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The NRA: Drowning out Marylanders

Here are a few of the voices that have been drowned out by the NRA propaganda machine.

By Zoe Pagonis, Director of Digital Strategy

The majority of Marylanders, including many responsible gun owners, support common sense legislation to prevent gun violence. But the PR wing of the NRA, lobbyists for gun manufacturers, and others who want to block any and all gun safety ideas would have you to believe otherwise. For weeks, they’ve been spreading falsehoods and using scare tactics to mislead Marylanders.

They may be shouting louder, but Marylanders know better. Here are a few of the voices that have been drowned out by the NRA propaganda machine.

They are joined by many organizations including:

MSEA
Maryland Police Chiefs
MD State Conference of NAACP
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Psychiatric Association
Advocates for Children and Youth
Baltimore Jewish Council
Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
Marylanders Against Gun Violence
One Million Moms 4 Gun Control
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Maryland Center against sexual assault
Women’s Law Center
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Mission of Maryland
Ecumenical Leaders Group

And thousands more Marylanders across our State

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ZIG February 24, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Weapons used by the military are unsuited for many civilians' use. What I used is not relevand. The NRA does not add balance. The 2nd amendment does not give universal rights to all weapons just as the right to travel does not give the right to drive a car to everyone. Ignorance of the background of the 2nd amendment has led to a lot of problems. The NRA is dangerous due to their radical propaganda.
KGardner February 24, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Zig respectfully it is relevant because you insinuated that we have weapons of war, that is not accurate. By not answering or avoiding the question I assume that you concede the AR15 is not a military firearm. Also re the "right to travel" in the constitutions bill of rights does not grant the right to travel or drive. Where as the right to own firearms is a guaranteed right., you can always travel, you can walk.
ZIG February 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Kids die. I am tired of this blog. I do not dare to dicuss individual weapons. NRA is un-American. Good bye. I am not coming back here.
KGardner February 26, 2013 at 02:23 AM
More die from other things than the rifle in my safe. It's a shame that an expert marksman won't share his knowledge. The NRA supports the second amendment, which is uniquely American, I respect your opinion sir, but your facts are simply inaccurate.
Chuck Burton February 26, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Good point! Maybe we should ban the automobile - it kills far more people each year than guns do. True, it has more utility than a gun, but the gun's utility is in what it can, not must do. Otherwise police would carry clubs instead of guns.

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