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Salman Rushdie Sparks Furor With Colorado Shooting Tweets
The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Cheney

Posted on 07/20/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by 1010RD

In the wake of last night’s shooting rampage in Colorado at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises”

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...author Salman Rushdie tweeted this morning, “The ‘right to bear arms’ is the real Bane of America.”

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“After Columbine I was on Bill Maher’s old show arguing vs NRA’s Ted Nugent about gun control. Lots of Nugents on my timeline today.” and replying and retweeting roughly a dozen of his 340,302 followers comments.

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“Individual right to bear arms survived by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court (DC v Heller, 2008), powerful dissents. This argument isn’t over.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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That Salman Rushdie, the condemned-to-death by Sharia courts author, would mock the very guns that preserve his life points to the utter vacuity of liberal thought.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 7:17:53 PM PDT by 1010RD
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To: 1010RD

He’s just hoping that scimitars will be next.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 7:21:02 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 1010RD
Salman Rushdie ‏@SalmanRushdie Individual right to bear arms survived by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court (DC v Heller, 2008), powerful dissents. This argument isn't over.
3 posted on 07/20/2012 7:22:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Precisely. If I’m a muslim hit man out to avenge Allah for Rushdie’s blasphemy, I know my chances are much better.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 7:22:45 PM PDT by Misterioso (They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along and spoil it. - Monk)
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To: 1010RD

Whatcha wanna bet he had armed security in his fatwa days.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 7:22:48 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: 1010RD
Salman Rushdie ‏@SalmanRushdie Here's the thing: Gun ownership in America is out of control, and leads to tragedies like today's. Don't like puns? Fine. I don't like guns.
6 posted on 07/20/2012 7:23:17 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Maybe if he owned a gun he’d have less to fear from the jihadis!


7 posted on 07/20/2012 7:23:20 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: 1010RD

When did Rushdie turn into a Leftist?

Or has he had a Come-To-Allah moment?


8 posted on 07/20/2012 7:24:08 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: gorush

And neither he nor the Libs see the irony in making an argument about Heller that can just as easily be applied against the Obamacare ruling ...


9 posted on 07/20/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Old Sarge

There are leftists who know the truth about Islam, the late Christopher Hitchens was one of them.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: 1010RD

Rushdie should turn up passed out drunk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Old Sarge

He always was a leftist.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 1010RD; All

“To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

—George Mason (1725-1792), June 14, 1788, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, in_Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,_ Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.380 (Philadelphia, 1836)


13 posted on 07/20/2012 7:27:15 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: edpc; 1010RD
Rushdie still has a security team assigned to him.
I doubt he'll be telling his executive escort Lads to "Play nice-nice and be takin' off your guns when we go out an about."
14 posted on 07/20/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Old Sarge

Rushdie is an odd character to surface in this story...


15 posted on 07/20/2012 7:29:02 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: 1010RD

He actually has a point. It was a close vote and the argument is not over yet. This is why the november elections are so important. Yet we have freepers claiming they will not vote for the republican nominee.

Stay home. Your buddy Rushdie applauds you.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 7:29:02 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 1010RD

The “real Bane of America” is abortion, which devalues all life.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 7:31:23 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: 1010RD
Mr. Rushdie should feel free to move to a Country with a strict, no gun policy and then he'll no longer have to worry about guns in America.
18 posted on 07/20/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: 1010RD
"...This argument isn’t over."

Wanna' bet your life on that?


19 posted on 07/20/2012 7:34:59 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: 1010RD

Hey stoopit. I had always been willing to stand up forbyou and defend your life.

Now, maybe not.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 7:35:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 1010RD

Hey stoopit. I had always been willing to stand up forbyou and defend your life.

Now, maybe not.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ex91B10

“This argument isn’t over.”

Just what I was about to post. It IS over, and if they want to take it to the next step, I think there’s a lot of prepared individuals.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 7:36:52 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: mamelukesabre
...we have freepers claiming they will not vote for the republican nominee.

Yeah. Don't they realize that the solution to our problems is to vote out the Democrats' Socialist left-liberal, and vote in the Republicans' Socialist left-liberal? Whatsamatter with them anyway?

23 posted on 07/20/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mamelukesabre

No, it’s over. The year after year record gun sales in America say Guns won. Decisively and by a landslide.

That Liberals will not admit/concede that matters not a whit. They are welcome to attempt to pass laws conficcating guns. That will only result in fewer elected liberals/ Because very few people will willingly say ‘here ya go’ and hand them in when commanded.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 7:38:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 1010RD

Muslims have the right to bear RPG’s!


25 posted on 07/20/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by ElPaseo
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To: Old Sarge
When did Rushdie turn into a Leftist? Or has he had a Come-To-Allah moment?

Rushdie has always been a leftist. He's one of the few with the balls (and common sense) to tweak the Islamists.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 1010RD

When will idiots on the left like this clown see that Gun Control is what made this horrible tragedy happen..who had the gun..the whack job..if ANYONE in that theater had a gun James Holmes would have been taken out..its gun control that is not allowing the good guys to carry the guns to help protect us from the whackos who do have them


27 posted on 07/20/2012 7:45:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 1010RD

Interesting. So Rushdie of all people is against guns? Wow. He’s not very smart then, is he?


28 posted on 07/20/2012 7:53:16 PM PDT by bergmeid (Leftism kills babies and economies. Leftism is truly a DEAD END.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Gun control is the admission by the left that human life is worthless. As long as their agenda moves ahead, any number of lives, rights etc are fine to lose. 1+1=2. The numbers are there to back it up. More guns = fewer innocent deaths... and so that would take away a talking point. In fact, the left has reduced innocent life itself to a talking point.

That is the ‘point’ that ‘name’ conservatives with mics and podiums need to get out and harp on. That they will not is their own admission in complicity. Bottom line, they know this and still refuse to say it out of PC fear. Period.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 1010RD

30 posted on 07/20/2012 7:58:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The left will do ANYTHING to trash people who carry guns. Look at Chicago, isnt that a gun control city..look what is going on over there, its like living in the Gaza Strip..Gun Control does NOTHING to prevent lunatics from getting guns..the left trashes the NRA, Brian Ross trashes the Tea Party without ANY evidence, this is just so damn typical of the left..they use any senseless tragedy as a way to promote their agenda, they really cant help themselves.

When I turned on the TV this morning and heard about this I was in shock, I couldnt believe this had happened. I didnt think “WOW I wonder how many Democrats died” or find some crazy way to make this political. Human beings died in that theater, Republican AND Democrat..but with the left, they just can’t help themselves but to see politics in EVERYTHING and try to exploit it


31 posted on 07/20/2012 8:01:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Look at the forced homosexualization of society and the military. Now they are forcing it on the rest of the planet via threat of cuts in funding/regulations and treaties.

The public denies their success every way possible...so they resort to forced legislation and other methods to override public will.

In all of history this same basic story has repeated many times. And every time it ended in war. It will again and the MSM will be powerless to stop what they empowered.

And every tyrannical regime and tin pot dictator/power mad wannabee -Always- pays dearly. Then again, that’s why they stopped teaching that particular part of history. So it won’t hold back ‘future generations’ of idiots from repeating it all over again... in the hope that ‘this time’ they will win.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 8:13:02 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: All

too bad the Iranians missed him..


33 posted on 07/20/2012 8:15:05 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Mister Anderson
“To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

—George Mason (1725-1792), June 14, 1788, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, in_Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,_ Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.380 (Philadelphia, 1836)

What giants they were. What a mental midget Rushdie is.
34 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:14 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: 1010RD
I'll wager that Rushdie and/or his bodyguards pack heat.
35 posted on 07/20/2012 8:36:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: 1010RD

A right does not check its acceptability with any document, Mr. Rushdie.

Self-protection is a subset of the right to life. The means of self-protection naturally flows from the right to self-protection.

The right to self-protection and the right to life were given us by God.

Even in the most oppressive police states, individuals still find ways to protect themselves.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 8:43:14 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

If the global elite ever get a one world government to rule over the whole planet, they will be insanely brutal to people.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 8:48:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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People are following Salmon Rushdie’s tweets? Why?


38 posted on 07/20/2012 9:10:16 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: 1010RD

“Individual right to bear arms survived by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court (DC v Heller, 2008)”

He needs to consult a legal expert. What the ruling did, FOR THE FIRST TIME, was establish an individual right to bear arms. Before that, the Court had only called it a collective right - whatever the hell that is.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: 1010RD

Cars kill people in auto accidents, but we aren’t banning cars are we?


40 posted on 07/20/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: 1010RD
Cars kill people in auto accidents, but we aren't banning cars are we?


41 posted on 07/20/2012 9:25:13 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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42 posted on 07/20/2012 9:51:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yeah, but he belongs to the elites of this world who have determined, on their own, that they alone deserve to survive.

Who are you? :)


43 posted on 07/20/2012 10:00:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Windflier

there ya go. thanks for assuming the position of the court fool.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 10:05:31 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: AlanGreenSpam; I see my hands

You are not “I see my hands”

what are you doing copying his style?


45 posted on 07/20/2012 10:07:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 1010RD

Perhaps Twitter users can start a new game: Tweet Rushdie’s coordinates


46 posted on 07/20/2012 10:17:03 PM PDT by montag813
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To: edpc
Whatcha wanna bet he had armed security in his fatwa days.

According to Gert Wilders book, he still does.....

At public expense I might add!

47 posted on 07/20/2012 10:20:49 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: 1010RD

@SalmanRushdie right to live revoked by 3-0 vote by Iranian Mullahs, NO dissents. I guess ‘the argument is over’, right Salman?


48 posted on 07/20/2012 10:25:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 1010RD

I don’t recall reading any strong dissents in the Heller decision. The dissenters were either silent, voting with ideology, or made illogical arguments.

That reminds me, what should citizens do regarding gov’t officials who nominate or confirm judges who have no intention of living up to their oath of office (to support the Constitution)? It seems the last two USSC justices have no regard for the Constitution.


49 posted on 07/20/2012 10:31:22 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not on the "right")
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To: iacovatx

Roberts has been totally compromised. Your guns are in danger. Mine aren’t.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 10:54:24 PM PDT by marygonzo
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