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Rick Moran

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February 1, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Bill Maher is a very funny fellow — at least, that’s what liberals tell me. I’ve never seen his television show on HBO and only read about him when he says something outrageous.

Like on Friday night.

The man who once said “the Second Amendment is bulls*t” let loose the most outrageous “joke” of the year so far.

Politico:

Taking a swipe at conservatives on gun control, liberal comic Bill Maher joked that a mass shooting should take place at the Country Music Awards.

“Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards,” Maher said Friday during his HBO program, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Maher’s joke follows the mass weddings performed during the Grammys this past Sunday, in which both same-sex and heterosexual couples were married. Conducted as musician Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang “Same Love,” it was widely viewed as a call for marriage equality.

Maher, a vocal proponent of gun control, has frequently lambasted conservatives and the Republican Party on the issue of firearms, having previously called them “gun nuts.”

Maher also slammed Congress last spring, specifically Democrats, who he said were weak on the debate of gun control after a push to ban assault weapons ultimately shifted to background checks.

“I’m sorry, but this is the problem with the gun debate is that it’s a constant center-right debate. There’s no left in this debate. Everyone on the left is so afraid to say what should be said which is, ‘The Second Amendment is bulls-—,’” Maher said at the time.

OK — we get it. Except, Mr. Maher might want to consider why a mass shooting at the CMA would be iffy, if not outright impossible.

You see, Bill, the probability that several dozen audience members — including some musicians — would be armed and not afraid to protect themselves and their loved ones makes anyone contemplating committing such a heinous act either stark raving mad or ignorant beyond belief. What kind of a numbskull would want to shoot up a venue where before he could scream “Allahu Akbar” or “Death to Fascists!” he’d be lying on the ground drawing his last breaths?

Of course, there’s no accounting for crazies who want to die in a hail of gunfire. It’s usually referred to as “suicide by police.” But in states with a lot of restrictions on guns, it’s not likely the shooter will get his wish before killing a lot of innocent people.

Tennessee, where the CMA show is held, has very liberal (in the best sense of the word) gun laws and a permit to carry a concealed handgun is relatively easy to get for law-abiding citizens. I don’t know if the venue where the awards are held — the Bridgestone Arena — has a posted ban on carrying firearms, but even if they do you can bet the bodyguards of country music stars suffer from no such restrictions.

In short, Bill Maher’s sick joke was not only idiotic, it displayed his towering ignorance of guns and the gun culture, as well as an inability to recognize the efficacy of intelligent gun laws.

Say it along with me and with gusto: “An armed society is a polite society.”

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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But Bill's body guards are trained to carry pistols...
-Oh wait, so am I.
They have had background checks...
-Oh wait, so have I.
They carry legal credentials...
-Oh wait, so do I.

Although the Country Music thing isn't for me, I'd feel safer in that crowd than just about any other.
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Shootings happen at rap concerts, not at the Grand Old Opery. Of course Maher couldn't joke about that, they'd call him a racist.
37 weeks ago
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It is an interesting example of double standards. A kindergartner eats a pop tart into the rough shape of a pistol and is snatched up and suspended with no due process. Leftist idol Bill Maher calls for a mass shooting in a conservative public venue, and it is "edgy" humor.

Last time I looked, the kindergartner was not of age to be held responsible for his actions. Maher, apparently, is old enough; but being a Leftist [especially under this regime] is the ultimate get out of jail free card.

Subotai Bahadur
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I remember how liberal hero Bill Ayers chose to "forward his agenda" back in the day.
And I take note that Ayers is not repentant.
And that liberals love Ayers.
The conclusion about the true nature of liberalism is obvious.
37 weeks ago
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Bill Maher? Who? ... Oh, the guy who "starred" in the movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. What a towering figure in the arts and political philosophy.
37 weeks ago
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Bill Maher is a washed-up has-been loser that was a total failure as a comedian and an actor.
Naturally, HBO gave him a talk show during the 90's and the rest is history.
37 weeks ago
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Hey Potato Nose, only a mouth breather would find "humor" in that statement.
37 weeks ago
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A more honest joke would be liberals committing a mass shooting at the Democratic National Convention.
See: The liberal embrace of Bill Ayers and every other murderous monster of the left.
37 weeks ago
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OMG! Rick Moran wrote something that I actually agree with! *faint*

37 weeks ago
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Mahrer needs to ride on a iffy city bus between check cashing places for about a year and his liberalism will fade damn quickly. Have a 500 dollar iPhone or 2,000 dollar lap top in plain view the whole time and secretly videotape it. Make sure you have lots of iPhones and lap tops. Any fool can declare a safe zone from an ivory tower.
37 weeks ago
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I can't fathom even an idiot like Bill Mahar promoting death (suggesting a mass shooting ANYWHERE)...while denigrating love by mentioning it in the same sentence as death!! This IS NOT funny!!
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Imagine if Sarah Palin made that joke...
Why does Maher get a pass on anything so tasteless?

If it were to ever happen, even if no one is packing in that crowd, I bet a few would "Cowboy up" and at risk of life and limb take the perp down.
37 weeks ago
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Bill Maher thinks that conservatives should "forward their agenda" by having a mass shooting?

This is supposed to be funny?

Hey, Mr. Maher -- America has a great many legal gun owners... perhaps as many as 100 million, by some estimates. What percentage of them shot anybody last year? (Answer: a vanishingly small fraction. Conclusion: it's not the legal gun owners we should be worried about!)

I'd rather see the CMAs auction off an AR-15 or two... and then I'd like to see Bill Maher's face. Now THAT would be funny.
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