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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's definitely pandering. I'm sure his daughter will be thrilled that dad got her that NRA membership before she died, instead of donating a sizable chunk of change to whoever is trying to find a cure for whatever it is she's got.
    You know that we wouldn't even have the first clue where to begin researching a way to cure a trisomy disorder? It's not like she's got one bad gene we can just turn off-- she's got an entire extra chromosome. That's why there's only a handful of named trisomy disorders; it's not that they're the only ones that occur regularly, it's that they're the only ones the child survives long enough to be born with.

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yes you're right. A 3 year old disabled girls needs a gun. Like a fish needs a bicycle.
    My 11 y/o disabled daughter knows how to handle a firearm.

    If more people knew basic firearm safety there would be fewer accidental shootings.

    Ultimately, though, it's not up to you what Santorum teaches his kids about guns.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's definitely pandering. I'm sure his daughter will be thrilled that dad got her that NRA membership before she died, instead of donating a sizable chunk of change to whoever is trying to find a cure for whatever it is she's got.
    I doubt $35 is going to cure whatever it is she's got.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's definitely pandering. I'm sure his daughter will be thrilled that dad got her that NRA membership before she died, instead of donating a sizable chunk of change to whoever is trying to find a cure for whatever it is she's got.
    Anybody who's trying to cure a trisomy best be the geneticist equivalent of Hawking, Einstein and Newton combined. Basically the only reasonable
    approach is to manage as best one can the varied spectrum of physical malformations associated with it (which means donating to **** load of different charities and researchers not necessarily tied to the condition to feel like you made a difference).

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yes you're right. A 3 year old disabled girls needs a gun. Like a fish needs a bicycle.
    so kids who cannot vote shouldn't be wearing Obama t-shirts or having Obama stickers on their cars?

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so kids who cannot vote shouldn't be wearing Obama t-shirts or having Obama stickers on their cars?
    Well, there is that.

    Used to be that the phrase was "teaching your children in the way they should grow." Nowadays, I guess the term is "indoctrination."

    Who are YOU to "brainwash" your kids into thinking one way or another when, hey, morality is "subjective"?

    Who the heck do you think you are trying to pass on your values to your offspring? You're indoctrinating them.

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Well, there is that.

    Used to be that the phrase was "teaching your children in the way they should grow." Nowadays, I guess the term is "indoctrination."

    Who are YOU to "brainwash" your kids into thinking one way or another when, hey, morality is "subjective"?

    Who the heck do you think you are trying to pass on your values to your offspring? You're indoctrinating them.
    I bought my son an NRA life Membership at a gun show when he was maybe 6 or 7-he was already shooting. I bought him an NFAA archery life membership about that time too. He's won over 50 archery tournaments and beat 45 adults at AGE 11 to win the "steel shooting" club championship (five steel boar targets at 15 yards with a 22 pistol-fastest time wins) He also regularly beats 2/3 to 3/4 of the adults in a centerfire handgun league at the local range. Some gun clubs require NRA membership and one of ours does for insurance reasons (NRA insures 100% membership ranges)

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I can't see why any one would even care about this. No one is harmed by her having a membership.
    Me either. If the kid is going to be around guns though, it is best to start teaching gun safety young. I doubt there is anywhere or anyplace better suited to just than purpose that the NRA. Though I'd bet they probably will wait a few more years for that! At least I hope so.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    For the record: I do not like guns but do love the constitution so understand that guns are part of our society.
    Good, because your avatar is carrying one.
    Last edited by Gie; 04-18-12 at 11:07 PM.

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't think this is big deal or something to be angry about, but can anybody explain some practical reason for him doing this??? And I mean practical in the sense that it serves some benefit other than political pandering... I don't get it, is something entirely over my head right now?
    Its easy to explain

    if you support the NRA you want it to have more money and more members. The more Members the NRA has, the more clout it has. I was at a gun show once and the NRA table was next to me. I told people anyone who bought a gun from the dealer I was representing (as his counsel in business law matters) I'd buy them an NRA membership. So I gave the NRA 500 dollars and they got 20 more members which was helpful in the 1988 Elections.


    When My son is older if he were to suffer severe brain damage and became anti gun he'd certainly would have the right to resign his life membership. Right now he's happy getting the kid's NRA membership magazine and the fact he can enter some NRA competitions

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    Re: Santorum Signs 3-Year Old Daughter Up For NRA Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its easy to explain

    if you support the NRA you want it to have more money and more members. The more Members the NRA has, the more clout it has. I was at a gun show once and the NRA table was next to me. I told people anyone who bought a gun from the dealer I was representing (as his counsel in business law matters) I'd buy them an NRA membership. So I gave the NRA 500 dollars and they got 20 more members which was helpful in the 1988 Elections.


    When My son is older if he were to suffer severe brain damage and became anti gun he'd certainly would have the right to resign his life membership. Right now he's happy getting the kid's NRA membership magazine and the fact he can enter some NRA competitions
    I have a friend who bought all of his children a lifetime membership at birth, big deal. Buying lifetime memberships for children is quite common and encouraged in the NRA. Much ado over nothing.

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