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As the MSM continues to maintain that 90% of the public supports Manchin/Toomey the NRA held it’s convention in Houston Texas.
-Speaking to the NRA’s annual members meeting in Houston, David Keene boasted that the Senate’s defeat of background check legislation dealt Obama the “first major legislative defeat of his presidency.”
“That, my friends, is quite an accomplishment,” Keene said. “An accomplishment few of us would have predicted back in January.”
And that success came despite months of continual attacks by the MSM and the left using Newtown as a club. meanwhile Wayne LaPierre has found a club of his own to weld:
“I’m talking, of course, about Boston, where residents were imprisoned behind the locked doors of their homes, a terrorist with bombs and guns just outside,” he said. “Frightened citizens, sheltered in place, with no means to defend themselves or their families from whatever may come crashing through the door.”
“How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?” he asked. “How many other Americans now ponder that life-or-death question?”
The vision of an American City in lockdown certainly moved people
In the middle of that night listening to the Boston police scanner, I evolved.
I realized right then that if I were holed up in my house while a cold-blooded terrorist roamed my neighborhood, I wouldn’t want to be a sitting duck with only a deadbolt lock between me and an armed intruder. There are not enough police and they cannot come to my rescue quickly enough. They carry guns to protect themselves, not me. I knew at that instant if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed up at my door while I was “sheltered-in-place” and aimed a gun at my head and only one of us would live, I could pull the trigger.
I’m shopping for guns this week. I’ve been told a 12-gauge shotgun is a good choice for home protection, but I’m open to suggestions.
And MSM not withstanding membership is up:
At the National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston, TX, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced that the NRA has now grown to an unprecedented 5 million active members.
It would seem to be counter-intuitive that the NRA membership would grow at a time when, if the MSM is to be believed, a majority of its membership disagrees with what they are doing.
However Now six months after Newtown and a few weeks after his speech of outrage over the defeat of Manchin/Toomey here is the NRA coming to Houston, an event that was planned and announced months before which would have an inordinate amount of press scrutiny. Here was the Opportunity of the “90%” to show up before the TV cameras and show the country that it could mobilize. To demonstrate once and for all they were stronger and more numerous than the NRA:
Not a very big turn from the anti gun protesters at the NRA show, LOL twitter.com/HoustonArmory/…
— Cris Parsons (@HoustonArmory) May 4, 2013
I’m sure that simply can’t be right. Mike Bloomberg has committed millions, Anti-Gun forces have been sending Newtown families all over the country to make their case and of course there is the 90% of the public opposes the NRA. Surely if the NRA can manage to gather 70,000 people 1.3% of their membership at a convention in Houston surely with a pool of 280,432,725 (90% of the 311,591,917 US population) opponents of the NRA with ample time and resources could manage better than a turnout of .00001% of that amount (namely the 27 in the photo) to make their voices heard.
After all the anti-gun forces would fib about their actual strength would they?
Unlike the Gun control people no phony numbers here. Thanks to my thermometer you can see exactly where I am toward my $300 weekly paycheck
And thanks to DaTipJar you can not only see but determine where I stand.