In a rather long rant last night, Mr. Jimmy Kimmel suggested that we who are NRA members or who own guns or who support the 2nd Amendment, or who are members of other localized pro 2nd Amendment groups (such as the VCDL) bear some responsibility for the Vegas shooting.
Mr. Kimmel’s exact remarks being “….because maybe deep down inside your heart, you know you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want, and now you cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can get back to your dirty business as usual”
For the record, I am a proud lifetime member of the NRA, and belong to the Virginia Citizens Defense League as well.
Sorry Mr. Kimmel, but I am not responsible for someone else having a mental illness. Everyone can and should feel mercy for someone who suffers from paranoia, or schizophrenia, or any one of hundreds of other mental illnesses. But that does not make me responsible for their illness. You also said in your rant the following: “…But it’s not too soon for us because we’re Americans and the last time I checked the 1st Amendment is at least as important as the Second…….” With that being said, is it possible, just possible that the hate speech coming from you and other liberals about how all Republicans are racist sexist teabagging homophobes caused this shooting? And if that is the case, then it is not the gun’s fault. It is the fault of you and your Hollywood elitist friends who caused this tragedy.
Quite frankly, I would never accuse you or anyone else of being responsible for such a crime. Because while I will grant you have the right to any opinion you want, you cannot be held any more responsible for the actions of a lunatic because you egged him/her on than us 2nd amendment activists who ensure that our government can not make us submit to tyranny. The fool (I refuse to speak his name) who caused the Vegas shooting would have likely committed the killing whether or not he had a gun, and whether or not you and your elitist buddies called us all racists or sexists or homophobes or whatever term of the day you have for us.
I would never accuse you or anyone else of causing a crime because unless you ordered someone at gunpoint/knifepoint to commit a crime, we have free will. And if a person is mentally ill, such as the lunatic who shot Steve Scalise, the fact is that he would have killed someone with or without a gun. People don’t need guns to kill. Check the latest terrorists’ attacks in France. They’re not using guns. They use vans and run over people. Remember Timothy McVeigh? He used fertilizer and a van. No one would ever suggest we outlaw vans.
Very unfortunately some people are weak. They submit to emotional temptation. And as the sheriff of Clarke County Nevada said, no law enacted would have prevented this heinous act. Someone who wants to kill can and will find a way to do so. They do not need a gun. All they need is a lack of willpower, a lack of God in their lives, a moment of weakness, or an illness. I’ve never met a mass murderer or serial killer. I have never met the lost soul who shot everyone in Vegas this weekend. Nor has pretty much every other NRA/VCDL:/2nd Amendment supporter. To suggest we are to blame is beyond irresponsible
What you have done Mr. Kimmel, is to put our lives in danger by giving some other nut the idea they will be saving lives by trying to take mine, or Wayne LaPierre’s (NRA Executive) or Ed Levine/Philip Van Cleave (Executive Board of Directors Members of the VCDL) or any other member or even perceived member of any of these groups. Because to a schizophrenic, actual membership in any of these groups would not matter, perceived membership would be good enough.
Sorry Mr. Kimmel, but all you have done is potentially set off another mass murder. This is hate speech in its most sick form. However as a constitutional, conservative, and because I defend the 1st Amendment, I will not nor will I ever try to halt your right to say whatever it is you want. However I will also exercise my 1st Amendment rights to call you out for the hateful person that you are.
Kimmies’ Dribble carries no weight of responsibility on myself.
Let’s not forget the Boston Marathon bombing criminals. The one hiding out in the back yard in a boat. He could have easily came through those folks front door.
I will keep my firearms to protect my family.
you cannot point to any actual movement to take your guns away. No one has mention you at all. You also cannot point to any of the mass shooters who should have been enabled to own guns the way they were.
Take you lefty foot and insert in your big mouth.
OH I can point to it;
The leftie anti gun movement is out in full force from;
Diane Feinstein comments on
large number clips , bump stops. Hillary in her tweet on silencers. To MSNBC Chris Mathews and his guest last night wanting to outlaw assault rifles and one of his guest saying that this is the time to take it further and our law semi automatic handguns. Oh YES there is a movement and I am dead set against ANY chipping away at my right. Anyone who desires to give an inch today will give another tomorrow. HELL NO!
I’ll even take it further if I desire to have software on my property to despense retaliation, through suppressive fire then so be it.
Man has the right to be left alone, defend himself and as long as I live I will defend this for future generations of law abiding citizens!
and these folks make laws themselves? Have you forgotten how our constitution and gov’t works? Maybe you simply do not believe in the power of the constitution – well, I am tired of you radical rights bashing this great country of ours. The founders were great men and created the greatest country in the world – I just wish you believed in the power of law as much as the left does
No these folks don’t make the laws themselves,duh.
I am pointing out the folks when combined use there pulpits to gain ground in gun control.
I do believe in the power of the Constitution and I will not be responsible for playing any part in preventing future generations of Americans from having the right to posses suppressive firearms.
I believe in the power of law , I do question the ability of local law officers to respond swiftly or in their ability in disaster situations.
I’ll hold my ground!
again, you are not a subject of any movement. Your belief that the world is out to get you and your guns might be an indication that your are not well enough to own them
It is not a belief but a fact that liberals DO NOT want law abiding citizens to defend themselves or their families.
EXAMPLE currently Attorney General Mark Herring will not defend concealed carry reciprocity.
Yes a man traveling/camping with his family from another state cannot conceal a handgun in the camper to defend his family while traveling in or through Virginia.
That is SAD and Weak!
the more you post the more I am convinced you are the one they are talking about
Oh yea FYI,
I am not “radical right” as you ignorantly label me.
you are and you have posted regularly in ways that show your true colors – you do not recognize yourself, so sorry dude – self awareness is a wonderful thing – try it. Live up to your true self, stop trying to hide who you are.
When did this website get overrun by so many snowflakes? Somehow every little thing that happens is offensive to you guys first rants about the NFL, now Jimmy Kimmel. Please figure out that society is not going to to be PC to save your feelings.
Does Kimmel’s response surprise anybody ? What would have been surprising is if Democrats and Hollywooders came out with a practical solution, like, say, pulling police away from their usual “catch a drug addict” duties when there are events with a lot of people in attendance, and put them out on the street with rifles to protect people. But, nay, waaay to practical a solution for anybody in the culture wars to accept.
… and btw, why is everyone giving the Las Vegas police so much credit ? They have a police office a block away from the hotel where this happened. What, none of them could put down their doughnut, pick up a rifle, walk outside and aim at the window where FORTY FIVE MINUTES OF FULLY AUTOMATIC GUNFIRE was coming from ?
so much for fake news – where did you invent the 45 minute? Is was 11 minutes. But never let facts get in the way of you hate
Hmm, I have to give you that point on the time, SD, I was wrong about how long. I misread this article …
Oh, and on the hate bit … go screw yourself.
ok – but you did post a nasty comment about the police – so, right back at you for disparaging our law enforcement officers – you might not support them but most of US do
Yeah we’re all impressed by your overwhelming sense of patriotism and respect for the law SD …
Did you support Obama taking away Miltary style armored personal carriers away from *Police Depts* ?
not sure what military style armored personal carries are but I am sure that I would not care one way or another – I would leave those decisions to the local authorities who do not care one way or another what I think
Why did Obama prevent local law enforcement from obtaining Military style defense weapons and vehicles?
not sure – what does that have to do with this conversation at all? We are talking about ways not to be shot by a crazy with a room full of guns. Stay focused here.
I am focused on Police comments above,duh.
Why did Obama seek to make Police Depts. weaker?
So they could be overcome
I expect by mobs and what ever else he let cross the border illegally.
wow, you are truly an Alex Jones believer – can I come visit your flying saucer sometime
Any day yet I expect that you lack the testicular fortitude.
Just reply when you arrive.
what is not surprising is the level of entrenchment for guns is overwhelming any empathy for the victoms
It’s not surprising that all liberals want to talk about is guns, guns, guns. They seem to have interest in figuring why this tragedy happened.
well of course liberals want to find out why this tragedy happened. Why do you not want to find out? Wow – why are content to just let people kill? You have sunken to a new low