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Maddow is too annoying to listen to, but I suspect that I can tell what she said. The NRA represents the gun industry. So? Representing the gun industry represents gun owners. We're all one group. The flaw that gun control freaks persist in having is the belief that we gun owners don't know what's going on.
As usual, your ignorance illuminates the full extent of your supreme idiocy. She noted that the NRA is now failing to act as a "heat shield", as it can no longer divert the attention form the arms manufactures which are polluting you country with the third world scourge of small arms, and as a result of such, major investors are beginning to divest from such a diabolical industry. Instead of hiding away in your lowly corner of the world, you should educate yourself on WHY you are wrong. Expand your horizons. Read Party approved literature. You might learn something.
As I said, gun control freaks persist in believing that we gun owners and gun rights advocates don't know what's going on. Do continue in that belief. Your ignorance about us only helps our cause.
E.N., have you noticed that in America, we don't have "Party approved literature"? There are attempts at such in schools, but those often get thrown out. It's that pesky Constitution of ours, protecting those individual rights that you hate.
E.N., is there something specific you'd like for people to read? Something other than Manifesto of the Communist Party and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (aka The Little Red Book) would be good since I've read both of those multiple times...and they're still drivel. Oh, while you're at it, please give some concrete examples of the amazing standard of living that nonsense has produced for so many people.
First of all, I like this Maddow fella. He's a fine young journalist. Second, the NSSF (not the NRA) is the trade group representing the firearms industry.
Answer me this; if the NRA is shilling for the gun industry, why do they oppose import restrictions? Tighter regulations/bans on imports help the domestic gun industry, but hurt consumer choices/prices. Yet we find the NRA on the side of the consumer.
I don't know the answer to that but what's your point? Does that prove the NRA is not in league with the gun manufacturers? Is that what you're saying?
Gee, it would seem to point that way wouldn't it mikey
Yes, it proves citizen's rights are their top priority.
Mikeb, why is it so hard for you to understand that the interests of gun manufacturers and gun owners are one in the same? What's good for one is good for the other. What's good for those two groups is good for basic liberty. Your constant comments that the NRA is acting in the interest of gun makers is like informing us at the top of your lungs that the sky is blue on a clear day. So?
You're wrong about that. Gun manufacturers have a vested interest in guns flowing into the criminal world. Lawful gun owners are hurt by that-
Gun makers have an interest in selling guns; gun buyers have an interest in buying them. The vast majority of us are lawful. I stand by what I said.
"Gun manufacturers have a vested interest in guns flowing into the criminal world"? A kind conspiracy by the gun manufacturers, disguised as free market and civil rights, to make sure there's plenty of violent crime to ensure a thriving market for their products?
Greg, of course you stand by what you said even though I pointed out that it makes no sense. You are incapable of admitting a mistake. That's the same mental inadequacy which makes carrying a gun so satisfying.RM, you described it pretty well. In the sales meetings of Ruger and Smith and Wesson, you can bet they count on a certain percentage of their product flowing right into the criminal world each year and you can bet they invest money to keep the laws the way they are in order to maintain the status quo.
Hmm... Winchester and Browning are owned by FN, then, of course there's Rossi out of Brazil, Berretta out of Italy, Sig Sauer with holdings in New Hampshire, Germany and Switzerland, H and K with holdings in Germany, The US, Britain and France, and of course Walther out of Germany. I guess it's an international conspiracy, then. They probably even have secret meetings at the international trade conventions. Maybe they split up global crime by region or percentages. Controlling the flow of arms around the world, buying off politicians, making sure there's always crime and...war too. Hey, in wars, maybe they decide beforehand who's going to win. No wonder you're so determined. Why aren't you warning EVERYONE about this vast conspiracy?
Mikeb, making assertions without evidence--in fact, in the face of evidence--does not show that I've made an error. You seem to think that as long as you feel something, it must be true. That's lazy.