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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jon Stewart To NRA: Stop Pretending Background Checks Will Lead To ‘Obama-Sponsored Government Mom Rape’

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When it comes to guns, those who oppose basic reforms supported by vast majorities of the American public can’t have an actual debate on policy. So they — as the Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart points out — purposely contradict themselves to provoke a yelling match that drowns out actual details.

This is why the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre accuses the president of politicizing a tragedy just breaths after politicizing a tragedy. This is why just about every NRA speaker accuses opponents of using fear, as they scare their crap out of their supporters. And this is why Ted Cruz (R-TX) accuses a minority of senators of subverting the will of the people after he’s joined with a minority of senators to subvert the will of the people.

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“Here’s what’s crazy,” Stewart concluded. “We all want the same thing: bad guys not to have guns. Some people, including myself, believe a good way to do that — at least a start — is to check who is buying them. Or make the guns somewhat traceable so when the bad guys get them, we can at least figure out how — not wait for a bad guy to draw and then draw faster. By the way, if that’s what you want, okay, let’s have that debate. But stop pretending that background checks are the last barrier standing between a free America and Obama-sponsored government mom rape.”

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  • Allan Richardson

    Statistics show that fewer Americans choose to own guns than previously, yet the total NUMBER of guns has gone up. That means that people who already own guns are STOCKING UP. For what purpose? To overthrow the government established by the people? Then why do the gun nuts quote the Constitution? Apparently, after their armed revolution, they plan to BECOME our government and write a new one (this time, LOCK IN slavery and racism?) whether WE THE (rest of the) PEOPLE like it or not. But if they are NOT planning armed revolution (despite their rhetoric that “if the ballot box does not go our way, we have a Second Amendment solution”), why do they need so MANY guns?

    Are these people REALLY the good guys with guns? Or are they the kind of unstable people that a background check OUGHT to stop from having them? Or just the pass through straw men to SELL to the bad guys?

    • lana ward

      To protect ourselves from Obamas’ Civilian National Security Force

      • Allan Richardson

        Please adjust the strap. Your aluminum foil hat is on too tight.

        • Bill P

          Thanks for the reply you just made me laugh.

    • DEFENDER88

      It is popular, in here, to say that the NRA is driving the huge increase in gun sales.

      While they have some influence, it is not nearly as great as what is portrayed in here.

      While there are some hate groups(always will be), and anarchists etc., that get guns they are fairly limited in numbers and the Govt usually knows who and where they are.

      The biggest driving factor in the big increase in sales is all the talk and proposals for gun bans like assault rifles ie the talk in here, the Feinstein Proposals, the Admin proposals discussed for bans. There was even talk of attaching the Feinstein proposal to the Background Check bill(one reason why it was defeated).
      The Feinstein proposal calls for bans and confiscations.
      If you want to sell more guns, let her do some more talking.
      Keep pushing bans on guns.

      The NRA only wishes it could generate the sales this has done.

      Two primary driving factors:
      1) Many fear the future potential for periods of local, regional, even National social unrest with little or no govt in charge ie mob rule. Not govt take over – actually fear of lack of Govt in time of disaster, unrest etc.

      2) If that comes to their local community, region etc they fear they will not have a weapon (if needed) to protect themselves. exa Katrina, LA Riots, Detroit Riots, etc.
      Also the weak economy and potential for periods of social unrest anywhere.

      Most in here would call that paranoia, but those who have experienced it and many others call it being prepared and taking personal responsibility for their own protection/safety.

      S0 many dont fear the Govt as much as they fear the Govt(Poilice, military, etc) not being around if they really do need them.

      It is in the *Cant happen here?* column.

      Can you assure everyone this cannot happen?

      To put a period on this – I know some 1st Responders who formerly did not feel the need for an assault rifle but are now looking for and getting them. Hardly irresponsible anarchists. These ARE the *Good Guys*.

  • jmprint

    It’s all about money, the root to all evil, using the disguise as Christians.