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Liberal Hate Speech Over Gun Control

I really thought I would be writing about something else today, but since I began reading some of the news and information websites I frequent, I couldn’t pass this one up. Remember how the liberals are always accusing conservatives of hate speech? No matter what we say, or how civil we try to say it, if we disagree with their viewpoint on any particular subject, they level the charge of hate speech. Sarah Palin was even accused of fostering an environment that led to the shooting in Arizona, all over an election map that included bullseyes. In that light, I would like to bring to you a few examples of some of the words and phrases being used by liberals, in their effort to use the terrible tragedy in Newton for their political advantage.

(Human Events) Exhibit A is Piers Morgan of CNN, who appears to have gone utterly mad since the Newtown shooting.  He claimed it was possible to by AR-15 assault rifles hate speechin supermarkets, ignoring repeated requests from more rational commentators to name the remarkable supermarket he’s been shopping at.   On Tuesday, he went berserk on the air and got into a shouting match with guest Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. (He called Pratt an “unbelievably stupid man”.)

Some of this can be dismissed as grandstanding for ratings, but it’s not just Morgan.   Author Joyce Carol Oates wished NRA members would get shot, so they might finally give up their damnable Second Amendment rights… and insisted she wasn’t speaking “ironically.”  She also mused that a lot of “gun accidents” might not be so accidental after all, broadly accusing thousands of Americans who disagree with her of being murderers.

University of Rhode Island history teacher Erik Loomis launched into a profane tirade that accused the National Rifle Association of being a “terrorist organization” and called for the CEO’s “head on a stick,” although he did later try to claim he was speaking ironically, after being rebuked by his university.

Chris Matthews even joined in the fray, which is nothing unusual for him.

(Human Events) Matthews suggested gun owners are, “..people on the far-right (who) never lose their passion…Normal people have other interests like their spouses, their lives, their children, and even their generalized politics isn’t driven by one issue,” he said.

So, it’s okay for an individual’s politics to be driven by one issue, as long as it isn’t gun control, or some other conservative position. I have news for Mr. Matthews. I am a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment and the right of an individual to keep and bear arms. I believe that right safeguards our country from tyranny. I also have a life that I enjoy. I spend time with my wife, my children and grandchildren, my friends, my church, my music, etc. Just because I happen to own a few guns and believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean I only have time to focus on that. His characterization is completely wrong and misguided.

Of course, the standard liberal backtracking has been applied in all of these cases. The liberals in question claim they were being ironic, or speaking metaphorically. The thing is, if these comments had been made by conservatives, albeit on another subject, such as homosexuality, said conservatives would be in tar and feathers by now. Instead, liberals are given a pass for the rhetoric they are using. If someone is moved to violence against gun owners, or the organizations that help protect our 2nd Amendment rights, I wonder if charges will be pending under the hate speech laws liberals seem to be so fond of? I won’t be holding my breath for that to happen.

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  • Jim

    I agree with almost everything you’ve said except one thing. A liberal would never be moved to violence against a gun owner……he’d be to afraid. Don’t foget, gun owners take ownship of their self defense and don’t “subcontract” it to the state.

    • Evelyn

      I have to disagree, Jim. A “Million Mom” followed me around my local grocery store, screaming that people like me (presumably anyone who wears a Second Amendment Sisters t-shirt) are the cause of all the violence in the world. Following me to the checkout, she loudly stated that she should run me down with her car in the parking lot. I looked at her and said, “B*tch, you DO know I’m armed, right?” and left. She went to the police to file a complaint of criminal threatening. The police went to the grocery store, got the whole story, then dropped by to ask me if I wanted to file a complaint against *her.* I said that I didn’t because it would just be a waste of time, but asked them to stop by her house and tell her that I could do so if I wished. They agreed to that, especially since they were going to her house anyway to charge her with filing a false complaint. So, they have no problem at all using violence, if they think that they can get away with it. :)

      • http://www.gdjackson.net GD Jackson

        It is amazing to me how so many of the gun control people think it’s fine and dandy to resort to violence to get their point across but us gun people sure better not defend ourselves.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    There is a great video over at Adrienne’s Corner that may explain wht the leftards are up to.

    http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-kindergarden-of-eden-what-is.html

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    BTW, Larry, in case I don’t get another chance, you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. And please, give a special Christmas wish to Baby Decklyn for me.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      Thanks for the Christmas wish, Jim. I’ll be seeing Decklyn tomorrow and I’ll make sure I pass it on.

  • http://Www.bunkerville.wordpress.com Bunkerville

    A great sum up of the viciousness of the so called progressives. Freedoms stop with their point of view.

  • http://www.stevenbirnspeaks.com Steven Birn

    The media doesn’t even pretend to be unbiased anymore. On some level this is good, we at least know what we’re dealing with.

  • Steve Dennis

    Matthews assertion that we gun owners only care about guns and nothing else is absurd! I have a wife and two boys who I care about more than anything else in the world and to hear him state that I care more about guns than my family is insulting.
    There have been actual calls for violence by the left against the NRA and its members and while the MSM ignores this it made up phony issues to try to try Palin to the Arizona shooting. It is unbelievable that nobody calls the left out on this.

  • Mike

    Matthews statement was certainly way over the line as we’re the others you cited. But are they any stupider and inappropriate than the many ignorant, rabble rousing comments that have come from Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and others on the right over the years? Talking heads speak to make news and rally their fringe bases. It hurts our country and divides people who have much more in common than these idiots represent.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      You will find no argument from me on that. I listen very little to Limbaugh or Hannity and as for Coulter, I can’t stand her. She is as obnoxious as they come.

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  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    I’m sad to say that I find Wayne LaPierre’s statement yesterday not helpful — never mind that so much of what he said is true.

    Sadly, the screeching from the Left has just begun.

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