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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I can use a gun, but you can't!

So goes the mantra for celebrities and liberal politicians when it comes to our Second Amendment rights.

Michelle Malkin has a post about Jesse Jackson's new war on guns, alongside a post on a Texas Democrat who opposes our right to defend ourselves, and yet he shockingly used a gun to defend himself!!

Fox News has the story about the hypocritical politician:

A state lawmaker who opposed a bill giving Texans stronger right to defend themselves with deadly force pulled a gun and shot a man he says was trying to steal copper wiring from a construction site, police said Monday.

Rep. Borris Miles told police he was fixing a leak on the second floor of the Houston house he's building Sunday night when he heard a noise downstairs and saw two men trying to steal the copper. After Miles confronted the pair, one of the men threw a pocketknife at him, Houston Police spokesman Victor Senties.

Miles, a former law enforcement officer, shot the man in the left leg, police said. The wounded suspect was being treated at a Houston hospital. Police were trying to identify the other suspect.

Miles, a Democrat, voted against a bill that gives Texans stronger legal right to defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, vehicles, and workplaces. The so-called "castle doctrine," passed by the Legislature this year, states that a person has no duty to retreat from an intruder before using deadly force. The law goes into effect Sept. 1.

Well, there's a huge surprise. Like celebrities and politicans have never practiced hypocrisy before. Still, it's fun to point it out whenever it happens to remind people of it. Liberals never care about "little people" like us, they just want to make sure they are safe and comfortable in their little ivory tower, while we suffer the consequences to keep them there.

Moving on, "Rev." Jesse Jackson is trying to squash one of our most important civil rights... in the name of civil rights. He's holding a 25-city anti-gun protest on August 25, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's march in Washington, D.C.

Dr. King was, of course, a gun owner.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is planning a counter protest:

While Rev. Jesse Jackson is feverishly organizing a 25-city anti-gun protest on Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) wants gun owners to visit gun shops and shooting ranges, and contact their state and federal lawmakers on that date to demand that they support our Second Amendment rights.

Jackson’s day of national protest is timed on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington, D.C.

“The great hypocrisy here,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb, “is that Dr. King’s historic march was to promote and defend civil rights. What Jesse Jackson is planning is designed to crush America’s most important civil right. A right that Dr. King exercised by owning a handgun.”

Jackson wants to limit the number of firearms a person may purchase in a calendar year, place new restrictions on who is allowed to legally own a handgun, and mandate longer waiting periods.

“While Jackson and his gun-grabbing cronies want to make it more difficult, if not impossible, for average Americans to keep and bear arms,” Gottlieb said, “gun owners can exercise their Constitutional rights, and tell their lawmakers to defend the Second Amendment. They can visit a gun shop, buy a gun or ammunition, or visit a range and exercise their rights.

“Being from Chicago,” Gottlieb said, “it is astonishing that Jackson has failed to see the correlation between that city’s Draconian handgun ban and Chicago’s violent crime rate, yet he wants to lead a nationwide protest against a constitutionally-protected civil right. Rev. Jackson evidently has forgotten the question raised in Luke, Chapter 6: ‘Can the blind lead the blind’?”

“Holding law-abiding gun owners responsible for crimes they did not commit, which is what restrictive gun laws do, is like bearing false witness against thy neighbor,” Gottlieb said. “I might suggest that anybody joining in this protest remember the words of Matthew, who said ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

All to continue along in "Rev." Jesse Jackson's mission to take everything Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and turn it onto its head.

I wonder if Jackson's security detail carries guns. Anyone know?


huckupchuck said...

Speaking of hypocrisy among politicians, care to discuss David Vitter, R-LA?

Maybe we can title this post: "I can get married and cheat on my wife with a high-priced prostitute, but you can't! And for committed gay couples, I'll make sure to amend the constitution to keep you from the thrills of trashing a marriage like I can."

Or is it not so fun to point out the hypocrisy of politicians when they're on your side of the ideological divide?

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. That was almost an apples-to-apples comparison. Idiot.

COPioneer said...

Fine post, and no, you can write about Vitter on YOUR blog, and no one will read it.

How about the hypocrisy of the non-report of the anti-war fanatic that shot the Airman on July 4th? I bet you 10 to 1 that the RIGHT can name more hypocrisy on the LEFT than vice versa. On the count of 3...

COPioneer said...

not to mention the hypocrisy of pointing out that Bush's approval rating is low, when the Pelosi Congress is lower and is the LOWEST in HISTORY! idiot.

Threemonkeys said...

Can't trust the Republicans? Can't trust the Democrats? No problem! Dr. Ron Paul is a man of principle that has voted in support of freedom and the Constitution for 20 years. Want to learn more? Visit www.ronpaul2008.com

COPioneer said...

wow Ron Paul has 3 monkeys supporting him. That's a solid endorsement.

Vitter: here's a twist. He admitted wrongdoing, asked forgiveness. What would a Democrat do? "I didn't have sex with that woman" - Bill Clinton, convicted lier.

FreedomlovingAmerican said...

It means three monkey republicans. Those who cant see any evil within the party, those who refuse to hear of any evil in the party, and those who wont speak ill of anything in the party.

COPioneer said...

Well said, yep, that would be the only republicans that support Ron Pawl.

Rick said...

Are you stupid copioneer? There is no possible arguement for your position. The one thing all Ron Paul supporters have in common is that the way things are being done now is crap. How can a group of people that support talking about the current state of the party be the exact opporsite of that?

Rorschach said...

There is more to the Rep Borris Miles shooting that is going unnoticed. It would appear that the shooting was unjustified and may in fact be attempted murder.


COPioneer said...

I agree, and Ron Paul supporters are stupid because they think people that think Ron is a whacko must obviously support everything that current administration is doing. Which couldn't be further from the truth. We want change too, but Ron Paul isn't the answer.

In this day and age, it's impossible to become Ron Paul isolationists.

Rick said...

I never said you support everything the current administration does. If I did please point it out to me. Also how is a willingness to trade will all countries, and get rid of the embargo on Cuba, isolationist? Either prove your last couple statements or apologize for lying.

huckupchuck said...

copioneer - Do you even know what hypocrisy is? And I think the Vitter analogy works just fine as a comparison for the "do as I say, not as I do" them of this posting.

As to your Vitter "twist" - here's another curve to it: So Vitter admitted wrongdoing and asked forgiveness, and that's ... good? Vitter: "Yes, I'm a marriage trashing whore mongerer who pays more for sex than Edwards does for a haircut, but I'm sorry and beg your forgiveness. Now, can we move forward and be friends?" I'm sure you'd be oh so generous with your kindness and forgiveness towards Vitter. Not so sure you'd feel the same about Clinton, even if he groveled at your feet.

Don_cos said...


What's the deal? It's not like you to troll.

huckupchuck said...

don_cos - Wow! You're like my conscience, following me and finding me and keeping me honest. :) I don't think my comment was really trolling. The subject of the post was the hypocrisy of liberal politicians and it was used to attack liberal orthodoxy. And it was published when the Vitter scandal erupted. I just found it odd that the subject of hypocrisy would be brought up and yet that there would be silence on the most obvious and current example of that in our political environment.

But perhaps you're right. Maybe my hunger for engaging controversy and stirring up some critical dialogue caused me to stretch the connections beyond what was appropriate here. So apologies to anyone, especially to Cassy, if my comments came across that way.

Don_cos said...

Don't worry Huck, I'm not stalking you. We just seem to have the same taste in blogs.

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