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Why doesn't the NRA care about Puerto Rico?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by tuj, Jun 7, 2014.

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  1. tuj

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    Got a call from the NRA the other day. As someone who recently moved from Texas to PR, I am keenly aware of the gun restrictions here on the island. Clearly the poor NRA phone rep. was not.

    I went on the NRA activism section of their website and it's not even possible to input Puerto Rico as a locale.

    So we have concealed carry for the blind in Iowa (weird if you ask me), but nothing for PR.

    Needless to say, the NRA did not get my money that day and won't until they acknowledge that the 2A should apply to all territories and possessions of the USA.

    You know there are THREE TIMES more people in Puerto Rico than in Montana? So what's the deal?

    Take a look at what it takes just to get a Licencia de Armas (weapons permit): http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/puertorico.pdf

    Or I'll save you the time:

     
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  2. Longhorn 76

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    You are the one who lives there. Why don't you organize and get something started instead of wishing someone else would do it?
     
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    Good thing you didn`t move to ...England.
     
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    The heck with England, move a few miles East to the USVI.
    None of these territories can vote for Federal offices but they pay US income tax.
    Talk about taxation without representation
     
  6. Blueduck

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    I think your a bit mistaken about that, the way I understand it citizens there pay the same "rate" but the money goes to their own commonwealth (PR or VI) not the US Federal Gov., this while they draw numerous benefits from the Federal system. That's the reason when the subject comes up now and again in both places they tend to vote down statehood measures. I don't claim expertise though, if you know otherwise let me know.

    I think if full statehood and rights given to both, the key affect would pretty much just be 4 additional antigun Democrat Senators. Suspect the NRA does not want to kick a hornets nest in this case.
     
  7. tuj

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    um...yeah. Me and 3.6 million other AMERICAN CITIZENS.
     
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    That actually sounds pretty easy, be glad you don't live in NYC. There are over 8,000,000 there who are being denied rights.
     
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    tuj,

    Activism Discussion is the forum for "What do we do?" or "Look at these conditions." instead of Activism.

    Guam just improve RKBA, why not follow the path they took? What organizations in PR are pro-2A? Remember that NRA and other 2A national organizations can't help those that don't help themselves also.
     
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