When you argue for a living, you can tell how an argument is going for you. The evidence and my gut both tell me that the liberals have lost control of the gun control narrative. Not for lack of trying – it was almost as if they were poised to leap into action across the political, media and cultural spectrum the second the next semi-human creep shot up another “gun free zone.” This was their big opening to shift the debate and now it’s closing. They’ve lost, and they are going nuts.
Comments: Yessss! Read the anecdotes at the end about the liberal L.A. ladies.
Wow the LA ladies comments are awesome. I think it´s one of those things you get at a gut level. If you have the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you have the inalienable right to protect those freedoms.
The liberals are all alike; if they do not want to do something, then by damn no one else should do it either. Most Hollywood liberals have armed guards who carry real guns, but they do not want you to own a gun. 0bama wants "to get serious about gun control," but he sends his daughters to a very expensive private school that employs several armed guards .... who are armed with REAL guns. Let´s be honest about this debate.
Gun free zones have worked out so well in colleges, malls, high schools and now firest grade classes that lieberals want everyone to live in one. People with such little ability for rational thought (lieberalls) are more the problem than the actual perpetrators as they set the stage for disaster and learn not from experience.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0051-0100/sb_53_bill_20121220_introduced.html That´s a new bill being proposed to charge ~$50/year to get a permit to buy ammunition in CA. IF it passes who needs more reason to leave here? I don´t. My plans are well along toward going.
This is a good thing to read in a time when most of the news is bad. I´m still not ready to stand down though. The door may be strong enough to hold the wolf back this time, but the wolf is still out there.
Liberals know (instinctively, bringing on self hatred) that they are unable to articulate a scenario whereby any one or more gun laws would have save those innocent little angels from the utterly puny, snot-swigging demon who killed them, one trigger pull at a time.
No, they only wish that a unicorn could have swooped in and saved those beautiful, God-loved children, with police (yes, give them credit nonetheless) a mere 20 minutes from the scene.
That is what liberals instinctively know -- but are unwilling to acknowledge -- so they rage.
The gun banners of the MSM have no problems stepping on the 1st Amendment rights of talk radio, the conservative blogosphere, and real Christians who want to follow Jesus´ rules like not killing babies. That they attack the 2nd Amendment is without question, they also attack the 5th amendment because they want to take private property.
BTW, they also deceive because their solutions would not stop a determined killer from slaughtering defenseless children.
Nothing new there. What "narrative" have liberals ever won? The fact that they´ve worsened every societal problem or dysfunction that they´ve ever tried to address doesn´t seem to discourage them in the least.
Having said that, this is one Rubican that they had better not cross. We´re playing for keeps this time.
BTW, if you´re on Twitter and not following Kurt, you should be.
by the way re the quote from EJ Dionne that NRA remarks are supposedly obscene - has anybody else noticed that the Donks now use the word obscene for everything except obscenity? I think we use a lot of words they wish they were allowed to use. So they just misuse them.
Every two years all the Congressional representatives, and 1/3 of the Senate, must face an election to keep their jobs. Many of those folks are Democrats who represent States where after you vote for any sort of a firearms ban you become unelectable.
I believe that the Democrats have to defend 14 Senate seats next time around, and you can bet that a bunch of those seats are in States that do not favor more gun control. If those Democrats vote for gun control, the chances are good that the Republicans could become the majority in the Senate after the next election, and if the Republicans also maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, Obama will have a two year lame duck period where he will not get anything through the Congress. You better believe that the Democrats remember what happened to them the last time they pushed gun control.
What the Congress should do is make it harder for dangerous mentally ill people to get their hands on any class of firearms as that´s where the problem lies.
Banning guns would result in the underground selling the guns. It´s supply and demand. And that would empower the gangs even more, and more people would be shot down, gang style. More politicians and cops and judges on the mob payroll. If guns are banned from the legal economy, the country would become more violent.
The concept of foreseeability in lawsuits has been watered down to the point where your liability ca nbe based on pure lunacy."They should have known" is a favorite among class action shakedown trial lawyers boards.
A lawyer in a diaper could run with the foreseeability in the Sandy Hook shootings putting the town at risk for huge payouts.They would be un insurable after that.
This is what´s going to drive decisions on security guards so it´s the left defeating itself.
Our rights were not granted by Congress. God granted them to us. The Founding Fathers constantly invoked God while preparing and writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No one should be allowed to modify or limit these rights. No metrosexual TV news show host, no mayor of Boston or New York, no Senator from California or New York, no Vice President from Delaware. These individuals will soon pass from the American scene, however, our God-given rights will never vanish as long as America exists. These rights are worth fighting and dying for.
#4, if that goes through, then folks will either have to go to Nevada to restock or start making their own ammo. When I was a kid, my neighbor used to make his own. I found it fascinating and wanted to learn how to do it.
Good points all, especially #8, 12, and 19. Would like to know what further laws would prevent deranged individuals from acquiring guns, though. Would people need to go through a battery of government shrink-administered tests??? That´ll do ´er!
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