NRA Counters Bloomberg’s Bogus Membership Claims

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.

Gun control advocates, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRA’s membership list. The NRA survey of 1,000 randomly-selected NRA members across the country is the only legitimate survey of NRA members in existence.

nra-ila-logoThe data from this survey indicates that NRA members are united in their desire for Washington to focus on keeping firearms from the mentally ill and to reject unconstitutional gun control measures that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

“Mayor Bloomberg’s claims that gun owners are divided are totally false. It is nothing more than an attempt by anti-gun activists to further their long-standing political agenda,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox. “American gun owners and Second Amendment supporters are ready for Washington to put politics aside and come together to fix our broken mental health system.”

Key Findings:

  • 91% of NRA members support laws keeping firearms away from the mentally ill.
  • 92% of NRA members oppose gun confiscation via mandatory buy-back laws.
  • 89% oppose banning semi-automatic firearms, often mistakenly called “assault rifles”.
  • 93% oppose a law requiring gun owners to register with the federal government.
  • 92% oppose a new federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens.

Methodology – The national survey was conducted by OnMessage Inc. Telephone interviews were conducted January 13-14, 2013. This survey consists of 1,000 NRA members and was stratified by state to reflect voter distribution in the 2012 presidential election. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 3.09%.

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  • Mike Leonardi

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    Great comment Paul Lutteur. That is if I was a blade of grass like the republicans, everytime the wind blows they bend. I see the words coming out of the leftists mouths so, NO, I wont hold hands and sing Kumbaha, “We are the World”, or Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I will never embrace thier skewed dope and alcohol soaked, food stamp, no work, philosophy. WHAT good is the left anyway, they wont fight because they dont believe in guns, they wont work because they dont believe education or earning your way, they dont pay taxes becasue they dont work, they dont make anything useful for society because they dont work, they have no usable skill because they have never sought a living that pays bills. So WHY, WHY would I continue allowing these people to inject their socialist moronic degradation in to MY Constitution. Not gonna happen. You want to see degradation completely and solely accomplished by the left democrats, here it is folks, DETROIT, CHICAGO, DC, LA, been democrat for years and they passsed laws that entitled them. Now they are waste lands full of gangs, muslims, and illegals. These democratic havens established by the democrats and allowed to prosper by the democrats will be the jumping off points for the riots as soon as the check stops coming.
    So no Paul, when it comes it’ll be answered. I will not pay for these socialist democrat programs that steal every dime from those that work. So heres my tax program. I will only earn whatever it takes to pay my bills, period not one dime more. Then I will pay taxes at the end of the year, this beats out the govt on FREE interest earned all year from your money, lastly get out of debt, pay the credit cards off. The way to answer this rogue govt spending is not giving them your money.
    Yes, the govt will just borrow another couple trillion, thats obamas MO. pelosi demanded more taxes and the ink on fiscal cliff #1 wasnt dried yet. Now theres #2 and set for #3. Give them nothing. Nothing. It is said property taxes will go so high that you wont be able to pay for that, communities will look just like Detroit and the rest.
    Mike in Afghanistan

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  • RPK

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    Bloomberg, Feinstein and Polosi all need to be removed from office. Feinstein and Polosi hail from a state that can not even balance the budget or control immigration and yet, they poke their pie holes in to the business of the remainder of the Union? I don’t think so. As for Bloomberg, he needs to retire and play shuffle board somewhere. All three of these politicians have a personal agenda about controlling OUR personal freedoms. The elite in this Country, as they might consider themselves, working collectively toward disarmament of the populace. Together with Obama and his potty mouth hatchman Biden, they seemibgly have a vision for America which does not include rights for all, just a select few in the ruling elite. Use EVERY legal and lawful means necessary to remove these fools from office. VOTE and write your Supreme Court, Senators and Congressmen often. Flood them with letters, calls and e-mails about being fed up with interferring Government and the ruling class in Washington D.C. Let them know their own days in politics are numbered through the vote if they support any anti-gun ownership legislation. One vote is all it takes to get a fool elected…one person not votoing against them made it happen. The same principle applies here. If you do not let your voice be heard, then you have no right to complain when they enact laws to eliminate your rights under the 2nd Amendment. And once they do that, God help us all. That will just be the beginning. Safety and prosperity to all freedom loving people. And, to OUR beloved Country, longevity!

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  • William Walkingstick

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    The Latin translation of LAW is something like “To Corral”. Ever feel corralled? Funny thing, the law is simply someone’s concept. Just not yours or mine. Its also unique the way freedom has been twisted around to mean “Freedom isnt free” because if it was really freedom it would be free. I think protection or the powers that be is what isnt free. So we have to send our young men and women abroad to protect those in power, one way or the other, through intimidation or filling the pockets of the military arsenal manufacturers who provide enormous amounts of cash for their reelection. The United States has been a war every year of its existence except for about three years.
    GO SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States
    I may be off the subject a bit here but all these pieces help to connect the dots.
    Who IS in control is the Central Bank, the NWO and those wishing to take it all. But they have one serious problem The largest army in the world. Larger than all other armies combined. The citizens of the United States who are armed to the teeth and not willing to give one inch on gun control. Let’s keep em at bay guys!!

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  • William Walkingstick

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    God I love this site :)

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  • William Walkingstick

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    RECENT UPDATE ON SWITZERLAND AND KENNASAW, GA.
    Switzerland, who gives each person a firearm and teaches them how to use it has a crime rate so low it is virtually impossible to document.
    Kennesaw, GA who requires the head of households to own firearms had an investigative reporter on an Atlanta, GA tv station do a story on Kennesaw and two other similar communities surrounding Atlanta. Previously, some years ago, Kennesaw had a rising crime rate due to the sprawl so they decided to try the gun ownership requirement ordinance. As of today, Kennesaw has crime rates that are less than 1/3 of the two surrounding communities. That is hard, real data for Feinstein, Bloomberg and that other wennie, whatever his name is. Explain those facts away will ya?

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  • bill

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    The purpose of the Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

    The term “Well Regulated” in the Second Amendment meant “Well Manned and Equipped ” in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

    United States v. Miller also determined that the term “Arms” refers to “Ordinary Military Weapons” (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. A Militia consisted of armed volunteers willing to fight with their personal arms and not under government control.

    The 2008 Heller v. Washington DC decision reaffirmed that the Right to Bear Arms was an Individual right. The 2010 McDonald v. Chicago decision reaffirmed it yet again and made it clear that it applies to every state, every city and every town in the United States.

    To limit the Second Amendment to muskets would be the equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to the 18th century Printing Press.

    Liberty is worth the risk of death!

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  • W.W.Stick

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    Bloomberg should be in Israel demanding that his people put down their arms. How about that Mr. Bloomberg??

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  • Silver Bullet

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    All the politicians who have favored or recently flipped on gun legislation are hopeful their ‘loyalty’ will garner them a spot in the New World Order or some other organization such as NATO or The United Nations.
    There is no other reason. Why would any person in a position of responsibility in the US want to disarm the world’s largest army, the American Citizens? With the religious war, or what ever you want to call it, going on worldwide, our best defense is clearly armed citizens.
    Those who wish to circumvent the United States Constitution and disarm American Citizens are internal terrorists. They should be arrested, tried and shot, which is what this country historically did to traitors.

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