Statements about Guns

Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson is a "liberal" who voted with Nancy Pelosi to "fund sex study programs of San Francisco prostitutes" and "to regulate the sale of firearms."  

Roughly 500,000 Georgians -- or about 5 percent of the state’s residents -- have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia weapons carry license.

Says Attorney General Eric Holder recently revealed "this idea to have government have gun owners wear special bracelets that would identify you as a gun owner."

"No other country has a constitutional right" like the Second Amendment.

Because the EPA closed a lead smelter in Missouri, "all lead for bullets will have to come from overseas!"

"Democrats very much are in the pocket of the NRA."

"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."

Says President Barack Obama told a room of students, "Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence," and then a child told him he could solve the problem by not clapping any more.

"Georgia lawmakers are now considering passing the most extreme gun bill in America."

Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.

Gun "marketplaces" on Facebook mean "ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon."

"I've been a cop in Lake County, Michigan, since 1982 thereabout. I conduct federal raids with the DEA and ATF and U.S. Marshals and the FBI and Texas Rangers."  

More than 80 percent of Georgians don’t support legislation to ease gun restrictions in houses of worship, in bars and on campuses.

"Mitch McConnell voted with Harry Reid to infringe on our gun rights."

Kip Kinkel and Clackamas Town Center shootings "both where citizen with gun stopped the crime"

"According to (Barack) Obama’s newest unconstitutionally enacted law, health care professionals are now required to violate HIPAA privacy laws and submit medical data to the government," which is "then used as justification for gun confiscation."

Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.

"Americans are 20 times as likely to die from gun violence as citizens of other civilized countries."  

A gun "background check is futile. Something like 42 (people during the) last year … were prosecuted for trying to buy a gun with a criminal record out of 11 million."

"The vast, overwhelming majority of [crimes that occur with a firearm] are committed by people who don’t legally possess that firearm in the first place."

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