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8 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Senator Dick DurbinVerified account @SenatorDurbin 19m19 minutes ago

 
 

.@NRA-backed bill to undermine state concealed carry laws just passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Earlier today, Police Chief Thomas Manger of the Major Cities Chiefs Association described the bill as "misguided" and "dangerous for his police officers."

So how each member voted is now part of the public record.   Will it matter in November 2018?   

PS:   "with six Democrats supporting it":  They will clearly face challenges in the next Dem primary.    But who will prevail?

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14 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

So how each member voted is now part of the public record.   Will it matter in November 2018?   

PS:   "with six Democrats supporting it":  They will clearly face challenges in the next Dem primary.    But who will prevail?

I doubt the six Dems who voted for nationwide concealed weapons carry permitting will face much opposition.  They know their constituency. There will be Dem senators who will vote for it for the same reason.

I find it amusing that the GOPers compare the nationwide gun carry bill to national recognition of drivers licenses.  To me it is closer to states not accepting other states licenses for lawyers, teachers, doctors, social workers and large number of businesses.  A drivers license and a concealed weapons permit are not the same thing at all. 

Not to mention that having the feds regulate what the states can and cannot do re: guns is totally opposite to their belief in less federal intrusion in state government.

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UPI.comVerified account @UPI

3 dead, 15 hurt in New Mexico high school shooting

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/12/07/3-dead-15-hurt-in-New-Mexico-high-school-shooting/2301512666657/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Shannon Watts Retweeted UPI.com

This New Mexico school shooting is the 57th American school shooting to date in 2017. Text JOIN to 64433 to join @MomsDemand if you believe Congress should stand up to the gun lobby so our children don't have to stand up to gunmen.

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On 12/7/2017 at 3:56 PM, mr6666 said:

UPI.comVerified account @UPI

3 dead, 15 hurt in New Mexico high school shooting

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/12/07/3-dead-15-hurt-in-New-Mexico-high-school-shooting/2301512666657/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts 3h3 hours ago

 
 

Shannon Watts Retweeted UPI.com

This New Mexico school shooting is the 57th American school shooting to date in 2017. Text JOIN to 64433 to join @MomsDemand if you believe Congress should stand up to the gun lobby so our children don't have to stand up to gunmen.

This was the shooter that the police said was a white supremacist obsessed with  Pro Trump white supremacist websites and Hitler.

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The National Rifle Association’s first year as Trump propagandists-

Trump and the NRA have shared anti-immigrant, anti-free press, and pro-authoritarian sentiments

"...Despite Trump’s past stances, the NRA and Trump were the perfect political match. The then-president-elect and the country’s foremost gun group shared an affinity for culture war rhetoric, driven by white racial grievancesretrograde views of women, and anti-immigrantanti-free press, and pro-authoritarian sentiments. They also shared a penchant for spreading division through fearmongering and peddling conspiracy theories.

 
 

On Inauguration Day, the NRA flipped a switch, pivoting from a group that often raised the spectre of violent insurrection against a presidential administration it didn’t like to a group that now raises the spectre of violence against critics of a presidential administration it loves....

https://www.salon.com/2017/12/31/the-national-rifle-associations-first-year-as-trump-propagandists_partner/

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No surprise here.....

NRA's 2016 Tax Filings-

"In 2016, the NRA devoted huge sums of money to winning back the White House and protecting Republican control of Congress; the 501(c)(4) and the PAC spent millions of dollars on television and radio ads. They poured more than $54 million into electing GOP candidates up and down the ballot, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, with a focus on supporting Donald Trump and a slate of Republicans running for the US House and Senate. Those investments paid off. All but a few of the candidates who received NRA backing won their respective elections.

As president, Trump—who benefited from $10 million in NRA spending backing his candidacy and another $19.7 million attacking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton—has spoken at NRA events and pledged his loyalty to the group. “You came through for me, and I am going to come through for you,” he said at the NRA’s annual meeting last April. “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end....

Trump made fears about gun violence a central part of his campaign, but as president he has done little to curb that violence. At the same time, he has methodically, if quietly, taken steps to relax gun control policies. The Justice Department tightened the definition of who qualifies as a “fugitive from justice” when it comes to gun ownership, in effect making it easier for certain people with arrest warrants to possess firearms. The Interior Department removed a ban on hunting with lead ammunition on federal lands. And a bill signed last February prohibited the Social Security Administration from reporting recipients with mental impairments to a national background-check database. The NRA applauded the latter two actions. ....

 

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/nra-donald-trump-guns-fundraising/

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