January 22, 2013

A call to arms. So to speak.

From Dudley Brown, National Association of Gun Rights:

Dear Jeff,

Harry Reid has a plan to gut the Senate filibuster to clear a path to pass gun control — and the fight is happening in Washington, D.C. RIGHT NOW!

That’s why it’s critical Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hear from gun owners loud and clear.

Please call Mitch McConnell — at once — and urge him to stop negotiating with Harry Reid to gut the Senate filibuster.

202-224-2541

If Mitch McConnell caves to Harry Reid’s demands, the anti-gunners in Washington will have a clear path to restrict our Second Amendment rights.

After you make your call to Mitch McConnell, please contact both of your U.S. Senators and demand they say NO to Harry Reid’s assault on the filibuster.

Call both of your U.S. Senators at 202-224-3121.

Gun owners must take action TODAY to protect the Senate filibuster and fight for our right to keep and bear arms.

I urge all of you reading this to contact McConnell’s office and tell him respectfully that deals with the Devil never end well. Point him to Faust. Or, if he’s not a big reader, to, say Rosemary’s Baby or Angel Heart in their cinematic iterations.

Because while some of you will remain skeptical that, Senate filibuster rules weakened or not, “we” still have the House, I have two words for you: John Boehner.

Go.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:09am
16 comments | Trackback

Comments (16)

  1. Except for the whole “Mitch McConnell’s office is experiencing a high volume of calls and therefore fends you off with a message thing” – because shut up hobbit.

    I’ll keep trying you bug-eyed little weasel.

  2. Update: Got him. Said my piece. Conscience still cloudy but what can you do.

  3. By the way. Thanks, NRA for giving Harry Reid an “A” rating on gun rights, helping him beat Sharon Angle last election. Ignorant fucksticks.

  4. The left is doing their best to distract us from the disastrous economy and divide the right permanently, and are doing a bang-up job of it. The fact that I believe that stopping the government from negating my second amendment rights is more important to me than any other issue they could realistically bring up helps them.

    These people are not the loyal opposition, they are the enemy. They need to be treated as such.

    The gut-clenching continues without a sign of relief in the near future.

  5. These people are not the loyal opposition, they are the enemy. They need to be treated as such.

    Are you talking about the Democrats or are you talking about those Republicans cooperating with the left to permanently divide the right?

  6. Most popular histories of Congress include an exchange, very likely apocryphal, in which Washington and Jefferson discuss the difference between the House and the Senate. “Why did you pour that coffee into your saucer?” Washington asks. “To cool it,” Jefferson replies. “Even so,” Washington says, “we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it.” For Joseph Biden, the Delaware Democrat and a senator since 1973, the Senate remains a place where “you can always slow things down and make sure that a minority gets a voice,” he said recently. And, he added, “the chance to filibuster”—using extended debate in order to block legislation—“is what makes the difference between this body and the other one.”

    Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/03/07/050307fa_fact#ixzz2Ijg41erd

  7. Are you talking about the Democrats or are you talking about those Republicans cooperating with the left to permanently divide the right?

    I was going to be flippant and just say, “Yes,” but when I wrote that line I was just thinking of the left. However, I would now like to amend that to include those Republicans you mentioned. In some ways the traitors on the right are worse, because most of those on the left have not been pretending to be anything other than who they are (statists, fascists, tyrants, etc., choose the adjective you find most appropriate) for a while now.

  8. In some ways the traitors on the right are worse, because most of those on the left have not been pretending to be anything other than who they are (statists, fascists, tyrants, etc., choose the adjective you find most appropriate) for a while now.

    Exactly: apostates and heretics before infidels.

  9. cranky-d, while I agree that they are trying to distract us, a couple of questions:

    Which of the other natural rights explicitly protected by a Constitutional Amendment are under direct attack at this moment?

    Which of the other rights identified in the Constitution do you think you can defend/insist on if they defeat the Second?

    In other words, if the thing you consider to be the number one issue actually is the number one issue, at least we’re fighting the right fight.

    These people are not the loyal opposition, they are the enemy. They need to be treated as such.

    Agreed.

  10. I don’t think we disagree, Scott, so I’m not sure what you are trying to get from me. You agree they are trying to distract us, and we agree that even though gun rights are being used as a distraction, they are still more important than what they are trying to distract us from.

  11. I guess what I was just trying to say is that we aren’t being distracted if we’re focused on the right thing. It’s like in chess: if your opponent is trying to take your queen, and puts you in Check on the way, you HAVE to respond to the Check. If you can get out of it and save your queen at the same time, you’re doing well.

  12. Meanwhile, negotiations were not going anywhere because the attitude of the Tamil Tigers was that they do not need talks, negotiations, mediators, co-chairs or peace deals because they have the guns.

    Obama seems to have the same attitude toward conservatives. Now if he can just get rid of, or make useless their guns he’ll be sitting pretty.

  13. When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil.
    – Ayn Rand

    Republicans vs. Obama, anyone?

  14. Thanks, NRA for giving Harry Reid an “A” rating on gun rights, helping him beat Sharon Angle last election. Ignorant fucksticks.

    The NRA is a staunchly one issue club, partisan politics not allowed. They look at what the persons actual record is on the second amendment, uncolored by anything else the person has done or stands for. Like it or not, it’s what has made them so successful at what they do.

    Unless you can quote an actual anti-gun policy Reid had pursued before that endorsement was given, I suggest you retract your slander. They are the best friend we have right now.

Leave a Reply