Vilification of NRA going about as well as you’d expect

posted at 7:01 pm on January 19, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Clearly it’s been a pretty bad month for the NRA. I heard it myself from irrefutable sources at The Hill.

NRA stumbles in fight with Obama over gun-control proposals

Television commentator Joe Scarborough, a former GOP member of the House, hammered the group’s leaders for creating a “fringe organization.”

“Their children have targets on their backs and the NRA is putting something out like [this]? What’s wrong with these people?” Scarborough said Wednesday on his “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC.

“They need new leadership is what they need. Their leadership has dragged them over the cliff, they are now a fringe organization,” added Scarborough, who routinely mentions he maintained an A-rating from the NRA through his tenure in the House. “What the NRA once was, it no longer is. This extremism is so frightening, and just over, over, over the line.”

Well, that certainly is bad news. Unless, of course, you listen to right wing nutjob, fringe conservative sites like… The Washington Post.

But, there’s also plenty of evidence to suggest that the NRA is regarded entirely differently in the country at large. Polling conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal this week showed 41 percent of people had a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 34 percent viewed it unfavorably, a margin largely unchanged from a similar survey conducted in January 2011.

And a look at the longer-term trend line on views of the NRA by Gallup suggests a striking consistency in the overall impression Americans have of the gun rights group.

Here’s the graphic attached with the Gallup polling.

Gallup NRA poll

It’s worth pointing out that with 54%, at least from the running Gallup survey, the NRA is still currently more popular than President Obama. (For the record, I originally typed “more popular than Congress,” but given they’re currently hanging on to only a slim popularity margin over urinary tract infections, it seemed a bit futile.) But sadly, that doesn’t fit with the narrative that far too many in the media are trying to project. In a way, it’s a rather classic line of attack. Going out and directly insulting the 49% of the nation who are gun owners – as well as whatever percentage don’t own guns but support gun owners’ rights – it’s a far better strategy to attack their most influential and effective representative body.

These attacks have been in a repeating pattern which is too consistent to be coincidence and was probably predictable. The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization. Polls are cited which intend to make their positions seem extreme. Of course, the phrasing of many of the poll questions leaves little to the imagination. If you ask people if they are “in favor of ex-felons being able to stroll into gun shows and buy hundreds of military style assault weapons with no background check” you’ll get some pretty spectacular results. However, Gallup stuck with something a little more basic.

What is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association, also known as the NRA? Favorable – Unfavorable.

When you phrase it like that the picture becomes a bit clearer. This ties back into the previous point about how opponents are choosing to attack the organization. The other common accusation making the rounds on Scarborough’s show and others is that “the NRA doesn’t represent American gun owners. They work for gun manufacturers who make millions of dollars selling these weapons.” It’s a fairly clever bit of marketing, since it ties in that whole resentment of the 1% thing with yet another wedge to drive between the members and the organization. Fortunately – at least for now – it doesn’t seem to be sinking in.


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I have a middle finger!

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I originally typed “more popular than Congress,” but given they’re currently hanging on to only a slim popularity margin over urinary tract infections

I really doubt that. Show me the polling.

Stoic Patriot on January 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Television commentator Joe Scarborough, a former GOP member of the House, hammered the group’s leaders for creating a “fringe organization.”

…Joe’s audience is a fringe organization!

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization.

Yeah… a fringe organization with more members than the population of Los Angeles. How does the Brady Campaign stack up against those numbers? LOL.

Hayabusa on January 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

over urinary tract infections.

I really doubt that. Show me the polling.

Stoic Patriot on January 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Yep, congress is lower that that.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Yeah,

The NRA is so upset that it has now seen over 250k NEW memberships in the past few weeks.

I know I personally re-joined after not renewing a couple years ago.
And I’m joining Gun Owners of America as well.

So yeah…

ProfShadow on January 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

There are more “bitter clingers” out there than they thought. Mostly in “flyover country”. I am one. We are going to take our country back. Perhaps the elite should read Yammamoto’s observation,after he attacked Pearl Harbor.

tngmv on January 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Joey would know all about ‘the fringe’. He’s been in it for years.

GarandFan on January 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Thanks for the reminder. I will extend my membership just to piss of a Dim.

Dingbat63 on January 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM

The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization.

Only on Planet Spin is 54% “fringe”.

Mimzey on January 19, 2013 at 7:20 PM

How many gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates actually say they have an unfavorable overall opinion of the NRA?

Neither asked nor answered, eh?

Some of us view the NRA as a compromising gun control organization …

ShainS on January 19, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I miss Charleston Heston

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM

LOL. Schmoe Scarborough. Who wouldn’t dare return to his beloved home state to run for Senator because he’d het his ass kicked so will likely just go for Prezzy. As a “Rational Republican” natch.

Marcus on January 19, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Perhaps the elite should read Yammamoto’s observation,after he attacked Pearl Harbor

You betcha! The “Sleeping Giant” is wide awake, and ready to rumble.

I get immeasurable joy wearing my NRA “Life Member” leather jacket here in the People’s Republik of Taxachusetts.

The looks, oh the looks. But the weak, feeble, vile liberals, and other assorted misfits of normal, decent society know not to mess with me – after all, I might be “packing”. LOL

GreatCommunicator on January 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Proud member of the “fringe.”

chewmeister on January 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Advocating safety and defending constitutional a constitutional right is fringe to you?

Maybe it is time for you to do a little self-evaluation.

tom daschle concerned on January 19, 2013 at 7:29 PM

John Dingell (D) – 100%
Nick Rahall II (D) – 100%
Jack Murtha (D) – 100%
Ted Strickland (D) – 100%

Those are Democrats that beat Joe Scarborough (R) – 92%, but it gets better:

John Sununu – 100%

http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1034/rating/1299#interpret

LOL!

Joe Scarborough: Abandon Reagan for Powell

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Joe Scarborough is like an organ grinder’s monkey: he dances for whoever puts money in his hat.

bw222 on January 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Now, here is a group that should be considered very extreme fringe, buy won’t:

Proggies at Reddit: “Hitler Was Right!!!”

User “hitlerwasright1″ agreed with the sentiment on the thread, writing:

Exactly. Every time I hear about something happening in Israel (which seems to be at least once a week), it always involves the Jewish population persecuting another group of people; in fact I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it was discovered that they have secret concentration camps of their own filled with Palestinians. It absolutely blows me away that they could treat other minority groups like this after what all their people had gone through in WWII. Perhaps we should have let Hitler finish what he started before shutting him down, at least then we wouldn’t have to deal with these disgusting people.

Herr Hitlerwasright1, alas, was not alone….

Littlemissnazi, who seems to be a capable of using a computer, but after that, it all goes down hill. Perhaps, she might wish to seek work in Argentina or Paraguay where there are still Nazi families.

At some point, I’m kinda sad Hitler didn’t finish the job of exterminating the Jews. They should know better after being persecuted due to their race.

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Great pics from all the Guns Across America rallies. The Democrats are on the wrong side :

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/19/americans-rally-nationwide-against-stricter-gun-control-measures-here-are-the-pictures/

Weight of Glory on January 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I love gun manufacturers!!! They’re in the business of freedom and liberty, a proud national tradition that needs to be renewed from time to time.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

“Their children have targets on their backs and the NRA is putting something out like [this]?

they may have targets on their backs but crazies like lanza dont even begin to attempt to harm them. and you know why morning schmo??? because they have armed guards! something you and the libs want to deny regular kids like those killed at newtown.

chasdal on January 19, 2013 at 7:38 PM

NRA Life memberships can be had at a special $300 price. Usually $1000. Google for info

meci on January 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

OT: Stan the Man passed this afternoon.
Rest in Peace sir. You were a credit to the game.

eyesky on January 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Anyone know how many of these highly-publicized murderers were NRA members?
 
I’m guessing zero since I’ve never heard it mentioned. Because it would definitely be mentioned. Over and over and over and…

rogerb on January 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Second look at .22LR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUM1r_444CY

davidk on January 19, 2013 at 7:58 PM

This is all about marginalizing the NRA and gun owners. The left is just borrowing from Goebels, tell a lie often enough and it becomes truth. Not sure it will work this time, too many people own guns and know people who do. Hopefully this is overreach that discredits the left.

AZfederalist on January 19, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Just remember how the Democrats, Pravda and Izvestia went after the tea party. They’ve been fairly successful, on a national level, of marginalizing the tea party, but not so much on the local level. I see the same tactics at work here.

If the Republicans don’t deal with the media, they will lose the messaging on this, even with the NRA not backing down. The tea party gave Republicans the House and, as soon as they got the power, they turned against them and you could hear the same rhetoric coming from Republicans as you did Democrats. The war will be relentless and they’d better be prepared.

bflat879 on January 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Scarborough is ignorant re US and world history. Just like the rest of his statist, leftist ilk.

besser tot als rot on January 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization.

Yeah… a fringe organization with more members than the population of Los Angeles. How does the Brady Campaign stack up against those numbers? LOL.

Hayabusa on January 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Nancy Pelosi told me that the NRA is an astroturf operation.

Man that was a nice little extra kickback I got for being recruited on the street and joining ;-)

cane_loader on January 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

NRA Life memberships can be had at a special $300 price. Usually $1000. Google for info

meci on January 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Do you have a non-Google/Big-Brother link?

cane_loader on January 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

The Leftist demonization campaigns is across the board.

Yesterday WaPo columnist Greg Sargent called Republicans “Suicide Bombers for wanting spending cuts.

Flashback 2011: Greg Sargent howled that Palin’s “rhetoric contributed to a political climate that may have helped lead to the Arizona massacrec”…. “asking her to be more mindful of the potential consequences of incendiary rhetoric.”

Hypocrisy on stilts.

Terp Mole on January 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Yeah but Joe Scar is considering a run for preznit in 2016.

Good luck.

Bishop on January 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I miss Charleston Heston

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Yeah, before he got Alzheimer’s he was the man.

Best story was when at least one anti-gun Hollywood star (I don’t remember if he said which one(s)) quaking in his/her boots during the ’92 L.A. riot called him begging for guns and he told him/her to go down to the gun shop and apply and wait out the waiting period.

Priceless.

cane_loader on January 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

We talk about the GOP as if they’re next to useless, but it may be worse than that — do they even exist anymore? Aside from Rand Paul, has one republican engaged the Left in this fight for our gun rights? Thank God for the NRA, because no one else is fighting for us.

rrpjr on January 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM

It occurs to me that maybe the NRA should broaden its scope and take on other civil rights challenges as well. After all, it describes itself as “the nation’s oldest civil rights organization” but it’s just the one right it’s been defending: imagine what it could do for the other constitutional guarantees. And its basic mission – and the decidedly ‘red’ cast of its core membership – would keep the progressives from taking it over.

Sigh. Probably not a good idea, but can you imagine the consternation on the Left if it were rumored they were thinking about it?

PersonFromPorlock on January 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Do you have a non-Google/Big-Brother link?

cane_loader on January 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

No link, but call 800-672-3888 on Monday, business hours.

Apologies if posting phone numbers breaks any rules.

James on January 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

NRA at 54% versus the public opinion of the MSM. 17%. hmmmm

pat on January 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

It occurs to me that maybe the NRA should broaden its scope and take on other civil rights challenges as well. After all, it describes itself as “the nation’s oldest civil rights organization” but it’s just the one right it’s been defending: imagine what it could do for the other constitutional guarantees. And its basic mission – and the decidedly ‘red’ cast of its core membership – would keep the progressives from taking it over.

Sigh. Probably not a good idea, but can you imagine the consternation on the Left if it were rumored they were thinking about it?

PersonFromPorlock on January 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

The NRA was founded by Union officers in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War for two primary reasons:

A) So that everyone in America could be better marksmen, given that the Confederate troops were far superior to Union officers in weapons experience and skill

and

B) So that freed blacks would have easy access to the implements necessary for them to defend themselves from terrorists such as the newly formed (and almost universally Democrat) Ku Klux Klan.

gryphon202 on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

There are two ways to join the NRA and get the special $300 life membership price. One is know a life member who will sponsor you. Get their membership number, zip code, and email address ant then go to: https://www.nra-2013.org/ enter your sponsors info and click thru and select the $300 life membership option.

A new easier way is to go to http://www.guntalk.com/site.php
Tom Gresham is a life member and has set up a special tool free number for $300 NRA life memberships. Tom is sponsoring you. Just call 1-888-678-7894. But go to his web site first to verify this info for you self. News item dated 1-15-13 in center of page. Not the Join NRA ad in the lower left side of page.

meci on January 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I’ve been an NRA Life Member, Endowment Member and Patron Member for a number of years and regularly give to its legislative and political efforts. I also heartily and financially support the GOA.

Truly, if this War on the 2A is lost, all and everything else is lost. Forever.

TXUS on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Of course the NRA is a ‘fringe’ organization. So are the Boy Scouts.

Liberals have decided they themselves are the top-of-the-line, better than a spanking new Corvette; they know better than everyone else–first time, every time. If you don’t agree, you’re a fringe or a radical. Seriously–who needs truth and facts when you’re sanctimonious, holier-than-thou?

Pffft!

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

NRA at 54% versus the public opinion of the MSM. 17%. hmmmm

pat on January 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

But the MSM are totally convinced they know better than everyone else. That’s why they don’t own guns. They rent trained people who do.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

This is all about marginalizing the NRA and gun owners. The left is just borrowing from Goebels, tell a lie often enough and it becomes truth. Not sure it will work this time, too many people own guns and know people who do. Hopefully this is overreach that discredits the left.

AZfederalist on January 19, 2013 at 7:58 PM

VERY evident, particularly in places like the comments sections of gun related articles at CNN and other lib news sights. Legions of shrieking leftist apparatchiks flooding the comments with outright lies and distortions and gross ignorance. And endless chanting the “gun violence” mantras and conflating ALL gun owners with criminals.

rayra on January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

“They need new leadership is what they need.

This must be a talking point from the administration. I first heard this from Ann Coulter and then several more times from other different leftists since.

JellyToast on January 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

And endless chanting the “gun violence” mantras and conflating ALL gun owners with criminals.

rayra on January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

While the fact remains, liberals coddle criminals, even babysit them. Liberals invariably oppose the death penalty for serial killers like Ted Bundy though he never used a gun. He simply tortured his victims to death to get his rocks off.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Weight of Glory on January 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The Real-Life Django: The Legendary African-American Wild West Marshal, Who Arrested 3,000 Outlaws And Killed 14 Men

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Interesting. Danny Glover said today the Second was meant only to keep and perpetuate slavery.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Scarborough? That POS p***y probably has “fringe” on his panties.

M240H on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

particularly in places like the comments sections of gun related articles at CNN and other lib news sights. Legions of shrieking leftist apparatchiks flooding the comments with outright lies and distortions and gross ignorance. And endless chanting the “gun violence” mantras and conflating ALL gun owners with criminals.

rayra on January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I’ve seen the same, but I was also a bit surprised at the amount of comments I saw from those that self-identified as Democrats, that were not happy about what’s going on. Perhaps there’s a fair amount of gun-toting liberals out there?

lynncgb on January 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

The other common accusation making the rounds on Scarborough’s show and others is that “the NRA doesn’t represent American gun owners. They work for gun manufacturers who make millions of dollars selling these weapons.”

Last I looked, 0bama is the one selling millions of guns. I bought a shotgun and a high powered rifle during his first term. I also bought my wife a revolver. I’m saving up for his second term. What a salesman our preezy is!

freedomfirst on January 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

If the NRA were just out to promote gun sales for manufacturers, they would not be defending private owner to private owner firearm sale rights. If you make it hard to buy a used firearm, you are more likely to buy a new one.

KW64 on January 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Danny Glover said today the Second was meant only to keep and perpetuate slavery.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Vicious ignoramus. It was founded in part to arm post-bellum freed slaves.

rrpjr on January 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Vicious ignoramus. It was founded in part to arm post-bellum freed slaves.

rrpjr on January 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Can’t tell that to a socialist radical black Hollywoodie who’s wealthy because a lot of white people unlimbered their wallets to pay to see his movies.

People like him might have their perpetual ‘black rage’. But…

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

And endless chanting the “gun violence” mantras and conflating ALL gun owners with criminals.

rayra on January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Not to mention conflating all Republicans with the most outrageously intemperate remarks they can find on some conservative site and proclaiming that conservatives are all gap-tooth, redneck, hillbilly would be criminals with IQ’s south of room temperature. The sad thing is they work everyday with people who lean Republican or Conservative that are nothing like that yet they believe it anyway. Just like they can doublethink that the NRA is outrageous for suggesting there be armed guards in school but Obama is brilliantly on target by calling for federal funding for armed guards in school. A total contradiction but they do not even see it because they are perfectly capable of denying any contradiction and even seem to believe it when they do.

KW64 on January 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Liberals have been screaming for 25 years about angry old dead white men.

What has caused that ‘anger’, except liberals? They push, they ceaselessly needle. They’re not even graceful winners.

Realistically–what do the trolls do here every day? Then they bat their baby-blues and lilt, “Who, me?”

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

There are two ways to join the NRA and get the special $300 life membership price. –snip–

meci on January 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Thank you. I’ll try this.

Kevin K. on January 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I bet the NRA is more approved than the ACLU.

But somehow I don’t think there will be calls for the ACLU to be reigned in…

Skywise on January 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I bet the NRA is more approved than the ACLU.

But somehow I don’t think there will be calls for the ACLU to be reigned in…

Skywise on January 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Just checked. There are NO studies on the public rating of the ACLU.

Liberals rarely do studies of their own and, when the numbers they expect are in the tank, they dump the whole thing. It never happened, like Dan Rather’s willing lies about Bush.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Heh, they are just fine. Hollywood is not.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Heh, they are just fine. Hollywood is not.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Well, Conservatives always say NBC lies all the time, so they’re lying about this (and ONLY this).

–Desperate liberals

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Hey Joe, the NRA has better favorable ratings than the media.

ButterflyDragon on January 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

In a way, it’s a rather classic line of attack. Going out and directly insulting the 49% of the nation who are gun owners – as well as whatever percentage don’t own guns but support gun owners’ rights – it’s a far better strategy to attack their most influential and effective representative body.

These attacks have been in a repeating pattern which is too consistent to be coincidence and was probably predictable. The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization. Polls are cited which intend to make their positions seem extreme.

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

Bulletchaser on January 20, 2013 at 1:07 AM

The NRA was founded by Union officers and chartered by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War for two primary reasons:

A) So that everyone in America could be better marksmen, given that the Confederate troops were far superior to Union officers in weapons experience and skill and

B) So that freed blacks would have easy access to the implements necessary for them to defend themselves from terrorists such as the newly formed (and almost universally Democrat) Ku Klux Klan.
gryphon202 on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

FIFY :)

AH_C on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

The NRA is EVERYTHING that the Seria Club Wishes it were!

jaydee_007 on January 20, 2013 at 3:41 AM

These attacks have been in a repeating pattern which is too consistent to be coincidence and was probably predictable.

+
The left’s agenda has for decades included a systematic action against whatever good they have targeted.Usually it is done by multiple sources; first we get treated to floaters from some non-elected expert, sometimes before congress. Next comes a well paid for bunch of scientific “studies” that serve as “innocent” fodder for the leftist media to openly raise eyebrows, in the usual “Can this be true? fashion. Then the inevitable question: should America tolerate this? After that, a politician from a safe district speaks of passing a bill, then the talk shows dutifully elevate the plan as a genuine issue, and then the party, the pres and the entire media and Hollywood ignite their propaganda machines, taking one of two routes; move on it immediately, or sit back and wait for the inevitable opportunity; a cold snowy week, or storm, to push climate change; a shooting to attack guns, and so it goes….

The entire leftist movement is systemically destroying America. Every entity and person plays their known role–little of what they do is by accident. The masses suck it up!

Don L on January 20, 2013 at 3:47 AM

And I’ll be ‘celebrating’ inaugration day by going to a gun range and taking my first of many lessons. :)

DanaSmiles on January 20, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Of course the NRA is a ‘fringe’ organization. So are the Boy Scouts.

Liberals have decided they themselves are the top-of-the-line, better than a spanking new Corvette; they know better than everyone else–first time, every time. If you don’t agree, you’re a fringe or a radical. Seriously–who needs truth and facts when you’re sanctimonious, AZZ-holier-than-thou?

Pffft!

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

FIFY

But the MSM are totally convinced they know better than everyone else. That’s why they don’t own guns. They rent trained people who do.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

That way they can keep their hands clean while ignoring their own hypocrisy. Like everything else liberals do, it’s OK when they do it. What’s the problem?

ghostwalker1 on January 20, 2013 at 8:28 AM

“the NRA doesn’t represent American gun owners. They work for gun manufacturers who make millions of dollars selling these weapons.”

Right, gun owners really don’t give a damn what the government does to the people who make guns, right? All they’re doing is paying those millions of dollars to the people who make guns because….SHUT UP, RAAAACIST!

Pablo on January 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I’m still waiting for my initial NRA membership stuff to show up from the application I sent in November. I’m appraently in the system and have a membership ID number (told over the phone), and can login to the web site – but no card, window stickers, member goodies/handouts yet.

dentarthurdent on January 20, 2013 at 12:38 PM

And I’ll be ‘celebrating’ inaugration day by going to a gun range and taking my first of many lessons. :)

DanaSmiles on January 20, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Spent the day at Dragon Man’s range yesterday. Managed to shoot up some paper with AR-15/M4, AK-47, Mossberg 500, Marlin .22, and S&W M&P9. Great way to spend a day!!!

dentarthurdent on January 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM

rrpjr on January 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

One of the comments on another page was:
“If he was any dumber we’d have to water him twice a week.”

I got a good chuckle out of that one.

mad scientist on January 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Liberals have been screaming for 25 years about angry old dead white men.

What has caused that ‘anger’, except liberals? They push, they ceaselessly needle. They’re not even graceful winners.

Realistically–what do the trolls do here every day? Then they bat their baby-blues and lilt, “Who, me?”

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Children throw tantrums for one reason — to manipulate adults, who are bigger, more intelligent, and far wiser, into doing what they want.

Liberalism is the same way. Liberals are nothing more than tantrum-throwing screaming children who take advantage of the fact that most people would rather go along to get along.

Spanking them is far more effective.

northdallasthirty on January 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM