Tweet Best pro-gun testimony ever? A Connecticut Citizen makes an epic stand for liberty Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 4:26 PM EDT Your browser does not support iframes. Get Glenn’s take in the clip above, and check out the original video below: Draxx You cannot fix stupid, insanity, or evil… Many things are Way Beyond Our Control! Especially, since Control is just an illusion… people have Free Will even when there are Laws! Also beyond people there are things that are affected by unknown forces, whether it is by Quantum Physics or Religious in nature!!! http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery) Wonderful testimony… It will not make a difference in the end so long as people keep reelecting the same radicals and extremists time and again and again. That we have the ability to do something about; at other times events exceed beyond our ability to influence on a macro-scale. But what we do in our own lives, that can make the difference in what the outcome will be for us and our families. http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher Please tell me he is running for office. Anonymous On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he’d killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history…. Twelve days later, Australia’s government announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures…. In the decade before the Port Arthur massacre, there had been 11 mass shootings in Australia. There hasn’t been a single one in Australia since. Could the same work here? Sadly, no. America has too many guns and is too far gone for a gun ban to work here. Still, I applaud Australia. And it’s nice to know there’s still someplace to move to if things continue to decline here. Steve Mauldin It has now been over 10 years since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The statistics for the years following the ban are now in: Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban. Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate. From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and armed robbery rate was up 200% over the pre-ban rates. In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent. Enjoy Australia, but you will be less safe. Anonymous Too bad violent crime, including rape, armed robbery and home invasions have increased since Australia’s gun confiscation. England is now the most violent country in Europe after their gun ban. http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=17847 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25671/Violent-crime-worse-Britain-US.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196941/The-violent-country-Europe-Britain-worse-South-Africa-U-S.html#ixzz2ItZ9HbSG Anonymous I am quite confident that Australia would be more than willing to take you in. I am also pretty confident that you can book a flight TODAY to get on your way. If you don’t like the way America is functioning, you have the freedom to leave. So, based on your comments, I believe your absence would be in the best interest of the still slightly free people of America. On that note I will gladly bid you farewell. Anonymous These lying politicians have done everything they can to put repeat offenders in your neighborhood and at the same time want to take away your right to protect yourself from the repeat offenders. The same worms are obsessed with abortion but cry to the moon when we execute a devil who raped and murdered a young girl. Liberals are evil cranial rectally reversed parasites. serenabit I have a simple question to ask Rep Rangel, Sen. Feinstein, and any others engaged in circumventing the United States Constitution: Were the Cambodians better off after Pol-Pot disarmed them? Were the German people better off after being disarmed by the Nazi’s? Were the Russian people better off after being disarmed by the Soviet Union? How about the Chinese people after being disarmed by Chairman Mao? The only people that would be better off in the United States if it’s citizen’s were disarmed would be the criminals. There are enough laws on the books to effectively disarm the criminals without disarming or even limiting the rights of lawful citizens. So what is the real motive here? Anonymous Actually the only people that would be better off, are the criminals and a government that could take advantage of the unarmed people… Anonymous Actually, sadly, no, I think the Australians wouldn’t take him, as much as he hopes they would, that have VERY STRICT immigration policies.. and being surrounded by water they are easily enforced… Anonymous All Govt politicians should be made to watch the series, “The Bible”.. There you will see what happens when you have a Govt with “Absolute Power”.. In America, the People are to have the power, and we cannot keep that power by giving Govt TOTAL Control over us. We do that by giving up our Guns to protect OUR Rights. Did Jesus Disarm the people, or the Govt, to maintain a civil and Peaceful Society? No! People have freedom of Choice, and that includes freedom to shoot someone, stab someone, call them names, take a bite out of a Pop tart, drink a 44 oz soda… Never give One More Inch to Gun Laws, or Regulations!!! Anonymous Watching the response shows me that the legislators should have kept his mouth shut.. His response is stupid.. All the guns used in the tragedies were obtained legally.. And there’s no way to close Loop-holes for the bad guys.. they don’t have loop-holes.. only good people have loop-holes, bad guys just take want they want at the peril of the innocent.. todd ellis When will “We The People” finally get sick and tired of the federal or state corporations, purporting to be governments, attempts to take our God Given Rights away. I don’t even give a crap about Constitutional Rights any longer. I will continue to exercise my God Given Rights to protect me and my family no matter what these power hungry low lifes try to do. Anonymous What of this law? Has it been repealed? The Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902, invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities. The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy. Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902, cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority, without violating the Constitution, to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders. The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard. Source. http://www.civilrightstaskforce.info/gun_control_forbidden.htm But Chuck You Schumer and other liberals and RINOs will seek to stop any gun/ammo/magazine purchase using the Commerce Clause, the main reason of which was to facilitate trade among states, not restrict it. However, the establishment Libertarians, RINOs, conservatives, etc. will not take it to the courts as the liberals do on virtually anything at the drop of a hat. Anonymous The last congressman, on the panel, cautioned…..not to “paint everybody with the same brush” , yet that is exactly what is being done to law-abiding gun owners. We are being disarmed for the sins of the criminally insane! serenabit This is the same politician that inferred that it would be easier to control the problem if we were under a dictatorship. Was he actually inferring that a “dictatorship” would be a legal form of government? Don’t be fooled by people like this … these are dangerous times. http://www.facebook.com/robert.bayer.58 Robert Bayer goodbye………you don’t mention the soaring crime rate in Australia that the pols can’t seem to understand………..idiot !! Anonymous This Gentleman makes a HUGE point when he tells the committee that they “are coloring outside the lines of the Constitution”. I wish he would have also made the point that a lack of enforcement of existing laws and lenient courts are as much, or in my opinion even more, to blame for the rise in violent criminal actions. Anonymous I think he may have “let-the-cat-out-of-the-bag” with that “dictator” remark! If this is NOT already a dictatorship, I don’t know what it is. Where is our “balance of Powers”….oh wait…..they’ve been replaced with “Executive Orders”! How much more “dictatorial” does it need to get? Anonymous Interesting how Australia had a similar pattern happen there as here: a sudden spate over several years of “heinous” mass-shootings, performed by crazed individuals with guns. Suddenly, after the guns are confiscated from the public, these mass shootings stop. One could say that why yes, the people have no guns with which to commit crimes. The other possible explanation is the one that appears to be shaping up here. Yes, I AM SKEPTICAL regarding the veracity of the Sandy Hook story as presented on the traitor mainstream media. Knowing the history of the American Government on a federal level and the lies they have told and continue to tell constantly I would not put ANYTHING past these goobers. The likelihood of crazy people suddenly being completely unable to get guns at all is low. Perhaps the number of crazy people committing violence with guns had somehow been artificially enhanced. There is evidence that the Sandy Hook event was perpetrated by MORE than the patsy Adam Lanza. Too many things about too many of these mass shootings simply not adding up. And the Traitor Media lie and shill for the gun grabbers continually. Gun control has nothing to do with public safety from the criminal violence standpoint. Has EVERYTHING to do with safety FROM THE GOVERNMENT as far too many people have learned the past 100 years worldwide. The FBI even admits this. Cities with the tightest gun controls have the highest levels of violent crimes. Cities that encourage gun ownership and self defense have the lowest levels of violent crimes PARTICULARLY gun crimes. No matter how much kool aid one drinks, there is no way to spin that. That is from the FBI, not the NRA. Anonymous The criminals are not my concern, but the terror that been created by our federal governmet does. We as citizens face the muslin brotherhood, Chinese. and North Korea, that our lives deped on defending ourselves. What scares me worst than guns is , is fire bombs or other fuel fired killers. Anonymous Politicians obviously struggle with I.Q.’s. How would any of these nit-wits proposals have changed the outcome of Newtown? The kid stole his mothers guns which were acquired legally. Maybe they should pass laws that crazy evil people can’t steal weapons from relatives. That should be pretty effective. I don’t think they’ve tried that yet. http://profile.yahoo.com/37FL7GEHOZLEMAGFNO6CADUWIQ Stephen I love how they glossed over the fact that what they were saying they wanted to go after was.. already illegal. And instead of enforcing existing law, or better yet, keeping out of it like the constitution says and letting the States, who actually have the authority, deal with it.. they want to make new laws. Nice. Anonymous I agree; also the Democrats would be better off without guns in the hands of citizens. Anonymous This was at the State of Conn. hearing at banning guns not Federal…… the problem is the State of Conn. already enough laws covering this but because of one nut case they have an excuse to revisit the issue and pile on more laws…. http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Martin/100002645600976 Michael Martin Progressives, two steps “forward” one step back! http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz he’s an observant member of society — he’s qualified. http://www.facebook.com/douglas.stephens.731 Douglas Stephens We do not elect anyone anymore the goverment has taken that over and just lets you believe your vote counts. We should go back to paper ballots so we can see if we the people have any say in this goverment and the elections. Anonymous Rogue gun dealers are dealt with when they are caught. The problem is that the ATF isn’t catching them. So, because a governmental agency doesn’t do its job, new laws need to be enacted? That is a stupid notion. Anonymous That fella is also right in the idea that these killer clowns have been built by the system. A system that is entirely unable to process them. 40 years ago these turds would have been identified, and taken to a castle on the hill, where they would have promptly been issued a white pajama, and a healthy dose of thorazine. They would have spent their days around the duck pond, with a fishing pole that had no hook on the end of the line. They certainly would not have been let loose into society, and allowed to roam around as they became more and more depraved. Now all of the castles on the hill have been closed, and people who have severe mental disorders are living in the community. They of course get their monthly visit from their case manager, maybe every other month, if the worker is busy with their other 90 cases. The rest of the time, these people are left to take their own meds, and care for themselves. We all have seen them. They are downtown charging storeowners a hefty fee, for counting the bricks on the side of their building. Those in the mental health profession also know full well that many of these folks will quit taking their meds, as they don’t like how they make them feel. Add some violent video games, and a horror movie or two, we have an absolute time bomb waiting to go off. The entire system that use to deal with this has been completely dismantled. In the past, the world knew the dangers that the mentally ill could pose. That is why they had homes for the criminally insane. Now the criminally insane are living in group homes in the neighborhood, and as Jethro Tull sang, sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent. We are living in a world where we are subject to the criminal, and the psychotic. At the national level, we as the greatest nation to ever exist subject ourselves to the saber rattling of a pilsbury doughboy wearing black pajamas, and a piece of black rug on his head in North Korea. Gun control? No, the solution is to put the mentally ill in places where they can harm nobody else. Lock up criminals, and don’t condition them to disrespect the law by giving them breaks, secure our schools, and at the national level, give North Korean Pilsbury doughboys a good thrashing. John W. Davis There were more people killed ,murdered by , fits, clubs, baseball bats, and knifes in 2011 than there were with guns. Is the outlawing of them next. If so ,when. I wish to stock up. Oh yes. That figure came from the FBI. You know The Fumbling Brotherhood of Idiots. Anonymous I think the Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 meme turned out to be a hoax smokehill The vast majority of criminal are Democrats, if they actually vote. That’s why the Democrats have been working to automatically restore voting rights to murderers. child molesters & other felons. Same reason they passed the Motor Voter nonsense, won’t enforce border security, and why Holder refused to prosecute the Black thugs who terrorized the polls. Anything that increases the Democrat votes, whether legal or not, gets their enthusiastic support. Anonymous Yep I feel really safe sence obummer let a couple thousand mexican felons out of prison.We got enough of our own wackos in this country already !! http://www.facebook.com/jules.p.guidry Jules P. Guidry Mr. Steed is well-spoken and obviously intelligent. He hit the nail on the head with his testimony, and the members of panel obviously were back pedaling to evade and escape his description of what they wanted to do. The “broad brush” alluded to struck a nerve with the panel members and they felt it necessary to defend themselves. That was priceless, watching the two panel members who responded to deny exactly what they wanted to do in the name of “safety”. I think the panel members need to taken out of office for even attempting to “protect” the citizenry by limiting the 2nd amendment rights of the law-abiding. That goes for those at all levels of government, federal, state and local. They are traitors to the Constitution and need to be removed from any office they hold. The solution to the so-called “gun problem” in this country lies in enforcing the numerous laws on the books and not more infringement of the rights of law-abiding citizens. http://profile.yahoo.com/66MAGRO4CQGMJ62R4U7XDDDOZU jjwd And the people said, “Amen!!!” Anonymous My guns were only used to hunt with and now I may have to use them to defend my rights to own them http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZFYHYAI6Z2B6GN5MHUQLFSIEBI Frustrated Solution? Give key (trained!) people throughout the schools guns, on their person at all times. Give each teacher bear mace on their person at all times. Train all staff to have the attitude of defense–use a chair! Use anything! If a guy’s about to kill you anyway, make ANYthing a weapon. Teach the kids to defend themselves too. BUT, stop calling our schools “gun free zones” because that’s an invitation. These crazies aren’t used to anyone fighting back. Julianna Andy Olivia. I can see what your saying… Aaron`s blog is unbelievable… I just purchased a top of the range Jaguar E-type when I got my check for $9494 this last 5 weeks and even more than $10k last month. with-out any question its the best work I‘ve had. I started this 4 months ago and pretty much immediately started bringing in over $85… per-hour. I use this website, Mel7.com http://twitter.com/amiciLatinae amiciLatinae So many dumb people voted for O-care and reinstated the Joker that there is little hope most Americans understand how great the sacrifice and how wise the original founding documents that we should thank our founding fathers for. Without access to personal defense -guns – we will lose our churches, our right to refuse to house gov’mint militia, our rights to privacy, our ability to say or write what we believe, and our right to earn a living. Gun ownership is about freedom and this person knows that. Anonymous What about all the GOP child molestors they kicked out back in Bush’s day, or the Enron crooks, do they vote? Anonymous Why doesn’t Glenn deny it? I think his silence proves his guilt Anonymous Dimples….. a sex obsessed 15 year old who has too much time on his hands so he is here trying to act like an adult….. NOT….. Dimples your a joke.. http://www.facebook.com/conrad.gabbard Conrad Gabbard Most interesting is the “solutions” pursued by legislators never look at laws contributing to the violence - like the federal “Gun-Free School Zone Act” of 1995 which gives killers places to work in safety. A more appropriate name might have been “Federal Exotic Game Preserves – without Game Wardens.” Did the Dims really have safety in mind when crafting the “Act” – or did they intend to enable large body-counts that could be emotionally used to overturn our Right to Bear Arms? Also not considered was the fact that all but one of the mass-shooters had been prescribed mood altering drugs while attending school – drugs with NO long-term studies identifying side effects. Might this have something to do with the violence? Perhaps the real answer was provided by Ross Levatter: “Can we all agree that, though noble in its intent, the experiment of giving Americans of subnormal intelligence a president and Congress they can relate to has failed?” Anonymous You are a large annoyance Julianna! Anonymous Haven’t they already done that, lol? Isn’t robbery a crime? Boy, that works lol. J Cole Nothing like a skinhead to boost pro-gun ratings. Anonymous One small clarification – the Constitution does not guarantee Liberty. It calls out an individual’s right to it. It’s up to each of us to take Liberty, or not. Anonymous One small clarification – the Constitution does not guarantee Liberty. It calls out our right to Liberty. It doesn’t grant it. It’s up to each one of us to take it.