Quote of the Day: JFK

 

“The Second Amendment will always be important.” – John F. Kennedy, 1960

While JFK doubted that the fears of government tyranny that motivated the Second Amendment would ever come to pass, he did not live to see his fellow Democrats today.

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  1. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin Post author

    Apologies for the short post, hotel wifi is dead and I am using a phone. @vectorman

    • #1
    • July 11, 2019, at 6:08 PM PDT
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  2. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    It’s all about population density and perception of risk. Country people are spread out which means stray bullets aren’t likely to accidentally hit someone and that police aren’t going to appear very quickly. City people are concentrated (in cheaply made buildings) and believe the police are just around the corner preventing crime. 

    The city people are fooling themselves on the latter point, but stray bullets are more dangerous in a city. 

    • #2
    • July 11, 2019, at 8:21 PM PDT
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  3. Vectorman Thatcher

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Apologies for the short post, hotel wifi is dead and I am using a phone.

    It meets the requirements for a Quote of the Day and it’s a great quote! I wish the Democrats had a JFK-type candidate today.


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    • #3
    • July 12, 2019, at 2:51 AM PDT
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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member

    TBA (View Comment):

    It’s all about population density and perception of risk. Country people are spread out which means stray bullets aren’t likely to accidentally hit someone and that police aren’t going to appear very quickly. City people are concentrated (in cheaply made buildings) and believe the police are just around the corner preventing crime.

    The city people are fooling themselves on the latter point, but stray bullets are more dangerous in a city.

     

    I suspect that urban leftists support for gun control has nothing to do with fear of stray bullets.

    • #4
    • July 12, 2019, at 10:25 AM PDT
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  5. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    It’s all about population density and perception of risk. Country people are spread out which means stray bullets aren’t likely to accidentally hit someone and that police aren’t going to appear very quickly. City people are concentrated (in cheaply made buildings) and believe the police are just around the corner preventing crime.

    The city people are fooling themselves on the latter point, but stray bullets are more dangerous in a city.

     

    I suspect that urban leftists support for gun control has nothing to do with fear of stray bullets.

    It’s a talking point – children dying in drive-by shootings – and it helps convince some of their foot-soldiersmen -persons.

    • #5
    • July 12, 2019, at 11:04 AM PDT
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  6. Fritz Member

    Vectorman (View Comment):

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Apologies for the short post, hotel wifi is dead and I am using a phone.

    It meets the requirements for a Quote of the Day and it’s a great quote! I wish the Democrats had a JFK-type candidate today.

    Unfortunately, today’s Dems would never allow the emergence of such a candidate. See, e.g., the only less-than-fully-insane candidate (Hickenlooper) on stage in Dem primary debates.

    • #6
    • July 12, 2019, at 4:47 PM PDT
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  7. The Reticulator Member

    TBA (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    It’s all about population density and perception of risk. Country people are spread out which means stray bullets aren’t likely to accidentally hit someone and that police aren’t going to appear very quickly. City people are concentrated (in cheaply made buildings) and believe the police are just around the corner preventing crime.

    The city people are fooling themselves on the latter point, but stray bullets are more dangerous in a city.

     

    I suspect that urban leftists support for gun control has nothing to do with fear of stray bullets.

    It’s a talking point – children dying in drive-by shootings – and it helps convince some of their foot-soldiersmen -persons.

    Leftists say all kinds of crazy things. Has nothing to do with what they intend for us. The reason they use anything as a talking point is because they think it may convince you, not that they believe it themselves. That goes for the Russia hoax, gun control, abortion, and everything else.

    • #7
    • July 13, 2019, at 7:46 PM PDT
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