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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:35 PM

 

Meet the NRA Hall of Shame (or at least 55 who are willing to be known)

I found myself wondering today ... who ARE these people?
... who envision a world where everyone over 9 years old
is packing deadly force "just in case"?

Well, here they are, for the record. IMHO some of the most
evil beings on the planet.

Here's a pretty much randomly selected sample from the (55 total)
current NRA Board of Directors listed here, although it states
elsewhere on the website that there are a total of 76 (not 55), so
there are apparently 21 COMPLETELY INVISIBLE members of the
board


Matt Blunt
Employer: Former Republican Governor of Missouri, Consultant at Cassidy & Associates
Blunt joined the lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates as a consultant. Cassidy & Associates’ most high-profile client at that time was Teodoro Obiang, dictator of Equatorial Guinea. Obiang, who proclaimed to be in “permanent contact with the Almighty,” giving him the right to kill with impunity, paid Cassidy & Associates $120,000 per month to improve his image in the United States. Blunt’s father is currently serving as a U.S. Senator from Missouri and enjoys an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association.

Steve Hornady
Employer: President of Hornady Ammunition. Hornady Ammunition president Steve Hornday is the son of Joyce Hornady, the founder of the company. Joyce began manufacturing ammunition because he was dissatisfied with the quality of surplus ammunition following World War II. Steve Hornady joined his father’s business in 1970. Presently, Hornady Ammunition manufactures “FMJ” armor piercing bullets for sale on the civilian market.

Bob Brown
Employer: Publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine
Robert K. Brown, born in 1932, served in the U.S. Army from 1954 through 1957 and again between 1964 and 1985, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Brown is the editor, publisher, and founder of Soldier of Fortune magazine, which has been in circulation since 1975. The magazine includes reporting on overseas conflicts and famously featured a classified section where purported mercenaries offered their services. The nature of the classified ads led then-Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) to call for an investigation in the 1970s to determine whether the magazine published content that violated the “The Neutrality Act,” a federal law which prohibits United States citizens from performing mercenary work in foreign countries. Brown denied the allegations, purportedly saying, “Some State Department official stated something to the effect that Mr. Brown was staying within the bounds of the law, but not the spirit of it. Well, that’s tough shit.”

Grover Norquist
Employer: Founder of Americans for Tax Reform, Board Member of the Center for the National Interest (formerly known as the Nixon Center), former Board Member of American Conservative Union (CPAC).
Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word” on MSNBC, has described Grover Norquist as, “the most powerful man in America who does not sleep in the White House” because of his ability to control Republican Party politics. Norquist, who was born in 1956 and grew up in Weston, Massachusetts, has been politically active from a young age. While a teenager, he volunteered for Richard Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign before attending Harvard University. Since graduating from Harvard, Norquist has served in various roles as a small government advocate, although he has spent time on other issues, including working alongside fellow NRA board member Oliver North in aiding the Contra rebels.

Ken Blackwell
Employer: Former Ohio Secretary of State, Vice Chairman of the Platform Committee of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council, Board Member of Club for Growth, Board Member of National Taxpayers Union
J. Kenneth Blackwell grew up in Ohio and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Xavier University. He first held elected office as a member of Cincinnati’s city council, before being elected as mayor of Cincinnati in 1979. Blackwell worked in the administration of President George H.W. Bush before returning to state politics in Ohio, where he served as State Treasurer and later Secretary of State. After losing to Democrat Ted Strickland in the 2006 Ohio gubernatorial elections, Blackwell ran (unsuccessfully) for Republican National Committee (RNC) chair in 2009. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of RNC’s Platform Committee and as Chair of Citizens for Working America, a Super PAC exclusively focused on electing U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) president of the United States.

Larry Craig
Employer: Former United States Representative and Senator (R – ID)
Larry Craig served as a Member of Congress from 1981 to 2009. Born in Council, Idaho in 1945, Craig served in the Idaho National Guard from 1970-1972. He began his political career by serving as a Republican Idaho State Senator beginning in 1974. After serving three terms in the state senate, Craig was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1980. He then went on to serve ten years in the House and 18 years in the Senate. Craig’s political career was derailed when his 2007 arrest for lewd conduct in an airport bathroom became national news. He initially said he would resign, but later decided to serve out the remainder of his term. While serving in the Senate, Craig was one of the gun lobby’s most important allies, shepherding numerous pieces of NRA-backed legislation into law. In 2006, he received the NRA Institute for Legislative Action’s highest honor. Chris Cox, the executive director of NRA-ILA, called Craig an “eloquent and fearless champion of the Second Amendment.”

Tom Selleck
Employer: Actor
Tom Selleck is an actor best known for his role in the 1980s television series “Magnum P.I.” He has also appeared in over 50 motion pictures. While serving as a member of the California National Guard, Selleck was activated during the 1965 riot in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Selleck has claimed he is “not a spokesperson for the NRA,” despite his position on the organization’s board and the fact that he has appeared in numerous ads for NRA. Politically, he has described himself as a “registered Independent with a lot of Libertarian leanings.” Selleck endorsed the Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), in 2008.

Oliver North (no surprise here)
Employer: Fox News military analyst (host of “War Stories with Oliver North,” contributor to “Hannity”), contributor to Soldier of Fortune.
Oliver North grew up in Philmont, New York and attended college at the State University of New York at Brockport for two years before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After seeing combat in Vietnam, North fulfilled a number of military assignments before joining the National Security Council (NSC) in 1981. North remained with the NSC until he was fired in 1986 when his role in the Iran-Contra Affair was revealed. In 1994 North served as the Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, losing to Democrat Charles Robb. Shortly before the election, former First Lady Nancy Reagan said North “lied to my husband and lied about my husband.” Since leaving politics, North has authored books and made television appearances to discuss military and political matters. In the 2010 NRA Board of Directors elections, North received more votes than any other candidate.

These are just 8 of the 55 board members who are willing to be publically known, and for each of these 55 board members the site provides additional background info with a heading entitled "Controversial Actions and Statements:"
http://meetthenra.org/board-list

The site also lists some other better known personalities who predictably are among this group as well, such as Chuck Norris, Charlton Heston, Ted Nugent, et. al.

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Reply Meet the NRA Hall of Shame (or at least 55 who are willing to be known) (Original post)
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 OP
gopiscrap Jul 2012 #1
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #3
DocMac Jul 2012 #2
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #4
permatex Jul 2012 #7
DocMac Jul 2012 #14
permatex Jul 2012 #17
clffrdjk Jul 2012 #5
DocMac Jul 2012 #6
clffrdjk Jul 2012 #8
DocMac Jul 2012 #9
clffrdjk Jul 2012 #10
DocMac Jul 2012 #12
clffrdjk Jul 2012 #16
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #11
DocMac Jul 2012 #13
clffrdjk Jul 2012 #15
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #18
joeybee12 Jul 2012 #19

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:37 PM

1. also Ted Bundy

John Wayne Gacy, George Bush

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:41 PM

3. So Bush is among the "invisibles"?

 

yet it's publicly known he's on the board. hmmm.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:41 PM

2. I thought you had a list of DU'ers.

It's not too late, ya know!

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Response to DocMac (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:45 PM

4. That would be a nice piece of work in tandem with this one.

 

But more work than I'm feeling like putting into it at the moment.

But I'll definitely keep it in mind, if you (or someone else) don't
beat me to it.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

7. I'm more of an SAF guy

 

and I belong to this org.
http://www.theliberalgunclub.com/

I will never be a member of the NRA until they get back to what they used to be before being taken over by the RW whackos.

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Response to permatex (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:59 PM

14. I know where you stand on this.

You know where I stand:

No guns outside the home. I don't trust the "people", there...I said it.

I cannot be moved on this position (knowing what I know).

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Response to DocMac (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:20 AM

17. Fair enough

 

Thats your right and I respect that right, just as I hope you respect my right to believe that properly trained citizens should be able to carry concealed.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:45 PM

5. Just where do you get this crap?

 


"... who envision a world where everyone over 9 years old
is packing deadly force "just in case"? "

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:58 PM

6. Where do you get your crap?

Kids UNDER 9 get killed by guns because of the STUPID people who own them.

It's late. If you want links, wait til morning. Of course, you can delete that question and save yourself some embarrassment.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:07 PM

8. I can handle the embarrassment if you can

 

Reread the quote, 99 is claiming that the NRA leadership wants every 10 year old in the world to carry a gun at all times. You go ahead and find links proving that, I can wait till morning.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

9. Is this a copy and paste?

"... who envision a world where everyone over 9 years old
is packing deadly force "just in case"? "

Is 99 claiming this? I would like to see a link where the NRA says this.

Edit: expanding.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

10. Yep copied from the op N/T

 

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Response to DocMac (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

12. This is plenty:

http://itsybitsysteps.com/rick-santorum-signed-up-3-year-old-daughter-for-lifetime-nra-membership/

I'd love to see that quote in the subject matter, in the article.

pfft.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:02 AM

16. As stupid as that is it does not prove the original quote

 

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

11. Ooopsie. Sorry I forgot my sarcasm smilie

 

I stand corrected. Without that smilie it should read:
".. who envision a world where everyone over 18 is packing deadly force, 'just in case'".

I do believe that to be the truth, given how brazenly the NRA has promoted gun ownership
for profit and made our nation the most deadly "free-fire" zones in the world, where you
are more likely to die from a firearm than your would be in nations with rational controls
on sale and purchase of firearms.

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/2/214.full.pdf

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:50 PM

13. Too late now. lol

The Santorum shit is good, though.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

15. Now switch "is" to "can" and you would be 100% correct

 

The "can" qualifying the issues of those who through due process have been deemed unfit and those who simply choose not to own or carry.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:29 AM

18. Do you not perceive a pattern with the NRA types

 

of promoting gun ownership?

Like these silly arguments that if only there were people in the audience
who could whip out a .45 and shoot the body-armored-to-the-hilt shooter
in the eye, that it wouldn't have become the massacre that it did.

But surely you don't "buy into" such gibberish, do you?

Or did you not notice that "stand your ground' states experience increased
sales of firearms ? or that firearms dealers and mfgrs sit on the NRA
Board of Directors, and profit from increased gun sales?

Are these things unknown to you?

BTW - welcome to DU.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 05:13 AM

19. What a great group of guys! knr

 

That was when I said "great"

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