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Why Does Anybody Need
a 30-Round Magazine?

American Thinker, by William A. Levinson

Original Article

Posted By:magnante, 1/3/2013 8:32:11 AM

Senator Dianne Feinstein´s latest divide-and-conquer attack on the Second Amendment has made even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) a sucker for the argument that private citizens do not need high-capacity magazines. These include not only 30-round rifle magazines, but 17-round magazines for handguns like the Glock. Why does anybody need a high capacity magazine? If Senator Manchin were to educate himself by, for example, attending Front Sight´s four-day defensive handgun class, he would learn the two primary answers: (1) Failure to stop the aggressor, and (2) Multiple aggressors

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/3/2013 8:37:17 AM     (No. 9096116)

The NRA should use Chaicago and DC as examples of why you need large clip magazines. They bothe have strict gun laws.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/3/2013 8:38:59 AM     (No. 9096120)

Ummm maybe because the bad guys have 30 round magazines in their guns? You know, the ones who don´t give a fig about LAW?
Feinstein had no qualms about carrying a gun when SHE felt endangered..does she think she is a special class of royalty?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/3/2013 8:43:32 AM     (No. 9096128)

Answering #2......Yes, she does.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/3/2013 8:44:11 AM     (No. 9096129)

1. Sometimes you miss.
2. As the article points out, police files and combat after-action reports will tell you that a drugged-up assailant/enemy can be hit multiple times and keep coming.
3. It´s none of their damn business to tell me what I "need."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC, 1/3/2013 8:44:29 AM     (No. 9096130)

As a student of the Holocaust, there were train loads of unarmed citizens led to slaughter. PolPot had the same..

Outlaws have guns... With 30 rounds....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/3/2013 8:49:34 AM     (No. 9096143)

...in case you miss the first 29 times!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/3/2013 8:50:54 AM     (No. 9096148)

This is just a preliminary to disarming civilians.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: turninggrey, 1/3/2013 8:51:02 AM     (No. 9096149)

I need a bunch of 30 round clips so that politicians understand there is a well armed populace ready to revolt if they take our freedoms. That is exactly why we have the 2nd amendment. It has nothing to do with hunting or home defense. Why do we sugar coat that???

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Reply 9 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/3/2013 8:53:46 AM     (No. 9096156)

You need a 30-round magazine and a whole lot more when it comes time to drive this tyrannical government out of power. That´s why.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mazeman, 1/3/2013 8:57:28 AM     (No. 9096162)

Practically, so you don´t have to spend your time at the range reloading magazines. Go with a bunch on pre-loaded 30-rounders and you´re good to go. If you only have 10 round mags you have to either buy more of them (costly, since they cost nearly as much as 30-rounders), or waste time at the range reloading mags.

And don´t even get me started on zombies....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mazeman, 1/3/2013 9:04:36 AM     (No. 9096181)

Nice fantasy #6, but the previous assault weapons ban (which included limiting mag capacity to 10) had ZERO effect on crime.

Over the last 20 years violent crime rates in this country have been cut in half, despite much more lax gun laws, concealed carry being allowed in nearly all states, and more overall gun sales where the norm is magazines greater than 10 rounds.

But go ahead and make things up if it makes you feel better.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/3/2013 9:08:21 AM     (No. 9096186)

Why does the government need millions of rounds of hollow point bullets?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 1/3/2013 9:08:40 AM     (No. 9096187)

Exactly, 30rd magazines are useful in exercising the rights protected by the 2nd Amendment. If facing civil disorder, riots, multiple assailants, or even a single assailant who is attacking with the advantage of cover, 30 rounds will certainly be useful.

Further, all those politicians who bemoan the evil of standard capacity magazines, would they also call for the armed guards that protect them and law enforcement to be encompassed by the same restrictions?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lzboy, 1/3/2013 9:08:57 AM     (No. 9096188)

Back in your hole,troll.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2013 9:14:13 AM     (No. 9096198)

One word...gangs.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chumley, 1/3/2013 9:16:23 AM     (No. 9096202)

It is not the business of someone who would deny me my birthright to decide what I "need". I will decide what I need. You decide what you need. That´s called freedom. I know its a foreign concept to many nowadays, but it seems perfectly natural to real Americans.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/3/2013 9:16:33 AM     (No. 9096204)

In the last election, the NRA endorsed Joe Manchin over conservative republican John Raese, who is a gun owner and strong second amendment supporter. Raese would also have been a more reliable vote with a conservative Supreme Court nominee than Manchin, who is going to do along with Obama. Sometimes I have to wonder how the NRA decides on who they are endorsing--and I´m an NRA Life Member.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dragon, 1/3/2013 9:17:39 AM     (No. 9096207)

Easy; failure to stop aggressive liberals, democrats and other Obama supporters and those cases when there are multiple aggressive liberals, democrats and other Obama supporters.

Newsflash: you are solely responsible for the safety of yourself and your children. This is a government that will not pursue obvious lawbreakers (armed New Black Panther Party members at the polling place, one of many examples) and that situation is getting worse.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/3/2013 9:26:45 AM     (No. 9096231)

Hey West Virginia, how are you liking your senator Joe Manchin now. I knew this man would turn on you guys.....it was just a matter of when.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: woodsman, 1/3/2013 9:27:26 AM     (No. 9096233)

Ding Ding Ding.....We have a winner and it´s #10

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/3/2013 9:30:21 AM     (No. 9096239)

Must have when TSHTF.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/3/2013 9:39:25 AM     (No. 9096257)

Who´s to determine whether or not I ´need´ it!…..If I want it…….that should be good enough reason! What I choose to spend my money on should be nobody else´s business.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/3/2013 9:41:11 AM     (No. 9096261)

#6 needs to read #10.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: paral04, 1/3/2013 9:47:01 AM     (No. 9096272)

When Feinstein and the rest of our glorious leaders give up their security guards and the police and FBI only have revolvers then maybe we can talk about not allowing automatic weapons. Until then we have a right to defend ourselves from predators and an immoral government

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/3/2013 9:51:10 AM     (No. 9096282)

The lofty ignorant telling us what we need. The liberals deciding for the masses what is best for them. Hasn´t this been their arrogance all along, from how large our carbonated drinks should be (ala New York), where and when, or even if, we can smoke, and whether or not we can display the American flag?

These arrogant hacks are obsessed with micro-managing the lives of free Americans. It is time for them to understand that they serve US, not the other way around. Better yet, it is time for them to go!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 1/3/2013 9:54:36 AM     (No. 9096292)

If you are free, then it is because you WANT one.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 1/3/2013 9:55:22 AM     (No. 9096295)

And why does anybody need 200 cable TV channels? It´s called choice. It´s called freedom.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/3/2013 9:55:54 AM     (No. 9096299)

30 round magazines are easy to fabricate. If they were outlawed, thousands of illegal factories would spring up.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/3/2013 9:57:06 AM     (No. 9096302)

Why does anybody want to take away that choice from me?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/3/2013 10:02:38 AM     (No. 9096314)

Communists are always quick to judge what you need, all leading up to taking what you have.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: photoman628, 1/3/2013 10:02:51 AM     (No. 9096315)

Why do I need a 30 round magazine? Because they don´t make a 40!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JAN, 1/3/2013 10:05:32 AM     (No. 9096324)

We all want to live in a country where only the government has the guns.

/s

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LouD, 1/3/2013 10:08:06 AM     (No. 9096330)

I just know that large capacity clips wouldn´t be available to gangs and druggies if they were banned. After all, didn´t DC´s and Chicago´s bans on handguns work beautifully? But the judges went and struck down those bans, so now Chicago has become a dangerous place since then. Maybe if we politely asked all the gangs and other illegal gun owners to give up their weapons they would? In the liberal´s world, anyway.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: crill, 1/3/2013 10:09:53 AM     (No. 9096337)

A 30-round magazine is essential when defending yourself from Zombies.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: F16 guy, 1/3/2013 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9096343)

Several here have hit the nail on the head:

Whether we "need" anything or not is not the question. The 2nd amendment "shall not be infringed."

Does anyone need:
1. a house bigger than 1500 sq ft
2. a boat
3. a personal plane
4. more than 2 cars
5. a hot tub
6. paintings and expensive art
7. paying $10 for a movie ticket
8. $200 shoes
9. vacation trips outside of the USA
10. dining out

..and the list goes on.

We have these things because we are a free society (although less so every year).

Freedom is worth fighting for !

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/3/2013 10:15:20 AM     (No. 9096351)

Because there are more than 30 Holders People in the feral gangs roaming our streets.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/3/2013 10:34:27 AM     (No. 9096399)

We need 30 round magazines for the same reason we need 17 oz soda`s.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/3/2013 10:38:13 AM     (No. 9096409)

15 in a Glock is not high capacity
30 rounds in a .223 is not high capacity

"High Capacity" is having a Gurkha armorer beside you feeding you belts of .50 ammunition so you can continuously fire until the barrel glows.

That´s high capacity.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/3/2013 10:44:38 AM     (No. 9096421)

Because the purpose of the Second Amendment was NOT for hunting, sport, self protection from the criminal element - it was for one purpose only. Which is why this government wants it to go away.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/3/2013 10:53:30 AM     (No. 9096445)

Why does anyone need a car capable of going 140 mph? And (nuts with) cars kill a lot more school children than do (nuts with) guns.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/3/2013 11:02:25 AM     (No. 9096465)

Ignore #6. Seminar poster.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: nimby, 1/3/2013 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9096475)

Congress and their stupidity!!Let them go about like normal people without security guards and see what their "singing" will be. Who are they scared of? Their constituents, who put them in their position? Given what these incompetent bums are doing in DC, they should be scared of their own shadows!!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/3/2013 11:09:38 AM     (No. 9096482)

Do I have to ´spalin everything to you?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: zzen01, 1/3/2013 11:11:58 AM     (No. 9096488)

"Why Does Anybody Need
a 30-Round Magazine?"
Because the Sporting-Goods Store was out of 40 Round ones.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/3/2013 11:14:06 AM     (No. 9096491)

Excuse second post. democrats priority is amnesty. Gun control on back burner. Amnesty ensures GOP never wins another national election. When GOP is out of business radical gun grab to be carried out.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: lavalette, 1/3/2013 11:20:08 AM     (No. 9096509)

I don´t need a 30 round magazine to protect myself from criminals. I need one to protect myself from Diane Feinstein.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/3/2013 11:32:29 AM     (No. 9096530)

Once again, the liberals are taking over the debate and steering it toward the idiot land- What possible bearing on the issue does ammunition capacity have? A man with a single shot derringer can kill an innocent person- a man with a sword, or baseball bat can murder as well until he/she gets exhausted! What difference if the guy has three or twenty ten round magazines or a single 30 round mag? For a trained shooter,reloading a magazine takes lass time than it does to aim and pull the trigger!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/3/2013 11:43:57 AM     (No. 9096546)

This article should be mandatory reading for congress critters. It´s about time that someone calls out the elephant in the room... why the right to bear arms exists.

It´s tyranny, stupid!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bella, 1/3/2013 11:49:58 AM     (No. 9096557)

Because I want them!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Pam, 1/3/2013 12:03:05 PM     (No. 9096579)

You notice the argument centers around ´need´. False premise and not worthy of response, other than the fact, need has nothing to do with the right to bear arms.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Shagpoke, 1/3/2013 12:05:04 PM     (No. 9096582)

It´s called the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of "Needs".

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Reply 52 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/3/2013 12:29:12 PM     (No. 9096614)

As #4 and others say, the primary reason is because in real-life situations you may MISS entirely or miss anything vital, the perps may be moving, you may be injured, lighting may be bad, a firefight may go on for minutes or longer, etc.

May I point out that the design use of assault weapons is not to shoot six year olds in a classroom.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 1/3/2013 12:53:25 PM     (No. 9096639)

Because the Bad Guys are using them!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/3/2013 1:01:14 PM     (No. 9096650)

Link to article:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/why_does_anybody_need_a_30-round_magazine.html

Link to contact Senator Joe Manchin:

http://manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Link to contact Senator Feinstein:

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Glocker, 1/3/2013 1:12:22 PM     (No. 9096661)

One must remember that Mexico has VERY tough gun control laws. How is that working out for them?

Answer: Over 15,000 people killed per year by the drug cartels alone.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lalo, 1/3/2013 1:31:59 PM     (No. 9096683)

Way to circular firing squad, #15. If #6 is a troll, then so am I. There may be good answers, but he or she brought up some valid points. Not everyone who occasionally veers from the party line is a subhuman and probably vote pretty much the same way you do.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: lalo, 1/3/2013 1:36:41 PM     (No. 9096691)

And p.s. - what is a seminar poster? Does that mean their questions foster a seminar-type atmosphere where people actually learn something rather than constant echo chamber? Because the whole country needs to learn the answer to these questions - might as well start here. #11 was a good answer, I thought...

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Reply 58 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/3/2013 1:49:29 PM     (No. 9096715)

Why does any journalist need anything electronic to enjoy their 1st amendment right?
Why can´t they use the simple printing press as Ben Franklin did?

/s off/

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Reply 59 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 1/3/2013 2:10:02 PM     (No. 9096748)

It has nothing to do with need. It is part of the 2nd Amendment.

As #61 says, journalists don´t need electronic media to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

People don´t need a lot of things. That doesn´t mean that that we should allow the nanny state to control our lives and what we do.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: JudithC, 1/3/2013 2:13:23 PM     (No. 9096755)

Anyone else happen to see Allisyn Camerota this morning on Fox and Fools? This anorexic commie leaped into the discussion on guns and was even worse than she usually is...could barely contain herself as she pretended to be part of a Q and A staged to frame her pro"get the guns" stance. She got so wound up she nearly spit on her herself. Kilmeade and Doocy clearly have their marching orders and served as stooges. There is no longer a difference between the networks, CNN and FOX. It´s down to degrees of bad and all are worthy of being turned off permanently. Seeing Doocy and Kilmeade knee bending to the hateful and caustic democrat"Allie" was revolting. That Camerota is a demonRAT is no surprise—what´s surprising is how open and brazen she has become and one can only assume that is with Ailes´/FOX blessing.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: veritas, 1/3/2013 2:21:00 PM     (No. 9096771)

Well, somebody ought to address the real issue, so I guess that´s me.

The 2nd Amendment does not say "the right of the people to keep and bear such arms as their betters think they should...."

Never forget: the 2nd grants nothing. It recognizes an inalienable right to armed self-defense that is of even higher-provenance than the Constitution itself, and is therefore beyond the reach of the gov´t established by that Constitution.

Don´t get lost, don´t go off-track, by accepting the debate terms the Left lays down. Got it?

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/3/2013 2:26:13 PM     (No. 9096779)

An invalid premise will often be challenged out here. Nothing personal.

As for me, there are certain areas where I will not permit "society" (translation: liberals) to "draw my lines" for me. Unfortunately, I´m stuck with this one in California. Don´t let it happen to you.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Marzon, 1/3/2013 2:36:34 PM     (No. 9096802)

It is called the Bill of Rights not the Bill of Needs!

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Reply 64 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 1/3/2013 2:39:22 PM     (No. 9096809)

Short answer...because belt fed weapons are not available.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: joew9, 1/3/2013 3:25:05 PM     (No. 9096881)

If they are going to ignore the 2nd amendment and get rid of those magazines, then next they will ignore the 1st and get rid of a bunch of other magazines.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: franq, 1/3/2013 4:29:04 PM     (No. 9096985)

Give libs an inch, and they´ll take a mile. So 30 is bad? What is OK? 10? 6? Barney Fife´s one?

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Reply 67 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/3/2013 6:35:19 PM     (No. 9097168)

Calling all Liberals with NO appreciable brain waves (especially ones masquerading as members of Congress)...BECAUSE!!! And then comes the 2nd Amendment!

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Reply 68 - Posted by: mathman, 1/3/2013 7:03:07 PM     (No. 9097212)

It is simple.
Because a belt-fed machine gun is too hard to get.
Why does any Member of Congress need $200,000 a year?
Can´t they live off their lobbyists?
Why does Zippy need $400,000 a year? All his expenses are paid. By us.
And where are those hollow-point rounds for the Feddies?
Are they afraid of something?
Besides, David Gregory does NOT want guns in schools. Except for the school where he sends his children, which is an armed camp. (Sidwell Friends School)
Guns for me, but not for thee, is the liberal cry.
A skilled sniper, who practices every day, may make every shot count.
The occasional gun user, on the other hand, misses a lot (but then so do the New York City Police).
There are disadvantages to large magazines, of course. The spring travel is such that the last few rounds may jam.
Oh, well.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Fat Elvis, 1/4/2013 8:36:31 PM     (No. 9099234)

Good essay. I also took the 4 Day Defensive Handgun course. There are so many variables involved in a lethal force situation, and FrontSight makes you think about all of them. I took the course because I do own firearms and I wanted to be sure that I was responsible enough to use them.
But the left will never stop trying to disarm us. You can quote facts, figures, statistics to them, and they will stick their fingers in their ears, because they don´t want to hear any logic.
It´s gotten to the tipping point, and we have got to stop apologizing about who we are as Americans and 2nd amendment supporters.
NO MORE COMPROMISES.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/5/2013 8:37:30 AM     (No. 9099839)

As one who has my concealed carry license (and carries all the time), I do carry a handgun that has 17 rounds in the magazine (with another magazine in reserve). Why? Because I am not a police officer and this isn´t Hollywood. If I were to be in a situation with more than one perps, the odds are high that I will need every available option if I make the choice to engage. 17 rounds is not a lot when you think that half of those could miss their target (in a situation where people are moving and firing). I think it is the height of arrogance for Washington, D.C. pols and writers to limit my freedom to protect myself.

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One of the guidelines of liberal propaganda is that if you are going to lie, lie big. Global warming, Obamacare, Romney’s a heartless guy. It might be time to add to the list the famous Anthony Porter exoneration in Chicago in 1999. Not only is Porter likely guilty of the double murder he was initially charged with, an innocent man therefore sits in an east central Illinois prison serving a 37-year sentence. His probable framing was largely orchestrated by a since-discredited “journalism” professor and his students at Northwestern University, a cowed prosecutor’s office in Cook County, and a Chicago media that

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

Holder claims ´vast amount of
discretion´ in enforcing laws
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/8/2014 4:44:10 PM     Post Reply
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in

Racial spoils system starting to
fall apart in California
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/8/2014 11:18:16 AM     Post Reply
California’s ruling Democrats are in danger of splintering their coalition over an attempt to re-introduce affirmative action, which has been banned ever since the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996, which banned the use of racial preferences by the state, including in higher education. (snip) the zero-sum nature of racial spoils has become evident to erstwhile members of the Democratic coalition that runs California. Yesterday, revenge was exacted against Democrat Asian-American legislators by the blacks and Hispanics.

The Children´s Crusade against
Michelle O´s school lunches
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/7/2014 10:00:29 AM     Post Reply
America´s school children have had enough and they´re not going to take it anymore. Faced with the meager, unappetizing school lunches required under First Lady Michelle Obama´s nutritional program, students have taken to social media to express their outrage and disgust at what they´re forced to eat for lunch. (snip) More than a million kids nationwide have opted out of the new program - a testament to how truly awful the food being served at our schools has become. Not only that, in the Los Angles school district. it´s been reported that $100,000 worth of food is thrown away every day:

´Music is God´s Voice´
American Thinker, by Susan D. Harris    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/7/2014 8:55:01 AM     Post Reply
“Don´t forget: music is God´s voice,” Brian Wilson reminded us at the induction ceremony of The Beach Boys into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (snip) As Sister Cristina Scuccia took to the stage last month on Italy’s “The Voice,” the contrast between her and the judges was astonishing. Indeed, comments under various videos of the event revealed many Americans were shocked by the dress and appearance of the shows judges. In short, none of them looked like someone you’d trust to watch your dog, let alone your child. It was, therefore, even more dramatic when each judge took a

Justice, Detroit Style
American Thinker, by TR Clancy    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/7/2014 8:28:59 AM     Post Reply
Let’s get one thing straight: the savage mob attack on a white motorist in Detroit by a dozen or more black men on Wednesday was not a “vigilante style” attack. Yet that’s what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones are trying to call it in a joint statement meant to play down the unavoidable racial element. Says their statement: Earlier this week, a traffic accident that injured a young boy, David Harris, escalated into a vicious attack on the driver of the vehicle, Steve Utash, who had done the right thing by stopping to check on the boy.

´Abortion is a gift from God´
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/5/2014 10:30:06 AM     Post Reply
So blares a poster on exhibit at the taxpayer-funded University of Michigan. So far, I have been able to find no protests from the ACLU or other groups that decry religious expression at venues that belong to governmental authorities. The poster is the work of Heather Ault, and is part of a campaign called “4000 years of choice.” Ms. Ault sounds like real charmer and came to her views through a bitter experience:

Does Brendan Eich Have
a Case Against Mozilla?
American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/5/2014 10:03:51 AM     Post Reply
Many of the comments at various blogs addressing the forced resignation of Brendan Eich emphasize the fact that Mozilla is a private company and can hire or fire whomever they want for any reason. This is partially true. (snip) But an employee cannot be wrongfully terminated in California or terminated on the basis of discrimination, that is, on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, disability, political affiliation, religion, or national origin.

Did Barack Obama Sr.
visit Hawaii in 1971?
American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/5/2014 9:24:54 AM     Post Reply
“Your father’s coming to see you,” Ann Dunham told her ten-year-old son Barack Obama, Jr. before a month-long Obama Sr. Christmas visit in 1971, as narrated in Dreams from My Father. Obama Sr.´s Hawaii visit, reportedly part of a "recuperation" after a "bad car accident" in Kenya, included "drives" around "the island," "short walks past" "the remodeled hospital where [Barack Jr.] had been born," and "a talk" to Barack Jr.´s fifth-grade class about "wild animals" that "roamed the plains" of Kenya. And, most importantly, Obama Sr.´s Hawaii visit gave credence that Obama Sr. was, in fact, Barack Jr.´s father. But was



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