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Discussion in 'Activism' started by Jeff82, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. Jeff82

    Jeff82 New Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    East Coast
    I think they are moving ever so slowly to the right to include handgun protection and have been fairly active of late in pushing "shall issue" concealed carry law. Not as far right as I'd like to see but movement to this end is better than none at all.
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    Reporter: "Do you think people NEED a thirty-round magazine?"

    Responder: "No, but that's no reason to worry about them."

    Article: "So-and-so said that people don't need high-capacity magazines."

    Audience: "Boo! Hiss!"
  3. JohnBT

    JohnBT Elder

    Dec 26, 2002
    Richmond, Virginia
    "The NRA has always been more about protecting our right to have guns to hunt with than protecting the 2nd Amendment."

    I'm sorry, but you obviously haven't studied much about the history of the NRA. Just for openers, let's start with the founding of the NRA...

    "Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church."

    Nothing to do with hunting.

    "The NRA's interest in promoting the shooting sports among America's youth began in 1903 when NRA Secretary Albert S. Jones urged the establishment of rifle clubs at all major colleges, universities and military academies."

    Still no hunting.

    "In response to repeated attacks on the Second Amendment rights, NRA formed the Legislative Affairs Division in 1934. While NRA did not lobby directly at this time, it did mail out legislative facts and analyses to members, whereby they could take action on their own. In 1975, recognizing the critical need for political defense of the Second Amendment, NRA formed the Institute for Legislative Action, or ILA."

    No hunting.

    "Incidentally, the NRA's call to help arm Britain in 1940 resulted in the collection of more than 7,000 firearms for Britain's defense against potential invasion by Germany (Britain had virtually disarmed itself with a series of gun control laws enacted between World War I and World War II).

    After the war, the NRA concentrated its efforts on another much-needed arena for education and training: the hunting community. In 1949, the NRA, in conjunction with the state of New York, established the first hunter education program. Hunter Education courses are now taught by state fish and game departments across the country and Canada and have helped make hunting one of the safest sports in existence. Due to increasing interest in hunting, NRA launched a new magazine in 1973, The American Hunter, dedicated solely to hunting issues year round."

    There you go, the first hunter ed course in 1949 and then the American Hunter magazine in 1973 (the year I finished grad school FWIW.)

    "been fairly active of late in pushing "shall issue""

    Of late?? "29 new right to carry states since 1987"

    I could go on in detail, but I believe I've made my point.

  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    Good point and a good place to end this drift on a resurrected thread.
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