I urge Rep. Cline to do everything possible to ensure that proposed bans on the legal ownership of guns be defeated. Although guns (as well as cars, alcohol, opioids, and knives) can be used illegally, a quick review of just a few recent nationwide media reports show that guns are used regularly for self-defense.
For example, recent news stories from Houston, Dallas, Johnson City, Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago, and Portland provide real-life examples of citizens using guns for legal, self-defense purposes. Let’s not prevent law-abiding citizens from being able to defend ourselves because of those who use these tools illegally.
Local law-abiding gun owners applaud Rep. Cline’s position on allowing us to have the tools to protect ourselves.
Here's a good example why a good rifle with extended magazine is a good idea. In July 1919, under the racist-Progressive regime of Virginia's own Woodrow Wilson (D), a race riot broke out, fueled by a racist rumor promoted by the (same old, same old) Washington Post. From the Wikipedia account of the events:
"“They had caught a negro and deliberately held him as one would a beef for slaughter, and when they had conveniently adjusted him for lynching, they shot him. I heard him groaning in his struggle as I hurried away as fast as I could without running, expecting every moment to be lynched myself.” Beatings were also held in front of the Washington Post as well as the White House with rarely any consequences being issued for the white attackers. Because of this second night and the lack of police/military intervention, the black community opted to find protection themselves. They purchased guns and ammunition in order to ensure some source of safeguard.
In the end, the race riot and lynch mobs collapsed under assault by the armed black community, with more white casualties than black casualties.
Read the whole thing!
"They purchased guns and ammunition in order to ensure some source of safeguard." and there in is your first lie. They didn't purchase firearms in the moment, they possessed guns for hunting food. They used those guns on the racists attacking them. That was the US of 1919. You want that as your excuse/reason for 400,000,000 guns in today's society? You gun lovers are just insane.
I see that you didn't bother reading the Wikipedia (hardly a conservative venue) summary of the event.
what part did I miss. 1919 Black men with hunting rifle fought back the racists trying to kill them. I would have recommended all black men carried arms during those racist jim crow times. I had hoped we advanced from that era but the racist tRumpsters show that is not so. I still do not think that adding to the 400,000,000 guns is the solution to racism.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"
What well regulated militia do these gun nuts belong to? 400,000,000 guns in America.... 345,000,000 people ... that is just crazy beyond belief. Especially for a so called Christian people. Do they really believe in their god? Psalm 23
And the news is replete with examples of law abiding citizens shooting innocent individuals. There are no proposals to ban legal ownership of firearms. There are rational proposals to limit automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. The 2A is not unlimited.
"...There are rational proposals to limit automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. ..."
There you anti gun nuts go again, not knowing what the heck you are talking about.
You people are sooooooooooooo tiresome. You rail for "common sense gun control" yet you constantly display the fact that you have no idea about weapons, as demonstrated by your "limit automatic weapons" screed. You do understand that automatic weapons are weapons where upon depressing the trigger, all the rounds fire, right? You do understand that those weapons are heavily regulated and taxed, right? That you have to jump thru serious hoops and have a very full wallet to even posses one, right? No, apparently you don't. But keep whining about scary black guns. Sheeeeeesh
Nothing like the scads of examples of criminals shooting innocent individuals, however. Law-abiding citizens shooting innocent individuals are the exception, while criminals shooting innocent individuals are the rule.
Really, Danny boy? Got a chart or source for us silly stupids?
[lol] I love it when a verifiable, true statement is made, and then:
Random Pr0g: Got PROOF???!!!
Non-Pr0g: Provides proof.
Random Pr0g: Silence, but quickly moves on to the next topic on the list of "selective outrage", never to be heard from again... until the media tells them it's time to be outraged again.
Lather, rinse, repeat...
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?
...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed
Law abiding citizens are being infringed upon each and every time a new law is enacted placing restrictions on lawful gun ownership.
My favorite was the cops going to the wrong address and the man trying to 'protect' himself got blown away by the cops.
No citizen of our United States needs an assault weapon to defend themself.
The NRA and gun manufacturers need to be held responsible for manufacturing these "war time only" weapons and selling them to non-war-time individuals.
I'd like to see a 'Buy Back' bill passed that would be fully funded by the NRA and gun manufactures to outlaw assault weapons in all 52 states and buy back those that were sold to U.S. citizens for non-war-time use.
How can you "buy back" something you never owned? Just say you're for confiscation and be done with it.
That's funny....even Biden's head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) couldn't define an "assault weapon". Perhaps you should write him a letter...with pictures.
@Daniel - Apparently, Pr0gs know a whole lot about things they can't actually define. Why shouldn't we trust non-experts and let them run everything? It's clearly working great in all the blue cities... [lol]
The man who shot the high school boy who rang his doorbell obtained his gun legally. So did the person who shot at the car that came up the wrong driveway, killing a young woman. So did the person who shot the person who got into his car at a grocery store parking lot. So did the person who shot at an Uber Eats driver who came down the wrong driveway. So did the vast majority of mass shooters. Glenn, few want to take all your guns away. We just want to make sure those obtaining guns aren't mentally ill.
We could start by taking guns from democrats then. Let's see how that works first.
"... a quick review of just a few recent nationwide media reports show that guns are used regularly for self-defense."
What???!!! Totally un-possible, Glenn! Everyone knows that the totally unbiased, super-scientific, Democrat Party funded studies show... [rolleyes]
You are asking Pr0gs to look at data that doesn't confirm their bias. Their programming won't allow it! [lol]
Snark on the graves of people deprived of their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness while living their lives is so cute.
Generally agreed Mr. White. No politician though "allows" us a right to self defense, which is a God given natural right. Applaud them for righteously defending it against the godless statists.
When did God give you a right to a gun? Or to anything for that matter. The Bible tells a slaveholder how to treat his property. It never once forbids slavery. Not very freedom loving.
"Slavery" in the age of the Old and New Testaments was not the chattel slavery of Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, Brazil, the West Indies, or the Old South. If you want to understand it better, read-up in Exodus or Deuteronomy.
[rolleyes] "Natural Right" is clearly too high a bar for some to comprehend. Unfortunately, such foundational ignorance doesn't prohibit one from voting on that which they don't comprehend. Also why a pure democracy is undesirable. [beam]
How sad to live in such fear.
Says the leading local 2A fear-mongerer. [rolleyes]
I fear no criminal. The only good criminal is a dead one.
Our job appears to be to stay out of their crossfire and hope we outlast them.
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