Republican Congressman Brian Mast: “I’m Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.”

“The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,” Representative Brian Mast of Florida’s 18th Congressional District writes in an Op-Ed in tThe New York Times  “It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves.” You know. You love it. Let’s all say it together: I support the Second Amendment BUT…

I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms. My rifle was very similar to the AR-15-style semi automatic weapon used to kill students, teachers and a coach I knew at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where I once lived.

Representative Mast is quick to point out that he doesn’t support confiscation of firearms from those who already own them. “But we should all be able to agree that the civilian version of the very deadly weapon that the Army issued to me should certainly qualify.” For a sales ban.

Mast also stated his support for the following gun control measures:

Ending of private sales and pushing universal background checks on every purchase.

Banning the sale of “accessories and add-ons that circumvent the ban on automatic firearms” (AKA bump stocks and binary triggers).

Increasing the minimum age for buying “various categories of firearms,” without mentioning exactly what that means.

Get this: Records from the Federal Elections Commission show that the NRA donated $4,950.00 to Brian Mast’s 2016 campaign. ($50 under the total legal limit). Here’s proof:

So much for a worthwhile investment.

Al Hoffman's contribution to Brian Mast's campaign

And here’s a familiar name: Al Hoffman. You may remember Mr. Hoffman as the Republican donor who pledged to defund pro-gun rights pols. I wonder if Mr. Hoffman’s post-Parkland panic has anything to do with Representative Mast’s decision to betray his sacred oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, taken as both as a soldier and as a representative of The People.


  1. avatar OmnivorousBeorn says:

    Happy .224 Valkyrie Day y’all!

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      You as well, you long-range, high-speed, flat-shooter, you.

  2. avatar JB says:

    Florida, this is on you to kick him out in his next primary and replace him…..

  3. avatar Nanashi says:

    “and I’m a traitor to my oath”

  4. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    And he doesn’t mind violating his oath of office for political expediency,primary the RINO.

  5. avatar S R says:

    “Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep”

    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was accused of corruption, he responded: ‘Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep’.

    1. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

      I read that this morning as well. I looked up the context. This was the best I could ger.
      From the Sun Sentinel.

      ‘But to criticize the team he built, Israel said, is to criticize “a team that won the Super Bowl.”
      He cited a dramatic drop in violent crime during his tenure, and the issuing of thousands of civil citations — rather than arrests — for juveniles. Using one of his well-worn sayings, he said “lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep,” and maintained that he doesn’t spend “more than 10 seconds” listening to his opponents’ criticisms.’

      1. avatar CZJay says:

        So, his plan was to not arrest future school shooters, instead give his parents a ticket?

        Wouldn’t handing out tickets not count towards crime stats? As in, isn’t that a technique to “reduce” crime without actually stopping crime?

        1. avatar California Richard says:

          Civil citations are a way for politi-cops to quantify their doing of that nebulous “somthing” that everybody wants them to do; i.e. “The police need to do something!!” They have no binding punitive consequences. Real criminal citations (like: stop lights, j-walking, littering, etc) qualify as arrests and result in fines, court, and pissed off voters. Civil citations are meaningless except to say: “..a dramatic drop in violent crime during his tenure, and the issuing of thousands of civil citations …” ….. Wow. Look everybody. He did “something” thousands of times, and by placing that “something” next to “dramatic drop in violent crime” that “something” must be super duper important.

    2. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      There is already (thankfully) a push for this guy’s resignation, and speculation that the reason that the shooter got away without being arrested was a “hide the crime” plan similar to Trayvon Martin. If there is, I hope it comes out.

      1. avatar doesky2 says:

        Here is the collusion between sheriffs office and schools to hide the numbers so they can get financial rewards.

        In a just world, the sheriff would do time.

  6. avatar W says:

    Easiest thing in the world. Blame the NRA. Two minutes hate turns into two weeks hate.
    The dot gov guys will do anything but blame dot gov.

  7. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    These psychotic kids are going to keep coming. If schools aren’t hardened the antis will eventually get what they want. The antis control the schools and don’t want them hardened. I am really hoping that the economy is doing exceptionally well in 2020 or that will be ‘all she wrote’.

  8. avatar Mark says:

    Fucking communist.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      In Europe they went Left and kept going that direction. Asia is no different. Nor South America. The only place that went Right was America — like anything, that only lasts for so long.

      There will always be a constant battle against Communism because most people are not smart nor are they leaders. Thus, they will never be very wealthy compared to those who provide a product or service. Some group will always form to manipulate these follower types into following their plan to subjugate.

      This is one important reason why we can never give up our arms and we should make sure our families are well armed and educated.

      1. avatar George Reed says:

        Excuse me, but our president was created by THE communist spy master. And you think your voting for trump makes you some kind of American scholar. A stupid, vain , and wholly owned Russian stooge is our president. Call me a troll. Then ge someone to read you Animal farm. Maybe your kids can read it to yo if they are not in lockdown at their school.

        1. avatar Detroiter says:

          Haha owned by the Russians huh? I’ve followed the investigations into this one closer than most: the dossiers in question were largely funded by the CLINTON campaign. There is are charges being placed on Russian nationals for attempting manipulate the public against Hillary, but let’s be real the trump support had nothing to do with the Russians and everything to do with the American public being sick of a) the Clinton’s b) politicians that lie and don’t do what they promise once in office and c) felt completely forgotten by the establishment

          I did not vote for Trump in the primary- but I do respect that he has made an effort to support the causes he aligned with in the election process.

          The jury is still out on his 2A actions but currently I believe he is doing a fine job of toeing a very fine line very carefully.

  9. avatar former water walker says:

    Tar and feathering for RINO traitors. Oh and ALL the companies dissing the NRA. Of which I am a member…lock & load.

    1. avatar Huntmaster says:

      That lock and load comment is soon going to be enough for a restraining order…

      1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        Time to fight back. How did Rosa Parks get her seat reassigned to the front of the bus?
        Civil Disobedience.

        Brush that deputy in the corner shaking in his boots aside.

        Time for rough men to stand ready to do violence and keep our family’s safe.

    2. avatar UPS driver says:

      “Keep your powder dry”
      “Lock and load”
      ….hey FWW, you forgot
      “See you in Valhalla”
      “Remember the Alamo”

      1. avatar Wood says:

        “Shiny and chrome!”

      2. avatar PistoleroJesse says:

        “…And I’m all out of bubble-gum”

  10. avatar Shire-man says:

    Never trust a politician. They are all fair weather allies.

  11. avatar AlanInFL says:

    Damn RINO.

    1. avatar Huntmaster says:

      The time is rapidly approaching when simply having placed an (R) in front of your name isn’t going be enough.

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        @ Huntmaster

        Correct,other side of the same worthless corrupt coin.

  12. avatar Kenneth G Maiden says:

    NO BUTTS, you RINO!
    Like saying I support free speech, but….
    I support the 4A, butt…..
    You are disgusting. Uphold your OATH….. BUTT…..

  13. avatar Jim Bremer says:

    This is my congressman….and I always had a bad feeling about him. In his campaign commercials and speeches he always talked about his disablity…or prominanty showed his prosthetic legs…and that made me feel like he was using them to get votes. But hey….he said all the right things..was a STRONG SUPPORTER OF 2ND AMENDMENT…blah blah blah.

    Looks like I was right..yet ANOTHER politician pandering to get the votes. If this guy was such a strong principled believer in the 2nd Amendment he could never support this.

    His whole op-ed reeks of “I’m a PROFESSIONAL and you lowly subjects of the crown just can’t possess such dangerous things”

    AND to publish this in the f@cking NY TIMES!!!!!!! It would be one thing to release this as a statement…but having this in the Times is nothing but virtue signaling…and it’s also a massive betrayl of gun owners.

    He is in a very tight race with the Dems this year….and i don’t undertand his thinking. If he believes Dems or some independents will now vote for him he’s nuts. He’s only not made it a sure thing he’ll lose as gun owners like me and my friends are damn well NOT going to vote for him…not after such a blantant stab in the back.
    BUT A ANTI-GUN DEM WILL WIN! some will say.
    At this point what is the difference? At least this will send a message to Republicans.

    1. avatar MarkPA says:

      You are absolutely correct. Why should a RINO support the 2A when his campaign pledge to us is “But I’m better than your Democrat alternative!” I that persuasive?

      So long as the RINOs believe that they have “captured” the gun-owner vote there is no reason for them to do anything to protect and defend the 2A. The only leverage we have over the RINOs is to threaten to vote for their Democrat opponent; and, then, follow through.

      We only need to succeed in tipping the vote from a RINO to a Democrat in 1 or 2 of 10 races. Thereupon, the RINOs will register the message. Granted, we will have to live through several 2-year biannual elections for Representatives and several 6-year elections for Senators; yet, eventually, our votes will register and the “one-issue voter” will become meaningful again.

      Failing to do so, Bloomberg will purchase the best Congress-critters that money can buy.

      1. avatar CZJay says:

        It would be “healthier” for a Democrat to replace such fake Republicans. As we have seen during the Obama years, it’s harder to pass anti self preservation laws when the people are motivated by your mere existence.

        Current Americans are too lazy to continue their protests long term; they go on crash “diets” of resistance. On the other hand, the youth have that fire to fight at all times, but they lose it because the elders tell them, “Nothing is going to ever change kid. Stop complaining and live with it!”

        There has to be a conscious decision to make a life style change. Making a new year resolution to go on a diet will only end up with you crashing out. It has to be a life style, not a diet.

  14. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    I could support his re-election but…………

  15. avatar Texican says:

    Sheriff Israel should resign immediately in shame for how poorly his “team” performed. It all starts with leadership or lack thereof. Has anyone started a petition to that effect or should we just inundate him with communications to that effect?

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      Same goes for the Sheriff in Las Vegas.

      There is a major problem when it comes to holding police and deputies accountable: they are protected/defended by the establishment and the NRA. The only time corporate media wants to talk negatively about cops is when they can start a race war.

      How can the NRA properly defend human rights when they compromise, alienate non Republicans and won’t criticize the government? That sounds like a losing strategy.

  16. avatar Arandom Dude says:

    I don’t understand these Republicans supporting gun control in competitive districts. All it’s going to do is get you primaried or get people who might have voted for you to stay home. Democratic voters are still going to vote for the Democrat, they’re not going to vote for a Republican just because you caved on gun rights.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      Maybe they are actually Democrats themselves.

      Maybe they are living in the past — where some Leftists would vote for a Republican under certain circumstances. These days those Democrats (that would have voted for a Republican) are no longer considering themselves a “progressive” and they rather hang out with “Republicans.”

      The social justice movement is a Communist movement. The Leftists are all for “free speech is hate speech” and “you don’t need a [fire]arm.”

  17. avatar Stereodude says:

    So, only new AR-15 that haven’t yet been sold or made are dangerous? The millions already in the hands of owners are safe enough? I didn’t realize dealers, wholesalers, and manufacturers were such shady people.

    RINO logic…

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      That guy knows you can’t defeat a local populace that is well armed. Even the modern U.S. military can’t defeat such a guerrilla force.

      So they can’t confiscate and/or outright ban all [fire]arms as that would start a civil war. They have to disarm future generations and brainwash them into thinking they don’t “need” any weapons ever. That way as liberty disappears slowly, the new generation won’t feel like they lost anything because they never had it to begin with. It’s hard to instantly strip current generations of their liberty without creating a militant reaction.

      Back in the day, way back in the day, the people rebelled over a few percent too high of a tax they didn’t want. Now no one grabs their gun and starts shooting because their taxes are too high. Not even gun owners want to take up arms against the government when the government infringes on the human right to self preservation, they rather call up the NRA and forevermore complain to their buddies how they lost another liberty.

      There was that one rally after the Sandy Hook shooting; since then people sat home. No one wants to protest like the Black Panthers did because the government will shut you down quickly, then you will be forced to make a decision, a decision people don’t want to make. That shows the government’s slow trickle strategy works on practically everyone.

  18. avatar Joe R. says:

    ” “The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,” Representative Brian Mast of Florida’s 18th Congressional District writes in an Op-Ed in tThe New York Times “It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves.” ”



    And THAT DECLARATION CAN’T BE REPEALED. We could have a new declaration but that would cost you your pelt. We could amend the Constitution, but again, if it didn’t enen more stongly, stringently, and overtly, greater support what has already been determined in the current Declaration it’ll effing cost you your pelt, and everything else.




  19. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Representative Brian Mast of Florida’s 18th Congressional District should set an example and give up any sort of security and not have any guns.

  20. avatar Joe R. says:

    Condi Rice did a stupid as well

    Civilians need military weapons to exercise their authority under the 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.

    1. avatar Echo5Bravo says:

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these United States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Congress of the United States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
      Five words changed. Still holds true.

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        @ Echo5Bravo

        The Founders exit clause,I often quote it.

    2. avatar Jim Bremer says:

      Yep…another Bushie…The Bush’s were NEVER Conservative…the whole damn family were Democrat-lights. None of THEM ever truly believed in small govt or the Constitution.

      So I’m not shocked their lackeys would think the same.

      Hey Condi…you surely didnt mind sending these same “kids” who you now think shoulnd’t own guns to IRaq and Afghanistan to be slaughtered by the thousands for NOTHING! You didn’t mind them slaughtering hundredes of thousands of Iraq’s for nothing. When it turned into the obivous clusterf!Ck it was you didn’t say “Hmmmm…made a big mistake here. We need to pull these kids out so more don’t be killed.” just let it keep going on ..and you STILL argue to this day it was the right choice.

      So yeah…you can take your statist elitists opinions and shove them up GW’s backside.

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        Glad seeing someone else recognizing the Bush family is really part of The New World Order and has nothing to do with being conservative.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          @ Indiana Tom

          The BUSHes are as conservative as some of the other political dynasty families ,namely the Kennedy’s,Clintons.

        2. avatar Indiana Tom says:

          I rest my case. They are two sides of a coin.

  21. avatar Joe R. says:

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  22. avatar dragos111 says:

    He used to be a Republican Congressman. He will be out at the next opportunity.

  23. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    I have a funny feeling a lot of these RHINOs days are numbered. Who we replace them with is yet to be determined. More then likely. Any non professional dipshit um……………nonlawyer will most likely get my vote.
    Unfortunately in my district nepotism runs rampant. Its the kids of the previous or past useless representatives who runs.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      Shouldn’t Americans vote for the average man and woman to be their representative instead of a lawyer or military person?

      It’s not like these “well educated” types running the government fulfill their duty to protect and defend the Constitution; they don’t even try to protect their citizens from school shooters. They just argue about how much money they will spend and what personal program they want to start. I don’t think these are the types of people most Americans want, but they don’t know it yet.

      You don’t have to be “Presidential” to be qualified. You need to, at the very least, be able to follow The Constitution of the U.S.A. Trump isn’t “Presidential” because of the way he socializes, it’s because he doesn’t understand what human rights are.

      1. avatar Jay in Florida says:

        Human rights don’t have a dammed thing to do with most folks perception of Trump. Cut the crap.
        Congress was never meant to be a career job. As I see it. The average joe was meant to take his neighbors grievances to be heard and taken care of. Serve a 2 year term and on to the next person.
        To me all elected jobs should be term limited. 2max at most. Some just the one and NONE, specifically judges should be for life.

  24. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Jackhole brought a gun to a “gun-free zone” and the only people unarmed were the good ones looking out for everybody else. So now Representative madness there wants to disarm the good people harder. How does this help?

    He’s apparently in favor of more kids being killed in Florida schools. Sad.

  25. avatar Mb says:

    2A is for protection FROM THE GOVERNMENT, so we should have exactly what he had in the Army.

  26. avatar barnbwt says:

    Wow, the inexplicable failures of the FL legislature to pass pro-gun initiatives is suddenly making a lot more sense, isn’t it?

  27. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    At some point we will need to decide if we care about the difference between the F rated Democrat or the D rated Republican. Since most worthless Republican politicians are fleeing the Soros funded pseudo controversy like the cowards they are, it makes it easier to spot the ones that need to be primaried. Write your politicians and remind them of how much you value your 2nd Amendment rights and that you are watching them closely.

  28. avatar tjlarson2k says:

    Conspiracy theory time:

    Time to investigate and trace all the personal financial accounts of the Sherrif’s dept and see if this entire scenario was orchestrated by anti-gun politicians.

    Usually the simplest explanation is correct.

    So… what is more believable:

    1) This was a willful neglect of duty by four morally compromised deputies isolated to the Sherrif’s dept or…

    2) The deputies were compelled to stand down by their Sherrif or perhaps some other outside influence to further a political anti gun agenda.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      Criminal negligence or criminal maleficence? Either way, there’s some people who need to spend some time in a prison cell. However, the families are blaming the human right to self preservation instead of the willful failure/dereliction of duty by those entrusted with that power.

      If a doctor refused to perform a life saving surgery on a child because they just didn’t feel like it, I think 99.999% of people would want that doctor to lose his job and spend some time in prison. Some people would want him to hang.

    2. avatar Huntmaster says:

      Nahhhhh…. That’s just too wacko. Next thing you know somebody is going to claim the Justice Department and ATF are funneling guns down to Mexican Drug Cartels in order to build the case for stronger gun legislation. How in the HELL do you nut jobs come up with this shit?

      1. avatar CZJay says:

        By the way, Alexander Jones won’t tell you the truth because he is a puppet for Donald Trump. I think he has some agreement with Trump for a TV news channel in the future.

  29. avatar Ted says:

    These members believe a the meme that gun ownership is going down, simply because gun ownership is no long about public activities like hunting but almost all about home and self defense where you would be a moron to tell someone calling up or coming to your home and asking you if you have a gun at home.

    The same thing happens with assault rifle polls. Ask and publish right after an event, when support for banning assault rifles jumps 20 points, only to fall 25 points a few months later and you can claim a minority supports bans even when it does not.

    here is the long term data on assault rifle ban support trends — down down down:

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      I don’t like to talk about any security measures I might or might not have.

      It’s not a good idea to give out info that can enable people to plot against you successfully. I know gun people like to show off with “gun porn.” I don’t think it’s the smartest thing to do if you are not making money off doing it.

      When people ask if I own guns, I tell them: I support the human right to self preservation and that includes using modern tools. That’s all you need to hear.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Interesting chart,facts, Thanks

  30. avatar neiowa says:

    Florida Primary Election: August 28. SIX months to find a Conservative Rep to primary is algore progtard rino ass. Make it so.

    1. avatar says:

      Hey Marion Hammer and the NRA..THIS should be the main focus then for the next few months. First….BLAST MAST in the Primary…find an opponent and back him/her(if they are progun). Don’t play chess and worry about if Mast isn’t around it might give the Dems the majority. With guys like this is doesn’t matter.

      Same for ANY member of the Florida legislature that votes for any type of BS Gun Control. Pick a few to make examples of and PRIMARY THE SONS OF B@TCHES. Don’t worry if this costs the house or Senate. We can gain it back. BUT if we keep letting these RINOS do this then it won’t matter which party controls what.

      And to all us gun owners….time to step up to the plate ladies and gents. That means getting off our collective asses and getting INVOLVED. I emailed MAST and RUBIO/NELSON(my Senators) tonight. I emailed my state legislators here in Florida as well. I’m gonna skip going out to eat lunch next week and instead reupped my NRA membership. I sent them a note I expect them to FIGHT LIKE HELL or they’ll lose me as a member. I also joing GOA and my local state group Floriday Carry.

      This is the 9th inning folks and the bases are loaded. We are very close to losing a big chunk of our rights if we don’t push back and push back hard! This needs to be the battle cry across all the pro-gun websites, youtube channels, gun sales sites, etc. We all have to unite on this.

  31. avatar Quazi Movo says:

    Seems the next logical step for Mast, et al, is to advocate banning the sale of high capacity magazines for any firearm, regardless of whether it’s a semi-automatic rifle, handgun, shotgun, pellet gun, whatever. That’s my domino theory, which, given the political spin-off from Cruz’s murder spree, is highly probable.

  32. avatar John in IN says:

    Send this guy some love, too. He’s easy to find on twitter.

    “After 17 students were murdered in a school shooting in Florida, there is bipartisan support — including from President Trump — for a ban on bump stocks (the device that converts a semiautomatic gun into automatic weapon.) If you agree that bump stocks should be banned, add your name.
    Petitioning Congress, BATF, DOJ

    Congress: Ban “bump stock” full auto conversions of assault rifles

    Petition by Steven Brumby
    United States of America”

  33. avatar DaveDetroit says:

    Can we get a law passed that prevents our politicians from being protected by the “scary guns” that they want to deny the rest of us? Better yet, not allow armed security of any sort on capital grounds? And we need to get rid of all private armed security as well. Then let’s have a discussion about gun rights.

    I consider the AR-15 great for target shooting but I’d hesitate to use it to hunt as I think it’s marginal in that role. Would the liberals have been more content with children being killed by trucks, bombs or pump action shotguns? Poisoned KoolAid? The method used is immaterial. Evil exists. And the argument that the general population can’t be trusted when the government is all made up of the general population makes no sense at all!

  34. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Some one really needs to make an issue of the police who have military grade rifles. Thanks to Obama administration. If police can have select fire weapons, then I want a bump stock.

  35. avatar Dale Gribble says:

    Tar and feathers.

  36. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    RHINOs are on the rampage

    1. avatar FL4Real says:

      They aren’t RINOs. They’re run of the mill Republicans. They care as much about your gun Rights as they do small government etc. It’s something to run on every election. Nothing more.

  37. avatar DerryM says:

    We have to put an end to Political Office as a long-term career aspiration because we can now clearly see that it has bred inert, turncoats, like this guy, who ONLY care about preserving their privileged lives as a Politician.

    The very notion of an “Assault Weapons Ban” is cause for concern. There is no substantive difference among AR 15’s and other semi-automatic rifles in basic design and actual function*. So, a ban on AR 15’s only sets a precedent for declaring any and all other semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and pistols “Assault Weapons”. Eventually, this could include all firearms with any sort of “repeating action”. It’s not a “slippery slope”, it’s a full-on heavily greased, 70° downramp…

    It may not be possible to repeal the Second Amendment, but it has been and is possible to ban the sale of specified classes of firearms, as we have seen already. It is also possible to make specified classes of firearms non-transferable between any individuals, which we have also seen enacted into State Laws.

    Any elected political figure who talks like this Congressman is the enemy of all American’s right to keep and bear Arms no matter what else he says, or claims.

    *Despite differences in specific mechanics, components and appearances, they all do the same thing as an AR 15 at the end of the day.

  38. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    Saying you, “appreciate assault weapons but I want to ban them,” is akin to (albeit not as extreme) saying, “I have negro friends but I support slavery.”

    You wouldn’t call them that, you wouldn’t say you like them and then want to ban them. It’s hypocritical. If you like them, defend them. Otherwise you yourself are saying you like something you find immoral, which itself makes me question you as a person. You haven’t a leg to stand on, Mr. Mast.

  39. avatar Quest says:

    In the article he writes “I usually carried 10 magazines stacked with 20 rounds of 5.56-millimeter ammunition each.” I’m pretty sure 30 round magazines were standard issue in the Iraq and Afghan Wars.

    Is this an attempt by him to further the argument in anti’s minds that the 30 round standard capacity magazines of today are 50% more than what our military uses? Pretty f’ing disingenuous of him if this is the case.

    Vote this fool out of office.

    1. avatar John P. says:

      Yup. He also mentions carrying a .40 sidearm, which has only been issued to the Coast Guard. I smell even more B.S.

  40. avatar samuraichatter says:

    I have my TV ad already prepared for when I run for office – which I probably never will.

    “I believe in the second amendment but . . . no buts.”

    Seriously, someone has got to use that.

  41. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    “…I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms”

    Who is making that argument besides you and the rest of control supporters?

  42. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

    Didn’t have to read past the part where it said he wrote this in a NYT editorial.

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