People do not need assault weapons: d...

People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary

There are 4995 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 17, 2013, titled People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary. In it, Reuters reports that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons.

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Strength of America

San Antonio, TX

#1452 Jan 27, 2013
A totally armed American society is our insurance against tyranny....

After all,
Did you ever think our o bamma constitutional scholar would be spanked as being UNconstitutional in his recess appointments!

Consider it a yellow flag!

Consider it a reminder about Schindlers list where only the police and military had guns.

Consider the warnings of history repeating......
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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1454 Jan 27, 2013
Our defective president wrote:
The defective president fails to appreciate and defend not only hunting but self defense.
The gun show lines are testimony of American trust in his government .....
More like trust in the NRA.

They're the one's, just like last time Obama was elected, claiming they're "gonna take all our guns".

Why would teabaggers purchase something that is soon to be banned and confiscated?
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#1455 Jan 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like the one around the chemical plant next to the freeway?
Or the paper mill plant next to the freeway?
Or the parking lot next to the auto plant?
Or the fence and ribbon wire next to the HP facilities doing design work?
Or the one around your nut house.
WhiteDevil KingOfTrolls

Sanford, FL

#1456 Jan 27, 2013
I don't believe that "they" will be able to do what Folks are worried about. Hell! it's the government,when have they ever been able to get anything right? hahahahaha! Stupid politicians!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#1457 Jan 27, 2013
Our defective president wrote:
The defective president fails to appreciate and defend not only hunting but self defense.
At least he hasn't shot anyone.

Like the previous VP.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#1458 Jan 27, 2013
Strength of America wrote:
A totally armed American society is our insurance against tyranny..
Who can blame you for changing your alias every time you say something idiotic?
Brad

Manchester, CT

#1459 Jan 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I cannot help put your train of logic back on track, Dick.
It would require heavy lifting.
Nuclear power plants are not nuclear weapons. Some nuclear power plants can be used to make the fuel for nuclear weapons. A nuclear power plant is not required to make fuel needed for nuclear weapons: they just make it easier.
Israel will use any to bomb Iran.
Tell that to the thousands that died in Chernobyl.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#1460 Jan 27, 2013
Our defective president wrote:
The defective president fails to appreciate and defend not only hunting but self defense.
The gun show lines are testimony of American trust in his government .....
Not only that, but PETA is mad at him for not detesting violence in hunting. LOL, they'll lose on this one.
Rebel Against Tyranny

Fruitport, MI

#1461 Jan 27, 2013
I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority. They can't confiscate all the illegal drugs either, or even a majority.

They say it's impossible and a fool's errand to attempt to deport 12-15 million illegal aliens in the US.

There are what, around 270 million guns? You can easily bury gun/ammo caches. Illegal aliens don't have a long shelf life when buried in an airtight/watertight container. Yet many have this fantasy that passing a ban will be an improvement over what we have now.

It doesn't matter what laws they pass or what they do. The genie is out of the bottle. There will always be guns in civilian hands in the US no matter what anyone does.

All they'll accomplish with a gun ban is to create a thriving, unregulated black market, just like with drugs, and then very few will register any of their weapons at all, rather than as it is now, where most obey the laws.

And there will be crap-tons of fully-automatic machine guns, sub-machine guns, "miniguns" (the high-speed modern Gatling guns), and even grenade/rocket launchers floating around, since the arms black market will be totally unregulated & unrestricted on what is brought in.

A gun ban will make 1920s-era alcohol prohibition, with their gangs toting full-auto Thompsons and BARs, look like Sunday School.

That's always the problem with Lib/Prog policies...they never look deep enough or far enough ahead to see the unintended consequences they cause.

You want a REAL "wild west" slaughterhouse in the US?

Ban guns.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#1462 Jan 27, 2013
Rebel Against Tyranny wrote:
I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority. They can't confiscate all the illegal drugs either, or even a majority.
They say it's impossible and a fool's errand to attempt to deport 12-15 million illegal aliens in the US.
There are what, around 270 million guns? You can easily bury gun/ammo caches. Illegal aliens don't have a long shelf life when buried in an airtight/watertight container. Yet many have this fantasy that passing a ban will be an improvement over what we have now.
It doesn't matter what laws they pass or what they do. The genie is out of the bottle. There will always be guns in civilian hands in the US no matter what anyone does.
All they'll accomplish with a gun ban is to create a thriving, unregulated black market, just like with drugs, and then very few will register any of their weapons at all, rather than as it is now, where most obey the laws.
And there will be crap-tons of fully-automatic machine guns, sub-machine guns, "miniguns" (the high-speed modern Gatling guns), and even grenade/rocket launchers floating around, since the arms black market will be totally unregulated & unrestricted on what is brought in.
A gun ban will make 1920s-era alcohol prohibition, with their gangs toting full-auto Thompsons and BARs, look like Sunday School.
That's always the problem with Lib/Prog policies...they never look deep enough or far enough ahead to see the unintended consequences they cause.
You want a REAL "wild west" slaughterhouse in the US?
Ban guns.
It was always easy to get guns illegally.
Now that the back alley dealers are gonna go mainstream the price is goin up baby!
downhill246

Delray Beach, FL

#1463 Jan 27, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
No, multicellulardiploid eukaryotes in their earliest stage. In layman's terms, little blobs of cells.
It is always easier to dehumanize the victim if you want to kill him/her.

ba·by (bb)
n. pl. ba·bies
1.
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/baby
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1464 Jan 27, 2013
Rebel Against Tyranny wrote:
I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority. They can't confiscate all the illegal drugs either, or even a majority.
They say it's impossible and a fool's errand to attempt to deport 12-15 million illegal aliens in the US.
There are what, around 270 million guns? You can easily bury gun/ammo caches. Illegal aliens don't have a long shelf life when buried in an airtight/watertight container. Yet many have this fantasy that passing a ban will be an improvement over what we have now.
It doesn't matter what laws they pass or what they do. The genie is out of the bottle. There will always be guns in civilian hands in the US no matter what anyone does.
All they'll accomplish with a gun ban is to create a thriving, unregulated black market, just like with drugs, and then very few will register any of their weapons at all, rather than as it is now, where most obey the laws.
And there will be crap-tons of fully-automatic machine guns, sub-machine guns, "miniguns" (the high-speed modern Gatling guns), and even grenade/rocket launchers floating around, since the arms black market will be totally unregulated & unrestricted on what is brought in.
A gun ban will make 1920s-era alcohol prohibition, with their gangs toting full-auto Thompsons and BARs, look like Sunday School.
That's always the problem with Lib/Prog policies...they never look deep enough or far enough ahead to see the unintended consequences they cause.
You want a REAL "wild west" slaughterhouse in the US?
Ban guns.
"I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority".

It's hilarious that idiots think that the government is trying to confiscate all the guns.

But that's how FAUX and the NRA roll.

Poor teabaggers.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#1465 Jan 27, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is always easier to dehumanize the victim if you want to kill him/her.
ba·by (bb)
n. pl. ba·bies
1.
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/baby
Gotta love the liberal mindset.

Change the definition,,change the reality.

Problem solved,,,,time to cure abortion or something next,,,,,
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#1466 Jan 27, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>You're all over the board, buddy. Before you were just crying about racism, now you're laughing hysterically.
You may not think you're liberal, but you're expressing their same typical emotional traits.
Also, brevity in posts is important.
Oh look...it's the "Peter Puffer"...the little ignorant, lying, POS, "frustrated control freak".
SinEater

Henderson, NC

#1467 Jan 27, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
<quoted text>
*sigh*
Dude, your an idiot.
If you think the Patriot Act and similar bills are there to protect you from a man 10k miles away. Your are diluding yourself.
It perfectly demonstrates that you have no idea what the law actually does and who it is geared too. Go ahead and read it.
I did. Takes about a week to get through and you better have the entire US Code handy. That is how they passed it. The bill only references the US Code.
But go ahead and keep up government talking points.
Pay no attention there is no man in cave that is out to kill you.
So pretty much the Patriot Act is to protect the Government from the people? Just curious
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#1468 Jan 27, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
Total idiocy and ignorance. When we take their arms and ammo they will have nothing else to live for. Pity to be them but they asked for it. Their ignorance and hatred on these threads just boosts the obvious need for making sure people who think this way don't have access to anything more powerful than a water pistol.
"When we take their arms and ammo they will have nothing else to live for."

That will be the fun part for you won't it...?...will you lead..?

"Their ignorance and hatred on these threads just boosts the obvious need for making sure people who think this way don't have access to anything more powerful than a water pistol."

Oh I just love these elitist...holier than thou types...YOU know what's best for everyone else don't you...?...all you are is an ignorant, "frustrated control freak"...that couldn't take a water pistol from a baby.
Rebel Against Tyranny

Fruitport, MI

#1469 Jan 27, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
"I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority".
It's hilarious that idiots think that the government is trying to confiscate all the guns.
But that's how FAUX and the NRA roll.
Poor teabaggers.
No, they don't want to confiscate all the guns, ultimately.

Just everybody else's guns, but not the ones in government and VIP/"connected" people's hands.

The proles get too uppity when they have guns too, and start acting like they have a say, the silly monkeys! They are only there to produce, buy, and obey for the State.

Right?

Jeeze! Don't you people on the radical-Left even GET how freaking *creepy* and Orwellian you sound every time you start in again about the safety of, or benefit/loss to, the collective?? How we need to cede even more liberties and Rights to the collective? I mean, even complete with NewSpeak, fer cryin' out loud! LOL! It's gone way past just a funny caricature, it's gotten downright cartoon-ish! "We have to pass the Bill, to find out what's in the Bill." 0.o Come-frickin'-on, already!

The only thing that would make it any more bizarrely-surreal is if the POTUS/FLOTUS appeared making a speech together, and began talking/sounding/acting just like "Boris Badenov" & "Natasha Fatale" from frickin' Rocky & Bullwinkle! LMAO!!


Seriously, you radical-Left, Lib/Prog, crony-capitalist people in both political parties have jumped the shark. Get medicated or something, get the hell out of the way, leave us the hell alone, and let us get on with this little business of advancing civilization, alright?

You're beginning to become annoying as hell to the rest of us and affecting our ability to live without losing rights and freedoms, being hounded to death by the government, and all while being taxed to the point we struggle to feed our families and give our children a better life.

Although you think you have our measure, don't believe for an instant that our patience is infinite, or believe that you've neutralized our ability as a people to TAKE you out of the way in short order if given no other choice. We don't want to fight. We just want to be left alone and allowed the fruits of our own labor. But, for that we *will* fight if forced to protect ourselves and our families. Believe this.
Rebel Against Tyranny

Fruitport, MI

#1470 Jan 27, 2013
Rebel Against Tyranny wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing that would make it any more bizarrely-surreal is if the POTUS/FLOTUS appeared making a speech together, and began talking/sounding/acting just like "Boris Badenov" & "Natasha Fatale" from frickin' Rocky & Bullwinkle! LMAO!!
And think how Barry and Michelle look standing together.

Who do YOU think would play short little Boris, and who would play tall, skinny Natasha?

Oh lordy! I think I've stumbled upon Barry and Michelle's "secret identities"!

LMAO!!!
SinEater

United States

#1471 Jan 27, 2013
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern every class is unfit to govern. Here is a list of fearful things:The jaws of sharks,a vultures wings.The rabid bite of the dogs of war. The voice of one who went before. But most of all the mirror's gaze, which counts us out our numbered days.I would rather live in the wilderness with the animals they are so much better then people, when mankind's ignorance has shook the cities to the foundations the animals will go on like they have for years watching humanity destroy itself. The government does not want unity, UNITE. The government does not want you to think, BE A FREETHINKER. But most of all STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR ALL THAT IS YOURS THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, THE WEAK AND HELPLESS, THE INNOCENT. Do not be part of the flock, A NATION OF SHEEP BEGETS A GOVERNMENT OF WOLVES!
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#1472 Jan 28, 2013
Rebel Against Tyranny wrote:
I find it hilarious that idiots on this thread think that the government could ever even come close to confiscating all the civilian guns, or even the majority. They can't confiscate all the illegal drugs either, or even a majority.
They say it's impossible and a fool's errand to attempt to deport 12-15 million illegal aliens in the US.
There are what, around 270 million guns? You can easily bury gun/ammo caches. Illegal aliens don't have a long shelf life when buried in an airtight/watertight container. Yet many have this fantasy that passing a ban will be an improvement over what we have now.
It doesn't matter what laws they pass or what they do. The genie is out of the bottle. There will always be guns in civilian hands in the US no matter what anyone does.
All they'll accomplish with a gun ban is to create a thriving, unregulated black market, just like with drugs, and then very few will register any of their weapons at all, rather than as it is now, where most obey the laws.
And there will be crap-tons of fully-automatic machine guns, sub-machine guns, "miniguns" (the high-speed modern Gatling guns), and even grenade/rocket launchers floating around, since the arms black market will be totally unregulated & unrestricted on what is brought in.
A gun ban will make 1920s-era alcohol prohibition, with their gangs toting full-auto Thompsons and BARs, look like Sunday School.
That's always the problem with Lib/Prog policies...they never look deep enough or far enough ahead to see the unintended consequences they cause.
You want a REAL "wild west" slaughterhouse in the US?
Ban guns.
Rebel

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