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Here's some poetic justice for gun-control advocates
Chicago Tribune ^ | 06 apr 2013 | John Kass

Posted on 04/06/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT by rellimpank

I know why the caged bird shoots.

Because some creep is at the door, turning the knob. And she's alone and rightfully afraid. But she has a gun in her hand.

And thanks to the Second Amendment that many on the political left would like to erase and rewrite — by using horrific tragedies like Sandy Hook to wipe the Constitution of irritants — Maya Angelou was able to defend herself. e

That's right. She defended herself with a firearm.

Maya Angelou got her gun. And now that she's talked about it, she teaches us a lesson about making assumptions.

Angelou, the literary icon and famed poet and "Star Trek" fan, told Time magazine in a recent interview that she likes having guns around. Her comments must have been the last thing that gun controllers wanted to see.

TIME: Your mother, she was your protector. She often carried a gun, she seemed very fond of guns. Did you inherit your mother's fondness for guns?

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; mayaangelou; rkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/06/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

The FACT that minorities, women and the handicapped have used firearms to defend their lives means nothing to liberals.

The agenda comes first, collateral damage be damned.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 11:13:55 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: rellimpank; Admin Moderator

paywall


3 posted on 04/06/2013 11:14:18 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Why would gun-control advocates care about minorities defending themselves when they never cared about those minorities killing each other in large numbers?

Whoever pointed this out in regard to Barack Obama's reaction to the Newtown, CT massacre was right on target. That guy would move mountains to implement a gun control agenda in the aftermath of a slaugher of suburban white people, but he never gave a sh!t about the slaughter of black kids in Chicago.

4 posted on 04/06/2013 11:16:29 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: rellimpank

the left will just use htis exampel to say “See? You don’t need lots of ammo- thisl ittle old lady defended herself with very little ammo”

The left nkows no shame, nor do they give a damn abotu consitutional irghts any longer- they have made it perfectly clear they WILL take our right to won guns away- soem states already well on the way toward gun confiscation with hteir asinine ‘mental health’ mandates and their ‘liability insurance’ requirements which WILL make it too expensive to own a firearm- our ONLY hope is that more andm ore counties across the cou8ntry do like a town in Georgia did and MANDATE OWNERSHIP of guns and ammo (with hte option of opting out) AND posting signs at the city limits warnign criminals they had better not evben thjink of doign crime in the city because EVERYONE is armed and willing to defend themsleves-

IF we see counties doingf htis all across America- then and ONLY then will my faith be restored in America that she is capable of DOING THE RIGHT THING by DEFENDING the constitution- until then- thsi is a great story- glad she survived, but it will do nothing- absolutely nothign to stop the left from violating our constitutional rights- The left has given gun owners and peopel of morality them iddle figner- and they are hell bent on destroyign morality and self defense RIGHTS i nthsi coutnry!


5 posted on 04/06/2013 11:20:31 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Typical elitist radical left wing demokkkrat scumbag socialist who is “better” than you. And, again, her “poetry” sucks. Just sayin’. She is on the list of “celebrities” that support more gun control. Just not for them.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 11:27:26 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Alberta's Child; All
Obama is just following his leader.

“They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

7 posted on 04/06/2013 11:35:26 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

this member of the bourgeoisie never knew about these quotes.thanks.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Obama is just following the original instruction manual, step by step.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 12:17:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Depressing, isn’ it...and now with a whole new generation composed of welfare idiots and young adults who couldn’t tell you the names of the 3 branches of govt and talk like this:

“Well, uhm, man ,like whatever and I was down there and like he said he really likes, you know, uhm, portabello mushrooms, like it was his thing and you know, like I said, yeah, that’s cool, but like is....”

{ the above was an actual conversation I overheard by what appeared to be a University of FL student — about 23 y/0—behind me in the line to get a slice of pizza.)

I was so tempted to turn around and tell him, “ Is that how you are going to talk in a job interview?”


10 posted on 04/06/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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11 posted on 04/06/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Need to hang onto these quotes.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 1:39:07 PM PDT by MissNomer
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To: rktman
Typical elitist radical left wing demokkkrat scumbag socialist who is “better” than you. And, again, her “poetry” sucks.

Yeah, but she's articulate and clean, like Ubama. Has a nice name, too - - one that people like to say.

13 posted on 04/06/2013 1:49:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rellimpank

I will never understand liberal and especially feminist opposition to guns.

An unarmed man can subdue an unarmed woman at least 90% of the time. Arm them both and her chances of effective resistance go up to 50%, possibly slightly better since she is usually a smaller target. :)

In the absence of firearms, violence doesn’t go away, it merely gives the advantage always to the young, large, male and strong.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 3:54:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rellimpank

Modern black “leaders” are doing all they can to bring back the SLAVE CODES and BLACK CODES that forbade blacks from having guns.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 5:23:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: Sherman Logan

-—the “gun free” society-—ruled by the guy who can swing the largest club—


16 posted on 04/06/2013 5:30:52 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Forget all the rhetoric of the LEFT. It has everything to do with why we have a 2nd Amendment. It is about being able to protect ourselves from a government bent on tyranny. And this government is bent on tyranny. The LEFT is bent on tyranny.

Gun Control is an evil leftist grab for total control, and the opportunity to tyrannize us in any ungodly way they might decide.

Now of course the 2nd Amendment is about being able to defend ourselves in any situation, even in our homes. And magazine size has nothing to do with it. If I have a double barrel shotgun, or I have a revolver, or I have a 30 rd mag...it make s no difference.

It is time we cut the LEFT down to size. It is time for the GOP to get some balls. And it is also time to call a Spade a Spade...even when he is only half a Spade.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 7:04:21 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Why would gun-control advocates care about minorities defending themselves when they never cared about those minorities killing each other in large numbers?

It breaks the meme - the legitimate use of guns for good erodes teh edges of the picture they are trying to paint. When hoods keep killing folks, it gives them a wedge to try to exploit and leverage in the effort to disarm us.

18 posted on 04/07/2013 3:24:01 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rellimpank; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; wardaddy; El Gato; Squantos; Eaker; Jeff Head; basil
Bump & a BANG!
19 posted on 04/08/2013 3:39:07 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: CottShop

“The left knows no shame...”

Anything that furthers the leftist revolution is not wrong, immoral or inappropriate....there is no shame in anything if it is useful.

IMHO


20 posted on 04/09/2013 4:40:31 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Erik Latranyi

If they don’t use guns they carry a very large carving knife in their purses.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 5:16:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rellimpank
I went to the link but couldn't find the article. I Googled it and found it here.
22 posted on 04/09/2013 5:37:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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