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Paul Begala: Me and a Gun; Why most gun owners support tougher controls (Blech)
The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2013 | Paul Begala

Posted on 01/07/2013 7:40:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control, and I hope he gets it.”

News flash: most gun owners support common-sense gun-safety laws. I should know; I’m one of them. I own so many shotguns and rifles it’s a veritable arsenal. I used to hunt with my father and grandfather as a boy, and now I love taking my sons hunting with their grandfather and uncle. When I hear the words “gun culture,” the first image that comes to mind is not a crazed loner. I think of cold, crisp mornings riding a horse out into a Georgia field, feeling the thrill as an English Pointer snaps to attention at the scent of a bird. Or long hours sitting in a Texas deer stand with one of my sons, waiting, wondering if a big buck will arrive before the dying of the light. I taught each of my boys about the birds and the bees in a deer stand. Taught them how to respect God’s creation, honor the wild things we harvest, and thank the Creator humbly for our place in the food chain and the ultimate free-range, organic meal...

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Hogwash.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 7:40:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s an liar and an idiot.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 7:45:02 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah - gun owners are in the streets DEMANDING more gun laws.

That’s why gun sales are SPIKING - to prevent other people from getting said guns. :)


3 posted on 01/07/2013 7:45:20 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: onyx

He’s an liar and an idiot.

Your right! If anything I want gun laws loosened!


4 posted on 01/07/2013 7:46:07 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals write fairy tales everyday.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 7:48:14 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: onyx

A pinhead...a loser...a degenerate...a waste of skin and oxygen...a reprobate...a moonbat...a subhuman...a twit...need I go on?


6 posted on 01/07/2013 7:49:34 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: tallyhoe

IF, he’s actually from Texas, he’s an insult to the blessed state.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 7:49:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ogen hal

You needn’t go on, but please do!

LOL.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even White Racist Rednecks want gun control...

Sheesh Paul, what debate team were you on?


9 posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Peirs has gotten the hint. Just like his right to be an idiot, we have the right to call him on it.

Wondering what CNN think about it. 100K plus people who will probably not tune into their station. Probably a lot more than that.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:35 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He lost me at “A hunting buddy of mine ...”


11 posted on 01/07/2013 7:52:32 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another dumb ass that thinks the 2A is about hunting.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 7:52:45 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: mylife

>> Even White Racist Rednecks want gun control...

Well, this one certainly does.

It’s one of the reasons I practice shooting.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 7:57:00 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL!


14 posted on 01/07/2013 7:58:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, there is some truth to this. I personally know several gun owners who think future sells of large capacity magazines and even assault type weapons should be banned. They don’t see any need to own any themselves and so don’t see a ban as any skin off their nose.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 7:59:23 PM PST by Sarabaracuda (Keep guns out of the hands of lunatics or the government will keep guns out of your hands.)
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To: Sarabaracuda

And conversely I know a guy that voted for Obama twice, that just ran out and spent a grand on an AK this weekend.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sarabaracuda

I’m not planning to visit ... let’s say ... Wisconsin — so why not make it a crime to visit Wisconsin? It’s no skin off my nose.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical play from the book of losers. One old racist redneck supposedly gives Obama an “A” on a speech and the liberals spin it as “most gun owners support tougher controls.”


18 posted on 01/07/2013 8:05:15 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see it, no one I know or have talked to that are gun owners are for more let alone tougher regulations. The consensus is pretty much leave me the hell alone!


19 posted on 01/07/2013 8:05:29 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zer0’s propagandists are working overtime I see.

F U B O !


20 posted on 01/07/2013 8:06:28 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's about those little kids . . . .

You bet it is..

I can hear 'em talking.. "Let's create a legislative tsunami to overwhelm the public with new gun control laws. Fast and furious! What a terrific opportunity.. wow! twenty dead kids! We couldn't ask for a better crisis! Get busy! The next time may be someone driving a car or truck running over 20-30 kids in the school yard. Who cares about that? We can't use it. That will make people forget the dead kids we need. Hurry up!"

21 posted on 01/07/2013 8:08:08 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Forehead Begala's first book:

Begala is a slinging crap ringmaster.

22 posted on 01/07/2013 8:10:13 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It only took until the second sentence before he mentions the racist, redneck. These liberal authors are anything but unpredictable.


23 posted on 01/07/2013 8:12:12 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only additional detail that I would even see as a possibility is during the background check the applicant should also be checked to see if He/She is currently on or recently on any psychiatric medications. But this would entailing tying medical and prescription information to the background check, which I do not support either.

It seems that a lot of the mass shootings where perpetrated by persons who are in some fashion mentally ill. I did witness what happened to my son when the school forced Ritalin to be taken by him. He behavior, while not the best to start with, became totally unpredictable and out of control. I took him off of Ritalin after about a month and he went back to being controllable.

24 posted on 01/07/2013 8:17:13 PM PST by SledgeCS (Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist = Gun Control Nazi)
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To: onyx

You’re right. I went to law school with Begala. Mot the sharpest tool in the shed.

Oldplayer


25 posted on 01/07/2013 8:28:09 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: onyx

Onyx and 2nd Division,

You are right. I went to law school with Begala. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. But, he did finish the three-year course of study in only four years or so.

Oldplayer


26 posted on 01/07/2013 8:30:58 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: onyx

Begala explains two of the biggest problems facing modern liberalism: Whit guilt and Gun control.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 8:31:25 PM PST by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoever said Liberal-Marxist like Paul ever had common-sense.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 8:33:33 PM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am tired of moon-bat “common sense”. Begala is a scumbag liar.


29 posted on 01/07/2013 8:37:25 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lying Liberals and the Lies they spread!


30 posted on 01/07/2013 8:44:00 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul By Golly is out from under his rock!


31 posted on 01/07/2013 8:52:32 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t know a single hunter who supports the legal purchase of 30-round clips.

Face it Paul, you leftist twit, you DKS! You're an embarrassment to humanity.

32 posted on 01/07/2013 8:53:43 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the same old divide and conquer crap they’ve been trying for decades. Sad to say there are some hunters that buy into it.


33 posted on 01/07/2013 8:58:49 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: oldplayer

ROTFL. Thanks very much for that information.
God bless and keep you.


34 posted on 01/07/2013 8:59:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: grandpa jones

Oh yeah, for sure. He’s nasty, obnoxious and mean too.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 9:00:28 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

He was born in New Jersey.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 9:12:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I support the total repeal of the 1934, 1968 and 1986 Gun Control Acts which are un-Constitutional and un-American.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 9:18:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know more gun owners than the forehead does and not one of them, NOT ONE, supports “tougher controls”. Begala is a liar. (Or he just has stupid, leftwing kooks for “huntin’ buddies”.)


38 posted on 01/07/2013 9:18:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly....[However, now] there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.” President Bill Clinton on MTV “Enough is Enough” 3/22/94

“Stroke of the pen, law of the land... kinda cool”
Clinton Presidential Aide Paul Begala referring to Executive Orders, July 1998


39 posted on 01/07/2013 9:28:24 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sarabaracuda

How odd. Just recently I read a conservative was advocating that we ease up on the abortion thing to get more votes. I wonder if they are from the same neighborhood.


40 posted on 01/07/2013 9:46:29 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Typical liberal astroturfing. He's pretending to speak for "most people," whether he thinks he really does or not.

All that matters is whether he can convince others that he does.

-PJ

41 posted on 01/07/2013 9:53:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: onyx

They just toss out total BS statements knowing the press will never call them on it. His assertion has as much credibility as if I were to say “Most Liberals want less spending and lower taxes for everyone.” I could say that all day long - doesn’t make it true.


42 posted on 01/07/2013 10:24:28 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: onyx

They just toss out total BS statements knowing the press will never call them on it. His assertion has as much credibility as if I were to say “Most Liberals want less spending and lower taxes for everyone.” I could say that all day long - doesn’t make it true.


43 posted on 01/07/2013 10:24:42 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: JaguarXKE

You’re precisely right. Our press is Pravda of old.


44 posted on 01/07/2013 10:28:55 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul Begala, “Golfer with a Gun”.


45 posted on 01/07/2013 10:53:36 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sarabaracuda

“Unfortunately, there is some truth to this. I personally know several gun owners who think future sells of large capacity magazines and even assault type weapons should be banned. They don’t see any need to own any themselves and so don’t see a ban as any skin off their nose.”

The wishful thinking of idiots that hope the crocodile eats them last.


46 posted on 01/07/2013 10:56:15 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“This is the same old divide and conquer crap they’ve been trying for decades. Sad to say there are some hunters that buy into it.”

Until they come for their prized pump guns and over and unders. Then the crying will start.


47 posted on 01/07/2013 11:00:17 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Begala would puke gutting a deer.


48 posted on 01/07/2013 11:00:33 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Toespi

No, you missed Paul’s point.

He LOVES Racist’s who agree with him.

He is a man of Principle, just like when he defended Clinton when he lied under Oath.


49 posted on 01/07/2013 11:10:41 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Do they also think the Government should be able to break down your door and seize the Large Capacity Magazines you already own?

If they don’t think so, they are Hypocrites. If they do think so, they are Fascists.


50 posted on 01/07/2013 11:14:53 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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