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  •  What needs to happen is a marginalization (24+ / 0-)

    of the NRA.  Every Congressperson who sees an NRA lobbyist should have a web post/tweet about it by someone watching them...and there are folks who follow their schedules.  If every visit had a tweet mentioning their time spent with an NRA goon, it might start the process...nothing like a little sunshine.  

    My goal would be to make that huge glass-and-steel office building they have in Fairfax County on I-66 an empty shell, with "for rent" signs hanging from it.  People who work for the NRA should be shunned by everyone..."What, you work for that place that justifies slaughtering defenseless children?  Go away, please".

    There is too much fear among politicians of the gun lobby and it's power inside the beltway, it's time to end that and expose exactly what these right-wing snake-oil salesmen are all about: ensuring gun and ammunition makers bottom lines.  

    And as an ex-military guy who hates guns, I just want to say that to all the RKBA folks here before I stir up a shit-storm with you, I believe the 2nd Amendment covers single-shot, muzzle-loading rifles not high-capacity, semi-automatic weapons capable of killing everyone in a room in seconds.  I don't have a problem with hunting weapons if they're registered, hunting is part of the American lifestyle, even though it's now become an avenue for the crazies to acquire weapons they don't need (how many guns do you need to kill a deer?).  

    The White House has already tried to push this discussion off, and it's time to push back.  We got them back into the Oval Office, it's time to use some of our "capital" to bring this issue to the fore and keep it there.  

    In bed with the NRA?  Walk the walk of internet shame.  Now and forever.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:08:11 PM PST

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