Should the NRA be banned as a terrorist organization?

Should the NRAbe banned?


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Sep 2018
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We … did not mean any of the things we said.
For years, the NRA has been snuggly with Russia, pushing policy that supports the easy export of weapons and supporting “gun-rights groups” within Russia that NRA officials were well aware had no existence outside of propaganda. And there was money. The NRA has admitted to receiving small amounts of cash in the form of dues from Russian members. It hasn’t illuminated the sudden influx of untagged funds that almost, just by coincidence, exactly matched the record $30 million that the group plowed into Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016.

In the past, NRA officials didn’t exactly hide their love of all things Moscow. Not only did NRA representatives make multiple pilgrimages to the authoritarian homeland, and frequently snap publicity shots with oligarchs, Russian soldiers, and Kremlin insiders, but the organization also pushed a kind of “brutalist cool,” reflecting a presentation that valued a robust use of violence rather than wimpy old democratic debate. It’s railed against bills that would have restricted imports of semiautomatic weapons made in Russia.

Free speech is one thing but treason is another NRA desperately backpedaling from Russia as investigators look closer
 

Panther

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Jul 2013
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Whatever someone's pet peeve with the NRA leadership is is inconsequential to the repercussion such an act would cause. I can't think of a better way to turn millions of law abiding citizens into criminals and state defined terrorists over night! NOT EVEN REMOTELY A GOOD IDEA!!!
 
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May 2018
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I think the NRA should be investigated for it's links to Russia and prosecuted vigorously for campaign finance violations if found guilty of them. I think the NRA is wildly irresponsible for the most part, but the organization itself shouldn't be criminalized. It should be de-radicalized.
 
Jun 2019
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The attempts by the State of New York and the city of San Francisco to blacklist the NRA should send a shiver up the spine of anyone who cares about free speech. Government agencies can't use their clout to undermine groups they disagree with and still have anything like a free country.
 

LTP

Mar 2018
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Grayson
List them as a terrorist group. Do it. Maybe that will light a fire under those pansies rear end. Those liberal, gun hating liars have sold out to the point that I don't understand why the left fears them. They are giving you EVERYTHING you ever asked for - including the most anti-gun president in the history of the United States.

Give a bunch of gun hating nutjobs a golden nugget with all their wishes in a basket and you still whine and complain.
 
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Jul 2019
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nah, let them fall apart from the inside, like they're currently doing
 
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The nice thing about laws is that they have written definitions. So let's take a look at the definition of "Domestic Terrorist Organization":

A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act "dangerous to human life" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.
How the USA PATRIOT Act redefines "Domestic Terrorism"


Note that there has to be a criminal act committed intended to intimidate or coerce the civilian population or the government. "Terrorist" is NOT a catchall label for an organization you disagree with.

So what criminal acts has the NRA committed to "intimidate or coerce" the civilian population or the government?
 
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RNG

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Apr 2013
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The nice thing about laws is that they have written definitions. So let's take a look at the definition of "Domestic Terrorist Organization":

A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act "dangerous to human life" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.
How the USA PATRIOT Act redefines "Domestic Terrorism"


Note that there has to be a criminal act committed intended to intimidate or coerce the civilian population or the government. "Terrorist" is NOT a catchall label for an organization you disagree with.

So what criminal acts has the NRA committed to "intimidate or coerce" the civilian population or the government?
It bought Republicans.