Comments on: Republican primary aside, NRA may be losing its grip on the public’s imagination http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CZowner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1116468 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1116468 Blah Blah Blah….I see words, but read nothing! Also, nice opportunistic photo showing a kid holding a gun. Nice agenda libbie….

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115838 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:07:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115838 Any time you have a law that says “well-regulated” and “shall not be infringed” in the same sentence… you have a poorly written law. The good thing is, our Constitution was built for edits. Time to update the 2nd Amendment with clarifications so we can arguing about its meaning on the internet.

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By: RudyB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115585 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:45:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115585 “The gun lobby may lose the fight to stop reasonable gun-control laws.”
That is the point. What are reasonable gun-control laws? The NRA and gun enthusiasts, often called 2nd Amendment Protectionists, are for “reasonable” laws. As is so often the case in these debates the true story is lost in hyperbole and obfuscation with terminology.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115407 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:18:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115407 If the NRA was serious about the 2nd Amendment, they would advocate for their members to have the same weapons as the government. If you think “Arms” means crappy handguns and low-caliber semi-automatics (lower grade weapons than the average dirtbag mexican drug cartel)…. keep thinking that. Meanwhile, the Saudis are getting the good arms in arms sales. And the NRA is laughing all the way to the bank with your silly annual dues. Handguns are sugar pill for hill billies. You people don’t stand a chance against tyranny.

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By: bsk1ag http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115260 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:30:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115260 Who is this reporter to tell us how to think and where are his statistics for his allegations?

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By: tektypes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115096 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:49:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115096 I’d like to see a more neutral position by Reuters than this. That’s what Reuter’s is best known for, its lack of bias.

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By: OdysseusMTanner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115092 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:28:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115092 ‘The problem is that gun-rights activists, like many anti-abortion activists, don’t care about being “irresponsible.”’ Sounds like he’s losing his grip on his own imagination.

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By: Pyrosis22 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115053 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 18:20:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115053 Yes of course the American population is moving to more restrictions like jailing gay couples and harder penalties for smoking the “evil weed”. Perhaps the NRA has lost most of its power and control but to really think that the populous would agree to more legal restrictions for gun owners like banning evil metal lugs on rifles to kill innocent Americans in drive by knifings? Thousands of Americans died from 1862 to 1865 from these evil rifle knives and now thousands more can be save too by banning these evil metal lugs. Yes that’s true commonsense right there.

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By: amd65 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115037 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:26:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115037 Yes, the Democratic party is coming together. That’s how they lost both Congress and Senate majorities as well as most governorships.

This article is mostly wishful thinking and patting self on the back. Good going.

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By: DoctorJenks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/nra-may-be-losing-its-grip-on-the-publics-imagination/#comment-1115028 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:07:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44494#comment-1115028 Wow. At least you’re right about one thing. Anti-2nd Amendment activists certainly have an imagination. The Gallup poll referenced in your article refers to the results from only one question that supports your viewpoint, but entirely ignores the fact that support for gun ownership, and opposition to gun bans have gone up significantly, according to their own polls.

Go ahead and continue to use your imagination; I prefer to look at the facts.

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