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I casually watched Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and the incoming president of the NRA and to me it seems that it is true that since 1977 the NRA has been taken over by radicals who are promoting the overthrow of the United States. Why? Who knows the real agenda of this fringe element allied with the Republican Party. —GoodOleWoody
America, how you ignore the bloody deaths caused by guns?
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CBS NEWS/ April 7, 2013, 2:27 PM
Gov. Dan Malloy, D-Conn., whose state was wracked by tragedy in December when a gunman killed 20 small children and six faculty members at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., slammed the National Rifle Association Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre “reminds me of the clowns at the circus – they get the most attention.”
“This guy is so out of whack, it’s unbelievable,” Malloy said, saying the NRA simply will not compromise “on anything to do with guns.”
Instead, Malloy said, the NRA is protecting “the ability of the gun industry to sell as many guns to as many people as possible – even if they’re deranged, mentally ill, a criminal background, they don’t care. They want to sell guns.” FULL ARTICLE
By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News
Capitol Hill will play host to a springtime clash over gun rights, as lawmakers prepare to take up significant gun control legislation for the first time in years.
The Senate will take up a new bill next month intended to require background checks for every firearm purchase in the country — and proponents of the legislation are girding for a major political showdown against supporters of gun rights and its principal advocacy group, the National Rifle Association.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as one of the most forceful national backers of stricter gun laws, and this weekend launched a $12 million television ad campaign meant to pressure wavering senators to support the new legislation when they return from their holiday break. FULL ARTICLE
By Jen Brockman
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre revealed again Wednesday why the gun control debate doesn’t really revolve around the 2nd Amendment. The debate isn’t about rights. It’s about fear. LaPierre confessed this to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL):
“What people all over the country fear today is being abandoned by their government. If a tornado hits, if a hurricane hits, if a riot occurs that they’re going to be out there alone. And the only way they’re going to protect themselves in the cold and the dark, when they’re vulnerable, is with a firearm. And I think that indicates how relevant and essential the Second Amendment is in today’s society to fundamental human survival.”