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Jason Alexander Sparks A Twitter War About Gun Laws

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Jason Alexander, best known for his role as the goofy and curmudgeonly sidekick George on the 90′s sitcom Seinfeld, has stirred up controversy once again after tweeting his opinions on gun control in light of the Colorado shootings. He was recently in the news for some questionable remarks made on a talk show regarding the game of Cricket, and he later took to Twitter to clear things up.

Update: Since this story was originally written, it appears that Alexander has utilized the situation to get a little marketing power of Twitter.

Now, the comment that started a heated debate was made on Twitter, and Alexander has written a lengthy post about it.

That comment sparked a rather large debate on whether or not the right for Americans to arm themselves was meant for private citizens, and after Alexander received a staggering amount of responses on Twitter, he composed a longer tweet to address his concerns in depth.

Among other things, Alexander argues that the type of guns we have access to are the problem; this only sparked more ire from Twitterers.

…I get messages from seemingly decent and intelligent people who offer things like: @BrooklynAvi: Guns should only be banned if violent crimes committed with tomatoes means we should ban tomatoes. OR @nysportsguys1: Drunk drivers kill, should we ban fast cars?

I’m hoping that right after they hit send, they take a deep breath and realize that those arguments are completely specious. I believe tomatoes and cars have purposes other than killing. What purpose does an AR-15 serve to a sportsman that a more standard hunting rifle does not serve? Let’s see – does it fire more rounds without reload? Yes. Does it fire farther and more accurately? Yes. Does it accommodate a more lethal payload? Yes. So basically, the purpose of an assault style weapon is to kill more stuff, more fully, faster and from further away. To achieve maximum lethality. Hardly the primary purpose of tomatoes and sports cars.

While shooting deaths have clearly been a problem in the U.S. for a long time, it’s been a recurring issue in recent years, starting most notably with Columbine and ending with the tragic ambush on the Aurora movie theater where 12 people lost their lives. And, judging by this Twitter debate, a change in gun laws isn’t something we will all agree on for quite some time.

Jason Alexander Sparks A Twitter War About Gun Laws


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  • ellen kehr

    I strongly agree that private citizens should not be able to possess military weaponry. Most of us would agree that private citizens cannot possess atomic weapons, flame throwers, and granades; so, why should they be able possess Uzi’s and AK30′s with speedy loading devices? Signed, Ellen Kehr

    • Devo

      Private citizens can not own military weapons. The weapon used was a semi automatic.

    • Sadie

      ellen,
      Grow up. Most of “us” agree that private citizens should be allowed to pssess any weapon the enemy is allowed.

      • Sam

        Sadie – Your response to anyone who disagrees with you appears to be “grow up.” You should seriously take your own advice. You come across as uneducated and incapable of presenting a cogent argument other than “I love my guns and you’re stupid if you disagree.” “Grow up” is simply the retort of someone who doesn’t have anything intelligent to say.

        • Mike

          Still waiting on your reply Sammy. I have noticed your vocabulary is improving, have you received your associates degree yet?

        • FREE American

          Insults are ALSO used by people that don’t have anything intelligent to say Sam!!! Put THAT in your communist manifesto!!!

  • Donny

    Jason Alexander is certainly free to express his opinion just as much as those of us who disagree can give ours!!! Calling names or insulting only shows that some people have to go low to express their opinions!!! This issue is because of the latest guy to drink that Rocky Mountain Spring Water and get a beaver turd wanted to hurt innocent people!!!

    If you think that it was ONLY because he got an AR-15 legally than you have a bigger issue than “gun control”!!!

  • Donny

    Military-style semi-automatic firearms (so-called assault weapons) do not differ materially from non-military style semi-automatic firearms (one bullet is fired for each pull of the trigger) and are no more powerful than other semi-automatic weapons. Further, a bullet fired from a semi-automatic weapon is no more powerful than one of the same caliber fired from a corresponding non-semi-automatic handgun, rifle, or shotgun. In fact most assault weapons are less powerful than hunting rifles. For example, the AR-15 (a semi-automatic version of the U.S. military’s rifle, M-16), is a .223 caliber rifle. Rifles of this caliber, when used for hunting, are generally used on small game rather than deer. A smaller caliber bullet is more likely to wound the animal (and allow it to escape and suffer a slow death) than the more powerful .24 to .30 caliber bullets normally used in deer hunting rifles (see this hunting rifle ammunition chart).

    Assault weapons are not the weapons of choice among drug dealers, gang members or criminals in general. Assault weapons are used in about one-fifth of one percent (.20%) of all violent crimes and about one percent in gun crimes. It is estimated that from one to seven percent of all homicides are committed with assault weapons (rifles of any type are involved in three to four percent of all homicides). However a higher percentage are used in police homicides, roughly ten percent. (There has been no consistent trend in this rate from 1978 through 1996.) Between 1992 and 1996 less than 4% of mass murders, committed with guns, involved assault weapons. (Our deadliest mass murders have either involved arson or bombs.)

    There are close to 4 million assault weapons in the U.S., which amounts to roughly 1.7% of the total gun stock.

    • Annoyed

      Who cares. the point is that NO civilian has the need of a gun with the proper magazine that can shoot 100 bullets in succession. (pulling the trigger 100 times. i GET IT) And the silly ass Militia argument can’t even be believed by the idiots that make the argument

      • Donny

        The men that wrote the Constitution of the United States of America cared!!! They added the 2nd amendment to make sure that if need be, God forbid, we the people are still able to pick up our arms against tyranny, injustice and for our own self defense!!!

        The “silly ass Militia argument” as you put it MUST be remembered!!! That is what truly MADE this country what it is and even gave YOU the right to be annoyed and give your opinion on this matter!!! (That was the 1st amendment)

        If you truly believe that banning the sale of a semi-automatic weapon that only LOOKS like the M4 or M16 is going to stop violent crime OR even keep criminals or terrorists from obtaining them your are diluted!!! In fact they will obtain TRUE “assault rifles” to wreak havoc on the masses…but who will be able to defend against them after you have taken away the ability for law abiding John Q. Public from getting a lightweight AR-15 that would save lives??

        You are an accessory to the murder of ANY victim of violent crimes just on your stance to keep law abiding citizens from being free to own what they want!!!

        • Joe

          Keep your damn semi-auto assault rifles, just make the clip size smaller; is that a compromise you will allow.

          • Donny

            Joe If it’s a semi-automatic, it is NOT an assault rifle!!! Also if by “clip” you mean the “magazine”…how would the size or capacity make a difference?? California already has that into a regulation for their state and there are still criminals that get them and use them!!!

            By regulating the ammunition capacity these guns can hold before a reload, while not an infringement on the guns themselves, is still not quite the right choice when calling ourselves a “Free Country”!!!

            I could personally be okay with the regulating the capacity of the magazines. However I fear that the legislation involved would make those who already own the higher capacity magazines into some kind of labeled criminals, for owning/possessing some form of contraband, and that I could NOT agree with!!!

            But I can see your point and appreciate your position on the subject. I also appreciate the flexibility/negotiation nature of your comment as well!!!

          • Donny

            The magazine ban (from 1994 to 2004) was a failed idea from the Clinton era, and will have no impact on criminal misuse of firearms, now, or in the future. It only serves to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

      • Sadie

        Annoyed
        Are you annoyed because of your own ignorance? I believe so.

      • Mike

        Who says NO civilian has the need, you? And who are you? PLEASE!

        • FREE American

          He’s the “special” guy that doesn’t realize that ALL of our military personnel are also civilians before and after they serve!!! They risk their lives so that they can own the same guns that they are issued to protect their families after they return home!!!

          Sam is a communist and will insult ANY American that defends the 2nd amendment and what it means to freedom!!!

    • Trish

      Thank you for the stats. I am still of the opinion that semi automatic weapons are unnecessary, but, other than that, I loves me my guns. I am personally for requiring a gun test before you can own/use a gun. Like a driver’s license. And it has to be updated frequently. I also believe all persons in a home with a gun should have to pass the test. And I think there should be a general safety class taught in public schools that include gun safety as well as bicycle, street, stranger, car, pool, etc. safety. Every class! Just make it appropriate for the age level. I am a very liberal pro gun person. But there are too many idiots in the world. Just look at how people drive! Education is always the answer. Oh, and if we are going to have a stupid freedom infringing Homeland Security, they better get on the friggin ball! No one noticed an individual suddenly buying massive amounts of ammo and guns online? No one thought to check that shit out? Why do we even have Homeland Security if they aren’t actively looking for stuff like this?

      • FREE American

        Excuse me Trish,

        Not to stir the pot, but…

        If semi-automatic weapons are unnecessary then what about handguns?? They are ALL “semi-automatic” weapons!!! Unless it’a a “single action” only (or SAO) revolver like a cowboy gun!!!

        Just because this ONE guy was able to buy his arsenal legally, and used those legally obtained weapons in this terrorist attack on the people of Colorado. He is not the majority of criminal/terrorist that buy black market weapons and/or explosives for their attacks!!! The weapons he used themselves are not the problem. I think education for neighbors to look out for people like this orange haired terrorist scum and get their local authorities involved!!! THAT way these kinds of events can possibly be prevented!!! Banning ANY type of gun/weapon, from law abiding citizens, will not stop these occurrences, but rather make things worse!!!

        It’s up to we the people to provide ourselves with “Homeland Security” against any domestic threat!!! The government entity with that name is looking more for the “foreign threats” to our nation!!! THAT is what will be needed to try and stop this kind of tragedy from occurring again!!!

  • Annoyed

    Go watch Dunston Checks in. This idiot hasn’t done anything of worth since Seinfeld. I happen to agree with him but who cares what he thinks?

  • Chris

    When the founding fathers gave us the 2nd amendment, it was to protect ourselves from the GOVERNMENT. It also didn’t place restrictions on what type of weapons Americans could own, so we could protect ourselves from a tyrannical government….or king…..queen…..dictator, etc..

    Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, etc. – they were/are “Gun Free Zones”, and how did that work out?

    Criminals do these terrible things, not the 99% who follow the law – remember that.

    • Donny

      So true!!! By exposing the insanity of “Gun Free Zones” and calling ALL elected officials, opinion leaders, celebrities, and businesses who support the insanity of gun control exactly what they are… accomplices to mass murder!

      I know that sounds harsh, but someone has to speak up loud enough to be heard over the cries from those who perpetuate the unilateral disarmament of responsible citizens, giving criminals, terrorists, and the deranged ZERO resistance to carry out their assaults, rapes, murders and massacres.- Dr. Ignatius Piazza @ Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

  • joanna

    well thank god mr alexander had had his say….. I don’t know what i would have done without his insightful comments.

    • tom hulsey

      archie bunker lives

  • Benji

    For all you arguing that no law abiding citizen should be prevented from owning a gun, here’s a question assuming it’s not as hard the chicken and egg paradox. Which comes first? Owning a gun or committing a criminal offense with a gun? How, pray tell, DO criminals get their hands on guns if they’re already criminals??? And at what point did those advocating for stricter gun control laws suggest confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens?

    • Donny

      First off…the 2nd amendment is only the protection of our God given right to own any weapon to defend our homes our families and our country!!! Why do you think that no other country has even tried to attack us on our own soil (Of course other than Pearl Harbor) in the last 100+ years?? Before you say 9/11 that was a terrorist attack NOT an invasion/act of war from another country!!! Well point blank it’s because we as a free people have the right to bear arms!!!

      Any zealot that wants to commit a crime of this magnitude will accomplish their goals with or without any bans on AR-15′s AK 47′s or any other military “LOOKING” weapons!!! The only thing a gun ban will accomplish for us as a nation is our inability to defend ourselves from tyranny and other crimes such as this heinous act on our fellow citizens!!!

      How about you define what “freedom” means to YOU Benji??

  • Sam

    I agree that no law abiding, non-military, civilian citizen should need an assault rifle. You folks can foam at the mouth and scream about bearing arms until you’re blue in the face, but there is simply NO legitimate reason for a civilian to need that kind of weapon. For all of you who love to quote the constitution when it comes to gun control, you all know good and well that the founding fathers couldn’t have fathomed the types of automatic weapons we have today. Things change and evolve. There are lots of things that were viewed as acceptable back then that’s no longer considered acceptable today. Women can vote, and we can no longer own other human beings as personal property (thank goodness!). I believe in all areas of life, that when you know better you should do better. It seems to me that we really should know better by now, but clearly some don’t. Eventually, the nation will forget about this (except for those who were directly affected, of course), and move on to something else. Just as it did with Columbine. Just as it did with VA Tech. Just as it did with Gabby Giffords. I don’t know how many people have to get shot before the folks who are so in live with their guns finally know better and finally do better.

    • Devo

      The weapon used in this shoot was not automatic. It is not what the military uses. The weapon i no different than the ones hunters us to kill deer. The only difference is its black(and therefore its scary). What you should be more concerned about is why know one else in that theather was carring a gun to protect themselves or the loved ones they were watching the movie with… Thats the real question(oh wait… laws only effect the ones that obey them…thats why no one was able to defend themselves from this idiot)

      • amy

        OMG yes, an armed weapon would have definitively been able to shoot through the crowd of people and hit its intended target. Totally a nice thought, but seriously?

      • Trish

        Somehow I think a bunch of packing bystanders in a crowded, loud, smoke filled theater would have made things a hell of lot worse. Anyone with a gun would have found themselves being shot at by others with guns. There were bullets flying through the walls into other theaters. Most people wouldn’t have had any clue what to aim at in all that confusion. Let’s triple that dead and wounded count shall we. Don’t be an idiot. Having hunted my entire life, there is no reason for a gun that can shoot a round a second. None. Any decent hunter worth their salt only needs one well placed bullet. But then maybe I’m the only hunter who actually hunts for the meat and not the pretty horns. But that aside, the only real change I would like to see is people are trained on guns. We have to take tests to drive cars, why not to use a gun? And those who share a house with a gun should also be required to take a test whether they want to or not. People don’t realize how easy it is for bullets to go through walls… even people for that matter. And, yes, I believe everyone should have a background check as well before buying a gun. You have to have a background check to Sudafed for pete’s sake. And there should be a limit as to how much ammo and guns a person can buy at one time. Kind of like the limit they have on cash withdrawals at an ATM. And the what the hell was Homeland Security doing? Nothing pinged online when that guy started going nuts buying ammo and guns in such quantities? Why do we even have Homeland Security if they aren’t monitoring such stuff?

        • Jonathan

          Thanks Trish, You have given me some confidence in believing I wasn’t the only gun owner who thought it through to the end… All your suggestions are reasonable in the efforts to protect our members of society from abuse and malicious intent.

        • FREE American

          Hey Trish…You keep posting the SAME comment over and over!!! lol just making a joke about the Homeland Security parts =)

          Seriously though…have you ever seen a speed shooting competition?? There are people that compete that can fire faster than 1 bullet/second and right on target!!! There ia a 13 year old boy that is ranked #4 in the WORLD (ALL ages!!!) that can shoot faster than a fully automatic Uzi and more accurately as well!!!

          So again…it’s NOT the weapons involved…it’s the neighbors/families of these people that aren’t doing something when they see odd behavior BEFORE they kill innocent people!!!

    • Chris

      Sam, you are ignorant at best, and stupid at worst.

      Quote from Thomas Jefferson –

      The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

      Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.

      I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

      “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)

      The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

      The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.

      No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.

      To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.

      I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. (Back then!)

      When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

      I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

      Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

      The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.

      And the day will come, when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva, in the brain of Jupiter.

      In matters of style, swim with the current;
      In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

      What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

      The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.

      The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

      When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.

      Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.

      The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

      The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

      God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

      Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.

      It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately.

      Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.

      He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

      I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

      I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

      I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.

      To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

      In a government bottomed on the will of all, the…liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all.

      I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

      Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.

      The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

      Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

      Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

      The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

      A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.

      I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

      Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

      A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

      The right of self-government does not comprehend the government of others.

      An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.

      History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.

      If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

      It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent’s refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father.

      The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

      I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

      The man who reads nothing at all is better than educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

      I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.

      In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

      • Sadie

        Chris
        you are spot on!

      • Sam

        Being called ignorant by someone like you? Trust that I won’t lose a wink of sleep over that. As I stated, you all can foam at the mouth with your craziness all you want. No civilian needs an automatic assault weapon. I don’t care how much copying and pasting you do, nor how much you twist and manipulate the truth in your disturbed minds. This isn’t the 1700s, but you all clearly still have an 18th century mindset. The fact that you even started your comment with a childish insult shows your own level of ignorance and stupidity. You all act like a bunch of rabid wild animals, not rational, thinking, civil human beings. I will repeat this, but I certainly don’t expect any of you to comprehend it…NO CIVILIAN NEEDS AN ASSAULT RIFLE. Get it?? Yeah, I didn’t think you would. Intelligence, logic, and common sense always gets you people worked up. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so pathetic.

        • Mike

          Yet you still haven’t explained yourself. What is the second Amendment, all knowing one? No copying and pasting now.

        • FREE American

          Sam…Can you define the word “Assault Rifle”?? You can certainly spew some insults and your communist propaganda about guns, because you want to disarm the masses to force your opinions on the rest of America, and then when you’re called out on it. You feel the need to attempt FURTHER insults because you think you are above the rest of us!!!

          You are just as guilty of mass murder as is James Holmes by trying to take guns away from law abiding citizens.
          Because you would prefer that the rest of America be unable to defend themselves!!!

          Unfortunately when you are wrong your’e wrong!!! No amount of insults or copy/pasting communist anti-gun propaganda is going to change that!!!

          It’s the self righteous, pretentious, arrogant, insulting, conceded A-holes like you, are why the rest of the world has a hatred for us Americans!!! Ergo we NEED to be armed to the teeth. Just to be able to defend ourselves when the anti-American, terrorist, extremists come to get YOU and mistakenly attack US!!!

          You should probably defect to a communist country where you belong!!!

    • Donny

      The “RIGHT to bear arms” is a right that the founding fathers believed to be God given!!! The 2nd amendment was written to fully PROTECT that right from ANY infringement!!! Only a communist would want the public unarmed and defenseless!!!

    • Sadie

      Sam grow up…all citizens have the right to protect themselves. this means the same access to the equipment the out of control government has. after all we have the right to stand up for our freedom. To protect ourselves. Just because some screwed up young man does something stupid the whole nation should not be held accountable. And you are rong about the founding fathers. They knew how money, power, controll over individuals is enticing to individuals. And if you believe we really should know better what is your explanation for wars. Individualls standing for what they believe in, the right to protect yourself should be unconditonal as love. You are the moron. Look at your fears and face them. there are plenty of legitimate resaons for civilians to have the same fire power.

    • crispin feliciano

      your a big idiot, we have the right to buy any gun thats legal to own , if thats the case why make a ferrari that goes 200 mph are you really going to go that fast ? on a regular street? its fast because people want fast , plain and simple i dont have the right to tell you what color car you should drive i hate purple yet people buy purple cars its their choice….i want a gun with fire power why? its my right..besides jason alexander has body guards w/ guns . look at rosie O’Donnell givng tom selleck a hard time about him being a member of the nra yet her body guards have guns….fuck you dont choose for me !!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    You fat beady eyed bastard! What a stupid comment.Its a weapon that the military just happens to use.

    • Donny

      I think you mean “LOOKS LIKE a weapon the military uses”!!!

  • Marshal

    He really IS stupid !

  • Chris

    Sam needs to move to the UK………

  • John Q.

    So who asked this Cricket Nazi about his opinion on guns anyway?

  • John Q.

    I agree that no law abiding, non-military, civilian citizen should have…

    ANY of his rights infringed upon just because some idiot with a bad hair do wanted to hurt people!!! An AR-15 is nothing more than a semi-automatic rifle that has a sinister look to it!!! I believe that our military uses an M-4 and an M-16 that both look very similar to the AR-15!!! The receiver is almost the same look as well. The one MAJOR difference is the full auto or short burst feature (Shoots 3 rounds rapidly with each trigger pull) available on the M-4 or M-16 assault rifles.

    A pistol grip doesn’t make it an assault rifle!!! Otherwise I have an “assault shotgun” (With an AR-15 style collapsible stock)!!! Even though it’s a pump shotgun that holds 9 rounds!!!

  • Sadie

    Jason,
    The constitution of the United States Of America allows citizens the right to bear arms.. This right is given to us that we may hold are selfs safe from government that decided marshall law should be enforced. But that the majority of the individuals that make up this nation may decide otherwise have the right to purchase the same equipment to defend themselves against a government out of control. Please get off your high horse and shut the F_ck Up!

    • Sadie

      Sadie,

      I’ll put this in words you might understand…

      Sadie. You ain’t no lady!

      The constitution also gives us the right of free speech— and allows classless women like yourself to use foul and abusive language!

    • amy

      Yes, the 2nd amendment gives you the right to bear arms. 2 of them and permanently attached to your being.
      In case you are UNAWARE, private citizens with weaponry are the primary cause of UNDUE casualty in civil war, or do you not watch international news?

      • Mike

        Can you sound any more ignorant? Do you know what a civil war is? Then, may I ask, how is it “UNDUE”? Do yourself a favor and go back to school; that way when you open the hole under your nose you won’t need toilet paper to clean your chin.

    • Jonathan

      The United States of America Government I presume is the Government you are mentioning that you want to protect yourself from in the event it is out of control? Do I really need to remind you… The United States has Tanks, Air Craft Carriers and Nuclear Missles… All of which are items you cannot buy or own. A million AK-47′s, M-16′s, 240-Bravo’s and just about any other hand-held gun you can think of IS NO MATCH to the power of the U.S. Government… Your argument is pointless and only illustrates how utterly dim you are. If you want to keep your hand guns and rifles for defense and hunting… Please keep them, they do not pose the same risk high powered rifles do and still provide the same benefit. If you want all or nothing then get used to mass murders happening more often, perhaps you will change your mind about legislation when its your family at risk.

      • Donny

        Same thing was said about us against the British during our revolution.

        Also most hunting rifles are more powerful than ANY AR-15 or AK-47 ever made!!! Therefore THAT argument is pointless!!!

        Finally my family IS “at risk” every single day from criminals and people like YOU that don’t want me to be able to defend them!!! Responsible armed citizens save lives!!!

        You try and remember that when you are completely and totally defenseless against some criminal that will NOT follow any laws anyway…(and I quote YOU) “perhaps you will change your mind about legislation when its YOUR family at risk.”

  • Dan

    SORRY TO SAY BUT IT’S A LITTLE LATE FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHY THEY CAN’T BUT HEAVY GEAR GUNS. Hell if most guns were legal in the usa then most people wouldn’t buy them because people are buying things that are illegal. It takes all the fun out of buying legal guns and that isn’t where the money is!!!! got to protect yourself some how because the law sure wont

    • John

      You sir are completely ignorant of gun laws.

      “Hell if most guns were legal in the usa” – MOST guns ARE legal in the USA. Only a small portion of gun types like fully automatic or short barrel guns are illegal or require additional licensing depending on the jurisdiction.

      “people are buying things that are illegal” – Where is your proof of this erroneous claim? The fact is, based on BATFE and independent data, most guns are bought legally (since all but a few rare types are illegal or require additional licensing)and are of a wide variety of types from single shot to semi-automatic

      Any more false statements from you?

      • FREE American

        John…there is a black market where guns cost 3 times as much, and they are chosen out of a trunk. Or a closet, and NOT a federally licensed gun store!!! THAT is how criminals usually “buy” there guns, and commit acts of violence against those not “allowed” to carry for protection!!!

        Of course the more “bodies” (or rather the number of crimes committed with the same gun, that has ballistic evidence in police custody)the cheaper the already inflated price!!!

        Dan has some research to do with his gun law ignorance AND his belief that most hunting/defense rifles and handguns are obtained illegally…

        Good luck with that Dan!!!

  • Steve

    “Clips” are for M1 Garand battle rifles. “Magazines” are for the AR-15/M-16/M4, M14/M1A,FAL,HK-91/G3/PTR-91/CETME,M1/M2 carbine,Mini-14/Mini-30, AK47/AKM/AK74 etc…. IF you don not know the difference,
    please do not bore us with YOUR IGNORANCE. Would one of you “reasonable” people PLEASE define what an “assault weapon” is? I’ve been around military rifles for years, yet I’ve NEVER seen one that is called an “assault rifle”. The closet is the MP-43 from WW2.
    It was called the “sturmgever” (storm rifle). Additionally, would one of you like to define “milita”? Hint: it’s NOT the National Guard!
    The Founders, in their wisdom, left the American people with the ultimate “NO’ vote should the government become tyrannical: ARMED REBELLION. Consider that the NEXT time some “whack” job thinks it’s OK to kill innocent people because he’s upset. FACT: EVERY houshold in Switzerland has a FULLY automatic battle rifle in it. Switzerland also has one of the lowest murder rates in the world. I personally own several battle rifles and thousands of rounds of ammo. I am NO threat to anyone UNLESS you enter my home without permission.

    • Susan

      Jehovah Witnesses beware!!!

  • Sam

    Some of you people sound like a bunch of ignorant, uneducated hicks. “I love my guns!! It’s my god given right to have as many guns as I want!! Don’t you dare try to take my guns from me!!” Ignorant, pathetic, backwards fools. Now go ahead with your crazed ranting and raving, and copying and pasting the constitution to twist to fit your own distorted idea of what the second amendment is REALLY for. You’re an embarrassment.

    • Mike

      Would love to hear what you think the second amendment really means. And how exactly do you warrant people wanting their guns make them uneducated sounding? Or even a hick? Ignorant of what? What is pathetic? backwards fools? You must have some family like this? Inbreeding maybe? Can’t wait to hear what you have to say since it was full of big, long words… Funny!

    • Dave

      Somebody has to remind your stupidass that guns are what bought our freedom from the British crown & that guns are what will keep us from living in some tyrannical nightmare ruled by people like Bloomberg or Obama.

    • Donny

      WOW!!! Sounds like ol’ Sam is losing HIS argument…so he has to insult gun owners as a whole!!! Well how about a rebuttal now!!!

      YOU Sam are an anti-2nd amendment, anti-freedom, anti-American and are more responsible for the deaths by guns in this country than ANY law abiding gun owner!!!

      You and the rest of your anti-gun agenda help every criminal in this country and every terrorist that HATES bleeding heart liberals like YOU!!! Your anti-gun agenda and it’s “gun free zones” are both more dangerous than anything in this country!!! Stop blaming the MANY for the actions of the FEW!!! The actions of the few can be countered with just 1 responsible armed citizen!!! YOU however are the TRUE EMBARRASSMENT to this country by being an a-typical gun ignorant “scared” sheep that most likely can barely walk out your front door due to your paranoid delusions, and think that every gun owner is a whack job like this orange haired freak in Aurora!!!

      That being said…the 2nd amendment was written to protect the masses from ignorant and tyrannical followers such as yourself!!! Maybe you need to move to a sovereign state like England and leave the freedom to those of us that can handle it!!!

  • Dave

    I’m shocked that another Jew talks about gun control (not)!
    I’m certain that Jason Alexander has no problems with Israeli’s owning machineguns.
    Jews despise the fact that the Goyim (cattle as we’re called in their Talmud) have guns.
    For every article that I read about this tribe wanting my guns, I buy more ammo!

  • Joe

    The words of Alexander Hamilton quoted in Jason Alexander’s tweet was a paragraph taken from the Federalist Papers. The Federalist Papers are a collection of articles published with the argument for more powers to be consolidated into a federal government instead of the state governments as they were at the time the Federalist Papers were being written, while the US was operating under the Articles of Confederation. Hamilton’s point was that the federal government needed to control a full-time military for the better protection of the US as opposed to the states putting together part-time military powers of that would not be nearly as well-trained (and burdensome to the everyday life of the working American and the economy as it would take away from time spent in personal labors) as a federally organized and devoted full-time military. The paragraph Jason quoted is not a good fit in his argument since the Hamilton quote was taken out of context. So, the second amendment is part of the Constitution as is a federally organized and funded military. It’s important to note that the Constitution provides for both.

  • Stapress

    Thank you, Jason, for your intelligent comment. As you said, the “right to bear arms” does not mean automatic assault weapons in movie theaters. If you are a hunter, then go and get your gun or rifle or whatever is your favorite method to kill that animal. Automatic weapon? I don’t think so. Less guns on the streets will mean less shootings/killings. Period.

    • FREE American

      The guns that people purchase are NOT automatics. As those are not legal for purchase, without proper licensing from the ATF. So you are complaining about nothing…literally!!!

      The rifles that hunters or gun enthusiasts purchase are NOT the guns on the street!!! If you think that violating the 2nd amendment as written will make it so that fewer guns are on the streets. then you are just as “crazy” as this Holmes idiot in the Arapahoe County Jail spitting on the guards right now!!! All gun sanctions do is take the ability away from the general public from defending against any criminal that can either steal a gun or buy one from a black market connection (they’ve done it for years, not just in the movies)

      You communists that want gun control can’t really expect the truly free people of the United States, to allow you to remove or ignore any amendments from our Bill of Rights?? The same amendments that provide you with the right to not like that we are free. However that’s all you CAN do is complain commie!!!

    • FREE American

      Also…No one should have any illusions about what was accomplished (by the ban in 1994). Assault weapons play a part in only a small percentage of crime. The provision was mainly symbolic; its virtue was hoped to be, a stepping stone to broader gun control.

      Yet that ban was lifted in 2004 as it was deemed unconstitutional!!!

      Funniest thing about this whole entire thread is…

      The AR-15 is merely a “TACTICAL RIFLE” due to it’s “semi-automatic” ONLY nature!!! A “genuine assault weapon”, as opposed to the legal definition, is a hand-held, “selective fire” weapon. Which means that it’s capable of firing in either an automatic, or a semiautomatic mode, depending on the position of a selector switch. These kinds of weapons are heavily regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934, and are further regulated in some states. Therefore assault rifles are ALREADY banned in this country!!! So you guys can ALL rest assured that you won…Back in 1934!!!

    • j storey

      Less guns or less legal guns, the AR-15 used was not and automatic weapon I promise you that your lack of education on weapons and what they can be used for is the sole reason people are afraid of guns. A gun can sit in the corner of a safe for years and never hurt anyone, mean while a sick twisted individual stabs someone with a pencil and kills them is the pencil an asault weopon? CRIMINALS dont obey laws they are criminals so take away my rite to defend me or you for that matter is not goin to stop the CRIMINALS!

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    I just saw this Shallow Hal movie, and just discovered that the most annoying person I have ever had the misfortune to meet (I’m not going to name names, but he played George Costanza on my old show) has a tail! What a freak of nature, when you add in that he has a hairy man-ass fetish. makes me wonder why he thought it would be a good idea to say ANYTHING to ANYONE about the gun used in Aurora Colorado on July 20, 2012?
    This is coming from a man that claims to be an actor, but he “acts” the same way all the time! so when does the “acting” begin and the real “Jason Alexander” end? My wife chased him from my front door with my own personal Smith and Wesson M&P 15 (which is the same as an AR-15 only not made by ArmaLite, it’s a Smith and Wesson) and he threatened me with a tweet!
    Anyone that is willing to listen to this loser (he is definitely a loser, I know him) I fear for your you as a human being let alone an American.
    The Rabbi said that you need to stop lying to all of these nice people and get back to your spot in the hospital Jay! just how long have you been off of your medication?

  • http://google tim

    jason you are a funny guy stick to being a comedian instead of spouting off about things you clearly know nothing about

  • matt

    My Father fought in the trenches in WWII in Italy. He killed many of the enemy rushing his position. He was bayonetted thru his side and hand and continued to fight and save lives for Liberty and Freedom’s sake.

    He received the Purple Heart, and other medals(Valor) for saving lives. He defended himself on the battlefield, but….

    He never had a weapon at home and went to Church every Sunday and armed himself with the Bible and what Gods word teaches us to do. I agree with the ban of military grade weapons in the US.

    In an early post one person commented on statistics, Japan had 7 murders with guns last year(as I am reading into the post)United States of America had 11,000.

    Please note there is another matt that posts with a capital M, I have a different position on this discussion and do not bash others. If parents raised their children with the golden rule Matthew 12:7 there would be less problems in this country.

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