Skip to comments.Reid: Gun Control "More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny"
Posted on 04/17/2013 11:12:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) mocked Second Amendment rights activists while announcing his support for a ban on assault weapons and limits to high-capacity magazine clips on the Senate floor today.
REID: In the 1920s, organized crime was committing murders with machine guns. So Congress dramatically limited the sale and transfer of machine guns. As a result, machine guns all but disappeared from the streets. We can and should take the same common-sense approach to safeguard Americans from modern weapons of war.
That is why I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinsteins assault weapons ban because we must strike a better balance between the right to defend ourselves and the right of every child in America to grow up safe from gun violence....
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None of the amendments proposed by the Democrats would have prevented Sandy Hook or Aurora. Directing anti-gun legislation at law abiding citizens DOES NOT DETER CRIMINALS, CRAZIES, OR TYRANTS- IT EMPOWERS THEM.
I wonder...will the NRA finally stop supporting this anti-gun, liberal POS?
Rope. Full auto, high-capacity rope.
Dingy Harry is just gunning for a top ranking lifetime position in the new Politburo.
What if that tyranny ISN’T “imagined”, Harry?
Control is a concern for 100% of the DNC.
... from the genocidal commie Democrats who have slaughtered 50 Million babies.
Avoiding appearing as a tyrant is more important that democrat party policy goals.
Never in my life have a seen so many people believing that the government is building the structure of a police state. That belief id maistream these days, left and right.
They need to get busy making sure that nobody COULD image tyranny from them.
Those machine guns never just “disappeared.” They’re still around. Of course, they’re very expensive now and the average Joe can’t afford to buy or feed one.
Dingy, you took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. That is more important than anything you politicos imagine is right. “...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment of the Constitution — remember it.
I was getting some copies bound and we got into a conversation about all of my copies which contained my research on "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
It was a lively conversation and she seemed interested.
When I began to mention the amendments to the Constitution she immediately asked me about how I felt about the 2nd amendment.
I said, "All of the amendments are there to protect our basic liberties."
"But we really don't need THAT amendment, don't you agree?"
I said, "Without the 2nd amendment our leaders will have free reign over us like what happened in Germany only 60 years ago."
Boy, she did not like that. She said, "Obama would never do that."
"How do you know he would not abuse his power?"
You should have seen the look on her face. She was definitely perplexed and fixated at the same time.
All I could think was that I was looking at person who has a Heil Hitler mentality and she will only believe it when it is on her front door.
People are in a trance.
Gun Control "More Important Than Imagined Prevention of Tragedy"
I have a tendency to think that because I follow the news and try to stay fairly informed that other Republicans/Conservatives do too. That is definitely not always the case. I know she was probably a Dem, but we need to inform ones on our side too.
Gun control is tyranny as well.
It’s the ignorant apathetic lethargy of the unwashed masses.
I agree. It's LESS important, however, than preventing real tyranny, you know, like what they're trying to impose.
Imaginary tyranny ? From the 1920’s to just after WWII my father & his family had to put up with the armed auxilury of the Democratic Party aka the Ku Klux Klan .
This is the real history of the Democratic Party. You are a peasant you are viewed by the Democratic politicians as being to stupid to wipe your own butt ,flush the toilet & finally wash your hands in the proper order. politicians like Diane Feinstein ,Charlie Schumer, Mike Bloomberg are politicians who would stuff millions of Americans into boxcars for a one way train ride to “reeducation centers” if they can get government employees(think DHS/FBI/local cops) to follow orders to do so.
It is the DUTY of the citizens of this country to be doubting Thomas’s as far as government is concerned if we do not do this history shows us that things go from freedom to slavery & death if you doubt this all you have to do is look at the history of the 20th century from the genocide of Armenian Christians in 1915 to the orgy of blood lust in Rwanda in 1998 government will kill you the minority citizen that is going to be scapegoated for political gain.
Ignore these facts at your own peril.
XLNT witness to tyranny
Interesting, since the entire Constitution was ratified to prevent, what was then, imaginary tyranny.
All tyranny is imaginary until it is real, and then it is a bit difficult to stop it.
I have a tendency to think that because I follow the news and try to stay fairly informed that other Republicans/Conservatives do too. That is definitely not always the case. I know she was probably a Dem, but we need to inform ones on our side too.People are in a trance.
When my middle child was in her 20s, I remarked that I used to listen to News Radio. She was amazed to learn that, because from about the time she was 4 I had begun to treat the news as an advertisement for something which I wouldnt buy on a bet. Which is what it is.People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)It is especially impossible to prevent such meetings of journalists; from the founding era communication among newspaper printers was promoted (by subsidizing the mailing of newspapers from printer to printer) to facilitate the propagation of information across the country. But then came the telegraph, and on its heels the Associated Press wire service. The AP newswire is a continuous virtual meeting of "People of the same trade of journalism. The AP started in the middle of the Nineteenth Century, and quickly aroused suspicions about its concentration of propaganda power. The AP responded that it was a consortium of newspapers - and newspapers were, at the time, notorious for not agreeing about much of anything. This, claimed the AP, proved that the AP itself was objective.
First of all, anyone or any institution which claims to be objective is engaged in sophistry. Nobody can know that they themselves - or an organization of people who agree with themselves - are objective; in fact IMHO believing in your own objectivity is the very defining characteristic of the being subjective, the very opposite of objectivity. The term sophistry derives from the ancient Greek sophist, a term for someone who claimed to be wise. Sophists were notorious for their slippery logic and argumentation, and made their name a byword for unfair argumentation, ad hominum attacks, and so forth. And the journalists claim of objectivity is intended to the same purpose as the Sophists claims of wisdom - to shut down dispassionate analysis of facts with logic.
Secondly, who now thinks of newspapers as being "notorious for not agreeing about much of anything? The AP has systematically homogenized the news, while relegating the explicit opinions of the individual printers (formerly what newspapers were really all about) to the editorial page ghetto. The AP style guide was recently in the news for ruling out the expression illegal alien, for example. What is style guidance of that sort but the systematic censorship of particular thoughts from the news? It is Newspeak.At the start of the Twentieth Century the term "liberal" meant the same in America as it still does in the rest of the world - essentially, what is called "conservatism" in American Newspeak. Of course we "American Conservatives" are not the ones who oppose development and liberty, so in that sense we are not conservative at all. We actually are liberals.American journalism, for all that it is fronted by numerous individual newspapers and broadcast stations, is by now a single entity which, as Adam Smiths prediction suggests, is nothing but a conspiracy against the public."
But in America, "liberalism" was given its American Newspeak - essentially inverted - meaning in the 1920s (source: Safire's New Political Dictionary). The fact that the American socialists have acquired a word to exploit is bad enough; the real disaster is that we do not now have a word which truly descriptive of our own political perspective. We only have the smear words which the socialists have assigned to us.
And make no mistake, in America "conservative" is inherently a negative connotation - we know that just as surely as we know that every American marketer loves to boldly proclaim that whatever product he is flogging isNEW!
Background checks are a great idea. Let’s start with Obomba and perhaps take a closer look at yours Hairy.
Um, in a word: no. You got it wrong again Harry.
Those machine guns never just disappeared. Theyre still around. Of course, theyre very expensive now and the average Joe cant afford to buy or feed one.
The point I would make is that the machine guns in question WERE used by gangsters. Rifles are a vanishingly small factor in so-called “gun violence.”
Dingey Harry damaged his own arguement.
It's funny...those defending the Constitution are accused of "imagining" tyranny, which has significant historical precedence.
But those on the left have no problems "imagining one life saved" as a result of their laws.
To the Honorable Harry M. Reid,
Please feel free to impregnate yourself at your earliest convenience. Repeatedly.
Can we get the NRA to change his 'B' rating now?
>>Its the ignorant apathetic lethargy of the unwashed masses.<<
Precisely. Even members of my own family fit into this category. When I start talking about the need for preparation supplies, and how the government is no longer for the American people, using every historical example I can think of; I’m usually met with jest and mockery as a response. I really don’t know how people can be so conditioned to have their heads so fixed firmly in the sand.
But when things go south, they’ll be flocking here for safety, I guarantee it.
Gun control IS tyranny you idiot (Reid)...
This Nations founders would have taken dingy Harry to the woodshed. What a weak pathetic man.