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NRA Members Annoyed By Silence On Philando Castile

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn




They do not represent or take donations from manufacturers.


I want to expand on this.

Ruger and Smith and Wesson are the only two pubicly traded companies left in the gun world.

Others are owned by Freedom Group.

The rest like Glock,Beretta,Heckler and Koch are not even American owned.

I know you know this.

Just putting out there for those that don't.




posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6



But I know I would have an opinion on them if their MO was to tee off on something with very little information at hand.


Which they have a pretty good record of doing except when...



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Kali74




Exactly... and the organization itself is largely racist.


No, it isn't:

Ken Blackwell, Allan West, Roy Innis, Carl Rowan Jr., and Karl Malone(The basketball player) are current board members of the NRA. All are black.

The are also 7 women on the board.

The NRAs most well known commentators are a black man(Colion Noir) and Dana Loesch.

But yeah..We're all racist.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: Kali74

Seriously??!!

This wasn't about whether or not the man had a right to conceal and carry. This was about an officer thinking the driver was reaching for his gun! What could the NRA possibly have to say about that?


The man matches a BOLO for an armed robbery,


The cop pulls him over and he says "officer I have a CCW licence..I'm going to get my licence..." *slowly raises t-shirt to reveal pistol butt*



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

For the third time, I did not say all members are racist. I don't think that, stop asserting it. I am not impressed with token appointments to boards, Ted Nugent is also a board member do we want to go there? I look at policies and agendas.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

i havent. im not a member of the NRA so i have no insider advice. thats why im asking. however statistically im going to say that most do not see eye to eye with those outside of their race. one hispanic guy claiming just because he was accepted into an organization such as this one does not reflect the majority. thats a fact.

the divide is more subtle and undercover then it used to be

thankfully there is social media to call these people out.

why would anyone think a caucasian male born in the mid 1900s in america at a time where there was much segregation grow up to have a fond view of those that were segregated against? it just doesnt make much sense now does it?

events in a persons childhood shape them for the rest of their lives.

do all of the individuals who fit into the category above think the same way? no but the majority do.

so get real.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Exactly... and the organization itself is largely racist


So what is this upposed to mean?

They aren't appointed they are elected by the general membership.


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Were you able to look in to the Ring of Freedom aspect?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

They have a pretty good track record of saying a lot of things, some of them which I think are kinda stupid. I'm not familiar with an instance where they went to bat for a white guy who oops, turns out his rights weren't violated and he was actually breaking the law.

Making a comment about arming teachers to stop school shootings isn't the same as condemning a cop for something that may or may not have happened.

ETA - not to say that the above scenario has never happened. May have, I'm just not familiar with it.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: andy1972

originally posted by: introvert
From what I understand, the girlfriend did not start recording until after the man was shot.

Also, the man did apparently have a permit to carry, but a stillshot of the video his girlfriend took may show a firearm was sitting in his lap.


The PD in MN have confirmed that he did not have any CCW licence issued by them.


Ok. Thanks for that confirmation. The source I read stated differently.

Does the County Sheriff confirm that as well?


That came from their twitter page.




posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: dreamlotus1111

You should seriously go to a gun range and then get back to me. I've never seen or heard any sort of racism in gun shops, at the gun range or among friends that shoot and there are a lot of people of color. I'm in no way claiming there aren't racist NRA members, but you sound like all Muslims are bad because of terrorists.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

The non profit organization... with like presidents and employees and stuff.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Yes it is a partnership with the industry for a common interest.

But the NRA does not represent these corporations. That was never the purpose or practice of Ring of Freedom and it isn't now.

The donations received from members is where the NRA-ILA gets their money for lobbying and other functions.

Ring of Freedom members donate to the NRA for other programs like training and certification of instructors and armorers(which is largely a system based on company to company certs), youth programs, and other initiatives.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I have been to gun shops where Black men are discriminated against (this doesn't always mean verbal or otherwise obvious discrimination); where, because of the attire of Black culture, Black men have been labeled as deviants/thugs and are either:

A. Not sold a gun
B. Paperwork held up for exorbitant amounts of time
C. Information sent to agents who patrol the store, holding up the process

I have been to gun shows where Black people are often sold POS guns for quadruple (and sometimes more) the value of the piece.

I don't think ALL gun shop owners are guilty of these interactions, but you sound like America is post-racism because Obama.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Do you not know that non profit organizations have paid employees?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: projectvxn

The non profit organization... with like presidents and employees and stuff.


Ok..Where are you going with this?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: dreamlotus1111

So....anybody born before, say, 1980 is be default likely racist.

Who then had kids, who grew up with likely racists for parents.

Then those kids had kids, who spent time with people (grandparents) are likely racists.

Huh. I had no idea I'm probably a racist because of when my parents were born.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: prepared4truth

M'kay




Information sent to agents who patrol the store, holding up the process


How so?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

So glad I was born in the mid eighties! Exempt!



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: dreamlotus1111

I've seen plenty of minority's that rock the NRA hats and T shirts. So in closing you're a racist piece of #.



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