Skip to comments.Nadler: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’
Posted on 12/27/2012 4:01:18 AM PST by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have high-capacity gun magazines and that the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last weeks massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children.
The lawmaker told CNSNews.com that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American citizens.
After the event, CNSNews.com asked Nadler if the shooting massacre at the Ft. Hood military base in 2009 would have been prevented by the legislation he supports. On Nov. 5, 2009 Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, used an FN Five-Seven semi-automatic handgun, which can hold 11 to 31 rounds, to unload on the military base after reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar," or God is Great in Arabic.
CNSNews.com asked: Would banning high-capacity clips at Ft. Hood have prevented Maj. Nidal Hasan from killing 13 people and wounding 29 others?
I dont know. It might have, Nadler said. Certainly, it was on a military base and he may or may not have had authority to use military weapons. I dont know whether he did or not.
But the point of all this is not that we can prevent every single murder, [or] we can prevent every single even mass murder, but we can reduce it greatly, he said. You know, no one would say we shouldnt use penicillin because some people still die of infections, but a lot fewer do because we have penicillin and other wonder drugs.
Nadler continued: Now, the fact of the matter is that Germany has 150 or so people killed a year with guns; Canada, 170; the United States 9,000 to 10,000 a year. We have a murder rate with guns that are 15 to 20 times higher than any other industrialized country. Theres only one explanation and thats the availability, the easy availability of assault weapons and of high-capacity clips.
Now, last Friday we lost 20 children and six adults murdered in a Connecticut school, he said. Last Friday a madman attacked a school in China, an elementary school in China. Twenty-two kids were injured, but none killed because he had a knife, not an assault rifle. Thats the difference.
CNSNews.com then asked, But if a bill was brought up and passed to ban high-capacity clips would the military still be allowed to use them?
Of course, the military would be allowed to use them, Nadler said.
So only the government would be allowed to have high-capacity clips? CNSNews.com asked.
Well, I think the legislation doesnt ban existing ones but -- although I would like to do that, too, he said. But I think the legislation were talking about would prohibit the sale and probably manufacturer sale of high-capacity clips in the future, not those that are in private possession today.
But let me say, yes, Nadler added. One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.
If the premise of your question is that people are going to resist a tyrannical government by shooting machine guns at American troops, thats insane, he said.
Since Sandy Hook, President Barack Obama and many Democrats are urging action to address more gun control. Obama has said he will use whatever power his office holds to prevent mass shootings in the future. At the prayer vigil for the Sandy Hook shooting on Sunday, Obama mentioned the shootings in Aurora, Co., Oak Creek, Wis., and Tuscon, Ariz., but he did not mention Ft. Hood.
At Wednesdays press conference, Nadler, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and other Democrats advocated for a bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) that would ban magazines for more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill would also prohibit the transfer, possession or importation of those magazines that are manufactured after the date of the law being signed.
Following last weeks shooting, Nadler called the National Rifle Association (NRA) enablers of mass murder.
We have a lobby, the leadership of the NRA, who function as enablers of mass murder, Nadler told CNN Host Piers Morgan. And that's what they are. They're enablers of mass murder because they terrify the class of political people. And even though polling shows that most NRA members would support reasonable gun controls, every time someone proposes it, they come in.
They lie. They say they will take your guns away, he said. And they stop any kind of legislation to prevent that.
The central socialist government sets a fine example for Americans by condoning and encouraging abortions thereby diminishing the respect for life. The inconvenience of child rearing is taken care of by the liberals in both parties who continually harp and campaign on 'the woman's right to choose.'
Godless America is well-versed in the "legitimate violence" against innocents in what should be their safest place of refuge, their mothers' wombs since Roe v. Wade with the death toll upwards of 50,000,000 and counting!
Hey Nadler, you obese, self-righteous moron.....riddle me these:
1. What is the definition of “legitimate violence”?...and
2. Who gets the monopoly on “illegitimate violence”? [raises up out of chair, hand waving frantically....”I know! I know!”]
That’s exactly why the right to bear arms was added to the Bill of Rights....government was never meant to outgun “The People”.
Exactly what our Constitution is intended to prevent!
To put this in the right prospective...because I live around the DC region...since January of 2010....roughly 350 people have been killed. The list is mostly by knife, violent assault and pistol. Those killed by assault rifle or ammo clips of more than 10 bullets?
Well....I’m pretty sure that almost all died without the aid of the larger ammo clips and any confiscation of such ammo clips would not have saved a single one of the 350 DC lives.
So we might all want to add up the deaths per year by large ammo clips and ask how many would have survived?
As well....what of the 1k lives gone....by Salmonella poisoning? Could we possibly ban Salmonella? And the 100 lives lost in Tennessee each year by motorcycle....could we ban them and save those 100 lives? And the 400 lives lost each year by bus....could we ban buses....to save the 400 souls?
Nadler looks so nice now that he’s lost 450 lbs.
Who would have thought that an erstwhile jew would fit into a gestapo uniform?
The American political jew and those who vote for these leftist loons are of a completely different race from those who inhabit Israel.
Ah. ‘Rape rape’ again.
our murder rate is high because of high capacity magazines and assault weapons!!! of course! our car crash rate is high because we have more sports cars...
Nadler: The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence
What they really want? A path to tyranny.
Right sweetie, just look at how well that worked out in China, Germany, Russia, Iraq, Cambodia.....
“Who would have thought that an erstwhile jew would fit into a gestapo uniform”
He probably shops at the same boutique as David Axelrod.
Sure because states worldwide have been so careful in the use of force. Civilians are never hurt by armed governments /s
The world would be better with armed civilians and disarmed states; not much but better than the reverse.
That is one of the hallmarks of a totalitarian government.
Since the fat boy loves commies, here’s one for him:
Your enemy will bring to you all the weapons you need to defeat him - Mao Tsetung
Thomas Jefferson. Smart man... “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”