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“It would be devastating for the country if Donald Trump won, and it would be devastating for the anti-gun-violence movement. But we would be on a long list of progressive causes that would be shattered by a Trump win. Donald Trump has embraced the NRA. At some level, he’s more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies . . .

BFG-Long-Logo-Blue-JPG-220x39“Even the NRA had to distance themselves from the proposal to mix open carry with drinking. So this is a high-stakes election for this movement, in part because we’ve been building and building, and 2016 feels like a moment where the country is going to weigh in on whether they want progress or whether they are okay with the silence that has been the hallmark of the Republican majority.” – Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy in How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns [via]


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  1. In that crazy I can’t believe that these people actually believe that mr. Trump would put us in a nuclear war or any other kind of nonsense. What these people seem to forget as he made his millions of dollars off of Real Estate all over the world he owns hotels businesses in various different apartment complexes comma what do you think will happen if he started a nuclear war it would completely annihilate our country and every other country that was involved including all his billions of dollars of real estate I’m so sick of hearing how people think that a grown man that raised 2 children would annihilate the Earth that they live on give me an effing break! Oh and let’s not forget about Old Miss Hillary Clinton the worst politician on the face of the planet friggin bigoted racist that hides behind the woman card and mass murderer I’ve got two words for Hillary Clinton Benghazi 9 11 2012 do you remember that ma’am when you promised to help the two thousand men women and children these kids were 12 and 13 years of age that fought in the Freedom Fighters force in Libya and she said start the conflict and I’ll be able to come in and help you because you’re fighting for democracy. They tried to reach her through her satellite phone and she just turned it off it’s proven she’s responsible for those 2000s and nobody seems to give a care about how she operates she’s a liar just like her husband and a criminal act that should have been arrested by the FBI for all that email and classified documents and not turning over the actual hard drives 4 weeks if not months when the court asked for them she should be held in contempt a loan for that and put it behind bars which of course you know President Obama would have pardoned her. The Democratic party is a slew of scumbags.

    • The nuclear thing is a redux of the campaign against Goldwater.

      The girl picking flowers ad is rated as the most effective political ad ever. Turning Goldwater’s tag line of “In your heart you know he’s right” into “In your heart you know he might (use nukes)” was similarly effective.

      The reason HRC looks like a fool now is because we don’t live under the specter of MAD with the USSR.

    • A hyphen helps explain who they are: “Anti-gun Violence Movement”
      Or you can add a word: “Anti Gun Pro Violence Movement”.

    • To actually combat gun violence, this Loony-Tunes Senator and his progressive cronies would have to attack their core constituencies, namely Blacks and Hispanics. And, they’re not about to bite the hand that feeds them. Secure the southern border, deport all illegals, suspend all immigration for 10 years and toughen criminal sanctions for gang violence, including reinstatement of the death penalty in Illinois, etc. Instead, he wants to disarm you and me and the millions of other law abiding citizens who want to defend themselves against the savages in our midst.

  2. I actually don’t trust Trump to follow through on destroying the progressives on the anti-gun front, but I DO fear hillary to push their “progress”. But this guy saying these words is a ringing endorsement for Trump as I see it.

    • On the gun-control/gun freedom front, I’m not looking for Trump to do much, other than appoint a couple of hopefully conservative (is constitutionalist too much to hope for?) Supreme Court justices. Anymore liberal justices and we can expect constitutional gun protections to be interpreted away. So, to me it’s not enough to just not vote Hillary, actually have to vote for Trump.

      • We’ve been burned by some supposedly ‘conservative’ justices before. *If* The Donald can pull this off and get elected, I hope his litmus test is pure.

        So far, it looks like he’s listening to his new campaign team. Just stay on message, Mr.Trump. WikiLeaks is promising *thousands* of classified docs in the near future, so this could get interesting real soon…

  3. And if past behavior is any sort of indicator of future behavior, we’re going to choose neither. We are (not silently at all) going to stand up for our ability to make individual and free choices on our safety, on our pastimes, and on how the ability to keep our government in check continues to be a part of our national identity.

    • Yup.

      As I like to tell people, Trump makes all the people I want to hear howl, howl loud and long.

      That’s no reason enough to vote for Trump. I want to see the comfortable become uncomfortable.

      • Agreed.

        Having Donald Trump win the election is only the first step in fixing our country. Burning both the Democratic and Republican parties to the ground would be a good second step.

  4. I don’t think anybody who advocates for the right to carry a firearm for self defense everywhere also promotes drinking while armed. The businesses that produce alcohol promote designated driving and drinking responsibly. Why can’t they, and we as people of the gun, do the same for being armed for defense? Why can’t a person who chooses not to drink make the conscious choice to taxi his friends on nights of drinking AND choose to be armed in case the worst happens? Wouldn’t that be the best choice for any wingman (or wingwoman)? Isn’t that the point of sober friend? To watch out and make sure those who imbibe too much don’t make bad choices or get taken advantage of?

    • There is a difference between drinking and being drunk. Some of us can hold out liquor. It comes down to a personal choice and personal responsibility. I see DUI being the same sort of BS. I ran the best PFT of my life while my blood alcohol was probably still more than a little elevated from the night before.

      • Agree entirely, but the law in Texas doesn’t. Since there is no limit defined it is open to interpretation, and that usually means any drinking at all is a no-no.

        • Ironically, the law in Illinois almost does. We have to 50% of sales in liquor standard, but they have to post. Interestingly, I don’t think beer counts towards that 50%, so most sports bars are good to go.

    • It would be entirely enough to allow the bouncer and bartender to carry. From what I understand of Florida law, no guns are allowed in a bar AT ALL, even if carried by people who are not consuming alcohol.

    • It really doesn’t matter.

      It’s all about personal responsibility. A CHL can sneak his gun in the bar. Is it right? Maybe, maybe not. But not really any worse than a person drinking at home and having access to his gun safe right? That person can still get drunk, load up their guns, and then go do something immoral. In the end, it can really only boil down to the actions of an individual. If that individual is amazingly impulsive or has a drinking problem, maybe they need to take actions to protect themselves from themselves.

  5. Can’t Bloomberg afford some sign holders for them?

    Seriously though, I thought conservatives were supposed to be doing the fear mongering. At least that’s what the MSM would have us believe.

  6. The ignorance of progressive politicians, CEO’s and scientists is appalling.

    A President of the USA can do VERY LITTLE without the approval of Congress, so why are they all acting like Trump would be a king or dictator ? Our Constitution clearly lays out the powers of the respective branches of government.

    • On this front Trump is way less of a threat than Hillary is. He’ll actually have to keep from pissing off both sides of Congress to get things done vs Hillary who’s a “super insider.”

  7. Well, what can we say? An Irishman scared of guns in bars.

    The jokes practically write themselves from that point onwards….

  8. The masks keep slipping off, don’t they?

    The election is about seizing power; power to advance the agenda — “the movement.”

    Nothing there about what the people voting want. The election isn’t about learning what to go do — that’s already been decided. It’s Kabuki to cover imposing The Right Thing on *those people* in the pretense of agreement.

    All righty then…

  9. What truly scares them is Trump in charge of the DOJ. He could destroy the democrats simply by allowing an honest investigation to go ahead. hillary, barry, holder, etc. All in orange jumpsuits. And it would be legal and right.

  10. These lefty loons are more dangerous than ANY firearm. But the brain stem only voter block keep putting these A-Holes in and keeping them in office.
    America, going the way of Rome?

  11. But we would be on a long list of progressive causes that would be shattered by a Trump win.
    Geee, too bad. I think I am going to go to my Safe Space and cry.

    • What really scares them is that Trump is a (shhh) Presbyterian. And his mother was from Scotland.

      Queue the shrieking and keening. Gotta love the keening of the women…

  12. “…it would be devastating for the anti-gun-violence movement. But we would be on a long list of progressive causes that would be shattered by a Trump win.”
    Senator, I’m not afraid to admit that just the thought such occurring kind of gives me tingly feelings in special places. Furthermore, the notion that you freedom-hating poverty pimps are being abandoned by (some of) your former tricks gives me a joy I can barely contain.

  13. If everything stays on track as it is now, I don’t think Hillary can win. She is widely recognized as untrustworthy and a liar. There is no questioning that any longer. Hillary Clinton can not be trusted.
    As for the Donald, unless he really blows it and says something dumb….again too close to the election, he is going to crush Clinton. Let’s just hope key Republicans win widely and we can crush the life out of those with their noses up Bloombergs and Feinsteins ass….figuratively speaking of course, and those like Shannon “needs a nose job” Watts fade away for a long long time.

  14. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies . . .Even the NRA had to distance themselves from the proposal to mix open carry with drinking.

    What, exactly, is “fully armed?” As opposed to partially armed? I want to know, so I can be sure I’m “fully armed.”

    Open carry is illegal in Florida. (So is carrying concealed in a bar.)
    Furthermore, I was unaware that being in a bar requires drinking.

  15. If Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg all hate him, he must be doing something right.


  16. I guess I’m more extreme than the NRA as I thought Trump was right to say allow armed people into bars – we have responsible designated drivers that don’t drink, why not a responsible armed individual?


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