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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis Says
Law-Abiding Citizens with Guns Don’t
Deter Criminals

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Posted By: Come And Take It, 11/3/2021 3:44:43 PM

U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) said at a House Judiciary hearing last week that good people with firearms do not stop bad people with firearms. “Show me a case in Memphis where a good man or woman with a gun protected and stopped the use of a weapon. That canard doesn’t occur. That dog won’t hunt. It doesn’t happen. You talk about people losing their Second Amendment rights through these procedures,” Cohen said, referring to various states’ red flag laws. “Show me a case anywhere, in any of those 16 states or anywhere, where someone had their guns taken and then they were assaulted and shot by someone and couldn’t defend themselves  CORRECTION*


I am frequently baffled by how this clown, one of the stupidest people to ever 'serve' in Congress, keeps getting elected out of Tennessee. His politics seem much more New York City to me.

*Source location added.  Must be included unless it is apparent.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 11/3/2021 3:49:44 PM (No. 966205)
The criminals say otherwise, when you ask them. Multiple different criminologists have interviewed burglars and robbers in prison, and one of the common questions is whether they fear armed citizens or police more. They always say they fear armed citizens more, by a large margin, and usually comment something like "cops can't just shoot you, but regular folks are likely to just shoot you." The Rep is totally full of horse manure.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MaMe2 11/3/2021 3:51:58 PM (No. 966207)
He runs unopposed because its pointless for a Republican to run against him. Marsha Blackburn was our rep , then we were redistricted. I asked Cohen who he considers is in his district. He more or less responded that it wasn't people like me.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DW626 11/3/2021 3:53:11 PM (No. 966210)
I think deterrence is secondary. Defense…and target practice that’s what I think a weapon is for. It will deter some, but not all.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanceLink1 11/3/2021 3:53:24 PM (No. 966211)
You aren't going to learn what you don't want to know.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/3/2021 3:56:08 PM (No. 966213)
Go back to eating your bucket of chicken, congressman.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tangles 11/3/2021 3:56:22 PM (No. 966214)
Let them give up their guns and when the bad guys show up they can decide to fight with a bong or a sex toy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951 11/3/2021 3:57:15 PM (No. 966215)
So if I’m sitting on the couch with my big old loaded gun aimed at the bad guy’s mid section as he comes through the door that’s not a detect a deterrent? Really? Asshat, thy name is Steven Cohen.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared 11/3/2021 3:58:35 PM (No. 966217)
I knew people voted to public office weren't the brightest lights, but I didn't think they were this stupid.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 11/3/2021 4:05:50 PM (No. 966223)
Nobody has to explain to Cohen or any other congress person why we need/want guns. It's our human right and none of their business.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starboard_side 11/3/2021 4:08:08 PM (No. 966225)
I presume he chooses to be ignorant and not want to simply walk over to the FBI offices to be educated.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 11/3/2021 4:25:55 PM (No. 966229)
Says a guy who works in a building full of armed security.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 11/3/2021 4:27:15 PM (No. 966231)
Thanks! I’ll keep my gun just in case!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: justavoter 11/3/2021 4:29:48 PM (No. 966233)
That Idiot knew what he was saying was a lie but he just wanted that to go in the Congressional Record so they could use it at will later on.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/3/2021 4:44:55 PM (No. 966245)
Cohen gets elected by a vast black majority of Memphis constituents. He is one of Congress's worst pandering, grandstanding demagogues. He's destructive and awful, when he talks, don't listen.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Birddog 11/3/2021 4:50:43 PM (No. 966249)
This is the "Guy" who after attempting to run against Harold Ford jr.for the "Ford Family seat", and losing said..."A white guy can't ever win that seat", after Ford died and he got the National Dem Machine to back him over yet another "Ford", and won...he announced that since it was a "Black District" he would be seated with the Congressional Black Caucus...CBC said "What??? The He-- you say, that ain't gonna happen".
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Reply 16 - Posted by: red1066 11/3/2021 4:51:30 PM (No. 966252)
I don't know about Memphis, but examples of your average citizen deterring a crime is almost seen daily. So I'm pretty sure it has occurred in Memphis at some point. Being stupid and saying stupid things appears to be a politicians apparent job, because so many are extremely skilled at doing so.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/3/2021 4:52:48 PM (No. 966253)
Bull Crap...Come to Texas and make a loud 'gun sound' almost anywhere and you will instantly have at least 50% of those TEXANS present draw THEIR GUNS. IF the sound was 'real', it's highly likely the Perp would have at least 5 rounds in his/her torso within seconds. Now tell us again how this doesn't work Commie...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/3/2021 5:09:01 PM (No. 966266)
I think he counts brandishing without firing at a hostile attacker, as a crimeless event, except for the brandisher, who is a criminal. If someone DOES protect their lives and loved ones, that's a crime in itself, in this idiots eyes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: blueline 11/3/2021 5:25:32 PM (No. 966280)
Congressman Steve "Chicken" Cohen is a first rate idiot. His city, Memphis, is circling the drain because of a horrendous level of violence. Rather than try to fix the problems, he prefers to showboat in front of the cameras.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: downnout 11/3/2021 5:36:37 PM (No. 966291)
Want to bet on that, Mr. Cohen?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: columba 11/3/2021 6:25:01 PM (No. 966331)
Boy O Boy is this guy uninformed!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chisca 11/3/2021 7:14:47 PM (No. 966381)
He spends very little time in Memphis. If he did he would know why you might want to protect yourself with a firearm.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/3/2021 7:52:53 PM (No. 966412)
He could pick up a copy of NRAs magazine and read the dozen or so documented cases every month where an armed citizen stopped a crime. The bad guy is often killed but many where the citizen has simply produced a firearm and the criminal flees.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Saint. Pitbull 11/3/2021 8:47:23 PM (No. 966479)
Well then let's do a little empirical analysis. I'll get my guns and you all go fetch a criminal.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/3/2021 9:14:50 PM (No. 966505)
Steve Cohen is to Memphis what Maxine Waters is to her part of Los Angeles. Lordy how the money rolls in!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 11/3/2021 9:30:40 PM (No. 966523)
Well cops with guns sure don't deter criminals either.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 11/3/2021 9:50:12 PM (No. 966532)
Here ya go.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: hershey 11/3/2021 9:54:40 PM (No. 966533)
One of my favorite political pictures, which unfortunately can't be posted here, is of three guys bent over in a circle with each one's head in the rear of the other shorts...
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Reply 29 - Posted by: mifla 11/4/2021 4:34:04 AM (No. 966672)
Sure they do. Especially when the gun is pointed at the criminals.
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