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    NRA doing a good job?

    While some courts have said that the right to bear arms includes the right of the individual to have them for the protection of his person and property as well as the right of the people to bear them collectively (People v. Brown, 253 Mich. 537; State v. Duke, 42 Tex. 455), the cases are unanimous in holding that the term "arms" as used in constitutional provisions refers only to those weapons which are ordinarily used for military or public defense purposes ....from DOJ Brief to SCOTUS, US v. Miller, 1939


    Why don't they try to educate people on the law and show people that ARs/M16s are covered under our rights to keep and bear arms? ... their latest ad

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/n...F9BRkM-;_ylv=3

    is a dud IMO .... there is a 5 sec ad for those w/o ad blockers .. its a "scare" ad


    People are more moved by what our founding fathers have said and what SCOTUS has already ruled on ... people have not read the court opinions, briefs, or listened to oral arguments ... ads should focus on this aspect ...

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    The NRA is a business like any other, be it a bank, a factory, a hospital, a school, or a government. They're all businesses, with humans seeking to further their individual and collective interests, taking actions as determined by the combination of internal and external incentives. The NRA has learned that it can rely upon extensive public support due purely to perception and habit, and has no need of genuinely pursuing the philosophical interests that its nominal raison d'etre would imply. If companies like Comcast and Bank of America can continue to be among the largest in their industry, despite atrocious products and service, why is anyone surprised that the NRA is not actually particularly interested in gun rights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ()pen(arry View Post
    The NRA is a business like any other, be it a bank, a factory, a hospital, a school, or a government. They're all businesses, with humans seeking to further their individual and collective interests, taking actions as determined by the combination of internal and external incentives. The NRA has learned that it can rely upon extensive public support due purely to perception and habit, and has no need of genuinely pursuing the philosophical interests that its nominal raison d'etre would imply. If companies like Comcast and Bank of America can continue to be among the largest in their industry, despite atrocious products and service, why is anyone surprised that the NRA is not actually particularly interested in gun rights?
    You are completely correct on the above. It is why I will not give money to the NRA, though it seems that they may be moving more of the direction that the 2A is not about hunting and shooting but about the original purpose of the 2A. When the NRA stops pushing privilege cards, and any gun controls or regulations, I might reconsider giving them my money.
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    No.

    This thread is begging for criticism of the NRA. I predict it will be locked in short order as that invitation is going to result in a pile of rules violations.

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