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President Obama is complaining that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is not willing to compromise on his anti-gun rights agenda, and opines that the Republicans are not listening to public opinion on the matter.  He again states that he has a lot of respect for the Second Amendment.  He says that he understands the traditions of hunting that most rural families have, but that the realities of how guns are handled in urban settings must trump such things.  Surprisingly, he asserts that he has used a gun in the past, and regularly shoots skeet at Camp David.

Mr. President, those things mean precisely diddly over squat to me.  Hunting, skeet, and the inability of your urban constituency to raise a generation of people who don’t maim and murder each other at will have nothing to do with my right to keep and bear arms.  To be perfectly blunt, my right to keep and bear arms is there so that when someone who holds your office decides to rule rather than govern, then people like me will have the instruments to contest that decision.

My gun rights aren’t for hunting deer or shooting skeet.  They’re for hunting dictators and shooting tyrants.  Until you learn the difference, the fact that you can knock a clay out of the sky and mourn the death of urban youths at the hands of other urban youths is worth nothing.

To the pro-rights crowd in Congress – Keep it up.  If the President is having to turn to his lap dogs in the media and whine, then you must be doing what I and millions of other gun owners have been telling you to do for the past several months.  Thank you and please keep up the good work.

 

26 Comments

  1. I don’t really know how this will all end up, but I’m more nervous about the increased dangers from irresponsible gun owners (don’t tell me you don’t know any) than the myth of a maybe remotely possible governmental tyranny.

    So, I’ll keep working toward a universal sales database, increased mandatory reporting of mental health issues, increased ammo taxes and solid penalties for anyone who can’t prove they have safe storage to prevent accidents. Qualified to shoot should mean regular re-examination and licensing, like driving does.

    • Hi Mikey! Welcome to the site! Coffee’s in the corner, beer’s in the fridge. Help yourself.

      While we’re enforcing things like what you propose because of people who abuse their right to keep and bear arms, let’s apply it somewhere else.

      I’m more worried about child pornographers than I am about the myth of a possible governmental tyranny that is enabled by a lack of political speech. So, let’s start working toward a universal databases listing those who purchase Internet capable computers, mandatory reporting of mental health issues among reporters and political opponents of whoever is in power at the moment, increased taxes on Internet access and newspapers, and solid penalties for anyone who can’t prove they don’t have child pornography on their hard drive or website. Qualified to write a letter to the editor, write blog posts, or make speeches against any government action would mean regular re-examination and licensing, the same as driving does.

      Anyway, hope you stick around and continue to provide a respectful counter-point to me and my other readers. Thanks for the comment!

    • Invisible Mikey,

      I actually don’t know any irresponsible gun owners. But I do know many people who voted for President Obama for a 2nd term — which I feel was irresponsible.
      So you won’t have any problem what I push for a literacy test, a civics knowledge test, a background check, photographs, fingerprints, and proficiency test before someone is allowed to vote, right?

  2. Anonymous

     /  January 27, 2013

    Heh, well done my friend. In the meantime I shall work towards the same for those awful assault ball peen hammers.

  3. Well said DaddyBear.

  4. lottajoy

     /  January 27, 2013

    A police officer once chastised me for NOT carrying my gun. He said “That permit to carry won’t save you, and how embarrassing would it be to get killed on the street because your gun is at home”. Of course, that was in the 90′s.

    I feel better knowing there’s more CC permits being obtained. I just don’t want to be in the line of fire when someone goes all “John Wayne” and shoots me in the process.

  5. Anonymous

     /  January 28, 2013

    well done daddybear for speaking for the rest of us. LottaJoy, I was applauded for carrying by a LE and this was in the 2000′s.

  6. Daddybear, you’re my hero. That was beautiful.

  7. Doreen Louw

     /  January 28, 2013

    From South africa ,a well deserved “bravo”daddybear.We law abiding ,Firearm carrying citizens are murdered in masses and the world turns a blind eye .Good luck in the USA

  8. daddybear, thank you. Well put.

  9. I have to agree with Kathy. I may have to become a creepy fan girl for that comment lol.

  10. Texas Gal

     /  January 28, 2013

    “Qualified to shoot should mean regular re-examination and licensing, like driving does.”

    Mikey, I’ve only taken one driving test and one written exam to get my license. Took a couple of defensive driving courses to get a speeding ticket off the record, but that’s been years past. I can renew my license online and only have to go in for an eye test every 8 or 12 years. How many seniors who can barely see over the dash are still on the road? Getting a license doesn’t prove competence but the mere right to drive a car on the public roadways.

    How many people are on the road with revoked licenses? How many have never gotten a license, never taken a class or read the manual? How does increased taxes do anything to deter gun violence? How many kids have been taught the Eddie Eagle gun safety course in school? How many have been taught what the Bill of Rights mean — not some government interpretation but the actual meaning, the history behind each item, each phrase?

    Get past the ‘penalize those who do things I don’t understand and make me scared’ mentality and address the real issues of parenting, gun safety and personal responsibility and you might actually get somewhere.

    • And your driver’s license is only needed when you actually take your car off your own property and drive down the street. Just like your Texas CHL is needed to carry your gun down the street. So Mikey’s proposal is already in place.

  11. Holy Toledo! I like this !! DaddyBear, my hat’s off to you. Keep up the great work.

  12. RDW

     /  January 28, 2013

    Yes, it’s true. The socialist left is lacking intellect and resorts to violence
    to control others. Think of the history of violent behavior and you will find
    that virtually all violent acts of governments or individuals is performed
    by leftists.

    MASS SHOOTINGS
    We should have known!
    It has just been researched and discovered there IS a common thread to the five worst mass shooting in America! It is “not poor gun control” as liberals would have you think but instead LIBERALISM itself! Now that we have discovered that al…l 5 mass shootings were related to them being liberal Democrats, should we regulate registered liberal democrats now instead of guns? Take a look below at the evidence just uncovered…….

    The five worst mass killings have a common thread. Hint #1: None of them belonged to the NRA.

    Ft Hood~~~ Registered Democrat and radical Muslim who supported Al Qaeda and Hamas

    Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals

    Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat

    Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal

    Connecticut School Shooter- ~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians.

    Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats.

    • The only real common denominator for the filth that did these crimes were that they were insane and evil. I’m not a liberal by any means, and I’m certainly not a Democrat, but demonizing an entire swath of our culture because of the actions of a few horrible people is exactly what is happening to gun owners right now, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t do it here.

      Any further comments like this one will be trashed immediately. RDW, find somewhere else to rant. Blogs are free, so get one for yourself.

    • Anonymous

       /  January 30, 2013

      I see what you did there

    • Actually the three worst U.S. mass killings since 1990 (as opposed to “shootings”) were:
      Happy Land night club, NYC, 90+ dead
      Murrah Building, Oklahoma City, 160+ dead
      9-11, NYC and D.C., thousands dead.

      A common denominator is that no guns were involved.

  13. Eevil Kat

     /  January 29, 2013

    DaddyBear, you now have two creepy fangirls for your elegant pistol-whip retort to some Girly Man. No wonder he wishes he was invisible.

  14. [President Obama is complaining that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is not willing to compromise on his anti-gun rights agenda, and opines that the Republicans are not listening to public opinion on the matter.]

    Did he forget to mention that a good number of Democratic senators and representatives agree with the mean ol’ Republicans?

    • Good point. I hate when this becomes a Republican versus Democrat issue. There are lots of Democrats that value our rights, and there are lots of Republicans that want people who do things they don’t approve of to just go away. If one of our rights is infringed, all of them are in danger, and if one of us has their rights infringed, we all have our rights infringed.

    • Natalie

       /  January 31, 2013

      I am a liberal. I have often but not always voted for the Democratic candidate. I am a STRONG supporter of the Second Amendment. Two people were killed and six wounded (at least two losing their left eye) by a crazy man with a shotgun at my church in July 2008. I now have a Handgun Carry Permit (and am qualified to be an instructor). We are all individuals. Some of us can see beyond the rhetoric. Let’s be careful not to let labels get in the way of truth and community and communication. As Larry Arnold so wisely pointed out, many Democrats in Congress are supporters of the Second Amendment. Thank you. I will now step down from my soap box.

      • Please, get back on it any time you want to.

        I wasn’t trying to say that Democrats or liberals in general were trying to take away our gun rights. Where I brought in the two parties was to either paraphrase the President or mock him. If I gave any other impression, I apologize.

      • Natalie

         /  January 31, 2013

        No apology needed. Thanks for your words of wisdom. Just trying to emphasize that liberal does not necessarily mean anti-Second Amendment. I am also very pro-First Amendment. Our founding fathers were right on.

        I am a Mother Bear where my two daughters are concerned. Or my friends, family, church community, etc. are concerned. My church doesn’t always see things my way, but I am on the Safety Committee, and my personal mission is to convey that we cannot always protect ourselves with cell phones. Too little, too late.

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