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Robocalls to Newtown from the NRA

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Think its ok for NRA to make robocalls and send postcards asking for support to people in Newtown whose children were shot to death at Sandyhook? 

by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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GeekMommi
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:18 PM
IDK but why would that matter. Its a town that has just had a mass shooting of children, its very insensitive of the NRA. And you don't make a mistake like that.


Quoting Lizard_Lina:

Depends.... Is newtown the only city receiving postcards and calls?

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grandmab125
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

 How about a link to your so called story.

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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You are assuming every last person in Newtown would support the opposition and be offended by the calls for support. You assume people blame the death of those children on guns, and not the person who fired them. That is where the issue comes in. You have no idea if those people wish in their dreams that someone in that school had, had a gun to fight back. We don't know their position. 

In one opinion it might be abhorrent and tasteless. In another it might be what they needed to fight back after what happened. 

I don't know, and neither do you. So I guess the calls aren't that awful. Would you say the same if they were getting robocalls in support of gun bans? 

GeekMommi
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM
Do you have Comcast, its on the front page or just look it up. Im a phone right now. Lol My so- called story.....


Quoting grandmab125:

 How about a link to your so called story.


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GeekMommi
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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Im sure some people in NT support the NRA but it's in poor taste to call the families of the victims.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:

You are assuming every last person in Newtown would support the opposition and be offended by the calls for support. You assume people blame the death of those children on guns, and not the person who fired them. That is where the issue comes in. You have no idea if those people wish in their dreams that someone in that school had, had a gun to fight back. We don't know their position. 

In one opinion it might be abhorrent and tasteless. In another it might be what they needed to fight back after what happened. 

I don't know, and neither do you. So I guess the calls aren't that awful. Would you say the same if they were getting robocalls in support of gun bans? 


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shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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OK.  Not sure why you have such a tough time believing it when the NRA prez readily admits it.  But ok........... 

From TheHill.com     You can find it all over though.

Connecticut senators blast NRA robocalls to Newtown residents

By Justin Sink - 03/25/13 06:36 PM ET

 

 
  

The NRA "has stooped to a new low" in its anti-gun-control efforts at the site of last year's mass shooting.

Connecticut's U.S. senators on Tuesday admonished the National Rifle Association for robocalls to residents of Newtown, Conn., the site of last year's deadly mass shooting that left 20 schoolchildren and six educators dead.

"With these robocalls, the NRA has stooped to a new low in the debate over how to best protect our kids and our communities," Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, wrote in a letter to NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. "We call on you to immediately stop calling the families and friends of the victims in Newtown."

The robocalls, one of which was obtained by The Huffington Post, urge Newtown residents to lobby their state representatives against an effort to pass stricter gun controls in the state. Proposals there include a beefed-up assault weapons ban and a limit on magazine size.

"Anti-gun legislators are aggressively pursuing numerous proposals that are designed to disarm and punish law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen," the robocall says.

In their letter, the senators say "making these calls opens a wound that these families are still trying hard to heal."

"Put yourself in the shoes of a victim's family member who gets a call at dinnertime asking them to support more assault weapons in our schools and on our streets," the pair write.

In a statement to CNN, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam defended the robocalls.

"The National Rifle Association has members, contributors, and supporters in Connecticut who expect us to do our jobs and keep them abreast of developments on the legislative front in their state," Arulanandam said. "We provide the same service for our members and supporters all around the country."

The calls come less than 100 days after the mass shooting, which prompted the Obama administration to call for a package of new gun control regulations. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week that the Senate would vote on a bill that included an expansion of background checks and new penalties for straw purchases upon returning from a two-week Easter break.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290241-connecticut-senators-blast-nra-robocalls-to-newtown#ixzz2Oba1lgA6
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Quoting grandmab125:

 How about a link to your so called story.

 

 

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM


Ah. But you didn't answer my question. Would you be just as upset if they were getting robocalls and postcards for gun bans? 

Quoting GeekMommi:

Im sure some people in NT support the NRA but it's in poor taste to call the families of the victims.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:

You are assuming every last person in Newtown would support the opposition and be offended by the calls for support. You assume people blame the death of those children on guns, and not the person who fired them. That is where the issue comes in. You have no idea if those people wish in their dreams that someone in that school had, had a gun to fight back. We don't know their position. 

In one opinion it might be abhorrent and tasteless. In another it might be what they needed to fight back after what happened. 

I don't know, and neither do you. So I guess the calls aren't that awful. Would you say the same if they were getting robocalls in support of gun bans? 




glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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NRA= TASTLESS

GeekMommi
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM
Im not upset.... Have the families complained about people who want bans bothering them?


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Ah. But you didn't answer my question. Would you be just as upset if they were getting robocalls and postcards for gun bans? 


Quoting GeekMommi:

Im sure some people in NT support the NRA but it's in poor taste to call the families of the victims.





Quoting DestinyHLewis:

You are assuming every last person in Newtown would support the opposition and be offended by the calls for support. You assume people blame the death of those children on guns, and not the person who fired them. That is where the issue comes in. You have no idea if those people wish in their dreams that someone in that school had, had a gun to fight back. We don't know their position. 

In one opinion it might be abhorrent and tasteless. In another it might be what they needed to fight back after what happened. 

I don't know, and neither do you. So I guess the calls aren't that awful. Would you say the same if they were getting robocalls in support of gun bans? 







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grandmab125
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

 It's very easy to be suspicious when people don't post an actual story or a link to one.  If one cannot post a link, one should at least say where she found her info.  Then every one can check it out, before they comment.  "Did you hear" type stories open themselves up for scepticism.

Quoting shannonnigans:

OK.  Not sure why you have such a tough time believing it when the NRA prez readily admits it.  But ok........... 

From TheHill.com     You can find it all over though.

Connecticut senators blast NRA robocalls to Newtown residents

By Justin Sink - 03/25/13 06:36 PM ET

 

 
  

The NRA "has stooped to a new low" in its anti-gun-control efforts at the site of last year's mass shooting.

Connecticut's U.S. senators on Tuesday admonished the National Rifle Association for robocalls to residents of Newtown, Conn., the site of last year's deadly mass shooting that left 20 schoolchildren and six educators dead.

"With these robocalls, the NRA has stooped to a new low in the debate over how to best protect our kids and our communities," Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, wrote in a letter to NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. "We call on you to immediately stop calling the families and friends of the victims in Newtown."

The robocalls, one of which was obtained by The Huffington Post, urge Newtown residents to lobby their state representatives against an effort to pass stricter gun controls in the state. Proposals there include a beefed-up assault weapons ban and a limit on magazine size.

"Anti-gun legislators are aggressively pursuing numerous proposals that are designed to disarm and punish law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen," the robocall says.

In their letter, the senators say "making these calls opens a wound that these families are still trying hard to heal."

"Put yourself in the shoes of a victim's family member who gets a call at dinnertime asking them to support more assault weapons in our schools and on our streets," the pair write.

In a statement to CNN, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam defended the robocalls.

"The National Rifle Association has members, contributors, and supporters in Connecticut who expect us to do our jobs and keep them abreast of developments on the legislative front in their state," Arulanandam said. "We provide the same service for our members and supporters all around the country."

The calls come less than 100 days after the mass shooting, which prompted the Obama administration to call for a package of new gun control regulations. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week that the Senate would vote on a bill that included an expansion of background checks and new penalties for straw purchases upon returning from a two-week Easter break.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290241-connecticut-senators-blast-nra-robocalls-to-newtown#ixzz2Oba1lgA6
Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

Quoting grandmab125:

 How about a link to your so called story.

 

 

 

grandma B

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