Such a system destroys the motivation for productive enterprise within those forced to give and the recipients. We need to expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and do what the American people want, not what the NRA wants. Nolan Chart website founded August 2007 | ©2014 Online Marketing Guild LLC - All Rights Reserved. NARRATOR: —and Robert F. Kennedy. The NRA will not go quietly into the night. We will fight! SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, The New York Times: His comments are aimed directly at the gun owners of America, to rile them up, to get them behind the NRA’s no holds barred, never say die, you know, no compromise position. But the seasoned veterans of the political gun wars delivered a dose of reality. You cry a lot. —one bans the importation of foreign-made assault pistols. abuses. NEWSCASTER: The National Rifle Association, target of much anger in Colorado—. You don’t have what you need to mount a true movement, which is committed warriors, people who don’t need money, who don’t need fancy galas, come out because they care. HESTON: Hey, did you see that Gore rally in D.C. last weekend? This cycle of tragedy-driven hatred must stop, because so much Thank you all very much. NARRATOR: Forty-year old Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords was about to meet constituents at an outdoor shopping center. when an isolated, terrible event occurs, our var dimensionValue = 'SOME_DIMENSION_VALUE'; Over 91 percent of the American people supported expanding background checks, 80 percent of the households that had an NRA member supported it. LARRY PRATT, Gun Owners of America: The Manchin bill was not aiming at loopholes, it was aiming at nailing down some remaining freedom the American people have. tool could be more evil than the evil-doers. We didn’t just want it to end once the cameras went away. We can make sure that criminals don’t have guns in their hands; we can make certain that those who are mentally deranged are not getting hold of handguns. What if the American Civil War had never been fought? Sen. JOE MANCHIN: They made some suggestions on some wording and changes from that standpoint, so yes, they had input and we valued that input. I couldn’t— I just— it was a surreal scene. And a few votes difference, and the whole thing would have gone the other way. PAT MAISCH: Because they needed to be shamed. Transcript for the FRONTLINE film Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA ... CHARLTON HESTON, NRA President: —from my cold, dead hands! We’ve got— we’ve got other things to worry about than teaching guys how to shoot or how to hunt, and so forth, or collect guns.” And that’s when— that was the transformative period. Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump! Please hurry! ED O’KEEFE: Lightbulbs went off at the Capitol. birthright guarantees that no government despot, no renegade PAT MAISCH, Shooting Survivor: In Tucson, it was a beautiful crisp, clear blue sky with a few puffy white clouds. policy. We are going to continue to follow this horrific situation taking place in Littleton, Colorado, this afternoon. —and his press secretary, James Brady, in the head. I see our country teetering on the edge of an abyss. Pres. God bless you all. The national government through legislation, treaty and judicial fiat, has continually eroded the privileges and responsibilities inherent within the family, seeking to substitute itself as the primary educator and caregiver of succeeding generations. NARRATOR: The killer tried to reload. Yeah, hey, do you guys need a live interview? MARK BARDEN: More and more of the kids were being collected by their families, and no Daniel. yes, movie stars. We call BS! That's why WAYNE LaPIERRE, National Rifle Association: Mark my words. Fourteen students and three adults were dead. NEWSCASTER: —Vice President Gore called to the Capitol to break a deadlock—, NEWSCASTER: New laws to govern gun sales are deeply dividing the Senate—. The Senate being equally divided, the vice president votes in the affirmative, and the amendment is agreed to. I didn’t know anything about gun violence. Tyranny Has A Name – It's name is the Federal Reserve. The protesters had a specific target: guns and the NRA. It was aiming at nailing down some remaining freedom that American people have. CALLER: He went and started firing, and then he ran. The National Rifle Association, target of much anger in Colorado—. To date, Attorney General James has issued subpoenas to nearly 100 former and current NRA officials. You can see the president coming out now—. CABELL: In other words, he was saying, you won't take my gun from me while I'm alive. The Democrats admit the grip of the National Rifle Association had finally been broken. The members of congress and the administration have refused to be held accountable for illegal and criminal actions, setting themselves above the laws they have imposed upon the people. ED O’KEEFE: And he almost immediately goes right back to what they usually say, which is that the answer to this is more guns. To name just a few of the most egregious encroachments and derelictions (this list is by no means exhaustive): The congress has voluntarily relinquished its responsibility for drafting or even reviewing the legislation it passes, outsourcing the legislative process to special interest groups that have agendas often at odds with the well being of the citizens and the nation as a whole. We just— we— the issue is off the table. heavy in their drama of packaged grief. Pres. It was in a context of sorrow, extreme anger and frustration about, "Why can’t we do something about this?" RICHARD FELDMAN, Former NRA Lobbyist: To this day, when I would look at Charlton Heston, I didn’t see the president of the NRA, I saw Moses. ga('send', 'pageview', { certified instructors, training millions of police, hunters, No, the NRA To kill or not to kill – That is the question….