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Court Says 'Shoot It Out': Eugene Robinson's Twisted Take on DC Ruling Upholding 2nd Amendment
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/29/2014 4:44:59 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Everyone knows how safe the streets of Washington, DC are [where as of 2010 violent crime was three times the national average], and how DC criminals scrupulously respect the District's very restrictive gun-control laws. So of course the last thing you would want is to permit law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. Why, that would only lead to the Gunfight at the DC Corral. No, better to keep all the guns in the hands of criminals.

Such seems to be Eugene Robinson's logic. On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post columnist bemoaned a federal judge's ruling that DC's total ban on public carry is unconstitutional. According to Robinson, "Congress and the courts are essentially saying no, go ahead, shoot it out."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: eugenerobinson; guncontrol; secondamendment; washingtondc

1 posted on 07/29/2014 4:44:59 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Eugene Robinson outraged court not leaving all guns in hands of criminals. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 4:45:59 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There has never been a thing uttered by this man that has been sane. The Washington Posts token Minority Moron.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s what happens when a spoiled child who is used to getting their way is told NO. They throw a tantrum. This is sort of a microcosm of most blacks in America today..............just my 2 cent.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 4:49:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Eugene is just upset that White folk (and others) in DC can now protect themselves.

We’ve been going through the same thing here in Florida since St. Skittles got himself plugged.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 4:52:55 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: V_TWIN

Strange that I noticed this too....we must be.....
racist?


6 posted on 07/29/2014 4:54:58 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Their worst fear is that IT WILL WORK

(I am predicting crime goes way down)


7 posted on 07/29/2014 4:55:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: V_TWIN
That’s what happens when a spoiled child who is used to getting their way is told NO. They throw a tantrum. This is sort of a microcosm of most blacks in America today..............just my 2 cent.

This guy needs to get a few pizza analogies together and he can be fast-tracked to becoming a Federal Judge...

8 posted on 07/29/2014 4:56:56 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

People like Robinson live within a fantasy world in their minds. If the Government can only pass one more law the world will be rainbows and unicorns! If the little people will only listen to us and obey us their lives would be so much better.
These folks are isolated from the real world and have no clue what an everyday life for a regular person is like.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 4:57:06 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The average legal gun owner buys a gun; goes to a range or other place to practice; learns gun safety and the local hunting laws and is responsible for his actions. The average criminal gun owner gets an illegal gun or steals a gun, never goes to a range or learns how to handle the gun safely. In a gun fight, he is usually, but not always, the one laying on the ground bleeding.
So “Shoot It Out” is OK with me; I’ve been in a war zone and been shot at by people with more training and moral convictions than the thugs and malcontents that constitute the criminal element.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Has the same testosterone level as that other Eugene Robinson with the first name of Vickie.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 5:03:00 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The False Choice Fallacy is a pillar of leftist “thought”.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 5:03:33 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Another reason why Affirmative Action was a failure.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 5:08:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: Mr. K

Once again, time for Heinlein:

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

Robert A. Heinlein


14 posted on 07/29/2014 5:13:01 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gunfight at the DC corral? What is DC now? Eugene thinks that if guns are in the hands of sane citizens, they’ll be more crime. Instead, they’ll be LEAS crime.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 5:27:17 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Arm_Bears

St. Skittle is funny.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 5:36:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

FYI folks...3 things to keep in mind:
1. All black folks do NOT think alike.
2. Eugene Robinson does not represent the view of all black people.
3. Most black folks are NOT anti-gun (note the last 2 amendment case to be won in the supreme court. The plaintiff was a black man from chicago)


17 posted on 07/29/2014 5:40:23 AM PDT by jimjohn (You don't get the kind of government you want, or the kind you need. You get the kind you deserve.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Correct Headline: Eugene Robinson is Twisted


18 posted on 07/29/2014 5:53:01 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: ExCTCitizen
Gene Gene The Talking Points Machine.

There's a city alderman getting roasted on local DC radio right now, but he let a little something slip. The show is Mornings On The Mall on WMAL if you want to check the podcast later, 7/29 show in the 8:00 AM hour.

I'll paraphrase what I remember from the live stream... he gave a case like "Let's say somebody robs you with a gun and the police catch him. Instead of being able to charge him immediately with a felony for possession of a gun, they can only charge him with a misdemeanor."

What the hell does that even mean? Is that an admission that they just want to be pass enough laws to be able to selectively arrest people they don't like the looks of, instead of, oh I don't know, gathering evidence and making arrests?

Of course it is. From Barqi on down, the pols want vastly over-reaching laws, to make it all the easier to abuse to further political ends. It's already happening. As Mao noted, political power flows from the barrel of a gun.

The role of the constabulary is law enforcement, Gene, you ninny. It's not prevention, it's enforcement. The prevention of crime is a responsibility of the citizen; punishment of crime is a responsibility of the state. Criminalizing the natural rights of the general populace is the soul of the Police State you dearly aspire to.

19 posted on 07/29/2014 5:54:54 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Henry Hnyellar

My guess is that Gene is also ... armed.

Just like that other WaPo columnist years ag who was completely anti-gun, then used his own personal handgun to blow away a home invader.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 5:56:08 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Dr.Deth

Citizens defending themselves against crime has...

shall we say “disparate impact”?


21 posted on 07/29/2014 5:58:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Eugene Robinson, one of the charter members of "Booger Eating Morons R Us," pens another anti-gun screed.

It's been said that doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity.

So what does one call these pundits who predict, over and over, the blood flowing in the streets where ever public carry has been allowed, only to find that the rate of violent crime goes down. Their rate of accuracy is second only to that of the annual psychic predictions for the upcoming year, found in the Weekly World News!

Mark

22 posted on 07/29/2014 6:03:49 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Eugene Robinson is about as sharp as a cue ball.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 6:45:27 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: MarkL

“Congress and the courts are essentially saying no, go ahead, shoot it out.” .........

They could all move to Chicago. I understand there is a lot of this going on all the time.

(Reminder to self...check out this weekends tally in Chicago and Milwaukee).


24 posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:53 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gene is just mad ‘cause some of his feral Homies might end up like St. Trayvon. He doesn’t give a crap about the Constitution, only about his own dysfunctional criminal tribe.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 7:07:46 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

“we must be.....racist?”

Thats the problem with whites in this country today, too many worried about somebody accusing them of that. It’s nothing more than a weapon minorities use as leverage to get their way. The reason it works is because whites let it work.....Someone accuses me of being racist I jast say “prove it”.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 7:39:20 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

True story.

Several years ago, we had an unusual outbreak of drive-by shootings in one part of town. The Council Member for that district had the Public Works Dept put speed bumps all over the streets there. The reason he gave was that it would “mess up” the aim of the shooters.

He was voted out the next election. Not because he was an idiot, but because of the huge number of speed bumps that the people living there experienced every day. The Public Works Dept ended up removing most of the speed bumps after the election.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 8:29:36 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Robinson is a freakin’ moron. He’s a regular on the editorial page of our local Gannett newsrag.


28 posted on 07/29/2014 11:17:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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