NRA Can Be Defeated

NRA targeting legislators

I believe that the NRA can be defeated.  But in order to accomplish such a lofty goal, we have to define what it really is.  It is nothing more than a despicable lobby, with billions of dollars behind it.

What it is not, is what it was in the very beginning, an advocate for hunters and gun-sport enthusiasts.

The horrible events in Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown, actually increased gun sales, thanks to a fear and smear campaign by the NRA.  They created a non-existing fear that gun owner’s precious toys were going to be taken away from them.  Guns, especially assault rifles, and the high-output clips that go with them, were flying off of the shelves.  Gun manufacturers couldn’t keep up with the demand.  They even argued that universal background checks wouldn’t help.  Well, they sure wouldn’t hurt.

The NRA is now going to battle with states and state officials who were prominent in the passage of gun control laws.  And this is where to stop their fascist-like ploys.

They’re beginning with Colorado.  They are focusing their attention on  Colorado State Senate President John Morse.  It was through Senator Morse’s efforts that earlier this year, the Colorado State legislature passed a bill requiring universal background checks, and limited clips to fifteen rounds.

Morse told CNN recently that he knew that he would be targeted by the NRA.

“It was a grassroots effort for a little while, but when that didn’t take at all, it was clear they were getting money from outside, and I wasn’t the least bit surprised the NRA was behind it,” said Morse.

The NRA is using a direct mail campaign to advance a petition to recall Morse and force a ‘special election’.

Writes the NRA: “State Senator Morse led the charge to pass extreme and onerous anti-gun state legislation in Denver earlier this year. Responsible gun owners and sportsmen will be forever burdened by his misguided leadership in the Colorado Senate.”

Morse is quick to point out that Colorado has been the victim of some of the worst gun violence in the United States, both at Columbine High School, and at the Aurora movie theater.

“We addressed [tighter gun regulations] this session, but this is what we get for that response,” said Morse.

The NRA mailer directs recipients to the Basic Freedom Defense Fund, which informs them how to sign the petition.  They must obtain 7,178 signatures by June 3rd.

This is how the NRA can lose.  If their efforts fail on the state level, America will see support grow for more stringent gun control.  Forcing them and their sponsors, the gun sellers and manufacturers, to spend millions of dollars on losing campaigns may force them to join with every day citizens and place public safety in a priority position, while still protecting gun ownership.

When lobbies run governments, the citizens of that country lose their rights and freedoms.  When money trumps safety and common sense, a nation lives in fear, and a violent culture erupts.

By the way, Mr. President, one of your campaign promises was to get “K” street out of the House and Senate.  Have you forgotten?  Or have you bought into our corrupt form of government as well?

James Turnage

The Guardian Express

19 Responses to "NRA Can Be Defeated"

  1. Neva Ben Dun Befo   May 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Is it FO TIME yet?

  2. SP1   May 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    “account suspended”?? So you dont believe in the First Amendment either???

    Revisionist Journalism is for communists.

  3. Joe Schmuck   May 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    James Turnage gave AIDS to all the goats at the petting zoo.

  4. Yuradic Sukanomo   May 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Chicago (where guns are banned) has more gun violence than the entire state of Colorado. Of course, the victims there are mostly black, so journalists turn a blind eye while they rake in the dough and wallow in their delusion that they really care about this issue.

  5. Uncle Fink   May 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Mister Turnage, to call you an idiot would be to mortally insult the chronically mentally challenged. You are so out of touch with how and what goes on in the REAL World would stagger the experiences of the staff of the most over worked psychiatric hospitals in the world.

    Hint: The moon isn’t made out of green cheese and the Earth orbits the sun.

    Gee, but you’re stupid.

  6. RobJindal   May 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I want my guns taken away. I have butter knives and big spoons to fend off burglars and rapists.

  7. PresidentZero   May 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks bought them all. FU AROCK.

  8. FBHO2   May 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    You have been eating too much chili with beans..

  9. Pyle   May 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I would not need a gun if there were no a$$#oles in the world. Why dont you try to defeat them?

  10. Ted   May 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for giving all of us a laugh over at the gun forums.

    FU AROCK, 87, Fo time, etc, etc

  11. LostX   May 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Yes, it is true that the NRA is well funded and uses those funds to solicit support for their cause(s).

    Tell me how that differs than your Anointed One that got in the WH by doing the exact same thing? You know, the guy where the buck was supposed to stop in regards to Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS bias, bugging the AP….

  12. Jojnson   May 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    You are everything that is wrong with this Nation

  13. Richard Young   May 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    “In the beginning” the NRA was most definitely NOT “an advocate for hunters and gun sport enthusiasts”. The NRA started to promote MARKSMANSHIP – specifically COMBAT marksmanship – after the piss-poor shooting ability of the Union troops in the Civil War. Mr. Turnage demonstrates he has less knowledge about the NRA than he does about firearms.

    Rick-Oshay said that …

  14. anon   May 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    you’re bias is showing.

  15. Mike   May 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    this article was dumb

  16. Shannon   May 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    ID10T. This is the stupidest thing I have ever read. FU Arock, FBHO.

    The NRA ‘is’ America. Wake up; ‘flyover’ country is here and we vote in the polls and with our wallets.

  17. richard   May 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Modern sporting rifles , the ones the DHS calls defense rifles, don’t use clips, the use magazines. Your ignorance is showing.

  18. Will Power   May 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Well, Mr. Turnage, it’s ironic that you choose to accuse the NRA of using “fascist-like” tactics, since your beloved Mr. Morse did not allow pro-rights testimony during the public hearings. THAT is a fascist-like ploy.

    As for your statement that the NRA has “billions” behind it, I wonder if you can cough up any believable references to back up your claim. That’s a rhetorical question of course, because you can’t. But you’re allowed to disseminate your lies in a public forum, so I guess the First Amendment is still valid. Eh?

  19. FBHO   May 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    “What it is not, is what it was in the very beginning, an advocate for hunters and gun-sport enthusiasts.”

    Correct. It is a Civil Rights organization to protect and preserve the 2nd amendment.

    The author is a typical nanny-state, liberal who talks out of both sides of his head.

    Why no mention of the 50+ Colorado Sheriffs who have said they will not enforce the new laws forced on the citizens of Colorado by that idiot Morse.


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