Skip to comments.Gingrich says Fla. shooter found "dangerous" hobby
Posted on 03/23/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich calls the shooting death of a black Florida teen "a tragedy" and describes the man responsible as "a guy who'd found a hobby that's very dangerous."
George Zimmerman was part of a neighborhood watch group.
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Never bring skittles to a gun fight
Love you man, but you really need to learn when to shut the hell up.
Tread lightly, Newt. Care you expound upon your statement?
If you’re referring to gun ownership, I’ve never seen a single unsafe gun owner at any range I’ve ever been to, and you’d be careful with your words lest you incite the ire of a few million gun owners in this country.
Newt has never been big on guns.
Little Newt Ricky. LOL
Sounds like Newt may have pulled a “Santorum”.
No way in hell I vote for this out-of-touch Washington pimp, whose anti-freedom statist impulses were just confirmed to me.
I think the “hobby” that the Newt is referring to is being an active member of a neighborhood watch.
>> If youre referring to gun ownership
I think Newt is referring to vigilantism as the “hobby”, not gun ownership.
Correct. Shooting aside, it looks like the Zimmster had become a Suburban Cowboy. Very dangerous indeed.
That is what I took from it also. Never said guns were the guys hobby.
I think he was referring to pretend LEO
I did not care for Al Sharpton trying this guy in the media, and Newt shouldn’t do it either.
The gun community has a problem with Newt.
When seconds count the cops are only minutes away.
Newt need not worry, I would never vote for him in the first place.
Pretend LEO? You mean neighborhood watch? Like in the common law neighborhood watches that kept the peace and raise the alarm for the last thousand years?
And by LEO, you mean the corporate police that stand by when someone is drowning because it's not in the statutes to save them?
Tellya what - get rid of your guns. They make your LEOs nervous, because you're just a civilian. And if you look it up, you will find that a huge number of police chiefs are anti-gun. You gonna argue with them, or play pretend LEO?
But don't worry - you can call 911 instead.
No he is not. Newt is not liked by the gun owners.
See post #15. Could be why he is losing.
Love you man, but you really need to learn when to shut the hell up.
You got that right man. Neighborhood watches arise because concerned citizens care about their neighborhoods. And as far as Sanford Florida goes. Well let’s just say that the last time I HAD to go there I saw guys running out into the streets to stop cars and offer to sell them drugs. And in broad daylight too.
I’m totally grateful to be long gone from that area.
Zimmerman was not on duty as part of his Neighborhood Watch duties, which should not be considered a "hobby," but rather, concerned citizens getting involved in protecting their property and that of their neighbors. Why does Newt consider it to be "dangerous?"
>> Newt is not liked by the gun owners.
I’m one of “the gun owners”, and I like Newt. So that right there makes your statement false.
What’s he care? The retards in Florida already voted for Romney, and the retards in the rest of the country look to be doing the same.
Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. “African Americans for Obama”, “Hispanics for Obama,” “Martians for Obama”, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guy's efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies. While Obama’s anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more — and worse — to come.
Barack, some of Trayvon Martin's blood — and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism — is on YOUR hands.
Newt was just saying that confronting people in that context is dangerous.
I agree with your assessment.
Wrong, check the link at post #15.
That is Newt on guns.
You nailed it, the wantabe cop made call after call after call to the cops.
Now I have a problem - no one to vote for in Nov.
Zilch, zip, zero. Not one of those pretenders will get my vote.
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Newt even appeared in a gun control ad with Nancy Pelosi. Stick your head in the sand all you like, or if you decide to check out post 15, you might get some truth.
Well duh everybody... Newt is not talking about GUNS he is talking about this guy’s “Neighborhood Watch” obsession. If you have heard anything about the story you would know that Zimmerman has made scores of false alarm 911 calls. Sounds like he was a cop/badbutt (I know it doesn’t work but I don’t cuss!) wanna-be.
Newt actually has this just right, as usual.
Chasing down criminals on the street isn't like playing tiddly winks.
James Woods in "The Hard Way":
"Youre not gonna learn what it means to be a cop by eating hot dogs and picking your teeth and asking stupid questions. We live this job. Its something we are, not something we do! Every time a cop walks up to a car and has to give a speeding ticket, he knows he may have to kill someone...or be killed himself. Thats not something you step into by strapping on a rubber gun and riding around all day. You get to go back to your million dollar beach house and your bimbos and your b*** j*** and you get 17 takes to get it right. We get one take. It lasts our whole lives. We mess it up...and were dead."
As always Newt’s default position is International Progressive, a true little Fabian Prick is the Newster. Note his contorting positions on Global Warming, UN/IMF/FRS and just about everything else. The only thing Newt is capable of is the occasional meaningful sound bite.
Newt is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and speaks regularly at the NRAs Annual Meeting. He received an A or A-plus rating from the NRA all ten terms that he served in the House of Representatives, and received the NRAs Defender of the Second Amendment award in 2010.
Why don’t you watch the 2010 NRA video:
Newt is a big government progressive, It is good the voters already knew that.
Yes, being in a neighborhood watch group can be dangerous — kinda like the active-duty military that Gingrich never served in.
I don’t know the ins and outs of every issue and vote dforest. All I am saying is that based on this article it seems to me that “dangerous hobby” refers to Zimmerman’s participation in the communitie’s neighborhood watch program, and his willingness to confront people (before anyone flames me I am not passing judgement as to who started the fight, but it appears to me that Zimmerman left his truck to pursue Martin with the intention of questioning him; that is all I mean by confronting). What is the role of a neighborhood watchmen anyway? I’ve always thought of it as reporting suspicious behavior to the police.
Newt As much as I admire you and love you, you should have kept our yap shut. There is no verdict in so shut up.
If you are looking for the black vote, which seems to be apparent, forget it; and therefore, shame on you because you are not going to get their vote anyway. But maybe you were also looking for the Hispanic vote since he was referred to as an “Hispanic.” Never the less, SHUT UP!!!
You just may have made some other folks angry at you for this stupidity in trying to get votes.
In the end, this is being made into a racist thing. Period!!!!
JUST SHUT THE HECK UP ON THIS SUBJECT!!!!!
Newt is a big government guy doing his smoke and mirrors act, it is good the voters already knew that.
since he was referred to as an Hispanic.
“He” meaning the shooter although the shooter does not carry a Spanish last name.
NRA has lost a lot of credibility. Anyone can join for affect. Newt doesn’t have a good history on guns.
It is out there and the other side knows it too.
Newts right. Zim sucked at fighting and was ill equipped to deal with the trouble that he went looking for and found.
Newt, I voted for you and love you to death but you probably should butt out of this one. Let the local cops hand it and stick with bashing Barky.
Newt is not a threat to Santorum anymore. So why don’t you knock it off with your hyperbole and innuendo about Gingrich. The only one that can hurt Santorum is Santorum, and he’s doing a pretty good job of it.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Why don’t you provide me with some PROOF of his “bad history” on guns instead of just saying “people say”.
The two bills that he voted on, Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban and the Gun Free School Zone Act, were actually attached to Omnibus Spending Bills, much like the funding for Planned Parenthood attachment that Santorum voted for. But actually, as a gun owner and carrier, I have no problem with either one of these votes.
Exactly. Good God...FReepers are SO knee-jerk these days.
I already did. And...it is out there. Look for yourself. I did.