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National Rifle Association Goes Full Wacko Electing New President

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James Porter, an Alabama attorney who specializes in defending firearm manufacturing companies has been elected President of the NRA

He has a penchant for statements that leave you shaking your head. His people are in a "culture war".

“(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,”

In the gospel according to James Porter - President Barack Obama is a “fake president,” Attorney General Eric Holder is “rabidly un-American” and the U.S. Civil War is the “War of Northern Aggression.”

Here he is in a 2012 speech to the New York Rifle & Pistol Association. He is advocating issuing civilians "standard military firearms" to fight tyranny. YIKES.

The NRA was started, 1871, right here in New York state. It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the “War of Northern Aggression.” Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the War of Northern Aggression down south.

But that was the very reason that they started the National Rifle Association, was to teach and train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm. And I am one who still feels very strongly that that is one of our most greatest charges that we can have today, is to train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm, so that when they have to fight for their country they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it.

HOUSTON — The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobbying group and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control spurred by last December’s Connecticut school massacre.

James Porter, an Alabama attorney and first vice-president of the NRA, assumes the presidency on Monday after the group’s national convention wraps up in Houston. He didn’t wait until then to ignite a new furor over gun control, telling the NRA grass-roots organizers on Friday they are the front line of a “culture war” that goes beyond gun rights.

“(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,” Porter said.

Porter, 64, whose father was NRA president from 1959-1961, is part of the small, Birmingham, Alabama, law firm of Porter, Porter & Hassinger. The firm’s website notes its expertise in defending gun manufacturers in lawsuits.

Porter takes over the organization as the NRA finds itself in a national fight over gun control in Washington, D.C., and state capitols around the U.S. The NRA had a major victory regarding gun control with the defeat in the U.S. Senate of a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales. But it lost ground in some places as several states passed laws expanding background checks and banning large ammunition magazines after December’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six educators.

Glen Caroline, director of the NRA’s grass-roots division, noted the coming fight over gun control in the 2014 elections. “Our senators are on record. They cannot hide from those votes,” Caroline said.

As shown by his “culture war” comment Friday and others in his past, Porter’s style is likely to be one that fans the flames of an emotionally combustible debate.

Porter has called President Barack Obama a “fake president,” Attorney General Eric Holder “rabidly un-American” and the U.S. Civil War the “War of Northern Aggression.” On Friday, he repeated his call for training every U.S. citizen in the use of standard military firearms, to allow them to defend themselves against tyranny.

Gun control advocates say Porter makes outgoing NRA President David Keene look like a moderate on gun issues, even though Keene had said the NRA would try to punish lawmakers who voted in favour of expanded background checks and other gun control measures.

Keene had worked to offer a softer, if equally staunch voice for the gun lobby’s ideas when compared with Wayne LaPierre, the fiery executive vice-president who remains the NRA’s most prominent voice on the public stage.

Porter as president, “pulls (the NRA) more into the extremist camp,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which supports tighter gun control measures. “With Jim Porter, they’ve gone full crazy.”

But Porter was greeted with rousing applause at the grass-roots organizing meeting, and several in attendance called out, “Hey Big Jim!,” as he walked through the crowd.

NRA officials did not respond to a request for comment about Porter taking over the organization. In an interview this week with the Washington Times, Keene called Porter “the perfect match for president” and noted his legal expertise.

Porter has served as a head of the NRA’s legal affairs committee. His legal experience will be counted on to help the organization challenge some of the gun control laws passed in several states around the country in court, Keene told the Washington Times.

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JADAR - Just Another Dumb Ass Redneck. That is all. Totally nuts...that whole group.

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Just to be clear..."Full wacko"? Is this in any way implying that David Keene was only half or three quarters wacko? :P And what is the criteria that separates one level of wacko from the next? If it goes in order of hierarchy for "wacko"...then CEO Wayne Lapierre is King Wacko....hahaha

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Good. Shine the light on these half wits. I only hope he says crazy stuff.

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Good. Shine the light on these half wits. I only hope he says crazy stuff.

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Good. Shine the light on these half wits. I only hope he says crazy stuff.

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I'm as nonviolent as they come...I've never owned a weapon of any kind nor do I ever intend to do so. That said...it isn't the guns that scare me...that make me paranoid...insecure..it's complete bat**** lunatics like the NRA who frighten me..because their numbers are growing by the month and people like Looney Tunes Jim Porter encouraging an armed militia to fight the government is nuts...there's no other way to put it...it's nuts.

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JADAR - Just Another Dumb Ass Redneck. That is all. Totally nuts...that whole group.

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Ah Christ on sale man these kids are given guns sometimes even before they are enrolled in preschool...it's repulsive.

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These are the psychopaths that truly want to take over the country and take away the rights of citizens and establish Alex Jones as the dictator. They want to take away the liberties of people with armed rebellion. They spin it by saying Obama is a not an American, is Muslim, and he "wants to take dem gunz away!" And of course they're just upset they have small penises.

Bill Maher tells them to start their armed rebellion because he'd love to see the look on their face when they walk out of the waffle hut and get smoked by a drone.

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That's gross. What is wrong with these people.

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They must be doing something right when the progessive statists are compelled to throw the full weight of the "liberal" media propaganda machine at them.

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They must be doing something right when the progessive statists are compelled to throw the full weight of the "liberal" media propaganda machine at them.

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I don't see anything at all they are doing right. These Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition nutcases are completely out of bounds and the way they've integrated their young children into the lifestyle as well is even more appalling. Guess they will never stop...if they won't pull back after some innocent kid in a red state gets her head blown off by her brother..then when will they pull back? When its their own kids getting their heads blown off or blowing someone else's head off? These insolent barbarians make me sick.

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Do you have any original thoughts on the matter or do you strictly stick to the media script?

Anyway, people, even here in Canada, used to grow up with guns and it was no big deal until the social engineers came along.

Also, not being able to possess effective weapons came ultimately be the deciding factor between a people being free or oppressed, the best example in recent American history being Black Americans finally getting treated fairly after taking up arms and forming groups like the Black Panthers.

It wasn't civil rights marches, like the official history suggests, but the threat of a widespread insurgency that saw that real concessions were made. It was the Panthers and their role model, Malcolm X that first pushed guns being a guaranteer of rights and personal power, it was only with the advent of a the "modern" NRA in the late '70s that the NRA became aggressively politically pro gun.

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Anyway, people, even here in Canada, used to grow up with guns and it was no big deal until the social engineers came along.

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I don't understand why guns seems to draw out the yahoo and wackos.

I'm not a gun owner (yet), I do believe that gun ownership is a privileged that much like owning a car, boat, house, etc., that guns in a way is safeguard against potential tyranny and promotes freedom. I absolutely believe in responsible gun ownership, that it should be locked and unloaded at all times when not in use or cleaning, that children should only be given a gun if within a secured/controlled environment and everybody should be given an exam and background check before being able to acquire firearm.

Are opinions like mine a "minority" within the NRA?

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NRA just wants to keep gun sales as high as possible. Doesn't matter to them if a nut job is buying them.

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What's craziest about this that Christy Clark supports this guy and her beliefs are completely inline with this guy. :)

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Bashing an attorney Wet? Mind you he probably has just as much credibility as Charlton Heston had.

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