Darn the NRA...they're at it again!

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  1. new308handloader

    new308handloader New Member

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    Darn the NRA...they're at it again! Just another example of how they are going down hill....this time they played a big role in getting the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the 2nd Ammendment applies to the states as well as Federal enclaves. :rolleyes: :D

    http://bl110w.blu110.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

    National Rifle Association Hails Historic Victory on
    Second Amendment Freedom in McDonald v. City of Chicago
    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association of America today praised the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in another landmark Second Amendment case. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, D.C. and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the country. The opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago brings an end to the nearly 30 year-long handgun ban that the city has imposed on its law-abiding citizens.

    "This is a landmark decision," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "The Second Amendment -- as every citizen's constitutional right -- is now a real part of American constitutional law. The NRA will work to ensure this constitutional victory is not transformed into a practical defeat by activist judges defiant city councils or cynical politicians who seek to pervert, reverse or nullify the Supreme Court's McDonald decision through Byzantine labyrinths of restrictions and regulations that render the Second Amendment inaccessible, unaffordable or otherwise impossible to experience in a practical, reasonable way."

    As a party to the case, the NRA participated in oral arguments before the Court in March. The NRA persuasively argued that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment and that handgun bans, like those in the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park, are unconstitutional under any standard of judicial review. This same view was shared in friend of the court briefs by a bipartisan group of 309 members of Congress from both chambers, 38 state attorneys general, and hundreds of state legislators. Public opinion polls show that it is also shared by the overwhelming majority of the American people.

    "This decision makes absolutely clear that the Second Amendment protects the God-given right of self-defense for all law-abiding Americans, period," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. "Ironically, while crime in Chicago runs rampant and lawmakers there call on the National Guard for help, Mayor Daley has insisted on leaving the residents of his city defenseless. Today's opinion puts the law back on the side of the law-abiding. We will be watching closely to make sure that Chicago abides by both the letter and the spirit of the Supreme Court's decision."

    -NRA-
  2. lentz

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    Again....they are just another business making money.
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    As a party to the case, the NRA participated in oral arguments before the Court in March. The NRA persuasively argued that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment and that handgun bans, like those in the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park, are unconstitutional under any standard of judicial review.

    Wait, wait, wait, just a darn minute there. I understood it that the NRA was ONLY concerned about the 2A (their words, not mine). And now, they have the gall to "use" the 14th in support of their argument (1st Amendment use) in a court hearing to reinforce the 2nd???? According to them, you can separate the 2nd from the rest - but now, it ....er..... isn't? Huh?

    You can't have your cake and eat it too, NRA. :rolleyes::eek:

    (I am, of course, jerking .308's chain on this.) :D Love ya, man.
  4. new308handloader

    new308handloader New Member

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    Yes, but more than just making money....they are stopping anti-gun bills and helping to pass pro-gun bills...what a great thing to do while making money!
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    new308handloader New Member

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    lol! it worked for a minute...I started feeling my face get all red! I enjoy good debate.
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    I won't pay some one to ask some one else for permission to do something that I don't need permission to do to begin with.
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    new308handloader New Member

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    That quote may be a very good signature to put at the end of your posts!:D
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    NRA good for gun manufacturers.
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    .....and people who live in Chicago!;):cool:
  10. armedandsafe

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    Yes, the NRA was instrumental in gaining a favorable opinion. They shouldn't get exclusive credit, however.

    http://www.saf.org/

    http://www.chicagoguncase.com/

    Pops
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  11. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I'd like to thank the NRA for all they've done for Washington State.
    But their contribution is not as grandiose as they would like to think.
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