As a young boy I was shot by a man whose clear intent was to kill me as I had deliberately, by throwing broken bricks at him, interrupted his attempt to rape a young teen-aged girl, allowing her to escape. To this day I can still see the evil in his face and the sun glistening off the barrel of the pistol he aimed in my direction.(snip) According to the current incarnation of the American left, who traffic constantly in victimhood and noble intentions, I should be in the vanguard of the mandatory gun control and confiscation movement.
I think our only hope is to call and write those we elected begging them not to bargain away our 2nd Amendment rights! The left always get what they want by coming out with some outrageous legislation, then settling for less. Nevertheless, they get something in the " negotiation" and we lose our rights!
A large part of the current Democratic obsession with gun control is that it distracts from the horrible mess they have made of our economic, domestic, health care and foreign policies. That they can spin it as "we love children, Republicans love guns more than children" is just icing on the cake for them.
The one thing the Democrats do do well is relentlessly keep the Republicans on the defensive. It works politically. For the country, not so much.
Call the muster and let the revolution begin. I have bleed for my country before and am willing to do it again. I will not surrender to the liberal scum and cowards of Washington. You want my guns bring a swat team and body bags. We will see the cowards running for protection of the socialist that still believe in guns.
Steve McCann´s personal story as an orphan roaming the streets of a country in Europe is moving. Read the piece he wrote on Christmas day, linked in this article. He is a true patriot who has lived under actual tyranny and chaos. His life is a miracle.
Please just keep repeating the line our VP Joe Biteme uttered in the campaign of ´08 that "If Obama comes after my Beretta, he will have a problem." Keep repeating this line again and again. This is who they are--they will still have their Berettas while confiscating ours--NOPE!
2 things lie between the Progressives and their ultimate goal of a socialist state in control of every element of our lives: awake/aware citizens and the US Constitutional protections of our individual liberties. Talk radio and the internet have so far kept alive the resistance as the MSM, the schools, and even the ACLU have been co-opted by the left. And Progressives are hard at work to convince us to sacrifice our individual liberty. They have lost ground on the gun front over the last decade but are still determined.
Imagine thousands of Americans sent overseas to fight and and risk death, for an outwardly purposeless war, without ever winning. The lucky ones that return alive are then told, after fighting for their country, that now they are not worthy of owning their own guns Imagine this vast group of retired service, add in police, sheriffs, and throw in millions of responsible, licensed hunters, adding champion marksmen and women. Imagine all these wonderful leadership people being ordered by the likes of Feinstein, Bloomberg, Piers Morgan, Harry Reid, George Clooney communists, that this vast array of accomplished responsible Americans can no longer own their own personal, private weapons. It´s Obama driven, Hitlerian, Stalinist, Fidel Castro madness, that´s what it is, total insanity to even think of disarming all those exceptional people above, and don´t ever forget the additional untold millions more of private people who keep this country safe without any grand display. (In fact, their heroism is never allowed on the Diane Sawyer media.) We have a band of totalitarian communist driven terrorists just waiting for the next tragedy to take the opportunity to bring total tyranny to America. We know the citizen disarmed places like Washington DC and New York ity are the most dangerous, and the licensed to carry cities and states are the safest places to live. Our leaders with armed body guards, our filmmakers making vilolent movies, but preaching dis arming to that same movie goer, are giant hypocrites, thieves and they’re all self contradicting, crazy as loons. The main reason there is so much anti gun insanity today, is that the Diane Sawyer media is a tool of totalitarianism, communist driven, totally destructive to individualism
Go to the archives of Steve´s columns on National Review. If you don´t read any other column, read "Saved By Christmas." Steve´s life story is a true miracle and he does not just wear his patriotism on his sleeve, he has LIVED it.
I just heard Gabby Giffords and her husband coming out for gun control! They are saying "we don´t want to take your guns, we just want some sensible laws." People wake up! Call/write your Congresscritters. This is how they intend to take our rights! A bite at a time that seems reasonable and with which our Senators and Congrespersons will think they must compromise.
Beautiful affirmation of intent to never be intimidated out of God granted freedoms as recognized in the constitution. Many of us feel exactly the same way. Unfortunately a large portion of the population are not even aware of those freedoms and are willing to trade them away for stuff. Stuff obtained by violating the property rights (one of those freedoms) of the people who have produced the stuff. That´s tyranny though very few recognize it as such.
I have no doubt that some Dems do want to completely regulate guns (and take some away). But a far larger group of people (Dems and Reps) want some changes to the laws to make it harder for the Jared Loughners and Adam Lanzas of the world to get hold of weapons so easily. Instead of saying, "No changes to the law...no, no, no!", how about offering some suggestions?
Today, a mentally ill person can´t even voluntarily put himself on a list so that no one sells him a gun. Families of the seriously mentally ill know that they can´t get them hospitalized unless threat of violence is ´imminent´ - an impossibly high standard which has cost the lives of many relatives of these mentally ill.
Instead of just saying "no,no,no"...come up with some options.
No, you make the suggestions. You´ve been on this forum since at least Newtown telling us we need to give ground. That newlaws are necessay. Please propose a new law or regulation that will allow us to identify and interdict the severely mentally ill witohut steping on the rights of law abiding, sane citizens. Difficulty level: must be constitutional and on, I won´t acquiesce to a mental health background check just to buy a gun. Now will I agree to repeated checks while I own the gun. That´s too much control in the hands of the state.
Poster #13: Take a look at ATF form 4473. It must be filled out for any over the counter firearm transfer. It is also becoming necessary at gun shows. However, it is not necessary to show valid photo ID, wait while I do an "instant check" records verification with state law enforcement, or attest to the state of your "mental health" or use of "illegal drugs" as long as you just murder your mother, steal her firearms, and go kill 26 unarmed human beings like adam lanza...
The democrat socialist party has labored long and hard to remove God from our schools and public square and make right and wrong (sometimes referred to as morality) "relative". Then some evil, Godless, amoral murderer takes the lives of 26 innocents and they are surprised? They got exactly what they have been working for. And their proposed solution? Take away access to firearms and accessories by law abiding citizens of course...
"Those that self-identify as progressives, leftists, socialists or Marxists, have one overwhelming trait in common: they are narcissists who believe they are pre-ordained to rule the masses too ignorant to govern themselves."
Sorry # 13--you are the sucker these laws are intended to target! There are enough laws on the books now to "save" us from the incidents. The laws are not enforced. And when the guns are gone, folks who want to do this kind of thing will use knives, bats or whatever. Do you know the worst incident of school violence was in the 20´s (I think), where 30+ children were killed/injured. With a knife.
Here´s one suggestion #13, have the relatives of these crazies not take them to a gun range and show them what to do. Also, don´t have guns laying around so the crazies in your family can get them. I fault the relatives of these nuts, they know they are twisted.
I will not give up my guns because some families out there keep coddling their freak relations.
Most of out retired veterans and non-retired veterans gave a part of their life to protect our freedom and our Constitution. They will not put up with the forming of a dictatorship in our country. They will fight if necessary. We did it before and we will do it again.
Actually, #21, it was explosives, not knives. You may be confusing it with the info that recently came out from the FBI that more people are murdered each year by knives and clubs ( baseball bats ) than by guns.
I think the money shot - our bumper sticker slogan should be
"Gun owners and the US Constitution should not have to pay for the failed policies of Democrats"
That is clear and cuts through all the BS about original intent of the constitution and places the reason we are even talking about this is because people are not safe as a result of Democrat stupidity.
Here´s an option #13: Re-open the mental institutions that the liberals closed many years ago on the premise that the patients would get mentally healthy by being forced to live in presumably mentally healthful society. Newtown happened, Jared Loughner happened, on and on. The list is getting longer.
The figure, #28, is that guns are used almost ten times for self-defense for every one time a gun is used in a crime.
Another suggestion, #13, is for you to ask the media why they won´t mention the antidepressants these shooters are on (Adam Lanza was on two). Covering many years: Of the most recent 30 shooting incidents that hit the national news, 27 were on mood-altering, prescribed medications. Of possible interest: Of every seven drivers sharing the road with you today, one is on prescribed medications that affect driver reaction time. The worst slow reaction times are suffered by marijuana users.
I aw one storyin this topic, tow wit ,the entire National guard of Guam was brought over here and it was the largest peace-time movement of troops. Natch, the Press never covered it and the on reporter that did was given the hook. So like IRan brought in toops from the outlaying regions and so cid red china, so does Obie and his claque-easier to shoot someone you don´t know.
Perhaps we should look at the large array of drugs being prescribed by our mental health professionals which have side-effects that are predictive and involved in practically every mass killing in the past several decades.
Might put too much strain on the legal drug pushers in this multi-billion dollar industry.
#35, the only way to do that is to bury the Marxist pigs. Every last one. Until every American gets that through their thick skull the encroachments will continue. Repeated events recorded in history confirm that. China, Cambodia, the AXIS powers, South America, etc. That´s reality.
Guns would not be nearly so much a problem if ATF was not the largest supplier of guns to criminals. Does "Fast and Furious" ring a bell? If ATF spent less time taking guns from honest citizens while giving them to criminals, we would have less gun violence. The violence is due to the criminals, not the guns. I have yet to see a gun jump up and shoot somebody on its own.
Lost in the liberal prattle and federal superior position is the fact that 30 states have GOP Governors who control the backbone of the US Military ---- The States national guards. These forces loaned to the federal military can be recalled to protect their state by said Governors. Does anyone really believe our children serving us in the US Military would turn their weapons on their own families? The Soviet rulers quickly learned their military would not?
#27 - Take a guess a what´s in Newtown besides Sandy Hook Elementary? If you guessed Fairfield Hills, a now-empty mental hospital whose patients are scattered about in group homes and the like, you are right. And irony of ironies, the second Newtown interfaith service was held on these very grounds.
#13, you are concerned about a relatively few people (yes, including children) killed by crazies with guns. Imagine a country where the government and their henchmen made up of black panthers, union goons, nazis, unemployed students and other assorted storm troopers have all the guns. Can you estimate the number of innocent, violent deaths that will occur in such a scenario? I am willing to take my chances with having too many guns in circulation if it means my freedom. You can look out through the razor wire fence at the world if you want to, I´m going to live as a proud free man, whatever it takes.
The biggest mistake anyone can make is believing that any of thee gun control efforts are about "safety." Our repeat multi-thread deluded poster is one of them. BS. The government (all levels) couldn´t care less. It´s about control and eventual tyranny, as it always has been throughout history. And there can be no "common ground."
#13, how about this "option"? Let´s take a hard look at psychiatric pharmaceuticals and their effects on people, especially the young? I´ll guarantee you that will go much farther (further?) in addressing this problem than trying to dialogue with dems on gun control.
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
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I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
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