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January 5, 2014

Gun Nuts and “Conservatives” United!

Filed under: History,Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 11:43 am
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I have posted before that much of the current conservative ideology is driven by racism. The GOP’s support for the NRA has always been characterized as a political necessity for fear of the backlash of that organization but . . . check this out.

www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/24/the-history-of-the-nra-is-really-interesting/

It may well be that the movement conservatives with their neocon brothers and the NRA wing nuts are “fellow travelers.”

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12 Comments »

  1. Growing up here in Texas where hunting was a rite of passage and gun ownership was only second to owning a car, I can identify with the author and being around gun nuts.

    Comment by lbwoodgate — January 5, 2014 @ 11:51 am | Reply

    • My dad bought me a .22 and taught me to shoot but he was not a hunter. I have for many years been a member of various sportsmen’s clubs and I have met “the type.” I remember when there was a famous trial in Northern California of a guy who had sexually molested a young boy and his mother brought a gun into the courtroom and shot the guy. One of my fellow “club members” suggested that the government “should have bought her more cartridges.” Yep, I know the type. But I find it puzzling when well-off, well-educated guys buy into the same memes–it might be based on the desired to be accepted and to “belong.”

      Comment by stephenpruis — January 5, 2014 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  2. The problem with this article is that it doesn’t describe in any detail how the NRA was taken over by these wing nuts.

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    Comment by dcatm — January 5, 2014 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

  3. The gun prohibition movement has no shortage of racism and classism…

    Comment by gunsafetypro — January 6, 2014 @ 9:18 am | Reply

    • Hardly the point, but true. I am not talking about responsible gun owners, of whom there are millions. I am talking about wing nuts like LaPierre, who want everyone to be packing heat to be able to defend themselves at any moment.

      Comment by stephenpruis — January 6, 2014 @ 9:26 am | Reply

      • Security comes in layers. Armed response is the last line among the layers.

        If Sandy Hook elementary school didn’t have a man sized window pane that could be shot out and walked right through then the massacre could have been averted.

        Comment by gunsafetypro — January 6, 2014 @ 9:31 am | Reply

        • Oh, come on. The school wasn’t fortified enough? The guy couldn’t have used dynamite or a Claymore mine to break through the door?

          The solution is to allow responsible people to own guns and irresponsible people not. The NRA used to be for that concept, but now, well, it hurts sales, so no dice.

          Comment by stephenpruis — January 6, 2014 @ 9:52 am | Reply

          • What somebody else has to do all of the work? All you need note is that surveys of NRA members show quite different attitudes than do the 1-2 guys at the top. The NRA leaders are nor asking their members for direction, they are telling their members the direction the organization is going and it always supports higher and higher sales for their corporate sponsors. How could this have happened? How could it not?

            Comment by stephenpruis — January 6, 2014 @ 10:04 am | Reply

          • Building physical security vulnerabilities are what they are. We wouldn’t tolerate them without compensating controls at a government office or data center, why tolerate them for an elementary school?

            Comment by gunsafetypro — January 6, 2014 @ 10:48 am | Reply

            • Could it be that no one ever thought that a mental defective would have the idea or the means to attack a school filled with six-year olds? So, instead of taking guns out of the hands of ex-cons and mental defectives we are to fortify our schools?

              There is always some risk maintaining a free and open society but only fools do not minimize that risk by limiting the opportunities for idiots to wreak havoc.

              Comment by stephenpruis — January 6, 2014 @ 11:02 am | Reply

              • It is not a binary choice. Minor infrastructure improvements can go a very long way towards disrupting and mitigating an outsider attack.

                Comment by gunsafetypro — January 6, 2014 @ 11:18 am | Reply

            • “If Sandy Hook elementary school didn’t have a man sized window pane that could be shot out and walked right through then the massacre could have been averted.”

              WTF?!?

              Yeah right. Silly school designers. What were they thinking? Such thought should have been learned in School Design 101.

              Gimme half a fucking break

              Comment by lbwoodgate — January 6, 2014 @ 1:34 pm | Reply


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