Largest gun show in DC raises admission to help bankroll fight against Obama’s gun safety measures

Stop Handgun Violence sign Massachusetts gun shows background checks

Stop Handgun Violence sign, Massachusetts


What is so damned hard about processing this Constitutionally protected right and fact: America, you are still, and will continue to be, able to "keep and bear your guns."

Oversight and common sense safety measures to keep more children and adults from being sprayed with bullets will not infringe on anyone's Second Amendment rights. You know what infringes on rights? People who kill other people with weapons that belong-- exclusively-- in the hands of our military service members.

"Right-to-lifers" might want to check their hypocrisy at the door for two minutes and think about who and what they're defending.

They might want to consider twenty children and their right to not get killed.

They might want to have just a tad of empathy for those who couldn't fight back against an angry gun owner who fully intended to slaughter living, breathing human beings with his seemingly endless stream of bullets aimed at their heads... like Gabby Giffords, for example.

Or the five-year-olds at Sandy Hook Elementary whose little faces were blasted and shredded beyond recognition.

But clinging to the "right" to an assault rifle trumps men, women, and children clinging to their last breath.

And to make matters worse, these same self-righteous gunners prioritize lobbyists and profit over real liberty: The freedom to breathe.

Via The Hill:

Thousands of gun enthusiasts are descending upon the “Nation’s Gun Show” at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend and, for the first time in five years, are being greeted with a higher cost of entry as the gun rights community wages a tough, and costly, campaign to stop Obama and Congress from stiffening certain gun laws.

Admission has gone up because we are using the money to fight so you can keep and bear your guns,” read the sign on the front doors to the gun show.

“We have already spent $25,000 this year to stop impending legislation by hiring lawyers, lobbyists, and writing bills.” [...]

“Got to get them while you can,” said one man, who had just purchased an AR-15 assault-style weapon for $1,599 and a 42-round clip for $45. He did not want to be identified.

It has been well-established that military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines are not necessary for hunting, nor have any gun "enthusiasts" documented a case in which they've been used to defend a homeowner from an intruder.

That much was made clear at the Senate hearings on gun violence and in this video of Lawrence O’Donnell eviscerating gun hugger Gayle Trotter. But that didn't stop "the steadily paced stream of gun buyers slow[ing] to a stop in front of the dealers hawking assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines."

It's rather important to note that the largest gun show in the DC area allowed for private sales. That means no sales tax and no background checks required.

What could possibly go wrong?

  • Hytec

    Divide and conquer..the 2 party system is a sham..2 wings of the same filthy bird. While we argue which is dirtiest, the PTB point and giggle.

  • Hytec

    Ed is living proof that any idiot with a keyboard and mouse can post on the internet. Fail. He purposely leaves out "the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed." The SCOTUS has already ruled on this. Any one that reads the federalist papers and the writings of our Founding Fathers know this to be fact. There is a process in place to amend the Constitution. Last I checked it didn't include blow hards ranting on the internet..or government paid shills comments. The right to self preservation is not given to us by the government. It has zero authority to take it away.

  • "Guns, God and gays" was said by Howard Dean.  Of course he was demonized for saying the truth.  "We the People" are purposely divided and conquered with wedge issues by the Global Fascist Elite who own the Democratic-Republican Party, Inc.  

  • Ed

    The only way this will be resolved is to change the balance of the Supreme Court. We need judges who will not ignore the original purpose and intent of the 2nd amendment. "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state..."  Before WWI, this country did not have a standing military, therefore, it was necessary to have armed citizens who could be called up TO SECURE THE STATE. It is not about protecting oneself against a tyrannical government, it's not about self defense, it is not about hunting, it is not about target shooting. It's about a WELL REGULATED MILITIA, BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE! The founding fathers out-lawed carrying firearms into towns. Concealed weapons were only  for the unsavory, low-life, criminal elements with evil intent. John Adams said that good and honest folks had no need of hidden weapons. Until the mid 1980's, firearms owned by private citizens were mostly used for target shooting and hunting. It wasn't until the neo-cons started their 'guns, gays, and god' campaign as a scare tactic against Democrats that guns became an issue. We need to change the discussion and reject the argument that the 2nd amendment guarantees that ownership of any gun by any person is protected by the 2nd amendment. Because it's not.