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Posted on 02/20/2010 5:19:50 AM PST by IbJensen
Bill O'Reilly Advocates Gun Confiscation in Interview with Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes
Last night Feb 18th, Stewart Rhodes appeared on Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly show The Factor in response to the previous nights appearence of the SPLC's Mark Potok who once again attempting to smear Oath Keepers. both videos are below
Mark Potok on Bill O'Reilly - Wed. February 17th
Stewart Rhodes on Bill O'Reilly - February 18th
After the show with Stewart, The internet lit up with articles and comments all over the place discussing Bill O'Reilly's comments supporting gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina as well as the Oath Keepers organization in general. One of the most active discussions was over at Sean Hannity's message board.
We also came across the Gateway Pundits which in a short article titled, Bill O'Reilly Supports Gun Confiscation During Weather Emergencies, the author made a great statement saying, "Last I checked, the Second Amendment doesn't mention anything about severe storms." included in the article was a statement made from the Instapundit adding:
That's funny. O'Reilly calls the opposing position "extreme," but such gun confiscation is illegal under federal statute, and as a matter of constitutional law; in fact, the city of New Orleans lost a lawsuit over gun confiscation during Katrina. But then, O'Reilly's no libertarian, to put things mildly. And he's consistently weak on the law, also to put things mildly. Still, he should have been better briefed for this show, as he came across looking like a fool, and making his "extreme" guest look sober and well-informed by comparison.
In addition David Codrea over at the Gun Rights Examiner wrote a great article on the show and commented on Bill O'Reilly's statements. Check it out here.
`He's a gun grabber. Guns scare him unless they're in the hands of a qualified central government storm troooer.
I’ll never understand why people watch this “blowhard”
I’m still trying to figure out what Beck is doing teaming up with this guy.
I think his dream is to work for Obama
That's what I do and it works wonderfully well!
He supports gun bans during the very circumstance we’d need them most. With this logic, we should allow fire extinguishers, but ban their use in a fire.
[The Second Amendment’s] central purpose is to arm We the People so that ordinary citizens can participate in the collective defense of their community and their state. But it does so not through directly protecting a right on the part of states or other collectivities, assertable by them against the federal government, to arm the populace as they see fit. Rather the amendment achieves its central purpose by assuring that the federal government may not disarm individual citizens without some unusually strong justification consistent with the authority of the states to organize their own militias. That assurance in turn is provided through recognizing a right (admittedly of uncertain scope) on the part of individuals to possess and use firearms in the defense of themselves and their homesnot a right to hunt for game, quite clearly, and certainly not a right to employ firearms to commit aggressive acts against other personsa right that directly limits action by Congress or by the Executive Branch and may well, in addition, be among the privileges or immunities of United States citizens protected by § 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment against state or local government action.
(Laurence H. Tribe, 1 American Constitutional Law 902 n.221 [3d ed. 2000]
‘O’Reilly calls the opposing position “extreme,”’
Short version: BOR is an ignorant tool. ;-)
“I think his dream is to work for Obama.”
Matthews can only hump one leg at a time...
I’m not familiar yet with Oath Keepers but if Ted Baxter thinks they’re crazy, the org is worth a looksee. They must be doing something right if Baxter is sceeerd of them.
I saw this.
BOR may be the dumbest rich man alive.
The man has no breadth. Rush called it. He’s Ted Baxter.
Bill O’Reilly is an a**hole! Glenn Beck is quickly following in his footsteps. Is FOX being infiltrated by the far left?
Oathkeepers membership went thru the ceiling after oreilys
comments about gun control and other crappy remarks to the founder of ok’s.
PLEASE JOIN OATHKEEPERS AND BE A TRUE PATRIOT
Has been working on this end since he tried to discredit the Swiftboaters.
O’Traitor is a POS—who watches this ####?
What Rhodes should have said in response, and what anyone should say in response in the future to a gun grabber...
When weapons are confiscated, it’s the law abiding citizens who give them up. The bad guys do not. It’s the bad guys who commit crimes in times such as Katrina, law abiding citizens do not.
Simple, but it always gets left out for some reason...