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The Suddenly Evil NRA

sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior MemberPosts: 1,933 Senior Member

A Florida elementary school sent flyers home with students reminding parents the NRA Eddie Eagle Firearms Safety class was again available as it had been for the past 21 years. Suddenly this year anything connected to the evil NRA is totally inappropriate for school children and needs to be replaced by the 'Moms Demand Action' program! I'm afraid our country is suffering from a Kool-Aid overdose as well as opioid overdose epidemic with Kool-Aid being the more dangerous!

 

http://www.630wpro.com/news/school-district-reevaluating-gun-safety-resources-after-nra-flyer-given-to-elementary-school-students/

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-world/franklin-school-sends-nra-flyer-home-with-students-as-young-as-kindergarten


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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Sounds like they are embracing the 'confiscate all firearms' of the Moms Demand Action crowd.
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    ― Douglas Adams
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    The first link I posted addressed the school offering the NRA Eddie Eagle program for the past 21 years. That link is now broken. Hmmm... Some: Not all parents, were very opposed to an NRA sponsored gun safety program being taught at the school. Why would it be a problem after 21 years? My best guess would be the fairly recent Liberal, Progressive, Socialist (communist) attack of the NRA. I have had a few disagreements with the NRA over my 4 decades as a member but they were minor or resolved. The school principal took the usual cowards way out and cancelled the proven NRA training, replacing it with the Moms Demand Action indoctrination.  
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 said:
    The school principal took the usual cowards way out and cancelled the proven NRA training, replacing it with the Moms Demand Action indoctrination.  
    AND, I'd be in the man's face in a MAJOR way...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Kids are:
    a. curious
    b. have too little experience to use good judgement

    It is critical to teach them what to do and more importantly what NOT to do around firearms. Curiosity and no experience is a bad combo. The Eddie Eagle program was a good one. I guess they'd rather have a bunch of curious kids diddling with firearms than to have the evil NRA teach them what to do. Sad all around.
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    ― Douglas Adams
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Agree 100%.

    Unfortunately the NRA has done a lot of this to itself. They have long since ceased being primarily a non-partisan educational organization and now largely function as nothing more than a propaganda operation for one political party. If they don't want to be considered Evil by at least half the population they would be much better served by getting back to their roots which is exactly this sort of program. 

    For comparison, how would the conservative side of the country react to sex ed programs being offered in schools by Planned Parenthood?
    You'd be surprised what is being taught in schools now. Might want to use a different comparison. Sex ed by Planned Parenthood would be preferable to some of the crazy trash being taught from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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    ― Douglas Adams
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Agree 100%.

    Unfortunately the NRA has done a lot of this to itself. They have long since ceased being primarily a non-partisan educational organization and now largely function as nothing more than a propaganda operation for one political party. If they don't want to be considered Evil by at least half the population they would be much better served by getting back to their roots which is exactly this sort of program. 

    For comparison, how would the conservative side of the country react to sex ed programs being offered in schools by Planned Parenthood?
    You'd be surprised what is being taught in schools now. Might want to use a different comparison. Sex ed by Planned Parenthood would be preferable to some of the crazy trash being taught from kindergarten through 12th grade.
    It's not the content, it's the messenger. NRA > Left is equal to Planned Parenthood > Right. They're both highly political and vocal organizations that support policy that's anathema to the base of the opposing party and are thus demonized as the earthly work of Satan by those who oppose those policies.   
    Planned Parenthood kills around 3,000 unborn children a day. How many unborn children does the NRA kill per day? Your comparison of an organization protecting a right guaranteed in the constitution with a group practicing eugenics is a leap of logic I can't make.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Once the NRA metastasized into a multi billion dollar juggernaut lobby group for firearms manufacturers, they pasted the proverbial target on themselves and us.

    No rational person can apply logical analysis to gun violence and conclude that the NRA has caused it.

    People faced with an overwhelming catastrophe for which there are no easy answers reach for the low hanging fruit.

    The rights of ordinary citizens should be a primary concern of the NRA, not monetary profit from corporations seeking political infuence.

    There's a difference between speaking in defense of the lawful practice of free enterprise, and seeking to exclusively pander to said at the exclusion of all else.

  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    I would completely agree with you Early if you substituted corporations with the Republican party. The NSSF is a very large and effective lobby for the firearm industry. They do their jobs well and do not need the NRA to give them a hand.

    When you have Wayne LaPierre taking up conservative talking points that have absolutely nothing to do with firearms and firearm rights, you know they have lost their way.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    I knew I was forgetting someone.👍🐘
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    And according to those on the far left wing the NRA is an accomplice to over 30,000 gun deaths a year including dozens of mass shootings like the one that happened just last night in CA where 11 innocent people, and one cop were gunned down. 
    A HUGE amount of that 30,000 deaths per year by firearm is by gangbangers taking each other out over turf in the drug wars. That is what I consider 'urban renewal by alternate means'. The death toll in Chicago exceeds all deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war on terror in general since 9/11. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation yet they have the highest death toll. Something is wrong with that being the case.

    And Chicago has been a violent city since it was first founded. It isn't the fault of the NRA, the Fed Gov, or the fault of Illinois that Chicago is a violent city. It is the fault of the so-called parents of the feral children running around unsupervised, and growing up to be violent heathens that cause the city to be violent. It is the fault of the hand wringers that scream so hard they cough up a lung when one of the gangbangers get riddled with bullets by the cops because the cops had the SHEER AUDACITY TO SHOOT BACK! The cops are afraid to do their jobs and are being micromanaged to the point that they CAN'T DO THEIR JOBS! It is the fault of the people there that refuse to cooperate with the cops and the city to get the criminals evicted and eradicated from their neighborhoods. THEY LOVE THE CRIMINALS AND HATE THE COPS! They deserve what they are getting because of that.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    THEY LOVE THE CRIMINALS AND HATE THE COPS!
    That's the Liberal narrative. Look at Commiefornia.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    And according to those on the far left wing the NRA is an accomplice to over 30,000 gun deaths a year including dozens of mass shootings like the one that happened just last night in CA where 11 innocent people, and one cop were gunned down. 
    A HUGE amount of that 30,000 deaths per year by firearm is by gangbangers taking each other out over turf in the drug wars. That is what I consider 'urban renewal by alternate means'. The death toll in Chicago exceeds all deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war on terror in general since 9/11. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation yet they have the highest death toll. Something is wrong with that being the case.

    And Chicago has been a violent city since it was first founded. It isn't the fault of the NRA, the Fed Gov, or the fault of Illinois that Chicago is a violent city. It is the fault of the so-called parents of the feral children running around unsupervised, and growing up to be violent heathens that cause the city to be violent. It is the fault of the hand wringers that scream so hard they cough up a lung when one of the gangbangers get riddled with bullets by the cops because the cops had the SHEER AUDACITY TO SHOOT BACK! The cops are afraid to do their jobs and are being micromanaged to the point that they CAN'T DO THEIR JOBS! It is the fault of the people there that refuse to cooperate with the cops and the city to get the criminals evicted and eradicated from their neighborhoods. THEY LOVE THE CRIMINALS AND HATE THE COPS! They deserve what they are getting because of that.
    And the services provided by Planned Parenthood help reduce the numbers of future gangbangers....
    In some cases you are absolutely correct
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,671 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    And the services provided by Planned Parenthood help reduce the numbers of future gangbangers....
    In some cases you are absolutely correct
    Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a racist that wanted abortions to used for eugenic purposes and to reduce the populations of the "inferior" black people, so I guess in Alf's mind she accomplished her goals.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    And the services provided by Planned Parenthood help reduce the numbers of future gangbangers....
    In some cases you are absolutely correct
    Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a racist that wanted abortions to used for eugenic purposes and to reduce the populations of the "inferior" black people, so I guess in Alf's mind she accomplished her goals.
    Sanger was a racist bitch.  I'm reasonably certain Alph doesn't qualify on either charge.  Don't be an asshole.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,495 Senior Member
    I'm actually pretty certain he was being sarcastic, but sine he's a libtard demoncrap, that doesn't matter. 
    Overkill is underrated.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Its cable tv and talk radio that get people so worked up. A little goes along way.

    The idea gets sold that people of opposing views are destroying the whole world at the speed of light. This encourages the consumer to tune in for more, much the same as old dramatic serials would leave off in the middle of an action packed moment of suspense.

    Opposing views can lead to erosion of things we want. But the crisis just might be exaggerated.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Its cable tv and talk radio that get people so worked up. A little goes along way.

    The idea gets sold that people of opposing views are destroying the whole world at the speed of light. This encourages the consumer to tune in for more, much the same as old dramatic serials would leave off in the middle of an action packed moment of suspense.

    Opposing views can lead to erosion of things we want. But the crisis just might be exaggerated.
    It is that fabricated drama. If the biggest wind on a certain day was my farts, they would be claiming Hurricane Butt Jerm was going to destroy Michigan. They have to have that drama to keep people watching that damn TV. 
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Which is exactly why I don't, anymore.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,671 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #20
    Diver43 said:
    And the services provided by Planned Parenthood help reduce the numbers of future gangbangers....
    In some cases you are absolutely correct
    Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a racist that wanted abortions to used for eugenic purposes and to reduce the populations of the "inferior" black people, so I guess in Alf's mind she accomplished her goals.
    Sanger was a racist bitch.  I'm reasonably certain Alph doesn't qualify on either charge.  Don't be an asshole.
    Huh? Fine, then don't you be one either. I'll be sure to use a smiley the next time so morons don't misinterpret what I say.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #21
    Well, I expect ANOTHER long shortage of ammunition coming after the first of the year. The Democrats hold the House with a good majority. And ALL the House Democrat leaders have said in no uncertain terms that they will be going for a lot more gun control. The Democrats in the Senate are all on board with that, too. And remember that the Senate, while still in Republican majority control, has enough filthy RINOs in it to move that anti gun legislation forward, and PASS IT! Keep your haidbones in the sand; you're not paying attention to the government, but you can bet your ass that the government is paying attention to you, to all of us, and their intentions are not honorable.

    And before you say Trump, and bill veto, remember that the Democrats can put that gun legislation in as a rider on a very necessary bill, and Trump may have to hold his nose and sign it. Democrats can be the Spawn of Hell in that regard.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,671 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    .......Democrats can be the Spawn of Hell in that regard.
    They already are, and will be in the future. There is no way in hell any Republican should vote demonicrat, no matter what.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Here's the problem, as I see it.

    We have a small nucleus of Constitutionalists in Congress who represent preservation of the Second Amendment, and all of the other amendments, as well. There are others who go along with them as long as the polls keep showing heavy support for them, and a very small handful who will occasionally vote against leadership to keep getting re-elected in their pro-gun districts.

    You sort them out, by party, if you want, and figure out who to vote for. But just remember that the only bills that ever get passed into law are the ones that have the entire party's support, and can pull in a handful from the opposition party. One party votes in virtual lockstep, and almost never provides the handful of votes needed by the other party, while the other party does occasionally help pass the other party's bills.

    Work it out logically, if you can, and figure out who you want in the majority. Or, just get pissed off and say screw it, and let the government do whatever the hell they want, and you just bend over and grab your ankles, like the other quitters.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    One word: LIBERTARIANISM - not to be confused with the Libertarian party of late.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    So the NRA can't stop all this predicted doom???

    I guess being a single issue voter is like pickling cucumbers in a baby food jar.


  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,495 Senior Member
    The way to defeat the RINOs is the primary them out.  That's assuming that they have an opponent in the primary.  Otherwise, well, you're stuck with them. 
    Overkill is underrated.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    I agree with Mike, but its very unfortunate that this country cannot elect a (real) Libertarian. As the saying goes, people really aren't interested in freedom for themselves or others. All they want are fair masters. So they keep vacillating between the two major parties, neither of which has their interests at heart and both of which are thinly disguised slavery of one sort or another.
    For those of us who want TRUE Freedom (tm); this sad state of affairs is very frustrating, to say the least!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    tennmike said:

    Voting for 'the least worst' is now the only choice left, and it's getting worse each election. Short of a revolution ala 1776 the U.S. constitutional republic is getting ready for the death rattle.
    WORD.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    I go to the county board meetings in my little county, and there are SOME members of the county board that hate to see me show up. I'm respectful, but truthful, when I speak up on occasion. That truthful part is what causes the friction. I do my homework before I show up. And I thankfully have backing from the neighborhood and from other parts of the county that show up, too. There's still some folks in this little backwater that take their county government and what they do seriously. We DO hold their feet to the fire, and open a few eyes in the process. I'm also good friends with the County Executive; he needs all the help he can get herding those cats in the county government!
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 said:

    A Florida elementary school sent flyers home with students reminding parents the NRA Eddie Eagle Firearms Safety class was again available as it had been for the past 21 years. Suddenly this year anything connected to the evil NRA is totally inappropriate for school children and needs to be replaced by the 'Moms Demand Action' program! I'm afraid our country is suffering from a Kool-Aid overdose as well as opioid overdose epidemic with Kool-Aid being the more dangerous!

     

    http://www.630wpro.com/news/school-district-reevaluating-gun-safety-resources-after-nra-flyer-given-to-elementary-school-students/

    https://news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-world/franklin-school-sends-nra-flyer-home-with-students-as-young-as-kindergarten


    The opioid overdose is merely a symptom of the koolaid Overdose.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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