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West: Forget fireworks, let's mandate firearms
Times 24/7 ^ | July 3, 2012 | Becket Adams

Posted on 07/05/2012 5:07:02 AM PDT by IbJensen

While speaking at a campaign rally in Florida, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) mocked politicians who use taxation as a means of regulating behavior (the most recent example being the tax [not a penalty] on Americans who don’t want to participate in “Obamacare”).

“What will be next? If you don’t buy a certain type of green car, they will tax you. If you don’t buy a certain type of food, they will tax you,” Rep. West said.

“Well, I got a great idea: I believe for personal security, every American should have to go out and buy a Glock 9mm. And if you don’t do it, we’ll tax you. Now, I wonder how the liberals will feel about that one,” he added.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allenwest; banglist; buyaglock; rkba
Video at link.

One difference in being forced to buy Glocks vs ObamaCare: Glocks are proven as one of the best of their kind while ObamaCare is going to be like a Govt Motors car: the Chevy Volt - overpriced, no one wants it, and it self-destructs...

1 posted on 07/05/2012 5:07:09 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

As a Constitutional power to equip, organize, and direct the militia - that being all reasonably expected to act in defense of self and country - that is indeed a proper requirement, as those who wrote the Constitution & 2nd Amendment enacted exactly such a requirement. See the Militia Act of 1792.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 5:13:26 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: IbJensen
I don't know about Allen West, but the thought of a bunch of metro-sexual liberals, with all of their hyper-emotionalism and hysteria, walking around armed doesn't exactly give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I realize the analogy and it's purpose, but still, does anyone really want the denizens of OWS carrying firearms???
3 posted on 07/05/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: ctdonath2

“As a Constitutional power to equip, organize, and direct the militia - that being all reasonably expected to act in defense of self and country - that is indeed a proper requirement, as those who wrote the Constitution & 2nd Amendment enacted exactly such a requirement. See the Militia Act of 1792.”

Yep, everyone should be required to have an AR-15 and a 9mm sidearm.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 5:15:49 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Roklok

That would be a select fire AR-15.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 5:24:53 AM PDT by wita
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To: IbJensen

Libs celebrating this new power handed to the federal government aren’t thinking this through. Well, I guess that isn’t really news is it.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 5:28:52 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Roklok

Yeah, the “Glock” reference was a mistake.
He should require the firearm to be from an American company.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 5:30:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sudetenland

The spineless weasels who support Obozo and his domestic and world socialism plan wouldn’t know how to use a firearm.

They’d shoot their eye out!


8 posted on 07/05/2012 5:30:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen

Kennesaw mandated a firearm for every household, and crime promptly (almost instantly) dropped by more than 85%.

The proggies usually don’t want anyone to mention Kennesaw.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: Roklok
Yep, everyone should be required to have an AR-15 and a 9mm or higher caliber sidearm.

I'll take my .40S&W over a 9mm every day of the week.
10 posted on 07/05/2012 5:42:11 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Sudetenland

Quite the contrary, I think it would be a good thing to arm Liberals. I am very close with numerous ultra-left-wing, European-style socialist liberals who are proud gun owners and espouse their American freedom to keep and bear arms as the best of the bunch. They, like most conservatives, are responsible gun owners who enjoy everything about America except when a Republican is elected.

“Metro-sexuals” might bring a certain flair to the bearing of arms. Perhaps a market for “fashionable” concealed carry rigs would burgeon. Can you imagine Giorgio Armani or Prada making S&W j-frame IWB holsters? I wouldn’t buy em, but the metros might.

All of that aside, it’s been my experience that introducing firearms to a person changes something about them. Provided they’re not psychotic or sociopaths, oftentimes those first few shots down range awaken something inside a person. That feeling of power and control is addicting. People want more, and with that power, they realize there’s a great responsibility upon them to ensure that the firearm is well-cared-for and safely stored.

I think the mandating of firearm ownership is a great idea. I used to joke that there should be a law that says along with a social security number, every baby born in the country is provided a firearm, obviously to be handled and stored by the parents, and when that child reaches the appropriate age to utilize that firearm, the parents are to allow that child/young adult to practice with it at a local range. Can you imagine the generations of responsible citizens we might raise?

Sure you’re going to hear of incidents where children are shot and potentially killed due to misuse or mishandling, but if the Liberals can mandate the purchase of a service that would eventually mean having to apply to a lottery for heart surgery, I don’t see a difference in providing firearms to the nation at large. Heck, the Liberals should pile on! It would mean more gun-related deaths, but that would mean fewer people needing healthcare through the span of their lives. It’s a win-win!


11 posted on 07/05/2012 5:42:31 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MrB
"Yeah, the “Glock” reference was a mistake."

Agree -- Colt, Bushmaster, S&W, Mossberg, Ruger etc etc ... what's wrong with a fine 'merkun firearm, designed and made right here in the U.S.A.???

12 posted on 07/05/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

How many firearms companies do we have in America? I’ve read soros and company have been buying them up.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 6:09:30 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Sooth2222

Kin Ah get me a waiver for muh 1911?


14 posted on 07/05/2012 6:10:30 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Renderofveils
I'll take my .40S&W

I like my Sig the best.

Although the Glock in 10mm packs a punch.

15 posted on 07/05/2012 6:17:25 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: IbJensen
I believe for personal security, every American should have to go out and buy a Glock 9mm personal defense firearm of their choice. If you can't afford one it will be issued to you, and you may choose to pay for it over several years by providing a public service.
16 posted on 07/05/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of LibertyI'm st! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: IbJensen

You just can’t help from loving this guy!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the last of the undomesticated males in a political standing and a true patriot.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: IbJensen

The more I hear from this guy, the more I love him.

He won my heart when he in effect told some Muslim crybaby at one of his public meetings to go $@#$&*(^@#)*(#$^( himself!!


18 posted on 07/05/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ctdonath2

Maybe similar to the Swiss? Have every American citizen owning at least one true assault rifle (fully automatic), do a two year stint in the military, and have a weekend each year for the whole nation to go to their local ranges and get reacquainted with their firearm.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 7:28:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Renderofveils
I'll take my .40S&W over a 9mm every day of the week.

Exactly! If a zombie hopped up on bath salts is coming at you, do you want to drill holes right through, or do you want blow its skull asunder and drop it?

20 posted on 07/05/2012 7:37:01 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Ping me...


21 posted on 07/05/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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