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Monday, February 10, 2014

82nd Rant: The REAL problem with the Second Amendment

Many people have a problem with the Second Amendment to the Constitution which reads as follows:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Many take that to mean that ONLY the military and police officers should have guns, but that is far from the truth. The reason for a militia is to protect the citizenship from the government. And the militia is not the military or the police officers. Rather, it is normal citizens. After all, when the British tried to take the weapons from the Patriots in 1773 the Patriots fought back and then on July 2, 1776, declared themselves free and independent from Britain.

The gun control battle came up with Fast & Furious under the Obama Administration (which Katie Pavlich wrote about in depth in her wonderful book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up) and also with Operation Wide Receiver under the George W. Bush Administration (of which they are both TOTALLY different in that one did not lead into the other) then came full bore with the shooting in Tucson (Arizona) in 2011 where Former Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords (Democrat from Arizona’s 8th District) was shot. Then came Aurora (Colorado) and Newtown (Connecticut) in 2012, where mentally ill people decided to pick up a gun and just commit unspeakable horrors. After the Newtown tragedy, many politicians (all on the Democrat side) called for stricter gun laws and gun control. I am against it for the simple reason that if you look at history, the dictators of the world (Hitler in Germany, Stalin in Russia, Mao in China, and Pol Pot in Cambodia) had first come to power with talk of gun control. Then when only the military and police had guns, the dictators decided to unleash holy hell on their respective countries. Many try to make reasonable arguments for no gun control and support for the second Amendment, but one such comment only took 30 seconds, and said so much more than many of the politicians and pro-Second Amendment supporters could in 30 hours. Take a listen to my good friend Kira Davis:


Kira Davis (@KiraAynDavis) and the Second Amendment

Kira is a GREAT American (f/t to Sean Hannity for that phrase) and a wonderful Conservative woman who I am proud to call friend. She says many things in 30 seconds (as the above video) or in 5 minutes than any politician or pundit can speak in 5 hours. Definitely give her a follow (she is @KiraAynDavis on Twitter) and also subscribe to her YouTube Channel for more wisdom.

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It’s a Manic Monday

And here is The News to keep you up to date.

Also, check out the Layfield Report, InstaPundit, Twitchy, Team Ninja Network, Drudge, and Breitbart for more news

There were 11 killed on American roads in 2 separate crashes (one in California and another in Florida) this weekend due to motorists driving against the traffic

Time for Round One of Laura Ingraham v. George Will on Fox News Sunday

It seems that Robert Stacy McCain is not yet done beating Jesse Myerson down. Now he is going after Myerson for what was written on Sarah Palin after the Tucson shooting in 2011

f/t to Mick Baker for giving us a dose of sanity in the winter months, even if Smitty denounces him for it.

As if ObamaCare is not bad enough, there are still more dangers associated with it

And yet we have another teacher suffering from Mary Kay Letourneau syndrome. This time a 24 year-old high school math teacher from Tacoma, Washington

In addition to The Other McCain, there is news form elsewhere in the blogosphere.

f/t to Diane Sori of The Patriot Factor for her op-ed entitled Iranian warships close at hand and Obama does and says nothing

f/t to W.J.J. Hoge of Hogewash! for his usual Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering and Team Kimberlin posts of the day, as well as his Quote of the day

f/t to Bob Belvedere of The Camp of the Saints for also beating Jesse Myerson about the head and shoulders

And Bob also gives us a little bit of Rule 5 eyecandy hotness in the form of one Valentina Nappi.

f/t to Dan Riehl of Riehl World View for his take on the 24 year-old high school math teacher from Tacoma suffering from Mary Kay Letourneau syndrome

And in case you had forgotten, Aaron Worthing of Allergic to Bull reminds us that Brett Kimberlin still wants to shut us up

I had a little bit of a hiccup toward the end of the #WaveCave on Eclipse Radio yesterday, as my cable cut out on me 8 – 10 songs form the end, but here is all that I DID manage to play prior to the cable outage. I am hoping to be on the air next Sunday at 4 PM Eastern for more tunes, so feel free to tune in or keep an eye to the #WaveCave hashtag for more tunes.

And that is all the news that is news for today.  For more news and other snark or feedback, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) throughout the day. And if you like what you read, feel free to help out a capitalist and hit the tip jar. All funds will go toward upgrading the site and also go toward funding for trips to conferences and the like.

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