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  • gfo99 gfo99 May 4, 2013 8:54 AM Flag

    N.R.A. Leader warns of rising costs.....

    May 3, 2013
    N.R.A. Leader Warns of Rising Cost of Senators
    Posted by Andy Borowitz
    HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre used his opening speech at the N.R.A.’s national convention today to highlight several challenges facing the organization, including what he called “the rising cost of Senators.”

    “Over the past few years, we’ve seen the price of purchasing a Senator surge astronomically,” he told the N.R.A. faithful. “Unless something is done to make Senators more affordable, the ability of a tiny lobbying group to overrule the wishes of ninety per cent of the American people will be in jeopardy.”

    The days are over, he said, when “you could buy a Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for little more than pocket change.”

    “Now it costs thousands to purchase a marginally effective Senator like Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.),” he said.

    Mr. LaPierre was followed at the podium by the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the rock musician Ted Nugent, and several other people who would not pass background checks.

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    • Borowitz is satirical, but there is an element of truth to this story. The NRA no longer wields the political clout that it once did - having long been disgraced by the likes of Ted Nugent and Wayne LaPierre. It's only hope is to come up with vast sums of money to finance political campaigns in a desperate attempt to buy influence.

      Gun manufacturers know that they are in trouble too. They are selling more and more guns to fewer and fewer people.

    • EPA, SEC, OSHA, and other govt ors will make up the difference. They believe in contemporary creative financing. Penalize the private sector for wanting to legally stay afloat.
      They could in turn lend some $$$$ to Wayne.

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