If you arent an NRA member, you arent doing enough.
This is a discussion on MoveOn.Org Anti-NRA Fundraising within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; For whatever reason, they believe me to be one of the seven million members they claim. I got this one from them today, and I ...
For whatever reason, they believe me to be one of the seven million members they claim. I got this one from them today, and I pass it on.
"Dear MoveOn member,
Are we finally ready to take on the National Rifle Association?
The NRA's power has long been an explanation—and an excuse—for why we can't pass serious gun violence prevention laws in America.
But in the wake of Sandy Hook, something has shifted. Maybe it's the polls showing a 18-point jump in support for stronger laws.1 Or the fact that most gun owners and NRA members disagree with the NRA's policy agenda.2 Or the bizarre press conference by Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's CEO, where he called for more guns in schools.3
Whatever the reason, it's suddenly clear that the NRA ISN'T all-powerful. Yes, they spend a boatload of money on lobbying and elections—but so did Big Tobacco, and laws limiting smoking are now commonplace. Public opinion matters. The NRA can't block an idea whose time has come.
The Obama Administration and state-level elected officials around the country are debating how ambitious their reforms can be. We urgently need to keep the NRA on its heels—to prevent them from regaining the upper hand in setting the agenda. So we're putting together an emergency campaign to do exactly that. Can you chip in $5?
Yes, I'll chip in $5 to keep the NRA on its heels so that real work on gun violence prevention can move forward.
Here's what we're doing.
1) Catalyzing a huge wave of local organizing to counter the NRA's network. A broad range of folks need to come together—parents, law enforcement officials, health experts, gun owners, community leaders, religious leaders, and more—on the local level to act as a political counterweight to the NRA's boots-on-the-ground network. And the good news is, there's already a ton happening: MoveOn members have started over 100 local Community Committees Against Gun Violence, on the heels of over 300 vigils just after Sandy Hook.
And there's much more energy out there—but people need support to get organized. We need to pay for organizers, and for local advertising—from online ads to billboards—so that folks know what's happening in their town and can get connected. And then we need more resources for flyers, yard signs, meetingspace rentals, and more.
2) Launching hard-hitting actions highlighting the NRA's extremism at the national level. We need to pay for ads and organizers that support in-person volunteer-led events in New York and Washington, DC to draw the national media's attention to the NRA's political extremism.
Chip in $5 to keep on its heels and demand real solutions for gun violence.
Here's just one example: a coalition of gun groups have called for a "gun appreciation day" just before President Obama's inauguration. They're asking people to go to local gun stores and gun shows "with your Constitution, American flags and your 'Hands Off My Guns' sign."
Maria Roach, a MoveOn leader and founder of a new gun violence prevention group called United for Change USA, started a petition against this "Gun Appreciation Day," and it already has over 20,000 signers. With support, she can pull off a high-profile event to deliver these signatures directly to the NRA headquarters in Washington, driving media attention and putting the NRA on the spot—does it really want to support something like this in the wake of the brutal murders of 26 people in Newtown?
There are hundreds of other member-led campaigns bubbling up that we want to similarly support—since any of them could be the thing that breaks through and captures the attention of the national media.
We have a brief window to take all the people who are moved to act, give them the help they need to organize, and knit them together into a national campaign that can't be ignored—to cement the emerging conventional wisdom that the NRA is a retrograde, out-of-touch, industry-funded interest group that can't stop needed progress.
We CAN pass strong laws at the federal, state, and local level to prevent gun violence—if the NRA stays on the defense. And MoveOn members are already organizing to make that happen.
Can you chip in? Click here:
Thanks for all you do.
–Garlin, Lenore, Anna, Bobby, and the rest of the team
1. "Poll: Support for stricter gun control at a 10-year high," CBS News, December 17, 2012
Poll: Support for stricter gun control at 10-year high - CBS News
2. "5 Issues That Divide Gun Owners and NRA Leadership," Alternet, July 22, 2012
5 Issues That Divide Gun Owners and NRA Leadership | Alternet
3. "Wayne LaPierre's Speech Was a Total Public Relations Disaster, Say PR Experts," The Huffington Post, December 21, 2012 Wayne LaPierre Speech Was A Total Public Relations Disaster, Say PR Experts
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"For someone who is nearly as smart as I am, how can you be so wrong about this?"
If you arent an NRA member, you arent doing enough.
Certified Kitchen Gunsmith
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
- C.S. Lewis
What a load of doo doo, Half of these people dont see this in the depth of what it truly is about.
haven't they had enough change?
I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
That is Hilarious, you know what the description of "United For Change" on Facebook Reads (not United for Change USA) but seems pretty fricking coincidental !
United For Change exists to facilitate the unity of Muslim organizations in North America.
Could be that they are starting to run out of money.
Typical fight tactic, wait till your opponent exhausts their resources then hammer the crap out of them.
Grasseater // Grass~eat~er noun, often attributive \ˈgras-ē-tər\
A person who is incapable of independent thought; a person who is herd animal-like in behavior; one who cannot distinguish between right and wrong; a foolish person.
See also Sheep
Maria Roach, one of the founders, what an appropriate name for her.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
Well, there you have it. I enjoy taking a look into the anti camp, thanks for the post!
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.