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Is Gun Control the New Third Rail in Politics?
Breitbart.com ^ | 12/2/2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 12/02/2013 5:56:35 PM PST by rktman

For the longest time, social security has been considered the untouchable third rail of politics. But if 2013 has demonstrated anything it seems to be that the new third rail in American politics is gun control.

Democrat lawmakers in Colorado passed draconian gun control in March, and by mid-September two of the lawmakers--senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo)--had been recalled.

Moreover, earlier this week a third Colorado state senator who supported gun control--Evie Hudak (D-Westminster)--capitulated under recall pressure and plans to relinquish her office.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; breitbart; colorado; guncontrol
We could hope.
1 posted on 12/02/2013 5:56:35 PM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

You betcha. RATs are scurrying back in their holes in Colorado over it.


2 posted on 12/02/2013 5:57:47 PM PST by dforest
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To: rktman

if so, i say it’s time to start pushing democrats onto it.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 5:59:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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If the liberals would just leave everyone alone the conservatives wouldn’t have to be such a-holes. I can be an a-hole with the best of them. Just keep pinging on my rights you’ll see first hand.


4 posted on 12/02/2013 6:05:06 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: rktman

It is for me. As a man of principles there are things I will fight for. And when I when I write, ‘I will fight for’, I do not mean ‘I will die for.’ If it ever comes to a shooting war, It is all about making the other sorry bastard die.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 6:05:44 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: rktman

Liberty minded Americans own guns. Liberals want to confiscate guns from......*liberty* minded Americans

It doesn’t require a PhD in rocket science to figure out why they don’t want us to own guns.

If the only reason we wanted guns was to rob gas stations and liquor stores they wouldn’t care at all.


6 posted on 12/02/2013 6:07:02 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: USCG SimTech

How are conservative such a-holes? I can see that being the case if you thing the speaker of the house or the senate majority leader were conservatives, but they are not.


7 posted on 12/02/2013 6:07:50 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: rktman
It has been for some time now. There are liberals who insist it's only the gun manufacturers or the NRA who are responsible for the current state of affairs but they're only fooling themselves.

I cite Washington state initiative 676, the 1997 attempt to lay down draconian handgun registration and storage requirements, expected to pass widely enough in Seattle/King County to carry it through the state. Instead it was trounced 2-1 even in the liberal counties and 9-1 in the conservative ones. SOURCE We got the usual "we'll be back" stuff from the antigun nazis but in fact they haven't.

That's the first time I realized I wasn't alone on the issue by a very wide margin. As usual, the locus of infection was an ultra-liberal city in a relatively conservative state that was accustomed to dictating the lives of everyone else. If they couldn't win there, then, it isn't going to get any better here, now.

That's why the gun prohibition effort is concentrated on regulatory agencies headed by unelected and unaccountable officials, protected by an Executive that doesn't really care what the voters think. When this hits the ballot box, the grabbers lose, as they did in Colorado last month. My hat's off to the folks behind that.

8 posted on 12/02/2013 6:19:16 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: rktman
Moreover, earlier this week a third Colorado state senator who supported gun control--Evie Hudak (D-Westminster)--capitulated under recall pressure and plans to relinquish her office.

Woo hoo! First I've heard that news.
Makes my day! (we have a law for that here in CO)

9 posted on 12/02/2013 6:20:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I think we all need to change how we describe so called liberals, democrats, progressives, socialist, et al. They are are COMMUNISTS. Lets call them what they are in all of our posts.
10 posted on 12/02/2013 6:21:29 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf

Add GOPe to your list and I will agree.


11 posted on 12/02/2013 6:22:31 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: TigersEye

Good news, yes, but they will probably just appoint some other lib dem to replace her.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 6:26:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

What outcome were you hoping for?


13 posted on 12/02/2013 6:29:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: rktman

If it only were true here in Maryland.


14 posted on 12/02/2013 6:31:17 PM PST by IndispensableDestiny
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To: All

they never stop. They will keep coming and use the bodies of those that cam before as shields.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 6:35:24 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: dforest

But only in red and purple states. In deep blue states they steal their citizens’ 2nd Amendment with impunity.


16 posted on 12/02/2013 6:37:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: rktman

I think gun control is the one issue that a lot of hard core leftists will push even when they know it hurts them politically. I know the Clintons did.

The reason is that they just like us, realize how important it is.

Either their minions will control the people via taking away their teeth or the people will ultimately have the power to resist them and maybe be successful.

Gun control is all about control period.


17 posted on 12/02/2013 6:49:13 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: rktman
Suggest search NRA and Allen West's comment. The Adolf obozo has added another tier in his effort to rid Americans of their ability to defend themselves and their liberty with personal firearms. We all know about the government's purchases of billions of rounds of ammo over the past two years and how that resulted in an ammo shortage for the public and ammo prices to skyrocket. Although a few congress critters spoke of investigating the purchases, there was absolutely nothing done other than lip service. That ploy worked so well that the Adolf obozo's EPA has now gone after one of ammos basic components by rendering the only lead smelting facility in all of the US to permantly close at the end of this month. The smelter located in Missouri just couldn't come up with $100 million to upgrade the facility to meet the EPA's demand (not congress'). (FYI: Obozo recently provided Warren Buffet $600 million tax dollars for train rail upgrades and expansion). As Jan 1, 2014 all lead used for ammo will have to be imported and the government will be in control of those imports as well. Good luck affording ammo if it can be found. This smelter info references when the Adolf obozo stated that he is working behind the scenes on gun control. Not to be haughty but time is not on America's side and a crystal ball isn't necessary to see that this dude plans to pull the plug on America while he is still in the WH.
18 posted on 12/02/2013 7:08:09 PM PST by drypowder
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To: dforest

It is a hopeful sign that Colorado is not permanently blue despite all the California immigrants.


19 posted on 12/02/2013 7:10:13 PM PST by tbw2
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To: smokingfrog
Good news, yes, but they will probably just appoint some other lib dem to replace her.

That was the whole point of her resignation, better to have another dem appointed than losing to a pubbie in a recall fight.

20 posted on 12/02/2013 7:18:29 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: drypowder

Here is SierraBullet corp press release concerning the closing of the smelter of primary lead. Don’t know about other manufacturers plans:

We asked Sierra Bullets Plant Engineer Darren Leskiw, “How will the closure of the lead smelting plant affect Sierra Bullets?”

We have had many customers contact us about the closing of the last primary lead smelting facility in the USA. This facility is operated by Doe Run and is located in Herculaneum, MO and is just about a 3 hour drive from our facility in Sedalia, MO.

The main question asked is “Will this shut down your supply of lead?” The answer to that is no. First, Sierra buys lead from several different vendors to maintain constant supply. Second, this facility only smelts primary lead or lead ore. This is lead ore that has just been brought out of the earth. Sierra uses no primary lead at all and never has, so we use nothing directly from this facility. The lead we buy from Doe Run comes from their recycling facility in Boss, MO that is about 90 miles away from the smelter that is closing.

The facility we buy from is still going strong and delivering to us as scheduled. The lead from this facility is from recycled lead, mostly coming from car batteries. This is a continuing “in and out” cycle for them and the smelter closing will not affect this facility.

Our supply should not be in jeopardy and we do not anticipate any changes in our supply chain at this time. Could the lack of primary lead create a little more demand for recycled lead? Sure, but how much is unknown. Could this increase in demand also create an increase in price? Sure, but again, by how much is unknown at this time.

There are many other primary lead smelters in the world and so the flow of primary lead will not be shut off. Where there is a need for primary lead, I am sure there will be a salesman more than happy to pick up the business.

In short, we do not see any reason for alarm. We expect our supply to continue and keep feeding our production lines which are still running 24 hours per day to return our inventory levels to where they should be.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 7:37:25 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
“How are conservative such a-holes? I can see that being the case if you thing the speaker of the house or the senate majority leader were conservatives, but they are not.

Well the US Chamber of Commerce ( that paragon of the free market) is ponying up big bucks for Bitch McConnell saying that he's a 92% reliable “conservative,” and an “exemplary” leader. Who knew?

22 posted on 12/02/2013 7:59:40 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

US Chamber of Commerce? HA. Not a conservative org. Follow the money.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 8:05:17 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Billthedrill

I remember those days back when I lived in the Puget Sound area. The billboards with Patty f**kin’ Murray’s poleaxed visage peering down from billboards relishing the end of he availability of ‘cop killer bullets’. John Carlson of KVI dishing it back to the a-hole libs. The Microsoft Gun Club (Point and Click Technology) actually out-raising and out-spending Bill Gates opposing Prop 676.

I had a bumper sticker on the back of my vehicle that close copied the format of some stupid gay rights proposition of the day - mine said “Hands Off My Gun”. Stupid libs would initially think it was for their pet cause until they got a close look. I met angry faces and raised middle digits with a smile, an imaginary finger pistol and mouthing the word “bang”. That always got ‘em - they’d look like someone shoved a corncob up their tailpipe. Yeah - those were the days.


24 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:42 PM PST by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: tbw2

“It is a hopeful sign that Colorado is not permanently blue despite all the California immigrants.”

Oh please, I went to Berkeley (hated the place but it was a good engineering education) and I’ve been to Boulder many times. Colorado has plenty of it’s own home-grown liberals. You need to visit Bolder to see for yourself. BTW. None of the three State Senators who have been recalled are from, or have their roots in California. Morse is a native-born Coloradan, Giron is from Sidney, Nebraska (also known as North Colorado), and Evie Hudak is a Jew from New York. Sorry!


25 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:47 PM PST by vette6387
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To: rktman

Three communists have been kicked out of the Colorado legislature; the so-called “laws” they enacted, however, are still on the books. If you think the Republicans are going to undo the damage, I’ve got some stock to seek you in one of the most profitable unicorn ranches in the mountains of Kansas.


26 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:50 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“US Chamber of Commerce? HA. Not a conservative org. Follow the money.”

Guess I should have used a sark tag!


27 posted on 12/02/2013 8:09:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

it is getting late for me.


28 posted on 12/02/2013 8:10:37 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Breitbart continues its slide. Thanks rktman.

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29 posted on 12/02/2013 8:36:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: vette6387

Chamber of Commies? They’re so liberal I’d consider any endorsement by them as an anti-endorsement.


30 posted on 12/02/2013 8:57:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: rktman

It better be or else.


31 posted on 12/02/2013 9:14:33 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: rktman
It's becoming more and more so.

In 1959, a majority (60%) of Americans wanted to make possession of handguns illegal. It's unthinkable that such a position would be held by the majority today.

32 posted on 12/02/2013 10:21:27 PM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

What the heck happened to America if 60% of Americans could support banning handguns? Was it immigration, progressivism, FDR, the warfare-welfare state programming?


33 posted on 12/02/2013 11:10:20 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: drypowder
 
 
Wrong. The lead shortage hysterics have been debunked. Repeatedly.
 
 

34 posted on 12/03/2013 1:01:52 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: rktman

Yes.


35 posted on 12/03/2013 3:51:35 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rmlew

Much, much less then that in percentage.


36 posted on 12/03/2013 3:52:17 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rktman

This is only true is contested states. States, like Maryland, where the democrats have uncontested control of the legislatures, gun control is definitely on the front burner.


37 posted on 12/03/2013 4:57:27 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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