"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NRA is Extremist and Hypocritical on Gun Free School Zones

After Columbine Shooting, NRA Supported Gun Free School Zones It Now Opposes

How many issues on 23 executive orders did the NRA support when they were a rational organization and not extreme.  The CEO who profits from Bushmaster sits on the NRA board -- conflict of interest?  You betcha

Mother Jones now has the paperwork on how the NRA elects its board -- guess you could say that regular NRA members have very little say:

NRA Report of the Nominating Committee, Sep 2011
After reading the 23 Executive Orders, I have a hard time coming up with where the lunatics think that Obama is taking away gun runs or doing a power grab.  There is obviously a reading comprehension problem from the hard right.  Worse then that are the Republicans calling for the President's impeachment who obviously don't have a leg to stand on and frankly are so far over the top that constitutional lawyers are scratching their heads on the news shows (except Fox) wondering where they came up with their sentiments after reading the 23 EO's.

Some recent Tweets from Twitter:
NRA tries to get scientists fired for researching gun safety. That's how much they don't give shit about your kids.  
RT : RT : Liberal Extremist Ronald Reagan Helped Pass the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Rt  

If you liked the NRA's 30-second video attacking Obama's daughters, you'll love the 4 minute version   
Larry Ward, Gun Appreciation Day Founder, Says Armed African Americans Could've Prevented Slavery ... via
The NRA would have supported some of Obama's gun proposals...in 1999.  
can pass comp legislation now & have shape it, or wait 2yrs4 SPEAKER to do it.”~
Then there is the usual trash from Limbaugh:
Rush Limbaugh To Caller: "You Know How To Stop Abortion? Require That Each One Occur With A Gun"
Rush Limbaugh Responds To Universal Checks On Gun Sales: "We Still Have Not Had A Background Check On Barack Obama"
Hope the people from the districts that some of these Republicans represent who are calling for impeachment are very proud of their Representative.  If it was me, I would be furious.  Don't think that the GOP in the House in 2014 are going to have to worry about who to elect as Speaker.  They keep up their extremists attitudes and they will be saying Madam Speaker again to Nancy Pelosi.  If they think only Democrats are disgusted, they have their heads buried in the sand if they think Republicans are not even madder at how they make the Republican Party look today.

I can see President Obama right now telling the NRA supporters in Congress to "Please Proceed" because they are on the losing end of this fight as the American people are speaking out even in Red States, in cities, in rural America, and all across the Country because we have had with business as usual on gun control and the contention gun control will not save lives.  How do they know?  If you look at Sandy Hook, the shooter would not have access to assault rifles or large magazines and his doctor would have been required to turn him in for mental health issues.

This is only a small example of Republicans who have gone over the top along with Sen Rand Paul who is not pictured here but says this about Obama:
Speaking with CBN News, Paul remarked, “I’m against having a king. I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress — that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch.”
Way to go Kentucky with electing Rand Paul to the US Senate to go with McConnell.  Disgusting bunch of Republicans who don't have a clue how mad they have made longtime Republicans.
Regardless of the facts, the movement to impeach Obama over these executive actions is spreading from fringe conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and taking hold among lawmakers and Republican activists. Here are five people calling for Obama’s impeachment:
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)

Stockman plans to introduce articles of impeachment, calling Obama’s anti-gun violence efforts “an existential threat to this nation.”
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL)

Following Stockman’s lead is Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who said impeachment “should be on the table” and falsely claimed that Obama wants an executive order to “ban guns.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Gohmert, a Tea Party favorite who recently claimed an assault weapons ban would have to include hammers, charged that the president’s action is “illegal” and grounds for impeachment. “The American Revolution was all about fighting such a monarchy — and that is not what the Constitution anticipates. It’s not something a Constitutional president would do,” Gohmert lamented.
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese (R)

Edwin Meese, former Reagan Attorney General and current Heritage Foundation official, is also taking up the call for impeachment. In an interview with Newsmax, Meese claimed Obama may have “really tried to override the Constitution itself.” Congress, he said, would have to take action, “perhaps even to the point of impeachment.”
Larry Pratt

The head of Gun Owners for America urged Republican lawmakers to stop being “spectators while the country is being torn apart” and impeach Obama. Pratt also attacked all gun safety laws as “the most pagan of paganism” because they assume guns and other “inanimate objects as possessing their own will.”
Welcome to the new Republican Party where no one in power will speak up to these guys preferring to stay silent.  Time to vote them out in 2014!

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