Quote of the Day: Make The New York Times’ Day Edition

“Go ahead, buy a gun. Use it to hunt, for target practice, in a collection, or in case you need to defend your home. Just register it and submit to a background check. If you live in a city, then your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of handguns. In cities, they tend to be used to kill people.” – Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times Editorial Page Editor

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  1. avatar Joe nobody says:

    The anti gun crowd never seems to mention the actual reason the second ammendment was included. To prevent government oppression.

  2. avatar Van says:

    And that is why it is called opinion, and not fact.

  3. avatar BLAMMO says:

    If you live in a city, then your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of handguns.

    And where is that “right” stated, codified or enumerated?

    Political leaders and government entities do not have rights. They have powers and authority which are specifically granted by The People. Anything they do beyond that, is tyranny.

  4. avatar Joe nobody says:

    Also I think it is scary he said “your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of handguns”. The purpose of a free government is to protect the liberty of the people nothing more nothing less. If the government restricts your liberty to defend you they are tyrants. Thomas jefferson said-“when the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

  5. avatar Javier E says:

    “In cities, they tend to be used to kill people.”

    So, let me get this straight. Just in cities? Murders don’t happen anywhere else? Do towns fall under the discription of a city? How about suburbs?

  6. avatar Greg says:

    Just another gun grabbing jackhole in my opinion. may he be banished to obscurity forever

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    What can we expect from the New York Times? Anyone who wants common sense should read “Grit” or something, not the New York F^cking Times.

  8. avatar freeport56 says:

    Andrew, bite me. The Tag Line goes like this…..”We The People….” The First Ten Amendments, aka The Bill of Rights are not for political debate. These are the rights we are born with as human beings. Rights that were/are abused first by Dictators. If you want my guns, really want my guns. I will hand them to you…one round at a time!

    μολὼν λαβέ………come and get them!

  9. avatar freeport56 says:

    ” Introduction

    There are approximately two million defensive gun uses (DGU’s) per year by law abiding citizens. That was one of the findings in a national survey conducted by Gary Kleck, a Florida State University criminologist in 1993. Prior to Dr. Kleck’s survey, thirteen other surveys indicated a range of between 800,000 to 2.5 million DGU’s annually. However these surveys each had their flaws which prompted Dr. Kleck to conduct his own study specifically tailored to estimate the number of DGU’s annually.

    Subsequent to Kleck’s study, the Department of Justice sponsored a survey in 1994 titled, Guns in America: National Survey on Private Ownership and Use of Firearms (text, PDF). Using a smaller sample size than Kleck’s, this survey estimated 1.5 million DGU’s annually.

    There is one study, the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which in 1993, estimated 108,000 DGU’s annually. Why the huge discrepancy between this survey and fourteen others? ”

    http://guncite.com/gun_control_gcdguse.html

  10. avatar ExurbanKevin says:

    So only pistols are used to kill people in cities.

    Not shotguns.
    Not rifles.
    Not knives.
    Not fists.
    Not cars.
    Not blunt instruments.
    Not pointed sticks.

    Just pistols. By themselves. With no human intervention.

    And this man leads the editorial pages of the nations “paper of record”.

    Lord help us all.

  11. avatar gtconboy says:

    “If you live in a city, then your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of handguns. In cities, they tend to be used to kill people.”

    And what percentage of those guns used to kill people in cities are legally owned by those who use them to kill?

  12. avatar dave says:

    “Go ahead, run a newspaper. Use it to tell stories, for sharing news, to get publish the weather, or in case you need to share your opinion. Just register and submit to a background check. If you live in a city, then your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of news outlets. In cities, they tend to be used to share stupid opinions.” – Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times Editorial Page Editor

    1. avatar DigDoug says:

      Well done, sire.
      You win.

  13. avatar Totenglocke says:

    Well, at least skimming the comments on his asinine article shows that the majority are pointing out what a moron he is.

  14. avatar joe says:

    Mr.Rosenthal is a typical NY “intellectual”shitmop.
    They like living in an anthill.
    Or better yet,having the rest of us live in an anthill while they pursue their idiotic ideas.
    Maybe we ought to register the books they own-oh,no that could be a violation of an amendment(sarcasm alert).

  15. avatar bryan e says:

    If you live in a city, then your political leaders have the right to restrict ownership of handguns. In cities, they tend to be used to kill people.” – Andrew Rosenthal,

    Political leaders used to kill people? Perhaps by boring them to death.

  16. avatar TTACer says:

    Thank you, New York Times editors, for telling what to think and what to do. I don’t know how I could possibly survive without your constant stream of instructions.

  17. avatar Silver says:

    I think he meant to say our “political overlords.” That would be more in tune with lefty thinking.

    The first part of that paragraph and the second part can’t coexist. He’s basically saying, “Go ahead and buy a gun, exercise your 2A freedom. Just submit to the government’s attempts to take it away from you.” Get your head out of your ass, bub.

  18. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

    “In cities, they tend to be used to kill people.”

    So he’s recommending that we disarm ourselves in an area where he just told us explicitly that there are people who are using guns to kill people, and that we do it in the name of safety.

    Brilliant.

  19. avatar WW Paul says:

    It seems odd that an industry so dependent on the First Ammendment takes the A-La-Carte view of the Constitution.

    1. avatar Javier E says:

      + 1
      Hypocrites all.

  20. avatar Tarrou says:

    It’s funny, I can summarize that little spiel in two words:

    “Register….submit”.

    The drumbeat of the liberal left. It still saddens me that they’ve so tarnished the tag “liberal”.

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