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NRA Event Expected To Draw More Than 70,000 Members

April 29, 2011 by  

NRA event expected to draw more than 70,000 membersThe National Rifle Association (NRA) has kicked off its annual convention in Pittsburgh, as approximately 70,000 members were expected to attend the four-day event.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam estimated that approximately 1 million of the group's 3.5 million members live within a four-hour radius of Pittsburgh, according to The Associated Press. Officials from the gun-rights group said that this year's event is a "celebration of freedom."

However, members of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence planned to protest the convention. The group was slated to take out local newspaper advertisements and hire a billboard truck to drive around the event, as part of an effort to invite NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre to a sit-down meeting to discuss the system of background checks for gun purchases.

One of the demonstrators who was scheduled to appear included Patricia Maisch, a 62-year-old Arizona woman who witnessed the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that left six people dead and 13 wounded. Maisch told the media outlet that she supports the 2nd Amendment, but she is discouraged that unstable individuals have access to firearms.

Arulanandam said it is unfair to link the NRA event to the Tucson shooting because the gun-rights group has advocated for a new national background check system.

The NRA convention was expected to address several major gun-rights issues, including border security. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on April 26, LaPierre stressed that Americans living near the Mexico border should be equipped with firearms. He claimed that the Federal government has failed to protect citizens against heavily armed drug cartels, leaving Americans to fend for themselves.

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I wonder how many members the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence has?

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Robin:

      One is too many.

  • Mick

    LaPierre stressed that Americans living near the Mexico border should be equipped with firearms.
    ********************************************
    Considering the vigilance our Federal Government has demonstrated at defending the American Citizens against some of the most abominable beasts those people face along the Mexican border, they should be armed with machine guns and bazookas and every heavy artillery possible and shoot on sight……..of course I am certain that our Justice system( let me use the term loosely )would some how turn the table on them with Napolitano leading the charge.

    • TIME

      MICK,

      DITTO that.

    • Ret

      They already have. Judge Roll, who was killed in the Giffords shooting: “Sixteen illegal aliens who sued an Arizona rancher, claiming he violated their civil rights and falsely imprisoned them by holding them at gunpoint on his property along the border, have lost their case.

      Roger Barnett (photo: Southern Poverty Law Center)
      The federal lawsuit against Douglas, Ariz., rancher Roger Barnett, his wife, Barbara, and his brother, Donald, took place before Judge John Roll in U.S. District Court. A verdict was declared Tuesday. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, represented the five female and 11 male illegal aliens.

      Read more: Rancher ordered to pay illegals $77,000 http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=89295#ixzz1KvH6zog3

      • Mick

        Ret..
        they keep doing this sh&t and the guns will be turned against our Government and that’s exactly what the democrats are fearful of it and why they’re trying to do away with the 2nd amendment
        Are we going to let them do it or will we get rid of the freedom rapists…….

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Ret:

        This is a good example why the criminal scum should have just been shot, and buried, on site. End of problem.

    • Cathy

      Think about this…In Mexico, guns are illegal. That’s working out real good, now isn’t it? So the Mexican government allows their citizens to be unprotected and thereby many are being murdered by the criminals, the ones who have the guns. The Mexican government should be ashamed! I already know they are stupid. (stupido in Spanish)

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Cathy,
        Just a dumb ole’ hick here but shouldn’t that be estupido??

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Mick:

      You are right. Shoot them down like the rabid dogs they are. ANYTHING coming north is shot down. Anything going south, well, shoot in the air to make them move faster…

  • JimH

    If I didn’t have to work this weekend, I would have like to attended. It looks like it will be fun.

  • rafael

    I AM A FREE MAN IN A FREE NATION: I INTEND TO KEEP IT THAT WAY NO MATTER THE PRICE; THE MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATIONAL FUND TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE AND LESBO NAPOLITANO CAN KEEP KISSING OBUMBA~S ASS.

    • Lastmanstanding

      I’m with you.

      If one takes time to read about the Founding Fathers or perhaps the US Constitution, one would know that the reason the 2nd Amendment was “2nd” was that they knew that we would need “arms” to keep “the 1st Amendment.”

      • Mick

        Lastmanstanding says:
        If one takes time to read about the Founding Fathers or perhaps the US Constitution, one would know that the reason the 2nd Amendment was “2nd” was that they knew that we would need “arms” to keep “the 1st Amendment.”
        *********************************
        Lastmanstanding ,,,Very well put,,,,,,,,,,Now let’s see how many so called liberals genuises will be able to grasp this one ?

        • Alex

          The ever-awesome Rachel Maddow COMPLETELY destroyed the idiot reasoning that we “needed the Second Ammendment to protect ourselves against an oppressive government” by stating the obvious: Every citizen would have to have the right to keep, say, a bazooka or an aircraft carrier or a flippin’ hydrogen bomb in order to match up against the oppressive government. Dummies…

          Let’s see how long it takes you toters to wrap your fuzzy brains around that one! HAAA!!!

          • JeffH

            Alex, taking into consideration that you used Madcow as your source of information one really doesn’t have to wonder who’s the fuzzy brained one around here.

          • Mick

            JeffH says:
            April 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
            Alex, taking into consideration that you used Madcow as your source of information one really doesn’t have to wonder who’s the fuzzy brained one around here.

            *************************
            Toucher JeffH…..
            Those Liberal morons don’t have enough sense to see what’s becoming of our freedom or what’s left of it..

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Mick,
            Like I said before, rights are like muscles, they have to be exercised or they atrophy and you lose them!!!

          • Alex

            As per usual, the Reich Wing responses to my commemnt are digs at me and/or Rachel Maddow—BUT NO SUBSTANCE====you people have NO ideas—you only regurgitate the bile that blows from the Faux Noose gaspipe!

            Someone PLEASE—let’s hear an intelligent response to Ms. Maddow’s very cogent statement.

            Again, you people have NO IDEAS, NO REAL THOUGHTS!!

          • Mick

            Alex says:
            April 30, 2011 at 2:06 am
            As per usual, the Reich Wing responses to my commemnt are digs at me and/or Rachel Maddow—BUT NO SUBSTANCE====you people have NO ideas—you only regurgitate the bile that blows from the Faux Noose gaspipe!

            Someone PLEASE—let’s hear an intelligent response to Ms. Maddow’s very cogent statement.

            Again, you people have NO IDEAS, NO REAL THOUGHTS!!
            ************************************
            Alex ,,You and co-conspirators have been spreading your so called ideas, thoughts and substance for decades, all you guys can do is talk, talk, talk and double talk at that and just take a good Look to where it got us .
            America is on the verge of ruin, the population have been polarized with your liberal forced education to the point that people can’t even think for themselves, you degenerates are at a point to create a defenseless society physically and mentally and you expect some of us who retained some common sense to continue to kiss you idiot’s a$$es…
            Look elsewhere because this girl ain’t buying and is not converting however I will fight you in every way possible to try to save what’s left of the true America……………

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Alex,
            I wouldn’t advise it right now here, but there are several countries that are fighting to over throw their government with very little in the way of large weapons!!

  • newspooner

    NRA is good. GOA is even better. It took years to get the NRA to encourage members to oppose the United Nations. Larry Pratt at Gun Owners of America was with us on the issue much earlier.

    Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lost.

    • JeffH

      newspooner, your opinion but I beg to differ. It’s important to have all organizations fighting for your rights, if not, we all end up losing. Ever hear of strength in numbers?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        JeffH,
        I am now a proud member of both!!

        • JeffH

          Me too, along with a couple of California orgs also.

    • Carlucci

      GOA rocks. So does SSA – Second Amendment Sisters.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Thar goes that keebord again Carlucci.

        Shouldn’t it be the SAS? Second Ammendment Sisters?

        • Carlucci

          Yes – ! Those keyboard gremlins struck again. Thanks, O.H.

  • Thor

    We sometimes forget just how fragile the Second Amendment is and what an active minority can do politically. In 1961, John F. Kennedy wrote a letter to the NRA accepting a lifetime membership and praising the NRA for filling an important role “in our nation’s national defense effort” and in keeping alive “the spirit of the Minutemen.” It doesn’t look like President Obama is going to be getting any free life-time memberships to the NRA. What’s more, he doesn’t appear to be too concerned about it. Just last week he directed Hillary Clinton to sign the new Small Arms Treaty at the UN, and it is simply a matter of time waiting to see if he presents it to the Senate for ratification, something the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton, did not do because at the time, the Senate was controlled by Republicans. Of course, Obama does not face that problem. The only thing holding up ratification now is that the simple majority Democrats now enjoy is not enough and Republicans are not likely to help. It makes one wonder what is in store for us when progressives have a super majority once more.

    With only 80 million gun owners out of a population of 345 million, an anti-gun propaganda campaign second to none and lots of bucks from Soros, et al; and with interest in individual freedoms waning and giving way to anti-Conservative sentiment, it’s no wonder conspiracy theories are the rule of the day—or, are they just theories? On that account, some honest and average Australian and British citizens have some advice for Americans:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnRCyKnrZnc&feature=related

    No matter what one thinks about the “Right to Bear Arms,” anyone who says one thing and does another knows he cannot be honest about his personal beliefs, knows his real position is liable to lose him enough votes to make a difference, has no intention of doing what he says and has no qualms about going against the wishes of the majority. Otherwise, he would simply tell the truth, be honest and let the voters decide. Such people—no matter what their political stripe—cannot be trusted

    • Ret

      I tried to upload the youtube. No dice. it’s gone. When I was a very young child, guns were forbidden in the house because family members had been in WWI, WWII, and Korea, and wanted nothing to do with them. When the riots started in the 60′s, my father and brothers all bought guns, and joined the NRA. I fear for the time when only rioters, criminals and illegals have guns.

      • Eddie47d

        Between 2004-2009 247 persons on the terrorist list were able to buy guns. The background check system is still broken and hopefully the NRA will help solve this problem.

        • independant thinker

          And we know how accurate the terrorist watch list is.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Eddie:

          Actually it’s probably the “terrorist list” parameters that are broken.

          Remember Nazipolatono thinks Christians, vets, conservatives NRA members, et al are terrorists.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          eddie,
          If they completely outlaw firearms, I could still go to Cleveland and buy pistols, semis, and other guns as well!!! Those terrorists would STILL be able to buy as well!!!

        • meteorlady

          Eddie – I just bought two guns and had to undergo a bank ground check. Not sure what they did, but it took about 30 minutes and I walked out with the gun.

          If you want to blame anyone, blame the government for inaccurate record keeping so that these people fall through the cracks.

          I’ll go you one better… in 2009 17,500 illegals from know terrorist countries crossed via our southern borders. This by Homeland Security Chief’s testimony before a senate committee. Think about what they brought with them when they came across. That’s more than your measly 247 and it more dangerous.

          Since the federal government chooses not to offer border protection, I’m armed. Here’s a little link for you to read that might wake you up a bit:

          http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/03/sheriff-testifies-border-patrol-agents-ordered-reduce-arrests-illegal/

    • GRusling

      Thor says: “With only 80 million gun owners out of a population of 345 million”

      First, who says there are only 80 million gun owners and how do they know? We all know there are well over 300 million “GUNS” (no one really knows how many) in private hands in America, so how would anyone determine they are owned by just 80 million people? I own several guns, but only “1″ of them arrived in my hands through a licensed gun dealer. Only my family and friends know about the others.

      My youngest son owns 9 guns which he inherited (and several more that he bought). His wife and 3 sons own none, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t well trained in handling any and all of HIS guns, so what sort of statistic is that “80 million” number? How about “completely worthless” since there’s no way any gathering of statistics can count those 9 guns, and “4 MORE PEOPLE” in his family are well armed as a result! All of them, by the way, can shoot out the eye of a squirrel perched at the top of a tall tree.

      By the way, I have 4 sons, all with “sons” of their own, but probably my “4 DAUGHTERS” (all well armed) should be most feared by anyone attempting to harm their family.

      Most women don’t officially “own” any guns at all (only one of my 4 girls does), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a closet full available, should the need arise, and I don’t know a single person, in a town where virtually everyone is armed, who would give up their weapons to an agent of our government (State or Federal) or to someone from the “UN”.

      If the fight ever starts I think those who are counting noses of armed Americans will be in for a huge surprise…

      • Cathy

        I’m a woman and I’ve owned guns continuously since I was 20 or so. (I’m 63) And I will be buying another one in an adjoining county where they don’t need to be registered. Want to get a shotgun too.

      • Thor

        GR, your point is well-taken. That figure is recent, from the American Rifleman, one of the official publications of the NRA. Anytime someone throws out such a number, it is most likely an estimate. Some years back, Guns & Ammo published some figures on world wide small arms figures–635 million world wide, 245 million of which they estimated were owned privately then by some 70 million households (each one with several gunowners, I presume). There are a lot of figures out there. Suffice it to say, gunowners are outnumbered these days.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        GRusling:

        Damn! You make me proud to be an American! Yo and yours are what the fabric of this nation is all about!

        The fact that so many of your guns are not “on the radar” is fantastic!

        I have several neighbors who won guns – most not on the radar. Between the gun-stealing snoops and the S510 garden inspectors we will have no shortage of garden fertilizer.

        Keep up the good work!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Thor:

      80 million armed gun owners vs 265 million UNARMED non-gun owners. Hmmmm. Sounds like perty good odds.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Target practice, don’tcha know????

  • James

    The Second Amendment is just a restriction on the federal government to refrain from infringing on the right. We would be better understood if we said ‘the right to bear arms’ instead of ” the Second Amendment. Our rights are not dependent on documents.

  • Alex

    If your three year-old child has the misfortune to take a bullet in a bad spot, say the spinal column, do not be surprised if the emergency room surgeons say, “We sure wish we knew how treat an injury in this particular area, but Wayne Lapierre and the cretins at the NRA will not allow government money to be spent on gunshot injury research.”

    If and when Jesus H. Christ comes back you can be sure some NRA moron will shoot him in the flippin’ head. From what I hear and read, Christ would be not be happy with pigheaded weakling Americans whose phallic substitute firearms make us an international laughing stock.

    Whining crybaby Amerikans who refuse to grow up and join the real world. Pathetic!

    • JeffH

      Alex, aren’t you parroting in the wrong tree?
      Polly want a cracker? bbbaaarrraaaccckkk!

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        JeffH,

        I agree with you on this one.

    • JC

      Alex, just stick to sucking on Latte’s and leave important things to the grown ups who made America a free country, alright? There’s a good lad…

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        JC:

        I wonder if he can jerk off while dreaming about Madcow and drink his Latté without spilling it. Now that would be good little boy multi-tasking.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Again I am reminded of the billboard I saw in my hometown one day,showing a photo of Adolf Hitler with his arm up in the customary Nazi salute.The caption read,”Anyone for gun control,raise your right hand!”Below,the next phrase read,”paid for by the Jewish Defense League.”-CC

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Alex Madow:

      I was unaware that Jesus had a middle initial. I don’t hink you would know the Bible if it fell on you.

      Remember doughboy, free men own guns, slaves do not.

      Wanna be a slve doughboy? I got A LOT of yardwork that neds to be done. I’ll sit in my chair. listen to Alan Jackson, Toby, and the rest, hold my gun and watch you work in my acreage – for free. I’ll toss you a doughnut every 12 hours. Oh, by the way slave, don’t make any mistakes or I’ll beat you with the butt of my gun.

    • meteorlady

      Hey Alex back away from the pipe please and go to Starbucks and get your fix for the day.

      I am a woman. I own three guns, one for skeet shooting, one for target shooting and one for protection. I was accosted in a parking lot by three Mexicans, and pulled the gun out before they could force me into my car. Please understand that the police do not show up until AFTER the crime has been committed and I could have been dead by then. So why do you believe that I have no right to physically and mechanically defend myself?

  • http://Personalliberty Tony

    Hey Everyone:
    The NRA is an alright organization, but, a real good firearm club to
    join is Gun Owners of America(G.O.A.). They have excellent shows and
    lots of good info. In addition, Jews for the preservation of fire arms
    (JFPO) are good club too. Non jews can join. Okay, that’s all for now.
    Remember, Support the second amendment!! TGIF!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Tony,
      I don’t know, I sure would like to go to Pittsburgh tomorrow!!! That sure looks to be a fine show!!! give me about 2000 to spend and I’d have a FINE time!!!

  • Alex

    Why is it that you gun-toters cannot seem to understand the words–”…well-regulated militia….”

    The poorly-written Second Derangement of the Constipation was drafted by slaveowners, always wetting their panties at the thought of their very property walking away. That, and the Indians whose lands we took, treaty after treaty be damned. Scaredy-cats.

    White people, yes, that means me too, as both of my parents were Caucasoids, are simultaneously the biggest liars thieves and genocide mongers in History AND the most frightened people on Earth!

    • JC

      The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be in fringed…and you’re still a moron :)

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        JC:

        As the Duke (that’s John Wayne for Soetoro voters) would say to Alex and his ilk:
        Pilgrim, life is tough. And it’s even tougher when you’re stupid.

        • JC

          I like that one Henry, always have.
          My other Duke fovorite:
          “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”

        • JeffH

          OH, thanks for the reminder…like it as well!

    • JC

      The Constitution of the Confederacy mandated abolishing slavery. And you’re a racist.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Alex.. You sound so unhappy. Are you sure you want to live in the United States? Isn’t there another country that would suit you better? England doesn’t have guns. Maybe that would be a better place for you.

      • Cathy

        Robin, I love your posts. This was an excellent one. Maybe he would like Mexico? Guns are illegal there too. Ha…

        • Alex

          YES–guns are “illegal” in Mexico. Mexico is flooded with weapons from OUR wretched country. You want to see a drop in Mexico’s horrible gun death rate? Then CLOSE the ridiculous gun show loophole!
          People stock up on guns here and take them across the border.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Ah, that would be Little Barry’s BATFE Alex. You need to get off Rachel’s tit and catch up on the real news.

          • JeffH

            Alex. are you even a real person? Is your last name “Propaganda”? You’ve been eating the liberal gruel for way too long…get away from the trough and get some real education.

          • independant thinker

            “Mexico is flooded with weapons from OUR wretched country.”

            Alex that has been disproven so many times it is very old news.

          • JC

            That’s a fact. “La Journada” a daily from Mexico City has rightly pointed out that the majority of weapons are coming from Mexico’s southern border. The propoganda that it’s all because of American guns is exactly that…propoganda. It’s all designed to take your guns away using false premises. Still trust the Government?

          • meteorlady

            So Alex, how do they get across the border to legally stock up on guns? If the border was secure that would not be happening. Hence we in the border states have guns for protection because our federal government refused to protect us.

            Maybe you do belong in another country, this one is obviously not working out well for you. How much are you getting paid per post?

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Robin:

        I think Alex if Jovi’s kid.

        • meteorlady

          I’m amazed, who would have thought?

    • Carlucci

      Hey Alex – Why don’t you and your fellow libtards from the looney left all line up to the left and take a slow boat to some place where you can all control, micro manage, and tax each other to death? That sounds like your kind of nirvana.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Carlucci:

        As I posted here several weeks ago – Buy liberals a one-way ticket to Europe.

        Then we could play Muslims and Cowboys….

    • independant thinker

      Why is it that you gun-toters cannot seem to understand the words–”…well-regulated militia….”

      alex…………..we understant the militia clause quite well. It originaly meant all men 16-45 years of age but now with equal rights and non discrimination means all citizens over 16 so each and every one of us is a member of the militia including you unless you are a felon, illegal alian, etc. If called upon to help the militia is expected to bring a personaly owned firearm in good working order which you are proficient in using with ammunition for said firearm. THAT is what well regulated means in the context of the second amendment. So, it appears you and your anti-gun cronies are the ones who do not understand “well-regulated militia….”

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Independant Thinker:

        While reading / enjoying your post I began to smile and shake my head. I can just see Alex wheny your hand him his weapon and the crotch of his knickers change color….

        • independant thinker

          Good one O. H.

    • Cathy

      What you do not understand is the actual purpose of the 2nd Amendment is for us to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government. Ever hear of Hitler? He took all the guns away from the German people and THEN took over.

      Get it?

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Cathy:

        Alex will never get it.

        He will also probably never get “it” either…. I just realized why Mikey Jackson wore that glove on his right hand….

        • independant thinker

          As someone said “I always wonder about someone who wears one glove and sings Beat It”.

          • JC

            LOL :)

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Alex,
      It sounds like your parents didn’t do too good of a job raising a son, either!!! They didn’t raise a caucazoid, they raised a freakazoid!!!!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Joe H:

        The best part of Alex got caught in the sheet.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Alex:

      Did the OBGYN drop you when you popped out? You need some SERIOUS coudh time.

      How much longer before you are out of your knickers?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Alex,
      Cause we don’t read in PROGRESSIVE!!! We speak and read FREEDOM!!!

    • meteorlady

      OMG now Alex is a history major. I minored in history and what you say in not entirely true. You use whatever information you can, leaving out the balance, in order to make your “point”.

      Again, as a woman who has been accosted, why do you believe that I have no right to defend myself? I’ll wait patiently for your answer or does moveon.org not provide that type of dialogue for you?

  • http://Personalliberty Tony

    Hey Alex:
    What’s wrong with you? Look man i’m non-white myself, granted i’m half German but i identify myself as black. Yet, the statement you make
    is well out of line. True, whites did do bad things in the past and to a point still does. Yet, they did alot of excellent things too.
    The Constitution of the United states that these “dead white guys”
    created was one of the most excellent documents to run a government.
    It’s because of this document that my people have civil liberties.
    Without it they would still be in the cotton fields. It’s, also, because of the constitution we have the right to debate this issue openly. Remember that and support the second amendment always!! Tallyho!!

    • Alex

      The document actually kept people in the “cotton fields” because it refused to even accept certain people as actual human beings.

      • JeffH

        Alex, that “document” gave you the freedom to be “stupid” in public also.

      • JeffH

        Alex says “The document actually kept people in the “cotton fields” because it refused to even accept certain people as actual human beings.”

        I suppose you can point out in that “document” where “it refused to even accept certain people as actual human beings.”?

      • JC

        Alex says:

        April 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

        The document actually kept people in the “cotton fields” because it refused to even accept certain people as actual human beings.
        ______________________________________________________________________

        Sounds like you never left the cotton fields. You don’t like it here, exercise your right to leave.

      • Damon

        Alex I know that no one here is going to change your mind, but there are a few things that you need to consider. 1st of all the decendants of the people that you say were “not even considered human” are NOW considered American citizens and have the right to own a gun same as you or I. 2nd I am an American Indian and my “ancestors” were enslaved and forced off their lands, but NOW as an American citizen I have the right to own a gun and I do. (that was then this is NOW) 3rd not if but when you are forced into a life threatening situation, say someone starts shooting at you or your loved ones, what are you going to do? hope that the police get there in time to save you or your child,mom.dad,spouse? And lets say you survived but someone close to you didn’t. If only you would of had a gun maybe you could’ve stopped it, if only you would have taken a gun safty class, if only you would have taken a DEFENSIVE handgun course, if only the cops would have gotten there sooner, if only that criminal would not have had his gun, if only he had shot me and not my sister, if only…

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Damon:

          I don’t think Alex would call the police. I think he would call Rachel Madcow and then offer the intruder a Lattéwhile he waited for the call-back…

          An ounce of lead is worth a pound of 9-1-1.

          When seconds count, the police are only minutes away…

        • meteorlady

          Damon – I too am American Indian, Sioux, was born in North Dakota. I am an AMERICAN and have the right to own a gun and am proud that I can. People like Alex try and keep us fighting and separate because it furthers the liberal agenda.

          I am AMERICAN, not a “minority” in this country because I find that to be a degrading and insulting label. Please Alex, grow up and listen to some actual intelligent conversation for a change. You are so far left you will probably never find your way back to center. You don’t belong in a free country, you belong in a government run structured society where everyone is a number and works to support the almighty government.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Alex:

        “That document” deemed slaves as 3/5 of a person for a good reason.
        The Founders hoped that slavery would eventually be voted out of exeistance by Congress. (That would be the House and the Senate)

        The Founders set up representation in the House to be based on a state’s populatio as determined by the census. They knew if slaves were counted the southern states would have had an inordinate number of representatives in the House. If that happened slavery would never have been voted out.

        And no, the Civil War was not begun to free, or keep, slavery. That is another lesson.

      • meteorlady

        So Alex, again the history buff, explain to me why the 14th amendment came into being and was pushed very very hard by Republicans. while the Democrats formed the KKK and started killing Republicans?

  • http://com i41

    When anti gun ownership idoits start theorizing about the what ifs, go live in countries that ban gun ownership and stay there. The idoits never use actual case histories of gang bangers shoot in killing children in and out of their houses. If everyone was carrying when these peices of illegal welfare crap start shooting, just drag iron and return fire from the citizens. End this bs, of just misunderstood idoits, another feel good crp plan of the dumbocraps and the trained monkeys out of colleges. Alex need to go live in Veitnam under communist government that no one can have a gun of any type and fear the police.

  • http://Personalliberty Tony

    To April:
    Good point/post, also, remember Hitler plus Stalin where for gun control. Look what happened in their nations. The old south was for
    gun control for people of color or poor people starting in the late 19th cent. all the way to the 1960′s. See what happened to those people. Thus, what Alex doesn’t understand, is gun control is racist
    plus classist. Any society that doesn’t let its’ citizens carry a gun is totalitarian. This just a word for the wise. Now, have GUN WILL TRAVEL. Hoorah!!

  • Carlucci

    Hey everyone – this link just came into my email account. I put my money where my mouth is and donated. Could everyone of like mind on this blog chip in at least ten bucks?

    http://chooseliberty.org/atf_bb.aspx?pid=abnd3

  • jopa

    The right to” bear arms” may have been a typo and Larry the Cable Guy may have been the only one to read it properly.By him going sleeveless all the time he may be exercising his “Right to Bare Arms”.Just a thought.

    • JeffH

      jopa, I chuckled. Thanks for the humor.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Coal,

    Hall: A Cognitive Theory of Dream Symbols
    Gun, horse, and plough are phallic symbols, room and windows are vaginal symbols . Being handed an enormous gun = being given a penis. …http://psych.ucsc.edu/dreams/Library/hall_1953a.html

    Gun Symbols In Dreams;Unproven theory

    • JeffH

      You’ve spent way too much time alone in the dark depths of your cave.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Charlton Heston:

    “… The Founders’ intent in framing the Second Amendment is perfectly clear and undeniable. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Some anti-gun elitists declare this notion outdated. However, many constitutional scholars from this country’s most prestigious universities agree that the Founders’ intent is clear and irreversible: To “keep and bear arms” is a right for all law-abiding citizens. …” (2)

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    1) Hubert H. Humphrey Quote (A liberal)

    “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government,
    no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep
    and bear arms…. The right of citizens to bear arms is just one
    guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the
    tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has
    proven to be always possible.” -Coal Miner

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    1)I am having problems blogging.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    JeffH,

    Read that again.-Coal miner l

    • JeffH

      coal miner, I appreciate the offer but I still think you’ve spent way too much time alone in the dark depths of your cave. Not the least bit interested in reading what some simple minded shrink has to say about phallic dream symbols…even though you might be.

      • JeffH

        coal miner, I do appreciate that you are pro 2nd Amendement and pro-gun.

  • Kel R

    Alex is typical of the left wing morons in this country who need to be defeated at the ballotbox and in the streets. A ” well regulated militia ” means that more than 2 ppl can get together and shoot the king of england banned more than 2 ppl gathering to practice shooting out of fear of subjects becoming citizens by owning and using weapons. It has nothing to do with national guard or official state militaries. Alex needs an analcraniotomy. Remember Liberalism is a disease that can only be cured by a dose of lead at high velocity.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    A definition:

    Analcraniotomy:
    To have your head removed from your ass!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      coal miner,
      That procedure would probably be done by a proctologist, have you made your appointment yet????? Doc Sarvis is probably available if he, too, doesn’t still need the procedure!!!

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Coal Miner:

    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. If we want the Arms Act to be repealed, if we want to learn the use of arms, here is a golden opportunity. If the middle classes render voluntary help to Government in the hour of its trial, distrust will disappear, and the ban on possessing arms will be withdrawn.”
    – Mohandas K Gandhi, Autobiography: “The Story of My Experiments with Truth”

    A LIBERAL

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Coal Miner:
    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”
    — Sigmund Freud, “A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis” 1

    • JC

      Good One! :)

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