This is a discussion on Bill O'Reilly wants gun registration and ban AR-15's within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Sig35seven I guess what you don't see is the support those measures are receiving from the GOP. It's gaining support and Bill ...
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Never really cared for O'Reilly anyway, nor The Factor.
He just isn't nearly as smart on these matters as he'd like to think he is. He just hasn't got a clue and he doesn't bother to look at the facts regarding this topic. Registration and bans on certain firearms are already covered under the Gun Control Act of 1968. He may want to read that legislation via simply Wiki.
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I stopped watching Mr. O'Rielly when I realized he was having a 'love affair'...with himself.
Mr. Williams on the other hand is just an idiot. Why they decided to hire him (Williams) or continue to employ Mr. Combs is beyond my thinking.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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In other words, we shouldn't be trusting anyone who hasn't put their vote where their mouth is. We need to keep reminding EVERYONE at the state and federal level that they're fair game when the next election rolls around, be they GOP or Dem. Whether that means writing e-mails, weighing in on Popvox, rallies, whatever. At this point it might be a good idea to start contacting all the folks on TV and radio. Facebook, web sites, all the talk show personalities have ways to contact them. I don't know how many of them actually read their own e-mails but if enough people call them out and challenge their views it'll get their attention. These guys like O'Reilly have large audiences on a daily basis and they have a lot of influence on how people form their own opinions, for better or worse.
Bill O'Reilly knows NOTHING about firearms. He can't tell an AR from and AK (yes, he actually got them confused on the air, and then dismissed it as nothing). He doesn't know the difference between a machine gun and a semi-auto and a bolt-action. I like'd the comment on page 1 that he is a Northeasterner that talks out of ignorance. I used to be one of those - I had an opinion based on ignorance. Then I moved out west, bought gun(s), got a CHP and achieved nirvana by getting on defensivecarry.com (cue Angel Chorus).
At least Hannity, who says that he owns 2 AR's, knows what he is talking about and is pro-2A. But I dislike him more than O'Reilly.
Bill O'Reilly, to borrow his over-used phrase, is a pinhead.
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
O'Reilly's fallen into the trap of backing gun control measures based on his beliefs about what people need/don't need (e.g., an AR15, a 30-round magazine). The government cannot infringe upon individuals' constitutional rights, and certainly not based on arbitrary definitions of what people need.
I used to like O'Reilly but lately he become much to moderate and his ideas about guns are just plain stupid. May he should move to CNN.
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Bill O'Reilly pretends to have a no spin zone. When is the last time he ever stood for anything?
His show is boring and I could care less what he says...
What worry's me is what they do, say, and think when they get behind closed doors and then only those with them know how they really feel about any given subject!
They can hoot and holler all they want in public but what really counts is what goes on behind closed doors! They can speak for or against something in the public domain and then vote differently when roll is taken.
When and if any votes are cast by our elected officials, and we examine their voting record; if and when it is made public. Then and ONLY then will we know where they actually stand.
If any of my elected officials:
Vote yes to ban any-type of firearms / Vote yes to limit magazine capacities / Vote yes to any type of ammo bans or restrictions or levied fees / Vote yes to any form of firearms registrations = YOU WILL NOT GET MINE AND SEVERAL OTHER VOTERS I KNOW > VOTES WHEN YOUR CURRENT TERM IS UP WHICH IN TURN WILL COST YOU YOUR ELECTED POST.
You will become an unemployment statistic!
The sad truth is that we can probably expect to be betrayed by our reps in Washington. Most will do whatever they think is in their own best interest within the confines of their immediate political environment, and then try to spin and lie to those of us whom they consider to be ignorant and unsophisticated. I fully expect many of those who should support us to cave and desert to the other side. They are just too corrupted by politics to act honorably. The NRA is the only powerful ally we have that can exert any pressure on them to do the right thing, and even that may likely not be enough this time around. As for O'Reilly, he is just a self absorbed prima dona and I think even his audience realizes that.