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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:43 PM

Newtie's such a genius: United Nations should adopt treaty giving everyone on earth gun rights


Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 4:30 PM Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 4:30 PM
The Associated Press By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the United Nations should adopt a treaty giving everyone on the planet the right to bear firearms.

The GOP presidential candidate told the National Rifle Association convention Friday in St. Louis that the group has been too timid in promoting gun rights.

Gingrich said there would be fewer women raped, children killed and villages destroyed if everyone had the right to carry a gun.

He spoke moments after GOP front-runner Mitt Romney addressed the crowd.

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http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/newt_gingrich_united_nations_s.html

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:45 PM

1. Because Somalia has some of the strictest gun laws on the planet.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:20 PM

14. Actually, Somalia has (slightly) stricter gun laws than most US states.

Gun owners in Somalia have to be licensed, something not done in the US. They are not permitted to own automatic rifles. The problem isn't with Somalia's lack of laws, it's with the country's lack of law enforcement. No one pays any attention to the laws because they know they don't have to.

The US has about ten times the rate of civilian firearms possession that Somalia does, by the way.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. Or as Archie Bunker once said, arm all airplane passengers

Newt is certifiably nuts.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. He's just grasping at the nuts, now.

He needs money and the only way he's getting it is from the RW loons. To seal his relationship, he should announce Arpaio as his running mate.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

8. Agreed, he should stop playing with himself.

it's getting just plain silly.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:39 PM

9. Oh, ew.

I'm visualizing him as one of the baboons at the zoo, frantically, obliviously just yankin' away.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:48 PM

4. helps reduce the undesireable population - perfect fit for the GOP.

 

Disgusting, yes, but a perfect fit.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. I read something recently where Noot was on shaky ground financially.




It looks like he struck a deal with the gun lobby.


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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

6. Of all the repug loonies Newt was my favirot...

I think we should give Newt a gun.
Go ahead shoot you're self I don't mind.

Gingrich in 2012.
Newt he will make the trains...... Bang.........

Newt; I told you to be carefully with that thing!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:19 PM

7. yeah, and how much stock does he own in Colt and Remington?

Newtie needs to go on an all expenses paid tour of the third world to see what good guns smuggled mostly from the US are doing there.

Asshole.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:17 PM

15. I believe Remington and Colt are not publicly traded companies...

 

In fact... VERY few are publicly traded and instead are owned by private interests, individuals, or investment groups. The only publicly traded gun mfg I can think of is Ruger (NYSE: RGR). I think Winchester's ammo mfg is public as well (but not Winchester Arms itself).

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:43 PM

10. Post this in the gungeon.

There'll bound to be a few nutters there who think this is a good idea.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:49 PM

11. And land mines!

Kids need land mines too.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:07 PM

13. Hang in there Newt, those matching funds are right around the corner!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:27 PM

16. "...United Nations should adopt a treaty giving everyone on the planet the right to bear firearms."

 

....they already have, it's called war.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:31 PM

17. some here seem to be in line with his thinking

arm everyone and the nut cases will be the ones to come out on top... why? Because they are the first most willing participants to pull a trigger when they are engaged with people or things they disagree with. Think about this... who is willing to take a life? An american liberal or an american right winger? Now, who is buying most of the guns, and who is spreading the fear of communist Obama taking away guns?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:47 PM

18. The Energizer Dummy. n/t

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