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The NRA's Congressional Influence Is Bad. Its Judicial Clout Could Be Worse(Barf!) ^ | 11/7/2017 | Adam Skaggs

Posted on 11/08/2017 7:32:20 AM PST by rktman

After a gunman used an assault weapon to kill more than two dozen parishioners in a Texas church, just weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, President Donald Trump declared it was too soon to talk about guns. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said it was time for prayers, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered condolences. Advocates for stronger gun laws, in turn, urged Congress to find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby.

This Congress likely won’t heed that call because the National Rifle Association opposes new gun laws — despite bluffing an initial willingness to compromise after the Las Vegas massacre.

But even more alarming than the gun lobby’s chokehold on Congress — and covered far less frequently — is the NRA’s growing clout in shaping the federal judiciary under Trump.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrol
WOW! I never knew we were that powerful. Just as an aside there nbc (you might want to change from peacock to unicorn) there is no choke hold on congress. Nope. Obviously someone is holding a gun to their heads. Who comes up with this tripe anyway. Never mind. Rhetorical.
1 posted on 11/08/2017 7:32:20 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

For the truth, simply turn the headline upside down.

2 posted on 11/08/2017 7:33:52 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry

Oh, like a frown? ;-( ;-)

3 posted on 11/08/2017 7:42:15 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: All

The Dems are becoming more pathetic by the hour, living in a fantasy world.

4 posted on 11/08/2017 7:51:56 AM PST by Maverick68
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5 posted on 11/08/2017 7:54:43 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons.)
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To: rktman

You need to remember that for every actual member, there are approximately ten people who agree with the organizations positions but are not actually dues-paying members. This is a general rule of thumb that applies to all organizations, not just the NRA.

6 posted on 11/08/2017 8:32:20 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: rktman

The NRA did nothing for me in New Jersey so I dropped out.

7 posted on 11/08/2017 9:06:43 AM PST by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: rktman

Gun control freaks like Skaggs just might be more psychopathic than the serial killers who murdered masses in Las Vegas and Texas recently.

Gun control has lead to confiscation which has lead to the murder of millions by tyrants. And I really wonder if some of these gun control freaks actually KNOW this is the endgame and it is what they really want.

Skaggs, whether he knows it or not (I’m not a mind reader), is an advocate of empowering tyrants to murder millions of innocent people.

But either way, only people with mental problems respond to mass shootings by arguing for legislation that take guns away from the innocent victims of serial killers armed with guns.

Thank God for giving the founders wisdom to enshrine the right of self-defense into the Bill of Rights.

8 posted on 11/08/2017 9:08:06 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: rktman

Thank God for the NRA’s Judicial Clout ,, many , many folks are able to defend themselves against thugs and tyranny .

9 posted on 11/08/2017 9:36:59 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 ()-: There is nothing DEMOCRATIC about the democrat party ,, stop using that term :-()
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To: Lionheartusa1

Amen and second it.

10 posted on 11/08/2017 11:24:53 AM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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