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NRA-ILA | OC High School Student Ordered To Remove NRA T Shirt

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If only these liberal fear mongers realized the true history of the NRA and how their efforts benefit our country to this very day. Maybe the teachers need a history lesson?
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It isn't on the marxists or socialists agenda.
    Yes the NRA has contributed more to America than anyone knows, but those people that run and control the education system don't care.
    Their agenda is to brainwash the kids into their marxist ideas, thus they win by attrition.
    Somehow it has to be reversed.
    Pride and heritage needs to become the agenda and the heads of education need to be replaced.
    Colleges and Universities are where it began.
     
  4. 1337BaldEagle

    1337BaldEagle Earth Active Member

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    Children, children. *pats you on head* If I had the time I would love to educate you on how the pre late 1980's NRA was actually one of the biggest advocates for control. Further more the advocates for controlling African American gun owners. Only recently have they even acknowledged the real meaning of the 2nd Amendment and made it the central theme of the organization.


    Eagle
     
  5. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    (Promoted gun violence). The student should've asked the principal or anybody else concerned where they saw that the NRA promoted gun violence. back up their statements with facts. not FEEEEEEDLINGS
     
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  6. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    Eagle:
    Taku:
    Taku, I see what you mean.
     
  7. 1337BaldEagle

    1337BaldEagle Earth Active Member

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    Bet you didn't know the NRA helped form the GCA... sad... but true also before you go all "he is a lefty" on me I originally found this out from Kevin Stewart... maybe you have heard of him. I had actually emailed him and put "NRA supporter" as a foot note and he told he wasn't fond of the NRA for many reasons...
     
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    1337BaldEagle Earth Active Member

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    I have been called a lefty more times in the past 2 days than in my life... but seriously look it up... gun control and the Black Panthers. It's a good read...
     
  9. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though, without the NRA, the boarders of the world and the people within those borders would have looked a lot different. Sure, they've evolved over their history and have instituted some pretty bone-headed things, but all in all, countries like the US and even UK owe the NRA a debit of gratitude.
     
  10. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Parents should definitely keep their kids out of the Cultural Marxist indoctrination camps.
     
  11. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord, what era are you living in? Even Marxists back in the day didn't use language such as yours.
     
  12. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    10 Surprising Facts About the NRA That You Never Hear

    1. The NRA was originally not a civil rights organization.

    The NRA was founded in 1871 after the Civil War by Army and Navy Journal editor William Conant Church and General George Wood Wingate of the Union Army, who were both dismayed at the horrible accuracy of Union soldiers during the Civil War. The original purpose of the organization was for rifle marksmanship training. However despite this, the NRA is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States.

    2. The NRA has a history of being for gun control.

    In 1934, the NRA supported the National Firearms Act, which served to regulate and tax firearms that were considered used by gangsters at the time. They also supported the Gun Control Act of 1968, which expanded on the system to license firearm dealers and prohibit criminals and those with mental impairments from owning firearms.

    3. The NRA has a history of supporting the Civil Rights Movement.

    While African Americans were being terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan, where the Klan were sometimes aided by local law enforcement, the NRA setup charters to help train local African American communities to be able protect themselves. The most prominent case being in 1960 in Monroe, N.C. where the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People head Robert Williams also chartered an NRA Rifle Club that successfully defended an assault on one of their leader's homes by the KKK without casualties.

    4. The NRA is active in wildlife conservation.

    The NRA supports wildlife conservation through efforts to open lands up to managed hunting. For example, under the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937, proceeds obtained through a tax on hunting firearms and ammo were used specifically to research and rebuild a vast array of wildlife species and habitats. Today, the NRA continues to seek expansion on these measures. It's worth noting that the proceeds from taxes and licensing go to support the governmental agencies charged with environmental research and conservation management, as "little funding comes from taxes paid by the general public."

    5. The NRA offers extensive firearms training programs.

    The organization offers training programs for civilians as well as law enforcement. The training programs offered are even recognized by law enforcement as acceptable to fulfill the training requirement for concealed carry licenses (CCW). Today, the NRA has trained over 10,000 police and security firearm instructors and 55,000 certified instructors who in turn train roughly 750,000 people a year. (This is now much higher at over 11,000 police and security firearm instructors and 93,000 certified instructors.)

    6. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe program is used to promote gun safety to minors.

    To date, the organization's Eddie Eagle GunSafe program has reached over 25 million kids. The main message of the program is to teach kids that should they find a firearm that they should "stop, don't touch, leave the area, and tell an adult." Despite the program's message, gun control advocates (such as the Violence Policy Center) liken the program to the late cigarette mascot "Joe Camel."

    7. A majority of Americans have a favorable image of the NRA.

    According to a recent Gallup poll, 54% of Americans hold a favorable view of the NRA, while 38% have an unfavorable view. Putting this in perspective, a more recent Gallup poll shows President Obama holds a 51% approval rating, while 43% disapprove.

    8. The NRA has 3 separate organizations.

    The NRA has three separate bodies. The NRA of America is mainly concerned with promoting training, education, and safety. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the organization. And the NRA Foundation is the the charitable arm of the organization.

    9. Funding for the NRA might surprise you

    According to FactCheck.org, nearly half of the funding for the NRA comes from membership dues alone. Voluntary donations to the NRA, however, still account for a majority portion of the remaining funding. This includes voluntary donations made during gun purchases at the point of sale as well as programs like the "round-up" campaign, operated by the NRA-ILA and retailers, where consumers can round a purchase up to the nearest dollar for donation to support lobbying efforts. With that said, gun manufacturers do donate to the NRA as well. For example, Sturm, Ruger, and Co., ran the "Million Gun Challenge" in 2011, which directly ties gun sales to donations with the target being one million dollars.

    10. Current stance on gun Control

    The NRA's current stance on gun control is to enforce existing laws more aggressively. In 2008, in response to the Virgina Tech shooting, the NRA helped to pass the "NICS Improvement Act," which would provide increased funding and grants to states to report vital information to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), such as mental health. The NICS is used for background checks of potential gun buyers. Unfortunately, the system has been woefully underfunded (receiving only 5.3% of the authorized funding) and reporting has been lackluster. In addition, the NRA has pointed out that those who lie on their background checks when purchasing firearms are for the most part not prosecuted. In response to this, Vice President Biden claimed that they "don't have the time" to prosecute such violations, which, by the way, carries a minimum 5 year federal sentence, if convicted under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    10 Surprising Facts About the NRA That You Never Hear


    Deen
    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
    "Defender of Freedom" award
    Second Amendment Foundation Member
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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
  13. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    And more :thumbup:
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone here is very familiar with Kevin and OFF. He is one of Oregon's strongest pro gun advocates. Also it it were not for the NRA, Your local range would probably not be there.
     
  16. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    You are right on that one.
     
  17. 1337BaldEagle

    1337BaldEagle Earth Active Member

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    Look, I'm not saying that it hasn't done great things and frankly we are better off because of it. But...
    There is a lot we may learn from their mistakes as well... So, one does not repeat it. That's all I was saying. Just that the NRA of today is a relatively "New" thing. I don't have full faith in it yet. We will see if they are as uncompromising as we all hope they are.

    Thank you deen_ad for giving the history lesson that I was unable to give at the time.
     
  18. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    If you are a member, write to them and call them and tell them we want no more compromise. I do weekly.
    They do listen to their members and if enough of us contact them, they will toughen up.
    Unlike the politicians we now have they really do listen to members.
     
  19. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    So public schools aren't teaching statism/socialism/feminism/anti-freedom bs?

     
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  20. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Says the fella with 22 posts..
    Ive got family that have been a part of the NRA for 60+ years and retain a great portion of their literature they were sent. Haven't came across anything that even remotely pertains to restrictions they support other than hunting land conservation.
    The NRA may not have been a loud voice in the fight pre 1980s, as they should have been.. But we can all agree no matter how powerful the lobby group, its the folks in the house and senate that push the bills.