Hillary Clinton: Gun Confiscation ‘Worth Looking At’

As we’ve pointed out, this isn’t your typical election cycle for the Democrats. This time around, there’s not even the thin veneer of lies about their intentions vis-à-vis civilian firearms ownership. Nope, this year, they’re doing everything they can to let you know they’re coming after your guns. This morning, Hillary Clinton told a handpicked town hall crowd that a national “buyback scheme” (i.e., gun confiscation) along the lines of the Australian model is something “worth looking at.” Here’s the NRA’s response . . .

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on Debate Proposal to Discuss “Gun Safety” with the NRA: “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.”

(courtesy cnn.com)

Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun JournoList is alive and well. This we know thanks to Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Echoing his fellow anti-gunners’ use of the “t” word, Gross responded to Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee’s call to discuss gun control with the NRA, uttered with characteristic verve during last night’s Democratic debate. “This is not a negotiation with the NRA,” Gross proclaimed. “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.” Gross was equally charitable about Bernie Sanders’ gun control-related remarks . . .

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Why Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Grabbing the ‘Third Rail’ of Gun Control

(courtesy people.howstuffworks.com)

In the last presidential cycle, Democrat candidates hid their anti-gun animus behind weasel words; Barack Obama’s slam against voters who “cling to their guns and bibles” was considered a major faux pas. Last night’s Democrat debate represented a major break from the past. “It’s time the entire country stood up against the NRA” Hillary Clinton pronounced. Bernie Sanders touted his D-minus NRA rating. Lincoln Chaffee basked in his F-rating. Martin O’Malley celebrated his victory over the NRA to create “gun safety” legislation. Only Jim Webb mentioned Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Hang on. Support for gun rights is up, faith in gun control is down. So what’s up with the gun control fervor? Bloomberg’s thetrace,org (of all people) nails it. Well, almost . . .

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Lockerdome Poll: GOA Beats NRA

(courtesy The Truth About Guns)

As of this writing, 2,822 TTAG readers voted in our unscientific Lockerdome poll pitting the National Rifle Association against the Gun Owners of America for most favored status. The GOA beat the NRA by 54 to 46 percent. What does that tell you? Nothing we didn’t suspect: TTAG’s readers tend to hold the absolutist position on gun rights, better exemplified by the GOA than the NRA. Don’t take this wrong way . . .

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Another Journo Labels the NRA A Terrorist Organization

January 12, 2013

When prowling the web for gun stories or clicking on links from TTAG tipsters, I don’t always know the physical location of a relevant website. The East Valley Tribune could hail from a hundred places. When I clocked the headline above one of the paper’s editorials – NRA  – America’s greatest domestic terrorist – I figured the valley in question nestled somewhere in anti-gun New England or the equally firearms freedom averse Mid-Atlantic region. Nope . . .

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“Navy SEAL” Cited in Anti-NRA, Anti-Concealed Carry Stories Guilty of Stolen Valor

Navy SEAL insignia (courtesy military-insignia.us)

We recently highlighted two stories claiming that concealed carry is a dangerous delusion: thenation.com‘s Tactical Experts Destroy the NRA’s Heroic Gunslinger Fantasy and rawstory.com‘s Combat veterans shoot down NRA ‘fantasy world’ of ‘good guys with guns’. Both stories rely on the opinion of one Stephen Benson, who claimed to be a Navy SEAL. Nope. Over on Facebook, a man named Don Shipley published a post revealing that Mr. Benson is guilty of stolen valor . . .

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Gun Control Advocates Deny Armed Self-Defense, Go To War With the NRA

“I can’t believe that if that classroom in Oregon had had concealed weapons holders in there that it would have necessarily saved anyone.” That’s UT music professor Martha Hilley speaking at a forum of Texas educators opposing the imminent arrival of campus carry. She’s not lying. If Professor Hilley believed an armed defender could have limited the slaughter at Umpqua Community College, her opposition to campus carry would make no sense whatsoever. Equipped as they are with actual common sense . . .

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Salon on NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre: “People Die Because of this Man”

Wayne LaPierre (courtesy salon.com)

First New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi demanded that the U.S. State Department list the National Rifle Association as a terrorist organization. Now Salon continues the bloody-minded assault by targeting Wayne LaPierre, calling the NRA veep a murderer. “Although 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer pulled the trigger on the gun that killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday, Wayne LaPierre, the fanatic executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, also has blood on his hands . . .

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NRA: You Can Only Depend On Yourself. Farago: Except When You Can’t

The bio underneath the video above tells us that “Del Wilber is a former Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency in Security and Counterterrorism. He served as an advisor for counterterrorism and counter-IED operations in Iraq from 2004-2007, as well as a counterterrorism advisor and consultant to the State Investigative and Protection Agency. He currently owns Secur-intel-solutions.” Respect. That said, I profoundly disagree with this statement . . .

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Question of the Day: Should the NRA Be Talking About EMPs?

ELP I could understand. I reckon NASA should have sent Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Karn Evil 9 to the aliens via Voyager. OK, the British rock trio isn’t an appropriate topic for NRA PR. But neither are electro-magnetic pulses. Don’t get me wrong: I get it. EMPs threaten to destroy our power grid at a stroke and throw America into chaos, as X-Box deprived teenagers suddenly discover this thing called “outside.” (Note: they won’t like it.) In the aftermath, guns will be extremely handy, one way or another. But . .

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Question of the Day: How Great Was the Greatest Generation? [VIDEO]

In the video above, NRA “New Commentator” Dom Raso asks “Do We Deserve the WWII Generation’s Sacrifice?” It’s the flag-waving pro-freedom rant you’d expect from Mr. Raso, a former Navy SEAL. And then some. And yet, in these days of the Internet, where anyone and everyone can question received wisdom, YouTube commentators have hit Mr. Raso’s “greatest generation” thesis with both barrels. “Bullshit,” Ray Haws opines. “It was the WW2 generation that gave us . . .

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Shoot Down the NRA! Or Not.

“There is a interesting idea floating around these days about how to kill the National Rifle Association,” playwright, director, actor, educator and left-leaning theater founder Robert Brustein [above] writes at huffingtonpost.com. “Join it!!!! For only $25 a year, you will not only receive a host of membership benefits and a subscription to three different gun magazines, but also — on the proviso that enough of us subscribe to this irresistible offer — the right to vote Wayne LaPierre out of office and ban firearms from the United States.” I’m not sure if this is satire or an actual, albeit fantastic plan from a desperate anti-gunner. We report. You deride. Here’s some more of Brustein’s anti-firearms fodder for readers who indulge in the aforementioned derision . . .

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