page after the horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012.

This bears close scrutiny. How many large and influential Liberal groups have suddenly sprung, from such humble beginnings, into national powerhouses?

Quite a few, iirc. The case study seems to be Moveon.org. My guess is that this woman's group is just another Left wing sock-puppet organization that was either planned from the start, or quickly identified and funded by Left-wing interests, with it's "humble beginnings" really being narrative fiction to help astroturf look like spontaneous grassroots.
23 posted on 04/25/2014 3:41:39 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My wife is a Mom and a “Nana”. She carries because she wants to be in a position to defend herself and those she loves if the need ever arises. She could teach these “Moms” a thing or two.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 4:31:14 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can campaign all they want against the NRA, but that isn’t going to change anyone’s mind about gun rights. The NRA has, what, 5 million members? But 50 million Americans identify with the NRA.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 4:43:30 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

2 things:

1. Don’t laugh; 9 highly motivated women were basically responsible for getting Prohibition passed. Against the opinion of most Americans.

2. The article acts as though these women have the NRA, solely, against them. Alinsky tactic. These women have the God-given Second Amendment against them and an ever-increasing number of firearm owners.

I piss on them and their willfull ignorance of the human right to self defense. They are the root of all evil in the world.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 4:58:21 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to give Mrs. Watts a few syllables on the subject. I’ll see her emotion against my logic any day of the week.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 5:08:42 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This small, but passionate group.. will have their voice amplified 10,000 fold by the liberal media.
28 posted on 04/25/2014 5:12:58 AM PDT by BRL
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(Can a group of passionate mothers defeat the nation’s largest pro-gun institution and persuade elected officials to enact laws that will reduce gun violence and save lives?)

No. Because they are not interested in passing laws to stop VIOLENCE. The only are interested in passing more gun laws that never have and will stop violence.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, Preside nt of the United States.

In 1963 a radical left wing communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

In 1975 a two wing radical Democrats fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States in separate acts of mental illness.

In 1981 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.

In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.

In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.

In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .

March 2010: John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)

In 2011 a mentally ill, registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The pot smoking Loughner killed 6 and wounded 18 in another liberal shooting tragedy.

In 2011 another mentally ill and registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a Colorado movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

On September 16 2013, Aaron Alexis another pyscho Democrat killer slaughtered 12 innocents at the US Navy Yard. Alexis before his slaughter of innocents Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had complained his brain had been targeted by low-frequency waves weeks before the slaughter.

12/14/2013 Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Co. armed with a shotgun with intent to kill one of his teachers. He shot Claire Davis, a senior, @Arapahoe High in the head. Yes, Pierson is/was another mentally ill liberal punk.

April 2014 Mohammed Whitaker arraigned on 18 felony charges in series of highway shootings in Kansas. Mohammed appears to be another SOB, aka Son Of Obama..

We could go on, but you get the point, even if the media and the anti gun pyschos in Congress do not.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, AKA, the mentally ill having guns or being around them.

No NRA members, No Tea Party members, or No Republican conservatives are/were involved.

Political correctness and leftist policies are to blame in these mass shootings:

If Seung-Hui Cho had been institutionalized for mental illness, 32 people would still be alive at Virginia Tech.

If Jared Loughner had been institutionalized, 6 would be alive in Tucson.

If James Holmes had been institutionalized, 12 lives spared in Aurora, CO.

If Adam Lanza had been institutionalized, 26 would still live in Newtown, CT.

If Nidal Hasan had been properly reported, investigated, and discharged from the Army, and institutionalized, 13 would not have died at Ft. Hood.

If we really want to improve safety, keep criminals in jail, terrorists out of the U.S., and people who are mentally ill/deranged in institutions.

Again, It should be illegal for any Democrats to own guns or be around them.

30 posted on 04/25/2014 6:55:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: Grampa Dave

nice post


31 posted on 04/25/2014 7:00:33 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Gene Eric

>> the Sandy Hook elementary


More children were killed at Waco than at Sandy Hook Elementary.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Mack the knife

Didn’t know that.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 11:00:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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