Rather: Failure to Enact Gun Control Shows a Lack of Honor and Patriotism

Dan Rather

Dan Rather (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Disgraced former talking head Dan Rather turned up on CNN recently for some reason. There, before dozens of devoted viewers, he echoed the anti-gun media’s party line regarding America’s downright déclassé and frightfully embarrassing tendency to value and avail ourselves of our Second Amendment rights. 

Rather said on Friday’s “CNN Tonight” show with Don Lemon: “This story is not new. This story happens all too often, and the fact that we haven’t done anything really to come to grips with it is — despicable is the only word that comes to mind. And it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism, in this sense: This is a national health epidemic. And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic? We the public, we the people, and our political representatives would be behaving in a completely different manner.”

– Paul Bedard in Liberal Media Scream: Dan Rather hits ‘lack of patriotism’ in failure to ban guns

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  1. avatar Craig in IA says:

    Just an attempt to return to some form of relevance.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      Exactly, the continuing desperate attempts to correct a career which ended in failure and disgrace.

    2. avatar Garrison Hall says:

      Dan who?

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        He’s a has been that should have been gone long before he was.

    3. avatar supergun says:

      20,000 gun laws, in which 99% of them are unconstitutional, has not stopped humans from killing each other,,,,although gun deaths have gone way way way down in the last 30 years.

      1. avatar Rattlerjake says:

        Actually you’re way off on your statistcs. Gun deaths have risen in all of the anti-gun areas where there are excessive gun laws (like Shitcago), but where 2nd amendment rights are still upheld, gun crime has significantly decreased.

    4. avatar frank speak says:

      standard talking points…why should we expect more?….

  2. avatar No one of consequence says:

    Oh, something is despicable there, all right.

    Comparing guns to Ebola? Seriously, he’s right, we would be having a different national reaction because it’s a completely different situation. Other than that, however, I have to wonder whether demntia is setting in.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Going to air with a fake document to try to smear a president seem pretty dispicible to me.

      1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

        Always remember that that original document has never been made public. A committee appointed by Bush(the target of the story) just stated that:
        “the piece disregarded “fundamental journalistic principles.” The documents were not, however, ever proved to be forgeries.”
        https://people.com/tv/dan-rather-defends-cbs-news-report-on-george-w-bush-that-got-him-fired/
        Note that proving something a forgery, and stating that you don’t care whether it’s a forgery or not, are two very different things. In point of fact, all of the pilots left alive in that unit say that “Dubya”, did indeed go AWOL from his Guard unit in Texas during the Vietnam War, whether the administration thought that Rather reported that in a “fundamental journalistic” way, or not.

        1. avatar Batterycap says:

          Now that is a twitting of history that even Dan Rather would be proud of. In fact, if I am not mistaken, you are Dan Rather. By the way – the “original” document was – one more time – printed with Word. Nuff said.

        2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          ““the piece disregarded “fundamental journalistic principles.” The documents were not, however, ever proved to be forgeries.”

          Yes, ‘Ken’, they were proven to be forgeries.

          The proof? It didn’t require detailed examination of the “original document”, a photocopy or photograph was all that was needed.

          The spacing between the letters on the document was too ‘perfect’ to have been created on a mechanical typewriter of the era. Modern word processors (that didn’t exist in the Vietnam era), on the other hand, have no problem perfectly spacing the letters.

          Oh, and there was question of the typeface used existing in the 1960s.

          Leftist scum will stoop to any level required to try to assassinate the character of a political opponent. That’s what they tried to do to Bush. Look at what they tried to do to Trump, but got schooled by him instead… 🙂

        3. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          Batterycap –

          “The Washington Post reported that “of more than 100 records made available by the 147th Group and the Texas Air National Guard, none used the proportional spacing techniques characteristic of the CBS documents.”[18] This raises the question of the likelihood of a National Guard office having access to this type of equipment.

          According to The Washington Post, “The analysis shows that half a dozen Killian memos released earlier by the military were written with a standard typewriter using different formatting techniques from those characteristic of computer-generated documents. CBS’s Killian memos bear numerous signs that are more consistent with modern-day word-processing programs, particularly Microsoft Word…” (September 14, 2004).”

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killian_documents_authenticity_issues

          The Teaparty-controlled right-wing owned Washington Post proclaimed it’s a forgery…

        4. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          ‘And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for them meddlin’ kids on their new fangled internet!’

          Actual quote from Dan Rather…

        5. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          Its sooo sweet that ya’ll put so much faith in investigations conducted by the suspect.
          Meanwhile, in places where the investigators do NOT work for the suspect;
          http://www.awolbush.com/ , good questions are asked, but never seem to be answered. Not even now, DECADES later. Like;
          “Bush says he’s released all his records…if that’s true, then has anyone seen:

          Any pages from Bush’s flight log
          Records from the Flight Inquiry Board convened after Bush was suspended as a pilot
          Any evidence of Bush’s reclassification into another AFSC after suspension as a pilot
          Any photos of George Bush in a military uniform after 1972
          Anything at all from any Alabama unit with Bush’s name on it
          Any copies of form 44a from the Alabama National Guard certifying attendance
          Air Force Form 142 (Aviation Service Audit Worksheet)
          Anything proving service (not just receipt of pay) by Bush between May 1972 and May 1973? ”
          Any body here ever heard any answers to these questions? I mean, other than: “SHUT UP, YOU”? That was not an answer in the days that I grew up, but rather the cheapest of attempts to avoid personal responsibility. That didn’t work on adults when I was a kid, like it seems to now.
          But then, we had real adults in those days. Not precious, 30 year old snowflakes living in their parents basements.

        6. avatar Huntmaster says:

          Troll

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Despicable is using a position of trust to deliberately lie to millions of viewers, and you only get to do that once. This lying jackass’s opinions are completely irrelevant to any thinking person, he should STFU until he is dead, we do not need his opinion since there are *billions* of opinions in this world which do not come from liars.

      1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        Larry, go read the Wikipedia page on that fake document. The Leftists have expended *huge* effort in trying to ‘sterilize’ it.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killian_documents_controversy

        They must realize what it means when their loyal ‘journalists’ get caught lying to the public…

        1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          There’s been a lot of effort to keep wikipedia biased and unreliable, for sure. That is correct. Even wikipedia itself admits to it. See my comment below.

      2. avatar Knute(ken) says:

        Goeff: please go to the wiki page you posted and click on the bibliography links provided on the forensic experts investigation, numbers [5] and [6]. Where did all the references go? All provided are either non-existent or have nothing to do with the issue they link from. Real convincing ‘evidence’ indeed. This is what happens to people who believe in wikipedia.
        “Wikipedia is not considered to be a reliable source as not everything in Wikipedia is accurate, comprehensive, or unbiased.” -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Researching_with_Wikipedia
        So even wikipedia admits they are baised and not reliable. So, the very WORST source possible.

        1. avatar Jim Horn says:

          I, and many others, don’t need wikipedia or others. We served in the Air Force or Guard at the time and have extensive first hand experience with the typewriters and such of the era. And it was immediately obvious at first glance that the document wasn’t authentic. No internet needed. No basement dwellers involved. No need for casting aspersions on those who disagree with you. I would be happy to go into excruciating levels of details if needed.

    3. avatar John Bloxson Jr. says:

      Comparing Apples to Tomatoes almost all the restrictive laws have netted only an increase in gun deaths where these assinine laws are in place and you are right Ebola is a completely different matter entirely. Rather is just another irrelevant member of the Fake News people of the Mainstream Media! American’s look who is attacking the Constitution of the United States of America, The DemoCommunist Party of America. The Democratic Party from 1974-1992 was a dying entity and was replace completely by 1992. The DemoCommunist Party of America has taken the side of all manor of Immorality, and is arguably the Party of Death throughout the Nation they celebrate every gun death because it brings them closer to the day when they can confiscate our firearms, and imprison those of use who disagree with their lies. They know that if the people were given time to think about it they would kick everyone of these DemoCommunist Butt holes out of Office. The key to destroying the Constitution are dinagrating its Amendmrnts this weakening them and abolishing some like the Second Amendment in its entirety.
      SO AMERICAN’S WISE UP KICK THESE DEMOCOMMUNIST OUT THEY DO NOT REPRESENT AMERICAN VALUES AT ALL!!!!

  3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Ebola can be quarantined, Evil can not. Every single instance of violence (with guns) has been an evil act or one stemming from untreated/improperly treated mental illness.

  4. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    I guess it’s fortunate that ‘the right to keep and bear ebola shall not be infringed’ isn’t in the Bill of Rights.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      BTW, ebola is easily avoided with these simple precautions.

      1. avatar Darkman says:

        The difference between Ebola and Liberalism is. There is a cure for Ebola that prevents death. The only cure for Liberalism is death.

        1. avatar Rocketman says:

          Very rarely, the socialist, AKA “liberal” will pull his head out of his butt and realize that what manure that has been shoved down it by the media, his college professors and socialist friends was totally incorrect. He and she will then start to understand that what Lenin said about people like him prior to this was accurate when Lenin called those people “Useful Idiots”.

        2. avatar D.T.O.M. says:

          Seems Rather has Ebola in his mouth..

          Also these are not Liberals, these are Progressives (that are actually regressive, but that’s a story for another day). Liberty is the root word in Liberalism, and Liberty is the pursuit of individual freedom.

          Sad how they contaminated such a noble word, however that is what the left does, as Rather above so aptly demonstrated.

      2. avatar Pg2 says:

        That’s pretty good, except for the raw meat part….best way to eat it, all day, every day.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Well as long as your e coli vaccine is up to date…

        2. avatar Broke_It says:

          I lol’d Gov.

        3. avatar Pg2 says:

          You’re thinking of chicken. For real. Raw grass fed steak/red meat is boss. Little salt…..

        4. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Pg2, the Mongols used to stuff a slab of raw meat under their saddles and after riding all day it would be cured like jerky. Of course chemically speaking sweat is nothing more than concentrated, salty urine, but if you’re fine with eating red meat marinated in concentrated horse piss, it is edible.

    2. avatar Ardent says:

      Pretty much this ^

      When having a disease is a human right, codified and protected within the constitution we might start treating Ebola like guns. Seriously, how retarded do you have to be to even make an argument like that?

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        ‘…how retarded do you have to be…’

        That would be level IV retardation – typical leftist logic.

  5. avatar Darkman says:

    Just a senile old man. Looking for another 15 minutes. ZZZ

  6. avatar George says:

    Trump has given America an opportunity for survival. By forcing Scum to surface, enables America
    to see who the real traitors are. DemonRats want to shred the Constitution, destroy the Electoral College,
    stifle free speech. These are America’s real enemies. Rather is just another useful movie star idiot.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      I never liked Trump and I still think anyone who trusts him is an idiot, but he definitely has done this nation a service by shattering the Left’s political media charade and bringing their crazy to the surface. That’s almost enough to put him on the positive side of the ledger all by itself.

      1. avatar George says:

        Never fully trust Any Politician.. Always keep a watchful eye on them.

        1. avatar Magnon says:

          News Flash! Trump is still not a politician He is a savvy business mogul who has the best interests of the country and its citizens in his agendas. Name one other professional politician who can say that! Members of Congress come to Washington, DC being middle-class people with some local or state political experience, Amazingly, after one or two terms they are millionaires. Why is that? It’s called feathering their own nest at the expense of their own constituents!

      2. avatar JD Moore says:

        If you do not care for Trump, that is your right, but every one has to admit this economy is going
        to the highest point that it has for years. Jobs are on the rise, businesses are coming back to the
        U.S., gas prices have stayed down, we are one of the highest producers of petroleum in the world
        now, and did you know that Trump does not take his salary? He give it to different charities. He is
        the only one we have had in office of a President that puts Country first since Reagan. He supports
        our Constitution while the demo”s are doing away with it. I want you to look at the freedom you have
        at the present and if Trump does not get in for another term of how much you will lose in just a few,
        and I mean just a few years. No more than 4 or 5. Look at the demo”s track record since they took
        over the house. Not one thing for the good of the Country. Check their track record, facts speak for
        their self.

        1. avatar John in Ohio says:

          “one we have had in office of a President that puts Country first since Reagan.”

          You mean banned open carry in California Reagan? Or do you mean the “War” on drugs Regan? Screw Reagan.

          “He supports our Constitution”

          Trump doesn’t understand the Constitution or even the basics of unalienable individual rights. He determines how to handle constitutional matters like a tin despot; upon his whims.

          I like Trump but you, my fine friend, are suffering from Cult of Personality.

      3. avatar John in Ohio says:

        Or… This becomes the new norm for the left and it is eventually accepted. Then, they can be openly crazy and up their tyrannical game even more. I don’t think for a second that the way the left is acting can end well for liberty. They’ve “come out of the closet” and they are surviving. That will only encourage more of this behavior and act as a negative influence on young minds growing up.

        They’ve gone full libtard and nothing of consequence has happened to them. IMHO, this isn’t a good thing.

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Dan “I’m a lying SOB” Rather & the happy boy Lemon…you two are 2 peas in a pod of chit😩

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      Mr. Rather ( rather he kept his lying mouth shut ). The failure to enact gun control measures is a constitutional means of protecting the rights of citizens guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Maybe , during your forced retirement, you should familiarize yourself and also read the Federalist Papers.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      late-nite lemon…we seem to be seeing less and less of him lately….is someone sending him a message?….

  8. avatar dph says:

    He’s still alive? Who knew? Still a lying bag of crap.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Who cares?

  9. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “Disgraced former talking head Dan Rather”

    That pretty well covers anything Dan Blather might have to say of any subject.

  10. avatar Made in America says:

    What a joke is right. One can’t vote for Trump’s IMPEACHMENT, because the Poll will not allow one to vote for IMPEACHMENT.
    Down with TRUMP!!!!!!!!!

    1. avatar Casey says:

      The only thing your argument is lacking is enough exclamation points. Try adding another dozen or so, especially around randomly capitalized words. That should convince people.

      1. avatar Made in America says:

        That’s right it should.

        1. avatar D.T.O.M. says:

          Soros is paying his Trolls by the exclamation mark today? Who knew…

          And “Made In SOUTH America”…There, fixed that for you.

          But it’s understandable, with that hyper inflation in Venezuela, you poor soul just could not afford the extra letters and had to make do.

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          All hail Golden Man!

    2. avatar HellBilly says:

      Impeach him for what? Everyone here has a right to be pissed at him for his gun control statements, however Trump has done nothing impeachment worthy. You liberals screaming for impeachment are just as deranged as the 9/11 truthers. “Collusion” was a made up story and a conspiracy to overthrow a sitting president, who won the election fair and square. Those involved with the collusion narrative aught to be charged with treason.

        1. avatar Hush says:

          I’ll second that!

      1. avatar Marxine Whatters says:

        I guess you’ve never heard of Ice cream Gate?

    3. avatar Ardent says:

      What you’ve just said is the second most insanely idiotic thing I’ve heard today. At no point in your incohearant post did you even approach anything resembling a rational thought, and every one on the site is now dumber for having read it. May God have mercy on your soul.

    4. avatar Mister Fleas says:

      “What a joke is right. One can’t vote for Trump’s IMPEACHMENT, because the Poll will not allow one to vote for IMPEACHMENT.”

      Well, that was certainly an impressive argument.

  11. avatar jram01 says:

    Your urgent Poll on that Commie Trump’s IMPEACHMENT is a bunch of Crap. It only allows one to vote NO. The site reverts back to the beginning of the Poll each you boy YES.
    What a joke and failure is right MIA. THUMBS UP.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      What the hell are you raving about? And what are you smoking? What a moron.

  12. avatar Brad says:

    The Democrats’ desire to disarm the people shows a lack of honor and patriotism.

    1. avatar Hush says:

      D R doesn’t know the meaning of Honor or Patriotism and if he did he would be calling out the democrats by the droves.
      His comments should piss off every American and D R should be pissed on!

  13. avatar Greg says:

    The OG of fake news.

    1. avatar Rocketman says:

      Good one Greg! I’m going to use that if you don’t mind.

      1. avatar Greg says:

        I am both honored and humbled to give permission.☺️

  14. avatar jram01 says:

    The Ratpulicans should try ending street violence first rather than disarming the people.

    1. avatar Old Hawg says:

      The “Ratpublicans” should do something about “gun violence”? That is to completely ignore the FACT that the vast majority of “gun violence” occurs in jurisdictions which have been Democrat-controlled for decades. Those Democrats have failed massively in their inability to do the hard things which need to be done to have a civilized and safe society.

  15. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

    Alas, another old has-been fool who thinks his opinion is more relevant than mine! How freakin tiresome. He calls us unpatriotic, in the same breath calls Obummer a great patriot!?

  16. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “Disgraced former talking head Dan Rather”

    That’s all that needs to be said…

    This is the MSM equivalent to congress to bringing in convicted felon john dean to testify about the possible impeachment of the POTUS…

    1. avatar Pg2 says:

      Not sure that’s valid….these days anyone who goes against the leftist authoritarian grain can easily be disgraced.

      1. avatar WI Patriot says:

        Not sure what’s “valid”…???

        There is truth to everything I said, check for yourself…

        1. avatar Pg2 says:

          Using “discredited” as a measure of credibility. That’s the definition of logical fallacy.

      2. avatar WI Patriot says:

        Where did I use the word “discredited”…???

        1. avatar Pg2 says:

          Sorry, disgraced, my bad. But point still stands.

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          “Disgraced” because there was no doubt remaining that the fuckhead deliberately lied to the entirety of the American people, to the extent of faking “evidence” and testifying that it was all on the up-and-up. If he never says anything again, to anybody, it will be too soon.

        3. avatar Pg2 says:

          Who in the mainstream media isn’t lying when their lips are moving….?

  17. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

    He must be getting interesting messages through his fillings. What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

    1. avatar 16V says:

      Stipe once said when queried about the song “the media over-analyzes thing they don’t comprehend”.

      Which I find I interestingly meta in this instance.

  18. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Rathers best broadcast time was the eight minutes he walked off set and left the cameras pointing at an empty chair.

  19. avatar ozzallos says:

    “Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic? “

    So like how 37,133 people killed by vehicles in 2017?
    Clearly a transportation epidemic.

    1. avatar Snake Plisskin says:

      I’ll just leave this here…(Loved that show…)

    2. avatar Pg2 says:

      And notice he avoids the medical/pharma 3rd leading cause of death? He’s kissing ass looking for a paycheck.

  20. avatar NORDNEG says:

    I feel as if I’ve been watching a LEMON for 60 minutes… this sucks.!

  21. “Fake News interviewing Fake News. To help further promote “Authoritarianism” in the USA!”

  22. avatar Snake Plisskin says:

    LMAO….

    Go back to doing B-level documentaries on obscure cable TV channels, Danny….

  23. avatar Curmudgeon says:

    “pa·tri·ot
    /ˈpātrēət/
    Learn to pronounce
    noun
    1.
    a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.”

    Kinda hard to do that with a football, huh Rather? What a POS.

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      The definition of unpatriotic simply reads “Not patriotic”, as in not vigorously supporting their own country and being unwilling to defend ones country from its enemies…you know, a traitor, which is what Dan Rather and the vast majority of anti civil rights, anti 2a people are.

  24. avatar Anymouse says:

    People lie on TV and radio, in newspapers, and on the internet all the time. Any other country would start monitoring and control the press to stop these lies. It shows a lack of patriotism and honor that we do nothing to prevent it.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Clearly, you forgot to include //sarc//

  25. avatar Mad Max says:

    Attempts to Enact Gun Control Show a Lack of Honor and Patriotism.

    There, I fixed it.

  26. avatar Pg2 says:

    Has-been looking for a paycheck.

  27. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Daniel, ole buddy, you are an anti-Constitutional semi-unAmerican dink. When battling against the Constitution starts becoming “patriotic” the concept of the Second Amendment become very important. Dond’t you people understand that? If not you’re missing the point of the Bill of Rights let alone the Second. And don’t bother to tell me the U.S. government couldn’t become despotic for what else can one call disarming a law-abiding citizenry? And, if you haven’t, you should definitely read the Declaration of Independencepaying particular attention to the first half of the second paragraph. Been to Venezuela lately? Try it, you won’t like it!

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      You’ve encapsulated it nicely: advocating for the disarmament of a your own countrymen is definitively anti patriotic and decidedly stupid. Given the American left see laws as something other people ought to obey, there has seldom been a time in American history after 1865 that the people more needed to be armed.

  28. avatar EWTHeckman says:

    Given that Dan Rather’s relationship with truth is rather like the relationship of a vampire to sunlight, I have nothing polite to say to him. There is, however, plenty of impolite I could say.

  29. avatar John B Thayer says:

    “And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic?” – Dan Rather.

    How odd that he would compare gun crime to Ebola. Both predominate among the same ethnic group.

  30. avatar Pg2 says:

    I’m surprised the has-been didn’t use measles instead of Ebola in his suck up attempt.

  31. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

    On September 8, 2004, Rather reported on 60 Minutes Wednesday that a series of memos critical of President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service record had been discovered in the personal files of Lt. Bush’s former commanding officer, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian.[40] Once copies of the documents were made available on the Internet, their authenticity was quickly called into question. Much of this was based on the fact that the documents were proportionally printed and displayed using other modern typographic conventions usually unavailable on military typewriters of the 1970s. The font used on the documents has characteristics that exactly or almost exactly match standard font features of Microsoft Word. This led to claims that the memos were forgeries

    On September 20, 2007, Rather was interviewed on Larry King Live commenting “Nobody has proved that they were fraudulent, much less a forgery. … The truth of this story stands up to this day.”[54]

    Due to the fact Dan Rather has been one of the most well known and respected News Media Reporters I go with Dan Rather rather than the Mr. Slick George Busch who lied about everything in his Presidency so why would he not lie about his service in the National Guard. Where there is stink there is rotten rats like Busch who started an unnecessary Middle East War which resulted in the largest refugee crisis since WWII and his blind greed let U.S. Banks start the biggest recession since the 1930’s Great Depression. No one ever thought the Republicans could ever elect a worse President until the advent of Herr Drumpf the mindless fool who did more damage to U.S. Diplomacy and Trustworthiness than any other President in History.

    I might Add that Dan Rather is correct we have done ZERO to curb the mass shootings in the U.S. especially the attacks on our Schools which have become a weekly occurrence and bound to bring the wrath and vengeance of the Democratic party on the do nothing Republican Party and every law abiding gun owner in the U.S. after the 2020 elections which Herr Drumpf has made almost certain will be a sweeping Democratic Victory. If you have any semi-autos or stashes of high capacity magazines only a fool would hang on to them as you will soon be turning them in to be melted down with no compensation. Even the Aussie’s paid something for the turned in guns but do you think the stingy Republican Greed Mongers will authorize even one penny for turned in guns and magazines, if you do your about on the level of intelligence of our Fake 45 in the White House masquerading around as a legitimate President.

    Yes in 2020 you will see some of the most sweeping changes in gun laws since the Conservative God President Reagan banned hundreds of machine guns and it stuck permanently and was blessed by the corrupt Supreme Court . And what was worse it was Reagan who started they myth that guns that are not “suitable for sporting purposes” can and should be banned and whole heartedly accepted by the corrupt Supreme Court and that includes every anti-gun back stabbing Conservative on the Court. Just don’t blame the Democrats when the Republicans ride right along with them on the same anti-gun wagon.

    And it was the Conservative Scalia who made his famous back stabbing proclamation that the All Powerful and appointed for life Dictators on the Supreme Court had the power “to regulate (ban) firearms at will, 2A or no 2A. If you believe the power mad Supreme Court will agree to hear any gun cases of any significance than you must surely believe in the Tooth Fairy as well.

    1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

      No. Never will I turn in freely or forced.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Vlad. You and your kind are soaked in the blood of every victim killed in a mass shooting in this country.

      If not for your demented support for disarming the victims most, if not all of the victims of these killings could have lived.

      Everyday you and your kind obstruct law abiding folk from carrying firearms is another day soaked in the blood of the victims.

      You are a curse on a civilized society.

      1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

        Civilized Society, You’ve gotta be joking me man

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Quit trying to eat roadkill off the freeway in traffic and it will look a lot more civilized to you, also.

      2. avatar Pg2 says:

        You and Vlad should get a room, you seem to get hot and bothered by his posts…….

        1. avatar EWTHeckman says:

          Why shouldn’t he get angry at Vlad’s overt and persistent lying, the kind of lying that is destroying this county?

        2. avatar jwm says:

          EW, ol’ pg is pissed cause I called him on his shilling for big pharma. His cover is blown and now he’s being spiteful.

          Now watch him slam my iq level or claim he’s not a big pharma guy. Isn’t that Troll 101?

        3. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          JWM. Yup. Its rule #5.
          “5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary attack the messenger ploy”
          -https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-25-rules-of-disinformation/

    3. avatar HellBilly says:

      Keep trolling libbies, we remember all this silly shit when we go to the polls.

    4. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Vlad, if you are correct (a really big “if”), then we will hunt you down when we are finished with the politicians you think are going to bring you such absolute power over those better than you. And your parents and children, as well.

      1. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

        to Larry

        “Vlad, if you are correct (a really big “if”), then we will hunt you down when we are finished with the politicians you think are going to bring you such absolute power over those better than you. And your parents and children, as well.”

        I always enjoy bravado posts like yours. History has proven that you will obey the law “or else”. You would stand little chance against helicopter gun ships.

        1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          Hello, Mr. Swalwell. You ARE aware that your support in Iowa is at 0.000 percent, yes?
          Are you able to understand the concept of “zero”, or are you still stuck in the pre-arabic numeral era?

    5. avatar Broke_It says:

      There’s that long winded pointless word vomit we talked about Vlad. What is it with you writing comments longer than the source articles? If you don’t have any thoughts to add you could at least keep it concise and entertaining.

    6. avatar Ad Astra says:

      Wow, how much of your life did you waste on a post that no one cares about?

    7. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      “Rather was interviewed on Larry King Live commenting “Nobody has proved that they were fraudulent, much less a forgery. … The truth of this story stands up to this day.””

      Wrong.

      Read it, and weep –

      “Joseph Newcomer, who helped pioneer electronic typesetting and word processing software,[15][16] claims that the memos display a simple alternative to kerning characteristic of TrueType fonts but not available on any office equipment in 1972. For example, in words containing “fr”, TrueType moves the “r” left to tuck it in under the top part of the “f”.[9] The Weekly Standard called Newcomer’s explanation the “definitive account” of why the documents were “necessarily forgeries.”[17] The Washington Post quoted Newcomer in an article regarding questions about the authenticity of the papers.[18]”

      “The Washington Post reported that “of more than 100 records made available by the 147th Group and the Texas Air National Guard, none used the proportional spacing techniques characteristic of the CBS documents.”[18] This raises the question of the likelihood of a National Guard office having access to this type of equipment.

      According to The Washington Post, “The analysis shows that half a dozen Killian memos released earlier by the military were written with a standard typewriter using different formatting techniques from those characteristic of computer-generated documents. CBS’s Killian memos bear numerous signs that are more consistent with modern-day word-processing programs, particularly Microsoft Word…” (September 14, 2004).”

      The woman who supposedly typed the memos said :

      “Although she believed the content of the memos was accurate, she insisted that she did not type the memos CBS had obtained, called them fakes,[23] and noted they contained Army terminology that the Air Guard never used.[24]”

      And finally,

      “Kevin Drum of Mother Jones said that believing the documents to be authentic was “delusional”.[33] ”

      Kevin fucking Drum thinks they are FAKE, ‘Vlad’.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killian_documents_authenticity_issues

    8. avatar Ardent says:

      Vlad, I realize that since you’re a leftist you’re used to dealing with really stupid people who have little in the way of critical thinking skills. However, I believe you will find that those who frequent sites such as this are unlikely to be swayed by such blatant lies as you offer in your posts. There is a reason you haven’t simply been banned: You’re accomplishing exactly nothing with your posts here.

    9. avatar frank speak says:

      Reagan didn’t ban anything but the sale to civilians…your mind works in mysterious ways

  32. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

    If “they” must associate an inanimate object with disease “they” must also associate what caused that disease. Human nature , how do we eradicate that?

  33. avatar Jim from LI says:

    As I recall, during the last Ebola outbreak, we didn’t have the courage to take the politically incorrect step of barring people from affected countries. Because poor black africans.

  34. avatar Thixotropic says:

    Rather and Lemon.

    Wonder if they pumped each other after the interview.

    1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

      Your giving them more credit then they deserve. Finger Bang more like it

  35. avatar Brewski says:

    Once upon a time, people were lined up and shot for treason. “Gun control” as politicians term it, which we all know is just law abiding people control to ensure they can eventually abolish the freedom of speech and whatever else they have planned without armed resistance.

    This is the most obvious tyranny that’s being going on for 20+ years. But the population has gotten fat and lazy from consumerism and liberal / socialist ideas being pumped into kids’ brains to notice.

    1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

      I can not tell you the history of America, but I can certainly tell you the history of iPhone, , , , , , , Not

  36. avatar 4808 North says:

    He needs to get back to his pasture in Wharton County TX. Plenty of room for Letterman too.

  37. avatar 22winmag says:

    Dan Rather = Senior Central Intelligence Agency Media Asset

    He will get on TV and say anything for his paycheck.

  38. avatar Sian says:

    “And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic? We the public, we the people, and our political representatives would be behaving in a completely different manner.”

    Can you imagine if 15,000 people a day died to cancer? Can you imagine if 20,000 people a day died to heart disease? Can you imagine if 700 people a day died to preventable medical errors?

    You should because it’s real, Dan. So tell me again why 16 people being murdered every day with firearms is a national health crisis when we aren’t doing a goddamn thing about the other 36,200 above?

  39. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    It’s just Dan Blather,frankly who gives a flip what he says or thinks.

  40. avatar Marvin Beaver says:

    Honor and Patriotism mandates supporting the Constitution of the US. That exempts any and all Gun Control legislation.

  41. avatar Alan says:

    And Rather is the expert on honor and truthfulness, or the lack thereof, isn’t he?

  42. avatar narmvyguy says:

    Failure to enact abortion control shows a lack of honor and patriotism.

  43. avatar Ark says:

    Imagine believing that assaulting and dismantling a constitutionally protected natural right is patriotic.

    Fucking traitor.

  44. avatar Mikial says:

    Rather is a Liberal parasite making a living by lying to people and getting his rocks off by being in control of what weak minded people believe.

  45. avatar Ad Astra says:

    If anyone remebers we did have an ebola out break here in the US. If i recall the left sued that the state government could not quarantine the disease carrier.

  46. avatar Ing says:

    This is what most of the hippies turned into. They always were bandwagon jumpers and authoritarians at heart.

    I used to say I wouldn’t wish death on anyone, but recently it’s become clear to me just how appalling is the damage Rather and his cohort inflicted on this country. Now I’ve got a list, and I’ll raise a glass when each name on it gets etched into a headstone. I can’t wait to read this doddering old fraud’s obituary.

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      I’d like to join you, love to join you even. Raise several beers to their deaths and then piss on their graves…but we have a problem…those defunct hipies infiltrated the colleges and public schools and are at this moment infecting the minds of our youth with their poison.

      Socrates was put to death for poisoning the minds of the youth.
      During the great leap forward Mao had 1000s or 10s of thousands executed for polluting the minds of the youth.
      Pol had every intellectual in Cambodia killed.

      Given their way, the American left would do the same to us. It’s a shame if we don’t do it to them first.

  47. avatar Russel A Helmers says:

    Coming from a Bonified Dirtbag Lying Piece of Crap like You, I’ll keep my weapons so that I may protect myself and others from “Bonified Dirtbag Lying Pieces of Crap like YOU”. end of story…

  48. avatar MLee says:

    Dan Rather? I don’t know darlin, should I hate him?

  49. avatar Mary Prather says:

    “What’s the frequency” of another washed-up whatshisname blathering about gun control?

  50. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    I found the problem…

    “…Rather said on Friday’s “CNN Tonight” show with Don Lemon: ”

    A has-been talking to a wanna-be.

    1. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

      Preaching to a bunch of never will be’s!

  51. avatar joefoam says:

    Wouldn’t it have been more honorable and patriotic to report the news with no bias for decades Dan?

  52. avatar bryan1980 says:

    Yes, because Dan Rather is the authority on all things related to honor and patriotism.

    1. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

      Surprised his mouth didnt break when he uttered the words!

  53. avatar Robet Messmer says:

    Mr. Rather has forgotten our initial response to the AIDS epidemic. Not only was there a complete disregard for any urgency, there were a whole slew of jokes made about it. Polite conversation was comments about ‘well what can you expect from those people’. But then he never did have much in the way of ethics or intelligence. Good script reader, have to give him that.

  54. “This is a national health epidemic. And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic?”

    Hey Dan Rather, can you imagine if America had 500,000 preventable deaths every year due to medical mistakes?
    Because we do! That’s what’s truly a NATIONAL HEALTH EPIDEMIC, the 500,000 Americans dying each year due to medical mistakes. At least half of those 500,000 preventable deaths are because of prescription drug mistakes, but we still allow doctors to scrawl prescription scrips in messy, illegible handwriting!
    We should call it “doctor violence,” since Dan Rather and other anti-gun media figures deceptively call suicide (which makes up two-thirds of firearm-related deaths) police shootings, and justifiable self-defense shootings “gun violence.”

    Why can’t we pass “common-sense” laws to prevent “doctor violence,” such as requiring doctors to type prescription scrips? It could prevent over a hundred thousands of deaths each year! Why are there no “common-sense” laws to prevent doctor violence? That’s what’s truly, to use Dan Rather’s words, “despicable is the only word that comes to mind. And it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism.”

  55. avatar 110% American says:

    FUCK DAN RATHER, NO ONE WOULD HAVE ANY DEALINGS WITH HIM BUT CNN

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      he really has lost relevance…do his opinions matter?

  56. avatar 110% American says:

    Why do all these anti gun democrats look like they are ready to suck a cock?

  57. avatar GS650G says:

    I thought Dan Rather died a long time ago.

    1. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

      He did, but he wont stop talking!

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