Time to Stop Being Civil

Apparently no one remained “civil” at the Senate’s gun control hearing today, and tempers ran hot.

The hearing, which was called to examine Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) proposed ban on assault weapons, turned heated as Republican senators challenged the law enforcement officials who were on hand to argue in favor of increased gun controls.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked U.S. Attorney John Walsh of Colorado and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn how often they prosecuted misconduct in background checks for firearm sales.

“If we’re going to expand background checks, we ought to start enforcing the laws that are on the books,” Graham said.

Flynn said he didn’t know if he had referred any cases for prosecution, but took issue with Graham’s line of questioning as the two men shouted over one another.

“We make 2,000 gun cases a year, we’re not paper chasers,” Flynn said. “We don’t chase paper, we chase hard criminals!”

Nope… not exactly civil.  And I say, GOOD!

It’s about time we stopped being civil about the gradual erosion of our rights.

It’s time we raged against opportunistic swine, who insist on using tragedies to advance their politics.

It’s time we stopped worrying about whose feelings we hurt, and about being careful around those whose lives have been “affected by gun violence,” as if their opinions count more than ours does.

And frankly, it’s time to stop ignoring the intellectual dishonesty of people such as Neil Heslin who claims to fully support the Second Amendment, but “anyone who argues they need an AR-15 — the kind of gun used to kill 26 in Newtown — for self-defense is being ‘dishonest.'”

Anyone who claims to fully support the Second Amendment, while advocating bans of certain guns that have adversely affected their lives is the one being dishonest.

Because we can trot out several people in recent weeks whose lives have been saved by rifles such as the AR-15. Should their opinion count less because their stories had happy endings?

And frankly, you either fully support the Second Amendment, or you do not. There is no “but.” The Second Amendment doesn’t caveat that “shall not be infringed” only applies to those guns that don’t make legislators piss themselves in fear.

So as sorry as I feel for Mr. Heslin, and as heartbreaking as losing a child is (and yes, I know what it’s like, so STFU), experiencing this loss DOES. NOT. GIVE. YOU. THE. MORAL. AUTHORITY. TO. VIOLATE. OTHERS’. RIGHTS.

So it’s time to stop being civil and walking on eggshells around Neil Heslin, Gabrielle Giffords and anyone else who is using their tragedy to kick you in the head. You are not guilty. You have done nothing wrong. And they don’t get to make you feel guilty, because you want to protect your fundamental rights.

And that is all.


14 responses

  1. I watched the exchange between the two. Sen. Graham, professional and trying understand the issues. The chief, defensive that he was being challanged, somewhat overbearing and arrogant, came across to me as the typical closed minded leftist and a flaming a$$hole regardless of what uniform he is wearing.

    I am losing my patience with all of them and not just on the issue civilian disarmament.


  2. I can assure you that it’s ONLY some Chiefs of Police and other appointees who are in favor of gun control laws…NOT the rank and file officers. THEY–those who are daily in the firing lines–don’t give a tinker’s dam what the Mayor or other political critters want.


    1. And we know this to be true. Unfortunately, the problem is when these foul creatures publicly testify and are believed to speak for all of law enforcement.


  3. Heslin who claims to fully support the Second Amendment, but “anyone who argues they need an AR-15 — the kind of gun used to kill 26 in Newtown — for self-defense is being ‘dishonest.’”

    Niki, by all means, Correct me if I am wrong – But the AR-15 in Newtown was never used. It was at the scene according to the early press reports I read – however, it was left in the vehicle – Lanza used two hand guns.

    Simply put, as far as I can tell, the Newtown narrative changed from “AR-15 was found in a vehicle” to “An AR-15 was involved ” as the story was hammered in the press endlessly. It is now out in front of Congress that it was “used to kill 26 in Newtown”.

    To the best of my knowledge he did NOT use the AR, I’ve never seen anything saying specifically that he did, only that he had an AR-15. It’s a minor point but when some idjut like Heslin is up in front of congress claiming out right that and AR-15 was used in Newton, He is either ill advised – or he is out right lying to support an agenda. Last I checked lying to Congress during a hearing is a felony….Jus’ sayin.


    1. I thought he used an AR, but not the shotgun that was in the car. I may e wrong, but I’m not sure.


  4. I stand corrected I don’t see a lot of TV over here in the sandpit – I only saw the initial reports when it happened and I clearly remember them saying they had found an AR-15 inside his car, but I was in the air traveling shortly afterwards. He did in fact have the AR-15 a Sig 9MM and a Glock 10MM inside the school according to various press reports I just looked up. Sorry for creating any confusion.


    1. No worries. Glad you looked it up. 🙂


  5. “Various press reports?” The INITIAL report was that the guy had a “Bushmaster AR-15.” That report came about 30-minutes into the reportage of the incident…when the press had been BARRED from the inside of the school and local police had been instructed to NOT give out any statements to the press. Assuming that the officers OBEYED that instruction, just HOW did the press identify the rifle so specifically? The answer, of course, is that they SAW the weapon being removed from the shooter’s car and therefore it was NOT inside the school as later reports claimed. Even the ME’s report a few days later merely said that the children’s wounds APPEARED to have been those consistent with a .223 bullet. He NEVER unequivocally stated that they WERE inflicted by an “assault rifle.” There are a LOT of unanswered questions here.


  6. To the best of my knowledge, Adam Lanza used two handguns, and that was it. The AR-15 was found in his car. He did NOT use it.

    This is the same media who (erroneously)said initially that Ryan Lanza was the shooter, and that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school.


    1. Actually, I think there was a shotgun found in the trunk. The two handguns and the rifle were used in the shooting. Cissnarl5.7 did the research.


  7. Excellent article, Nicki. Been saying the same thing for a LONG time. My most sincere condolences to the victims, families, and friends of the victims. With that said, the blame for this lies in 3 basic places:

    1.) The lunatic;
    2.) Those who KNEW HE WAS A LUNATIC, but did nothing about it;
    3.) The flipping leftist idiots whom imposed the fantasy “GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONE” BULLSHIT, thus choosing to sacrifice these innocent little angels on the altar of “political correctness”.

    I’ve drawn my line in the sand: as a retired member of the U. S. Armed Forces, and former cop, since these morons and tyrants, from Obambi on down, have decided to violate the Constitution and ignore our most important RIGHTS, I am free to do the same with their unjust, immoral, unethical, unconstitutional, “laws”.


  8. There are a lot of things about the official version(s) about what happened at Sandy Hook that sound fishy.


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