Skip to comments.A pro-gun blogger crashes MAIG’s press conference (*VIDEO*)
Posted on 03/29/2013 6:44:28 AM PDT by marktwain
Today was awesome. I had to be in Durham today, and just this morning I found out that the Durham Mayor, a (Illegal) Mayors Against Illegal Guns was holding a press conference to push for passage of Harry Reids anti-gun bill. Theres something really cool about seeing the faces of three Mayors when they realize that theyve invited a question at a press conference from a political opponent.
Harry Reids bill, S649 includes an almost carbon copy of Senator Shumers Fix Gun Checks Act. That bill would have criminalized something I did last year. My wife wanted to learn to shoot my Ruger 10/22. I took my rifle to a friends farm and gave it to him. My wife went up to his farm and he taught her to shoot it safely out on the back forty. Then he put it in her truck and she brought it home. He had the rifle for about 4 months. S649 would put all three of us in Federal prison for 5 years each, minimum. I asked the mayors, How would making me, my wife, and our friend Mike into federal felons keep criminals from selling guns to each other on the streets of Durham, Morrisville, or Chapel Hill? Heres the video that they played at 6pm.
I wish you could see how it went down. It was incredibly fun to mess up their set piece press conference. They had children from a local school, a bunch of the sort of women youd expect for something like this, and some dorky looking fool in a cheap suit and a bad haircut who claimed to be working for MAIG.
The story that went with this video quoted me pretty extensively.
Not everyone at the Durham event, however, agreed with stricter background checks.
Sean Sorrentino, who runs the site NC Gun Blog, said universal checks wont work because criminals will still figure out ways to get guns.
I dont think background checks are anything but one more way to trap citizens and send them to jail when all they want to do is exercise their constitutional rights, he said.
Sorrentino said he believes much of the proposed federal legislation just hurts law-abiding citizens and that there is a lot of detail that people havent considered.
For example, he said, it would be illegal for him to loan a gun to a friend to practice shooting a felony crime that could land him in federal prison for five years.
If you cant be trusted with a firearm, you cant be trusted without a custodian, Sorrentino said. If I cant hand you a firearm and feel safe, then maybe we ought to consider putting you in a place where you can be taken care of.
Im particularly proud of dropping David Codreas custodian line on them.
If I see other versions of this video, either on WRAL or on NBC17, who also interviewed me, then Ill post them.
Durham is the only locality in the state of North Carolina where handguns have to be registered. The other 99 counties in the state are explicitly banned by state law from doing it, but Durham County was grandfathered in when the law was passed in the 1930s. Why? As a Jim Crow measure to keep guns out of the hands of blacks. Then as now, Durham was heavily black, and the whites didn’t want blacks to be able to defend themselves.
Of course, the irony now is that it is Durham’s black mayor, mostly-black City Council, and black professional race pimps who don’t want the city’s black population to be able to defend themselves from black criminals.
I lived there for five years. It is a liberal craphole.
Ping so I can watch it when I am not behind a firewall.
No, it can’t.
Me either... :(
The video I saw was just a biased local “info-tainment” show touting gun control, with the pro-gun blogger having about 10 seconds in which he talked to the mini-cam crew, not the politicians. This was with a background of two or three minutes for the gun controllers.
I even noted that while he was speaking, they had a woman in the background shaking her head “no”, as if he was just a random kook she disagreed with.
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