No, The NRA Does Not Have a National Gun Registry

BuzzFeed's Steve Friess thinks he has a real scoop on his hands. The NRA has been building a database, and that's hypocritical because they oppose the government doing so.

But in fact, the sort of vast, secret database the NRA often warns of already exists, despite having been assembled largely without the knowledge or consent of gun owners. It is housed in the Virginia offices of the NRA itself. The country’s largest privately held database of current, former, and prospective gun owners is one of the powerful lobby’s secret weapons, expanding its influence well beyond its estimated 3 million members and bolstering its political supremacy.
This isn't a gun registry; it's a marketing list. There's a world of difference. The "gun owner" classification is mostly assumed, based on interests and behavior. It's not even particularly important to the NRA whether they are gun owners, so long as they have an interest in gun rights and the second amendment. Companies do this all the time. Remember when Target figured out a teenager was pregnant before her parents did?

That database has been built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun-safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more, BuzzFeed has learned.
This is known as micro-targeting, and it is not dissimilar from how any other politically-active entity seeks to expand its influence and engagement. Team Obama was famously data-mining single mothers on Facebook to warn them of the coming Sesame Street Wars, which thankfully never came to pass and I'm confident that the Sierra Club is scooping up attendee lists for tofu-based granola and free-range yogurt festivals.

Furthermore, are we supposed to be shocked that the NRA saves attendee information from their own gun safety and training classes? Permit registration lists are often times public or can at least be acquired simply by asking and magazines and conferences have been selling subscriber/attendee lists for decades. The NRA seems to have cracked the secret to finding people interested in firearms.

BuzzFeed very much wants you to believe that it is hypocritical for the NRA to keep a list of individuals who may own firearms while simultaneously opposing the government doing so. So what are the differences? In the NRA's case, outside of typical fundraising communications, they wish to alert people should the government and/or politicians attempt to pursue more onerous and overbearing gun control legislation. With a few possible exceptions (actual gun data the government already has), the NRA doesn't know what firearms you own. They can perhaps deduce that you may have an interest in duck hunting or competition shooting based on magazine subscriptions or other data points, but they aren't interested tracking weapons.

What the NRA opposes is a gun registry, which would allow the government to monitor precisely what you own (make, model, serial number). The reason for opposing a registry is simple enough: it often leads to confiscation. There are countless examples of this throughout world history, from the Soviet Union to Australia, but you don't even have to look that far. New York state was confiscating guns in April of this year.

It can and has happened here. The NRA would be incompetent if they didn't use every tool at their disposal to deliver their gun rights message to those most interested in preserving them.

Posted by: JohnE. at 01:45 PM



Comments

1 They doth project too much their fantasies again. Since they want to do it they assume others will. Plus its a useful strawman that needs to be torched ASAP.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 21, 2013 01:48 PM (5VGZi)

2 Buzzfeed, Fucking tards

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 01:50 PM (nTgAI)

3 If you join the NRA and don't want your e-mail to get spammed to death, use a fake e-mail. They are terrible spammers and they disable the opt-out link at the bottom of their spam.

They might be doing wonderful things, but they are still horrible spammers and when you complain and ask them to stop the snotty little assholes put your e-mail out to other spammers.

I joined once, but never again.

Posted by: Anchovy at August 21, 2013 01:50 PM (C8G4S)

4
NRA's spokesman Zombie Charlton Heston was heard to quip:

"Yes, we do have a national gun registry, and yes, it is hypocritical for us to have one. We also can be trusted with it, unlike you fucking fucknozzles in the government and press."
"Fuck you, next question."

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2013 01:51 PM (5mRmR)

5 My parents are NRA members and don't own one single gun. My Dad's a Korean War vet - Purple Heart. So there Mr Freiss. ES&D.

Posted by: Sid Vicious at August 21, 2013 01:51 PM (xYNyF)

6 I was unaware the NRA is a government agency.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 21, 2013 01:52 PM (D5hxK)

7 The left thinks the NRA is a branch of the government they need to abolish.

Posted by: No There There at August 21, 2013 01:52 PM (rCS6C)

8
I don't know about any gun registry, but does anyone want to see my cock?
Anyone? Buehler?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at August 21, 2013 01:53 PM (/w+E1)

9 it's only possibly alarming because the evil government might get hold of it.

Posted by: X at August 21, 2013 01:54 PM (KHo8t)

10 I know it's only one letter, Buzztards, but there's a big difference between the NRA and the NSA.

Posted by: Andy at August 21, 2013 01:54 PM (jytsd)

11 The obvious main difference, which the brilliant writer is too obtuse to recognize: NRA!=government

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 21, 2013 01:54 PM (r+7wo)

12
For the side that likes to insult conservatives about being stupid, the Left (in general) and Steve Friess (in particular) regularly displays a disturbing lack of critical thinking skills.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 21, 2013 01:55 PM (tVWQB)

13 How many government agents does the NRA employ which could be sent to confiscate arms?

Personally I'm not thrilled the NRA keeps those lists either. All it would take is their own personal Snowden to release the records to media and government.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 01:56 PM (IoTdl)

14 Been drinking my coffee and perusing the news. Not good. Of course, it hasn't been good for quite a while. Everything, and I mean everything is being turned upside down.

It reminded me of the fact that I need to throw away all that pudding that I bought. It's way out of date to even eat now.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 01:56 PM (MdA2X)

15 O/T - But,but....I thought Cuba has the best healthcare system in DA WURLD...

http://tinyurl.com/letu3pe

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 21, 2013 01:56 PM (vg8iE)

16 I understand the government maintains a list of all of us, and they update it every ten years or so!

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at August 21, 2013 01:57 PM (2Pd3s)

17 Wow, assembling a mailing list is JUST THE SAME as registering the serial numbers of all firearms in preparation forconfiscating them. EXACTLY THE SAME. Sorta.

Can we assume that BuzzFeed's writers assume that BuzzFeed's readers are imbeciles?

Posted by: joncelli at August 21, 2013 01:57 PM (RD7QR)

18
In before the Logical Fallacies For Sale sock!

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2013 01:57 PM (7zLjC)

19 Lefties always like to complicate simple things and simplify complicated things.

They've taken the idea of a list in the hands of government agents which would be misused to target those individuals with the force of law and twisted it. No, we're not scared of lists by themselves you numpty.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 01:58 PM (IoTdl)

20
It reminded me of the fact that I need to throw away all that pudding that I bought. It's way out of date to even eat now.


Don't waste that stuff. Pudding Cups make excellent Hobo Bait.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2013 01:59 PM (7zLjC)

21 Can we assume that BuzzFeed's writers assume that BuzzFeed's readers are imbeciles?
Posted by: joncelli at August 21, 2013 01:57 PM (RD7QR)

If you were a proud imbecile, wouldn't you assume most everyone else is, too? Wouldn't you think imbecility is, at worst, the norm? Would you even realize you were an imbecile?

So many questions.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 21, 2013 01:59 PM (r+7wo)

22 Typical dumb shit from the left. Now I am going to see this BS talking point popping up.

I think they have the image of the Black Gate of Mordor when they think of NRA HQ.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:00 PM (fWAjv)

23 It would be nice to have some lefty assertions that at least took some brain power to refute. I'm afraid that we may end up suffering intellectual dystrophy at this rate.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 21, 2013 02:01 PM (r+7wo)

24 I'm on the NRA's marketing list and I'm glad and proud to be on it.

Fuck you, Buzzfeed.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (7ObY1)

25 I think they have the image of the Black Gate of Mordor when they think of NRA HQ.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:00 PM (fWAjv)

Yes, watched by The All-Seeing Crosshairs of Sauron.

Posted by: joncelli at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (RD7QR)

26 Is Ace taking the day off?

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (MdA2X)

27 BREAKING: Leftie web rag has secret access to readers' computers !! @(**$@*@

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (hSwFv)

28 Damn. I'd hate to know what Buzzfeed thinks about cold calling.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (4df7R)

29 I think they have the image of the Black Gate of Mordor when they think of NRA HQ.

You're telling me it doesn't? I'm supremely disappointed.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (IoTdl)

30 Oh my stars and garters, a private company is data mining to build a marketing list. Just like BuzzFeed does to drive up ad costs per view. Bannion! My fainting couch!


You know what? I am convinced that many people have lost the very capacity to differentiate between private and government entities. This goes far towards explaining the confuzzled expressions when you use the puppets to explain that the purpose of a private company is not to provide benefits to its employees.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:03 PM (VtjlW)

31 I wish I could get off the NRA's registry. They send more spam and more solicitation mail than the GOP and AARP combined. They have sent me everything except my free gift.

Posted by: polynikes at August 21, 2013 02:03 PM (m2CN7)

32 26 Is Ace taking the day off?
Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (MdA2X)

*************

Looks like "He Who Brings It" ain't bringing it.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2013 02:03 PM (r2PLg)

33 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 21, 2013 01:59 PM (r+7wo)



This quote from the ONT terrorism piece fits rather well in the context of your comment and the story:


Recruiting only the most zealous will not do the trick, because, as the
alleged chief of the Palestinian group Black September wrote in his
memoir, "diehard extremists are either imbeciles or traitors."

Posted by: Country Singer at August 21, 2013 02:03 PM (L8r/r)

34 Can we assume that BuzzFeed's writers assume that BuzzFeed's readers are imbeciles?
Posted by: joncelli at August 21, 2013 01:57 PM (RD7QR)


Nope. That would assume that Buzzfeed is capable of making correct assumptions, which, Objection! Cites facts not in evidence.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at August 21, 2013 02:03 PM (4df7R)

35 You'd be surprised by how much data is offered voluntarily. In another lifetime, I worked with a company who's "subscribers" volunteered so much data, the massive database was eventually "acquired" by a credit services company.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2013 02:04 PM (UzPAd)

36 The NRA also doesn't have the power to kick in people's doors and shoot them, legally.

A small tiny difference between a private organization collecting information, and the gov't mandating it.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 21, 2013 02:04 PM (sGtp+)

37 Buzzfeed does this too. They have a list of people with drool on their shoes. It's called their target demographic.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:04 PM (VndSC)

38 Where are the LOLCAT pictures to go along with the Buzzfeed story?

Posted by: EC at August 21, 2013 02:04 PM (GQ8sn)

39 If the NRA breaks down your door with a battering ram, they'll go to jail.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (T0NGe)

40 Is this podcast day?

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (r2PLg)

41 Jiffy Lube has a car registry, otherwise why all the mailers for oil change coupons?

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (1iNDn)

42 Allow me to put the media on some fucking knowledge here that should give them nightmares.

I am a born and raised Southern boy. I am not from a family of rednecks. My ancestral family tree skipped "redneck" and shot straight to "hillbilly".

For every ONE card carrying NRA hat wearing gun owner you see, be advised that there are, depending on locale, anywhere from 100-10,000 other gun nuts in the general vicinity who don't belong to the NRA because they don't feel the NRA is doing enough for gun rights. That's right, candy-asses. They don't feel the NRA is STRONG ENOUGH ON GUN RIGHTS.

I let my membership lapse in the 90s since I, and a lot of others, felt the NRA screwed the pooch on not fighting the AWB and the Brady Bill hard enough. I didn't even renew until sometime in the early 2004 timeframe. I have at least a dozen friends on my phone contact list right now who are rabid gun lovers and they will laugh at you when you push the NRA as a viable organization for them.

I love this idée fixe the media has with the NRA. It's why you keep getting your asses handed to you in the voting booth. Please keep fucking that particular chicken.

Posted by: B at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (twiRb)

43 It would be nice to have some lefty assertions that at least took some brain power to refute. I'm afraid that we may end up suffering intellectual dystrophy at this rate.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 21, 2013 02:01 PM (r+7wo)


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As I've said. Both sides are running out of words. I fear what happens when the final word is spoken.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (MdA2X)

44 Is Ace taking the day off?

It's like the tree in the forest - if Ace doesn't post, is he taking the day off?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (zF6Iw)

45 Crap. Does this mean no Ace today? We need to start slipping him sedatives so he can start sleeping again.

Posted by: L, elle at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (0PiQ4)

46 It's not only guns which kill: "Woman Kills Herself with Hot Beef Injection in her Face" ( actual headline of actual story )


can't make this Sh*t up.........

Posted by: Whack the Mole at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (omBWL)

47 You'd be surprised by how much data is offered voluntarily.

the Anthony Weiner thread is below this one ...

Posted by: Adriane... at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (/yH2j)

48 >>>If the NRA breaks down your door with a battering ram, they'll go to jail.
Posted by: AmishDude


But, then again, they know not to try. To prevent lead-poisoning.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (VndSC)

49 I buy a lot of stuff at Joann Fabrics. I'm on their mailing list for coupons. HOLY SHIT YARN REGISTRY!!!!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (4df7R)

50 I've always said that the Left were born without the gene that allows humans to make logical comparisons.

At least they have mixed it up a bit in the last few years. Before , everything was compared to Vietnam.

Posted by: polynikes at August 21, 2013 02:06 PM (m2CN7)

51 44 Is Ace taking the day off?

It's like the tree in the forest - if Ace doesn't post, is he taking the day off?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (zF6Iw)

***********
Actually he posts more when he is having toilet troubles.

Today he could be regular but irregular in posting.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2013 02:07 PM (r2PLg)

52 It's not only guns which kill: "Woman Kills Herself with Hot Beef Injection in her Face" ( actual headline of actual story )

I saw a movie called that at a bachelor party.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:07 PM (VndSC)

53 "diehard extremists are either imbeciles or traitors."

Can't they be both, like the late Earl Warren?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 21, 2013 02:07 PM (zF6Iw)

54 Like one time he had the squirts really bad and he posted like a bear.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2013 02:08 PM (r2PLg)

55 BuzzFeed very much wants you to believe that it is hypocritical for the NRA to keep a list of individuals who may own firearms while simultaneously opposing the government doing so.


May own vs. knowing what make, model, & serial number.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:08 PM (p9JxP)

56 Full Moon last night. Ace will roll in by 4 pm.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2013 02:08 PM (7zLjC)

57 It reminded me of the fact that I need to throw away all that pudding that I bought. It's way out of date to even eat now.


Still good for ballzack dippin. Granted, we haven't had anything to celebrate in awhile.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:10 PM (p9JxP)

58 This is why I don't go to parties anymore.

There is usually someone like the author there, and they inevitably open their mouth to spout some preening rubbish. The truth is they don't want a debate, as that would mean you could actually change their mind. They just want to soap box the party, and accept accolades from other party goers..

I am tired of it, and I just want to stab them in the face with a broken Michelob Ultra bottle.

Posted by: ♠Courtesy Flush♠ at August 21, 2013 02:11 PM (8lB0x)

59 I'd think a national gun registry would require having data about, actual guns. I'm quite sure that's what a federal one would have.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at August 21, 2013 02:12 PM (WvXvd)

60 Please keep fucking that particular chicken.

Speaking of taking a day off. . .

Posted by: The Chicken at August 21, 2013 02:12 PM (zF6Iw)

61 For every ONE card carrying NRA hat wearing gun owner you see, be
advised that there are, depending on locale, anywhere from 100-10,000
other gun nuts in the general vicinity who don't belong to the NRA
because they don't feel the NRA is doing enough for gun rights. That's
right, candy-asses. They don't feel the NRA is STRONG ENOUGH ON GUN
RIGHTS.


Absolutely. The left likes to portray the NRA as an independent entity with no support behind it. They pretend it's the far right extreme position. There exist many who are far to the right of them.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:12 PM (J79eW)

62 Like one time he had the squirts really bad and he posted like a bear.

He was in the woods?

Posted by: The Chicken at August 21, 2013 02:13 PM (zF6Iw)

63
I'm not an NRA member,
And I don't subscribe to any gun magazines.
I don't get any mail from the NRA either.
I have taken a hunter's safety class, and I get lots of mail from Dicks, Bass Pro, and Cabellas.
But I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'm not in the NRA marketing database.
Yet I own a gun....soo.......

Posted by: tsrblke at August 21, 2013 02:14 PM (GaqMa)

64 Full Moon last night. Ace will roll in by 4 pm.
Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2013 02:08 PM (7zLjC)


--------------------------------------------------


I'll stay with the regular/irregular idea for now. Makes sense.

Would someone please pass Ace the Metamucil.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:14 PM (MdA2X)

65 Long story short, The Gummit wants a database so they can stick their nose in my business and control what I do. The NRA keeps a database to try and get me to stick my nose in THEIR business and take part in what THEY do. The former can go fuck itself.

Posted by: Raving Lunatic at August 21, 2013 02:14 PM (reXpC)

66 Tell Commissioner Gordon to light up the signal.

Posted by: Eton Cox at August 21, 2013 02:15 PM (q177U)

67 I am tired of it, and I just want to stab them in the face with a broken Michelob Ultra bottle.


Posted by: ♠Courtesy Flush♠ at August 21, 2013 02:11 PM (8lB0x)

Well, if the ranter were a Hipster Douchebag it would be the ironic thing to do...so win-win.

Posted by: joncelli at August 21, 2013 02:16 PM (RD7QR)

68 Also another "pro-tip" since I see Dave in Texas upthread--

if a guy goes "Mute" during a podcast....

(Dropping It--Duh!)

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2013 02:16 PM (r2PLg)

69 Absolutely. The left likes to portray the NRA as an independent entity with no support behind it. They pretend it's the far right extreme position. There exist many who are far to the right of them.


And some of us even further to the right of them...

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:16 PM (p9JxP)

70 I'm on that list, I don't own a gun or intend to own a gun. I just joined because I support the NRA. Crazy right?

Posted by: BSKB at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (4KWOY)

71 And some of us even further to the right of them...

Don't start that again!

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (J79eW)

72 If you join the NRA and don't want your e-mail to get spammed to death, use a fake e-mail. They are terrible spammers and they disable the opt-out link at the bottom of their spam.They might be doing wonderful things, but they are still horrible spammers and when you complain and ask them to stop the snotty little assholes put your e-mail out to other spammers.I joined once, but never again.
Posted by: Anchovy at August 21, 2013 01:50 PM (C8G4S

I called them about theEmail and all the mailings. They said they would add me too their limited communication list and it all stopped, so they do have an opt out.

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (nTgAI)

73 The fact that the NRA has a database at all means that the Federal Governement already has a database of "gunowners" in the US. The biggest hacker ever is the US GOVERNMENT!!!!eleventy!111!!1!1

Posted by: dfbaskwill at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (71LDo)

74 Since I am a member of the NRA and the bastards are always calling me asking for money, they'd be pretty damned incompetent if they didn't have a list with my name on it as a gun owner. What the hell kind of half assed genius do you have to be to pass yourself off as a journalist these days anyway to come up with this super-secret conspiracy.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (X+nFp)

75 I don't own a gun or intend to own a gun.

Excuse my rudeness, but why's that?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (J79eW)

76 Posted by: B at August 21, 2013 02:05 PM (twiRb)

AMEN!

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (fWAjv)

77 Absolutely. The left likes to portray the NRA as an independent entity with no support behind it. They pretend it's the far right extreme position. There exist many who are far to the right of them. And some of us even further to the right of them...
Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:16 PM (p9JxP)

That and 5 million members

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:18 PM (nTgAI)

78 Long story short, The Gummit wants a database so they can stick their nose in my business and control what I do. The NRA keeps a database to try and get me to stick my nose in THEIR business and take part in what THEY do. The former can go fuck itself.
Posted by: Raving Lunatic at August 21, 2013 02:14 PM (reXpC)


------------------------------------------------


Ever heard of Obamacare? That's exactly what the purpose of it is.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:18 PM (MdA2X)

79 I'm guessing that BuzzFeed would kill for a copy of that list just so they could "out" all those crazy gun nuts (like those newspapers that have published gun permit holder maps).

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2013 02:18 PM (UrtRh)

80 Squirrel, anyone?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2013 02:19 PM (UrtRh)

81 I frown upon those three gentlemen of color who killed that white oppressor Australian baseball player. They should have been more careful not to be caught.

Posted by: Rev. Jesse Jackson at August 21, 2013 02:19 PM (ggRof)

82 Steve Freiss is a jabbering weasel

Posted by: Camille Paglia at August 21, 2013 02:19 PM (B5y+v)

83 Excuse my rudeness, but why's that?

Maybe s/he doesn't want to?

Posted by: EC at August 21, 2013 02:19 PM (GQ8sn)

84 Wanna piss off your local leftie?

Tell them that the world's oldest civil rights organization, the NRA, isn't the same group of people assassinating Americans overseas, collecting your email, and harassing political opponents. Those are the exclusive province of the Obama administration.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2013 02:20 PM (hSwFv)

85 I called them about theEmail and all the mailings. They said they would add me too their limited communication list and it all stopped, so they do have an opt out.
Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:17 PM (nTgAI)

Thanks. On it.

Posted by: polynikes at August 21, 2013 02:20 PM (m2CN7)

86 Buzzfeed must stand for "Buzzard Feeding", because the stories they post are DOA and mostly rotten

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:20 PM (nTgAI)

87 Years and years ago, I was a member of the NRA just because the Democrats did something that pissed me off (can't remember which, of the many thousands of events, that one was). I did not own a single gun at the time. But I got the magazine (the kind you read) and etc.

Posted by: Null at August 21, 2013 02:21 PM (xjpRj)

88 80 Squirrel, anyone?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2013 02:19 PM (UrtRh)

Grilled or fried? Watching my figure.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:21 PM (fWAjv)

89 >>>Absolutely. The left likes to portray the NRA as an independent entity with no support behind it.


Freeze it. Personalize it. Polarize it.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:22 PM (VndSC)

90 Wher is the patriot hacker that will hack into any governmental databases and erase any exisitingrecords of law abiding gun owners. He would go down in patriot history next to Revere and Washington.

Posted by: LGoPs at August 21, 2013 02:22 PM (lL1xY)

91 My supporters are being herded onto cattle cars and transported against their will elsewhere. THIS. MUST. STOP.

http://read.bi/13PL9b8

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 21, 2013 02:23 PM (B5y+v)

92 When the NRA has the power to send police agents armed with fully-automatic rifles to my house to take my guns (that I lost), I'll worry if they have any sort of database of who owns guns (even if they lost them).

When the NRA has the power to force me to add myself to their database if I want to own a gun (even if I lost it), lest I want a visit from the aforementioned police agents armed with fully-automatic rifles, then I'll worry.

Otherwise: Fuck off.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2013 02:23 PM (VjL9S)

93 Grilled or fried? Watching my figure.

Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them.

People call squirrels "tree rats", but I think they mostly eat berries and nuts. I'd eat a squirrel before a rat, whose diet is much worse.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:24 PM (IoTdl)

94 Wher is the patriot hacker that will hack into any governmental databases and erase any exisitingrecords of law abiding gun owners. He would go down in patriot history next to Revere and Washington.
Posted by: LGoPs at August 21, 2013 02:22 PM (lL1xY)


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'Cause hackers are usually leftist/OWS types.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:25 PM (MdA2X)

95 When the NRA has the power to send police agents armed with fully-automatic rifles to my house to take my guns (that I lost), I'll worry if they have any sort of database of who owns guns (even if they lost them).When the NRA has the power to force me to add myself to their database if I want to own a gun (even if I lost it), lest I want a visit from the aforementioned police agents armed with fully-automatic rifles, then I'll worry. Otherwise: Fuck off.
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2013 02:23 PM (VjL9S)

That and
Steve Friess = Dumbass

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:25 PM (nTgAI)

96
Absolutely. The left likes to portray the NRA as an independent entity with no support behind it. They pretend it's the far right extreme position. There exist many who are far to the right of them.




true story. I am at the board meeting of my Jewish temple. Guy to the left of me has his laptop open. While the meeting drags on, he is looking at picture after picture of guns, all kinds. The issue of security comes up, and one of the members jokes he is gonna sit next to him, because he is CHL.


granted this is Texas, but instructive

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:25 PM (zOTsN)

97 Grilled or fried? Watching my figure.Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them. People call squirrels "tree rats", but I think they mostly eat berries and nuts. I'd eat a squirrel before a rat, whose diet is much worse.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:24 PM (IoTdl)

they taste like rabbits to me

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2013 02:26 PM (nTgAI)

98 I've noticed the media been writing articles about AK-47's like that idiot at the school the other day. They're using "Assault Rifle" which implies the automatic functions. Another article was some guy had an semi-automatic AK-47 and yet they're using the words "Assault Rifle". Is the media trying to lump in semi-automatic with the automatics?

Posted by: Kaitian at August 21, 2013 02:26 PM (ox0RS)

99 You guys are all nuts--it's ok for the NRA but not for the NSA? It's ok for a far right wing nut organization but not one that fights terrorist threats to our nation? I did wake up in an alternate universe.
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The difference between the government doing something and a private organization doing the same thing is that the government is accountable to the people, while that private organization is free to tell you, "that's not any of your business," and continue doing whatever it is that it wants to do, and there's nothing you can do about it.
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There is no plot to take away your guns. The type of people who believe that are already slaves of misinformation. They don't have to confiscate your weapons, they already confiscated your mind. So while citizens keep killing each other in more gruesome ways because of economic inequality, the NRA will continue to hold sway over this issue and convince people their rights are in danger.

Posted by: BF Commenter at August 21, 2013 02:26 PM (fWAjv)

100 >>>Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them.


A bit gamey - all dark meat. lots of work to get very little meat off the bones, and trying to work around the buckshot.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:26 PM (VndSC)

101 Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them.


Truly does taste like chicken. Have eaten many.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:27 PM (p9JxP)

102 It all a trap.

Just renewing my son's NRA shotgun instructor certification.

I guess they have figured out we own some shotguns?

Damn, how do they know?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:28 PM (wR+pz)

103 I don't belong to the NRA because I'm pretty sure the NSA & FBI (& IRS) have access to their membership records.

Posted by: Stark Dickflüssig at August 21, 2013 02:28 PM (Td7pU)

104 California is now attempting to ban all sales and possessions of semi-automatic rifles.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) bans the sale of all semiautomatic, centerfire rifles with a detachable magazine, even with bullet buttons attached and redefines these firearms as “assault weapons.” This legislation would ban most common hunting rifles and rifles like the AK-47, Marlin Camp Carbines (.45acp and 9mm), Remington M81 “Woodmaster, Winchester M1905, BAR MK II, BAR Short Trac, just to name a few of the rifles that are affected. SB 374 would also require registration of currently owned detachable magazine rifles.

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) bans the possession of all standard capacity magazines over ten rounds and would require confiscation of these magazines that are currently lawfully possessed.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) redefines shotguns to include any firearm that may be fired through a rifled bore or smooth bore, regardless of whether it is designed to be fired from the shoulder. SB 567 also bans the sale of shotguns that have a revolving cylinder and requires registration of these currently owned shotguns.

Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands California’s handgun safety certificate requirement to apply to all firearms, and would prohibit anyone from purchasing or transferring any firearm without a firearm safety certificate.

Posted by: Kaitian at August 21, 2013 02:28 PM (ox0RS)

105 I think that answered the 'are buzzfeed commenters imbeciles?'

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:28 PM (fWAjv)

106 So squirrel is gamey and rabbity. Doesn't sound too bad.

Thanks for the answers.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (IoTdl)

107 >>Truly does taste like chicken.

But not those hormone-inflated monster chickens. If I had a squirrel like that, I'd terrorize the neighborhood dogs for shits and grins.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (VndSC)

108 Oh! I wanted to get the Horde's opinion on something.

Let us say that you are, hypothetically speaking, three apples tall.

Let us next say that you have to go park in a somewhat sketchy parking garage.

Let us next say that you have a choice of taking the elevator or the stairs down three flights.

Let us next say that you are unarmed. Not just not carrying, you don't have mace or pepper spray or a knife because you are going to be going to a building where all are banned.


Do you take the stairs or the elevator?


Said hypothetical person took the stairs because it was light enough that said person could see down the stairs and there wasn't anyone lurking and the elevator was making the I don't wanna noises. But still. Elevator or stairs? Which do you choose?

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW)

109 Planned Parenthood keeps a national hooker registry.

Posted by: BuzzFeed at August 21, 2013 02:30 PM (6xhLc)

110 And Brown will sign every one of those bills that cross his desk.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at August 21, 2013 02:30 PM (CrJzY)

111
stairs

elevator is a kill box

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:30 PM (zOTsN)

112 And judging from what I've just pasted above, California is going ahead with establishing a state-wide database of all semi-automatic rifles in private domain. Naturally they'll start adding in pistols at some point. Then they'll share that information with the Feds.

Posted by: Kaitian at August 21, 2013 02:30 PM (ox0RS)

113 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW

Stairs by far.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:31 PM (fWAjv)

114 97 Grilled or fried? Watching my figure.Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like?

Squirrels are rats with fuzzy tails. They have no fucking taste. You have to par boil them then wrap them in bacon or stew them.

If you aren't dirt fucking poor don't eat em. My poor son tried about ten different ways to cook them.

They all sucked.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:31 PM (wR+pz)

115 Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) bans the possession of all standard capacity
magazines over ten rounds and would require confiscation of these
magazines that are currently lawfully possessed.


Those guys are truly monsters. Self-defense is a natural right. They're also violating the Rule of Law with that ex-post facto nonsense.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:32 PM (QehQP)

116 @108
No good choice. Elevators usually have cameras and a panic button. Go with the elevator.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:32 PM (wR+pz)

117 AtC, been there many times. Stairs.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 21, 2013 02:33 PM (Tnlh/)

118 if you are a jogger trying to fight off three bored thugs, you may want more than 10 rounds

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:33 PM (zOTsN)

119 "Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them.

People
call squirrels "tree rats", but I think they mostly eat berries and
nuts. I'd eat a squirrel before a rat, whose diet is much worse.


Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:24 PM (IoTdl)"

Years ago they had one of the contestants from the "Survivor" show on Fox and Friends and asked her what was one of the good things she had gotten from the show. She replied that she had learned what rat tasted like. One of the hosts said, "It tastes like chicken."

She replied, "No. It tastes like rat and the taste is delicious."

Just another data point.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 21, 2013 02:33 PM (31Nrp)

120 If you aren't dirt fucking poor don't eat em. My poor son tried about ten different ways to cook them.

I'm not poor now, but who knows what the future holds.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:34 PM (QehQP)

121 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW)


-------------------------------------------


Damn, AtC. That would make a great short story. Where's Anna?

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:34 PM (MdA2X)

122 "Those guys are truly monsters."

They're idiots with power. Why are you surprised?

Posted by: Kaitian at August 21, 2013 02:34 PM (ox0RS)

123 Let us next say that you are unarmed. Not just not carrying, you don't have mace or pepper spray or a knife because you are going to be going to a building where all are banned.

Do you take the stairs or the elevator?


I don't go.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:34 PM (p9JxP)

124
>>For every ONE card carrying NRA hat wearing gun owner you see, be advised that there are, depending on locale, anywhere from 100-10,000 other gun nuts in the general vicinity who don't belong to the NRA because they don't feel the NRA is doing enough for gun rights. That's right, candy-asses. They don't feel the NRA is STRONG ENOUGH ON GUN RIGHTS.
.
.
Where I live in Kentucky, 10,000 is on the low side of that equation.

Posted by: Registered Voter at August 21, 2013 02:35 PM (RlPjE)

125 Not just not carrying, you don't have mace or pepper spray or a knife because you are going to be going to a building where all are banned.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW)

Are they against cute widdle pink kitty keychains?

http://tinyurl.com/kabua6h


Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:35 PM (fWAjv)

126 She replied, "No. It tastes like rat and the taste is delicious."

I think that totally depends on their environment. Survivor rats are probably all forest fed, not garbage. I wouldn't touch a city rat unless it was my very last option.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:35 PM (QehQP)

127 It bears repeating:

These clowns at BF and their libtard readers are the same idiots rubbing one out late at night imagining themselves fighting off Sarah Palin's Jesus Brigades in some weird little fever dream of theirs.

Posted by: B at August 21, 2013 02:36 PM (twiRb)

128 @108

If you think there is a threat. Go to elevator, push panic button, wait for response. You can close an elevator and keep it closed with the button.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:36 PM (wR+pz)

129 They're idiots with power. Why are you surprised?

I'm not surprised, simply noting their monstrous nature and pointing out they're violating Natural Law, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (QehQP)

130 I don't go.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:34 PM (p9JxP)


Not a choice. Said hypothetical person had to go to that building and that was the only place to park.

Are they against cute widdle pink kitty keychains?

http://tinyurl.com/kabua6h


Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:35 PM (fWAjv)



Yup. That would get confiscated. Hell, I saw a woman's old fashioned steel hair comb get confiscated because sharp and pointy. Interestingly, people can still take their keys and it's just habit for me to hold my keys with the keys between my fingers. I could take someone's eye out like that, which is rather the point.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (VtjlW)

131 No good choice. Elevators usually have cameras and a panic button. Go with the elevator.
Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:32 PM (wR+pz)

So you can be on the evening news. Woo hoo.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (fWAjv)

132 problem is if someone gets in the elevator with you

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (zOTsN)

133
>>>A bit gamey - all dark meat. lots of work to get very little meat off the bones, and trying to work around the buckshot.
.
.Seriously? Real men shoot squirrels with a .22, not a shotgun. And it does not taste like chicken. Sort of like the dark meat from a pork chop.

Posted by: Registered Voter at August 21, 2013 02:38 PM (RlPjE)

134 132 problem is if someone gets in the elevator with you

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (zOTsN)

You DON'T get in the elevator with some else.\

Problem solved.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:39 PM (wR+pz)

135 If you aren't dirt fucking poor don't eat em. My poor son tried about ten different ways to cook them.

I'm not poor now, but who knows what the future holds.


I wasn't poor then. Used to go every weekend during hunting season back in high school. Love squirrel & rabbit.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:40 PM (p9JxP)

136 no BB, they follow you in

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:40 PM (zOTsN)

137 @135

I'll eat rabbit. Squirrel sucks.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:40 PM (wR+pz)

138 Real men shoot squirrels with a .22, not a shotgun.

Lawdy, real men use a .454 Casull to take the head off, so you don't have to cut it off later.

A .22 is for girly-men who can't handle the kick.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:41 PM (QehQP)

139 136 no BB, they follow you in
Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:40 PM (zOTsN)

Of course you would be RAAAACIST, but then you get the hell out. Screw their feelings.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:41 PM (fWAjv)

140 Do you take the stairs or the elevator?

The fire escape. That way you get to pretend you're in a foot chase like in the movie *insert title of any cop movie ever made*.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (SY2Kh)

141 136 no BB, they follow you in

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:40 PM (zOTsN)

You walk out?

If you are this worried, you would be aware of your surroundings and anyone around. I would not get in the elevator if some guy was waiting for one. Go back to your car. Let him get in.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (wR+pz)

142 Of course you would be RAAAACIST, but then you get the hell out. Screw their feelings.

Micro-aggressions are frowned upon.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson. at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (QehQP)

143 Yup. That would get confiscated.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 21, 2013 02:37 PM (VtjlW)

Hmmm, stompy boots with the 'Road House' feature?

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (fWAjv)

144 "91
My supporters are being herded onto cattle cars and transported against their will elsewhere. THIS. MUST. STOP.



http://read.bi/13PL9b8



Posted by: Harry Reid at August 21, 2013 02:23 PM (B5y+v)"

Just taking a page from the libtard hero Fidel Castro. Am I a bad person for thinking it would be enormously entertaining if every state, city and county did this?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (31Nrp)

145 Where I live in Kentucky, 10,000 is on the low side of that equation.

***

I believe you. My wife's family lives in central and eastern Kentucky.

Posted by: B at August 21, 2013 02:44 PM (twiRb)

146 The fire escape. That way you get to pretend you're in a foot chase like in the movie *insert title of any cop movie ever made*.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2013 02:43 PM (SY2Kh)

Kicking or shoulder ramming the door open is required.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:45 PM (fWAjv)

147 Eastern Kentucky, 1972.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ko2f227

Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:46 PM (QehQP)

148 Once you pluck out the feathers, free-range yogurt is delicious.

Posted by: Low Information Voter at August 21, 2013 02:46 PM (Dwehj)

149 Kicking or shoulder ramming the door open is required.

Correct.

Jumping from the third floor into a dumpster full of trash bags is completely optional, however.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2013 02:47 PM (SY2Kh)

150 Of course you would be RAAAACIST, but then you get the hell out. Screw their feelings.
Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 02:41 PM (fWAjv)


------------------------------------------------


BUT, an element that's been left out of this story. The longer one stands in a sketchy parking garage trying to make a decision, the more vulnerable they become to bad elements lurking in the shadows there.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:48 PM (MdA2X)

151 147 Eastern Kentucky, 1972.

I sold books door to door in E TN. Looks like the same group. Living off welfare, making shine and sticking it to the man. Those young girls like to start fucking after their second period, but only with daddy.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Psuedo Intelectual at August 21, 2013 02:48 PM (wR+pz)

152 How 'bout a big ol' bowl of 'possum stew?

Posted by: Granny Clampett at August 21, 2013 02:49 PM (Dwehj)

153 they like to or daddy "teaches" them?

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2013 02:49 PM (zOTsN)

154 OK, people.....put the banjos down and step away from the thread.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2013 02:51 PM (knoK7)

155 OK, people.....put the banjos down and step away from the thread.


You're no fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:53 PM (p9JxP)

156 "You're no fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2013 02:53 PM"

I got nuthin' against shine and squirrels. I draw the line at family trees that don't fork.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2013 02:55 PM (knoK7)

157 I got nuthin' against shine and squirrels. I draw the line at family trees that don't fork.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2013 02:55 PM (knoK7)


---------------------------------------------


Then you wouldn't like Missouri. Straight, tall trees they got growing there, yes sir.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:57 PM (MdA2X)

158 A .22 is for girly-men who can't handle the kick.


Those three "bored" youths killed that ball player with a .22LR. I was surprised to find that out. He was struck in the back.

Posted by: EC at August 21, 2013 02:57 PM (GQ8sn)

159 NRA endorsed Pederast Reid so I'll never be on their list. I don't care if he carries guns into the Senate, he's a commie and a pederast. And I don't remember him on the Sunday shows defending the 2nd Amendment during the Dems' Sandy Hook Gun Grabbing Spree this year. So NRA got zero support from the guy they supported.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at August 21, 2013 02:58 PM (9Bdcz)

160 99


Posted by: BF Commenter at August 21, 2013 02:26 PM (fWAjv)

Way, way too close to reality, RWC.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at August 21, 2013 03:00 PM (TCWb5)

161 "Then you wouldn't like Missouri. Straight, tall trees they got growing there, yes sir.

Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:57 PM"

And yet, oddly enough, here in Boston it's still legal to marry your first cousin. Those Brahmins liked to keep the money in the family.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 21, 2013 03:01 PM (knoK7)

162 'Cause hackers are usually leftist/OWS types. Posted by: Soona at August 21, 2013 02:25 PM (MdA2X)

Yeah, like in the film "The Running Man", the hacker has a beard and he wears a beret, so you know he's sticking it to The Sitting Man.

Posted by: mrp at August 21, 2013 03:01 PM (HjPtV)

163
"Woman Kills Herself with Hot Beef Injection in her Face."


Actually, I "hit" that.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 21, 2013 03:04 PM (5mRmR)

164 AtC: When my daughter started driving I made her a lanyard for her car keys out of 550 cord. She wears it around her neck, and the keys fall to her waist. Put a bunch of old keys on to get the weight up- it makes a very impressive flail and she has even flown with it.

Posted by: AnthonyB at August 21, 2013 03:05 PM (PDTch)

165 Way, way too close to reality, RWC.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at August 21, 2013 03:00 PM (TCWb5)

Oh,no, that was reality. Pulled from the comment section.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 03:09 PM (fWAjv)

166 'Their' reality I guess I should say.

Posted by: RWC at August 21, 2013 03:10 PM (fWAjv)

167 There is an aspect of modern liberalism in general in this. It's like a conflation of government action and all action.

A common opposition to Libertarianism by the left (I've seen frequently) is that Libertarians oppose helping people and are therefore selfish and abusive. You see, they oppose *government* programs that displace charity, therefore they must oppose charitable giving.

The obsession with placing all things under the umbrella of government action goes so far as to exclude any other possibility.

Thus the conflating of a private membership list with a government database.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at August 21, 2013 03:10 PM (qyfb5)

168
I think they have the image of the Black Gate of Mordor when they think of NRA HQ.

You're telling me it doesn't? I'm supremely disappointed.


Posted by: bonhomme at August 21, 2013 02:02 PM (IoTdl)








Dood, no shit. With warg-riding orcs on patrol outside with Evil Black Rifles.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2013 03:37 PM (TIIx5)

169 wanna know the difference between a NRA Database and a Government Database? With the NRA, you get too much junkmail. With a Government database you get killed or jailed.

Posted by: Vikings fan at August 21, 2013 04:30 PM (cDwCa)

170 The NRA has me in its database since I'm a member. I do not currently own a gun.

Posted by: Charlotte Corday at August 21, 2013 04:31 PM (4bCZC)

171 "Grilled or fried? Watching my figure.

Does anyone here know what squirrel tastes like? I don't know the Duck Dynasty guys or I'd ask them.

People call squirrels "tree rats", but I think they mostly eat berries and nuts. I'd eat a squirrel before a rat, whose diet is much worse."

They are called "tree rats" because the are in the same family as rats, as in rodents. I"ve tried them, blech.
Oh, they also carry numerous neurological diseases, including tularemia and the plague. No thanks.

Posted by: Jen at August 21, 2013 05:29 PM (IMCR4)

172 One of the missteps just about every liberal/idiot makes in these pieces - they never appreciate the distinction between public and private actors.

If my public behavior or express wishes allow a private company to build a dossier on me, sobeit. That's life.

It is a completely and totally different thing for a government, who has the power of law with physical force behind it, to undertake similar action. Where does the government claim its power to create a gun registry arises from? And by what twisted logic might we deconflict such a power with an expressly enumerated right of the people it can only harm?

Posted by: 0302 at August 21, 2013 06:16 PM (sRWlD)

173 The whole article is suspect. First off telling lies doesn't help your credibility, NRA, as of their last little "get together" in Houston, now has over 5 million dues paying members as announced in an NRA publication that I regularly receive as an NRA member of 28 years!
Going any further in refuting the article's claims would be a massive waste of time because in almost every paragraph I counted at least 2 direct lies.

Nice try Ace and Buzzfeed, wanna try again?

Posted by: Some call me.....Tim at August 21, 2013 06:33 PM (wYShC)

174
#172 Perfect response

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