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

There are 75 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 3, 2013, titled NRA lobbyist, arms dealer played key role in growth of civilian market for military-style guns. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

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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Secret Agent Man

Caddo Mills, TX

#23 May 4, 2013
Fast and Furious, Obama supplied thousands of guns to the drug cartels in exchange for money from them funneled through his campaign? Yep.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#24 May 5, 2013
The modern tale of military-style weapons in America opens on Capitol Hill, in mid-1984, when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment that would open a loophole in the long-standing restrictions on importing military firearms. Dole’s top aide on gun issues at the time, Richard “Pete” Velde, said the senator drafted and sponsored the legislation without any pressure from private interest groups.

FBI investigators, however, later noted that the NRA was at the center of efforts to open the U.S. market to military imports, and LaPierre said in a 1988 interview with The Washington Post that he had lobbied on the amendment personally. Former NRA executive vice president J. Warren Cassidy recalled that LaPierre’s work on Capitol Hill for NRA priorities was tireless.“His hobby was lobbying,” Cassidy recalled.

Yep, La Pissface was a stinking lobbyist.

Teabaggers gotta love that.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#25 May 5, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
The modern tale of military-style weapons in America opens on Capitol Hill, in mid-1984, when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment that would open a loophole in the long-standing restrictions on importing military firearms. Dole’s top aide on gun issues at the time, Richard “Pete” Velde, said the senator drafted and sponsored the legislation without any pressure from private interest groups.
FBI investigators, however, later noted that the NRA was at the center of efforts to open the U.S. market to military imports, and LaPierre said in a 1988 interview with The Washington Post that he had lobbied on the amendment personally. Former NRA executive vice president J. Warren Cassidy recalled that LaPierre’s work on Capitol Hill for NRA priorities was tireless.“His hobby was lobbying,” Cassidy recalled.
Yep, La Pissface was a stinking lobbyist.
Teabaggers gotta love that.
As Jay (Obama's spoke person) would say "THATS IN THE PAST" - just like he did when questioned about Benghazi

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#26 May 5, 2013
Bill Clinton played a major role in promoting the cigar industry and it's a proven fact that smoking kills. But that's in the past too.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#27 May 5, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Le Jimbo and intelligence - the ultimate oxymoron.
MAHER: Obama Would Still Be Community Organizer If He'd Been Busted for Smoking Pot...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#28 May 5, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
The modern tale of military-style weapons in America opens on Capitol Hill, in mid-1984, when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment that would open a loophole in the long-standing restrictions on importing military firearms. Dole’s top aide on gun issues at the time, Richard “Pete” Velde, said the senator drafted and sponsored the legislation without any pressure from private interest groups.
FBI investigators, however, later noted that the NRA was at the center of efforts to open the U.S. market to military imports, and LaPierre said in a 1988 interview with The Washington Post that he had lobbied on the amendment personally. Former NRA executive vice president J. Warren Cassidy recalled that LaPierre’s work on Capitol Hill for NRA priorities was tireless.“His hobby was lobbying,” Cassidy recalled.
Yep, La Pissface was a stinking lobbyist.
Teabaggers gotta love that.
You dance around a lot pookie. Love the tutu.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#29 May 5, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
As Jay (Obama's spoke person) would say "THATS IN THE PAST" - just like he did when questioned about Benghazi
As teabaggers bring up Obama's past constantly.

Teabaggers are bound and determined to change the subject to Obama to avoid talking about the corrupt lobbyist Wayne La Pierre.

Poor teabaggers.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#30 May 5, 2013
LaPierre later told his boss, Cassidy, that he had been asked to join Blue Sky by Vos “and that he did sign some papers, but he said he did not really know anything about it,” Cassidy recalled. LaPierre said in the 1988 Post interview that he thought Blue Sky Productions was set up to organize rock concerts.

WTF?

Another lying corrupt teabagger.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#31 May 5, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Bill Clinton played a major role in promoting the cigar industry and it's a proven fact that smoking kills. But that's in the past too.
Bimbo irruption manager handles that, now want to be President.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#32 May 5, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You dance around a lot pookie. Love the tutu.
FOXNEWS: Benghazi 'Whistleblowers' Identified...
State Dept. Caught Editing Talking Points...
As teabaggers desperately try to change the subject away from the lying teabagger lobbyist.

But before they arrived, U.S. Customs officials seized the shipment of 40,000 rifles at the port of San Francisco. Federal records show that an anonymous tipster had reported that the weapons had been acquired through bribery and that the import records were inaccurate.

Customs officials found no evidence to support the bribery accusation. But they concluded that, even if the weapons were “curios and relics” under terms of the 1984 Dole amendment, their shipment to the United States would violate another law, the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which prohibited the import of weapons provided to a foreign country under a U.S. military aid program. A deputy ATF counsel in Washington, Jack Patterson, sided with customs officials and revoked the Blue Sky import permit. The weapons were seized.

In response, members of Congress and Blue Sky’s other influential allies in Washington sprang into action, pressing on behalf of the deal. It was the strongest political pressure Patterson said he had ever seen during more than two decades with the ATF.

Dance?

You could teach the class.

Poor teabagger.
my opinion

Chesapeake, OH

#33 May 5, 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?
We don't lie but we do have to constantly defend ourselves because of the lies you RIGHTSLINGERS tell.!!!!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#34 May 5, 2013
Talent Is:
going to Mexico discussing America's guns to the local drug industry.
First there was 'Operation Gun Runner', but that was the other administration, and the lessons was not learned.
The Fast & Furious Implications should be a conversation at the United Nations.
News Skeptic

Elizabethtown, KY

#35 May 5, 2013
The story I've linked to below warms my heart. Every law abiding American should own one of America's finest firearms. The AR-15 is as American as apple pie.

AR-15 Rifle Very Popular, Sales Soar

http://articles.courant.com/2013-03-09/busine...

If you're not a member of the NRA join the NRA today, if for nothing else, just so you can pull out your membership card the next time a liberal starts to bad mouth them.

I love to tell them I'm a card carrying member of the NRA !......AND I VOTE !....... The liberals all start to foam at the mouth when I do this.

NRA online membership website.
http://membership.nrahq.org/

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#36 May 5, 2013
It is called LameDuck in hyperDrive.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#37 May 5, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
As teabaggers desperately try to change the subject away from the lying teabagger lobbyist.
But before they arrived, U.S. Customs officials seized the shipment of 40,000 rifles at the port of San Francisco. Federal records show that an anonymous tipster had reported that the weapons had been acquired through bribery and that the import records were inaccurate.
Customs officials found no evidence to support the bribery accusation. But they concluded that, even if the weapons were “curios and relics” under terms of the 1984 Dole amendment, their shipment to the United States would violate another law, the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which prohibited the import of weapons provided to a foreign country under a U.S. military aid program. A deputy ATF counsel in Washington, Jack Patterson, sided with customs officials and revoked the Blue Sky import permit. The weapons were seized.
In response, members of Congress and Blue Sky’s other influential allies in Washington sprang into action, pressing on behalf of the deal. It was the strongest political pressure Patterson said he had ever seen during more than two decades with the ATF.
Dance?
You could teach the class.
Poor teabagger.
State Dept. Caught Editing Talking Points...

Dem Rep:'Scrubbed,''False'...

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#38 May 5, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>State Dept. Caught Editing Talking Points...
Dem Rep:'Scrubbed,''False'...
Obama Official: We knew Benghazi was terrorist attack 'from get-go'...
Teabaggers desperately try to change the subject away from the lying teabagger lobbyist.

As the weapons sat in a San Francisco warehouse, the Justice Department launched an investigation into the transaction and a federal grand jury was convened in Washington. The FBI took the lead but other parts of the Justice Department were also engaged, including the newly formed Foreign Corrupt Practices office and the Public Integrity Section, which reviews allegations of unethical behavior by U.S. public officials, along with the ATF, then part of the Treasury Department.

According to FBI files, investigators were concerned not only about the bribery allegations but also about whether there were improprieties in the issuance of the import license.

The investigators’ interest, however, went beyond the deal to the genesis of the curios-and-relics loophole, the NRA’s role in the legislation and potential benefits for arms traders. An FBI report, released under the Freedom of Information Act, noted that “the idea for the Curios and Relics Act originated at the NRA.

"Patriotic" NRA importing foreign weapons and bribing people to do it.

Poor "dancing" teabagger.
News Skeptic

Elizabethtown, KY

#39 May 5, 2013

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#40 May 5, 2013
my opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't lie but we do have to constantly defend ourselves because of the lies you RIGHTSLINGERS tell.!!!!
Don't you just hate it when they bring up things like, NONE of your taxes will go up and then they do. Or, we'll have the most open transparent government and then we have the most closed door backroom deals in history. Or, I'll cut the deficit in half and then you double it. Or, the best, obamacare will save everyone money. I hate it when they do that.
News Skeptic

Elizabethtown, KY

#41 May 5, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you just hate it when they bring up things like, NONE of your taxes will go up and then they do. Or, we'll have the most open transparent government and then we have the most closed door backroom deals in history. Or, I'll cut the deficit in half and then you double it. Or, the best, obamacare will save everyone money. I hate it when they do that.
Everything Obama say's, appears to be the opposite of what he really means.

_______

The story I've linked to below warms my heart. Every law abiding American should own one of America's finest firearms. The AR-15 is as American as apple pie.

AR-15 Rifle Very Popular, Sales Soar

http://articles.courant.com/2013-03-09/busine...

If you're not a member of the NRA join the NRA today, if for nothing else, just so you can pull out your membership card the next time a liberal starts to bad mouth them.

I love to tell them I'm a card carrying member of the NRA !......AND I VOTE !....... The liberals all start to foam at the mouth when I do this.

NRA online membership website.
http://membership.nrahq.org/
News Skeptic

Elizabethtown, KY

#42 May 5, 2013
NRA online membership website.
http://membership.nrahq.org/

When Obama say's something will cost 1/2 as much, expect it to cost 10 x more

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