Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on December 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

Republican members of the House of Representatives, where the party holds a majority of seats, discussed the killings in their weekly closed-door conference meeting and said afterward there was more willingness now to talk about regulating weapons.

“You are going to have some people who never, never go there,” Representative Steve LaTourette, an Ohio Republican, told reporters, referring to a small number of Republicans who will not countenance any talk of gun regulation.

“But yes, I think most Republicans are willing to have a very, very serious conversation about what this means and taking a second look at what the Second Amendment (guaranteeing the right to bear arms) means in the 21st century,” he said.

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Boehner said the GOP’s strategy would be to examine the reasons that the mass shootings of recent years have been carried out, almost exclusively, by young, white males with mental illnesses, according to the lawmaker in the room.

“We need to have a discussion about guns,” the lawmaker said, relaying Boehner’s remarks, “and that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we abandon the Second Amendment or the NRA [National Rifle Association] or anything like that. But there needs to be a discussion and everybody needs to participate and we need to depoliticize it.”

Boehner also told Republicans that they need to be “circumspect” in their observations, the lawmaker said, warning that “it’s not helpful” for lawmakers to call for arming teachers as a way to prevent mass shootings.

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No reasonable person, and that includes millions of gun owners, wants to repeal the Second Amendment – though I suspect more than a few liberals would like to if they could. But no reasonable person can make the case any longer that civilians need semi-automatic weapons and clips that hold 100 bullets…

The First Amendment guarantees all of us freedom of speech. But we can’t shout fire in a crowded theater if there is no fire, and we can’t libel decent people with made up stories designed to hurt them. No rights are absolute.

Republicans would be smart to actually lead the move to ban assault weapons and not just follow the Democrats. This would help repair the damage done to the GOP brand by the crazies who think President Obama was born somewhere outside of the United States and the zealots who think that abortion should always be illegal, even in the case of rape or incest.

But on many issues Republicans aren’t smart. So when Congress convenes in January, and gun legislation is brought up on Day One, some Republicans will vote No on the assault weapon ban. If too many vote that way, it will be another self-inflicted wound for the GOP, more proof that they’re out of touch with the American people.

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The reaction to the Newtown shootings spread to corporate America and to California on Tuesday, as a private equity firm said it would immediately sell the company that made the assault-style rifle used in shootings, while California lawmakers announced an effort to regulate the sale of ammunition more tightly…

In announcing the sale of the gun manufacturer, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management made clear that the decision stemmed from the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. “It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level,” Cerberus said in a news release.

The firm said it planned to sell the Freedom Group, which makes the .223 Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. Cerberus acquired Bushmaster in 2006, later merging it with other gun companies to create the Freedom Group.

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1. Institutions can change. The NRA has become an implacable foe of gun control but that doesn’t mean it will always be. There could be glasnost in the NRA Kremlin, a recognition that the world has changed. It’s not a perfect analogy by any means but auto companies opposed seat belts and then accepted them as standard equipment. They fought air bags and then accepted them.

2. Hunters might triumph over the automatic crowd. At some point, it’s possible that hunters will feel less threatened by the spectre of gun control laws and be willing to assert themselves more. Of course, hunters are no more monolithic than “drivers” or “students” but they may not see themselves as having a vested interest in enormous magazines.

3. The NRA supported the 1934 Firearms Act, aimed at “gangster weapons” and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which prohibited interstate trade in handguns. Could the NRA be persuaded to support something to curtail the easy availability of guns of mass destruction? Right now, it’s inconceivable. In a year?

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The partisan differences persist, however, across almost every demographic measure. White voters were substantially more likely to own guns than Hispanics, blacks or Asians. But white Republicans were more likely to own guns than white Democrats, Asian Republicans more likely than Asian Democrats, and so forth.

More elaborate data-mining techniques, such as logistic regression analysis, suggest that gun ownership is a more powerful predictor of whether a voter is Republican than her gender, whether or not she identifies as gay or lesbian, whether she is Hispanic, or whether she lives in the South, along with many other demographic characteristics.

And based on demographic inertia, the differences seem likely to grow over time. About 35 percent of Democratic voters aged 65 and older reported having a gun in their home, against about 25 percent of those aged 18 to 29. But gun ownership rates bore little relationship to age among Republican voters, and were constant at about 55 percent among all age groups. That might suggest that gun ownership will continue to decline among Democrats while holding steady among Republicans, further increasing the partisan gap.

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Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates?…

The rate of gun ownership is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas. The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks. For the country as a whole, hand-gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down.

The few counter-examples offered by gun-control zealots do not stand up under scrutiny. Perhaps their strongest talking point is that Britain has stronger gun-control laws than the United States and lower murder rates…

There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic, and self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out examples of both among gun-control advocates.

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Via Mediaite.

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………..get rid of Bonehead!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

….I’m starting to get the same feeling seeing Bonehead…as I do Crispy Mathews…and it’s not a tingly feeling!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM

..get rid of Bonehead!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

What you said.

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

…getting tired of the ‘gun debate’ too…gun had nothing to do with it!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I can’t take Boehner anymore.

knob on December 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM

…how come nothing happens to the MSM?…

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM

why are the called republicans … when they act like Dem light ….
get rid of Boner … NOW

conservative tarheel on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

The lone voice of sanity………..

Perry: “There is still a place in America that is free… And that place is Texas.”

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

And it’s no wonder that sales are soaring right now.

Why must we be cursed with such ineffective leadership?

Heck, sometimes I really do feel like they are out to spite us.

knob on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

43,000 Americans killed each year in traffic. Ban all vehicles! Now! It’s for the children! At the least make all vehicles not able to go more than 10 bullets, I mean 10 miles per hour!

VorDaj on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Summer’s Eve…..thy name is John Boehner.

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM

why are the called republicans … when they act like Dem light ….
get rid of Boner … NOW

conservative tarheel on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

For sale: republican party (principles & values included). Sold as is. No refund & no return.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/121712-637366-boehner-plays-santa-obama-budget-talks.htm

VorDaj on December 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Greetings!
Cantor’s in that photo. It’s a shame that he’s ‘establishment’-because he’s quite gentle on the eyes.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

“But yes, I think most Republicans are willing to have a very, very serious conversation about what this means and taking a second look at what the Second Amendment (guaranteeing the right to bear arms) means in the 21st century,” he said.

The guns we’re talking about are 20th century technology. Early 20th century.

Can we get any dumber about this issue? Rights are not century-specific. Gee, I wonder what private people had in order for Congress to be able to issue Letters of Marque. “Military grade” doesn’t even begin to describe them. And they were much more than just personal weapons.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

We tried to warn the squishy GOPe Rino supporters but they called us kooks.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

The lone voice of sanity………..

Perry: “There is still a place in America that is free… And that place is Texas.”

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Damn skippy. Btw: I was in 2 different gun shops today. Both were PACKED!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

First up, i know nothing about guns, but is “semi-automatic” means one round per trigger squeeze, then doesn’t that include the humble revolver?

OldEnglish on December 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

BAD NEWS……..the gop is dead.

In other news……..so is any effective opposition to Americas’ political God.

Goodbye America.

PappyD61 on December 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Blah-blah-blah, who gives a crap. Nuthin’s happening, except posturing and whining. When something happens, then I’ll care.

My twelve year old is pretty dang awesome on the pistol range.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Love the picture, Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

OldEnglish on December 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

It all depends upon what the meaning of “is” is – especially when it means if.

OldEnglish on December 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I’m going to be goin’ to the range soon too…

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

First up, i know nothing about guns, but is “semi-automatic” means one round per trigger squeeze, then doesn’t that include the humble revolver?

OldEnglish on December 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Double actions – not that any of these anti-gun turds understands that or even cares to. But, in any event, Hollywood loved to show that single action revolvers can be fired just as quickly … Grand ol’ Hollywood.

Meanwhile, they talk about violent video games, but kids always played Cowboys and Indians and Army and all sorts of games. Nothing has changed in that respect.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Perry: “There is still a place in America that is free… And that place is Texas.”

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I like the part about letting teachers carry better.

Damn skippy. Btw: I was in 2 different gun shops today. Both were PACKED!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Did you see anything you liked? And did you bite anybody?

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

no reasonable person can make the case any longer that civilians need semi-automatic weapons and clips that hold 100 bullets…

1. Does this Goldberg guy know what a semi-automatic weapon is?
2. Are there really clips (I guess he really means magazines) that hold 100 rounds available?

Regarding the 21st century reference… does that also mean that Freedom of the Press only applies if the “press” uses technology available in the late 18th century?

malclave on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management made clear that the decision stemmed from the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. “It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level,” Cerberus said in a news release.

The real story = CA teachers’ unions

CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, said on Monday it was reviewing its investment with Cerberus in the wake of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The worst thing that eve happened to our side was the infiltration of fake conservative moles.

They try to yank us to the middle and then they turn around and go full Donk revealing that they were liars the whole time.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks.

Just to clarify, legal gun ownership is higher among whites and the murderers of blacks are usually black. That sentence is a tad bit sketchy.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Did you see anything you liked? And did you bite anybody?

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Yes.
no.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

NAME ONE……JUST ONE…..EFFECTIVE voice of opposition to our American god?

There is NO ONE.

Expletives are just not enough to express the stupidity of the leadership…..and the votes of WE AMERICANS.

We are stupid, we keep voting for this.

PappyD61 on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

“We need to have a discussion about guns,” the lawmaker said, relaying Boehner’s remarks, “and that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we abandon the Second Amendment or the NRA [National Rifle Association] or anything like that. But there needs to be a discussion and everybody needs to participate and we need to depoliticize it.”

Just this little statement helps liberals. Stop with this “discussion” euphemism BS. We all know what this leads to.

Boehner also told Republicans that they need to be “circumspect” in their observations, the lawmaker said, warning that “it’s not helpful” for lawmakers to call for arming teachers as a way to prevent mass shootings.

Are these statements even conservative?

And if “mental illness” is such an increasing problem, is anybody asking why it’s increasing? Or maybe Republicans and Democrats don’t want to address the real cause of all this.

Dongemaharu on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Boehner also told Republicans that they need to be “circumspect” in their observations, the lawmaker said, warning that “it’s not helpful” for lawmakers to call for arming teachers as a way to prevent mass shootings.

I am so freaking sick of Boehner! We are being sold out by our own leaders. Is there any principle that Boehner will not compromise on? Is there any at all?!

Boehner is worse than freaking Obama! I would rather have no leadership then be lead by a freaking appeasing …. I can’t say it!

JellyToast on December 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

My twelve year old is pretty dang awesome on the pistol range.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Shall I bring her some pretty pink bullets from Slovakia?

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

You are correct. The inner cities are war zones.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

The partisan differences persist, however, across almost every demographic measure. White voters were substantially more likely to own guns than Hispanics, blacks or Asians. But white Republicans were more likely to own guns than white Democrats, Asian Republicans more likely than Asian Democrats, and so forth.

And yet the most violent cities in America are controlled by liberals and most gun crimes are committed by democrat voters living in these cities…

Liberalism is the culture of VIOLENCE…

mnjg on December 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

malclave on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

No to one, no to two on the clip part and yes to two on the magazine part.

I screw up once in while and call a magazine a clip, but never in thoughtful discussion. Anybody who does screw up like that in thoughtful discussion don’t know Jack.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

The Republican Party is lost.

MT on December 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

My twelve year old is pretty dang awesome on the pistol range.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Nothing more fun than goin’ to the range at that age.

(OK….Disneyland maybe.)

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Long day at doctor’s, etc.

Have been avoiding/too busy… to watch wall-to-all coverage of Sandy Hook… but have been saying prayers.

Went to get gas and the TV was on yada yada… young girl clerk… I mentioned…. “pray for them.. but don’t watch it too much… it’ll make you too sad.”

She said, yeah, she’s ignoring it and listening to music or reading her book instead… said it was just like the election… just way too much talk.

I haven’t watched FoxNews actually since it happened.

Just happened to catch this web video:

LINK

It made me cry. Was just heart-rending… the one with the psychologist who took the six kids into his house.

I don’t cry easy and I just had the Kleenex out.

Damn… what a sad thing.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Thanks.

Pirates v King’s men was my favourite. :)

OldEnglish on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks.

Not only is the murder RATE higher among blacks, but blacks commit just about the same number of absolute murders as whites, which is ridiculous given that they are a little under 13% of the population while whites are over 70%.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

What?

Shall I bring her some pretty pink bullets from Slovakia?

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don’t think so. She didn’t like any of the pink firearms. She did want a camouflaged one though…

Bullets might be a different story.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

clips that hold 100 bullets…

Really?

Does such a thing exist? Is this part of someones reloading equipment?

Galt2009 on December 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Revolver.
Like to keep it simple.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

“But yes, I think most Republicans are willing to have a very, very serious conversation about what this means and taking a second look at what the Second Amendment (guaranteeing the right to bear arms) means in the 21st century,” he said.

Excuse me, but What The Fluke do they think that they have the right to meddle with our Constitution?

Galt2009 on December 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Revolver.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Stop being obtuse woman. What revolver?

S & W has a pretty sweet .22 magnum.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Wondering if I should buy an AR-15 on principle.
Others have been touting the Mini-14.

I dunno. It, would, yes, be nice to have something with more than 5 shots in case a home-invasion crew came after me. I’m in a semi-isolated area and so I see the utility.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

malclave on December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

No to one, no to two on the clip part and yes to two on the magazine part.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Thanks… I haven’t fired a weapon since I got out of the Army in ’89, and I don’t really know what’s out there. I am kind of surprised that there are magazines that hold that many rounds (for semiautomatic weapons, at least).

malclave on December 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

S&W 38.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM

….I’m starting to get the same feeling seeing Bonehead…as I do Crispy Mathews…and it’s not a tingly feeling!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/12/18/Brent-Bozell-If-Chris-Matthews-Could-Carry-Barack-Obamas-Next-Child-He-Would

davidk on December 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wondering if I should buy an AR-15 on principle.
Others have been touting the Mini-14.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Coke V Pepsi, Both are nice and I may get a mini someday just for the A-Team memories.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Boehner also told Republicans that they need to be “circumspect” in their observations, the lawmaker said, warning that “it’s not helpful” for lawmakers to call for arming teachers as a way to prevent mass shootings.

Are you kidding me?! It’s the only thing that makes sense!

No wonder we are where we are! Boehner has been a traitor to the Republicans all along! Boehner is actively working with the Democrats! That’s why he is meeting secretly with Obama! It has to be!

What has Boehner done in the last two years of any good at all? He has done nothing but watch, send letters, cry and compromise and sit in his chair!

“But yes, I think most Republicans are willing to have a very, very serious conversation about what this means and taking a second look at what the Second Amendment (guaranteeing the right to bear arms) means in the 21st century,” he said.

It means the same freaking thing it always did! This shooting should prove that!

Everyone one of our rights means the same today as the first day they were written! A thousand years from now guns will look and fire differently but the right to own one and protect yourself from tyranny will still be a sacred holy right worth fighting for! A thousand years from now the right to own property, the peaceably assemble, to speak and worship freely will all still be sacred rights worth fighting for!

JellyToast on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Revolver.
Like to keep it simple.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

If you want to get your CHL, I’d suggest getting some kind of semi-automatic. You can get a smallish one. If you qualify with a revolver, you won’t be able to carry a SA. If you qualify with a SA, you can carry both.

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I wonder who was the first person to look at a pumpkin and say, hey I will make a pie out of it.

What else can you do with it, not much.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Bullets might be a different story.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Show her these.

There is a tab up there to switch to English.

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

The House GOP should put some good poison pills in any new AWB attempt. National right to carry, or repealing a number of silly laws on the books. Let the libs chew on that.

SAZMD on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I wonder who was the first person to look at a pumpkin and say, hey I will make a pie out of it.

What else can you do with it, not much.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Was related to the first person to bust open a sea urchin and try to eat it

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I don’t think so. She didn’t like any of the pink firearms.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

How can she not like a Hello Kitty AK47 or a My Little Carbine?

malclave on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Why aren’t wynns buying tazers? Are they?

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Rick Perry: “[I still have a] burning desire in my heart to see this country led by a God-fearing conservative patriot.”

davidk on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

If you want to get your CHL, I’d suggest getting some kind of semi-automatic. You can get a smallish one. If you qualify with a revolver, you won’t be able to carry a SA. If you qualify with a SA, you can carry both.

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Did not know this at all.

Thanks for the new fact!

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Revolver.
Like to keep it simple.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Join the NRA! Call Republicans and tell them how you really feel!

JellyToast on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Bravest man in history has to be the first guy to eat a raw oyster.

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

What I like about you.

jaime on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

So I heard. I want a weapon that will stop baddies that enter my home-and my hands aren’t as strong as some. The 38 has nice stopping power and will be a good weapon if I decided to apply to CC.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Coke V Pepsi, Both are nice and I may get a mini someday just for the A-Team memories.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Just the law of scarcity making me think.

If I can’t get one widget in the future, I may want one widget now, even if I may never need it

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Click the image to watch.

Surely you jest…

Seven Percent Solution on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Bravest man in history has to be the first guy to eat a raw oyster.

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I left that one for you.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

“We need to have a discussion about guns,” the lawmaker said, relaying Boehner’s remarks, “and that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we abandon the Second Amendment or the NRA [National Rifle Association] or anything like that. But there needs to be a discussion and everybody needs to participate and we need to depoliticize it.”
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NRA reappears on Facebook, Twitter
By Alicia M. Cohn – 12/18/12 05:16 PM ET
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http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/273571-nra-reappears-on-facebook-twitter-
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Important Statement from the National Rifle Association
Posted on December 18, 2012
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The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.
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http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2012/12/important-statement-from-the-national-rifle-association.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

canopfor on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

My 7 yo niece has a rifle with a pink stock.

davidk on December 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I love roasted chestnuts. Even raw they are great. Almonds on super good. Those round nuts are the best.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Boehner might as well be the new Norman Rockwell..

paint us a cliff..

Then sell it..

Electrongod on December 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Thanks for the new fact!

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

At least that’s the law in Texas.

TxAnn56 on December 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I left that one for you.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

‘preciate it!

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

S&W 38.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Small frame?

Its got a kick.

If you can handle the .357 you can load it with .38s and the extra weight will reduce the kick.

I had their model 19 and really liked it. But traded it for the revolver I always wanted, the Python.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

JellyToast on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

NRA NUTHIN! I’m joining these guys!
*My dad was a lifetime NRA member*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

My deer rifle’s fine for stopping power, but the bolt-action issue makes it not so good for repeated shots against distant-but-advancing targets.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Yep. Just looking at it makes we want to throw up. I could eat em fried.

How about breaded fried clams. Terrific.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

The worst thing that eve happened to our side was the infiltration of fake conservative moles.

They try to yank us to the middle and then they turn around and go full Donk revealing that they were liars the whole time.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

…got that RIGHT!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

What else can you do with it, not much.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Soup.

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Boehner must go. The sooner, the better.

Otherwise, there isn’t much left in the Republican Party to support. Let it burn, start a third party, and send the money.

Darin on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

MeanWhile……ARB Leakys are OnGoing……like Now!

US consulate attacked in Libya

More: Panel says there were no protests outside Benghazi embassy, and blames the incident on terrorists – @AP

1 hour ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-consulate-attacked-in-libya

canopfor on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Samuel Jackson: Guns, Movies, Video Games Have Nothing to Do with Sandy Hook
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/12/18/Samuel-L-Jackson-gun-control

JellyToast on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

These leftists are soooooo concerned about guns and violence. Meanwhile, after the terrorist attack on Ft Hood (thanks to lefty PC policies that kept an insane muslim in uniform when he should have been in an asylum or at Gitmo) we were treated to Barky giving a shout-out to the audience and one of his idiot generals, Casey, saying, “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.” No push for weapons bans. Barky and his gang couldn’t even call the attack what it was but instead categorized it as “workplace violence”, to add insult to injury.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I like the way it fits my hands. If I’m using it for self-defense-I need to feel comfortable with it.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Love ‘em smoked, in stew or fried….never saw any reason to eat one raw.

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Yep. I bet a pumpkin would make a pretty good bowl too.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Now I have interesting thoughts. I’ve been meaning to join the NRA for awhile, specifically to boost membership and help protect 2nd-Amendment rights.

Have been letting it slide.

Now…. if I join now, does that get me on an extra-special Sandy-Hook list? Even if I already meant to join?

At least the sticker will look good on the truck

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’ve had more than my fill of liberals; I’m overdone with them because they’re overfilling.

Liberals are just a bunch of whining nags. Key detail: they NAG

Liam on December 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

The onion has to be one of the best Veggies. Prolly the most versatile.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

All the minutiae of Derelect D.C. isn’t interesting since 11/6….It’s just too late…

Who is John Galt on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I want a weapon that will stop baddies that enter my home-and my hands aren’t as strong as some.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I don’t know if this is true, but in my experience the length of the barrel has a lot to do with kick ( or torque ) as much as the size of the bullet. For example, trying to hold on to a derringer firing a .32 mag is harder than holding on to a revolver with a 6 inch barrel firing a .44 mag.

jaime on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Can I join the NRA and Big Brother won’t know?

Prob’ly not.

Post Office probably is required to keep a list of outgoing mail from the NRA.

Seriously.

That’s how far my trust in government has fallen.

cane_loader on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

There is a tab up there to switch to English.

JPeterman on December 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

She liked them but lost interest. The green and blue and sparkly. She said the pink wasn’t really pink. Only problem is she has a .22.

cozmo on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…sorta looks like someone sneezed in a shell….

Tim_CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Shooting clay pigeons is good practice. You gotta be quick.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM

***Alert ****

Man charged with firing gun 54 times outside California mall ordered held without bail – @AP

10 mins ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor
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Utah 6th-grader taken into custody after bringing gun to school, cites mass shooting fear – @AP

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canopfor on December 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM

West end girls

jaime on December 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

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