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Beware of the anti-smoking tactics

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by boogerhook, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    The notion that the NRA is all-powerful and outspends others lobbying and donating to candidates is a LIE.

    George Soros has spent more than TWICE AS MUCH on democrats and their causes than the NRA spent altogether.
    And Soros is only #19 on the all-time donors/lobbyist list.
    The NRA didn't even spend 1/10th (10%) of what the #1 influence buyer, the SEIU, spent on dems and their causes.
    The NRA is #77 on the list of all-time influence purchasers:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A
     
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  3. GunnyG

    GunnyG The Highlands Active Member

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    The truth is that cigarettes are NOT as cool as guns. You can find 45 instances of the right to keep and bear arms constitutionally affirmed in US constitutional law. Cigarettes? Not so much...

    Guns are so cool that governments use them when enforcing any subsequent rules against guns and cigarettes. Those cops and soldiers have to buy their own tobacco, even if they are allowed to use it in uniform.
     
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  4. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    The Right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed.

    The Right to smoke?
     
  5. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am sick and tired of these anti-NRA articles that have exploded in number over the past month. This is an organization that defends a constitutional right --- no different than, say, the ACLU which fights for other constitutional rights. Why should that be vilified?

    I also don't like how the anti-NRA media present the NRA as if it were a single-celled organism. It represents me, and 5 million others! The NRA is strong because all of its members collectively give it strength.

    I don't like every tactic the NRA does -- and I've had several disagreements. But overall I support them because they fight for our 2nd Amendment RIGHT.
     
  6. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    the analogy the antis are trying to establish, is that "gunning" is a health hazard not only for the actors but also "second-hand", i.e. for the non-participating population. To change this "unhealthy" behavior, they will engage in tactics to isolate gunners socially, much like letting people smoke outside in the rain...

    The temporary transfer provisions in I594 are a little taste of these tactics....
     
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  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    Does this mean we can only fire outside a 25 foot radius from any doors? o_O
     
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  8. GunnyG

    GunnyG The Highlands Active Member

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    That's a diabolical end run on IPSC
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