Village Idiots

Village Idiots

Clueless — or evil: "I’ve been duck hunting since I was 10-years-old. I love to hunt and I love to be able to share that joy with my kids. But for the life of me, I don’t know why the hell people have to have an assault weapon." –Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

Distraction: "There is nothing the president proposed … that would result, if enacted, in anyone — any law-abiding citizen in America losing a gun. The president made clear … his full support for the Second Amendment and the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. He also made clear that we have an obligation, and American citizens, including our most vulnerable, youngest American citizens, have rights, too. And we have an obligation to uphold those rights, including the rights of seven-year-olds to live without the fear of being gunned down in their own school." –White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Getting it backwards: "I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans." –actor Danny Glover (Actually, that’s the genesis of gun control.)

See Ben Franklin’s warning about this: "I think the nation is very divided on gun control, but I think the majority of us feel strongly — even the majority of gun owners feel strongly — that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms, if that’s the way to put it. We need to make some sacrifices to what we might want to have, in order to safeguard our children. I think there’s a limit to how much — I think the founding fathers wanted us to be able to arm ourselves, but I don’t think that they would have agreed that we should have the capacity to do the damage that we do have." –singer-songwriter James Taylor


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