Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on December 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

“The news of Brian Aitken’s release inspired his attorney to declare Christie ‘a hero to gun owners across the nation.’

“But is he really? Not so much…

“‘I don’t think Second Amendment issues played too much into his decision,’ Fiamingo said. ‘It does show that the governor is a compassionate and reasonable man. When he looked at the situation the facts represented themselves.’…

“‘We’ll be watching,’ Fiamingo said, adding he still is not clear where Christie is on gun control.

“‘I don’t want to say I’m happy with him as a conservative,’ Fiamingo said. ‘That still remains to be seen.’”

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“Chris Christie wasn’t appeasing the NRA or 2012 Republican primary voters. And sadly, he isn’t anything resembling a ‘friend’ to gun owners. A northeast Republican, Christie’s stance on firearms is as draconian as that of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The simple fact of the matter is that if Christie’s views on firearms were widely known, his chances of capturing the 2012 Republican primaries would go up in smoke…

“Christie doesn’t just support New Jersey’s draconian gun control laws. He ran for office on a platform of making even more restrictive the absurd gun laws that made Brian Aitken a felon. Let us be blunt: Chris Christie supports a system of gun laws purposefully designed to entrap and disarm society.

“Christie doesn’t trust his own citizens to exercise responsibly their constitutional rights to firearms. He may be a hero to some, but from the position of a gun owner, he’s no better than the freedom-hating Democrat he replaced.”

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“In all of Mexico, there is only one gun store. The shop, known officially as the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, is operated by the Mexican military. The clerks wear pressed green camouflage. They are soldiers…

“To go shopping for a gun in Mexico, customers must come to Mexico City – even if they live 1,300 miles away in Ciudad Juarez. To gain entry to the store, which is on a secure military base, customers must present valid identification, pass through a metal detector, yield to the security wand and surrender cellphones and cameras.

“To buy a gun, clients must submit references and prove that their income is honestly earned, that their record is free of criminal charges and that their military obligations, if any, have been fulfilled with honor. They are fingerprinted and photographed. Finally, if judged worthy of owning a small-caliber weapon to protect home and hearth, they are allowed to buy just one. And a box of bullets.

“Mexico has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world, a matter of pride for the nation’s citizens. Yet Mexico is awash in weapons.”


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Mexico is also awash in poverty, disease, filth, pollution, crime, and headless corpses. Maybe there is something wrong with the entire nation that has nothing to do with guns.

Bishop on December 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM

You forgot corruption.

BierManVA on December 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Christie is definitely an upgrade for NJ–as he would be in a few other places like NY,CA or MA. In the rest of the country not so much.

james23 on December 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Mexico has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world, a matter of pride for the nation’s citizens. Yet Mexico is awash in weapons.

Really?

Disturb the Universe on December 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Perfect is the enemy of the good or the great.

Dash on December 30, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Christie could be an effective cabinet head,Labor or HHS.Nothing more.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM

” Mexico is also awash in poverty, disease, filth, pollution, crime, and headless corpses. Maybe there is something wrong with the entire nation that has nothing to do with guns.

Bishop on December 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM

You forgot corruption.”

A lot of the kids who show up in class (No child left behind) are illiterate and ignorant of any social system other than family. We had a child in class who was very disruptive and fluent in street English. Her parents spoke no English and at the conference my colleague and interpetur told me in the hall that we were not connecting with the parents because the words and concepts we was trying to impart to the parents were over their heads. We wound up holding the discussion at the third grade, Dick and Jane level.Sadly the child wound up in the juvenile facility in the Spring for a while due to uncontrolled behavior. We lost track of her because as so often happened the family moved. Yes many come from Mexico wanting relief and a better life but the Spanish language TV stations do not offer Civics and Basic government just Spanish soaps. If the illegals had a dream/vision/goal of how our Constitution is a blueprint for success we might do better. Maybe we ought to offer each one a copy of the Constitution and a translation. Many of these folks have one goal, a better life, but no map to follow.Texans of Mexican and Spanish heritage whose ancestors fought Santa Ann know what freedom means.We might insist that the Border Patrol and the INS give everybody caught a copy of our plan of Government,put the booklets in the welcome box at the border and air drop six million copies into Juarez.Hell Calderon gives em maps we ought to at least give em the rules.Rick and Anita could put their picture on the book with a caution about breaking the law.Sort of a TEXAS friendly warning.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM

“Mexico has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world, a matter of pride for the nation’s citizens. Yet Mexico is awash in weapons.”

Well obviously what is need is MORE LAWS!

GarandFan on December 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Do you remember all the grief Beck gave Palin on his show for endorsing McCain, Perry, and Rand Paul?

You’d think he might be just a wee bit critical of Christie for standing shoulder to shoulder with Mike Castle and proclaiming him the conservative in the race. Nope….

takeamericabackin10 on December 29, 2010 at 11:15 PM

If people are expecting political consistency from Beck, they’re fooling themselves. He’s a slave to his emotions.

jnelchef on December 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM

The Live Free or Die state should not be included in your broad brush of the Northeast GOP.

rslancer14 on December 30, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Generalizations are the mother of wisdom. But also like is said in the military “If it applies to you, pay attention. If it doesn’t, don’t worry about it.”

I’m aware there are areas of PA and upstate NY that aren’t bad either. VT isn’t bad on 2A related issues either, but they are crazy.

CPL 310 on December 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I enjoy Christie’s disrespectful treatment of the unions. They deserve it. But Christie would be suicidal to not fight their life-threatening gluttony.
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Just because Christy has a healthy survival instinct, does not prove he’s conservative, has integrity or principles. He may; I hope so, but..
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Our times and circumstances are too serious for us to leap at conclusions. I’m not sure how many more mistakes we can withstand. If socialists are anything, they are deceptive.

KyserS on December 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Perfect is the enemy of the good or the great. – Dash

Just a friendly thought Dash,
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Would you say this about your pending surgery?
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There’s are millions of competent people in this country. We can demand excellence, and get it.

KyserS on December 30, 2010 at 7:02 PM

It’s a corruption of a Russian saying:

Perfection is the enemy of good enough.

CPL 310 on December 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM

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