She suspected they had stolen the family car three weeks earlier.
Carter, 17 at the time, took a shotgun, found the three, and confronted them. It should have been a fleeting, post-pubescent, macho standoff. Despite claiming self-defense, Carter was found guilty of murder without malice aforethought and sentenced to three years in prison.
Energized, Carter envisioned an NRA “so strong and so dedicated that no politician in America, mindful of his political career, would want to challenge our legitimate goals.” pronounced it “The most persistent and resourceful of all single-issue groups.” The activist Osha Gray Davidson writes: “To the NRA faithful, Harlon Carter is Moses, George Washington and John Wayne rolled into one.” In 1981, reporters discovered that Carter had killed Ramon Casiano a half-century earlier in 1931, in Laredo, Texas.
Three Mexicans hanging around had scared Carter’s mother.
He also exploited the shift in American politics toward single-issue grandstanding that resonated in an increasingly shrill, zero-sum political culture, bankrolled by fat cats, and fueled by a grassroots fury politicians from Ronald Reagan through Donald Trump have tapped.The story enhanced his legend among the NRA’s couch-potato cowboys.Last year, the Southern alternative rock band, Drive-By Truckers, sang about “Two boys with way more pride than sense / One would fall and one would prosper / Never forced to make amends.” The chorus of “Ramon Casiano” skewers Carter: “He had the makings of a leader / Of a certain kind of men / who need to feel the world’s against him / Out to get ’em if it can.”In mounting the NRA’s n.r.a—new revolution against gun control—Harlon Carter pushed his fight to bear arms beyond the Second Amendment.Paralleling this Reagan Restoration, Washington’s Golden Age of Big Money Lobbying began in the mid-1970s too.
Initially, labor unions established PACs—Political Action Committees—to bundle unionists’ contributions.
If it was not clear from the beginning, it is certainly clear now, from the evidence of fifty years of the aftermath of the Modernist Vatican II Council, that the Novus Ordo service, which Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger in 2007 officially declared to be the "Ordinary" Rite of the New Order sect, even in the words of its advocates, is based on the errors of Protestantism, Freemasonry, and even paganism.