There’s too much to cover, so this is just going to be another news roundup.
Senator Mark Kirk said the following to reporters about gun control and background checks and in particular the so called bi partisan deal reached by Senators Toomey and Manchin, “You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here. Sometimes alcoholic beverages might be served and ties might … get loosened.”
So there you go. Your elected officials getting liquored up on a a mega yacht conspiring to infringe on your inherent rights.
The filibuster to prevent any gun bill from getting to the Senate floor ended because 16 Quislings RINOs agreed to go ahead and vote for “discussion”… which will be the same vote that comes along later when a “reasonable” “common sense” bill that’s wholly unconstitutional and is a compromise between you and the government that wants to strip you of your rights. In other words, just the tip, baby.
The Second Amendment is not up for discussion unless they want to repeal it. Which they do, but they know they’ll never get the states and the public to agree on it.
Text of the Orwellian-titled bill here.
And if you think the House is going to stop anyone from disarming you for the good of the state’s power, today crying carrot Speaker of the House John Boehner said he doesn’t need Republicans to pass bills in the House. For those of you who’ve had a long day and miss this – the point is he’ll just pass Democrat bills.
Of course the media’s been doing their part, from citing Al Qaeda as a source saying we need more gun control (Yeah, why didn’t AQ try using guns against US citizens? But why did they do it against unarmed people in Mumbai? Rifle behind every blade of grass, get off my lawn, etc., perhaps?) and then CNN was profusely thanked by Democrat anti-gun Senator Joe Manchin for their neverending propaganda during the Sandy Hook massacre:
Berman: Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia, you’ve been working around the clock for a compromise deal. I think you have a very busy few weeks ahead of you still.
Manchin: We appreciate your support, too, this is very, very important.
And just to throw in the last of this garbage in with the pile, Joe Biden doesn’t think you should own guns, because you think it’s like owning a Ferrari… which begs the question, what’s wrong with driving a Ferrari?
“It used to be we were dealing almost exclusively with hunters,” Biden said on MSNBC. “There’s a whole new sort of group of individuals now who, I don’t know what the numbers are, that never hunt at all but they own guns for one of two reasons: self protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range.”
“They like the way it feels. You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari,” he said, raising his arms as if shooting a gun.
To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
That rifle is a tool of freedom, and without it, freedom dies.
“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
– George Orwell
Freedom is mighty nice, but it’s sad that freedom can only be maintained with tools. Yes, clown, you’re not dealing with hunters. You’re dealing with free men. You’re dealing with people who own guns for self protection from government because reason doesn’t work against a ruling class that thinks they know what’s best for us and decides to dominate us.
Biden is a buffoon, but because he has no filter on anything that he says and speaks as though he has a political version of Tourette’s, he is actually identifying a big section of the Second Amendment crowd. They (we) own AR-15s for self-defense because that is the critical function of the Second Amendment – to protect against oppressors large and small. High-speed low-drag gear is cool, but that’s a far second place compared to what it defends.
Rand Paul is right. And his final sentiment in that piece is one echoed here:
Our rights are not subjected to polls. Whether it is popular or not popular, I took an oath to the Constitution, and I am prepared to stand with other senators or alone to protect the freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought to preserve.