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  •  if Barrett is making a political statement... (20+ / 0-)

    ...in defense of the 2nd Amendment, he sure didn't help his cause. Everybody, no matter where they stand on gun control, is pretty raw right now. As a former tank crewman on M60A1 tanks who fired thousands of rounds, I personally know the power of the .50 cal. machine gun. There's absolutely no place for a sniper rifle of such firepower in any civilian's hands. His message-at least in my mind-is an "in your face" insensitive, callous disregard for civility in an insane world. Common sense isn't written anywhere in the Constitution. Our Founding Fathers probably didn't feel the need to define it. Maybe, Barrett needs to buy some good old common horse sense. He sure needs it in the worst way. He obviously lacks it.

    "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:00:51 AM PST

    •  Not to be confused with (0+ / 0-)

      Ronnie Bennett, f/k/a Ronnie Spector.  

      Speaking of, Phil's a celebrity, Phil likes guns, why isn't he on the board?

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:56:42 AM PST

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    •  I missed that (0+ / 0-)

      what has Barrett said lately?

      States' rights? Corporate rights? Militia rights? Government rights? Hell no! Only individuals have rights. Proud lifelong human supremacist.

      by happymisanthropy on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:09:31 AM PST

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      •  the pic MB posted speaks volumes.... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...No? Sometimes, it takes a willing suspension of all disbelief to decipher one's true agenda. If sex sells, and guns are phallic-like objects, the .50 cal. rifle Barrett is holding I should think would more than compensate for his other "deficiencies". Nothing is ever as simple as it first appears, however. America's problem is systemic and malignant. It is the very foundation of this nation that this cancer on steroids has metastacised into our nation's very heart and soul.

        It's the Rambo's of the world-not just the mentally challenged/handicapped-which always seems to garner the headlines, almost single-handedly make the anti-gun lobby's case. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The lust to attain sex, money, power, by influence peddling the keys to life and death are not by accident or coincidence.

        To the victor goes the spoils. The day belongs to the highest bidder, the merchants of death aid de camps, cohorts of the state's well-oiled propaganda machine and its concomitant power over the masses going hand in hand, all wars of aggression waged with borrowed money and time are never "paid in full"-even when all of our youth's blood and sovereign wealth are sacrificed on the altar of war.

        All of these national priorities achieved at the terrible cost to our nation's long-term economic sustainability and over-all mental health(post-war suicides, PTSD, IED-struck brains turned into jello never making the front page), the nation itself betrayed into the hands of its enemies for 30 pieces of silver by the very ones holding the public trust, the lust for blood, territory and empire, winning the race for the dubious distinction of whoever has the most toys wins "manhood". That is, until somebody comes along and tells the emperor he has no clothes, and finds himself forever outcast into the outer realms of darkness forever for daring to speak outloud what everybody else has been thinking.

        So ask yourself, if any nation lives in a constant state of perpetual war, how can the fabric of its society remain untattered and untorn? No nation can survive, if its moral foundation is cluster-bombed day after day with the false notions that war is peace, and slavery is freedom.

        "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:05:56 PM PST

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        •  there's only one thing (0+ / 0-)

          that I've ever heard of Barrett doing worthy of respect.  He did refuse to sell rifles to California's pigs.

          States' rights? Corporate rights? Militia rights? Government rights? Hell no! Only individuals have rights. Proud lifelong human supremacist.

          by happymisanthropy on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:10:03 AM PST

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    •  I qualified on the (1+ / 0-)
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      .50 Cal when I was with a helicopter squadron in the 80's.  A .50 Cal can damned near make an SH-3  fly sideways.  Way too much power for any civilian to need.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:51:53 AM PST

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