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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 07:43 PM

NRA slaps down Texas GOP ally who proposes gun control idea

Source: Associated Press

NRA slaps down Texas GOP ally who proposes gun control idea

September 6, 2019

DALLAS (AP) — One of the gun-rights lobby’s staunchest defenders in Texas is bucking the National Rifle Association on background checks after a West Texas shooting rampage killed seven people.

The NRA pushed back Friday in a rare moment of the nation’s most powerful gun-rights group slapping down a key Republican ally.

It came after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told The Dallas Morning News that Texas should crackdown on private gun sales between strangers. Federal officials say the gunman in last weekend’s attack obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a federal background check in 2014.

The NRA called Patrick’s idea a “political gambit” and disparagingly compared it to those from Democrats.

Patrick has been an avid gun-rights supporter but told the newspaper: “someone in the Republican Party has to take the lead on this.”


https://apnews.com/c43c3e9bc30a4fe28717371dc9c5ca77

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 08:24 PM

1. Another amazing thing

about these times is to see a subversive, terrorist organization like the NRA have any political clout at all. Wow.

Right now, the needs of the many outweigh the voices of a few, to paraphrase what LBJ said in is gun control speech after Robert Kennedy was shot.

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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:25 AM

2. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:09 AM

3. If Dan Patrick is involved, it's bullshit.

He's probably in a 3-way with Lapierre and Nugent as I type this.

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