New Republic: ‘It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them’

The author of the article, Phoebe Maltz Bovy.  You can follow her on Twitter.

The author of The New Republic article, Phoebe Maltz Bovy. You can follow her on Twitter.

Not to be outdone by the New York Times editorial board, which recently called for banning “certain kinds of weapons” and “ammunition,” The New Republic published an article this past week that called for a ban of ALL firearms.

“Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police,” wrote Phoebe Maltz Bovy. “Ban guns! Not just gun violence. Not just certain guns. Not just already-technically-illegal guns. All of them.”

Maltz Bovy’s article is less about what’s possible and more about establishing a place on the gun-debate spectrum for a “ban all guns” camp. Right now, there is no gun-control organization, candidate or movement that is publicly calling for a complete ban on all firearms. Sure, we have those that want to ban modern sporting rifles and even one that during its nascency wanted to ban handguns, but currently, there is no group or candidate or movement calling for total civil disarmament.

The point of the article was to change that reality, to start a movement that calls publicly for a total repeal of the Second Amendment.

“On the pro-gun-control side of things, there’s far too much timidity,” wrote Maltz Bovy. “What’s needed to stop all gun violence is a vocal ban guns contingent. Getting bogged down in discussions of what’s feasible keeps what needs to happen—no more guns—from entering the realm of possibility.”

“Public opinion needs to shift,” she continues. “The no-guns stance needs to be an identifiable place on the spectrum, embraced unapologetically, if it’s to be reckoned with.”

In other words, she wants to normalize the “no-guns” position. To say it’s a lofty goal would be a gross understatement. There are reasons why even the most ardent anti-gunner doesn’t publicly support total civil disarmament (sure, they may behind closed doors, but in public it’s different story). Let’s examine why the no-guns position hasn’t gained traction in the USA.

For starters, anyone pitching a no-guns platform is a complete idiot — and is seen as such. Guns exist. They’re part of the world we live in. And they’re not going away. The toothpaste is out of the tube and there’s no putting it back in, so to speak. Every sensible person acknowledges this fact, irrespective of their view on guns. To suggest that we can somehow eliminate all the guns in the country is an exercise in idiocy because it’s a view that is completely detached from reality. Without a magic wand, there is simply no way to eradicate the 300-plus million guns in this country. It’s just not possible.

Okay, for the sake of argument, let’s suppose that gun-grabbers did have a magic wand and they were able to go poof! and make all the guns currently in existence disappear. That still wouldn’t be the end of firearms. I hate to break it to Ms. Phoebe, but guns aren’t the most complicated tools to make. And with the advent of 3-D printers, it’s only gotten easier for budding gunsmiths to learn the trade. Like it or not, destroying existing firearms wouldn’t stop the production of new firearms. Thanks to readily available technology, firearms are here to stay.

But okay, let’s suppose that instead of resorting to magic, gun-grabbers were really serious about enacting a “no guns” policy even though they knew that it wouldn’t last, for the aforementioned reasons, but wanted to try it anyhow. What would it take for them to pull it off? Well, it goes without saying but it would be a logistical nightmare. Think about the manpower and money it would take to go door-to-door to the homes of the nation’s 100 million gun owners, round up their hardware and confiscate it. Then, of course, there is the issue of resistance. Last time I checked, gun owners weren’t too keen on the idea of surrendering their firearms. Quite simply put, a no-guns policy is a recipe for a revolution.

Yes, the no-guns policy is out-of-touch with reality, it’s not possible because of existing technology and it would ultimately spark a revolution, but aside from that, there is a more fundamental reason that it hasn’t gained traction amongst the political class or advocacy groups. That is because even the most hardened anti-gun lawmaker recognizes that the vast majority of Americans know that the Second Amendment wasn’t accidentally enshrined in our Constitution, it has a real purpose, and that the country has rich tradition of gun ownership, which has been used for defense against tyranny, hunting, sports shooting and personal self-defense. Put more succinctly, voters know that the core freedoms and values of this country were established and secured by men with guns. Ergo, we have a deep and abiding respect for the right to keep and bear arms.  We love our guns!

It would be political suicide for a candidate to support a “no guns” policy.  It would be tantamount to spitting on the Constitution and the proud traditions of this country. It would be like a candidate running on a “no religion” policy or a “no free” speech policy. A “no guns” policy is at odds with everything the country stands for.

Long story short, “no guns” is a no go. I suppose I didn’t have to break it down in as much detail as I did, I could’ve stopped at the idiocy argument and made my point. But I wanted to make sure that in the off chance that Maltz Bovy ponders why her quest to terminate the 2A was (and will be) largely ignored, she’d have a substantive explanation to refer to.  Call it a public service.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Luis G Bonilla May 11, 2018, 6:51 am

    When one comments on gun control like she does , all that shows she has no idea about reality . Everyone who spits out Anti-Gun propaganda either has fear of guns or has no perspective about guns .
    The real problem is the criminals ( people ) .
    It’s easier to go after the tools than go after the animal using it.
    There are laws against just about every thing .. What’s next ? Who can you marry oops , I sorry you need a marriage licence , then to end it need to pay lawyers and court for a divorce . Everyone is registered with the government you get a social security number what more ways does the government need . Why have a database for gun owners …???
    How a ban on alcohol ?? oh they tried that and crime just got worse ..Banning things does not work . criminals will find other means…

  • angel February 13, 2017, 4:04 pm

    I think she used a ‘selfie stick’ for that photo.. she has that ‘constipated’ look…..a narcissistic elitist….

    • Tom January 19, 2018, 1:24 pm

      Banning guns is not the answer. Education is. I am an avid hunter, shootist, and instructor as well as a retired veteran. Do i agree with this young ladys stance? No not in the least. However she is entitled to her opinion. I would urge her to learn more about the subject than statistics amd personal/political ideals. Do i agree with bump fire stocks , high cap rifles amd so forth. No i do not but people do. If you want a full auto go through the class 3 process why go halfassed?

  • RD August 8, 2016, 8:58 am

    This Woman is an obvious sheltered little brainwashed sheeperson that needs something scary to come her way and leave Her believing that the only way she will EVER be safe in life is to lock herself in her SAFEROOM @ home never to leave there
    Sheeple like Her will never have the Tubes to stand up for themselves They just get in line and get herded

  • Sean June 30, 2016, 1:40 pm

    But I thought liberals didn’t want to ban guns! They keep telling me they aren’t!

  • James reed January 4, 2016, 11:01 am

    Forgot. To send my last message

  • ronnigee dawg December 30, 2015, 9:36 pm

    Oh … I’m ALL FOR IT … let THEM ban them … then let THEM try to come and collect them … preferably in BRIGHT PINK outfits so they are easily identified … and then let the fun begin!!! The good part will be that the ones that do the “ban” will have nowhere to hide.

  • Mort Leith December 27, 2015, 7:07 am

    What a nitwit idea,,, how’d that work with DRUGS??
    or Prohibition ?!

  • patriot2015 December 21, 2015, 3:51 pm

    Is there any way that these dumb ass liberals can be band from publishing these these stupid story’s on gun control.
    They are the ones who put Obama into office and look how good that`s turned out. These liberals have taken a great country and have screwed it up in seven years.
    But they will be the first one to cry when the country is over run.
    You want my weapon come a take it. I dare you

  • S1desh0w December 21, 2015, 12:43 pm

    More people are killed each year with sticks and knives than guns. Why don’t we just ban sticks? See we just saved an even bigger bunch of people! Now all we have to do round up all the sticks and everything that can potentially become a stick. Of course we would have to pass legislation defining a stick and we should spend trillions on research to determine what makes a stick a stick. I think there should be polls on the electoral candidates stick policy and we should vote on the basis of their opinion on sticks. Let’s all work together to have a stick free America!

    • You Suck! October 13, 2016, 7:02 pm

      Wow, you suck!

      • You Suck! October 13, 2016, 7:03 pm

        Sorry, that was my roomate, please deny that comment.

    • Austin August 4, 2017, 8:05 pm

      While I’m a gun owner and supporter of guns, this lady has a point. I’d be fine with banning all guns if there are almost 0 patrol officers with guns a lot like the UK. That means the only people that have guns would be the military. In all cases it’s silly comments like this that get us in trouble. Knives and sticks kill more people than guns?

      Where did you get that pile of crap statistic? At least here in the U.S. death by guns is getting close to 35,000 cases per year. Admittedly over half of those are suicides. Let’s even take the 8,000 or so that are homicides and I’m highly doubting 8,000 people a year are killed by sticks and knives in the U.S. . Please provide evidence of that? Here’s the FBI’s chart homicides deaths.

      You’ll notice VERY FEW people are killed by rifles, and the vast majority of the 8,000 homicides from guns are from handguns.

    • David Boyce June 7, 2018, 4:40 pm

      How about a LIBTARD free American………

  • Marcus December 19, 2015, 8:32 am

    If I was a Zombie or an invading, hoard, I would probably not want the villagers I intended to sack and pillage, to have any weapons, either.

  • Robert December 19, 2015, 7:41 am

    First of all the same people say we can’t deport all the illegal aliens. there are only 12,000.000 of them, and over 3015,000,000 guns in this country. Second, if the government takes all the guns as happened in Germany just prior to WW11 will history repeat? Third, I think the people who wrote the constitution knew then as we known now, there is always someone who will try to tell every one where to go, there is no law under duress!

  • Whiter Than Snow December 19, 2015, 2:09 am

    One only has to look at Australia to see what good it’ll do to ban all guns. Apparently Phoebe Maltz Bovy, the scholarly writer of the left, has not researched countries who’ve outlawed firearms. In Australia, the most used item for committing murder is a pair of scissors. As long as there are unregenerated people in our land there will be murders. In Greenville SC, there was even a woman charge with murder for killing her b.f. with a ceramic squirrel! So let’s all now ban ceramic squirrels. Like it or not, people need Jesus Christ as their LORD of their life, not serving self which is the cause for all murders. Case in point: self-serving Cain, the first murderer, didn’t use a firearm but most likely he used a stone to bludgeon Abel to death. The Romans used crucifixes, such as with Jesus, to kill people. So are we to outlaw cross necklaces? During this time of celebrating the birth of Jesus, let’s all see that he was born to die in our place to pay for our sins that we might be reconciled unto God. Merry Christmas! (there’s your Christmas sermon, too) Thank you very much. 😉

  • Brent December 19, 2015, 1:35 am

    Who does she intend to send in her place to implement her new law? She certainly wouldn’t be willing to do that dirty work herself. I also wonder how many of her enforcement personnel she is willing to say goodbye to, because they won’t be returning home. I wonder if any of the people who are calling for all these new gun laws know just how badly it will all end. The entire world will change dramatically if they continue down this path. Do they really not understand that?

  • Andrew N December 19, 2015, 1:27 am

    Another liberal idiot who can’t understand statistics or learn from history. She’s going to ride her unicorn over the rainbow and create a gun-free utopian society. Sorry honey, two out of three of those things don’t exist. I’ll give you a hint: I saw a rainbow yesterday, it was beautiful. ( My fantasy:At the end of the rainbow was a pot of free Speer Gold Dot ammunition! )

  • Bangmaxwell December 19, 2015, 12:52 am

    Actually banning guns, or just handguns wouldn’t be all that difficult. The government at either the federal or state or local has made sure they have all the tools necessary to control the population. In this case they could make gun registration mandatory to getting your drivers license. Like needing to show proof of insurance or paid property taxes, you will need to have turned in the “list” of the guns you own. There would be penalties attached for not complying and it won’t take long for a few people to be made examples of with heavy fines, jail time, house searches, and confiscation to convince most law abiding gun owners ( and that’s most of us) to follow the law. The scenario of house to house searches and front porch battles is fantasy. That’s not how governments do things, not on a nation wide scale.
    After registration, ever -tightening legislation is easy. Certain types of guns get banned and you’d be required to turn them in. And so on from there. Straining all the guns out of our population would take time and there would always be some deeply underground as there is in countries that now ban guns. Don’t underestimate the capacity and creativity of the lawmakers. Your government can do ANYTHING it wants.

  • Jimbo December 18, 2015, 11:37 pm

    Don’t you just get tired of having to respond to these idiots again and again? Don’t they ever learn? Are they brain dead, on drugs or brain washed? Are some people born with zero common sense? Didn’t they ever learn any history? Do they realize that God makes people in all different sizes and that guns are the great equalizer?

    It’s discouraging.

    • Bluestreak1 June 7, 2018, 5:01 pm

      Remember 1776……….The powers to be at that time was the British Monarch.
      Brave Men & Women stepped up to the plate, even when they were threatened with the driver’s license taken away, no I.D. to pay their taxes…..and on & on & on. Don’t fool yourself. There are millions on freedom & liberty loving folks out here that will say and do as one Famous Patriot said……….”Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. Where do you think ISIS gets their strength to go out and fight? Ideology is a very strong MOTIVATOR !!!!!!!!!! When folks are passionate about something it make all the difference in the world. So what if every patriot were to die for the cause? It won’t be before millions of the oppressors fall in the process………….Trump in 2020.

  • jay Warren Clark December 18, 2015, 11:09 pm

    This woman needs to look up the number of people who were murdered (not by war, but) by their own governments in the 20th Century alone. That number is so huge and so shocking that it might wake her up–though I doubt it.
    My guess is that she is completely collapsed into her own animus, the masculine side of her person, that she has never once thought to question herself. This is a real ailment, and clinically is called “Animus Possession.” And when one of these amimus possessed women goes to work it is a frightful thing and a sight to behold. JWC

  • chinch bug December 18, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Insert comment here– something about Phoebe having a latent desire to be a lampshade.

  • ditpook December 18, 2015, 6:57 pm

    If you want to ban something, how about pictures of her? Looks like she comes from a bad genetic line. Both her parents unfortunately decided not to abort her.

  • fritz bousigschouer December 18, 2015, 6:03 pm

    oh another one of these chronically underfucked females try to mess up?

    • Larry December 21, 2015, 1:06 pm

      Well, my god, Fritz, look at her! I wouldn’t want to do her with YOUR willie!

      (Have a great Christmas.)

  • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:20 pm

    I want to know if Ms Bovy would want to have a handgun if she was in bed one night and a big guy, 6’6″ 240 pounds, maybe on drugs, breaks into her bedroom with a knife or a baseball bat, a tire iron, a piece of rebar even, with intent to rape her? Where would she be if all the guns are gone when that happens and she doesn’t have one and the guy who has committed a string of previous rapes and murders is there and she has NOTHING with which to equalize the situation. There’s a awful lot of truth to the “guns make everyone equal” meme. Could she honestly tell us she wouldn’t want a gun in a situation like that? That she would condemn every one of his victims to being defenseless? How about thinking that the woman he attacked previously had instead shot him dead and evidence was found in his home that she was to be next? Would she change her mind? I really think the liberals who want gun control, are mentally ill, completely unable to empathize with others who have bad things happen to them. “It’ll never happen to me”.

    • chinch bug December 18, 2015, 10:46 pm

      Or maybe if she found herself in a Warsaw ghetto \’round about 70 years ago.

  • Jeremiah December 18, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Mizz Maltz, please feel perfectly comfortable to jettisoning YOUR second amendment rights.

    With your inexplicable mind-set, giving up your 2A rights is a sensible endeavor for you to take, as you appear to be highly unstable.

    In your state of, shall we say, unbalanced-mind, it seems extremely likely you might bring harm to someone or even yourself, were you to exercise your 2A right.

    But, please dear lady, leave the rest of us to our own devices and to the undeniable exercise of our Second Amendment rights, thank you!

  • jake December 18, 2015, 4:39 pm

    People like her have no center in reality. She obviously lives in a fantasy world and wants the rest of the world to become her fantasy world too.
    The trouble with her fantasy is it won’t work. The elimination of the right to bear arms won’t solve any of our problems. It would make everything worse, with a dictitorial government and criminals to do as they will, we would have anarchy. A world without any freedom.
    I will not live that way. My ancestors fought the British in the Revolutionary war. I will do the same to protect the freedom that I enjoy. I will be no slave or servant to a Despotic Government. The second amendment wasn’t written to protect duck hunting. It was written so that people could remain free and to overthrow a government gone amok. It is the last defense of freedom. I will not give it up and you cannot make me give it up.

  • AsgardBeast December 18, 2015, 4:38 pm

    At least I can agree with the idea that if it is going to be done it should be done UNIVERSALLY. GOVERNMENT FIRST!

  • Lance Revell December 18, 2015, 4:28 pm

    Fortunately this vapid road-twitch lives on another planet, in a very different reality. Her rabid diatribe falls on uncaring ears in the Real World. Ignore this shrill troll and she will go away.
    But lets not be complacent. We The People must guard our rights against the evil gun-grabbers.

    • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:23 pm

      No she won’t go away. She will infect others with her mind numbingly stupid ideas. She’s no different than Bloomberg except for the money. People like him will sponsor people like her and the mental illness will spread.

  • M A Paciello December 18, 2015, 4:28 pm

    I don’t care if you own guns or like guns or care to protect your family from harm. We can still get along in society. If you attempt to ban, take away my constitutional rights, and tell me I can’t own or carry a gun, you and I will most likely battle. I am a law abiding citizen and veteran, so I will not pay the price for criminal actions or the lack of government actions.

  • Jeff December 18, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Apparently she is one of those brilliant morons. I guess she isnt aware of the process it would take to ban not only the 2nd amendment but the 10th amendment and the 4th amendment as well. of course this would require a constitutional convention which would require a 2/3ds vote of BOTH houses or a 2/3ds vote of all houses of all states. Think that might happen???
    Not a chance in hell.

  • Jake December 18, 2015, 3:27 pm

    These people are plain and simply, idiots. They do not have any concept of the world or the human race. They do not even have a knowledge of history.

    If they did, they would know the US would have been overrun by other peoples long ago. This woman would not even be alive today because here ancestors would have died a long time ago. Whether it be by the Indians, Japanese or Germans. Not to mention the British.

    Not to mention wildlife. Have you ever seen a giz bear in Alaska up close? I bet that would make her undes soil!

  • Alan December 18, 2015, 2:33 pm

    Well, to be very blunt, I ALMOST would welcome it. ALMOST.
    Remember, Jefferson warned us of this, as did Franklin.
    As Jefferson stated about the Tree of Liberty needing to be refreshed, perhaps he forsaw just this kind of action and realized that without actually fighting for their freedoms, those born to it would become complacent in it.
    I truly believe that modern generations have become complacent, believing in Big Brother to make them happy and safe.
    Perhaps this is the beginning of that generational refreshing, or cleansing at it were.
    A sad thing to contemplate, to be sure. But, life has always been about struggle and strife, and without it, I’m not sure the human spirit is worth much as a whole.

  • Timbo December 18, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Just another self-important, socialist, little skank that wants this country to be “changed” into their twisted version of what is right. The Constitution, and even the real and true consequences of what they want mean nothing to them. There area majority of the nations in the world that already are what they want- so why don’t they just get going? Because that isn’t good enough for them, they want THIS nation to bend to their socialist will- PERIOD!

  • Hal Pratt December 18, 2015, 2:15 pm

    Way too complicated. Define firearm, define gun…we’d be in court for generations. Instead of banning guns, let’s ban idiots. Everyone knows what an idiot is, and we all agree that idiots are the ones doing the senseless shootings…thus by banning idiots we not only solve the gun problem we also get rid of Miss Bovy! Problem solved, rapidly, efficiently and constitutionally. There is no amendment to the Constitution and certainly not in the Bill of Rights, which protects idiocy. I rest my case.

  • Larry December 18, 2015, 1:57 pm

    The New Republic, Slate, The Nation & other left wing rags are simply Commie/Socialist/Marxist or a combination of all three &, as such, are enemies of the freedom experienced in the US under our Constitutional rights. Screw them all!
    If you want to eliminate lots of our domestic problems created by the leftists, eliminate as many of them from positions of power. Start by never ever again voting for anyone with a “D” behind their name. Then, if still needed, we can start weeding thru the Rinos in positions of power.

  • skypilot December 18, 2015, 1:42 pm

    The left always tells us that prohibition doesn’t work: not with alcohol, not with drugs, not with abortion. Now they switch sides and tell us that prohibition workks. With guns. Liberalism is a mental disease.

  • Gene Kinnick December 18, 2015, 1:12 pm

    Dateline: A point in the future when all fire arms are banned and the 2nd Amendment no longer exists

    Mzzz. Phoebe Maltz Bovy, the voice in the wilderness who once vociferously and energetically sought the complete destruction of the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, is currently being held hostage in her own home by a gang of vicious convicts from a batch numbering some 104,000 recently ordered released, without congressional review or oversight, from prison by the first Kenyan president of the U.S. A. One of the convicts, “Spoons” McFogle, was convicted of attacking and stabbing his victims with gravy ladles, saying, “it was an unpleasant business but, …without guns what’s a crook to do?” Another of those Holding Mzzz. Bovy, one “Clouds” Diddley, has a rap sheet that scares even most hardened criminals, describing his brutal attacks as “most bizarre and unusual in the annals of crime, using his victim’s own computers and mouse-cords to do them in. Police say there are at least eight others in the group, each with his own “special” weapon at hand in Mzzz. Bovy’s home, and the swat team has been unable to penetrate the gang’s defenses, as the only weapon they are legally able to employ by law are words, none of which have thus far been effective at gaining Mzzz. Bovy’s release. The on-sight police commander reports expectations are slim-to-none at prospects of getting Mzzz, Bovy safely out of the clutches of these hardened criminals. The flashing colored lights on their swat team vehicles did not scare the criminals away or into submission. She is currently being pinned to the floor of her living room by one of the worst of the bunch, using Mzzz. Bovy’s left spike high heel shoe aimed directly at her heart and a laptop held high over her head by “Clouds,” hands tied behind her with a mouse cord. “It is an untenable situation” said the commander. “If only we had a baseball bat, or maybe a mirror to blind them with sunlight! We can’t even blast them out with the use of high-powered audio equipment and old recordings of Hard-Rock music due to local neighborhood ordinances! What’s a swat team to do?!”

  • JoeUSooner December 18, 2015, 1:10 pm

    The Constitutional protects her a ability to publicly state her opinion… but it absolutely does NOT create any requirement that sane people must listen to, agree with, or give any credence to that opinion (especially not when that opinion is pure, unmitigated, senseless, male bovine excrement!).

  • mtman2 December 18, 2015, 1:08 pm

    It’s called Constitutional leadership = let’s gets some……………in every public office in every election ~!

  • Wilson December 18, 2015, 12:48 pm

    And just who is going to take the guns? The police and military have already said THEY WILL NOT! So just who the F*** will be disarming all of the legal, law abiding gun owners? The New York Times? Good luck with that A-holes!

  • From My Cold Dead Fingers December 18, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Typical Citified Knee Jerk comment from a typically misinformed misguided Citified Moron. Somebody needs to drop this Dypshyt off in South Chicago and let Her walk home for a month. Then We can all watch Her back track and try to explain to everyone how She could be so stupid.

    What’s disturbing more than Her comments is the Airplay these Jack Asses are granted by the Media. Remember the Days when Idiocy was ignored by the Press in lieu of non-biased reporting of the Daily events? Those Days are long gone. We now live in a Jerry Springer World where the more outrageous the Babble, the better. Truth and Facts mean nothing to these devolved morons. Gun Ownership in this Country is a Right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment…..Period. Prescription for Revolution? Try Guarantee for Revolution. The Ass Backwards Media Crap Peddlers in this Country need to be expunged and flushed like the turds they are to their own little Island. Let’s see how long any of them last with “No Guns”….
    “From My Cold Dead Fingers”?….Bank on it…

  • walt dexters December 18, 2015, 12:29 pm

    This one should be at the top of the list of mentally deficient and added to the no fly list.

  • Jack Beauregard December 18, 2015, 11:55 am

    If we ban all guns, I guess I’ll just leave my house open at night so that I won’t have to worry bout having my door broken off the hinges. I’ll get a safe room built in so that while the house is in for its nightly looting, I’ll be safe and secure. Nahhhh! I think I’d rather just let the bad guys wonder if it’s safe to attempt to break in, and then let them find out when it’s too late to change their evil minds.

  • Pragmatist December 18, 2015, 11:45 am

    Welp, good luck with that shit…

    Meanwhile in the real world… guns aren’t going anywhere.

  • Rick P December 18, 2015, 11:44 am

    I think gun control activists must be trying to kill all the law abiding citizens who need to protect themselves and their families due to the inability of the government to do so. Their method is to raise our stress levels and blood pressure numbers until we all stroke out. Between the illegal proposals, the medias irresponsibility in reporting the true effects of disarming America. Their encouragement of criminals and terrorists, that anyone with sense knows will remained armed. Their complete ignorance of the consequences that innocent people have paid through history, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, who number in the millions. The most distressing part for me is their ignorance, or disregard, of the true percentages of legally purchased weapons by legally qualified citizens used in crimes and offended by their disrespect for the millions of military, police and other sworn personal who gave their lives defending this country and its Constitution. If these people are not idiots they must be traitors trying to destroy our country by openly supporting illegal laws which give aid and comfort to our enemies while causing criminals to be emboldened by taking our only protection away. The abuse of the 1st Amendment by these traitors will cause more deaths of innocent people than the 2nd Amendment ever will. People that endanger innocent citizens whether by straw purchasing OR by their irresponsibility and ignorance should be held accountable and risk long mandatory jail sentences. God Help America and protect us from these traitors!

  • Sean Bateson December 18, 2015, 11:32 am

    Sounds like a commie to be ,if you don’t like it here move.That was simple ,,,,,,,,,NEXT

  • Mr Sparkles December 18, 2015, 11:26 am

    One more person taking the petulent child approach that not only serves to alienate but prove her ignorance and lack of any real interest in addressing the problem beyond what she thinks she knows and her ascertion that she has the right to force her view on all. If she wants your opinion she will give it to you.

  • cks December 18, 2015, 11:20 am

    She is a educated sample of the future. Did you see the petition signing video on the campus of Yale. In thirty minutes the guy was able to get fifty signature’s calling for the elimination of the FIRST amendment. THINK twice about where you will spend your tuition dollars!!!

  • Scott E. High December 18, 2015, 11:12 am

    Our government doesn’t have a very good record of accomplishments. Reference the U.S. Postal Service and Obamacare — among many others. Rhetoric that might sound productive is often just a bunch empty words. We tried to stop the manufacture and use of alcohol in our country, and after failed laws and policies, it became legal again. We’ve been trying to stem the flow of illegal immigrants for decades, with no obvious success, and now politicians want to grant them amnesty. We’ve been trying to stop the importation of illegal drugs into our country for a century, and again with minimal success. In fact now various states are making the growing and use of medical and/or recreational marijuana legal. Any time our government attempts to ban or outlaw something, criminals step in because of the huge profit opportunities that present themselves. Guns are a lot smaller than humans, barrels of alcohol, and large packages of drugs. If we couldn’t stop the traffic in these previously banned/unlawful items, we will also fail to stop the traffic in guns — even if all the countries in the world cease the manufacture of weapons — which they won’t because it is big business. There are billions of firearms in existence around the world which will continue to go to the highest bidders. Any attempt to confiscate/control the ownership of firearms will simply fail, after of course causing the taxpayers trillions of dollars. It’s one thing to talk stupid, it’s even worse to act on that stupidity.

  • braindead December 18, 2015, 11:00 am

    what a great idea. then we could have no freedoms and the government could do all our thinking and give everything we want. we could play and fuck all we want, get drunk or stoned. gee how great would that be? let’s be brain dead minions of some tyrant, won’t it be so cool to be moslim minions. yea yea i want it.

  • WillB December 18, 2015, 10:59 am

    She has more people on GunsAmerica interested in her article than she has at The New Republic. Circulation at the New Republic now is less than 2000 having dropped “precipitously” from 100,000+ in 2000. But, she did reach her objective which was to get some gun owners riled up. If anyone is really worried about this, go to Youtube and on any saturday morning you will know how to manufacture an AR (cheaply) rather than buy one….and it’s all legal. No background clearance, no paperwork to fill out, no fees to pay to the FBI and no serial number on the gun when it’s finished.

  • Chris Moore December 18, 2015, 10:54 am

    Not smart!! Making drugs illegal worked huh?? Take Guns away from law abiding citizens will only leave crooks, terrorist, police and military who have the guns. How long does it take for the police to get there?

  • Tim Unruh December 18, 2015, 10:48 am

    Sounds like a graduate from YALE,

  • mprsox December 18, 2015, 10:37 am

    I have a simple solution. Publish her home address and tell all the criminals it is a gun free zone. Let’s see how long that lasts. The libs will never change their minds even after being robbed. They will literally go to their graves for this belief. We should let nature take its course.

  • Vadim December 18, 2015, 10:34 am

    People don’t realize that guns don’t fire themselves, a person has to pull the trigger. Gun is one of many tools of taking someone’s life. You can kill a person with a stick or a knife, hammer…. And so on. But no one bans those items. If someone beats you with a stick, wouldn’t be better if had a stick as well? Your chances of survival would rise.
    So, the question I have, where are criminals get the weapons? They are not going to the store, right?
    “Lord of war” is a great move, that explains that you take someone of the market, another person will replace them.
    In the prohibition era government just made the criminals richer.

  • Rob December 18, 2015, 10:15 am

    She’s Canadian from Toronto and trying to dictate public policy to Americans! Another liberal from another country writing for a socialist magazine! You have her Twitter address; drop her a line!

  • WillB December 18, 2015, 10:15 am

    HaHa. About all the comment this editorial deserves.

  • Jim December 18, 2015, 10:01 am

    Thanks for offering me the opportunity to follow her on Twitter, but I think I’ll pass. Why would anyone want to follow this educated idiot on Twitter or anywhere else? Just goes to show having a Piled Higher and Deeper degree doesn’t make you smart.

  • Fred December 18, 2015, 9:59 am

    No comment is ever needed on a naive and uninformed individuals who have no idea about safety. Maybe when someone or something starts maiming or killing their loved ones they can take out their pens and kill them with it. This is just a show for publicity.Sad that they even printed it to give them the notoriety they seek.

  • Rob December 18, 2015, 9:58 am

    I hear some of her friends in the commie party want to get rid of the first amendment. Maybe we can start with her and see how she likes that.

  • Angelo December 18, 2015, 9:57 am

    This women needs to wake up and realize the termoil that total firearms confiscation will create. If she thinks law abiding citizens will just hand over their guns she is so wrong!!

  • RICK December 18, 2015, 9:55 am

    Banning all guns because of the evil that is in men’s heart’s is like curing cancer by banning breathing.

  • L Cavendish December 18, 2015, 9:50 am

    We banned illegal drugs..and alcohol at one time…and look where THAT got us.
    Yeah…too late…can’t put the genie back in the bottle.
    Abortion is legal, too..that kills 600,000+ in a slow year.
    As for ban…start by going in and taking the illegal guns from the thugs and gang bangers…after that you may find the problem is as good as solved. I dare you to go try that little girl.

  • Abner T December 18, 2015, 9:46 am

    Man, don’t even give this nonsense air/press time. You tend to legitimize things you give attention to…

  • NB1 December 18, 2015, 9:46 am

    What a worthless P O S. Typical of the American TRAITOR and Libtard.
    Why would anyone follow this mental midget?

    • Stan December 18, 2015, 9:53 am

      We don’t know if she is an American as she lives in Canada.

  • Stan December 18, 2015, 9:31 am

    The Police department does not have give us any coverage past 11:00 PM, (town of 3,000) and does not go back on till 6:00AM. State police covers other time with quite a long response time for them to get off a highway somewhere and find you. We have brakeins, car theft, property theft, etc. like a lot of places. No guns means hello to home invasions, etc., most everyone in this town owns guns. Used to hunt, target shoot and yes protect our self when the police (chief and several full and part time officers) are not working (town budget $$$ problem). Moving back to the city would not be any better.

  • Pontificant December 18, 2015, 9:21 am

    She is the result of someone raised without enough attention from her parents. Her desire to seek attention has led her to bait 2nd amendment supporters into threatening her with violence, thus justifying her stance.

    It’s unfortunate when the mentally ill, or those with arrested development due to a neglectful childhood, manage to find a soapbox high enough to be heard by the general masses. It’s even more shameful when the tyrannical folks exploit these hapless morons to further their agenda.

  • Armed Until Dead December 18, 2015, 9:13 am

    You know, We are pressed by the media and the idiocracy to be tolerant. I’m starting to get tired of being tolerant! I would like to completely remove my association with California and New York.(The 2 most Liberal states in the country). They seem to have the absolute opposite views of anyone with common sense. Giving this idiot any public attention is beyond ridiculous. She deserves no acknowledgement. I would liken her to a crackhead or a meth addict. She is basically talking out of her butt! There is no logic behind her argument. I hope she gets her chance one day to see why we need guns. Some lessons are better off learned the hard way!

  • Badshot December 18, 2015, 9:04 am

    All these people that want to ban guns are following in the footsteps of the 3rd Reich. We all know what they did.
    If you’re asking am I referring that these people are a kin to Hitler, YES.
    The process for them is easy: register all guns, which they are trying to do now, and then confiscate them, Leaving the people helpless. It has happened all over the world. Too bad those who write all this garbage, are too stupid to learn from history.
    What they don’t realize is that once the 2nd Amendment is gone, The 1st follows very shortly and they will all be silenced forever.

  • Kevin December 18, 2015, 9:04 am

    Obviously she has not thought through a thing in her emotion filled life…..She is willing to champion her 1st amendment rights without recognition that the 2nd amendment made that possible. People like her are very dangerous.

  • Fedup December 18, 2015, 8:53 am

    Poster child liberal moron…

  • Nemo December 18, 2015, 8:52 am

    I wonder if Ms. Bovey has ever heard of something called OPERATION NORTHWOODS (wherein the US government plotted to kill American citizens, blame it on Cuban terrorists and use that as a justification to invade Cuba)?

    No theory, this; if anything qualifies as a conspiracy fact, this does., as it is matter of historical record, found in the National Archives in 2001 by author James Bamford.

    But I doubt that such evidence would sway the likes of Ms. Bovey, whose trust of government evidently borders on naive shading into infantile. OPERATION NORTHWOODS should prove once and for all that that kind of trust in government, the kind that ‘progressives’ and ‘liberals’ routinely assume, is tragically misplaced.

    Jefferson, in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions said: “In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. “ Those checks-and-balances were there for a good reason, and the present ‘mischief’ from unaccountable government running roughshod over its citizens that this country is suffering from, courtesy of ignorant well-meaning(?) fools and tools such as Ms. Bovey wanting to trash basic rights, is the reason why.

  • Mike Price December 18, 2015, 8:49 am

    Send this twit back to communist Russia where she came from. This country was founded with guns and they will be here until the end of time.

  • Irv von Allmen December 18, 2015, 8:46 am

    As boy of 12, in the late 40’s, my father let me use a single shot .22 , the understanding if I misused it he would take it away. He never had to. I grew up with guns, became a gunsmith and run a gun shop.. We have seen a change in the way guns are used over the years. Most gun owners use there gun with respect and for hunting and self protection . Then the bad Apples that kill people like they see on TV. They kill school children, move goers, and anybody that has different ideas.
    We have a problem in this country with peoples ideas and how to solve differences of ideas , the solution for some is to use a gun and gun owners take the blame every time it happens. Taking our guns will never happen, name calling does no good. We as a country need to solve the causes of of the crime to gun owners, drugs, mental health,crime on the street, mass shooting and
    lack of being a responsible American and a human.

  • parnote December 18, 2015, 8:43 am

    Ms. Phoebe Maltz Bovy:

    The reason that you can write such an article is because of the Second Amendment rights of me, and all legal, law abiding, good guy gun owners. Our — and your — Second Amendment rights PROTECT your First Amendment rights to freedom of the press. Our — and your — Second Amendment rights protect this country from a tyrannical government that might try to take away those rights afforded us in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. There are many who believe that we are much closer to tyranny than many realize. Just look around at the steady erosion of our rights.

    Passing more gun control laws is NOT the answer. Confiscation of guns is NOT the answer. Criminals do not obey the law, so you only disarm the law abiding citizens. What will be MOST effective is to enforce the gun laws that are already on the books. Lock up EVERY criminal using a gun in the commission of his crime for a minimum of five years. Make sure that the same thing happens to EVERY felon in possession of a gun. If a felon is in possession of a gun, it’s immediate revocation of their parole. If they have cleared parole, then it’s an express-lane trip back to prison for a minimum of five years. Let’s punish the people who are doing the crimes, and NOT the law abiding, responsible citizens.

    Given your youthful appearance, I would venture to guess that you really haven’t had much chance to experience life, with all its ups and downs, trials and tribulations, good times and bad. I wish no ill will to you, at all, other than to grow up and look around without rose colored, Utopian glasses permanently attached to your face. See the world for what it REALLY is. While you’re at it, take a U.S. History course to learn more about how our Constitution was formed, and how each of the amendments in the Bill of Rights came about.

    With so many out there who want to do harm to me and my country, it would be foolish to abolish all guns. I have a right and a responsibility to defend myself, my family, my neighbor … and even YOU. I’ll give up my guns when there is a guaranteed assurance that this country’s enemies and all the criminals have surrendered theirs. I’ll give up my guns when you can guarantee me a way to enjoy hunting game in a manner similar to my forefathers. Until then, your proposal is minimally silly on its face, and largely irresponsible.

  • Jay December 18, 2015, 8:37 am

    No one has common sense enough to say what really need’s to be done in these organizations! Ban all criminals, Ban all idiots like this Maltz Bovy who can’t tell her butt from a bucket! When people start criminalizing the law abiding citizen, then the mentality of these idiots becomes the problem and we need to ban them!

  • D.Tros December 18, 2015, 8:26 am

    The more they can convince people that this is a needed reality, they more likely this will occur. Right now it does not seem feasible but they are in it for the long haul. And just as they have changed the views concerning same sex marriage, they will do it will guns also. The harder groups resist, the longer it will take, however they will do it. The media will play a major role.

  • DG December 18, 2015, 8:19 am

    Well, they can move to iran or one of the other countries and create their “gun free” utopia ah republic…

    • flintman50 December 18, 2015, 8:43 am

      With DG on this one. I’m sure ASSes, I meant ISIS would welcome her into the fold. Root cause for current chaos in mid east, they disarmed the general population years ago….some people never learn.

    • Mark December 18, 2015, 9:35 am

      I think that it might be important for us to see and prepare for the agenda. As the article states, put this as a platform on the Antigun agenda. Why? When you have the high ground never surrender it to the enemy. That have to take it and that is a very difficult thing to do. So they put an absurd agenda such as hers on their platform and ask for reasonable debate. I’ve been in many debates where the story line is something akin to ” ok let’s all agree that xxxxx” or “I think that we can all agree on yyyyy”. All this in the name “give and take ” or “compromise”. This is why they argue “I’m not against hunting” but……… They want us to move off the high ground of the second amendment. I say no. I always reject their position of asking for ” civil debate” when they say “let’s be reasonable and compromise”. It is not our position to compromise on the second amendment (the high ground) and come down half way in order to appear reasonable. It is ultimately their job to assault the high ground. They are not going away. Do not yield the high ground in any debate in order to appease their request to be a “reasonable” or “civil minded” man or woman. Don’t do it to appeal to your desire to get along. This agenda of this woman is so absurd that they will use it to say “ok, let’s all agree that we can’t do that, but let’s at least agree that we should do this”. And we agree thinking that we won, we have come down off of the hill ultimately yielding ground. The win will be theirs little by little with each ground we yield. Hence the reason to put this absurd agenda on the Antigun platform.

      • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:53 pm

        Absolutely right! This is in my signature block on every email I send out.

        2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
        Requiring a permit is an infringement. Forbidding certain types of weapons is an infringement. Barring weapons from certain areas is an infringement. The Second Amendment IS my concealed carry permit.

        If you have to ask permission, how is it a right???

  • Magic Rooster December 18, 2015, 8:09 am

    It has been said for years….”when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.
    It is far easier to bash the law abiding citizen then it is to punish the criminal.
    Creation of “new” legislation? So easy.
    Enforcement of existing laws? Not when it imprisons the voter base of the liberals.
    To paraphrase Yoda……F*cked we are.

  • trainman December 18, 2015, 8:09 am

    WOW! If I was as ugly as she is, I’d be worried about getting shot too.
    Realistically,,, her beliefs show that she is the perfect example of a moronic, left wing, democrat.

    • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:50 pm

      Actually I think her face is rather attractive. It’s what’s behind it that’s ugly as sin.

  • By December 18, 2015, 8:03 am

    In her homeland of Israel, there are no gun bans, quite the opposite. So why do Israelis insist we not own or carry them? Do they have another 1917 ussr planned, when they killed 66 million Christians within 30 years? Not this time. Not this goy

  • Moe December 18, 2015, 7:42 am

    She needs to be admitted for observation. She is obviously insane.

  • srsquidizen December 18, 2015, 7:39 am

    If she’d wipe that condescending sneer off her face it looks like she might be an attractive young lady. The kind who should be carrying and know how to use it if she’s going to walk around NYC. But then guns are already banned there. Good luck sweetie.

  • Tim Toroian December 18, 2015, 6:53 am

    How about we CAMPAIGN to shut news organizations we don’t agree. Take one amendment, then all are at risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tim Toroian December 18, 2015, 6:56 am

      Why don’t we campaign to close newspapers we don’t like. Then hear them squeal. Lose one amendment and all are in danger!!

      • Griz December 18, 2015, 7:47 am

        Excellent point, Tim. But that type of advanced thinking is way too complex for ignorant liberals.

  • GARY HETHERINGTON December 18, 2015, 6:52 am

    Ms. Phoebe Maltz Bovey is a twatnoodle of the first order. It is hard to believe that any American could be so short-witted. Until
    such time as Ms. Phoebe Maltz Bovey, HRC, BHO, and the other Democrat stooges can demonstrate that the criminals, gang-bangers, and Islamic terrorists have been successfully disarmed, they will have absolutely no credibility on the issue. There is no
    need to repeal the 2nd Amendment to disarm criminals, gang-bangers, and Islamic terrorists, so get started now! We are waiting!
    Perhaps in her next article, Ms. Phoebe Maltz Bovey can give us a progress report.

  • Fred from Philly December 18, 2015, 6:48 am

    Last time I checked cocaine, heroin and meth were all banned, as was alcohol yet the 20’s were a wash in bootlegged hooch and drugs can be found in every corner of this country. The only reason you don’t see more blackmarket firearms imported is because there’s no real money to be made for criminal organizations, if you ban all guns there will be money to be made and do you really want the guy selling heroin to pregnant women and children deciding whom he wants to sell real military hardware smuggled in from Africa or the Mideast to?

  • Bob Novak December 18, 2015, 6:47 am

    Once again the media takes things to the extreme. Tell you what, I’ll stop calling for the ban of all goatfcking muzzie bastards as terrorist, if you quit trying to ban all my Second Amendment rights because of a few wackos. If not Shut the hell up.

  • Carl December 18, 2015, 6:34 am

    The good thing is she has already moved to Canada, too bad they let her keep her pen. It would appear that she is attempting to build a “Ban All Gun movement”, which already exists, just ask Hillary. More than likely it is a publicity stunt to get her name recognized, one more starving writer. Too bad there are people like her in the world making headlines. I think you should not be able to get a headline unless you have something in your head, besides air, clearly she does not.

  • Roger December 18, 2015, 6:34 am

    The only two things that it “is time for” and to “ban all of them” is to ban attorneys for making useless and ineffective laws, and to ban very stupid media people like this woman from writing their idiotic self-serving nonsense.

  • Jacl December 18, 2015, 6:21 am

    That Phoebe looks like an arrogant self-righteous liberal bitch.

  • Billy Mooring December 18, 2015, 6:19 am

    Let’s take it step further. Say all guns all over the world disappeared. No more guns. Humans have ben killing each other for centuries before guns were invented. What next Ms. Bovy? Ban swords? Ok…gone. Now what? Ban knives? Ok..gone (hope your a vegetarian). Now we ban clubs? Now we ban…..what? Hands? And big, strong, people will almost always win a confrontation. So now Ms. Bovy, when the local. BIG, badass down the street wants to spend some ‘personal’ time with you, how are you going to stop him? You say call the police? How is that working for the victims of all the shootings? The police do a great job but they are primarily a respond and report system. Rarely do they stop a crime in the process. They normally investigate. So while you are being raped, who or what is going to stop that action? While you may not care, please do not force those who do not want to be victims, to become helpless victims.

  • Dalton December 18, 2015, 5:34 am

    Is it wrong to want this just cause you hope your door is first so they would fully understand why the 300+ million guns would suddenly swing and all point in their direction

  • NativH December 18, 2015, 5:31 am

    Looks just like I would expect for someone who would espouse this concept. I wonder if she has ever even felt grass, rock, or soil underneath her little feet? Or stared a predator directly in the face, either four legged, two legged, or slithering on its belly? “Oh please, don’t hurt me!” I can hear it all now. FWIW my misinformed little dear, predators have no remorse nor pity for their prey. And should the M**lim kind of predator come our way, which they obviously are, you’ll make an easy headcase for them (pun intended).

  • John December 18, 2015, 5:27 am

    QUOTE “Right now, there is no gun-control organization, candidate or movement that is publicly calling for a complete ban on all firearms.”

    Not really…Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D] is on YouTube video saying that her intention is to do exactly that…ban all guns (for citizens).
    And yes, she is an idiot….

    • eric December 18, 2015, 7:19 am

      daine, of course, will keep hers…..

    • Jim December 18, 2015, 8:50 am

      Hillary has also stated that she favor un confiscation!!! I just don’t understand those who support this woman!

    • Jim December 18, 2015, 8:50 am

      Hillary has also stated that she favors gun confiscation!!! I just don’t understand those who support this woman!

    • Mike Aumick December 19, 2015, 3:32 am

      Dianne Feinstein HAS a permit , says she needs it because she’s IMPORTANT!!

  • Dan December 18, 2015, 5:26 am

    I am confident that Phoebe Maltz Bovy would feel differently during a violent crime where she was about to be a victim , say someone much larger than her and a nearby police officer , was also armed with a large blunt object like a pipe or sharpened piece of steel , she could not defend herself from the attacker and I doubt that a smaller police officer with a baton or pepper spray could stop some massive assailant on drugs armed with the previously mentioned hypothetical weapon.

    People who call for the abolition of firearms do not deserve their protection.
    It is as ridiculous as wanting to ban water because people drown in it.

    • Rick P December 18, 2015, 12:45 pm

      We had a saying on the Philadelphia P.D. “Liberals were one pistol whipping away from being a conservative”!

  • jimonthebeach December 18, 2015, 4:34 am

    If this dumb broad had been president on December 7, 1941, we’d all be speaking German and Japanese today!

  • jimonthebeach December 18, 2015, 4:31 am

    The New Republic is still in print! Who knew that?

    • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:44 pm

      I thought “The New Republic” was something from the Star Wars movies.

  • David December 18, 2015, 3:45 am

    Little miss Bovine needs a brain enema.

    • John Bass December 18, 2015, 8:06 am

      On second thought, she might have already had one and just doesn’t know it.

  • Steve Virg-In December 18, 2015, 3:04 am

    It might be a good idea for all people with this type of mentality to take a trip overseas to areas where guns are banned except by law enforcement personnel and wait to be a victim of being stabbed, run over, shot, or kidnapped or raped or some other type of bodily harm. Heck, how about a walk down an inner city street in the middle of the night? Might give them a different viewpoint.

  • C.Hale December 18, 2015, 2:55 am

    Why are most “progressives” so ignorant when it comes to gun issues ?

    • Richard Holmes December 18, 2015, 9:10 am

      As a CPL possessing and gun carrying progressive, I have the same question.

    • vb December 18, 2015, 9:12 am

      Short Bio:
      “Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a writer living in Toronto. She is working on a book about the idea of privilege, with St. Martin’s Press. She has a doctorate in French and French Studies from New York University. Her interests include nineteenth-century French Jews, Japanese cooking, and 1970s sitcoms.”

      Privilege???…..with a Doctorate in French and French Studies.???!…Sounds pretty damn privileged to me.!
      But then, maybe her ancestors didn’t teach her enough about the Holocaust.!
      All she is… over educated Jewish girl who had to keep her name and her husbands.!

      • David in CO December 18, 2015, 11:06 am

        Thanks for posting that bio! I was going to suggest that she move to Canada if she doesn’t like living around all of us gun toting “criminals”. But, she already did. Which, begs the question, how is she qualified to comment on our political system? I would say, shut up and focus on your new homeland. Ours is none of your concern. What a doorknob…

      • Rick P December 18, 2015, 12:37 pm

        What do the French know about guns. When the French did not send combat troops during Desert Storm the press asked General “Stormin Norman” what he felt about the French reluctance. The General replied “going to war without the French was like going fishing without a banjo”. The selling point on French war surplus rifles is “Never Fired, only dropped once”! You might have guessed I’m not sure how to spell the General’s last name..

        • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:42 pm

          Herman Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr. AKA Stormin’ Norman.

    • vb December 18, 2015, 9:17 am

      Short Bio:
      “Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a writer living in Toronto. She is working on a book about the idea of privilege, with St. Martin’s Press. She has a doctorate in French and French Studies from New York University. Her interests include nineteenth-century French Jews, Japanese cooking, and 1970s sitcoms.”

      This spoiled, over educated, little Jewish girl….. is any man’s worst nightmare.!
      “working on a book about the idea of privilege”.???….Sounds like she’d be great at it, especially with her Doctoral degree.!
      She had to do a dissertation and write a paper to acquire that degree.!
      Her professors surely never taught her about the Holocaust.!…For that matter, neither did her relatives….all of whom must have had some family member in the camps.!!!!!……Hence, her idea……”NO NEED FOR GUNS”…..’cause all the people in the world are beautiful.!!!

  • Pissed Off Veteran December 17, 2015, 3:11 pm

    This is what happens when the liberal media is allowed to open their hole, feces occurs! I defended this nation, it’s Constitution and its people, while I understand your First Amendment rights, and the fact that you have the freedom to have your opinion, don’t disrespect mine by speaking for me! My right to defend myself is none of your concern, so stop generalizing the idiocy of a few nut jobs with my right to bear arms!

    We’re asked to not judge all Muslims due to the actions of a few extremists, so stop kissing all gun owners for the same thing.

    • Robert December 18, 2015, 3:47 am

      aside from this person being a moron one is forced to ask what enticement is planned to get criminals to turn in weapons? Any law of any kind is only as good as the people who observe and live by the law. Criminals by their very nature do not follow the law so any band is in essence worthless.
      Is been proven over and over again that the more guns that are in the hands of honest people that have been trained and know how to use the weapon has a direct correlation to less violent crime. So that this person is tiny little mind can grasp the concept I will put it in very very small words “more good guys with guns equals less bad guys”.

      In the Philippines guns are illegal with a few exceptions the police and things like this. However Muslims are not expected to follow the law and in fact the law looks the other way when it comes to Muslims carrying guns. No other civilian Filipinos are allowed to have guns but they allow the Muslims to arm themselves simply so they can kill each other.

      This idiot who thinks she can step in and remove guns from Americans is even dumber than she looks. First of how did America come to be? If it wasn’t for guns in the hands of civilian people we would still be kissing England’s but and by now would be a totally socialist at best and a total dictatorship more than likely American people were not allowed to defend themselves, their families, their nation, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If this bozo writing this doesn’t particularly care about these rights I suggest that individual tax her luggage and moves someplace like Syria Amsterdam, Scandinavia or any other pigeonholed country or Third World nation. She’s not needed here nor is she welcome here.

      • James R. Nichols December 18, 2015, 11:03 am

        Ban all guns ????? Then what happens when we can’t harvest animals ? When you can’t drive a vehicle on the road without hitting a deer ? When the bears and other beast over run humanity ?

      • Donald Silvernail December 18, 2015, 8:23 pm

        I will allow that this woman is entitled to her opinion and positon. But instead of just calling for all guns to be banned, why doesn’t she start working to change the Constitution to amend it to remove the Second Amendment? That is the only acceptable means to accomplish what she desires. Those very wise men, the Founding Fathers, put a system in place for altering the Constitution that all can agree on. It is a slow, difficult process (on purpose) that few today have the patience and faith to attempt. She may not see results for years but she can take comfort in knowing that she worked within the system to affect change that she believes in. This course of action, while contrary to what I believe, would truly gain my respect. All those who seem to have so little respect for our great system – repent!

        • Paul December 19, 2015, 2:10 pm

          Why is it that young people who are Ignorant as all get out, make statements without thinking of the consequences. Armed people cannot be pushed around, and the far left Democrats don’t like that. Disarm the people and the death rate will skyrocket. The Radical Dems don’t really give a Hoot about crime and shootings, it’s all about controlling the masses to where they will Silence all who disagree with them. They want to dismantle the first and second Amendment to achieve their goals. If Hillary get in office, it’s all over in America.

    • Jay Leonard December 18, 2015, 4:32 am

      She IS that SPECIAL kind of FUCKTARD!!!

      • vb December 18, 2015, 9:06 am

        And you thought the Phobe on “Friends…. was stupid.!
        This woman saw that stupid and raised it……. a whole bunch.!!

      • vb December 18, 2015, 9:06 am

        And you thought the Phobe on “Friends…. was stupid.!
        This woman saw that stupid and raised it……. a whole bunch.!!

      • jj December 18, 2015, 4:38 pm

        i have heard of such people but did not believe they were acctualy alive. they have to be some kind of fucking dumbass and i mean fucking dumbass

    • Mike Murphy December 18, 2015, 7:33 am

      What if the bad guys don’t get email or have a computer? How are going to know that they shouldn’t have guns???????????

    • chris December 18, 2015, 8:26 am

      I believe everyone has a right to their opinion, but, I wonder when you disarm all law abiding people and a thug breaks into her house and kills her loved ones, how will she feel then? Probably have to blame someone but herself?

    • Mike M December 18, 2015, 9:16 am

      If you have read any U. S. history, you might remember the Volstead Act, commonly referred to as Prohibition. This Constitutional Amendment was going to make the U. S. a utopia as all alcohol was illegal and alcoholics would become useful, God-fearing citizens and no on would be subjected to the temptation and evils of alcohol. Suffice it to say, it did the opposite by creating a criminal element that did not previously exist, both those who manufactured and those who consumed alcohol. Prohibition was responsible for creating more alcoholics that alleviating them.

      Currently, the U. S. is going through another phase of stupidity, attempting to ban firearms, although our Constitution gives us the RIGHT to own them. We do not seem to learn from our historical mistakes. Hopefully, the American people will wake up in time to prevent another massive mistake like Prohibition, where only the criminal will have access to the outlawed item. As has been said, and as great Britain, France, and the rest of Europe has shown, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”.

      The cowards that perpetrate travesties PICK PLACES WHERE THEY KNOW THERE ARE NO GUNS – theaters, churches, schools, colleges – and they know there are no guns there because, prominently displayed on all doors are “Firearms Prohibited” signs. Cowards like defenseless people. As soon as the left-wing liberal cowards get it through their feeble minds that terrorists and criminals don’t give a damn about any sign and permit anyone who can legally carry a firearm, and wishes to do so, carry one, the cowards will sink back into the mire from whence they came. AND , no, it will not be carnage like the “Old West” as the “Old West” of the cinema did not exist except in the mindlessness of Hollywood and as a studio head once remarked, “Since when has Hollywood been concerned with reality.”.

      • Jim December 18, 2015, 9:55 am

        “Currently, the U. S. is going through another phase of stupidity, attempting to ban firearms, although our Constitution gives us the RIGHT to own them.” No, the Constitution doesn’t give us the right to own them. Self-Defense and the owning of weapons for that purpose (whether it be against other persons or government) is a God given right. The Constitution reinforces that right by telling the government what they can’t do. They can not infringe on that right.

        • Rick P December 18, 2015, 12:42 pm

          Gun grabbers and liberals have a problem with the word infringe..I’ve noticed it often. Common sense and logic are difficult for them also!

        • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 8:43 pm

          The constitution does not give us the right to keep and bear arms, it guarantees a God given right to self defense.

      • Chris Baker December 18, 2015, 5:37 pm

        Prohibition didn’t work, the Drug War isn’t working, Gun prohibition will not work. I cannot fathom the thought processes that people must use to not see that these things won’t work, CAN’T work, because free people will ignore the laws that they don’t like. How many people pay any attention to the speed limits unless there’s a cop car in sight? Not very many. It’s amazing how many trucks fly past me when I’m towing and doing 55 in CA like I’m supposed to. I don’t do it because of the law. I do it to save fuel. I’m retired and I have all the time I need. Truckers lose money when they go 55 so they don’t. Thieves need the tools of their trade, soldiers need the tools of their trade, people need the tools they can use to maintain their own safety. I doubt one in ten would turn in their guns if it became the law. CA even had a court decision that criminals didn’t have to register their guns because of the 5th amendment right not to self incriminate. So it works like this… Law gets passed to register your guns. You don’t register so now you’re a criminal and you don’t have to register. You just KNOW that if they register all the guns owned by law abiding citizens, sooner or later they will come to confiscate them.

    • Chris December 18, 2015, 9:49 am

      They will never learn. It sounds so easy. Let’s just ban something that we consider to be “bad”. You know, like alcohol. Sounds good, let’s get rid of that wicked hooch. It causes so many problems. Just think of how much we can improve society by simply banning alcohol. Oh, wait a minute… we tried that didn’t we? What were the results? Disastrous! We created a thriving black market. The increase in criminal activity skyrocketed beyond belief. And as you could have predicted, the politicians and the elite members of society didn’t exactly follow the law. They did not give up their own alcohol consumption. Nope, that’s just for the little people. In the end though, it was such a dismal failure that they actually had to create a new Constitutional amendment to get rid of the prohibition amendment. That is very telling, considering it is almost impossible for the government to get rid of bad legislation, no matter how big a failure it is. But what the hell, let’s try it again. Maybe we should ban all vehicles in order to get rid of our drunk driving problem. After all, it would be very hard to hide a blackmarket automobile. It just may work.

    • Hippy Chick December 18, 2015, 10:08 am

      WOW! Another Liberal who has no ability to use common sense and deal with reality.
      Does it do good or does it make you feel good. the later is the Liberal’s creed. Inside every Liberal is a Totalitarian screaming to get out! That darn constitution just keeps getting in the way of the sick mindset these people have.

    • Dan Temianka December 18, 2015, 2:45 pm

      I am going to make another contribution to the NRA. Today. One thousand dollars.

    • MH December 18, 2015, 4:02 pm

      Yeah, this girl can speak with fancy, well educated LIBERAL words and ideologies, however common sense has been completely erased. LIBTARDITIS! There is no cure unfortunately for many…. sigh.
      Make sure you get your vaccination against this disease by purchasing your weapon of choice at your local gun store immediately.

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