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The Antigun Movement's Bridge Too Far
American Thinker ^ | 1/23/13 | William A Levinson

Posted on 01/23/2013 9:55:47 PM PST by Winged Hussar

Overextension is a classic way to snatch catastrophic defeat from the jaws of victory. Examples include Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Hitler's decision to start a war with Russia before he finished his war with Britain, and Operation Market Garden. The latter debacle was the origin of the phrase, "A bridge too far."

Overextension is often the result of hubris, the delusion of invincibility as exemplified by Napoleon and Hitler. The enemies of the Bill of Rights have similarly assumed they could exploit the blood of the murder victims to revive an agenda that had been put down hard in 2000, but their resulting hubris yielded at least three irrevocably self-damning statements that should turn their opportunity into a catastrophe.

This will not, however, happen by itself. If this material stays at American Thinker and on the referenced Web sites, it will do little good. We need to spread it as widely as possible via letters to the editor, personal contacts, and talk radio. We also need to use it to remind our Senators and Members of Congress that gun control is why Democrats lose elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; cuomo; guncontrol; obama; rendell; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/23/2013 9:55:50 PM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

Except that the dims always ask for much more than they actually want. That is how they get what they want.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 10:07:25 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Winged Hussar

It will be interesting to watch this unfold.
Obama curiously left out any mention of gun control from his inauguration speech while doubling down on all his other pet agenda, yet Diane Finestein is set to unveil new gun control legislation in the Senate tomorrow.

Meanwhile the masses are snapping up guns and ammo at a never before seen rate.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 10:12:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Winged Hussar

The gun grabbers probably won’t do well at the federal level, but at the state level, they will have some gains. Look at NY, they just gutted the 2a.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 10:14:01 PM PST by umgud
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

True enough.
One of their tactics is to take two steps past the line.
Then when the Pubbies complain the Dems say, “let us negotiate”

When all is done the Dems are still one step over the line and the Pubbies act like they stopped them in their tracks.

I think they are all in cahoots.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 10:16:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Winged Hussar

I keep hoping overextension will start to apply to homo “marriage,” the health care omnibus, abortion laws. . .

still waiting. . .

I know, it could always be worse.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 10:17:53 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

You are wise to the game.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 10:18:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Winged Hussar
This will not, however, happen by itself. If this material stays at American Thinker and on the referenced Web sites, it will do little good. We need to spread it as widely as possible via letters to the editor, personal contacts, and talk radio. We also need to use it to remind our Senators and Members of Congress that gun control is why Democrats lose elections.

Absolutely.

We need to go on the offensive and push for pro-second amendment legislation (permit-free federal concealed carry, get rid of gun free zones, etc.).

It takes work, though. Write your legislators, even if they are leftists and you don't think it will do any good.

I just sent letters to my two democrat senators tonight. Don't leave me hanging.

8 posted on 01/23/2013 10:19:52 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: umgud

Don’t we have 34 Rep Governors at the state level?

At any rate. all politics is local.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 10:20:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Valpal1

ping


10 posted on 01/23/2013 10:26:40 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: All

We have 30 Republican Governors.
Some in name only.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 10:36:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Winged Hussar; marktwain

... Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:

• In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.

• Sexual assault — Australia’s equivalent term for rape — increased 29.9 percent.

• Overall, Australia’s violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.

The reference adds that an Australian woman is three times as likely as an American one to be a rape victim.

The above from the link:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_antigun_movements_bridge_too_far.html


12 posted on 01/23/2013 11:27:07 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: Winged Hussar

They haven’t lost yet.

And I don’t think they will on this one.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 11:43:32 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce
"It depends on the definition of is...". While they may "win" who will enforce their "law" that millions of gun owners will thumb their noses at? What they are really wanting to do is turn us bitter clingers into criminals. While they may succeed they may want to consider first the consequences. I believe it was such an ill conceived act that led to one of our home boys giving that speech that contained the phrase, "...if this be treason then make the most of it! GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"

μολὼν λαβέ


14 posted on 01/24/2013 3:27:25 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

True. And that is why we must fight vehemently in the Congress against ANY proposal or sub-part thereof.

Universal Checks is Registration, Registration is Confiscation unexecuted.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 3:28:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mylife

The GOPe is merely the “away jersey” of the lib-dems; flip side of the same coin.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 3:59:49 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Winged Hussar

I thought Obamacare was an “over reach” .........


17 posted on 01/24/2013 4:26:34 AM PST by STJPII
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To: umgud
Look at NY, they just gutted the 2a.

Another example is Illinois, where a fed judge a couple of months back, ordered the Illinois legislature to pass some form of concealed carry law, Illinois being the only state that has none.

Instead of doing that, Illinois is now trying to pass even more restrictive laws.

18 posted on 01/24/2013 4:47:53 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.)
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To: Winged Hussar

The leftist elites have to know that many millions of Republican-hating average Dems own firearms and are as disagreeable to the idea of giving up their guns as the average conservative Republican. If they don’t know, then they’re dumber than they look.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 4:49:01 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Winged Hussar

I live in NYS - tell me about it!


20 posted on 01/24/2013 4:56:56 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mylife
Obama curiously left out any mention of gun control from his inauguration speech

That's incorrect. He basically said his political opponents want more children to die ("our journey is not complete" until all law abiding citizens are stripped of the second amendment rights)

21 posted on 01/24/2013 5:13:12 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Winged Hussar

Great graphics here...http://www.americangunfacts.com/


22 posted on 01/24/2013 5:17:34 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: GOPJ

Aussie gun ping


23 posted on 01/24/2013 5:22:26 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Winged Hussar

It ain’t a “Bridge to Far” until to you cut them off to prevent retreat and slaughter the bridgehead. Don’t see that happening.

Need to keep the Democrats from retreating, cut them off from any support, then use their anti-freedom stance to destroy them. The ‘Pubbies, esp. Senate ‘Pubbies, don’t have the guts.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 5:33:28 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: umgud
Look at NY, they just gutted the 2a.

NY has been a cradle of tyranny as long as I can remember. The problem is New Yorkers. The vast majority of them love the taste of boot polish on their tongues and the feel of chains on their necks. Further they hate fear and envy those of us who don't want to be slaves to the govenment and want to inflict their degenerate ideas on the rest of us. Filth like Carolyn McCarthy, upChuck Schumer. etc. did not get elected by accident in NY. They were elected because the accurately reflect the "values" of those who voted them into office.

25 posted on 01/24/2013 5:36:15 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Winged Hussar

26 posted on 01/24/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Except that the dims always ask for much more than they actually want.

And then they expect us to "compromise" to this exchange: we give up some more of our freedom, and they take it.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:42:14 AM PST by Max in Utah
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To: mylife

DiFi is the foil. She’s “safe”, can’t lose her spot for introducing something egregious like this. Reid would be in a jam if he did it.
Also, people EXPECT over-the-top liberal craziness out of her.

But, keep in mind, this bill is cover fire for the “compromise” which will still greatly infringe on our 2A rights.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 7:45:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: QBFimi

Thanks for the ping.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 3:39:41 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: MrB
keep in mind, this bill is cover fire for the “compromise” which will still greatly infringe on our 2A rights.

Agreed.

30 posted on 01/24/2013 4:06:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: palmer

I heard no such thing, and I watched the speech live.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 4:08:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I watched the speech live.

I never watch any of his teleprompter readings live. I read the transcripts and I still miss stuff. He did indeed call for "gun control", but can't use that phrase because then he would much rather use a phrase like "child safety". When he sends a proposed law to Congress you can bet it will be called the Newtown memorial common sense child safety law or something like that.

32 posted on 01/24/2013 5:14:55 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent picture!


33 posted on 01/29/2013 9:52:10 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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