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Jason Alexander’s amazing gun rant ("ban assault weapons")
Salon.com ^ | Jason Alexander

Posted on 07/23/2012 9:57:19 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed

What purpose does an AR-15 serve to a sportsman that a more standard hunting rifle does not serve? Let’s see – does it fire more rounds without reload? Yes. Does it fire farther and more accurately? Yes. Does it accommodate a more lethal payload? Yes. So basically, the purpose of an assault style weapon is to kill more stuff, more fully, faster and from further away. To achieve maximum lethality....

These people believe that the US government is eventually going to go street by street and enslave our citizens. Now as long as that is only happening to liberals, homosexuals and democrats – no problem. But if they try it with anyone else – it’s going to be arms-ageddon and these committed, God-fearing, brave souls will then use their military-esque arsenal to show the forces of our corrupt government whats-what. These people think they meet the definition of a “militia”. They don’t. At least not the constitutional one. And, if it should actually come to such an unthinkable reality, these people believe they would win. That’s why they have to “take our country back”. From who? From anyone who doesn’t think like them or see the world like them. They hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking.

Then there are the folks who write that if everyone in Colorado had a weapon, this maniac would have been stopped. Perhaps. But I do believe that the element of surprise, tear gas and head to toe kevlar protection might have given him a distinct edge. Not only that, but a crowd of people firing away in a chaotic arena without training or planning – I tend to think that scenario could produce even more victims....

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To: MileHi

What purpose does an AR-15 serve to a sportsman that a more standard hunting rifle does not serve?

As usual a hollywood whatever talking out his ass.
Mr Alexander please read the United States Constitution. You know the law of the land. Nowhere in the 2nd Amendment does it address hunting or sport shooting. Remember these people had just fought a war with their Government.The 2nd Amendment was put in place to insure the citizens would always have the means to protect the 1st Amendment.
If you are ignorant on the subject then it is probably better to keep you mouth shut..........


51 posted on 07/23/2012 11:01:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Beelzebubba

Greenspan outburst.


52 posted on 07/23/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Red Badger

Well, that’s just bullshit.
The M-16, and every other rifle in military service, was designed to KILL. Period.

The 5.56mm round is a smaller, faster round than the .308/7.62mm “main battle rifle” cartridge it replaced, but there was NEVER any intention to just “wound” the enemy.

It may not do the job as well as other rounds, but that’s a defect, not a feature.


53 posted on 07/23/2012 11:05:49 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: paulcissa

As one of my director friends says: “There is no such thing as good acting. Just good casting.”


54 posted on 07/23/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Lazamataz; All

Laz, if I can call you that, you are so correct! I would like to join in as you and others have said New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angles are shining examples of “No Gun Zones”.
One example on your thought/Post, below.
Happyland/ Bronx, NY; 87 dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julio_Gonz%C3%A1lez_(arsonist)
Julio González (born October 10, 1954 is a Cuban-born warehouse worker and arsonist responsible for the Happy Land Fire that killed 87 people in the Bronx, New York City, on March 25, 1990. It is one of the largest mass murders in United States history.


55 posted on 07/23/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: MileHi

How am I gonna launch golf balls without my M4?


56 posted on 07/23/2012 11:13:54 AM PDT by utdutt
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To: Beelzebubba

I wonder what Jason thinks we should do about the OVER 1 MILLION babies killed by ABORTION each year in the U.S.


57 posted on 07/23/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: MileHi

I have an AR-15 and I have not hunted with it except to kill coyotes out on my farm that have been killing calves and chickens. What I enjoy about the rifle is going to the rifle range and hitting my target at 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 yards. Now I grant that I had this rifle built to very small tolerances, specifically for the accuracy. It is the joy of shooting that I bought that particular rifle. I have spoken to my gunsmith about building a 338 mag for long range shooting and hunting. I have seen his rifle hit a 2 inch target at 1200 yards. When he told me his rifle would do that consistently, I did not believe. I saw the rifle being used and it was true. These are amazing firearms, and very fun to shoot. This is one pursuit of happiness.


58 posted on 07/23/2012 11:17:06 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Gaffer

Amen. There is no talking sense, or facts, to fools of this caliber.
BTW, these types of idiots are always the first victims of repressive, leftist regimes. This guy is just another useful idiot.


59 posted on 07/23/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL= SLAVERY)
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To: Beelzebubba

Jason Alexander is a good, perhaps even great, actor. I love his comedy. However, I’d advise him to stick with what he knows, because as the old Chinese proverb states, “Better to keep your mouth closed and have others believe you to be a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.” You see, the 2nd Amendment has nothing whatsoever to do with hunting or sport, and everything to do with preserving our republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The people of this country ARE the militia of the 2nd Amendment, and it is the presence of some 250 million firearms that prevents any government - including our own - from attempting to impose a tyranny.

Jason, I am quite sure that there is a law against murder in Colorado. Likewise, there are laws against threatening people with a weapon (let alone 4), there are laws against making bombs (including ones with non-lethal agents like tear gas) and I rather doubt that the shooter in this case had a legal right to even carry a firearm outside of his own home (except to/from a shooting range or gun store). Despite that, none of those laws stopped any crimes from being committed by this lunatic, nor saved anyone. Just as logical, no gun control law would have saved these people, either - because this guy was clearly capable of making bombs. Gun control only affects the otherwise law-abiding (which is to say, COMPLETELY INNOCENT PEOPLE), while it has exactly ZERO effect on those intent on committing crimes of one type or another. Why do you call on the rights of the innocent and decent people of this country to be destroyed because of the actions of a lunatic?

Maybe before writing this stupid screed, Jason, you should have considered that any serious attempt to control the roughly 250 million firearms would involve a MASSIVE denial of the most basic human right (that of self-protection), to say nothing of the destruction of at least the 4th and 5th Amendments. For “gun control” to work, you’d have to take away ALL of the firearms from 85-90 million people (good luck with that one, BTW), and make damned sure that no other guns were imported illegally (most likely by the drug gangs, which are “rumored” to have hundreds of pipelines into this country from multiple foreign sources), and that no one with the expertise decided to manufacture guns in their basement or garage (and there are literally hundreds of thousands with that capacity). Simply put, you are asking for no more and no less than the imposition of a massive totalitarian state...something that the 2nd Amendment is specifically designed to prevent. What you will get if you are allowed to make a serious attempt at gun control is a 2nd Civil War, one that would make the carnage of the first one look like 2 little kids having a fight in a sandbox.

Oh, and Jason, I’m on to your game: you want OTHERS to go around collecting the guns, because you lack the guts to try it yourself. Better to have some poor schmuck who HAS to work for $40K/year, who has no choice but to follow orders, go around busting down people’s doors and shooting them and their families to “get the guns” - better that than for you to put YOUR precious ass on the line, right? You COWARD!

Finally, Jason, as a fellow Jew from New Jersey, I ask that you consider the FACT that the genocide perpetrated against our people by the Nazis and their accomplices would have been utterly impossible without our brethren having first been disarmed. For more information regarding the key role of gun control in genocide, read this review of a book entitled “Lethal Laws: Gun Control is the Key to
Genocide” http://www.davekopel.com/2a/LawRev/lethal.htm Better yet, just get the book and read it, maybe you’ll learn something: http://www.amazon.com/Lethal-Laws-Gun-Control-Genocide/dp/0964230402/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343059725&sr=1-1&keywords=lethal+laws

Now for some ancient Greek for you, Jason: Molon Labe, you moron!


60 posted on 07/23/2012 11:20:52 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Ancesthntr
However, I’d advise him to stick with what he knows, because as the old Chinese proverb states, “Better to keep your mouth closed and have others believe you to be a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Too late! Now we all know that Jason is more like George Costanza than anyone would want to admit. lol

61 posted on 07/23/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Texas Songwriter
This is one pursuit of happiness

That is all you need to justify owning it.

There is no "sporting purpose" or requirement to demonstrate "need" as the gun grabbers imply.

62 posted on 07/23/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Fightin Whitey
Mr. Alexander has good reason for anxiety about his “gun.”

LOL

I took my 30.06 in the pool and when I came out it was an AR-15! /s

63 posted on 07/23/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MileHi

Is it not astonishing how we never, ever hear a liberal regaling the Constitution. It is their impediment to life. They (especially obama) want to impose their own vapid code on all of us while they are a law unto themselves. Oprah wants gun control while she has body guards who carry. Obama wants gun control for all except those who protect him. Their duplicity and hypocrisy is beyond believable.


64 posted on 07/23/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Fully Awake DAV
...how did the media get all the info on the alleged shooter so fast?

He was arrested right after the shooting, so his name was known. It's just ABC's Brian Ross and George Stepalloverus that got the info wrong, perhaps on purpose, trying their damnedest to tie the murderer to the Tea Party. Once he had been identified properly, they simply checked the local colleges and universities, seeing that he was of college age and the rest was fairly easy and straight forward fact checking, which apparently Brian Ross is incapable of.......................yes, I know I ended that sentence with a preposition................

65 posted on 07/23/2012 12:51:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: jimbobfoster
Commercial .223 ammo is sold in 20 rd boxes. I like a reliable 20 rd mag with a good follower. There are some unreliable followers that jam easily. The 30 rd is even more susceptible to a jam. A cheap magazine is no bargain.
66 posted on 07/23/2012 2:21:43 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: buffaloguy

Actually, 8700 FIREARMS related murders in 2011. Dufus wasn’t even close to being close. He was off by 91,000 people.


67 posted on 07/23/2012 3:59:29 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Red Badger
If you include medics and other medical and support personnel, yeah, I can see 7 or more........either way, the enemy is diminished in effectiveness...

That's the western mindset, that the individual human life has value. I'll bet a lot of our enemies would only consider treating those able to be returned to combat, and allow the others their martyrdom.

68 posted on 07/23/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: RonF
The most likely scenario is that the shooter wouldn't have tried this in the first place.

With all due respect, it appears from all the protective gear he wore that he expected resistance.

69 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
SECURE AMERICA said: "Remember these people had just fought a war with their Government."

Yes. And even more tellingly, the shooting started in Lexington and Concord when their own government sent government troops to confiscate the arms of the militia.

Those who refuse to to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Anti-gun liberals are in a shaky position. Within days of the outbreak of a civil war caused by gun confiscations, every liberal in the country will be wanting to buy arms to protect themselves. Didn't Charleton Heston have liberal friends hoping to borrow arms during the L.A. riots?

70 posted on 07/23/2012 6:04:04 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Beelzebubba

Hey Costanza! Can’t stand ya!


71 posted on 07/24/2012 11:08:43 PM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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