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Posted: 10/2/2004 2:34:56 PM EDT
Features & Commentary

National ASSAULT Rifle Association?

by Toby Hoover

The NRA should change their name to one that better describes their mission.

Members of the NRA should consider what kind of organization they really belong to. For years the National Rifle Association has been guilty of false advertising. It has sold its membership based on the `law abiding' citizen's right to protect themselves and their use of firearms for sport.

With the gun lobby's latest accomplishment, making sure Congress didn`t ban assault weapons, it is time they change their name to the `National Assault Rifle Association' and let their members determine if that is really the kind of association they want to support.

In a recent survey 70% of Ohioans thought assault weapons are completely different from other types of guns and a different issue entirely.

A new study, Back in Business: Gun Industry Plans for the Expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban, by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) surveyed marketing departments at gun manufacturers during the ban's final weeks. The study quotes from the gun industry concerning preorders, new advertising, distribution the next day, and `We look forward to September 14th with great enthusiasm'.

Bushmaster was ready. Take a look at www.bushmaster.com to see the kind of weapons the industry was ready to market on September 14th.

The National `Rifle' Association has ceased to be any kind of sporting group and has become the controlling factor in congress for the lack of common sense on firearms. Able to sell their mantra: if we control or restrict any kind of firearm, their use or ownership we will lose all our guns. Fear of confiscation is sold with a need to be secret.

The gun lobby supports owning assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, carrying loaded guns hidden and keeping their identities secret.

Now they are trying to overturn the D.C gun laws including their assault weapon ban.

No other group has been so successful in selling a culture of fear. Fear of crime, fear of government and fear of each other.

Legislators are being controlled by the gun lobby which is run by an association and industry that does not represent their membership. Gun owners need to decide if they want to be judged by the company they keep.

Toby Hoover is the Executive Director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence.


Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:37:14 PM EDT
Funny....its not like the NRA did a damned thing to prevent the ban.....as long as the ducks and deer crowd isn't affected the NRA doesn't give two shits
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:39:32 PM EDT
that article made me like the NRA more
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:39:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:41:21 PM EDT
Wow, this guy is out there. I would hate to see somethign happen to him that owning a firearm could have prevented.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:41:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:45:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:51:38 PM EDT

The gun lobby supports owning assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, carrying loaded guns hidden and keeping their identities secret.

I support this too
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:54:17 PM EDT
Thanks for the advice, Toby.

Why, after examining the NRA's positions I have concluded that they are not tough enough!

I will have to join additional, more hardcore groups.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:59:18 PM EDT
Only 70% of Ohioans are ignorant boobs? Who'd'a thunk it?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:04:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRicker:

That has to be the most fucked up link I've seen lately.
Is that a picture of your wife or daughter? If not, you really ought to reconsider the humor value in it .

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