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NRA Backs Both Sides of Aisle (WSJ)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by K-Romulus, Oct 12, 2006.

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  1. K-Romulus

    K-Romulus Member

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    Somewhat non-neutral article, from the supposedly gun-owner-friendly WSJ . . . .

    http://online.wsj.com/public/articl...TRr4SPzk9E_20061110.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

     
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    Good article--translating what Ms. Paxton said into English from politicalese, they've realized that regardless of how they may feel personally about guns, advocating gun control is going to burn them. Assuming they do win some seats back next month, maybe they will have the sense to leave our gun rights alone.

    Must be a depressing thing at Brady campaign HQ to read that, eh?
     
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    My concern is that the rank and file pro-2A Dems will be coerced by their rabid leadership and party line. They only have to run for reelection ever few years - they have to work with their colleagues every day....

    Of course, I'd love to be proven wrong.
     
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    Eh, that didn't keep Russ Feingold from voting against the AWB extension. It hasn't made Ben Nelson or Bill Richardson or Brian Schweitzer turn their guns in.

    Come to think of it, can you name any Dem elected with the support of the gun community who changed their minds or their votes once they got to DC? I can't off the top of my head.

    What the NRA is saying is simple--if you punish Dems after they come out pro-gun, it'll make it harder for more of them to come out pro-gun. You have to think long term--and in the long term turning your back on politicians who vote with us a losing strategy, regardless of party. Sure, if you've got a pro gun Dem and a pro gun Republican, then vote your conscience. But there's little to be gained snubbing non-Repubs who come back into the light.
     
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