Larry King: Russian Anti-Gunner?

Larry King still has a television show? On Russian TV? Geddowdaheah! And yet somehow that makes perfect sense. Larry’s always been in perfect lockstep with the Russian propensity to crush liberty underneath its leaders’ jackboots. In fact,one wonders how long it will be before NBC sells MSNBC to RT and whether that would make any difference to their small, left-leaning anti-gun audience. Just sayin’ . . . [h/t DrVino]

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  1. avatar BlueBronco says:

    This is ironic since Russia recently legalized concealed carry and ownership of guns.

    1. avatar int19h says:

      No, it didn’t. Where did you even find such ridiculous misinformation?

        1. avatar int19h says:

          Okay, so for starters, I am a Russian (in US now, but I still have plenty of friends in the Russian pro-gun community.

          That thing that you quote is badly misreported, first in the Russian press, and then in the various translations (and unfortunately this skewed report was making rounds before, even here on TTAG). What it basically says is that if you’re licensed to own a weapon, you can use it in self-defense legally (previously that was not always a given, and there’s still a duty to retreat and “minimum necessary force” requirement). In fact, the only thing that this really changes with respect to carry, other than codifying previously existing practices, is the carrying of rubber-bullet “non-lethal” guns.

          But getting licensed to own a weapon is just as complicated as it has always been, and handguns in particular are entirely off-limits to civilians. You still need to have a hunting license or a sporting club membership to buy any long gun, pass a psychological exam and get a “good moral character” letter of support from your local LEO (which they can refuse to issue at will), and even then you can only own a rifle after owning a shotgun for 5 years. If you try to actually carry any long gun uncased or loaded in public, you’ll be arrested and charged with improper transportation of firearm right away, and this will also strip you of any rights to own guns for several years at least.

          Read this follow-up article for an explanation. You’ll probably need to use Google Translate or some such:
          http://www.gazeta.ru/social/2014/11/18/6305881.shtml

        2. avatar BlueBronco says:

          Nice deflection, or as we call it, “Texas side step.” If if your perspective is correct, it is still quantum leaps ahead of the UK, France, and a few other European countries.

        3. avatar int19h says:

          What deflection? You posted a verifiably false piece of misinformation that was debunked long ago, including here on TTAG (and no, it’s not just my own comments, there were several people pointing that out there). Just admit it.

          I’m not aware of any other European country that prohibits first-time gun buyers from getting a .22 rifle because it’s a rifle. Shotgun for you first, comrade. So fail on that count, as well.

        4. avatar BlueBronco says:

          Talk to the hand comrade.

        5. avatar BlueBronco says:

          Wow. You just cited your own comments on another thread.

  2. Truth be told I thought LK had passed away. His talking points is so out dated even moms won’t use it.

    1. avatar SD3 says:

      He did. But death couldn’t stand the stink, and sent him back.

  3. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Russia is too conservative for MSNBC and Larry King. Who needs revolutionaries after the revolution? MSNBC are useful idiots however.

  4. avatar Brandon says:

    +1 for a reasonable level headed response to LK though!

  5. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    Who is Larry King?

  6. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    Dyrak!

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    Larry King covered the October Bolshevik Revolution, didn’t he? I think he was 502 years old at the time.

    1. avatar Art says:

      that might be a low estimate, rumor has it he was there when Rome fell

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        Which time?

  8. avatar Roy says:

    That really is quite the collection of hysterical right-wing gibberish you’ve got there, Farago.

  9. avatar int19h says:

    Given that RT is by and large a right-wing channel (just like Russia as a whole is right-wing on most issues other than guns – which is precisely why so many American conservatives are presently fapping on Putin because he’s a “strong leader” who “defends the traditional institutions” etc), the summary is hilariously stupid.

    Oh, and of course this isn’t a show that would actually air in Russia. You can tell by the fact they speak English (not all that many people in Russia actually know it, esp. well enough to understand it when it’s spoken at a normal pace by a native speaker). RT is largely for outside consumption. It’s there to tell Americans why they suck, not to tell Russians why they’re so great – there are other, in-country TV channels for that.

    1. avatar YBK says:

      Everyone knows that you are here to tell Americans why they suck. Not very proficient at your RT-job, huh?

      1. avatar int19h says:

        Of course you know. But so long as “Obummer” is in charge, piling the crap on him is something that the right-wing will gleefully share in.

    2. avatar doesky2 says:

      which is precisely why so many American conservatives are presently fapping on Putin because he’s a “strong leader” who “defends the traditional institutions” etc),

      Links to these “so many American conservatives” please.
      Forum trolls do not count….Oh…wait a second….never mind….. I just realized who I’m responding to.

      1. avatar int19h says:

        >> Links to these “so many American conservatives” please.

        Well, there is at least one guy hereabouts, “former water walker” I think? who expressed his admiration of Putin. Among other reasons, because he threw Pussy Riot into jail for blasphemy.

        Other than that, maybe start by googling “Putin for president”.

        >> Forum trolls do not count

        Oh right, “no true Scotsman”. Yeah.

    3. avatar Question Authority says:

      RT.com is basically Russia’s version of Voice Of America. An interesting part of RT.com is that it puts up articles that should be embarrassing to Obama and the Administration. Things like drone strikes that kill civilians and Guantanamo lies by the Obama Administration. Usually the articles are based on them digging up dirt from other news outlets.

      For example the banner article is about a US drone strike that killed a couple of innocent hostages.

      1. avatar foo dog says:

        I always think of RT as Putins version of Alex Jones InfoWars.

        Except prettier anchors:
        http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=russia+today+hot+anchors&FORM=VIRE3#view=detail&mid=AC69BF09CC6EBD6D4278AC69BF09CC6EBD6D4278

  10. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Well old Larry still does infomercials. Gotta’ keep the$ flowing…and pay for his ex’wives.

  11. avatar DrVino says:

    The guy he’s speaking with is Chuck Michel.

    1. avatar Drew says:

      thanks! that is what i was wondering. why can’t the msm include mr. michels for their round table anti gun discussions?

      http://michellawyers.com/attorney-profile/c-d-michel/

      1. avatar foo dog says:

        1. Highly credible, well spoken, effective, voted #1 by his peers:http://www.callawyer.com/clstory.cfm?pubdt=201502&eid=939363&evid=1

        2. Is so far ahead of bubblehead progtafds like Larry King it hurts them

        3. Winning in court

  12. avatar God says:

    I thought that conservatives just loved Putin. Sort of a we-hate-the-US-President-at-any-cost thing.

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