February 19, 2013

These are GOPers leading the “bi-partisan compromise” on “common sense” gun control

Here they are, the leaders of the “compromise” movement.  Which, when it involves Chuck Schumer, is not a compromise movement at all.  It is a choreographed surrender.

*** Senator John McCain (R-AZ): 602-952-2410;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnmccain

*** Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK): 405-231-4941;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/teamcoburn

*** Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA): 804-747-4073;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ericcantor

*** Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA): 757-687-8290;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RepScottRigell

Time to call them / write them / Tweet them / post on their Facebook pages letting them know that any compromise that takes away the right to possess  STANDARD, common-use magazines (30 being the standard for the AR-15 platform, and that platform being the most popular rifle platform) or that backs a universal background check that ties increased mental health accounting by the government to a national gun registry through the 4473 form, which is the only means by which a universal background check can be enforced, will be treated as the sacrificing of our unalienable second amendment rights on the altar of “bi-partisanship,” and meet with driven opposition.

Not only that, but inasmuch as such a sacrificing of our natural right gives the Democrat gun-grabbers the cover to adopt the preconditions to build a registry, and sets the stage for confiscation somewhere down the road  (once they are able to stack the courts, say), it is an abrogation of our legislators’ oaths to uphold the Constitution — and a signal that they are more than willing to sell out their base for some favorable notice by the liberal media and the opportunity to “prove” that they, too, “care about the children” and “care about gun violence.”

As I noted on NRA radio some time back, “gun violence” that results in a dead attacker and a saved family or family member is good good violence.  So it makes no sense to take on gun violence; it makes sense to take on criminality and protect first responders, we, the people.

By allowing the left to control the language, we’ve allowed them to set the terms of the debate, and cowardly compromising appeasers like John McCain or Eric Cantor or Scott Rigell — political animals of the worst sort — will always choose cheap grace and a show of bipartisanship over principle if they believe it politically expedient.  Which is why they watch polls, and why the progressive media is constantly weighing them and then churning them out.

We must rid themselves of such legislative cancers.  Give them a piece of your minds.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 2:58pm
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Comments (55)

  1. It’s bad enough to pre-emptively surrender when public opinion is against you, but when it’s on your side and you STILL give up without a fight there’s something seriously wrong.

  2. last night i thought I heard a noise in my bathroom so I fired four shots through the door blam blam blam blam but it was just the turtles

    but the peace of mind of knowing i had 24 more rounds ain’t something I’m a wanna give up I don’t think

  3. I think that CA assistant DA is missing you, hf. Perhaps you should go back to hanging around his place and spouting stupid shit.

  4. you’re rude

  5. but I was there already this morning spouting stupid shit if you must know

  6. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that you are from Texas.

  7. do i tax your credulity?

  8. We truly get the government we deserve. We elected these spineless maggots.

  9. last night i thought I heard a noise in my bathroom so I fired four shots through the door blam blam blam blam but it was just the turtles

    but the peace of mind of knowing i had 24 more rounds ain’t something I’m a wanna give up I don’t think

    Staunch!

    I’ve told you a million times already, happyfeet. There isn’t a conservative bone in your body. If you have no use for something, you don’t care if it’s banned. And if you’re for something, you don’t care how it’s enacted. Worse still, you adopt the techniques of the left to ridicule and demonize those you disagree with. Though to be fair to the left, most of them don’t do so using baby talk.

    We see you!

  10. i love guns more than pickles but I tell you what

    I like it how fascists like Meghan’s coward daddy and eric young gun cantor are finally coming out of the closet and and bringing closure to this long drawn-out process of hopelessly defiling the republican brand

    time for chapter the next

  11. It isn’t surrender if they wanted it in the first place.

    *We* don’t want it (except for the trolls), but they do. What do they care? They have bodyguards.

    The Bill of Rights is not negotiable. It is not to be given away for…. I’m sorry, what were we gaining in this “compromise” again?

  12. A comprise no one but the idiot “elite” are demanding. And still I feel the day drawing closer when the government, especially the right, will beg us to help them fix the problems they created for a future that they were super sure would happen because they constantly talked about it.

    Boy will they have demonized egg on their faces.

  13. and

    oh and also my first comment was just a fun blade runner reference not some kind of snide anti-gun commentary

    I love guns more than pickles and I like having them widely dispersed amongst the populace

    also I hate fascists

  14. if you’re for something, you don’t care how it’s enacted

    you’re talking about Prop 8

    which was a silly little plebiscite held *after* the legislature of California approved the gay marriagings quite properly and legislatively

    and then we were treated to a nice steaming helping of what?

    Majoritarianism. And this is precisely why the founders had the wisdom to recognize unalienable rights and form a republic, where the rights of the minority could not be taken away by temporary coalitions that form a majority.

  15. I was sort of hoping you’d give the DA your exclusive presence, hf.

  16. Rep. Mike Leara (R-St. Louis) has boots John McCain is unworthy to lick…

  17. you’re talking about Prop 8

    propositions are a proggtard thing you could look it up

  18. Democracy is in principle evil. Why? Because democracy is of necessity stupid. You could look it up.

  19. you’re talking about Prop 8

    [...]

    Majoritarianism. And this is precisely why the founders had the wisdom to recognize unalienable rights and form a republic, where the rights of the minority could not be taken away by temporary coalitions that form a majority.

    Except there’s no right to “marry the person to whom I share a love that dare not speak its name” in the Bill of Rights. And what was done legislatively and properly was secure for Californians a proposition ballot initiative to keep the legislature in check. It’s a federalist thing (albeit one I don’t really tend to agree with. And yet!).

    Other than that, sure. Whatever.

    Staunch!

  20. i have a 4:00 or you can rest assured I would offer an incisive rebuttal

  21. you’re talking about Prop 8

    which was a silly little plebiscite held *after* the legislature of California approved the gay marriagings quite properly and legislatively

    Liar

    Proposition 22 was a law enacted by California voters in March 2000 to restrict marriages to only those between opposite-sex couples. In May 2008, it was struck down by the California Supreme Court as contrary to the state constitution.

  22. In case you haven’t seen it yet, The Firearms Policy Coalition has an easy way to contact the gun manufacturers to encourage them to stop doing business with States and agencies that are anti-Second Amendment (h/t Resistor in the Rockies):

    http://www.firearmspolicy.org/take-action/industry/

  23. which was a silly little plebiscite held *after* the legislature of California approved the gay marriagings quite properly and legislatively

    The legislature never did any such thing. In fact, they did exactly the opposite.

  24. Inverted totalitarianism is a term coined by political philosopher Sheldon Wolin to describe what he believes to be the emerging form of government of the United States. Wolin believes that the United States is increasingly turning into an illiberal democracy, and he uses the term “inverted totalitarianism” to illustrate the similarities and differences between the United States governmental system and totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union.[1][2][3][4]

    Inverted totalitarianism and managed democracy

    Wolin believes that the United States (which he refers to using the proper noun “Superpower”, to emphasize the current position of the United States as the only superpower) has been increasingly taking on totalitarian tendencies, as a result of the transformations that it has undergone during the military mobilization required to fight the Axis powers, and during the subsequent campaign of containing the Soviet Union during the Cold War:[2]

    While the versions of totalitarianism represented by Nazism and Fascism consolidated power by suppressing liberal political practices that had sunk only shallow cultural roots, Superpower represents a drive towards totality that draws from the setting where liberalism and democracy have been established for more than two centuries. It is Nazism turned upside-down, “inverted totalitarianism.” While it is a system that aspires to totality, it is driven by an ideology of the cost-effective rather than of a “master race” (Herrenvolk), by the material rather than the “ideal.”[5]

    According to Wolin, there are three main ways in which inverted totalitarianism is the inverted form of classical totalitarianism.

    1. Whereas in Nazi Germany the state dominated economic actors, in inverted totalitarianism, corporations through political contributions and lobbying, dominate the United States, with the government acting as the servant of large corporations. This is considered “normal” rather than corruption.[6]

    2. While the Nazi regime aimed at the constant political mobilization of the population, with its Nuremberg rallies, Hitler Youth, and so on, inverted totalitarianism aims for the mass of the population to be in a persistent state of political apathy. The only type of political activity expected or desired from the citizenry is voting. Low electoral turnouts are favorably received as an indication that the bulk of the population has given up hope that the government will ever help them.[7]

    3. While the Nazis openly mocked democracy, the United States maintains the conceit that it is the model of democracy for the whole world:[8] Wolin writes:

    Inverted totalitarianism reverses things. It is all politics all of the time but a politics largely untempered by the political. Party squabbles are occasionally on public display, and there is a frantic and continuous politics among factions of the party, interest groups, competing corporate powers, and rival media concerns. And there is, of course, the culminating moment of national elections when the attention of the nation is required to make a choice of personalities rather than a choice between alternatives. What is absent is the political, the commitment to finding where the common good lies amidst the welter of well-financed, highly organized, single-minded interests rabidly seeking governmental favors and overwhelming the practices of representative government and public administration by a sea of cash.[9]

    Managed democracy

    Wolin believes that the democracy of the United States is sanitized of political participation and refers to it as managed democracy. He defines managed democracy as “a political form in which governments are legitimated by elections that they have learned to control”.[10] Under managed democracy, the electorate is prevented from having a significant impact on policies adopted by the state through the continuous employment of public relations techniques.[11]

    Wolin believes that the United States resembles Nazi Germany in one major way without an inversion: the essential role that propaganda plays in the system. According to Wolin, whereas the production of propaganda was crudely centralized in Nazi Germany, in the United States it is left to highly concentrated media corporations, thus maintaining the illusion of a “free press”.[12] Dissent is allowed, although the corporate media serves as a filter, allowing most people, with limited time available to keep themselves apprised of current events, only to hear points of view which the corporate media deems to be “serious”.[4][13][14]

    According to Wolin, the United States has two main totalizing dynamics:

    1. The first, directed outward, finds its expression in the Global War on Terror and in the Bush Doctrine that the United States has the right to launch preemptive wars. This amounts to the United States seeing as illegitimate the attempt by any state to resist its domination.[4][14][15]

    2. The second dynamic, directed inward, involves the subjection of the mass of the population to economic “rationalization”, with continual “downsizing” and “outsourcing” of jobs abroad and dismantling of what remains of the welfare state created by U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. Thus, neoliberalism is an integral component of inverted totalitarianism. The state of insecurity in which this places the public serves the useful function of making people feel helpless, thus making it less likely that they will become politically active, and thus helping to maintain the first dynamic.[4][14][16][17]

  25. There are no words for this. None:

    DHS supplier is selling targets of pregnant women, old men, little boys to federal law enforcement agencies –

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/dhs-supplier-sells-targets-of-american-gun-owners/

    It looks like LEtargets.com has taken down their website since this story broke, but freedomoutpost has screenshots…

  26. Proposition 8 was a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT you zero-information Pokemon.

  27. Speaking of McCain, there’s a great picture of him on Yahoo getting toasted by his constituents over immigration.

    This guy needs to get kicked to the curb SO HARD.

  28. So, Cass Sunstein, freed from the restraints of federal employment (Heh.), has moved past Nudge: Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism

    In short: “Your rights? Kinda stupid. You really don’t need those. You know what you need? Me. Running your shit for me you. I got this, dipshit. Trust me.

  29. OMG! “Paternalism?” TRIGGER ALERT!!!

    Oh, wait again, this is the good kind of Patriarchy!! Carry on! John Edwards rules! /Marcotte

  30. There are no words for this. None:

    DHS supplier is selling targets of pregnant women, old men, little boys to federal law enforcement agencies –

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/dhs-supplier-sells-targets-of-american-gun-owners/

    It looks like LEtargets.com has taken down their website since this story broke, but freedomoutpost has screenshots…

    The serious me says that is all kinds of fucked up.

    The me that needs help wonders where the one of the middle aged surfer dude and the newspaper delivery women are.

  31. It’s good to see Sunstein didn’t misunderstand his tutors, Rawls and Dworkin.

  32. It’s always the tutors, like Dewey. And Bill Ayers, obviously.

  33. I didn’t know that there was a Constitutional right to keep and consume drugs. There must be. Joe and Joe are living testimony to it.

  34. isn’t it normal for targets of friendlies to get flashed up for so the intrepid agents learn to only fire at bad guys?

    or is this one of those happy watches too much tv things?

  35. no you big goofy proteins the california legislature okayed ssm twice

    but the douchebag maid-fucking austrian piece of shit vetoed it

    BUT, the legislature’s action lit a fire under the h8rs asses to endrun the legislature with another stab at a constitutional amendment, which they majoritarianly did

    but someday soon there will be another vote and the constitution we be remendered and gay people will be able to marry in California and even Marco Rubio won’t be too upset cause he thinks states should be able to decide these sorts of things by themselves and I agree with roobs about that

  36. no you big goofy proteins the california legislature okayed ssm twice

    but the douchebag maid-fucking austrian piece of shit vetoed it

    “Majoritarianism. And this is precisely why the founders had the wisdom to recognize unalienable rights and form a republic, where the rights of the minority could not be taken away by temporary coalitions that form a majority”

  37. but someday soon there will be another vote and the constitution we be remendered and gay people will be able to marry in California

    By hook or by crook, but not by the consent of the governed.

    And you should admire Schwarzenegger, the second time the people spoke, even he flipped off the voters.

  38. Schwarzenegger is trash I don’t mean to be judgey I just think he’s a sad classless piece of hollywood shit

    just a disgusting person

  39. isn’t it normal for targets of friendlies to get flashed up for so the intrepid agents learn to only fire at bad guys?

    That is what’s normal. These are targets of what would normally considered friendlies, little old ladies, young mothers, young children, all holding guns and designed to be shot at.

    They are called, “No More Hesitation”, to apparently discourage agents from having second thoughts about shooting these types of folks.

  40. holy crap

  41. plus they’re all white people

    like me

  42. Targets are always white people.

  43. oh. Nobody tells me anything. You’d figure they’d be statistically balanced by census data.

  44. Shoot (and keep shooting govrmnt drones!), it sure looks balanced in the sense that ObaZma uses balance in his fiscal aims — so following him, balanced simply. The way ObaZma balances the fate of the nation in the palm of his hand, or so to say, earthward bound.

  45. newrouter says February 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    vs
    happyfeet says February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Well placed sir!

    Retards make for the very best hoisting.

  46. Newrouter knows how to fire downrange.

  47. Jesse Bonner, owner of Jesse’s Gun Shop in Corsicana, Texas, smacked down Biden’s claim. He told TheBlaze that “our vice president is inaccurate an effin’ proggtard.”

    link

  48. i have a 4:00 or you can rest assured I would offer an incisive rebuttal

    Sounds a bit like:

    One summer’s day if I’m bored and full of daiquiris perhaps I’ll dismantle it for your delectation.

    FWIW

  49. Right now. Glenn Beck is savaging VP Viden’s stupid ‘DERRRR I told my wife to got outside with a double barreled shotgun and fire it into the air and you’ll never have trouble, And AR-15’s are hard to shoot’ nonsense.

    It’s funny that Biden doesn’t trust his wife with anything but a breakaway. Because defending the home is just like bagging ducks while a park ranger/game warden is watching. That old movie where the old man fires off his double barrel on the porch and the biker kids run away is REAL. and the only way your home could ever be invaded.

  50. proggtards lie who knew?

    Scratch A Proggie, Find A Tyrant

    February 19, 2013 by Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

    Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat’s recent piece on a Washington Senate Bill that would permit the local Sheriffs to enter the homes of assault weapons owners to ensure that their weapons are “properly secured” got some traction this weekend.

    Of course, when he contacted sponsors of the 8 page bill about this provision, one of the sponsors, state Senator Adam Kline said:

    “I made a mistake,” Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”

    Except that it doesn’t appear to be a mistake at all.

    Senator Kline was a sponsor of an assault weapons bill in the 2009-2010 session which contained the EXACT SAME PROVISION. From Bill 6396:

    link

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