Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama called for a discussion in the wake of the 2011 Tucson shootings and again on Wednesday following the Colorado movie theater rampage. But Mr. Carney did not offer any specifics about his plans for pursuing the matter…

White House officials have said they have no plans to get behind gun-control legislation, citing the difficult politics of the subject.

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Obama is no stranger to dipping deep into the murky waters of executive powers and finding ways to achieve policy goals that Congress has thwarted. Proponents of gun control say that the president has crystal clear and uncontested powers—some used by an NRA card-carrying GOP president (Bush resigned from the group in 1995)—to deal with assault weapons.

Yet the White House remains stonily silent on Obama’s intentions even to reevaluate whether to exercise these powers. In the Big Easy, he made it sound as if gun control is always hard. It most definitely can be. But there are actions Obama can easily take, and what’s hard for Democrats and gun-control advocates to figure out is why he won’t.

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[T]he vast majority of voters who dislike gun control have so many other reasons to oppose Obama that they are unlikely to switch just because he holsters this one issue. Congressional Democrats face the same dynamic. One reason Democrats abandoned gun control is because they concluded that it bled them rural- and blue-collar seats during the 1994 GOP landslide. But after slowly recapturing some of those seats, Democrats saw almost all of them wash away again in a 2010 GOP torrent swelled not by guns but the broader recoil from Obama’s activism.

If there is a road back to a Democratic congressional majority, it almost certainly will not run through such downscale districts; rather, it will go through the leafy suburban seats where gun control retains more backing. Likewise, if Obama survives in November, it will largely be because he maintained support among minorities and upscale women—not because he recaptured the blue-collar whites stampeding away from him.

Gun control is a high-risk issue because half of the electorate passionately opposes it. Yet it is the half that Democrats have little chance of reaching. Since Clinton’s era, almost all Republicans, even those from upscale places still open to restrictions, have bowed to the majority position on guns among their core supporters. However, on gun control, almost uniquely for a social issue, the president and most congressional Democrats have elevated the priorities of voters outside of their coalition over the preferences of those within it. In politics, as in combat, it isn’t much of a fight when one side unilaterally disarms.

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The assault-weapons ban in place from 1994 to 2004, however, was not particularly successful. In prohibiting 19 brands of weapons (along with copycats), the law’s judgments seemed arbitrary. A gun that resembles a military rifle is not inherently more lethal than an aesthetically innocuous weapon. But the law’s prohibition of high-capacity magazines — capped at 10 rounds — strikes me as prudent. A 100-round, drum-style magazine — the kind that police say the Aurora suspect had in his AR-15 — is highly useful to someone intent on mass murder. It is less useful for an average citizen intent on self-defense, unless he fears home invasion by a foreign army.

Such laws are always a balance. In this case, the gain in public safety would be relatively small — restricting access to a destructive technology used by killers at Aurora, Tucson, Fort Hood and Virginia Tech. But the burden on gun rights would be minimal. Defenders of high-capacity magazines argue that they are more convenient at the gun range, since you can fill up a large magazine before leaving home. There is a constitutional difference between the argument “I need to defend myself from aggression” and “I’d prefer to reload less at the range.”

I am open to the idea that other measures — particularly improving the capacity of the mental health system to identify people with emotional problems — should have a higher national priority. Reasonable gun laws are not a panacea. But neither are they a threat to the Constitution. They merit a debate — driven not by ideology but by prudential judgments on public safety.

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The temptation at times like these is to “do something” about guns. Australia and Britain passed tougher gun laws after mass shootings, and haven’t suffered another since. I would respectfully submit that Australia and Britain are full of Australians and Britons, not Americans. Moreover, neither country is home to an estimated 180 million privately owned guns, as ours is. Guns last forever. The one with which I hunt was made in 1900 and functions as well today as it did then. If tomorrow President Obama signed the ultimate gun-control law—a total ban on the sale, manufacture, and import of guns—we would still be awash in firearms for generations to come. Madmen like the murderer in Aurora would find a way to kill. Witness Timothy McVeigh…

[Forty] percent of Americans own guns, and like it or not, they identify with them, personally. Guns stand in for a whole range of values—individualism, strength, American exceptionalism—that many gun owners hold dear. Tell a gun owner that he cannot be trusted to own a firearm—particularly if you are an urban pundit with no experience around guns—and what he hears is an insult. Add to this that the bulk of the gun-buying public is made up of middle-aged white men with less than a college degree, and now you’re insulting a population already rubbed raw by decades of stagnant wages.

The harm we’ve done by messing with law-abiding Americans’ guns is significant. In 2010, I drove 11,000 miles around the United States talking to gun guys (for a book, to be published in the spring, that grew out of an article I wrote for this magazine), and I met many working guys, including plumbers, parks workers, nurses—natural Democrats in any other age—who wouldn’t listen to anything the Democratic party has to say because of its institutional hostility to guns. I’d argue that we’ve sacrificed generations of progress on health care, women’s and workers’ rights, and climate change by reflexively returning, at times like these, to an ill-informed call to ban firearms, and we haven’t gotten anything tangible in return. Aside from what it does to the progressive agenda, needlessly vilifying guns—and by extension, their owners—adds to the rancor that has us so politically frozen and culturally inflamed. Enough.

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Via Mediaite.


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SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Sha-lube

RedCrow on July 28, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Mantis Shrimp Destroys Clam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ahuZEvWH8&feature=fvwrel

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I really bug the living daylights out of you, don’t I?

Liam on July 28, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Not particularly. You’re the only one acting tough, and that’s a pretty fair sign of irritation. Which means you’re letting some person on a website you don’t like irritate you.

Lolz.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Dude, I’m really trying here. I don’t want to use the “you’re acting like a liberal” card, but it’s like you’re laying down a trail of caviar. I beg you, stop tempting me!

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Oh, come on. You’re just miffed because he’s gotten under your skin, he’s in your head, man. When you think he’s going to zig, he zags. Just admit it, you’ve been bested.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Very well…but I understand that the mighty Pistol Shrimp doesn’t like to be mauled, either, so it probably won’t be signing up for that badge of conservative ideological purity.:)

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Well maybe we can talk about the amazing Pistol Shrimp and debate how conservative it is.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Obviously liberal.

Rare Endangered Animals

Crinoid Snapping Shrimp: They are the tiniest of all the snapping shrimps. They are often called Pistol Shrimp because they produce a loud cracking and shooting noise.

Stealth environmentalist agenda.

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

BTW: Had you met MadCon before? He’s not usually here this late. He would probably be interested to know that you are a writer. He writes a little himself. :)

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

That sounds like a pan. I’m out of popcorn.
Goodnight uncertified conservatives.

AllahsNippleHair on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

RedCrow on July 28, 2012 at 2:43 AM

I left for a minute and have now lost the thread!..You have playe some great tunes tonight..I really liked the stills in that Who video!..:)

PS..I love the Wilburys..Classis band!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

It was kind of fun though, don’t you think? :)

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Hey, does anyone remember if it is Sherm 1864 who hates it when people use LOL?

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Mantis Shrimp Destroys Clam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ahuZEvWH8&feature=fvwrel

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 2:57 AM

LOL — WTH is wrong with you? Your family must be a long line of important Shrimp biologists.

LOL. Damn.

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Mind the unicorns!

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

G’night, ma’am.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I’m withholding judgement until I know everyone has kissed and made up.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM

That sounds like a pan. I’m out of popcorn.
Goodnight uncertified conservatives.

AllahsNippleHair on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

‘Night ANH. Thanks for…everything. :)

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

It’s true. He’s won so many times, even when he lets others win. He’s just the winmaster. He is Microsoft BOB.

I think I’ll join the slumbering. Later.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Okay, folks, very very odd evening. I’m going to go watch Red Eye! Y’all have fun.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Night.

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

No, actually, I haven’t had the pleasure. Good evening, MadCon.

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:07 AM

http://youtu.be/p8jJ1ORIOes

whiter shade of pale
enjoy

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Good night to those checking out for the evening! Sleep well!

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:07 AM

…so you admit to passive-aggression just after denying it.

Dude, I’m really trying here. I don’t want to use the “you’re acting like a liberal” card, but it’s like you’re laying down a trail of caviar. I beg you, stop tempting me!

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Dudie—I’m not passive at all. I’m polite. But I’m also aggressive against liberals.

And I hate caviar. Tried it once, and will never go there again.

You, on the other hand, have a serious ego. It’s big, over-inflated. Hey–maybe you’re all that and a bag of chips.

I simply don’t care.

YOU are not God, so I don’t care about you. You might be a leading blogger here, but you aren’t the final word; the Universe doesn’t revolve around you.

You care about your standing. I simply don’t care in any way.

Liam on July 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

PS..I love the Wilburys..Classis band!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Talk about yer “select” team.

Night, Dire.

RedCrow on July 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Well there aren’t enough superlatives to describe the structure of your argument. You have death a lethal blow to those in opposition.

Just keep in mind that the Pistol Shrimps are lifelong NRA members and on numerous occasions have defended the citizenry against armed thuggery by virtue of conceal and carry. They were practically born with a gun in their hand and are not afraid to use it.

Give them that much.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 2:49 AM

You make a good point..I almost pulled HC..:)

PS..Try this oldie out!..I think you might like it!.:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I’m out, too. I can’t remember a more enjoyable evening here on QOTD (except for that whole JP/BMore thing). Thanks again, MadCon for wading in. Don’t think I don’t know what I was up against…..
Liam, I hope you get the help you so obviously need.

Loretta, I’ll let you know how to sign up for alerts from moveon.org tomorrow.

Dire, Axe, Jackie, RC and everyone else, Sweet dreams!

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:11 AM

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Thank you, Spark, I’d be the last to defame a pistol shrimp!

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Night cynccook!

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Good night, Cynccook! See you soon! Sleep well!

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Now… I think Axe said something about wanting something electric…how aboutBLUES

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:15 AM

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Excellent tune!..:)

PS..Reminded me of this classic!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Loretta, I’ll let you know how to sign up for alerts from moveon.org tomorrow.

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Night Cyncook.

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I’m out too. Night ever’body! Dire! Shrimp enthusiasts! Jackie!

Hey, thatsafactjack, what do you write, by the way?

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM

RedCrow on July 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Thumbs up!..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Now… I think Axe said something about wanting something electric…how aboutBLUES

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:15 AM

*completely different style of air guitar*

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:18 AM

cynccook on July 28, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Later Friend!..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Yes…. we’ll sit by the pool and discuss it sometime! Good night, Axe.

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:18 AM

*completely different style of air guitar*

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:18 AM

I agree totally..You can not use a tennis racket to play the blues!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM

I’m going to bid you all good evening once again. Its been a pleasure as always. well… except for the brawl.. but other than that… stellar! Good night!

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Axe on July 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Enjoyed it!..Later..)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:21 AM

nit cync.

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:21 AM

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Enjoyed it as always!..Great tunes!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:22 AM

e

just opened another fifth. gonna be a long night.

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

perfect.

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:24 AM

blink on July 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

I haven’t seen Honey Badger. But blink is a good name. Why would you want to have honey badger as a name?

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:26 AM

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM

G’nite. I bet you are a good writer. I can tell by your comments.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:27 AM

I haven’t seen Honey Badger. But blink is a good name. Why would you want to have honey badger as a name?

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Honey Badger

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:28 AM

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Thanks!..:)

PS..Enjoyed it!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on July 28, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Just finished reading all of the comments. Goodness.

It’s like a Palin/gay marriage/immigration/Ron Paul thread all wrapped up together in a tidy little bow.

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:34 AM

http://youtu.be/iLddJ1WceHQ

nite dire
til we meet again
Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:38 AM

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:34 AM

Lolz. Yep. It was one whacky thread. Good you checked in. Where is B9?

I hope you are doing well.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I’m tired. Needed to go to bed an hour ago, but once I was reading, it was like slowing down to rubberneck at a car wreck. Could not look away. lol

B9 is very busy with work & stuff. Not sure for how long.

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:51 AM

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Wow. I had no idea a Honey Badger was so ferocious. Nasty teeth too.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:51 AM

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:46 AM

So, what did you think of Honey Badger, hmm?

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:53 AM

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Sorry. Didn’t refresh so I missed your response.

P.S. It’s not the nasty teeth, it’s the ATTITUDE. :)

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Wow. I had no idea a Honey Badger was so ferocious. Nasty teeth too.

SparkPlug on July 28, 2012 at 3:51 AM

My favorite was always the Hyena, but Honey Badgers are neat as well.

sharrukin on July 28, 2012 at 3:55 AM

adios and vaya con dios

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:57 AM

adios and vaya con dios

jrsrigmvr on July 28, 2012 at 3:57 AM

Night, Fred.

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 3:58 AM

I’m off to bed.

Night, SP, sharrukin & anyone else out there!

4Grace on July 28, 2012 at 4:01 AM

I’d argue that we’ve sacrificed generations of progress on health care, women’s and workers’ rights, and climate change by reflexively returning, at times like these, to an ill-informed call to ban firearms, and we haven’t gotten anything tangible in return.

This might be satire.

WhatSlushfund on July 28, 2012 at 4:30 AM

But the law’s prohibition of high-capacity magazines — capped at 10 rounds — strikes me as prudent. –AP

Why not, it worked at Columbine. Oh….wait.

xblade on July 28, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Thatsafactjack sez…

Very well…but I understand that the mighty Pistol Shrimp doesn’t like to be mauled, either, so it probably won’t be signing up for that badge of conservative ideological purity.:)

thatsafactjack on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

From my cold, dead claws…

PointnClick on July 28, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Anybody ever notice that it take two useful hands to change a magazine.

Slowburn on July 28, 2012 at 6:49 AM

After reading this entire thread, all I have to add is this.

Flora Duh on July 28, 2012 at 6:57 AM

But, just so I contribute at least one on topic comment.

This video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department.

Entitled “Run, Hide, Fight,” the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at an office building.

“It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality,” says a narrator.

The City of Houston’s website offers these tips:

Run if a safe path is available. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.

Encourage others to leave with you but don’t let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape.

Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1.

If you can’t get out safely, find a place to hide.

When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

Improvised weapons?

What? A drinking straw and spitballs?

Flora Duh on July 28, 2012 at 7:19 AM

But there are actions Obama can easily take, and what’s hard for Democrats and gun-control advocates to figure out is why he won’t.

C’mon. This is an easy one.

Cleombrotus on July 28, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Australia and Britain passed tougher gun laws after mass shootings, and haven’t suffered another since.

Meanwhile, their mentally ill population and other dysfunctional types show no signs of decreasing or improving.

Cleombrotus on July 28, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Between doctors asking about guns in the household and online medical records should I be thinking about a gun grabbing conspiracy.

meci on July 28, 2012 at 7:35 AM

There is a constitutional difference between the argument “I need to defend myself from aggression” and “I’d prefer to reload less at the range.”

Let’s put that baby into another amendment’s context:

‘There is a constitutional difference between saying a sentence and writing a book.’

‘There is a constitutional difference between praying at your bedside and praying in church.’

‘There is a constitutional difference between you tweeting your friends about an accident you just saw and a major network reporting on it.’

What, pray-tell, is this lovely constitutional difference whereof he speaks? A high capacity magazine is in no way yelling ‘FIRE’ in a crowded theater. A high capacity magazine is not like slander or libel. Blasphemy is protected speech, and those wanting to prohibit them are starting to make it sound like they are blasphemous to the nature of arms… and yet such is protected under the constitution.

Am I worried about an invading army?

*glances to the slackluster way our Nation’s borders are protected*

If you think that we don’t have enemies from abroad willing to kill us within our own borders, you’ve forgotten 9/11. And foreign gangs wielding actual weapons of war, RPGs, LAWs and improvising their own explosive based plasma weapons in the form of IEDs don’t seem to care about our gun laws. Beheaded corpses on our side of the border, IEDs found on our highways, criminal gangs employing weapons as did Pirates and brigands of old are all happening right now within our borders. They wage Private War and don’t recognize ANY sovereign authority over them to restrict them. These are not just a threat to the US but to all of mankind. I will not be so kind as to call them an ‘army’ but bands of war criminals waging war on their own? Yes.

That fits an ‘invasion’ from which our federal government is supposed to protect us.

It isn’t doing that.

My human rights allow me to utilize my positive liberty of warfare to determine what I need as self-protection for myself, my family, my property and to help my neighbors so that I can have a civil society. Wanting to disarm or in any way hinder me from doing that starts to put you on the other side of the ‘army’ question… the one that supports Private War by disarming civilians. Seeking to disarm or lower the capacity of what I see the threat as being is putting my human rights at risk as well as my life, my family’s lives, my property and the civil society I form with my neighbors.

If 9/11 didn’t convince you that there are problems with those making war outside of ‘armies’ and on their lonesome, and that individuals have the right to protect themselves from it… then what will convince you of this problem? We already have good demonstrations where it leads in many venues on this Earth and none of them are pleasant experiences. And so long as I utilize arms in a civil fashion, respect my neighbors and put none at risk from such arms, they make me no more of a risk than an unarmed person save to those wishing to terrorize me… I got a problem with those people, but then they aren’t one bit civil, now, are they?

ajacksonian on July 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Violent crime rates go down when states pass “shall issue” concealed carry laws. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition 2010 (Studies in Law and Economics),
John R. Lott Jr.

petefrt on July 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM

When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

Improvised weapons?

What? A drinking straw and spitballs?

Flora Duh on July 28, 2012 at 7:19 AM

The “improvised weapons” part is not the problem. That’s good advice. The problem is what was left out. I believe it should have said something like, “use any available weapons (including improvised weapons) and fight.”

bluegill on July 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Meanwhile, 14 people are killed in one single-car car (truck) accident.

besser tot als rot on July 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Cho. Loughner. Holmes. Liberals are all about ‘databases’ for gun owners. God forbid we have a ‘database’ for those needing/seeking psychiatric help. After all, the mentally ill have rights!

GarandFan on July 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

What part of “The Right of the PEOPLE, to keep and bear Arms shall NOT be infringed” does Allah not understand?
Nowhere in the 2nd Amendment is there language approving “reasonable” gun restrictions.
Also remember, that the 2nd does not give us this right; it simply states that a pre-existing Right may not be infringed!
As for high capacity magazines; I may not need one now, but when the time comes that I do need one, I would rather have it in my closet than be unable to purchase one because someone made a “reasonable” accommodation with MY Rights.
Remember also, that to boil a frog, you don’t put him in boiling water, you put him in warm water and slowly increase the heat until it boils.

baron scarpia on July 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I simply don’t care.

…so I don’t care about you..

I simply don’t care in any way.

Liam on July 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

It warms my heart that you cared enough to tell me three times in one post that you don’t care.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

What part of “The Right of the PEOPLE, to keep and bear Arms shall NOT be infringed” does Allah not understand?

baron scarpia on July 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM

What part of “Allah doesn’t write the QOTD, they’re all excerpts from the articles he hyperlinks” do you not understand?

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Proving that some of the most learned people can be as dumb as rocks.

Come oh star, do come soon.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Maddie, good son, yer bride or life is calling you.

Some of your ‘friends’ here are soft in the head.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

The problem, of course, is in the definition of ‘reasonable’…Gun grabbers insist that they get to make that determination. The second issue, and the one that kills the idea dead for most gun owners, is the slippery slope argument. Lets be honest for a moment here. Has the left ever, ever drawn a line in the regulatory sand that they do not immediately move after they have achieved that gun control goal…We go from Saturday night specials to regulating guns whose only flaw is that they look scary to non gun owners.

Then we have the awkward problem with studies. Credible ones fail to demonstrate any positive effect from existing gun control laws on violent crime, suicide or accidents (National Academy of Sciences study) yet we have the left insisting on them. Gun free zones are nothing more than free fire zones. The idea is silly. If a gun control scheme does not work, why inflict it on a Constitutional Right.

JIMV on July 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Scalia will be on Wallace – topic, 2nd Amendment.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

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