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Gottlieb: 'gun owners lost trust in political class'

Discussion in 'Firearm Legislation & Activism' started by Dave Workman, May 5, 2016.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ‘Gun owners…have lost trust in the political class,’ says gun rights leader

    “Gun owners and people concerned about personal security have lost trust in the political class to protect their rights,” said nationally-recognized Second Amendment advocate Alan Gottlieb, in a story published yesterday by the Washington Free Beacon, and gun sales over the past four months suggest he’s right.


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  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hard to lose something you never had.
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I know plenty of non gun owners who have lost trust in the political class / system as well.
    Now if only we had had elected officials who worked for the American people as a whole and not just for the folks who spent money getting them elected ...
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  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I like Mr. Gottlieb, he's a good ally to have, and he's spot on with this. Too many promises made and not delivered, using wedge issues, playing people like violins to keep them divided and arguing, and throwing wide-open the financial floodgates for anyone in any country to donate unlimited money to buy American election influence.

    The best government money can buy turns out to be not so much the best government for the people, doesn't it?
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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  6. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss none Well-Known Member

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    Lately, with the height of absurdities as they are, I'm put in mind of one of my favorite poems by Robinson Jeffers:

    Shine, Perishing Republic

    While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity,

    heavily thickening to empire,

    And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops

    and sighs out, and the mass hardens,

    I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make

    fruit, the fruit rots to make earth.

    Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances,

    ripeness and decadence; and home to the mother.

    You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life

    is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly

    A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than

    mountains: shine, perishing republic.

    But for my children, I would have them keep their dis-

    tance from the thickening center; corruption

    Never has been compulsory, when cities lie at the

    monster’s feet there are left the mountains.

    And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man,

    a clever servant, insufferable master.

    There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught

    -they say- God, when he walked on earth.
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  7. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to 1934:rolleyes:
  8. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss none Well-Known Member

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    Corruption is timeless, yet people never seem to learn.
    And yet again, time to head for the hills.;)
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