Rick Perry: Say, I’m not too happy about Obama’s gun control

posted at 8:02 am on January 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

OK, raise your hands — how many of you are surprised by this? Governor Rick Perry gave Barack Obama a Texas-sized pushback on the new gun-control agenda at the White House:

“The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

“There is evil prowling in the world – it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

“In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”

The most notable part of Obama’s gun-control agenda is just how little of it has to do with Newtown, Aurora, or any of the other tragedies that the administration used to justify its sharp tack to the left on guns. Obama’s platform is also notable for its impotence, but we’ll have more on that later today.

For now, let’s pair up Governor Perry with perhaps a little more surprising voice for common sense. The Washington Post’s Courtland Milloy wrote yesterday about the connection between civil rights and gun ownership — not in the Revolutionary War, but within living memory of people who had to face armed terrorism designed to keep them from being truly free. The entire column is worth the read, but the lead is a grabber:

When Charles “Chuck” Hicks does the Martin Luther King Jr. Day peace and freedom walks Saturday, he’ll also be taking a step for what the National Rifle Association has dubbed “National Rifle Appreciation Day.” That’s because Hicks is the son of Robert Hicks, a prominent leader of the legendary Deacons for Defense and Justice — an organization of black men in Louisiana who used shotguns and rifles to repel attacks by white vigilantes during the 1960s.

“The Klan would drive through our neighborhood shooting at us, shooting into our homes,” recalled Hicks, 66, who grew up in Bogalusa, La., and has been a civil rights activist in the District for more than 35 years. “The black men in the community wouldn’t stand for it. You shoot at us, we shoot back at you. I’m convinced that without our guns, my family and many other black people would not be alive today.”

As one of the organizers for the weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, Hicks’s pro-gun stance may seem like something of an anomaly. But even though King may best be remembered for his philosophy of nonviolent protest, the fact is that black civil rights activists in many small towns throughout the South carried guns or received protection from groups like the Deacons for Defense and Justice. …

Infringe on the Second Amendment? No way, say 30 percent of African Americans (myself included), according to a recent Pew poll. No doubt many of them believe, like Hicks, that it’s better to have a gun and not need it than not have one and wish you did.

Indeed.


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Electrongod on January 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

My apologies for the problems in this post (no title, missing text) — we are having server issues and are working to resolve them. This got truncated pretty badly as I was trying to work around the problem.

Ed Morrissey on January 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

LOL! Post does not have a title.

BigGator5 on January 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Is the Milloy piece missing or is there something wrong on my end?

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

All of this crazy legislation has been sitting in someone’s filing cabinet for years, maybe even decades. Now that the institutional left has reprobates like Reid and Obama in high offices, they are pulling this garbage out and throwing it against the wall to see what sticks.

tom daschle concerned on January 17, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Huh..

I don’t have a problem with this thread..

No title though..

Electrongod on January 17, 2013 at 8:08 AM

I’ve been waiting for the first governor to declare their refusal to follow the dictates of an imperial president. Maybe Perry will be the first.

darwin on January 17, 2013 at 8:09 AM

No worries Ed

Dang i miss Perry

cmsinaz on January 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I would just delete this thread and start over. People will understand.

BigGator5 on January 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM

The “cower” part of owning a gun has begun.

Google: Eric Holder, gun owner, cower

To see where the Attorney General wants to go with this.

………and still the gop leadership remains ineffective, stupid or accomplices in this CLEAR INFRINGEMENT on the 2nd Amendment.

PappyD61 on January 17, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Well, I was able to sorta get some control over the admin site to add the rest of the post, but we’ll wait on doing anything else until the back end comes back up.

Ed Morrissey on January 17, 2013 at 8:15 AM

The left and MSM had a giant orgasm yesterday.The rest of the country told them the money is on the night stand.

docflash on January 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Obama’s in-your-face style is cheesing off more people every day. I, for one, don’t give a flying hoot how many EOs he signs or how many ‘laws’ liberals push through at midnight like the NY assembly did the other night. I simply will not comply.

When they deal with real crime and criminals at long last, then maybe I’ll bother to lend an ear. But not before.

What part of, “You are NOT stealing my guns,” haven’t liberals figured out yet?

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Kudos³ to Governor Perry who should be POTUS.

Our current P-in-C, ØbahØlder – “Klan With a Tan”, wants to disarm us in the moronic belief that “gun violence” will cease. LOL
ChiTown alone should give sentient human beings at least a hint as to what happens when the decent people are disarmed. There are many more municipal examples of how even the most strict gun laws don’t do a damn thing for decent Americans, but make them easy targets.
Whatever happened to:
Obama’s Civil Defense Corps Obama’s Alternative to the the US ARMY
09.02.09
http://voices.yahoo.com/obamas-civil-defense-corps-4172385.html

Ooooooooooooops …
He really didn’t mean it. Like everything that oozes from his sweet potato pie hole.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 17, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Above all, let us pray for our children.

“It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring.” — Robert Ingersoll

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

It’s a shame the guy’s performance in the debates was a disaster.

Too much emphasis on the image, as the Presidential race has turned into a cross between American Idol and Survivor.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I still say Rick Perry wasn’t the best primary candidate in 2012 (due to pain medication, mostly) but he was hands-down the best potential President.

I hope Perry runs again in 2016.
He has my vote already.

DRayRaven on January 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Liberalism, where “thoughtful” legislation, unsubstantiated by empirical data and unwanted by the majority of its law abiding, productive citizens, must be written in an effort to demonstrate “we did something”. (See Obamacare, War on Poverty, Dept of Ed.,Head Start, “Green” programs, Fannie Mae, Job Stimulus, etc).

hillsoftx on January 17, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Well Done Gov. Perry

workingclass artist on January 17, 2013 at 8:25 AM

“It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring.” — Robert Ingersoll

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

If God gave you a free cell phone, would you like Him then?

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

It is very apparent that you’re lost as a betsy-bug.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM

If God gave you a free cell phone, would you like Him then?

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Pray to Government…
And you will be rewarded…

Some really believe this.

Electrongod on January 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM

If God gave you a free cell phone, would you like Him then?

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Can a blue man sing the whites?

Ok, your turn…

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Can a blue man sing the whites?

Ok, your turn…

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Can a lobotomized retard say something intelligent?

Let’s watch you and see.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Guns require a finger to pull the trigger.

Quit attacking Christians and refute this, please.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

It is very apparent that you’re lost as a betsy-bug.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM

The pro-crime criminal-coddling little monster keeps finding its way here, though.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Thing of beauty that response is. thing.of.beauty.

gophergirl on January 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice.

This is a telling point but does not go far enough. Not only will reliance on laws instead of social mores not solve the problem, it has created the problem. Our cities are filled with third generation gangstas who never met their father because the mother doesn’t know his name. If they really wanted to end the cycle of violence, they’d stop subsidizing the cycle of reproduction among the Springer and Povich crowd. You don’t trim the weeds, you kill them off.

Ted Torgerson on January 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM

You can smell the fear in the liberals’ response to this.

Sekhmet on January 17, 2013 at 8:37 AM

“It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring.” — Robert Ingersoll

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Surprise Surprise – a liberal ridculing a person of strong and deep religious faith.

We Christians sure do scare you people don’t we?

gophergirl on January 17, 2013 at 8:37 AM

gophergirl on January 17, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Yes, ma’am. We do.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I still say Rick Perry wasn’t the best primary candidate in 2012 (due to pain medication, mostly) but he was hands-down the best potential President.

I hope Perry runs again in 2016.
He has my vote already.

DRayRaven on January 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM

At the rate this country is going, he WILL run for President….of the Republic of Texas.

Doughboy on January 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

We Christians sure do scare you people don’t we?

gophergirl on January 17, 2013 at 8:37 AM

And based on their National Convention last year….
It is difficult to know where Libs stand on religion..

But one thing is for sure..

They are split..

Electrongod on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Surprise Surprise – a liberal ridculing a person of strong and deep religious faith.

We Christians sure do scare you people don’t we?

gophergirl on January 17, 2013 at 8:37 AM

“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
–Goethe

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

God Bless Gov. Perry. Perry is the only political figure I trust anymore and he appears to be the only one who truly knows what our constitution and freedoms mean to us and our country.

Gov. Perry is our last hope for this country but I am afraid our country hasn’t hit the lowest point where Perry would be favored as a president. Perhaps after the next 4 years of dictator Obama maybe Perry’s brand will far more acceptable to this country.

bzip on January 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Several state Governors, like ours here in Mississippi, Phil Bryant, have already issued letters to their State Legislatures, requesting that laws be passed to block Obama’s unconstitutional EOs.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
–Goethe

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I’ll say. You should get a job doing horror movies, and you won’t even need makeup.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Perry’s three solutions to gun violence;
1) attend church
2)pray more
3)…what was the third one again?

greataunty on January 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM

“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
–Goethe

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, Romans 1:22 (ESV)

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Gun Control = Government Control: It’s never been about controlling guns but confiscation. This has long been on the wishlist of the left for decades. They feel the timing is right to exploit a crisis because they have a sympathetic Marxist and compliant Democrat controlled Senate in power.

If they really feel the country is behind them then I’d suggest they follow the Constitution and go through the process of amending it. Nibbling away at the 2nd Amendment in an attempt to make it ineffective and is what I would define as “infringement” (quick, look it up before the left changes the meaning of that word).

They hope to propose as many draconian changes to the 2nd amendment as they can hoping to at least get the “proverbial” camel’s nose under the tent. Then they can start dismantling some more.

And let’s not forget their Alinski-esque style of operation like yelling “squirrel” in order to re-direct our attention from what they are really after. Keep an eye out for the head fake.

I would strongly suggest everyone become an NRA member. What better “petition” can there be? Much more effective than a liberal’s petition or voter recall effort using names like Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.

iamsaved on January 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I was not aware of that history from the 60′s and the Klan in Louisiana. Another perfect example of how the possession of firearms protected and defended Americans. It should be very telling to us that the presidents proposals would have done nothing to stop the madmen from doing that they have done, and will continue to do in the future. It should make it obvious to every thinking citizen that this is using a terrible tragedy to push an agenda, and a power grab by this president.

kam582 on January 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Excellent response by Governor Perry. I rather wish he had mentioned Fast & Furious, though.

Fast & Furious = Lemons
Sandy Hook = Lemonade!

Naturally Curly on January 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM

It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring.” — Robert Ingersoll

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Oh, look – another Christian bashing liberal. Such an easy target, too.

Go make another call on your ObamaPhone, you worthless sack of sh!t.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 8:50 AM

… it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations,…

funny how these spree killers viewing habits never include a trove of disney movies, and they arent out playing hello kitty online. its always the most violent movies and games they gravitate to. but the libs will never have that conversation.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM

“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
–Goethe

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Yes there is. The intentional destruction of our country by a tyrannical maniac with narcissistic personality disorder, worshiped as a god by a bunch of no-information voters like you. But hey, free phone!

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

multiple posts yet not a single one is an original thought. you just keep on letting others tell you what to think,

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Yes there is. The intentional destruction of our country by a tyrannical maniac with narcissistic personality disorder, worshiped as a god by a bunch of no-information voters like you. But hey, free phone!

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM

And he’s still waiting for his Obamamoney.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Perhaps the Rickster could persuade his Pub brethren in the house to deny funding to Obama. Otherwise, it’s all rhetoric.

Mr. Arrogant on January 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM

The most notable part of Obama’s gun-control agenda is just how little of it has to do with Newtown, Aurora, or any of the other tragedies that the administration used to justify its sharp tack to the left on guns

Yep…and the stats say it all…

Pssst, Proggies! If They Obeyed The Law, They Wouldn’t Be Criminals

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Mr. Arrogant on January 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM

if we had the original federalist system installed he & the state legislature could direct the texas senators to act accordingly. along w/ the other 30 states w/ republican governors. it’s time to repeal the 17th amendment.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:02 AM

chumpThreads — inadvertently — lets the racist cat out of the bag…

Homicides committed in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012: 27.

That is the statistic that has changed everything.

chumpThreads on January 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM

multiple posts yet not a single one is an original thought. you just keep on letting others tell you what to think,

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

If original thought were the criteria for posting here, HotAir would be a site extolling the virtues of sport ballooning.

Goethe and Ingersoll simply made my points for me.

Extra credit if you picked up the “blue man” reference from Bonzo Dog Band.

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM

And he’s still waiting for his Obamamoney.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Which is funny, considering.

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Well to be fair to them, most of the casualties in $hitcago were spawned by a thug and a welfare queen, grew up to become anything from thieves to junior drug dealers, and bit the dust in some manner of gang violence. In other words, they were absolutely worthless to society from the moment their ‘mother’ accidentally conceived while on a bedbug-infested no-tell-motel mattress.

It’s pretty hard for anyone to get excited about people like them dying. Now a bunch of well-behaved white children with real families, THAT could get a public response!

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM

This bait is getting a little stale.
What else you got?

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

If original thought were the criteria for posting here, HotAir would be a site extolling the virtues of sport ballooning.

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM

That would be so we could drop you off at 10,000 feet sans parachute.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM

It seems that liberals expect that kind of behavior so they just ignore it as if it’s inevitable to them, a common thing.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:11 AM

It seems that liberals expect that kind of behavior so they just ignore it as if it’s inevitable to them, a common thing.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Exactly. Gangsters in the ghetto Darwinizing themselves and each other is about as surprising as the sun rising each morning.

But a shooting at a peaceful white school? Not supposed to happen.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Chump is trying deperately to hijack this thread. Mom must not be giving him any attention this morning.It’s lonely in the basement.

kingsjester on January 17, 2013 at 9:15 AM

This bait is getting a little stale.
What else you got?

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

It’s not bait, luv. It’s truth…

You didn’t have to say it like you did
But you did, but you did.
And I thank you.

You didn’t have to reveal it like you did
But you did, but you did.
And I thank you.

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Exactly. Gangsters in the ghetto Darwinizing themselves and each other is about as surprising as the sun rising each morning.

But a shooting at a peaceful white school? Not supposed to happen.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I think what freaks out limousine liberals most is that they could be the next ones targeted by a maniac in their cushy little suburban neighborhoods. It’s fine if violence stays in the ghetto where liberals don’t go, but a suburb anywhere hits a little too close to home for their comfort.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

It seems that liberals expect that kind of behavior so they just ignore it as if it’s inevitable to them, a common thing.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:11 AM

The soft bigotry of low expectations

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

If Perry or AG Abbott actually followed through with their threats, we’d be more like Wyoming(I live in Texas), who has a new law that would be jail time for feds if they even attempt to take away guns. Perry’s all talk.

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/01/new-wyoming-gun-law-jail-terms-for-feds-2536658.html

cebj25 on January 17, 2013 at 9:18 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM

that reply translates to: i dont have the mental capacity to engage in debate so i’ll quote others to make points i cant defend.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

The soft bigotry of low expectations

Resist We Much on January 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Exactly!

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Rick Perry’s poor performance on the campaign trail is directly related to never having to campaign in the fishbowl, not that he isn’t a meaningful guy inside, or close to conservatives on oppinion, the media seized the dumb jock narrative on him as soon as he hiccupped. Given that he can’t get experience on the ground in Texas in a real campaign…he has incumbent infrastructure there and it carries him, he needs to do something else…Running red states and running the country are not the same either.

But to that end, he, and the rest of the Red State GOP Governors need a two year action plan that implements changes and THANKS the GOP for it, sorry, yes, you will have to say GOP and give them credit. GOP politicians in the states and in D.C. have to deliver, even if it is a different kind of delivering.

They are going to have to step outside of the rigidly drawn media parameters and get 501c3 groups to feature their accomplishments as they happen. The MSM has a blackout on GOP accomplishments.

In Texas, Perry should first start, by showing that the Mexican skirmishes 50 feet from our country Require that every American along our southern border be able to defend themselves with the kind of weapons Eric Holder has let slip across the border unimpeded. I would like to hear that campaign go national.

And, instead of looking outward, he should look inward in Texas, and bring to light on a national basis the criminal element and people with illegal guns that are here in our country illegally. The southern border states need to start working against letting in any more criminals, and also, treat criminal families in the same way if the perps are parents, they cannot leave children here, even if they were born here, unless there is a working adult family member willing to take legal custody.

Rick Perry can do good for us and our country, I hope he is not looking in the mirror wishing for things, when he has work to be done. And that could be rewarded.

Fleuries on January 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM

cebj25 on January 17, 2013 at 9:18 AM

its one thing to pass that kinda law, its another to actually enforce it. being purposely provocative is counterproductive.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM

I think what freaks out limousine liberals most is that they could be the next ones targeted by a maniac in their cushy little suburban neighborhoods. It’s fine if violence stays in the ghetto where liberals don’t go, but a suburb anywhere hits a little too close to home for their comfort.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Ding ding ding. This is why so many white liberal communities are gated now; they don’t want the filth around any more than conservatives, but they have the money to make their own little fortresses.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Ding ding ding. This is why so many white liberal communities are gated now; they don’t want the filth around any more than conservatives, but they have the money to make their own little fortresses.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM

They also don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, even a few houses away. They have maniacs in their own midst and don’t know it. Maybe, too, in their own families. Yet, they hold a holier-than-thou attitude about the rest of the country that opposes them.

The fact of the matter is, they’re NOT getting my guns. Life would be much less contentious if liberals got that simple point.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM

that reply translates to: i dont have the mental capacity to engage in debate so i’ll quote others to make points i cant defend.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Oh dear. Somebody just got his rookie badge at the Bureau of Quote Regulation.

With great power, comes great responsibility, chasdal!

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Perry’s also making these statements for ‘domestic consumption’ — i.e. Republican primary voters in Texas, since if he opts to seek a fourth term in 2014, he’s facing a likely primary challenge from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has his own public efforts already going against the various anti-gun legislation being proposed in Washington and other states.

Perry won in 2010 because by late 2008 he already was positioning himself to the right of likely challenger Kay Bailey Hutchsion. For 2014, Abbott’s not going to let him do the same thing (plus, Abbott’s not a long-time Washington politician and has his own base of support among Texas conservatives), so the time between now and the March 2014 primary is going to be interesting.

jon1979 on January 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

The Washington Post’s Courtland Milloy wrote yesterday about the connection between civil rights and gun ownership — not in the Revolutionary War, but within living memory of people who had to face armed terrorism designed to keep them from being truly free.

I’ve always said that hell would freeze over the day I agreed with the racist radical Courtland Milloy. I report today that I agree and DC is expecting snow.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

When Newtown happened, my 10 year old asked…”What kind of a person kills children?” He didn’t ask what kind of weapon, how did he get it, why did it shoot so many bullets etc.

How is it that my 10 year old, who plays COD btw, makes more sense than all these liberals combined?

monalisa on January 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

How is it that my 10 year old, who plays COD btw, makes more sense than all these liberals combined?

monalisa on January 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Too bad your 10-year-old didn’t sit down and write a letter pleading with the rat-eared wonder to make it all better. You might have netted a sweet trip to DC to be used as a prop for yesterday’s announcement.

On a more serious note, I hope I am not the only one who is truly appalled with Obama surrounding himself like children for this. It is a move worthy of Stalin, Hitler or Castro. And more than a little disturbing.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Perry’s also making these statements for ‘domestic consumption’

Maybe. But he’s been scratching at the thin skin of Gov. Cuomo and libs in NY alot lately. I sense this is more about 2016. And as a NYer, I love it!

monalisa on January 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

and someone just graduated from Bumper Sticker U. if you wanna engage in debate/dialogue try using your thoughts, beliefs, etc. otherwise you just come off like some douche hipster trying to figure out which coffe table art book will make him look edgier to his goatie’d buddies.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

On a more serious note, I hope I am not the only one who is truly appalled with Obama surrounding himself like children for this. It is a move worthy of Stalin, Hitler or Castro. And more than a little disturbing.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

You’re not the only one, I assure. The only thing worse would have been a photo op at the tiny casket of one of the murdered children in Newtown.

Liam on January 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

You don’t trim the weeds, you kill them off.

Ted Torgerson on January 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Or you grow the grass up strong and thick enough to choke it out. Best if you do both.

3)…what was the third one again?

greataunty on January 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Shoot the bad guy with the gun, I’m pretty sure.

GWB on January 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I live in TEXAS because of freedom being embraced. Not socialists.

TX-96 on January 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM

and someone just graduated from Bumper Sticker U. if you wanna engage in debate/dialogue try using your thoughts, beliefs, etc. otherwise you just come off like some douche hipster trying to figure out which coffe table art book will make him look edgier to his goatie’d buddies.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Projection Alert!

chasdal, I’m chumpThreads, not David Watts.

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

otherwise you just come off like some douche hipster trying to figure out which coffe table art book will make him look edgier to his goatie’d buddies.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Hey now! Down twinkles on the goatee-h8n’! Now, if you want to substitute “soul patch” or “petit goatee”, then I agree! ;)

GWB on January 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

one of the drawbacks to quotes.com is you lose context. goethe would have never employed that remark against someone defending christianity.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

GWB on January 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM

duly noted, ;)

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013

…just a chump…that’s all!

KOOLAID2 on January 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

- – pondering the playground kids with their make-believe revolvers (thumb-up, extended forefinger) …

by that theory, this guy’s playing with a semi-auto, amiright?

/.

CaveatEmpty on January 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
-Goethe

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

How cute, Goethe said this..with folks like you in mind.

HumpBot Salvation on January 17, 2013 at 10:18 AM

one of the drawbacks to quotes.com is you lose context. goethe would have never employed that remark against someone defending christianity.

chasdal on January 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Neither would Bonzo Dog Band.

chumpThreads on January 17, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I am glad to have Perry as my governor. Hopefully, he can make another run at the Presidency.

jrfromdallas on January 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Better to have a gun and not need it than not have one and wish you did.

True.

Servers can suck. Also true.

Bmore on January 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Soon to be all over the Bull Stream Media /sarc.

‘Idle No More’ Activist Busted for Molotov Threat at Wisconsin Capitol
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/16/Leftist-Idle-No-More-Supporter-Busted-for-Molotov-Threat-at-Wisc-Capitol

The man, Kvon R. Smith, had reportedly used Facebook to threaten to do harm at the Capitol. Law enforcement was ready for him and arrested him as he attempted to enter the building. Smith then reportedly claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack.

A search of the man’s apparent Twitter account reveals deep sympathies for Palestinians, support for other liberal and far-left causes, and claims of previous felony charges. Smith has also expressed support for the newest leftist movement, which previous Occupy supporters are beginning to flock to, named “Idle No More.”

It is time we had an Assault Bottle ban – For the Chiilldreenn.

Colbyjack on January 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Horror in Manhattan as tourist is brutally beaten by gang armed with tire irons and baseball bats
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263422/Tourist-24-brutally-beaten-tire-irons-bats-New-York-City-neighborhood.html

Will they add tire irons and baseball bats to the ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?

Colbyjack on January 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

On a more serious note, I hope I am not the only one who is truly appalled with Obama surrounding himself like children for this. It is a move worthy of Stalin, Hitler or Castro. And more than a little disturbing.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Nope, count me in. He is a disgusting POS – more than just a garden-variety Marxist, he’s a Chicago thug at his core – and the NRA is right – an elitist hypocrite phony, just like the rest of them.

Of course, he could give 2 sh!ts about what’s happening in his own backyard, though.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

chump is still just a chump.

True.

Bmore on January 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Horror in Manhattan as tourist is brutally beaten by gang armed with tire irons and baseball bats
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263422/Tourist-24-brutally-beaten-tire-irons-bats-New-York-City-neighborhood.html

Will they add tire irons and baseball bats to the ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?

Colbyjack on January 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Idk, did someone let Emperor Mike of Manhattan know, or was the gold plated jackass too busy doing the morning show circuit?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

chumpy doesn’t sound convinced.

CurtZHP on January 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

A prayer and a dollar won’t even get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

mazer9 on January 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Idk, did someone let Emperor Mike of Manhattan know, or was the gold plated jackass too busy doing the morning show circuit?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Well consider that person was Assaulted with those Weapons so I’m sure he get right on trying to ban and confiscate them.

Galt2009 on January 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

It wasn’t God’s will or fate for Perry to be our President.

but I wish he were our President elect right now.

If it wasn’t for his back surgery and pain meds during the first few debates, he would have beaten Obama and we all would be better off.

He was poised to take it. Had the political and financial backing and 10 yr executive experience from a huge state that was the only state in the nation with job growth in a year when jobs was the key issue.

People (including Hispanics and the Tea Party during a Tea Party year) would have been comfortable with him and some would have voted for him who stayed home or voted for Obama.

Too bad.

Elisa on January 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

On a more serious note, I hope I am not the only one who is truly appalled with Obama surrounding himself like children for this. It is a move worthy of Stalin, Hitler or Castro. And more than a little disturbing.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Nope, count me in. He is a disgusting POS – more than just a garden-variety Marxist, he’s a Chicago thug at his core – and the NRA is right – an elitist hypocrite phony, just like the rest of them.

Of course, he could give 2 sh!ts about what’s happening in his own backyard, though.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

It’s hard to pinpoint what things Obama does and says disgust me the most, but using the children in this instance, like past dictators, is up on my list.

He acts and wishes he were a dictator, so his actions fit.

Elisa on January 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

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