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EuTuCroquet?

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https://www.nbcnews.com/card/closer-look-drop-nra-s-positive-rating-n858666

A closer look at the drop in the NRA's positive rating

In this morning's First Read, we wrote that the NRA's positive rating has dropped significantly since last year. According to our NBC/WSJ poll, more Americans now have a negative view of the pro-gun organization than a positive one for the first time since before 2000.
 

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Ah...he must be getting close. Touched a nerve did he.
Shame to see adults attacking a teen. IMO
He is the one that has chosen to say the words he has. He is the one that has chosen to be a public figure. I cannot believe people try to make others feel guilty because of his age. I don't. He made his choice to become A public figure. IMO if he says things that people disagree with then he needs to be able to handle it, instead of intimidating people because of his age. I respect that he is a survivor, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with his comments.
 

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What I don't understand is why people people believe that taking away the second admendment will cure our gun problem. It is not the legal gun owners doing the murders and reeking havoc on entire communities. Gun reform can be done without doing away with our 2nd admendment rights. The reform needed is ways of getting illegal guns and those that are illegally using them taken off the streets. Ones stealing legal guns need a far harsher sentence than someone stealing a tv from a home. Many, many ways to help get rid of our gun problem while at the same time allowing our 2nd admendment right to protect ourselves from the illegal guns.

BBM - this isn't even remotely accurate.
 

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Untrue.

They said they were using their recognition, which they believe they have due to their white privilege, to OPEN UP and SHARE the discussion, giving everyone an opportunity to share their views.

Not baiting. It’s the opposite.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opin...t-white-privilege-to-work-20180323-story.html

http://www.ebony.com/news-views/black-students-parkland-police-violence

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/all-lives-matter-equally-in-the-new-movement-for-gun-control/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics...-violence-and-they-want-to-fix-democracy.html
My last comment on this. He brought race into the gun reform issues. It is a United States problem. Not a race issue. Race baiting. IMO
 

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I respect and have compassion for all of the survivors from Parkland. That is not in question. David Hogg is putting himself out there and making some pretty controversial statements. Statements that deserve rebuttal. IMO he doesn't get to say whaever he wants and no one is allowed to question his statemets because he is a survivor. I cannot believe the audacity he has to talk about the police like he is when they were put in place to protect him and his fellow students after the shooting and students were bringing knives to school. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/v...ecome_a_prison_hundreds_of_racist_police.html

He’s a white kid who has noticed the racial bias of police.

What’s the problem with that?

Speaking truth to power, imo.

Sure, his comments are abrasive. He can be abrasive. People can disagree with him.

But he’ll still speak truth to power. His POC peers are speaking out about the issue — Hogg is amplifying their voices.

Again, what’s the problem with that?

https://www.google.com/amp/www.orla...ite-privilege-to-work-20180323-story,amp.html

Parkland, race and the gun violence that goes overlooked
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/parkland-race-and-the-gun-violence-that-goes-overlooked
 

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He is the one that has chosen to say the words he has. He is the one that has chosen to be a public figure. I cannot believe people try to make others feel guilty because of his age. I don't. He made his choice to become A public figure. IMO if he says things that people disagree with then he needs to be able to handle it, instead of intimidating people because of his age. I respect that he is a survivor, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with his comments.

No you don't have to agree with anything he or anyone else has to say. But I stand by my comment that the name calling and insults by adults are over the top and seriously disturbing.IMO
 

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My last comment on this. He brought race into the gun reform issues. It is a United States problem. Not a race issue. Race baiting. IMO

Untrue and demonstrably so.

Don’t shoot the messenger. Literally.

Moo etc.
 

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http://thehill.com/homenews/media/3...aura-ingrahams-show?__twitter_impression=true

[FONT=&amp]Hulu has joined the companies pulling their advertisements from Fox News host Laura Ingraham's primetime program after she mocked a student survivor of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting over his college rejections.

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[FONT=&amp]Hulu is one of at least seven sponsors to pull its ads from "The Ingraham Angle" over her attack on Parkland student David Hogg.

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On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.

I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://twitter.com/fred_guttenberg/status/979423447859318786 …



It's certainly heartening to see the advertisers use their power. Ms Ingraham sails way too close to the edge on most issues.. as does her employer..
Ultimately money talks and money censors and money abuses..

Children are being shot, adults are being shot, almost anybody can be shot at anytime for no reason whatsoever..
that's because guns are widely available, both legally and illegally.

do please recall that it was the nRA that trained the shooter, do please recall too that Junior NRA training entry is supposed to be given subject to mental state and psychological condition of trainee.

what? They never noticed or they never bothered?

He was a good shooter, he was proud of his shooting ability.. his membership of a deadly organisation ..
who fed and nurtured his skills?
who trained a young and broken mind and gave it confidence and fostered his interest and ability?
 

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https://www.nbcnews.com/card/closer-look-drop-nra-s-positive-rating-n858666

A closer look at the drop in the NRA's positive rating

In this morning's First Read, we wrote that the NRA's positive rating has dropped significantly since last year. According to our NBC/WSJ poll, more Americans now have a negative view of the pro-gun organization than a positive one for the first time since before 2000.
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/380737-nra-saw-spike-in-donations-following-parkland-shooting
I don't doubt that both articles can be true. It does seem like thier ratings may be declining, but at the same time those that support them are willing to give more to support the organization.
 

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seriously. You believe it is the legal gun owners that are doing armed robberies, drive by shooting, gang wars and such.

Not sure how you can disparage a shooting survivor and not know the details.
 

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The NRA online Hunter Education course for Florida is free to everyone. All Florida students need to schedule and complete a Skills Day course as required by Florida law. Upon successful completion of this online course, students will be issued a voucher proving they’ve passed the NRA online course. This voucher will need to be presented at the Skills Day course.
Follow this link to register for a Skills Day course near you:
Choose one of the dates labeled "Internet Students Only," and fill out the online registration form. Students must attend the full class time to successfully complete the Skills Day course.

https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/courses/hunter-education

Very simple, is it not?

http://www.vpc.org/publications/start-them-young-nra-junior-members/

The industry’s focus on youth as its financial savior is made clear in an ad for Marlin’s XT rimfire rifle that appeared in the online version of the magazine. The headline of the ad reads, “FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SPORT, IT’S THE MOST POWERFUL FIREARM ON EARTH.” With a picture of a father and son together, the ad promises that the gun can “light a fire for the shooting sports or rekindle your own.” Clicking on the ad leads the reader to the company’s website and its full product line. Another online ad, for the Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol, links to the company’s website, where the first three images that greet the reader are adult shooters holding assault rifles.[SUP]67

[/SUP]In January 2014, the NRA changed the title of NRA InSights to NRA Family InSights and switched to an online-only format for the magazine with accompanying website. In an editorial announcing the switch, the magazine promised, “In addition to the fun and informative content designed just for Junior members, we’ll be including articles, photos, reviews and news for everyone in your family — parents, grandparents, and other family members.”

THIS-A review of the Thompson/Center HotShot rifle in the “Under 8” section states:

It’s important to make a distinction here. With the HotShot, we’re not talking about a slightly reduced-size rifle for teens who are not quite ready for a full-size gun. No, we’re talking about a tiny gun intended for the very youngest shooters — the ultimate first gun.
“We’re targeting the six- to 12-year-old range and feel that with the inclusion of the one-inch spacer in the box, there will be a longer period that the child can use the rifle, potentially out to 15 years old,” explains…[Craig Cushman, director of marketing for Thompson/Center].
That’s important. With the number of hunters declining, it’s crucial to get kids introduced to the sport as early as possible.

Also included in the website’s “Under 8” section are “Awesome Apps,” which include for $2.99 the NRA Gun Guide app. Text promoting the app asks:
Do you like the idea of being able to call up the specs of multiple firearms on a whim? Looking to win the next debate about calibers and models at the range? If so the “NRA Gun Guide” app is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
The “NRA Gun Guide” is searchable by gun type, action type, manufacturer, price range and caliber/gauge, making it easy to find out vital info about the rifle in your local gun store or that pistol your buddy is trying to get you to buy at an inflated price.
With an easy-to-follow design, the “NRA Gun Guide” is suitable for all levels of interest in firearms or experience with mobile apps. And, as new content is regularly added, it can only get better.[SUP]71
An article titled “My First .22 Pistol” offers reassurance to those wanting to introduce children to guns: “Fortunately for you, there are many people — neighbors, coaches, competitors, sales staff — who want to encourage youth shooters and turn them into lifelong firearms enthusiasts and Second Amendment advocates.” The article notes that a young person’s first pistol may come from brothers or sisters, or a “hand-me-down from someone you meet at the shooting range.”[SUP]72 73

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Okay for the NRA to solicit funds after the killing but David Hogg should shut up and mind his manners,especially on racial issues.
I don't think that Hogg should be silent. But I do believe it's fair for people to criticize, question or disagree with his views. JMO
 

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Okay for the NRA to solicit funds after the killing but David Hogg should shut up and mind his manners,especially on racial issues.
I never gave my opinion on the NRA raising funds. I posted a link that shows for or against the NRA there is an increase in thier donations.
ETA: I never said he should shut up.
 

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I don't think that Hogg should be silent. But I do believe it's fair for people to criticize, question or disagree with his views. JMO

Sure, but there is a way to do that without calling him an ill mannered opportunist and a possible shill.
Keep in mind he is 17 and isn't going to be a polished speaker and that is a good thing.IMO
One poster said he made a choice, and I suppose that is true,but I think given a real choice he would rather be your average teen without all that he and others are shouldering.
I can't even imagine the stress levels they must be dealing with for speaking out.
 
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