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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

Bloomberg said:


Pennsylvania’s mayors are waging a running gun battle with the National Rifle Association.

First, mayors backed a statewide law aimed at cracking down on trafficking by forcing residents to report lost and stolen firearms. The NRA opposed it, and it died in the Legislature.

Then, more than two dozen localities, led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, passed similar requirements on their own. An NRA-led lawsuit failed after judges said plaintiffs didn’t have standing to go to court. Now the gun-rights organization is championing a bill that would let it sue cities over the reporting rules -- even if no one is charged for breaking them.

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And demonstrated once again: If you want to get illegal guns off the street, don't support the NRA.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:19 AM

The power the NRA wields,actually surprises me most of the time .
My uncle is a retired cop,and he was laughing at bloombergs ranting and raving about guns .
He said,the NRA will never let it happen ,and I just thought ???.
They grease someone's palm,is all I can say .

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

View PostRafterman, on 19 August 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

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Thank you for being part of the problem.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

So let met get this straight. The NRA is trying to stop the mandetory reporting of stolen or lost firearms?

Umm that makes no sense and how was that not a law already?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

View PostThanato, on 19 August 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

So let met get this straight. The NRA is trying to stop the mandetory reporting of stolen or lost firearms?

Umm that makes no sense and how was that not a law already?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

View PostThanato, on 19 August 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

So let met get this straight. The NRA is trying to stop the mandetory reporting of stolen or lost firearms?

Umm that makes no sense and how was that not a law already?

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Because the NRA exists. And because of their squealing there are 12000 guns disappearing in thin air in the good old US of A a year. Many of them show up on a crime investigation.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

*scratches head*
It's like this,as per the NRA ,its an Americans god given right,to bear arms. It's in the constitution .
The government stance is ,gun must be taken out of the wrong hands,but the NRAs stance is,New laws will affect people who deserve to carry guns.
Then of course there is the conspiracy of it all,wherein they are now afraid of class war ,and economic collapse,and the middle class will declare civil war .They also think there are too many of us .....and less is more .

They wants any extra guns out there gone,so the populace will be more easily subdued,if this occurs.
If that is the case,I'm all for everyone keeping their guns ...sorry .
They made the USA this way ,and they keep piling on the oppression .


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

Wasn' it the Bilderberg group, or maybe I'm thinking of another group or person, who expressly wanted to drastically...and I mean DRASTICALLY...reduce the earth's population? Didn't millions starve under Mao Tse-Tung? Millions also starved under Stalin. If we keep sliding to the left, maybe we'll have people starving over here. I know this will probably be scoffed at, but my thinking is, if the left ever becomes firmly entrenched in power, who is to say they will continue the entitlements (I'm thinking food stamps) that they needed at the beginning to get votes and power?
High five to Rafterman, I'm an NRA member too.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 19 August 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

*scratches head*
It's like this,as per the NRA ,its an Americans god given right,to bear arms. It's in the constitution .
The government stance is ,gun must be taken out of the wrong hands,but the NRAs stance is,New laws will affect people who deserve to carry guns.
Then of course there is the conspiracy of it all,wherein they are now afraid of class war ,and economic collapse,and the middle class will declare civil war .They also think there are too many of us .....and less is more .

They wants any extra guns out there gone,so the populace will be more easily subdued,if this occurs.
If that is the case,I'm all for everyone keeping their guns ...sorry .
They made the USA this way ,and they keep piling on the oppression .

So do the good people of Pennsylvania, they just want to make it mandatory to report a theft or loss of a gun. What is wrong with that?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

There's nothing wrong with that,but there has to be more to it than that,for the NRA to get hysterical.
And you do know, most of the guns in nyc,came via Mexico ,via the us state dept,right ?
Guns are completely illegal in ny,unless you have a permit,which is harder and harder to get.
Last year saw the greatest increase in gun sales in ny,in decades . That's because of the general social climate.
In any case,the DEA supplied Mexican drug cartels with guns ,to the sides the want to win .Quite true ,but with how hard it is to get them here,they sell them back to us,and they end up in nyc,killing 4 year old kids .
No one wants anyone to know THAT .
I would bet some of those US:Mexican guns,are in Philly .

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

I support the NRA.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 19 August 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

Thank you for being part of the problem.

Back in the day didn't Alexander The Great conquer countries with swords? Hmmm

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:06 AM

View PostRyegrog, on 19 August 2012 - 11:22 PM, said:

Back in the day didn't Alexander The Great conquer countries with swords? Hmmm
I heard that one reason Hitler didn't invade Switzerland (besides the fact that he probably had a lot of money in its banks) was because he knew each male citizen was armed.
Also, after WWII one of the American top brass was talking to one of the Japanese top brass who had been in command during WWII, and asked him why they didn't invade the US of A after Pearl Harbor. He said that they knew that practically every other American home had a gun in it and they didn't want to get into that, no way, no how.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:24 AM

View PostGummug, on 19 August 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

Didn't millions starve under Mao Tse-Tung? Millions also starved under Stalin. If we keep sliding to the left, maybe we'll have people starving over here.

China and the Soviet Onion were Communist not socialist.

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