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Forum Post: We must face the truth

Posted 11 years ago on July 23, 2012, 6:08 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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The nra is not the problem

The problem is the millions of well trained lemmings
that believe the big lies
from the nra,
from the birthers,
from the robertsons,
from the kochs,
from the bachmanns,
from the trumps, from the creationists



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[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

There was no public outcry when an illegal drone strike in Pakistan killed dozens of civilians.

The guns are in the hands of global criminals.

The focus is upon the wrong group of individuals.

[-] 2 points by MichaelB (128) 11 years ago

We see the NRA has been successful in it's lobbying efforts. Why hasn't anyone organized an anti-NRA lobby and use their own tactics agains them?

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

It would require millions of dollars
Why not work to emasculate the nra ?
eliminate their ability to buy our government

[-] 1 points by MichaelB (128) 11 years ago

Why not do both? Occupy has wasted a year staying out of politics, trying only to raise awareness. You are not going to end anyone's ability to buy government by talking about it. Power only comes with a large enough group that votes.

It's long past time to start picking up political support and doing more then tossing out suggestions. The NRA didn't start out with millions and nothing is going to stop them tomorrow. If all we do is complain they'll be just as rich and powerful next month and next election as they are now.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

I think you are right about the need to attempt political change.

NRA is a good target. The "move to amend" group is something but should just be the beginning. There are many groups that we can join with to pressure all pols.

Any ideas. I'm willing to listen.

Good luck

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

OMG! You want Occupy to be IN politics!

join me - and get IN it - http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
A full analysis of Citizens United & Corporate Personhood and the amendments and a voting block petition for ACTION

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

Don't let Odin hear you. He might call the inquisitor and have you purged for being an unpure subversive.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 11 years ago

I must admit, your choice of cartoons is excellent!

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 11 years ago

How do you add pictures to a post?

[-] 1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 11 years ago

The problem I see in that cartoon is "the one person" holding the gun with the logo on his shirt.

Wonder how much power he would have in creating more government gun regulations should he decides to "mass murder" people. Speaks volumes about him and the power he would have to change laws doesn't it.

[-] 0 points by brightonsage (4494) 11 years ago

The only way to be absolutely sure guns will be in the wrong hands is to put them in more hands. Who really benefits from producing (and selling) more guns, more accessories, more ammunition? Not me.

What if every gun knew it's owner? Wouldn't work for anyone else? What if every gun could be disabled remotely? What if guns would only shoot at other guns? What if they wouldn't shoot at people? What if the original gun owner was responsible for every crime committed with it?

What if ammunition had a short shelf life? What if guns had a short shelf life? What if guns were expensive? Very expensive? What if there were laser weapons that would shoot a gun possessor in the eye?

What if were harder to get a gun than to vote?