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NRA Is A Friend To Hunters

February 22, 2013

To The Readers’ Forum: I am writing in response to the editorial published on Feb. 7, 2013, titled, “Hunters Are Silenced in Gun Debate....

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Howard

Feb-22-13 9:48 AM

This is all well and good, I will give you that. However where are the organizations that protect the other amendments, or for that fact the entire Constitution? The ACLU? So then the ACLU and the NRA should be great allies. In fact the ACLU takes care of the rest so did they drop the ball on just the 2nd amendment? Can they replace the NRA? Just asking as I seem to have overstepped my opinion on yesterdays Cuomo article not clearly understanding that guns are not registered at this point, so please no rudeness necessary, it is obviously a very labored discussion where I don't see any black and white answers very soon.

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beastblock

Feb-22-13 9:56 AM

Nice job Joe! A lot of people have blinders on all they see is straight in front of them nothing else.If you trust everything our Government feeds use is true we are in TROUBLE.NRA is here for all of us.NRA is not asking for anymore then the rights our founding fathers gave us period. The Government will and has used all means to guide us down the path they want.

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beastblock

Feb-22-13 10:04 AM

Our news papers a lot of the time don't have the facts they just run with their opinion.we all need to be very careful what we believe in these News papers?

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sueanne

Feb-22-13 10:22 AM

I have been enjoying the NRA's hunting magazine, great org that is not funded by taxpayer funds. If the gun phobs dont like it, get over it.

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XJTownres

Feb-22-13 10:22 AM

How many of these gun debate letters are going to be published? This is getting boring and a never ending debate. Lets get some variety on here PJ.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 10:39 AM

From '05 to '11 $38.9 million NRA budget came gun and ammunition manufactures. Can a origination claim to be for public safety when the sue to stop the destruction of guns purchased in buy back programs? "The Tucson Police Department also held a gun buyback Tuesday. Police want to destroy the 206 firearms turned in to them. But the National Rifle Association says that would violate Arizona law.

A line of people with guns formed in front of the midtown Tucson police station well before the 9 a.m. starting time for the buyback."

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 10:42 AM

organization

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Larry1

Feb-22-13 10:52 AM

You will find that the most of the guns in the buy back program are stolen, junk, or inherited. None would have been used to commit a crime. Therefore, that program did nothing to make the streets safer.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 10:55 AM

A inherited gun can not be used in a crime? Explain how that works. A unwanted gun can not be stolen and then used in a crime? Explain how that works.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-22-13 11:57 AM

The NRA is an overpaid Lobbying group, plan and simple. I have no problem with guns, but I hate seeing you folks waste your money paying for the idiot nra president and the cost of lobbying that we all complain about.

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darkeagle

Feb-22-13 12:44 PM

pharyngula you and pleasewakeup must have your heads in the same dark place because you cannot see the light.This is about the government taking our rights away one at a time. God help America

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randomthinker

Feb-22-13 12:52 PM

It is sad when we need organizations like the NRA and NYS Rifle & Pistol to protect our Constitution - from Americans. Secondly, @XJtownres: Once again, a liberal blaming others for their problems, and limit another person's free speech rights to solve it, rather than take responsibility. You made a conscious effort to log into this forum. Don't like it? Then go someplace else.

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sueanne

Feb-22-13 1:05 PM

Donating to the NRA to lobby and maintain my 2nd amend rights is a great investment. The pres of the NRA and his family have been threatened by gun phobs that want to attack our 2nd amend rights. We need the 2nd amend to protect us from the gun phobs.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-22-13 1:09 PM

Hey Dog, what part of CONGRESS WRITES THE BILLS AND THE PRESIDENT SIGNS THE BILLS don't you get? Until Boehmer gets removed by his own party, we are pretty well stuck with another two years of garbage.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 3:44 PM

How does a voluntary donation paid for gun buyback affect your rights?

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50s4ever

Feb-22-13 5:24 PM

Anybody giving up a gun in a buy back program obviously were not going to be using it for a crime. Some were worth a lot of money. These were just eye candy for the anti gun crowd. How many gang bangers did you see lined up?

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 7:10 PM

" None would have been used to commit a crime. Therefore, that program did nothing to make the streets safer." "He did not say they couldn't be used in a crime." Making the prediction that "None would have been used to commit a crime" is what I do not understand. How is it possible to tell the future in this way? Any of the bought back guns could be stolen. Many people do stupid things in a moment of rage and spent the rest of their lives regretting it. If the owners want the guns destroyed what sense does it make to prevent it?

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 7:16 PM

"Anybody giving up a gun in a buy back program obviously were not going to be using it for a crime." Most murders are crimes of passion or drunkenness not well thought out in advance. Guns in homes are more likely to harm someone by mistake than a intruder.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 7:26 PM

"Now anyone who thinks the NRA is not a friend of not only hunters but anyone who carries or use a gun is a downright fool." Why does the leadership not follow the wishes of its own members? "GOP pollster Frank Luntz shows that NRA members and gun owners overwhelmingly support a variety of laws designed to keep firearms out of dangerous hands. "87 percent of NRA members agree that support for Second Amendment rights goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.

There is very strong support for criminal background checks among NRA members and gun owners: 74 percent of NRA members and 87 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring criminal background checks of anyone purchasing a gun."

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 7:29 PM

"Why don't you take your single shot mentality someplace where more the 3 or 4 people care." You have the only right to free speech? Unable to answer a simple question with out getting huffy?

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Badnewsbear

Feb-22-13 7:35 PM

From USA Today: "They make for good photo images," said Michael Scott, director of the Center for Problem Oriented Policing, based at the University of Wisconsin's law school. "But gun buyback programs recover such a small percentage of guns that it's not likely to make much impact."

The relatively small number of guns recovered isn't the only problem, Scott said. Buyback programs tend to attract people who are least likely to commit crimes and to retrieve guns that are least likely to be used in crimes.

Scott and others say violent criminals – the people who do most of the shooting and killing – steer clear of buyback programs unless they're trying to make some quick cash by selling a weapon they don't want anymore.

That means buyback campaigns more often end up with hunting rifles or old revolvers from someone's attic than with automatic weapons from the trunk of a criminal's car.

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Badnewsbear

Feb-22-13 7:57 PM

Phary, I'm not sure I've seen the NRA fighting against background checks, in and of themselves. I think what we see is the NRA being attacked as opposing them because they oppose a bill that, in addition to background checks, includes things like gun bans, magazine bans, confiscation, registration or the like. The second part of that is we already have an extensive round of background checks that are required to buy a gun and, based on the fact that the government cannot get the current information fully loaded into the system, how successful do you think any type of expanded program would be? Not to mention, criminals are not generally obtaining their guns in manners where background checks would make a difference. I doubt you're ever going to see a dude in an alley, on his cell phone, running a NICS check on some thug trying to buy a gun from him.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 8:55 PM

NRA ILA " NRA does NOT support universal background checks and is not working with Manchin to implement this type of legislation. NRA opposes, and will continue to oppose, universal background checks and registration schemes. "

NRA Institute for Legisative Action

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 9:06 PM

You should write to the NRA, maybe you can change their minds about background checks. Good luck.

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Pharyngula

Feb-22-13 9:14 PM

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