D.C. Politician tells Citizens being a Victim is better than allowing citizens to Own Guns.

It seems some anti-gun politicians would rather see law-abiding citizens become victims of crime than allow them to legally own a gun.
Yep, you read that right.

In a story right out of Bizarro World…. Opps, Sorry – In a story from our Nation’s Capital, where violent crime is up over 40% in the first two months of this year, there are some in the government who say being a victim is better than being able to defend yourself.

With violent crime left virtually unchecked, Washington D.C. Residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Washington D.C. is a notoriously Anti-Gun city, with some of the country’s most draconian firearms laws. In fact, the loopholes and regulations in D.C. make it almost impossible for a law-abiding citizen to own a gun.

In a meeting that was open to the public last week, D.C. residents showed up to ask Council members why the city makes it so difficult for law-abiding residents to register guns. They also wanted to know why the city refuses to allow them to carry weapons outside of their homes.

The City’s response:

Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, told the crowd that “crime victims should give the criminals what they want.”

He then went on to tell them how becoming a victim is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”

Another D.C. Councilman Jack Evans commented…. “Although none of us like making it easier for someone to have a gun legally, we believe that this is what we have to do.”

If Gun control is the answer, why is it that Washington D.C. has one of the highest crime rates in the country? Not only has crime increased 40% in the first two months of the year, but since D.C. enacted one of the most restrictive gun laws back in 1976, the murder rate has also increased by 134%.


  1. Molon Labe
    March 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Coming to a city near you. Guarantee the gun crackdown will be coming after the elections. This is exactly how they all think

    • Roger Hornaday
      March 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Those same politicians don’t see anything wrong with protecting themselves with armed bodyguards while telling their constituents that they are not allowed to protect themselves. What hypocrites they are by living such a double standard. They need to have their armed bodyguards taken away from them and should have to live by the same rules they are trying to shove down their constituents throats.

      • Kim Lind
        March 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        Amen brother!

        • Mike
          October 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

          I second that.

          I think they should keep the bodyguards, but have the body guards be regular citizens without firearms, let’s see how quickly those guards run for cover and leave the pompas ass standing there to become a victim.

      • William
        March 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

        Hell ya!! That is so true.

      • whnix
        April 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        Why are these people still in office?

        • tonjia
          November 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

          Because none of you will vote them out.

    • James Paul Reaves Jr
      March 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      This is why I live in Northern Va and DO NOT go into DC . The wolves that are criminals KNOW that DC has no one that can protect themselve unless you are a Metro, Federal Police Officer or Government Special Agent . If it is so safe in Dc and just surrender why spend millions on Homeland Security. In Northern Virginia we carry to protect ourselves and our fmilies because Police cannot be everywhere at once . Has anyone on the DC Council ever been robbed or raped ? Whi has crime gone up 40% in two months ? Does the Mayor have bodyguards or members of the DC Council? Why should they be worried if it is good or ok to be a victim ? Is that a double standard. I believe common sense is a lost cause on the DC Council .

  2. Point Blank
    March 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This guy is an idiot. Let them rape you, you will heal, really?

    • Myron
      March 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Somehow; these leftist loons think it is morally superior for a woman to be found bound, throat slit, raped and dead, than to be able to explain to the officer at the scene, how the dead perp got nine holes in him!

      • Austin
        March 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        It would probably be less paper work for them

      • Michael Lewis
        March 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        Well here in Tennessee you can go to jail for defending yourself because we have no Self Defense clause in our laws. A friends husband spent 5 years in jail when a man attacked him with a knife and he took it away and stabbed him with it.

        • AU
          March 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

          Michael, you are 50% right and wrong. Tennessee has the Castle Doctrine that provides Tennesseans the right to defend themselves with up to deadly force to stop any threat against serious bodily injury or death. Had your friends husband had a firearm he could have shot the attacker and been justified. The fact that the attacker was disarmed then attacked with the knife made that person the aggressor and committed a crime. You should really figure out what you are saying before you comment erroneously.

          • Angel
            March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

            AU, you are 50% right and wrong also. Just because the victim took possession of the weapon doesn’t mean that the threat has stopped. The attacker can still continue to inflict damage and try to regain that weapon which you already know he will use against you. So it may become necessary to use the weapon to prevent the perp from getting it and inflicting death or great bodily harm.

          • Angel
            March 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

            AU, btw, “You should really figure out what you are saying before you comment erroneously.” I believe this also applies to you. You would’ve been better off leaving this sentence out of your comment. It was uncalled for. If anything it makes you look even more ignorant considering your reply to Michael was not necessarily correct.

          • John
            March 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

            So AU, you have obviously never had to defend yourself in a regular fight let alone a knife fight.
            The fight does not automatically stop when the bad guy gets “temporarily” disarmed, it stops when you drop the other guy, and the Castle Doctrine should of applied if that’s
            what happened.

        • Angryashell
          June 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

          Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6! Your friend should have had a throw down ready to take care of such a problem.I am English and live in Liverpool and we have the most stupid laws you can imagine.
          For this reason I am ready to deal with this problem and anyone trying to break into my home when I am here,and it has happened,will get slotted by my swordstick! If he wasn’t armed when he tried to break in he will be by the time the police come to take photos of his dead body!

          • Al
            September 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

            Im also from UK, a bushcrafter with a multude of sharps and renactment weapons, having spoken with a policeman after some chavs tried to break down my door, we are allowed to defend ourselves with appropriate level, so if they break in, try to attack us unarmed, if i pick up any object to defend ourselves with, i would be in the wrong as its escalating the violence, if they came at me with knife, then i can defend with weapon, unless they are no longer an immediate threat

          • DEB
            January 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

            so if five guys kick down your door start taking all your stuff, but they have no weapon other than their own fists, the only thing you can do is help them load your stuff????????

      • DEB
        January 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        18 if you carry an extra clip.

  3. Dillon
    March 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm


  4. kloathis
    March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I would be willing to bet that Mr Councilman would have a different opinion if someone raped him in his own home and in his own bed.

    • old soldier
      March 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      A funny story related to somethng like this. A liberal newspaper reporter was arrested for participating in some rally. He got bail, but denied it to stay with his friends and fellow demonstrators in jail. After spending the night in jail…and being indocrinated to prison life …he begged to be released. It happened in DC. People like the guy in this article have no idea about crime and criminals. Most criminals aren’t satisfied with just the money,they want more.

    • Michael Lewis
      March 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      he probably carries a gun of his own. But then he is privileged and more important than the man he was talking to.

  5. Blank on Purpose
    March 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    This man is a DOUCHE FLIPPING BAG MAN!!!

  6. Big Government
    March 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    It works out better for them(government) that citizens are unarmed, then they can get away with anything. Our rights were giving to us to protect ourselves from any enemy foreign or domestic including foot keeping our government in check. Look at Germany, when Hitler disarmed all German citizens, that worked out well. This is why everyone is fed up with our government and politicians, too many dumbasses and no common sense.

    • Pappadave
      July 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Hitler didn’t disarm Germans. He disarmed only the Jews…who, incidentally, meekly complied in the “interest of public safety.” See how well that worked out for them? And still a lot of American Jews seem to think disarmament is a grand idea.

  7. tony
    March 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Too bad they didn’t ask the obvious question;

    Sir, do YOU have a concealed carry permit?? Do YOU go armed in this town?


    • Jim
      March 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      And his answer would be oh no I do not carry firearms. That is why I have a body guard who carries a gun.

  8. Tim Harp
    March 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    These people should leave these states or areas that do not allow them to have guns. These “elitist” politicans are well guarded and protected and have no worries. It’s the common man that has ALWAYS been at risk. I would urge people that don’t like the guns laws in their area or state to leave it. Once D.C. was a ghost town someone would think but not likly.

    • Pappadave
      July 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      It’s not just politicians who think like this. I remember Rosie O’Fat adopting a couple of kids and then hired armed guards for them because she feared they might be kidnapped or otherwise harmed because she “so famous” while at the same time campaigning for disarming everyone else.

  9. Larry G.
    March 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Can you say, “Educated idiots”? These people probably have body guards who are armed, and they have and have since birth had every amenity known to man. They have no knowledge of what it is to fear for your life and to be fed up with the feeling. They have never wanted for anything except power, and that to protect the “little people” from themselves, since they know better than we.

    The nanny statists want us all disarmed and drugged into submission, so THEY can financially rape and plunder us, legally. We are nothing but a nation of cash cows in the charge of the political machines that battle for control of us.

    Their time is coming, and it will be very soon, I think……….2012!

  10. thad
    March 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    States with gun carry permits, crime has dropped, those states that make a gun crime a separate offense gun crime dropped. Live in SW Louisiana little different culture- we don’t have home invasion or burglary or car jackings. Because in the back of the criminal’s mind there is the question “Do they have a gun?”
    Our attitude is to the point of protect yourself. Instruction giving required safe gun handling course was asked by one of the ladies, “If I have to shoot someone breaking through my door, how many time should I shoot?” the instructor said, “until the gun goes ‘click’.”

    • Ron CRAIG
      March 9, 2012 at 1:54 am


    • Dee
      March 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      I live in south Louisiana n I am a strong believer in owning a gun n my 1st offense r my 2 terriers (which r house dogs) 2 bark as a warning against trouble then with my gun in hand I will unload bullets on any1 that breaks in on me!!!

  11. Chuck
    March 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    To bad we can’t relocate all those who would like to leave DC ! and leave it to the elected officials that want these laws !

    • Andrew
      March 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

      How bout we relocate these politicians instead? It’d be left costly

      • 3212Brandy
        March 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        I hear GITMO has plenty of room available AND a brand new Soccer field for them to play in. Relocate CORRUPTOCRATS at will!!! ;)

  12. Brent Kovac
    March 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    what in the name of Christ has happened to our politicians ? I’m embarrassed of what has become of us.\

  13. Prepping Preacher
    March 9, 2012 at 4:13 am

    this just proves there’s no fixing stupid

  14. tomatokilla
    March 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I can’t believe people like this exist, I can’t believe he really believes what he just said, it is definitely bizarro world! Thank God I’m in Old Dominion!

  15. marlboro15
    March 9, 2012 at 7:10 am

    This nation is becoming so liberal… these politicians have no idea what it would be like to have a gun barrel pointed at them… Our government has strayed so far from the morals this country was originally formed under

  16. Shooter308
    March 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

    This IDIOT is why DC has one of the highest murder rates in the country!!! I wonder if everybody else in his family is as stupid as he is???

  17. Stephen Fletcher
    March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I hope all felons has read this ,DC don,t care about there law abiding people.If you want to Rob kill and rape,Then head to DC no one has guns to stop you.It,s a safe place for all felons,But you had better stay out of the blue states or you will be pushing up Dasies.The people of DC are all crazy for voting these crack pots in?

    • Terminal Man
      March 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

      I believe you mean red state. I agree with your comment

      • March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

        Yes, Red State would be correct here.

  18. Uncle Beano
    March 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    People who think that it is better to live in fear than to allow the situation to ‘escalate’ have never truly been scared. Sure, “Scream” was pretty scary. But being held at gunpoint while someone rapes your kids, that’s real fear. In my house, my town, and my state, we still have the right to bear arms. They can have my firearms when they can pry them from my cold, dead hand.

  19. Dan M
    March 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I forgot, After shooting and killing all the DC Politicains. Rape their family. They will all heal and tell Opera & Doctor Phil just how much better it was than for them than to have a gun.

    If Washington DC is a place where anyone thinks others should idolize their leaders,,, think again.

    I use to travel to DC from MD on the weekends when friends would come down. To show them the wonderful sites. Now, I can’t and won’t even do that. In someones wonderful thinking, now you have to pay the parking meters on weekends, while all the parking garages are closed, because even on the weekdends, parking garages don’t get enough business to open. so one would be tied to a parking meter that cost $4.00 for two hours max. Can’t travel very far on that.

  20. March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

    My jaw literally hit the desk when I heard Mr. Quander’s comment about better to be in fear, and give everything up. IS the idea that you beg for mercy from someone who has no regard for the law in the first place? So you are almost better of being a criminal “by law” and carry regardless simply for protection. Rather to be judged by 12 than buried by 6 .. amiright? :)

    • DoubleTap
      March 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Hell yea you are right. So sick of these people turning us into the villains.

  21. Ferguson
    March 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I feel this dumba$$ POS’s address should be published in the local papers along with pictures of him and his family members along with a message that if you want to assult someone here is your best shot since he believes it is ok to do so.

  22. woody
    March 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This guy is a freaking tool!Wait till his family gets mugged or worse.We’see how he feels then!

  23. 5.56
    March 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm


  24. 5.56
    March 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    dumb leftists! when i was a victim, even though i was able to protect myself, it just made me want to buy more guns, which i did, AND I STILL DONT FEEL SAFE! it is a sad,SAD, country when a person is sworn to uphold and protect the constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. TO PROTECT IT FROM ENEMIES, BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. AND AS SOON AS THEY ARE SWORN IN, USE THE CONSTITUTION LIKE A PIECE OF TOILET PAPER!

  25. Mark
    March 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    An armed society is a polite society.

  26. Jerry
    March 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Really??? Why would I want to be a victim with the 2nd Amendment? I’ll use my OC and baton too so as not to escalate anymore than I have to.

  27. marlboro15
    March 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
    -Benjamin Franklin

    • Mark
      March 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Great quote! Kinda says it all.

    • mark
      June 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

      It is a great quote. But i dont think Ben Franklin ever actually said it. For starters it uses some pretty modern terminology. But still, terrific quote.

  28. Eric
    March 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    DC is screwed up and has always been. Remember their crackhead Mayor, Marion Barry? He was elected AFTER being convicted… and is still a councilman. Crack wasn’t his only criminal activity. Of course they don’t want to have honest citizens with weapons.

  29. blame the person not the tool
    March 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I hear this and can’t help but think, DUMB ASS!! your blaming the tool instead of the person. I mean really find a solution that solves the issue rather than take the right given to us by the constitution, and you better believe if I hear my door being kicked in in the middle of the night I am going to defined my self. Now if you’d like to take a step in the right direction with out taken our right away you catch the guy who held up Jane doe at gun point lock his ass up.

  30. J. Colen Williams
    March 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I’ve never owned a gun but even I wouldn’t buy a slab of that baloney he was trying to sell. Criminals need to know that THEY could end up like Swiss Cheese if they target the wrong person.

  31. Sam
    March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Yeah , this guy says having a gun could escalate the situation!!! The situation is ALREADY ESCALATED when some SOB decides to steal from you at gunpoint, rape you or kill you . Screw you Mr politician, if you want to have your ass beat almost to death and a hard rod thrusted into your ass then thats fine by me… you will heal(if your attacker doesnt kill you). I however will pass on having my ass kicked and raped or robbed.

  32. Chuck
    March 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice is the typical left wing anti gun nut that has an armed body guard but sees no reason to allow us lowly residents to arm and protect ourselves. He should be removed from office.

    • Mike Travis
      March 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

      No, send him to Iran and see how long he lasts there. Better yet, send the liberals to fight with my Son who is in Special Forces. See how long they will live in the REAL world outside DC!

      • Pappadave
        July 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        No! I don’t want these cowards standing next to MY son when my son must depend on them to cover HIS flank! Put ’em in jail…if for no other reason, because they’re terminally stupid.

  33. Nick
    March 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks Jeb Bush !!!!

  34. Mike Travis
    March 12, 2012 at 5:20 am

    This is exactly why Michael Savage said “Liberalism is a mental disorder”! Those people are LUNATICS. Why do they think crime is out of control in DC??? Because all the criminals KNOW the sheeple are unarmed! Start putting a few hundred thugs in the morgue and see how fast crime drops.

  35. R. L. Martin
    March 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This is Washington D C, where the Constitution of the United States of America is. That says that they can’t legaly infring upon the people’s right to keep and bear arms (guns). Why do the people need these idiots permission to protect themselves?

  36. Don in Boston
    March 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    South v Maryland 59 US 396 ruled that police are not obligated nor mandated to protect anyone from crime.
    The police are not liable for anyone’s safety nor is government mandated to do such.
    Self-defense is an inalienable right.

  37. Kalkren
    March 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I firmly believe that politicians should be a part time job. It is not justifiable to employ them full time. I believe that the main reason things get screwed up is that Politicians must justify their time so they complicate the simple things. Anyone that think any government can solve all your worries are the extremely dumb people. You should cross the street as fast as you can so you are not affected by their stupidity.
    This is simple. Criminals do not want to die robbing you. It defeats the fact of being a criminal. Criminals don’t plan to die when they do a criminal act. Criminals flock to the gun band cities because they won’t die robbing you. If you protect yourself and kill the criminal then it’s too bad for the criminal. If you take the weapon from the criminal and kill him well bad day for the bad guy. In both cases you should never go to jail period. This is simple easy to understand.

  38. Paul Quander is a terrorist-appeasing Communist traitor who has forfeited his privilege to live in this country. Deport that mental retard to Cuba without a trial straightaway.

  39. Jane Milliron
    March 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    This stupid idiot…gee and you wonder who is playing the race card…it starts at the top of Obama’s head and travels down to these idiots!

  40. Dana
    March 13, 2012 at 12:08 am

    This man is an idiot ! You keep giving the criminals what they want, and they continue to come back for more. Why do anything productive when I can continue to take what I want at will from those who went out & earned it. After awhile your belongings aren’t enough, they want your body. Give nothing but bullet holes !

  41. RUMDIC
    March 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Forrest Gump was smarter than these IDIOTS !!!

  42. Teri
    March 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    What do you expect from a Mayor’s office who’s mayor is a crackhead. He doesn’t want his dealer’s to be killed because then he can’t get his fix. D.C. IS A DUMP!!!!!!!

  43. Cam
    March 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Maybe its time for a concerted effort to bury DC lawmakers in email, mail, and phone calls.

  44. Tom
    March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Look up the speech Sheep Dogs and Wolves…I cannot belive these liberal bastards…its better to be a victim than to defend yourself..where do they come from anyway..thats why we are where we are today…I will not and never will be a victim..I am never amazed at these people..as a retired NY Police officer I cannot believe anyone would want to be a victim…this guy should be locked up

  45. Don
    March 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Idiots are mentally incompetent. For God’s sake, he thinks getting beaten or raped is much better than carrying a gun and defending yourself. Of course! That might kill a criminal and remove a liberal voter! Once again, the liberal thought derangement is apparent to all except their own kind. Much better for YOU, the honest citizen to be frightened. Exactly wrong, Mr. Quander. It is MUCH better for the CRIMINAL to be frightened. As always, you libs have it exactly backwards.

  46. John Chorkawciw
    March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Chicago, another city with crazy gun ownership restrictions has been running out of control street gang shootings for years. And for years the police and media report that as bad as it looks, it’s better than it was 10 years ago. They’ve been saying this for the past 30 years, I’ve got to be missing something!!!

  47. PA For Life
    March 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    In PA The 2nd Ammendment is enforced! We have an Open Carry Law and to get a concealed weapon permit is given Right (With Lots Of Paperwork) as long as you don’t have a Felony record, Violent Crime Record or a history of mental illness

    • MikePA
      October 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      I too am from PA, and I have a concealed cary permit, cost me a half hour in the sheriff’s office, $35.00 and had to have my picture taken. Took about a week and a half to get it in the mail. I now carry both concealed and in the open depending on where I’m going or what I’m doing.

  48. William
    March 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Who is this dumbass?What world is he living in? It sure is not the world I live in!What make him think the thug (oh im sorry the criminal) won’t just kill you or take a loved.I’m sorry I am sorry I will fight for me and my own the hell with the rest!

  49. Rwest
    March 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Id rather be Judged by 12…than carried by 6

  50. Gary Adkison
    March 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    This is typical liberal Hoplophobic idiocy.

  51. Rob
    April 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Sounds like they want the average citizen to be the “sheep” to feed DC’s growing crime problem. Yes DC council would prefer unarmed citizens, sounds like a certain country during WWII?? Bunch of DC Nazi pukes, Eleanor Holmes Norton and the whole corrupt city council just would prefer citizens to not resist so they can protect their DC thug culture.

  52. Rob
    April 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    BasAkward (thats ass backwards for you liberal dum asses) yes, rape, robbery, drug dealing, car jacking, so much better fro the criminal when we dont fight back, AMERICA we are letting gvernment and councils like DC make us become pacifists, cattle to slaughter, time to take government back from these lame, lazy, demented pieces of crap and protect our homes, our families and property. Lets put city council members on the street unprotected their wallets (always flush with their ill gotten gains) and see how long they last!

  53. Carrie May
    April 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Why do those who enjoy the safety and security of ARMED escort in political life deny us the same in private life from the scumbag element they refuse to deal with without “deals” in court reducing an illegal firearms charge to nothing so they can get something else? Is it only prosecutors who live in a house with a fence, moat, armed guards and….NO MIRRIORS that think we must all lay down and die for the scumbags rights?

  54. Mike
    June 7, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Carry anyway.

  55. psiEnergos
    June 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Couple of points:
    1) Not being armed does not guarantee you will not be shot and killed. This argument is asinine. You could be shot merely for seeing their face.
    2) Is it coincidence that the one town that holds the most politicians mandates that its citizens cannot be armed (for the public good of course), yet does little to nothing to curb the real violence that occurs daily?

  56. Mark
    June 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

    If the number of overall shootings goes up, but the number of murders goes down, then i would call that a good thing. Basically what im saying is, if sometimes instead of the mugger piece of garbage shooting the victim the victim shoots him, Thats a good thing. So yeah, maybe slightly more shootings will happen if everyone has guns. But instead of EVERY shooting being a story of a law abiding citizen getting capped, sometimes it will be a story about a piece of garbage that drew a gun on the wrong guy with a conceal carry license. Thats the world I’d rather live in. A world where sometimes the bad guy takes a bullet instead…

  57. Jake C
    June 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I don’t understand all the regulation, if we had not access to guns we wouldn’t be American anymore, our gun access is a HUGE reason other countries wont invade us.

  58. Heather
    June 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    “……. He then went on to tell them how becoming a victim is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away……..”

    I guess he forgot to mention killed……. Victimhood, a core principle of the liberal left!

  59. Pappadave
    July 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I live in a State with a CCW law. Still, I refuse to go to some class, spend a bunch of money and then petition for “permission” to go anywhere armed…period. When I arm myself, I also carry a copy of the U.S. Constitution in my pocket…just in case some LEO asks for my “gun permit.” So far, I haven’t had to use my gun for self-protection, but I’m perfectly WILLING to do so, if necessary. I also refused to give my home insurance company a list of my firearms and ammunition. If THEY have that list, then the government can get their hands on it too. I’ve purchased all my guns from private parties so there is no paper trail available to the government as to what I own…with only one exception. I bought a scoped Remington .270 about 20 years ago and had to fill out the paperwork to get it. As far as Uncle Sam knows, that’s ALL I own. If he presumes so, he’s in for a big surprise.

    • Mike
      October 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Pappadave, you are the type of asshole that I carry a concealed, legal, firearm with a legally issued concealed carry permit to protect myself from. You probably refuse to go through the process because you’re afraid that something on your criminal record will prevent it from being issued. Grow up, these rules are in place to protect us from the arrogant assholes that think just because they have a firearm they have some sort of power as well. I carry confident that should I ever need to draw it, I will be the one to walk away because I know what I’m doing, and so does the state that issued me my paperwork.

      • Bobby
        November 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Nahhh, Mike you are the dumbazz!! If the reason you are carrying guns is to shoot people like Pappadave who have done nothing to you, but only believe in the constitution rights given to them by this country……..then you are no better than Obama and all of the other libtards in the country. It is the self-righteos pricks like you who make me sick. Learn to think for yourself, not what the state tells you to do. If they said to shoot your mom, you would be the first one to pull the trigger. What a pity that you you are so ignorant and have no clue what liberty is all about. Insulting people like pappadave who actually have a conviction on why he is believes what he does versus you who doesn’t believe in anything except what the government or state tells you is right. You and all the people like you can go right ahead and line up on the liberals side of the locker-room and take turns dropping the soap for each other.

  60. Joe
    July 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    America,this the kind of people that we have running,guiding this nation.
    When are we going to take a stand against such disgusting ingnorance,and its in all parts of govt.local,county,state,and this administration.
    We MUST take a stand.Lets get back OUR America!!!!!

  61. John Angioli
    September 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That politician is a complete brain dead pos! My little boy and I were rabbit hunting on a mountain near our small city, and I was cleaning our catch with my shotgun leaning on a tree next to me. An old beater goes by slowly with four punks- I thought we were going to F with that guy? Driver asked his buddy,”Did you see his shotgun?” :-)

  62. John Angioli
    September 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    …and that was in Canada, where we have stupid laws across the board similar to DC. Fortunately we’re still welcome to carry a rifle or shotgun into the woods, but in town it’s pepper spray and/or a folding knife.

  63. Victor
    July 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Welcome to Brazil… this is the mindset installed here by the politicians and media.

    aside from caliber restriction (most powerful is .38/.380 for handgun and .44-40 — serious! — for rifles — must be under 300ft/lbs for HG and 1000ft/lb for rifle, muzzle energy and .22 mag/hornet is forbidden too! go figure.)

    this is what you get from liberals, leftists, communist-like congress people and presidents. I wish you and we could get decent government and that Brazil could be 51st State of America someday…

    I hate living in this place and am sad to see this happen in America too…

  64. Chris
    March 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I have read all comments above and can only say
    This politican is in a hybris mental condition ,
    he is not connected to ordinary people living their lives , he who really knows what works on the street is fear , death , caused by guns ,
    if you let all citizens in the town be allowed to carry gun , crime rate will be down to bottom
    here in Sweden its like this , your home is your Castle , you can defend it ,
    BUT if a criminal wants to kill you outside your home and you defend yourself You will do prison time as sure as Amem in Church .
    The politicians live in a dreamworld not based at real life .

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