Dems might want to rethink their gun-grabbing agenda

Carro

If they want that coveted Hispanic vote. Try telling Hispanics in El Paso that they're deplorable for wanting to protect themselves.


Hispanics In El Paso Flock To Concealed Carry Classes Following Walmart Shooting

Following the deadly shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people a few weeks ago, Hispanics in the city have flocked to the gun range to take concealed carry classes, Reuters reported. The course is required for Texas residents to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) a concealed firearm.

According to Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the biggest gun stores in El Paso, his classes have see a huge increase since the shooting earlier this month. Normally each of his concealed carry classes have seven people. Now they average 50 people per class. And the people who are seeking his services are predominantly Hispanic.

“I have over 50 for this Saturday class and approximately the same amount for the Sunday class, and I normally have approximately seven,” McIntyre told Reuters.

In addition to an increase in a desire for training, McIntyre said his handgun sales doubled following the attack.

“We actually had two people buy guns here who were actually in the Walmart on the day of the shooting. The other people are just saying, ‘Hey, you know I want to be able to protect myself in the event of something going on.’,” he said. “This is not the last mass shooting we’re going to see.”

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

It's a little hard to conceal an AK-47, can't blame El Paso citizens and visitors wanting hand guns after what happened to them.

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Carro

The Truth About Gun Control and Racism... points out that gun control laws came about because racist Democrats did not want Black people to have guns.
"Few Americans remember today that the first task of the Ku Klux Klan was to disarm the black population in the South. Even fewer know that, in the days before the Civil War, citizen militias repelled white mobs that attacked black neighborhoods in many Northern cities. On at least two occasions, those militias were composed entirely of black gun owners."
"The Long-Departed Gun Control Train" at The Long-Departed Gun Control Train | Scragged shows why no gun owner can trust Democrats no matter what they say. It also gives some quotes which show that their ultimate objective is confiscation.
Nobody wants to take your guns? – The Writer in Black... is a list of politicians' quotes in favor of confiscating guns.
Seems Progressive Marxist Socialist/DSA Democrats have a long sordid history in trying to convince people that their urge for self preservation is wrong. Look at what happened in Russian, Germany and China after guns were taken from the people?

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Delilah66

The truth? Whatever can be used to prevent wild a$$ed humans from killing had my vote!

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steve2416

I own a gun but it is well behaved and for home protection. It comes out a couple of times a year to the firing range but it is unloaded before transport. It serves to make me less antsy about someone breaking through the sliding glass door into my kitchen. If I see someone carrying a rifle openly I leave - no reason to confront the mentally disturbed. I will tell LE - their job and my mixing in could cause confusion. If someone does concealed carry right I'll never know, which is a good thing.

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Delilah66

There is nothing wrong with owning guns per se and to paint the support for gun control as withdrawing rights to own guns is either stupid or colossally misinformed. Just keep spewing that carp if it makes you feel safer.

"Look at what happened in Russian, Germany and China after guns were taken from the people?"

We're in danger of that happening with donnie giving orders in a fit of pique just because.

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numbersjunkie

Or not.

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Red Sox

Gun grabbing = background checks in sane language.

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Joseph Corlett, LLC

I don't care what a majority of people want. The Bill of Rights protects me from tyranny of the majority.


There was a time not too long ago when the majority thought that deed restrictions keeping blacks out of certain neighborhoods was a terrific idea.

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Delilah66

The Bill of Rights does not prevent safeguards on gun ownership.

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JodiK

For every idiot who misuses a firearm, there are millions of safety conscious, responsible firearm owners that you'll never hear about within this country.


If our legislators would only agree on the same strict laws for all 50 states, we might actually have something positive to begin with.


There is no way in hell that every firearm could be wrested from the hands of Americans at this pint in time. There are way too many out there, and way too many that don't meet criteria for registration, or are old enough not to be registered.


It's not the Democrats I'm worried about when it comes to the notion of a "gun grab". Look again.

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elvis

I saved this little gem.

azmom

"So, you want to just keep on making noise but don't want
to actually DO something which might save lives. "



WE
WANT TO BAN ALL GUNS. Period.

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Ann

Oh my!

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queenmargo

She got the BAN part right, but it was not guns. ')

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Delilah66

Whoever said ”WE WANT TO BAN ALL GUNS” did not consult ME.

steve2416 and his like-minded countrymen are welcomed to own guns. Crazies and illegal sales should be controlled.

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numbersjunkie

Joe is right, majority opinions do not rule in certain circumstances.

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says have been given to all humans by their creator, and which governments are created to protect.

So no one has told you Joe, that you cannot own a gun. Unless of course there is a reason you can't be trusted with one.

And in that case, is your right to own a gun more important to my right to be able to live without fear of people like you who might murder me or my family?

This whole gun thing is ridiculous. Just because it's in the constitution, you think it's right? How about criminals? Suppose a new type of weapon was created, say like a chemical weapon. And criminals got theirs hands on it. Should that be illegal? But having guns available with no controls is ok? Why? because the constitution doesn't say anything about chemical weapons but does mention guns?

Joe, do you really need a gun to live a free and full life? Is it worth watching your neighbors and their children die?

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cait1

There is no law that can be written that will prevent criminals from obtaining/possessing weapons.

Too bad leftists can't understand that.

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Delilah66

Riiiiiiiggghht, cait1! We’ve proven so many times that laws don’t prevent law breaking, so why have any laws. Idiocy! That sounds like a kid arguing with his parents. Too bad wingers don’t get it!

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Ziemia(6a)

Sure, there are some who want to ban all guns.

Some seem to want everyone to have a concealed carry permit.

Some want all states to be open carry.

Most Americans want some form of background check.

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numbersjunkie

ok, so chemical weapons for all! order on Amazon!

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Delilah66

Here’s an example of gun ownership rights that should be restricted:

Oregon allows a person who has been found guilty of a felony by reason of insanity to apply for a gun license (Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(1)(c).


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cattyles

The only example you can find is a poster that has been gone for well over a year?

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