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July 22, 2013
9 Dumbest Gun-Control Quotes from Politicians and Celebrities - 16

People often say dumb things in the heated passion of political debate. And in the new era of gun control regulations, inflaming emotions rather than engaging in a rational discussion has become all too common.
                
What follows is a list of 9 dumb quotes from gun-control proponents about the Second Amendment, gun violence, and guns that confirms, once again, that thinking before emoting is easier said than done.
                              
1)  "The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we've got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?"
 

This comment was made by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-New York) in a March 12 interview with John Fugelsang on CurrentTV's "Viewpoint." Slaughter blamed the Second Amendment for violent crime, saying "Americans aren't safe anywhere" and gun control "has to be done" to protect citizens from themselves and their constitutionally guaranteed individual right to own a firearm.
               
The 13-term congresswoman, who has represented the Rochester area in the House of Representatives since 1987, in the same CurrentTV diatribe also proposed that federal lawmakers "do the same thing with guns that we do with drugs" (whatever that means) and opined that "a lot of people" purchase AR-15s because they want to shoot it out with the federal government.
               
Or something like that.
 
Watch it on YouTube.
 

2) "What bothers me most about today is that we're getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change."
 

Actor Jay Mohr tweeted this comment shortly after the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, claiming the Second Amendment somehow inspired two jihadist brothers from central Asia to plant two pressure-cooker bombs in the Patriots Day crowd, killing three and injuring 264.
               
Apparently, according to Mohr, radical Islamic fundamentalism had nothing to do with it and, apparently, according to Mohr, if America would just rescind the Second Amendment, global violence will "stop."
 
Mohr's Comments.
 

3) "Congressman Giffords' life was saved and so many others' when very valiant folks stood up to defend themselves and protect themselves, and they did it with ballpoint pens."
 
Colorado State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri (D-Adams County) made this comment while testifying on Jan. 28 before the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee that guns are unnecessary for self-defense when so many effective weapons are already handy.

Ulibarri, a first-term senator from suburban Denver, was speaking in support of four gun-control measures eventually approved on Feb. 18, including laws that limit magazine capacities to 15 rounds, require background checks for all transactions and ban concealed carry on college campuses.
               
Ulibarri was referring to the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) and 18 others -- six fatally -- in Tucson, Ariz., claiming that when lunatic shooter Jared Lee Loughner paused to reload, "people who were unarmed took that person down" with ballpoint pens.
              
Actually, Loughner was clubbed over the head with a folding chair by one bystander and tackled to the ground by a 74-year-old retired Army colonel, but what sense does it make to carry around folding chairs for self-defense when ballpoint pens will do the job?
             
Ulibarri's comments.
 

4)
"Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."
 

Vice President Joe Biden made this statement in an interview with Field & Stream's Anthony Licata for an interview published February 25. Biden said semi-automatic weapons, such as AR-15s, are unnecessary to defend your home because all you need to do is fire a few shotgun shells through a door and no one gets robbed or hurt.
               
This uniquely Bidenesque -- Bidenese? -- solution to home burglaries was among "Shotgun Joe's" many misstatements while serving as point man for the Obama Administration's post-Newtown gun control initiatives.
               
They include such now-classic Bidenisms as, "You don't need an AR-15. It's harder to aim, it's harder to use"; people buy AR-15s because they're the "Ferrari" of firearms; and "Use a shotgun [on] someone invading your home -- you don't kill your kids. Use an AR-15, it goes through your wall and it can kill your kid in the bedroom."
               
Biden is such a prolific generator of dumb anti-gun quotes that he could fill a top 10 listing all by himself. 
 

5)
"The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans. A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that's what the genesis of the Second Amendment is."
 

Actor Danny Glover in a Jan. 18 speech at Texas A&M University told students that "the Right" created the Second Amendment for no reason other than to enslave black people and kill Native Americans.
               
It seems no issue in America can be discussed without infusing real and imagined racism into the conversation. The post-Newtown gun control debate is not immune to this, nor are liberal actors (who really shouldn't be quoted in the first place) the only culprits using the race card when facts and logic prove elusive.

Following a Capitol Hill press conference on Jan. 16, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) suggested that NRA opposed President Barack Obama’s gun control policies because the organization is racist.
               
“First of all, (Obama) is a black. And as a black person being the president of the United States, that is something they still cannot get over," Johnson said.

Apparently, according to Johnson, although the NRA was founded in 1871, it wasn't until a black man became president that it decided to defend gun rights and the Second Amendment.
 
Glover's comments.
 

6)
"We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it's legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines."
 

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) made this comment during a March 7 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control, claiming her proposed semi-automatic weapons ban would finally make it illegal to hunt people.
               
Since the bill didn't make it out of committee and was subsequently muzzled by the Senate, in Feinstein's world, it remains legal to hunt humans with "150-round magazines."
               
Such hysterical hyperbole is nothing new for Feinstein, who in 1994 said the Clinton-Era Assault Weapons Ban she authored didn't go far enough in restricting firearms.
               
"If I could have banned them all -- 'Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns' -- I would have!" she said in a quote that endures as a rallying cry for the growing legion of "Mr. and Mrs. Americas" who fear Feinstein's ultimate aim is to criminalize private ownership of firearms.
            

7) "If you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available."
 

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) made this comment during an April 2 gun control forum in Denver confirming what gun owners already suspected: She doesn't know what she's talking about.
               
DeGette, a nine-term liberal from Denver, is a gun-control champion who has introduced federal legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines at least three times since her 1996 election, yet didn't understand that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets.
               
During the same forum, DeGette displayed the snide contempt many urban liberals have for gun owners when a senior citizen said limiting his magazine capacity could prove fatal in an emergency.
               
Too bad, DeGette replied, "You'd probably be dead anyway if (the criminal) had that kind of firepower."
               
The NRA was succinct in its assessment of DeGette: "Two words -- pretty stupid," NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told the Associated Press on April 3.
 
DeGette's remarks.
 

8)
"It's the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany, when Nazis came over and created tragic things, and they had to be told off. And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world's going to really take care of us, in a very bad way."
 

Singer Tony Bennett made this comment at a Feb. 6 press conference in Washington, D.C., apparently claiming the Second Amendment puts the United States at risk of becoming a reincarnated Nazi Germany and being invaded by the "rest of the world."
               
Picking on the beloved Bennett, who is 86, may seem unfair. He can be forgiven for taking a senile stroll from reality, but bigger questions beg answers from those who believe celebrities are sages of truth and justice, and whose wise counsel is necessary for the "little people" (you and me)  to understand the complexities of the contemporary world.
               
We know Bennett lost his heart in San Francisco 51 years ago, but when and where he lost his brain remains a mystery.
 
Bennett's comments.  


9)
"If there was special interests affecting police work, I believe that would be called corruption. So, if it has do with donating money versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and somebody's gotta wake up to that."
 

Chicago Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy made this comment in a Feb. 17 interview on a local radio station, claiming that lawful gun owners who donate money to pro-Second Amendment politicians and advocacy groups are corrupt and endanger public safety.
               
The fact that more than 500 people were killed in gun-related homicides in 2012 in a city that banned legal gun ownership until July 9, 2013 (following a 2010 Supreme Court order) is not, apparently, a danger to public safety, according to McCarthy, who blames "government-sponsored racism" and Sarah Palin for Chicago's gun violence.
               
And in a city and state synonymous with corruption -- four of Illinois' last seven governors are in prison -- it's ironic that McCarthy believes that voters who participate in the political process by donating time and money to candidates and causes they support are engaged in an activity "called corruption."

Illinois gun owners are well-acquainted with such idiocy from their elected and appointed officials.
               
"Garry McCarthy's understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation's third largest police department," Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said.
              
McCarthy's comments.

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from haverodwilltravel wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

Take these 9 fools and add in Obama, Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton and you've got the 12 most dangerous Anti-Americans in the country. The Deadly Dozen of Rights.

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from Blue Ox wrote 36 weeks 3 days ago

I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup & poop out a more sensible statement than any of those made by the anti's...

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from Ted R. Weiland wrote 36 weeks 4 days ago

Regrettably, some of these nincompoops are correct in that the Second Amendment needs to "go." Think about it: The Amendment with the wording "thou shall not be infringed is the most infringed, licensed, and controlled amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, our posterity will likely see it repealed. This is the inherent nature and danger of optional rights (which have sell us down the river) versus God-expected responsibilities, such as the following one depicted by the Apostle Paul:

"But if any provide not for his own [including spiritual and physical protection], and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

For more, listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" (delivered last March at the Springfield, MO Firearms and Freedom Symposium)at bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages.

At this same location, you will find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same issue. I think you will find Mr. Pratt's remarks especially interesting.

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from doorgunner101 wrote 37 weeks 26 min ago

How do these 'people' continue to get re-elected? It is beyond me.

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from dovehunter2 wrote 37 weeks 2 days ago

a gun is an object. you can take it and shoot someone, or you can provide food for your family's table. it is all in the heart of the man that is using it. people have misused guns, so that gives us responsible gun-users a bad name. yet we must show anti-gun-people that not all gun-users are bad.

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from Oneshot wrote 37 weeks 6 days ago

Did anyone notice feinstein's finger on the trigger, I wonder if she's hunting humans?

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from peteyraymond wrote 38 weeks 3 hours ago

Place a loaded gun on a table and leave it there for 1,000 years. That gun will NEVER go off unless acted upon by a human being. Why can these morons realize that PEOPLE are the problem, not the guns? Probably because an inanimate object cannot defend itself and also cannot be accused of racism. That said, this country treated the Native Americans very poorly, yet I have never heard an American Indian blame their treatment on the Sharps rifle.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 38 weeks 5 hours ago

Lo and behold, every politician on this list is a Democrat. Surprise, surprise.

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from Steve Crooks wrote 38 weeks 8 hours ago

I recognized Louise Slaughter was dumb as a post about 25 or more years ago when she was a NYS representative. I guess consistency is an admirable trait.

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from Louzianajones wrote 38 weeks 18 hours ago

We gave Obama and all of the anti gun, anti Second Amendment crazies a real spanking this year. Let's keep it up. We must NEVER let our guard down.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

The Number Six comment from anti gun liberal politician Diane Feinstein stating that larger magazines are for hunting humans.

When it comes to sending left-wing anti gun d.ngbats like Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi to Washington, California is number one.

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from Iklwa wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

The 14th Amendment was specifically passed to provide freed men and women access to personal protection implements previously garneted in the Second Amendment that democrat controlled southern states were denying the black population.

As long as no one speaks against these sorts of verbal travesties and obfuscations of truth, they will be taken by the aforementioned uneducated people as factual…which they most assuredly are not.

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from Sean Malahy wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

My favorite quote was left out, where that senile old bat Feinstein claimed, regarding Chris Dorner, that if everybody laid down their own guns, that he would do the same, because he'd see that nobody else was armed, and that's just "human nature." Talk about absurd.

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from J.d. Parks wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

Bill James...pretty much all of those facilities have been closed. That's why the clients have gone into politics and entertainment.

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from Bill James Canada wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

I am amazed that these fine folks are nor confined to a facility for the severely mentally disabled.

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from charliedakota wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

Then there's Shotgun Joe's advise to his wife (go out and fire both barrels of a shotgun into the air)
Open your house, step out into the dark and empty your weapon into the air. That'll fix em'.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 38 weeks 5 hours ago

Lo and behold, every politician on this list is a Democrat. Surprise, surprise.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from Oneshot wrote 37 weeks 6 days ago

Did anyone notice feinstein's finger on the trigger, I wonder if she's hunting humans?

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sean Malahy wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

My favorite quote was left out, where that senile old bat Feinstein claimed, regarding Chris Dorner, that if everybody laid down their own guns, that he would do the same, because he'd see that nobody else was armed, and that's just "human nature." Talk about absurd.

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from peteyraymond wrote 38 weeks 3 hours ago

Place a loaded gun on a table and leave it there for 1,000 years. That gun will NEVER go off unless acted upon by a human being. Why can these morons realize that PEOPLE are the problem, not the guns? Probably because an inanimate object cannot defend itself and also cannot be accused of racism. That said, this country treated the Native Americans very poorly, yet I have never heard an American Indian blame their treatment on the Sharps rifle.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from charliedakota wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

Then there's Shotgun Joe's advise to his wife (go out and fire both barrels of a shotgun into the air)
Open your house, step out into the dark and empty your weapon into the air. That'll fix em'.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Louzianajones wrote 38 weeks 18 hours ago

We gave Obama and all of the anti gun, anti Second Amendment crazies a real spanking this year. Let's keep it up. We must NEVER let our guard down.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Steve Crooks wrote 38 weeks 8 hours ago

I recognized Louise Slaughter was dumb as a post about 25 or more years ago when she was a NYS representative. I guess consistency is an admirable trait.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from dovehunter2 wrote 37 weeks 2 days ago

a gun is an object. you can take it and shoot someone, or you can provide food for your family's table. it is all in the heart of the man that is using it. people have misused guns, so that gives us responsible gun-users a bad name. yet we must show anti-gun-people that not all gun-users are bad.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from haverodwilltravel wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

Take these 9 fools and add in Obama, Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton and you've got the 12 most dangerous Anti-Americans in the country. The Deadly Dozen of Rights.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bill James Canada wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

I am amazed that these fine folks are nor confined to a facility for the severely mentally disabled.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from J.d. Parks wrote 38 weeks 2 days ago

Bill James...pretty much all of those facilities have been closed. That's why the clients have gone into politics and entertainment.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from LovesOutdoors wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

The Number Six comment from anti gun liberal politician Diane Feinstein stating that larger magazines are for hunting humans.

When it comes to sending left-wing anti gun d.ngbats like Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi to Washington, California is number one.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from doorgunner101 wrote 37 weeks 26 min ago

How do these 'people' continue to get re-elected? It is beyond me.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ted R. Weiland wrote 36 weeks 4 days ago

Regrettably, some of these nincompoops are correct in that the Second Amendment needs to "go." Think about it: The Amendment with the wording "thou shall not be infringed is the most infringed, licensed, and controlled amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, our posterity will likely see it repealed. This is the inherent nature and danger of optional rights (which have sell us down the river) versus God-expected responsibilities, such as the following one depicted by the Apostle Paul:

"But if any provide not for his own [including spiritual and physical protection], and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

For more, listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" (delivered last March at the Springfield, MO Firearms and Freedom Symposium)at bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages.

At this same location, you will find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same issue. I think you will find Mr. Pratt's remarks especially interesting.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Blue Ox wrote 36 weeks 3 days ago

I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup & poop out a more sensible statement than any of those made by the anti's...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Iklwa wrote 38 weeks 1 day ago

The 14th Amendment was specifically passed to provide freed men and women access to personal protection implements previously garneted in the Second Amendment that democrat controlled southern states were denying the black population.

As long as no one speaks against these sorts of verbal travesties and obfuscations of truth, they will be taken by the aforementioned uneducated people as factual…which they most assuredly are not.

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