Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: It’s the Guns and It’s the Government’s Fault

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“I don’t think it’s fair for the (Sandy Hook) families to sue the gun manufacturers. I think they should talk to the government, because they’re the ones who put it in law that these kinds of guns can be sold. You need to go to the government and say, ‘The Second Amendment was made at a time when we needed to protect ourselves from whomever’s going to show up at our door for war.’ Now we have all kinds of stuff that we don’t need. We don’t need these guns everywhere, and I have a gun. I don’t need it. I’ve got it.” – Raven-Symone in ‘The View’: Raven-Symone Shoots Down the Second Amendment: ‘We Don’t Need These Guns Everywhere’ [at thewrap.com]

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  1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Ah yes, the good old Bill of Needs.

    1. avatar Alex Peterson says:

      Says the girl who grew up around Bill Cosby.

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        She was only 6 when the TV series ended in 1992, so Bill probably had other targets in mind.

      2. Dr. Krieger says, “Ziiiiiiiiinnng.”

    2. avatar Ironhorse says:

      The Bill of Needs as of 1787.
      So that means we don’t NEED the Internet, right? Or TV, radio, or any other electronic-based communication? Parchment only.

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        ‘Parchment only.’

        Well let’s not get carried away here. Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1440. But yes, if the founding fathers couldn’t have envisioned scary black rifles, they certainly couldn’t have imagined Twitter.

  2. avatar Rokurota says:

    I’m glad we don’t need to protect ourselves from war any more.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      As the FFs knew that threat could (most likely) be our own government, I guess that threat has passed as well…

    2. avatar Richard Staccone says:

      She is a shameful disgrace to intelligent women everywhere. That show was designed so women could have open, intelligent dialogue about the current issues of the day. They picked the most ignorant, hugely biased women they could find to run the show. They make women look so bad, it is sickening.

      1. avatar Garrison Hall says:

        “Now we have all kinds of stuff that we don’t need. . .”

        Meaning it should be OK if other people want our stuff and take it from us? The devolution of media continues. This poor woman is a perfect example of how you can’t fix stupid. Can you imagine what it would be like sitting across the dinner table with this woman? I shudder at the thought. She simply doesn’t know that she doesn’t know.

      2. avatar Jim says:

        “…open, intelligent…” ??
        I haven’t seen much of that show, but open and intelligent seemed to have very little to do with it.

  3. avatar Mk10108 says:

    No doubt…got that repeal 2A optic, talking point, pearl or whatever new word comes into cupcakes melon from anti gun group…..And that folks is why women should leave their opinions to themselves.

  4. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    i do believe she opened her mouth in a recent interview and said she will leave this country if trump gets elected…..1st class or coach honey?

    1. avatar 16V says:

      Cargo.

      (Which is commentary on her intellect.)

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I was thinking USPS actually.

        1. avatar Jack Crow says:

          If it is USPS, she’ll take 2 years to get out… when you need it fast or right, or fast AND right, go private.

        2. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

          No. In Government she trusts? Fine. Let her go Amtrak, and see how that works out.

      2. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “Cargo.”

        Ship ballast.

        Discharge her at sea somewhere…

    2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      It seems that we may need a bigger plane with all these “celebrities” vowing to leave if Trump is elected.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        Oh, I’m sure we could make them fit… That’s what the chainsaw’s for.

        1. avatar Jack Crow says:

          I LOL’d.

        2. avatar Ebby123 says:

          I just inhaled breakfast sandwich… thanks.

    3. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

      Still a bunch of Republicans who vowed to leave when Obama won, twice.

      1. avatar Danny Griffin says:

        Cite?

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          It’s a legend. 😉

        2. avatar Ironhorse says:

          My friend posted it on MySpace, but that’s long gone now.

        3. avatar Danny Griffin says:

          Nope, myspace is still around. So cite, please.

      2. avatar Ironhorse says:

        And the liberals who vowed to leave when Bush was re-elected. Nothing special with that rhetoric.

    4. avatar Michael W. Adams says:

      actually, she said she’d leave the country if there is a republican nominee for president. She doesn’t understand the difference between nominated and elected.

      1. avatar Big Jim says:

        That’s fine when Trump is elected presidential candidate for the Republican Party She can leave the country There’s a nice spot for her waiting and Tijuana Or maybe even Mogadishu

  5. avatar pwrserge says:

    Well, we don’t needed these idiot commentators everywhere, but there she is.

  6. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    She has white girl hair (blonde) and that is a “culture appropriation.”

    Therefore, according to liberal logic, everything she says is now null and void…. And stupid, but that stands on its own merits.

    1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      My people have been culturally appropriated! I feel micro-aggressed, borderline meso-aggressed!

      1. avatar Danny Griffin says:

        You need a trigger warning.

        1. avatar PeterW says:

          and a safe space!

    2. avatar 16V says:

      Don’t forget she is also wearing white people’s cultural garments, white people’s cultural foot covering.

      In fact, everything she does that doesn’t involve a spear, animal hides, or a hut is cultural appropriation from whitey. She really needs to learn that.

      1. avatar NoNamesOnTheNet says:

        Usually I’d blow past certain things, but that’s a bit much much man.

        1. avatar Danny Griffin says:

          Not really. Nowadays if a white person wears an afro or dreadlocks they get accused of culturally misappropriating their dress. So no white people’s hair for them. They shouldn’t wear “hair hats” (wigs) as Tommy Sotomayor calls them, or dye their hair to look like a white person.

          That’s being culturally insensitive.

        2. avatar Ironhorse says:

          I get the hyperbole, but it is borderline racist, centering around the tribal African stereotype and ignoring all the other great civilizations of Africa in history, not to mention if she is descended from slaves its very difficult to determine which part of an entire continent her lineage originated from.

        3. avatar 16V says:

          Ironhorse, I’m familiar with African history, do tell of these mythical ‘advanced civilizations’. Did they have writing, cities, written history, massive temples to the pursuit of knowledge? The Chinese did. The Indians did. The Greeks/Romans did. The Africans were living in mud/grass huts, and carrying spears. They were exactly what you saw in the ’50s movies, because save for the trappings of civilization that they got from colonialists (and lately the Chinese) they still are. They had many tens of thousands of years of head start, what happened?

          (Yes, Egypt is in Africa. No, she is obviously not Egyptian. Yes Egyptians are a different race. Deal with it.)

          No matter what they taught you at PCU, we are all most definitely not equal, we all have tendencies and skills that are strongly influenced by our genetics. This does not mean that there are no exceptions, this does not mean one is a prisoner to the propensities of their race. But science, and more recently big data, confirm time and again that we generally do what we do, buy what we buy, believe what we believe because of the way we are hardwired – our genetics.

          Call me racist, I care not. It’s that which is never spoken except in closed conferences with testers of intellect. It’s the obvious part of crime stats anywhere on the planet which is hush-hushed and poo-pooed. I get why it happens, the masses have done very bad things when confronted with such overwhelming evidence that a group is very likely to do “whatever’ aberrant thing. Not fair to the minority that won’t, and that’s what we hope to prevent. But still, pretending we are all the same is beyond ludicrous on it’s face.

          We evolved and left, they stayed behind and stood fast. We can validly question whether we should have stayed the simple hunter/gatherers with nothing to do, think, or explore save for survive. The planet would be far better off. We’d generally die by 25, but still, the oceans would not be empty, the ozone hole would not exist, and the rest. But we evolved, and did all those things unlike our primitive ancestors, the Africans.

        4. avatar Ironhorse says:

          “do tell of these mythical ‘advanced civilizations’.”
          Mali, for starters. Ethiopia was the center of Christianity for year, especially while the Romans were still slitting the throats of oxen for Jupiter. But, hey, thanks for showing your lack of education and ingrained racism for us all. Looking forward to you dying out (while living off of government welfare, no less) real soon. Thanks for playing, but the only consolation prize you get for losing is the dustbin of history.

        5. avatar 16V says:

          Mali. Mali?. We’re talking about 4000+ years after the Egyptians finished the pyramids. We’re talking about 2000 years after the Greeks, 1500 after the Romans. With none of the temples, architecture, or effect on modernity that either has shown. Sure they had a “civilization”. Guess who influenced it and made it happen.

          Didja get that degree out of a crackerjack box? Or just complete ignorance of history?

        6. avatar Ironhorse says:

          “Guess who influenced it and made it happen.” The Arab Muslims.

          “Didja get that degree out of a crackerjack box? Or just complete ignorance of history?” And where did you get yours? Stormfront? Of course your Eurocentric views don’t expand your knowledge of anything outside of one little continent.

          Oh, just a fun reminder: Whites are on track to be the minority in the US. Enjoy the blood pressure! Try not to murder the spouse of your grandkids after they “miscegenate”.

      2. avatar Arkansas kurt says:

        @16v. read guns, germs, and steel by Jared diamond. it will help with your racism. Truly it will, it was a very enlightening read for me.

        1. avatar 16V says:

          Thanks Kurt, I have. it’s filled with logical fallacies and suppositions that fly in the face of a mountain of statistical evidence. Not to mention, well, actual history. I could write a hundred pages on all that’s wrong in that book with another 50 pages of citations. Alas, it’s not gonna pay, and it’s not what the mushy part of the Nobel committee wants to promote – you know, the guys who gave BO a ‘Peace Prize’ without any effort on his part at all.

          The reality is we’re all mammals. Just like dogs, or even chimps, we’re genetically predisposed to be good at certain things. Dogs are a great example as we’ve bred them (and they’ve domesticated us) for around 30K years. There are breeds that are aggressive, there are breeds that are strong, there are breeds that hunt rats, there are those that help you control your livestock. (Smartest breed of all is the Border Collie, it’s prime exemplar is ‘Chaser’).

          http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-smartest-dog-in-the-world/

          There are other breeds, they may be stronger, faster, more aggressive, shed less, protect your kids better, jump higher, whatever, but none are generally smarter than the Border Collie. I’m sure there’s a Shepard, Poodle, or Golden out there who might be able to beat Chaser, but he/she has yet to come forward. It’s possible, but it’s just unlikely.

          You can make naturally hostile foxes into something friendly resembling dogs, all that’s required is selective breeding (genetics)…

          http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/ccgr/behaviour/history.htm

          The fact of the matter is that having 20*% of Nobels awarded to Jews (who are 0.2% of the world population), 74% of the NBA is black despite 15% of US pop, 70% of the NFL is black despite that same pop, that 50% of all homicides are committed by the 8% that is black and male (predominately other black males), and yup, the marathon runners, they’re Kenyan…

          http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/why-kenyans-make-such-great-runners-a-story-of-genes-and-cultures/256015/

          I have no problem with anyone, of any ‘race’, until proven otherwise. I’d bet I have a more “diverse” group of friends than you. But they all know that they’re one of the “smart ones”: I’m never going to be in the NBA or NFL, but hey, everybody can study really hard and get into Mensa. Let alone Triple Nine, Prometheus, or MegaSociety, yes?

        2. avatar Ironhorse says:

          IE: It doesn’t fit my white supremacy worldview, therefore it’s invalid.

    3. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

      If she had her blonde hair in dreadlocks would that make her racist?

  7. avatar Jolly Roger Out says:

    Every time a Hollywood liberal says, “You don’t need those guns,” an angel gets his first AR-15.

    1. avatar col potter says:

      Or hers.

  8. avatar BurleyOleBear says:

    I just wish we could convince the average person that celebrities are mostly so due to their ability to pretend.
    There is no other reason why they are famous. They simply continued to play-act as adults. That actually makes them LESS credible…

    1. avatar Michael says:

      +1000

    2. avatar surlycmd says:

      They’re paid liars. The better liar they become, the more money they earn. Add the fact they believe they’re own celebrity status gives more weight to what they say.

      Sadly, there seems to be a sizable portion of the population that reinforces the celebrity ego.

  9. avatar Big Jim says:

    What a stupid woman. She has no idea what the fuck she’s talking about. Maybe a history lesson would do her some good Or maybe her blond hair was in the way of flirting with guys during history in American government. Another Progressive liberal from The View Boy I’m surprised she has that attitude. LOL The Constitution was set up As a way to keep this country free from tyranny. Every Amendment that’s in the Constitution HasIts own need to protect the people from the government and tyranny.Who’s to protect the people From terrorists armed robbers Rapist and the list goes on and on She would say the police department however if you ask a police officer if that’s his or her job to make sure I feel and I’m safe in my home Or at my office or in my car they will inform you that is not their job. Their job is to enforce the laws if you’re a lawbreaker it’s their job to track you down and arrest you and make sure you get a chance to stand in court and face your crimes amongst a jury of your peers. This dumb bitch has no clue on reality!

    1. avatar Mecha75 says:

      Doubt she was flirting with the guys in american history class. She is a lesbian.

    2. avatar Scoutino says:

      Jim, you should really get that keyboard fixed.

  10. avatar Ccityguy says:

    Why does anyone care what a celebrity thinks? I have never understood the people that look up to these people as if they were somehow more enlightened. The fact that people have given them the power to sway public opinion is a sad commentary on the mental abilities of some folks.

    1. avatar Shire-man says:

      Politicians are just celebrities who take themselves too seriously.

      Everyday I hear or read somebody mocking one person for caring about Benifer or whatever the celebrity concern of the day is only to proclaim themselves educated and intelligent for following celebrities in suits who are equally clueless and detached.

      Not really any different than when a “real” sports fan pokes fun at something like professional wrestling.

      All of these people are just in the business of entertaining slobs. Fortunately for them there is an abundance of slobs.

    2. avatar FedUp says:

      As Ian Flemming once said in a James Bond novel, only in the USA can people become famous for being well-known. (Bond was definitely not a fan of Hollywood, not even 50-60 years ago)

  11. avatar Shire-man says:

    Oh, that’s so Raven!

  12. avatar JohnO_inTX says:

    Well, if Raven-Symone says so. What I don’t need is a bunch of people on TV, self-proclaimed “celebrities,” telling me WTF on any issue.

  13. avatar Big Jim says:

    I would send them out of the country on Malaysian Airways The airline That seems to have a real problem keeping its aircraft in the air LMAO. I put her right in the front.

  14. avatar Mudshark says:

    “I have a gun, but I dont need it”, then why does she have it? I do have to agree with her though, the government does need sued, not for guns. Heres an aside, cant rember what state it was, but the state government said it was ilegal for churchs to discriminate against gays. Now wait a minute, I thought seperation of church and state was a law? This countries gone to hell.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      She has that gun in case she needs to give it to her homie who isn’t allowed to buy one, but he’s been dissed and has to shoot someone.

  15. avatar Paul says:

    This POS show is on in the break room where I work. The type of women who watch it are precisely the type that should have a gun of their own – single parents who go through multiple.boyfriends. The fake celebrities either don’t get the irony or don’t care.

  16. avatar Big Jim says:

    Agreed this country has gone through some changes in the last 15 years And I can’t say that all of them are good in fact most of them suck pretty much badly!

  17. avatar Stoopid1 says:

    Lol, another stooped kunt. Don’t care what her little mind thinks.

  18. avatar SteveInCO says:

    Well, she’s PART right.

    The government IS responsible for allowing Sandy Hook to happen. By making it a gun free zone and disarming those who could have defended A*** L*****’s victims.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      She’s also part right in that “it isn’t fair to sue the gun manufacturers”–guess we ought to give her that.

  19. avatar DaveL says:

    She makes my head hurt trying to follow her train of thought (I refuse to dignify it as “reasoning”). So, you have a gun, but you don’t need it, and that’s the fault of the government for allowing you too much freedom?

  20. avatar wrightl3 says:

    Guns for me, but not for thee.

  21. avatar Rick K says:

    This Raven Chick has proven herself to be among the stupidest people to walk the planet.

  22. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    The View’: Raven-Symone Shoots Down the Second Amendment: ‘We Don’t Need These Guns Everywhere’

    Why does this read like click-bait? Oh, cause they’re having to resort to those tactics cause otherwise no one would bother reading their drivel. They probably get more people from our side reading these articles nowadays than any anti.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Which is why I try to resist the urge to click on some of these (altho commenting without actually reading the article is usually not a good idea).

  23. avatar Ozzallos says:

    Can I sue the government for allowing auto manufacturers to create cars that go well above the federal speed limit and result in hundreds of deaths per year? Wait, no?

  24. avatar Alphonse says:

    Rex non potest peccare, baby.

    1. avatar BobS says:

      I already learned something new today. Thanks!
      My quota is done, even before the coffee kicks in.

  25. avatar Swilson says:

    C’mon fellas, y’all are being too rough on Raven. She’s a celebrity, and on tv- with those credentials, y’all know that means she knows better than the rest of us.

    1. avatar Big Jim says:

      And of course she’s got a gun Because she needed it to keep herself safe before she got rich and popular. Now she lives in a gated neighborhood With what Armed security at the gate. And when she’s working armed security in her building as well. So she’s right she doesn’t need a gun but for everyone else that doesn’t have a six-figure income Or better That has to rely on themselves for everything Including protecting of themselves and their family They need firearms. These people live in glass housesAnd think they’re protected They’re going to turn this country Into the biggest piece of humping shit we’ve ever seen it let Do so. Please vote this November Against The Liberal Progressive Tyrant Occupation.

  26. avatar The Pontificator says:

    People still watch “The View”? I mean, other than idle layabouts.

  27. avatar Ebby123 says:

    ..And you don’t NEED the right to speak in public without your face covered. But thanks to our Constitution, and my guns – you can enjoy that activity without fear of being dragged into the street and stoned to death.

    1. avatar Big Jim says:

      + 1776 Yeah the media’s the next topic we need to discuss. I don’t even consider The media news anymore I consider it entertainment like one of those hour episodes once a week full of bullshit. I think we’ll Pharaoh had it correct when they made fun of CNN, When he Started the 24-hour news thing and just made it up as he went along for entertainment value and their ratings went off the chart and it was nothing but a bunch of stupid lies That’s exactly how the news is today so biased you can’t even watch the garbage Same with Hollywood Bunch of people making movies using firearms Using the freedoms of the Constitution And then wiping their ass with it at the same time. Speaks volumes of the character Of the liberal Democrat.

  28. avatar Another Robert says:

    I figured someone would have said it by now: “Right, Raven, you don’t need that gun. Till you do.” Which is no doubt why she keeps the damn thing.

  29. avatar Wiregrass says:

    That’s why we have guns and the 2nd Amendment guarantee, Simone. So we won’t need them for war anymore, but just in case, they will be there.

  30. avatar Priest of the center mass says:

    Oh?…….i thought this was jim carey in drag.
    My mistake…oops!

  31. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    A liberal is someone who tweets on Twitter, posts on Facebook, memes on Instagram, and appears on television to exercise his or her First Amendment right to express that the Second Amendment is limited only to 18th century technology. Ms. Symone, that’s so craven!

  32. avatar LarryinTX says:

    If we are disregarding enunciated rights, I would like for everyone anywhere near as stupid as this woman to be forced to STFU for the rest of their lives, just that little piece of her wisdom is rotting my brain cells at an astonishing pace.

  33. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    I don’t think anyone actually pays attention to anything said by noted public intellectual and former Cheetah Girl, Raven-Symone.

  34. avatar H says:

    She is a has been.
    Question.
    What does her race, hair color or gender have to do with her ridiculous opinion? Why go there?
    If her opinion has any effect on PoG it would be about guns. That, because her small audience are people who need to awaken to their own myopia about guns.

  35. avatar Publius says:

    I love double-think. The same people who say that police are all racist murderers also insist that peasants don’t need guns because the police will protect you. Pick one or the other, because the answer cannot be both.

    1. avatar DinDuIt says:

      Fuq da po-lease, but…only they should have guns. Brilliant!

      1. avatar Another Robert says:

        Logical consistency has never ever been a leftist strong point. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    2. avatar Danny Griffin says:

      Great observation.

  36. avatar DerryM says:

    Elitism is not about money, personal renown, position or celebrity. It is about the attitude that because everything is good for you it must be good for everyone else. In other words not caring how what you think or advocate impacts other people.

    It can also be about having an agenda shaped around your perception of reality and believing you have the right to impose your agenda on everyone else, regardless of how it affects them. Mostly, however, it is about the core perception stated in the first paragraph.

    Raven-Symone exemplifies this description of elitism perfectly. She does not actually care that a single woman/mother, an elderly person living alone, or anyone else “not me (Raven-Symone)”, has a right to their life and to be able to defend themselves from the monsters out there who will rob, rape and kill for a few dollars or a few minutes of self-gratification because she cannot see beyond the perimeter of her own life. At the center of her Universe is Raven-Symone and that’s all that really matters to her and her like. That is her fail in these comments.

    1. avatar Big Jim says:

      Amen brother

  37. avatar gs650g says:

    So says the ditz who never had to face evil a day in her life.

    1. avatar Bill B says:

      I disagree. Every time she looks in the mirror, she sees evil. Just too stoooopid to realize it.

      Remember, this is the same moron that dissed unusual sounding/spelled names, noting that she’d never hire anyone like that.

      Hypocrite? Nah.

  38. avatar Bob says:

    If she thinks that all it takes roll back or modify #2 is a dissenting opinion, she might want to think about how that sets a dangerous precedent for close minded people doing the same with #13.

    People who think they are on the right side never presume they could ever be on the other side someday.

  39. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    It would help her to read from a good reading list of freedom books. She reads scripts so I know she can read.
    The ” miseducation of the negro” by Carter G Woodson 1933.
    “Negros with guns” by Robert F Williams 1962.
    “The deacons for defense: Armed resistance and the Civil Rights Movement.” By Lance Hill 2006.

    There are many other books about black 2A self defense. But she can start here.

  40. avatar DrVino says:

    She apparently has a brain and clearly believes she does not need it.

  41. avatar Chip on Florida says:

    I care about Ms Symone’s opinion of what others do or don’t needs because why?

  42. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    Bear in mind this unattractive lesbian makes at least $1000000/year. Sad ain’t it?

  43. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    ‘The Second Amendment was made at a time when we needed to protect ourselves from whomever’s going to show up at our door for war.’
    Soooo…..what has changed since 1776 and now?
    The dress may have changed, but the thugs sure did not.

  44. avatar jon says:

    You can’t fix Stupid.

  45. avatar Azics says:

    And I bet she got a bunch of applause because of how irrelevant, I mean, intelligent she is.

  46. avatar Big Jim says:

    I love how the Democratic Liberal Party favorite color seems to be red. Whose favorite color is red you ask Satan Maybe. Or The Soviets, Bunch of socialism going on over there on the left side.

  47. avatar Styrgwillidar says:

    Well, I agree with her about being able to sue the government, but not the reasons.

    I believe any person/their survivors in a jurisdiction which is a no-issue or discretionary issue system who is injured/killed should be able to sue the LEOS/Government. If you’re going to disarm folks I don’t think you should be shielded from liability for failing to protect them.

  48. avatar PeterK says:

    Agh. Why did I read this! Did any of the stupid stick on me!?

    No? Okay whew.

    Can we go back to having conversation with people who know what they are actually saying now?

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