…are bound to screw up royally in this era of Interwebs.
From Bloomberg’s attempt of having a cool Gun Control site (A.K.A. The Trace) email alert:
It is not the first time and certainly won’t be the last that somebody sees NRA and shuts down their brain and does not take the extra minute to figure out how come that NRA logo is so different to the NRA logo we all know and love.
Well, mostly because that was the symbol for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration, one of his many economic schemes that instead of taking the country from the claws of The Depression, it sunk the nails deeper in.
“Damn it, Miguel! Not everybody is well versed in history! How can a non-gender-defined New Yorker 20-year-old intern is supposed to know the difference?” Well, by clicking on the frigging Flickr user link they got the picture from and gave credit to:
The National Rifle Association has done and has been accused of many things. Selling groceries and packing flour are not among them.
Hat Tip to Brian K. He is a brave soul who gets The Trace updates.
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You would think that with Bloomies money, they could hire smarter people.
If they were smarter they would own firearms, believe in the Second Amendment and be NRA life members.
“…Rob Cox…wrote about his attempts to better understand the (NRA’s) efforts to shut down any gun-related conversations after the (Sandy Hook) massacre.”
This gives away the game very nicely. Mr. Cox didn’t join the NRA with an open mind, but with a preconceived notion that the NRA is intent on “shut(ting) down…gun-related conversations.” This not only demonstrates his agenda, but his ignorance. Nobody who knows the NRA thinks they have an interest in “shutting down” any conversations. The NRA is always more than happy to engage anyone in a conversation about firearms and firearms rights. Apparently his agenda going it prevented him from learning anything while he was a member. How could Mr. Cox have possibly missed the reams of talking points that the NRA directs at its members precisely so that those members can engage in the conversations he thinks they are trying to “shut down”?
Yeah, and the accompanying pic was funny. Probably a 20-something know-nothing. If he’s older, he should be embarrassed. Reminds me of the wingnut responsible for this faux pas:
Actually there are conversations that are worth having and those that are not. It was settled when the states adopted the Constitution and the BOR.
If they want to have a conversation that does not require I have to stand around and listen to BS.
Yep, pretty much. If he joined the NRA to figure out why they shut down conversations about gun violence, then he’s going to be disappointed. It’s impossible to discern what motivations an organization has for doing something that it never has done.
The blue eagle NRA was also known as the “Negro Removal Act” for it’s adverse impact on blacks looking for work.
Blacks in the Chicago Defender and elsewhere typically attacked the New Deal’s sacred cow, the National Recovery Administration, as the”Negro Run Around,””Negroes Ruined Again,” and”Negro Removal Act.” On June 8, 1935, the Chicago Defender editorially applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the NRA as unconstitutional.
Billl beat me to it… History, what a ‘novel’ concept! Actually looking stuff up, it’s amazing what one actually finds… 🙂
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