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Just a quick update, because I’ve been busy, and haven’t had the chance to catch up.
That painting – you know, the one Duncan Hunter removed because his tender labia got chafed at the controversial subject matter – was removed, because it apparently violated the rules of the contest it was judged to have won.
All the drama and the tug-of-war to garner the attention of the media was just so much bullshit.
“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of students in every corner of our country — and visitors from around the world see their talents on display when they walk through the halls of our Capitol,” Reichert said in a statement. “However, with any competition there are rules, and these rules exist for a reason. This painting hung in clear defiance to those rules and was a slap in the face to the countless men and women who put their lives on the line everyday on behalf of our safety and freedom.”
Ryan told the congressman that the Architect of the Capitol made the determination, Reichert’s office said.
The rules of the art competition state: “Exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed,” according to the statement from Reichert.
There was some controversy on this very blog about whether Hunter behaved vaguely Reich-like when he removed the painting, because it was offensive. I agree the painting was repugnant, but as our guest writer Dave Hardin wrote, “The wall on which that picture hangs does not belong to Hunter, and neither did the picture. That wall belongs to us – all of us – and that picture belongs to a 17 year old high school student. That wall and what hangs on it is protected by Marines who served this nation long before Duncan Hunter could read or write.”
Hunter had no right to remove the winner of an art competition from the public walls, no matter how offensive he found it.
But it appears his drama was unnecessary anyway. All he had to do was ask the Architect of the Capitol to examine rules of the contest, and make a determination about whether the painting legitimately won.
But instead, Hunter decided to use his government authority to remove something he found offensive from a public venue.
Survey says: DOUCHE!
I got the joyful news that Cuba’s Fidel Castro has finally kicked the bucket on Saturday morning when I woke up. In my mind, I could hear thousands upon thousands of Cubans rejoicing that the savage despot has finally checked out for good. Cuban exiles in Miami celebrated by marching in the streets, chanting, banging pots and pans, honking, playing salsa music, and waving Cuban flags. They knew and understood that they would never be free under Castro’s brutal communist regime. They fled the island for freedom.
Cuban exiles arrived much like my family did, not knowing the language, with no real assets, and no money in their pockets. And from their poverty they rose to become community leaders, millionaires, business owners, and real contributors to American society – things they couldn’t accomplish in Castro’s Cuba, despite Castro’s lofty promises to share wealth among all Latin American people. What the Cubans faced was empty store shelves, quality medical care only available to the elite and foreign visitors with dollars to drop, and an authoritarian lack of privacy and basic freedoms.
lefties idiots are mourning this vicious piece of rat dung as if he was some kind of hero of the people – a “hero” who locked up dissidents, journalists, political opponents, and defenders of human rights as some kind of pawns of the U.S. government, deprived them of humane treatment and medical care, and tried them in secret tribunals.
The idiot child Canadian Prime Minister, whose daddy had a cozy friendship with Castro, fondly lamented the communist dictator as “larger than life” and “a legendary revolutionary and orator.”
And the idiot former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura lauded Castro as someone who was nice to him, ignoring wholesale the poverty, authoritarianism, and human rights abuses that were the hallmark of the regime for decades.
Meanwhile, the brainless bint of the Green Party passed full retard and full potato, and landed squarely in full rutabaga by tweeting about Castro symbolizing the struggle for justice “in the shadow of the empire” – the same “empire” she conned thousands of clueless ignorami of the Free Shit class into supporting her candidacy for President of.
Struggle for justice? Justice for whom? The elites and the foreigners with money who were the only ones able to get adequate medical care? The people who were refused the right to speak their minds and to criticize their government? The Cubans who existed on the bare minimum, without hope of climbing out of miserable poverty?
Oh, I forgot!
To idiots like Stein, misery and poverty are just fine, as long as everyone is suffering together!
Except they aren’t, are they?
The wonderful, courageous author and journalist Michael Totten, whose work I have admired since the mid-2000s, spent some time in Castro’s Cuba and compares the island to Elysium, the film in which a small group of elites lives in opulence and luxury far above the hoi poloi who live in squalor on Earth.
I had to lie to get into the country. Customs and immigration officials at Havana’s tiny, dreary José Martí International Airport would have evicted me had they known I was a journalist. But not even a total-surveillance police state can keep track of everything and everyone all the time, so I slipped through. It felt like a victory. Havana, the capital, is clean and safe, but there’s nothing to buy. It feels less natural and organic than any city I’ve ever visited. Initially, I found Havana pleasant, partly because I wasn’t supposed to be there and partly because I felt as though I had journeyed backward in time. But the city wasn’t pleasant for long, and it certainly isn’t pleasant for the people living there. It hasn’t been so for decades.
Outside its small tourist sector, the rest of the city looks as though it suffered a catastrophe on the scale of Hurricane Katrina or the Indonesian tsunami. Roofs have collapsed. Walls are splitting apart. Window glass is missing. Paint has long vanished. It’s eerily dark at night, almost entirely free of automobile traffic. I walked for miles through an enormous swath of destruction without seeing a single tourist. Most foreigners don’t know that this other Havana exists, though it makes up most of the city—tourist buses avoid it, as do taxis arriving from the airport. It is filled with people struggling to eke out a life in the ruins.
This is what Stein and her frothing, cretinous, scatterbrained supporters worship. It doesn’t matter to her that Castro’s promises were underpinned by complete suppression of free thought and opposition. She has zero fucks to give about the “socialism or death” slogan that has become the hallmark of Castro’s rule. She doesn’t understand the gruesome horror implied in such slogans – the fact that those who try to achieve, succeed, or rise above their origins would be murdered by the state.
Her ends outweigh the lives destroyed in the process of achieving them.
Jill Stein and her abhorrent ilk don’t care about progress. They don’t care about individuals striving to improve, to achieve, and to flourish. They want equality at any cost – progress and evolution be damned. If they cannot force the unwilling or the less capable to work to rise up to the achievements of those with more drive, more luck, more intelligence and ability, or more resources, they will cut the legs off those who can – the middle and upper classes – to bring them down to the level of dirt. It’s a Harrison Bergeron nightmare played out in real life – a life in which society descends to its lowest common denominator at the point of a government gun.
Communism destroyed Cuba’s prosperity, but the country experienced unprecedented pain and deprivation when Moscow cut off its subsidies after the fall of the Soviet Union. Journalist and longtime Cuba resident Mark Frank writes vividly about this period in his book Cuban Revelations. “The lights were off more than they were on, and so too was the water. . . . Food was scarce and other consumer goods almost nonexistent. . . . Doctors set broken bones without anesthesia. . . . Worm dung was the only fertilizer.” He quotes a nurse who tells him that Cubans “used to make hamburgers out of grapefruit rinds and banana peels; we cleaned with lime and bitter orange and used the black powder in batteries for hair dye and makeup.” “It was a haunting time,” Frank wrote, “that still sends shivers down Cubans’ collective spines.”
This is what Jill Stein admires from the posh confines of her $8.5 million net worth existence after inheriting half-million dollars from her parents. This is what Jill Stein reveres having obtained an Ivy League education and spent her childhood in a well-off Chicago suburb, never having experienced medieval medical procedures without anesthesia, or days of privations and empty store shelves.
This is what the American left, that has never experienced need and shortages, admires in Castro – the man who held his country by the throat for decades and gagged any opposition that dared to expose his morally corrupt hypocrisy.
This is what they weep for.
This is what they applaud.
The moron PM from Canada Justin Trudeau tried to mitigate the damage after lauding the communist dictator as some kind of warm, fuzzy uncle, but the gauge remained at full retard.
“There are people who have many memories and who experienced a great deal of difficulty because of what happened in Cuba, and I am not minimizing any of that,” Trudeau said.
“The fact is Fidel Castro had a deep and lasting impact on the Cuban people. He certainly was a polarizing figure and there certainly were concerns around human rights. That’s something that I’m open about and that I’ve highlighted,” he added.
“But on the passing of his death I expressed a statement that highlighted the deep connection between the people of Canada and the people of Cuba.”
The clueless left mourns the oppressor, while those freed from his totalitarian oppression cheer and celebrate in the streets. Pretty ironic, considering the left claims to speak for the poor and downtrodden, while mourning the head of a government who kept them there at the point of a gun.
Par for the course.
Well, if you haven’t heard already, the Democrats have been staging a sit-in at the US House of Representatives, which has been going on since yesterday, and today turned into utter dumbassery on the House floor.
A Democratic protest demanding votes on gun-control legislation led to pandemonium in the House chamber that did not end until early Thursday, when Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his fellow Republicans reclaimed control long enough to force through a major spending bill. They then abruptly adjourned and the Republicans left the Capitol.
Furious Democrats remained on the House floor, where they huddled around their leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, who praised their stand as a “discussion heard around the world.”
There’s so much stupid going on with this, I thought I’d helpfully help y’all rack and stack it.
First – We have Rep. John Lewis, whom all the media outlets are hailing as a hero and a civil rights legend, leading a bunch of short bus-riding, window-licking Democrats in protest to demand votes on gun control legislation. I find it ironic that a man who has spent his life fighting for civil rights is now leading a protest against them. When liberal stalwarts like the ACLU, Slate, and Gawker (GAWKER, ferfuckssake!) are calling this protest ill-advised, stupid, and infringing on the rights of Americans, perhaps it’s time to listen.
However, drama is more important, as witnessed by Pelosi’s praise of the ridiculous grandstanding above, which leads me to my second point.
Second – These Democrats, according to my friend Amy Ridenour, who knows way more about this stuff than I do, can get a vote on any bill any time they want by getting a discharge petition signed by a majority of members of the House. If they can’t get a majority of members to sign the petition, they can’t win anyway, so why bother?
Third – After hysterically accusing the Republicans of wanting to sell guns to ISIS, merely because they didn’t want to deprive Americans of due process by placing them on secret lists that would infringe on their civil rights, dipshit Democrats engaged in a bit more hyperbole by accusing NRA’s Cam Edwards of comparing John Lewis to a terrorist. Of course, it’s not even close to the truth. I know Cam, and nothing that stupid could ever fly out of his mouth or keyboard. What he did, actually, say is that Democrats are not abiding by House rules, much like criminals and terrorists don’t abide by gun control laws.
I said House Dems weren’t abiding by House rules, kind of like how criminals & terrorists don’t abide by gun laws. https://t.co/BuIgyszCjW
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) June 23, 2016
But that hasn’t stopped the histrionics, because it’s newsworthy to accuse a respected pro-gun personality, who happens to be one hell of a nice guy, of denigrating a civil rights legend.
Cam obviously did no such thing, but you know who did accuse John Lewis of being a terrorist? I’ll give you one guess, because John Lewis was on the government’s terrorist watchlist himself, according to CNN.
Rep. John Lewis, D – Georgia, a nine-term congressman famous for his civil rights work with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been stopped 35 to 40 times over the past year, his office said.
Lewis contacted the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security and executives at various airlines in a so-far fruitless effort to get his name off the list, said spokeswoman Brenda Jones.
Instead, Lewis got a letter from the Transportation Security Administration that he can present to ticket agents indicating he has cleared an identity check with the agency. But the letter warns he might still be subject to extra security checks before being allowed to fly.
But we’re not allowed to talk about that, so shut up, racist!
Fourth – Celebutards with less knowledge about firearms than toddlers have decided to put their full ignorance on display. Witness the shitslurpery of one sports writer Jason La Canfora, who, like many celebutards knows exactly jack and shit about the difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons.
After a Twitter user called him on his error, La Canfora doubled down on the stupid. He claimed that “pig nra lobbyist have brainwashed people like u into thinking military-grade death tools are a C right.” (Just a bit of reading might have informed him that’s exactly what they are, but I digress.) Then, when corrected, he proceeded to tweet out what has to be the dumbest thing I’ve read on the Internet this year!
@seanmdav i’m calling semi-automatic machines machine guns. You don’t get to pick my terms. Your NRA buzzwords don’t apply to me
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 22, 2016
Yes, he really did actually say this! This is no joke. This walking case of malodorous vaginosis actually claimed that facts are “NRA buzzwords” and that he will use whatever wrong terminology he wants, because NRA BAD!
Other celebrities, who should know better, such as George Takei took to Twitter to demand that American’s Fifth Amendment rights be violated.
Other Hollywood types just don’t seem to understand the danger this bill poses to every American. but this bill would disproportionately impact the very people they claim face suspicion and extra scrutiny: Middle Easterners, Muslims, Africans. They are the ones more under suspicion than most!
The ACLU, which loves the idea of sticking it to the Second Amendment and infringing on our right to keep and bear arms, said it opposes this legislation.
Our nation’s watchlisting system is error-prone and unreliable because it uses vague and overbroad criteria and secret evidence to place individuals on blacklists without a meaningful process to correct government error and clear their names.
The government contends that it can place Americans on the No Fly List who have never been charged let alone convicted of a crime, on the basis of prediction that they nevertheless pose a threat (which is undefined) of conduct that the government concedes “may or may not occur.” Criteria like these guarantee a high risk of error and it is imperative that the watchlisting system include due process safeguards—which it does not. In the context of the No Fly List, for example, the government refuses to provide even Americans who know they are on the List with the full reasons for the placement, the basis for those reasons, and a hearing before a neutral decision-maker.
Now that the whining and gnashing of teeth is over, the Twitter hashtag #nobillnobreak is still abuzz with stupid, screeching how Lewis and his fellow petulant toddlers are heroes, advocating that Congress should physically be prevented from leaving until they vote, and thanking the Democrats for 25 hours of kabuki theater that was all over because apparently they got nowhere, and the cameras were turned off anyway.
Or maybe the buffet ran out of food.
Frankly, I think this was a YUGE success. After stamping their little feet, holding their collective breath, screaming for their cookie, and pounding their itty bitty fists, the only thing these whiners accomplished was to prompt House Speaker Paul Ryan to grow some balls.
But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
He and the Republicans, who hold the majority, then declared the House adjourned with no votes until after the Fourth of July holiday.
This little attention-whoring stunt demonstrated one thing: the stupidity, statism, and surliness of gun grabbers when they don’t get their way.
After every tragedy such as the one in Orlando, the gun grabbers shit out the most ridiculous reasons to infringe on the right of The People to keep and bear arms.
The post-Newtown shit storm was particularly odious, because the politicians and the media immediately began doing their blood dances on top of the corpses of innocent children! They didn’t care that the murderous freak was mental, or that he stole his mom’s firearms, or that the mental health laws were such, that his detention and institutionalization were nearly impossible.
However, it’s been a while since I’ve seen such a cacophonous tattoo of calls from cowardly media hacks to destroy our fundamental rights.
It didn’t just come from the skunk queef at the New York Daily Snooze, who claimed he got PTSD from shooting a varmint rifle and then doubled up on the oozing twattitude yesterday by claiming loudly and proudly that a rifle similar to one drill sergeants actually fire from their crotch to show recruits how light the recoil is was scary and horrible in an effort to promote his view that regular civilians shouldn’t own one, and if that makes him an oozing cunt, so be it.
It’s coming from all over the media.
That bastion of
journalistic integrity leftist, panty-shitting douchery Rolling Stone found some Constitutional Law professor to advocate for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Good luck with that, you statist cunt wart. I’d like to see you try.
The Rolling Stone also decided that despite the fact that the Orlando shitbag worked for a security company that works federal contracts, passed every background check, and probably was an Islamic Extremist, exacerbated by homophobia that’s rampant in that particular section of Islam, and maybe even self-loathing IF, in fact, he was gay, it was somehow the fault of the NRA and its millions of innocent members that this fuck stick murdered 49 innocent people!
Meanwhile, the New York Slimes, not to be outdone by the hysterical exploding colostomy bags at the Rolling Stone, has decided the best way to deal with the problem is to have secret “no-buy” lists. Because apparently, fuck your due process! Secret courts, that don’t afford the accused the opportunity to defend him or herself or to face their accuser, are all the rage! After all, we deprive people of their right to board an airplane by placing them on a secret list – nearly half of which consists of people who have jack and shit to do with terrorism – so why the hell not prevent them from exercising a right that is explicitly protected by the Constitution? Fuck your rights!
(By the way, all three presidential candidates are now open to some version of this list. We already knew Hillary Clinton supports this idea. Trump, never one to back away from government force when it suits his needs, claims he’s meeting with the NRA on the issue to try and convince them to bend. And even Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, says he’d be open to using the list if it’s “fixed,” whatever the hell that means!)
It’s like everyone has lost their everloving minds!
We’re used to celebutards like Whoopi Goldberg being tyrannical twats, wanting to disarm the peons while she looks on from her well-protected, security-enhanced perch. Now, George Takei got into the mix by threatening RKBA advocates with LGBT action against our Second Amendment rights. But considering that the LGBT community is quickly realizing that self-defense is critical, and membership and training requests are on the rise, I’d advise Sulu to sit the fuck down and get a nice cup of shut the fuck up.
The media’s hysterical fear-mongering notwithstanding, you don’t reduce violence by infringing on the rights of the people who didn’t do anything wrong! Much like we don’t support painting all Muslims with the broad brush of terrorism, and we don’t want to infringe on their rights (at least not anyone sane), we certainly shouldn’t paint America’s gun owners with the same tainted brush of murder. Fact is the vast majority of us are innocent, and the mere fact that we promote freedom and the right to keep and bear arms shouldn’t make us a target for statist scum.
And by the way, many of us are volunteering to help introduce the members of the LGBT community to armed self defense, offering to take them to the range, teach them firearms safety, etc. What are YOU doing, Sulu, except sitting in your nice, secure, protected, cushy office and threatening innocent people with somehow leveraging the numbers of the LGBT community to disarm them? What are YOU doing, Whoopi, other than screeching from your perch about how much you hate the right to keep and bear arms? What are YOU doing, media, except promoting the idea that law-abiding, peaceable citizens should lose their freedoms?
Nothing? That’s what I thought.
I know anti-gun politicians. I’ve met them. I’ve spoken to a number of them. Generally speaking, even though we may not agree on Second Amendment issues, a number of them have at least been willing to listen and consider my concerns. I’ve also spoken to a few that deserve a throat punch for the lack of consideration and respect they have for their constituents. Patrick Hope was one of the legislators with whom I enjoyed talking. We spent probably a good half an hour discussing gun rights, gun regulations, and his and my views in his office. I was impressed that he was willing to engage in adult discussion, even with a person with whom he disagreed, and while we didn’t agree on much, I found him to be congenial and kind – even as I sat in his office with a pistol on my hip. The disgraceful, statist hag Barbara Favola refused to even speak to us on the same Richmond Lobby Day. Jim Moran, when he was in office, was less than congenial to anyone who didn’t toe the line on his agenda.
But so far, none have been more abusive, condescending, hysterical, ignorant, and downright rude to gun owners than Delegate Mark Levine. If Levine’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s one of the authoritarian, power-abusing, fetid yambags named in the NoVA Armory lawsuit I discussed here a couple of weeks ago.
The suit says that, first, Howell, Favola, Levine, and Hope conspired between one another to destroy Pratte’s business. They are elected officials. They maliciously acted to defame Pratte and destroy the reputation of his business in an effort to prevent it from opening. These elected public officials discussed strategy about how to best do so on social media, and sent a letter to the store’s landlord – on official government stationery – trying to pressure her into abandoning the lease. That’s right. Elected public officials tried to use their official offices and authority to pressure a landlord to sever a relationship with a tenant! Worse yet, they attempted to malign and defame Pratte and his business by claiming that he had opened his business “in order to conduct criminal activities, namely conveyance of firearms to persons ineligible to be in possession thereof and to facilitate violent crime.”
I have to say, I was disgusted and disappointed with Patrick Hope for joining with the rest of these authoritarian goons to destroy a lawful business in Arlington. It certainly didn’t jive with the interactions I’ve had with him. Favola is well known for her dirty tricks and abuse of power when it comes to guns.
And Levine… oh, Levine is a special kind of shitbag. One has only to search his official Facebook (a page on which he has blocked me from commenting, by the way – way to go, you cowardly cow patty!) page to see the kind of disdain his has for those of us who strive to protect our Second Amendment rights. Not only does he understand us, but he maligns us at every opportunity.
Now, to be sure gun rights advocates are in the minority in his district, but they are still constituents, and he still has to be accountable to them – even though he may disagree with them.
But instead, this pernicious cock dripping slanders and vilifies gun owners and Second Amendment advocates at every opportunity, while silencing their voices on his social media page. Nice guy right?
Witness his latest fuckery.
“Seems like every gun nut who writes me meets this description, whether they come from Alaska or Alabama,” Levine claims on his page. “(They never seem to come from Alexandria or Arlington.),” he continues.
Gee, perhaps it’s because he has blocked all of his Alexandria and Arlington constituents from commenting or posting on his social media page!
But let’s put that aside for a moment and make a few notes about Levine’s insulting, disgraceful abuse of gun owners.
Note, Levine uses “gun nut” to ridicule those who attempt to communicate with him about the right to keep and bear arms. Note, he doesn’t use “gun owner” or even “gun rights advocate,” but implies that those who care about their rights have to be mentally ill.
Note, Levine through this laughable graphic implies that gun owners carry pistols because they “trust nobody.” I guarantee you, Levine has never deigned to descend from his narrow-minded tower of arrogance to actually speak to gun owners and ask them why they carry. The US Concealed Carry Association asked that very question a few years ago, and here’s a sampling of replies.
I do it for protection, plain and simple. Yes, I was shot in the back and robbed just over two years ago while carrying, but nevertheless, I believe my chances of surviving an encounter with a criminal are a lot better if I’m carrying than if I’m not.
I carry to protect myself and my family. If a bad guy puts us in a situation where someone is going to be hurt or killed, it needs to be him, not us. Chances are extremely high that I’ll never need to use my guns. I hope I never have to use my fire extinguisher either, but it’s ready and in place in case I do.
Robbed prior to concealed carry passed in Texas, had friend beaten and robbed, I carry for the protection of myself and my family
To protect me and my wife in the ordinary world, which becomes more dangerous every day.
I carry because of my job. I live in MD, and getting a CCP here is an ordeal. My MD license is restricted to when i am on the clock for my employer. However i also have a TN license, and when i am in TN, or those states that honor their license i carry for protection of myself and my family.
I have been carrying concealed for over 35-years. The reason is simple, I care about the safety of my family and myself, and having been Military and later a LEO, I know that armed emergency support is never readily available when needed the most, so it was up to me to provide my family and myself the security that we needed.
I have had four experiences (incidents) that having my firearm with me prevented our being robbed or worse at the hands of those who prey upon our society.
I carry concealed because it is MY RIGHT and MY DUTY…
A poll on an Indiana gun owners forum produced similar results.
Fact is for most gun owners, it’s a simple matter of taking responsibility for our safety and the safety of those we love. We understand that police cannot be around every minute of the day to protect us, and as much as I appreciate those who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting, ultimately responsibility for my security is my own. It’s not an issue of trust. It’s simple reality. If police could protect each and every one of us, none of us would get hurt by armed goblins or any other criminal element.
But Levine seems to think he understands the mind of the average gun owner, even as he shuns any actual substantive interaction with them, and worse yet, he claims to know what a gun owner “expects.” And he apparently refuses to take any responsibility for his own actions as having caused at least some consternation on the part of his interlocutors! After all, when a legislator abuses his authority and sends a letter to the landlord of a legitimate business on official government stationery, trying to pressure said landlord into canceling a lease, said legislator should expect some blowback.
But apparently, Mark Levine thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to abuse and bully the very people to whom he is supposedly accountable, and then vocally denounce those people as “gun nuts” and other choice monikers when they fight back.
It’s nearly amusing to watch Levine backpedal like a demented clown once called out on his bigotry and abuse of gun owners. He meant not from Arlington or Alexandria! He didn’t mean all gun owners! He meant a tiny, but vocal, minority of the gun owner population! Right. Sure he did. He posts an insulting memes, indicating all gun owners are hypocrites. Then he doubles down on the stupid, claiming it’s only the “gun nuts.” Then he triples down on the dumbassery by trying to placate the understandably angry crowd that he really only meant a small percentage of the gun owning population and that no, really, he knows that most gun owners are upstanding and great. It’s just those… gun nuts, says the coward. Did he think that insulting his constituents would win him brownie points?
And then he’s upset that gun owners don’t trust him!
He’s been working hard to infringe on Virginians’ right to keep and bear arms, and he’s upset gun owners don’t trust him!
He has abused his legislative authority in an attempt to run a legitimate business out of town, and he’s upset that gun owners don’t trust him!
If you read the comments on this particular graphic, you will see that a number of them have been deleted, so Levine actually appears to be talking to himself, which should tell you everything you need to know about the character of Mark Levine – an insecure bully who uses government force to abuse the very people to whom he should be accountable, and who apparently does not understand the plain English of the Second Amendment, judging by his ignorant comments.
One of the comments deleted informed Levine that he was dead wrong in his repeated claim that it is legal for lawful citizens to sell guns to criminals in Virginia. He was shown repeatedly that he was wrong with this statute.
Any person who sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or has in his possession or under his control with the intent of selling, bartering, giving or furnishing, any firearm to any person he knows is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm pursuant to § 18.2-308.1:1, 18.2-308.1:2, 18.2-308.1:3, 18.2-308.2, subsection B of §18.2-308.2:01, or § 18.2-308.7 shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. However, this prohibition shall not be applicable when the person convicted of the felony, adjudicated delinquent or acquitted by reason of insanity has (i) been issued a permit pursuant to subsection C of § 18.2-308.2 or been granted relief pursuant to subsection B of § 18.2-308.1:1, or § 18.2-308.1:2 or 18.2-308.1:3 (ii) been pardoned or had his political disabilities removed in accordance with subsection B of § 18.2-308.2 or (iii) obtained a permit to ship, transport, possess or receive firearms pursuant to the laws of the United States.
But somehow, those comments seem to have disappeared as well.
On a final note, this gibbering moron also thinks gun owners somehow expect everyone to trust them, based on his approval of this particular dumb meme.
No, we don’t care if you trust us.
We don’t care if you’re afraid of guns, or of us, or of us carrying guns.
It is a right, and we exercise it responsibly and lawfully. We couldn’t possibly care less about whether or not you and your quivering lipped pals trust us or not.
So eat a bag of dicks.