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Senator Rand Paul Endorses Email Featuring A Rifle Aimed At President Obama’s Head (IMAGE)

Posted by on May. 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Senator Rand Paul Endorses Email Featuring A Rifle Aimed At President Obama’s Head (IMAGE)

May 10, 2012
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It has happened once again. The right-wing is advocating violence against President Obama and this time a Republican Senator is openly endorsing it.

This week, an email was sent out by the Virginia based National Association for Gun Rights that includes a message with the signature and image of Republican Senator Rand Paul, the son of Republican Presidential contender Representative Ron Paul. The email contained a false accusation against President Obama in an effort to scare gun owners against voting for Democrats in the upcoming November election. It also features a rifle aimed at President Obama’s head.

The email is a conspiracy theory laced plea for support that accuses President Obama of advocating for what these right-wing gun toting nut jobs call a ‘Million Rifle Ban.’ Even though no such initiative exists, nor has one ever been discussed or talked about by the President, Rand Paul and his cohorts want conservatives to believe that President Obama intends to round up and ban all firearms if he is re-elected in November.


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This is yet another example of violent rhetoric being used by Republicans against the President. At the top of message, a rifle is clearly pointed at President Obama with the words ‘Stop Obama’s Gun Ban.’ It’s almost as if these conservatives want someone to shoot President Obama. Earlier this week, the Greene County Republican Party of Virginia sent out a newsletter containing a call for an armed rebellion to violently overthrow the duly and legally elected government if voters re-elect President Obama instead of Mitt Romney. Before that, a Tea Party activist called for killing Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill at a rally. In April, Romney supporter Ted Nugent called for shooting Democrats and President Obama and also called for beheading them at an NRA event. And a few days before that, conservative donor and Romney supporter Foster Friess said he hoped President Obama had bulletproof teleprompters. This is a string of dangerous and violent rhetoric being used against the President by Republicans who must be seriously hoping some crazy constituent starts assassinating Democrats, and they must be especially hoping someone kills the President. When does this kind of rhetoric get classified as a real threat by Secret Service? When will this kind of rhetoric become equal to a threat of terrorism? When will someone actually be imprisoned for calling for the assassination of a sitting President? And will the American electorate reward Republicans for it by electing them to office in November or will they punish Republicans and reject their advocacy for violence?

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rachelrothchild
by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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Wow, that's a stretch.  That is the correct positioning of a gun (facing to the right) if you are going to put it in a picture.  No one is pointing it at the president's head.

Oh, and yes: In an executive order the Obama Administration has secretly blocked the re-importation of American made M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles being stored in South Korea.  There are comments from the State Department in the article.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/01/obama-administration-reverses-course-forbids-sale-antique-m-rifles/

I remember Matt talking about this a couple years ago.  He closely follows gun rights/gun ownership issues.  I'm sure you think someone just made it all up though.

Anyone who uses these terms- "conspiracy theory laced", "right-wing gun toting nut jobs" and "advocacy of violence"-will not be taken seriously.  Republicans do not advocate violence.  They advocate the right of citizens to own and use guns to defend themselves (via the 2nd amendment).  Rand Paul is definitely not asking his supporters to kill the president.

This article is full of ridiculous rhetoric.  FAIL.

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Abaco
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Someones getting desperate !

Quoting rachelrothchild:

Wow, that's a stretch.  That is the correct positioning of a gun (facing to the right) if you are going to put it in a picture.  No one is pointing it at the president's head.

Oh, and yes: In an executive order the Obama Administration has secretly blocked the re-importation of American made M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles being stored in South Korea.  There are comments from the State Department in the article.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/01/obama-administration-reverses-course-forbids-sale-antique-m-rifles/

I remember Matt talking about this a couple years ago.  He closely follows gun rights/gun ownership issues.  I'm sure you think someone just made it all up though.

Anyone who uses these terms- "conspiracy theory laced", "right-wing gun toting nut jobs" and "advocacy of violence"-will not be taken seriously.  Republicans do not advocate violence.  They advocate the right of citizens to own and use guns to defend themselves (via the 2nd amendment).  Rand Paul is definitely not asking his supporters to kill the president.

This article is full of ridiculous rhetoric.  FAIL.


asfriend
by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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A rifle pointed at Obama's head.

The post is ridiculous, even for you.

The only credible threats against Obama are from the left, because they don't think that he is radical enough. People such as Farrakhan, who you will deny with "lies and ignorance".  The right wants him out, not dead. We don't want to have to pay to repair the cities that would be damaged if something violent happened to dear leader. He looks like you. We get it. He can do no wrong, we get. You are going to make stuff up, we get it.

Believe me, we get it. We don't want it, but, we get it.

rachelrothchild
by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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Agree

Quoting asfriend:


The post is ridiculous, even for you.



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Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on May. 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Why didn't they point the gun towards Rand Paul?

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Because they aren't hoping someone
Murders him


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Why didn't they point the gun towards Ron Paul?

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denise3680
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

ok, if they did not have a subliminal message to put out there, why not just put Paul on the right and have the gun pointing at him.  Stretch maybe, but one could see this as a way of enforcing the thought of "by any means necessary" to get Obama out of office.

asfriend
by on May. 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM
it's rand not ron, get something right today

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Why didn't they point the gun towards Ron Paul?



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erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thin. 

It must be a slow news day. 

Hey, check out the illegal alien gang member guilty verdicts in LA and SF for murdering people a few days after they were released in those "sanctuay cities"

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erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I may not be a fan, but I would never hope someone murders him.  That's like clapping for joy when Dick Cheney had his heart problems.....just wrong.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Because they aren't hoping someone
Murders him


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Why didn't they point the gun towards Ron Paul?


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Erika..

Children are a blessing and are never inconvenient.............

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