28% of Democrats Want to Outlaw Membership in the NRA

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28% of Democrats Want to Outlaw Membership in the NRA

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- In a Rasmussen poll conducted on September 5th and 8th, 2019, 28% of Democrats in the sample of 1,000 likely voters thought Americans should be prohibited, by law, from belonging to the National Rifle Association, or other groups that support enforcement of Second Amendment rights. From rasmussenreports.com:

The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA.

I have written about the mindset of people who are voluntarily unarmed. My observation is people who are voluntarily unarmed know they need some form of armed protection, some of the time. They resolve this issue by relying on the government for their armed protection. To do so, they believe in a combination of two things, in a variable ratio.

One, the government is benign, capable of protecting them, and not capable of malevolent actions, at least against them.

Two, the need for armed protection is minimal, and will never, or almost never be necessary for them.

Part one of this belief system translates into a desire that government not be limited in any way. If the government is limited, it might not be able to protect you when it needs to do so; if it is benign, there is nothing to fear from a government with unlimited power.

For many people who are voluntarily unarmed, any restrictions on other people (other than the government) being armed is desirable. Prohibiting people from belonging to organizations that promote the right to keep and bear arms is acceptable because the voluntarily disarmed do not see it as any limitation on them. They plan on never belong to the National Rifle Association; therefore a ban on belonging to the NRA is not a problem. This is reflected in the Rasmussen poll. Here is the question: From rasmussenreports.com:

4* Should Americans be prohibited by law from belonging to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA?

This is simple special pleading: Take from someone else, but not me. The 28% number applied to Democrat voters. The percentage of all voters was 18%. This is very close to the number who think any limitation on government is immoral,  recorded by Rasmussen at 20% on 23-24 March of 2019.

It is likely this is the same group of people who want to radically transform the United States. The United States Constitution was designed to limit government power, while allowing enough power in the various branches of government to protect the nation and keep the peace  (provide for the common defense, insure domestic tranquility), while preventing the government from having the power to be tyrannical (establish Justice, secure the Blessings of Liberty).

Most people see limitations on government power as desirable and necessary. The Bill of Rights is popular; people understand if they are to have freedom, they need to allow others to exercise their freedom in turn. Even Democrat politicians used to say: I may disagree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. John F. Kennedy and Huber Humphrey both proclaimed the Second Amendment was a guarantee against tyranny.

No more. Democrats today claim the right to silence you if they disagree with you. Your speech is labeled hate speech, racist, homophobic, or sexist. Or, you are labeled a science denier and you should be locked up, if you disagree with the loud proclamations, repeatedly revised, that life on earth will end in a few years unless you grant enormous power and give huge sums of money to the government.

Today's Democrats do not like Constitutional restraints and limited government. They have taken over the educational establishment. They teach that limited government is an obsolete concept.

The 20% of the population that believes limits on government are immoral, and/or the 18% that believe membership in the NRA should be illegal, are the results of that takeover.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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    Some guy
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    Some guy

    Every democrat in America MUST be treated as a cancer cell, existing only to spread it’s malignant evil throughout the soul of America.
    IT IS TIME TO REMOVE THE TUMOR!

    ras52
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    ras52

    The democrat party is the real terrorist group.

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    Democrats and communists demonize opposing views and then try to sway the public until it becomes politically correct. The NRA defending a Constitutional right being labeled a terrorist faction? More like the other way around.

    JIAZ
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    JIAZ

    My only surprise is that the democrat voter poll came in at “only” 28%.

    I am Not a terrorist
    https://nrastore.com/nra-i-am-not-a-terrorist-t-shirt

    NRA’s Current Executive Leaders Must Go
    https://helpsavethenra.com/articles-related-to-whats-going-on-at-the-nra-aug-2019/

    Will
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    Will

    JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !

    Behind The Lines in N.J.
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    Behind The Lines in N.J.

    While waiting for the NJ Assembly hearing to start in Trenton a few years ago, regarding yet more anti 2A laws in The People’s Democratic Republic of NJ, I found a seat next to a woman, (one of the many), bussed in from Newtown Conn. to lend support for the new law proposals. She was uncommonly friendly and we started a back and forth conversation on the issue. That all fell apart when she told me how necessary it was to get NRANews and TV off the air. I mean, how else can the media brush fire of hyperbole and… Read more »

    ralph
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    ralph

    Big deal. 100% of NRA members want to outlaw the Democrat (communist) party.
    Ralph

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Not outlaw it, but de-fund it as they would like of the NRA.

    Some guy
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    Some guy

    Don’t outlaw the democrat party, cut it out and burn it like the cancerous tumor that it is…

    Morrigan
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    Morrigan

    Well. I guess I have been a Life Member of a terrorist enterprise all this time and didn’t even know it. Seems 33 years of law enforcement experience and membership in Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children with a combat tour is not sufficient to redeem me.

    Hankus
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    Hankus

    There is a group of idiots that severely need to be voted out of the country, off the island so to speak.

    JPM
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    JPM

    LaPierre had done way more damage to the NRA membership roles than the Democrats could ever achieve.

    Whatzit
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    Whatzit

    Like any large and powerful organization, NRA has become corrupt (its leadership, NOT its membership) and is tottering toward irrelevancy. BTW, I’m an Endowment member. Very sad, indeed.

    Behind The Lines in N.J.
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    Behind The Lines in N.J.

    Join the discussion…Prove it, please!

    Will
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    Will

    Scumbag Wayne LaPierre is the piece of shits name !

    Will
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    Will

    @JPM,LaPierre has fucked up the NRA beyond repair.

    Behind The Lines in N.J.
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    Behind The Lines in N.J.

    Join the discussion…The NRA will bounce back stronger than ever, just you wait and see. I’m an NRA recruiter and last week I did my 9th year at an outdoor event which has been going on for 9 years. When setting up I was thinking of the hostility I would probably encounter this year because of the LaPierre controversy. I was also thinking of the probable futility I was engaging in when it came to recruiting. Reality?… not one negative remark, and four more sign ups than last year; – and this is in a VERY conservative county with a… Read more »

    option31
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    option31

    WE must understand something here. These people are not just against firearms, they are against all of our rights. The sooner we realize that and start pointing it out the better. Pointing out they are after the 1st, 4thm 5th etc… gets more people on our side. Firearms is just the biggest boogey man they could find to scare people into giving up rights.

    Whatzit
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    Whatzit

    You are correct!

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    According to this article, the (DNC) / DemocRATic National Communist party FEEL and wants to curtail the RIGHTS of FREE LAW ABIDING American CITIZENS. BALONEY!!!! Take you FEELINGS and go pound sand. During a skirmish waged on some BRAIN WASHED SOCIALIST German officers during WWII wanted American Troops to surrender: The American’s response was ” NUTS”. I now say “NUTS” to the SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST WANNABES who occupy seats in the current CON-gress!

    nrringlee
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    nrringlee

    This is not odd at all. I found in my career as a Marine that at least 33% of registered democrats thought service in the military should be outlawed.

    Whatzit
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    Whatzit

    They fear and hate any organization that has a significant conservative base.

    Will Flatt
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    Demonrats want to outlaw freedom of association???

    FINE. WE’LL OUTLAW THE DEMONRAT PARTY AS A RACKETEERING CORRUPT ORGANIZATION (RICO)!!! And we’ll seize ALL their assets!! (Including the assets of their uber-wealthy donors like George Soros)

    Lock ’em up, too. UNDER THE JAIL!

    Dr. Strangelove
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    Dr. Strangelove

    Yes, starting with the Clinton Crime Family Foundation.

    Will Flatt
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    BTW, FYI, I’m on the HILLARY for PRISON 2020 campaign committee…

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @WF, The problem is that the people that are in positions to apply the law to the politicians, elitists, bureaucrats, and even some judges are just as corrupt as the Clintons (just not quite as successful as the Clintoons).

    Will Flatt
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    That’s exactly why it’s going to fall to average Americans – We The People – to hit the 1776 reset button.

    Some guy
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    Some guy

    Democrats are a cancer. How do you cure cancer? YOU CUT THE TUMOR OUT!!!

    Will Flatt
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    Hans Hermann Hoppe is right. Physical Removal is the answer.

    Pinochet did nothing wrong.

    Deplorable Bill
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    Deplorable Bill

    As it was in the days of Noah and Lot….. Right and wrong are many times reversed. Insanity. The socialist/communist/demoncrapic left’s wishes, wants and fears do not outstrip my/our rights to keep and bare arms. As troubled as the N R A has been of late, they still provide good teaching, skills and respect for firearms along with proper edict. They in no way deserve what the left accuses them of, to the contrary, the N R A has done much to save this country from outside attack. Yamamoto was asked why he did not invade the continental U.S. after… Read more »

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Your quote about Yamamoto, as much one would like to believe it, is just an Internet meme. Supposedly it was a similar reason for why we used the atomic bombs; it was believed that the Japanese civilians would fight to their deaths for their Emperor.

    freedom isnt cheap
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    freedom isnt cheap

    100 percent of NRA members want to outlaw liberal democrats

    Will Flatt
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    I can guarandamntee you that a helluva lot more people want to outlaw Demonrats than just NRA members!!

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    No, not outlaw them, but revile them as much as they do those that believe in our inalienable rights.