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Dianne Feinstein’s—and the Left’s—Cognitive Dissonance on Guns

September 2nd, 2014 - 12:22 pm

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ISIS terrorists released a video Tuesday that claims to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. In the video titled “A second message to America,’’ Sotloff, 31, of Florida can be seen kneeling in orange garb in front of a black-cloaked executioner following news footage of President Obama talking tough about the terror group. Sotloff says into the camera that he is “paying the price’’ for US intervention in Syria. —

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Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees urged the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on US soil. The bipartisan pair shared a dire warning against the IS group, which now has control of vast swathes of Syria and Iraq, has killed civilians from that region and beheaded American journalist James Foley. “This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the upper house intelligence panel. “And they’ll kill with abandon.” In a separate TV interview, Mike Rogers, leader of the House Intelligence Committee warned the leaders of the Islamic State, sometimes also called ISIL or ISIS, are looking for a spectacular attack that would help them raise money and recruit more fighters. “ISIL would like to have a Western-style attack to continue this notion that they are the leading jihadist group in the world,” said Republican Mr Rogers.

And now recall that Sen. Feinstein (“I have a deep belief that these weapons are antithetical to our values”) is one of the foremost proponents of the disarming of the American people — “gun control” — in Congress.  The Left would rather see you die than have the ability to defend yourself. They fear the power of the citizenry more than they fear America’s enemies. What does that tell you about who they are? For how is the threat posed to America by ISIS anything other than a validation of the Second Amendment and your right to keep and bear arms? With the southern border wide open, and the PC Police refusing to answer any questions about who and what is flooding into our country, the necessity of self-defense is no longer merely theoretical.  Intelligence sources confirm that ISIS is seeking a Mumbai-style assault on a European or American city, where the first line of defense would be neither the cops — trained to catch crooks, not repel invasions — or the army but… you. Admiral Yamamoto may not in fact have said that a Japanese invasion of the U.S. was impossible because “there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass,” but the gist certainly used to be right. Is it anymore?

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You are too generous. Every Leftist victory in a country has been attended by mass murder of the population.

Subotai Bahadur
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The left fears the power of America's citizenry more than they fear her enemies such as ISIS.
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On the face of it that would seem like an unreasonable stance - until you realize that the only way any sense can be made of that statement is both of them are enemies of Americans. One wants our heads - the other simply wants our allegiance - and our bank account.

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What seems to be the plain and simple truth is that the delusional Left (and many of the RINOs) fear and fight against law-abiding, religious, fiscally-responsible, gun-owning, small-government conservatives more than they fear and fight against ISIS, communists, fascists, criminals, and the other evil-doers of the world. That liberal kool-ade that they ingest by the gallon is a powerful hallucinogenic.
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American big game hunters are FAR better marksmen than anything ISIS has to offer. If they show up in the mid West, they will most likely find out.
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There are an estimated 300 million firearms in the hands of 80 to 100 million private citizens in the US. And based on recent sale records they are stockpiling ammunition by the case load. Many of these gun owners hunt, many more target shoot for sport. A fair number are former military with tactical experience.
Would seem to me that a significant attack on our civilian population would release a genie that the RIF cannot imagine and will not survive.
21 weeks ago
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Postulates of the Left:

1. Only the police should be armed.
2. An armed policeman who shoots an unarmed civilian is by definition a murderer.

So what are they armed for?
21 weeks ago
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I would add:

3. AR-15s are only designed to kill large numbers of people and are therefore weapons of war and terrorism. So police should have them.
21 weeks ago
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We have seen in the reports from Rotherham what happens when a people gets too comfortable with the idea of government monopoly on force.

I'm inclined to think that two or three dead Pakistanis at the hands of an armed father or two would have nipped that whole thing in the bud.
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I appreciate Sen. Feinstein for her continued effort to make FCMABBHO do the right thing when it comes to designating FTO's. And, her observation this weekend that he is too "cautious" is spot-on the mark.

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DiFi is a weird Democrat. Usually about twice a year or so, she says something that makes sense, that is absolutely correct.

Very strange.

21 weeks ago
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A great American once wrote, "From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Hey, D.C. tyrants! If you won't do your job, we'll it for you. Just provide us with the intelligence (you won't use it because you don't know the word) and we will act.
Keep collecting your paychecks, you worthless pieces of scheisse.
21 weeks ago
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The left fears the power of America's citizenry more than they fear her enemies such as ISIS.
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On the face of it that would seem like an unreasonable stance - until you realize that the only way any sense can be made of that statement is both of them are enemies of Americans. One wants our heads - the other simply wants our allegiance - and our bank account.

21 weeks ago
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You are too generous. Every Leftist victory in a country has been attended by mass murder of the population.

Subotai Bahadur
21 weeks ago
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Yes, but only the inconvenient ones. The mass is kept around for labor.
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Not dissonance but ideology.
21 weeks ago
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Less talk. More practice. www.appleseedinfo.org


21 weeks ago
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let's find the dumbest, laziest progressive w/ the most questionable background imaginable and elect him to the highest office in the land. then let's act like he actually cares about our constitution, the oath he took, or anything else American. then let's make excuse after excuse after excuse for his lack of values and his total incompetence, until the country is beat down enough to believe whatever is told to them.

all this reeks of wanting to turn our country into a wasteland of leftist/marxist failures that always follows their march to power. let's leave the border wide open. then let's gut the military, and on and on.

what amazes me is that reportedly sane people just keep on acting like this administration and congress are working to fix it all. what a crock.

from what I'm seeing, it was probably hard to pick the most incompetent one to lead from behind. however, unfortunate for us, that appears to be one the thing they got right.
21 weeks ago
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" then let's make excuse after excuse after excuse for his Marxist values and his treason,"

There, I fixed it for you.

If, after all this time and all this evidence, you still think the problems Obama has caused are due to laziness, stupidity, and incompetence, you are STUPID.

21 weeks ago
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Lazy? His avoidance of effort on every level is self evident.
Stupid? Easy to disprove. Just unseal those college transcripts. Waiting. Waiting.
Incompetent? Six years in office and his only major achievement is to take a working health care system with problems and totally trash it.
And I say thank goodness for all three of those characteristics. But for them we would see real fundamental transformation of our country into a socialist hellhole.
21 weeks ago
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Uncle Lar, you don't think we're seeing that transformation in progress? Really?
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Of course we are, but think how much worse things would be if he were smart, motivated, and energetic.
We will be generations repairing the damage this empty suit has done, but I have no doubt it could have been much much worse.
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