Skip to comments.It's Handguns Now? Soledad O'Brien Repeatedly Asks Democrats About Limiting Handguns
Posted on 12/20/2012 7:13:29 PM PST by chessplayer
The day after a gun control advocate told CNN that America's gun problem includes handgun shootings, Starting Point anchor Soledad O'Brien began asking Democratic politicians if they would consider legislating handguns.
"Well, is going to the assault weapons far enough?" O'Brien asked Democratic Rep. Ron Barber (Ariz.) on Tuesday. "I think it's 80 percent is handguns involved in gun violence. Does this, do you think open up a conversation toward limiting handguns?"
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN: There are some people who would say by focusing on the assault weapons, a ban on assault weapons at the end of the day removes 2 to maybe 8 percent of the violence. That the bulk of the violence is actually handguns, and to not take a look at handguns really leaves a massive portion of where the actual violence is taking place, sort of unchallenged. Would you agree with that? And what would you do about that?
Sen. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-Conn.): I do agree that handguns are a threat on the streets of big cities like Bridgeport, Hartford, New York, killing children. And the President is right to focus on our children who are the victims of this horrific massacre last Friday, but also day by day, the drive-by shootings in many of these big cities. And so better tracing, better kinds of apprehension of stolen handguns, often the source of violence in our big cities, and law enforcement will tell you, and I've worked with them for 20 years as the state's attorney general, before that as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut, that the proliferation of handguns is a major threat to them as well as to our children.
Its often been observed that perception is more important than reality. The observation is often correct. It is never MORE CORRECT than for those weve come to call liberals. I prefer statist but liberal has morphed from its classic meaning to the other end of the spectrum so Ill stay with it.
Since these folks operate almost entirely on EMOTION and FEELING, REALITY seldom allows FACTS to intrude upon the delusional worldview they have constructed and the comfort that provides them. It is that illogical, irrational and delusional mindset that prompts many of them to continue to quest after a Utopian society. The thought that such a society can and will never be achieved in a fallen world populated with failed sinners never penetrates whatever remains of their cognitive consciousness. Its a DANGEROUS WORLD and, as the liberals continue to define deviancy down, it becomes more dangerous daily.
There is another, far more sinister, level of the liberal call for gun control.
It was Mencken who offered that The urge to save humanity is most often a false front for the URGE TO RULE. He clearly had been a student of the liberal politicians of his day. Were he alive today and able to observe the likes of Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Obama and the rest, hed almost certainly have used far stronger language to frame his sage observation.
To conclude, dozens of studies reveal the FACTS concerning gun control. Those FACTS are that where firearms are widely and READILY available to law-abiding citizens, CRIME GOES DOWN! The liberals who willfully ignore the FACTUAL EVIDENCE and continue to call for gun control (i.e. the DISARMING of DECENT CITIZENS, thereby denying them the ability to exercise their God-given right to self-defense) are those about whom Mencken wrote: Their goal is NOT about preserving life. It is about the hell-bent pursuit of the impossible to achieve Utopian world where all are equal but some (thatd be THEM) are MORE equal than others (thatd be US).
There are many PRO-RTKABA videos on You Tube that your often busy lives dont allow you to find on your own. Search there for Gun Control, watch them and, more importantly SHARE THEM with the folks in your orbit.
Were in a fight. And losing will ultimately cost us much more than our right to our guns.
Dick Bachert 12/19/2012
Democrats are simply not going to be comfortable until we all live under the constant dominance of the Federal Government.
It is like their security blanket- to be completely owned and directed by the government.
They hate freedom as much as we love freedom.
She needs to get laid.
J-school. It’s taught as a method to camouflage personal bias.
Every time a presstitute asks about gun control the reply should be to ask them to consider media control. Not freedom of the press; but, Media control.
Obviously, the POTUS and all the anti-gun elite believe their lives are more precious and valuable than the lives of millions of children in the United States.
IF these bleeding hearts would simply jail the criminals, the “dangerous guns”, wouldn’t be a “threat” on the street.
A few days after the tragic Sandy Hook school murders, a young Marine in fatigues stationed himself at the front entrance of the Nashville elementary school his two children attend. Another parent heard him admit to a reporter that he was unarmed. The other parent commented that, even though the young Marine standing guard was not armed, it made him feel better to know he was there.
Libs didn’t condemn the Marine for being provocative?
They teach them that in gerbalism school:
`Hewing To The Party Line’ by Dr. I.M. Kooky
Chapter 4. Citing Non-existent Authorities
“If you ever want to beg the question at issue straight-up, you can simply, well—you can pull just about anything out of your a** and run it up the ol’ flagpole by starting out with, “Some say ... “.
The funny thing is that every time they talk about gun control, gun sales go through the roof.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Id love to punch Soledad O Brien in the face..would my fist be considered an assault weapon
Great find! I never knew that but it’s obvious these dummies didn’t think it up themselves. Man, we’ve been turning our country over to the dummies since the 70s.
What we have is a criminal management problem.
How can one woman contain so much stupid?
Soledad is one stupid commie. Even CNN should be embarrassed, but then, they also employ Pierce Whatsis.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.