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Chris Matthews: 'Outlaw' Semi-Automatic Guns
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Posted on 12/18/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by chessplayer

I'm in New England this week, and this afternoon caught Ann Coulter on the Howie Carr show. She spoke of the amazing ignorance of liberals when it comes to firearms. Just a couple of hours later, Chris Matthews provided a perfect case in point.

On this evening's Hardball, speaking with Illinois Dem Senator Dick Durbin, Matthews proposed that Congress "outlaw" semi-automatic weapons. Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production? View the video after the jump.

In all seriousness, did Matthews not understand the implications of what he was saying, or was knowledge trumped by the blind desire to say something bold in light of the Newtown outrage?

CHRIS MATTHEWS: It's not hopeless, though. You talk about the Second Amendment. Look, in 1934 we had Machine Gun Kelly and all the guys out in Chicago. We had the whole Prohibition era encouraging a certain kind of crime; rum-running, etc. Here's the question. Back then, Congress had the guts to outlaw automatic weapons, machine guns, basically they did. Heavily regulated. Heavily regulated. Almost to the point you don't find them around. Here's the question: why can't Congress do the same thing to semi-automatics? I know we've got millions of them, whatever. Can't we start to regulate? We don't have to regulate a shotgun or a regular pistol with a revolver or anything. But if you go into the semi-automatic level, why don't we say, that's like the automatic weapon. Just go for that. Courts would have to approve it. Cause they approved the earlier one, didn't they? Isn't there a precedent?


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; duplicate; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:39:34 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

F-—O-— puss nuts.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:45:34 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: chessplayer

Hey Chrissie!...Go piss in the wind!


3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:24 PM PST by Route395
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To: chessplayer

Come and get them...


4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:43 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: chessplayer

We really need to “outlaw” commie fags like Matthews being on TV in a free country.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 6:49:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Gun control is not about laws. It's about confiscation.)
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To: chessplayer

Good luck with that.

Semi-autos have been around for 100+ years. What’s different about them now?


6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:52:14 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chessplayer

7 posted on 12/18/2012 6:53:39 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: chessplayer

Matthews should try Cuba, Venezuela or even Australia.....


8 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:12 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: chessplayer

Instead of pointing the finger at gun owners, why not look at Hollywood. Chris Rock just bragged that in his latest movie, “he got to kill all the white people.” Hollywood constantly glamorizes “life in the hood,” language that no one should be using in public and can’t get enough of the word “nigger,” and then THEY feel free to point fingers at other groups. ‘’’

No one - and I mean, no one, has more to do with the deterioration of decent behavior and lack of value on human life and decency than Hollywood. We should be pointing out in every blog and at every opportunity that Hollywood - instead of pointing outward - should be pointing at themselves.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:49 PM PST by onevoter
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To: chessplayer

If we had done what all the loudmouths had demanded over the last 60 years we would have NO firearms now.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 6:56:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: chessplayer

Ban fruitcake talking heads. The 1st Amendment doesn’t say insane people should be given a national platform. /s


11 posted on 12/18/2012 6:58:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: chessplayer
Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production?

Chris is a dolt and the gungrabbers are just plain wrong, but this statement just isn't true.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:05 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: chessplayer

OMG He forgot revolvers..


13 posted on 12/18/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: onevoter
Chris Rock just bragged that in his latest movie, “he got to kill all the white people.”

That was actually Jamie Foxx.

14 posted on 12/18/2012 7:06:10 PM PST by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: chessplayer
Ban those e-vil assault rifles! like this?

And this e-vil one!


15 posted on 12/18/2012 7:12:26 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: chessplayer

Another freeper posted this yesterday. I think it bears repeating again that this is worth the 11 minutes to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhO0Pul_FcE


16 posted on 12/18/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: chessplayer

How ‘bout we outlaw whiny-@ss little b*tches like Crissy?


17 posted on 12/18/2012 7:20:59 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: onevoter

You keep saying that, but actually it was Jamie Foxx not Chris Rock.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 7:23:08 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You gotta admit, they look a like.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 7:25:12 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: RC one

That’s RACISS!


20 posted on 12/18/2012 7:26:18 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: chessplayer

It may be time to start negotiating with Chrissy. If he’s interested in placing stringent, stipulated requirements for the exercise of a constitutional right, he might also approve of literacy and intelligence tests for voting. He might also consider the enactment of a lower threshold for a lawsuit against a so-called journalist for character assassination or jail time for plagiarists.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 7:28:51 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: chessplayer

In all seriousness, did Matthews not understand the implications of what he was saying,

To be exact, Matthews never understands the implications of what he has ever said .... the fool just babbles to hear himself talk like the mental midgets over at CNN.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 7:41:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Only the top one. It has an evil pistol grip that makes you want to kill people. I think it has an evil removable “clip” too.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 8:00:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Route395

no outlaw the 1st amendment...so uuuuuuu can’t run ur mouth crissy


24 posted on 12/18/2012 8:00:27 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Cheerio

25 posted on 12/18/2012 8:17:00 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: chessplayer
Chrissy asks: "Isn't there a precedent?"

Not exactly.

The Miller decision of 1939 ruled, implicitly, that one need not be a member of a Militia to be covered by the Second Amendment. It also ruled that arms that are not useful to a Militia are not covered by the Second Amendment.

Lower court rulings have since that time seriously mis-applied that ruling, rendering their decisions rather meaningless except for the unwillingness of the Supreme Court to take appeals.

I haven't read any analysis that the Heller decision overruled the Miller decision, but that is the only reasonable conclusion. Because of that, any lower court rulings are very much outdated.

26 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:17 PM PST by William Tell
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To: Koblenz

“he got to kill all the white people.”
......... Jamie Foxx.

Movie opens on Christmas Day in theaters near you.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 8:23:54 PM PST by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: chessplayer
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28 posted on 12/18/2012 8:28:27 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: chessplayer

I would much rather outlaw Chris Mathews.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:53 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: chessplayer

I would much rather outlaw Chris Mathews.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:53 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: chessplayer

“On this evening’s Hardball, speaking with Illinois Dem Senator Dick Durbin, Matthews proposed that Congress “outlaw” semi-automatic weapons. Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production?”

Huh?


31 posted on 12/18/2012 8:44:29 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: chessplayer

32 posted on 12/18/2012 8:51:13 PM PST by Jayster
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To: chessplayer

Mathews is a blithering idiot.
His ratings suck, so he feels compelled to say the most outrageous things.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 8:56:48 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9LWioXYaic


34 posted on 12/18/2012 9:11:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Whaddya mean "huh."

Huh?

35 posted on 12/18/2012 9:57:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Whaddya mean "huh."

Huh?

36 posted on 12/18/2012 9:59:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: smokingfrog

Actually they are both semi-auto.

The bottom is a Mannlicher 1885.


37 posted on 12/18/2012 10:14:19 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Does it shoot bullets? It’s BAD!

/S


38 posted on 12/18/2012 10:31:37 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Woops! My mistake. It is a straight pull bolt action rifle. Uses a “clip” for loading into the magazine.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 10:41:31 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Virtually all hunting rifles are semi-autos? That isnt even close to be true.


40 posted on 12/19/2012 5:18:23 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: chessplayer

Outlaw B.L.A.M. (Bombastic Lardass Albino Morons)


41 posted on 12/19/2012 5:51:06 AM PST by Amagi (John "Cry Baby" Boehner is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: chessplayer

Outlaw drooling idiots on MSNBC. By the way, dum bass Chris had his 67th birthday this week. Should he be retired?


42 posted on 12/19/2012 6:15:50 AM PST by crosshairs (It's all about good vs evil. In the end, evil is destroyed.)
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To: chessplayer
Matthews
43 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:12 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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