Thursday, January 31, 2013

Korean immigrant to the U.S. rebuffs gun grabbers at CT anti-gun hearing

Viral Video on the Right. Absolute Must Viewing!!

From Eric Dondero:

It's already surpassed 160,000 views in the two days since it was posted. A private citizen, an "American by choice," points to life-endangering threats to Korean businessmen during the L.A. riots in the 1990s, Tienamen Square in China, and the atrocities committed by Hitler as examples of gun control measures repressing the citizenry.

He ends with a quote from Judge Alex Kozinski in the dissent, from a gun rights case from 2002, Silveira v. Lockye:
My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once.


Libertarian Advocate said...

You need to visit my joint more often Eric.

Libertarian Advocate said...

Nah, I meant this post:

Eric Dondero said...

talk to me about becoming a regular contributor to LR. Call or email.

I liked your gun gal photo you ran.

John Morris said...

I recommend the book, Root Shock. 1,600 majority black communities were torn down through by government force- displacing close to a million people and destroying thousands of businesses. (Not really sure how many non black urban communities were destroyed)

The programs were called "urban renewal". If the people on the South Side of Chicago, Central Newark or the Hill District of Pittsburgh had been armed and fought back from the theft and destruction of their property our country would be a better place.

Doom said...

I love to see guys like this, whatever their origins, do exactly what he did. I would claim him as more American than many of those he was addressing. But the problem is, it is not about logic, the truth, crime, or anything else. The gun grabbers mean it to be tyrannical, a first step. I am not exactly sure that public discourse helps, although it doesn't hurt?

I think... less talking is needed. It reminds me of discussions I have had with atheists about God, socialists about personal responsibility, and pacifists about the fact that invoking force through police is just as, and often more, violent than just smacking down an idiot before they become so used to getting away with things that eventually the police are required to deal with them. Talking won't help. These people know, but either don't care or mean to do exactly what they are being warned against.

Rita said...

Great video.

citizen121 said...

it's this kind of post that guarantees that far right libertarians will never get elected to any office of any significance, and it's a perfect example of the simplistic ignorance with which they view the world.

the american president goes through the most thorough vetting process in human history. chances of a US president deciding to become a fascist / communist / socialist dictator are practically nil to begin with, but in the case one elected official actually lost his marbles, we have a variety of robust legislative tools to prevent the united states from becoming a dictatorship.

lets look at the military. under the commander in chief, we have the joint chiefs of staff, the pentagon, and the entire command structure of the most powerful military in the world. this military is entirely volunteer, they have a 240 year tradition of defending democracy, and they put their lives on the line every day, around the world, to defend democracy.

your theory is that one day, the president decides to become a fascist, and they turn all the boats and planes around and head back to the good old US of A to support the brand new American Fascist Dictatorship. and at that point, the military starts going door to door and gathering up all the guns so you can't fight back.

never mind that every single person in the military has sworn to defend democracy, not only here, but around the world. apparently, there's a real and present danger that one day, they'll all simply forget, and become fascists. the entire military command structure will simply cave in and support a dictatorship.

do you lack even the most basic ability to think critically? or do you simply regurgitate whatever message the gun lobby offers you?

when you develop the ability to think independently, and to critically examine the messages being fed to you by the conservative right, which profits handsomely from your unquestioning belief in their self-serving hogwash, then you may be able to start seeing reality as it actually exists, and not simply repeat whatever messages the gun manufactures pay their conservative lobbyists to tell you.