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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:12 AM

Jon Stewart explains in detail how GOP Congress & #NRA has stopped ATF's ability to function

Friends you have to see this, I would say shocking but it's to the point, nothing surprises me anymore


Stewart contrasted Obama’s measured response to the NRA ad with what he should have said: “if you bring up my kids again, I will drone strike you to kingdom come.”

Despite the fact that Obama supports the same school security plan the NRA wanted, his announcement was widely panned by the pro-gun crowd. In particular, Stewart highlighted one former Republican congressman named Todd Tiahrt saying that the nation already has the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to go after criminals.

Stewart went through all the reasons why this was an absurd statement, from the fact that the Senate hasn’t approved a director in six years, the fact that the current acting director has another job and running the ATF is just a “side gig,” and how the ATF is prohibited from creating a federal registry to track gun sales. Stewart asked incredulously, “was it getting too easy to police illegal guns?”

And which Republican congressman pushed for an amendment to strip the ATF of the powers the NRA would like it to have? None other than Todd Tiahrt. Stewart remarked that his amendment “couldn’t be worse if the NRA wrote it themselves.” Well, guess what.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-trashes-nra-they-must-be-a-michael-moore-run-covert-op-to-make-gun-owners-look-stupid/

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Reply Jon Stewart explains in detail how GOP Congress & #NRA has stopped ATF's ability to function (Original post)
sasha031 Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
gateley Jan 2013 #2
think Jan 2013 #3
silvershadow Jan 2013 #4
malaise Jan 2013 #5
silvershadow Jan 2013 #6
Glassunion Jan 2013 #7
Berlum Jan 2013 #8
WaitWut Jan 2013 #9
blogslut Jan 2013 #10
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #11

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:22 AM

1. more reality

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:34 AM

2. Nailed it -- as always.

Absolutely infuriating. I wish America At Large could see this.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:36 AM

3. K&R This is one of his best segments ever. A must watch

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:07 AM

4. Ugg. The video feed to Mediate is broken right now I guess...I sure can't locate it. :( nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:02 AM

5. Then link

The daily show directly

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:40 AM

6. Oh, right. D'oh. Thank you. nt

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:53 AM

7. Nailed it.

Don't know if Stewart is the funniest smart guy or smartest funny guy? All I know is he is more honest than MSM.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:10 AM

8. Republican hypocrisy is legion

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Response to Berlum (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:22 PM

9. I see it as more of...

A circular logic.

Start -> Gun Violence -> "Home-Defence" -> More Gun Availabilty -> More Gun Violence -> Go To Start.

I think that it isn't in the interest to decrease the availability of fire arms to the Gun Industry much like it isn't in the interest of the Oil industry to decrease the amount of traffic.

Or maybe I need more tinfoil.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:08 PM

10. Everyone should see this

Here's the clips from The Daily Show:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom---atf

Yes, we have gun laws but the agency tasked to enforce them has been rendered virtually powerless.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:20 PM

11. Awesome segment.

The GOP gunhuggers are repellent liars and fools.

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