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  •  These righties are trying to gin up a reason (10+ / 0-)

    to start shooting all their guns and shit. And, like the true responsible people they are, it won't be their fault.

    I do wish sometimes that these gun-toters would take a stroll thru the west side of Chicago. These gun-toters think they are heavily-armed? Surprise!

    •  Sometimes I feel the only real solution to gun (7+ / 0-)

      control, will be when the DNC starts a national gun club / well regulated militia and asks everyone left of center to join. I imagine the righties will change their tune then...

      Not going to happen, but the idea of every member of the Democratic Co-Alition being a card carrying militia man or woman I think would should them up...even if most never even touched a gun, and they were just kept somewhere in an arsenal in our name. ;P

      •  We've already seen it (9+ / 0-)

        NRA was all about gun control when the Black Panthers started carrying.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 11:57:31 AM PDT

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        •  shit. Black Panthers been carryin' for decades. (0+ / 0-)
          •  Yes (8+ / 0-)
            The 24 men and six women climbed the capitol steps, and one man, Bobby Seale, began to read from a prepared statement. “The American people in general and the black people in particular,” he announced, must
            take careful note of the racist California legislature aimed at keeping the black people disarmed and powerless Black people have begged, prayed, petitioned, demonstrated, and everything else to get the racist power structure of America to right the wrongs which have historically been perpetuated against black people The time has come for black people to arm themselves against this terror before it is too late.
            Seale then turned to the others. “All right, brothers, come on. We’re going inside.” He opened the door, and the radicals walked straight into the state’s most important government building, loaded guns in hand. No metal detectors stood in their way.

            It was May 2, 1967, and the Black Panthers’ invasion of the California statehouse launched the modern gun-rights movement.

            http://www.theatlantic.com/...
            Winkler said over the weekend on NPR's "On the Media":

            "One of the surprising things I discovered in writing 'Gunfight' 
was that when the Black Panthers started carrying their guns around 
in Oakland, Calif., in the late 1960s, it inspired a new wave of gun 
control laws (audio). It was these laws that ironically sparked 
a backlash among rural white conservatives, who were concerned that 
the  government was coming to get their guns next.

            http://www.theroot.com/...

            “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

            by Catte Nappe on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:17:04 PM PDT

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    •  They bought all those guns (2+ / 0-)
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      Dragon5616, HCKAD

      What are they for if not to shoot?
      All dressed up and nowhere to go.

      Florida The Worst State. The Daily Show

      by nellgwen on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:29:30 PM PDT

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      •  'Zactly. And that's (2+ / 0-)
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        what Zimmerman's acquittal did for them.  Told them it's not only okay to carry when they want--it's okay to shoot, too.  The RKBA has morphed into a Right to Kill.  

        "If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life." — Albert Schweitzer

        by mozartssister on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 08:22:16 PM PDT

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    •  I say drones (0+ / 0-)

      really are those guys going to be able to even see the drones that are gonna be taking them out if they start shooting? I sat next to a corpulant guy about 55 on an aiplane this week who told be that the reasons I was free was on account of his sacrifice in Nam. I said I didn't feel so free. I had just walked the security gaunlet in the airport and that didn't free free. I was told in grade school by a bunch of teachers who loved J Edgar Hoover that America was free and the USSR wasn't on  because we could go anywhere we wanted without an ID or asking permission. His mouth fell open a bit. Then he started telling be about his arsnal at home and got all come and take it. I said that he wouldn't even know what hit him if he was targeted by a drone. And that everything he said or posted and everywhere he went was being recorded - just how free did that feel? I just didn't want to hear him get into the Obama shit so I kept on about exactly how free I felt and how we beat the Terrorists. Showed em good. I said we're so scared we are willingly in prison. How free is that? Anyway that's a gun toter that is eventually going to die of a heart attack if he were ever to be faced with standing up to the enemy. Only if he could secretly do something would he. But he wants that ol race war to begin so he can shoot somebody just like he wants to shoot any and all Arabs. Better yet he wants his neighbors kid to do it.

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