Quotes of the day

posted at 10:24 pm on December 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

What will Democrats do to craft an assault weapons ban that has a better chance of success this time?

A person familiar with the drafting of the bill assures me that it will be more sweeping, in an effort to plug many of the holes that bedeviled the first one. One noteworthy tidbit: The new bill will explicitly name the Bushmaster used in the Newtown shooting as a target…

“This bill would name many more weapons than the original ban did,” the person familiar with drafting tells me. “It would name ones that would be specifically prohibited, including this Bushmaster in Connecticut.”

***

Bystanders got to Loughner and subdued him only after he emptied one 31-round magazine and was trying to load another. Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter, chose as his primary weapon a semiautomatic rifle with 30-round magazines. And we don’t even bother to call the 100-rounder that James Holmes is accused of emptying in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater a magazine — it is a drum. How is this not an argument for regulating the number of rounds a gun can fire?…

So what’s the alternative? Bring back the assault weapons ban, and bring it back with some teeth this time. Ban the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market. I don’t care whether it’s called gun control or a gun ban. I’m for it.

I say all of this as a gun owner. I say it as a conservative who was appointed to the federal bench by a Republican president…

There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Gun enthusiasts can still have their venison chili, shoot for sport and competition, and make a home invader flee for his life without pretending they are a part of the SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden.

***

“We have to have a comprehensive way in which to respond to the mass murder of our children that we saw in Connecticut,” Biden told law enforcement officials and members of the Cabinet at the start of the meeting. He and President Obama agree that “even if we can only save one life, we have to take action.”

There’s “no reason” why Congress shouldn’t be able to pass a ban on assault weapons, he said. Referring to the bill he authored in 1994, he added: “Quite frankly, you guys helped me write it,” referring to the leaders of major law enforcement groups at the meeting — including Jon Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Jim Pasco of the Fraternal Order of Police and Walt McNeil of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

***

It wasn’t always this way. After the assassinations of leaders like Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in the late 1960s, the nation enacted sweeping gun-safety laws — and the NRA did not stand in the way.

The NRA was less political in that era and more focused on providing practical assistance to its members, much like AAA does today for automobile owners. But in the 1980s, the group became more militant. Part of this was driven by new leadership, which sought to expand the group’s membership rolls and collect more dues.

But this radicalization was also abetted by those who really were seeking an outright ban on guns.

Now that Heller has ruled out the possibility of anyone ever taking away their weapons, gun owners should be more open to some reasonable limitations. No individual right is absolute, after all. While the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, no one has a right to falsely shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater, nor to traffic in child pornography. Likewise, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms also comes with limits.

***

Between the time Congress started signaling that they would create a magazine capacity restriction and the implementation of the law, factories worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week churning out millions of nothing but high-capacity magazines, which were stockpiled by manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in massive warehouses.

As a result, “high capacity magazines” for most common firearms were freely available throughout the life of the ban. As e-commerce came into early maturity during this time period, many high-capacity magazines were more available than they had been before the ban was signed into law…

The law had another unforeseen result. As companies looked to introduce new models of pistols, they determined that if they were going to be forced to make pistols limited to a magazine capacity of just 10 rounds, it would be advantageous for them to make these new pistols as small as possible for the concealed carry market. The Glock 26 and Kahr K9 were introduced the following year, and were among the first of a new breed of powerful, ultra-concealable handguns known as “subcompacts.” Similar designs from other companies quickly followed.

Objectively, based purely on the numbers, the assault weapons ban increased both the number of and public acceptance of semi-automatic, military-style rifles, and created a new class of powerful, concealable handguns.

***

“We’re not trying to take away your right to advance the interests of gun owners, hunters, people who want to protect themselves,” Bloomberg told “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden in an interview today. “But that’s not an absolute right to encourage behavior which causes things like Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut is because of some of their actions.”

***

“The NRA has to come forward with that immediately,” Scarborough said. “They just do. They’re going to fight on assault weapons. But I wonder, Mark Halperin, and I’ve been talking to my Republicans over the past year, warning them of the loss that came in November. I wonder how many swing voters in the suburbs of Philadelphia think you should be able to get an assault weapon online. I wonder how many swing voters in the I-4 corridor of Florida think you should be able to get assault weapons online. I wonder how many swing voters in Columbus, Ohio, think you should be able to get an assault weapon online. That answer — this is a 90/10 proposition, what I always say in Congress — 90 percent for, 10 percent against. The Republican Party better understand, they’d better understand — I’m telling them the same thing I told them throughout the year — this is going to put them in a horrific position moving forward if they stand in the way of these common-sense reforms.”

***

“These moments appear bad for the NRA, and they sort of run and hide as if they know that these moments appear bad. But NRA membership booms in these moments, gun sales boom in these moments,” Touré added. “So, in a perverse way – they would never admit this publicly – these moments are actually good for them.”

“How do we expect them to really not want these moments,” Touré asked.


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S***. You are all still there.

This button is total junk.

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

RasThavas on December 21, 2012 at 1:41 AM

You make a good point. Let me throw this out. I’m 59. How come growing up and up to about thirty did we—me, wife, friends, like scary, slasher movies. Monsters, vampires etc. the stuff even then was pretty lurid. Is it that as you grow up with all the real trouble in the world it isn’t so entertaining anymore?

arnold ziffel on December 21, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Nite J.

Schadenfreude on December 21, 2012 at 2:09 AM

As you watch the zepplin make it’s way around the theater, I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

Sweet dreams.

thatsafactjack on December 21, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Night Jackie.

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Last Saturday nite I had an encounter with a drunk, over-educated, severely unpleasant, and exceptionally moronic liberal that thinks total gun confiscation is the only way to go… Posted the encounter at my blog last nite entitled “Let’s Advance The Discussion”… (link in my profile)…

Content warning: Some naughty language… These boneheads make me lose it sometimes…

PointnClick on December 21, 2012 at 2:10 AM

arnold ziffel on December 21, 2012 at 2:09 AM

It’s also that Obama robbed the land of the last drop of decency.

Schadenfreude on December 21, 2012 at 2:10 AM

It’s also that Obama robbed the land of the last drop of decency.

Schadenfreude on December 21, 2012 at 2:10 AM

He certainly did sir but with a whole lot of enablers including one too many feckless “reach down around and bend over” repubs.

arnold ziffel on December 21, 2012 at 2:14 AM

thatsafactjack on December 21, 2012 at 2:00 AM

haha. How much would it cost to upgrade to Windows infinity, the Home version?

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Well 6 more minuets till the world ends… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 2:53 AM

six more minutes?

the Mayan Calendar ended at 3 AM eastern?

I guess we all made it then :(

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:02 AM

It would have sucked if the last thing I did was watch an episode of The Closer

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:04 AM

six more minutes?

the Mayan Calendar ended at 3 AM eastern?

I guess we all made it then :(

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Damn it, I was cheated… Now I’m going to have to pay all those bills I ran up… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 3:05 AM

It would have sucked if the last thing I did was watch an episode of The Closer

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:04 AM

O man, you just forced one of those “what the hell are you doing with your time” moments.

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Charlie Crist had it right. Register Democrat in case the world continues, and you don’t have to pay for anything.

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Well good night everybody, looks like it’s going to be a long cruel year ahead…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 3:08 AM

haha

there’s a point when you’ve watched everything good already but you still have the entire first season of The Closer your Moms gave you for Christmas three years ago.

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:12 AM

sleep tight SWALK

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:13 AM

haha

there’s a point when you’ve watched everything good already but you still have the entire first season of The Closer your Moms gave you for Christmas three years ago.

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:12 AM

I’ll give the end of the world till daybreak. If it’s still here, I’m going to spend my time differently. :) It’s not The Closer for me, but I have my own.

It’s just one of those years. Months. Weeks. Whatever. :)

(If it’s not still here, I’m going to feel embarrassed in the afterlife.)

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Ok Its the Winter Solstice.

That means the Earth is tilted at an angle but with each passing day it straightens up and points at the north pole again to make the days and night equal. But then it tilts at an angle in the other direction and the days are longer than the night.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Damn it, I was cheated… Now I’m going to have to pay all those bills I ran up… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 3:05 AM

lmao! me to, damn it!
freakin’ Mayans.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:27 AM

This should be called ” Ignorant asshats of the day ” instead. They just spew diarrhea of the mouth crap sandwiches.

TX-96 on December 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM

The nine
is alive
Mayans lied

still hear
waiting or mornin’ crew
to appear

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Mornin’, y’all. Regarding the Mayans…my take.

kingsjester on December 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM

KJ is still writing his
blog entry

and cms is baking snickerdoodles.

slade is passed out from too much
mj and eating 5 bags of cheetos.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:38 AM

from 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA per day to ask about the end of the world.

“Who’s the first agency you would call?” he said. “You’re going to call NASA.”

heh..
Some people are strange birds. Besides Nasa, I’m sure
they were going to every astrology and tarot card reading loon
for answers.
Henny Penny’s exist and they get followers like- Goosey Loosey & Turkey Lurkey…calling NASA,buying books,visiting fortune tellers,palm readers, ect. ect..
The Foxy Loxy’s have their $ for dinner.
Always $ to be made off the Henny Penny’s out there.
I am in the wrong business.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Evidently, we send folks to DC, who would never make it in a normal job. Sheesh. My take #2.

kingsjester on December 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

“They just do. They’re going to fight on assault weapons. But I wonder, Mark Halperin, and I’ve been talking to my Republicans over the past year, warning them of the loss that came in November. I wonder how many swing voters in the suburbs of Philadelphia think you should be able to get an assault weapon online.

We have to appease swing voters in the suburbs of Philly? That’s a joke, right?

Yeah, lets take look at California. The GOP has done a good job of appeasing swing voters through out the whole freaking state.. right to the point where there aren’t any Republicans left in California.

What is the point of being a member of a party? Why even have a Republican party? Why belong to it? So I can appease swing voters in Philly?

Yeah… appeasing swing voters in Philly isn’t going to amount to a hill of beans when Democrat thugs steal the vote anyway after throwing Republican poll watchers out onto the streets.

Yeah.. I vote Republican because I want the Republicans to support Democrats. I vote Republican because I like it when the Republicans support Democrat ideas. I joined the Republican party because the Republican party is the party of Democrat ideas.

And I bet this makes total freaking sense to every Republican leader in the room. And that is why the Republicans lose.

JellyToast on December 21, 2012 at 7:48 AM

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Go have a nice salad. :)

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Well 6 more minuets till the world ends… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 2:53 AM

.
six more minutes?

the Mayan Calendar ended at 3 AM eastern?

I guess we all made it then :(

Slade73
on December 21, 2012 at 3:02 AM
.

Damn it, I was cheated… Now I’m going to have to pay all those bills I ran up… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 3:05 AM

.
lmao! me to, damn it!
freakin’ Mayans.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:27 AM

.
I didn’t run up any bills. Now I feel cheated, (expletive).

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I’m sure this was said already here, but it bears repeating:

When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson

Proof the founders did not mean for arms to go to a militia only.
The guns are for us to protect ourselves from the government.
It’s why the right ‘shall not be infringed’.

There is nothing in that amendment that allows any of the infringements that have already been imposed upon us.
You can make $hit up all day long & it’s still not going to change what those words mean.

Americans are funny. We don’t say anything about some of our rights being lost, but fight for numbers 1 & 2 with zeal.
Well I guess ya gotta start someplace.
WTFU Americans.

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM

KJ is still writing his
blog entry

and cms is baking snickerdoodles.

slade is passed out from too much
mj and eating 5 bags of cheetos.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 6:38 AM

.
I didn’t get any Cheetos.

Now I really feel cheated, (double expletive).

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM

I guess we all made it then :(

Slade73 on December 21, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Looks like we made it. Or, is this just the beginning of the zombie apocalypse?

Fallon on December 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM

You ain’t thinking this through.

Top three human needs:
-Water
-Food
-Shelter

Are farms, and farmers, as self sufficient as they were even twenty years ago? No

Are they better prepared to survive a brake down of civilization than people in cities? Yes, by orders of magnitude.

If it comes to a confrontation between the cities and the country, the cities will loose, badly.

The cities will run out of food very quickly. Farmers will be eating eggs, chicken, pork, beef, varmints and many other food animals. City folk will be eating rats, pigeons, bugs and each other.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Evidently, we send folks to DC, who would never make it in a normal job. Sheesh. My take #2.

kingsjester on December 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Applause* hell..not only “make it” in a normal job..
but be actually hired-were any other citizen would be thrown out the door
upon one interview,credit and criminal background check.

The only *job* where you can be a convicted criminal, tax evader, disbarred from the bench or have revoked law license, engage in prostitution,drugs,lie,extort,cheat,and get away with murder..and be promoted..DC
debauchery is a pre-req and openly ignored or glorified.

This is the leadership we have. Damn right we are sick and tired of the common criminals running the country. “I want them to be good stewards of MY money.” We are in need of good stewards and the people should demand we have the best elected to serve everyone-instead we have gutter trash in the highest positions of power who care nothing about us..only themselves. Mafia Govt.

They should come under more scrutiny and held to highest standard then the maid hired at the Hilton.

B9 has to have credit checks,criminal background checks,a valid ID,license, pay her taxes on time to work in my field..CE credits timely or loose my career. If you or I- or any “average” citizen had the background the majority of politicians do-we would not have any job, be terminated on the spot,imprisoned, and be lucky to be hired at 7/11. Do we not deserve and expect better?!
Why do they get a pass and treated special..a gold star for being maggots?

Unless the electorate wakes up and demands good Stewards and excellence from those we *hire* we will continue down the same path and the circus will continue. Americans will keep suffering from the corrupt filth in power. STAND UP- indeed KJ.

B9 rant off..I am with you..

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Go have a nice salad. :)

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

I had my #1 fave yesterday
at a Thai place.
;)
1 random post and
you will never let me live it down.

Go drink 6 Turbo Dogs-will help
with your tooth ache.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Go drink 6 Turbo Dogs-will help
with your tooth ache.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

You are evil. I couldn’t do that in my prime.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Mornin’ L2G.
Think of it this way..
you don’t have CC debt
and your fingers aren’t
stained a orange hue,smelling of faux cheese.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

You are evil. I couldn’t do that in my prime.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

a little ;) *wicked laughter*
hahaha..I could..not anymore.

You got pants on? or nekid? lol

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I only got to page 3.
Got bored.
Listen all this talk about this stuff:

Farmers can provide for themselves just fine, without electricity.

They’ll have to go back to windmills for waterpumps, and outhouses instead of an inside toilet.

But by using hand-tools, they can easily produce enough to support their own family. It will be a big “standard of living” drop, but they can live without refridgeration, if need be.

They only need electricity and tractors to mass produce for the rest of us.

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If the Federal &/or state government is rising up against the people, I don’t care how set you are for preparedness, they’re going to come & take your stuff.
Now on this ranch in SW ND we own & operate, we could live without electricity & stuff. It wouldn’t be easy, but I know how to & have done it on occasion.
But the real problem we in rural communities will face, if such a situation ever arises, is the armed people coming to take our stuff.
I’ve got 20+ horses & we’ll just say a lot of cows, at least 4 times the national herd size avg.
And I’m not sure how just the hubby & I will be able to defend all of this ourselves.
We’d be fine while the cities are burned & destroyed.
But when things move to the outlier areas, we will all be fracked.
I can produce beef with no modern technology.
That isn’t the problem.

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

If it comes to a confrontation between the cities and the country, the cities will loose, badly.

The cities will run out of food very quickly. Farmers will be eating eggs, chicken, pork, beef, varmints and many other food animals. City folk will be eating rats, pigeons, bugs and each other.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

See my above post.
They will come for us out here.
It’ll take time. But when we run out of bullets, they’ll have the tyrannical armed Federal & perhaps State governments come & confiscate our stuff.
The govt has satellites to find us. I can look at Goggle Earth & almost count everything on my property.
They know what we’ve got.
Which is why I refuse to fill out the Agriculture Census.
At least they’ll have to count the old fashioned way instead of me giving them everything.

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM

You got pants on? or nekid? lol

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM

For shame! Daughter getting ready for school. Of course I have pants on…for now.

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

How long has it been since your windmill worked?

Of course y’all will be okay. Are you on a major highway? City folks ain’t real bright when it comes to what to look for. Their numbers will be greatly reduced by the time they find the “out of the way” places.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM

You are thinking to long term. If things go that far south, those soldiers who come to take your stuff will be just as likely to help you defend it.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Outright confiscation is a pipe-dream, on that score I’m a bit more settled today.

Bishop on December 21, 2012 at 9:04 AM

A “more sweeping ban” will never fly. We will never have a ban as long as the librul nuts threaten the conservatives. Both libruls anconservatives have guns. Why would you give up your means of self defense to someone who threatens to kill you, cut off your head, follow your daughter to her soccer game? Why do we need military style weapons. Maybe we wouldn’t if the president and other gumment officials didn’t skirt or defy the constitution every time they want something. Look at how they went around the rules on obamacare. Look at how they are unilaterally, outside the law, imposing liberal “environmental programs” without the consent of congress. That is why we need miilitary style guns you idiots. Nobody in the obama administration is going to defend us and our rights (except to murder unborn children); we have to defend ourselves. THAT IS THE MEANING IF THE SECOND AMENDMENT!

Old Country Boy on December 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I wasn’t going to comment or even read this post.

And then I noticed the picture and, hey, that’s not an AR-15!

That’s the AR-57! And with the longer rail, making it a Gen2!

What gun shop has those on display!!???

makattak on December 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

These nuts in DC need to read the Constitution, esp the 2ndA and get a dictionary cuz they haven’t grasped the meaning of the shall not infringe upon part. All these laws we have and are going to have are unconstitutional and I hope my sending checks to the NRA hasn’t been in vain. Do I have sympathy for those who lost their loved ones in CT, of course, more than our dear leader who doesn’t mind referring to them as a reason we should pay more taxes or stop AGW. This whole thing smells like something that will not end well since we have a leadership that cries and throws in the towel.

Kissmygrits on December 21, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Now that Heller has ruled out the possibility of anyone ever taking away their weapons, gun owners should be more open to some reasonable limitations. No individual right is absolute, after all. While the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, no one has a right to falsely shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater, nor to traffic in child pornography. Likewise, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms also comes with limits.

You wanna know what the difference is between this

Owning guns

and this?

While the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, no one has a right to falsely shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater, nor to traffic in child pornography.

The latter two HAVE ACTUALLY VICTIMIZED SOMEONE.

Oh and …..

I say all of this as a gun owner. I say it as a conservative who was appointed to the federal bench by a Republican president…

not on this issue you’re not….

StompUDead on December 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Well most rights are absolute, it is all or nothing.

I think the Left way over estimates their whack on this one. Now there is way more thought available beyond the MSM twaddle of saying something often enough and loud enough you win the day.

Again, I can trace the fantasy to revealed religion, including political ideologies. Just by making a law, you can make it so. In international law, if you declare a blockade you have to have ability to make it stick. Here we have gun free zones with no means of enforcement.

America is in disconnect, with people believing that words create reality. So you have dead kids and the self-righteous with more empty words.

Denver Bob on December 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

All this gun ban noise has nothing to do with public safety, and everything to do with exploiting a crisis to attack their enemies. The “national conversation” is a big lie. That’s why facts don’t matter, that’s why consequences don’t matter, that’s why history doesn’t matter, and ultimately that’s why those poor children don’t matter to these animals. They are deranged and dangerous and are attempting to perpetrate a great crime on US Citizens.

Kenosha Kid on December 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

This! OK kid you are on target, now fire for effect!

Bulletchaser on December 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

There is an amazing (and startling) statistic out of Iraq and Afghanistan: the United States has fired an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed. The U.S. is going through so much ammo that manufacturers are struggling to keep up.

Looks like a 10rd mag is going to come up a little short.

SoonerMarine on December 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Will ten thousand new gun laws make a difference? Not to any criminal using a gun but if we strapped them to a post and whipped them to unconsciousness it might change their tune. I know I would feel better about the punishment.

mixplix on December 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Ok Its the Winter Solstice.

That means the Earth is tilted at an angle but with each passing day it straightens up and points at the north pole again to make the days and night equal. But then it tilts at an angle in the other direction and the days are longer than the night.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM

The ignorance is strong with this one…

VekTor on December 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM

.
Mornin’ L2G.
Think of it this way..
you don’t have CC debt
and your fingers aren’t
stained a orange hue,smelling of faux cheese.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

.
But I like that smell ! (but mostly the taste)

If snack-chips don’t smell like FEET, they’re not good enough.

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

.
If the Federal &/or state government is rising up against the people, I don’t care how set you are for preparedness, they’re going to come & take your stuff.
Now on this ranch in SW ND we own & operate, we could live without electricity & stuff. It wouldn’t be easy, but I know how to & have done it on occasion.
But the real problem we in rural communities will face, if such a situation ever arises, is the armed people coming to take our stuff.
I’ve got 20+ horses & we’ll just say a lot of cows, at least 4 times the national herd size avg.
And I’m not sure how just the hubby & I will be able to defend all of this ourselves.
We’d be fine while the cities are burned & destroyed.
But when things move to the outlier areas, we will all be fracked.
I can produce beef with no modern technology.
That isn’t the problem.

Badger40 on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

.
Thankyou for that reply-comment. Well stated.

There’s a BIG hanging question mark on this . . . . . will the U.S. military aid and abet the Government’s taking-over of what’s left of private property?

I would like to think “No” . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I really would.

For now, the vigilant keep watch.

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM

“I say it as a conservative …”

No you aren’t.

quikstrike98 on December 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

you are all horrible, greedy, violent, racist, homophobic warmongering people. no wonder the country hates you and whipped your asses at the ballot box this year.

you all are everything that is wrong with this great country

I blame you and your ilk for what happened at Sandy Hook, I see Mrs. Lanza in all of you; paranoid, delusional, gun-loving, reckless idiots who are responsible for so much destruction and violence.

to hell with all of you

DBear on December 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Now, that’s how you paint with a broad brush! Of course, there is obviously a certain amount of mental damage…..

There Goes The Neighborhood on December 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You know government has gotten to big when its threatening to strip your rights every other week.

The fact that they can even seriously contemplate confiscating property from a third of the adult populace indicates that the Federal government has become far to powerful.

Most of it needs to be shut down, and its powers dramatically curtailed, or we are going to have another Reich on our hands.

Voyager on December 22, 2012 at 12:05 AM

There’s a BIG hanging question mark on this . . . . . will the U.S. military aid and abet the Government’s taking-over of what’s left of private property?

I would like to think “No” . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I really would.

For now, the vigilant keep watch.

listens2glenn on December 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I’m praying it never comes to that fork in the road. We’ve got enough war on terror vets I’d like to bet they wouldn’t.
But I just don’t know anymore.
I’m getting to the point where it’s hard to trust any of my fellow Americans anymore.

Badger40 on December 22, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime.

You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joshua Boston

Cpl, United States Marine Corps

2004-2012

Bmore on January 4, 2013 at 11:03 AM

If the Federal &/or state government is rising up against the people, I don’t care how set you are for preparedness, they’re going to come & take your stuff…

Badger40

Just like they pacified Afghanistan.

Olo_Burrows on January 6, 2013 at 3:29 AM

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