Stand up for assault weapons, Patriots!
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
December 31, 2012 08:31 AM | 1108 views | 5 5 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Why do gun nuts always call themselves patriots? Here are comments posted under Pete Borden's nearby post by "Patriot D," who no doubt wears a tri-corn hat over his or her tin foil hat when he or she attends Tea Party shindigs. I've added some commentary for the enlightenment of the reader:

 

"It is not surprising though for me to see so many comfortable "Americans" (if you disagree with Patriot D, you aren't a real "American") so willing to surrender their power of freedom, liberty and subjugate themselves... all in the name of safety (let's see, government-ensured safe cars, safe food, safe medicines, safe airliners, safe highways...). Those reading this need to be able to identify the real threats to America (you mean like people who think assault weapons with high capacity magazines should be banned?) and refuse to allow your life to be micro-governed so everyone's entire life is perfectly safe. Imagine what that set of laws would be. Where will it end? What would life be like? (I don't know...maybe you should ask the parents of the kids slaughtered in Newtown, Patriot D). Life is about responsibility and accountability (Then why don't you identify yourself and take responsibility for your words?).

Perhaps it is the strict gun laws that cost those poor children their lives. (Um, we don't have strict gun laws. That's the problem.)

What if the principal was armed? Instead of rushing the shooter unarmed or choosing to hide in closets, someone could have eliminated the threat immediately. But unfortunately, no. Being law abiding good citizens, they were unarmed and unprepared and are now victims for it. This horrible incident proves that good people obey the laws and bad people don't. Why tie the hands of good guys and put them at the disadvantage? (You sound just like the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. What a coincidence)

I for one want the good people to ALWAYS be well ARMED. Who wouldn't? They're the good guys! The laws we have clearly don't work on bad guys. (Then why did New York City, with strict gun safety laws, have a record-low number of homicides in 2012?) The issue is about individual BEHAVIOR and individual RESPONSIBILITY. These tragedies are not the fault of some inanimate object like a gun. The gun doesn't think, make decisions, or act. (Maybe you can explain why Adam Lanza's momma, one of those aforementioned "good guys," had assault weapons in her home along with a son she knew was deranged. She evidently had no trigger locks on the weapons or a gun safe to lock them in.)

The PEOPLE need to hold these criminals accountable and the punishments need to be severe enough to deter behavior. (I agree. Make sure they can't get their hands on military style assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Ban 'em!)

Remember folks... this country is about WE THE PEOPLE. Do not allow yourself to be ruled by a government. America wasn't found on the pretense of a ruling government, America was uniquely founded based on a ruling people. Stand up and BE STRONG. (Yep. Tea Partier).

In America since 1776, THE PEOPLE RULE... therefore the PEOPLE KEEP THE POWER! (Power to the people, right on!)
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CobbCoGuy
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January 02, 2013
Lib

Now we're getting somewhere. I don't agree, but at least we now have a discussion.

Thanks.
Lib in Cobb
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January 01, 2013
@Geotge: My rants are no more ridiculous than the rants of the gun crazies who wish to carry around loaded firearms and wrap themselves up in a document which was written more than 200 years ago. The second amendment was written with the firearms technology of the day and the needs of the population at that time. Both the technology and the population have changed dramatically. If the authors of the second had an idea of future firearm technology, the second would read much different.

@Cobb Guy: First stop all sales to private citizens. Next, stop the manufacture, distribution and importation of all firearms. That will keep us busy for a a while.

Make drugs legal, make guns illegal.
George Middleton
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January 01, 2013
@Lib in Cobb, It is fortunate for you that you chose not to use the term "assault rifle." That is the only thing that possibley could have rendered yous inane, diconnected collection of ludicrous rantings any more ridiculous.
CobbCoGuy
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December 31, 2012
Lib

It is well understood that you would prefer a country with no firearms whatsoever and your comment here continues to support this. We get it.

However, with all due respect, and in my humble opinion, this is a utopian dream and you're not adding to what should be a serious discussion.

How would you propose that the government go about rounding up and confiscating the millions of firearms in this country?
Lib in Cobb
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December 31, 2012
OK, I am fully in favor of any American having guns. Each person who desires a gun or two can have them.

One flintlock, muzzle loading rifle.

One flintlock muzzle loading pistol.

The gun crazies want guns, here you go. This will closely match up with the firearm technology of 1791.

No more Bushmasters, no more AR 15s, no more Glocks, no more Sig Sauers, no more revolvers of any kind, no more single shot firearms of any kind other than muzzle loaders. No more semi autos of any kind, no more extended clips. The best of all, no more mass shootings made possible by the presence of these semi autos, be it a rifle or pistol.

Did you notice I never used the term "assault rifle"?

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