Quote of of the Day: A Time To Act Edition

 

“Nelson pointed to the AK-47 and the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that deputies confiscated — an AR-15 was one of the weapons used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut last month — and said people are buying those guns to kill others, not to hunt. ‘And when assault rifles are used to kill children, Nelson said, ‘then it’s time for America to act.'” orlandosentinel.com

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  1. avatar Bill says:

    Sigh, I need a Red Bull to revitalize my will to keep countering these inane arguments and overly simplified rhetoric. It’s getting old. Still can’t give up the fight.

    1. avatar John F says:

      READ the book, ” Unintended Consequence” by John Ross it gives you the reasons for having GOOD GUNS, It is out of print but on Amazon it is
      $125,
      http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-John-Ross/dp/1888118040/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1
      I have a PDF version and can’t put it down..

      1. avatar Bill says:

        Check, looking into it.

        1. avatar Ivy Mike says:

          You’re quite the helpful character. Dankeschön.

      2. avatar Hunter D says:

        I cannot agree more. My favorite book of all time. Henry Bowman is a true patriot… that book gave me the chills many times when I read it.

        1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

          Patriotism is just Nationalism which is just Statism. I’m a Voluntarist, but I get what you mean. Thanks!
          😉

  2. avatar Richard W. says:

    I have hated seeing this guys name on the ballot for years. He brings home pork. Fng bastard.

  3. avatar Bill says:

    The same argument this guy has is the same that can be applied to any object used to murder anybody, let alone children. Hammers, knives, cars, fists. You can have an AR to hunt, I know plenty of people who do, but that isn’t the point. We have ARs for a plethora of reasons but mainly because I wanted an AR and it’s a Constitutionally protected right. At least it’s supposed to be.

    1. avatar Thomas Paine says:

      of course we bought an ‘assault rifle’ to kill others ……in a defensive situation where i was in immediate danger and could not retreat, and was in fear of my life and had no other choice. They forgot the last part.

      God, is it weird that i feel that i have to be careful what i say, for fear of being put on the ‘mentally unstable’ list? Have we really come to that?

      1. avatar Bill says:

        I agree and I hear you. You should be peoples’ faces after I tell them, “That’s one of the reasons I want my AR.” to their statement of, “But it makes it easier to kill.” Takes quite the explaining what I actually mean by that. We all know what that means. Then I have to counter the counter by also explaining that the .223/5.56 is not the laser beam of death.

      2. avatar Phydeaux says:

        Claire Wolf: “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

        1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

          She first wrote that in 1995. 18 years later, is it still “too early?”

  4. avatar Robert K. Tompsett says:

    Nelson sounds like a dip *h*t.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      He is. He was one of the deciding votes on Obamacare

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        You are thinking of the wrong Nelson. That would be Ben Nelson of Nebraska, not Bill Nelson of Florida.

      2. avatar Richard W. says:

        No, he was never and is never on the fence about the Democratic Party’s agenda.

  5. avatar mdc says:

    They are useful in defending against wild mobs of pissed off people looking to harm you but TPTB don’t want that.They want obidiance,control,and your demise.

  6. avatar Saul Feldstein says:

    Romney is starting to look better all the time, huh?

    1. avatar duke nukem says:

      nooooo. romney would be same or worse. his flip flopping would explode his brain.

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        And that is why we have another four years of the One. Real mature attitude.

        1. avatar Ivy Mike says:

          Willing to be Mitt Romney’s cheap date?

          • Romney supported the Clinton Gun Ban in 1994.

          • Romney told The Boston Herald “that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA. I don’t line up with a lot of special interest groups.”

          • Romney told Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” he would have signed a renewal of the failed gun control law.

          • In 2002, Governor Romney signed into law what was described as “one of the toughest assault weapons laws in the country.”

        2. avatar Jake says:

          Nope. The reason is because people on both “sides” did the lesser of two evils dance, which is about as productive as the peepee dance, ie it is actually counterproductive. If Repugs had listened to common sense and nominated an actual freedom candidate like Ron Paul, he would have jacked enough votes from Barry W Bush to yank his sorry ass out of office. Instead we picked a flip flopper who nobody could read for fear he would change the script right in the middle of the attempt and had no appeal to anyone that hasn’t been inbred since the Mayflower landed.

        3. avatar WLCE says:

          no the reason why we have “the one” is because the republican party lost touch with its constituents to independent candidates.

          sorry repubs; the imperialist, neo-conservative bullshit didn’t pan out last time with bush and potential president mccain. time to get a different set of values.

    2. avatar blinkypete says:

      Romney is the reason I had to move out of MA. He signed an AWB here and he’d do the same as president. Conspiracy theories and politics – you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      1. avatar Crazed Java says:

        I keep hearing that but Romney doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would ram through legislation Americans would not want. MA probably wanted the AWB, and as governor he complied. On a Federal level, a whole different ball of wax.

        Sorry, I call bull$#!t on the constant and unsubstantiated claim Romney would do the same.

        1. avatar William says:

          Why, because he’s a MORMON? I don’t know if you’ve researched the LDS, but it’s essentially a UFO cult. Look up how Jos. Smith got his tablets.

        2. avatar Totenglocke says:

          Romney said many times that semi-auto’s only exist to murder children and that no one needs them and they should all be banned.

      2. avatar tdiinva says:

        What do you expect in Massachusetts? Romney was as conservative as was possible and still get elected in an ultra blue state. Same thing with Scott Brown. Everybody thought he would be as conservative as someone from Wyoming when he got elected only to be disillusioned later because he didn’t vote like he was from Wyoming. Even so he was too conservative to beat an inarticulate and obviously phoney ultra leftist.

    3. avatar In Memphis says:

      Do you think we can all stop arguing over Romney? Obama is the POTUS. PERIOD! We need to cut out the what ifs and work together.

  7. avatar Pulatso says:

    I’m sorry guys, I voted against the moron.

    1. avatar kb says:

      You voted for Gary Johnson?

      1. avatar Pencotron says:

        Didn’t you?

      2. avatar Babu says:

        You better have voted for Johnson, and all other libertarians, if you care one bit about our rights. Romney had as much character as a scarecrow. He would have said and done anything to get elected, and would have said and done anything to stay elected. Same thing for all of the republicans. They care about big businesses that give them money, and they’ll vote for anything they can find a way to make money on. Remember the Hughes Amendment? Machine guns skyrocketing in price and all the collectors making a “killing” off of them? You sure do.

      3. avatar WLCE says:

        Johnson FTMFW!!!!

  8. avatar pk in AZ says:

    From the article: “Why in the world would we not want to check to see if a person buying a weapon has a criminal record?” Nelson said.

    Indeed…

    Someone want to “clue” in Nelson in regards to what the obama regime did with “Fast and Furious”?

    What a POS..

    1. avatar Joe says:

      No, no, those Mexican cartels were hunters! They told the agents they didn’t need assault rifles but they didn’t listen and told them to go read “the most dangerous game”… The next person who argues that he is a hunter and therefore supports the second amendment (while screwing with it) needs to be told that he sounds like the racist who says he has black friends…

  9. avatar Mr. ZsasZ says:

    Bill Nelson looks like an old lady more and more every day now. Time for the old queen to retire.

  10. avatar James says:

    I live in FL and sent Nelson the following email:
    Your comments with Sheriff Jennings were deliberately misleading and inflammatory. Guns were not the cause of the Connecticut shooting; mental illness was. You said people are buying these guns to kill each other. Lanza’s mother certainly did not buy them with that in mind. Gun owners are generally law-abiding citizens with no wish to kill anyone. Why are you contributing to the hysteria? A Senator should be more responsible.

    Now I will be on a watch list, I’m sure.

    1. avatar Thomas Paine says:

      even better, maybe you’ll be sent to the Genetic Health Court:
      1) Any person suffering from a hereditary disease may be rendered incapable of procreation by means of a surgical operation (sterilization), if the experience of medical science shows that it is highly probable that his descendants would suffer from some serious physical or mental hereditary defect.
      -jk

      1. avatar James says:

        Not necessary, TP. Got the sterilization years ago, but not before the wife and I had five who think as little of Bill Nelson as we do. They are doing their best to keep the gene pool stocked with, currently, three grandchildren.

  11. avatar Anonymous says:

    “The senator was quick to note he is a hunter, has always owned guns, and will be hunting pythons in the Everglades this week.

    “This is not an assault on the Second Amendment,” he said.”

    Someone needs to remind him that it’s not about hunting…

  12. avatar Pascal says:

    People of Florida, you need to spend your time and resources to have this person removed from office. Even if you are not in his district, your funds should go to support the opposition. Consider you campaign contribution an investment such that you will be able to purchase your next AR in the future.

    Imagine for a moment the money spent hoarding ammo is spent to unseat all these idiots what a better place it would be.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      The problem was his GOP opponent was the Connie Mack IV, a non conservative coat-tailing on his father’s name.

      1. avatar duke nukem says:

        we didnt had a good choise

    2. avatar Cory says:

      He’s a senator. Everyone in FL is in his “district”.

      But like the others said, Connie Mack IV wasn’t a worthwhile opponent. It’s a shame he was the best the GOP could offer.

  13. avatar JSIII says:

    Keep voting democrat Florida and you will end up the PA of the South……thats not a good thing. It makes me sick to think that my former home of Florida is slowly sliding in the wrong direction, hopefully the people can take it back and out this ahole.

    1. avatar Jim R says:

      That’s because most of the people who live in Florida now are snowbirds from the Frozen North (like PA, NY, MA). Hardcore old liberal Democrats who only moved South because the cold makes their arthritis flare up. They’ve voted Democrat all their lives because their daddy voted Democrat all his life from working in the mill, or the yard, or wherever.

      Same thing they do here.

  14. avatar Schizuki says:

    Let’s see – these are millions of AR-15s in private hands, fewer than 400 long arms of any kind are used for murder every year, and this asshat thinks they’re used only to kill people? I guess math isn’t his strong suit.

    1. avatar Cory says:

      He knows better, considering his constituents (myself included) have been flooding his inbox and voicemails with this tidbit of knowledge. Also, FL is home to more than a handful of AR manufacturers who probably aren’t too keen on having their products slammed by their own politicians.

  15. avatar Ducky says:

    It is utterly terrifying to me that there are millions of people buying up these rifles with no intent other than to kill people….

    /sarcasm off

  16. avatar Rokurota says:

    At least their fingers are off the triggers.

  17. Simple Solution: “Increase, the Background Check, on Gun Buyers, Stiffen the Penalty, [Straw Purchase, Act]; on those buying, than selling to Criminals! … Leaving the Rest alone!… Why should Law-Abiding Americans, have their Rights, infringed on, Because of a few Incompitant, Non-Complying, “Jerks”?…
    Personally Believing, Any Gun Ban, Will cause problems with the American Public!….

  18. avatar Outlaw says:

    He can FOAD. I vote against him every time he’s up for re-election but it never does any damn good.

    1. avatar Miss M says:

      Ditto!!!!

  19. avatar tdiinva says:

    I don’t want to give the gun banners any ideas but I think maybe we ouught to start talking more about the military origins of “hunting” rifles instead of keeping the focus on ARs alone. A Remington Model 700 or Winchester Model 70 in 30-06 are basicly the same thing as a 1903 Springfield. This would be useful to solidify the support of those hunters who might be inclined to not care about banning semiautomatics. All it will take is some deranged person doing a Charles Whitman or DC sniper routine with a bolt action gun for the gun grabbers to start a campaign to ban these dangerous military weapons.

  20. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Ok I will just throw this out there.
    20 white kids die and his pink panties are in a wad.
    Many Latinos die each day in Dade County alone from gang and drug violence but that it ok?? He needs his head amended!

    1. avatar Cory says:

      It’s pretty racist. Poor black and latino children die every day due to gun violence, but the media is only concerned when middle-class white kids in suburbia get gunned down (see also: Columbine, Aurora, Mesa, etc).

      It’s pretty obvious that the MSM only cares about white people. See also: missing white girl syndrome.

      1. avatar Ivy Mike says:

        The Whitest Kids U’ Know Hitler Rap

  21. avatar John says:

    What is the real reason they want to take away guns. I don’t fully understand why they want them as they already know it will not help decrease violence.

    1. avatar Outlaw says:

      Control. They have very evil deeds planned.

    2. avatar brian says:

      You really need to ask that, John?

      The Second Amendment was intended as a vaccine against tyranny. Gun Control is the virus of tyranny trying to develop a resistance to it.

      (Yeah, I know, that makes it even easier to argue against the second amendment if its use breeds resistant strains, but it’s the best I could come up with before coffee.)

      1. avatar DisThunder says:

        Almost just as scary, I think some that are actually are naive idealists who drink the koolaid and think that this will somehow actually make them safer. That’s why 1) they’re so easily whipped into a fervor who know better and want to push their agenda and 2) They’re so damn difficult to argue with.

      2. avatar John says:

        I appreciate the answers.I support freedom of choice and allowing gun ownership. They want control, I can see that but I guess I am trying to see the end game. What is their end game? What are they going try to force upon us?

      3. avatar Ivy Mike says:

        Actually the 2A was intended to prevent[1] a Standing Army, the engine of oppression[2] that you now fear, with a Swiss-model[3] citizen-soldier Militia.

        Yet the “gun nuts” (including the NRA) cravenly support the Troops Standing Army.

        Left with a trace of all that was
        And all that could have been

        _____________
        [1] “What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty….” ~Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789
        [2] “…no such engine of oppression as a standing army.” ~Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1814
        [3] “The inhabitants of Switzerland emancipated themselves by the establishment of a Militia, which finally delivered them from the tyranny of their lords.” ~Representative Jackson, first U.S. Congress, when it met and turned to defense measures in 1791

    3. avatar lp3056 says:

      Sorry for a not so work safe link, but when I read you post, the scene from this movie popped in my head, thanks to youtube… go to 1:11 mark.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk01a63Imt8

      Sorry.

      1. avatar Ivy Mike says:

        That is funny as hell! Thanks 🙂

  22. avatar DeWeezy says:

    I wrote our fearless leader and the response I got back was akin to Governor William J. Le Petomane: We’ve gotta protect our phony baloney jobs, gentlemen!

  23. avatar Aharon says:

    The dude on the left looks like a mob boss from an old Miami Vice episode.

  24. avatar Silver says:

    This is the reason I’m a single issue voter. Any decent politician would have absolutely no problem with a well-armed public. Only tyrants abhor a well-armed public, because they know damn well why the 2A was created and who these guns are intended to be used against.

    Damn right these guns were created to kill. And it ain’t children.

  25. avatar Angel says:

    This is my senator. I did not vote for him. Why should I bother writing to this guy? He obviously doesn’t give a crap about me and my rights.

  26. avatar Retired Infantry Grunt says:

    An AR-15 WAS NOT used to kill the people at Sandy Hook. This is a lie perpetrated by the left. The people were killed by HANDGUNS. The AR-15 was discovered in they guy’s trunk UNFIRED. The left has fabricated so many lies about REALLY happened there is it mind numbing. They have used this tragedy to further their gun grabbing agendas. It is beyond the pale.

    And Nelson, you are an asshole. You don’t even know what an “assault rifle” is. By definition, and “assault rifle” must be SELECT FIRE.

    1. avatar Ivy Mike says:

      False Flag, baby.

  27. avatar Ralph says:

    We are witnessing the most organized, comprehensive attack on the Constitution since the War Between the States. The level of propaganda rivals WW2 and I sure haven’t seen anything like it in my lifetime. All this rhetoric is carefully rehearsed; all this sturm und drang is carefully planned and plotted. I’m surprised they’re not carrying the kids’ dead bodies through the streets.

    1. avatar Tom says:

      B. Hussein Obama using flown-in kids (who paid for that?) earlier today as props for the debut of his incremental citizen disarmament campaign was close enough — he was deliberately invoking the dead kids in CT.

  28. avatar pat says:

    We all need to sniff Anthrax spores and Zyklon-B gas………In the name of the children.
    Stupid libtards.

  29. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Here’s a different link to the same story: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Sheriff-Jerry-Demings-Sen-Bill-Nelson-call-for-tougher-gun-laws/-/1637132/18142294/-/q1r5g7z/-/index.html
    (Turn your volume down a little, it’s kinda hot)

    It opens with the newsbabe saying that Nelson and Demings are “calling for a ban on assault rifles and high magazine clips.” Watch the whole 3 minutes (there’s a nice little bit where the owner of one of my local ranges attempts to educate the reporter), or simply skip to 1:47 to see my esteemed sheriff attempt to mate an AK mag to an AR receiver.

    Needless to say, my CLEO doesn’t sign off on jack.

  30. avatar Evan says:

    I just wrote Bill Nelson. And I plan on doing tk regularly and then trying my hardest to get his ass out of office. I know a lot of people who vote for him that won’t after this showing. My only hope is that there are people throughout Florida that feel this way too.

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