Since hideous, unspeakable gun massacres are such a regular occurrence in this country, I’ve had the several opportunities to live the cycle of horror, outrage, argument, recrimination, and inaction that engulfs the Internet each time. It usually goes something like this: I share a couple of links in the heat of the moment, and dissenters—many of them Southern friends and relatives—come out of the woodwork to debate. The responses are as predictable as my anti-gun links: “guns don’t kill, people do”; “if someone had had a gun, maybe they could have stopped this”; “more guns make people safer”;
Comments: Way down in the article, Sessions mentions that "gun violence isn´t limited to the South".
FTA:"A few thousand civilian deaths seem insignificant against the imaginary scenario of totalitarian government “turning on” its disarmed citizens." Imaginary scenario? David, you should Google and study the following names: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Kim Jung Il, Fidel Castro, Lenin, and STASI. Then compare with King George III and see the difference an armed citizenry makes. Liberals. Impervious to reason.
Obviously he hasn´t heard the saying, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away." Seems the article also contains some prevarication. As was pointed out on this site yesterday, no "troubled teenager" can order an assault rifle on the Internet, as simply as implied. But his mind is made up, don´t confuse him with the facts.
To be a liberal is to rejoice in ignorance. To be a liberal is to be relentlessly, irretrievably, and belligerently stupid. To be a liberal is to hate truth and love evil. To be a liberal is to know your feelings are who you are, and you are NEVER wrong.
I grouched to my neighbor about how long I have waited for my legal CCW here in Florida. He asked why I wanted to carry - I´m married so I shouldn´t have to worry about some bigger guy giving me any hassle.
After I sprained my eyeballs from rolling them so hard, I told him, ´´Because 9mm is faster than 911.´´
Thanks, David Sessions, for publishing proof that you are a clueless blithering idiot. If you possessed any analytical abilities, you would know that a single concealed carry pistol could have saved lives at the school in Newtown. If any of the people that confronted the shooter had a weapon, some of the dead kids would be alive, right now. That is not an "empty slogan", you fool. It is a practical solution. Citizens are armed to stop insane people from doing what insane people do.
And if you had the first clue on how to do a proper investigation, you would know your statement about the South is wildly wrong and provides more proof of your idiocy. Look at the crime rates where gun laws are overly restrictive. (Free clue: Chicago and DC)
Thanks to all the posters for giving words to my thoughts. These fools are beyond reason. Once they have their alleged minds made up, you couldn´t convince them the sky is blue. They are the ones that allow this sort of thing to happen by ignoring reality in favor of their utopian view of the world. "Gun free zones make us safer", et al. Read this article only after you´ve taken your blood pressure pills.
Here is a little test that will help you find out if you are a Republican, a Democrat, or an Alabamian. Just pick which answer most closely mirrors your likely response to the following situation:You’re walking down a deserted street with your family. Suddenly, an man in black, wearing a kefir and carrying a huge knife comes around the corner. He locks eyes with you, screams “Alahu Akbar!” and “Death to the Infidels”, and brandishes the knife wildly as he runs toward your children. You are carrying a Glock 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?
Darn George Bush! If only he tried to TALK to these poor, oppressed people. The man looks poor! He must be REALLY oppressed! Now, let me see… Have I ever done anything to him that would cause him to attack?
I wonder if we should run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Maybe we should call a family meeting to discuss this. What does the law say about this situation? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Does he definitely want to kill us, or does he just want to send a message? Can I call 9-1-1? He must have had an unhappy childhood… What can I do to understand his behavior, to relate to his concerns?
And yet there sits Vermont. For smug would be authoritarians like Sessions, Vermont is there, in the face of every argument they throw up. Even with a crazy carpetbagger like the trust fund baby, Dean as Gov., Vermont still maintains the most open handgun, long gun, policies in the US. Be a resident and pass a minimal background check and you are armed. Compare NY, or any state to Vermont for death by firearm, David and then get back to me. Also look up murder committed by baseball bats in the US.
Clueless sheeple like Sessions are determined to open your home and person to every low life out there. I´m real tired of being lectured to by people who have no understanding of weapons or reality. It´s like having a tax policy with oversight by a guy who cheated on his taxes.
I went on democraticunderground.com yesterday, to see what the other side was saying. One (typically) breathtakingly ignorant poster was ranting about how all the people in her town owned guns, and how stupid that was because there was hardly ever break-ins or robberies. And, of course, she got a bunch of agreement from the rest of the liberal idiots about her self-righteous blather.
I might have thought she was being sarcastic, if I didn´t know they are truly that dense.
Why pick on the South? School massacres have occurred in Connecticut, Virginia and Colorado. Given the gun murder rate in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Oakland it would seem the areas most prone to gun violence are the North and the West.
Let me get this straight... a mentally challenged individual in MASSACHUSETTS kills people and we get this article about people in the South? How good is that?
And then he doesn´t know the current stats which show violent crime down as gun ownership goes up.... or how violent crime has doubled in England as they instituted a total gun ban... or how murder rates have dropped in D.C. over the last four years as gun ownership was judicially recognized as a Constitutional right.
When did Connecticut become a Southern state? When did Colorado become a Southern state? Is China a Southern state (22 children were knifed on Dec 14)? Is Norway a Southern state (77 killed, 151 wounded in 2011)? Is South Korea a Southern State (57 killed, 35 wounded in 1982)? Is Australia a Southern state (35 killed, 21 wounded in 1996)? Is Columbia a Southern state (30 killed, 15 wounded in 1986)?
This is how the campaign is going to go: demonizing the South to paint all gun owners as low life rednecks who are incapable of understanding The Real Issues As Defined By Leftists.
BTW, check out this article about all the killings that have taken place on scumbama´s watch. By the lefties own standards, he´s responsible for all these murders and must be impeached immediately.
The government should ban the use of he word Southerner as it has done with the words Islamic Radicals. Given the fact that they don´t want to besmirch the reputation of good Muslims, the same should be in order for Southerners. I´m just making a point how ridiculous this writer is behaving.
Others here have made reference to Chicago as an example of the problem. Allow me to expand on that as a native Chicagoan who has lived downstate 20 years since retiring from the military. Chicago is nestled in the ONLY state not to allow concealed carry AND adds to that by outlawing residents from even owning a firearm. Yet, it is one of the most violent places you´ll ever see. Most days 8 - 10 people get shot with one or two dying. The lib/progs have all the statistics and other evidence anyone could need to see that even total gun control is ineffective. What is it with these touchy-feely people anyway? Literally every idea they ever have is always wrong. They ignore facts and never anticipate the unexpected outcomes of their nitwit ideas. Look no further than 13 years of Prohibition and the hell and human carnage it produced.
I hate to say it, but I have this ominous feeling that the NRA is in for the fight of it´s life. That loud sucking sound is all the Leftard Buzzards sucking back and getting ready to hyper-bloviate in unison.
I wonder if the depth of the divisions in America today is getting anywhere close to the levels of 1861?
Washington -- A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party´s
THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Leaving aside whether it was appropriate, the moment captured the democratization of image making that is a hallmark of our gadget-filled, technologically rich era. Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried
“Obama/Cameron Selfie Photographer to TNR: I’m Ashamed of Mankind,” the New Republic reports today: Roberto Schmidt is the AFP photographer, currently the agency’s chief photographer for South Asia, who captured that infamous snap. Reached by phone in South Africa, he sighed heavily. “Why do people care about a selfie?” he said. “This is a sad reflection of our society.” He’d gone to photograph the memorial with a team of ten photographers. They moved some 500 images on the wire. “Good images, nice, strong images,” he said. “Images of South Africans dancing, smiling, chanting, which is the way they express mourning for
The Texas Republican Party is reopening the filing period for Rep. Steve Stockman´s (R-Texas) congressional district after his last-second decision to run instead against Sen. John Cornyn (R). Stockman filed for Cornyn´s seat rather than reelection just minutes before the state´s legal filing deadline Monday night, giving aspiring politicians in the district no heads up that he was doing so. The party´s move gives candidates an additional week, with the new filing deadline set for next Monday. Texas Republican Party spokesman Spencer Yeldell said the party was reopening the filing because it´s required by Texas´s election code. Stockman is facing a steep uphill
Hill staffers that signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website. The Hill obtained an email sent to staffers on Wednesday warning them that “it is essential that you confirm your coverage in DCHL through the Disbursing Office.” “Do not rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL,” the email reads. “Please do not assume you are covered unless you have seen the confirmation letter from the Disbursing Office,” the email continues. Hill workers had
The Obama administration expedited visa applications for about two dozen foreign investors for a Las Vegas casino hotel after pressure from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his staff, the Washington Times reported Tuesday. The Times, citing internal government documents, said the decision to overturn a prior, normally non-appealable visa decision ultimately benefited several companies whose executives have been heavy Democratic donors. The paper said it also came despite concerns about “suspicious financial activity” involving some Asian applicants. Reid, who represents Nevada, personally reached out to the top official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, setting in motion a process that
California’s budding doctor rebellion against Obamacare appears to be genuinely spontaneous, lacking leadership from a single individual or organization. As the Washington Examiner has reported in recent days, an estimated 70 percent of California´s physicians -- ranging from general practitioners to specialists -- are "just saying no" to Obamacare´s Covered California health insurance exchange. Although it appears leaderless, some observers believe that very spontaneity may make the doctor rebellion a formidable force in California’s health-care future. “Doctors are realizing what is happening and spontaneously they are acting like this. There’s a movement growing,” said Sally Pipes, president of the San Francisco-based
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.