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Gun Control and
the Constitution

Wall Street Journal, by David Rivkin & Andrew W Grossman

Original Article

Posted By:tocsin, 2/11/2013 6:45:14 AM

Could there be a better illustration of the cultural divide over firearms than the White House photograph of our skeet-shooting president? Clay pigeons are launched into the air, but the president´s smoking shotgun is level with the ground. This is not a man who is comfortable around guns. And that goes a long way toward explaining his gun-control agenda. Lack of informed presidential leadership aside, there is a gulf between those Americans who view guns as invaluable tools for self-defense, both against private wrongdoers and a potentially tyrannical government,

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Luv me some Tom Sowell early in the morning:
If you don´t want to have a gun in your home or in your school, that´s your choice. But don´t be such a damn fool as to advertise to the whole world that you are in "a gun-free environment" where you are a helpless target for any homicidal fiend who is armed. Is it worth a human life to be a politically correct moral exhibitionist?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/11/2013 7:17:48 AM     (No. 9169691)

Obama has made so many promises to kook fringe groups that he can´t keep up or prioritize things.He´s going in circles on 3 or 4 things right now.

He thinks all he has to do is hit the road and have events in front of rigged supporters and everybody else will jump on board. All these road speeches have a bullet point or sayings to get on the evening new to circulate the propaganda.

Right wing opposition groups are still in a state of shock that he even won reelection and can´t seem to organize a new movement against him.

At the very least they should be calling for a special prosecuter on Melendez to draw attention to the left´s culture of criminality.Don´t think for a minute the left wouldn´t be calling for one on a republican.

We´re losing the PR war because the right doesn´t have an imagination and are simply being reactionary.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/11/2013 7:32:00 AM     (No. 9169703)

I agree with #1, but with the MSM burying every story of misdeeds on the Left, it´s tough for the message to get out...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 2/11/2013 7:46:12 AM     (No. 9169728)

When our ignorant media stalwarts use "right wing opposition groups", they really mean normal people, as opposed to their friends (AKA rabid leftards).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 2/11/2013 8:05:06 AM     (No. 9169765)

I´ll go along with Ted Nugent´s interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bobgray2, 2/11/2013 8:36:25 AM     (No. 9169818)

Some good points in the column about the un-constitutionality of most of the proposed gun control measures. But that assumes that 0bama and the dems give a rat´s backside about the Constitution. So far, it is apparent that they look at it as a hindrance to their leftist agenda, and ignore it regularly.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 2/11/2013 9:06:00 AM     (No. 9169865)

And what is the legality of buying all that ammo to ruin the market for a legal item?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 2/11/2013 9:09:36 AM     (No. 9169869)

While watching the Feds on this, don´t forget McDonald vs Chicago where the USSC confirmed what anybody with the ability to read knew, the 2nd applies to the States as well since the 14th passed - in fact that was the only original purpose of the 14th when it was introduced.
So all these states violating your civil rights under color of law need to get their teeth kicked in, too. Sue them personally - like the Gary,Indiana police chief and mayor were sued late last century and held personally liable. That left a mark.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2013 9:17:11 AM     (No. 9169882)

Why is he pointing the shotgun straight ahead...He obviously (gfawww...) shot the skeet 1 nanosecond after it left the box...Ha...Hahaaaaaaaaaaahahaha...My side hurts!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hoosier, 2/11/2013 10:06:53 AM     (No. 9169987)

I´m beginning to think that the necessary first step in taking this country back, is a concerted and directed effort aimed at destroying the power of the mainstream media. Until that is accomplished, the politicians have perfect cover to do whatever they want.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pete moss, 2/11/2013 10:51:34 AM     (No. 9170073)

Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez, Biden, Cuomo, Obama ........ all would agree that in order to solidify their version of utopia, first you must disarm the people.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JustCause, 2/11/2013 8:04:16 PM     (No. 9171056)

reply 9 is on to something.

I have been telling my circle of friends that it looks like what is needed is a re-invention of the MSM. But to do that, we need to have better education (not indoctrination) in the high schools and fire all the liberal journalism school professors so the students graduating can REPORT the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

Instead of ´trying to make a difference´ by telling only one side.

If you speak and nobody reports it, was it heard?

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