Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New NRA ad claims that Hillary Clinton is going to allow home invaders to rape and murder you.

Courtesy of Politico: 

The National Rifle Association’s new spot is aimed at people who are already afraid, and hammers Hillary Clinton for wanting to leave them defenseless. 

The gun rights group said it’s spending $5 million to run the spot on national cable and on regional stations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. 

The ad does not mention Donald Trump, who the group endorsed in May. But it does dovetail with messages that both he and the NRA have delivered before, casting Clinton as an elitist who would take away individuals’ guns while benefiting from armed protection herself. 

The ad, called “Nightstand,” shows a woman, alone in bed, awakened in the night by an intruder. She dashes for a landline phone, and a gun stored in a safe. But it fades away before she can grab it. A narrator says the average 911 response time is 11 minutes. 

“Hillary Clinton would take away her right to self defense, and with Supreme Court justices, Hillary can,” the narrator says. “Don’t let Hillary leave you protected with nothing but a phone.” 

Yeah if this woman owned a good dog and even a mediocre security system the burglars would likely have either passed by her house completely, or run away at the sound of a barking dog or high pitched alarm. (My alarm is so goddamn loud I can't even think straight enough to call the company to turn it off much less burgle a house.)

As for those statistics here are some other statistics to chew on: 

This is also a nation in which, in 2012, there were 1.2 million violent crimes, defined as murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Or, put another way, 1.2 million scenarios in which there was potential for someone to kill in self-defense. 

Oh, and match those 259 justifiable homicides with the theft of about 232,000 guns each year, about 172,000 of them during burglaries. That’s a ratio of one justifiable homicide for every 896 guns put in the hands of criminals.

Those 259 justifiable homicides also pale compared with, in the same year, 8,342 criminal homicides using guns, 20,666 suicides with guns, and 548 fatal unintentional shootings, according to the FBI’s Supplemental Homicide Report. The ratio for 2012, per the Violence Policy Center, was one justifiable killing for every 32 murders, suicides or accidental deaths (the ratio increases to 38-1 over the five-year period ending in 2012). That’s a heavy price to pay.

If you have a gun in your house the odds are far better that it will be used during a domestic dispute to injure or kill a member of your own family, stolen by a thief, or used by a suicidal family member to take their own life, than to be used to protect the home.

But none of that really even matters because Hillary Clinton does NOT want to take guns away from law abiding citizens.

As I laid out on Monday, all Clinton wants to do is expand background checks, push for comprehensive background check legislation, which would include banning all domestic abusers or the severely mentally ill from buying or possessing gun, implement “no fly, no buy” policies, which would prohibit people on terror watch lists from gaining access to guns, close loopholes that allow people to purchase weapons at gun shows without going through a background check, and repeal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act so that negligent gun manufacturers could be sued for selling a faulty and dangerous product.

So which one of those policy ideas would keep that woman from having a gun in her safe?

That's right, none of them. 


  1. Anonymous6:25 AM

    If Hillary wins all conservative women will be safe. They will be in FEMA camps under UN troop protection.

    They will not need a gun.

    1. Anonymous6:55 AM

      I assume you are joking?

    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Very poignant prediction of the dangers awaiting all patriotic conservatives if that woman becomes president. Please, Wise One, tighten the strap on your tin foil chapeau and tell us more!

  2. Anonymous6:54 AM

    That explains why Track Palin was armed in his driveway. He was protecting his family from, rapists, robbers and murderers. The explanation why Jordan Loewe experienced a slight injury is because Track mistook her as a murderer. You are not taking Track's guns away.

    1. Anonymous7:31 AM

      Oscar Pistorius!

  3. Chenagrrl7:02 AM

    The loonies are loose in the land. I think cop stats still show that more people are killed or wounded by in-home weapons and relatives than by wandering strangers.

    1. Anonymous10:14 AM

  4. Since when did it become "normal" to tell these whopper lies?

    Oh, right, about the time Sarah Palin lied about being pregnant -- shame on journalists for not exposing that obvious lie right off the bat. Nine years later and they still won't touch it. Why not?

    (I know there were huge lies -- Iraq war(s), etc. -- before this, but in the present Trumpeter-worshipping crowd, they, too were said by Republicans so are true. Sickening.)

  5. Anonymous7:30 AM

    "Of those who own handguns only, 43 percent are women, and nearly a quarter of those women live in urban areas"

    1. Anonymous10:40 AM

      And you know what? We rarely hear stories of women shooting anyone while cleaning an 'empty' gun. Or shooting themselves while walking...women are far more responsible than the NRA white idiots who think carrying a gun makes them manly.

    2. Anonymous11:44 AM

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  8. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Using Dogs as weapons>
    “Charging a journalist with criminal trespassing for covering an important environmental story of significant public interest is a direct threat to freedom of the press and is absolutely unacceptable in the country of the First Amendment,” Using the second against the first!

  9. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Yeah, well you should see the ad they were going to use! The original ad concept claimed she was *encouraging* home invaders to rape and kill you. *Allow* is a lot kinder.

    And gentler, also too.

  10. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Number one defense is a dog. Many studies have shown it. Even a small dog will make a burglar look for an easier mark.

  11. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Hillary Clinton has no intention of eliminating the Second Amendment.

    Donald Trump, however, has every intention of eroding away as much of the First Amendment as possible.

    Why isn't Hillary making an ad (using Trump's own words) about that?

    I have to wonder when push comes to shove which amendment people would rather keep? Would you rather have your First Amendment and no guns? Or keep your guns but lose your right to speak freely?

  12. Anonymous12:42 PM

    If only this sweet accomplished man, who was living a quiet life in the worst ghetto in Anchorage would have been armed he might not be on death's door but I think he was the kind of person that never believed that such evil as those Samoan gang kids could exist in his world.

    I hope someone in Anchorage exercises their second amendment rights on that crew of gang miscreants. The city will definitely be better off without them, but their communities tend to hide them away when they've committed crimes, or even send them back to Samoa since most of them aren't legal anyway.

  13. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Nra cheap thugs.

  14. Anonymous2:26 PM

    91 yo man in Detroit stops robbery with his legally concealed weapon.

    Good for him.

    You liberal morons will never take away our rights to self protection.

    1. Nobody wants your penis extender little man.

      It is clear you would be lost without it.

    2. Anonymous3:48 PM

      Well Gryph, we should all agree that it is fortunate that this 91yo man was able to legally defend himself from the robber. Good old guy with gun +1, thug robber -1.

  15. Anita Winecooler6:19 PM

    Fear drives this madness. How many "accidents" happen? How many times has Gryphen had stories and entries of innocent kids being killed when a machine accidentally "goes off", a machine that's made to kill.????
    Wayne La Pierre and his organization have convinced themselves someone's going to take away their gun. Love the part where there's a convenient fingerprint reading safe for the loaded gun... I wonder if the ammosexuals would rather pay for one or buy more guns? You don't need a gun and clips that can shoot dozens of bullets a minute to hunt, and you don't need one at home either.
    I agree with having a dog for self protection, we have a mixed breed pit bull and Shepherd mix, sounds vicious as hell, but no one sets foot on our property. We kept him at the new house as it was being built, not one incident of vandalism or stealing. Family and friends know she's all bark and no bite, but no one else does.

  16. Anonymous11:57 PM

    Keith Olbermann calls out Donald Trump for inciting the assassination of Hillary Clinton for a second time and excoriates the Secret Service for not hauling Trump's ass away for interrogation.


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