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NRA responds to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control


This news story was published on January 5, 2016.
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9-mm-gun-01FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA. – The executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Barack Obama’s Executive Gun Control Order:

Once again, President Obama has chosen to engage in political rhetoric, instead of offering meaningful solutions to our nation’s pressing problems. Today’s event also represents an ongoing attempt to distract attention away from his lack of a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe from terrorist attack.

The American people do not need more emotional, condescending lectures that are completely devoid of facts. The men and women of the National Rifle Association take a back seat to no one when it comes to keeping our communities safe. But the fact is that President Obama’s proposals would not have prevented any of the horrific events he mentioned. The timing of this announcement, in the eighth and final year of his presidency, demonstrates not only political exploitation but a fundamental lack of seriousness.

The proposed executive actions are ripe for abuse by the Obama Administration, which has made no secret of its contempt for the Second Amendment. The NRA will continue to fight to protect the fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed under our Constitution. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be harassed or intimidated for engaging in lawful, constitutionally-protected activity – nor will we allow them to become scapegoats for President Obama’s failed policies.

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52 Responses to NRA responds to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I stand behind my postings….There is no “gas” which makes one type of AR rifle more powerful than the other.

    And….I did read; “An AR15 isn’t an assault weapon, but rather they stop assaults.”

    Remember — read CAREFULLY.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2016 at 8:25 am

      @Buzz-I believe that all semi-automatics and automatic rifles are gas operated. The gas is formed by the powder in the bullet exploding and then actuating the gun. Even semi-auto shotguns are gas operated. It has nothing to do with the power of the gun.

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        Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        @LVS….I understand all of that completely, but that wasn’t the point I was trying to make.

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

            @Bodacious-Everyone on the council is a RINO except Kuhn. He is the only honest one there.

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            Anonymous

            January 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm

            Wow LVS, this time not only did you respond to the wrong comment, this time it is even in the wrong article.
            You sir are dumbass supreme, I salute you Capitan El Stupido.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          January 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

          @Buzz-OK, sorry I misunderstood. If it had been liberal gas it would be real dangerous.

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            David

            January 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm

            I have noticed that many people on here have talked about the downfall of mason city due to the local politicians, but i think it is more to the liberal mindset that has infected the people here that will be the downfall.

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            Bodacious

            January 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

            Wow, David, trying to blame MC’s problems on liberals is really stretching it. This town has been a conservative place since the 1970s when Time magazine put us on the cover(probably before the 70s too. After that fiasco, no one here wanted any thing that might ruin the image of the ‘River City’ that Meredith Willson immortalized. “Trouble’ was right here in River City and it starts with P. Pool! The beginning of the end. One of the reasons this town hasn’t grown is that conservative attitude of don’t try something new. We need to stay the same. I am not in favor of this new arena downtown and some might see that is a conservative attitude. Maybe it is but I would never think of this city council and mayor as being ‘liberal. They are conservative as it gets except when spending OPM on things that they say will benefit MC when it really monetarily benefits a small core of behind the scenes movers and shakers. The hope is that it will trickle down to the rest of us but I am doubtful that many of us will see the benefit. Ronnie Reagan showed us that trickle down economics doesn’t work for anyone but the rich. And the rich in MC tend to be old money conservatives. You are just blowing smoke.

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            David

            January 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm

            well then maybe it just seems like it’s the liberals fault because it just seems as if it’s 4or 5 of us on here against the rest of the city. Either that or some of them use multiple names.

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      Savage Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2016 at 9:41 am

      When was the last time a AR15 or true assault rifle was used by a civilian to stop an assault?

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      Exodus Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      The advantage in the gas captured Huldra is how the gas is channeled away from parts which traditionally heat up AR ‘s and M-16’s which keeps the barrel cooler which leads to less jams, which make it more deadly. As fast as you can pull the trigger a deadly NATO 5.56″ round hurls thru space, ready to rip thru flesh snd bone. 30 souls could be dropped before reloading, but that number could be higher if someone uses a 3D printer to make a larger magazine.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    “Add the gas powered ones, and you have deadly power in your hands.” Could you please enlighten us as to where this “gas” can be purchased? Since there isn’t any, lets move on.

    I read once where an AR15 isn’t an assault weapon, but rather they stop assaults.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      “I read once where an AR15 isn’t an assault weapon, but rather they stop assaults.” – Buzz

      An AR-15 was used by James E. Holmes, who opened fire and killing 12 people in a movie theater in Colorado

      An AR-15 was used by Adam Lanza, who the police said used one made by Bushmaster to kill 20 young children and six adults in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

      An AR-15 was used by Jacob Roberts, who shot and killed two people and then took his own life in a shopping mall Portland, Ore

      Two AR-15’s were used by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, in the shooting that left 14 people dead and 21 wounded in the San Bernardino mass shooting

      Ya, right Buzz, you really nailed that one.

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        David Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm

        what about that lady in vegas last month that while yelling allah ackbar drove through a crowd of people? More people are killed with cars or knives than with guns period. I know that you will not accept these FACTS because of the page they are on but they are true. I guess like the old saying goes to some people out there, you can’t fix stupid.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm

          Another feeble attempt to throw out some random far-right wing BS talking point, huh David.

          Too bad that you did not put as much effort into your “military career”, like when you quit when the going got tough.

          “I don’t want to leave my family again, I’m just not going to leave my family anymore.”
          “I decided before I even went…I knew I was going to call it quits.”

          Loser.

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            David

            January 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

            first of all asswipe, i was living in arizon when my unit was activated so i had to come back. As soon as we got back i went back to arizona. I was offered a promotion in rank when we were activated but i turned it down because I knew that when we got home i was going back to arizona so i told them to give it to someone that was going to stay in the unit,plus i didn’t want to be taken off the road. You have this hatred for me so you took maybe half a conversation and made up the rest. i can understand the hatred though, most liberals have it for those that are better than them.

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            Anonymous

            January 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

            No hatred David, just putting out the facts on your blustering BS.

            You spent over ten years in the National Guard in a nice cushy gig & when you had to become a real soldier you pussied out and quit.

            And you think that you are better?
            That’s a freakin’ joke.
            Besides being a quitter, you are a wacko conspiracy nut, an ignorant far-right idiot and you sound just like your dumbass hero, LVS.

            You’re a loser David, just accept the facts.

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            Busted

            January 8, 2016 at 5:38 am

            David……… liberals = hatred? Connect those dots for me please, and use crayons, nothing sharp. What an off the wall remark!

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 8:30 am

            @David-You are correct and the Anonymous TROLL is wrong as usual. Just reading his ignorant, attack post is proof enough. I think he comes after you over your military service because he was rejected or thrown out of the military. I appreciate your service along with the service of all veterans whose service is the reason someone like that Anonymouse who is afraid to use a real name can post such ignorant bullshit.

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            Larry

            January 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

            LVS-First off I want you to know I do not agree with what anonymous did by attacking David and I am not sticking up for him. With that being you are just as anonymous by using LVS as everyone else. You do not use your name on this site either!! I have only seen two people with the courage enough to use their name, Peter Children and Matt Marquardt. Everyone else is Anonymous including you and me. So if you want to be considered in the same class as Matt and Pete use your real full name, if not that’s OK too, but quit calling out posters for doing the same thing you are.

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 2:22 pm

            There is a huge difference. I use the same name every time and it is registered with NIT. When I post you know it is me. I have always used my initials which is a hell of a lot different than using the same name 25 other people use.

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

            @Larry-Anonymous is the name the trolls use so they are not accountable for what they say/ Something like P.L. changing names every time he posts.

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            Larry

            January 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

            LVS-I totally get that, and I understand what you are saying about using the same name each time you post. But you and I are still anonymous to most of the readers on NIT as we do not use our name and by the way I agree it was uncalled for the way anonymous attacked David

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

            @Larry-Anonymous does it all the time. Anytime he can’t win the argument he resorts to that slander. David spent ten years in the military (Part of it in Iraq) People like him are the reason Anonymous can say what he says and get away with it. P.L. is the same way. He has been banned but doesn’t have enough class to stay gone.

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm

            @Larry-The reason people do not use their full name is Lagios and people just like him. I don’t know how many times the coward that goes by P.L. and many different names on here has threatened to go after someone. Lots of crazy people in this world and a guy who lives in 5 east when he is not in his mothers basement is one of them.

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            The real ELVIS

            January 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm

            There you have it Larry. LVS has an “excuse” why he doesn’t use his real name, but for others he calls them cowardly. Big difference. NOT!

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            LVS

            January 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

            Off your meds again aren’t you Peter? They have your rubber room waiting for you at 5 east. Just hang on awhile. The guys with the white coats and butterfly nets will be there soon. This will give your poor mother time to clean the shit up in her basement. When Obama’s gun control goes through you will lose your guns. No one with mental illness allowed to have them.

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            Anonymous

            January 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

            I have the greatest respect for 99.999% of veterans and the National guard.
            I served 6 1/2 years active duty military.

            What I do take issue with are the very, very small percentage like this cream-puff David.
            He was fine with the NG as along as long as it was safe & soft.
            When the going got tough, he bailed.
            Even that I would let slide were it not for the fact that he now tries to portray some kind of far-right tough-talking guy.

            Actually it was a good thing that David wussed out & quit, because when the shit hits the fan you don’t want to have to worry about some cupcake like David.

            Then of course his chicken-hawk dumbass friend LVS, that never served in the military, has to chime in with his usual inane BS and more lies.

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            David

            January 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm

            tell you person who is so afraid of me that he won’t use his name, I’ll meet you for coffee some day and show you how much of a cream puff i am.

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            Exodus

            January 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm

            Any mental illness alleged was inflicted / labeled by others. Court battle…bring it.

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            LVS

            January 9, 2016 at 7:32 am

            Take you meds and go to bed. It will be better when you get up. Once again you try to threaten people with (court battle) when you are the worst one anywhere for unsolisitated attacks. Someone who post under multiple name has multiple personality’s and would be put in jail if he ever went to court for anything. Obama will take away the guns of crazy people and we all know you have them.

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            Exodus

            January 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

            LVS, your simple minded folkish behavior attempts to establish YOUR ideas and viewpoint as ‘normal’, while others are ‘mentally ill’.

            This is why we have the rule of law. The laws don’t always make sense or work out as they should, but there is a process to work out the kinks. 1. The legislature. 2. The courts, 3. The court of public opinion. When it comes to guns and alleged mental illness, the facts are often shaded by the lies. 2 or more people can team up against anyone and have them held for 72 hour hold. In the case of a simpleton, cronyistic community, it’s foreseeable how this could easily be abused. Time and the courts will eventually right all wrongs.

            Sit tight old codger. Justice will work itself out.

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            LVS

            January 9, 2016 at 9:13 am

            @Peter-Once again your insane post have just proven how much you need help. Get back on your meds. The only thing the courts will do for someone like you is commit you “AGAIN”. Insane people have no business owning again. You will probably take a shot at a Harley Rider or someone on a snowmobile. You are a idiot. Come clean and admit it. How can anyone who abandoned their child live with themselves?

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          Savage Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

          Your right the argument of knives and car deaths is stupid.

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      Exodus Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Well Buzz, since you asked…here’s your reading assignment http://www.huldraarms.com/

      Oh …THESE aren’t assault rifles. No way. Couldn’t be. They’re merely deer hunting rifles. Get real Buzzy.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    OK, I read the article (carefully, as directed) and no where in the article did I see mentioned, the NRA wanted everyone to be armed. They do mention; “The NRA will continue to fight to protect the fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed under our Constitution.” And for that, I see nothing wrong, even while reading it carefully.

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    Bodacious Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    If you read carefully, you see that the NRA has no plan in place to protect the American public. Their plan is to arm everyone. And let the chips fall where they may.

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      David Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      You surprise me bodacious, i thought only liberals make up their own versions.

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      Bodacious Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2016 at 10:09 am

      I don’t see a plan by the NRA to stop all these assaults. They seem to believe that if people are armed, then no assaults will happen. Besides the fact that the NRA is right wing, and anything that our President does is contrary to right wingers. So, if the NRA doesn’t want to arm everyone, what is their plan? Do they have one? Or are they just like the Republicans in Congress who dislike everything our President does, and try their hardest to make his time in office as difficult as they can. I think if the President came out and said it is cold out, the right wingers would say no it is not cold.

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    Exodus Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I’m a current member of NRA….have been for 3 years now. They are necessary, and while I don’t agree with the free trade of guns at gun shows or online, I will support the free trade of guns until the Federal and State Governments get the math worked out correctly on who should or shouldn’t have a gun.

    Allowing a new Syrian citizen (who just came from an ISIS controlled warzone), who has no criminal record or “mental health” record to speak of the ability to buy a high powered AR-15 assault rifle, while denying a natural born citizen the right to buy the same gun because he had some trouble with a girlfriend 15 years ago, or because he had some mental health issues 20 years ago is pure bullshit.

    These new immigrant citizens have the luxury of time and no accounting and using strict criteria like background records is inaccurate to understanding who a person is or isn’t. The same Syrian man who lived in the United States for 20 years and was arrested for beating his wife into submission (as Sharia prescribes) would be in the same boat as the local Iowa guy…it’s just that Syria doesn’t have the same standards for jurisprudence as Iowa does.

    So how are they going to deal with that?

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      David Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      ignorance is bliss peter, the AR 15 is NOT an assault weapon, just an average run of the mill semi automatic that looks cool.

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        Exodus Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        David, when you can pull your finger rapidly and discharge as many rounds in a 30 round magazine, I’d say it’s an assault rifle. Add the gas powered ones, and you have deadly power in your hands. I’m not against their sale, but don’t try and mislead people as to what they are or are not. Huldra’s sold at Fleet Farm are an assault rifle.

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          David Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm

          That is nothing but your misguided opinion. experts and manufacturers classify an assault weapon as a machine gun that fires a pistol size caliber ammunition. the accessories do not make it an assault weapon, how fast you pull the trigger doesn’t make it an assault weapon.

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            Anonymous

            January 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

            You’ve been banging on the same damn drum for days man. Give us a break, we know where you stand and you have added nothing new to the conversation. Good afternoon and get a life.

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            David

            January 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

            if you don’t like what I have to say then don’t read it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        You f’n jerk. Both weapons are designed to kill beyond the need for self protection, hunting or sport. Please get some help man you are over the edge.

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          David Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

          maybe you should stick your head back in the sand, everything will look better for you.

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            Busted

            January 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

            WMD’s for everyone! You go David.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Thank you for your AMERICAN VALUES !