Biden: Have I mentioned yet that these new gun-control measures won’t fundamentally alter the chances of a mass shooting?

posted at 8:31 pm on January 31, 2013 by Allahpundit

Time for the White House to start lowering public expectations about the big gun-control push, in case something substantial passes Congress and Obama’s inevitably forced to explain in a few months why mass shootings are still happening. They’ve spent six weeks insisting that something must be done to prevent future Newtowns. New talking point: You can’t prevent future Newtowns.

“Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now,” Biden told reporters Thursday afternoon after he spent over an hour lunching with Democratic senators at the Capitol.

“But there are things that we can do, demonstrably can do, that have virtually zero impact on your Second Amendment right to own a weapon for both self defense and recreation that can save some lives,” he said…

“I’m not saying there’s an absolute consensus on all these things,” Biden said, “but there is a sea change, a sea change in the attitudes of the American people. I believe the American people will not understand — and I know that everyone in that caucus understands — they won’t understand if we don’t act.

If there really was a sea change, I’m thinking Mark Pryor would feel as safe voting yes on Feinstein’s new assault-weapons ban as he did when he voted yes on the old one nine years ago. As it is, Democrats face a real possibility of getting fewer votes for the new ban than they did in 2004. But give Biden credit for acknowledging reality, even if it’s in service to covering his ass. He likely knows what the weapon of choice is for most mass shooters, and no one’s going to be banning that one:

The basic pattern found by the New Jersey DHS fusion center, and obtained by Public Intelligence (.PDF), is one of a killer who lashes out at his co-workers. Thirteen out of the 29 observed cases “occurred at the workplace and were conducted by either a former employee or relative of an employee,” the November report finds. His “weapon of choice” is a semiautomatic handgun, rather than the rifles that garnered so much attention after Newtown. The infamous Columbine school slaying of 1999 is the only case in which killers worked in teams: they’re almost always solo acts — and one-off affairs. In every single one of them, the killer was male, between the age of 17 and 49.

Calling for a ban on semiautomatics is too risky given how popular that type of weapon is, so “assault weapons” become the default target if you’re inclined to Do Something — even though, by the vice president’s own admission, you’re not doing much. As I noted once before, neither of the semiautomatic pistols that Adam Lanza had on him while he was firing on defenseless children with a rifle are forbidden under Feinstein’s new AWB. If he hadn’t had the rifle, there’s every reason to believe he would have used the handguns to carry out his plan.

In case you missed it elsewhere, here’s new video from DHS with pointers on what to do if ever you find yourself confronted by an armed lunatic on a rampage. Spoiler alert: Hiding and staying quiet are good ideas. Calling the police is good too. And if you’re up for playing the hero, you might try to take the gunman out by reaching for your … scissors. Good luck.


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Is there a law that will help Biden from continually shooting himself in the foot?

Paul-Cincy on January 31, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I don’t think the Democrats care. They are going for the long run and wish to turn America into Mexico.

pat on January 31, 2013 at 8:33 PM

As long as they don’t come for my scissors….

LASue on January 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

a ban on semiautomatics is too risky given how popular that type of weapon is

i.e., “a gun.”

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

There won’t be any measures, unless they come from the UN, via the Senate…and that won’t happen either.

Kind of off topic…these fashions won’t affect anyone either.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun..

Pick your defense..

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Obama shoots nothing other than off the mouth.

Biden shoots himself in the head and shoots from the hip (but not with rifles).

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Did any of you watch that video?

And I quote: “The 2009 Fort Hood Shooting at the Fort Hood Texas Military Post”

Will they ever ever ever call that a terrorist attack!

can_con on January 31, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Excellent advice by DHS if you throw a pair of scissors at someone 10 feet away at between 900 and 1300 ft/sec.

kurtzz3 on January 31, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Rock, paper, gun.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Gun CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.
Gun
CONTROL.

ObamaCare is about:
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.

Denying people a 32 ounce drink (Bloomberg/NYC) is about:

CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.

Media jihads against those that are not politically sensitive or correct is about:

CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.

Anyone see a pattern here?

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Lol! Beat me to it! You, ….you,…..you god you. ; )

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:41 PM

:)
I just sat back after you posted…
Just waiting to see when you saw it…

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM

You can’t fix stupid …

…but you CAN lower the bar …

“You brought scissors to a gunfight?!?”

PolAgnostic on January 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM

HA! My ass will look fat in that. /

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Glock, Paper, Scissors

Smoochy32 on January 31, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM

; ) Looks as though we have a third entry. Lol!

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Up there,^^^^^^^

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Biden: Have I mentioned yet that these new gun-control measures won’t fundamentally alter the chances of a mass shooting?

No, but unlike you, you phukin moron, we already knew this. However the brain dead sheep who listen to you still won’t hear you say it.

Rio Linda Refugee on January 31, 2013 at 8:47 PM

; ) Looks as though we have a third entry. Lol!

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Yep..
But paper can be very dangerous..
As demonstrated to us last week…
A 5 year old can even carry it..

Legos can be made into a gun…I heard it this week…

We live in dangerous times..

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Up there,^^^^^^^

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM

LOL..
I had to duck :)

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

So why then?

What the hell is wrong with these people, how did it come to this.

Bishop on January 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

in case something substantial passes Congress and Obama’s inevitably forced to explain in a few months why mass shootings are still happening.

I hate to break it to you, but Barky could not care less about having to explain why his idiotic, anti-American ideas don’t work. Nothing he has done has worked and he just keeps pushing more and more things.

None of the leftists care about this. After all, didn’t we just have them crowing about how this is the best contraction of GDP one could hope for … after having borrowed and spent $6 trillion to prop up the economy, in addition to trillions more printed and manipulated from the Fed? These slugs don’t explain themselves. Whenever their stuff doesn’t work (and none of it does) they just use that opportunity to press for more, in addition to just flat-out lying about what is happening.

How many years have we all seen this going on to still not understand the dynamics of the Retarded Sukarno Copy and his leftist junta?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2013 at 8:55 PM

So why then?

What the hell is wrong with these people, how did it come to this.

Bishop on January 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

They want control of other peoples lives and an armed population makes that difficult.

sharrukin on January 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM

As long as they don’t come for my scissors….

LASue on January 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I’ve had my CSP (Concealed Scissors Permit) for over 10 years now.

So when carrying, I feel that I’m a cut above the bad guys.

climbnjump on January 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM

O/T

Priebus to Newsmax: We Need Permanent Campaigns

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Priebus-gop-Permanent-Campaigns/2013/01/31/id/488370

I wish him good luck finding the funds to accomplish this.

Mr. Arrogant on January 31, 2013 at 8:57 PM

So why then?

What the hell is wrong with these people, how did it come to this.

Bishop on January 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I guess Sandy happened, and a lot of people got excited, thinking it was a great opportunity (you know how sensitive and caring progressives are), but the Top never wanted it, knowing it was a dry hole from the very beginning . . . and now they just wish it was all over.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Electrongod on January 31, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Yes. Sorry had to wipe something off my shoe on another thread. ; )

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I’ve had my CSP (Concealed Scissors Permit) for over 10 years now.

So when carrying, I feel that I’m a cut above the bad guys.

climbnjump on January 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I carry a stapler. One of the assault staplers that you can swing the bottom out from. It’s a semi-automatic so I don’t know how much longer it will be legal.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Biden knows that gun control is a loser issue for the progs. But their base has to be pandered to. Hes setting it up as: We really, really tried but those evil Rethuglicans obstructed us, again.

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 9:02 PM

So, what is the point? Shouldn’t there be some cost-benefit analysis here? The cost is the erosion of the rule of law and our constitutional rights. The benefit? Nothing. Yeah. Let’s do it then. WTF?

besser tot als rot on January 31, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Of course, those are going to be kindergarten safe scissors. Anything else will be too dangerous.

rbj on January 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I guess Sandy happened

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 8:57 PM

So. Their answer is to put laws in place that were already in place in CT when this happened. Pure genius. I have no idea how these people function in the real world.

besser tot als rot on January 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

assault staplers

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2013 at 8:59 PM

lol — on the list. Invented the assault bikini and the assault sandwich, but assault stapler’s got to be on the list. :)

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Saw that DHS on Breitbart earlier. Absolutely pathetic. You listen to these morons at the DHS you’re a sitting duck. We should petition the White House to take away the CIA’s assault weapons and arm them with assault scissors.

jawkneemusic on January 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM

So. Their answer is to put laws in place that were already in place in CT when this happened. Pure genius. I have no idea how these people function in the real world.

besser tot als rot on January 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I’m not . . . entirely convinced they do. :)

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Ahh…Political-Speak.

It’s defined as speaking lots and lots of words without ever having said anything concrete.

Biden The Clown out to CYA for A-Hole democrats.
Go figure.

RedCrow on January 31, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Unconstitutional gun limits increase violent crime and lead to more gun-related murders.

This is a simple fact.

Pork-Chop on January 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Per The National Criminal Justice Reference Service:

“According to the latest available data, those who use guns in violent crimes rarely purchase them directly from licensed dealers; most guns used in crime have been stolen or transferred between individuals after the original purchase.”

93%: The percentage of ALL firearms used in criminal acts are obtained ILLEGALLY, ie, on the street, through theft, etc, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

2%: Percentage of inmates incarcerated for gun-related crimes that used a military-style assault weapon.

310 million: Estimated number of guns in America.

114 million: Estimated number of handguns in America.

110 million: Estimated number of rifles in America.

86 million: Estimated number of shotguns in America.

0%: The odds that America will EVAH be a “gun-free zone.”

Math is hard. It is harder when you’re stupid. It’s downright impossible when you’re a Progressive.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Yep, that video makes me as angry as the first one I was shown at work. It really does do a good job of showing regular citizens as helpless victims and the police and government as being assured and in control. It shows how to be a nice compliant victim, totally dependent upon others for your safety. Scratch that, it does show how to run and retreat hoping the perp doesn’t notice you.

AZfederalist on January 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

For the left on gun control, public safety has nothing to do with it. It’s all about disarming the public. They want the public to fear the gubmint, not the gubmint to fear the public.

The all-out assault on the First Amendment is coming soon too.

The stuff is getting serious now. And will get more so fast, between now and 2016.

petefrt on January 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I hate to break it to you, but Barky could not care less about having to explain why his idiotic, anti-American ideas don’t work. Nothing he has done has worked and he just keeps pushing more and more things. …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I was going to say just that. The media will just stop reporting these things, and the sheeple will think forget about it. They reported a ‘mass’ shooting yesterday, 1 dead and 2 wounded. A tragedy no doubt, but mass?

Fenris on January 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Something must be done.

/

Curtiss on January 31, 2013 at 9:21 PM

For the left on gun control, public safety has nothing to do with it. It’s all about disarming the public. They want the public to fear the gubmint, not the gubmint to fear the public.

The all-out assault on the First Amendment is coming soon too.

The stuff is getting serious now. And will get more so fast, between now and 2016.

petefrt on January 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

It’s more than that, they want the public to be completely dependent upon the government for everything, including personal safety. Government Uberalis!

AZfederalist on January 31, 2013 at 9:22 PM

So. Their answer is to put laws in place that were already in place in CT when this happened. Pure genius. I have no idea how these people function in the real world.

besser tot als rot on January 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It gets better…

0.012%: The number of deaths caused by assault weapons in the United States in 2011.

323: The total number of homicides committed with ALL TYPES OF RIFLES, INCLUDING “ASSAULT RIFLES,” in the United States in 2011.

0.1%: Percentage of the 71,000 people, who lied on their background checks in 2009, and were prosecuted by the Obama administration.

More than 45%: The decrease in the number of gun prosecutions by the Obama administration compared to the Bush administration.

Try and wrap your head around what you get when you add all of this up:

Even though 93% of ALL guns used in gun-related crimes were obtained ILLEGALLY and “assault weapons” were associated with less than 323 of the 12,664 homicides committed in 2011, let’s pass MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS for Obama NOT TO ENFORCE!!!

Without LibLogic®, life would be utterly boring.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 9:24 PM

My disgust, hatred, abhorrence, revoltion, and any other
synonyms you may think of for these turds in office grows far beyond anything I could imagine, each and every fn day.

Will I soon surpass infinity at this rate?

RavingLunatic on January 31, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Will I soon surpass infinity at this rate?

RavingLunatic on January 31, 2013 at 9:30 PM

If I’m not mistaken, Einstein was working on this very problem when he died.

RedCrow on January 31, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Per The National Criminal Justice Reference Service:

“According to the latest available data, those who use guns in violent crimes rarely purchase them directly from licensed dealers; most guns used in crime have been stolen or transferred between individuals after the original purchase.”

93%: The percentage of ALL firearms used in criminal acts are obtained ILLEGALLY, ie, on the street, through theft, etc, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

2%: Percentage of inmates incarcerated for gun-related crimes that used a military-style assault weapon.

310 million: Estimated number of guns in America.

114 million: Estimated number of handguns in America.

110 million: Estimated number of rifles in America.

86 million: Estimated number of shotguns in America.

0%: The odds that America will EVAH be a “gun-free zone.”

Math is hard. It is harder when you’re stupid. It’s downright impossible when you’re a Progressive.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Trust me, nothing upsets the proggies more than facts and logic.

They’d rather wrap themselves in silly talking points that are emotionally comforting but intellectually vacuous.

Galt2009 on January 31, 2013 at 9:41 PM

A story in the local news
Plan to Arm Marion Police Officers with AR-15s Getting Plenty of Attention

The chief said his department already has a number of AR-15 rifles, which is the civilian version of the military’s M-16. However, only special response officers routinely had access to such weapons. The idea is to put them in every Marion patrol car so the first office on the scene of an active shooter could respond.

“It’s strictly to make sure my people are as armed as the assailant they’re trying to take down if it’s an active shooter,” [Chief] Daugherty said.

Which is the same reason I need one.

agmartin on January 31, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Well what do you know, the NRA was correct!

School shooter in Atlanta disarmed by armed guard, police chief says
http://twitchy.com/2013/01/31/school-shooter-in-atlanta-disarmed-by-armed-guard-police-chief-says/
As Twitchy reported this afternoon, a 14-year-old was shot in the back of the neck at Price Middle School in Atlanta, Ga., today in what police suspect was a targeted shooting. The Associated Press is reporting tonight that an armed officer on duty at the school was able to disarm the shooter just moments after the incident. The shooter was then taken into custody.

Atlanta officials: There was an armed resource officer on duty at the middle school where a student was shot today.—
Charlie Kaye (@CharlieKayeCBS) January 31, 2013

Southern by choice22 on January 31, 2013 at 9:52 PM

In the 2009/10 school year, 175 students were murdered in school (disgraceful, but representing a decline of 60 from the peak high) or at school-related events. For the sake of argument, let’s assume that all deaths were committed with guns. That year, there were 53.9 million school-aged children. Thus, during the 2009/10 school year, the odds of a student being murdered at school were 0.0000032467532467532.

To put that figure into context, when the remnants of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell to Earth in September 2011, the odds of someone getting hit by a piece of debris were put at 1 in 3,200 (0.0003125) by NASA.

An estimated 3,880 children ages 15 and younger die ANNUALLY due to unintentional drowning-related, but non-boating incidents. The death from drowning rate was 2.55 per 100,000 for these children.

5,789 are hospitalised ANNUALLY due to unintentional drowning-related, but non-boating incidents. 20% suffer severe, permanent neurological disability.

The number one killer of children in the US and primary place where drownings occur is SWIMMING POOLS. The second most often site of drownings for children 15 and under is the BATHTUB.

Shouldn’t we ban swimming pools and bathtubs? IF WE COULD SAVE ***ONE*** LIFE!!!!

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Galt2009 on January 31, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Yeppers.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Libs to defend in 3,2,1……..

“Those damn clingers will ruin us and it will cost us the senate so we can’t but if you come out to vote and give us stunning victories we’ll do something!” everybody catching the dripping sarc right?

MarshFox on January 31, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Imagine that! DHS saying “fight back”. And you’ll notice nothing from Joey “The Mouth” about the mentally ill and ready and LEGAL access to firearms.

In Sacramento, the legislators just learned that the agency responsible for checking up on felons and adjudicated mentally ill, don’t have the funds or manpower to do their job. And they’ve got a THREE YEAR backlog of cases.

So naturally, the best thing to do is pass more laws – that won’t be enforced.

GarandFan on January 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Biden: Have I mentioned yet that these new gun-control measures won’t fundamentally alter the chances of a mass shooting?

…yes Joe…you can and should be presodent!

KOOLAID2 on January 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Now, we know why Democrats want to ban guns…

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

Allow me to bring back this Obamacare-a-holic, who recently went into “recovery”:

Obamacare Supporter Gets Mugged By Reality…Pure Schadenfreude Ensues

Like a fine wine, it gets better and better with age. It’s not like we didn’t warn him for MORE THAN 2 YEARS THAT THE ANAL RAPE HE IS NOW EXPERIENCING WASN’T EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN…..

Oh wait…WE DID.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:07 PM

RWM, thank you, that was a definite vindication, wonder where Chump Threads is at, bet that would go down sweet;)

MarshFox on January 31, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Like a fine wine, it gets better and better with age. It’s not like we didn’t warn him for MORE THAN 2 YEARS THAT THE ANAL RAPE HE IS NOW EXPERIENCING WASN’T EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN…..

Oh wait…WE DID.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Who said Reality can be a Bit*h?

Galt2009 on January 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Thanks to the IRS, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary has revised the definition of “free.” It now reads, as follows:

Free: The sum of $20,000 USD.

“I only THOUGHT that I would love the ‘free’ healthcare that President Barack Obama was going to give me! Can I get a Mulligan, please?”

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:20 PM

RWM, thank you, that was a definite vindication, wonder where Chump Threads is at, bet that would go down sweet;)

MarshFox on January 31, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Yep! Speaking of the Chump.

When a tinfoil hat is simply not enough protection against EVIL TRIG RAYS!

chumpThreads: Trig Truther

While misguided, I normally give Progs the benefit of the doubt that they aren’t totally batshit crazy until proven otherwise; well, chump proved otherwise so his opinions are waaaaaay past meaningless now. They are at Rosie O’Donnell levels to me. Oh, did you read Rosie’s letter to Electrongod? She was soooooo upset about him quoting her (“fire doesn’t melt steel”) last night and took him to the woodshed:

My Dearest, Mr Electrongod:

Sir, why do you hate OUR young, noble, brilliant President so much?

Only hate-hate-haters, Birthers, and nucking futters would accuse OUR President of covering up the greatest conspiracy since the CIA, MIC, KGB, CuIS, NVA, FBI, Jewish Mafia, Marcello, LBJ, Ed Clark, Billy Sol Estes, Clifton Carter, the Pentagon, USPHHS, Cutter Labs, the Secret Service, DPD, Howard Hunt, L, Ron Hubbard, the Black Panthers, SDS, PLO, Mossad, Morgus the Magnificient, Dr No, VRWC, Santa Claus, Bugs Bunny, George Jetson, Morticia Addams, Cousin Itt, Uncle Fester, Napoleon Solo, Illya Kullyakin, Phyllis Diller, the Rat Pack in retaliation for giving Marilyn a lethal Seconal enema, Major Bennett Marco, Raymond Shaw, Robert McNamara, John Seigenthaler, Sr., Mary Jo Kopechne, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Micky Dolenz, Gary Powers, Elvis Presley, KKK, NSDAP, and a draq queen named Lypsinka conspired to kill President Kennedy for George W Bush, the man that gave us the worst recession since the Great Depression, lied us into a war of choice in Iraq, disappeared Saddam’s WMD stockpile that even our Vice-Preezy said were catalogued by the weapons inspectors, killed innocent men, women and children in Afghanistan, tortured poor, misunderstood terrorists, blew up the levees in New Orleans, and let Osama bin Laden go scot-free!

Only an unpatriotic traitor or the criminally insane would think Obama would cover up THAT for Bush! When I talked about all of that nano-thermite and “fire doesn’t melt steel” stuff, it was only because Darth Cheney was using MK-ULTRA on me to make me THINK that 9/11 was a huge conspiracy. It was a false flag-false flag conspiracy to discredit dissenters like me by making us look like foolish moonbats jacked up on a$$hattery.

It took the election of President Obama for me to understand that I was completely MIXED UP about my conspiracy theories. MY President would NEVER keep anything like that from the American people. So, the FACT that he hasn’t told us that Bush was in on 9/11 means that Bush must have been telling the truth…but only about that so don’t start getting all excited or something. He STILL sucked. He is STILL a war criminal. He STILL should be on trial in The Hague for crimes against humanity and Gaia.

Barack Obama/Michelle Obama 2016!

Sincerely,

Rosie O’Donnell

lol

Who said Reality can be a Bit*h?

Galt2009 on January 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

It’s a beautiful thang, isn’t it?

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 10:28 PM

What a friggin’ dope!

I am beside myself that we have to put up with these jerks for four more years.

NavyMustang on January 31, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Please tell me the Feds remembered to put a, Do not run with scissors warning in that video.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 10:37 PM

lowering public expectations

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Did any of you guys see Michelle Malkin on Faux News this afternoon?
Even she was nearly speechless at the stupidity of the DHS video.

……………………………

I said this months ago here, and the staff had a quickly disappearing headline thread on it a few days ago, but it bears repeating: The perfumed princes are not your friends

LegendHasIt on January 31, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I don’t think the Democrats care. They are going for the long run and wish to turn America into Mexico.

pat on January 31, 2013 at 8:33 PM

.
The “Progressives” at the highest levels (both parties) want America, Canada, and Mexico to be a part of this (yeah, that link again).

The ultimate Progressive/Liberal goal is nothing less than that.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 11:34 PM

My mother called.
She says I’m still not allowed to run with scissors.
What say you, Janet?

katy the mean old lady on February 1, 2013 at 5:25 AM

“These gun control measures won’t fundamentally alter the chance of a mass shooting.”
This will give them some cover when the plan doesn’t achieve the desired results, and opens another opportunity to pass more gun control laws. Next time it’ll be all semi-automatic handguns and rifles, regardless of magazine capacity. Then no handguns, and only single-shot rifles and shotguns permissible. Then nothing but penknives with blades no longer than two inches.
There’s no limit to the number of things our government “must” do to “protect” us and keep us “safe”.

tpitman on February 1, 2013 at 5:55 AM

The Politicians’ Creed:

It is not important to actually DO something; it is important to be SEEN to be doing something.

clippermiami on February 1, 2013 at 7:06 AM

CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.
CONTROL.

Anyone see a pattern here?

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

There was an interview with an ex-police chief on fox news a couple weeks ago. The guy said “control the people” 20 times in 60 seconds.

They came for the long guns, but I said nothing because I don’t own a long gun.
They came for the handguns, but I said nothing because I don’t own a handgun.
Then they came for the scissors…

tdarrington on February 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

And if you’re up for playing the hero, you might try to take the gunman out by reaching for your … scissors. Good luck.

…..what????
………………….no bean bags!!
….if it’s good enough for our law enforcement to face down drug Cartel’s…..just saying.

So I guess it’s safe to assume that Bloomberg and Hollywood actors/activist’s security will get rid of their guns and start carrying scissors right????

Baxter Greene on February 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I have no idea how these people function in the real world.

besser tot als rot on January 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Simple statutory construction: they’re exempt.

Barnestormer on February 1, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Adam Lanza DID NOT use a rifle. The rifle was locked in the trunk of his car and all the news outlets reported that fact. Here is the video from ABC, NBC and CBS as proof of that:

http://blurbrain.com/reminder-sandy-hook-shooter-did-not-use-an-ar-15/

xstatic on February 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Biden is standing at the edge of a minefield holding a live hand grenade.

Where does he throw the grenade?

Exactly!!

Sherman1864 on February 1, 2013 at 9:39 AM

xstatic on February 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Dude…stop it….just stop.

Baxter Greene on February 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM