Will the NRA's grip on the GOP diminish in your lifetime? (Y/N)

Another Bear
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concordtom
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Lol
Steve Kerr is the best!
golden sloth
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The problem with the conservative rabbit hole is that when you think you've hit bottom, there is always someone else deeper.
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About 100 protesters, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "NRA = Not Real Activists," marched through the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Dallas in May to slam the powerful gun lobby as too conciliatory on gun rights and rally for their candidate for the board.

Adam Kraut, a gun rights lawyer, fell about 4,000 votes short of the 71,000 needed for election, but earned 5,000 more than the previous year, a sign of the growth of the Second Amendment purists within the NRA known to many as "gundamentalists."

With opinion polls showing U.S. public support for more gun control growing in the wake of mass shootings in recent years, the NRA is facing internal pressure from this little-known force that is demanding that the leadership concede zero ground to gun-control advocates.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-nra/hardline-u-s-gundamentalists-pressure-nra-from-within-idUSKBN1KQ09H

Also, do these Gundamentalists realize virtually nothing has been done with regards to gun control? Can these people go about their day without being in crisis mode?

Is there a liberal equivalent that I'm just unaware of?
Another Bear
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There's no liberal equivalent because the NRA's no-compromise extremism is similar to Nazis...it's all or nothing and thus it's not the norm. The NRA plays the "you'll have to rip the gun from my cold dead hand" game. The end play is total demise or popping cyanide in the bunker. Not much fun and a rather fccked up way to live. You can sense the total nihilism and cynicism in whatever they do. You can see in the eyes of LaPierre and trigger chick Dana Loesch.

Whatever pressure the state of NY is using, I hope it kills off the NRA. Also a Democratic house could bring pressure.
AunBear89
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golden sloth said:

Is there a liberal equivalent that I'm just unaware of?


Vegans?
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli, popularized by Mark Twain
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CNN)In a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York, the National Rifle Association says it will have to close its headquarters, shut down its online media presence and stop holding rallies and conventions if it is stymied by the state from doing business with banks and insurers:

Cuomo's response: "Too bad."
The state of NY shut down the NRA's use of Carry Guard insurance, aka murder insurance.
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golden sloth
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So private enterprise has silenced one avid gun-supporter (and general shihead and embarrassment to the country) Alex Jones:


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(Reuters) - Apple Inc, YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards.

The Alex Jones Channel on Alphabet Inc's YouTube on Monday displayed a banner saying the account had been terminated for violating community guidelines, and a spokesperson added by email that repeated violation of policies such as those prohibiting hate speech and harassment led to termination of accounts.

Apple deleted most Infowars podcasts and a spokeswoman said in a statement that the company "does not tolerate hate speech" and publishes guidelines that developers and publishers must follow.

"Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming," Apple said in a statement. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions."


This is notable to me, and probably a good step in reigning in the reach of the just plain stupid. I understand the arguments of free speech, but if that speech is not based in reality (like how the democrats were plotting a coup on the 4th of July) and just angers and enrages people to show up at pizza parlors with guns to shut down pedo rings, that speech is not adding or worthwhile to the national conversation and harmful and dangerous to society at large, thus should be removed from these company's websites.
BearsWiin
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I don't care that there's no magazine in the gun, Ronnie, you never put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to fire.
dajo9
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BearsWiin said:

I don't care that there's no magazine in the gun, Ronnie, you never put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to fire.
Obviously you've never handled a fake gun on a Hollywood set before
BearsWiin
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dajo9 said:

BearsWiin said:

I don't care that there's no magazine in the gun, Ronnie, you never put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to fire.
Obviously you've never handled a fake gun on a Hollywood set before
Your post is funny, because I actually have. Well, not quite, they were real guns
Another Bear
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You're going to have to forgive Ronnie, he was senile at the time. Nancy took the magazine, god bless her heart!

Now...JUST SAY NO!!!
sycasey
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Take away all the guns.

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/26/jacksonville-shooting-victims-madden-tournament/1107090002/
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