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    why we lost

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    when i get my sawed off.... ZOMBIES get hauled off!!!

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    I really think that the main problem is that far too many people simply believe what they are told.

    We could learn a lesson form Leroy Jethro Gibbs: "Rule #3: Don't believe what you're told. Double check".

    That will also work for selecting someone to any office.




    (P.S.-this NRA member and gun owner voted)
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    I think the real issue is the vast majority of voters are not of a single-issue mindset. Hard-core anti-abortionists (a minority) won't vote for a candidate in favor of legal abortion, even if they agree with the candidate on all other issues. If the candidate from the opposition party comes out in favor of making abortion illegal, they'll vote for that candidate regardless of his views on other issues. Hard-core pro-Second Amendment voters (NRA members and friends - also a minority, as the article points out) do the same regarding gun rights. At the risk of redundancy, the vast majority of voters are neither hard-core or single issue. That's why we lost. That and they can't see the connection between gun rights and free speech rights. For most of my voting life I swore I'd never be a single-issue voter. A little over a decade ago that changed rapidly, and I now am what was once unthinkable: a single-issue voter. I'm not sure if it's wisdom or insanity that comes with age. Maybe both.
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    Like them or dislike them, the NRA is still the most powerful pro-gun lobby in the world, and our best chance to preserve our 2a rights.
    I do think they need to stop trying to recruit or renew existing members by flooding our mailboxes, and put those resources into recruiting
    new members. I also think they need to pull the politics out of Amer. Rifleman and Amer. Hunter. They need to remember that there are a
    large number of gun owners who (misguided though they may be ) aren't on the conservative side of the aisle.
    The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who
    are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. ~ Samuel Adams



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    I am sure that Wayne Lapierre will tell us in the next issue why we lost, and, start requesting additional donations for the 2016 race. The current membership rate is $35.00 per year, not, $25.00. I am a life time member (since 76) and I did vote. You would think that with 100 million owners, there would be more than 4 million NRA members. The latest DOJ stats show that there were 14.5 million back ground checks this year so far, compared to 9.5 million in 2009.

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    I strongly support gun control, how else are you going to hit anything?



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    Quote Originally Posted by silverblackman View Post
    I am sure that Wayne Lapierre will tell us in the next issue why we lost, and, start requesting additional donations for the 2016 race. The current membership rate is $35.00 per year, not, $25.00. I am a life time member (since 76) and I did vote. You would think that with 100 million owners, there would be more than 4 million NRA members. The latest DOJ stats show that there were 14.5 million back ground checks this year so far, compared to 9.5 million in 2009.
    I think Wayne is the major problem with the NRA. He comes across as a shrill whacko who acts like this:



    I'm sure a lot of shooters are put off by this.
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    I think that hits home to some even here Randy

 

 

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