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.
She reads.....she doesn’t think at all. Mere Presstitute / Carnaval Barker IMHO.
She’s lower than whale shit in the Mariana’s Trench.
Doom on her and her kind.
Merry Christmas Buzzard ! hope yer well.....
I think Goebbels started it.
With what the GOP is doing on the tax deal, we will have gun confiscation by February.
Old Pete didn’t live to see record gun sales in 2012, cause he’ll have been dead 20 years in 2013...
This is a fully automatic handgun:
This is an automatic handgun:
This is a semiautomatic handgun:
This is a handgun that they MAY let you register & keep, if we let them have their way:
Notice on one slingshot website: "* State laws prohibit us from shipping or selling slingshots to residents of Massachusetts."
Note: a good slingshot will launch a 3/8" steel ball at about 200 mph. Not exactly handgun territory, but I would not want to get hit between the eyes with one!
I live in MA and wasn’t aware we could not buy slingshots,not that I want one.
It doesn’t surprise me that MA has such a ban though. The state has gone to hell.
“Korfmann writes that a missile leaving a sling could easily attain a velocity of 100 km/h, or about 28 m/sec. Vegetius wrote that sling missiles were more effective than arrows against soldiers clothes in leather, since they did not need to penetrate the leather in order to cause bruises. Should the soldier wear no protective clothing, the missile would penetrate the body easily up to a range of about 100 meters. Indeed, Celsius, a medical writer from Greek and roman times, gave detailed instructions in his “De Medicina” on how to remove lead and stone missiles from the bodies of soldiers.”
“In classical Greek times, perhaps even earlier, the lead missile appeared. The Romans used lead missiles that were cast in a foundry and carried inscriptions. Usually the inscriptions was the number of the slingers army unit, the name of the county, or the name of the commanding general. However, some missiles show interesting variations with inscriptions like Take that, A Greek blow, Your heart for Gerberus, or simply ouch.
Missiles from different eras and different counties showed considerable difference in weight and size. For example, missiles found in the near East varied from 13 g, a mere pebble, to 185 g a fair sized stone. Balearic missiles were sometimes 63 mm in diameter about the size of a tennis ball.”
(oops, I’ve let the cat out of the bag. I hope the ATF doesn’t read FR) /sarc....maybe
I agree with your definition of ‘liberal/statist’ but I would add ‘totalitarian’.
12,644 murders in 2011. 75% of them were perpetrated by blacks and mexicans who couldn’t have passed a background check to purchase a handgun or an assault rifle. You want a national conversation? Let’s converse about that. Un til then, you can eff off liberals.
People seriously need to learn everything they can about fallacies. Call people on a fallacy 3 times and they’ll end their so-called argument.
E.g., appeal to authority, or.....say, appeal to FEAR, which has the following sub-categories:
Appeal to Envy (AKA, Argumentum ad Invidiam)
Appeal to Fear (AKA, Argumentum ad Metum)
Appeal to Hatred (AKA, Argumentum ad Odium)
Appeal to Pity (AKA, Argumentum ad Misericordiam)
Appeal to Pride (AKA, Argumentum ad Superbiam)
Appeal to Authority
An appeal to authority is an argument from the fact that a person judged to be an authority affirms a proposition to the claim that the proposition is true.
Appeals to authority are always deductively fallacious; even a legitimate authority speaking on his area of expertise may affirm a falsehood, so no testimony of any authority is guaranteed to be true.
However, the informal fallacy occurs only when the authority cited either (a) is not an authority, or (b) is not an authority on the subject on which he is being cited. If someone either isnt an authority at all, or isnt an authority on the subject about which theyre speaking, then that undermines the value of their testimony.
The problem we have is, as we all know here, the lies we’re being told. That is way beyond fallacies.
The networks grow these people on trees, you know. A lot of them never ripen or, conversely, are spoiled.
Thanks. And totalitarianism is the destination for sure.
Lock & load.
Thanks. And totalitarianism is the destination for sure.
Lock & load.
I wish they would into limiting brainless bimbos on “news” networks.
Soledad O’Brien....... I missed this pig, I never have CNN on. She has that multi-culti biracial thing so figures she is a queen now that her messiah 0 got back in
Democrats including the media, this abomination and the Obama piece of crap want to make us slaves of the government. They are enraged that we can even own any thing like land or guns or have any rights at all. They want to control everything and that's why they want the government to own everything so then the government has absolute power.
The individual is small and powerless. The government is huge with trillions of $ at its disposal. The government has guns, armies etc. But a democrat thinks the government is not powerful enough and a democrat always wants to give more power to government and to take away power and rights from the individual. Doesn't a stupid liberal realize that it too is an individual and are fostering their own enslavement and dis-empowerment, giving up its own rights?
liberals/democrats trust government bureaucrats ,politicians and government with their lives. Government is their God and so they are socialists/statists.
It’s not the guns but the illegal drug industry causing the gun violence. Of course, there is a simple remedy. Legalization. Then, mental therapy for those addicted.
Lets play OUTING THE HYPOCRITS! Can we please compile a list!!!! every one of these useful idiots who opens thier mouth should be researched to find out if they have security for themselves and thier families or if they are carrying. Levin put out the call to his audience on all congress people, WHO CARRIES HAND GUNS FOR PROTECTION? He played audio of Reid and Pelousy who admitted to carrying for protection.