arma virumque cano (et alia)
"We don't work to repeal the Second Amendment; we work just to piss off the NRA."
Yeah--I'm sure Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox spend many sleepless nights consumed with rage over your antics, Laci.I don't care who you are--that's funny.
Actually, I think the NRA muckity-mucks do get pissed off at what gun control folks write.
Actually, I think . . . Stop right there. You can't even get three words into a comment without setting fire to the truth.
Only an unethical jerk would use a direct quote and not attribute it to its rightful owner. It shows the character, or, should I say lack of character, of a person that would do such a thing over and over again.orlin sellers
Nonsense.You tell him, Mikeb--plagiarism is a good and noble thing!
My bad. I forgot that socialists have no standards or ethical codes.orlin sellers
Nonsense. Using a quote as a discussion point without attributing it is not unethical but it certainly gives you masters of diversion the means to hijack the discussion away from the point.
Well, I'll grant you that if I'd been quoted as saying something as stupid as the quoted passage, I'd appreciate having my anonymity protected.
All of my money goes to a state level gun advocacy group which has done a very good job of keeping an eye on the legislature and making the wishes of gun owners known to them.
Does this mean you disavow any stand the NRA takes on guns and gun law?
Of course not Anon. Just because you choose to send your money to a group that deals with more local issues, doesn't mean you disapprove of the groups on the national level. The group I support does well at that level.
I looked up the local group you mentioned earlier. Please show me ANY difference between the policies of that local group and the national NRA. I could find none, so what's the difference?
"Please show me ANY difference between the policies of that local group and the national NRA." There is no real philosophical difference. The major difference is that they work for the most part with state level legislation. When such legislation comes up, they get the word out and get large numbers to show up to speak to legislators and to give their opinion at committee meetings. The group is quite effective. A while back, legislation was introduced for universal background checks AND an assault weapon ban in the same year. Neither passed. What's especially cool is that a good number of the permit holders that do appear during legislative sessions carry in the capitol building as permitted by law. And there's never been a problem.
"There is no real philosophical difference."My point exactly. Now take all the complaints I've had against the NRA policies and apply it to your local group, no difference.