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The Liberal Whine: Why do you need that?

By Pittsburgh Tribune

Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"

Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip."

Fantasist Dan Rather said, "There is no need to have these high- powered assault weapons."

And prissy Brit Piers Morgan thought he'd hit on a real showstopper with, "I don't know why anyone needs an assault rifle." Of course, where he comes from, policemen carry wooden sticks.

Since when do Americans have to give the government an explanation for why they "need" something? If that's the test, I can think of a whole list of things I don't know why anyone needs.

I don't know why anyone needs to burn an American flag at a protest. The point could be made just as well verbally.

I don't know why anyone needs to vote. One vote has never made a difference in any federal election.

I don't know why anyone needs to bicycle in a city.

I don't know why anyone needs to go hiking in national parks, where they're constantly falling off cliffs, being buried in avalanches and getting lost -- all requiring taxpayer-funded rescue missions.

I don't know why Karen Finley needs to smear herself with chocolate while reading poems about "love." But not only did Democrats allow that, they made us pay for it through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Democrats are willing to make gigantic exceptions to the "need" rule for things they happen to personally like. Their position is: "I don't know why anyone needs to hunt; on the other hand, I see why your tax dollars should be used to subsidize partial-birth abortion, bicycle lanes and the ballet."

They'll say that no one died in my examples (except abortion) (and bicycling) (and national parks), but the victims of mass shootings weren't killed by gun owners. They were killed by crazy people.

How about keeping guns out of the hands of crazy people?

As Sen. Dianne Feinstein said this week, so-called "assault weapons" are a "personal pleasure" and "mothers and women" have to decide whether this personal pleasure "is more important than the general welfare."

The "general welfare" is every tyrant's excuse, going back to Robespierre and the guillotine. Free people are not in the habit of providing reasons why they "need" something simply because the government wants to ban it. That's true of anything -- but especially something the government is constitutionally prohibited from banning, like guns.

The question isn't whether we "need" guns. It's whether the government should have a monopoly on force.

In liberals' ideal world, no one will know you don't have to wait 22 minutes for the police when someone breaks into your home, there are toilets that can get the job done on one flush, food tastes better with salt, and you can drive over 55 mph and get there faster.

Meanwhile, we're all required to subsidize their hobbies -- recycling, abortion, the "arts," bicycling, illegal alien workers, etc.

Liberals ought to think about acquiring a new hobby: leaving people alone.

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Ann Coulter is legal affairs correspondent for Human Events.

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  1. chill214Comment by chill214
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    The liberals/statists/authoritarians etc. are not anti-gun. They are just anti-private ownership of guns. They think it’s perfectly ok for government to have a monopoly on force and to use that force of government to bend the population to the will of what they want. (There are many Republicans that believe this also. They aren’t off the hook either) This is exacly the reason the founders established a republic. They knew that the population could become just as corrupt as the government. This is why the country must operate within the confines of the constitution. The government, nor the people, have any authority to pass any law unless it fits within the confines of the constitution.

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    • conserveusa38Comment by conserveusa38
      March 1, 2013 @ 10:49 am

      The answer is so simple….yet they complicate it..

      The government does not have say. They never did so I have no clue why they are sticking their noses into all our private business everywhere we turn. Since when does a president way in on things that are protected by the constitution? Since when does a president way in on same sex marriage when that is a state issue and not federal? He himself said he is NOT a dam judge. So why say one single word to influence things? This government is so out of control that the only reason they want our guns is so they can have ALL power over us. They want to strip the law biding citizens of their god given rights. Now, what kind of government did we elect? And what kind of government is working for us? All I see is a government working against us in every way possible. We need to have a major party on his last day in office.

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  2. shredderComment by shredder
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    The big question is “why do they feel the need to ask”. But since they did ask…I NEED these things because I like watching their heads explode (figuratively, you sissies) when I remind them that I am a law abiding citizen, therefore I have the constitutional right to own them.

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      March 1, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

      I asked a liberal why he needed his expensive car. He didn’t know what to say. Finally he mumbled something about being able to afford it.

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    • lupineComment by lupine
      March 1, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

      And why do they think they know what I need or don’t need to defend my family or my own person? They don’t know where I live or what my home is like. Yet they contend they know what’s best for me and mine. They have every right to not buy a firearm if they so choose, but don’t come crying to the rest of us when Jihadists arrive to impose their will on them and theirs.

      Scratch a liberal and you will find either a coward or a despot underneath.

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  3. jmikes1951Comment by jmikes1951
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Because I can. Liberals want our guns so “WE The People” cannot defend ourselves against the tyrant they elected. “God save the Queen.”

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 1, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

      Let me get this correct. You’re going to use a firearm (AR-15) against a tank?

      When the 2nd ammendment was written there were muskets and cannon. You cannot own a cannon. Or a fully automatic weapon, or a mortar, or a fully armed drone, or an F-16, or a tank, or an RPG , or a grenade launcher, etc.

      Ever watch the Military Channel? There is a lot or militart armament that will completely anniliate you and your neighborhood militia without breaking a sweat.

      Remembr Waco? They had automatic weapons. Didn’t work against a tank.

      Please explain how you will take on the US military and win? Maybe could have happened 200 years ago but not now.

      A romantic idea but not realistic.

      Get over it, Obama won by millions of legal votes.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      March 2, 2013 @ 1:08 am

      “Let me get this correct. You’re going to use a firearm (AR-15) against a tank?” – aliberalmind

      With you, in a tank, wetting down your leg, one would only need a slingshot

      For a liberal it is all about free this and free that at everyone elses expense

      This is what really terrifies a liberal about guns, a boundary they cannot cross,where they are not free to trample upon, someone just telling them no.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 2:49 am

      Hey, Weak-minded-one, even IF your assertion is correct, which is doubtful according to the numbers, do you think that gives the big BO carte blanche to trash to constitution and do what HE wants to to this country with no restraints? Look around you. What is wrong with your head? He supposedly said an oath to PROTECT and UPHOLD the Constitution of the UNITED STATES. NOT an archaic, outdated rag of a document, but our sacred country document penned by God fearing men under divine inspiration. WE the People consider it a sacred document! I read your comments below to others here…you don’t make one relevant arguement! You have no focus. You flit here offsubject and there outlandish, following your psych-drug feelings around. You actually seem self-satisfied that you are a basket case.

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 2, 2013 @ 7:32 am

      To Jota_

      You still haven’t answered the question. How will you take on a tank?

      That was and still is the question.

      No one can respond except for pithy comments.

      We liberals are waiting for an answer to the question: How with your AR-15 will you take on a tyrannical government that has tanks?

      And BTW, I’ve had a concealed carry permit for more than 40 years and carry everywhere.

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    • leatherneckComment by leatherneck
      March 2, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      aliberalmind……..Here is your answer, Because if the feds ever totally turn on us they will not have a tank in front of every house pointed at every American, use the dense matter between your ears! There will never be that many tanks, duh… The 80-90 million armed Americans totally outnumber all our military and civilian federal law enforcement, not to mention that the aforementioned military and law enforcement will not fight against its own people in its majority. You “reason” like your 12 years old. Go back down to the basement and play your video games junior.

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      March 2, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

      aliberalmindless: What?

      Who’s going to crew the tank? Pantywaist know-nothings like you?

      HAHAHAHAHA!

      If the Feds turn on the American public, they will not only have to fight said public, but they will be faced by the US Military. The military takes orders from the President, until the President oversteps his bounds, as dictated by the Constitution.

      The US Military is beholden to protect and defend the CONSTITUTION, not the GOVERNMENT.

      Grow a brain.

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  4. truth_will_set_you_free!!Comment by #romneywasourhope
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Why does it matter to you that I have an assualt weapon?I’m law abiding so I do no harm at all,right,so therefore I am no threat to the general welfare or you,unless you just want my gun so that I can’t defend myself.And by the way,get out my business!

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    • freelynComment by freelyn
      March 1, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

      Hear, Hear! You know why it matters to me if you and other law abiding citizens have semi-automatic weapons with the capacity magazines to handle any situation? Because I want not only myself to be able to defend my family and Natural rights but for my good neighbors to be able to stand with me as well.

      I trust my neighbors to protect my family from harm far more than I trust the government. In fact at this point with how far the elitist snobs in Washington are willing to go on the road to big government Stateism, I trust just about any individual law-abiding citizen to protect my family more than them.

      What Socialists(liberals, progressives, etc.) have forgotten is that it doesn’t matter one bit how many of them think that I should have a right. It only matters what freedoms I am entitled to by the law of nature(natural law) and many of those are thankfully enshrined in our U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers. Who were far smarter individuals than the current crop of tyrants running our government now.

      It matters not what a political poll says about how many Americans like the second amendment – if you really believe the poll – then I suggest they try and amend the U.S. Constitution which is the proper and established way to change or remove a right listed within the document. Go ahead, I dare them to try and amend the U.S. Constitution to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Otherwise, they have NO RIGHT to legislate any infringements to the 2nd amendment. They have already gone too far already with the restrictions in place on that right now. There are NO more reasonable restrictions because “shall not be infringed” means what it says. We are entitled to be armed with the same arms that our soldiers carry, end of story.

      This isn’t a Democracy, it is a Republic that follows the rule of law and supremely the U.S. Constitution. All of these politicians who are legislating out of the scope of the law of the land, especially, the plain language of the U.S. Constitution are committing treason. They should be treated as the traitors of liberty that they are.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 1, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

      @freelyn — “I trust my neighbors to protect my family from harm far more than I trust the government.” Absolutely! Damn you guys are making such good arguments tonight. It is also a good thing to learn which neighbors you can trust and which ones you can’t. If/when FEMA gets doing its campout thing, liberal lips will be rewarded.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 8:09 am

      And as if to prove my point, aliberalmind joins us!

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      March 2, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

      You quite likely do not own an assault weapon.

      The United States Army (an expert on matters of weaponry, yes?) has long since declared an assault weapon to be a weapon with SELECTIVE-FIRE capability.

      Your weapon is semi-automatic, right? If so, it’s not an assault weapon.

      It’s really that simple. Sadly, Babs Boxer is too damned dense to figure it out.

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  5. firemanfred1Comment by firemanfred1
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    They can’t even define an assault weapon…but the reason we all need one is because of OUR right to throw off a tyrannical government with too much power. These political morons are becoming desperate, they’ve bankrupted the treasury and they need more to feed their greed. But that damn 2nd Amendment keeps them in fear of the People. But, if they can get the guns, then they can place their boots on our necks. Only four things keep us Free, the soap box, ballot box, jury box and in the end when the other three are taken away from us, the CARTRIDGE Box…hide the ammo and guns, when the socialists-Commies come to take away what you have left and worked hard for all your life, only to distribute your wealth to some welfare slug, tell them to Smile Big for the Flash…Let Freedom Ring.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      March 1, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      I have found that a length of PVC pipe such as a 6-inch diameter with a cap attached to each end is a perfect place to hide your firearms and ammo. It can be assembled with very little work, it is inexpensive to make, and it can be hidden almost anywhere, even buried or submerged in water if necessary.

      Just saying. . .

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  6. ConservativeNotRepublicanComment by ConservativeNotRepublican
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    I need that because I fear the government of this nation far more than I fear someone breaking into my home. I need that to protect and defend myself and my family from a tyranical government. That’s why I need that. It has reached a point where I will not comply with certain laws that “I” deem to be unconstitutional. I don’t care what the Supreme Court might say, they do not run my life. This is one area where I draw the line. If I wish to have an assault rifle, I will have one. If I wish to have a large capacity magazine, I will have one. The second amendment is my authority to do so, regardless of what laws they pass.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 1, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

      Or several! I too will not comply!

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  7. Comment by Anonymous
    March 1, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Well….whenever I’m confronted with this line of liberal reasoning I always like to respond by asking whether Rosa Parks really needed to sit in the front of the bus…..and using that example remind them that free people need not demonstrate a “need” before they are presumed free to exercise their rights.

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 1, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

      Yes she did. There were only seats in the front open because the back of the bus was filled with blacks.

      Should she have given up her seat to a younger white man?

      Whatever happened to giving up your seat to an older person? Or a woman?
      Didn’t your mother teach you that as a child? Be respectful of your elders.

      That’s what a liberal does.

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  8. dickgComment by dickg
    March 1, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Here’s what your government thinks of a FULL AUTO SELECT FIRE OPTION M16! (SEE PARAGRAPH 3.1, BELOW.
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    https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d791b6aa0fd9d3d8833b2efa08300033&tab=core&_cview=0
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    To summarize//

    1.0 SCOPE
    The scope of this contract is to provide a total of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW) throughout the life of this contract to numerous Department of Homeland Security components. This Statement of Work delineates performance criteria and testing to be used for the evaluation of the firearm. . . .
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    2.0 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS . . .
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    3.0 REQUIREMENTS AND TESTING STANDARDS
    3.1 General. DHS and its components have a requirement for a 5.56x45mm NATO, SELECT-FIRE FIREARM SUITABLE FOR PERSONAL DEFENSE USE IN CLOSE QUARTERS AND/OR WHEN MAXIMUM CONCEALMENT IS REQUIRED. Only one specific nomenclature firearm from each Contractor shall be submitted for solicitation testing and considered for contract award.
    .
    3.2 Testing. The . . . .

    NOTE The words in all caps in section 3.1 above (except the words “DHS” and “NATO”) were capitalized by me for emphasis.

    It sounds to me like DHS has need for 7,000 fully automatic military assault weapons for personal defense in close quarters (i.e. YOUR HOME)
    .
    In another contract, UP TO 2 BILLION non military rifle and pistol rounds have been ordered. A good percentage of those cartridges are for the above mentioned M16’s. Non military rounds means with bullets PROHIBITED BY THE GENEVA CONVENTION FOR USE IN WAR!

    The military rounds are cheaper than hollow points. Where do you suppose they might use these

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  9. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    March 1, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    As long as there are enemies of the Constitution, who relentless attack liberty and assault freedom, what we need to defend is at best hope.

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  10. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    March 1, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    Why does a liberal believe that a woman needs an abortion? Funded by the government no less. Seems to me the ‘problem’ goes away in a maximum of nine months and then the woman is free to go about her usual business.

    Another big argument for abortions by the left is ‘if you don’t want one, don’t get one.’ Well, that argument also works both ways. If you don’t want an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine then don’t get one.

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 1, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

      No woman “needs” a abortion.

      Women do not get abortions because they are looking for something to do on a Saturday evening.

      Ever know a woman that has had an abortion? I have. 30 years later they still can tell you the due date of the fetus had they had the baby. They are anguished by the abortion. It is not done without a considerable amount of inner turmoil.

      Please take this into account when you make such callous comments about such a sensitive issue.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      March 2, 2013 @ 1:16 am

      “Please take this into account when you make such callous comments about such a sensitive issue.” – aliberalmind

      I see, as long as one is sensitive it is ok to do heinous deeds

      Thanks for the insight into the liberal mind!

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      @Weak-minded-one — Oh TELL me about all the scars. They are so traumatized they don’t get over it for about 10 months when they need the next “cleansing”. 90% of abortions are for convenience. You think it spoiled mom’s day, think what the fetus felt. You never mentioned IT once. Where are all your libtard feelings, ghoul?

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  11. bna42Comment by bna42
    March 1, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    “The question isn’t whether we “need” guns. It’s whether the government should have a monopoly on force.”

    Absolutely! Criminals, police departments, and government agencies do not “need” them any more than law-abiding citizens need them. As long as the criminals have them, I have a “need” to be as well armed for my own defense. Take them away from the criminals who by law are not supposed to have them, and then come talk to me about what I need.

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    • dodgecharger4404Comment by dodgecharger4404
      March 1, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

      Not only do we have criminals in the public, they now populate our government, especially in Washington DC. Their financial mismanagement alone should be enough to demonstrate that. Don’t we prosecute, convict, those company employees, be they CEOs/CFOs, who embezzle their company’s money? Isn’t Madoff now in the gray bar motel because of his ponzi scheme?

      Yet our government officials continue to tax, spend and borrow this country into bankruptcy. They are violating the law- the constitution- which they swore to uphold, and the last time I checked, a law violator is another name for a criminal!

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  12. av8usnComment by av8usn
    March 1, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Why do we need a liberal, elitist, arrogant senator like F(rank)Einstein?

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    • bwtankerComment by bwtanker
      March 1, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

      simple answer,we don’t,all she talks about is taking away our guns while she has a permit to carry.she does’nt want to ban certain guns she wants them all

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  13. fabianComment by fabian
    March 1, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    If I understood well this article was written in a newspaper. There is still some hope then.

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  14. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    March 1, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    If asked, my answer would be:

    For defense of my home and family, it is necessary to consider the gravest threat likely to occur.
    Therefore I would prepare for an unwanted entry by multiple persons.

    In order to meet that requirement, I would NEED:
    A firearm that is lightweight, manuverable, and dependable. It must be small enough to use in the confines of a room, but long enough to have natural point-and-shoot ergonomics. The weapon must be of medium power and low-recoil to assure good control when shooting repeatedly. Finally, it must be able to sustain operation until the threat is neutralized without going in search of more ammunition.

    Anyone familiar with the AR15 rifle knows that all of these characteristics are incorporated in the standard design.
    It is a natural choice for ‘personal self defense’, and was explicitly so described by Department of Homeland Security in Section C of solicitation number HSCEMS-12-R-00011.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 1, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

      Absolutely! Crystal clear logic and right on the target! Man, you are my hero and my brother!

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 8:19 am

      VV, I like this so much that I am copying it down this morning. If you want to claim copyrights to it let me know, but I think it needs to be spred around some. Again, good job!

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      And just to beat this horse even deader, here are a couple of more characteristics the AR style rifles share…1) You can easily attach a flashlight, so you don’t have to have three hands in the dark, and you can watch the intruder’s eyes get real big before you blast them. 2) You can easily attach a laser, so you can easily acquire the target if you don’t have your glasses on, even in the dark, and you don’t have to be looking down the sights. 3) The ammo for these guns is almost the cheapest caliber to shoot, with the exception of .22 shells. Well, at least it used to be, before the DHS started buying it all up. As any living breathing thinking warm body can see there really IS a reason the AR-15 has become the number one choice not only for a self defense weapon, but is rapidly becoming one of the most popular hunting rifles in the USA ever.

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 2, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

      Having an AR-15 for home defense doesn’t make sense. A Short barreled shotgun makes better sense. Covers a greater area, doesn’t penetrate wall as easily (less chance to kill your neighbor, or your children in another room).

      Imagine your home, in the middle of the night and an arrmed intruder comes in. Of course you don’t he’s armed because it’s dark inside your home at midnight.

      Gonna turn on a light and expose yourself? Of course not. Now you have a small caliber rifle, a bullet a quarter of an inch in diameter, shooting into a dark room. Can’t be much of a chance of hitting anything. A short barreled shotgun would cover a greater area. Just makes sense.

      Of course shooting into a darkened room without knowing your target is a very foolish thing to do unless you can see the muzzle flash of the intruders gun. Short barreled shotgun, not a AR-15.

      And… if you turn on your attached flashlight you are showing yourself to your enemy. You would need to sweep the room to find the intruder. Short barreled shotgun.

      I deserve 5 stars.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      March 3, 2013 @ 1:24 am

      “Short barreled shotgun” – aliberalmind

      Only a bozo liberal would advocate an illegal gun over a legal one

      And to think we got four more years of this

      But on the bright side, the country is going to get to be reminded of just why liberals turn our stomach

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    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      March 11, 2013 @ 7:24 am

      aliberalmind:
      “Short barreled shotgun.

      I deserve 5 stars.”

      Nope. You deserve to be Vice President …

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  15. cbppapComment by cbppap
    March 1, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    The U.S. doesn’t have a gun problem. It has a moral problem.

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  16. peletierComment by peletier
    March 1, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    The world knows that when born Liberal Idiots have no truth or facts to back up their constant whining, they just lie and/or make things up, to compensate for their stupidity…

    Can anyone mention “one real meaningful accomplishments” these Liberal Idiots can show the World?

    MAY GOD SHOW LIBERALS THE LIGHT OR WISDOM, AND SHOW THEM HOW TO APPLY THEIR BRAINS, IN A POSITVE DIRECTION!

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  17. marj0120Comment by marj0120
    March 1, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    I live in Arizona and this morning, the administration in their infinite wisdom decided to release over 200 illegal aliens from our state prisons. They are guilty of crimes other then just crossing the border. No warning was given, don’t know which prisons they were released from. Our governor was not advised or consulted, she found it on the morning news like the rest of us. Eric (hairlip), Holder warned us long ago not to call his office for any kind of help. Napolitano says she has no clue who ordered the release at her office and knew nothing about it. We have no clue what crimes were the cause for them to be imprisoned, rape, murder, theft? So other then prayer, wetting our pants and blowing our whistles, we’re supposed to do what?

    Now ask me again why we need an automatic weapon with a high bullet capacity?

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  18. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    March 1, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Well, let me count the ways:
    We need them, because we have a govt. that thinks it’s OK to use “robot” drones to kill American citizens without due process. They “say” it would only be for terrorists in other countries, yet they used drones to hunt that LA cop killer.

    We need them because our govt. has shown a distressing tendency, of late, to make end runs around and outright disregard our Constitution and Constitutional rights.

    And we need them because our government does NOT understand that they have NO right to “take away” that which was not within their purview to grant or not in the first place. Our Constitutional Rights–INCLUDING the Second Amendment rights–do NOT come from the government. Our rights are not theirs to give and take as they see fit. And since they don’t seem to understand that, we NEED to be armed to defend ourselves against the tyranny they seem all too willing to impose!

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  19. willyrhoComment by willyrho
    March 1, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    In a Free Republic, free people do not have to show their “Owners” why they “Want or Need” Anything. Nazis and Commies cannot comprehend what being FREE means. People who have “Escaped” from Communist or Radical Socialist or Kingdoms, know why they came to the USA; they Love Liberty and they Love the USA and they Hate Communism and They hate Tyranny and they hate the Soviet Disunion and Russia and Vietnam’s government and North Korea’s government. If I can afford to purchase something and want to is all the reason I need to own it.

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  20. bna42Comment by bna42
    March 1, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    Well, it seems like most of us are in agreement, so we need to develop a plan and designate a meeting place. I am glad that a lot of people are finally waking up to the fact that government is chipping away slowly at our individual liberties. I have fought for this nation, and I will fight against the tyrants who are trying to destroy this nation. That is the reason I find it necessary to own the types of weapons and magazines that “law enforcement” uses because we need to be on a level playing field.

    Free people own guns, and slaves don’t. If you doubt that, look at the countries around this world that have been ruled by dictators and tyrants as soon as the people gave up their weapons.

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    • prairelivingComment by praireliving
      March 1, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

      You don’t even need to look to another country…I’ve been reading about the Civil War and how prior to, and during the war, the Confederate states would never allow a slave to use a gun because it was believed if they had any they would start an uprising.

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    • gsreaganComment by gsreagan
      March 1, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

      AAHH! The Big Red One … Killer Instinct … Mobile, Agile and Lethile … a true leader. US Navy vet

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  21. Bob WojciechowskiComment by Bob Wojciechowski
    March 1, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    I’m a sport shooter, It is fun to fire off 30 rounds and blow things up. Expensive but fun. Leave my hobby alone!

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  22. stormymonday2Comment by stormymonday2
    March 2, 2013 @ 1:17 am

    I have two words for Feinstein and all the other donkey cronies out there who want to control our every move and our guns……………UP YOURS!

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  23. rzraickComment by rzraick
    March 2, 2013 @ 2:18 am

    These types of weapons are a threat to the tyrants. Otherwise they wouldn’t want to disarm us so badly. They really want all the guns, not just the AR’s. But they can use bogus arguments to chip away at the problem. They know if they tried to completely disarm the people, they would create a revolution.

    But revolution is the only remedy to tyranny. Yes if it comes, as some have pointed out, we would be out gunned. We would not have tanks, or missles, or drones. But we would have one thing on our side. We would be on the side of right. We would be on the side of freedom. We would be on the same side as those who stood against the Brittish Empire.

    And we won against them. They had more cannons, and were better armed, but we won, because we were on the side of right and freedom. We cannot allow the tyrants to win without a fight. When we fought the British there were many in our country who sided with the tyrants. But that did not matter.

    There will come a point when things get so bad that our choice will be revolution or slavery. Even if they bring in the tanks, choppers, missles, drones, or troops, many of those weapons will be in the hands of or controlled by men of honor. When ordered to do dishonorable things by the tyrants, is it not possible that they will not only refuse, but would join the revolution?

    Even if the tyrants win, we will have fought a meaningful fight. And unless the tyrants can eliminate completely the desire for freedon which is embedded in every human heart, sooner or later they will lose.

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      March 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      spindizzy,

      I hope we can stop it. I am torn between the idea that revolution will be the only way to fix things and the hope that another way can be found. The rift in our nation is so wide and you have socialists on one side and patriots on the other. I can’t see how it can be fixed, because I don’t see much hope for the system in place.

      I am also thinking that we can try to do everything possible to push back the tyranny, which has obviously ruthless and very powerful. My fear is that things have gone too far already and that all our efforts will just prolong the inevitable.

      I am not an advocate of revolution, but there are few choices left. It is going to be a fight one way or another. All I can see is a growing momentum towards a communistic society ruled by tyrants or a complete replacement of government.

      We have really lost all that was there to protect us. The entire Bill of Rights has already been gutted (with the exception of the 3rd amendment which is a minor one which has less significance today.)

      Free Speech is gone. except for here on the internet, and even that is under attack. Now speaking in opposition to the government is labeled terrorism. The last resort to fight tyranny protected by the 2nd amendment is under the worst attack in history. And I am sure you know the rest.

      Something is going to be the tipping point into social unrest, chaos, and confrontation. The financial system is a total fraud and the dollar might completely lose its value. The collapse of the dollar, will happen the way things are going. And I do not see a way out.

      More people are waking up, but even that awakening could trigger the chaos, when the degree of betrayal becomes obvious and finally undeniable. The tyrants are prepared to deal with whatever happens, because they know it will happen. The FEMA camps are staffed. The government has bought 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammo and they are training with targets of old folks, children, and pregnant women. They are asking our soldiers if they would obey orders to fire on American citizens.

      Surveillance is everywhere and the drones are coming to our skies. Habeas corpus has been suspended, which is a violation of human right dating back 800 years to the Magna Charta. Posse Commutates, which was the prohibition of using the troops against the citizens has been suspended. And the U.S. soil has been designated a battle field.

      The police are covered in Kevlar.

      A false flag terrorist attack could also set things in motion. And we know that this tactic has been used repeatedly by our own government.

      I could go on, but the point is that it is not just a few things but it is everything. I do not know how any other conclusion is possible. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but how can we ignore all this?

      We are dealing with tyrants. They will not be voted out of office. The elections are rigged.

      What more proof do we need?

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    • fedupwithbadgovComment by fedupwithbadgov
      March 2, 2013 @ 9:18 am

      aliberalmind, I’m not so sure about the election vote counts as being legitimate. When precincts show numbers that exceed their constituency by more than 100% or precincts that don’t show any opposing votes for a particular candidate when there are more than one on the ballot, I would suspect some sort of fraud to exist…whether it was true or not. The other doubt that I have about the last election is the fact that our “electronically collected” votes in the last election were compiled and reported by a foreign entity in Spain owned by George Soros. That one point alone does not give me a “warm fuzzy” as to the legitimacy of the voting outcome.

      So, while your point of voting results is a valid one, the questions about the integrity of the results may not substantiate truth.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 10:09 am

      rz, We really need to stop this before it gets to only those two choices. We need to stop voting in these liberal politicians, from the local level where election fraud is harder to come by, to the national level, and get enough honest, patriotic watch-dogs, somehow, someplace, to try to ensure honest results. That is the true American way, at the polls. We must move away from the MSM and frequent blogs and websites to educate ourselves on what is REALLY going on. We must boldly counter the communistic propaganda we are flooded with with TRUTH and facts to as many people as we can. Time is not on their side. Americans are waking up in ever growing numbers. They are either going to have to act before being truely ready, with really bad results, or they are going to have to slither back under the carpet for a while, regroup like they always do, and try harder later.

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 2, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

      spindizzy,

      I doubt that you voted for the liberal politicians. But, the MAJORITY of Americans did.

      Ever consider that, being in the minority, twice, that you may be mistaken?

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      March 2, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

      aliberalmind,

      I just want to comment that we were founded as a republic. The founders hated the idea of pure democracy for the very reason echoed by your comment. Ben Franklin said that democracy is like two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

      Rule of the majority is just mob rule when not constrained by law. While in a republic, a democratic process can be used, but even the majority cannot have ultimate power. For example, if a majority would vote that murder was legal, would that then justify it?

      No. The majority cannot be allowed to violate the law.

      Rule of law is supreme, not rule of the majority.

      Hitler was supported by the majority of the German people. It is a lesson of history that sometimes the majority can be completely wrong.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

      RZ – Amen, brother! Everything you say is spot on. But here is my dilemma…I can’t get over the catch22 in my head. How can the citizenry take up arms against the government’s armies to preserve the 2nd amendment without looking like the OWS’ers to the rest of the world and loose credibility, thereby actually loosing the 2nd amendment as well as the whole rest of the constitution as well. How did the framers of the constitution see this playing out? As ugly as Syria? Maybe that is where we are headed, it surely looks that way. Look at it, people. Dark times are ahead for us.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

      Oh liberal one — you flippin idiot, didn’t you even read my post…I said SO WHAT, THAT DOESN’T GIVE ANY PRES THE FREEDOM TO WORK OUTSIDE OF THE CONSTITUTION. Geez, how much clearer can I ask that? You don’t hear. You can’t think. “Perhaps I am mistaken”, because supposedly I am in the minority…on what point, you never said. You childish maggot you sound just like the big BO himself, boasting to the world “I won. So I get to do anything I want, nya, nya, de boo-boo!” You know what? You are so obsessed with majority and minority mentality, I bet you are of the minority race, thinking this is just your chance for some well deserved revenge, Huh? Racist!

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 2, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

      spindizzy,

      Can you debate without the insults? Did I insult you at all?

      See, you insult people that disagree with you and you show reasonible people that you are not a reasonible person to deal with.

      Yes, I am a minority. A middle aged white man.

      Obama won, get over it. We put up with Reagan and 2 Bushes. Get over it. Oh, and learn how to debate, not insult.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

      liberal one –oh aaarrrggghgh! Okay, flip channels over to TheBlaze.com, to the article “We Asked, You Responded: Readers passionately defend their ownership of so called ‘assault rifles’”, and read the comment down a little ways by “Old-Deputy-Rich”. Educate yourself a little! Then come on back for more embarrassment.

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      March 2, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

      Hey spindizzy,

      Certainly darker times are ahead. I refer to the government as the tyrants, because that is what they are. There are those in government who are not tyrants, but in my view they are a minority. If revolution comes, they will most likely join the patriots. But there is no doubt that they are under attack by the tyrants, and will lose whatever power they have.

      I doubt if the rest of the world will view the patriots as OWSers. The OWSers are primarily socialists who think that the Wall Street bankers are the problem, while in fact they are just criminals empowered by the tyrants. I have not really tried to figure out the OWS movement, because at one point I was not sure what their arguments were. In some ways they are like the European socialists who are rioting against the austerity moves, but they are mad at their governments for suspending the government giveaways which had become their way of life. When socialism fails, as it always does in the end, they are upset about that.

      But I think that we must be sure of what we are and why we are doing it, regardless of the perception by the outside world. If revolution comes, and we lose, it will not matter much, and if we win, things will sort themselves out based on the truth. And I am not certain that we will be taking up arms, so much as defending ourselves. I don’t think we will have any choice.

      I also do not think that revolution will really happen as a first step. More likely there will be civil unrest and rioting at first, triggered by an awakening, or a tyrannical action of some sort. But it is when the tyrants turn their guns on the people, then their tyranny will be fully exposed. Not only to the patriots in our country, but to the rest of the world.

      But we will be on our own. The governments in the U.N. will side with the tyrants. There is not really any good government in the world today.

      The U.S. was once the greatest attempt ever to establish a new form of government base on freedom of the individual. And while we embraced that, we were an example to the world. Now we are no longer an example. Now we are say we are fighting to make the world safe for democracy. But we would do much better to make the world safe for limited government, a republic and for freedom. This cannot be done by military force and aggression. It can only be by example. To force our “freedom” on other countries makes no sense, especially when we have lost our own freedom.

      It is freedom which is at stake. It is freedom which we will be fighting for. It is freedom which is the enemy of the tyrants. Just as our founders were revolutionary, we must be also. I would wish that it could be a peaceful revolution, but that is pretty much impossible against tyrants.

      To use a well worn quote “when government makes peaceful revolution impossible, they make violent revolution inevitable.” It is that inevitability which we are facing. I saw this coming many years ago. i screamed for people to wake up. But the brainwashing and propaganda was just too far along.

      These things are much bigger than my humble opinions. I am talking about truth in a world of lies. For most of my life I was deceived. I am no longer. I will not join in mindless chants based on “my country right or wrong.” I will support what is right and reject totally what is wrong. I cannot do otherwise and be the person I am.

      I do not think we are like Syria. What is happening there and around the world is not what is happening here. One of the great lies of the twentieth century is that freedom and democracy mean the same thing. They do not.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      March 2, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      Liberal One, Here’s another opportunity to educate yourself. Check out “MrColionNoir:How to Stop Mass Shootings” on YouTube. Wisdom from a TRUE brother!

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  24. joejacksonComment by joejackson
    March 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Everything we said about Obama is coming true he is a dictator, he is a liar, he is a narcissist, he is a fraud, he is inexperienced, he is a teleprompter reader not a speaker,he says the same thing endlessly just as Hitler said “repeat the lie often enough and the people believe it”, he is not a nice man like George Bush or Mitt Romney , history will record Obama as the worst President ever and you elected him….twice!

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    • aliberalmindComment by aliberalmind
      March 2, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      How is he a liar and a fraud? Oh, has any other President used a teleprompter? Geez, just cause he’s black. Get over it.

      How has he violated the Constitution?

      What lies is he saying over and over again?

      Facts, got any?

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    • BadgerComment by Badger
      March 4, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

      A liberalmind (AKA Braindead)… liberal minds are just that. I usually don’t respond to liberals … waist of breath really … especially not liberals of my generation … I grew up with the hippis. was one for a while … until I realized that the liberals of that day … the flower children … they peed their pants when they got their draft notices, hid behind mommies skirt and in many cases joined the enemy … like hanoi Jane … Ho Che min is going to win … they cared about nothing but their own skins and would have sold the rest of us into the Chinese labor camps to save their own hides … once that war was over they joined the ranks of the government they railed against and to this day the guilt of their cowardice prevents them from even considering they are wrong about the socialist mentality that still prevails in them today … so in walks the Nigerian version of the Manchurian candidate and if you believe a majority of this country voted for this man you’ve got a couple of screw loose. The fools from that generation only wanted to sit in the parks and get high and let the government take care of everything for them … many are still doing that after all these years with SSDI and Welfare … generations of them … but sooner or later … just like other countries that tried this nonsense … the people pulling the cart get tied of it and sit down … that’s when everyone stands in line for days for a couple of potatoes and a loaf of bread … that’s when the government has to start thinning the herd … that’s when millions die at the hands of tyrants like Stalin and Lenon and Ho Che, and on and on with the many who have tried this nonsense.

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  25. gary CauserComment by gary Causer
    March 2, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    I’m a law abiding citizen who can afford these weapons it’s no one’s business. Like Mercedes v.s. Ford. Get a grip on your own problems!

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