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09-28-08, 11:15 AM #1
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Obama Wants NRA Ads Banned
Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:10 PM
By: Newsmax staff Article Font Size
The Obama camp has been threatening television and radio stations to keep them from airing anti-Obama ads.
The latest target is the NRA and stations in Pennsylvania.
Earlier this week, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund released a series of radio and television spots to educate gun owners and sportsmen about Barack Obama's longstanding anti-gun record. In response to the NRA-PVF ads, a clearly panicked Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are doing everything they can to hide Obama's real record by mounting a coordinated assault on the First Amendment.
They have gone to desperate and outrageous lengths to try to silence your NRA by bullying media outlets with threats of lawsuits if they run NRA-PVF's ads.
The Obama camp is particularly angry with an NRA ad entitled "Hunter" which lays out Obama's record on gun control.
You can see the "Hunter" ad -- Go Here Now.
Other NRA ads include "Way of Life" and another focusing on Joe Biden's record, "Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama."
This week, Obama's campaign general counsel Bob Bauer wrote seeking to censor the ads at stations in Pennsylvania.
"Unlike federal candidates, independent political organizations do not have a 'right to command the use of broadcast facilities,'" Bauer writes. "Moreover, you have a duty 'to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising.'"
"This advertising is false, misleading, and deceptive," Bauer continued. "We request that you immediately cease airing this advertising."
The NRA says Obama's camp are sending out these "intimidating cease and desist letters" to cable operators and television stations, threatening their FCC licenses if they run the ads.
The NRA charged that "Obama and the DNC have been using strong-arm tactics reminiscent of Chicago machine politics to try and cover up the truth and silence NRA by forcing the stations to assist them in hiding Obama's radical anti-gun record."
And now, Obama and the DNC have opened a new front in their assault on your First Amendment rights by calling on their followers to contact these station managers to demand that the stations not run NRA-PVF's ads.
NRA stands behind the accuracy of these ads, and NRA attorneys have responded to the Obama campaign's despicable and abusive attempt to trample on the First Amendment by sending a thorough rebuttal to station managers. This rebuttal clearly and conclusively refutes the Obama campaign's fallacious claims that the ads are inaccurate.
The NRA has set up a web site detailing its position on Obama at www.gunbanobama.com.
A copy of the NRA's letter to station, written by its counsel Cleta Mitchell, follows below:
09-28-08, 11:21 AM #2
eh not suprised. Freedoms and rights only mean something to these people when its good for them. Not when it's bad for them
09-28-08, 12:03 PM #3
What? The liberal wants to ban guns?!?! That's unpossible!
One thing that has always aggravated the piss outta me with the NRA is their whole premise of supporting the 2nd Amendment in the name of hunting.
That's NOT what the 2nd Amendment is about. Back when the Constitution was written, hunting was a way of life and it's always been assumed it would be.
The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to keep the government scared of it's citizens so they can't be overthrown. So that if the government does become too powerful- as it has- then the it's citizen's duty to overthrow that government. And a government can't be overthrown with pancakes. We need guns. Lots of guns. The NRA needs to learn to grow a set and let the government know that's why the 2nd Amendment is there and why that right is so important.
If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws and the government will have guns."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
09-28-08, 11:20 PM #4
Perhaps you should peruse their web site or read one of their periodicals. I'm a Patron Member, perhaps I can send you some.
I think you would find the NRA and the NRA-ILA to be in line with the rest of what you posted.
In fact, it was the NRA who coined the quote "the second amendment isn't about duck hunting."
As the largest organization fighting for your rights, you might want to not pass them over without checking into them.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
09-29-08, 03:15 AM #5
I'm a member of the NRA... as a matter of fact I'm paid up on my dues for the next 3 years. That said I think everyone that owns a firearm should be a member.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
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