Skip to comments.Harry Reid Mocks 'Imagined Tyranny' in Statement Supporting Assault Weapons Ban
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."
Yeah? How about preventing REAL tyranny?
He’s suffering from mad cow disease.
His brain is a sponge.
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)?
Infringe much Harry?
Harry is not an imagined tyrant, himself.
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.
Dingy Harry is in over his head. He’s too old for that job.
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.
I guess he hasn’t heard of the EPA.
Or maybe tyrants are just ignorant of their own tyranny.
So there will never be another tyrant? Not tomorrow or a thousand years hence? And he can guarantee this? Thought not.
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.
So, National Rifle Association... still going to grade this guy high?
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.
Pretty much exactly what Hitler said in the 1930's. Right before he built the imagined concentration camps.
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?
I’m getting real sick of these smarmy SOB’s!
Maybey Harry should read an “imaginary” history book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The government is us”
a phrase used by leftists - look for it.
It justifies, in their minds, anything the government does.
Funny how Harry doesn’t fear tyranny but whenever a Republican wants to do something he acts like it will lead to tyranny.....
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.
Every level of our government is heavily infested with tyrants both grand and petty. Reid is one of them, invoking Saul Alinsky.
Come down here where I live and I’ll show you imagined. The only cure for the Harry’s in the Senate...
Remaining comments self censored.
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.
I’m SO sick of the “If we can save just one life” meme. What’s a life worth? In Obamaville, not much.
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.
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.
Imagined? We’re living through it right now.
"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.
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.
Just waiting for an imagined rope...
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.
Ask anybody who has dealt with the IRS if this tyranny is imagined.
I’d say they don’t “need” armored personnel carriers.
Nope. He’s a wannabe tyrant...
That too besides the sponge brain.
He IS the tyranny!
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.
Starting to? The line's so far behind us that nobody can see it.
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!”
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.