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Old 05-03-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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The "Prayer Breakfast" is on Sunday.

How many will pray they can continue to exploit people's fears and in doing so increase their wealth?
That would be the DNC.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Only liberals think people who support Constitutional freedoms are nuts.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Only liberals think people who support Constitutional freedoms are nuts.
Constitution? What that got to do with the NRA selling guns?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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So now you're complaining about wealth redistribution? I guess it's only a good thing when the wealth is redistributed to "deserving" people.
I would guess about half of NRA funding comes from membership .... oh wait, make that less than half..

This Is How The Gun Industry Funds The NRA - Business Insider
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I would guess about half of NRA funding comes from membership .... oh wait, make that less than half..

This Is How The Gun Industry Funds The NRA - Business Insider
First of all, a lot of gun companies that donate to the NRA use it heavily in the advertising. It's a way for them to win the trust and affection of gun buyers, and it's good marketing for them.

Secondly the gun industry is not big enough, and the NRA does not have enough money for there to be much of a moneybags effect. The NRA is ranked #50 on this list of all-time top political donors, behind
the hospital and dental assns.
Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012 | OpenSecrets

Yet the NRA is consistently ranked in the top 5, often #1, in ratings of most powerful lobbies in DC (based on a survey that is conducted of cong. staffers). Why is the NRA influential so out-of-proportion to its money? The obvious answer is that it has over 4.5 million members, and the members bring an intensity that other political interest groups can't match.

Really, you liberals should admire and try to emulate the NRA instead of constantly deriding us. Maybe you would actually win one of these political skirmishes once in a blue moon, if you did that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Is it possible for the anti gun folks to not use childish name calling such as gun nuts, rump rangers, right wing nuts, etc? Is it possible for you guys to have a normal adult conversation? Sometimes its like talking to young teenagers.
You insult young teenagers. Many of them can actually carry on an intelligent conversation. Seems like most of anti-gun nutcases haven't progressed beyond a 3rd grade mentality.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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First of all, a lot of gun companies that donate to the NRA use it heavily in the advertising. It's a way for them to win the trust and affection of gun buyers, and it's good marketing for them.

Secondly the gun industry is not big enough, and the NRA does not have enough money for there to be much of a moneybags effect. The NRA is ranked #50 on this list of all-time top political donors, behind
the hospital and dental assns.
Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012 | OpenSecrets

Yet the NRA is consistently ranked in the top 5, often #1, in ratings of most powerful lobbies in DC (based on a survey that is conducted of cong. staffers). Why is the NRA influential so out-of-proportion to its money? The obvious answer is that it has over 4.5 million members, and the members bring an intensity that other political interest groups can't match.

Really, you liberals should admire and try to emulate the NRA instead of constantly deriding us. Maybe you would actually win one of these political skirmishes once in a blue moon, if you did that.
Quit talking, you don't want to give them any ideas.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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I bet the hookers in Houston are happy to have all those men with tiny penises down there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Why do liberal gun grabbers care if the NRA has a convention?

How does it affect them?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I bet the hookers in Houston are happy to have all those men with tiny penises down there.
I bet you think you are brilliant and creative for being the 10 millionth lefty internet poster to link gun ownership and penis size.
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