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Do Dead Kids Trump the Constitution?
Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT by marktwain


While examples of the old media using their power to push for ever more restrictive gun laws are so common as to be the norm, this segment by CBS is a particularly clear example:

Newtown families have high hopes for N.J. gun ammo bill
Exactly one family was said to be present lobbying for the bill; the father cites a theory with little to no evidence to support its premise.  An emotional father who lost a son is pushing for more gun restrictions that are virtually irrelevant to mass shootings;  the mass shootings are a tiny segment of homicides that occur in the country; and the actual effects of the law are ignored and downplayed.

As "Joe the Plumber" observed, speaking of the knife, car, and gun attack in California:
"... your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”
This is as clear as rationality and logic can make it.  Emotional appeals do not trump the rule of law.  That leads to lynching and mob rule.   But at the inquisitr.com, emotion clearly trumps the rule of law, as they castigate Joe the Plumber for pointing out the irrelevance of emotional pleas.  Emotions may be necessary to determine goals, such as protecting children, that we wish to achieve.  They are absolutely terrible at determining the means to reach those goals.

New Jersey already has some of the most restrictive and illogical firearms laws in the nation.   A man who won a hunting rifle in a police lottery was convicted of possessing it a few years later, after New Jersey legislators made it into an "assault" rifle by creating an absurd definition.   It was a clear case of the ignorant crafting legislation based on strong negative emotions.  That definition is included in this new legislation.

Political pundits have speculated that New Jersey Democrat legislators have seen an opportunity to put a potential Republican presidential candidate in a bind.  Pass a very bad piece of legislation that only harms legal gun owners and has no real effect on reducing crime or mass killings.   Promote it via the old media as the propaganda arm of the party.

This may well be the case.  When the media is on your side, such tactics can work.

It is also likely that many  politicians in New Jersey are simply incapable of setting aside emotion in order to decide what to do on this issue.   Numerous irrational acts by legislators on the issue of firearms restrictions argue that they are acting from ignorance as much as malice.

"For the Children" is a form of political pedophilia, meant to blind people's ordinary care and caution in order to pass legislation that would never have a chance under sane and careful examination.


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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; guncontrol; nj
"For the Children" pleas are political pedophilia.
1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

If dead children trump the constitution, we’re about to lose knives and cars along with a whole lot of other nouns.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:59:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

These people are STUPID!


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:09:59 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: marktwain
Do Dead Kids Trump the Constitution?

As a matter of fact, no - and dead kids don't trump our Natural Rights or The Declaration, either.

4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:23:27 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: marktwain
An emotional father who lost a son is pushing for more gun restrictions that are virtually irrelevant to mass shootings

"Never let a crisis go to waste..."

5 posted on 05/29/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: marktwain

How is it that NOT ONE By-stander at Santa Barbara was carrying concealed? Is there no one there who can shoot?

Do they think the entire place is a gun free zone?


6 posted on 05/29/2014 6:08:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: marktwain

no.

nobody dead trumps the constitution.

we don’t give up GOD-GIVEN rights based on frenzy, vacillating emotion, guilt, or bullying.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 6:13:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: marktwain

Without the 2nd amendment there’d be a lot more dead kids.

Anyway, as long as there are “liberals” on the Supreme Court the Constitution is a guarantor of dead kids. Tens of thousands every year.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 6:23:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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how does disarming me brigpng back anyone who’s dead?

how does disarming me help me fight off someone who would try to murder me?

i have absolutely no obligation to die for others just so they can pretend to feel “safer”.

inconvenient questions for the left.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: combat_boots

On a thread here the other day, someone stated that there are 53 conceal carry permit holders in Santa Barbara County, a county with 337,000 adults. And those 53 probably are wealthy, famous and have iron-clad political connections.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 6:49:32 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: cripplecreek

If the progressives don’t like the second amendment, they can attempt to pass an amendment to change it in Congress and by the states as provided for in the Constitution. The process ensures there will be a national debate and the requirement for a supermajority vote for passages ensures it is something the people badly want and will be happy living with.

The response to progressive spin about every gun tragedy is, “If you want to change the system formally propose a change to the Constitution. If you aren’t serious enough to propose the change, and engage in a national debate, then be quiet.”


11 posted on 05/29/2014 7:34:11 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: cripplecreek

If the progressives don’t like the second amendment, they can attempt to pass an amendment to change it in Congress and by the states as provided for in the Constitution. The process ensures there will be a national debate and the requirement for a supermajority vote for passages ensures it is something the people badly want and will be happy living with.

The response to progressive spin about every gun tragedy is, “If you want to change the system formally propose a change to the Constitution. If you aren’t serious enough to propose the change, and engage in a national debate, then be quiet.”


12 posted on 05/29/2014 7:34:11 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: marktwain
Did 3,000 dead people on 9/11 trump the Constitution?

Doesn't anybody remember how the liberals howled at Bush over the Patriot Act and Constitutional protections? Guantanamo?

That seems so quaint now. Dude, that was 13 years ago.

-PJ

13 posted on 05/29/2014 7:38:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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