2A-Averse Senator Lautenberg Dies, Christie to Appoint Republican Successor

Whatever else you want to say about the late Senator Frank Lautenberg the man was no friend to the Second Amendment. His last hurrah: the terminally ill politician made his way to the Senate floor to end a filibuster on expanded background checks (a.k.a., gun registration). Fortunately, Lautenberg’s attempt to leave a lasting legacy of civilian disarmament failed at the final furlong. Again, it was not for wont of trying. The list of “gun safety” press releases at the Senator’s now-defunct website is as long as it is shameful, lauding every kind of firearms-related restriction and ban known to man. Well U.S. Senators (which may or may not constitute an overlap). Anyway, New Jersey Governor Christie will now appoint an interim Senator. A Republican, no doubt. As with Christie, that may not mean what second amendment supporters want it to mean. Watch this space.

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  1. avatar Matt in SD says:

    Condolences to his family.

    It’ll be interesting, though virtually inconsequential, to see who Christie appoints.

    1. avatar DDay says:

      Anyone, and I mean practically ANYONE will be better than Lautenberg. You can’t get worse, even for a D, than Lautenberg on guns or practically anything else. He was one of the most liberal D’s.

      Cory booker wants to run for the Senate seat next year. And is on record (and video) of wanting a full ban on all guns. So he might be worse.

    2. avatar Pat says:

      Long as there is an R instead of a D in the position. ALL of this gun-grabbing nonsense was due to the libtards (democrats).
      If ya don’t vote libtard (democrat), then ya wont lose yer rights. Hopefully, many of you who voted for libtards in the last election have FINALLY learned your lesson. We shall see in the 14′ midterms.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    What I’d like to do to Lautenbergs headstone won’t be mistaken for a gentle summer rain. Difi’s next in the chute, I hope. These people are my enemies. They are the enemies of my kids, my grandkids and my country. I will rejoice at their destruction.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Couldn’t have said it better.

    2. avatar Herb says:

      The tune “Ding dong, the witch is dead!” keeps coming to mind. But now we know why Obama has been Brokeback bromancing with Governor Krispy Crisco so heavily for so long. A RINO replacement seems likely but even that’ll be an improvement.

      1. avatar Roscoe says:

        HaHaHa I’ll save that tune for DiFi.

        Agreed about a likely RINO, but will it matter?

        1. avatar LongBeach says:

          Pardon my ignorance, but what does RINO stand for? Seen it a couple times round these parts.

        2. avatar Derek says:

          Normally I would say just google it but it means Republican in Name Only. Christie might be a republican but his policies are sure progressive. Just like Bloomberg is apparently Independent. Independent must mean he makes decisions without anybody else’s input then tries to force them on you.

        3. avatar T-DOG says:

          RINO=Republican In Name Only

    3. avatar In Memphis says:

      DiFi should get a mudslide not a rainstorm. Por que no los dos?

      1. avatar jwm says:

        ewww.

        1. avatar Roscoe says:

          Agua no esta bastante; fuego esta mejor.

        2. avatar Roscoe says:

          Yes, I truly despise these grabbers for the useless, unnecessary injustices they are attempting to perpetuate on people who have done no wrong.

      2. avatar Sammy says:

        Tubby is anti 2a so don’t expect an improvement. Just hope it doesn’t get any worse. Like Cory Booker.

    4. avatar William says:

      Well said. There’s really no other way to see the matter.

    5. avatar Chubby says:

      +1

    6. avatar Southern Cross says:

      I think the only lasting legacy will be the Lautenberg memorial outdoor public toilet. At least the grass will grow owing to the nitrates and fertilizer.

    7. avatar Pat says:

      Elegant words, my friend. Gentle summer rain indeed, from a forty er two.
      Piss on em.

  3. avatar Dracon1201 says:

    My condolences as well. He did what he felt was right, and while I disagree with him, I wish his family the nothing but the best in getting through their grieving.

    1. avatar William says:

      Pffffft. “I am so sorry he’s gone, Mr. or Mrs. Gun Grabber’s Loving Family…”

      NO. AN OPPRESSOR IS GONE. Rejoice and be merry!

    2. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Did you write a similar post after Osama was killed?

      1. avatar Dracon1201 says:

        No, no I didn’t. I found lautenburg intolerable as a politician, and hoped that he would retire. But I can’t sit back and finish getting over my grief of my deceased grandmother and then look at the Lautenburgs and say, “He’s going to hell,” and laugh. It’s another family for Pete’s sake and I believe that we sometimes lose sight of that in our objective triumph.

    3. avatar Pat says:

      We aint talking about his family. But, he was against OUR family (pro liberty).

  4. avatar Hal says:

    Have fun playing cards with Teddy K in hell. Statist.

  5. avatar Roll says:

    Christie is appointing a Republican or a “Republican”?

    1. avatar Rambeast says:

      RINO.

    2. avatar Matt in SD says:

      It depends on if he has higher aspirations, me thinks.

    3. avatar Pascal says:

      I guess it will depend on how much he wants to run for Governor again (as there are already ads against him way ahead of any election) or if wants a job in the next White House. Whomever he picks will most certainly fiscally conservative, anything else will be up in the air. It will not matter, given the district, they will vote out whomever Christie picks because they are rabid democrates which cannot mentally fathom picking a non-democrate.

      1. avatar Steve says:

        He stands no chance for the White House. A republican won’t vote for a liberal in disguise, and a democrat wont vote for someone with the title “Republican”, atleast in any numbers that mean anything.

        1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

          What makes you think he will run as a Republican?

        2. avatar rosignol says:

          Because the race for the 2016 D lineup has a disturbingly high chance of being Hillary vs Biden.

        3. avatar BlinkyPete says:

          Ros – If Biden runs all of us should be donating to his campaign in the primaries. Half a jar of mayo would beat that retard in the general election.

        4. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Regular mayo, or that new kind with just a hint of olive oil?

    4. avatar William says:

      It’s a MAIGer decision, to be sure….

  6. avatar Curly Bill Brocius says:

    Well . . . Bye.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      Ha!

    2. avatar Ross says:

      The new stuff dude

  7. avatar dirk diggler says:

    So as a WW2 vet, although entitled, will Frankie’s family pass on the evil military rifles and the obligatory salute? Probably not so FOAD hypocrite. Oh wait . . . 🙂

    I want to piss on his grave. That would be the only reason for me to go to NJ.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      That’s gonna be one waterlogged cemetary.

    2. avatar Ken says:

      Plenty of NJ’ers to do the pissing for me. I still won’t go there. EVER!

    3. avatar William says:

      I pissed on one of Picasso’s sculptures once, in NYC. No special beef against the man, or the city, at the time. Bladder full, convenient structure.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Not sure why, but this struck me as incredibly funny!

  8. avatar DDay says:

    Frank Lautenberg was no friend of freedom or liberty either. Which is rather sad and pathetic from someone who served in WW2 and whose jewish parents immigrated from Russia and Poland.

    He was a TERRIBLE senator.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      And who tremendous profited from our free capitalistism system.

  9. avatar Mike Crognale says:

    I have no sympathy for the old bastard’s family. As far as I am concerned they are all traitors for having supported the treasonous bastard. I sincerely hope that he is roasting in HELL! No if only the Lord God would rid us of Feinstein, Reid and Pelosi the world would be a far better place.

    1. avatar RoninTheDog says:

      Last I checked the Lord God also said a little something about judging others in His place. Your avarice and judgment can condemn you to the same fate you want him to suffer.

      1. avatar Mike Crognale says:

        There was no judgement in the biblical sense. I expressed a hope.

        1. avatar Ross says:

          I wouldn’t wish Hell on anyone, that being said so many choose it for themselves

      2. avatar William says:

        Avarice means “greed”. Maybe you meant “malice”; five letters are similar!

        I knew a newspaper editor who would buy a paperback dictionary. Put it in his back pocket. Every day he would tear out one page and study it, re-learn what was on it.

        Just sayin’.

      3. avatar Totenglocke says:

        Last time I checked, God was as real as Zeus and Lt. Commander Spock.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          Are you trying to say that Spock isn’t real?

          You must be some kind of commie.

        2. avatar CarlosT says:

          I think he’s trying to say Spock is God.

        3. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Spock is a god, not the God. Like Bill Murray.



        4. avatar Pat says:

          Spock is gay.

  10. avatar KCK says:

    My question: Would letting penguins out of the zoo curb gun violence?
    No, but it would be a start?
    A start to having free penguins I guess.

    Ed Question: Would it (mag cap limit) curb gun violence?
    Frank’s response:”No, but it would be a start.”

    So then, a mag cap limit would be the start of what?
    You know damn well what.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      Maybe it would, if you trained the penguins to attack criminals.

  11. avatar Michael B. says:

    I wish there was a Hell for him to burn in.

    1. avatar Mike Crognale says:

      There is. Count on it.

    2. avatar William says:

      I thought he was being buried in New Jersey!!

      1. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

        Close enough…

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          I thought that only New York disposed of its garbage in New Jersey.

  12. avatar gregolas says:

    Prayers for his family. But a man’s deeds live after him. His ex-post facto “Lautenberg Amendment” did much harm and no good. I know of one man who, on his lawyer’s advice in ’75, pled guilty to a false charge of misdemeanor assault claimed by his ex-wife b/c “it would never come back to hurt him.” In ’95,now wheelchair bound and all his kids living out of state, had his permit denied b/c of the ’75 plea. now he was defenseless.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I’m saving my prayers for 5.56 and 9mm ammo.

  13. avatar Lemming says:

    I wouldn’t rule out Christie putting in Booker (D).

  14. avatar Chuck in IL says:

    Don’t bet the farm that he will appoint a Republican.

    1. avatar Mr. Pierogie says:

      I got news for all my fellow New Jersey prisoners….err…I mean law abiding residents. It doesn’t matter whom he appoints, nothing will change. Well, not for the better anyway.

      1. avatar William says:

        “Prisoners”, my ass. Last time I was through, the bridges were still standing.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          Barely.

  15. avatar Mike T says:

    Here in NJ, we the pro-2A don’t believe he will pick a Republican let alone a pro-2A replacement. How sad.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Even if it is a Republican, as observed above it will be a RINO or Republican Lite.
      Watch for another control bill with his name attached, similar to healthcare and Teddy K’s name. “We have to pass it to honor his legacy!”

      Bloomie, of course is in the wire service updates, “He stood tall in the fight against illegal guns. . .”

      1. avatar William says:

        Unlike Hizzoner, who stands knee-high in all fights.

    2. avatar Model 31 says:

      Perhaps…a real pro 2A senator is desired, but any senator with a “R” in front of its name gets us two closer to a Republican majority which would keep Reid from bringing anti-gun bills to the floor. Also get pro constitution justices confirmed along with stop all the vote buying the Dems are working on.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Yep, that’s evil. But funny as hell too. Lautenberg looked like that when he made his last senate appeareance. Wouldn’t surprise me to find out he was dead then.

      1. avatar Martin says:

        Lol good thing I don’t drink my coffee and read this blog or the coffee would be all over the screen now

        1. avatar benny says:

          a good lesson here….
          many a drinks have been splashed onto keyboards just because of Ralph ALONE.

          He makes it look so easy.

  16. avatar Dude says:

    Best advice for all the guys who are mentally unable to show a little respect in this situation – shoot yourself with your silly guns. No big loss for civilization.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Dude, i’m supposed to show respect for a man that worked overtime to destroy civil rights in this country? I showed no respect for the passing of George Wallace, why should I show respect for this man?

      1. avatar Mike Crognale says:

        Now Now jwm, leave poor Dude alone. He is obviously one of those silly paid trolls.

      2. avatar Martin says:

        My thoughts exactly

        1. avatar jwm says:

          That’s a big difference between our side and theirs. We fight for the rights of all without pay. They get paid for suppressing civil rights.

        2. avatar benny says:

          Funny how that works.

          This should be on a shirt or bumper sticker. It speaks VOLUMES

    2. avatar csmallo says:

      Once he became a government employee he was no longer worthy of any respect.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        I’m curious if you make your lack of respect known to every government employee you meet in real life, or if you’re only a disrespectful prick on the internet.

        80:20 it’s the latter.

      2. avatar jwm says:

        smallo, you’re becoming a 1 trick pony.

    3. avatar Accur81 says:

      I’m glad Hitler is dead, and I’m not terribly upset that Mr. L is no longer with us. I value freedom over sensitivity and tolerance any day. If I am so fortunate, gun grabbers will be happy at my death as well.

    4. avatar MikeC says:

      Lautenberg was an evil man and the world is a better place without him. I only wish he would have died twenty years earlier, then we wouldn’t have the Lautenberg Amendment. Which is quite possibly the worst gun law on the books.

    5. avatar William says:

      “Mentally” ain’t in it. Or you either, Dude.

    6. avatar Ralph says:

      @Dude, if you think this is bad, just wait ’til you croak.

  17. avatar Matt in FL says:

    It’s really saying something when you realize that no matter who Christie appoints, they cannot possibly be as bad as Lautenberg. To set the bar that high (low?) is something of an accomplishment, I guess.

    1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

      This. MA currently has a Senatorial race, and while the Republican isn’t going to get an A+ from the NRA, he is against the AWB and Mag Ban. That’s one more line of defense, and having any line of defense in MA (or NJ) is a huge plus.

      Bonus – he also doesn’t concern himself with the bedroom manners of other people, and doesn’t think science is a form of witchcraft. So there’s that too.

      1. avatar K says:

        Who thinks science is a form of witchcraft? I mean, really?

      2. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

        Being pro-traditional marriage doesn’t mean one is concerned with the bedroom manners of other people. Show me some examples to prove me wrong.

        1. avatar benny says:

          Find me proof of someone that isnt concerned with bedroom manners of other people.

          I mean, just about everyone watches porn….

          but otherwise, i can agree with your statement

  18. avatar TheSleeperHasAwakened says:

    Christie’s anti-gun, so whomever he ends up appointing will be a Repulocrat.

    Heads they win, Tails we lose.

  19. avatar Tim U says:

    Too bad he won’t appoint anyone even half decent.

    Won’t make a difference.

  20. avatar Pulatso says:

    I take no delight in anyone’s passing, but I also have no patience with those who insist on no speaking ill of the dead. On the contrary, his life complete it is now that people can best comment on who he was. That said, he was an enemy to freedom and may G-d have mercy on his soul.

    As for his replacement, I have no doubt that progressive Republican Christie will appoint a progressive Republican to replace him. As far as 2A issues go, nothing to see here.

  21. avatar formerNJresidant says:

    Does not matter who he appoints, they are only going to be there a year and a half any way. Cory Booker was going to run for that seat and odds are he is going to win it in 2014.

  22. avatar Leo338 says:

    Is FOAD applicable in this situation?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      How about Fvck Off And Vanish from public memory quickly. Let people in a week be asking “Frank who?”

  23. avatar Mick says:

    My hope is that somebody will shit on his grave to help him compost faster as should happen to all progressives that are self serving constitutional haters.

  24. avatar Nick says:

    I am not sad he died to say the least but I think christie will appoint a democrat to look “moderate” for his 2016 presidential run. If he does pick a republican it will be a watered down pos just like him. we need more ted cruz’s in the gov today

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      If blimpo has any delusion of obtaining a 2016 presidential nomination he is dumber than Biden.

  25. avatar Totenglocke says:

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for these ancient authoritarians who grew up alongside uncle Adolf to start dying. One down, god knows how many to go. Feinstein next, please!

  26. avatar Saul Feldstein says:

    Sayonora scumbag.

  27. avatar neiowa says:

    I think DiFi would make history if she was the 1st Female Senator to die while in office (she is now the oldest Senator).

  28. avatar Tom says:

    I am going to get just as ugly as the left when it comes to Lautenberg. Not only he harbored a obsessive hatred for gun owners, he was a government-centric legislator. This statist goon became a millionaire from the freedoms America has and then was making it not possible to achieve financial success. I would love the chance to relieve myself on his grave.

  29. avatar Aruges says:

    “A Repbulican no doubt” Eh… don’t count on it. Christie’s not that much of a team player, particularly when Cory Booker (D)(and a friend of his) is already set up to run for the open seat. Expect Christie to either pick Booker as the replacement outright, or pick an obvious patsy placeholder.

  30. avatar Ralph says:

    Please tell me that the old zombie b@stard is still dead. Please.

    1. avatar Herb says:

      Lautenberg has croaked.
      Lautenberg has croaked.
      Lautenberg has croaked.

      Enjoy that? I do!

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        I know he died, but are we sure he’s still dead? Did anyone think to spike his coconut? Kill the brain and you kill the ghoul.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Fvcking Crypt Keeper.

  31. avatar Lucas D. says:

    The AP’s story opened with “Next time a flight attendant politely reminds you there’s no smoking onboard, think of Sen. Lautenberg.” Since I want to try and be as respectful to the deceased as possible, I’m going to have to go ahead and ignore the AP’s suggestion, along with his storied history of anti-gun voting.

    It’s all I can do from loading up on Mountain Dew and visiting his headstone.

  32. avatar GS650G says:

    Frank retired and gave the seat to The Torch. When Torricelli got caught doing what many in NJ politics do daily he came back in and stole the seat.
    He stole it because The Torch dropped out within 30 days of the election and they could not have someone else run. But this is Jersey so Frank got back in.
    I’m surprised he lasted this long. His health was terrible and he almost hit 90.
    I think it was he that proposed a 5 dollar bullet tax specifically for victims of gun crime, as if that would ever come to pass.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      She needs to drop out of politics and concentrate on gettimg her health issues squared away. She can’t fight cancer and give her office the effort it needs.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        She can’t fight cancer and give her office the effort it needs.

        That’s a perfect reason why she should stay.

    2. avatar Chubby says:

      such a shame.

  33. avatar miforest says:

    Oh happy day! he was the worst of the worst and the world is a better place without him.

  34. avatar Don says:

    Someone ought to extract the KNO3 from the dirt he decays in and make some black powder with it.

  35. avatar smitty says:

    The person that fat ass Chris Christie puts in office will not be our friend.
    R or D he (she) will be against us.

    snitty

  36. avatar Silver says:

    Yes! Happy day! Take the rest of your pathetic cronies underground with you, you tyrannical piece of dung.

    These “people” are not our countrymen. They are domestic enemies, every bit a threat and nemesis to our nation’s principles as foreign enemies of old. I rejoice in their demise, as should any good American.

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