Big thanks to Shoe Phone Helper TAM RuBegonia for catching this video of my appearance today 🙂 There’s only so much we can do with a few minutes of airtime, but I hope I brought out the main point that all this talk of gun control is simply a distraction to keep American’s from talking about the real issue we face that destroys lives everyday–the collapse of our culture.
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Terrific segment! Excellent points, and I think the host, Jamie Colby, seems to appreciate Tammy’s POV 🙂
THX Ru for providing the video. Great segment Tammy..
I love how Tammy has the ability to wade through all the lib-crap to get to the real issue. These segments are so limited, but she’s always a breath of fresh air.
[…] Bruce: Video: Tammy’s Fox News Segment on Gun Control: Big thanks to Shoe Phone Helper TAM RuBegonia for catching this video of my appearance today […]
Our message goes out on Fox News and, as usual, it’s like preaching to the choir. I’m pretty sure the left isn’t going to stop at background checks for gun purchases… that’s just one more step towards a total gun ban. We see how well gun bans have worked in Australia, the UK, and Chicago haven’t we? I would like to see somebody ask a liberal exactly how enacting ANY gun law or background check is going to keep a determined criminal from obtaining a firearm.
Worst case scenario, actually, is that the government wants to disarm all of us because then it will be easier to control us.
With respect to gun registration, I’m recalling the 1968 Supreme Court case, “Haynes v. United States, 390 U.S. 85”.
This is the story: Miles Haynes, a previously-convicted criminal, was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. So when they found him with a short-barreled shotgun, he was charged with failure to register the weapon. He defended himself by noting the requirement that he register meant he was expected to incriminate himself, and thus his Fifth Amendment rights had been violated (“No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself”). The Supreme Court agreed, ruling that:
As I understand this, the bottom line is that gun registration laws only apply to law-abiding citizens, but not to criminals. If you’re gun isn’t registered, you’ll be prosecuted only if you’re an upstanding citizen.
I wouldn’t want to oversimplify, because presumably a bad guy caught with an unregistered gun will likely be charged with something else. Maybe. But the point is — and I think the record backs me up here — that the call for enhanced registration and enhanced databases is merely a way to spend money and intimidate and occasionally prosecute legitimate gun owners, while doing absolutely nothing about crime and violence.
Tammy, you are looking awesome!
Yes, Tammy you looked beautiful.
Spot-on Tammy! Like you said, it is the human condition and failed leftest programs that are causing these problems. Go Tammy!
It’s funny to watch two women wearing the same colors (Tammy looking waaaaay more fabulous, of course!) talking about ‘solutions’ to the same issue, with both being singularly focused – but on completely different things.
One is singularly focused on STILL wanting to remain my Mommy and protect me from myself and the (non-existent) boogie man
While the other is singularly focused on telling me to NOT be singularly focused.
The hot chick is advising me to wake the heck up, look around and see the layers of the entire picture before I go off half-cocked (weaponry pun intended) on a man-made, inanimate object that all by itself is completely harmless…that is until it is placed (often by illegal means) into human hands with evil intentions.
Being a straight, happily married woman I never thought I’d say this but I’ll take the hot chick any day of the week. Keep on rockin’ the truth, Tammy! 🙂
P.S. Hubby exercised his first amendment rights and presented me with a handgun today for my birthday. Romantic, no? 🙂
I’m mentioning this because of what you described happened to you on the live show re: your recent gun store experience. Hubby and I are both retired police officers and even with his purchase being a private sale (i.e. – he purchased the weapon from another police officer so it didn’t involve a gun store) the paperwork still took WEEKS longer to go through. He started the process back in November prior to horrific CT incident. Then because of CT, paperwork got delayed even more.
Fortunately he got things started very early, otherwise I’d be waiting for my present. Now, if I can encourage him to start a pattern and get to working on that ‘honey do’ list early, I’ll be in great shape. ha!
Tammy, good job of getting at the real issues of gun violence. Too few on TV are getting to the real point of the matter.
Tammy, two points. Foremost the country must know that any FEDERAL effort to infringe on what we have now is barred by the constitution. We have accepted over time the prohibition on full automatic and silencers without extensive taxes and approvals. Explosives are similarly banned from common ownership. ENOUGH! The US Government through the DCM has sold semi-automatic carbines and high capacity (15 rd) magazines for decades to citizens – as is appropriate (see Tench Coxe about who should hold the sword in this republic).
Second, you avoid the crux of the murder issue. 13% of our population is black. Half of that male. 1/3rd of that between 15 and 30 years old (roughly). That 2 to 3 percent of the population accounts for nearly half of the murders. By comparison, dis-aggregated from hispanic, anglo males in the US have a murder rate between that of France and Finland. Violence in that specific element of our community is the greatest problem we face crime wise and instead of disarming citizens at large perhaps this is something dumBO can uniquely address for the benefit of our republic (and his legacy … gotta be a self interest there ya’ know).
Helen Ratner, typical gun grabbing lefty: “I worked ‘in mental health’ for 20 years”…yeah, then you escaped!!
Dontcha know that happiness is a warm gun, yes it is, when it’s righteous self-defense.
LINE IN THE SAND, PEOPLE! Not one more regulation. It is all BS. We should repeal the gun laws we do have. They do NOTHING! Reject any compromise, including a high capacity magazine ban. I repeat, gun laws do nothing but penalize the innocent!!! This government will provoke a civil war.
Good job as usual Tammy.
The recent shootings of 4 fire fighters and 1 civilian in Webster, New York, remind me of another cause of mayhem that doesn’t seem to be getting enough attention in all these discussions and commentary.
William Spengler murdered his grandmother by bashing her head with a hammer something like 17 times. He then spent 17 years in prison and was released on parole. It is LIBERAL DEMOCRAT ideology and policy that turned this madman loose on society and enabled him to murder his sister and 2 fire fighters, and severely injure 2 other fire fighters.
First of all, an animal that has the pathology within him to do what he did to his grandmother, shouldn’t have been kept alive more than 2 years… enough time for a trial, death sentencing, appeal, then speedy execution. Sociopaths CAN NOT be reformed, cured, or redeemed. When someone does something like this, there’s no excuse for not euthanizing him.
Secondly, there should never have been the possibility of parole. Even though a life sentence is too often a fraud.
The LIE of the “life sentence” being adequate protection is a fraud. We’ve seen enough cases of animals with life sentences being released, only to unleash savage sprees of violence upon innocents.
Third, given the option of parole, only a pathologically left wing parole board could have released an animal like him. What did they “think” was going to happen? When a savage does what he did the first time, it’s a virtual guarantee he’ll do it again.
The liberal democrat opposition to the compassionate euthanasia of dangerous feral animals is what enabled him to murder 3 more. The liberal NYS parole board is responsible for this.
All of these cases of mass shootings result from the failures of government. The Democrats did this to us.
Interesting statement; stigma beats dogma.
“…My husband … heard a lecture by Ravi Zacharias, who claimed stigma always beats dogma in the battle of ideas. “In other words,” he wrote, “through stigmatization, one can defeat a set of ideas or principles without ever “winning” an argument on the merits. We’ve seen this recently on guns. When gun advocates produce evidence that responsible gun ownership is a safe, necessary method of defense, it doesn’t matter. Guns are evil, so no empirical evidence can convince people that having them is okay….”
So we shouldn’t stop responding with dogma, but we need to fight the stigma too. That’s what the left is doing with the grief porn, trying to stigmatize guns. We need to trot out front and center, not only the individuals who defended themselves, or others, with guns, but also those who couldn’t fight tyranny like those in Iran or Tianamen Square. Now I realize why the left hated Charlton Heston so. Harder to stigmatize a respected handsome Hollywood star.