Quote of the day—gwaz17

This shooting is more evidence that NO ONE is safe from gun violence. Let’s all recognize that and get guns out of our society. The sense of security advocated by people in favor of gun rights is false and not real protection. Gun pushers like the NRA should be treated like the pariahs on society that they are. They’re conducting a war on the American people. Let’s take away the arms.

Repeal the 2nd Amendment. The time to talk about it has passed. The time to do it is now.

October 2, 2017
Comment to Preventing Future Mass Shootings Like Las Vegas
[People like this aren’t telling you something:

This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed.

Chief Justice Morrison Waite
U.S. Supreme Court
U S v Cruikshank
92 U.S. 542 (1875)

But almost as important is for freedom loving people to make sure that no one gets away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]


8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—gwaz17

  1. It’s funny how they are silent when a nutjob or Jihadi runs people over in a car or truck. They are silent when a nutjob or Jihadi use off-the-shelf supplies to make explosives. Or firebombs. Or knives.

    They are very selective in their outrage, much like they are selective in whom they protest for misogyny, racism, etc. Almost as if they were pushing an agenda.

    • They aren’t silent at all! They use those events as an excuse to call for more gun control as well. Witness the college student that stabbed his roommate, ran over people with his car, and then shot someone. What was the outcry? Guns, of course.

  2. I anxiously await the day when gwaz17 or someone like it boldly announces that it will leading a door-kicking team.

  3. a collection of “Take the guns away” quotes posted on a Facebook comment thread by James Waller

    James Waller to Amanda Bartz: “It’s like there’s people who are actively trying to remain grossly uniformed regarding gun control.” — Pot, meet kettle.

    Amanda Bartz: “NO ONE is trying to take away law abiding citizens GUNS.” — Your ignorance is appalling.

    “One of the frequent refrains of gun freaks about President Obama is “He’s coming for our guns.” Obama never said such a thing. But I will: We’re coming for your guns. And someday, we’ll take them.” — Gerald Ensley, columnist, Tallahassee Democrat, November 22, 2014

    “I urge President Obama to ban firearm possession in America. He is the president of the United States. He can change the country. He can do it today. I believe in him. … Firearm possession should be banned in America; President Obama can orchestrate this directive.” — Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, Director and Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, “Obama’s legacy on guns should be to ban them,” Democrat & Chronicle, October 9, 2015



    “My complete answer, off the record, is we should ban guns altogether, period.” — Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiruvendran Vignarajah, 29 October 2015


    “If I could I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean. Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them.” — Judge Kenneth Walker, Portland, OR, 26 September 2016

    “I don’t care about crime, I just want to get the guns.” — Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), 1994

    “Our main agenda is to have all guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie.”— Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH),The National Educator, January 1994, pg. 3

    “In truth, there is no rational argument for guns in this society. … Ban the damn things. Ban them all. You want protection? Get a dog.” — Molly Ivins, 1993

    “I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say, sorry, you are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.” — Rosie O’Donnell

    “Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.” — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), 1993

    “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them … ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it. The votes weren’t there. ” — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on CBS’s 60 Minutes, February 5, 1995

    “I don’t believe gun owners have rights.” — Sarah Brady, Hearst Newspapers, October 1997

    “We must get rid of all the guns.” — Sarah Brady, Handgun Control, Inc. on the Phil Donahue Show, September 1994

    “We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission! — Senator (then Representative) Charles Schumer (D-NY), 1993

    “The only way to discourage the gun culture is to remove the guns from the hands and shoulders of people who are not in the law enforcement business.” — New York Times, September 24, 1975

    “There is no reason for anyone in this country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.” — Michael Gartner, former NBC News President, USA Today, January 16, 1992

    “The goal is an ultimate ban on all guns, but we also have to take step at a time and go for limited access first.” — Joyner Sims, Deputy Commissioner, Florida State Health Dept., Chicago Tribune, November 7, 1993

    “We are inclined to think that every firearm in the hands of anyone who is not a law enforcement officer constitutes an incitement to violence. Let’s come to our senses before the whole country starts shooting itself up on all its Main Streets in a delirious kind of High Noon.” —Washington Post, August 19, 1965

    “We are beyond the stage of restrictive licensing and uniform laws. We are at the point in time and terror when nothing short of a strong uniform policy of domestic disarmament will alleviate the danger which is crystal clear and perilously present. Let us take the guns away from the people. Exemptions should be limited to the military, the police and those licensed for good and sufficient reasons.” — Patrick V. Murphy, New York City Police Commissioner, December 7, 1970

    “As you probably know by now, Time’s editors, in the April 13 issue, took a strong position in support of an outright ban on handguns for private use.” — Time Magazine, Letter to NRA, April 24, 1981

    “If it was up to me, no one but law enforcement officers would own hand guns” — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Federal Gun Legislation Press Conference in Washington, D.C., November 13, 1998

    “My own view on gun control is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns, would be banned.” — Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health

    “I shortly will introduce legislation banning the sale, manufacture or possession of handguns…. It is time to act. We cannot go on like this. Ban them!” — Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI), Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 15, 1992

    • And more recently:
      “They’re going to say, ‘You give them bump stock, it’s going to be a slippery slope.’ I certainly hope so” — Nancy Pelosi, Oct 5, 2017.

  4. “This shooting is more evidence that NO ONE is safe from gun violence.”

    Du-oh. No one ever promised us an utterly safe society. I hate the canard that my firearms mysteriously interfere with the safety of others. It is quite the opposite.

    Criminals will still operate with or without firearms and will still kill people, so there is no automatic safety if they are removed. In this hypothetical , citizens are LESS safe because criminal encounters involve force disparities of size, aggression, skill, other weapons, numbers, etc.

    They really must be using illicit drugs if they think they can 1) get us to turn in our weapons without the Second American Civil War, and 2) that criminals, terrorists, and the government (but I repeat myself) will remain firearms free and benign.

    Molon Labe, gwaz17. Come on over to my house and try to take them.

    • They aren’t out to take guns from law-abiding citizens, they’re out to take away the law-abidingness from gun owners. THEN they take the guns from the newly-minted criminal.
      They’ll retain the fig leaf of the legality of a show trial, too.

      • Yes, that is the new tactic. Make owning a firearm so legally perilous, expensive, and expand the list of prohibited persons to include anyone who ever jay-walked and thus you deny ever greater percentages of citizens from ownership.

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