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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:29 PM

Now the Gun Nuttery begins . . .

Last edited Thu Dec 17, 2020, 04:05 PM - Edit history (1)

After four years of relative quiet the gun nuts are, well, going nuts. I have a google search set up for 'gun control' (and other variations). For the last four years it usually turns up a mixed bag of gun nuttery and news about actual gun safety legislation and not much of either. Since the Biden/Harris win things sure changed.

Today's search turned up a letter to the editor in The Union Leader decrying the restriction of carrying guns on school property. The writer refers to such restrictions as 'a perversion' that only affects 'law abiding citizens' who NEVER shoot up schools. Too bad that's not true as 80% of mass shootings, including Sandy Hook are committed by non-felons who got their guns legally. But then you never know when one of those savage Kindergarten students will lay down killing fire on any 'law abiding citizens' in the area.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data/

Next in the search was an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner that calls out Kamala Harris for her support of a buyback plan. 'Kamala Harris' common sense gun control is total confiscation!' As always there are the references to 'second amendment guarantees' (there are none) and labeling the new administration as the 'most anti second amendment' in history.

Following that was a piece from The Federalist calling Biden 'the most overtly anti-gun president in American history', who would immediately issue executive orders: Banning pistol braces, Banning homemade firearms/80 percent receivers and Banning online firearm and ammunition sales. After that with the help of congress he would pass measures Banning “assault weapons”, Banning “high capacity” magazines and Requiring universal background checks. Funny, I don't recall any of that in any speech, campaign add or anywhere else. I do recall a whole lot about this virus that's killing 3000 Americans a day. Now I'm not saying that none of this will arise during a Biden administration, but 'first thing'?

Then there was this oopsie being fixed in USA Today when a MAGAT tweeter was corrected by David Hogg

I did say the search turned up a mixed bag, right?

After David cast enough shade on the MAGAT to look like a solar eclipse came another Opinion in from the Eastern New Mexico News by a self styled 'champion of liberty' who claimed to be in the parking lot of the El Paso Walmart during the tragic mass murder there. The author laments the use of signs asking people not to bring guns onto their property claiming that criminals won't obey these signs so they only restrict the rights of law abiding citizens. Well, it seems the shooter bought his gun through a legal importer in FL, had it delivered to a legal gun store in Allan TX where he presumably passed a background check and was therefore NOT A CRIMINAL but a law abiding citizen. Hmmm, didn't the Federalist just rail against any online restrictions for gun purchases and universal background checks because they restrict the rights of law abiding citizens? Why would anyone want that? And what about the 80/20 statistic researched by Mother Jones?

The Augusta Chronicle printed a reader comment lamenting the gun grabbing Dem candidates running for Senate there saying that Chicago and Illinois have the most strictest gun control laws and are a war zone. Only two problems with that: neighboring states have some of the least restrictive laws and compared to Louisiana and Alaska that have the least restrictive laws in the nation make Illinois look downright peaceful.

The last three pieces in today's search were from AmmoLand. Need I say more? I mean, bless their little pea pickin' hearts, they regurgitate the same old head-up-the-ass gun talking points. They defend John Lott as a superior statistician and scholar with the courage to tell the TRUTH about More Guns, Less Crime, lament that some states have local control of guns in public and shed tears over restricting guns at protests in some localities (I mean, what could go wrong? Remember Kyle Rittenhouse?)

Anyway, that's ONE DAY's worth of 'gun control' headlines from Google. It's going to be a long 4 years (8? 12?) putting up with this unmitigated bull shit. It's gonna be a fact free, reason free and fantasy filled time.

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Reply Now the Gun Nuttery begins . . . (Original post)
flamin lib Dec 2020 OP
Hoyt Dec 2020 #1
rgbecker Dec 2020 #2
billh58 Dec 2020 #3
Rick Rolle Feb 2021 #4
flamin lib Feb 2021 #5
billh58 Feb 2021 #6

Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

1. Excellent post. We can expect ignorant white wingers to breach DU's protection thru the Gungeon.

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Bet we’ll even hear Gungeoneers telling us how gun restrictions are racist, despite armed white wingers’ efforts in recent decades to promote gunz, hatred, and the likes of trump to protect their gunz.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:40 PM

2. Thanks flamin lib for this review! n/t

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 04:37 PM

3. The Gungeoneers will

surely miss the Orange Anus-mouth and his pro-gun "2nd amendment solution" rhetoric.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 05:07 PM

4. There will be no gun control...

 

Too many guns in the hands of too many people. There is no way to control something you can't even account for. There will be no mass turn in of firearms, there will be no mass confiscation, and any so-called buy back program is doomed to fail.

It is simply reality. Either accept it, or don't, but your acceptance of reality in no way changes it.

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Response to Rick Rolle (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 05:57 PM

5. Well, Rick,

You seem to have mistaken this group as the average run-of-the-mill echo chamber where people who believe the things in your response are welcome.

It's not.

It's a place where people who understand that negotiating with the 2nd Amendment secessionists is pointless and if we don't ask we won't ever get.

I suggest you look into the other gun group on DU. I'm sure you'll be welcome there.

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Response to Rick Rolle (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:08 PM

6. Hate to break it to you Bubba

but common sense gun violence control already exists all over this country, and is spreading daily. The wild scenarios you present are typical gunner rhetoric designed to inflame, misinform, and scare the gullible. And for your information, it is not about the millions of guns already in circulation, but about the millions of idiots who misuse them -- that is the main object of gun violence control.

As already pointed out, please go the other group where your views will be welcomed and fawned over.

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