GUNS (Virtual State of the Union 2013)
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GUNS (Virtual State of the Union 2013)


And now we must turn to the issue of gun violence
in America today because the latest mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown
Connecticut leave us all liberal and conservative
Republican and Democrat appalled and disgusted
at the carnage. Now some people, and that includes many people
in this room tonight, want to place the blame for this horror on
things like thirty round magazines or semi-automatic rifles.
We want to blame something, anything
that we can control. What we really want to ban
is violence and murder and insanity,
but we don’t talk about that though because deep in our hearts each of us knows
that violence and murder
and insanity are built into human condition and likely
always will be. You know, there are two kinds of animals in
this world. Predators and prey. No one watches a leopard chase down a gazelle
and denies that the gazelle has a right to use its hooves
and horns to protect itself from the predator
but there are people in this room tonight and all across the country who
who would deny that same right to self-defense to other human beings.
Such people seem to think that the way to stop the leopard
is to cut the horns off the gazelle. That by somehow making it easier for the predator
that the predator will simply go away.
My friends, this is insane. When you make it easier for the predator
you get more predators.
So let’s start with the so-called assault weapons more properly known as
semi-automatic rifles. In 2011
the total firearm murders came to eight thousand five hundred eighty three
according to the FBI. Now during that time
the total murders committed by rifles – all rifles, not just
semi-automatic rifles – Were three hundred and twenty three.
That’s three percent of all murders. Hammers and clubs killed half again as many
people as rifles. Hands and feet murder twice as many and knives
kill five times more Americans than all rifles
combined. Preventable medical errors killed about ninety
eight thousand people per year Medical malpractice
kills more than twelve times as many people as are murdered in the US each year.
That’s more than three hundred times the number killed by all rifles – not just
the so-called assault rifles.
No-one talks about limits on hammers or knives or doctors or hospitals.
No-one does that because the good
we perceive from hammers and knives and doctors far outweigh their perceived
harm and yet studies show that firearms prevent anywhere
from eight hundred thousand to over two million
violent crimes every year.
The lowest estimate means that one hundred times more violent
crimes were prevented with firearms than the total murders
committed with firearms. That’s one hundred times as
many. Now in October of 2007
Amanda Collins was walking to her car after a night class
at the University of Nevada at Reno. Amanda had a concealed carry permit for her
9mm Glock that carried for self-defense.
Unfortunately for Amanda UNR is like most college campuses,
a gun-free zone so, like the law abiding citizen that she is,
she did not have her gun with her in this gun-free zone when she was attacked
by James Biela. Biela raped her
on the UNR campus less than three hundred yards from the campus
police office. He then walked away
and a few months later this human predator went on to murder
nineteen-year-old Brianna Denison.
Amanda Collins went on to say “I know, having been the first victim,
that Brianna Denison and would still be alive had I been able to defend
myself that night.” Therefore
I am directing the Virtual Attorney General to aggressively challenge any
gun control laws that violate Amanda Collins’ right not to be raped
and Brianna Denison’s right not to be murdered.
You’re not forced to abandon your First Amendment right when you enter Chicago
or New York or your Fifth Amendment rights when you walk onto a college campus.
As Virtual President I will veto on-the-spot without hesitation, but with
a great deal of pleasure, any and all attempts to destroy any
of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution
of the United States of America. Because
when it’s all said and done the Second Amendment to the Constitution is
not there to protect us against criminals
and the people calling for gun control know this. That’s why they want gun control
instead of crime control. That’s why they want laws that at the stroke
of a pen turn law-abiding citizens
into criminals. The Second Amendment
is there to protect the American people from tyranny.
The Second Amendment is there to protect the American people from politicians.
The Second Amendment is there to protect the American people
from us. Some politicians claim America deserves a
vote on this issue. Ok! Let’s have a vote.
Those of you advocating infringement on the right of the people to keep and bear
arms need to go to the American people with the Twenty Eighth Amendment
which would simply read the Second Amendment to the Constitution is hereby
repealed. That would for the first time
give you the legal authority to do what you have been doing and what you are
trying to do now in direct violation of your oath of office to defend the entire
Constitution of the United States not just the parts
you happen to approve of. So go ahead. Go to the American people
and tell them that ultimate powers are no longer to be vested in the people who
can’t be trusted with that power according to you. Tell them
only the Government can have that power now you go out there
and try to convince the people of the thirty eight states that you’re going to
need to get that amendment passed to agree with your opinion of them versus
their opinion of you. I dare you! Twelve million
unarmed men, women and children were unable to resist being murdered
by their own National Socialist government in Germany.
Perhaps fifty million unarmed men, women and children were
murdered by their own Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Fifty million Chinese murdered
by their own government under Mao who also disarmed his people, and
in Cuba and in Vietnam
and in the killing fields of Cambodia. Now you say that can’t happen
here. You say we’re protected.
By what? By the Constitution
that you’re in the process of destroying? You are in violation of your oaths of office
but so much as introducing this legislation let alone passing it.
My fellow Americans, the previous inhabitants
of this chamber watched
as one hundred million people
were murdered after being disarmed by their own governments.
Every single one of those men, women and children, were as real
and precious and irreplaceable as the children at Newtown.
And I tell you here and now that I will be damned
if I let that happen to the American people.

100 Comments

  • DJ Arnoldo

    A brilliant analysis by Bill Whittle. Yet liberals want to put corrupt racist America-hating Leftist snakes like Clinton and Sanders in charge of the entire country. Wake up America! Last chance to save yourselves! Do you know what Nature has in store for stupid societies who refuse to learn from their mistakes? EXTINCTION.

  • dgoddard22

    All you have to do is look at why it was drafted and then why it's only 2nd to freedom (maybe to defend our freedoms and from who?) Once you do that, lastly remember what document it's part of. It should be easy to understand. Protect this great nation!

  • Brandon B

    But the liberal's response to this: "Don't trouble me with the facts. I'll do what I want, and the people will just accept it, because I said so, and they'll believe it because its on TV and the internet."

  • Capt_Jeff66

    Good job, Mr Virtual Potus. You made more sense and factual accuracy in 7.5 min than Obummer has in 7.5 years!! 4 more minutes! 4 more minutes! 4 more minutes! 😄

  • Kenneth Bryan

    Someone once said, "don't try so hard to fit in when you were meant to stand out!" If I may speak on behalf of those that have married and divorced

  • Bo Guss

    THIS GUY IS RIGHT ON THE MARK. BEST SPEECH I'VE HEARD IN A VERY LONG TIME…. HE'S SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE POLITICAL HACKS WE'RE BEING FORCED TO VOTE FOR.

  • Daniel ONeil

    Bill, you are a genius. I wish we could have political leaders with your insight and love of country. please continue your good work.

  • Snarky Mark

    The problem ultimately is the desperation on the Left to control everybody's actions. They fail to understand that the only persons actions anybody can control is their own. The only viable defense against an armed nut is to be a well-trained armed person yourself.

  • Daddski 1

    for you liberals that just cannot figure out what shall not be infringed upon means… or you think its about muskets… pay attention
    The second amendment IF YOU READ THE FEDERALIST PAPERS OR HAVE A BRAIN
    TO understand what SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED UPON MEANS…. HOWEVER lets
    look at your stupid musket thoughts. 1. your wrong they had revolvers,
    massive cannons, weapons that shot 20 rounds at a time and more, and if
    you paid attention what the founders wanted above all else was to ensure
    that the PUBLIC (WE THE PEOPLE) Had access to and possession of every
    weapon that a military had access to and yes that included tanks, bombs
    and nukes. So shut up until you grow up and pay more attention. The well
    regulated militia was a separate section from THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE
    as well//// Please STOP BEING THE PROBLEM

    oh one more thing.. You know what they did with those that went prison
    back then? They didn't discriminate against them.. If they had a gun
    when they went to jail it was RETURNED TO THEM ON THE WAY OUT THE PRISON
    DOORS>..

  • J J

    Look how the Commie Liberals in the audience are smirking and rolling their eyes. They know its true, but what he is saying goes against their Commie globalist agenda of wanting to disarm America and completely enslave us.

  • Mike Burke

    I have a question. How many people would have died if the Las Vegas murderer was armed with arms, feet, knives or doctors? That's the dumbest argument I've ever heard.

  • Mike Burke

    The exclusive attacks on liberals and conservatives in this thread makes me sick. You are all blinded by the us vs. them mentality that the bipartisan system thrives on, you can't see any issue outside the lens of those stupid "libtards" believe this and those redneck "repugnatans" believe that. America has been divided for long enough, it's time for people to unite and say fuck the bipartisan system. No issue is black or white, everything is a shade of gray and there needs to be a good balance to every decision we make as a society. I think it's safe to say both sides just want the citizens of this country to be able to live freely and safely, why don't we focus on that? But no, back to the blind hatred and constant disagreement and personal attacks while we're all fucked in the ass by Congress as a whole. Jesus, people in America are fucking stupid – liberals and conservatives alike.

  • mustardbackpack

    If hammers, clubs, and knives are comparable to a gun, then why doesn't anyone carry a hammer, club, or knife to defend themselves. It would certainly be cheaper and safer. Or you could use a fucking hammer to overthrow the government when they get tyrannical. They're not on the same level at all, and using the "Then why don't we ban them too" argument is dumb. Just like this guy.

  • Nate Barker

    Sometimes i just go back and re-watch these just to pretend that this is reality. sigh A man can dream can't he? A man can dream…

  • Sam Houston

    Damn! That was some mighty powerful messaging there. I wonder where Bill gets it from?

    "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."
    —Thomas Jefferson

    “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.”
    — Thomas Jefferson, 'Common Place' quoting Cesare Beccaria

    "Absent The 2nd Amendment, No Other Right Exists."
    — Benjamin Martin

    "Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother's sword has been sheathed in a brother's breast and that the once-happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by a race of slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?"
    — George Washington – from a letter to a close friend after the events of April 19, 1775

    "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
    — Patrick Henry

    “Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private self-defense."
    — John Adams

    “The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they might.”
    — Samuel Adams

    "No free government was ever founded, or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state…such area well-regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen."
    — Richard Henry Lee, State Gazette (Charleston) (8 September 1788)

    “When the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense.”
    — Alexander Hamilton

    "WE THE PEOPLE are the rightful masters of both Congress & the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    — Abraham Lincoln

    "The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."
    — Franklin D. Roosevelt

    "The government is not the solution to our problem. The government IS the problem."
    — Ronald Reagan

    “Concentrated power has always been the enemy of Liberty."
    — Ronald Reagan

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
    — Ronald Reagan

    "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."
    — Ronald Reagan

  • Danny Foote

    This is hilariously terrible…smh…nice green screen..and no valid points made. This is just like any other public health issue and needs to be treated as such. Please use some common sense…Here's a real solution…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6imFvSua3Kg

  • Frumious Bandersnatch

    That is the most dumb ass argument I ever heard. Propaganda and misrepresentation of facts. And the comments here are the still the same old tired, debunked, stupid and ignorant arguments. I hope one of you gun nuts end up having to sacrifice one of your own kids in a mass shooting and then we’ll see how strong your gun religion is.

  • Paula Frost

    This has GOT to be the worst argument against gun control and if this is the best Conservatives have to argue their point, then perhaps the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have a shot at changing some minds in Congress because they sounded more compelling to me than this guy. There are so many holes in his arguments like the fact that for most shooters using a weapon like an AR-15, the element of surprise and the fact that no one is expecting anything. By the time an armed security guard could even get to a classroom, the shooter could have killed everyone and left. In fact the Florida high school did have an armed guard but yet the shooter killed all those people and hid amongst students by the time he got there. So then gun defenders will say "Well, all the students should have guns!" Really? So now we're going to have shootouts in a classroom and young teenage hotheads walking around schools with guns all day long and what age does that start? 16? 15? 14? Oh ok that doesn't work….well then arm the teachers then! So a teacher's handgun against an AR-15….I don't think so. And then his next point is to place blame squarely on the mentally ill, an argument used the majority of the time to defend against gun control and YET while Adam Lanza of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting was mentally ill, the vast majority are not and just angry white guys with a grudge so no amount of background checks are going to flag these guys. And then his next point is that the Second Amendment protects citizens from tyranny by their own government and uses China as an example! A country NOT duly elected by the people and representative of the people. Is this guy really comparing the democratic country of the US to China, Russia and others?? And if in some crazy scenario, the Government decided to turn on its own people, I'm pretty sure the citizens armed with a few AR-15s are not going to be a match for the military with tanks, drones, airstrikes, snipers, etc etc….you get my point. I'm sorry this is a weak argument!

  • Lachlant1984

    I think Bill Whittle sounds a little bit like Steve Jobs, his voice is about the same pitch and is about as husky as Steve Jobs was, but I think Steve Jobs spoke a bit louder.

  • Michael Abbott

    I agree with the Gun control argument here..but this is fantasy lets keep that in mind its theatrics and many people not realizing it, may think this speech was actually delivered to Congress. Call it "Virtual delivery" or what ever you want-I dont think it helps our cause to be misleading in the same way the progressive DEMs are on Guns.

  • Mrs. Wise

    People will give up a lot when "It's for the good of the Children". Don't fall for it AMERICA!

    After the AR-15, they will ban another & another…

  • Michele T

    Why are liberals laughing at the idea of protecting yourself against a tyrannical gov? I thought you all thought Trump was a fascist dictator?
    Kinda tells me you don’t believe your own bullshit.

  • pabobfin

    So to recap: Arm the average citizen with "toy army guns" so he/she can fight off the American Government when is goes amok, and comes after them with tanks, drones, RPG's, and Cruise missiles… got it. I'll make popcorn to watch that one.

  • Mark Bivens

    Bill I wish somebody would put you in office and I really wish you would update this video so we could show it on my Facebook page.

  • Autumn Spring

    The democrats are cringing about the truth, but it is their turn to listen! They wish they could silence him!

  • tsafa

    Right to Bear Arms…. not NEED

    Arms = Ordinary Military Equipment
    Bear= Carry
    Militia = Not enlisted, not contracted armed citizens
    Regulated = In good working order. As in well regulated clock.
    Shall not be infringed = No Restrictions

    Share… Copy and Paste !

  • D Lll

    I used to be a leftest…I saw this 5 years ago when a friend posted it to facebook and it actually made me question my own beliefs. The "predator- prey/leopard-gazelle " example was the thing that go me thinking and started my journey of moving from leftest to libertarian. I just came across this video again and thought I would mention this. Thank you Bill Whittle.

  • robert retka

    Congress fails to give Bill a standing ovation he deserved. There is your congress persons answer. May the culling of the patriots happen in mass.

  • REALDualDesertEagle

    This should be translated into every single language there is on this planet and shown to every last gun grabbing fucktard, followed by a slap left and right for everyone demanding gun control and imprisonment for those who caused people to be unable to defend themselves, and finally a world wide mandatory concealed carry training for everyone who hasn't already served in the military or police forces!

  • Liberty Patriot

    It is the hight of stupitidy of America that Non criminal US CItizens are prevented from exercising their Constitutional right / amendment #2 to CCW 24-7 everywhere in the US that includes Sporting events, airports, Campuses GovernmentBuildings…!

  • randy beard

    It is 6 years after this video was produced and the Liberal/Socialist bunch in Washington still have a strong desire to eliminate guns but the DICK ACT OF 1902 HAS STOOD MANY YEARS AND IT SUPERCEDES ALL GUN CONTROL LAWS….

  • krrrruptidsoless

    I don't believe you have to defend an unalienable right
    A right that all living things have, even plants have defenses.

    What has made defending yourself impossible is a government basing their engagement on infringing others freedoms.

    They wrote the laws centuries ago

    Problem is individuals that don't want to work want to continue being in power and keeping government so they continue writing laws against laws and against the rights

    Because they don't have anything else to do

    All we need is maybe a military, a quick reactionary force basically

    And armed citizens

    Government has worn out its welcome

  • krrrruptidsoless

    They used to blame cartoons and rock music

    They are an evolving finger pointer

    maybe the problem is localized
    Maybe it's like crime is localized in certain areas of cities

    Maybe they've had an evolving problem in those schools or wherever these shootings take place and nobody addressed it and they just let it get out of control until that happens and they don't want to say anything

    and now the country is getting involved not knowing anything about the community or the people involved and trying to say it's something this or something that they just got an agendar they're pushing

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