6 thoughts on “NRA Hypnosis

  1. angrymanspeaks says:

    Reblogged this on angrymanspeaks and commented:
    This is some great stuff. I wish I could defend the NRA but there is no defense for their actions and attitudes. You think it’s the money?
    ***-I read this guy’s blog all the time and if you don’t; you should. Check it out. I never fail to be entertained

  2. Gun Owner says:

    In 1986, Congress passed, and Ronald Reagan signed into law, the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. It directed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ban certain types of ammunition that could pierce the body armor worn by police officers. The National Rifle Association had originally opposed the legislation — which, in fact, was one of a series of events that caused a split between the N.R.A. and most police associations — but the logic behind it was irrefutable.
    “Certain forms of ammunition have no legitimate sporting, recreational or self-defense use and thus should be prohibited,” Reagan said during the signing ceremony. The House of Representatives passed the measure by a vote of 400 to 21.
    …Congress no longer passes bills opposed by the N.R.A., even if the intent is to save the lives of police officers. Indeed, in the Obama era, the right-wing echo chamber is quick to label even an effort as benign — and as sane — as the A.T.F.’s proposed framework (regarding the sale of certain armor-piercing rifle bullets that could be used in new, more lethal handguns) as yet another example of the president abusing his authority. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/opinion/joe-nocera-bullets-over-washington.html

  3. Moe says:

    “The NRA’s stranglehold threatens the whole world : The organization’s resistance to international arms control reveals its true mission: corporate lobbying” http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/3/the-nras-stranglehold-threatens-the-whole-world.html “The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the United Nations’ bid to assert some semblance of control over the unregulated $85-billion-a-year international arms market. As Reuters described it, the treaty “aims to set standards for all cross-border transfers of conventional weapons, ranging from small firearms to tanks and attack helicopters. It would create binding requirements for states to review cross-border contracts to ensure that weapons will not be used in human rights abuses, terrorism, violations of humanitarian law or organized crime.”
    Most observers, including representatives of the 130 nations that have already signed, welcomed the effort to track where weapons are going and how they are used. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the ATT a “significant step” in making the world a safer place. Only three countries opposed the treaty: Syria, Iran and North Korea.
    Enter the NRA, one of the most powerful pressure groups in Washington, with over 5 million members and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue each year. Even though the ATT would not regulate domestic sales, the NRA vehemently opposes U.S. ratification of the treaty. It charges that that the ATT would create a worldwide gun registry and transfer power from Congress to the U.N. But for all intents and purposes, the U.S. already tracks overseas sales of guns, and the ATT would not automatically create a registry of individual owners. Congressional authority to approve treaties hasn’t been impinged; the treaty, after all, will take effect only if it’s ratified by the Senate.”

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