Democrat Feeding Frenzy on Guns Gives GOP Chance to Quell Self-Created Doubts

Noted “commonsense gun safety” expert Joe Biden blasts off the balcony and through the doors of reason to explain why “Surrender or die” threats are his best bet for ensuring Hunter — and his own — safety. (Photo: Giffords/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s not an intellectual issue,” Democrat presidential contender and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said of the citizen disarmament edicts being trial-ballooned Wednesday, in one of the few truthful statements made at the deceptively-framed “gun safety forum” in Las Vegas. He’s got that right—the entire con depends on suspending rational thought, not to mention the Constitution, and spooking the collective herd exploiting emotions of outrage, prejudice, and fear. With that in mind, doing the blood dance to time with the second anniversary of the Mandalay Bay murders was a masterpiece of mass manipulation.

“The forum, sponsored by two gun control organizations [Giffords, March for Our Lives] and MSNBC, was intended as a platform for a policy discussion,” The New York Times expounded. They could have just said “three gun control organizations,” but evidently wanted to perpetuate the myth among the ill-informed that an objective media was there to play honest broker.

“Nine candidates [Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang] participated in the forum, and the party’s increasingly unified support for strict gun control measures, which once splintered Democrats along regional and ideological lines, was on full display,” the account continues. Talk about an understatement. The mask is off, and even though some candidates have tried to distance themselves from Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes” enthusiasm for confiscation, all of the Intolerable Acts being put forward would move the “long train of abuses” closer to the end of the line.

So the slap fight between Beto, Mayor Pete and Castro 2.0 over mandatory vs. voluntary “assault weapon buybacks” was more one of how much to bite off now than of ultimate philosophical differences.  And that’s where Pete Buttigieg showed he’s on the same page as the Republican “leadership”:

“We can get background checks done now,” he said. “We can get red flag laws done now.”

Those are precisely what GOP sellouts have been proffering under the false premise that if we don’t preemptively surrender on those fronts, the Democrats will do something really, really bad to gun owners. And most of those voters have signaled back there will be no real political cost for disarmament bills as long as they’re “bipartisan.”

“Politics is the art of the possible,” those who counsel compromise have been repeating for years. “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

To paraphrase Bill Clinton lying under oath, that depends upon what the meaning of the word “good” is. And how those who refuse to draw a line in the sand or push any envelopes would know what is possible remains unstated.

To paraphrase another memorable line, we’re in it now, up to our necks. And Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio et al. offering up our rights like they’re bargaining chips only serves to take the fire out of the bellies of gun voters at a time they need to be stoked, instead.

The only way to do that is if, instead of wasting their bully pulpits on surrender signaling, they use media attention to vigorously champion the right of the people to keep and bear arms. That includes being able to explain why it’s more relevant than ever to those who may have only looked at the issue before through the manipulated lens of emotion. And that presupposes the politicos understand themselves and haven’t just been mouthing platitudes to fit with the attitudes of their bases, meaning their “convictions” are malleable and have been more barometers than benchmarks.

Like it or not, here’s a truth we all have to face: Some gun owners are sick of betrayals, and are threatening to give up on voting and prep for “the inevitable.” On the flip side, if gun owners who aren’t ready for what that will bring don’t join forces and give it their all to keep Democrats out of power, a legislative nightmare the likes of which we’ve never seen will begin. And it will probably be irreversible, as turning the “pathway to citizenship” into a superhighway for an overwhelmingly anti-gun foreign demographic is the other major priority that will be secured once there’s no longer any need to wear masks of moderation.

Articles like this never seem to run short of strongly opinionated, often angry comments. How about sharing yours with President Trump, the GOP, and your Republican representatives, and put them on notice to stop acting like Democrats Lite?

Then go ahead and watch that gaggle of oath-breakers reveal how much of their totalitarian agendas they’re willing to let slip — for now:

 


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Republicans and Democrats are just two sides of the same rotten coin. Right now, the Republican side is a little less tarnished and isn’t totally against the Constitution and the public.

RoyD
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RoyD

In regards to Cory Booker and others of his ilk, the jokes write themselves.

TheRevelator
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“Articles like this never seem to run short of strongly opinionated, often angry comments. How about sharing yours with President Trump, the GOP, and your Republican representatives, and put them on notice to stop acting like Democrats Lite?” ~ David Cordrea To answer the brilliant quote above, because some people will intentionally ignore any wrong doing done by their side while they are trying to beat down the other side. It’s what leftists used to do by themselves, but are now joined by some who say they are on the Right. Never mind the fact that it still destroys our… Read more »

Will
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Will

President Trump and his team don’t have to answer or respond to any subpoenas until the socialists take a vote on their impeachment bullshit !

Will
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Will

TRUMP 2020 ! Them sissy ass liberals are so far out of their league with this man !

Will
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Will

@USA,what really tickles the hell out of me is a couple of fools on this site says they just won’t vote in the upcoming election. Idiots ! President Trump will win ‘20 by such a landslide,a few snowflakes and their butt hurt feelings of betrayal,won’t make no never mind.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@USA Might even be some in your own midst, almost as if they talk about it they can hide the truth. 🙂 I told someone the truth about Donald trump the other day. If you want to know butt hurt feelings, their reaction to me has been quite hilarious. Of course, they weren’t able to answer a simple question either, but hey, in the end you are right. We do know who “they” are, and that they have shown they are too cowardly to even speak up on a comment. While I do feel the left has given Trump an… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@USA

Take note, someone on at the same time seeing comments made and downvoting them real time such as below for the wild bill comment. 🙂 I’d sure say it looks like somebody is “butt hurt” but may not want you to see it and associate it with the comment above.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Will
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Will

@USA,that’s right brother,they are just dicks !!!

Will
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Will

@USA,these sniveling,,self righteous pissants, downvote us,(like I really give a shit) then bitch like little girls when it happens to them ! You can’t fix stupid ! I learned a long time ago,DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ARGUING WITH AN IDIOT !

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Will Who downvoted you? It sure as heck wasn’t me. However, before you call someone an idiot, have proof, for example maybe evidence which links to something they said which can be quantified as idiotic.

Just like hypocrisy, when someone says “Just because you say it, doesn’t make it so.” but then refuses to answer one simple little question about what they claim.

It would help to know the idiots of which you speak, and any impetus they could possibly have to do so.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will and thank God for it. The libtards are really after us … Trump is just in their way.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill and USA

USA, I think WB has it worded correctly. Doesn’t matter if it is Donald Trump or not, the Left is out to get us one way or another no matter who is in office.

It truly is US that are in their way according to their perspective.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, A vote of the full House. After a full House vote, the president’s lawyer can, also, subpoena anyone in the world. The national socialists do not want Brennan, Clapper, Coomey, Clinton, Page, Strzk and many other conspirators subject to questioning by the president’s lawyer.

Will
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Will

@WB,I’m sure the socialist scum don’t want them questioned. But Trumps attorney’s will make sure they are. Its about damn time too. Did Ginsburg ever get them Camel shorts ? j/k brother !

Will
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Will

@WB,I have a casual friend that lives just outside Olney,Tex. He has a 8 acre piece of land he’s selling because of some health issues. It has a old trailer on it and a small barn in need of repair. Bill,it even has a catfish tank on it ! Its about 25miles from me and he’s almost giving it away (as for as price) I’m trying to decide if to finance it or pay cash. What I might do is put a gun range on it free for friends,and friends of friends. What you think ?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, I can not give financial advice. You have to weigh the factors, all of the factors, no emotion.

Will
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Will

@WB,I will prob.just finance it. I meant about the gun range part of it !

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, Oh, silly me. A gun range? No… put several gun ranges in! As long as you are out there pushing dirt around to make back stops, make a few firing positions that cover the most likely avenues of approach, for SHTF day.

Will
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Will

@USA,thanks,but out where I’m at I can shoot everything from my .22s to Barrett 50 cals. The land I’m talking about is just a place I’m about to buy,fix up, to help a friend,and go have some fun right outside Olney,TX.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, I got them back in the mail with a nice thank you note. Maybe Christmas.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Now i gotta watch tombstone darn it

Mack
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Mack

“Like it or not, here’s a truth we all have to face: Some gun owners are sick of betrayals, …”

I wonder if Surrender Monkey will heed this warning?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Mack More than likely not. Back in 2017 or early 2018, there was a guy here who bragged about how politically he would accept any candidate and their actions as long as it wasn’t a democrat. He bragged that “As long as he had enough bread, he would happily eat a crap/fecal sandwich of any candidate with a big smile on his face.” Didn’t matter how badly that candidate may violate the constitution, as long as he could look at the DNC and say “Ha ha, you lost” he was ok with it. There are many such voters anxious to… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Gotta love those gutless, no response negative votes that let you know how many snowflakes hate your comments. 🙂

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, That Repub v Democrat party thing is a deception. The parties have been out for themselves since the first party. Parties have the funds and know-how to get people elected, but won’t do it because the party is kind hearted.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill

Again why I am no longer part of the parties, just as I am no longer a member of the NRA. Sideshow manipulation is not my thing.

Tionico
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Tionico

come ONNNN, mr USA. Lynching is just a name for a murder under specific circumstances. It is STILL murder, so what is this tripe you spew about criminalising his own lynching? Even without his new law, his lunching, though well deserved and likely just, would still be a crime. Better would be to PROVE his complicity in the crime Smellitt committed as he faked his supposed criminal assault…. then charge both Smellitt and Booker accordingly, along wiht the others who played patty cake with them. THAT is a good part of the underlying problem… when things like the Smellit fraid… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

On the news, today, I heard that Trump is sending Pelose a letter to take the vote on impeachment. That tells me that he is saying either sh-t or get off the pot. I think the investigations going on have turned up something that might see some of these democrat criminals locked up. That would be a good day for America. Lets face it, there are a lot of republicans in the swamp that are followers and not leaders, maybe a turn of events would bring them back to reality then we can remember them and vote them out. Do… Read more »

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

Listening to Armed American Radio yesterday, I picked up one significant statistic that explains why the socialists are so desperate to disarm Americans: *** American citizens own 100 times as many firearms as the U.S. military. *** When you consider that the U.S. active duty military is about 1.1 million, and there are over 100 million gun owners in the U.S., it all starts to make sense. That ratio of privately owned guns and “citizen militia” to active duty military is 100:1 in personnel and 100:1 in firearms. We (gun owners) are a barrier to the democrat-socialist-communist takeover of the… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

Johnson was looking for a reason to go to war for profit sake, like many other democrats at the time. It cost those of us that were there blood, flesh and friends. But, today, as then, the democrats don’t care what it cost others as long as they get the redistribution of power and wealth coming to them.
Semper Fi

Finnky
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Finnky

Those with deep experience and aging bones, may find they can leverage their experience and skills considerably by providing instruction, leadership and advice to those long on physical vigor and enthusiasm but short on the hard experience and knowledge that comes therefrom.
Not that I doubt your physical abilities or that you could run circles around me or most other middle aged desk jockeys.

DMack54
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DMack54

We all need to be involved in the fight. Talk to everyone you can, continue to write and call your representatives and the president. If we all keep on them letting them know we won’t accept any compromise on our rights they will get the message. Join groups like CCRKBA, GOA, FPC and 2nd Amendment Foundation. It’s not inevitable if we don’t back down.They don’t so why would we? Look at what gun owners did recently in Michigan at the anti-gun meeting. One of the worst things we can do is not vote. The anti’s are counting on that and… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@DMack54
Will you also accept responsibility if you elect a candidate via the republican party who betrays the Constitution and Second amendment after you put them into office? If you will not accept responsibility and punishment then you don’t have a leg to stand on trying to demand people vote for them.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Oh, another negative vote. Almost as if some crybaby saw I was posting and just automatically started putting a negative vote on every one of my comments he could. 🙂 lol. It’s an awesome feeling knowing you have such control over another idiot’s… I mean person’s mental state and emotions. 😛

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, there is one that stalks me, also. I think that I know who it is, but can not prove anything. Machts nix.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill
Mixing both the English and german with that one.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Rev, I was stationed in Germany, for a while, but my picked up German is poor and spelling is awful!

Finnky
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Finnky

@TR – I’ll accept responsibility for a mistake. However if someone worse would otherwise be elected – why should I accept “responsibility and punishment” for the lesser damage done by second idiot? Simply get back up and start looking for primary challenger to replace the second idiot.
Win or lose – everything but death is temporary. Hold strong against current adversity and work intelligently to move the needle back toward truth and justice in the next round.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, We, each, must do what we think is best. And you got to have gemutlicheit!

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

“Some gun owners are sick of betrayals, and are threatening to give up on voting and prep for “the inevitable.” ^^ That right there. ^^ I have been around long enough to have become legitimately concerned about the sanctity of this countries voting process. It won’t be enough to contact Trump, the GOP, or the remaining single R legislator in my state (Collins) without a complete lockdown on who can vote in this country. Barring that, the only solution people like me see is refreshing that Tree of Liberty just like our founding fathers felt would be necessary. The other… Read more »

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

I hear people say that (I’m going to stay home on election day) from time to time. However, voting and prepping are not mutually exclusive. If you don’t vote, you are just handing the election over to the socialists without their even having to cheat. If they’re willing to commit voter fraud to win, then make them do that. At least you’re right then, when you contest the outcome and right to resist the results. And…if 100% of conservatives and gun owners voted, I think we could win even with the democrat socialist fraudulent votes. Remember 28% of registered voters… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Bowserb46 Staying home and not giving your vote to a politician is still a form of voting. If you want those of us who do that to vote for your candidate, then pick a better candidate. I will not vote for someone who will violate the Constitution or my rights, end of story. What gives me the right to resist any outcome is whether or not they violate their oaths of office. Do not confuse disobedience with apathy. If you truly believe in your candidate, go out and vote for them, but understand that you are not entitled to any… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Because “When Tyranny Becomes Law, Resistance Is Duty”.

Bowser, show me a candidate that will support my gun rights and I’m in that booth with my pencil for sure. Hand me the same tired excuse to vote for and I’m staying home with my Dillon 550c. If Trump wants my vote again he needs to get some balls and stop reaching across the aisle.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Ansel Hazen

Verbatim!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, Ok, can’t argue with that. Why don’t you be that better candidate? You are young, well grounded in Constitutional concepts, you can argue, and an ordinary person that the middle class working folks can relate to. I’ll throw a barbecue!

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill For a very simple reason. I would most likely commit an unspeakable act after witnessing everything there(Think bonfire). I don’t play nice with others, I don’t bandy about words and I have no problem telling the truth when it is not in my best interest. I’m borderline anarchist because I hold to the constitution strictly. I’m not a guy you send in to disarm the bomb, I am the bomb itself. If nothing else, the majority of the responses I have received here should be enough demonstrate that most people don’t want the truth. They are looking for… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Addendum-
by “Here” it should be noted that I refer to Ammoland.

Finnky
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Finnky

@TR – Got no problem with a political bomb, and could probably get onboard with you as a candidate. OTOH if you meant that you would literally kill and destroy – then I’m fully onboard with you not running for office. 🙂

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Rev, Well, I understand, but I am disappointed.

Will
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Will

@USA,ain’t it the damn truth !

Will
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Will

@USA,that really cuts it ! These useless som bitches get free Q,and bitch about it ? Fuck em !

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Talk is cheap. THAT is why the communists believe they will win. THEY act, Americans talk.

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

NO!! Not one single solitary additional “concession” to the liberals (Leftists, Socialists, Progressives, or whatever the hell they call themselves this week). Conservatives have already made far too many steps toward “cooperation” with those wastes-of-human-skin… with absolutely NO corresponding “concessions” returned from the anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment a$$holes – I mean, advocates (yeah, that’s what I mean).

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@JoeUSooner

Don’t forget to include any who call themselves Republicans who are trying to get “Concessions” from us as well on behalf of the left.

Will
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Will

I say ole Shotgun Joe is out of the race by the 15’th of the month.President Trump is about to really ratchet up his sons and his involvement in the Ukraine thing.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

a strong possibility

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

That’s something at least, Will, but I’d like to know WHERE THE HELL ARE THE REST OF THE REPUBLICANS IN D.C.??? We’re hearing big mouth democrats every day, and a lot of them. Is the GOP the party of fraidy-cats? Or is this all just so much theater, and the swamp dwellers on both sides of the aisle are trying to avoid losing the millions they make there at the expense of taxpayers? As Ansel Hazen reminded us a few messages back, maybe “refreshing the tree of liberty” is unavoidable now. Keep stocking up on 9mm and 5.56. After a… Read more »

Will
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Will

@Bowserb46,me and my oldest son have plenty of ammo, but continue to buy more.We have also started getting repair kits,parts, for all our weapons too.

Tionico
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Tionico

that;s only one down. How many moreons, er, more, do we have to take care of?

SOMEONE should be making a BIG STINK about Horizontal Harris not being eliglble, as both her parents were non-citizens at the time of her birth. Not a Natural Born Citizen. Don’t know about Castro, Yang, etc. but SHE is not… and should not even be sumping. the sooner she disappears from the stage the less of her traitorous blathering will be on the lamestream media

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Tionico Bad Argument, If they were both legal residents at the time of her birth and she was born here she does qualify. It is nothing new, and the idea of Jurisdiction over legal residency was laid out in court in 1875, but dates back also to Blackstone. It would be better to spend time formulating arguments against her ideas, arguments which adhere to the Constitution, than to chase down rabbit holes of such simple and arguable merit. For each of her ideas there is a response which can be presented based on the Bill of Rights which can defeat… Read more »

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

Already did. Also suggest sending a few bucks to the Second Amendment Foundation. They don’t lobby. They take bad laws to court.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

DAVID CODREA HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!!!! {“Those are precisely what GOP sellouts have been proffering under the false premise that if we don’t preemptively surrender on those fronts, the Democrats will do something really, really bad to gun owners. And most of those voters have signaled back there will be no real political cost for disarmament bills as long as they’re “bipartisan.”} Exactly what has been going on at ammoland over the last few days, A “vote republican or else, even if we are going to infringe on your rights in the name of compromise.” campaign has been… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Aww, one negative comment, and no reply. Looks like another diaper wetter who didn’t want to point to anything as being inaccurate with what I said or provide evidence to the contrary. So how about it people. If you are someone who has no evidence to support your views and are so braindead you cant form a coherent argument, vote my original comment down with a negative and leave no reply. 🙂 Show us how many of you are out there who act as nothing more than shills for Progressives in the Republican party working to violate the second amendment.… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Well, TheRevelator, cowardice & inactivity has led Americans to this time and the communists against the Constitution, the People and the country. There is a lot of tough talk, but 97% of Americans are just too comfortable to get involved. They don’t want to lose their ‘stuff; and their beer & Cheetos. When you talk like the Founding Fathers, the cowards will compile a list of reasons why you are crazy and why THEY can’t do anything. Why YOU must do something, just not them.
The communists rely on that. Not to mention so many Americans are FAT and lazy.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

I see a COWARD down voted but ran away.
So typical.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@tetejaun I know you for what you are. You are the last person to have any credibility on calling out cowardice. You are one of the biggest in the room. Because you do not have the courage to take action by yourself for the things you believe in, you come here and try to agitate others to join you before you take action. When people don’t do what you want, instead of showing evidence for your arguments you cry “coward”. You are not an ally. Your actions belie integrity, and I have not seen one instance of you actually standing… Read more »

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

That 97% of Americans are comfortable with the socialists’ talk because the socialists lie. They talk about a tax on wealth–but only those with over $32 million in net worth–so people think they’re immune. Well, think again. The average household net worth in the U.S. is about $69,000. Of course, it varies widely by age, with the peak being the 65-69 age group with $194,000, and declining afer that down to $156,000 for over 75. (That’s not much, really, when you consider how much of a household’s net worth for older Americans, is their house, which is not a very… Read more »

ras52
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ras52

Those who claimed to be “on our side” are now betraying us! Spineless Republicans!

Will Flatt
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Just like the NRA and Harold Hutchinson, yeah, the GOP wants to impose pre-emptive infringements now to “prevent” worse infringements later. But everyone is forgetting one thing, and that’s the citizen militia. The militia (which is US, by the way) knows how to honor their oath, unlike the political class!!

Tionico
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Tionico

well, revver, WHERE are the strong godly patriotic constitionalist REPUBS? Haven’t heard more than a few. Two are cometing for the R nomination to replace Washington’s nazi sorry excuse of a governor. No one is gunning for his dirty sidekick Bobby Fergie’s throne as AtG.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Tionico Indeed, they are few! What could be if we could only clone men like Mike and Tom Lee! But remember this, there are many who have the ability to be strong if it were not for being dragged down by two factors. First is indeed the bad apples, those corrupt inhabiting positions they use for their own benefit to the detriment of the country. Even more complicit are the second, those who refuse to hold them accountable and instill a political cost against any who approach Liberty with a sideways glance, who use fear and emotion to keep them… Read more »

StWayne
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StWayne

Politicians may think they bargain our rights away when it comes to the Constitution, the Second Amendment, or any other right that it guarantees, but what they don’t seem to understand is that they’re on a fool’s mission because, so as above, so below. And my, how history has proven that the primrose path they trot up and down today, will see them taking a long, hard fall for tomorrow.