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    Bad News for Gun Owning Libertarians: Johnson’s VP Choice is Pro-Gun Control

    Bad News for Gun Owning Libertarians: Johnson’s VP Choice is Pro-Gun Control



    I nearly fell out of my chair this morning when I learned that Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson had picked former Massachusetts Governor William Weld to be his Vice President. Weld is a big time gun control proponent. As the nytimes.com reported back in the day (October 1, 1993) . . .


    With voters growing increasingly fearful of gunfire on the streets, Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts reversed course this week and proposed some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country.

    Mr. Weld, a Republican who will run for re-election next year, called for a statewide ban on assault weapons — a proposal he opposed during his 1990 campaign — as well as a waiting period for buying handguns and a prohibition on handgun ownership by anyone under 21. His proposed legislation would also limit the number of handguns an individual could buy and would impose tough penalties for illegal gun sales and gun-related crimes.

    “The purpose of this common sense legislation is to remove deadly guns from our streets and to take weapons out of the hands of many teens who themselves are becoming deadly killers,” the Governor said.

    This morning, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Weld how he squared his pro-gun control stance with libertarianism. Weld revealed himself as a dyed-in-the-wool pro-hunting-and-that’s-it Fudd.

    Sorry, guys. Another one bites the dust.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

    #2
    4:38 is were the gun control question. The good old those guns aren't hunting guns argument.

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      #3
      That Lib has a drinking nose, his Seagrams should be banned.

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        #4
        Libertarian Party needs to run someone other than loopy dudes with bad rugs and disguised liberals.

        Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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          #5
          Don't worry, for as much as a blowhard that Trump can be, he wouldn't be pandering to an NRA convention if his wavering views weren't now conveniently Pro 2A. All this third party shit will do will split the vote, and give it all to the Cankle Queen. We are truly fucked.
          NRA Benefactor Life
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            #6
            Boy, there's a lot of stupid here. I'd like to know what pin I remove to make my rifles full-auto. Are these people eating paint chips or something?

            http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...s-destruction/
            William Weld:

            “The five shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
            To be human is to be armed.

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              #7
              Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
              Boy, there's a lot of stupid here. I'd like to know what pin I remove to make my rifles full-auto. Are these people eating paint chips or something?

              http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...s-destruction/
              This infuriates me the most with antis. I mean try. Do a 2 minute wikipedia search. Pretend you gave it an effort.

              They operate purely on emotion and political rhetoric. You have an agenda, at least know the basics FFS. But no one cares or calls them out.
              Bill O'Reilly says you can buy bazookas and automatic weapons without the FBI knowing, the Colorado legislator that wrote their "hi cap mag ban" though that grandfathered magazines would run out like disposable printer cartridges. Oh, and "shoulder thing that goes up".

              I mean just read again what this guy, a public figure stated:

              William Weld:

              “The five shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
              Last edited by Destro; 08-07-2016, 11:57 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Destro View Post

                This infuriates me the most with antis. I mean try. Do a 2 minute wikipedia search. Pretend you gave it an effort.

                They operate purely on emotion and political rhetoric. You have an agenda, at least know the basics FFS. But no one cares or calls them out.
                Bill O'Reilly says you can buy bazookas and automatic weapons without the FBI knowing, the Colorado legislator that wrote their "hi cap mag ban" though that grandfathered magazines would run out like disposable printer cartridges. Oh, and "shoulder thing that goes up".

                I mean just read again what this guy, a public figure stated:

                William Weld:

                “The five shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
                Don't forget after Dallas some "gun expert" said that you can just buy a high powered scope on ebay, no registration or background check, put it on any gun and turn it into an "assault weapon".

                I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
                I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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                  #9
                  Johnson and Weld are not libertarians...they are moderate republicans

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