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Bill Maher: It’s ‘Ridiculous‘Quaint‘Nonsensical’ to Think 2nd Amendment Can Prevent Tyranny


HBO host Bill Maher had MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell as one of his guests on "Real Time" Friday night, and the two were adamant that the Second Amendment cannot protect against tyranny (and that such a conversation shouldn't even really be happening in this age).

After pointing out the poll where 44% of Republicans said an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect liberties in the next few years, compared to 18% of Democrats, Maher said:

"Can we get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny. Didn't Waco solve that? We just had the anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Remember Waco? You know what they had in Waco? They had like 1.9 million rounds of ammunition; they had .50 caliber machine guns; they had grenades...What did the government have? Everything else. The winner and still champion - the United States government. Thinking the Second Amendment protects you from tyranny is like thinking the First Amendment protects you from Thor. It's quaint. It's ridiculous. It's nonsensical. And they never get called [on] it!

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That`s quite the reversal

That`s quite the reversal from calling our government "cowards" for dropping bombs on Iraq. Go ahead and call the government cowards for what they did to the innocents in Waco since you want to use it as an example. Guess he only says what will keep his paycheck coming in now. I don`t know what is harder, looking at him or listening to him...

The military are people too

Do you think just because somebody orders the military to fire on civilians they are going to do it?

then why are they so afraid

of the second amendment?
better yet, can we dismantle our military then?

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

It's not your military any more (though you fund it)

It belongs to the UN.

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All 3 of reason, memory & logic are totally alien to such frauds

All three of reason, memory, and logic are totally alien to such frauds in flesh and bones.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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There you have it MSM presstitutes busy with public solicitation

There you have it. MSM presstitutes busy with public solicitation** on behalf of their almighty Big State Master Pimp.


They LOVE DOING THAT JOB of theirs.

Disgusting ObaMARX minions.

**(to join them to debase the people's rights)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Perhaps Maher would support repealing infringments on the 2A

(NFA 1934, GCA 1968) in order to better permit the fight against tyranny , which he admits exists and proffers Waco as an example.

Don't even bother trying to

Don't even bother trying to explain guerrilla warfare to these idiots.

They have no idea how many in our military would stand down and/or side with the people.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

My thoughts exactly.


"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Tell that to

the farmers who revolted against the worlds largest military empire with no Navy and won.

Tell that to the Taliban.
Tell that to the Vietcong.
Tell that to the French.
Tell that to the Spartans at Thermopylae.

The idea that the people can't revolt to tyrannical government is in itself is a ridiculous and historically ignorant notion.

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

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Will someone send him a right

Will someone send him a right to bare arms super brochure? Or maybe several boxes, leave them everywhere for him, on hs car, in his mailbox, etc etc haha

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.


The Second Amendment can't prevent Tyranny then why are they pushing so hard to get rid of our guns? They are truly scared and the Second Amendment can prevent Tyranny. The Government isn't as powerful as people think.

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So says...

the government's mouthpiece!

Speaking of the war in Syria...(distraction alert)!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

How do you know when you have tyranny?

When the government attempts to take everyone's arms.

How many people were in the compound at Waco?

How many Americans own guns?

How many of the military will refuse to follow orders to kill Americans?

The "everything else" that the government has will be in the hands of those that refuse to use it against Americans.

Just askin'

Distracting People With War

Notice how the push is to get people distracted by war:

When Hegseth said he should make his case to the rebels in Syria, O'Donnell countered: "These nuts are not talking about Syria -- 44% of the Republican lunatic party believes they might have to rise in arms...They're not talking about Syria."