Comments
1 - 20 of 414 Comments Last updated Feb 14, 2013
First Prev
of 21
Next Last

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

10

10

10

When was the NRA founded? And by who, for what purpose?
Dry County Drinker

Batesville, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

3

The NRA was founded in 1871 and its original mission was "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis".

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

7

7

6

Dry County Drinker wrote:
The NRA was founded in 1871 and its original mission was "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis".
As in, "markmanship"?
GUEST

Rogers, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

2

GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Knew it was you. You really should join.
In order to get a better bead on your wrinkled silly Troll Drunken Welfare Azz????.Hahhahahahaha

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

3

Who founded the NRA?
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Feb 1, 2013
 
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
Who founded the NRA?
Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

3

Okay, so ..... so far I've learned that Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate founded the NRA in 1871 and it's charter purpose was to promote and encourage markmanship.

Is this factually true?
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
As in, "markmanship"?
Yep, apparently union troops were about as good a shot as the stormtroopers from Star Wars, so Wingate and Church started the NRA to help train their troops to be better marksman.

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

3

GuestX wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, apparently union troops were about as good a shot as the stormtroopers from Star Wars, so Wingate and Church started the NRA to help train their troops to be better marksman.
This was during the Civil War I presume?
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

3

Cathouse Mouse wrote:
When was the NRA founded? And by who, for what purpose?
http://www.nrahq.org/history.asp
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
This was during the Civil War I presume?
Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn." The generals attributed this to the use of volley tactics, devised for earlier, less accurate smoothbore muskets.

Recognizing a need for better training, Wingate traveled to Europe and observed European armies' marksmanship training programs. With plans provided by Wingate, the New York legislature funded the construction of a modern range at Creedmore, Long Island, for long-range shooting competitions. Wingate then wrote a marksmanship manual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_A...

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

3

Punisher wrote:
I don't need links.

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

2

GuestX wrote:
<quoted text>
Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn." The generals attributed this to the use of volley tactics, devised for earlier, less accurate smoothbore muskets.
Recognizing a need for better training, Wingate traveled to Europe and observed European armies' marksmanship training programs. With plans provided by Wingate, the New York legislature funded the construction of a modern range at Creedmore, Long Island, for long-range shooting competitions. Wingate then wrote a marksmanship manual.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_A...
What was the extending purpose of the NRA after the Civil War ended?
Ewe Too

State University, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

3

2

2

Don't reply to CHM he feeds off of anything you answer. It's a setup. He will twist anything you say to meet his warped ways of thinking.
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

3

Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need links.
Obviously you do, you asked the question to which the answer is easily available if you can spell NRA.
Ewe Too

State University, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

2

Punisher, you just got used by CHM. Ignore him.
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

3

Ewe Too wrote:
Punisher, you just got used by CHM. Ignore him.
Sorry I couldn't help but point out how stupid it is to get history lessons from an anonymous forum on the same internet that has the exact information you requested from reliable sources. Its like finding out about physics by going to the library and asking the librarian what they know about it, but not letting then show you any books.

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

5

5

5

Boy, you all show up here acting all nervous about something.

Wassup?

I am asking simple questions and adding no spin.

So far, I have learned that Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate founded the NRA in 1871 and it's charter purpose was to promote and encourage markmanship.

After the Civil War, the NRA focused on researching markmanship from the European Armies and sponsoring long range shooting competitions.

^^^ T H A T ^^^ is not spin, that is based entirely on information in answers I've recieved from a couple people who would like to have this discussion.

If YOU see anything in this post that is not factual, then you just say so.
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#22
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>
What was the extending purpose of the NRA after the Civil War ended?
From what I gather their purpose continued to be to improve marksmanship, gun safety and to hold some shooting competitions. During the debate over the 1934 National Firearms Act they began to get more involved in politics and by the 1970's they changed from a marksmanship group to being a gun lobby.

I think they started out with the best of intentions but I feel the NRA as we know it today is nothing more than a group who's primary goal is to make money.

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#23
Feb 1, 2013
 

Judged:

5

4

4

I would like to clear this up - The NRA was founded in 1871, we've established that but would someone tell me what year the NRA began it's shooting competition sponsorship?

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 21
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

156 Users are viewing the Jonesboro Forum right now

Search the Jonesboro Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Did you vote today? (Jun '10) 6 min guest 29,021
Duck Dynasty --- is it over? 14 min Arkansaw 47
GOP Voted Against 7 Bills to Help Veterans 20 min guest too 5
Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016 (Apr '13) 23 min guest 2,444
AR More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark (Jan '11) 28 min whiskers 9,792
Lauren Frogge 28 min whiskers 77
What is your deepest secret? 29 min Lauren 28
Baggers Used to Bltch about Jack Booted Thugs b... 53 min Duh 41
milita heading to the border 1 hr Duh 443
Wet/Dry issue 1 hr guest too 227
•••
•••
•••
•••

Jonesboro Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Jonesboro People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Jonesboro News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Jonesboro
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••