Posts tagged ‘violence’

June 27, 2017

According to conservatives, there are 2nd Amendment remedies for abuse of power

by Ben Hoffman

 

“Hilimages.jpglary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

~ Donald Trump

“Our Founding Fathers understood that the guys with the guns make the rules.”
~ NRA chief Wayne LaPierre

Robert Lowry, who ran against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, stopped by a Republican event that was held at a shooting range. He fired at a human silhouette target with the letters “DWS” written next to the head.

“You know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.”
~ Sharon Angle

“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to ‘thin’ the herd.”
~ Brad Goehring (ran for the California statehouse)

“Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 With Jesse Kelly.”
~ Jesse Kelly (ran against Gabrielle Giffords)

“I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
~ Joni Ernst

“Failing all other appeals to peaceful means, that the founders’ solution to such tyranny is still available, still potent, and still waiting, for when democracy turns to tyranny, the armed citizenry still gets to vote.”
~ Mike Vanderboegh (founder of the III Percent gun militia and an influential speaker in the right-wing patriot movement)

“Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to, and we may have to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be pretty. So I’d much rather have an election where we solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet box.”
~ Larry Pratt (former Virginia lawmaker)

We have never seen such an abuse of power as we have with the Republican run Congress and especially with Trump, who seems to be more loyal to Russia than to the U.S.

James Hodgkinson recently took conservatives up on their gun rhetoric when he shot Steve Scalise and other conservatives at their baseball practice.

Things are going to get worse before they get better.

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March 2, 2015

Texas boy, 5, shoots and critically injures 6 year old brother

by Ben Hoffman

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 5-year-old boy shot and critically injured his 6-year-old brother at their home in east Harris County, deputies said Monday.

Relatives say the young brothers loved to play cops and robbers.

“He may have picked up the wrong weapon thinking that it was a toy,” said Thomas Gray, an uncle. “But this weapon was not a toy and it was a real gun and he actually pointed it at my other nephew and fired it.”

Guess they had a bunch of guns laying around and the boy accidentally picked it up and shot his brother. It could have happened to anyone!

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March 2, 2015

Texas boy, 4, shoots self at babysitter’s home

by Ben Hoffman

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A 4-year-old fatally shot himself Sunday morning with a gun he found at his babysitter’s house in north Harris County, officials said.

Relatives said the boy’s mother, Ashley Beal, had left him overnight with a babysitter so she could celebrate her birthday. Authorities aren’t sure how Codrick Beal found the gun in the home in the  1900 block of Imperial Stone Drive.
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EMS  returned after noon to pick up the Beal’s babysitter, who collapsed on the concrete road in front of her home, suffering convulsions as she sobbed in grief. Relatives on the scene said she was a long-time friend of Ashley Beal.

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March 2, 2015

Boy, 3, shoots father and pregnant mother in New Mexico hotel

by Ben Hoffman

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The boy retrieved a handgun from his mother’s purse and shot his parents.
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March 2, 2015

Kentucky boy, 5, fatally shoots 2 year old sister

by Ben Hoffman

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The boy received a .22 caliber rifle for his birthday and shot his sister, Caroline Sparks, while playing with the gun.

“It was God’s will. It was her time to go, I guess,” the grandmother told WLEX. “I just know she’s in heaven right now and I know she’s in good hands with the Lord.”

Apparently, God wanted the little girl dead. What an ass.
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March 2, 2015

Texas Boy, 3, dies after shooting self in the head with parent’s gun

by Ben Hoffman

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A three year old boy found his parent’s gun and shot himself in the head. Investigators say the boy found the gun in a purse located on a shelf. He has died from his injuries. A grand jury will determine if the parents will face any charges.
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October 24, 2014

Joni Ernst tells people to use guns against the police

by Ben Hoffman
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Joni Ernst tells people to use guns against the police

Joni Ernst recently said in a campaign speech: “I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family with guns — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

News media outlets recently have been reporting outrageous cases of police brutality, murders, and other violations of people’s rights. The police represents the government. Therefore, according to Joni Ernst, people should take up arms and fight back against the police.