NRA lobbyist, arms dealer played key role in growth of civilian market for military-style guns

May 3, 2013 Full story: The Washington Post 75

Rene Carlos Vos, an arms dealer in Alexandria, began hanging around the Washington headquarters of the National Rifle Association in the mid-1980s. The NRA's staff was intrigued to see the garrulous, back-slapping Vos in the group's seventh-floor suite, home to its lobbying operation and the chief congressional lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre.

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#1 May 3, 2013
At least he's no fast and furious guy ala Holder.

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#2 May 4, 2013
And the most frightening thing about this is that I have family in Alexandria. I wonder if this will further stir the pot regarding the gun control debate.
msnbc lies again

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#3 May 4, 2013


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/03/ms...

Wonder why the liberals have to lie to support their agenda?

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msnbc lies again wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rja0iQ3hMkkXX
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/03/ms...
Wonder why the liberals have to lie to support their agenda?
Their agenda is a group of lies the MSM promotes for them and hides their bungling mistakes.

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#5 May 4, 2013
msnbc lies again wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rja0iQ3hMkkXX
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/03/ms...
Wonder why the liberals have to lie to support their agenda?
Because no one with half a brain or a lick of common sense would ever believe them if they didn't lie.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 May 4, 2013
Poor teabaggers, ALWAYS trying to change the subject.

But the two men struck up a partnership. Vos would be temporarily hired as a lobbyist for the NRA, helping LaPierre press the gun lobby’s agenda on Capitol Hill. And when Vos formed the company Blue Sky Productions, which would become involved in importing tens of millions of dollars of military rifles, LaPierre signed on as his partner, state and federal records show.

Together, the two friends would play an instrumental role in the early growth of America’s civilian market for military-style weapons.

The legislative changes that LaPierre supported as the NRA’s chief lobbyist in the mid-1980s opened the door to the import of military-surplus weapons, which effectively had been banned for two decades. The legislation helped make a new, more powerful class of firearms more readily available to civilian gun owners and begin to shift the profile of American gun ownership.

The arms deal put together by Vos’s company — a $58 million venture to import 50-year-old American-made M-1 rifles from South Korea back to the United States — proved so lucrative that other gun merchants immediately tried to follow its lead. Other importers would seek to bring in more military weapons, not just American but also foreign-made arms such as Russian Kalashnikovs and Israeli Uzis, and new business associations sprang up to represent their interests in Washington.

Teabaggers consider these guys American "patriots".

Importing FOREIGN weapons?

Just as well, they worship a media outlet owned by an Aussie and a MUSLIM.

Poor teabaggers.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#7 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Poor teabaggers, ALWAYS trying to change the subject.
But the two men struck up a partnership. Vos would be temporarily hired as a lobbyist for the NRA, helping LaPierre press the gun lobby’s agenda on Capitol Hill. And when Vos formed the company Blue Sky Productions, which would become involved in importing tens of millions of dollars of military rifles, LaPierre signed on as his partner, state and federal records show.
Together, the two friends would play an instrumental role in the early growth of America’s civilian market for military-style weapons.
The legislative changes that LaPierre supported as the NRA’s chief lobbyist in the mid-1980s opened the door to the import of military-surplus weapons, which effectively had been banned for two decades. The legislation helped make a new, more powerful class of firearms more readily available to civilian gun owners and begin to shift the profile of American gun ownership.
The arms deal put together by Vos’s company — a $58 million venture to import 50-year-old American-made M-1 rifles from South Korea back to the United States — proved so lucrative that other gun merchants immediately tried to follow its lead. Other importers would seek to bring in more military weapons, not just American but also foreign-made arms such as Russian Kalashnikovs and Israeli Uzis, and new business associations sprang up to represent their interests in Washington.
Teabaggers consider these guys American "patriots".
Importing FOREIGN weapons?
Just as well, they worship a media outlet owned by an Aussie and a MUSLIM.
Poor teabaggers.
FAST AND FURIOUS - Dems - still no answer for Congress - only an executive order signed by Obama.

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#8 May 4, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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FAST AND FURIOUS - Dems - still no answer for Congress - only an executive order signed by Obama.
Executive order-Obama, what an oxymoron.

Since: Feb 08

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#9 May 4, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Executive order-Obama, what an oxymoron.
Le Dumbo, a moron without the oxy.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#11 May 4, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Le Dumbo, a moron without the oxy.
rush dickless, a moron with the oxy.

hahahahahahahahahahaha
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#12 May 4, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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FAST AND FURIOUS - Dems - still no answer for Congress - only an executive order signed by Obama.
Teabagger DIVERSION, noted.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#14 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Teabagger DIVERSION, noted.
You would not have said that if it was Bush - DOUBLE STANDARDS.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#15 May 4, 2013
Jennifer wrote:
And the most frightening thing about this is that I have family in Alexandria. I wonder if this will further stir the pot regarding the gun control debate.
pot stirred

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#16 May 4, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Executive order-Obama, what an oxymoron.
Le Jimbo and intelligence - the ultimate oxymoron.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#17 May 4, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You would not have said that if it was Bush - DOUBLE STANDARDS.
Sure I would have.

Because, guess what?

Bush ISN'T the SUBJECT or TOPIC.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#18 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Sure I would have.
Because, guess what?
Bush ISN'T the SUBJECT or TOPIC.
Yep, we listened to "Bush did it" for 5 years and nothing is said about Obama - your Messiah. DOUBLE STANDARD

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#19 May 4, 2013
The OCCUPATION should be judged by the actions of a few.
Wall Street Government

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#20 May 4, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Yep, we listened to "Bush did it" for 5 years and nothing is said about Obama - your Messiah. DOUBLE STANDARD
Because Obama or Bush isn't the subject,

Guess who is?

Wayne LaPierre.

When the subject isn't about Obama, teabaggers ALWAYS make it about Obama.

No need to watch FAUX, teabaggers regurgitate the transcript everyday.

If you go over to the sports thread to see who won the Kentucky derby today,
guaranteed, some teabagger will be trying to change the subject to Obama.

Poor Obama deranged teabagger.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#21 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Because Obama or Bush isn't the subject,
Guess who is?
Wayne LaPierre.
When the subject isn't about Obama, teabaggers ALWAYS make it about Obama.
No need to watch FAUX, teabaggers regurgitate the transcript everyday.
If you go over to the sports thread to see who won the Kentucky derby today,
guaranteed, some teabagger will be trying to change the subject to Obama.
Poor Obama deranged teabagger.
Obama WAS brought up when I posted FAST AND FURIOUS - and you did not like what I posted and you took it from there.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#22 May 4, 2013
The very FIRST post was a diversion.

As I stated, if the subject is NOT Obama, teabaggers make sure it will be soon.

Take your "fast and furious" comments to the fast and furious thread.

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