A Double Dose of Anti-Gun Bigotry

By Woody published on in News

Last week reached what might be a low-water mark for insults hurled at gun owners—the vice president of the United States called gun-rights supporters “tea-baggers” and a former big-city mayor suggested engaged gun-rights advocates are backwater rubes.

Double DoseThe offenders were Vice President Joe “Two Blasts” Biden and citizen-disarmament activist Michael Bloomberg.

John Walsh, a new CNN cable-TV host, quoted Biden as saying that political candidates who oppose gun control are “tea baggers.”

Biden: ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing New Gun-Control Laws

Walsh quoted himself saying to Biden, “90 percent of Americans are for a responsible background check for a gun, and you know what this Congress has done? Not voted on it, not brought it to the floor, not introduced a bill. They’re [politicians] all scared s***less of the NRA, aren’t they?”

“John, every one of them,” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”

“Tea-bagger” is a sexually explicit term. You can look it up on your own.

According to an article inadvertently published early by Rolling Stone, Bloomberg thinks that people who oppose gun control are so rural that their communities don’t even have roads.

Michael Bloomberg Isn’t Afraid of the NRA

Referring to last year’s recall of two state senators from Colorado Springs and Pueblo, who had voted for Colorado’s new “universal” checks requirement and 15-round magazine limit, Bloomberg said, “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get.”

As pointed out by Colorado Springs-area State Sen. Bernie Herpin in the Washington Times, Colorado Springs is the state’s second-most populous city (population 430,000) and home to the United States Air Force Academy and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Pueblo’s population is above 100,000. It is home to Colorado’s largest single event, the Colorado State Fair, held annually in the late summer, and the largest parade, the state fair parade.

Biden’s “two blasts” nickname originated when he advocated that home dwellers who suspect that an intruder is outside should go onto the balcony and “fire two blasts” from a shotgun — illegal in many locales.

Bloomberg is the primary funder for the citizen-disarmament groups Moms Demanding Action and Everytown.

Their recent comments recall then-presidential candidate Barack Obama saying in 2008 that Americans who live in small towns “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

What do you think of Biden and Bloomberg’s comments? Let us hear from you in the comment section.

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Comments (80)

  • joe

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    Folks, they really don’t care what you say, and with things at the Supreme Court going the way that they are, soon they won’t care how you vote. What will stop them? Civil disobedience and on a large enough scale that they can’t ignore. Oh they’ll insult and vilify you and try to get you to give up. That’s when you have to double down and stand steadfast with one another. No bickering amongst ourselves. A few may go to jail, but they can’t jail us all and that needs to be made clear. Are we cattle or are we free men (and women, don’t start)?

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  • Kbo

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    I try to be honest and fair, even in my disagreements. I vehemently oppose Obama’s anti-gun prejudice but I think the comments quoted are somewhat out of context. Perhaps that’s not the right word exactly, but I don’t think he’s incorrect. Obama is unabashedly anti-gun, for sure, but the phenomena he’s describing isn’t wrong. I’ve lived in small towns and suburbs most of my life and see it plenty. Unwise words for sure, but he’s just saying people tend to scapegoat their frustrations. free-trade and immigration isn’t the reason for unemployment. But I think we, in the gun community, incorrectly ascribe this as an anti-gun quote. As if there aren’t plenty of more obvious words from him. I don’t quite understand why it’s the gun part everyone focuses on in the quote when he’s mainly euphemistically calling rural America racist.

    That said, I find the American Left’s position on guns (and much more) to be equally misguided and bigoted. I resist the impulse to scapegoat that Obama describes in all forms, it’s unfortunate an American president wouldn’t consider his own prejudices. When tragedy strikes the Left clings to their secularism (I’m an atheist but that’s no privileged position to judge others views) and false sense of intellectual superiority while overly simplifying every problem in the country into a a nutshell that can be blamed on (1) anyone who disagrees/not of the left (2) inequality/capitalism and (3) the mere existence of guns, which having never handled, used or even seen (unless nervously eyeing a cops sidearm from afar).

    But of course, because of their intellectual superiority they’ve learned everything they need to about guns from movies and television to prove they’re inherently evil and turn boys into people hunting monsters.

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  • Dennis

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    So that is what Obama thinks:

    Barack Obama saying in 2008 that Americans who live in small towns “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    How does he come by that knowledge? What does he really know about small town America? He is a prejudiced racist who is giving a thinly veiled synopsis of his view of white America. He is wrong, as usual. He should do his homework first before running his supersized mouth! I grew up in small town America and yes we like our Christian beliefs but I saw very little of guns. We didn’t need much protection and slept with the doors unlocked. It wasn’t until I moved to the city where I learned of street crime and having a gun by the bed.

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