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David Brooks: "I Think If We're Going To Control Guns, We Really Have To Do It Massive"
realclearpolitics.com ^ | December 15, 2012

Posted on 12/15/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

DAVID BROOKS, PBS NEWSHOUR: ....I think if we're going to control guns, we really have to do it massive.

I think I'm all for getting rid of the assault weapons and machine guns and all that tough, but if we want to prevent something like this, we have to really think seriously about drastically reducing the number of guns in our society, and particularly -- this is an old Patrick Daniel Moynihan idea -- the number of bullets. It is very hard to control 300 million guns. The bullets are a little easier to control.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; davidbrooks; democrats; guncontrol; liberalfascism; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 12/15/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Sure. Controlling 300 million guns seems really hard. That's a big number!!!
I'm sure the number of bullets is much smaller and more manageable. We can control them easily!
2 posted on 12/15/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

David sounds like he might be hitting the happy smoke. Nazi style “gun control” will do nothing to stop incidents like what happened yesterday.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 3:04:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Brooksie is so smaht--but he doesn't know how to use an adverb in a sentence, so he uses an adjective.

What a metro-testicle!

4 posted on 12/15/2012 3:05:03 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idiots!


5 posted on 12/15/2012 3:05:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

PBS we fund these idiots with our tax dollars dont we. He dont represent me, pull my money out of his pocket and fill it with dog doo


6 posted on 12/15/2012 3:05:58 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If one person shouts “fire” in a crowded theater, do you duct tape the mouths of every person who wants to voice an opinion?

No?

Then why would someone suggest a gun ban?


7 posted on 12/15/2012 3:06:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is a country full to the brim of utter, blithering idiots.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 3:06:39 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Every time the subject of gun control comes up when the left starts exploiting the murder of innocents by some criminal madman, the leftists illustrate their total ignorance about guns in general. People so stupid should be ignored.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 3:07:25 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He forgets what the first revolotion was all about.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 3:08:33 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Brooks, are you also going to control the guns that the security people carry in the building to protect your sorry ass?

Why should your life be considered worth more than those of law-abiding, gun-carrying citizens?


11 posted on 12/15/2012 3:09:03 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

they really are stupid. How many times do we have to spank these people before they learn not to screw with the second amendment? I think I’ll go buy some reloading components for Christmas now. Ho Ho Ho.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 3:09:15 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey David Brooks, you bumbling idiot..I dare you to try to get a gun out of the hands of a Chicago gang bangers, who this year alone has murdered 100 children..come on David, go ask your typical gang banging scum to give you his piece


13 posted on 12/15/2012 3:10:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FUDB


14 posted on 12/15/2012 3:10:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why do I feel our government is creating these killers with mind control?


15 posted on 12/15/2012 3:10:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Red in Blue PA

bttt


16 posted on 12/15/2012 3:11:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How about cancelling the first amendment for him an his like?


17 posted on 12/15/2012 3:11:09 PM PST by BillM (.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s start gun control by having POTUS publically apologize for smuggling machine-guns to narcoTraffickers, thereby killing over (so far) 300 poor brown people from Mexico...? How’s that.

THEN he can apologize for deceiving those gun-dealers whom he tricked, then betrayed.

THEN he can say sorry for putting the pieces in place for the killing of two US federal officers.

Then he can explain WHY he did those things, and the material measures he will undertake to remedy the situation.

THEN he can finish by detailing new factors making it impossible for him or any similar insect to replicate what he did.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 3:12:11 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Tailgunner Joe
***The bullets are a little easier to control.****

See the nice photo of this handmade semi-auto pistol? See the nice hand made magazine and bullets with hand made cartridges? It was made inside one of California's most notorious prisons by an inmate.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 3:14:06 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I predict that skid loads of ammunition will be flying out the doors of gun shows for the rest of the month and as long thereafter as it is available.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 3:14:55 PM PST by Truth29
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To: chris37
This is a country full to the brim of utter, blithering idiots.

The POTUS is proof!

21 posted on 12/15/2012 3:14:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Mamzelle
He is drawing inspiration from the crease in his Master's pantleg.
22 posted on 12/15/2012 3:15:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A token “conservative” speaks.

House Poodle of the New York Times


23 posted on 12/15/2012 3:16:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
... the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Yes to repeal the Bill of Rights is to do it massive. That is unless he is advocating an unconstitutional action of lawless tyranny, then just call it a tax and the USSC will rubber-stamp it.

24 posted on 12/15/2012 3:17:35 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It is very hard to control 300 million guns. The bullets are a little easier to control.

Logic, history, math... none of these are the strong points for the Left, LOL. 300 million guns is too much to control... so the 30 billion rounds that are fired every year are the easier option? LOL

25 posted on 12/15/2012 3:18:07 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Now I know why David Brooks earns the big bucks. What an f’n genius.
26 posted on 12/15/2012 3:22:53 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, unless you are a POS communist progressive democrat, then it is okay.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 3:24:20 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Teacher317

FR is an echo chamber. This was a watershed moment in US history. 10 years from now when all semi’s are illegal you’ll be able to point to this moment in time.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 3:24:26 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

David Brooks,of course,will always have all the protection he could ever want...including firearms that *he* carries or ones carried by those *paid* to protect him and his family.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 3:24:42 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

DAVID BROOKS, RIP.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 3:26:08 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: ozzymandus; All
What if I write my post as an email to this idiot, what will the moron say?

The mainstream news media causes these shootings.

These idiots or psychos do it for the fame the news media will give them.

The news media makes these shooters household names.

Even if an idiot doesn’t do it for the fame and attention , the idiot does it because it saw it on TV or somewhere in the news media and knows learned how to to it by watching the endless news coverage. Advertisers know that repetition and just exposing someone to an idea or suggestion will get them thinking about it. the news media know this and are purposefully doing it to cause more shootings. the news media are programming these psycho shooters.

Then the evil news media uses the killings they created , the victim’s blood to further empower government , to take away our individual rights and freedoms as is their goal. The media do it on purpose as they know other idiots see the massive coverage of the shootings and will copy. The media are pure evil.

Let’s not give this idiot the attention he sought. Let’s not give the media want the media want, but instead turn it on the media and expose them for what they are doing. The news media are democrats/socialists and they want to enslave us.

31 posted on 12/15/2012 3:26:42 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Photobucket Come and take them....
32 posted on 12/15/2012 3:28:03 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Algore did not win the presidency in 2000. Thank you, Gun Control!!!


33 posted on 12/15/2012 3:28:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Then why would someone suggest a gun ban?

For the same reason that Nazi Germany banned guns in the '30s. Because right now, the second amendment is the only thing standing between the 'rats in Washington and We, the People.

34 posted on 12/15/2012 3:28:47 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Teacher317

Obama has already tried buying up a lot of those bullets. Sending them by the millions to various federal agencies.

These people are serious about destroying gun rights by any means necessary.


35 posted on 12/15/2012 3:28:51 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Mamzelle
What a metro-testicle!

You're massively right.

36 posted on 12/15/2012 3:29:30 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Blackirish
10 years from now when all semi’s are illegal

S'ok. I'll still have mine or be dead.

/johnny

37 posted on 12/15/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BillM

Yes If these media goons should call for any banning then these media idiots should call for banning the media as the media is what caused these shootings.

These psychos or idiots shoot people because of the fame that the news media gives them . The media makes these shooters household names. Even if they don’t do it for the fame and attention they never got in their lives they do it because monkey see monkey do .


38 posted on 12/15/2012 3:31:13 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the balloon does indeed go up, I don’t suppose the patriots will waste time holing up in a cabin or plinking at the low level nazi goons. Rather they are taking names now and will probably go on the offensive. In a Civil War, the MSM propagandists should be at the top of the list of enemies domestic.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 3:33:20 PM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Easier to get the guns that law abiding citizens have than to get some street hood give up his gun.


40 posted on 12/15/2012 3:34:33 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

MY position on the issue is simple:

If you try to take my guns, I’ll shoot you. If you live, I’ll shoot again.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 3:35:30 PM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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MY position on the issue is simple:

If you try to take my guns, I’ll shoot you. If you live, I’ll shoot again.


42 posted on 12/15/2012 3:36:30 PM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: Democrat_media

You’re really expect the media to not cover this? This is a Steven King horror show brought to life. This is inconceivably horrible. You’re going to ser pictures of all the slain children the biographies and heroism of the teachers. All the little caskets during Christmas? This is the biggest story of the year.


43 posted on 12/15/2012 3:37:26 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Go 'head and try, Lib Boy. The Japanese were afraid to try to invade the United States because they knew the ranchers, farmers and the really, really ticked off housewives would stop them by Albuquerque. So come on, Lib Boy. See what cold, dead hands means.
44 posted on 12/15/2012 3:37:32 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey David: we’ve been waiting a long time. Let’s get it over with once and for all.


45 posted on 12/15/2012 3:37:57 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Note to gun owners: Buy lots of reloading equipment and supplies. Make false wall in one room of house, and set up work shop there. If you can and know what you’re doing, also buy lathes, milling machines, and metallurgical ovens. Just in case. Find means of communication that don’t involve internet and phones. Paranoia is not always a bad thing.


46 posted on 12/15/2012 3:38:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Never before have so many been punished for the crimes of so few.


47 posted on 12/15/2012 3:39:45 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: righttackle44

Bullets that expire are coming.

That will be the solution


48 posted on 12/15/2012 3:39:52 PM PST by silentknight
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To: ozzymandus

Unfortunately, we can’t ignore them.

This is going to take some work.


49 posted on 12/15/2012 3:40:13 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How does one control the number of bullets a gun owner gets? Does the “controller” ask the gun owner, “How many bullets do you need to kill someone who breaks in your house - would that be 1 or 2 or maybe 3? Are you going to kill a deer? How mnay bullets do you need for a deer? Would that be 1? Here are your 4 bullets but try not to use more than one for an intruder, that would give you two more for the deer.

There is now a tax on each bullet, that tax being $10.00 a bullet so your bill is $40 tax plus $20 for each bullet which is $80 for four bullets which is a total of $120 for the four bullets. Thanks for being a customer of your Federal Government Bullet Issuing Department.


50 posted on 12/15/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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