The National Rifle Association is throwing down nearly $200,000 to defeat a very pro-gun Republican candidate, simply because she does not support one controversial bill that would effectively make it illegal for businesses to ban guns on their premises.
The NRA’s political action committee raised almost $10 million from January 2011 through June 30, 2012, to spend on election campaigns, about two-thirds of what it collected in 2007 and 2008, according to Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. It has spent $18.9 million on federal campaigns since 1989, which ranks it as the 46th biggest donor in that period, according to the center.
The solicitation letter says that Obama’s re-election would result in the “confiscation of our firearms” and potentially a “ban on semi-automatic weapons.” The suspect in the Aurora, Colorado killings, 24-year-old James Holmes, had four semi- automatic weapons at the theater, police said.
The letter says the money will be used for “hundreds of thousands” of TV and radio ads, “especially in a handful of key swing states.” The group also plans to buy ads in newspapers and on the Internet and send mail to “millions” of gun owners, LaPierre wrote in the letter.
The “extremist rhetoric” LaPierre uses in the letter would offend the “mainstream public” in the days after the Colorado shooting, said Dan Gross, president of the Washington- based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
I have been trying to get my cerebral arms around an idea that keeps popping up on the web.
First, amidst the billionaires involved in this year’s campaigns for two Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch of this nation, the NRA does not have the money power I thought it had.
Second, I just cannot figure out how the biggest corporations in this country could ever countenance machine guns in the hands of citizens; especially citizens who hate big corporations.
Now, if you recall, Cheney made all attendees of the town hall meetings, sign pledges indicating allegiance to the good ole US of A as well as allegiance to the repub cause and President w.
You sign the pledge and you will be admitted!
I recall being both stunned and extremely pissed off at this disclosure.
I would have signed the goddamnable pledge and then I would have violated its maxims at the first possible opportunity.
I mean is it really a lie if you are lying to liars?
I am not going to spend a lot of time consulting Aquinas or Montaigne on this point; that is for sure.
But, do banks really wish for individuals carrying arms to enter their premises?
Should they at least ask that some pledge be signed prior to entering their premises?
I am carrying a concealed weapon on my person (maybe an AK-47 under a rain coat?) but I swear to Almighty God that I will not cause harm to the persons of good teabaggers or bank employees whilst I am on the premises?
I mean is this going to work?
By the way, police departments sell their old weapons to wholesalers across the country!
About a month ago, Chappell Hill Bank president Edward Smith looked at a sign on the front door prohibiting concealed weapons from his business and decided to make a policy change.
Licensed to carry a handgun? Come on in, and bring your weapon.
The sign, now prominently displayed on the bank’s front door, says, “Lawful concealed carry permitted on these premises. Management recognizes the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as an inalienable right of all citizens. We therefore support and encourage the carrying of licensed concealed weapons.”
Smith told the newspaper he made the policy change to send a warning to potential robbers, and also to express support to Americans’ right to bear arms.
I have never been to Wall Street.
I have traveled the world so to speak; at least as a middle class traveler discovering wonders in Europe and the Caribbean as well as just about every state in the Union.
But I have seen maps of Wall Street, I have seen protests in front of Wall Street and I have viewed the movie Wall Street.
I wonder if those stock brokers would really like AK-47’s arriving into their offices—concealed!
You start thinking; I mean I despise these motherfuckers so much; I mean if you wear one of those newly manufactured bullet proof vests and your father just lost his entire pension or IRA or 401k or whatever…why not go for the gold and get wonderful media coverage?
Well you cannot get into Wall Street with medal objects or devices. Just as you enter some Federal Courthouse; you must go through airport scanning devices.
So this has been what has been driving me nuts.
Capitalists (real controlling and rich capitalists) have never wished for the peasants to actually obtain weapons of mass destruction because the peasants are revolting anyway and capitalists do not wish to seek revolting peasants revolting!
People who live in gated communities do not wish to admit visitors who are carrying weapons of any kind unless those visitors are their kind of people.
This entire matter became exacerbated in my head as I pondered the recent disclosure that FOXNews manipulated the voices of the teabaggers. When the teabaggers complained about big banks and bailouts and stuff like that; FOX toned down the coverage of those complaints.
Without FOX News there would have never been a teabagger movement!
So the teabagger movement was broadcasted as a united front against abortion and against deficits and against minority rights and against immigration and against nekked women and against new-fangled teachings in support of evilution and against birth control and against health coverage for the lower ¼ of this nation and against Negroes residing in the White House and against homos getting married and accepted as human beings and for gun toting peeps….but the movement never was able to publish its disdain for capitalists.
That is money grabbing, tax evading, unemployment creating, felonious bastard prick capitalists who will steal everything you own if given the opportunity.
So like Platonic Councils sitting upon high; I cannot see where their interests lie in arming the revolting peasants.
One reason I have taken so long to write this blog is that I do not understand how capitalists would wish to arm revolting peasantry.
That is all I got!
LIST OF BIG CORPS FOR GUN CONTROL