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#839027 Jan 14, 2013
NRA Reaps Profits From the Internet Ammo Sales It Made Possible
Today the NRA receives millions of dollars from online sales of ammunition, high-capacity ammunition magazines, and other accessories through the Round-Up Program, created by top NRA benefactor Larry Potterfield. Potterfield is founder and head of MidwayUSA, which claims to stock "[j]ust about everything for shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and hunting," including ammunition and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The Round-Up Program encourages buyers to "round-up" their purchase to the nearest dollar with the difference going to the NRA.
Potterfield credits McClure-Volkmer with helping make his financial fortune possible, stating on the company's website:
By 1987, we were doing about $5 million in business, selling mostly to dealers. The product lines were bulk components and cartridge boxes. The Volkmer-McClure [sic] law was enacted in October 1987, which removed the restriction of shipping brass and bullets to FFL holders only. Midway immediately began selling directly to consumers, in addition to selling to dealers.
The NRA's lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has received nearly $9.3 million dollars from the Round-Up Program. On its website, MidwayUSA states that Round-Up Program contributions from the company total nearly $7.2 million since 1992. Total Round-Up contributions (MidwayUSA's and those of other companies participating in the Round-Up Program) to the NRA are nearly $9.3 million.(One mass shooter who took part in the NRA's Round-Up Program through MidwayUSA was concealed carry permit holder George Sodini, who in August 2009 opened fire at an LA Fitness Center in Collier, Pennsylvania, killing three women and wounding nine others before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.)
#839029 Jan 14, 2013
Colorado is currently 1 of only 13 states that utilizes a duplicative state background check for the transfer of firearms. The CBI InstaCheck, which can in no way quantify the results of their system, unnecessarily denies the right to purchase a firearm to thousands of Colorado citizens. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Justice showed that Colorado had the highest percentage of reversals on appeal, nationwide, for the right to transfer a firearm at 58.8% from 2000 to 2009 and the highest in 2009 with 75.8%. This means that a Colorado resident could be denied the right to purchase a firearm due to incomplete information or an issue as trivial as having forgotten to pay a speeding ticket.
so what could keep someone from voting in some states should not keep someone from buying a gun?
#839030 Jan 14, 2013
Yes. iraq was invaded for no reason at all. Afghanistan was invaded for a specific reason.
If there was any military effort I applaud bushie on, it was Afghanistan.
Iraq is only of strategic importance if the US can maintain a presence there. But that's still no reason for the invasion.
#839031 Jan 14, 2013
Have obammie put up a fence...like lily down there in florida!
Since: Sep 10
#839032 Jan 14, 2013
Good thing about Dweeb is that he's such an outrageios liar that everyone sees right through his stream of bullshit.
I posted several Executive Orders from BushII that had nothing to do with the Executive Branch yesterday, but he ran away rather than respond.
That's been his style.
He ignores well-documented proof of his ignorance, and continues to come back with the same, disproven charges.
In that, he's much like Carol or Nobraina.
They've been running the same batch of lies for over 4 years on this thread.
they get beat down, they wait a week or two and start again, with the same stupidity they've been busted for.
They can't win elections, so they must lie!!
Dweeb is a virtual newcomer.
#839033 Jan 14, 2013
lol! That's what I figured son.
You look at the surface and think you know what's going on.
Good for you son. You can read a book. Compared to some other idiots here, you're ahead of the curve!
#839034 Jan 14, 2013
Actually, now that you mention it, that part of the world is rich in rare earth minerals.
So from an economic standpoint, it is of strategic importance.
#839035 Jan 14, 2013
Since you're the only one interested, when you find out, let us know!
#839036 Jan 14, 2013
Most of us are very much aware of the accelerated use of drones by this president.
It's the Obama Team Cheerleaders who want to keep it a big secret.
#839037 Jan 14, 2013
#839038 Jan 14, 2013
It's his fault because he's the president and he lied to you, dumbass.
#839039 Jan 14, 2013
lol! "...What you clowns are trying to do is institute a fascist dictatorship where the furher Obama can write his own laws to suit his whim...."
You're such a political dupe! In one sentence you claim bushie never did it and there's no proof, and in the next you claim Obama's won't work, even if there isn't any proof as well!
You're so screwed up you mix your personal opinionated politics with facts and you believe the entire slop because it makes you feel good.
What comical loons right wing extremists are!
#839040 Jan 14, 2013
Here! Here! Excellent read!
#839041 Jan 14, 2013
You seem to think Social Security and Medicare are sustainable. Republicans want to reform both so they will still be viable programs for those 50 and under down the road.
This adminstration wants the easily fooled to believe the status quo is perfectly acceptable. You, for instance.
Liberals are the guilty ones when it comes to changing the "American Way of Life". They want Obama to fundamentally change it until it's totally unrecognizable.
Open your eyes.
Since: Nov 09
#839042 Jan 14, 2013
I have to admit that for years I was an NRA member but finally realized they weren't representing me and quit. Many of my hunting friends are starting to see how they are being manipulated and at least aren't voting for NRA puppets. The NRA has become just like the Republican party, taken over by wealthy right wing fanatics.
#839043 Jan 14, 2013
Drones used by Bush as well, topic on every newspaper!
It is no secret.
Abortion issue dividing you from John Galt?
Rep. Phil Gingrey’s attempts to explain Todd Akin’s rape remarks are leaving many Republicans beyond frustrated that a few in their party can’t help but insert rape into the already contentious abortion debate.
“This is actually pretty simple. If you’re about to talk about rape as anything other than a brutal and horrible crime, stop,” said Republican strategist Kevin Madden, who was a senior adviser in Mitt Romney’s campaign.
On Thursday, the Georgia Republican didn’t heed that advice, telling a local Chamber of Commerce breakfast that Akin was “partially right” when he said last year that a woman can stop herself from getting pregnant.
“We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating,‘Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate,’” Gingrey said.
He also said that Akin’s definition of a “non-legitimate rape” could be “a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents.”
The comments were reported by the Marietta Daily Journal. Gingrey later said that he wasn’t trying to defend remarks by Akin or Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, and that his position was misconstrued “in my attempt to provide context as to what I presumed they meant.”
But Gingrey’s lengthy explanation of what Akin meant was quickly circulated by Democrats, repudiated by medical groups, and had some Republicans smacking their heads in frustration.
And it may have added new urgency to a training program that’s already being launched by an anti-abortion group — the Susan B. Anthony list — to keep candidates and lawmakers from continually making the same kind of comments that may have helped ruin Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate.
Former Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) questioned why Gingrey was talking about the months-old comment in the first place.
“There’s no way to defend what Todd Akin said,” Bono Mack said.“You just can’t do it and you shouldn’t try to put it into a scientific context. It was a bad statement. And to try to defend it or explain someone else’s poor choice of words, it would be a fool’s errand.”
Bono Mack, who was first elected in 1998 but lost her reelection this fall, said some House Republicans don’t understand the full range of emotions associated with the abortion debate.
“It was my belief when I was in the Congress, and I tried to explain this to my colleagues: The abortion issue isn’t just about abortion. It’s about so much more. It’s about delving into what it means to women and what it means to Americans,” she said. For women, it means “a loss of autonomy. To Americans, it means government intrusion into their lives.”
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the lawmakers are falling for a trap set by proponents of abortion rights who want to focus the debate on extremes such as rape instead of other abortions.
#839044 Jan 14, 2013
What Bush's Iraq War and Obama's Drone Strikes Have in Common
An opportunity to kill bad guys can blind presidents and their supporters to the costs and unintended consequences of their actions.
#839045 Jan 14, 2013
So what do you think about the accelerated use of drones under this president and the negative reaction and connotation of their overuse around the world?
#839046 Jan 14, 2013
The President going to have a Press Conference, I’m smiling, will he remind the Press Core they voted for him before taking questions, no need the questions have been Pre-Approve by the WH!!
#839047 Jan 14, 2013
lol! This coming from a con? Aren't you people the ones who threw Chis Chistie under the bus for helping is state?
Even Boehner refused to help until he got his arm twisted.
What a bunch of stupid, political hypocrites cons are!
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