The supreme court in the DC case left states and the federal government a lot of latitude in the regulation of guns. They simply decreed that the only thing government could not do was institute outright bans on weapons. All other regulatory regimes are on the table.
While the blind man has the right to own a gun, the state has the right and the responsibility to regulated when and where he is allowed to carry that gun in order to protect the safety of others. Clearly, blind people should not be given concealed carry permits. It should be illegal for them to leave the house with their gun. The danger they pose to the public is far to great. I can’t believe this has to be pointed out to you people. I still think someone must be pulling my leg. It almost like someone is trying to see to what ridiculous extreme someone can push the gun issue before gun nuts say, “OK, now you’ve gone too far.” It is becoming clear that nothing is too far for the gun nut. The only good gun regulation for a gun nut is a dead gun regulation. Which is why I say that you people don’t even belong in the debate. It’s like debating with a spoiled six year old.
 June 24, 2014 at 8:41am
I thought The Blaze stole this story from The Onion. Are you people out of your mind? Of course blind people shouldn’t be allowed to wander the streets with a gun. Let me state the obvious, blind people shouldn’t be allowed to wander the streets with a gun because it is DANGEROUS to everyone around him. Why, you may ask, is it DANGEROUS for a blind person to wander around with a gun? There is a good reason why it is DANGEROUS for a blind person to wander around with a gun: they are BLIND, that’s is why it is DANGEROUS. Blind people, because their eyes no longer work, can’t see what they are shooting at. How much greater do you think the chances are of him hitting an unintended target as compared to someone who sees? Ten times more likely? Fifty times more likely? I would cast a very conservative guess and say, depending on the range of the intended target, a blind person would be one million times more likely to shoot an innocent bystander, while his chance of hitting his intended target would drop to nearly zero at a range as close as ten feet or so. This story and the gun nuts’ response here, clearly demonstrate why gun nuts should be left out of the debate on desperately needed new gun regulations. You can’t hope to come to some sort of sensible compromise on gun regulations with people who can’t see the absurdity of encouraging frightened blind people to wander the streets armed to the teeth and not afraid to blindly spray lead should it come to that.
It's his Constitutional right. You don't lose your rights due to a disability. Just because he carries it, doesn't mean he's going to shoot anybody. Personally, I'd feel much safer if everybody was armed, than I would if nobody was.
[-21] June 3, 2014 at 10:34am
You could have fooled me judging by the people who post here. You people are some of the most hateful nasty people currently commenting on the internet. I would think that if “God” was really talking to you that you’d exhibit some kind of supernatural mellowness, not the overbearing snobbishness and egotism on display from 99% of the posters on this supposed Christian website. You guys are living proof to all us atheist and agnostics that there really is no personal God and if there were, what’s the point of being on his side if you’re still an ******* after the conversion?
March 28, 2014 at 4:53pm
I particularly like the adds for Bunker Banquet disaster chow and those cool radiation resistant crops seeds–vital for any post-apocalyptic doom-scape farming. It funny–funny in a tragic kinda way–that every generation has its own end-time hucksters and those sad fools who donate most of their cash to these crackpots. Beck is an exploiter. A leach. He produces nothing. He contributes nothing positive to society and yet, thanks to the marvels of the gullible human mind, he’s a millionaire.
March 28, 2014 at 4:40pm
Exactly what form of government would you chose to replace our ingeniously conceived representative democracy? A largest-caliber-wins gun-ocracy? A my-god-is-bigger-than-your-god theolocracy?
We don’t need a revolution. We need to fix the jerry-mandered districts and get ALL money out of politics. Do this and the current system would work flawlessly. Do this not and drooling moonshiners like Louie Gomer R-Tex will continue to stand in our nation’s capital and utter the most embarrassingly ignorant and racist crap safe in the knowledge that thanks to Big Money and cookie cutter districts, his soapbox is safely in his hands for the foreseeable future. We don’t need a revolution.
March 28, 2014 at 10:59am
“Socialism is the message, Marxism is the strategy and Fascism is the goal.”
This is meaningless, bumber-sticker, mumbo-jumbo. First of all, you can’t get to fascism from communism. These guys travel in opposite directions on the ideological spectrum; communism left; fascism right. A good communist hates fascists and vice versa and neither one would strive to be the “goal” of the other.
Try thinking for yourself for a change and stop parroting what you hear from Levin, Hannity, and Beck. I would love to see just one of you righty robots come out hard against some of beck’s more outlandish crap. But it will never happen. Because righties are scarily easy to brainwash. All you do is repeat on queue the meaningless hysterics, such as “Socialism is the message, Marxism is the strategy and Fascism is the goal” without give two seconds of thought as to the absurdity contained therein.
November 22, 2013 at 8:57am
Three words that will prove that Oswald did not act alone: Third Thoracic Vertebra. The magic bullet theory fails due to the fact that the president was NOT struck in the back of the neck. The rear wound struck him in the BACK, at the 3rd thoracic vertebra which is roughly the level of the bottom of the armpits. There is no possible way this bullet could then turn left, turn up, go through JFK’s neck, turn down and go through Connolly. It’s impossible. Gerald Ford edited the autopsy drawing. He moved the back wound from it’s original and correct placement up to the back of the neck. He did this specifically to make the magic bullet theory “work”. They knew that it was critical for the back would to be located in the neck in order for the ballistics to work. The original autopsy photo’s showing the back wound are still out there. It is located in the back. Not the neck. The fact that anyone believes the magic bullet theory is proof of how gullible the general public is.
November 22, 2013 at 8:02am
What are you talking about Rascalflats? The Senate will now be operating closer to the way the Constitution laid out than before the nuke-ya-ler option was launch. As soon as they do away completely with the filibuster, ie, for scotus nominations and for legislation, then it will be working exactly as designed. The word filibuster is not in the Constitution, nor is the concept even spelled out. The Senate was designed to operate by simple majority. Anybody who thinks its a good idea to allow one idiot to stand up and stop the Senate’s work is a moron. Good going Harry. Now go the whole way and ditch the filibuster completely and let the chips fall where they may.
November 21, 2013 at 4:51pm
Thank God Rush said that!!!! Since most of nutjob repubs here are completely unaware that each new Senate and House votes on their rules on day one. The Senate is never obligated to follow the rules of previous Senates. I thought every American knew this. After reading so many uninformed posts here, I might just be in favor of some sort of poll test.
November 21, 2013 at 4:45pm
What is your IQ? Under 60? Who ever can get 51 votes can make whatever rules they like. Jeez! This rule will not be forced upon the 2015 Senate. They vote on the rules on day 1. Talk about your low information voters! Holy christ you guys are gullible!
November 21, 2013 at 4:40pm
I hope the NSA has already alerted the FBI to come bust down your door and haul your stupid ace away. You can’t espouse assassination, dummy. It’s a crime ******!
November 21, 2013 at 4:36pm
No we won’t. If you win, good for you. Stuff the court with the Duck Dynasty guys if you want. At least the Senate will be operating as the constitution intended.
November 21, 2013 at 4:16pm
Ok, I can’t take this anymore. Folks, the Senate has a built-in pro-minority party bias. California has the same Senate representation as Rhode Island. That is the point of the Senate. Allowing a minority of a minority to block ALL Senate activity was a terrible path to go down to begin with. I haven’t looked into the advent of the filibuster but there is absolutely no justification for a democratic system to give the minority the sort of veto power that the filibuster-invoking minority party Senator yields. Things in the Senate have now been returned to their rightful condition. When the GOP takes over. . .fine. Let them do their worst. Let them put Glen, Rush, and Savage on Scotus if they want. At least the system will be working as intended.
Except that now it will NOT be working as intended.
August 21, 2013 at 10:16am
Let’s not get cocky. Americans are still frickin huge. Just go to Walmart if you doubt this. I believe Mexico’s recent success will be short lived and soon America will regain her rightful place atop The Pantheon of Porkers. We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re #1! USAUSAUSAUSA!!!!
August 21, 2013 at 10:08am
He needed intervention at say 400lbs. Once you get past 1200lbs, it no longer an intervention. It’s an airlift.
August 21, 2013 at 9:52am
“Hey, plane driver. . .get in my BELLY!”
August 16, 2013 at 4:13pm
Zeb, Ancient war between a race of giants? How about the contemporary war between a race of giants? It’s called the NBA. I’m sure that 5000 years from now someone will dig up a plastic souvenir Taco Bell Shaquille Oneal soda cup and wonder just what sort of civilization could conceive of the crunchy, 5 cheese, 4 bean, double meat, and triple wrapped esophagus stretcher burrito. Scientists will be at a complete loss. They’ll probably refer to the cup as some sort of sacred chalice.
August 16, 2013 at 3:29pm
Mewnani: OK, I just got back from 4067 BC in my time machine. And boy did we blow it! What a setup we had! One dude and one hot chick–the original hot chick–running around naked with this huge bonsai garden to ourselves. All we had to do was keep our lousy mitts off them lousy freaking apples and we were set for life! First thing I did was to drag Adam and Eve over to the big apple tree and explain to them that they shouldn’t eat the apples. They didn’t speak English. So I demonstrated by picking an apple, putting it up to my open mouth, pretending to bite it, then pulling it back while making very strong NO gesture by shaking my head slowly. Adam seemed to understand. He took the apple. Looked at it closely. Put it up to his open mouth. Shook his head NO just like I had done. Then you’ll never guess what the moron did! He opens his huge caveman jaws and chomps away half the friggin’ apple in one huge chomp!! Immediately there was lightning, thunder, earthquakes, frog rain, talking donkeys, basically every weird thing in the bible showed up at once. I tried to tell them to run but they were already running. Eve was ripping off huge palm frawns fashioning a bra and loin cloth with them as she ran. The last thing I saw as I pushed the time machine lever forward was Adam placing a split coconut over his crotch, secured by a couple of vines supplied by Eve–the world’s first jock. Can’t tell you how glad it was to get back. HE was pissed. Really piss
August 13, 2013 at 2:52pm
Jeez! What did they do with all the legs?
August 8, 2013 at 4:30pm
Mom, I would be devastated if the rapture occurred because it would mean that the twisted tale of the Ego God of the bible was probably true. Coming to terms with that would be more painful than all the physical torments His tribulation promises. It would mean that the universe and our world truly is the unlucky plaything of a powerful and sadistic child, just as the Bible portrays.
Having said that, I am 99.99999999919% sure that God’s nature is nothing like the God of the bible. The bible is nothing more than a codified collection of creation stories usurped from every major civilization of the ancient world. It features a homicidal, envious, God who regularly engages in “you gotta destroy the village to save the village” type of mass slaughters. And to top it off, this God plays favorites. He has his chosen Jewish people. He has his chosen set of believers whom he predestined to be born with the ability to put their faith and the fate of their soul in a story in which the brutal torture and execution of a wonderful human being is somehow transformed into the one and only truly redeeming act mankind has ever performed. That’s SICK! I would be devastated to find this all was true.
The Gnostic Christians were the earliest Christians. You ought to read how they describe God’s nature, before the Romans and The Church got a stranglehold on the Canon. He turns out to be quite a good fellow after all.