Another thing: I hear the phrases "sensible gun laws", "common sense gun laws", and "good policy" in regards to gun control/ban laws. There is NO SUCH THING! Especially when leftist global authoritarians are the ones crafting such laws. They are nowhere close to reasonable or sensible when it comes to their anti-gun agenda for this country. They have no more common sense or goodness in them than any despot, dictator, or totalitarian thug currently existing on the planet.
I am also NOT a supporter of registration, at all.
The first thing though, that made me go "hold on there, Bill", and also a point that Rubio agreed with him on, was Bill's statement that gun control is up to the states.
I would like to know Levin's take on this, because he had a monologue not long ago, describing the hard fought effort of convincing the colonies to form the UNITED states, which meant the states' acceptance of the Constitution. That did, in fact, establish a central government, setting basic core principles that EVERY state must adhere to, and is NOT allowed to circumvent. States have their rights, but violation of the Constitution is not one of them.
Unless I hear/see a compelling argument otherwise (written in law), I don't see how one state gets to regulate firearms different than another, other than basic administration things like their method of storing felony record data, stuff like that.
For me the acceptance of dictatorial EOs by the pRisident is is much worse than what is in the EOs.
If we as a people are going to accept the pRisident creating and passing LAW, then what purpose does the congress serve?
Wake up, Little Ricky, Wake up
Wake-up, Little Ricky, Wake up
Obama doesn't like any of the Bill of Rights.
NO to BILLO!! I did a gun crime - 7-11, no bullets. Only got 13.5 months 'cause I knew the Sheriff of the County's family. Got into small stuff, mostly aggression toward my family. Supporter of the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION - NEWLY BORN CHRISTIAN. 10 years mandatory is political hype. They already have the three strikes your out law. It's not working, like banning guns would ALSO make things worse! Crimes are done for as many reasons as people on the planet. An overall pill for this and for that has never worked. Now I'm a teacher of logical reasoning - OH the Irony, as Beck might say. If I got 10 years, well, I am pretty sure I could have killed someone, been a lifer. I don't like you Bill, haven't for a long time. You're a RINO in the first order. Some things you say may seem OK, but most of it is hogwash, and you are a big reason for the USA meltdown - saying things like "Obama may be a nice guy". He isn't a nice guy, his speeches aren't eloquent, and on and on.
All I'll say is that Rubio and O'Reilly are using the lefties' language on 'assault' weapons, and are sort of liking some of the E.O.s, i.e. registration, background checks ...
It is fence sitting, it is words, that's all.
O'Reilly made a point that he and Sen. Rubio where on the same page. That page will ruin Rubio's chance for higher office.
I hope so!
And isn't it ridiculous how the avuncular O'Reilly sort of gives his 'blessing' to Rubio?
Was he ever that 'nice' to Sarah Palin?
Thanks Conservator1. I had somehow missed the whole Ailes/Hannity/O'Reilly hatefest. I've seen O'Reilly get based by the left for "selling stuff on his site" and so he likes to mention on air that it's for charity more to rile and inform them than us... I think anyway. But you're right, the best form of genuine altruism is giving to Charity is done privately with there being no self-interest or publicity involved. I've seen people (usually Hollyweirdeos) actually call a press conference when they want to give a donation to one of the liberal trendy charities and I'm always asking... So, what's in it for him/her.
Wolfie, I didn't mean to imply he was evil. He supports a number of charities like Wounded Warrior Project and that's good. However, his need to tell his audience of his philanthropy doesn't sit well with me. IMO, no person's altruism needs to be made public by the individual donating, but unfortunately Bill is not bashful about his charity.
In addition, I don't like that O'Reilly has attacked many conservatives on talk radio. He often doesn't mention names directly, but most in the industry know who he is referring to like Hannity and Levin. I'm sure you know well that Bill and Sean have problems with each other, but just in case the links are below:
Bill O’Reilly Says It’s ‘Absolutely True’ He Hates Sean Hannity?
Sean Hannity On Bill O'Reilly Hate: 'I Was A Little Surprised' (VIDEO)
I think the emphasis is being placed on the wrong issue. Too many times violent crimes are being committed by people on legal drugs that doctors have given to curb their violent tendencies. Our society is built upon drugs, whether legal or otherwise and the ads on TV are replete with medications and what it can do to you. Take this and it will cure your big toe; however, you could lose your foot if you do. Maybe the plan it to make Stepford wives out of the population through the nation's pharmacies.
As always, if we returned to "I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Ex. 15:26) we all would be healthier, happier and live more peacefully here in the earth. But we can't do that because of the separation of church and state. It's time to pray and seek the Lord. Enough said.
...gun BANS of any kind DOES NOT WORK . The common sense thing to do is to 'IMPEACH'(for circumventing the Constitution of the United States of America) DEAR LEADER II Mao Obama and remove him from the Oval Office the seat of power of the legal citizens of the U.S.A.."(period)
At 5.00 min into the interview Mr. Rubio, my junior Senator, starts describing our CCL acquisition process but before finishing BillO interrupts and inquires about any objections to the process including registation. Much to my surprise Sen. Rubio claimed no objection, even to registration. Either he is agreeing to federal firearms registration or he had a laps of memory due to the rapid fire questioning. Florida State Law, Chapter 790.335 entitled "Prohibition of registration of firearms; electronic records" with links to other requirements is clear record keeping is extremely limited. My hope is he had brain flatulence.
O'reilly's an a$$ hole fence sitter who climbs down on which ever side is gonna get him more viewers. He's more interested in his own voice and opinion than anyone he has on as a guest. His interview with Obama in his first presidential race was an embarrassment and a disservice to the entire country. I've never watched his show or given any import to anything he's said since.
Local TV Anchor Issues Another Gun Fact-Check on Violent Crime, Assault Rifles — and Piers Morgan
Assassination plot foiled — in Wisconsin?
Tough guy eh? Now that our tyrant has already lost the first battle to the citizens, the NRA and the gun industry, he pokes his head up.
Let's see what an upstanding law & order guy Rubio is when it comes to enforcing our immigration laws and promoting the Bush clan's amnesty program over Hussein's amnesty plan.
Rubio is just blustering here, reading the narrative he has been assigned. I heard no establishment Republicans standing up to the media propaganda after Sandy Hook. Only us and the NRA. Rubio has no respect for the Constitution or he would have been explaining Article 2 Section 1 to mortally wound Hussein Obama.
Rubio has been assigned the task of offering a better deal to the illegals than Hussein can, to buy their votes in 2016. Giving free stuff and citizenship to men and women who knowing violate Federal law to come here and stay here, does not defend the Constitution or the sovereignty of America.
I don't support gun registration! This is what leads to newspapers run by libtards marking you for as a target for attack. Buying a gun should be the same as buying a hammer. It's nobody's business but your own. And yes hammers can be called "assault weapons" if you attack someone with one... But how many in the media will call it a "defensive weapon" if a woman uses one to "subdue" a rapist? See my point?
Doctors have the right to ask you about lifestyle choices that may affect your medication... PERIOD! Anything beyond that is intrusive government spying!
We are almost in the same position as the Germans were in 1933... Not a good place to be!
Oh great, now I'll have to register all my hammers. Do you have any idea how many hammers I own...Was a carpenters helper at age 12, a carpenter since 21, and a Contractor since 42. A short stint in the Gulf Coast oil fields from 1980-90. So I own a lot of hammers.
O'Reilly remains wrong in some of his conclusions. The 10-year plan is asinine (imo)... especially with the crap Obama recently decreed (through EO)... honest people who own guns would likely fall prey to this poorly thought out suggestion. However, I am firmly in favor of aggressively and dramatically punishing bonafide criminals (especially repeat offenders) who are caught commiting violent crime. Make the punishment fit the crime... and enforce it. Simple huh?
I appreciate Rubio for saying what he did... I'm not currently a fan of his state's 10-20-life law though, for the reasons I stated above. Obama and the media is painting anyone who owns a gun as a bad guy. A strict, no compromise law like this might hurt law-abiding citizens, thanks to Obama.
It's amazing what a lack of common sense there is in this country... usually brought on by the Democrats/Liberals.
I once thought Rubio was going to be at the front of conservatism to try and slow down the continuous attack by the liberal zealots determined to transform our way of life into their euphoric perception of reality that is only lunacy gone awry. His associations with Jeb Bush, and others who are just as responsible for our demise as Obama and his lying and deceiving sychophants, makes me take a second look at his intentions. The jury is still out on Rubio, but the potential is always there.
Well, he did agree with O'Reilly on gun registration. He even said it was part of Florida law, which as has already been pointed out, is wrong.
Rubio is a Republican from Florida. How does he not associate with Jeb Bush or any others in the Republican Party? How do you come up through the ranks when starting out by being a loaner and refusing to associate with the former Governor?
The Brits have been playing the public for fools for a long time.
Here is a simple fact. If guns had anything to do with crime then rural and suburban white people would have the highest crime rate. But instead, they have the Lowest crime rate. The Highest crime rate is in cities with over 500,000.
Malcolm's "guns and violence" on page 233:
"The results of a study on race and crime that Scotland Yard undertook more than twenty years ago 'are closely guarded.' ... In July 2000 ... Scotland Yard broke with precedent and disclosed that shootings in the black community accounted for nearly THREE QUARTERS of gun crime in London ... mostly in disputes over drugs." Gee. I suppose I never would have known that unless Scotland Yard broke with precedent. Just like I never would have known that Gangs are not spread evenly over Chicago unless the NY Times told me that.
Allow me a general remark: The most effective subversives are the ones you think you can trust. You know, they are a bit conservative, they don't run off at the mouth about the Dictatorship of the Proletariat; they don't make intemperate remarks, and keep their nose clean. Sorta like KIM PHILBY and ALGER HISS. Sometimes the worst enemy looks OK. That is why the gun control issue is not about Hitler or Stalin ... instead, it is about what the English did to totally disarm everybody. They are the ones who push the idea that 'the state should have a monopoly on the use of force'. Well - if that was American policy, then how come Americans have hundreds of millions of guns ? I want to know where each politician or bureaucrat stands on this issue, and that, if they are for state monopoly, it should be grounds for Instant Removal From Office, and disqualify running for office, since they can not adhere to the Constitution.
Keep that in mind when these politicians get up there and claim that guns are the problem. But what about all those who throw out a lot of irrelevant distractions, and say nothing about what is actually relevant ? That too is part of how the little English game is played. Like how to get people to spin their wheels at a critical time.
check out the NY Times OP ed by the supposedly conservative Australian Prime Minister John Howard " I went after guns, Obama can too "
Keep your eye on the bouncing ball. While y'all blabber about how many rounds, these clowns - under the GUISE of BEING CONSERVATIVE - disarmed Australia.
Do you smell a rat ? Did the Aussies smell a rat ?? Did the Brits smell a rat ???
Well ... do YOU smell a rat ????
Yep. Rubio is a poseur. Until he proves that he is a conservative on every level, that is all he will be to me. He has revealed his hand too many times for me to believe he is concerned with conservative interests.
I can't accept the mandatory prison sentencing logic under any circumstances. Every person and every crime is different. Also, if every person buying a gun must be registered by the federal government, as is suggested by Bill, then the government has the power to come to those homes and take those guns, or put those people on "special" lists. No, No, No. Bill? Really? NONE of this should be monitored or regulated by the federal government. None of it.
And Rubio is wrong about Florida. There is no gun registration in Fl. Maybe if you have a concealed permit, I'm not sure about that, but not overall registration.
Rubio also agreed with O'Reilly on gun registration. This is not surprising because I believe Rubio is not a true conservative. How many times do we have to say that gun registration will make it easier for a tyrannical government to confiscate the guns a person has because they will know that person has a gun? I tell you, both political parties are no good. They are like two roads leading to the same dead end, except one gets you there quicker than the other.
It happened in CA back around 2000. People who owned certain types of guns were told they had to register them, with the promise that they could continue to own them. A yr. later all of those weapons were made illegal and the owners became felons overnight if they didn't turn them in.
O'Reily is dead wrong (most of the time), especially on this issue. Registering your gun(s) with the Government won't help anything and it could very likely hurt you if liberals remain free to make laws.
Bill O'Reilly is just one of the reasons I don't watch Fox News anymore. He agrees with gun registration? Really?
From a comment I made some time ago:
Gun registration is supposed to be used to protect the gun owner from false arrest and imprisonment, should his or her gun be stolen and used to commit a crime. However, the government's intention is not to protect the gun owner. The government wants to further use gun registration in order to control the citizenry. As has been stated and restated, criminals who possess firearms DO NOT register their guns. Criminals DO NOT follow the rule of law. What more needs to be said about adding more to our current gun registration requirements? It WILL NOT WORK!!!
When Billy O was told the same thing about criminals (you know, how they break the law), he dismissed it. The new gun control law in New York will make it more difficult for the criminals to get firearms? Criminals aren't supposed to have firearms at all because the law says so? What? How? Again, they are CRIMINALS who obtain things ILLEGALLY. If they can't steal someone's gun, they will get it some other way. Hey, don't you know they can also get high capacity magazines ILLEGALLY as well? They don't care if they break the law! Holy crap! The complete naïveté or just outright stupidity of people like Bill O'Reilly is astounding!
There are a couple who are good eggs on FNC, but I have quit watching altogether. As in the case of O'Reilly, the man shifts positions too many times for my liking. His agreement with gun registration and the making of federal gun control/ban laws is plain wrong...after all, a criminal will not care whether he is transporting an illegal weapon across state lines or not. Right now, they don't care if they transport illegal drugs across state lines. He can try to justify his positions, as he often does, but there is no justification for supporting laws that strip honest, law-abiding Americans of their freedoms and liberties.
Almost 2 years ago, I watched O'Reilly faithfully. Though I didn't always agree with him, he seemed somewhat level-headed. Man was I wrong.
Good piece you wrote there. I also have stopped watching a lot of FNC. I will sometimes watch The Five... and maybe Bret at 6:00 P.M. EST. But I've dumped O'Reilly and Greta... just not worth it.
I do watch Neil Cavuto from time to time too, just because he's a nut (in a good way).