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
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