Rep. Foster Calls for “Military-Style” Guns to be Locked Up at Gun Clubs

By John Crump

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) today called for "military-style" guns to be locked away at gun clubs only. Foster is not one to shy away for calling for more gun control.
Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) today called for “military-style” guns to be locked away at gun clubs only. Foster is not one to shy away for calling for more gun control.
John Crump
John Crump

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) today called for “military-style” guns to be locked away at gun clubs only. Foster is not one to shy away for calling for more gun control. He has called for universal background checks in the past as well as rallied against the people's right to concealed carry a handgun.

Foster was responding to the mass shooting in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock killed 59 people by firing from the Mandalay Hotel from two tripod mounted AR15s from the 32nd floor.

“I would hope that when you look at what’s happened with mass shootings in the last years that we, at a minimum, establish the principle that if you are going to own a military-type weapon that should be locked away in a gun club and not carried in public – that is completely consistent with the Second Amendment and it’s a principle that we should apply nationally,” he told reporters outside the US Supreme Court.

Foster argues that the second amendment does not block the federal government from ordering certain rifles to be locked up at a gun club. Although most legal scholars would disagree with his understanding of the second amendment he is adamant in his belief.

He also pushed the conspiracy theory that the Republicans in Congress is under the control of the NRA. “The [congressional] leadership is under the control, at least tremendously under the control of the NRA, and people think it’s the individual members of the NRA that are driving this. It is not the individual members. Individual members of the NRA know we need gun safety,” he told reporters. Foster has a D rating with the NRA.

He also accused gun manufacturers of selling weapons of mass destruction to the public and said that it is them that run the NRA instead of the membership, and he implied that they are putting profits in front of lives. He also attacked the SHARE act the same time.

“It is the gun manufacturers who are paying the freight and do not want limitations placed upon the manufacturing of assault weapons and silencers – that’s who is driving this debate, that’s who is telling the American public, ‘Be damned, we are going to sell these weapons of mass destruction.’” The congressman said and went on to infer that the manufacturers do not have a right to produce semi-automatic rifles.

Back in 2014, he had also brought out the mythical “gun show loophole” when he said “Our nation has suffered at least 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. The factors allowing these rampages are no mystery: loopholes in the background check laws, straw purchases, restrictions on law enforcement, and gaps in our mental health system.” on his official website.

Rep. Foster also took the stance that AR-15s do not have any self-defense uses and are only used as offensive weapons to kill innocent people when he said, “Those are not guns that are used for people to defend themselves in their homes. Those are guns that are just used to kill hundreds and injure hundreds of people. They’re not really used for self-defense. ”

He ignored cases like that of Zachery Peters that used his AR-15 to defend against three home invaders.

In 2016 Bill Foster engaged in a sit-in to protest the tabling of the “no-fly, no-buy” bill that would have robbed people of due process by allowing the government to remove their right to purchase guns without evidence or a trial with no way to appeal the decision.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

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    bill knight
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    Has this booger eating moron lost his dictionary? To keep is to own, and to bear is to carry on one’s person. How does that equate to locked up in a gun club?
    Methinks the Congressman has spent too much time in political circles and nowhere nearly enough time in the heartland where the AR is the most popular firearm in America, used for 3-gun, and run-and-gun sporting events, longrange target shooting, plinking, all ’round fun shooting, and personal/home defense. The man is full of Bullsh*t.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    So full, in fact that the whites of his eyes (a reliable measuring stick, indeed) have turned brown.

    Time to bounce his happy, ignorant ass unceremoniously across the parking lot !!

    circle8
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    circle8

    I have a suggestion for rep foster. How about we lock away the politicians. This country would be a lot better off if they weren’t out there with their hands out collecting payoffs from the “special interest” groups to ensure a politician become a millionaire within one term.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    For forty-plus years I have advocated arresting and imprisoning Leftist politicians, who have – without even one single exception! – absolutely and completely disregarded their oaths of office in regard to supporting and protecting the Constitution.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    The security of a free state was threatened when the British army occupied Boston in 1775. The British army marched out to Lexington and Concord to confiscate arms. So when the Constitution was written followed by the Bill of Rights was drafted it said two thinjgs…to protect freedom the people had to be able to KEEP arms privately secure from government confiscation, further the people must be able to BEAR [carry their private arms. In 1939 the only thing clear to the Supreme Court in the MILLER case was that the people were expected to have their private military arms.… Read more »

    Alan
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    Alan

    Re this “military style” guns, might they be those guns one sees walking about wearing those oh so cute Green Berets?

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Ammoland did my first post say something you didn’t like ?

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Well looks like my original post was moderated into oblivion again

    Alan
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    Alan

    Who are these “moderators” anyhow, and how did they get where they are, and oh yes, what might be their qualifications for positions occupied.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @Alan …That’s a really good question, sometimes they wait till you type it all again then put both of them up. I have suggested ole gil works there .

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    “… the principle that military-type weapons… should not be carried in public… is completely consistent with the Second Amendment.” The English language does not have enough (or enough adequately descriptive) words to accurately convey the sheer, unadulterated ignorance – and despicable level of outright stupidity – in that statement. Yet, that statement is indeed a shining example of that mental midget’s IQ (which is identical to his shoe size)… he is not capable of being safely let out in public without a keeper! At least one of the 2nd Amendment’s four salient words, “shall not be infringed,” is completely beyond… Read more »

    James Higginbotham
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    James Higginbotham

    i agree.
    those WIZARDS OF THINKING ALWAYS FORGET ABOUT THAT LAST PART.
    SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
    such MENTAL GIANTS LOL.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Something to think about… as has been mentioned all types of firearms including back to the black powder were used by the military ! The absence of gun clubs – no problem they will designate National Guard Armories ! Those two items alone should be enough to make your blood boil ! Foster was reelected in 2016 UNAPOSED , that should mean he would be up for reelection in 2018. Illinois there is your assignment ! Kelly from shitcago was also elected in 2016 so she should also be up for reelection in 2018 , Illinois get your $hit together… Read more »

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Crump,

    What PROOF do you have that Paddock was the shooter ? There are dozens of unanswered questions concerning the Las Vegas shoot. Yet, here you are stating as fact that which you know only what the MSM and the Marxist politicians have regurgitated.

    You need to start writing for HuffPo or Politico. You’d fit right in.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    And just WHO do you want to blame? Speaking of writing for Huffpo or Politico; you’d fit right in or even with the dead fish wrapper WaPo..
    AT the present time , Paddock is the claimed and presumed shooter; ; Crump DOES NOT claim it’s a FACT set in stone.
    Now back to your safe space.

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Colonialgirl,

    “…..Paddock is the claimed and presumed shooter”. Damn, that sure is a contradictory statement. Seems that “CONFIRMED” just isn’t in your vocabulary or that of your beloved MSM and .gov scoundrels.

    1. Claimed by who ?
    2. Presumed by who ?

    Of course , you forgot to state how YOU CONFIRMED Paddock as the alleged, lone shooter.

    Get back in the kitchen where you belong.

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    @DAN III – I guess the police planted that it was his room, planted the guns and shot him to keep him from talking. Not sure what drugs you are on, but if you don’t want to live in the real world keep taking them!

    Oh and don’t bother writing for the HuffPo or Politico, even they would not hire you!

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    M-jack, No, the badged thugs didn’t plant diddly. They conveniently took 75 minutes to enter the alleged shooter’s roost. Then, and only then, after the shooting stopped. Oh, what heroes they are. Now you can confirm for Feinstein, Schumer, Michael Moore and all the other Leftist calling for the eradication of our firearms, using the Left’s narrative that some rich, gun-nut, WHITE guy (they haven’t decide if naming him as a Republican fits their narrative) committed the crime. You must be a hell of an investigator. Now go have another gin and wet your palate. You have a lot more… Read more »

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    @DAN III – Guess you missed the time line where the police arrived in about 12 minutes, the shooting had stopped so they spend their time clearing the floor of everyone before they breached at 73 minutes.

    It has pretty much been proven that he was a left wing nut job, so again you don’t listen or are to STUPID to put two and two together.

    So get out of mom’s basement, get a job and stop showing the entire blog what a total IDIOT you are!

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    M-Jack, Damn, you certainly swill the .gov Kool-Aid. Your beloved badged thugs took their good, ol’ time entering the AO of the alleged shooter(s). Now, at what point do they decide to terminate any possible FURTHER engagement from the shooter ? How did they know and when did they believe it was safe enough for them to engage ? Seventy-five minutes later the badged thugs decide they can go home safely now and enter the alleged shooter(s) AO. BTW….it was 75 minutes, not 73 minutes. “….to stupid….” Now there’s a contradiction. In your slobbering ignorance you fail to use your… Read more »

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    @DAN III – You hit the nail on the head, you can’t fathom anything!

    And I guess you can’t use my language properly, but then it goes back to the fathom problem. When you get a grasp on the language maybe you can start to use cogent argument.

    And as a last point you fill the old adage very well “You can’t fix STUPID!” so I guess that let’s you out of any debate!

    Must really suck to be you and live a life of total blindness!

    ras
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    ras

    All Democrat politicians should be locked up.

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    So as always the unknowing want to lock up (read take away) a gun because it looks mean (read looks like a military weapon). Of course once they get there way (never going to happen) next will be the non mean looking guns.
    The phrase comes to mind – ‘Stupid is as stupid does!’
    I also wonder why they (liberals) never want to talk about mental health. Seems that most, if not all, the nut jobs doing the shooting are left leaning, which would indicate that they have a mental health issue in their ranks. Funny how that works!

    Alan
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    Alan

    Who is it, one wonders, that feeds this congressman his lines?

    Keith
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    Keith

    Like Rep Kelly in the Shitcago area, he is more than likely owned outright by Bloomturd. He gets his marching orders and checks in the mail every month. Anti-gun rights advocate of any stripe=arrogant, corrupt and ignorant meglomanic Adolph Hitler wanna-be’s.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @Keith is there another rep Kelly other than Robin Kelly from $hitcago ?

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Oldvet,

    There is a 69 year old, Vietnam draft-dodging, chickenhawk, free-trading Republican rep from Butler, Pennsylvania. “Mike” Kelly, R-3PA is the other Kelly weasel.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @DAN III …Tks, I only googled Illinois . Sounds like they all three need to be replaced .

    2WarAbnVet
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    It did not bother the Founders, at all, that in their time the citizens were better armed than the government. It was true, particularly in the South and on the frontier, that citizens were carrying rifles that were deadly at 250-300 yards. The government equipped soldiers with smoothbore muskets effective at only 50-75 yards. The reason this did not disturb the Founders is that they created a government answerable to the citizens. Politicians have been trying to pervert that government ever since. “When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through… Read more »

    john
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    john

    BOY,, they all come out of the woodwork ,but none have a clue to whats really going on..the same perps who want the gov to support them.like the women who is really against guns because her son is serving a life sentence for killing someone he was trying to rob,,, and she blames the gun…..

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    It has been said many times to this subject. This congressman is a pure idiot without any ability to think, he just regurgitates what he was told to say. Being from the greatest killing field in the country he can’t see the forest for the trees. HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET ELECTED? Maybe the illegals and the dead can answer that

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    They get elected by VOTERS who bother to VOTE. We get the government we deserve.

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    @Clark Kent – Except voter fraud is more ramped than the left wants to admit (because it almost always benefits them). Another reason the founders setup the Electoral College!

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    ESpecially in Chicago where Mayor Daley WAITED until he know HOW MANY VOTES JFK needed to “win” Illinois and then they MAGICALLY appeared from ballot boxes found in the trunks of autos; None of course for Nixon. Kinda like the way FRANKEN got elected to the Senate in Minnesota the first time. Did you know that a graveyard helped elect LBJ to the House the first time?
    New Jersey and Brooklyn, NY both use to be famous for voting machines that voted “DEMOCRAT” No matter what lever you pulled. I guess that hasn’t changed with the “Computer controlled” voting machines.

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Smartguy tomcat,

    “HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET ELECTED?”

    Simple.

    Fools like many of those commenting here, who readily accept the mantra of the mainstream media and their communist friends in Congress and Hollywood, that Paddock was the lone, rich, WHITE guy who did the deed. The same fools here who swallow the unsubstantiated accusations of the aforementioned, are the same fools who keep these elected scum in office for term after term after term.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Curious re the “military style” business. Would that include bolt action rifles? The Springfield, a bolt action rifle was, for many years, the Service Rifle of The U.S. Military. The congressman might benefit from a history refresher, among other things.

    Tionico
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    and, until perhaps twenty years ago, those same bolt action 1903 Springfield miltary issue rifles populated the closets and attics of more Americans than this clown could imagine…. and, whether “sporterised” or not (a hunting style gunstock fitted) to these rifles, they have collectivelu taken more deer, elk, mountain lion, bear, than most other rifles combined. So, would this clown want all of THOSE locked up, too? He’s got one minor problem with his idea: I own a few firearms, but am not nore have I ever been a member of a gun club. The only ones with which I… Read more »

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    Gee; What about my two Enfield 303’s which have been around helping the British armed forces from before WW-1 and beyond the Korean war.
    What’s the words?
    OH YEAH;
    FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!

    Dan Schwager
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    Dan Schwager

    A Ill Democrat talking about gun crimes, kinda funny I guess he never heard of Chicago.

    JohnBored
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    JohnBored

    Two things: Democrat and Illinois jumped out in the article. These immediately call in to question credibility. If this clown thinks that confiscation of legally own firearms is such a good idea then he should relocate to a “gun club” in the UK

    JOE CHAMBERLAIN
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    JOE CHAMBERLAIN

    TO BEGIN WITH:- 1 ALL WEAPONS WHETHER KNIVES SPEARS BOWS HAVE BEEN USED IN COMBAT. 2. YOU WILL NEVER STOP PEOPLE FROM MAKING A WEAPON TO THEIR LIKING. 3.THESE SO CALLED SILENCERS CAN BE MADE WITH VERY LITTLE EFFORT BY ANYONE WITH A FEW TOOLS AND A LITTLE KNOW HOW. 4. MY RIGHTS TO PROTECT MY SELF AND FAMILY ALSO FRIENDS IS A WAY OF LIFE. AS AN SF TROOPER FOR 13 YEARS AND TOOK THE OATH TO DEFEND THIS COUNTRY AS NOT EXPIRED. FINALLY I WISH THESE SO CALLED EXPERTS THAT THE NEWS MEDIA PUTS ON WOULD GET THEIR… Read more »

    Bravas N.
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    Bravas N.

    Sweet, so he is going to pay for my membership at some awesome gun club? I would leave a rifle there for that benefit… I mean, I have to pay hundreds now annually to join one, plus the 2 year waiting list…
    I guess the feds will have to open a lot of them with everyone having to join one. Since it is the law, and there aren’t enough around us (hence the 2 year wait), they will absolutely have to open and run more.

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    There are an estimated 5 million AR15’s (think that number is pretty close) in private ownership. Add to that tens of thousands of AK’s, FN’s etc and…..well you get the idea. And that doesn’t even take into account all the industrious little beavers who have been completing 80% lowers like mini factories, stockpiling them. I wonder if the good Representative has thought about the consequences of having them in one place and a Willy Sutton type thinking “hmm, why would I rob a gun club? Because that’s where the guns are!”. Might be time to pick up more of those… Read more »

    TC
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    TC

    “1. Gun control is not an enumerated power delegated to the federal government

    Our federal Constitution doesn’t delegate to the federal government any power over the Country at Large 2 to restrict our arms. Accordingly, all pretended federal laws, regulations, orders, opinions, or treaties which purport to do so are unconstitutional as outside the scope of powers delegated. They are also unconstitutional as in violation of the Second Amendment.”

    Clearly Rep. Foster a member of the Communist Democrat Party is terminally IGNORANT, when it comes to the Constitution

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    Agreed. I am glad he has demonstrated his true colors so the voting Public knows who needs to be removed from ALL Public Offices.

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    TC,

    The reality is the Constitution is dead. Has been since Day 2. As the Left and the weasel Right calls for more limits and outright banning of firearms, you cannot cite 2A and it’s “….shall not be infringed.” as a defense against the powers that be. The only defense from legislative tyranny will be if you are:

    1. Willing to KILL the political tyrants and their foot soldiers.
    2. Willing to DIE when implementing #1.

    Until then, we can only talk and write and post trash.

    What say you ?
    .

    Roy F. Wilt
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    Roy F. Wilt

    This Dumb A** must be smoking dope! I guess that he doesn’t realize that I will keep my guns with me (At least until I rum out of Ammo!)

    Joe
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    Joe

    Perhaps this idiot should focus his mouth on a city within his own state, Chicago, instead of calling for something he has no clue about?

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    Oh! I did not know he was from Chicago where a lot of the COMMUNISTS live and the public streets are used as gun ranges all day and night.

    Robert DeZinna
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    Robert DeZinna

    Rep. Bill Foster is a idiot!

    JohnBored
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    JohnBored

    Perfect rep for the People’s Republic of Illinois

    CDR_C
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    CDR_C

    People like him in government are exactly why the 2nd amendment exists – as a last resort, for citizens to overcome their government.

    Adrian Moylette
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    Adrian Moylette

    What an idiot…..how do people of this intelligence get elected to office ??
    Answer….people with no intelligence vote them in. Aka the majority of our society.

    We are all doomed.

    JS
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    JS

    Yep, pretty much

    JDL
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    JDL

    All guns are derived from military weapons. Figures a Dem from Illicitnoise would propose something this incredibly stupid.

    fred
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    fred

    fantastic, we put them all in one place so they can all be confiscated at one time or stolen. Not a chance this would work.

    Farmerl
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    Farmerl

    Foster needs to get off the drugs!

    freewill
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    freewill

    i think we need to keep left wing politicians locked up

    Rock
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    Rock

    I will second that !

    Bandit
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    Bandit

    Make that a third

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    “And never forget what gun control is REALLY about. It is not about controlling guns, it is about controlling people. Lawmakers who want to disarm you really want to control you. History is full of governments who first registered guns, then confiscated guns, then rounded up and systematically killed those who the government deemed were trouble makers… 170 million of them! Don’t think it could not happen here. Look at the freedom and liberties we have lost since 9/11. Sandy Hook Elementary is just another scapegoat to take another step at controlling the American people. After every mass shooting, we… Read more »

    JS
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    JS

    The problem is sheeple are happy to give up their rights until it is too late to get them back, and thats when the tyranny begins. Unfortunately, I believe many sheep will simply give up their firearms rather than defend their rights.

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    @JS – I concur, but there are a lot of us veterans are not afraid to fight. That’s why the skinny – assed Communist was so busy trying to take away Veterans rights to own a firearm. just remember the four boxes of freedom – 1. – Soap Box 2. – Ballot Box. 3. – The Jury Box. 4. – The Cartridge Box. The last one is put there in that order for a reason, it should always be the LAST RESORT. “To those willing to fight for it … FREEDOM has a flavor the protected will never know.” –… Read more »

    SK
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    SK

    And there are a lot of non-vets that will fight for their rights also.

    GomeznSA
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    GomeznSA

    VE, if I may, I would add box #5 – the Pine Box – if we are forced into resorting to #4 – there are going to be a LOT of them needed, on both sides. I’ve mentioned this # before but it hasn’t gotten much attention, yet.

    Jason in Ohio
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    Jason in Ohio

    Ignorance precedes genocide….. don’t forget that; history doesn’t.