Skip to comments.Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.
Posted on 06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT by servo1969
Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day.
I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream.
But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.
And no matter how many times Sen. Joe Manchin tries to explain his compromise (a decent attempt thwarted by extremists), the hard right lies and foams. The repeated lies now seem like the truth, what with the likes of Sen. Kelly Ayotte telling them.
Probably the most serious miscalculation opponents make is the guest list for the NRA speaker's podium. To let the half-wit half-term quitter Sarah Palin have a microphone is to alienate the very people Republicans need to work with on future legislation. To say nothing of the other speakers.
And how does choosing a white, rich old man with an offensive degrading speech about the war of "Northern Aggression" as NRA president forward a sense of reasonableness? History lesson: It was an awful Civil War won decisively some 150 years ago. Over slavery. The Confederacy wanted to keep African-Americans in chains and President Lincoln didn't.
Sure, there were states' rights issues, but nullification, secession, and treason were settled at Appomattox Courthouse. Sure, Reconstruction left a bad taste. But, resurrecting these same things, the way South Carolina is as we speak, is to invite a return to the whole concept of a Union.
Here it is. The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That's treason, and it's worthy of the firing squad. The B.S. needs a serious gut check. We are not a tin pot banana republic where machine gun toting rebel groups storm the palace and depose the dictator.
We put the president in the White House. To support the new NRA president's agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.
Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.
To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, "We'll put a boot in your ---, it's the American way."
Except it won't be a boot. It'll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won't do them any good.
So, to return to reality, all of us. Let's make common sense gun safety a deciding issue for 2014 and beyond. The NRA certainly has. Let's push back. We the People. The 85 percent who support more robust background checks. And when the next domestic terrorist with an assault rifle comes along, we can blame the leaders and fringe of the NRA for arming them.
And there you have it.
He’s a loser and the readers who left comments ripped him to shreds.
Has the article gone down the memory hole yet?
Of course he’s a NY liberal - he started his essay with a lie.
Okay, I’ll be the nice guy and send him one of those old airline barf bags since he was nauseated by folks celebrating the govt no being able to infringe further on our rights. What a didiot.
LOL! He thinks Sarah Palin is a "half-wit". What does that make someone like him, who obviously was behind the door when they were teaching American history?
Half right. The CSA did indeed secede over what they saw as a threat to their property.
But during the first two years of the war Lincoln would have been happy to end the war with slavery generally intact.
It’s very interesting to listen to people who say we don’t need guns while they demonstrate exactly why we do.
The next gun law I want to see implemented, is the one that requires homes with no guns inside to have a moderate sized sign on the front lawn that heralds that fact.
In fact, I welcome every gun control advocate to please put a sign on their front lawn damning anyone that owns a gun.
Put your money where your mouth is Lefties!
The NRA does not advocate armed rebellion, AFAIK. They advocate being ready to engage in armed rebellion if and when it becomes necessary.
I quite agree we're nowhere near that point. Yet.
But I assume Mr. Swindell would agree that armed rebellion is sometimes necessary. We would just differ on where that point is.
I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry
Well: Aint that damned nice of you.
You are practically a Conservative aren’t you. Azzhole.
I feel the same way you do about people who try to take my 2nd Amendment rights Let’s shoot them. I am ready to defend the country against azzholes and idiots like you.
Give the anti gun nuts an inche they will want a mile.
Just like the Boy scouts gave an inch and they will soon be out of business.
If my child were a student of his, I’d be demanding a tuition refund. I don’t demand that a journalism professor not be goofy, however nice that might be; but, I do expect that he be able to do something that resembles research. I’ve seen tweets that were better researched than this.
Assassination is a two way street...best not go there.
People in Germany said the same thing about opposing Hitler. Same thing in Cuba about opposing Fidel.
Defending the Constitution against enemies domestic is not treason.
“I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.”
Likewise, I am willing to answer the call to defend the people... from bootlickers like you.
“and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia’s exploding deer population”
And once again Professor Idiot, the 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting.
Here’s some reviews from Ratemyprofessor.
All of these were posted BEFORE this article was published.
8/28/06 - He’s ADHD and sprays when he talks so sit 5-10 feet out of range. He is good with names and faces and has a quick tongue so don’t try to piss him off.
11/1/06 - He’s quick-witted, all over the place, likes to summarize his lecture before he lectures, while he lectures, and after his lecture. Very thorough, but allows us to know too much about his planning for course content. Mostly, he’s great though.
1/2/07 - Despite being a communist, Chris is an awesome professor. His ability to outline what you need to take away from his course and his willingness to understand your point of view as a student is refreshing and impressive. If you have a chance to take him as a professor take it!
2/7/07 - Excellent professor! Very clear about requirements for his classes. Presents material effectively. Genuinely cares about students. Very intelligent and hilarious! You’ll hear a lot about his political views, but he makes class interesting. Great all-around guy!
9/5/07 - Dr. Swindell is cool. He is kinda crazy and a communist but whatever. He likes to make jokes and doesn’t care if you crack jokes too. I made jokes at his expense and he complemented my wit. If you can get in his class, GET IN!
11/23/10 - Pretty full of himself and thinks his material is more demanding than what it is. He genuinely cares about his students though. Look for the lesson in between the bouts of political ranting.
1/14/13 - He’s an excellent professor. He isn’t always totally clear and has his days where it seems he’s gone off the deep end, but he really does care and will do anything in his power to help you.
Journolism... with a side order of F-G COMMUNISM!
Isn’t that delightful?
Brave talk from a liberal who would starve to death if the bridges weren’t there to bring the trucks with food to his city, and the utilities were cut off denying him power and water to his house. There are effective methods that can be used to show a populace the error of their ways, some of which use guns very sparingly.
Actually that is a really good idea, keeping what he thinks of as common sense gun issues front and center. If we can do that then the Democrats will become a party of California and the Northeast with dwindling low and dwindling representation in the Congress. Even people who are uncomfortable around guns are beginning to ask why they are so all fired determined to go after the guns.
Yeah, and I’m a vegetarian because I eat lettuce on my hamburger.
That idiot is getting hammered in the responses at the link. Good to see him being called out on his BS.