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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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Ever notice it's mostly the Leftist elites, politicians and media who keep bringing this up, not the Tea Party or the GOP? Waco was (a) a cult, not anti-government or small government people, (b) an isolated incident, so that the federal government could concentrate their forces there, and (c) a compound out in the sticks, not in an urban or suburban situation.
1 posted on 05/05/2013 12:29:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maher doesn’t strike me as the type who would want to prevent tyranny anyway. I think he’s the type that would prefer to stand around wetting his pants.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 12:33:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comrades... resistance is futile.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 12:34:01 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thor?

He mentioned Thor????

LOL...Bill. You’re nuts....


4 posted on 05/05/2013 12:35:27 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maher is right, the 2nd ameendment won’t prevent Tyranny....

But it sure as hell will stop it once it is bold enough to start being tyrannical towards the people.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 12:37:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something that some people don’t understand, is that it isn’t just about the killing, it is about the dying as well.

Liberals look at it as a match between the two armories and numbers and organization and political power and training, etc.

What they don’t see is how an argument within a nation changes as the government wins the battles, but loses a war.

Arms mean that the people die dearly, loudly, and in large numbers, over a longggg, sustained period of time.

Under those conditions scenarios change, there isn’t a straight line anymore with all results determinable from the starting balance sheet.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 12:39:00 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; FlingWingFlyer; Nachum; Brad's Gramma
Maher is saying what he's been told to say.

If the government believed that our being armed was quaint and nonsensical, they wouldn't be in such an all-fired rush to disarm us. Now would they?

(It was quaint and nonsensical to think that peasants armed with surplus weapons from the First World War could hold off the might of the US Military in VietNam I suppose, as well.)
7 posted on 05/05/2013 1:09:59 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like a great argument for legalizing military grade weapons.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 1:37:15 AM PDT by guitar Josh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When these people say the Government I assume they mean the US Military acting for the Politcal leaders.
If an armed revolt were to start under say an asswad Anti-American dipshit like Obama who hates the military and has screwed it over so much, I have a feeling that a very LARGE amount of the US Military would not act to defend the Political leaders but would act to defend the Constitution.
This is something people like these can not understand or comprehend..


9 posted on 05/05/2013 1:52:29 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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The Government created and caused Waco. I think they learned a lesson there
because there hasn't been another one since. So yes, fighting back does
keep tyranny in check. And it was the DemocRATs
who killed all those
innocent Women and Children, Maher.
10 posted on 05/05/2013 1:59:59 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I gather the Mexicans thought the same thing after the Alamo. Fact is Waco was mostly women and children corralled into one place. Open warfare will be quite different.
In this day and age, guerilla warfare will easily wear them down regardless of their superior fire power. Liberals can’t stomach a real fight.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 2:15:01 AM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thor is a male stripper at a fag-club he belongs to.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 2:28:54 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

Leftist poodle skirted cheerleaders like Maher think with emotion rather than the truth. He thinks that by having the First Amendment to say anything he wants, he has everything he needs. If he bought pies like he buys his freedoms, he would buy pie without the apple.

Our Second Amendment guarantees our freedom through this thing called asymmetric warfare. It is the same war strategy that won the Revolutionary War. It is the same war we are winning now against the criminal who wants to rob the law abiding of their life and treasure.


13 posted on 05/05/2013 2:29:53 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be honest, he’s kind of right.

Sort of like how a third world nation thinks that having some rifles against the US military will actually make a difference.

It’s not like bringing a knife to a gun fight, it’s like bringing a rock to gun fight.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 2:41:03 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: carriage_hill; Brad's Gramma

And Thor was how Maher felt afterward.


15 posted on 05/05/2013 2:44:07 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this another attempt at a joke by the alleged comedian, Bill Maher?


16 posted on 05/05/2013 2:47:38 AM PDT by windsorknot
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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

And, that, Bill, is maybe why the FBI, the ATF, the DOJ, et al have earned the undying hatred of millions of Americans. With their "everything," they succeeded in burning up dozens of children, women and men under a siege that could have been prevented much, much earlier by the ATF. Bill, a real American would not be so proud of that stain on our history.

17 posted on 05/05/2013 2:49:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Guns not prevent tyranny???

I’m betting it will work a lot better than having nothing to defend yourself with.

As much as we hate to think it, the Afghanis have lasted well with fairly basic weapons.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 2:55:19 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 Bill I would respond, "Let's look at it this way. The real question is are you willing to kill to take my arms away? Are you willing to die trying, because I am both. I see it as a DUTY. An obligation."

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19 posted on 05/05/2013 3:13:57 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Or even, "if that is what you libtards believe why do you feel you need to take them away?"

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20 posted on 05/05/2013 3:17:42 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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