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  •  Gun manufacturers = gun lobby (4+ / 0-)

    Easy enough to demonize the NRA with Wayne LaPierre at the helm because he's crazy - go after the folks who are really responsible. It really annoys me to hear day after day that the NRA has the power. It's all a bullshit front for the companies who profit from selling more guns & the media plays along, pretending that it's all about the 2nd Amendment and freedom. Follow the money because it sure as shit isn't coming from the 4 million (?)  NRA members.

    Voters need to find a way to overcome the extraordinary wealth and power of the gun lobby. Until they do, increasing numbers of men, women and children will die of gunfire.

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

    by hulibow on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:04:04 AM PDT

    •  What's the difference? (1+ / 0-)
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      NRA is the mouth of the lobbyists.  They are the manufacturers and sellers.

      Everyone! Arms akimbo!

      by tobendaro on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:32:15 AM PDT

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      •  You know that, but based on the fact that (6+ / 0-)

        you're here, I would venture to guess you are more well-informed than the average person. To hear the MSM, Wayne & the NRA are out there fighting for freedom - I have yet to hear the names of the manufacturers being mentioned. Still stuck on Rachel Maddow's report that when the tobacco companies were under fire their executives got called to Congress, not the head of the smoking=freedom front man organization.

        Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

        by hulibow on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:41:08 AM PDT

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        •  Or the owners of the privately held (2+ / 0-)
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          gun manufacturers. How many of them showed up in the BVI files?

          I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

          by CFAmick on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:39:43 AM PDT

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