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Trump: Lawmakers 'afraid' of NRA gun lobby group

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  1. Gold Dragon

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    Trump: Lawmakers 'afraid' of US gun lobby

    I'm not sure how wise this approach is for Trump with his base, but if he can release the stranglehold the NRA has on American politics, that can only be a good thing.

    I respect the 2nd amendment and its historic, cultural and theoretical importance. But the NRA is preventing the US from being able to have reasonable policies about balancing the 2nd amendment with the risks it poses to modern life. Kudos to Trump on this one and hopefully he doesn't change his tune at the first sign of trouble.
     
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    The NRA is a paper tiger.

    It's the voters they are really afraid of. Over 100,000,000 gun owners and second amendment supporters. And what Trump says doesn't matter one bit to them.

    Democrats have paid a heavy price before for the assault weapons ban.
     
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    #3 Gold Dragon, Mar 1, 2018
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    The NRA DOESNT HAVE A STRANGLEHOLD ON Ametican politics. Good grief.
     
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    That’s adorable.
     
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    Precisely.
     
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    "Oh, it’s certainly the case that the NRA and related groups have given a good amount of money to Republican politicians (and quite a few Democrats) over the years. But in the grubby bazaar of politician-buying, the NRA is a bit player...In terms of lobbying and political contributions, the NRA and the gun industry generally spend next to nothing compared with the big players. According to OpenSecrets, the NRA spent $1.1 million on contributions in 2016 and $3 million on lobbying. The food and beverage industry has spent $14 million on lobbying in 2017 alone. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, spent $9 million on contributions in 2016."
    NRA & Guns: Support among Voters Is High, It’s Not about Money | National Review
     
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    Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns, lobbying

     
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    Our concern should be this next generation of voters who will be coming of age.

    Those who don't know which toilet to use.
    Those who need a safe place to hide even at the mention of the word "GUN".
    The brainwashed snowflakes who will end the generation of the millennials.
     
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    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    Benjamin Franklin
     
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    Moral degeneration, not guns, pose the risk to modern life.
     
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    There is a chance for grace and repentance as long as they are alive.
     
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    The NRA represents some 4 million gun owners in the USA and we vote. They represent our interests and they only seek to "preserve, protect, and defend" the Constitution of the United States as it now stands. It is a darn shame that so many politicians have forgotten this oath that they taken in order to assume their respective offices.

    You do not. Those are the same words that we hear from elected officials as they introduce gun control bill after gun control bill that infringes on our rights.

    No, the NRA is standing up for the Constitution. We already have reasonable policies and the hoops a citizen already has to jump through are many. We would probably have gun laws like you have now if it weren't for the NRA. Many Democrats want a full ban on the civilian ownership of firearms ALL FIREARMS and that is their end goal and they work to make it happen incrementally. One little law here, another one there, and whamo it will be no firearms for anyone.

    It's not only the Federal Constitution that insures our gun rights, but many State constitutions also have this particular protection. We are at a point in America where standing up for actual written constitutional rights has become a negative and that is a terrible shame.
     
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    Moral degenerates, not guns, kill people.
     
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    How about lets put the Ten Commandments back on the school walls and in the classrooms. How many mass school shootings did we have when God was still welcome in our schools? Back then, you could still buy fully automatic weapons. You could mail order guns delivered to your door. What changed? Morals changed. Change them back. Stop reacting to symptoms. Deal with the root problem.
     
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    I wish the NRA would also stand and defend the purpose of this great document instead of just the 2nd amendment.

    In Canada and Australia, it isn't in our constitutions but anyone can still apply for a license and get a gun if they meet the criteria. Many do and recognize the great responsibility that comes with gun ownership and the risk it poses to themselves and others without proper safety measures. Fortunately most folks don't feel like they need a gun because reasonable gun policies, good relationships with police and low poverty levels from good social services are able to keep gun violence down.

    The Big Melt: How One Democracy Changed after Scrapping a Third of Its Firearms

    How easy is it to get a gun in Australia?
     
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