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Bill Maher: It’s ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Quaint’ & ‘Nonsensical’ to Think 2nd Amendment Can Prevent Tyranny
The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 05/05/2013 12:29:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HBO host Bill Maher had MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell as one of his guests on “Real Time” Friday night, and the two were adamant that the Second Amendment cannot protect against tyranny (and that such a conversation shouldn’t even really be happening in this age).

After pointing out the poll where 44% of Republicans said an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect liberties in the next few years, compared to 18% of Democrats, Maher said:

“Can we get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny. Didn’t Waco solve that? We just had the anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Remember Waco? You know what they had in Waco? They had like 1.9 million rounds of ammunition; they had .50 caliber machine guns; they had grenades…What did the government have? Everything else. The winner and still champion – the United States government. Thinking the Second Amendment protects you from tyranny is like thinking the First Amendment protects you from Thor. It’s quaint. It’s ridiculous. It’s nonsensical. And they never get called [on] it!

After Pete Hegseth, a veteran, asked whether Maher could imagine a scenario even in the abstract where liberty might need to be preserved with a weapon, O’Donnell said to audience applause: “Zero. We’re past it. We’re past it!…This country [is] long past the point where you would ever have to rise in arms against this government.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; billmaher; bloodoftyrants; deathtodemocrats; democrats; guncontrol; hbo; lawrenceodonnell; msnbc; nra; petehegseth; secondamendment; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because afghans didn’t repel 2 superpowers using AKs/s

what a moron (no sarc tag)


21 posted on 05/05/2013 3:19:55 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: autumnraine

Tell that to the people of afghanistan who effectively stopped 2 superpowers using AKs. So much for your (and his) theory.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 3:22:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be honest, it won’t just be small arms if the time ever comes. It will be IEDs against crown vics, and LEOs entire families wiped out. It will be ugly......let us hope it never comes to that.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 3:25:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe the most succinct exchange I ever heard on this was iirc Larry Pratt responded to Diane Feinstein when asked, “Why do you need an AR-15?”. He replied, “Because you don’t want me to have one.”

In any case it ain’t about winning. Win or lose those of us willing to make the effort will NEVER live under tyranny. Either way. Die on your feet. Don’t live on your knees. Sic SempeR Tyrranis.


24 posted on 05/05/2013 3:25:31 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I remember Waco, you moron Maher. Wouldn’t have expected a government to senselessly attack and kill innocent civilians over alleged weapons violations. BTW, they did NOT have 50 caliber machine guns. Otherwise, the death toll for this illegal, unconstitutional invasion would have been much higher for our government thugs.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 3:37:40 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: carriage_hill
Thor is a male stripper at a fag-club he belongs to.

Is that Ann "Adam's Apple" Coulter's stage name at the club where Bill met her?

26 posted on 05/05/2013 3:40:47 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good points.... Third World goat farmers with rudimentary weapons have handled superpowers to a draw in Afghanistan

Let’s see what a military can do against folks who are better fed, better armed, better educated, and have more trees and foilage for cover.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 3:44:23 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waco was what, 50 people? And we are still talking about it how many years later?

In the South, there are hundreds of thousands who look to the 2nd amendment as protection against a tyrannical state. And no matter what libs like Maher think about it, the tyrannical minds in DC that scheme to control our lives look at the armed citizenry and know they always have to think twice about how hard they will move against a citizen.

Just think of Janet Napolitano and her buying of millions of rounds of ammo for “homeland security”. That alone is proof the 2nd amendment lives in the heads of the DC control freaks.


28 posted on 05/05/2013 3:48:17 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: wastoute

Only when the last remnant of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto decided to fight were they not slaughtered like sheep.

Most of the previous roundups were conducted by a handful of soldiers who often didn’t even carry their rifles with a cartridge in the chamber, because the soldiers were confident of submissive obedience on the part of their victims.

Americans don’t do submission and are armed. Liberals know this and know it well. Whether the MOTUS in the ‘White Mosque’ really understands this, or whether the rest of the Muslim world understands this is debatable.

Maher is attempting what Sysiphus would have advised against. Some things are not possible. Disarming America is one such task.


29 posted on 05/05/2013 3:49:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But if these prominent Leftists are so sure of that, why even bother trying to take away everyone’s guns? No, they are afraid, very afraid.

I’m sure there were Englishmen who laughed at the idea that a tiny group of farmers at Lexington and Concord could bring down the mightiest military in the world in 1776. The rest is history....or rather, His story.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 3:50:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: peyton randolph

Ohhhhhhhh, you bad. But right! Sure looks like an AA to me, or she’s got a Milk-Bone Biscuit lodged in her throat. Heh.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 3:55:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Maher is Ridiculous and Nonsensical...

he is not Quaint.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 3:55:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Guess you gotta point...


33 posted on 05/05/2013 4:11:09 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wait until a Republican becomes president again. We’ll get Leftists calling for violent revolution again.


34 posted on 05/05/2013 4:14:53 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.Psalms55:9)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hate to bring this up but,
We already have an illegal, unconstitutional tryanny.
I don’t see anybody doing anything about it.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 4:17:53 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: xzins

Maher did you forget that a bunch of uneducated farmers beat the biggest and baddest army in the world a few centuries ago and that’s the reason you can flap your jaws on U.S. soil to earn a living?


36 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no television on purpose and a benefit is that I do not have to ever hear of Bill Maher or Chris Matthews, even by accident.

It’s discouraging to see these two wastes of skin so often publicized on my Free Republic.


37 posted on 05/05/2013 4:27:23 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: jsanders2001

Amen!

Great Point!


38 posted on 05/05/2013 4:35:20 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who is winning the war in Afghanistan, in the long run? It sure wasn't the Soviets, and it's not currently the USA, either.
39 posted on 05/05/2013 4:51:35 AM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Look at our own history. Poorly equipped, under trained, and out numbered. We adapted and began using guerrilla tactics defeat the British empire.


40 posted on 05/05/2013 4:52:37 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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