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Robert Ricker Bloviates in the Seattle P-I

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Dain Bramage, Jun 9, 2004.

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  1. Dain Bramage

    Dain Bramage Member

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    Bush Dances with NRA Devil

    *sigh* Nothing much new here. Same old tired lies.

    At least they're consistent. It's like suffering the Death of 1,000 Cuts.
     
  2. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    Revolt? The amendment to renew the ban passed by fewer votes than the original amendment did in the Senate - and the only reason it could get that many votes was that five Southern Democratic Senators were retiring and didn't have to face reelection.

    There is a revolt going on all right; but Ricker of all people should know it isn't the one he is painting.

    Yeah right - there were 47 votes in the Senate to kill it; but in the House of Representatives it is a "handful of ultra-conservative leaders refusing to allow a vote". The fact is that if there is a majority of support for the bill, it can be forced out of committee by a discharge petition. So far, the sponsors of the bill haven't even tried to start one. They seem to want this less than the Republicans. Wonder why that is?

    Come on Ricker, it isn't like you are talking to the standard bunch of ignorami you now get paid to lecture to by gun control groups. These people made politics their life. They know the names and the faces of people who crossed gun owners and lost their jobs.

    And that is a trend that will continue in 2004 if the ban is renewed.


    :rolleyes: Yes, follow his advice because it isn't like the people who pay him are in bed with Kerry up to their necks. I'm sure he has your best interest in mind.

    Having said that, he has a good point that there are a lot of gunowners out there that need to get the message that feeding the EBRs into the maw first isn't going to save their "street sweepers" and "sniper rifles" from vilification.
     
  3. Bobarino

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    ''The gun lobby doesn't have the power to protect you if you let new American-made Uzis, AK-47s and Tech-9s flood America's streets. ''


    ahhh yes. the proverbial flooding of the streets with AK-47's. these guys REALLY need to come up with some new cliche's. these are getting tiresome. its the same ol' thing time and time again. do they really think that these little catch phrases of horror actually convince people that our streets will be "flooded" with guns? man i get sick of that stuff. the sad thing is, their supporters actually believe this garbage.

    Bobby
     
  4. Standing Wolf

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    Do you really think they're bright enough to think up new lies?
     
  5. LAR-15

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    Doesn't Robert Ricker now get paid by the Brady Campaign?
     
  6. Phil in Seattle

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    Mr Ricker has so far proven himself to be useless to the lawsuits he has participated in. I suspect he fancies himself the next tobacco industry insider.
    "The NAACP's suit seeks to blame gun makers for criminal shootings in African-American communities. The NAACP's attorney, Elisa Barnes, describes Ricker as a "true insider."

    This case marks the third time Ricker has made these allegations against firearms industry members. Two years ago, lawyers representing the City of Boston in its suit against gun makers interviewed Ricker and, in February, he filed an affidavit against the industry on behalf of 12 California cities that had sued gun makers.

    Boston was so impressed by Ricker's accusations that it voluntarily dropped its suit last year. The judge presiding over the California case was so impressed with Ricker's affidavit that he threw the case out of court,"
     
  7. deanf

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    Who the hell is this turncoat? Given his self-stated past, surely he knows this is patently false:

     
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    yup, which means he's nothing more than a lying sack of ???? who will do anything for a buck. :fire:
     
  9. Stebalo

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    A former NRA "executive"? What does that mean? Either he is an imposter or has gone so deeply to the dark side, he is parroting their lies.

    " federal ban on military-style assault weapons "
     
  10. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    Ricker never worked for the NRA to my knowledge but he did work for the NSSF - the industry organization.

    He also didn't start these accusations until several years after he was fired from that job if I recall correctly. I guess his conscience got to him about the same time the paycheck from the Brady Campaign did.

    EDITED TO ADD: My bad he did work for the NRA briefly as assistant general counsel.
     
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