Quotes of the day

posted at 10:36 pm on July 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the nation needs to start talking about tougher gun laws. That might be the end of the conversation.

The White House offered no specific follow-up. Neither did congressional leaders, who say they have no plans to pursue legislation, which faces broad congressional opposition…

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, was noncommittal when asked if Democrats would get behind legislation to restrict the sale of large magazines or assault rifles. “There are important voices on both sides of this issue,” she said.

***

The polls still show considerable support for practical measures to curb gun violence. For example: a 2011 New York Times/CBS News poll found that 63 percent of Americans favor a ban on high-capacity magazines; just as many supported an assault-weapons ban. The same year, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 83 percent supported financing a system in which people treated for mental illness would be reported to a federal gun registry database to prevent them from buying guns; 71 percent favored this for those treated for drug abuse.

Such numbers should give heart to those who seek solutions to gun violence. Yet so many progressive donors have given up on financing the cause of gun safety. And although President Obama took an important step forward in a New Orleans speech Wednesday night, so many progressive politicians sit back and assume that the gun lobby will win again.

There is a word for this: surrender.

***

The suddenness and confusion of that moment points out the folly of the politician’s belief that an armed civilian could have easily taken out James Holmes. Imagine the scene: speakers blasting, larger-than-life heroes and villains on the screen, and suddenly real gunshots, a man in a gas mask firing one of three weapons — a shotgun, handgun and rifle, with extended magazines for extra ammo capacity — into the panicking crowd. Even a highly trained, armed police officer would have been caught off guard. Try adding a bunch of untrained, armed civilians into the mix — this type of intervention could have made things much worse…

The pro- and anti-gun groups need to sit down and let common sense rule. We register automobiles and require proof of driving proficiency before granting driving licenses. Is it so unreasonable to consider a national or state-by-state registry for firearms? While I’m not totally opposed to concealed carry laws, why not require comprehensive background checks, psychological screening and training? And while it might be considered un-American to prevent an ordinary citizen from owning an assault rifle, would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

As a former policeman, I know that such measures would help law enforcement do its job. As an American, I hope that they could help us head off the next tragedy of this type.

***

Several months ago our family had an extremely troubling personal encounter with a man obsessed with my (and my wife’s) political writing, an encounter that occurred on the heels of angry blog comments that openly wondered about our address. I understand and sympathize with the infantry officer’s lament that he doesn’t want America to be like Iraq, where you carry a gun everywhere, every day, but his lament is irrelevant to my family’s unique challenges. I also understand — just as the cop argues — that a gunfight can be a terrifying, confusing, dangerous affair, but is it more or less terrifying when the criminal is the only one armed? In reality, while mass shootings are exceedingly rare, law-abiding citizens use guns every day to protect themselves from situations less dramatic but no less consequential to their personal safety.

The self-defense experts on the Times editorial board say that I don’t need anything more than a 10-round “clip” to defend my children, my wife, and myself, but the cop on the same page of the paper talks about how even trained professionals can blow through high-capacity magazines in a true firefight. Why don’t we let the citizen decide what he or she needs? A free society trusts its sane, law-abiding citizens to make the right kinds of judgments regarding their own lives. We can’t delegate those judgments to a government that almost always can’t protect us in our moment of maximum need, nor will I sacrifice my family’s safety to a pie-in-the-sky vision of a liberal, gun-free utopia.

In other words: Dear New York Times, don’t tell me how to defend my family.

***

The wise men of Washington tell us that candidates are silent on guns because to speak out is to incur the wrath of the National Rifle Association. But polls consistently show that gun owners, including NRA members, overwhelmingly support the common sense measures that mayors across the country have been trying to get Washington to pass for years…

The NRA is a $200 million-plus-a-year lobbying juggernaut, with much of its funding coming from gun manufacturers and merchandising. More than anything, the NRA is a marketing organization, and its flagship product is fear. Gun sales jumped after Obama was elected president, based on the absurd — and now demonstrably false — fear that he would seek to ban guns.

There is one particular fear the NRA manufactures with great success: fear of electoral defeat. Romney has walked away from the assault-weapons ban he once supported, and in nearly four years, Obama has offered no legislation to rein in illegal guns. In Congress, the NRA threatens lawmakers who fail to do its ideological bidding, although its record in defeating candidates is much more myth than reality.

***

By the standards usually set for our politics, the NRA is a model organization. We say we want people more involved in the process. The NRA’s more than 4 million members are highly engaged. The organization’s recent national conference in St. Louis attracted 73,000 people — one of the largest conventions ever held in the city.

We say there’s too much partisanship. Single-mindedly committed to its cause, the NRA endorsed about 60 House Democrats in 2010.

And we say that we value the Constitution. Gun-control advocates, nonetheless, treat the Second Amendment like an “ink blot” (to borrow Robert Bork’s famous phrase for the Ninth Amendment). They consider it an anachronism, an unfortunate lapse by James Madison, a forlorn leftover from the 18th century. They were all duly shocked when the Supreme Court ruled, in its 2008 decision District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms.

No one, during fair political weather or foul, has been as unstinting in its protection of that right as the NRA. For that, we should be grateful.

***

Via Mediaite.

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THIS should have been the QOTD…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

America will always be a country that will have gun rights. Read the quotes above. They want to do something so badly, but they’re scared of the political and literal consequences.

They’re just making noise for their base.

hawkdriver on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

And still growin’ strong..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

That depends on what you will accept for an answer, which is probably somewhere along the lines of nothing.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

an unfortunate lapse by James Madison

Yeah. A real slouch.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Gun control is a loser. Even democrats know it. The second amendment has been confirmed as an individual right. That puts in jeopardy EXISTING “gun control” laws such as the Brady Act.

IE: the second amendment says my right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A waiting period is an infringement. Heck, a CCW permit requirement is an infringement (keep and BEAR arms), IE, the second amendment literally IS the only carry permit you need!

I think after that the libs are afraid of pissing people off enough to take those laws to court and get them struck.

wildcat72 on July 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Fu…..not another piers Morgan utterance.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

“No one, during fair political weather or foul, has been as unstinting in its protection of that right as the NRA. For that, we should be grateful.”

Indeed…

… Truly grateful!

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, was noncommittal when asked if Democrats would get behind legislation to restrict the sale of large magazines or assault rifles. “There are important voices on both sides of this issue,” she said.

Like the sound of that…..
Hopeful…
Private citizen in the near future..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I’d be far more afraid of someone with these skills over a guy with a hundo in his mag-well.

Go to the 2:50 mark to watch speed and accuracy with standard, “non scary” magazines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxBRqZcepg&feature=related

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

In other words: Dear New York Times, don’t tell me how to defend my family.

Yeah, not everyone’s a great shot. I’m blind without my glasses, so if I forget to put my glasses on the bedside table when a burglar decides he wants to die, I might need more ammo, being blind, I’ll shoot at anything that moves.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Obama has offered no legislation to rein in illegal guns

*sigh*

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I thought Scrumpy was going to try to be first. Hope she joins us later.

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Pass a law that requires every citizen to strap a gun to their leg in public.

Crime will take a beating.

Hog Wild on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

No one, during fair political weather or foul, has been as unstinting in its protection of that right as the NRA.

Not true, actually. GOA and JPFO have been more so.

Dunedainn on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

We register automobiles and require proof of driving proficiency before granting driving licenses.

And we still have 40,000 fatalities a year + far more injuries. When are we going to have a common sense approach to driving like much lower speed limits because of a higher capacity for carnage at higher speeds.

chemman on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Private citizen in the near future..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Ha! That’s how I’m going to reference her. “Private citizen Nancy Pelosi.”

assault rifles

I’m so sick of that phrase.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

There is a word for this: surrender. freedom.

Fixed!

rockmom on July 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Wasn’t that the same gun picture from the other day? Maybe AP should go with a cross bow pic, for the sake of diversity and all.

TxAnn56 on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

In the James Holmes case…as with others..

No one takes down the shooter when he is reloading..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

OK, Let’s hear your argument for why it should be illegal first.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’d ask Obama:

“With the terrible gun violence in Mexico, should guns be made more available to the peaceful folks in Mexico so they can defend themselves?”

Buddahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

And we still have 40,000 fatalities a year + far more injuries. When are we going to have a common sense approach to driving like much lower speed limits because of a higher capacity for carnage at higher speeds.

chemman on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

And that’s only going to go up as the Nanny State makes us buy smaller and smaller cars to combat the chimera of global warming.

rockmom on July 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Obama has offered no legislation to rein in illegal guns

He will on November 8th.

JPeterman on July 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Try adding a bunch of untrained, armed civilians into the mix —

If the shooter had the least but of a suspision that anyone in that theater was armed, the odds are those 13 people would still be alive today.

Just shut up, will you?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

TxAnn56 on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Assault crossbows.

Assault slingshots.

Assault rocks.

Assault cake.

Assault underwear.

Assault wife.

Assault television program.

Assault stinky feet.

Chipotle.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Did anyone notice that Obama said that the private citizen had no business owning an AK 47′s…..that they should be reserved for the military?

Who’s military is he talking about?

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxBRqZcepg&feature=related

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

34 years of organized and yearly training and never reached a level close to guys like that. Amazing.

hawkdriver on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Just shut up, will you?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

What troubles me..

James was prepared for an armed offensive…

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

From the “former policeman::

The Trayvon Martin case shows the consequences of an untrained person with a gun.

Hmmm.

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

although its record in defeating candidates is much more myth than reality.

This just negates everything you just said, you know.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Chipotle! Made me laugh!

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Did chucky schuemer really just add an amendment to a internet security bill for a 10 rd clip max?

That’s what I hear.

wolly4321 on July 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Oh goody, another gun themed QOTD.

would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

That depends on what you will accept for an answer, which is probably somewhere along the lines of nothing.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

When are people going to wise up and realize that 100 round mag saved lives?

There has yet to be a reliable one made for the AR-15. Moron Rambo wanna’bes buy them to be macho and have no clue on the care and feeding of one. The result is that they fail, reliably. Keep your 30 round mags 2 rounds short and only load them just before use.

cozmo on July 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

James was prepared for an armed offensive…

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

You mean “armed defense”?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

As a former policeman, I know that such measures would help law enforcement do its job. As an American, I hope that they could help us head off the next tragedy of this type.

You mean like the job the sheriff’s office does in my county. You know, only patrol the areas that are on paved roads when most of the residents don’t live on those roads. They tell us to take care of the situation and leave the bag (think body bag) next to a main road and the next time they come by they will pick it up.

chemman on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Like the sound of that…..
Hopeful…
Private citizen in the near future..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…”Insitutionalized”…with visitation hours…sounds better yet!

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

For example: a 2011 New York Times/CBS News poll found that 63 percent of Americans favor a ban on high-capacity magazines; just as many supported an assault-weapons ban.

Respondents were not asked: “What is an assault weapon, a high capacity magazine, and what do you base your opinion on—feelings or I heard they were bad on TV. Oh and who is the vice-president.”

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

We register automobiles and require proof of driving proficiency before granting driving licenses.

What country is he talking about ?
In our country we don’t require a certain part of population to even have a registration or insurance or ownership of the vehicle they drive, heck they are not even required to have a driver’s license, they don’t even need to be able to read the signs on roads !!
It is considered racist to even deny them the previlage of driving. BTW, 2nd Amendment is not a previlage,
I hope this ” cop” knows that ;-)

burrata on July 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

How would registration stop this kind of act? The only thing registration does is give the government a complete confiscation list. I bet Mr. Black wouldn’t want any infringement on doctor/patient privileges.

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Allah, for the love of Allah, get a new photo! I will email you some tomorrow.

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Have you noticed how all the Progs stamp their feet and call names when no one agrees with them. It is funny to watch little men like EJ and Bloomie squawk…

d1carter on July 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Has there been any posts on Hotair or is anyone aware of of GOP Congressman Don Young of AK and Senator John Cornyn from Texas stabbing us in the back??

Don Young is running ads with some hack liberal Senator from Hawaii as he is supporting the LIBERAL over the GOP challenger!

And Cornyn is supporting Democrat Joe Mancin in West Va over the GOP challenger!

These are 2 seats we could pick up yet these two clowns are trying to be “bipartisan”!!

How are we going to take the Senate and Repeal Obamacare among other things with these weak kneed RINO’s???

Bipartisanship makes me sense. I have nothing but contempt for those that think it’s a good thing. All it is is bending over to allow the liberals to get their way. We need some leaders with a spine!

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Bloomberg backtracks on gun control comments – 07.19

That’s called a BLOOMERANG.

Resist We Much on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Just wanted to let you know thx for the welcome back the other night and you make me laugh long time good buddy.
Sometimes I don’t respond quickly because ms. ziffel has me slaving in the kitchen. She said “no dinner, no pudding” and I’m real fond of pudding or was that tacos?

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

burrata on July 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Senator Jeff Sessions, Head of ICE union, Head of Border Patrol union

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

You mean “armed defense”?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Yes..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

OT but pretty funny:

Obama to Starship: You didn’t Build That City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPmN_8WrHM

Ted Torgerson on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

How are we going to take the Senate and Repeal Obamacare among other things with these weak kneed RINO’s???

Bipartisanship makes me sense. I have nothing but contempt for those that think it’s a good thing. All it is is bending over to allow the liberals to get their way. We need some leaders with a spine!

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Occam’s razor suggests they don’t want to repeal the bill.

chemman on July 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Even a highly trained, armed police officer would have been caught off guard. Try adding a bunch of untrained, armed civilians into the mix — this type of intervention could have made things much worse…

Hmmmm….being caught off guard by TWO armed thugs at a Florida internet cafe DID NOT STOP A 71 YR OLD FROM SHOOTING ONE AND DRIVING THE OTHER OFF.

But you won’t see that reported by the MSM. Might give the proles ideas that they CAN defend themselves.

GarandFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

George Soros to Barack Obama: “Hmmm….Fast and Furious didn’t work, let’s try something else…..The UN has something cooking……”

Vntnrse on July 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPmN_8WrHM

Ted Torgerson on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I had the same thought last week..:)

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Englandstan

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxBRqZcepg&feature=related

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Very nice, very accurate, enjoyed it. Thanks.

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Has there been any posts on Hotair or is anyone aware of of GOP Congressman Don Young of AK and Senator John Cornyn from Texas stabbing us in the back??

on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Not one word has been posted about either story and I’m still waiting for the Bachmann/McCain/Muslim Brotherhood story.

AP posted a movie trailer last night you might be interested in though/

JPeterman on July 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

THIS should have been the QOTD…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Funny!!! *clink!*

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxBRqZcepg&feature=related

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Dude…!

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Were on the same page Jackie, I posted it on the second Olympic’s thread:)

Here’s another good one for you.

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/26/jay-carney-wont-say-the-name-of-israels-capital/

MontanaMmmm on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/07/26/nbc-williams-romney/

Great response by Romney to brian williams!

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

34 years of organized and yearly training and never reached a level close to guys like that. Amazing.

hawkdriver on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

hawk, if it’s still up watch the last episode of “Top shots” season three. You will likee.

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Yes..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Did he state that or was his get up just part of his psychotic delusions?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Funny!!! *clink!*

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Occam’s razor suggests they don’t want to repeal the bill.

chemman on July 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

That’s why we need to weed out this weak RINO”s and replace them with real conservatives like Bachmann, Goumart, Demint..etc.

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Yesterday they played it up, now they play it down.

Tomorrow is the big day – will the Liar in Chief sign on to the U.N. gun treaty, or not.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

When is Hillary signing it?

wolly4321 on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

…oh… you were missed by the gang…and then after a week…worry set in!…(what kind of puddin’ ?)

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Did he state that or was his get up just part of his psychotic delusions?

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I am not sure what you are saying here..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/26/jay-carney-wont-say-the-name-of-israels-capital/

MontanaMmmm on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Wow.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Not one word has been posted about either story and I’m still waiting for the Bachmann/McCain/Muslim Brotherhood story.

AP posted a movie trailer last night you might be interested in though/

JPeterman on July 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That’s pretty sickening. I’m disappointed in Hotair for thinking that neither of those topics is important!

I don’t come here for the blogs though, I come for the comments.

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I am not sure what you are saying here..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You’re saying that he expected someone to be armed. I’m asking how you concluded that. I’ll admit, it’s possible.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Anyone we give the power…
Will betray us..

It’s just that some among us..
Luv to be betrayed….used…

Uppereastend..
comes to mind..

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

If yu don’t eat your meat you can’t have any pudding..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

That’s pretty sickening. I’m disappointed in Hotair for thinking that neither of those topics is important!

I don’t come here for the blogs though, I come for the comments.

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

HotGas lost it’s soul when Michelle sold it.

Really the best reading here are the commentators.

wildcat72 on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

If you don’t eat your meat you can’t have any pudding..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Fixed!.:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Englandstan

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

We were all so much younger.

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

You’re saying that he expected someone to be armed. I’m asking how you concluded that. I’ll admit, it’s possible.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

He surrendered to the police…no resistance..
No body armor needed..

But James wore body armor…

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

lolz..Sounds good!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Evening Dire. Looks like we both hooked last night?

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That’s pretty sickening. I’m disappointed in Hotair for thinking that neither of those topics is important!

I don’t come here for the blogs though, I come for the comments.

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

HotGas lost it’s soul when Michelle sold it.

Really the best reading here are the commentators.

wildcat72 on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

+100.
We get fifteen threads on London. Who cares?????

Games.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Thank you Cindy.

I take back at least half of what I said for now : )

I like that AllahP. linked to that terrible campaign commerical as well with Don Young and that lib.

Now for the other question: has there been any postings on hot gas in the last few days about the GOPe stabbing Bachmann in the back?

Thanks.

LevinFan on July 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Englandstan

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

We were all so much younger.

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I was in kindergarten.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You are back. Yeah. I guess your shipment of smilies arrived. Don’t get caught short again.

I can always give you some for free. (:(:(:

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Tomorrow is the big day – will the Liar in Chief sign on to the U.N. gun treaty, or not.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Great job Schaden….precisely my point!

Vntnrse on July 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

…oh… you were missed by the gang…and then after a week…worry set in!…(what kind of puddin’ ?)

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Pretty much any kind except nuoc mam.

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I was in kindergarten.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sorry, lol! I wasn’t. I may have been there though. Lol!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

While I’m not totally opposed to concealed carry laws, why not require comprehensive background checks, psychological screening and training? And while it might be considered un-American to prevent an ordinary citizen from owning an assault rifle, would it be too much to ask why he needs to have a specially modified 100-round magazine?

What part of “shall not be infringed” is Mr Black having a problem with.
It’s my tyranny protector and according to this guys mindset, I may not be qualified.

katy on July 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

But James wore body armor…

Electrongod on July 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

So he WAS expecting, or anticipating the possibility of, an armed citizen?

Not good for the CCW argument, if true.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

arnold ziffel on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

If yu don’t eat your meat you can’t have any pudding..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

That’s what Dave’s Mom used to say so Pink decided to put it in one of his songs. Most people don’t know that.

Its like the Pistol Shrimp, most people don’t know about it.

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Like wise. ; ) Is my memory of yesterday and last night correct? We’re we not here? Lol!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Did anyone notice that Obama said that the private citizen had no business owning an AK 47′s…..that they should be reserved for the military?

Who’s military is he talking about?

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Why, the new Civilian National Security Force, of course.

If it’s simple enough for a bunch of Russian peasants to learn how to use, it should serve admirably for our own gangbangers-turned-brownshirts.

Solaratov on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Not good for the MY CCW argument, if true.

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

FIFM

Cleombrotus on July 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Wow.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Remarkable what the press lets them get away with, isn’t it?

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

lolz..Hilarious!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Flan is better than pudding, except for Rice Pudding. Rice Pudding ties Flan.

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Its like the Pistol Shrimp, most people don’t know about it.

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I hope the dang Pistol Shrimp lobby is paying you. :)

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the nation needs to start talking about tougher gun laws. That might be the end of the conversation.

That says it all..:)

Dire Straits on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I hope the dang Pistol Shrimp lobby is paying you. :)

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Handsomely. Yes. The NRA supports the right to own a Pistol Shrimp and Fire It in self-defense.

SparkPlug on July 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

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