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Why Do Americanís Own So Many Guns?
MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-8-17 | MOTUS

Posted on 10/08/2017 5:45:48 AM PDT by NOBO2012

Finally, something substantive to move us off the Las Vegas shooting incident that nobody knows nuttin’ about: the Harvey Weinstein disgusting pig-man chronicles. I see that Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom (Gloria Allred's little Eveready Bunny clone) both resigned today as more sordid stories ooze out. And seriously, how scummy do you have to be to have your own brother blow the lid on the story?

Bob Weinstein, the disgruntled co-founder of The Weinstein Company, may have been the mastermind behind an exposé of lurid sex allegations that led to his brother’s humiliating downfall, the sources said.

What a charming family.

timewarner-hobbit_weinsteinThe sleeze is strong in this family

I wouldn’t trust either of them but the one with the little eye definitely looks like a real perv.

Seriously, I’d rather talk about Las Vegas…or guns, specifically. I note that today was the day that Peggy-once-in-a-blue-moon-I-have-a-point-Noonan nailed it: Why do Americans own so many guns? Because they don’t trust the protected elites to protect them.

The establishments and elites that create our political and entertainment culture have no idea how fragile it all is—how fragile it seems to people living normal, less privileged lives. That is because nothing is fragile for them. They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re not dark in their imagining of the future because history has never been dark for them; it’s been sunshine, which they expect to continue. They sail on, oblivious to the legitimate anxieties of their countrymen who live near the edge.

Those who create our culture feel free to lecture normal Americans—on news shows, on late night comedy shows. Why do they have such a propensity for violence? What is their love for guns? Why do they join the National Rifle Association? The influential grind away with their disdain for their fellow Americans, whom they seem less to want to help than to dominate: Give up your gun, bake my cake, free speech isn’t free if what you’re saying triggers us.

Would it help if we tried less censure and more cultural affiliation? Might it help if we started working on problems that are real? Sure. But why lower the temperature when there’s such easy pleasure to be had in ridiculing your mindless and benighted countrymen?

The article is behind a paywall but don’t worry, the rest of it is pretty much typical Peggy pablum. But when she’s right she’s right. Anyway, in summary: why do Americans own so many guns? Because the Second Amendment is premised on the fact that eventually the know-it-all, better-than-us elitists will grow tired of lecturing us and simply decide to rule by fiat. Because they only want what’s best for us.

charles-barsotti-good-question-yes-we-have-your-best-interests-at-heart-new-yorker-cartoon

At that point they’ll begin to understand why Americans own so many guns.

Posted from: MOTUS A.D.


TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; apostrophes; banglist; guncontrol; harveyweinstein; illiterate; lasvegas
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1 posted on 10/08/2017 5:45:48 AM PDT by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
Cuz my grandfather did, my father did, my uncles did, my brothers did.......and cuz they all went to war and understood the right to protect themselves and their families.

My grandfather always kept his shotgun under his bed. I first noticed it in 1956 when I was 12.

2 posted on 10/08/2017 5:49:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NOBO2012

Because we can’t afford any more?


3 posted on 10/08/2017 5:54:44 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Sacajaweau

Because we can and we are citizens and not subjects.

Then after it is just a good idea.


4 posted on 10/08/2017 5:55:17 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: NOBO2012

How many is too many?


5 posted on 10/08/2017 5:58:07 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: NOBO2012

why do we own so many screwdrivers?


6 posted on 10/08/2017 5:58:10 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: NOBO2012

Because we can.


7 posted on 10/08/2017 6:00:13 AM PDT by democratsaremyenemy (Streepisacreep)
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To: NOBO2012

Spousal unit asked me that one time. I pointed to my golf bag and showed her all the clubs within. Told her each one was for a specific shot and circumstance.

My guns are the same way ... and I have more of them than golf clubs.


8 posted on 10/08/2017 6:00:49 AM PDT by Comment Not Approved (When bureaucrats outlaw hunting, outlaws will hunt bureaucrats.)
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To: NOBO2012

Because we’re allowed to own them.

And groups like BLM and Antifa give us the motivation.

BTW, how have gun sales deen recently with the increased in domestic terror group activity?


9 posted on 10/08/2017 6:03:59 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: democratsaremyenemy

That was my response. Just checked to see if anyone beat me to it. :)


10 posted on 10/08/2017 6:04:16 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (A person's greatest strength is his greatest weakness.)
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To: riverrunner

Well we own this many because we have been on a budget and this was all that we could buy and get our retirement funded. But now, we are retired and we can buy more.

People ask the most idiotic questions.


11 posted on 10/08/2017 6:04:30 AM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: NOBO2012
Why do Americans own so many guns? (No interrogative needed.)
12 posted on 10/08/2017 6:05:07 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: NOBO2012

This recent libtard effluent against guns has caused me to desire another one. Should it be a .375 H&H or .338 Winchester?


13 posted on 10/08/2017 6:05:40 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: Comment Not Approved

More than I really need—but FEWER THAN I WANT!!!

(Now—STFU and go away.)


14 posted on 10/08/2017 6:07:09 AM PDT by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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Why Do American’s Own So Many Guns?

Rule 2b. Do not use an apostrophe + s to make a regular noun plural.

Incorrect: Apostrophe's are confusing.
Correct: Apostrophes are confusing.

GrammerBook.com


15 posted on 10/08/2017 6:08:23 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: robroys woman

> why do we own so many screwdrivers?
45 or 50 is not too many?


16 posted on 10/08/2017 6:09:29 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Men stand up for freedom; slaves kneel before their masters.)
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To: riverrunner
Because we can and we are citizens and not subjects.

That cannot be said often enough.

I'm sure nothing would make the majority of our "betters" in Congress, especially the Marxist socialist democrats , more then happy to keep us thinking we are subjects.

17 posted on 10/08/2017 6:15:23 AM PDT by Popman
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To: NOBO2012

The ironic thing is that liberals think gun owners are just a bunch of drunk, inbred, wife-beating rednecks, when the reality is that half of all gun owners are liberals.


18 posted on 10/08/2017 6:15:45 AM PDT by CodeToad (CWII is coming. Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: NOBO2012

Don’t want my family living in another Venezuela or North Korea.


19 posted on 10/08/2017 6:21:17 AM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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To: NOBO2012

Well...one could ask...why do Americans own so many houses? Or why do Americans own so many cars? Or why do Americans own so many tweed jackets?

This becomes some intellectual discussion where someone has a number in their mind. If it bothers the intellectual guy, couldn’t the same be asked why do people go and spend $100,000 a year on first-class tickets, and limit them to just six trips a year and they should all be tourist-class. Or perhaps we should limit guys to just two fine bottles of Scotch per year?


20 posted on 10/08/2017 6:22:45 AM PDT by pepsionice
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