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Singer James Taylor on gun control: ‘We need to make some Sacrifices to our Freedoms’ to Keep Kids Safe

WASHINGTON — Addressing the issue of gun control, singer-songwriter James Taylor told The Daily Caller that Americans “need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms” in order to keep children safe.

Following his performance at President Obama’s second inauguration, TheDC asked Taylor if he agreed with Obama’s executive actions on gun control.

“I think the nation is very divided on gun control,” Taylor told TheDC, “but I think the majority of us feel strongly — even the majority of gun owners feel strongly — that we need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms, if that’s the way to put it. We need to make some sacrifices to what we might want to have, in order to safeguard our children.”

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You ain't my friend, Jim

and you are an enemy to freedom

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

speak for yourself jimbo

you've earned your place in my "starving artists For tyranny" list. say hi to grohl and cornell for me, loser.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Please explain

how making sacrifices to our freedoms keeps kiddies safe.
I did a quick look-up of U.S. school shootings. I assume that is what he wants to stop. There is a list on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the....
I counted up the number of fatalities since the 1966 Texas clock tower shooting up to the passage of the "Gun-free school zone" law in 1990. I then totaled the number of fatalities from 1991 to 2013.
So, what was the effect of sacrificing some of our freedoms to keep kiddies safe in their little gun-free zones? For the 24 years before the gun-free zone law was enacted there were a total of 46 fatalities. That includes the 16 in Texas. It's less than two per year on average. Since kids by law are now safe from guns in their idyllic bubbles, there have been 228 fatalities in school shootings. That is close to 10 per year. Gun-free schools are five times more deadly than legal carry schools. James Taylor must be high.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Taylor says:

"even the majority of gun owners feel strongly — that we need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms, if that’s the way to put it. We need to make some sacrifices to what we might want to have, in order to safeguard our children.”

I've been a fan of J.T.'s music since the "Flying Machine" days, but this statement is a careless, unmitigated and outright lie!

I have to assume that he understands the issue at stake regarding our 2nd amendment rights and since he also supported the Kenyan in '08, that means, at least in my mind, that he's also a traitor to the republic.

Taylor is a tool; a pseudo, aristocratic fool who may never learn just what a useful idiot he was and is.

'I was a fool to care'....

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&list=FL4wdZ0dK3HG...

Hey JT!

Aint it good to know, you lost a friend?

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

There are legal and

There are legal and long-established ways of making our children safe. Get a warrant, report a suspicion, etc.

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Does that mean his

Does that mean his bodyguard(s) will be relinquishing his weapon?

Boo...

and I like JT's music.

But, I am convinced that most of those in the music industry have compromised and sold out. These are not our heroes and like sports personalities we should discount most of what they say and how they live their lives. Bad examples.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

He's so vain, he probably thinks this post is about him.

You gave away the things you love, one was liberty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU

Only 30% were suckered by the Presidents lying ways. Only 25% by Romney's equally dishonest ways.

But 45% wanted nobody for President.

Democracy has been a fraud is the Unites states for at least 125 years, being a tyranny of the minority.

During the last administration, reports of the free press documents 4.6 children/day were murdered by drone strikes.

When the government supplied assault weapons to criminal elements in Mexico, surely it wasn't to protect the children.

Government bought 4 billion rounds of ammo. How many of them have children's names on them.

When that same government executed at least 17 children and one pregnant mother at the Waco Massacre, burning them to death in the siege.

When government Agents set explosives charges in the Murrow Federal Building, 19 children under the age of 6 were killed.

To protect the children, either disarm the government or arm the population.

Free includes debt-free!

Put him on the list

of celebrities who are no longer eligible for bodyguard protection.

those who would sacrifice

those who would sacrifice permanent freedoms for temporary safety deserve neither
~Benjamin Franklin

Gosh,

it feels like I just had the rug pulled out from under me...not sure why his opinion (contrary to my own) has affected me more than other celebrities with the same views...but it has.

"You've Got a Friend", James? Obviously not.

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BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

I understand

I was really surprised when he endorsed "the killer from kenya" in '08.

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&list=FL4wdZ0dK3HG...

Give up your Heroin Jimbob

Give up your Heroin Jimbob and then let's talk.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Give up your Heroin Jimbob

Give up your Heroin Jimbob and then let's talk.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Would brandishing a firearm against a violent intruder

with children in the home not be an example of protecting our children? Another 'for the children' straw man. Sacrificing rights never equates to protecting children.

I guess James Taylor would attack an armed intruder with an accousitc guitar.

He would strum them into a

He would strum them into a coma.

Those who would sacrifice liberty...

think their children will thank them for it?

JT is a mental institution and Laurel Canyon graduate:
http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00201.html

He is a fine musician and songwriter, but a dupe at best.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Circular logic. "need to make

Circular logic.
"need to make some sacrifices to children's freedoms in order to keep children safe"

Taylor is assuming children never grow into adults.

Southern Agrarian

wow will he pay for my bodyguard?

he is a Hollywood Nazi! i feel we need more guns to scare off those puppet elites!

What other rights does this

What other rights does this elitist think we should sacrifice?