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Harry Reid: We donít have the Right to Arm ourselves Against the Government
Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/2013 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 04/17/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT by politisite

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that he will support the Assault Weapon Ban against what he calls conspiracy theorists, black helicopters and false flags:

“I’ll vote for the ban because saving the lives of police officers, young and old, and innocent civilians, young and old, is more important than preventing imagined tyranny,”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: assaultweaponsban; awb; banglist; democrats; efad; enemywithin; govtabuse; guncontrol; harryreid; liberalfascism; lyingrat; molonlabe; pinkyreid; rights; rkba; secondamendment; styg; toryreid; traitor; treason; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 04/17/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT by politisite
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To: politisite

Gosh Harry...You’re so caring.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: politisite

keep digging, reid.....


3 posted on 04/17/2013 10:11:25 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: politisite

Dingy Harry


4 posted on 04/17/2013 10:11:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: politisite

Just keep talking, Harry...


5 posted on 04/17/2013 10:12:34 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: politisite

Is it really “imagined” tyranny if you’re voting to support it?


6 posted on 04/17/2013 10:13:04 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: politisite

FU Dingy Harry!


7 posted on 04/17/2013 10:13:13 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: politisite

Off his meds?


8 posted on 04/17/2013 10:13:26 AM PDT by bgill
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To: politisite
Harry, you ignorant jerk, read Thomas Jefferson:

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

9 posted on 04/17/2013 10:13:47 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: politisite

I love it when Harry Reed starts channeling King George.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 10:13:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: politisite
Screw you Reid. The second is to guarantee its citizens the right to arm and overthrow tyrannical government. That is where we are headed with crap heads like you. It was not set in the Constitution to hunt or just for occasional shooting games.
11 posted on 04/17/2013 10:14:51 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: politisite

Maybe we have an “imagined tyranny” because there are 300 million guns in the hands of the public.

FYI, Douchy Harry, there IS a right to revolt against a tyrannical government...unless, that is, you want to publicly disavow the Declaration of Independence.

Go ahead, make my day...disavow the Declaration. DO IT! Show everyone the truth of who you are.

Scumbag!


12 posted on 04/17/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: politisite

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible”

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn.
“Know Your Lawmakers” Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: politisite

Actually, you ghoul freak, that is EXACTLY why the amendment was included right from the start! Typical commie globalist strategy, to state the exact opposite of truth then push it as ‘the truth’.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: politisite

imagined tyranny

Is taxing / fining the young next year if they don’t buy health insurance.

imagined tyranny
Is fondling our daughters, grandmothers and wives if we wish to board a private airplane.

imagined tyranny
is sending ATF agents to states to acquire the CCW lists from the databases that the states maintain.

I could probably go on.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: politisite

“preventing imagined tyranny,”

Seems like someone trying to remove an amendment from the Bill of Rights is committing an act of tyranny, so, it ain’t “imagined tyranny” anymore.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 10:17:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: politisite

Harry TOTALITARIAN POS Reid ALERT!


17 posted on 04/17/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT by PGalt
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"The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both."
[William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

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18 posted on 04/17/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: politisite
The wish to arm ourselves against the police who keep our streets safe is not a reason to oppose an assault weapons ban. I believe that as Americans, we have a right to arm ourselves against criminals, but we don’t need the ability to arm ourselves against the army or the police. The United States military is not out to get us. Federal law enforcement, local police departments are not out to get us. These conspiracy theories are dangerous and they should be put to rest.”

Reid needs a lesson in History.

19 posted on 04/17/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: politisite
Dingy Harry is our enemy.

The United States Citizens KNOW that they're going to have to fight TYRANTS in their own government.
You cannot protect life, without the ability to take life.

While you are WAITING for the police to respond, someone could be losing their life.
All people of a responsible age should be armed.

As EternalVigilance reminded us:

Click here to read the 12 page pamphlet.


Let us NEVER FORGET THAT !

Let's subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
20 posted on 04/17/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: politisite

Earth to Reid...Like hell we don’t!!!


21 posted on 04/17/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: listenhillary

imagined tyranny

Is militarizing our police and buying their allegiance with shiny deadly new armored “toys” and bribing them with federal dollars.

Is putting in DHS equipment in our State department of motor vehicle licensing offices to funnel biometric IDs to the DHS.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 10:19:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: politisite

I’ll arm myself til eternity against YOUR form of government you giant ASSHAT!!!


23 posted on 04/17/2013 10:19:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: politisite

Reid took too many pops in the head during his amateur boxing days.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: DoughtyOne
I love it when Harry Reed starts channeling King George

             

25 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:32 AM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: politisite

We not only have a RIGHT to arm ourselves against tyranny, it’s our DUTY to do so!


26 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Ancesthntr

For Harry Reid and all tyrants:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...


27 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: politisite
Federal law enforcement, local police departments are not out to get us.

Of course not. Ruby Ridge and Waco never happened. Thanks for the input, Harry.

28 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Obviously, the idiot has no idea what the 2nd Amendment says or does. And this man is the head of the Senate . . . incredible! . . . This right was described by Sir William Blackstone as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.

If deliberate confiscation of guns from the innocent citizenry is not oppression, then what is?

29 posted on 04/17/2013 10:21:22 AM PDT by laweeks
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To the contrary, it is the government that does NOT have the right to arm itself against the people.

Harry’s an idiot. And a tyrant.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 10:23:55 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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Will Searchlight, NV. ever reclaim its lost Dimbulb? My favorite TV preacher passed away in Feb. yet old fools like scReid get to stick around in spheres of influence. So sorry dearly departed founders and patriots.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 10:26:01 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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“I’ll vote for the ban because saving the lives of police officers, young and old, and innocent civilians, young and old, is more important than preventing imagined tyranny,”

Notwithstanding the fact that the Second Amendment can only be repealed by an amendment to the Constitution, I have a question for Reid and the rest of the gun grabbers: Where is the data that support your assertion that innocent lives would be saved by not allowing innocent people to protect themselves?

32 posted on 04/17/2013 10:26:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: politisite; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
And with his predictable and self-serving psuedo-arguments, Harry "Little Hitler" Reid proves that history has come full circle, and the federal leviathan in Washington DC has become as venial and oppressive as the monarchy from which we once separated.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

33 posted on 04/17/2013 10:26:42 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: politisite

That’s treason. You go to hell, sir.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 10:28:30 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: politisite

My dog knows more about particle physics than Harry Reid knows about the Constitution.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 10:28:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: politisite

Did Harry actually read the Constitution or the federalist papers?
I dare not ask if he may have even read the anti-federalist papers.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 10:28:51 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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When you have real tyranny, its too late to get those freedoms back.


37 posted on 04/17/2013 10:28:57 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tomkat
I love it when Harry Reed starts
channeling King George
an long-dead (reputed crazy :) White Absolutist Monarchist, too...
and who still votes democRAT every federal/state/local elections.

38 posted on 04/17/2013 10:30:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Sopater

“Imagined Tyranny”

Thats what gun confiscation is Harry, you ignorant old fool.

You are part and parcel of the tyranny.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 10:30:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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:^)


41 posted on 04/17/2013 10:30:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: politisite

We have a right to bear arms precisely to keep potentially tyrannical government from occurring.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 10:30:49 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: politisite

didn’t the NRA support Harry in his last election?


43 posted on 04/17/2013 10:30:51 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: kosciusko51

BINGO


44 posted on 04/17/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT by politisite ( http://www.politisite.com/)
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To: politisite

Only 17% of the population of the popular during the 1st Revolution fought against Britain. In today’s world, that would equate to 61,200,000. Since the loyalists today are on welfare, it would be much larger.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 10:32:20 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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Whoa, that was Doughty's bon mot .. but yer shirley right re George still voting regularly somewhere
46 posted on 04/17/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: politisite

Read the 2nd Amendment Reid!!!


47 posted on 04/17/2013 10:33:07 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Wow. I’m sure glad the NRA stepped in and helped him get re-elected.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:02 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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Harry Reid: We don’t have the Right to Arm ourselves Against the Government
 

As usual, Reid is FOS. Try using this ignorant idea as we fought for Independence. One of England's goals to dominate the Colonies?

Gun Control.

Read this fascinating article....

The American Revolution against British Gun Control

By David B. Kopel*

Administrative and Regulatory Law News (American Bar Association). Vol. 37, no. 4, Summer 2012. More by Kopel on the right to arms in the Founding Era.

This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.

Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the British might deploy the army to enforce them that primed many colonists for armed resistance. The Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved: “That in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our rifles.” A South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia, urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate.

The Royal Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, had forbidden town meetings from taking place more than once a year. When he dispatched the Redcoats to break up an illegal town meeting in Salem, 3000 armed Americans appeared in response, and the British retreated. Gage’s aide John Andrews explained that everyone in the area aged 16 years or older owned a gun and plenty of gunpowder.

Military rule would be difficult to impose on an armed populace. Gage had only 2,000 troops in Boston. There were thousands of armed men in Boston alone, and more in the surrounding area. One response to the problem was to deprive the Americans of gunpowder.

more....

49 posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Mushroom Gravy

being a Minnesotan , one of my faves to give the leftists here.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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