Reid: GOP Needs to Stop ‘Right-Wing Ideological Crusade Fashioned by the NRA’

From:,  by Bridget Johnson,  Oct 5, 2015,  see the article HERE. Comments are Garnet92’s.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 11 Boulder City bypass project Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unloaded “Republicans that wage a right-wing ideological crusade fashioned by the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America” today on the floor of the upper chamber.

Reid read out the names of the victims at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., declaring that “the reality of gun violence in the United States is not only shocking, it’s pathetic.”

“Each time gun violence claims the life of an American, the nation follows the same routine. Here’s what it is. The same thing happens. We have shock and sorrow. We start asking questions. Who did that? Who was the killer? We usually have to wait a few hours to find out who it was,” Reid said. “Why did he do this? Why did he carry out this horrible act? Then we wonder, when the time allows it, what could we as a nation have done to prevent this terrible thing from happening? But we don’t do anything. We don’t act.”

“…Can’t we raise standards in this country for gun purchases? The answer, of course, is yes. And we can do it by not infringing on rights to restrict access to firearms, but to keep Americans safe.”

Reid charged that “what it’s all about” is the NRA and Gun Owners of America “in a scramble to see who can raise the most money.”

Interesting … so there’s something wrong with raising money? Didn’t you scramble to raise over $17 million in your 2010 campaign, Senator Reid?

“One of them does something, the other goes ‘we’ll do better than that,’ and they are out with each with ‘can you send us some money?’ This right-wing ideological crusade fashioned by the NRA and Gun Owners of America, is to prevent background checks that would keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals and the mentally ill.”

Now he knows that NO responsible gun owner is against keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals or the mentally ill. Only an old fool or a liar would make such a statement – oh wait – never-mind, Senator Reid is both.

Reid has benefited from thousands of dollars in NRA money over the years, with his 2010 campaign boasting that “beyond a doubt…the NRA believes Sen. Reid to be a strong advocate for Nevadans’ Second Amendment rights in the U.S. Senate.”

Senator Reid, can you spell hypocrite? Do you know the definition of hypocrite? On one hand, you crucify them, but the other hand is pocketing cash from them?

But Reid said today that the NRA “is a far cry from the sportsmen’s association it once was…. Now, the NRA and its leadership are committed to a radical agenda that allows criminals and mentally ill Americans to access guns to commit these terrible act.”

Here we go again. The NRA (and its 5 million members) are pushing an agenda to allow criminals and mentally ill Americans access to guns – is that what you’re saying? What an idiot. Please direct us to evidence that the NRA has ever taken a position like you’ve described.

He counted off gun incidents that were among “the consequences of inaction” on gun control, including the Fort Hood terrorist attack.

“What will it take before we stand up as a nation and say, ‘Enough! Not another innocent American will fall victim to this ideological crusade of having more and more guns.’”

Reid said he’s “started to reach out to senators and talk about what can be done to advance the cause of background checks while Republicans are in charge for the next year or so.”

“But one thing is clear,” he said. “To pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets of the NRA.”

His statements make it sound like we don’t currently have background checks in place. The only gun sales not currently requiring background checks are individual-to-individual sales. Anytime a federally licensed gun dealer is involved, even via the Internet or at a gun show, background checks will be required.


Once again we see the democrat’s knee-jerk grab for an old standby when guns are discussed, that being Saul Alinsky’s 13th rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

The target is the NRA. The NRA is probably the left’s favorite target, an honored entity of conservatives and the right, the NRA can always be depended on to catch many of the progressive’s spears and arrows. The really interesting thing is that the left always lambastes the NRA for its influence over us poor dumb sheeple who blindly follow the evil organization. They can’t seem to understand that 5 million of us voluntarily send membership money to the NRA because they are fighting for us. The NRA isn’t some soulless inhuman entity – the NRA is over 5 million actual voting humans and that’s where the power is – 5 million voting members. So, when Harry Reid is bitching about that evil NRA, he’s insulting 5 million voting members.




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10 Responses to Reid: GOP Needs to Stop ‘Right-Wing Ideological Crusade Fashioned by the NRA’

  1. Hardnox says:

    Funny how the Cyclops is now rallying against the NRA after he happily took their money last go-around. I blew a gasket at the NRA, as did millions of others, for supporting his socialist ass. The NRA responded that they support candidates, regardless of party affiliation, that have a strong 2nd Amendment record which Reid did. Bet they are sorry now. We tried to tell them. Assholes.

    • Garnet92 says:

      So many times groups try to sound like they’re above “petty partisanship” by acting the same for either side – only to awaken some time later to realize that it was all just for show and got them nothing. As if the left is EVER going to accept the NRA and play nice with them – not gonna happen. The NRA should’ve learned that by now.

  2. captbogus2 says:

    I’m still scratching my head wondering how removing guns from the hands of Americans will make us safer from the nuts that should be locked up but the same people who want to take away our guns decided they could be trusted outside institution walls….

    • Garnet92 says:

      Good luck trying to find some bit of logic in the left’s actions capt. I think that, deep down, the left doesn’t have a real beef with guns, the beef is with us Neanderthals who cling to them and guns just suffer from being associated with us dumbasses so despised by the left.

  3. Uriel says:

    The greatest portion of mass killings in the last few years is not a product of bad gun control but TERRORIST tactics. Stop radicalization of our young NOT our responsible gun owners. Obama refuses to call Islam jihadists out because it doesn’t support his agenda — the complete removal of weapons in the hands of those who would rise up against a leader of a purely Islamic or communist state. Statistics across all countries proves out the topic that lack of guns does not control crime or murders. To control murder will he also ban all knives bigger than a table knife, All bats, all hatchets or axes, hammers, saws? That media allows this continuation of concept without derogatory comment is an indication of how strong O believes his “God-given” right of command is. We have not seen such unprincipled capitulation to anarchical rule since Hitler. We know where that ended up.

    • Garnet92 says:

      It’s hard not to place the blame for our mass shootings on some unnatural workings in the shooter’s brain. For me, killing anyone without a damn good reason requires an illness in the brain. I think that we can make a similar case for Obama having some imbalance or abnormality in his brain that leads him to act the way he does. In other words, at least for someone in the position of president, he is mentally incompetent.

  4. Kathy says:

    With this issue, like a lot of others, the basic assumption is that it’s the federal government’s responsibility to do something to fix this. Instead, the college, the city and the state should take the lead and make changes that would put a stop to it.

    Stop looking to the feds for the answers – the truth is we don’t like the ones they dream up anyway. Reid is just doing what dems routinely do, and that is to blame whoever’s handy and continue to hammer the good guys with the same old bad fixes.

    • Garnet92 says:

      I am automatically distrustful of anyone who proposes that the federal government take on any task. Considering how badly they do everything, why on earth should we ever expect them to do anything better than the private sector? Whenever anyone wants the government to do something, it’s just a simplistic answer, given without any consideration, and is worthless. Better to try and figure out how the private sector should attack the problem – that’s being helpful.

  5. vonmesser says:

    Dingy Harry needs to wear a NASCAR jacket with the names of his sponsors on it.

    • Garnet92 says:

      That idea has come up more than a few times in recent months and it sure would be helpful. Of course, only the heaviest of hitters could be represented by a sponsor patch – there’s only so much space available on a coat, jacket, or shirt.

      There’d also have to be a way to drill down and see the “brought to you by:” list of lesser sponsors, since those could run into the thousands.