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The NRA doesn't care. [...Yet]

The NRA doesn't care. [...Yet]
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

A friend wrote: 
"The NRA doesn't care. It exists only to represent its member businesses' economic interests. In that sense the NRA too is like a corporation; it is an amoral entity dedicated only to increasing profits. How else can you explain their extreme positions on issues like assault weapons and cop killer bullets?" 
My response: 
"I don't disagree. NRA members, many of whom are also disappointed with the Senate's cowardice, are not being represented well. And if those NRA members become aware - and vocal - regarding this abuse of their good names, the NRA will lose some of its political clout, becoming even more transparent as a Lobbying front for Gun-Runners. Here's a link to a piece I wrote on this: http://rabbicreditor.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-nra-is-funded-by-gun-makers-in.html

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in the first place.

Kneel,  stand,  sit,  rise up.

To kneel is
to submit  to lower oneself  to step down  to pause.
To kneel is to call attention  to touch the Earth's face to listen to those  whose blood saturates  the very roots of our story.
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To kneel is not to stand not to stand not to stand idly by.
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God damn it.

That's what God wants most of all.

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