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-_- Hiding from us won't make anything better....  NRA Will have to comprimise with we the people if they like it or not
 
Not that  I am any kind of fan of the NRA, but the less places to get the most fanatical opponents and proponents of something that already won't listen to anything to argue, the better.
 
Just reading the headline, it makes them look like they're trying to hide something. Which in turns insinuates guilt, which is not good for them in my opinion
 
We wouldn't want uncivilized debate. Someone might just pull a gun... 
 
+Tyler Silvera I don't see how it looks like they are trying to hide something, could you explain? I think I'm just not reading it the same way you are.  I read it as a desire not to stir the pot any more than it already is on FB.
 
I think they should make it permanent.
 
They don't stop posting, they look like they are unsympathetic. They hide, they are cowards. No win situation either way
 
That's fair.  What would be the better thing to do, for the nation and the NRA, would be to sit down with the lawmakers and start to compromise on what gun owners really need as apposed to what they want.  I'm Canadian by the way.
 
Makes sense to me, No meaningful conversation is gonna take place in the next few days. I don't believe they're hiding for any other reason than to let the smoke settle
 
For full disclosure, I live in Canada. Where we don't need a gun to feel safe... ;-) 
 
A classy move.

" Hiding from us won't make anything better....  NRA Will have to comprimise with we the people if they like it or not"

FYmajoritytyranny!
 
I think people should stop blaming rights groups for things they had no control over. That would be like blaming Hitler's Mother's Pediatrician who helped her through his birth for being the reason WWII occurred and the holocaust happened.
 
Avoiding any real debate means you're a true pussy. 
 
The gun control nuts are no better than the gun nuts. 
 
+Michael Cohen Looking at the events like this: Terrible gun massacre -> NRA hides their facebook. It's not the NRA's fault this happened, nor do they endorse it obviously. They shouldn't have to hide their page, but extremists on both ends wouldn't let that happen. It just looks guilty and they're caught in a catch-22
 
Why don't they just comment lock their posts? Oh yeah, they never acknowledge a middle solution.
 
And thinking any constructive debate will happen right now is moronic
 
Of all organizations who hide in the shadows when feces hit fan, I wouldn't have expected the NRA to be in that category.  I thought they had a constitutional position to defend and uphold.  The survivors of the CT massacre are braver than than the NRA it seems.  Those internet trolls are more dangerous to deal with than say...a gun-toting madman
 
+Mitch Sprague Yes, they are; they have the awesome might of the various US police, military, and paramilitary forces to forcibly disarm the gun nuts.
 
Who would have thought the paranoid would be, erm, insecure?
 
They are within their right to do so. You know, rights, like those guaranteed in that dusty old document on which our society is based. Last I checked it was still valid. 
 
+Mitch Sprague So you agree that gun control nuts aren't really unarmed then. Good. They've just outsourced to cops, and soldiers, and other government agents with magic-totem titles that somehow qualify them and only them to own and use firearms. Of course, just because something is a law doesn't mean it is just and right.
 
I think it was a good move.
 
I'm quite sure no matter what the NRA did, the gun control crowd would find some way to spin it in a negative light.

I'm not a huge fan of the NRA, but that's because they're not libertarian enough. They're conservative/Republican for the most part. Too often they make bad compromises. And they tend to elevate gun rights over the more fundamental rights to liberty and property of which gun rights are a species. For example, they have supported laws that force businesses and employers to allow firearms on their property.
 
Personally, I have no problem with the NRA as an association of gun enthusiasts (me).  Full disclosure, I used to be a member.  It's when they inject themselves into our government by bribing politicians into passing stupid gun laws (or lack of gun laws depending on your perspective) that puts them on the side of evil. 

2nd Amendment:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

Well regulated = sensible and logical gun laws, not the wild friggin' west.  It should not be easy to buy a gun, though not impossible.  it should be one of the hardest things that we American citizens should be able to do, like getting on POTUS's tee time
 
Gun = killing technology.  I think +TechCrunch is staying with the confines of their mandate.  No different than Wired's Danger Room blog.  They talk guns all the time
 
Haha "killing technology." Reach a little further +Mike mf Panik. maybe we can get a few articles on mechanical pencils since mechanical pencils are "writing technology." 
 
Facebook+"discussion"= Pick a side and say something crazy. Keep saying it until the next issue pops up. Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
+Drew Bannister The politics of technology are inextricably bound with technology itself.  To discuss one while ignoring the other is wishful thinking at best, maliciously misleading at worst, and the middleground?  Groupthink that is quite analogous to a big circle jerk.
 
I'm sure they were tired of the flood of idiots posting cherry-picked data and blaming them for actions they never performed nor endorsed.
 
It's crazy to talk about gun control. That genie was sprung long ago. There are so many guns out there now that "control" is never going to happen. Like trying to deport all illegal aliens. Just isn't feasible. And guns have been a part of American culture since before there was a United States. So lets figure out what is going in society right now. 
 
+Drew Bannister As eloquently put as I've come to expect given your prior responses in this thread.  Well done!
 
As a hunter I'm ashamed to even be remotely tied to an organization that supports ownership of assault weapons. Shame.
 
I respect there decision, in wake of tragedies, our fear can be used to give away willingly our freedoms we have as a Nation. 
 
Glad that you approve +Kevin Murray. I'd hate for you to organize a ban on social network commenting. 
 
Yah that's bull run away from your problems
 
The government and states will produce new laws for Firearm Control, when those items are drafted please be aware, It will be really weird when or if the military and para military agencies have access to firearms, The right to bare arms was drafted to make revolution a reality if need be, since we live in a democracy were totally safe.
 
+Drew Bannister Yes, my advisors suggested that might not be a popular move.  I'm working out alternatives.  No need to worry- your comments are safe :)
 
There is a reason we allow time to grieve. Yes, we will have this debate, but first we need to mourn.
 
+Drew Bannister I am pleased with your candor and will be recommending you for a large tax credit as thanks for your support of the regime :)
 
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If you really think the NRA wants school shootings you are a complete moron. Only those who have mangled minds want something like that. The NRA just wants to keep their page clear of all the insane wackos that find a reason to blame them for something somebody else did.
 
Thank you for your mercy +Kevin Murray ! may I ask that you keep your gestapo goons away from my front door as well? I know it's a lot to ask... 
 
+Don Sobotor posted "As a hunter I'm ashamed to even be remotely tied to an organization that supports ownership of assault weapons. Shame."

Don't worry Don, as informed gun owners and citizens we are more ashamed that you are stupid enough to think the 2nd Amendment is about hunting.
 
The NRA had nothing to do with the tragedy in CT. Them having to temporarily remove their FB page due to the vicious hateful attacks by the anti-gun zealots is a reflection on the people who blame responsible gun owners (NRA) instead of the actual perpetrator. If you think law abiding gun owners support the idea of murderous rampage you are sick in the head. Demonizing a large segment of the population will not advance your cause.
 
Read through the comments posted here. Multiply by 1000. Add extremes on both ends. That's why this was a good idea for them to do.
 
Yes, blame the NRA. They are just trying to make sure you have the right to say what you want.
 
Not a bad call. I'm all for not enabling a flame war.
 
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+Jeff Tawater they will kill: 20 people with guns, 2 with knife, 1 with baseball bats, 1 with rocks, 0 with pointy sticks...
 
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God Bless The NRA...THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO TO KEEP OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN TACT SO I CAN KEEP MY FAMILY PROTECTED & SAFE. And thanks to this poster for letting me thank them :-D
 
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You might as well try to regulate people from owning atomic bombs. It would be just as effective as regulating people from owning whatever firearm they choose. 
 
Not a republican nor do I own a gun, but to think that if you take the guns away this stuff won't happen is nuts. These people who commit these atrocities would turn to bombs (not difficult) its just the world we live in. Quit trying to blame the machine, it takes a sick person to do this. Just let me know when guns can choose their targets so I can go live in a bunker. 
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That's so they don't have to hear a bunch of liberal wacko's blaming guns for the idiot shooters actions. I don't blame them. To liberals, it's like the gun grew legs and pulled its own trigger. 
 
NRA don't need to explain shit to nobody... What the fuck do they need to explain for y he did it? Who the fuck knows... If I was them I would hide my site to cause all you people that wants to talk shit is 1 click away ON THE INTERNET PUSSIES!!.... U got kids that are traumatized and yal wanna talk about the NRA where is yal priority
Derek M
 
The NRA defends all Americans rights. The left picks and chooses whose rights they want to take away. Talk about discrimination. 
 
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I'm surprised no one has created a fake NRA Twitter page yet.
 
There is something seriously wrong when irrational grown man start using little children as their practicing target , or for that reason, as . This path of destruction must be stopped once for all! Robbing the innocence of a defenseless child and putting an end to their lives by any means is not to tolerated anymore. The voices of the strong must be heard in order to protect the weak. It is time for all the beautiful children to live without fear.
 
I'm not even American, but surely having a gun makes it a whole lot easier to kill 20+ people compared to using another form of weapon...?? Is that not obvious to everyone? If two or three people are stabbed then, sure it's a tragedy, but nothing even close in proportion to this!
 
THIS IS  MY OPINION IN CAPS LOCK: WHEN SOMETHING HORRIBLE HAPPENS, THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT IT RECEIVES INCREASES OR DECREASES IN AN EXPONENTIAL FASHION AND DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON HOW HORRIBLE THE EVENT WAS. AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYONE HAS A FIRM STANCE ON SOMETHING AND EVERYONE BELIEVES THAT WE NEED TO ACT NOW TO END BLANK WHILE ADVANCING A POLITICAL AGENDA. WAKE UP PEOPLE, THE TIME TO BE AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS OVER GUN CONTROL IS WHEN NOTHING HORRIBLE HAS RECENTLY HAPPENED. THE PEOPLE THAT VOICE THEIR OPINION ON THESE THINGS AFTER THE FACT ARE THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEED TO IGNORE. I actually held down shift instead of using caps lock. I have always used the keyboard that way. 
 
Thanks +Timothy Pleines for that interesting view... whether at this time or another, I do and always will believe that as much as "people kill, not guns", that guns make it far more easy to take a life...
 
+Mathew Lionnet Exactly. And when we have guns that shoot laser beams it will be that much easier to take a life. 
 
Why does the number of people killed by a mentally disturbed person matter. One child is already too many. The NRA supports gun education and proper storage of weapons and ammo. We may never know what would have happened if his mother had proper storage. This tragedy should serve as a lesson for all to have a gun safe and maybe learn the warning signs of mental illness. The finger pointing needs to stop so we can all reflect on how we can prevent ourselves or our family members from commiting such atrocities.
 
Looking at a lot of comments here I can see why things like that shooting keep happening so easily at the USA. Americans like their guns and don't want them taken away.
 
This discussion is why. And I don't blame them. Go eat a common sense sandwich and come back and read half of your posts. If you don't feel like an idiot, do us all a favor and shut your pie hole. 
 
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I have never seen a gun without an owner kill anyone.

Gun control is not the answer when the owner is out of control.
 
Yes, and I've never seen a nuclear warhead without an owner kill anyone, so why don't we make those freely available??
 
So you're honestly recommending that we make nuclear warheads readily available??
 
That was your apples to oranges comparison. No weapon acts without the owner point blank period. 
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