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Harry Reid Mocks 'Imagined Tyranny' in Statement Supporting Assault Weapons Ban
Twitter ^ | 9:48 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Sen. Harry Reid

Posted on 04/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT by kristinn

"I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."


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1 posted on 04/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Yeah? How about preventing REAL tyranny?


2 posted on 04/17/2013 6:54:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

He’s suffering from mad cow disease.
His brain is a sponge.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 6:54:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: kristinn

What was the opinion of the founders, Harry?

Did they “imagine” tyranny when they set up Constitutional safeguards for the rights of the people AGAINST GOVERNMENT INTRUSION (tyranny)?


4 posted on 04/17/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kristinn

Infringe much Harry?


5 posted on 04/17/2013 6:55:56 AM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: kristinn

Harry is not an imagined tyrant, himself.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 6:57:18 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn
I think Hairy is being a little short-sighted.

What if America loses its collective mind and votes for (gasp!) Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz one day?

How are we going to stop them from imposing their demonic right-wing agenda on us?

Huh, Harry, huh?! Every think about that!!?

Oops. Sorry. Coffee's running low. I get cranky when the coffee runs low.

7 posted on 04/17/2013 6:57:53 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

Dingy Harry is in over his head. He’s too old for that job.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: kristinn

Reid denies that there is need for concern, but he seems to at least imply that we are doing the right thing to address this “imaginary” problem.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:06 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: kristinn

I guess he hasn’t heard of the EPA.

Or maybe tyrants are just ignorant of their own tyranny.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: kristinn

So there will never be another tyrant? Not tomorrow or a thousand years hence? And he can guarantee this? Thought not.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

Harry Reid is an evil man. Pure evil. Harry is every bit as evil as Obama, perhaps even worse.

That’s the go to move of a juvenile mind when caught doing something. Mockery.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: kristinn
Harry Reid: "I will vote for assault weapons ban because maintaining law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."

So, National Rifle Association... still going to grade this guy high?

13 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: kristinn
Man...They're stuck on stupid.

That's why the right to bear arms is in the constitution...to make sure we are able to defend ourselves HERE IN THE USA.

The Federal Government supports a whole different kind of army.

14 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
"law and order and saving lives is more important than preventing imagined tyranny."

Pretty much exactly what Hitler said in the 1930's. Right before he built the imagined concentration camps.

15 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:13 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: kristinn

Please tell me the apparent tyranny is just a nightmare. I was afraid that the anti-American communist in our White House was real, that the trampling of the First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and free speech was real, that the trampling of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was real, that the IRS probing private emails without a warrant was a real violation of the Fourth Amendment, and that so much of what I see from the druggie I thought was in our White House was real. Is this all just a nightmare that seems to be lasting eight years, and we'll wake up to find that a decent American like Palin has been the president all along while we dreamed of what would have happened if we made the worst imaginable mistake?

16 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: kristinn

I’m getting real sick of these smarmy SOB’s!


17 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:58 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: kristinn

Maybey Harry should read an “imaginary” history book.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 7:02:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Texas Eagle

They don’t consider total control of our everyday lives to be tyranny. Just common everyday business to them. Freakin’ losers. Just like nanny bloomers they want to tell you when to eat, what to eat, where you can go, how you’ll get there, how big a house you “need”, how much soda is enough and on and on. They don’t consider meddling in every aspect of our lives as a bad thing. They “feel” they’re looking out for our best interest. They aren’t. No amount of discussion will EVER change their though process.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 7:02:26 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: kristinn

Should not one wear a gas mask designed to absorb loathsome odors whenever one sees Whorehouse Harry’s name?

Should not we be warned if anyone is to print the name of “he who must not be mentioned”?

I hope that I live long enough to have the opportunity to take a bodacious Obama on that slimeball’s grave.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 7:03:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Darksheare

Democrats/Liberals would love nothing better than recreating the 3rd Reich of old Nazi Germany...or at least some kind of tyrannical oppression Police State. N.Korea a shining light on the hill for the hardcore leftists.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 7:04:13 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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Nevada reporter Jon Ralston is live Tweeting Reid speaking:

Reid: "Protect your home and your family, to hunt, to target practice..you do not need an assault weapon to defend yourself or..property."

Reid: "We do not need to arm ourself against the army or the police. The United States is not out to get us." Wow. This will get blowback.

Reid talks about living in "the real world, not the conspiratorial world." I think his NRA grade is going down.

Reid talks about "keeping weapons of war off the streets." He is making a passionate (for him) defense of weapons ban.

Reid: "That's why I will vote 4 Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban." Derides those who "believe in conspiracy theories and false flags."

Reid also a YES on banning large magazines.

Reid says "when went bird-hunting you gave birds a sporting chance....don't people deserve as much protection as birds?" Um....

Reid: "I believe if we can save the life of a single American, we owe it to ourselves to try."

Reid talks of courage. "Today I choose to vote my conscience...." What about other days? #tooeasy

Reid appears emotional at end of speech. Very unusual for him, as was intensity and language of that speech on guns.

23 posted on 04/17/2013 7:05:24 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Truth29

“The government is us”

a phrase used by leftists - look for it.

It justifies, in their minds, anything the government does.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 7:05:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kristinn

Funny how Harry doesn’t fear tyranny but whenever a Republican wants to do something he acts like it will lead to tyranny.....


25 posted on 04/17/2013 7:06:57 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

I blame the morons in Nevada that re=elected this moron. He should be in a nursing home drooling and talking to himself and not in the senate where his decisions affect all of us who DID NOT vote for him.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 7:07:30 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: kristinn

Every level of our government is heavily infested with tyrants both grand and petty. Reid is one of them, invoking Saul Alinsky.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 7:09:46 AM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: kristinn

Imagined?

Sure Harry!

Come down here where I live and I’ll show you imagined. The only cure for the Harry’s in the Senate...

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28 posted on 04/17/2013 7:10:35 AM PDT by wita
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To: OldArmy52

I noticed that they don’t seem to worship Cuba as much as they used to.
Heck, even China doesn’tget the fawning adulation it used to from the Left.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: kristinn

I’m SO sick of the “If we can save just one life” meme. What’s a life worth? In Obamaville, not much.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Lazamataz
The NRA was trying, and to be honest succeeding, in making the 2nd amendment a non partisan issue.

Many of the successes in the last ten years for gun rights have been non partisan. Iowa had a Democratic Governor sign a “shall issue” law.

But after Newtown, the Chicago machine went to work. The Dems are being pressured to fall in line.

The interesting thing is it isn't working as well as they hoped.

The bill will pass, and may pass the House (the only have to roll a dozen Rino’s), but it isn't going to be because of the NRA.

32 posted on 04/17/2013 7:14:16 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Lazamataz

So, National Rifle Association... still going to grade this guy high?

There is an idea I can speak on.

Excuse me if I don’t.

Akin to waking the dead.

Not really possible.

With some notable exceptions found in scripture.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by wita
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To: kristinn

Imagined? We’re living through it right now.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 7:14:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn

"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."

-- Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn., "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.



35 posted on 04/17/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: kristinn

Harry Reid wouldn’t have perceived tyranny in 1776. He is what they called a Tory. He doesn’t see how we are starting to step over where the Founding Fathers drew the line.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: kristinn

Just waiting for an imagined rope...


37 posted on 04/17/2013 7:18:05 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: redgolum

I don’t think any of the proposals are going to pass this time around. Stack of about 9 votes this afternoon, starting around 4 pm.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 7:18:12 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kristinn

Ask anybody who has dealt with the IRS if this tyranny is imagined.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 7:19:37 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: kristinn
Imagined tyranny:


40 posted on 04/17/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

I’d say they don’t “need” armored personnel carriers.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Darksheare

Nope. He’s a wannabe tyrant...


42 posted on 04/17/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

That too besides the sponge brain.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 7:28:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Texas Eagle

He IS the tyranny!


44 posted on 04/17/2013 7:30:26 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: kristinn

For the men who wrote the Bill of Rights, tyranny was an all-too-real personal experience. Harry simply thinks that he and the current crop of Marxists are smarter than the men who founded this nation in freedom. I disagree.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: kristinn

Obama-care?


46 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Starstruck
Harry Reid wouldn’t have perceived tyranny in 1776. He is what they called a Tory. He doesn’t see how we are starting to step over where the Founding Fathers drew the line.

Starting to? The line's so far behind us that nobody can see it.

47 posted on 04/17/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: kristinn

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Sarin in letter to (R) Senator Wicker

Now a Letter sent to (R) Senator Shelby

- now an “alleged letter” sent to (Commie) Opansy

“Me too! Me too!”

(Bravo Sierra)

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48 posted on 04/17/2013 8:26:31 AM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: kristinn

Easy for this moron to say while he is wrapped in the safe confines of the government elite. He is protected while we are left to grab at elements of the Constitution to protect a dying America. We are slowly becoming outnumbered by the freebie crowd and these government elite know it. They can declare us enemies of their rules and kill us with their ATF, FBI and other executive gendarmes.

I don’t know where this is headed, but piles of rotting bodies and spent brass should not be the only recourse.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 8:41:14 AM PDT by soycd
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To: redgolum
Sen. Ayotte (R-NH) now a reported NO vote on Manchin-Toomey. Rats in a tizzy.
50 posted on 04/17/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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