Kevin McClarty 
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Re: “Want to support John Morse?

@Dan: First of all, thank you for reading my article and taking the time to express your point of view in response to the article. As I see it, and according to the research I did for this article, the NRA initiated the recall movement, sponsored the petition drive and funded the campaign to recall Mr. Morse. Yes, as you say, citizens are the ones who are distributing the petitions for signatures. However, the effort to recall the Senator is being sponsored and funded by the NRA. In so far as the true motivation behind the recall drive is concerned, I did mention the fifteen round limit in my article. It's just that the main impetus of the Senator's bill is the background check piece and this single piece of legislation is the one entity that preempted the recall drive from the start. Dan, we live in a republic, not a direct democracy. We elect our officials to represent us for a specified term of office. If they don't do the job, we vote them out at the next election. Attempts to micromanage every single thing a legislator does while in office is going to seriously impair the legislator's effectiveness and cause the legislator to be hamstrung and afraid to do anything in office for fear of offending someone and being recalled. If a direct democracy is what you want as opposed to a republic, I would recommend that you look into writing and sponsoring a Constitutional amendment to that effect and bring it to all fifty state legislatures for ratification. In the meantime, I would encourage you to live within the parameters of our representative democracy and work vigorously to get the candidates you want elected during the next election cycle. Once again, thank you for reading and responding to my article. I welcome the interactive process and relish the fact that I am able to interact with my readers.

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Posted by Kevin McClarty on 05/21/2013 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Want to support John Morse?

Please take a quick look at my article in which I point out how ridiculous the NRA's logic is in initiating this recall against Senator Morse. Please take a look at all five lists (photos) and read the texts for each one to get the full impact of how ill-informed the NRA is in its arguments. Thank you! -Kevin McClarty, commentator.…

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Posted by Kevin McClarty on 05/18/2013 at 9:13 PM

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