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#115672 - 04/10/13 09:02 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Kaotic]  
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Originally Posted By: Kaotic
Can anyone here tell me for what purpose the NRA was founded?


Power brokering, lobbying and fear-mongering?


#115674 - 04/10/13 09:11 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Sini]  
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Originally Posted By: sini
Originally Posted By: Kaotic
Can anyone here tell me for what purpose the NRA was founded?


Power brokering, lobbying and fear-mongering?


Power, lobbying and fear used for the good of us all though. Even those who think otherwise.


For who could be free when every other man's humour might domineer over him? - John Locke (2nd Treatise, sect 57)
#115675 - 04/10/13 09:14 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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The NRA was founded to get extreme high capacity super upper deck assault rifles into the hands of insane Tea Party members so they can go shoot little kids. DUH!!! Everyone knows that.

#115676 - 04/10/13 09:15 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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"NEGROES WITH GUNS"
by Dr. Michael S. Brown
December 28, 2001
The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence.
It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan motorcade sent to attack the house was met by a disciplined volley of rifle fire from a group of black veterans and NRA members led by civil rights activist Robert F. Williams.
Using military-surplus rifles from behind sandbag fortifications, the small band of freedom fighters drove off the larger force of Klansmen with no casualties reported on either side.
Williams, a former Marine who volunteered to lead the Monroe chapter of the NAACP and founded a 60-member, NRA-chartered rifle club, described the battle in his 1962 book, "Negroes With Guns," which was reprinted in 1998 by Wayne State University Press.
According to Williams, the Monroe group owed its survival in the face of vicious violence to the fact that they were armed. In several cases, police officials who normally ignored or encouraged Klan violence took steps to prevent whites from attacking armed blacks. In other cases, fanatical racists
suddenly turned into cowards when they realized their intended victims were armed.
Oddly, it appears that the organized armed blacks of Monroe never shot any of their tormentors.
The simple existence of guns in the hands of men who were willing to use them prevented greater violence.
It is important to note that the guns were not used offensively. They were part of an overall strategy that relied primarily on peaceful protest like picketing or entering whites-only establishments. Williams demonstrated that the dignified and responsible use of firearms for selfdefense was an important method to achieve justice for those denied fair treatment by all institutions of government.
The civil rights movement was deeply divided between those who espoused a pacifist, non-violent approach and those who believed that human beings had a right and a duty to use force in selfdefense. Williams was the most influential leader of the self-defense wing of the movement.
His effort to provide guns and training to African-American civil rights supporters was alarming to white politicians. Most state gun control laws, not just in the South, were blatantly designed to keep guns out of the hands of blacks and other minorities. Those with racist beliefs were not pleased when blacks claimed the right to keep and bear arms that is guaranteed to all Americans.


#115677 - 04/10/13 09:17 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Sini]  
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Originally Posted By: sini
Originally Posted By: Kaotic
Can anyone here tell me for what purpose the NRA was founded?


Power brokering, lobbying and fear-mongering?
As I thought, you have no idea what you're talking about. Thanks for making my point.


#115678 - 04/10/13 09:19 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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[surprise1]

I didn't even know that. If it is true then that is pretty awesome.

#115681 - 04/10/13 09:27 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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The whole gun control debate that is taking place now is completely missing the point. All they have done is passed some petty bullshit legislation while causing every gun store in America to sell out.

Both sides are obviously fear mongering...I think the gun and ammunition manufactures are the only people benefiting from this.

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#115682 - 04/10/13 09:28 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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Which begs the question, how many of the anti-gun folks own stock in firearm and ammunition manufacturers?


#115684 - 04/10/13 09:28 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Tasorin]  
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All the smart ones....

#115826 - 04/13/13 03:15 PM Re: An Armed Society, is a politer Society [Re: Sethan]  
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