Chuck Woolery on Assault Rifles

Seventy-one-year-old former game show host Chuck Wollery is up in arms about the prospect of a new assault weapons ban. For those of you who can’t or won’t remember Love Connection, Chuck was the original love monkey. Whether or not you’re down with his demonization of the left, having Chuck on the pro-2A side is like having Amanda Lyons cookin’ you breakfast. Just sayin’ . . .

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  1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

    I obviously agree with his general point, but not much of his messaging. Blanketing all anti’s as liberals, or demonizing the same means we lose 50% of potential progunners. I have several liberal friends who are pro-gun, and while I don’t agree with them on other stuff it’s nice that they have my back on 2A issues. He also fails to concisely address the myth of the assault weapon and the related ban. When someone brings it up I generally start by reminding them that when something is too good to be true it usually is, and when something sounds to bad to be true the same holds.

    Just my .02!

    1. avatar Jon R. says:

      Agreed, the 2A and gun control is not really liberal or conservative issue to the average American. Yes, most anti-gun politicians are associated with the left, but not all. Besides my gun rights advocacy, I am a “liberal” minded person, and I image that many of the readers of TTAG are as well, or at least support liberal issues such as affordable/ universal health care, women’s reproductive rights, gay marriage, the legalization of marijuana, continuing social services and not providing more tax cuts for the ultra wealthy.

      btw, I voted for Romney, so don’t get the idea I’m too liberal.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        Fiscal conservative, social liberal is how I’d best describe myself. Honestly, this election was pretty hard for me, because the people who are most likely to support one issue that’s close to my heart (gun rights) are also the most likely to damage other issues that are close to my heart (women’s right to choose or gay marriage). The reverse is also true, of course. If I vote against the people that want to limit or restrict choice or marriage, then I’m voting for the people that want to limit or restrict gun rights. All you can do is figure out which of the important issues are the most important to you (and those you love) and vote accordingly.

        1. avatar barnslayer says:

          Gun rights trump all other issues. If our guns are gone what will protect the other rights?

        2. avatar Totenglocke says:

          Fiscal conservative, social liberal is how I’d best describe myself.

          You mean Libertarian?

        3. avatar Matt in FL says:

          You mean Libertarian?

          I’ve heard that said, but I don’t know enough about their platform to know if that’s me.

        4. avatar BlinkyPete says:

          Fiscal conservatives/social liberal is often how Libertarians are described. That said, after identifying as one for 10+ years I’m getting tired of the tinfoil hat wearers in charge of the party.

        5. avatar Totenglocke says:

          @Matt in FL

          Where there are many “factions” of libertarians, the general gist is small government, financial and persona responsibility, and that if an activity isn’t harming anyone it should be legal.

          I’d identified with them but still voted Republican for several years, but after the Republicans nominated the anti-gun, pro-big government Romney, I said screw it and voted for Gary Johnson.

    2. avatar Totenglocke says:

      All good points. However, the one thing you’re failing to look at is that your pro-gun liberal friends most likely vote for anti-gun liberal politicians.

  2. avatar JPD says:

    OMG!! That is just the best! Clear, understandable, a little humor. This should be a must see for EVERY AMERICAN !!

  3. avatar Jamie in ND says:

    Well done Mr. Woolery. Liberals are all anit-gun no matter what they say to our faces.

    1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

      Incorrect. A good friend of mine has a fine collection and is otherwise as liberal as they come.

    2. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      You have no idea what you’re talking about. Do you even know any liberals?

      Sincerely,
      a liberal with guns.

      1. avatar Michael B. says:

        How often do either of you vote for pro-gun candidates, by the way?

        1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

          I vote Libertarian, so always.

      2. avatar barnslayer says:

        A pro-gun liberal politician is a rare bird. I’m a conservative (in NY) so it doesn’t matter. Given a choice I will vote Pro-Gun rights over all other issues or qualifications.

  4. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Haha, I saw this about an hour ago, and was gonna get around to sending it in. I thought it was pretty good, and did a decent job of the “assault rifle vs. scary looking assault weapon” thing.

    My only quibble was the Yamamoto “quote,” for while it is a valid point to make, there is absolutely zero evidence that he ever actually said those words.

  5. avatar OHgunner says:

    I love it! Good on ya Chuck

  6. avatar Aharon says:

    SALACIOUS COMMENT DELETED

    I like his analogy that blaming guns for crimes is like blaming aircraft for September 11th. Whoever wrote this did overall a very good job with using simple metaphors for others to understand. I think we need to stop blaming ‘all liberals’ and start more often labeling ‘gun grabbers’ with our political criticism.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      “SALACIOUS COMMENT DELETED”

      OK, seriously? Pick a stance and stick with it. You constantly include links to pretty girls that have nothing whatsoever to do with the subject matter, with a wink and a nudge, but then when Aharon modifies your “cooking breakfast” to “cooking breakfast naked,” you call it salacious and delete it? That’s kinda bullshit, dontcha think? “Oh, but cooking breakfast is innocent, and he went and made it dirty…” Grow up. If you don’t want people to comment on the pretty girls, don’t insert them where they’re not relevant.

      I fully realize this comment is gonna get deleted with a stern warning about editorial choices or something. Such is life.

      1. avatar Michael B. says:

        Totally agree, Matt.

        1. avatar Aharon says:

          Thank you Michael B.

      2. avatar Aharon says:

        Matt in FL,

        Thank you.

    2. avatar sanchanim says:

      I tottaly understand your point, but I think the Liberal, ok I will call it progressive, agenda has been tied with the lefties for a while now.

      1. avatar Aharon says:

        Agreed. I just think some liberals and even progressives who might keep neutral or be supporters of the 2A are being alienated by stereotyping them in with the gun grabbers.

  7. avatar sanchanim says:

    Seriously RF, having Amanda make me breakfast is WAY better than Chuck making me breakfast!!! 😉
    Hey we will take and support we can get right? As more and more libs or conservatives who have star power come out and promote 2-A values, it is a good thing. Sure we will have our Ted NRA-gasims but I think for the most part the message will be positive.

    Better yet, lets get inner city kids out the country where they care for animals and learn to shoot! That would cause MAIG member to have hissy fits!
    Actually I do think it is a good thing. Learning that life does not revolve around Xbox, phones, gangs, drugs, 24 rims and pants around your knees might save a few.

    1. avatar RKBA says:

      “Learning that life does not revolve around Xbox, phones, gangs, drugs, 24″ rims and pants around your knees might save a few.” – sanchanim

      THIS.

      1. avatar sanchanim says:

        THIS what??
        One of the things I learned early on at summer camp was getting up at 6 to feed and water the horses, I learned to shoot too, I learned responsibility for who I am. Of course we didn’t have all the video games and such that we have now…
        Ok back to my classic game of TRON!!!! 😉

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    What up, Chuck! That was great. Smart, funny and the best toupee I’ve ever seen.

    The Yamamoto quote is wrong. He did not say that there would be a rifle behing every blade of grass, because that would require some really small rifles, probably chambered in .9mm. What he said was “if we invade America, our a$$ will be grass.”

  9. avatar slow says:

    Have introduced several kicking & screaming “I don’t think I really want to try this”, liberal friends to the world of guns. I still find it pretty amazing how quickly they join the gun world.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      It’s all about overcoming fear, a fear that arises from unfamiliarity. Once you’ve done that, the rest naturally follows.

  10. avatar Jeff O. says:

    Clearly, we need to do a realworld test of this. Have Amanda Lyons come over and cook me breakfast.

    1. avatar sanchanim says:

      I already put my name in for some long term testing lol

  11. The purpose of the Second Amendment is so people can protect themselves from future government tyranny. They need the tools to do this!

    The term “Well Regulated” in the Second Amendment meant “Well Manned and Equipped ” in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time. United States v. Miller also determined that the term “Arms” refers to “Ordinary Military Weapons”. American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. The American people still have some work to do with regard to taking back their rights.

    1. avatar Michael B. says:

      We are living in a post-constitutional America. The Wickard v. Filburn ruling was the final nail in the coffin.

      Because of Fascist Delano Roosevelt’s threats against the court over decisions that struck down a number of his social engineering projects as unconstitutional, Congress gained the power to infringe on just about any liberty we enjoy.

      Whereas before Wickard it required a constitutional amendment to ban alcohol, after it required just Congress passing a law and saying that whatever it was they wanted to be banned impacted interstate commerce (under the Commerce Clause) in some way (even if it didn’t).

      NFA? Commerce clause.
      AWB? Commerce clause.

      Both the authoritarian right and left leadership has enjoyed the benefits of this miscarriage of justice and the latter group often try to justify it with the legal fiction of there being a “living, breathing constitution.”

      Words aren’t supposed to mean what they mean as long as they stand in the way of “progress.” FDR and his people thought that the constitutional amendment process was too inconvenient for his more controversial plans, so they coerced the court into giving them a blank check.

      The American people have been hoodwinked for decades. In fact, the only USSC Justice that’s good and consistent on this is in any way is Clarence Thomas, but he’s derided by the left and ignored by his compatriots.

      Scalia? Hah. The guy threw his principles out the window in Gonzales v. Raich just because he hates marijuana. So did the rest of the conservatives IIRC.

  12. avatar Wmc85 says:

    Chuck is from Corbin, Kentucky, originally. I’m proud to call him a fellow kentckian any day.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I thought he was from Ashland. I only remember that because my people are from Ashland and Flatwoods.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Ashland and Flatwoods. I got family in Ashland. My mother was from Wurtland. Dad lives in Olive Hill.

  13. avatar justice06rr says:

    Not a bad video, at least he posted some humor on there. And he made some good clear points.

  14. The best thing about the NRA is that they are a One Issue organization. They don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat, Gay or Straight, For or Against Abortions, Capitalist or Communist… The NRA is only about Gun Rights. They make a point out of supporting any democrat who will carry the Gun Rights Banner.

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      …..this is a sarcastic post, right?

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