Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

 

Gun control tended to be used to disarm blacks when they were first introduced. Has the justification changed that much since then? Do the leaders of the democratic party actually have a much higher view of blacks than when Wilson was watching Birth of a Nation in the White House theater, or LBJ was cynically using the Civil Rights Act for votes?

If you cannot trust police, you can trust in your own self-defense. I do not fear law-abiding citizens of any color taking up arms — if all the black people I worked with at an 80% black college were carrying, I would have felt safer. (Good luck with a school shooting when the guy trimming trees and the dude on the lawn mower just drew down on you)

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  1. Arahant Member
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    OmegaPaladin: (Good luck with a school shooting when the guy trimming trees and the dude on the lawn mower just drew down on you)

    Amen!

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  2. Arahant Member
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    Also, Arizona. Too bad. I’d vote for him.

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  3. Cassandro Coolidge
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    DAAANG!!!  I wish I had a bigger font!

    Oh, yes.  Someone finally said it out loud.  The AR-15 is for when Democrats come skulking around in Klan hoods.

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  4. DMak Member
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    If I lived in his district, I would vote for him just for this ad alone.

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  5. Arahant Member
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    DMak (View Comment):

    If I lived in his district, I would vote for him just for this ad alone.

    It’s good to see a Republican politician who has no problem identifying the enemy.

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  6. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    You want to stop campus rape? Arm and train all the women.

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  7. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    You want to stop campus rape? Arm and train all the women.

    Women’s empowerment, now available in .38 cal and 9mm jacketed hollow point.

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  8. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    You want to stop campus rape? Arm and train all the women.

    And raise Men willing to protect Women. 

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  9. jmelvin Member
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    Now that was a great ad!  

    Seems like this guy understands why armed self-defense is a human right that should be available to anyone that goes freely in public and a responsibility that should be the habit of those same people.

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  10. Seawriter Contributor
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    What I love is all the guys in Klan robes are black.  Look at their hands and necks. It’s like the scene in Blazing Saddles. (He probably could not find any whites willing to wear Klan regalia.)

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  11. Arahant Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    What I love is all the guys in Klan robes are black. Look at their hands and necks. It’s like the scene in Blazing Saddles. (He probably could not find any whites willing to wear Klan regalia.)

    You may be right about the first one, but several of the others are not. It may also just be the twilight levels of light that makes a difference, but some are definitely white.

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  12. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    DMak (View Comment):

    If I lived in his district, I would vote for him just for this ad alone.

    It’s good to see a Republican politician who has no problem identifying the enemy.

    And…about X@””!%”%!%§! time. 

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  13. Stad Coolidge
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    A major part of the history of gun control was to keep b

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    You want to stop campus rape? Arm and train all the women.

    Women’s empowerment, now available in .38 cal and 9mm jacketed hollow point.

    There’s an old saying:

    “No one ever raped a .38.”

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  14. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    A major part of the history of gun control was to keep b

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    You want to stop campus rape? Arm and train all the women.

    Women’s empowerment, now available in .38 cal and 9mm jacketed hollow point.

    There’s an old saying:

    “No one ever raped a .38.”

    I once wrote an op-ed for the Washington comPost (this was like 15 years ago) suggesting that solution for campus violence against women. I used the old “God made man and woman, but Col. Colt made ’em equal” line. I anticipated the hoplophobic hissy fits by asking, aren’t you in favor of womens’ rights? Aren’t women more responsible than men? Then why not trust them? Didn’t change anyone’s mind, of course.

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  15. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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  16. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Thank you for bringing the video ad to my attention. I had seen only the negative “news” articles that just referred to him posing “threateningly” with a rifle. Context matters. 

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  17. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Apart from the racial issue (I love that he points out that the Klansmen were Democrats), he brings up an often overlooked issue with limits on magazine capacity  – the assaulted defender is often confronting multiple assailants, each of whom may have a weapon,  so it is likely the defender is going to need more ammunition in a single weapon to be able to mount a successful defense. 

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  18. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    Not to brag, but … Jerone Davison is running in my congressional district.

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  19. The Cynthonian Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    Not to brag, but … Jerone Davison is running in my congressional district.

    Is there an incumbent, especially since redistricting jumbled the district lines?

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  20. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    Not to brag, but … Jerone Davison is running in my congressional district.

    Is there an incumbent, especially since redistricting jumbled the district lines?

    The incumbent is Democrat Greg Stanton. For the GOP, five candidates are running.

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  21. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    What I love is all the guys in Klan robes are black. Look at their hands and necks. It’s like the scene in Blazing Saddles. (He probably could not find any whites willing to wear Klan regalia.)

    Should have asked Congress for volunteers.

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  22. The Cynthonian Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    Not to brag, but … Jerone Davison is running in my congressional district.

    Is there an incumbent, especially since redistricting jumbled the district lines?

    The incumbent is Democrat Greg Stanton. For the GOP, five candidates are running.

    Gosar was my Congresscritter, but his district was shifted westward in the redistricting.   Now my very red county is  “represented” by the little-known Tom O’Halleran, a former Republican who switched parties in 2015.  He must have been the state Democrats’ sacrificial lamb in the redistricting, since his new district is much redder than his prior one.   We have at least 5 GOP candidates in the primary, too, each claiming to be an outsider and the most conservative.

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