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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:46 PM

Conservatives: We'll Spill Blood to Keep Our Guns

The right-wing commentariat keeps warning America that if lawmakers intercede, gun owners will have no choice but to kill cops.

By MATT FORD
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Last month, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed a modest solution to the relentless tide of mass shootings: a mandatory buyback program for every AR-15 in the country. The View co-host Meghan McCain responded with a dire warning. “The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” she told her fellow panelists. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

Tucker Carlson echoed McCain’s blood-soaked sentiment on his Tuesday night broadcast. “So, this is—what you are calling for is civil war,” he said. “What you are calling for is an incitement to violence. It’s something I wouldn’t want to live here when that happened, would you? I’m serious.” Erick Erickson, a prominent conservative columnist, also warned of tragedy. “I know people who keep AR-15’s buried because they’re afraid one day the government might come for them,” he wrote on Twitter. “I know others who are stockpiling them. It is not a stretch to say there’d be violence if the tried to confiscate them.”

“There would be violence” neatly elides what’s actually being claimed: Some gun-rights activists would murder government officials who try to enforce a duly passed law. This isn’t an extreme viewpoint among such gun enthusiasts. If anything, it’s one of their central tenets.

Let’s examine the hypothetical scenario in which something akin to O’Rourke’s proposal gets enacted. First, Democrats capture the White House and the Senate in next year’s election. Second, they pass a federal law that requires mandatory buybacks of AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles. Third, the Supreme Court narrowly upholds the law’s constitutionality, perhaps with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the fifth vote to save it on narrow grounds. This sequence of events is slightly improbable. Then again, so were the events that led to Donald Trump becoming president.

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Reply Conservatives: We'll Spill Blood to Keep Our Guns (Original post)
RCW2014 Sep 6 OP
Da Mannn Sep 6 #1
imwithfred Sep 6 #2
RCW2014 Sep 6 #5
Muddling Through Sep 6 #8
RCW2014 Sep 6 #13
Muddling Through Sep 6 #15
RCW2014 Sep 6 #30
BigKahunna2.0 Sep 7 #35
Muddling Through Sep 7 #36
RCW2014 Sep 7 #39
BigKahunna2.0 Sep 7 #42
CornFed Sep 6 #21
fools_gold Sep 6 #3
RCW2014 Sep 6 #6
CornFed Sep 6 #22
Muddling Through Sep 6 #26
RCW2014 Sep 6 #31
Muddling Through Sep 6 #32
CornFed Sep 6 #33
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 6 #4
MeatSandwich Sep 6 #7
Gunslinger201 Sep 6 #9
oldenuff35 Sep 6 #10
Paradigm Sep 6 #11
Currentsitguy Sep 6 #12
Da Mannn Sep 6 #16
Grumpy Pickle Sep 6 #24
batcat Sep 6 #28
Grumpy Pickle Sep 6 #29
DP46 Sep 6 #27
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Sep 6 #14
Grumpy Pickle Sep 6 #25
Steelydamned Sep 6 #17
Model10RB Sep 6 #18
Steelydamned Sep 6 #19
Bob the Bilderberger Sep 6 #20
DP46 Sep 6 #23
Sullivan Sep 7 #34
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 7 #38
Sullivan Sep 7 #40
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 7 #41
LeeCPTINF Sep 7 #37

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:49 PM

1. Better D@mn well listen up

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:53 PM

2. Yawn. More of your hysteria-mongering.

".....gun owners will have no choice but to kill cops....."

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:56 PM

5. I get it that you have a hard time with this but I didn't write this article. I post it hear for

exposure, discussion and debate.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:07 PM

8. Your opposition to people keeping their private property is well documented, Puti-Boi

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:33 PM

13. Didn't take long to get right to the "name-calling" did it?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:44 PM

15. Just "fostering discussion", Puti-Boi.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:54 PM

30. Officially, there is no hyphen in Putiboi. Duh.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:45 AM

35. Seems our Comrade alerted on you.... voted no hide

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:16 AM

36. There's my shocked face.

Leftists believe in freedom of speech, as long as they agree with what you say.

Otherwise, they're all for silencing the opposition, Antifa style.

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:48 PM

39. I didn't alert but do have supportive peeps. I'll only alert on threats of violence.

BTW, I'm sorta fond of the "Putiboi" tag.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #39)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:28 PM

42. If you say so Comrade........

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:21 PM

21. Spammer sez "hear"

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. Yes, they will

Do you believe otherwise?

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. Absolutely believe it and we would be in the same camp on this issue. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:29 PM

22. You wouldn't be welcome in that camp, fella

Indeed





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Response to CornFed (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:58 PM

26. Vidkun Quisling speaks!

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Response to CornFed (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 06:00 PM

31. Like you would even be able to find your way outta your grandma's basement to enjoin the

battle.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 06:17 PM

32. Carry on, Quisling.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 06:59 PM

33. 2.5 hours for that lame-ass reply? Weak as fuck, Purveyor

Did you get those tennis balls tightened up on your walker today? Stock toilet paper in all the bathrooms (again)? I know you like to stay busy.

Indeed






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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:55 PM

4. Its how the first American Revolution started. British troops showed up at Lexington to confiscate

firearms and ammo.

Disobedience to unconstitutional laws is a Virtue.

These lawmakers wont be the ones first in the stack

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:58 PM

7. "Modest" my white ass. It's confiscation pure and simple. Beto is a lunatic if he ever thinks will

pass Congress.

"Beto O’Rourke proposed a modest solution to the relentless tide of mass shootings: a mandatory buyback program for every AR-15 in the country."

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:11 PM

9. The Left is coming for your Rights

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:12 PM

10. Who ever says the mandatory taking of peoples guns is a "modest" solution is a LIAR.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:17 PM

11. I would consider selling some of my guns, but only if a zero is added to

what I paid for them.
I paid $1250 for an AR-15. I’d take $12,500 for it. Nothing less.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:28 PM

12. It's not just the 2nd Amendment

It would be the same for the other 9 as well.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:53 PM

16. It is telling. Lefty is attacking each and every right in the Constitution.

Democrats want to cut down the Tree of Liberty. Democrats want a dictatorship.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:46 PM

24. They are trying to dismantle the original USA.

Replace it with totalitarianism.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:06 PM

28. If you wish to implement totalitarianism it helps to first...

disarm the civilian population.

If the civilians are stupid enough to give up their firearms they deserve to live under the thumb of a dictator.

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Response to batcat (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:43 PM

29. Spot on.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 04:24 PM

27. They hate the 1st as well

If they could pull it off, they'd make any speech they disagree with "Hate Speech" and ban it as "incitement".

If your church doesn't preach acceptance of LGBTQ, that's incitement.

The 2nd is just the required first on their list.

If they can't get rid of the 2nd, they know damn well somebody might get shot going after the others. And it likely won't be the police either.

If I recall, the oath many of us took said; "Protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic". It didn't have an expiration date.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 01:39 PM

14. Remember Lexington and Concord.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:49 PM

25. ...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 02:12 PM

17. Leftist: "Gosh....

...we just don't understand why you Hayseeds are becoming so angry about us using the power of government in the exact same manner you've been talking about and fearing for decades! I mean, it's for your own good! How can you not see that? Won't you feel so much safer knowing our benevolent law enforcement professionals - the very same ones who've been shooting people for little to no reason for years - will be the only ones 'allowed' to have such powerful weapons?"

"Now accept this $200 of your own tax money back for your $1600 weapon or we'll send in those very same police to kill you, your wife, your kids and your dog...for not allowing us to help you."

Nope, nothing to be irate about there

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 02:15 PM

18. American gun owners are the largest armed force on Earth.

Or at least they could be.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 02:20 PM

19. Thanks but....

....no, I'm good.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 02:52 PM

20. See, this is what they do


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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:33 PM

23. Unlike "Bobby", some of us took our oath seriously

We took a step forward, raised our right hand and swore to defend our country and Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

No expiration date on that oath either.

Beto seems to treat his oath the same way he treats drunk driving and B&E laws, a petty nuisance.

He wants a short cut to eliminating the 2nd amendment without all that fuss and work of actually amending the Constitution.

Typical gun control freak; cheap, lazy and stupid.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:36 AM

34. Right wing conservatives are dangerous, violence prone people.

Nobody will come "asking" for their guns.

They are their own worst enemies.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 02:36 PM

38. LOL Troll on, if that were true you would be in a camp right now

instead of trolling

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #38)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:20 PM

40. In a camp?

In your frigging dreams.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #40)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:57 PM

41. Not my dreams boyo, your faptastic fantasies of Evil GOP running amok

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 02:33 PM

37. Battle of Lexington started because the gov't troops tried to seize guns

Spilling blood is kinda what we do as Americans.

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