Regardless of what the leftists try to convince us about gun control, the first priority of human beings is SURVIVAL. I am sure the leftists would do the same. I am also convinced the leftist would like to have all the guns after the rest of us were disarmed.
Look who is the mouthpiece for the progressives on this video - Blumenthal, a proven liar. The people in his state who voted for him deserve what they got. It's a pity they exposed the rest of America to the lying socialist. Not only did he lie about his military service, but he lied in his oath to defend the Constitution - here he is trying to dismantle the 2nd amendment and rob Americans of their right to protect themselves, their family and their property.
Well here in Ohio, my bud bought a $65.00 receiver for 485.00 and a $450.00 kit for $550.00. So he paid around $1000.00 for a $515.00 gun, then asked me to put it together for another $25.00. He seems to feel he has a $1500.00 gun. If he can sell it, at the show 1/4 of the ppl brought the guns they bought after the 94 gun ban, trying to make the money back they paid during the last big scare.
IMPEACH THESE SONS OF MOTHERS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE AND BLOOD IS SHED. THEY ARE INTENTIONALLY INCITING TO RIOT AND CAUSE MASS HARM TO THE VARY PEOPLE THEY CLAIM THEY WISH TO PROTECT!!
As far as I am concerned everyone that feels they had to go and get they're protection before the pending doom of communist gun control hit the U.S mainland. Should send the bills to the Oval office. As that is the puppet that is obeying the communists that string him. He and he alone is responsible for DEFYING the U.S Constitution and the God that helped our founding Fathers create it as he did them. Do not sit idly by and allow this tyrannical garbage to occur. Not for one nanosecond
This is only going to get worse as the days go by. I've never seem Americans act this way about buying guns, meaning that they are genuinely scared now about losing them. I don't know how far Obama is going to go with his Executive Orders and, whatever he does, an Executive Order does NOT trump an amendment to the Constitution. But this could get nasty real fast, regardless of how long this thing plays out in the courts. And yet we still have a president who is determined to divide this nation even further. Amazing that he got re-elected, unless of course there is a substantial faction in this country that is fine with this. If so, we have bigger problems than Obama. You could be heading into 1861 all over again, and that would be tragic.
Again, "We the People" are voicing our opinion LOUDLY but the government and their media are not listening. The more the left push to defraud us of our 2nd amendment rights, the louder we speak.
Unfortunately this is not translating to the ballot box. WHY, because the people who are buying, or in this case, are not being educated that they should vote, not just with their pocketbooks, but also with a ballot, and if they feel they do not have a candidate that is worth their vote, then they should ban together, find a person in their group that does believe as they, VET THEM privately, because any skeletons will be made public by the prying eyes of a liberal media. Then share resources and run that person, preferably as a local TEA party candidate.
It is simply amazing the incredible stupidity of ALL liberals. So everyone who buys that particular gun wants to kill people? You can not make this stuff up. There are so many gun toting patriots out there and getting bigger and bigger every day. The government has entered a very slippery slope.
Interesting rifle. Personally, I wouldn't want one because I don't particularly care for 223 ammunition. Recently, I've looking for the old lever action 30-30 made by Henry, that came out in 1994. I've always wanted a lever action rifle. Problem is it would appear somebody bought every gun in america. That rifle is a great starter rifle for big game... provided you're not hunting elephants or kodiak bears; it's a great ranch rifle or if you're on horseback.
OK, we had a huge gun show here in town this weekend, and I didn't go because I can't overcome an unfounded fear of guns. If I had read this editorial by Michael Barone earlier today, I would have changed my mind. http://washingtonexaminer.com/michael-barone-history-suggests-that-era-of-entitlements-is-nearly-over/article/2518314#.UPL1vvL8j0o
I guess it is time for me to ask a gun friendly male friend to take me to the range.
The minute you learn to handle and shoot the gun the fear will leave.
My Dad gave me a little pea shooter that I kept around for years and I swear the first time I tried to shoot it I was shaking. I put it away and never touched it again.
Five years ago I decided to buy a gun. I talked to a couple of guys I knew and the guy who sold it to me to decide what I should get. I went into the shooting range he showed me how to load, how to hold it, etc. I shot it quite a few times and didn't do to bad. I had no fear at all from that time on.
Nice article. I think he's right. The end of the entitlement era is coming to a close, most likely by collapsing from within.
sybilll, here's my suggestion. Call your local range and ask when the next Ladies Basic Gun class will be held. Female NRA instructors are fantastic! The course is great and you are with all women. In my class we also did some time on the range. Then have your male friend take you to the range and continue to practice.
Thanks for the great advice Orange. Sincerely. I've got to overcome my fear first. My daughter's life was likely saved when an armed frat boy showed up while my daughter was being robbed by 3 men at knifepoint. But, I started running my dad's neighborhood grocery store at age 11, and there was a loaded gun in the lockbox. I was never shown a single thing about it, it was just there, and I was there alone running the store. It scared the hell out of me. The one time my ex-husband talked me into shooting into a ditch, I pulled the trigger once, then immediately burst into tears. I know this is not a self-help forum, but I feel like I *know* you all well enough, and this is my story.
We are a community here and I'm honored that you are reaching out to us.
I was very fortunate, my dad was a WWII vet and ensured I learned how to shoot and shoot to kill when I was only 8. It was a very, very long time before I handled another firearm and did so by attending the ladies Basic Handgun class. Not only did it help build my confidence, but I had range time with my instructor who really built my confidence. 100% of my shots were in the kill zone. I am going to the Intermediate class this week and will then go to conceal & carry.
We have a lot of vets on this site and I'm sure they will all offer suggestions and advice too. I always read them and take their advice.
I just followed you on Twitter with my secondary account, primary is suspended again, hope that's okay. We can Direct Message on Twitter more if you'd like. I am happy to pay forward what I have been taught from this great community.
"Controversial gun sale", "trying to get their hands on semi-automatic rifles", "clamoring to this New England shop", "lawmakers want to ban it" (not 'some lawmakers'), "they must want to kill someone". Can they get any more dramatic than these lines?
Ok, I am so tired of these gun rights/gun ban battles that we are having every single day. Throwing facts left and right at these people that want to take our 2nd Amendment rights away from us appears to be just a waste of time. What they don't see is that there is a greater dilemma out there that is not even being discussed. These gun ban advocates should really jump on this bandwagon.
What I am talking about is banning drivers licenses from all of the population. There are far more people killed every single year by wacko and criminal elements when they get behind the wheel of a car than have ever been killed by mass murderers in the last twenty years. I understand that cars have a purpose other than just killing mall shoppers on a Saturday night, but we must face reality for the sake of all those innocent women, children, and unfortunate husbands that were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. If we can save but one life, it is well worth the effort.
Let's face it, when we compare the number of people killed in the US every year by cars and the number killed by cars in any car-free area (such as the ENTIRE continent of Antarctica), there is absolutely no comparison. I mean, if they can keep the number killed so low, then we should seriously look at why drivers licenses in our country are causing all our deaths here.
I know we can't start out by banning all licenses from law-abiding drivers, so we need to start with only those who drive fast, high powered sports cars with high capacity engines, plus any that merely look like fast sports cars (like the volkswagons with the rebuild body kits to make them look slick and fast).
Once we get these banned, we can move on to teen drivers and oldsters who should not be behind the wheel at all. We could get everybody in a registry to find out when they first come of age, and when they reach the death-panel age whereby they are of no use to society as a whole.
Having taken care of the very worst, we can then start expanding the bans to include anyone who texts, phones, eats, listens to the radio, or talks while driving. Pushing that further, we can reach the point where everybody is banned and then we institute a massive government program to drive everybody to everywhere they need to go (perhaps a civilian army, that is more-armed, better-trained, and much larger than our military, could be employed for this purpose. We could then unionize them).
Once they are dependent on the government for their very transportation, we can then start talking about taking away their ability to vote, as driving them to the polling places would put a severe strain on our resources which would be needed to drive people to the re-education camps (oh, did I fail to mention them. That was an Executive Order).
The ability to bear arms may be a Constitutional right, but the 'right to drive' is a privilege. Let's regulate that privilege into the ground so that we won't have to worry about the serfs even thinking of using their guns in protection of any so-called Constitutional right, shall we.
(/sarc off - for those who didn't catch on)
One group of law-abiding drivers which need their driving licenses confiscated right now are of course gun owners!
If they couldn't drive any more, they couldn't go and buy more guns, and they couldn't drive to places where they shoot up innocent non-gun owners, like children.
I hope you see that this driving license grab must have the highest priority!
Sarcasm yes, BUT statistically car drivers kill far more people than murderers do with rifles or all types of fire arms.
Car Stats: Yearly deaths, 40,000+, over 100 people a day die in car accidents.
According to FBI stats murders by rifle, 2011, 323!!!!!!!!!
YET, all the Libs are going crazy about AR-15 rifles, and people buying rifles.
40,000 vs 323 (Total murders by all types of firearms, 2011, 8583)
Should we not restrict the availability of cars?
Restrict cars before you restrict rifles.
As you well know, I don't want to ban drivers licenses or guns from law-abiding citizens. I try to show the ridiculous nature of the gun ban advocates' points of view and sarcasm is the tool that I prefer to use.
We truly need to look at the real causes of maniacs killing our children (gun free zones and overuse of medications, for example). We need to address the violent crime nature of our society, as well (a failure of our school system and a failure of the family, as more examples). We have a gang crime problem in this nation that has absolutely nothing to do with law-abiding citizens owning guns.
When the gun ban advocates are ready to drop their personal agendas and decide to actually have a national conversation about the real problems of our country, then we are here to talk. Until then, I will continue to argue against their silly and inane arguments until they are blue in the face. :)
BTW, I also agree we must do something about the number of vehicle deaths in the nation, but restricting anything from the good guys, never stops the bad guys from doing what bad guys do, whether it's driving drunk, robbing someone's house, or murdering our school children.
Okay Nuke I'll call your hand and raise you one. Look at how many children die each year because their parents forgot they were in the car (how do you forget your child in a car in 100 degree heat?), didn't purchase the correct child seat or even use the child seat. And look at how many accidents are caused because people (illegals too) are driving without a license, driving with a revoked license, driving under age, young and driving with too many people in the car or after the legal hours.
All good reasons to refuse the law-abiding drivers (who never do these things) their right to drive.
My son brought up the idea that we should suggest banning swimming pools. You could go through the entire scenario explaining why, but I'll leave that for another day. The point is, how many of the Hollywood types, politicians and social elites would scream bloody murder if that ever happened?
Orangeone, you and Nukeman are bringing up good points but both of you are forgetting the obvious...electricity. Major cause of house fires and resulting deaths. I say we go back to using candles, no, wait, forget it.
:) Why not ban the Hollyweirdos security systems too. After all, that's noise pollution to their neighbors
One of the talk show guys was talking about banning 100 round magazines. Crap, a 100 round magazine must be 2 feet long. Hardly portable, if available. Another fella wants to ban teflon coated bullets. WTF? Craziness abounds.
I know of one style that is just over 1 foot long for the 100 rd mag. Many 100 rd mags are on a 6-12 month backorder.
An AR barrel will get pretty hot if you try and go through it all too fast.
I hope Obama is paying attention to how many who now own guns because this in and of itself should tell him there is NO way the American people are going to give up their guns.
That's where a declaration of martial law comes in, if civil disobedience erupts.
Oh, by the way, this is what Zero and his administration has been busy doing behind our backs:
Who is this idiot that wants background checks to buy ammo? Next it will be background checks for Sudafed, fertilizer, boxcutters, knives (maybe I should by my new cutlery before the gov't does that).
Why no background checks to purchase automobiles and alcohol? More people die from drunk drivers than guns.
Why do you need new cutlery? What is your ulterior motive in buying them? Don't you know that some criminal type can steal them and then you will have the blood of thousands on your hands. Is the Thanksgiving turkey worth that much to you?
Oops, I thought I was a liberal for a moment. I must be watching too many Piers Morgan videos. Sorry. Sanity being restored now. I'm okay. Just give me a Tylenol (after my background check, that is).
I can see it now, when you go to the doctor for a migraine headache. He'll tell you to go home, take a background check, and come back in the morning.
You are so making my evening with your great humour! I can absolutely see my doctor asking how old my cutlery is right after she asks me if I have a gun in my home (I am asked every single visit). I don't have kids so it is none of their bloody business. I'm sure under ObamaCare if I choose not to answer there will be an extra charge on my bill and a # to call :)
BTW, my cutlery is over 20 years old. I thought I'd treat myself to a new set until I noticed it was over $100. If I'm going to stimulate the economy with anything it will be more ammo :)
I found a doctor who is a very strong 2nd Amendment kinda gal and she laughed when I told her what the other doc did. Said I didn't have to worry... they wanted her to do that too, and she refused.
My doctor asked me if there was a gun in my home... I told him he was fired for attempted violation of my 2nd Amendment rights, walked out of the examining room, walked up to the desk and requested my family's medical records and left immediately after receiving them. Then I went home and phoned the other members of my family and friends who used the same doctor (on my recommendation) and let them know what he had done and suggested they do the same thing I did.
Hopefully they're all duly registered with the proper authorities. I, myself, feel serrated knives should be banned. Sure, they can cut through a tomato quickly and easily but even in the hands of an amateur cook it is capable of slicing way too many way too fast and I don't even want to bring up what it can do to a loaf of bread.
We need a serrated knife commission.
Why yes there is as a matter of fact. I have 2 of them from the 1940s and another 6 serrated steak knives. Whew, thankfully you didn't ask about what might be in the set hanging on the wall :)
Curious Orangeone, among the many weapons in your knife draw would there perhaps be a serrated one? If so, why?