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Assault weapons ban: The NRA wins again (barf alert)
Madison.com--Capital Times ^ | 21 mar 2013 | STEVEN ELBOW

Posted on 03/21/2013 5:18:52 AM PDT by rellimpank

So what happened to the assault weapons ban, which was dropped Tuesday from the Senate gun control package? Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News thinks he knows.

“We know how much money the NRA pours into lobbying for guns like this to be completely available in America,” he says in today’s edition, which bears on its cover the pictures of the 20 school kids slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., by Adam Lanza on Dec. 14. “We know that it has turned so many politicians, too many politicians, into cowards in the face of the money and imagined power of the NRA.”

As Lupica writes: "If Sandy Hook Elementary doesn’t make every member of Congress take a stand against assault weapons in this country, then what does? How many small coffins do we need the next time?"

(Excerpt) Read more at host.madison.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/21/2013 5:18:52 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank
“We know that it has turned so many politicians, too many politicians, into cowards in the face of the money and imagined power of the NRA.”

It isn't money that drives most politicians, it's the prospect of getting reelected.

2 posted on 03/21/2013 5:29:37 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: rellimpank

Have no fear. The difi bill will rear it’s ugly head again in some form or another. For now, anyway, the people have won a reprieve from the radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbags that want to lead us down the primrose path. How many small coffins does it take? How many open pits with bodies of unarmed citizens being bulldozed in to it does it take to understand an unarmed people are a subjugated people. Then again, they understand that completely. According to some of the RLWEDS “all” the polls show that people want more restrictions. Except maybe the folks who already owned firearms before king hussein “took” office and the 60+ million that have gotten themselves one or more since then.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 5:32:14 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rellimpank

The question to the federal and state gun controllers is how many patriots are you willing to kill and how many of you are willing to die in order to impose your misguided laws?


4 posted on 03/21/2013 5:38:38 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: rellimpank
Feel the love.

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5 posted on 03/21/2013 5:39:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rellimpank
Mike Lupica should stick to writing about the WNBA.

At least the NY Times keeps the sportswriters on the sports page, and leaves the editorial writing to their theater critic.

6 posted on 03/21/2013 5:41:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Travis McGee

Seriously,

has there ever been an historic context where registration did not lead to confiscation?

I know that “it’s always happened before” is not ever convincing to a leftist, but, it’s still a good point.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 5:42:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rellimpank

The R party could take some lessons from the NRA in how to fight and win when under political assault from the left. The NRA did not cower. Its leadership and membership stood firm and put forth easy-to-understand, practical ideas for how to protect children from future threats. The NRA denounced the attacks from the left and turned the anguish of maligned gun owners into a unified political block. The leftists who wanted to associate child murderers with the NRA and its members are vile and reprehensible—the NRA are showing what must be done, at a minimum, to work against the leftists.

Who has been more successful at defending freedom? The R party or the NRA? Neither has been wholly successful but the assault on freedom has been relentless and withering.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 5:45:47 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: dead

What is it about sportswriters? Is this how they appear relevant & socially engaged, by writing columns denouncing the right to bear arms?

More relevant than a column about how high some knucklehead kicks a football.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: MrB
Only “YET.” The UK and Australia, for example.

But there can be a long delay between registration and extermination. Hitler did not set up German gun registration, it was mainly in 1928 under the Weimar govt.

So the fact that there are current cases of registration without extermination means nothing. It's “yet.”

Interesting factoid, and keep your eyes and ears pricked for this phrase. During the Great Terror of the French Revolution, the group that sent tens of thousands to the guillotine and other forms of summary execution (mass drownings on locked barges, etc) was called

The Committee of Public Safety.

Hitler, Stalin, the Turks, they all disarmed their people using those same two little words. Public Safety.

10 posted on 03/21/2013 5:46:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rellimpank

“..which bears on its cover the pictures of the 20 school kids slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary....”

Why don’t they put up a cover of those killed by illegal aliens that were armed or other criminals that killed people - when their right to bear arms was infringed on - and had to go out unprotected and became a victim! Or when rapist broke into homes that had no weapons because of some stupid liberal logic that makes owning a weapon vile - where some kid was raped and killed - why is it that the MSM pick and choose their little propaganda campaigns? The news today makes me sick - I don’t even watch 90% of time unless I absolutely have to....


11 posted on 03/21/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Travis McGee

I didn’t go to extermination.

I went to confiscation.

I think even the UK and Australia went pretty directly from registration to confiscation.

What I’m getting at is the left’s lie that they don’t want to confiscate firearms and disarm the people.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 5:48:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rellimpank
So basically the NRA did what the Democrats are trying to do on every issue through Obama’s “Organizing for America” group and the liberals are outraged because the NRA managed to out maneuver them...
13 posted on 03/21/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT by apillar
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To: MrB
Good point, thanks for the clarification. Nope, I'm stumped, they always confiscate after registration. In big or small steps, but they always do. Every case I'm aware of.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 5:54:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rellimpank

aaaaaaand we havent even got warmed up yet!


15 posted on 03/21/2013 5:55:46 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—ping—


16 posted on 03/21/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank
As Lupica writes: "If Sandy Hook Elementary doesn’t make every member of Congress take a stand against assault weapons in this country, then what does? How many small coffins do we need the next time?"

Lupica talks as if he has a plan. Encourage the next massacre through wall-to-wall coverage of the last narcissistic murderer, and hopefully, there will be enough small coffins next time to get the job of disarming the population done.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

17 posted on 03/21/2013 5:56:53 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: Travis McGee

We all know the left lies about their intentions. They have to in order to get those intentions fullfilled because people will stop them.

Who I’m aiming for is there sheeperal supporters who attribute benign intentions to their “high priests” in government.

They’ll argue till the sun goes down that ‘rats don’t intend to confiscate guns.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 5:57:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

That’s why I helped to create the “Democide” video, and all of these photomemes. It’s to try to get those lesson memes out past our choir.

Most Americans don’t even read today, so essays and articles don’t move the needle. If most Americans today are “visual learners” (assuming they can still learn), then we need to make visual lessons.

The photomemes are a total waste if Freepers and Facebookers don’t copy and repost them and shove them under the noses of their friends and family.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 6:01:31 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
One of my visual lesson plans, for the sheeple who went to govt skools:


20 posted on 03/21/2013 6:03:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
The question to pose to both federal and state gun grabbers is how many patriots are they willing to kill and how many of their enforcers are they willing to loose in enforcing their ill conceived laws?
21 posted on 03/21/2013 6:24:40 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Travis McGee

The quality of your photomemes is improving greatly. I can’t put my finger on why, but they are.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 6:28:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: rellimpank

My pet parakeet wouldn’t even shit on the Capital Crimes!


23 posted on 03/21/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: RAY
The question to the federal and state gun controllers is how many patriots are you willing to kill ...

By their own admission, tens of millions.

24 posted on 03/21/2013 12:23:03 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lazamataz
Up at #5 I just added text to existing anti-gun cartoons. Here is my newest one that I spent any time on. It's not meant to be clever, but to be a lesson in one image, for "visual learners."

ANd here is a host site for a bunch of my memes:

Matt's Photomemes in one place

25 posted on 03/21/2013 12:59:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

This is actually one I have seen before and is one of the ones that had me take notice that you were definitely improving.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 1:03:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Travis McGee

I like that link for all your works. You have been quite prolific.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 1:05:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Make a meme, post in perpetuity.

But the main reason is to reach the visual learners via meme sharing on social media. Essays just don’t reach them.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 1:08:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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