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The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights
Western Journalism ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | Doug Book

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:18:23 AM PST by KeyLargo

The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights

Once cowed at the thought of provoking Second Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Dianne Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that D.C. liberals have finally become convinced that American gun owners are too cowardly, too lazy or too dependent upon the generosity of Big Brother to fight for their Second Amendment rights.

During the past four years, the gun banning-Left have watched as American buyers broke sales records in the purchase of semi-automatic rifles. Opting for these and other powerful, efficient weapons, it is estimated that some 100 million private citizens are now in possession of over 300 million firearms. And these numbers continue to grow with each passing month.

Yet it’s against this backdrop of America’s unprecedented determination to assert the fundamental permanence of Second Amendment guarantees that Diane Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama and others will choose to implement gun bans, demand the federal registration of firearms, and even legislate outright confiscation.

Maybe Democrats are confident that fallout from Sandy Hook will provide the floor votes necessary to disarm the American people. But if the Left is willing to risk picking this fight with millions of American gun owners, it must also believe something far more important—that Americans who have spent years arming themselves against the ultimate expression of tyranny by their own government–the overthrow of the Second Amendment– will choose to not fight when the time finally comes.

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“Mark the date, it isn’t gonna be long before moderate Republicans start going on television to push the notion that guns are hurting Republicans with independent voters and women.” Just like abortion, just like the pro-lifers are hurting Republicans with independents. Just like immigration. The moderate linguine-spined Republicans, it isn’t gonna be long as this controversy heats up, you know, they wilt with a little heat. It doesn’t take the moderate Republicans long to slink away. They don’t like having to stand up and defend what they believe. They’d rather give away a core belief. They’d rather annunciate something that would make them friends with their enemies."

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/01/moderate-gop-will-wilt-on-guns/#ixzz2HxW0Bsm6


1 posted on 01/14/2013 6:18:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

2 posted on 01/14/2013 6:22:25 AM PST by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: KeyLargo

The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights ....

O’rly?


3 posted on 01/14/2013 6:23:06 AM PST by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: KeyLargo
STICK TO YOUR GUNS

STICK TO YOUR GUNS - NO MATTER WHAT

4 posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:11 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. MOLON LABE !)
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To: PROCON

>> HOW THE LEFT VIEWS GUN OWNERS

(nervous chuckle)

Say... if you know where that guy got his high capacity magazines could you FReepmail me? Thx


5 posted on 01/14/2013 6:28:41 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: KeyLargo

This is about way more than guns. The kenayn will use this as a test EO.

There is are a lot other items on the marxist wet dream list that they can’t get through Congress. Barry would be happy to EO them but first he needs to measure how the courts and the GOP will respond.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:09 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Nervous Tick

Brownells is a good place to check.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

>> Brownells is a good place to check.

Oh I tried them! Midway too. The only thing that’s still in stock are the one-round and the one-half-round mags. ;-)


8 posted on 01/14/2013 6:31:36 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: KeyLargo
Q. Can anything less than a military force carry the Stamp Act into execution?

A. I do not see how a military force can be applied to that purpose.

Q. Why may it not?

A. Suppose a military force sent into America; they will find nobody in arms; what are they then to do? They cannot force a man to take stamps who chooses to do without them. They will not find a rebellion; they may indeed make one.


Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)
9 posted on 01/14/2013 6:32:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KeyLargo

The Left has gone bonkers. They assume they can do anything they want.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 6:33:23 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: PROCON

"Yes, Barry. Let me know when you want to round up all of those GOD and gun lovers."

Colin Powell On Gun Control: ‘Why Can’t We Test Everybody’ Before Gun Purchases? "Powell is looking forward to Vice President Joe Biden's formal recommendations on curbing gun violence. VP Biden's report is expected Tuesday."

11 posted on 01/14/2013 6:33:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

If we do not retain our 2nd Amendment Rights, then all of the other Rights are just words written in ink on paper (or parchment) by “a bunch of old, dead, slave-owning white guys” which have no relevance in the modern world.

Which Right will disappear next? Or will the rest go one immediately after the other?

Domino Theory anyone?


12 posted on 01/14/2013 6:33:59 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: KeyLargo

Here is a great way to contact ALL those who represent you and let them know where you stand on the issue. Join the fight!

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html


13 posted on 01/14/2013 6:34:32 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: KeyLargo

Keep thinking that, leftards.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 6:35:34 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Actually, the 1st amendment right to FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION was severely attacked by this administration already.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 6:38:00 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: KeyLargo

My prediction - None of the legislation being discussed will ever make it the floor for a vote in either chamber. If you are a Democrat Senator from a flyover state, voting for an anti-2A bill is going to get you primaried faster than a pizza disappears at a Weight Watchers meeting.

Ultimately, I believe Obama will try to EO away ammunition. He will go through the EPA (lead), HHS (public safety) and/or Homeland Security (anti-terrorism.)


16 posted on 01/14/2013 6:38:12 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: BwanaNdege

Guns and freedom

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Published January 10, 2013

FoxNews.com

“To assure that no government would infringe the natural rights of anyone here, the Founders incorporated Jefferson’s thesis underlying the Declaration into the Constitution and, with respect to self-defense, into the Second Amendment. As recently as two years ago, the Supreme Court recognized this when it held that the right to keep and bear arms in one’s home is a pre-political individual right that only sovereign Americans can surrender and that the government cannot take from us, absent our individual waiver.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/10/guns-and-freedom/#ixzz2HxbZrQpx


17 posted on 01/14/2013 6:38:54 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
If this is true, they have made their last mistake...

μολὼν λαβέ


18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:39:08 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: KeyLargo

"I'm tryin' to think, but nothin' happens!!"


19 posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: popdonnelly

They’re morons and civic-ally illiterate.

Here in Michigan the newspaper reporters are still screeching that everything the state GOP does being illegitimate because Obama won the election. Yet those same reporters won’t even respond to anyone who points out that Obama didn’t win a single seat in the state legislature.

They’re desperate for a one way dictatorship.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 6:42:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SumProVita

thanks for that link, I’m sending it to a few other places as well.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KeyLargo

I am VERY pleased to see the action the state of Wyoming has taken... an absolute refusal to carry out the federales’ attempts to suppress 2A rights, including arrest of BATFE agents. Hopefully many others will follow suit.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 6:46:34 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: KeyLargo

If you care to read a few words out of that “little book”, as Piers Morgan described it, you will find the Constitution was written to form a government so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty. That government was designed from the bottom up with limited powers in order to protect the rights that the Creator gives to all humans by right of birth, rights that exist outside of any government.

A free press is essential to preserve liberty and protect the country from a government run amok. This was seen the the famous reporting of Woodward and Burstein in the Watergate coverup. The right of free expression in speech, media and in internet commentary is so precious that it is my duty to preserve the First Amendment so that my grandchildren can fully exercise it should some future crisis necessitate it.

Similarly, just because I don’t need to fully exercise the pre-existing rights recognized in Second Amendment today doesn’t relieve me of the duty and obligation to pass those rights uninfringed and unencumbered to those same grandchildren just in case they must exercise them to protect their liberty.

The truth is that nobody can know what future crisis will give some future government an excuse to break free of the powers this same Constitution limits it to, nor how it may abuse the enumerated powers it has. So while I may not really need this style of rifle today anymore than I really need 30 pages of Husler Magazine. I am obligated to make sure my children and grandchildren can freely exercise their right to them or else I have not been a good citizen.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 6:48:00 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: KeyLargo

“The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights.”

Fitting words for their epitaph.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 6:52:37 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: KeyLargo

I am not sure what to make of this idea from the leftards...

History tells us that some people are designed to war, and to fight. Especially when they believe that there is an innocence or a right to protect. (Feminism hasn’t killed off all of the testosterone yet)

I saw a bumper sticker, on a big black SUV driven by 35 something male, the other day that both gave me chills and made me laugh out loud:

“The only bad thing about the Zombie Apocalypse is pretending like I am not excited”

I think Obama wants a war, and I really wonder if he knows that there seem to be people who would love to give it to him, personally.

Reading comments on news sites, people out in the open are reveling in the idea of killing him!

They must really believe it is just talk- or they really want this communism in a very big way.

I am afraid the democrats are going to push people too far. I really am.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 6:56:33 AM PST by Truth2012
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26 posted on 01/14/2013 6:57:29 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: KeyLargo

Total civil disobedience, zero compliance with an EO, not a single gun registered or turned in; your move Zero.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 7:00:23 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: IamConservative
None of the legislation being discussed will ever make it the floor for a vote in either chamber.

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.

[...looks like the big guy better get back to Harvard.....and take "Face Palm 101".....snicker]

28 posted on 01/14/2013 7:01:30 AM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: KeyLargo
And why not, America just reflected the Leftist President America has ever had, and considering Jimmy Carter, LbJ and a hand full of others, that's saying something.

Obama wasn't just elected by non-gun owners, though many of his voters had Saturday Nite Specials.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 7:03:58 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: KeyLargo
I'm willing to be their [the left's] LIFE on it, that they're WRONG!

The United States Citizens KNOW that they're going to have to fight TYRANTS in their own government.
You cannot protect life, without the ability to take life.

While you are WAITING for the police to respond, someone could be losing their life.
All people of a responsible age should be armed.

As EternalVigilance reminded us:

Click here to read the 12 page pamphlet.


Let us NEVER FORGET THAT !

Let's subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
30 posted on 01/14/2013 7:04:04 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: theBuckwheat

“doesn’t relieve me of the duty and obligation to pass those rights uninfringed and unencumbered to those same grandchildren just in case they must exercise them to protect their liberty.”

Along those lines, Fienstein and her ilk want a law instituted where your firearms cannot be passed to your heirs upon your death or if you want to give your descendants some of your guns while you are alive.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 7:04:31 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: PROCON

8 Surprising Anti-Gun Celebrities
by G&A Online Editors | February 24, 2012

Hollywood’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. While its multi-million dollar movie stars cash in on shoot ‘em up thrillers and cop dramas, they openly move to restrict gun ownership in this country. When the lights turn off and the cameras stop running, these stars put down their prop house guns and pick the Brady Campaign banner. When a fortune is made on the portrayal of guns on the silver and small screen and that cash turns into donations to the anti-gun lobby, it should make every Second Amendment supporter think: Where is my money really going?Fame is a powerful weapon, and it’s hard to believe that these celebs have anti-gun leanings. But they do

Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/02/24/8-surprising-anti-gun-celebrities/#ixzz2Hxivntrq

It is not a surprise to us...


32 posted on 01/14/2013 7:08:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

33 posted on 01/14/2013 7:08:57 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Fear drives sales at Kane County gun show

‘People are just afraid they’re going to get banned,’ expert says

By Tara García Mathewson

Cramped aisles and steady transactions marked the Kane County Sportsman’s Show Sunday with sales of ammunition and semiautomatic firearms topping the list.

Don Moran, president of the Illinois State Rifle Association, who was at the show, noted how little ammunition was left even at 11 a.m. — a few hours before the event wrapped up. The gun show ran from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. When Moran left, he stopped by the Gander Mountain store in Geneva and found the same empty shelves.

Moran said gun sales on any type of semiautomatic firearm are up, whether it’s a handgun or a rifle, and the corresponding ammunition is selling quickly as well.

“People are just afraid that they’re going to get banned,” Moran said. “Maybe they’ve been thinking about buying one, and they’ve been putting it off. What’s going on in the state and nationally — they’re scared they won’t be able to buy it if they wait.”

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130113/news/701139864/print/


34 posted on 01/14/2013 7:15:22 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I really hate to say this, but if Dems think we'll sit on our butts and let the politicians in this country get away with this.......they're right!

Americans over the last 10 years, have been more than happy to sit by and these crooked basta$&)s get away with anything and everything?

During his first term we let them get away with passing the most intrusive piece of legislation this nation has ever seen when they used back room deals in the middle of the night to force Obamacare down our throats....and sat by and watched it happen. Then we sat by as Obama trafficked thousands of guns into the hands of the cartels in an effort to create a crisis to use as leverage in his gun control fight. Then we sat by as he set fire to middle east and helped arm our enemies and at the same time allow terrorists to assume control over much of the region.

Then when provided an opportunity to do something about Obama during the last election, Republicans sat at home and let Obama cruise right back into the Whitehouse.

Even before the year was out he used more back room deals and executive fiat to put the Dream Act in play. Did I mention that we sat by and let this guy destroy our coal industry using these same tactics? The list of things these folks have pulled over the last 10-15 years is endless and too numerous to list in one post. So, what will conservatives and Republicans do as Democrats make a play for our guns? The same thing we've done in the past.....NOTHING.

We'll sit on our butts just like always and watch American Idle while the politicians in this country shred the constitution a little more. I can say this because even though I DID get out and vote I've done my fair share of sitting on my behind.

35 posted on 01/14/2013 7:15:47 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: spokeshave

The Dream Act made it to the floor and got voted down and Obama still managed to implement it.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 7:19:57 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

I don’t want to rehash the election, it’s over now. But, last year I would explain to those conservatives that said that they would stay home rather than vote, that at least vote this time to prevent Obama from appointing more leftists to SCOTUS. But it made no difference.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 7:21:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The Left should talk to Osama Bin Laden about assumptions on America Fighting Back or Not.


38 posted on 01/14/2013 7:23:07 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: popdonnelly
The Left has gone bonkers. They assume they can do anything they want.

Probably because they have been doing what they want.

39 posted on 01/14/2013 7:25:12 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: KeyLargo

Why would they think differently? They crammed a bill down our throats that confiscated our physical beings and they heard some complaining for a bit, but when the chance came to oust our new masters, the citizenry dutifully followed.

They own our bodies and we have done nothing. Why would they think that confiscating some arbitrary piece of property would result in much of a penalty being foisted on them by many of the citizens. Sure, there will be the occasional defender of liberty, but it will be sensationalized as a right wing crazy militia member that will eventually be scorned by the media and parroted by the morons.

Hey, so long as we can watch American Idol’s new season on our smartphones!


40 posted on 01/14/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: BwanaNdege
That's one way to approach the issue but I think it's better to just remind the opponents ~ the anti-gun crowd ~ that world literature is remarkably devoid of arguments on behalf of individual freedom of conscience until the day the Huguenots refused to lay down their arms at the end of the French Religious Wars.

They'd found that thought without a powerful personal weapon of defense was just so much jawjacking.

The Edict of Nantes also provided the Huguenots the right to build their own fortresses ~ clearly Henry IV thought that people had the right to the biggest guns of the day!

41 posted on 01/14/2013 7:31:49 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: zerosix

not to worry, black street thugs in the big cities know a buddy when they see him ~ they intend to keep their weapons too ~ which leads Obamugabe and his sidekick ‘plus’ Biden to have to figure out how to disarm just white people.


42 posted on 01/14/2013 7:36:11 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: BwanaNdege

“Which Right will disappear next? Or will the rest go one immediately after the other?”

Fourth Amendment.....for the children


43 posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:16 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: KeyLargo
President Reagan on the strike against Lybia rephrased.

"We Americans are slow to anger. We always seek peaceful avenues before resorting to the use of force -- and we did. We tried quiet diplomacy, public condemnation, economic sanctions, and demonstrations of military force. None succeeded. Despite our repeated warnings, [the liberals] continued [their] reckless policy of intimidation, [their]relentless pursuit of terror. [They] counted on America to be passive. [They] counted wrong. I warned that there should be no place on Earth where [liberals] can rest and train and practice their deadly skills. I meant it. I said that we would act with others, if possible, and alone if necessary to ensure that terrorists have no sanctuary anywhere."

44 posted on 01/14/2013 7:48:49 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: KeyLargo

IMO, the key point here is that the people’s complacency as their liberties have been confiscated has given the left to believe we will do nothing. Is that accurate? I don’t know. I fear it may be.

But...and this is the crux, because the left is 100% convinced the people will accept what they do, it means they will do it. Guaranteed. We can’t stop Obama from writing an illegal EO, we can’t stop Pelosi & Company from passing whatever they want in illegal legislation. If this is indeed the final line the people will not allow to be crossed, then they will provoke an armed rebellion. This is how wars begin. One side underestimates the resolve of the other and goes too far, not really intending to provoke war.

If they honestly believed Americans would forcibly resist, they wouldn’t do it. I don’t think they are capable of that sort of brinkmanship. But they truly believe people won’t. Guaranteeing a response of either capitulation or rebellion. I don’t see how there can be a middle ground.

If people had stood up to this despotism a long time ago, we wouldn’t be looking at such a scenario.


45 posted on 01/14/2013 7:50:37 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ScottinVA

Curly: “Hey Moe, Ya know what I think...?’’ Moe: “Listen chowderhead everytime you think you weaken the nation!’’.


46 posted on 01/14/2013 7:58:06 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Yosemitest
Keep in mind that the Swiss are, for all intents and purposes, an homogenous society. A quick review of their demographics will reveal few illegal immigrants, few minorities, and low unemployment.

The Swiss can afford to have "reasonable" laws in that they have a reasonable society.

47 posted on 01/14/2013 8:07:14 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: KeyLargo

We must get ahead of this and be more aggressive. To start, we must change the terms of the debate, starting with the terminology. They’re Assault Deterrence Weapons.


48 posted on 01/14/2013 8:07:20 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Thommas
I agree.
I say again, " We should FOLLOW their example ! "
49 posted on 01/14/2013 8:10:14 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: KeyLargo
The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights

That's actually a very frightening assertion. Many wars down through history have begun when leaders adopted the premise that "those guys won't fight." See Hideki Tojo 1941, Kim Il-Sung 1950, Leopoldo Galtieri 1982 and Saddam Hussein 1990 for just a few examples from the previous century.

Our political class, Democrat and Republican must be disabused of the notion that we will not forcibly resist an attempt to strip us of our rights and our property. It also shows how little respect our political class actually has for us.

50 posted on 01/14/2013 8:10:28 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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