Quote of the Day: Live Free or Die (Terms and Conditions Apply) Edition

‘‘The thought that some representative with a weapon would return fire to the gallery where we have fourth graders frightens me.” New Hampshire State Rep. Gary Richardson, NH House bans guns in chamber, gallery [via boston.com]


  1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

    Because as we all learned after Mrs Giffords was nearly assassinated, the assassin usually just shoots their desired politician and leaves everyone be. (/sarc)

    Seriously, though, you might as well shoot back because the fourth grader to the right and left will probably die anyway. May as well try to save the kid three bodies away.

  2. avatar The Knight says:

    While it is a great state motto, the entire statement is better,
    “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”
    General John Stark, July 31, 1809

    too bad their electeds believe otherwise.

  3. avatar great unknown says:

    Lots of non-native invaders from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts have moved up here and corrupted the election process. Eventually they will destroy the state and seek other venues to invade.

    It goes without saying that Richardson is a Democrat.

    BTW, several legislators have already announced that they will not adhere to the prohibition. I’m waiting to see how that works out.

    1. avatar surlycmd says:

      Libertadus Antus is the most invasive species in the Wild Kingdom. With it’s voracious appetite, it devours individual liberties and defecates state sponsored servitude wherever it goes.

      1. avatar Ivan w/ an AR says:

        Please do not forget that species and genus names are supposed to be in italics, O.K.?

  4. avatar Tom Collins says:

    Too many Massholes up in NH avoiding taxes…

    1. avatar blinkypete says:

      I’m a former masshole, and I moved here to be part of the solution. It’s actually the Northern (read: Native) country that’s largely democrat.

  5. avatar Pulatso says:

    Translation: I’d rather children have no chance than take the risk my employee might hit one returning fire, because that would ruin my reelection chances.

  6. avatar Joe says:

    Just to be clear, this is a politician who will disarm politicians in the same manner that they disarm the genal population… Seems ok to me. Aren’t we always carping on the fact that they disarm us but have their own guns and security?

    1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

      They’ll still have their security, Joe.

      1. avatar great unknown says:

        How can that be? Aren’t they worried the security people will kill innocent fourth-graders in the gallery?

        I will admit, however, that LEOs in NH train more intensely, and are far better at using their weapons, than those in the Greatest City In The World ™.

    2. avatar gloomhound says:

      I hate to see any man lose his freedoms.

  7. avatar DQ says:

    I guess his point is he’d rather have the murderer run his course killing any innocent people he could than having security potentially injure a bystander in an attempt stop the killer? I thought they have more faith in LEO’s training than they do in armed civilians…

  8. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    What bothers me is that this jack hole is not only in office buy believes te bullshit he is spouting.
    Luckily I live waaaay farther South but damn, what an ass he is!!! I guess since he is so old and decrepit kids aren’t his main concern anymore!!

  9. avatar JustAJ says:

    ‘‘If we become a gun free zone, we are telling every nut in the state we are a gun free zone,’’ he said. ‘‘I will not be a victim in this House, and I want all the crazy nuts out there in this state to understand that.’’

    Sounds like at least one politician is admitting that gun free zones are victim rich environments. And here we’ve been told all these years that gun free zones are the penultimate paradise of safety, ala schools, churces, and the like.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    “The Granite State” is becoming increasingly Massticated. We all knew it was going to happen once the Old Man slid off the Mountain. It’s a tossup as to what the NH Democrats will outlaw first — the guns or the license plates. I suggest a new state motto: Surrender!

  11. avatar Chas says:

    The coward will always try to justify his inaction and criticize the one who acts.

  12. avatar Levi B says:

    They CAN be trusted to author laws, but CANNOT be trusted to not shoot at 4th graders.

    Maybe it’s time for lawmakers who can be trusted to do both?

  13. avatar Sanchanim says:

    the this politician doesn’t trust the other politicians he works with? Nice!

  14. avatar Carrymagnum says:

    I’m not going to be a happy camper if this means anything worse for my beloved state. I’m not a fan of mass’ state government and how most of the youth seem to be thug wannabes. My cousin being one. They need to stay in their state if they don’t like the way it’s done here. There’s a few imposing their wills on many all over the country, and I want them to stop and think “how is this any of my business”. Though they’d do mental gymnastics around the fact that they are douche bags and justify it someway anyway. Bummer.

  15. avatar Lance says:

    Like your title for the post. Guss its me but Live free or die says it about liberty for us in America.

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