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Randall
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posted January 10, 2013 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/nra-membership_n_2449236.html?1357841478&icid=maing-grid7|maing9|dl1|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D255543

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posted January 10, 2013 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go NRA

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posted January 11, 2013 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It'll grow by at least one more this weekend

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posted January 11, 2013 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I want to join also.

According to insiders, apparently Biden is backing down on smaller magazines and on banning assault weapons, because the majority of Americans don't want those restrictions. His focus is going to be on background checks.

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posted January 11, 2013 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Little by little, Randall. I joined a while back. I think I will join, too. They have one year for about 35. Then, there is a 5 year and a lifetime.

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posted January 12, 2013 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ami Anne:
Little by little, Randall. I joined a while back. I think I will join, too. They have one year for about 35. Then, there is a 5 year and a lifetime.


did you join or not?

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posted January 12, 2013 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I joined a while back. I can't remember the amount of membership I did, but I think I will do the lifetime because I want to show support for them. We, little people, virtually, have no voice. Joining the NRA and those B###'s seeing the membership rise is about all we can do.

PS Maybe, you were asking Randall and not me, Juni lol


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posted January 12, 2013 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ask you as the paragraph was confusing .

Lifetime membership hmmmmm. In the eighties I pondered my membership as I wasn`t certain, down the road,
the NRA would be a membership I still want to be a member of.
I opted for 5 year and am happy with it as I can review it and go from there.

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posted January 12, 2013 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has no one noticed that

there has been NO talk except from feinstein about banning any kind of weapon?

the reaction has been for people to go out and buy more guns...could this be the DESIRED REACTION? ie, is reverse psychology being used on you?

go on, keep playing into their hands, and keep generating the negative energy that gives THEM the power!

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posted January 12, 2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sporting goods store was a madhouse today. Their ammunition shelves were almost wiped clean and they didn't have the guns we wanted to buy today

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posted January 12, 2013 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by katatonic:
has no one noticed that

there has been NO talk except from feinstein about banning any kind of weapon?

the reaction has been for people to go out and buy more guns...could this be the DESIRED REACTION? ie, is reverse psychology being used on you?

go on, keep playing into their hands, and keep generating the negative energy that gives THEM the power!



If there is a way to get something totally backwards, you will, Kat

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posted January 12, 2013 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I prefer the Second Amendment Foundation (among others that I used to support, such as the Second Amendment Sisters, before I simplified and stuck to the SAF) to the NRA (I mean only the bureaucratic organization itself, not all of its members) as they're more ethical and dignified (and they're more respectful to their female members). The NRA also makes deals with its supposed opponents so that they help pass gun control in some ways while stopping it in others (the gun banners they make back alley deals with also profit, so both sides are playing the people they supposedly represent and profiting as a result). But unfortunately how the NRA (and many gun banners as well) works is what works best.

But anyway, I thought it was funny how back in 2008 the NRA made it sound like Obama was gonna take our guns the moment he was elected and right after Obama won I got a phone call (and only genuine poll over the phone I got that didn't turn out to be a sneaky way to sell something or promote a candidate) that included questions about any guns I had, what kind, where they were, what home security systems I had, etc. As the questions got more specific I got sarcastic asking if they'd like to know when I was most likely not to be home and my security passcodes, too, and telling them if they were genuine research then they either needed to work on their questions or send out questionnaires that were anonymous & untraceable and then ended the call. I was convinced the person who claimed to be doing a survey was actually a criminal looking for homes to break into (and wanted to know what obstacles lay in their way and/or were seeking to steal guns specifically), but others at the gun range got the same call and they were freaking out (and talking about it) thinking it was Obama getting ready to move as the NRA said he would.

The funny part is that it turned out to be the NRA itself who was confused why there were so many gun owners who voted for Obama (as Obama got so many votes that many were, obviously, gun owners) and were trying to figure us out (I hung up before they asked about my politics or how I voted), and the NRA got our numbers from the gun range. If they'd asked me outright I'd have gladly answered their questions, but instead they had to be coy. Which is really funny because the reason many were so paranoid over it (I was more cynical thinking it criminals doing legwork but others were panicking thinking it was the government) is because the NRA got them that way. And of course the NRA talks big about our gun privacy which they were violating, but then they make a habit of violating their principles if it profits them to do so.

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posted January 12, 2013 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes, the call was likely designed to add to that paranoia about obama taking your guns. apparently it worked exceptionally well with a great many people who are still falling for the same guff.

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posted January 12, 2013 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
does anyone remember how easily much of the new york metropolitan area was panicked by welles's war of the worlds radio PLAY? which was on his regular show with all the regular voices and pretty obviously THEATER?

here we go again!

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posted January 13, 2013 03:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the NRA poll was genuine because they admitted to it after a lot of frustration in people refusing to talk to them (that is, the karma they reaped for themselves in trying to talk to people too paranoid to talk to them after they put them in that state of mind in the first place).

But they are masters of fear mongering. People told me how the NRA even had people thinking REAGAN was going to take everyone's guns. And I recall how like once there was a UN meeting on the Fourth of July in NYC (W. Bush was still POTUS) and the NRA sent out email hysteria that was something like, "FOREIGN DICTATORS TO MEET ON AMERICAN SOIL TO DISCUSS TAKING YOUR GUNS!" It was followed by the outrage of it happening on Independence Day (at least partially) and overlooked that NYC is a major site for UN meetings and as most countries are members then of course some of them are going to be especially nasty. Of course so many members and agendas (and thus lack consensus) is one reason why they're often called "the Useless Nations," and even if they did somehow decide on a total gun ban many countries (all of them, technically speaking) can veto it, and the US is simply too big to take, and frankly the UN in general benefits by the status quo anyway (from the money we give them to the firepower and soldiers, one reason they overlook so much regarding us that a smaller and much poorer country would be sanctioned and worse if it were to behave the same). In short, I wasn't the least bit worried, and of course nothing came of it other than the NRA managed to scare up a few more members and dollars.

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posted January 13, 2013 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was offered a true blue M16 that has grandfathered rights, along with eight 30 round magazines. Except that they wanted $25K and I have no use for anything like that. .

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posted January 13, 2013 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are grandfathered rights?

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posted January 14, 2013 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1994 to 2004 Assault Weapons Ban provided exception to certain assault weapons and high capacity magazines for weapons produced before a certain date (I'm not 100% sure of the date) from the mid-1980s. Therefore, certain weapons produced a long time ago were not covered under the 1994 to 2004 Assault Weapon Ban, and made it perfectly legally to own and use those weapons. Keep in mind that those weapons are not just automatic. Some, like the M16 in question, being an older model in the post-Vietnam era, can very easily modified to go completely and fully automatic, thus allowing the owner to go full "rock and roll" in the backyard. Or that said owner, if psycho, to go bonkers on civilians.

M16s are not AR15s. Even if semi-automatic, a M16 can be converted to full automatic in 60 seconds (at least I am able to) because the trigger mechanism has already been fully drilled and the trigger mechanism is a plug and play easy fit. The AR15 can still be modified but it takes unique skill and some time drilling and modifying. The trigger mechanism is quickly and widely available in the black market.

I don't have any desire to buy such a weapon, although such a weapon can be used with devastating effect. remember that a M16 can be fitted with a bayonet and a grenade launcher, both illegal, but it isn't as though some outlaw is worried about such legalities.

If a 2013 Assault Weapons Ban is reinstated, it will exclude the grandfathered rights weapons. Basically, these military weapons are untouchable by the government, unless by Presidential decree,w hich would make him like an Emperor.

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posted January 14, 2013 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't put anything past Emperor Obama.

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posted January 17, 2013 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw an interview of the NRA Chief on CNN, he is very supportive of Obama's initiatives [at least on the interview]. He said Obama has not endangered the 2nd Amendment.

His main point of opposition to Obama's plan is the 7 rounds per magazine but
he admitted that he or any individual did not need more than that for personal protection.

He just wanted permissions for extra rounds per magazine for members who practice at the range.

I am sure this will be worked out amicably.

Nobody is taking the guns away

But there is one big catch which will be exploited by the Cabal: How to define mental health eligibility?

Anyone who believes in "Rapture" or "Zombies" or an "Alien Attack" can be defined as Mentally Ill, and will not be allowed to buy guns. This category of people better stock up their choice of 100 round magazines

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posted January 17, 2013 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to this article, the NRA says that Obama should expect the fight of the century.
http://www.huffingtonpost .com/mobileweb/2013/01/16/nra-obama-gun-control_n_2489693.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ncid=mobile1&prefTab=Today&mailCount=4611

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posted January 17, 2013 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pire     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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His main point of opposition to Obama's plan is the 7 rounds per magazine but
he admitted that he or any individual did not need more than that for personal protection.

welln ,not Ami who is expecting to shoot the floor and the roof http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum26/HTML/001573.html

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posted January 17, 2013 03:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for iQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One interesting opinion on the article on Huffington post:

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The NRA is just a lobby for gun makers period.

Their goal is to sell guns to a paranoid scared public.

Most of it's members seem like responable owners, but then there's those who should not have a gun, alone a assault weapon.

20 babies are dead and this is even a debate.

Mr, Obama should turn to the NRA and tell them to go scr*w themselves they do not matter to him and to a majority of American's cause in that the killing has to stop.

No one needs a assault weapon, its only design is to kill people and alot of them without reloading. No one needs one and if you want one that should disqualify you for getting one right there.

Canada =102 killed by guns
America = 11,500 killed by guns

We are a country of scared, paranoid jerks who go to gun to fast to often. "Black helicopters are overhead and are going to get us."

This has to stop, the media fuels the paranoia, our partisan ship adds to it, they got us fighting each other so much, in that we can't see that we are all on the same team.

The wealthy has been robbing the rest of us for the last 30 years and we are fighting each other and that's what they want. Until we all wake up this nonsense will continue.

900 people have been killed since Sandyhook by guns, this has to end.

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posted January 17, 2013 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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welln ,not Ami who is expecting to shoot the floor and the roof http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum26/HTML/001573.html

If I ever had an intruder( as nervous as I am), I would need a whole gun store

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posted January 17, 2013 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pire     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is funny to imagine you shooting the roof holding the gun with your 2 hands, and be scared of the detonation

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