Brand New NRA Ad Asks, ‘Do You Still Believe In Good Guys?’ I DO, And NRAsshole Members DO NOT Qualify.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From MSNBC:

 

New NRA ad asks, ‘Do you still believe in good guys?’

 

By Clare Kim

 

Gun owners are the good guys – that’s the message the National Rifle Association is hoping television audiences will take away from a hard-hitting new ad released by the pro-gun organization this weekend.

 

Unveiled by Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre at the 2014 NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, the ad asks viewers, “Do you still believe in the good guys because you are surrounded by a world where mad men are famous and good ones forgotten?”

 

The ad, which is narrated by three characters, shows images of cities and suburbs with an intense script and dramatic music.

 

 

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“Because you are surrounded by a world where mad men are famous and good ones forgotten, doors are locked and streets have gone silent,” the ad states.

 

The female narrator describes the world as a place “where filthy crimes go unpunished and killers and con-artists prey upon anyone who still follows the rules.”

 

The narrative and images in the ad convey the gun lobby’s message of civic duty, indicating that upholding the right to carry a handgun “takes courage” and fighting for the Second Amendment requires “a special kind of backbone to reject the world that surrounds you.”

 

“That’s what it means to believe in America,” a male narrator says. ”It’s time to believe in the good guys again.”

 

Depicting the “good guys” as soldiers, teachers, and parents who carry guns in their homes, the ad highlights its call to action towards the end: to join the “five million men and women of the National Rifle Association.”

 

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Let me explain to YOU 5 million members of the NRAssholes what I believe in…..

 

I believe in a society that values human life over the idea that the second amendment was written to allow the genocide of society by scared caucasian men too stupid to realize that the second amendment was really thought of and drafted by our racist scared forefathers…..to prevent slavery uprisings on plantations. The words “well regulated militia” are code for keep the Negros on the plantations by any means necessary, force if needed.

 

I believe in human lives over the need for dumbass NRAsshole members to compensate for tiny genitals/too big genitalia.

 

I believe it’s time the citizens of The U. S. of A. comprehend that 30,000 dead humans in the United States Of AmeriKKKa are 30,000 too many.

 

I believe it’s time for the scared ass 113th U.S. CongrASS to grow some cojones and stand up to the NRAsshole lobbyist on Capitol Hill and remove the threat of money backed elections from OUR electoral process.

 

I believe Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre is the single biggest threat to the pursuit of life, liberty and the safe happiness mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.

 

 

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Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: Photos Moms At The NRA Convention.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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“As the gun lobby convenes in Indianapolis, there’s a new posse in town. They’re mothers, they’re survivors of gun violence, and some of them are both. And they’re dead set on disarming the NRA of its outsize political power.”
– “The NRA Meets Its Potent New Foe: Moms,” Mother Jones

 

 

This weekend, the NRA came to my home town of Indianapolis for their annual convention, and I couldn’t be more proud of what they saw.

Hundreds of moms, dads, survivors and concerned citizens gathered together to share a simple message: The extreme policies being pushed by the NRA’s leaders don’t represent the majority of Americans — or the majority of NRA members!

The NRA saw firsthand what a formidable opponent they have in supporters like you.

Check out some photos from the NRA Convention, and please make a donation today to support our efforts to take on the Washington gun lobby in the year ahead.

 

 

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The NRA’s leadership reacted as we knew they would — with fear-mongering and intimidation.

While addressing the crowd inside the convention center, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said “Freedom has never needed our defense more than now…So I ask you this afternoon — do you trust this government really to protect you and your family? We’re on our own. That’s a certainty.”

LaPierre’s vision of America couldn’t be further from our own. Instead, we stand together, firmly united by the knowledge that common-sense gun laws, like background checks for all gun sales, go hand-in-hand with protecting the freedoms outlined in the Second AmendmentAnd we know that all Americans deserve the freedom to live without fear of gun violence.

We’re going to make sure that 2014 is a historic year for the gun violence prevention movement. We’ll keep on fighting for common-sense reforms, and we’re ready to elect leaders who share our vision.

You can help us continue to take on the NRA and amplify the stories of gun violence survivors and family members. Please make a donation today to support our work in the year ahead:

https://donate.everytown.org/donate/NRAConvention

Everytown for Gun Safety is made stronger by supporters like you, and we’re excited for what’s ahead.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Shannon Watts
Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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Give to Everytown and Help Save Lives

 

This past weekend, hundreds of supporters came together at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis to share a simple message: All Americans deserve the freedom to live without fear of gun violence.

 

 

These remarkable events wouldn’t have been possible without donations from our network of grassroots supporters. Your generous donation can help us work to save lives by:

 

  • Pressuring lawmakers to improve our gun laws
  • Raising awareness about gun violence
  • Educating the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership
  • Mobilizing grassroots supporters
  • Connecting and amplifying the voices of survivors of gun violence

We Are Everytown for Gun Safety

 

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

 

But something is changing. More than 1.5 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives.

 

Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town.

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Moms Demand Action: Gun Reform Is Dead; Long Live Gun Reform


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Gun Reform Is Dead; Long Live Gun Reform

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

By Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America via Huffington Post

 

The gun lobby has been virtually unopposed for an entire generation and it has taken decades for them to lead us to the edge of this cultural cliff. Now it is up to grassroots movements like Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to pull us back from the precipice.
- Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

 

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Just hours after 13 Americans were shot and killed on a military base in our nation’s capital, reporters and pundits began speculating that gun reform was dead. Headlines across the country, including the Chicago Tribune and Washington Post, could be summarized as: “No One Cares Anymore. Gun Reform is Dead in America.” Four days later, after another mass shooting, this time in Chicago, media again signaled, “It’s Hopeless. Give Up.”

 

And on Meet the Press, host David Gregory had the temerity to ask Wayne LaPierre, president and CEO of the country’s strongest gun lobby, if he thought interest in gun regulation was waning. What did Gregory think LaPierre would say? “No, no, it’s actually just beginning and we’re terrified of the grassroots movements that have sprung up since Newtown”…?

 

Why are American media so intent on reporting straight from the gun lobby’s playbook after every mass shooting? It is time for American reporters to do their jobs and ask elected officials why they continue to ignore the majority of the American public who want common-sense gun reform. And we, as a nation, must refuse to buy into their fatalistic predictions.

 

When members of the House tried to repeal Obamacare and failed the first time, did the press hail it as a death knell for the opposition? How about the twentieth time? The fortieth? I don’t remember seeing those headlines. Does a lack of support for immigration reform this year mean it will never happen? Of course not. Because just like every other social crisis our country has faced, America will eventually do the right thing.

 

In 1952, Reader’s Digest published “Cancer by the Carton,” an article detailing the dangers of tobacco that hugely impacted how Americans viewed smoking. But due to strong opposition from the tobacco lobby, it still took more than 40 years for the Federal Drug Administration to step in and regulate tobacco products. Fast-forward to 2013, and state laws and legal precedents now hold manufacturers liable for the effects of their products.

 

Any significant and worthwhile legislation passed in our country’s history, regardless of what party controlled Congress, has been a multi-year process, including civil rights, women’s rights, health care reform, drunk driving laws, LGBT rights, and the list goes on.

 

As the founder of a growing grassroots movement of American moms started just nine months ago, the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, I can assure you that not a single one of the 100,000 moms I work with across the country every day is feeling defeated. In fact, many American moms are just waking up to epidemic of gun violence in America. We are just coming to realize how lax our federal and state laws are, courtesy of the gun lobby.

 

Yes, I understand that Congress failed to pass background checks by six votes in April, even though the majority of the Senate supported the bill. And yes, two state legislators who supported gun reform were successfully recalled due to a gun lobby campaign earlier this month in Colorado, even though the sweeping legislation still stands.

 

What the press isn’t reporting on is that the same week of the recalls in Colorado, two huge state legislative battles were won in California and Missouri. In California, some of the strictest state gun laws were passed by the assembly, including an expanded semi-automatic weapons ban. In Missouri, two brave Republican legislators stood up and refused to override the governor’s veto of insane legislation that would have nullified federal gun laws, allowed machine guns to be sold, allowed armed volunteers in schools, and lowered the age for concealed carry.

 

Other wins just this year include the election of anti-NRA candidate Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois and pro-gun reform Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts; the Senate confirmation of the first Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms director in nearly a decade; and Starbucks, a worldwide business icon, just reversed its gun policy and announced last week that guns are “no longer welcome in our stores.”

 

No one said this would be an easy fight. No one said it would be quick. Newtown was a watershed event, and you can’t expect to reverse 30 years of gun lobby influence in nine months. The gun lobby has been virtually unopposed for an entire generation and it has taken decades for them to lead us to the edge of this cultural cliff. Now it is up to grassroots movements like Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to pull us back from the precipice.

 

At the White House on Tuesday after the Navy Yard mass shooting, an Associated Press reporter said President Obama’s response to the shootings was “subdued” and asked if “maybe there’s some sort of numbness among the public since these shootings have happened so frequently.” Another reporter asked if there’s “an exhaustion and an acceptance that this is the new normal.”

 

The story these reporters are missing is that not only are we not numb, we are awake for the first time. I can confidently report from the frontlines of this cause that the massive effort to reform our country’s gun laws, policies and, ultimately, our gun-saturated culture, is just beginning.

 

Read the full article at huffingtonpost.com

 

Moms Demand Action | September 23, 2013

 

 

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ENOUGH!!: The Enough Campaign.


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

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E.N.O.U.G.H. stands for Empowering Non-violent Opposition to Unnecessary Guns in Homes. The Enough Campaign is a grassroots movement founded in CT in response to the events in Newtown in December, 2012. We have had ENOUGH and are standing for change.

 

 

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Published on Jan 24, 2013

ENOUGH stands for Empowering Non-violent Opposition to Unnecessary Guns in Homes. The grass-roots non-profit is based in Connecticut and was established in response to the horrific mass shooting in neighboring Newton. The organization is working hard to encourage fellow American citizens to stand up and demand common sense gun laws that will keep our communities safe. Enough is ENOUGH. Please visit their website and get involved. http://www.theENOUGHcampaign.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Published on Jan 25, 2013

We have had ENOUGH of the gun violence. Join us as we March For Change in Hartford on Feb 14, 2013 on the 2 month anniversary of Newtown. Stand with us as we show our legislators that we have had ENOUGH. Demand safe gun laws.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission

The mission of The ENOUGH Campaign is to protect our families and our country as we advocate for more public awareness on the issues of gun violence prevention in America. Through legislative advocacy and community education, we champion stronger gun laws and aim to transform public perceptions of gun safety.

 

We demand:

  1. An immediate ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
  2. A federal law requiring a criminal and mental health background check on every single weapon sold in America.
  3. That gun trafficking be declared a federal crime.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to motivate people in great numbers to challenge the current gun laws and to keep the common sense gun law conversation alive.

Our Vision

We envision peaceful neighborhoods and safer communities across the country, free from military-style automatic weapons. We believe American families should be able to live their lives free from the fear spawned by an epidemic of gun violence that plagues our country.

Our Story

ENOUGH was started immediately in the aftermath of Sandy Hook by concerned mothers in the Connecticut area around Newtown.

 

That horrible day taught us that real, meaningful change to our gun control laws is not going to happen unless outraged Americans like us make their voices heard. If we don’t speak up, then we should expect another Sandy Hook. And for mothers, that thought is simply unacceptable.

 

ENOUGH began as a group of outraged mothers, but we are now comprised of fathers, aunts, uncles and anyone else who agrees that we must act now to control guns if we want to make a safer America for our children.

 

ENOUGH stands for “Empowering Nonviolent Opposition to Unnecessary Guns in Homes.” By “unnecessary”, we specifically mean assault weapons. We’re not attacking anyone’s right to own a weapon. What we are demanding is tighter control over the types of weapons we can own, and how those weapons are obtained.

 

Please join us in demanding that our legislators take action. Visit the rest of the site to learn who your legislators are, how you can contact them, and forms that you can use in your communication.

 

 

Act Now

It’s time to take a stand. Demand that your legislators stop hiding behind “complexity” of the issue, and fear of the gun lobby. Tell your legislators that they will lose your support unless they take action to curb gun violence in America. These links will help you find the right people, and connect to them easily through email, social media like Facebook and Twitter, and the phone.

 

To find your senators:
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

 

 

To find your members of congress:
www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 

 

Also, learn the platform advanced by Mayors Against Illegal Guns at www.demandaplan.org. It’s direct, and would be a huge first step towards meaningful change.

 

 

Demand A Plan

 

From Salon.com ”At the heels of a jaw-dropping press conference in which NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre called for ending gun violence by using more guns, Demand a Plan has released a PSA studded with Hollywood’s elite, demanding a (hopefully better) plan to end gun violence:”

 

 

The best way to prove gun ownership by Americans is unsafe for America…..

 

Piers Morgan Vs Ted Nugent On Gun Control

 

 

 

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

 
Answer: 5,529 dead Americans in the 196 days since Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre.

Thats not nearly enough to capture the attention of out 113th congress.

 

 

The ENOUGH Campaign on Facebook…..The Enough Campaign

 

The ENOUGH Campaign on Twitter…..@ENOUGHCampaign1

 

 

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We’re continuing to share our #voices. Today we’re highlighting the voices of one of The ENOUGH Campaign’s leaders

 

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NRAsshole Public Service Announcement: The 2nd Amendment IS Safe!!


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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In light of the NRAsshole Convention in the great city of Houston, Greater State Of Texas…here is the first really true public service announcement from the NRAsshole Organization for it’s membership….

 

First Honest Gun Lobby PSA – Background Check Loopholes

 

Published on May 1, 2013

A ‘Gun Lobby’ commercial reassuring all Americans that 2nd Amendment Gun Rights will not be taken away by the government. Help Support their efforts to keep guns in the hands of those who want them. No questions asked.

The current background check ‘loopholes’ create a very dangerous environment, where anyone can easily bypass the system of safety regulation and get the guns that they desire. Contact your local Senator and tell them that this is unacceptable. 
For More Information about how you can support the effort, please visit:

‘Demand Action to End Gun Violence’
http://www.demandaction.org/ 
https://www.facebook.com/DemandAction

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
http://www.csgv.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CoalitiontoS…

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
http://www.bradycampaign.org/
https://www.facebook.com/bradycampaign

Mayors Against Illegal Guns
http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org
https://www.facebook.com/maigcoalition

 

 

 

 

 

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The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston is prepared for the annual convention of the National Rifle Assn. The event, which begins Friday, is expected to draw more than 70,000 people. (Johnny Hanson / Associated Press / May 1, 2013)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Molly Hennessy-FiskeMay 3, 2013

 

 

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Assn.’s annual convention begins in earnest Friday in Houston, with leaders who have spent the year defending the group in the wake of mass shootings emboldened by the recent defeat of federal gun control legislation and ready to rally around this year’s theme: “Stand and Fight.”

 

“If you are an NRA member, you deserve to be proud,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s chief executive wrote to members last week, saying they “exemplify everything that’s good and right about America.”

 

On Friday afternoon, LaPierre is scheduled to appear at the convention with a panel of political leaders who have championed gun rights, including former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (who some tea party advocates are hoping will make a run for the Senate), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (also a tea party favorite), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

 

LaPierre will address the membership again Saturday before a “Stand and Fight” rally.

 

More than 70,000 people from across the country and abroad are expected to attend the three-day event at Houston’s downtown convention center drawn by, among other things, a gun trade show, youth day, firearms classes and a speech by rocker and NRA ally Ted Nugent.

 

“It is on track to be the largest NRA annual meeting ever,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told the Los Angeles Times. “I think a lot of it has to do with the fight that we’re in. People understand that now more than ever they need to come out and support the 2nd Amendment.”

 

Gun control advocates also planned to flock to the convention center, and Arulanandam said that shouldn’t cause friction.

 

“That is people exercising their 1st Amendment rights. We respect their 1st  Amendment rights, and we hope they respect our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights,” he said.

 

Among events gun control groups have planned: a petition drive for expanded background checks of gun purchasers, veterans speaking out against illegal guns, and a vigil near the convention center for victims of gun violence that will start Friday morning and last through Sunday.

 

The “No More Names” vigil includes the names of those killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and others who have died since then in gun violence, said Lauren Weiner, a spokeswoman for Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Change.

 

When supporters held a similar event last month ahead of the Senate gun control vote, they had collected about 3,300 names, Weiner told The Times.

 

“We don’t want to add any more names to the list. That’s our goal ideally through passing legislation,” Weiner said.

 

Among those expected to attend the convention is Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung. Lafferty has become an outspoken proponent of gun control legislation.

 

Weiner said the failure of gun control legislation has emboldened rather than demoralized supporters, citing an incident earlier this week in which Lafferty and others confronted  Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) over her vote.

 

“We look at it as a first step in a process,” Weiner said of the legislation’s defeat. “It has galvanized folks — you’ve seen it in New Hampshire this week. Folks realize that we need to be louder,” particularly relatives of those killed in Newtown.

 

Kim Russell, national field director for the gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said their membership grew and donations poured in after the Senate vote (20% of their total donations to date came within 24 hours). They, too, plan to have a presence in Houston.

 

“That Senate vote was the second alarm. Newtown was the first,” Russell told The Times. “There’s a backlash now.”

 

molly.hennessy-fiske@latimes.com

 
 
 
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