The next time you hear a fellow American bemoaning the lack of Washington bipartisanship, tell him to cheer up. There is one issue on which Congress still resoundingly agrees: gun rights. Bear that in mind, too, the next time you read a story about the "new" political debate over gun control. An almost cosmic disconnect has been building in the political sphere since the tragedy of Sandy Hook. On the one side is the gun-control community, which sniffed a rare political opening and is determined to use it to the max. Vice President Joe Biden´s gun-violence task force
#1, Are you saying that the obysmal won will take Joey´s shotguns away?
Another reason bobo may have given this task to Joe is all they have to do is dust off the gun-grab plan they already had to satisfy the public outrage generated by the Fast & Furious exercise, except they got caught, change a few words, put on a new cover, and PRESTO, new plan.
Only a few are talking about the REAL problem...young men (boys) 14-25 who are on mind altering prescriptions such as Ritalin, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Adapin, Thorazine, etc. Most of the mass shooters were on these drugs.
FTA:Senate Democrat Joe Manchin caused a media sensation when he declared, immediately after Sandy Hook, that nobody needed "30 rounds in a clip." Less reported was that it took the Democrat about the time necessary for your average West Virginian to drive to a ballot box to clarify that statement and to add that he´s "so proud of the NRA."
There need be only two questions asked of each and every pro gun control advocate: Do you enjoy private protection for you professionally or privately, and is that protection armed with guns? Are you willing to disarm them as a sign of sincerely?
This proves without a doubt that Democrats don´t like America as it is. They want it changed and if it takes executive orders or rewriting the Constitution, they will.
They honestly believe they can protect you better than you can, can provide your needs better than you can, can raise your children better than you can, can spend your money better than you can, can pick the right food to eat better than you can, can keep you healthier than you can, can do anything better than you can.
The people that are expanding the government to be more intrusive, are the same people who want to confiscate our guns. Shouldn´t come as a surprise.
Obama’s MO for the second term is to govern by executive order fiat. As fast as the SCOTUS can shoot down his fiats, he’ll generate more. The glacial pace of SCOTUS litigation will ensure that Obama can institute his “complete transformation of America” with little effective opposition. Impeachment is the only thing that can derail his plans.
If you think you NEED to answer WHY anyone needs a certain number of rounds/clips, or automatic weapon, you´ve ALREADY lost the argument. Our 2nd Amendment guarantees your right to bear arms, period! All other comments/questions about it are irrelevant! Start your conversation THERE with gun-grabbers.
The Democrats *will* press the issue because it serves their interests whether it wins or loses: it distracts attention from what a horrible failure the Democrats have been in economic, foreign, and health care policies; it lets them attack Republicans: "We love children, the Republicans/NRA want to give guns to nutcases to kill children. The Republicans would love to kill the children themselves, but are too busy obstructing progress in Washington." Three, staying on the offensive keeps the Republicans in ´whipped dog defense´ mode.
And as for the "Congress will never pass it" argument, that´s precisely what a lot of people said about Obamacare.
1. It´s absurd to think we can actually "do something" about these one-in-a-zillion hyper-crazies before-the-fact. 2. The inalienable right to self-defense precedes and trumps any law that might be passed. That is, such rights are beyond the reach of gov´t. That happens to be what the Constitution itself recognizes in the Bill of Rights. 3. Point 2 means self-defense [and the rest] are not open to discussion or debate. 4. Do not incorrectly assume we therefore have no recourse re lunatic murderers. Rights cannot be taken from the law-abiding, but they can be forfeited by criminal acts. 5. Yes, it might be hard to defend these rights -- but it´ll be a lot easier than getting them back later. 6. And just to be sure -- it´s not about the guns; it´s all about control.
More questions we need to keep asking this gun grabbing government. Why do they need so many rounds ( 8 or 10 per citizen ) of hollow point ammunition for homeland security and various Government agencies? Are they planning to kill a significant portion of the population after taking away their weapons like the commie gun grabbers did. Why do they consider returning veterans who know how to use a weapon a greater security threat than foreign terrorists? Documents coming from homeland security make this case.
If it ever came down to gun confiscation, realistically not much chance, it is like drug prohibition: it creates a giant black market, criminal underworld. And big brother will now have more prospective criminals added to the citizenry. More innocent people to arrest simply by finding a (planted) gun in their car. So simple. Genocide is the predictable result of Hitlerian, Stalinist, Castro gun confiscation. In our early dictator America it will be enough for the tyranny just to be able to arrest ANYbody they want to arrest. Meanwhile, as opposed to previous tyrannical confiscations (Germany, Russia, Cuba, few Americans will ever give up their guns, so arrest, constant arrests, will be the only government tyranny answer.
These mass murder - suicides are a First Amendment problem. The murderer wishes to commit suicide with a blaze of glory. The press barons know that if it bleeds, it leads, sells big and increases their influence. When the "press" adopts a new policy of publicizing only those suicides that do no follow mass murder and refuses to even mention those suicides that mass murder, then there will be an end to the mass murder. We can return to the debate of disarming the army and the citizens and arming The Tyrant Obama´s private army.
In order to believe that the 2nd Amendment means ANYTHING besides protection against tyranny (e.g. hunting or self-defense, although they are perfectly legitimate pursuits) you must believe that the Founders drafted the Bill of Rights with all the amendments except the second from the top dedicated to protecting the individual from government. Such a belief defies common sense, which is why the lefties want to parse its meaning rather than examine its position within the context of the other amendments.
Democrats have been trying to grab guns since JFKennedy was shot. There was Ted and his Saturday night specials that have morphed into "assault weapons." Up until recently the Rs stood up to the grabbers. I´m not so sure we can count on the Rs this time.
As #20 said, it´s all about control. Look at Mao´s China,Cambodia´s Packo Rouge, Vietman, Ussr, kill millions to gain control. They then live in the lap of luxury while bleeding the people and country. #12, they don´t care about protecting you or your family(even the CHILDREN), they care about ruling over you and us. They are the ELITES don´t you know. Be very careful what you do and say on the net. Use the library computers if neccessary. Good luck and GOD bless and watch over us all. Give me liberty or give me death.
It is a Bill of Atainder. As crippled as Wikipedia might be sometime, there is a great explanation and history there. Bill of Attainder is declaring a person or persons guilty of some crime and punishing them w/o the privilege of a judicial trial. There are other details but that is the crux. The creation of the list by Feinstein is the "Bill"imo.I am not an atty. That list and that vid "taints" the property of law-abiding Americans. There is no trial and no chance for defense.They think they are being clever to run this "quickly" by administrative action.Everything has to be done fast by the donks. However these bill of attainder issues could be filed in Federal Court. So what if it gets thrown out. Move to another court: dismissed or not heard.Eventually it will get kicked up to the appeals level. If the junta wants to rule buy decree, then the American citizens can as well. Also the same statute is refered to as ex post facto (after-the-fact)laws and states that there is no inpairing of obligation of contracts...Wouldthat be bond-holders of corporations crammed down by the junta?
RUSH: Let´s go to the audio sound bites. The gross domestic product number is out. And, by the way, I don´t know what this is. There´s a new way of measuring the GDP. The Obama administration is measuring it in an entirely different way, which is showing growth. The standard measure of gross domestic product is showing flat. But this new measure, which the media is applauding and loving, is showing a growth rate of 1.7%, and it´s being hailed. The stock market earlier today was having a pretty good day.
RUSH: In one hour, we´re gonna have Utah Senator Mike Lee on the program to explain in detail and in an understandable way what he´s trying to do. As you know, Mike Lee is leading the effort to defund Obamacare in the United States Senate. The entire Republican establishment has aligned against him. Consultants, establishment bigwigs, party bigwigs, even some donors have aligned against him because they are convinced that attempting to defund Obamacare at the next negotiation, the end of September, on a continuing resolution will lead to a government shutdown,
RUSH: Here´s Brad in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It´s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Mega dittos, Mr. Limbaugh. A pleasure to speak to you. I told your call screener there that I am an attorney. I teach law. I´m a former public official and a Republican, and I advise my clients and my students, "You can´t take legal advice from the people across the table. They´re going to give advice, obviously, that is in favor of their position." RUSH: Exactly. CALLER: That sounds so obvious, why even say that, right?
IRS-Gate: From stonewalling Congress to Federal Election Commission collusion to harassment of already-tax-exempt conservative groups, the IRS scandal metastasizes. Someone high-up was clearly giving orders. ´Phony scandals," to use President Obama´s term, should not generate near-daily news coverage from a media that would like nothing better than to see its dream president let off the hook. Yet everywhere you look comes another bolt of lightning keeping this Frankenstein monster "alive!": • In addition to conservative organizations being ultra-scrutinized in applying for tax-exempt status, existing conservative groups like Morton Blackwell´s Leadership Institute, around since 1979, and the
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Most Americans would agree that academic freedom is a sacred right of the academy and crucial to the American experiment in democracy. But what is it really? That´s the question raised by the Associated Press´s July 16 release of emails between Mitch Daniels, when he was the governor of Indiana, and his staff concerning Howard Zinn´s "A People´s History of the United States." The emails were written in 2010 and Mr. Daniels, whose second term as governor ended this January, is now president of Purdue University in Indiana. Published in 1980, Zinn´s "A People´s History"
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
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I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender
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