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As Gun Grabs Loom, Citizens Left With Baseball Bat
Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 04/11/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT by raptor22

Bat Man: A Chicago store owner beats off two armed thugs with a baseball bat as Missouri illegally shares concealed carry records with feds and New York matches private health records with gun permits to take firearms.

President Obama, who campaigns for gun control between concerts at the White House and golf outings with Tiger Woods, once famously used the metaphor that in politics if they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun.

On Tuesday, in the gun-controlled murder capital of Chicago, the president's hometown, store owner Luis Quizhpe, an Ecuadorean immigrant, had no gun, but he brought his baseball bat to the fight when two armed thugs entered and tried to rob the neighborhood novelty store he's run for 28 years.

The dramatic robbery, caught on store surveillance, is perhaps the best argument ever seen for private ownership of firearms for self-defense and why we have a Second Amendment. The video shows one of the robbers holding a gun to Luis Quizhpe's brother-in-law, who was also inside Quizhpe's Gifts and Sports.

A struggle ensued in which Quizhpe can be seen grabbing a baseball bat and swinging as the robber fires continuous rounds at him at close range with one bullet piercing Quizhpe's leg, and his brother-in-law tossing chairs and a fire extinguisher at the fleeing goons.

We are told that things like universal background checks, to which the two thugs who entered Luis Quizhpe's store would have cheerfully submitted, will make us all safer.

We are told this by those who seek to disarm shopkeepers and private citizens everywhere on the grounds that it's the guns, not the goons, that threaten our safety.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; US: Illinois; US: Missouri; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; assaultweapons; backgroundchecks; banglist; chicago; chicagoway; concealedcarry; control; firearms; guncontrol; gungrab; gunrights; guns; ibd; ibdguns; rtba; rtkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/11/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

How is this an editorial? There’s no original thoughts or ideas. No opinion....More rehashed news.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 4:20:55 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: raptor22

Bookmarking this one!


3 posted on 04/11/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: raptor22

“If you take away the guns of the citizenry, they can no longer arrest criminals, but must kill them on the spot with whatever available means. This means that by taking away the guns of honest citizens, the government imposes the death penalty for even lesser violent felonies.

“By protecting armed criminals by disarming the citizenry, the government automatically sentences the armed criminals, or the honest citizens, likely many of both, to death.”


4 posted on 04/11/2013 4:24:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: raptor22
Use an Alley OOP club or a crossbow with Armor piercing forged tips on the shaft ends.
5 posted on 04/11/2013 4:27:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TomServo
Now which part of "shall not be infringed" do New York, Missouri, Chicago and the Obama administration not understand?

This final sentence implies an opinion, does it not? Will you write to IBD to ask them to keep 'news' off of their opinion pages?

6 posted on 04/11/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by Misterioso ("The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


7 posted on 04/11/2013 4:40:43 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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8 posted on 04/11/2013 4:43:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: raptor22
The Toomey-Manchin "Kill the Bill of Rights" Compromise.

- Clarifies that submissions of mental health records into the NICS system are not prohibited by federal privacy laws (HIPAA).

9 posted on 04/11/2013 4:45:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


10 posted on 04/11/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: Misterioso

One sentence.

Very deep indeed.


11 posted on 04/11/2013 4:52:22 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Misterioso

Ya know what? I retract my question. This is indeed a rare opinion from IBD. My apologies.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: raptor22

It’s coming. There really is no turning back now, guys.


13 posted on 04/11/2013 5:24:36 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SandRat

How about a nail gun?


14 posted on 04/11/2013 5:41:12 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Great at close range, but back to the Crossbow for longer range targets.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

IBD EDITORIAL


16 posted on 04/11/2013 5:58:19 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

If you support the spying and violations of your rights, go on vacation this summer. Spend lots of money on fuel, junk food and entertainment. Generate big revenues for big government.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 6:05:26 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: raptor22

8 Men break into your house fully armed and you have 1 seven round mag


18 posted on 04/11/2013 6:44:28 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

But, like any well-trained Marine, I have one up the spout in my 1911. A ninth zombie would wind up eating my K-bar.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 10:14:05 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: raptor22
Well, it is like this meme from my old DOS days:

GOVT.SYS CORRUPTED, RUN GUN.COM? (Y/Y)
GUN.COM NOT FOUND, EXECUTE BASEBALL.BAT? (Y/Y)

B-)
20 posted on 04/12/2013 9:28:08 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nowhere Man

I prefer a spiked aluminum little league bat...several around the place.


21 posted on 04/14/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal
I prefer a spiked aluminum little league bat...several around the place.

THose would work. BTW, reminds me of the Nail Bat Cloud Strife had in Final Fantasy VII:


22 posted on 04/14/2013 3:24:45 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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