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The Daily Beast: Gun Rights Opponents Need to Go Big or Go Home
Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 8, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 06/08/2014 8:55:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On June 8 The Daily Beast ran a column by Dean Obeidallah which argues gun rights opponents either need to get serious about opposing gun control or forget it.

It is time to go big or go home.

According to Obeidallah, going big entails lawsuits against the NRA – seeking to hold them culpable "if [a] loved one was killed by a gun obtained because of the NRA's opposition to universal background checks" – and rewriting the 2nd Amendment.

Obeidallah claims the "pro-gun lobby" worked for "20-plus years" to get the Supreme Court to recognize the "then-radical notion that the Second Amendment bestowed a personal right to own a gun, thus making it more challenging to enact laws that restrict access to them." He wants gun rights opponents to begin working equally hard to "rewrite" the 2nd Amendment so as to undo these protections....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 06/08/2014 8:55:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These idiots never give up, do they?

Guns & the NRA are the problem, not human nature.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 9:00:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Add this author to “the BIG list” when CW2 starts.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 9:00:24 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And since “going big” a) isn’t going to happen, b) wouldn’t work anyway... they might as well take the good advice and all go home. And if they happen to live in a CC state, they can drive home safe in the knowledge that they probably aren’t going to be the victim of a carjacking.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 9:06:08 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s pretty simple to me. I’ve never knowingly committed a crime. Therefore, if they want my gun, they’ll have to kill me. Somehow, I think they’d like that.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 9:06:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DCBryan1

Number #764.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 9:08:54 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obeidallah” means “servant of Allah” in Arabic.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 9:16:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Of course it does. Just as Barack means “to make to kneel down,” “to stoop”, and “to cower.”


8 posted on 06/08/2014 9:21:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it me or does the first sentence in the article not make sense?


9 posted on 06/08/2014 9:21:57 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The elites that want to get rid of guns and the 2nd Amendment haven’t been going big at all since they started this long, long ago. It has been a very steady but low key and piecemeal effort over the last 100+ years to legalize them out of existence.

But over the last 20+ years that effort has been stymied by Americans buying more guns, becoming members of the NRA, and the NRA (plus other gun rights organizations) waging a campaign in the courts and legislatures to take them back.

Now the elites are desperate for a last push to take their efforts over the top and get rid of them once and for all.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 9:23:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He also says gun rights opponents need to hold up signs at political events with photographs of people "killed by gun violence."

And counter that by showing pictures of people who were attacked by the"knock out game".

11 posted on 06/08/2014 9:24:28 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Sivad
You're right, I think he meant “pursuing” gun control or some such.
12 posted on 06/08/2014 9:28:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

One thing they always seem to ignore is that not all gun-owners are members of the NRA, nor are they all white and republican.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 9:35:43 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Very true!


14 posted on 06/08/2014 9:38:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

General Gage already done tried it.

Been there, seen it, done it and you guys are some odd cheap imitation....

Buh bye...


15 posted on 06/08/2014 9:45:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

not to mention that everytime I’m in a gun shop, I see women asking questions and buying their own guns.

We had 2 self-defense shootings in our small area this week. One was an escaped mental patient who broke into a house and into the bedroom, the other was a meth head with priors that tried that.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 9:49:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***Obeidallah claims the “pro-gun lobby” worked for “20-plus years” to get the Supreme Court to recognize the “then-radical notion that the Second Amendment bestowed a personal right to own a gun,***

I hate to pee in his post toasties, but before the CIVIL WAR the SCOTUS declared that one of the rights free men had was “the right to go about armed wherever they went.”
It was in the Dredd Scott vs Stanford decision.

After the CIVIL WAR, the SCOTUS had to redefine the amendment to disarm blacks with Presser and Crukshank decisions.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 10:07:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Radical notion? Has this assclown been hanging out in Denver? How about me calling you a radical opponent of MY civil rights? Crawl back under your rock asshat.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 10:23:47 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Watch you problem man! All I showed was the SCOTUS recognized a right then decided not to recognize it!

Now they have recognized it again!


19 posted on 06/08/2014 10:44:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: digger48

Liberals will cite that as why civilians shouldn’t have guns. The would have preferred the victims injured or dead and the perp guven a stern talking to and released.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 10:49:30 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

LOL! I was talking about the obediah guys saying “radical notion”. Not you. Seems like they re-decide stuff constantly overturning things and then re-deciding them. It’s all a little nuts.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 10:56:15 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Mr Oblahdeeoblahdaa, James Madison is the radical you
can thank specifically for explaining the gun ownership and the
private citizen. I refer you to Federalist #46.

Gun grabbers have always operated under the assumption that 2A
is about militia members having access to arms. I would submit that
the 2A is about armed private citizens having that ability to form
militias.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 11:05:11 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The NRA should counter sue for stupidity.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 2:22:11 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: digger48

Once women as a whole discover guns the elites will never be able to get rid of them.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 5:09:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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