MSNBC resident idiot, Chris Matthews, claiming that anti-gun control people are in favor of assassinations.
Yes, Tingles. Let’s look at those shooters:
John F Kennedy assassin: Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oswald was a self-described Communist who attempted to immigrate to the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. Oswald received a government subsidized, fully furnished studio apartment in a prestigious building and an additional supplement to his factory pay—all in all, an idyllic existence by working-class Soviet standards.
After returning to America, Oswald befriended 51-year-old Russian émigré George de Mohrenschildt, a well-educated petroleum geologist with intelligence connections.
On April 10, 1963, Oswald attempted to kill retired U.S. Major General Edwin Walker, an outspoken anti-communist.
On May 26, Oswald wrote to the New York City headquarters of the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee, proposing to rent “…a small office at my own expense for the purpose of forming a FPCC branch here in New Orleans.” He eventually set up an FPCC office of his own.
In September, Oswald attempted to get a Cuban visa claiming he wanted to visit Cuba while on his way back to the Soviet Union. It was denied.
Oswald used a Carcano M91/ 38 bolt-action rifle to murder Kennedy.
So, in short, the killer of JFK was a leftist Communist.
Jerry Ford wanna-be Assassin: Squeaky Fromme:
Squeaky Fromme was a member of Charles Manson’s cult who lived in a commune in California.
Manson believed that he would bring about the race war by having his followers slaughter wealthy people in their homes and cast suspicion on militant groups such as the Black Panthers. Manson expected these groups to win the race war, and predicted that they would make him their leader when they realized they were too inept to govern the new society.
In 1975, Fromme asked to meet with guitarist Jimmy Page to warn him of “bad energy.” Fromme claimed to have foreseen the future and wished to forewarn Page of the imminent danger.
Fromme came to believe that California’s giant coastal redwoods, the tallest trees in the world, were in danger of falling because of automobile smog reaching their rural location. Feeling personally responsible for the fate of the redwoods, Fromme traveled to San Francisco to meet with a San Francisco government official to save the trees from pollution.
On the morning of September 5, 1975,Fromme attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford but failed because she did not have a round chambered in her handgun.
At her trial, she said, “”I stood up and waved a gun (at Ford) for a reason. I was so relieved not to have to shoot it, but, in truth, I came to get life. Not just my life but clean air, healthy water and respect for creatures and creation.”
So Fromme was a member of a hippie cult who took part in the murders of ‘evil wealthy’ people and attempted to kill a US President for “healthy water and respect for creatures and creation”.
The female who also tried to kill Ford was a fellow leftist who said after attempting to assassinate the President: “I do regret I didn’t succeed, and allow the winds of change to start. I wish I had killed him. I did it to create chaos.”
The government had declared war on the left. Nixon’s appointment of Ford as vice president and his resignation making Ford president seemed to be a continuing assault on America.
Another leftist. Her weapon was a .38 caliber handgun.
Robert Kennedy Assassin: Sirhan Sirhan:
Sirhan Sirhan is a Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship.Sirhan is an Arab Christian who was born in Jerusalem and who strongly opposed Israel. In 1989, he told David Frost, “My only connection with Robert Kennedy was his sole support of Israel and his deliberate attempt to send those 50 bombers to Israel to obviously do harm to the Palestinians.”
Anti-Israeli terrorist sympathizer who used a .22 caliber Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver to assassinate Kennedy.
Martin Luther King JR Assassin: James Earl Ray:
James Earl Ray was a democrat that supported the George Wallace presidential campaign. George Wallace was a Democrat. Ray harbored a strong prejudice against African Americans and was quickly drawn to Wallace’s segregationist platform. He spent much of his time in Los Angeles volunteering at the Wallace campaign headquarters in North Hollywood.
Ray used a Remington Gamemaster 760 .30-06-caliber rifle to murder King.
Malcom X Assassins: Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson:
Talmadge, Butler and Johnson were all Nation of Islam members.
On February 21, 1965, as Malcolm X prepared to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, a disturbance broke out in the 400-person audience. As Malcolm X and his bodyguards moved to quiet the disturbance, a man seated in the front row rushed forward and shot him once in the chest with a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun. Two other men charged the stage and fired semi-automatic handguns, hitting Malcolm X several times.
One gunman, Nation of Islam member Talmadge Hayer (also known as Thomas Hagan) was seized and beaten by the crowd before the police arrived minutes later. Witnesses identified the others as Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson, also Nation members. All were later convicted.
Weapons used: Shotgun and handguns by Islamists.
George Wallace wanna-be Assassin: Arthur Bremer:
In short, Bremer was a loser since his childhood days. Bremer had written in his diary that “No English or history test was ever as hard, no math final exam ever as difficult as waiting in a school lunch line alone, waiting to eat alone … while hundreds huddled & gossiped and roared, & laughed and stared at me …” and “No one ever noticed me nor took interest in me as an individual with the need to receive or give love. In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.”
After graduating from high school, from September 1970 Bremer briefly attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where he studied aerial photography, art, writing and psychology. He dropped out after just one semester in college, where he was recalled as a “strange, aloof and argumentative”.
On March 1, 1972, Bremer began his diary with the words, “It is my personal plan to assassinate by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace. I intend to shoot one or the other while he attends a campaign rally for the Wisconsin Primary.” Bremer’s purpose was “to do SOMETHING BOLD AND DRAMATIC, FORCEFUL & DYNAMIC, A STATEMENT of my manhood for the world to see.”
He later decided on Wallace because he concluded it would be too hard to murder Nixon.
In Bremer’s diary were comments such as “My country tis of thee land of sweet bigotry,” “Never say colored, say Negro, so here is a negro card,” “My blood is black,” and “Cheer up Oswald.”
One hundred and thirteen pages of Bremer’s diary were published in 1973 as An Assassin’s Diary, from April 4, 1972, to the day before he shot Wallace and his subsequent arrest. In it, he states that he was not particularly opposed to Wallace’s political agenda, which was notable for its pro-segregationist stance, but that his primary motive was to become infamous and to gain notoriety.
Weapon used: .38 revolver.
Bremer was a loner, loser mentally unstable attention seeking Democrat.
So, Chris, in answer to your, as usual, stupid comment, the shooters of those people were all Communists, Terror Sympathizers, leftists or just nutty Democrats. You know-your standard leftist.
Also, none of the guns that they used fall under your frightening heading of “assault weapon” so, even with your stupid ban, none of those deaths would have been prevented because all of the weapons used would still have been legal.
Now go screw a frozen post.