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Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Donít Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration
tpm ^ | 4/9/2013 | DAVID TAINTOR

Posted on 04/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by tobyhill

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms.

"I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?"

Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said.

MSNBC host Chuck Todd agreed with Steele. "It feels like we're protecting the rights of the paranoid about government, rather than, sort of, the reasonable," he said.

As TPM has reported, the National Rifle Association has long warned that expanding background checks would lead to a national gun registry.

(Excerpt) Read more at livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; dictators; guncontrol; gunfightsration; gunregistration; history; idiot; leadstodisarm; michaelsteele; registration; secondamendment; steppingstone; stupidparty
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RINO admits the "gun debate" is about a National Registry.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

We are so screwed.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Great. It’s all of them, across the board.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:36 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: tobyhill

Guess it explains why he is the x-rnc chair.......just say in’.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 8:14:18 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: tobyhill

It is posts like this which remind this poster, why posts about Michael Steele are equipped with the proviso:

“Ex-RNC Chair”.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: tobyhill

RINO never understand that is why they keep losing national elections.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 8:14:38 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: tobyhill

The clueless old fool hasn’t been watching Holder’s unJustice department lately ... or he agrees with their agenda.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 8:15:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: WXRGina

W’ll just who’s screwed.These people are going to set into motion a chain of events that will be beyond their control.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 8:15:21 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tobyhill
"responsible gun owners insure their guns"

Against what? Gov't confiscation?

Guns are still inexpensive enough that self insurance is very practical.

9 posted on 04/10/2013 8:15:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

Unless we rid ourselves of RINO’s, we will never win. These people are no better than those murdering, lying, cheating, theiving, scheming, cowardly, and arrogant Dems. I am tempted to curse them to hell, but their doing a fine job of that all on their own.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 8:16:21 PM PDT by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: tobyhill

people like this need to be replaced just as soon as possible!


11 posted on 04/10/2013 8:16:22 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Farmer Dean

Opps.We’ll just see who’s screwed.


12 posted on 04/10/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Yep


13 posted on 04/10/2013 8:16:46 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: tobyhill

What a complete Doofus-McGloofus.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:15 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Paladin2

My guns are my primary insurance.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I don’t understand why people insist on supporting these idiots and thus destroying the country by continuing to support them.

Can someone explain why this is better than what Dems do? Or “different”?


16 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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17 posted on 04/10/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tobyhill

EXCELLENT point!


18 posted on 04/10/2013 8:18:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

And this guy used to be head of the RNC..we are so so so screwed


19 posted on 04/10/2013 8:19:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill

So let’s say a guy is 63 years old or so and has been buying guns when he could afford them since he was 21. His understanding is that, in the seventies, eighties and into the nineties, the law didn’t keep records long and after a few months, those purchases became somewhat invisible.

This guys curiosity is, at what point did purchases become permanently recorded?


20 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:06 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: tobyhill

i really doubt he doesn’t understand the concern. I really get offended when they try to pass off their lies like they don’t get it when they totally do. It’s growing mighty thin. In short I hate it when republicans treat us to feigned ignorance like the democrats always do.


21 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: tobyhill

If I can understand it anyone can.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; MHGinTN; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden; Texan5; Trueblackman
RINO's never understand that is why they keep losing national elections.

True. Very true.

Is it “Washington” who changes local conservatives into DC-liberals? Or is it 20-30 years of DC-liberal news bias that slowly changes them into liberals by filtering their words to AND from the original republicans? Or do only liberal republicans get into positions of GROPe leadership BECAUSE they are actually liberals?

23 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:23 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Trueblackman

I don’t think they understand it at all. All their friends in NYC & DC see no problem. I don’t think they understand that they are never going to win NY again, probably never win CA again, and their ONLY hope is a huge showing in between.

They called for money last night, and I once again told them I don’t give money to Pro-homosexual, anti-gun, pro-abortion people. They don’t get it, but I do - they are NOT on my side. Right now, it seems like no one is...

Short of California dropping into the ocean (at least LA & SF), I see no reason to think the US will ever be great again.


24 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:34 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He still has contacts inside the GOP and I’m sure he’s just repeating RINO talk.


25 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:50 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

And registering guns stops school, theater, and army base massacres... how?


26 posted on 04/10/2013 8:21:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tobyhill

Well Mike,do you understand the fear some people have of living in a totalitarian country?


27 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:31 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tobyhill

It’s very simple, Mike. You’re a tool.
First him, then Bonehead.
Where do they get these guys? NYT classified ads?


28 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: cyn
Great. It’s all of them, across the board.

Yes, it is.

29 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:07 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ealgeone

“Ex” is irrelevant.

Why he was ever elected chairman in the first place is far more relevant.


30 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:40 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: tobyhill

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration (VIDEO)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3006239/posts


31 posted on 04/10/2013 8:25:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Farmer Dean
W’ll just who’s screwed.These people are going to set into motion a chain of events that will be beyond their control.

And, we the People will reap the "benefits" of it. Terrible stuff!

32 posted on 04/10/2013 8:25:20 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: tobyhill

“Clueless” doesn’t even begin to describe these fools.


33 posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tobyhill
Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?"

Are you saying that gun registration will stop criminals from making back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?

Dear Michael Steele: Stop disappointing us. Improve your game, and I mean considerably, or go away.

(from an ex-Michael Steele fan.)

34 posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:41 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I’m going with the latter.

They’re liberal/Leftists who have worked tirelessly to fulfill plank 15 of the 45 declared goals of Communists in the USA.


35 posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Mr Rogers

Short of California dropping into the ocean (at least LA & SF), I see no reason to think the US will ever be great again.

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Actually I take complete issue with that assertion.

With one proviso:

GOP start acting American, and incidentally start acting like opposition. But do both of those things.

Stop selling stuff from China. Stop exporting production. Bring back factories, and set-up our import and export laws in America so that we continue with BALANCED trade with everyone in the world.

But perhaps most important is, take America’s side in every standoff.

That is how the GOP will stand tall again.


36 posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Farmer Dean

I knew what you meant, right away.


37 posted on 04/10/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: tobyhill

Same reason he fears registering illegals is the same reason we fear registration.


38 posted on 04/10/2013 8:29:19 PM PDT by NoLibZone (History teaches us that every nation's electoral process is as free & fair as its press.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Perhaps if the GOP would try to win elections by EXPLAINING conservatism, instead of ABANDONING it, we would have a future.


39 posted on 04/10/2013 8:29:34 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: tobyhill
Here's a clue, Steele:


40 posted on 04/10/2013 8:30:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: tobyhill
Dear Mr. Steele,

Please explain the "purpose" of gun registration.

Please explain how registering guns prevents people with the intent of committing harm to do so?

Please illustrate one law where citizens never circumvent for personal expediency?

Please explain why this law makes you feel sooooooo good?

Please explain the study done by Northwestern University School of Law showing . . .

"400,000 people a year use guns in situations where the defenders claim that they "almost certainly" saved a life " has no meaning to shallow narrow minded people such as you!

http://www.saf.org/lawreviews/kleckandgertz1.htm

41 posted on 04/10/2013 8:30:37 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: INVAR

At least they are NWO’ers, owned by the UN.


42 posted on 04/10/2013 8:31:32 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: tobyhill
Every gun registration in history has led to confiscation.

Video: Democrat Admits Obama Agenda Is Total Gun Ban

Sen. Lee: Backgound Checks Could Allow Holder to Create Gun Registry Using Regulations

The Obozo Admin already is storing data bases in various regions thereby skirting the NICS law. ATF Death Watch 148: Lies, Damned Lies and Federal Gun Registries
43 posted on 04/10/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Mr Rogers

What is it. Why do Republicans, when “learning” from yet another election wipe-out, decide to get more liberal?

Who is it, in the GOP who decided this?

Hello? It is exactly the incorrect lesson from the last 3 or four elections.

Don’t act like liberals. Present a true choice to voters.

Liberals. Vs: CONSERVATIVES


44 posted on 04/10/2013 8:33:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: tobyhill
Another "I don't understand" from the GOPe! Why am I not surprised...

Have Americans ever been so poorly served and represented than we are now by our one and a half party political system and our one stream media?

45 posted on 04/10/2013 8:39:32 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s amazing how stupid these people can be.


46 posted on 04/10/2013 8:40:06 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: tobyhill
He should really read Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion

The first gun registration laws in the country were to register the firearms of free slaves to prevent them from rebelling and attempting to free other slaves.

In Florida for example, they allowed freed slaves to carry guns in 1828* if they had a license from a Justice of the Peace. In 1831** they repealed that law and in 1833***, they used the registration records to authorize patrols to enter homes of freed slaves and confiscate any guns as well as 'disperse punishment as they saw fit'.

* Act of Nov. 17, 1828 Sec. 9, 1828 Fla. Laws 174, 177; Act of Jan. 12, 1828, Sec. 9, 1827 Fla. Laws 97, 100

** Act of Jan. 1831, 1831 Fla. Laws 30

*** Act of Feb. 17, 1833, ch. 671, Sec. 15, 17, 1833 Fla. Laws 26, 29

47 posted on 04/10/2013 8:42:44 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: tobyhill

You don’t get it you cannot think.

It is a non-constitutional invasion of privacy and exercise of rights.

Let’s ask for registrations for all viewers of violent pornography or video games that use guns, like Adam Lanza!

See how they will squeal.

I want no lists of free citizens in the hands of the government in order to take rights away.


48 posted on 04/10/2013 8:43:23 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: tobyhill

49 posted on 04/10/2013 8:43:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cheerio

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50 posted on 04/10/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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