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Convicted Felon Bobby Rush Proposes Sweeping Gun Control
IsraPundit ^ | 3/23/09 | Bill Levinson

Posted on 03/23/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT by Winged Hussar

Bobby Rush, a former member of an organization known for killing police officers, doesn't want honest people to own guns

We have written here frequently about the importance of the Second Amendment in the defense of the United States against militant "Muslims" and other terrorists. Although militant "Muslims" feel free to perpetrate rampant violence and gang rape in Europe, these practices are far less frequent here because of the widespread private ownership of firearms.

Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), a former Black Panther and a convicted felon whose illegal possession of firearms lost him his own right to own firearms, has proposed a bill to require licensing of all handguns and semiautomatic firearms (H.R. 45). Although he managed to receive an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces, his service record includes an incident of Absent Without Leave (AWOL). Bobby Rush is therefore just another common criminal and jailbird who resents the fact that law-abiding people can own the means with which to protect themselves from terroristic violence.

Then again, given Bobby Rush's own ties with the Black Panthers, perhaps he is sympathetic to terrorists of all stripes, not just militant "Islamic" ones. As Bobby Rush's former associates said, "The Revolution has co-ome, it's time to pick up the gu-un. Off the pigs! [Kill the police officers!]" Meanwhile, "From the fall of 1967 through the end of 1969, nine police officers were killed and 56 were wounded in confrontations with the Panthers." The United States does not need advice from a convicted felon and an associate of cop-killers to tell it how to reduce violent crime.

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1 posted on 03/23/2009 10:10:13 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

Obama’s mentor


2 posted on 03/23/2009 10:11:07 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Winged Hussar

It used to be if you were a convicted felon, you lost your right to vote for the rest of your life. Now, they hold office and sponsor legislation!!!!! Idiocracy!


3 posted on 03/23/2009 10:15:36 AM PDT by phoenix07
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To: Winged Hussar
Bobby Rush is therefore just another common criminal and jailbird who resents the fact that law-abiding people can own the means with which to protect themselves from terroristic violence.

Ummm... That's the point. They don't want anyone to be able to stop the reparations.

4 posted on 03/23/2009 10:15:58 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Winged Hussar

Future Candidate 2012 for the Democrat party I imagine.


5 posted on 03/23/2009 10:16:19 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

Not for POTUS. The One will be up for reelection.


6 posted on 03/23/2009 10:18:28 AM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: Winged Hussar

Bobby is a worthless piece of crap.


7 posted on 03/23/2009 10:20:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: phoenix07

The effects of a felony conviction vary by state. Federalism and all that.

In some states, even imprisoned felons can vote.


8 posted on 03/23/2009 10:20:44 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Winged Hussar

Is this just based on the sponsorship of HR45, or is it in response to the weekend’s events in Oakland?


9 posted on 03/23/2009 10:21:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Winged Hussar
So what's new coming out of IL. Same old garbage.
10 posted on 03/23/2009 10:22:38 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: pissant
Obama’s mentor

No, that is not accurate. Obama nearly derailed his political career by running against Bobby Rush in 1999.

There is no love lost between those two.

11 posted on 03/23/2009 10:24:16 AM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Winged Hussar; Joe Brower
The United States does not need advice from a convicted felon and an associate of cop-killers to tell it how to reduce violent crime.

Well Said!

12 posted on 03/23/2009 10:24:26 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

That’s teh equivalent of Al Sharpton stepping on Jesse Jackson’s turf.


13 posted on 03/23/2009 10:26:10 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Winged Hussar
Why do these Black supremacist's have any voice in a free society.
14 posted on 03/23/2009 10:32:19 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Winged Hussar

I called Rush’s office in D.C. about his legislation. When I asked whether Bobby Rush, who used to be a Black Panther when they were known for carrying guns, thought that it was confusing for him to disarm americans. The woman who responded to me immediately said that this would help law enforcement, who favored the Bill.

She then asked whether Iwould be questioning this if I had a loved one who had been killed by a firearm. I responded that that had nothing to do with the proposed legislation. She slammed the phone down.

Bobby Rush is a hypocrite and a threat to every law abiding gun owner in this country. Basically is now a fascist and while he won’t get this piece of legislative garbage through Congress, his intention isclear.

That Nancy “Nutty” Pelosi has already urged that they move away from gun control because she remembers what happened to Democrats when bill Clinton tried this, suggests that Democrats under her control will not vote for this measure.

Rush is a fool for even proposing this piece of trash, but the people who vote for him in his district are the same one who voted for Obama. They are too ignorant to understand the implications of what Rush is trying to do.


15 posted on 03/23/2009 10:38:37 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: Winged Hussar

No surprise. Criminals love gun control, and Rush is a convicted criminal.


16 posted on 03/23/2009 10:50:25 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: pissant
That’s teh equivalent of Al Sharpton stepping on Jesse Jackson’s turf.

Be that as it may, your statement that Bobby Rush was Obama's "mentor" just isn't accurate.

17 posted on 03/23/2009 10:51:42 AM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

Perhaps.

Clinton pal Bobby Rush: I’m supporting Obama

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/231872,CST-NWS-obama27.article


18 posted on 03/23/2009 10:56:46 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Clinton pal Bobby Rush: I’m supporting Obama

Which came as a shock to many here in Chicago, given the fact that there is no love lost between Bobby Rush and Obama. Plenty of people plenty of candidates, but that doesn't create or denote a "mentor" status.

I'm not sure if you're still trying to argue that Bobby Rush is Obama's "mentor," but anyone familiar with Illinois politics would chuckle at that idea.

19 posted on 03/23/2009 11:01:35 AM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Winged Hussar
My favorite quote about this malarkey comes from another convicted felon, Gordon Liddy. He said that since he is a convicted felon, he's not going to buy a gun from a gun show or dealer. He's going to see Rocco who he met in the joint and buy one out of a car trunk. A million laws can't stop such transactions.
20 posted on 03/23/2009 11:14:01 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I recall Liddy saying, “As a convicted felon, I do not have the right to own a firearm. Of course, Mrs. Liddy is well-armed, and if she chooses to keep her loaded revolver on my side of the bed, who am I to say no?”


21 posted on 03/23/2009 11:34:23 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word. -- R A Heinlein)
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To: bmwcyle
Bobby is a worthless piece of crap.

Appears to be a good candidate for the Senate.

22 posted on 03/23/2009 11:37:54 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Digger

lol Very well said


23 posted on 03/23/2009 11:51:15 AM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Criminals will now dictate the freedoms allowed the law abiding.

If anyone needed any more proof that the foxes are running the chicken coop nowadays, look no further.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

24 posted on 03/23/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: phoenix07

Not idiocy — APATHY AND COMPLACENCY among the law-abiding, decent folk the late Paul Weyrich (Paul invented the term) and Jerry Falwell used to call the “Silent Majority.”

Past time we started RAISING SOME HELL about things like this.


25 posted on 03/23/2009 1:53:39 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Joe Brower

Buy gold and ammo!

Be Ever vigilant!


26 posted on 03/23/2009 2:15:26 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Joe Brower
Every time I turn around, it is some other infringement of our rights being proposed by these people.

If I had my way, there would be swift and severe punishment for any elected representative or appointed bureaucrat who even proposed such obviously unConstitutional legislation or advocated same.

Everything seems so upside-down and bass-ackwards; we can't be far off now.

27 posted on 03/23/2009 2:25:58 PM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. FUBO.)
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To: Joe Brower
Criminals will now dictate the freedoms allowed the law abiding.
Criminals have been doing that for years now. It's just that they've never been convicted of anything. {;^)
28 posted on 03/23/2009 2:31:07 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Winged Hussar
H.R.45
Title: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 1/6/2009)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.


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29 posted on 03/23/2009 2:40:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pissant

Frank Marshal Davis (a communist) is his mentor and probably his dad.


30 posted on 03/23/2009 2:46:22 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: Winged Hussar

who listens to a convicted felon.


31 posted on 03/23/2009 3:09:18 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm)
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To: Winged Hussar

who listens to a convicted felon.


32 posted on 03/23/2009 3:09:18 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm)
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To: Winged Hussar
Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), a former Black Panther and a convicted felon whose illegal possession of firearms lost him his own right to own firearms

It really chaps my a$$ that guys (or gals) like this can even be CongressCritters.

Which is more dangerous, a single felon with a gun, or a felon making law at the federal level? I'd say the lawmaker. You can shoot the felon with a gun, if he does anything to deserve it, but unless he "serves" your district, you can't do jack shiite about a rogue Congressman.

33 posted on 03/23/2009 3:11:05 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: phoenix07
It used to be if you were a convicted felon, you lost your right to vote for the rest of your life.

By default you still do, at least in some states. But you can petition a judge to reinstate it. Not so your RKBA, which by law must be restored by the BATFE (yea right), but also by law the BATFE cannot spend any money on restoring the rights of felons, so they don't.

Now, they hold office and sponsor legislation!!!!! Idiocracy!

Welcome to Bizzaro World.

34 posted on 03/23/2009 3:15:34 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SkipW
That Nancy “Nutty” Pelosi has already urged that they move away from gun control because she remembers what happened to Democrats when bill Clinton tried this

She just opposes, tactically, gun control that Congress need to vote on. She has urged President Messiah to end imports of "assault weapons", including parts kits, and some ammunition. Pretty much 7.62x39, 5.56x41 and 5.54x39 and other "assault weapon" ammunition, including the 5.7x28 even if loaded with the non-AP bullets.

An import ban would tend to drive prices way up, making practice and plinking much less affordable.

36 posted on 03/23/2009 3:23:31 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Winged Hussar

After reading this crap around here today, if we submit to all of this BS, we deserve what we get.


37 posted on 03/23/2009 3:27:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SonOfPyrodex
Can a state, say, Ill., be forcibly ejected from the Union, sort of an involuntary secession?

Unfortunately, no. But we wouldn't want to do that anyway. Only the Northern section, in fact only Chicago and a few nearby counties. The rest of the state suffers from them far more than those of us in the rest of the country. But we can't do that either, since the Constitution, Art IV, sec. 3, forbids creating a state out of part of a state without permission from that state's legislature.

However Article IV, section 4, mandates (It says the United States "shall") that the United States guarantee to each state a Republican Form of Government, which clearly Illinois does not have. Nor do several other states whose urban dominated legislatutes have run roughshod over the rights of their minority rural and suburban citizens.

So it is possible that Something Could Be Done. If that is the Urban Machines did not also control the US Congress and Presidency.

38 posted on 03/23/2009 3:34:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: bmwcyle
Bobby is a worthless piece of crap.

The (D) is just coincidence without reason I guess.

39 posted on 03/23/2009 3:54:16 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: El Gato

“But we can’t do that either, since the Constitution, Art IV, sec. 3, forbids creating a state out of part of a state without permission from that state’s legislature.”

West Virgina comes to mind.


40 posted on 03/23/2009 3:59:31 PM PDT by Kadric
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To: Joe Brower
Criminals will now dictate the freedoms allowed the law abiding.

One step on the trek to anarchy.

The question is, how many steps are required to complete the journey in completion?

41 posted on 03/23/2009 4:01:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Kadric
West Virgina comes to mind.

Yes it does, doesn't it?

Lincoln had it both ways. States could not secede from the Union, but because Virgina was "in Rebellion", the Antislavery western portion could secede from it.

Bottom line, West Virginia is an illegitimate and unconstitutional state, with an unconstitutional delegation in Congress, especially it's Senior Senator.

42 posted on 03/23/2009 5:05:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: DuncanWaring

Both...Why not...Makes sense to them...

When they pull this trigger, it’ll be a good thing that its a blank that pops off...


43 posted on 03/23/2009 6:05:03 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: SkipW

But that’s ok, it is a sure thing for our side to benefit if they do press this issue...

Even if it passes and is signed into law...Guess what...Nancy Pelosi is right dead on the money with this...

We can and will survive a new and improved Super-AWB and this HR45...

Just sit back and think about it for a little while...It’ll be ok...Trust me...;-)


44 posted on 03/23/2009 6:09:42 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: phoenix07

He’s from Chicago. Crooks are the only kind of politician they have there.


45 posted on 03/23/2009 6:27:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Winged Hussar

Once a communist street thug, always a communist street thug. That’s the Chicago way. Just as Rahm Emanuel. He’s the man!


46 posted on 03/23/2009 6:54:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: neverdem; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
a former member of an organization known for killing police officers, doesn't want honest people to own guns

47 posted on 03/23/2009 8:26:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: pissant

If you can vote, you can own and CARRY a gun. Same tests should apply.


48 posted on 03/24/2009 6:02:27 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Winged Hussar
That these sort of politicians such as Rush, Blago and yes, Obama keep getting reelected says a lot about the voters in that area.

You want convict Black Panthers for your elected representatives? You want a cursing slumlord for your Governor? Hmm.

49 posted on 03/24/2009 7:41:19 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Winged Hussar

If you cannot buy a gun because you are a convicted felon, you cannot write gun laws. Period. End of story.

WTF is wrong with this country?


50 posted on 01/05/2013 1:40:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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