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The group's political action committee spent $15.6 million on campaign donations during the past two years, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The lion's share of the money went to challenging gun control advocates, especially President Barack Obama. The rest went to support strongly pro-gun candidates.

That is a drop in a bucket compared to the anti's resources. Besides, it appears that ther was no stopping obama from taking office. If ever an election was bought, it was this one. I hope some day (soon) it will come out who some of his contributers were. He got big money form some scary places.
 
 
"The power of the NRA is in the millions of members all over the country who believe strongly in their freedom and their willingness to fight for it," said Chris W. Cox, the group's chief lobbyist.
 
 
This may be the saving factor for now. I'm not sure which way our numbers are going. Are we growing in number, or are we dieing out?
 

Gun control activists say they are baffled by the sway the gun lobby has over Congress. They argue the NRA no longer dictates election outcomes and that the group inflates its own importance.

Hate to admit it, but I'm baffeled as well. I doubt there has ever been an election that the NRA "dictated", but their influnence has lost ground.
 
"They operate on the principle of fear. They're trying to hold some mythical power from the early '90s over the heads of leadership that I think is totally irrelevant to what's going on today, but still has some long legs," said Paul Helmke of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
 
I can't imagine, what principle of fear? That gun owners won't vote for them. I wonder just how many "gun owners" did vote for obama?

Helmke said NRA's recent efforts to demonstrate its clout are partly "a sign of desperation. They realize this is probably their last gasp in terms of trying to be the force that they used to be."

What do you think Guy's? Are we going to make the difference? Or do we actually see the end comming?
 

"Democrats want to stay in the majority, and one of the ways to keep us in the majority is not to tilt toward gun control," Boren said.

ShockedWhat!!  That is proof that the anti's no they will have to say one thing and do another.
 
The task force recently wrote Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warning against any attempt to reinstate a ban on the sale of assault weapons.
 
But what will they do after the up comming elections? I expect they will have everything in place, so they can fast track legislation if they manage to hold their positions.

Attorney General Eric Holder said last month that the Obama administration wanted to bring back the expired ban. It gave the NRA and other gun rights groups an important tool that fuels the work of countless Washington interest groups: a tangible threat with which to motivate supporters.

Gun rights groups are also increasingly worried that an outbreak in violence at the U.S.-Mexico border could pave the way for a raft of new gun control measures.

Tune in next week for another episode of "As the Stomach Turns"
 
Will the NRA relax now that it looks like "Ban Talk" has cooled?
Will congress approve distrabution for lolly pops and visa's to our latest boarder guests?
Will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shoot herself attempting to diminstrate how evil guns really are?
 
 
 
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"Will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shoot herself attempting to diminstrate how evil guns really are?"

We can only hope!!  When you wish upon a star.....


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The NRA is alive and well and would like to point out that the first battles of the American Revolution  at Lexington and Concord were the result of the British wishing to disarm the colonist.  
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EVERYBODY who loves this country and her freedoms should be a member of the NRA weather or not you own a firearm.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/01/2009 at 08:29
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Why the NRA?  They represent me when other just want a vote.
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