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Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Donít Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration (VIDEO)
Talking Points Memo ^ | April 9, 2013 | David Taintor

Posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms.

"I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?"

Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said.

MSNBC host Chuck Todd agreed with Steele. "It feels like we're protecting the rights of the paranoid about government, rather than, sort of, the reasonable," he said.

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TOPICS: Maryland; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: banglist; gop; guncontrol; republicans; secondamendment
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I don't know which one is worse, this guy or Rancid Prius.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

Then he truly doesn't understand the enemies of freedom and their desired endstate.

2 posted on 04/10/2013 8:20:19 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s like being a motorcycle enthusiest mikey. If I gotta explain it.....you wouldn’t understand.

“Rancid Prius”.good one.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hence the “ex” in your dumbarse title.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MSNBC host Chuck Todd agreed with Steele. "It feels like we're protecting the rights of the paranoid about government, rather than, sort of, the reasonable," he said.

Government is the most murderous force on earth.

Governments have murdered 262 million of their own citizens since 1900, and gun control/confiscation was always the first step.

Gun Control aka Democide (Death By Government) 1/6




5 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Living within 50 miles of either coast can result in a loss of understanding.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:21 AM PDT by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only bad thing about Michael Steele NOT being GOP leader is that they found someone even worse.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is simple, Mike.

When a law is promulgated to regulate, in ANY way, property, that property is no longer owned by the private citizen but (now) by the regulating entity. At that point, the regulating entity “owns” said property and the citizen (previous owner) pays the agency to have it.

This contravenes the 4th Amendment wherein the government should remunerate the owner for said taking. (Works with your paycheck, too.)


8 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Tyrant Kim Un Hussein must be very pleased that his efforts to “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” are progressing so easily.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I never understood why he was RNC chair.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A product of MD, Michael needs to shut up.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 8:23:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said.

That's why we voted you out Blanche. You didn't understand. The people didn't want ObamaCare and you voted for it anyway. Elections have consequences.

12 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:20 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: bmwcyle

No he needs to lead the other party.. we would be winning if he did


13 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:33 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele was never a conservative, (I don’t understand why he was so revered on here at one time). He is a Maryland Republican, which means to get any elected office in the state he had to be a “moderate” (think of Scott Brown in MA). The political spectrum in Maryland is (Far left - democrats / Center Left - Republicans).


14 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I don’t get the fear of registration”

I don’t get why anyone ever thought you were anything more than an idiot.

Lets have a registration for all pens and pencils, a ten day waiting period and background check before you can buy one.

What could it hurt?


15 posted on 04/10/2013 8:28:21 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Diversity.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 8:29:17 AM PDT by yadent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Definition of a useful idiot.

BTW, notice Todd’s use of the term ‘paranoid’? The meme is building.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: apillar
Michael Steele: I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

Which is much of the problem. Politicians, be they Republican or Democrat, have one they in common, they ARE part of the "system". Therefore they have a hard time understanding why ANYBODY, outside the "system" would mistrust, fear or think it had anything but the best of intentions. There are exceptions like Paul and Cruz, but they are few and far between

18 posted on 04/10/2013 8:31:29 AM PDT by apillar
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"I don't get the fear of registration"

Well, that would be one reason why you don't have your job anymore.

19 posted on 04/10/2013 8:31:40 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s very simple. You don’t want the government to know where the guns are! Or who has them! Because then they can come get them!

But if you spent more time reading history and less time shopping for your fancy suits and ties, you’d understand that.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

****during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they’re registered. “I mean, I don’t understand,” she said.****

One reason why Arkansas voters sent her packing after her vote on Obamacare in which she told us she would NOT vote for it.

She is obviously dumb as a post when it comes to gun laws, and the current confiscation of NY guns now taking place.

http://www.ammoland.com/2013/04/new-york-gun-confiscation-underway/#axzz2Q4iMIlvg


21 posted on 04/10/2013 8:34:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. The director and actors wept.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anyone ever asked the obvious question to these clowns of how many guns from guns shows are used in committing crimes?


22 posted on 04/10/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just like those freedom clinging right wingers with an irrational fear of communism.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 8:35:01 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What brilliance Michael. Governments never do bad things to unarmed people. Ask the Jews. Ask the Armenians. Ask the Kulaks. Ask the Cambodians. Ask the Chinese, Vietnamese, Poles, Magyars and Czechs. That could NEVER happen here because our little tyrants and their follower mob are so benevolent. They don’t hate the people that oppose them. I read their comments all the time and they are just filled with love, compassion, understanding and tolerance.


24 posted on 04/10/2013 8:38:20 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "

That's OK, Mike 'cause we get its purpose. It has never prevented crime. Never had any impact. So there can be only one purpose. Get it now, Mike?
25 posted on 04/10/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Harry Reid still have time to quote Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on the senate floor like he did Joe Scarborough.


26 posted on 04/10/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
"And I never understood why he was RNC chair."

Becasue he's, you know - tall? Bald?

27 posted on 04/10/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are two kinds of people in this world; those with a religious faith in government, and those who know better.


28 posted on 04/10/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its not the registration Michael its the confiscation that comes right after. You moron.


29 posted on 04/10/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The United Kingdom killed 819,000 of their own citizens last century?


30 posted on 04/10/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
(Works with your paycheck, too.)

I can foresee, in the not so distant future, where "your" paycheck goes straight to the government. They determine, based on some formula, what your living allowance should be and that is all you get back. Redistribution of wealth, equalizing of everything. Of course, there WILL be exceptions .... just like the Obamacare waivers, etc.

31 posted on 04/10/2013 8:59:39 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MSNBC’s favorite “Republican”.


32 posted on 04/10/2013 9:00:02 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steele is a legend in his own mind.

Thanks to his insipid RINO-ism, he was beaten by a guy who may actually be the other Senator, Barbara Mikulski, in man drag. Steele ran the worst campaign ever seen and polled 9-1 against in the African-American community.

The only thing this dweeb proves is that the RNC/GOP are equal-opportunity frack-ups. Imagine The Mormon Milquetoast with a deep tan.

33 posted on 04/10/2013 9:03:02 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These guys didn't fear registration....


34 posted on 04/10/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The United States also has a history of killing people, just not nearly as many. And we tend not to be as upset by it.

Of course, there is the Civil War, which some people think was the worst example of the government using its power against the “civilian population” of the south. Don’t want to open that argument, just didn’t want to ignore the feelings of some about that.

And I imagine the leftists should be upset about the Kent State massacre, and the response to the Watts Riots, and the attacks against the civil rights protestors, and the slaughter of slaves throughout the years (some of these are extremely small numbers).

Those on the right have WACO, Ruby Ridge, and a few other cases where it seemed the government abused its power.

But it is an interesting conceit by the left, given how they felt about government in general, that they now believe it is “crazy” to think government could EVER do something for which an armed citizenry would be a necessary deterrent.

After all, without individuals who were armed, the lefties favorite governments, like the Soviet Union and Cuba, might not have ever come into existence.

And the whole “Arab Spring” thing starts with citizens who have weapons.

If the conservatives ever get back in charge of our government, the lefties will go back to being paranoid, even though our side usually is removing government control (that’s what lefties are paranoid about, that we will let businesses free).

In fact, I’d say the leftists are more paranoid about business than we are about government. I was at college last weekend and my daughter’s roommate was ranting about Monsanto and how they control the government — apparently they saw a movie about it in class.


35 posted on 04/10/2013 9:07:25 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BipolarBob

I don’t understand how getting homeowner’s insurance for your gun makes it “registered”.

The last thing I would want is for government to have my name on a list of people who own guns, given that the government keeps releasing those lists putting all gun-owners in danger.

Gun Registration does nothing to stop criminals, who don’t register their guns or buy them with background checks.


36 posted on 04/10/2013 9:09:25 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are good reasons he is an EX Chairman.


37 posted on 04/10/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

You don't?? My god... are you a MORON, Michael Steele?

38 posted on 04/10/2013 9:13:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele wasn’t very bright when he was RNC chairman. It looks like his already inadequate cerebral powers have been in a downward spiral since then.


39 posted on 04/10/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

E. Pluribus Unum wrote: “There are two kinds of people in this world; those with a religious faith in government, and those who know better.”

Thomas Jefferson concurred: “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”


40 posted on 04/10/2013 9:20:31 AM PDT by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
..and that's one reason (amongst many others), your Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele

41 posted on 04/10/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The United Kingdom killed 819,000 of their own citizens last century?

Comes under the heading "Colonialism."

42 posted on 04/10/2013 9:26:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I met steele in person. He is “nice”...but what a clueless, affirmative-action moron. Try reading the Constitution and supporting documents, michael, you tool.


43 posted on 04/10/2013 9:31:43 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Second Amendment restricted Government from infringing upon a pre-existing prescriptive right that dated from time immemorial.

Why do these people addicted to government intrusion not understand that this is a prohibition against just such laws as they contemplate?

We don’t have to disprove the need for an infrigement. It is up to proponents to prove that the law in no way limits the purpose of the second amendment and thereby becomes an infringement and, additionally, in no way becomes a tool for infringement.

They cannot do either so they want to argue their opponents motives and all other issues rather than their effort to go around a constitutional limitation.


44 posted on 04/10/2013 9:43:39 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steel, another socially promoted dumbbell...

...remember how this donkey attacked Rush shortly after he assumed the RNC leadership chair? He’s as Republican as Mclame is.


45 posted on 04/10/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I am against regulation but not for the reasons you stated. My car is registered but I own it not the government. The problem is government will regulate it to death. You still own it but they control it. Fascism not communism.

I also fear that government WILL confiscate firearms but that is not based on what has happened with auto registrations or other registrations in the US. It is based on what other countries have implemented such as australia.


46 posted on 04/10/2013 10:11:48 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk
You still own it but they control it.

A distinction without a difference.

47 posted on 04/10/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he should go back and review events in Germany in the 1930’s after Hitler was elected before exposing how naive he is.


48 posted on 04/10/2013 10:23:31 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele and his succesor, Priebus, are symptomatic of what is wrong with the GOP!!

No wonder “Republicans” are abandoning the GOP faster than a stampede at a Walmart sale!!

The problems with the GOP begin with the RNC chair and work down.

A true conservative party could gain several million members overnight if they just adhered to the values and policies that the GOP used to!!


49 posted on 04/10/2013 10:50:51 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If ever did someone actually provide a more frank and concise case for his own termination as a GOP political consultant or otherwise, Steele has provided it.

GOP is small government. Government is bad. Bad is the government using their gun registry against the people in the registry. Bad is ANY infringement on the 2nd Amendment.

I can explain this to children, and they get it.

No single raindrop blames itself for the flood. This guy, however, needs to be notified that he is responsible.


50 posted on 04/10/2013 11:30:38 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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