The Brady anti-gun group are already shouting!

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Brady Campaign: NRA Failed to Deliver 'Gun Voters'

Author: GR Staff
November 5, 2008

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Tuesday night, the Brady Campaign issued a statement even before Sen. Barack Obama was declared president-elect, saying the political environment is better than it’s been in years for “progress on gun violence prevention.”
The NRA spent millions on ads during the campaign, warning that Sen. Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history.
But according to the Brady Campaign, the NRA failed to deliver its “supposed block of single-issue voters” in Tuesday’s election. According to exit polls, the economy took precedence for many voters.
"America should take notice that reasonable policies on guns are carrying the day," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, which endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket.
The Brady Campaign says Obama “consistently supported common sense gun laws in the U.S. Senate and in the Illinois State Senate. Senator Biden not only has supported, but also has been a leader for strong gun laws throughout his career in the U.S. Senate.”
Not only did Obama win the presidency, but NRA-endorsed senators lost their elections in North Carolina, New Hampshire and New Mexico, the Brady Campaign noted.
Brady Campaign officials said it appears that the June Supreme Court decision in D.C. v. Heller may be starting to have an impact on political races -- “with the gun lobby failing to convince law-abiding gun owners that an Obama-Biden Administration would infringe on anyone's basic Constitutional rights.”
"The gun issue has clearly lost its status as a 'wedge' issue in most places and most races," Helmke said.
The NRA, in a brief statement on its Web site, said Obama’s presidency will be disastrous for the firearms industry.
”Just look at a couple of the things Obama has proposed: a 500 percent increase on excise taxes for guns and ammunition, and a ban on gun stores within five miles of a school or a park,” said the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.
“Those two measures wouldn't just decimate the firearms industry, they would kill it. That, in turn, would have a drastic effect on our military, because the same companies that sell guns to civilians are also the ones selling guns to the government. I wonder how Obama would feel about a multi-billion dollar bailout of the firearms industry, because that's what just two of his proposals would require.”
 

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I can't stand how they so blatantly lie and talk themselves up. Considering how lawsuit crazy the NRA has been within the past few years, I'd say the NRA still has plenty of fight left in it to at least provide some sort of resistance to these assholes.
 

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The NRA seems to make some noise to still show what side they're on. But they don't really keep going after the initial volley. That's getting a bit old.

For such a large amassed group that is well funded, they don't have quite the impact these anti groups have.

What's the deal?
 

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I believe that we would have gun laws like Canada if it hadn't been for the efforts from the NRA over the past 100 years.
 

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What's the deal?
The deal is that, if there is one thing the liberals are good at, it is social networking. This is something our side needs to really improve on. I've discussed this with others and many agree with me, though some might get bent out of shape with what I'm about to say. Many of the gun rights organizations out there, and gun rights activist groups, and other gun related groups seem to be run by an older crowd that just is not in tune with the modern social networking and modern capabilities of reaching people. I won't name names. We really, REALLY need to get away from this monthly newsletter style activism and start expanding things in the same style as the libs go about it. The internet, blogs, video sites (Youtube, etc)......all of these modern forms of media give us some massive potential, though so far we haven't really seen it used en masse in quite the same manner as the libs. See, with the libs, they so heavily saturate these forms of media that it reaches a massive audience, and because they play on people's emotion and natural good intentions, they are able to expand their demographic at a nearly exponential rate. We need to modernize our outreach to the community, or we are going to get lost in the stone age, completely surpassed in capability by the libs, and eventually our demographic will decline to the point where it's a non-issue.
 

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