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NRA's new president has penchant for bold words

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My first impression of our new NRA president is very favorable from all indications below..

 

CD

 

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Story posted 2013.05.04 at 02:05 AM EDT

The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control.

 

James Porter, an Alabama attorney and first vice president of the NRA, assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston. He didn't wait until then to ignite a new furor over gun control, telling the NRA grass-roots organizers on Friday they are the front line of a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.

 

"(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors," Porter said.

 

Porter, 64, whose father was NRA president from 1959-1961, is part of the small, Birmingham, Ala., law firm of Porter, Porter & Hassinger. The firm's website notes its expertise in defending gun manufacturers in lawsuits.

 

Porter takes over the organization as the NRA finds itself in a national fight over gun control in Washington, D.C., and state capitols around the country. The NRA had a major victory regarding gun control with the defeat in the U.S. Senate of a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales. But it lost ground in some places as several states passed laws expanding background checks and banning large ammunition magazines after December's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

 

Glen Caroline, director of the NRA's grass-roots division, noted the coming fight over gun control in the 2014 elections. "Our senators are on record. They cannot hide from those votes," Caroline said.

 

As shown by his "culture war" comment Friday and others in his past, Porter's style is likely to be one that fans the flames of an emotionally combustible debate.

 

Porter has called President Barack Obama a "fake president," Attorney General Eric Holder "rabidly un-American" and the U.S. Civil War the "War of Northern Aggression." On Friday, he repeated his call for training every U.S. citizen in the use of standard military firearms, to allow them to defend themselves against tyranny.

 

Gun control advocates say Porter makes outgoing NRA President David Keene look like a moderate on gun issues, even though Keene had said the NRA would try to punish lawmakers who voted in favor of expanded background checks and other gun control measures.

 

Keene had worked to offer a softer, if equally staunch voice for the gun lobby's ideas when compared with Wayne LaPierre, the fiery executive vice president who remains the NRA's most prominent voice on the public stage.

 

Porter as president, "pulls (the NRA) more into the extremist camp," said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. "With Jim Porter, they've gone full crazy."

 

But Porter was greeted with rousing applause at the grass-roots organizing meeting, and several in attendance called out, "Hey Big Jim!," as he walked through the crowd.

 

NRA officials did not respond to a request for comment about Porter taking over the organization. In an interview this week with the Washington Times, Keene called Porter "the perfect match for president" and noted his legal expertise.

 

Porter has served as a head of the NRA's legal affairs committee. His legal experience will be counted on to help the organization challenge some of the gun control laws passed in several states around the country in court, Keene told the Washington Times.

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if the other side wants to call saving the 2nd amendment rights for all legal gun owning citiezens extreme


oh well



we need a legal brained bull dog, working hard for the cause


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Funny that you can't be called an extremist for supporting abortion. Or same sex marriage. Or the National Endowment for the Arts. Or PBS. But apply the same fervor the supporters of those do to the Second Amendment, and PRESTO! you are an extremist.

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Thing is, though, the farther to the right that you go, the more people you have to your left. The question then, is, How far to the right can you go and still prevail?

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Thing is, though, the farther to the right that you go, the more people you have to your left. The question then, is, How far to the right can you go and still prevail?

I see the question as

just how far to the left do you let your country go,

marry yer pets will be further on down the road, just keep left at the Y

far right makes more sence than far left,

unless you just want to print endless money for-ever to cover the leftest agendas (feel good stuff)

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Thing is, though, the farther to the right that you go, the more people you have to your left. The question then, is, How far to the right can you go and still prevail?

As far as we have to go to preserve and protect our constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" without infringement.

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Thing is, though, the farther to the right that you go, the more people you have to your left. The question then, is, How far to the right can you go and still prevail?

 

 

Standing your ground isn't moving to the right, even though it may seem like it if there are lots of people shifting left.

 

WHERE do you compromise on civil rights? At some point someone has to say, "ENOUGH! We will NOT quietly surrender any more of our rights!"

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyv9EgFebMk

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I just hope that "Big Jim" Porters bark is not worse than his bite. Without the 2nd the entire constitution goes down the drain into the bottomless abyss called history, and with it goes the greatest nation in the history of mankind. It is high time we draw a line in the sand and warn the Marxist impostor in chief and his communist criminal cronies that they better not cross it.

 

"During the French Revolution, Thomas Jefferson advocated rebellion and violence when necessary. In a letter to James Madison on January 30, 1787, Jefferson wrote, "A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." Similarly, in a letter to Abigail Adams on February 22, 1787 he wrote, "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all." Concerning Shays' Rebellion after he had heard of the bloodshed, on November 13, 1787 Jefferson wrote to William S. Smith, John Adams' son-in-law, "What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." In another letter to Smith during 1787, Jefferson wrote: "And what country can preserve its liberties, if the rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."

 

Looks to me that if we're to preserve this nation that our founding fathers gave their fortunes and their very lives to carve out for us we must do two things and some of you may not like this first one, but quite frankly I don't give a darn. We must get on our knees and ask the Almighty to heal our land. 2. We must be prepared to defend this nation by force of arms with our very lives as did thousands of men and even women before us.

 

At the signing of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin stated, "Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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Well said Col!

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Amen

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Thing is, though, the farther to the right that you go, the more people you have to your left. The question then, is, How far to the right can you go and still prevail?

Vice versa

 

GG

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