Mike Huckabee News


Jan 22 2013

Gun Hypocrisy

Friday, the White Plains, New York, Journal-News finally took down its Internet map, showing the home addresses of every legal gun permit holder in the area. They didn’t do it because of the public outcry, or because it was a stupid and dangerous invasion of privacy that even reformed thieves called a “treasure map” for criminals. They didn’t even do it because two houses they’d identified as containing guns had already been broken into, with their guns now in the hands of criminals instead of law-abiding citizens. No, the paper’s publisher Janet Hasson insisted that it was only removed because the sweeping new state gun laws rushed through the legislature included a Republican provision protecting permit holders’ privacy.

It’s nice to hear that liberal journalists have such steadfast ideals. But would they still hold fast to those ideals if it were their OWN houses being identified as gun-free? Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe decided to find out. He sent undercover camera crews to the homes of the paper’s publisher and reporters, as well as liberal media figures such as MSNBC commentator Toure (tour-AY) and politicians, including Attorney General Eric Holder. Posing as fellow anti-gun activists, the filmmakers asked if they could put a sign on the person’s house declaring it to be “proudly gun-free.” They got doors slammed in their faces, a lot of feeble excuses, and the bum’s rush from several armed security guards… but not a single taker for the signs. Some homeowners explained that while they agreed in principle, putting up a sign announcing there were no guns inside might encourage criminals to barge in.

Yes…Yes, it might. That’s why it’s such a bad idea to announce where all the guns are, and where they aren’t. O’Keefe said that when put on the spot, the anti-gun crusaders made some of the best arguments he’d ever heard for the Second Amendment. They just believe in “guns for me, but not for thee.”

Comments 1-5 of 33

  • Debbie Shafer

    02/27/2013 04:04 PM

    Draconian gun laws have not improved Chicago, the gangs and violence have only grown worse. It is total insanity to disarm law abiding citizens while criminals ignore the laws. Now that our nation is weakened, economy destroyed, illegals released into the populations, police departments budgets cut, it is not a good time to disarm people.

  • Chance Caskey

    02/27/2013 02:57 PM

    Washington annoys me...the only way to stop the senseless violence is to completely destroy man's desire and impulse to do harm to another...we've been killing eachother since Cain heaved a boulder into Abel's skull...We'll never be at a point where peace between man is a reality...As far as the second amendment, I strongly believe that it exists to preserve the rights of gun owners in america...It is no business of any government agency, what weapons I own to preserve my own individual sovereignty...I do agree that some folks just shouldnt have access to fireams...The amendment in question mentions the word, "Militia." Well, what is that? A militia, as defined by me, is an armed body of capable and responsible adult citizens that can act as a security force or augment a security force in a time of great domestic crisis..Activate us Mr. President...America is in a crisis...our children and adults are being murdered by the hundreds every day, and knowing that no criminal or sociopath will ever relinquish his or her weapons, allow us to be there...behind the scenes...defending ourselves and others just as those who wrote the second amendment intended us to do..the only way to stop a bad guy intent on perpetrating a forcible felony is to counteract that intent with progressing levels of force, until the need for deadly force has been determined and then applied...I am a combat veteran, who spent 5 years of his life in Iraq and afghanistan...I own "assault weapons," because that is what the government saw fit to train me how to use..I'll stick with what I know..As for the, "Buy a shotgun and fire it in the air," comment from the V.P.....dude....I would say that if ignorance is bliss than you are truly one happy and clueless individual...

  • Pavel Stefoglo

    02/26/2013 11:07 PM

    Dear Governor,
    Gun control is not only about control, it is about killing unarmed targeted population!!!

    Look at the world history, every country after confiscating guns had BIG killing.

  • Phil Charron

    02/25/2013 08:52 AM

    The gun control issue is aimed at the wrong target. Just as in "my pencil causes misspelling; my fork made me fat or my car caused my DUI", guns themselves are not the problem. It is the operators of these implements that caused the results. Operators that lack proper training and or self control in the use of the device.

    I believe the high rates of domestic violence, traffic scofflaws, white collar crimes, and increasingly violent crimes are mostly due to elevated self image. Every one of those actions are already deemed illegal by existing laws. But far too many people feel they are more important than their neighbors, family, co-workers and even our laws and the police. That we need so many of our citizens (Police) protecting us from other citizens is the saddest indicator of our society.

    There are plenty of theories about who is to blame. There is no quick, cover all cure. I believe emphasizing respect is the key. Respect can be given to a position by authority, as in the workplace supervisor or police and it can be earned by actions. Parents need to teach their offspring to respect all others. To recognize that their rights end where another's begin. All others need to earn that respect.

    Until the entire world is populated with compassionate; courteous; responsible; self-controlled people, we need self protection.

  • Phil Charron

    02/23/2013 08:33 PM

    The gun control issue is aimed at the wrong target. Just as in "my pencil causes misspelling; my fork made me fat or my car caused my DUI", guns themselves are not the problem. It is the operators of these implements that caused the results. Operators that lack proper training and or self control in the use of the device.

    I believe the high rates of domestic violence, traffic scofflaws, white collar crimes, and increasingly violent crimes are mostly due to elevated self image. Every one of those actions are already deemed illegal by existing laws. But far too many people feel they are more important than their neighbors, family, co-workers and even our laws and the police. That we need so many of our citizens (Police) protecting us from other citizens is the saddest indicator of our society.

    There are plenty of theories about who is to blame. There is no quick, cover all cure. I believe emphasizing respect is the key. Respect can be given to a position by authority, as in the workplace supervisor or police and it can be earned by actions. Parents need to teach their offspring to respect all others. To recognize that their rights end where another's begin. All others need to earn that respect.

    Until the entire world is populated with compassionate; courteous; responsible; self-controlled people, we need self protection.