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Bill Maher Blames the 2nd Amendment and the NRA for Arizona Shootings (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 12th 2011 3:48AM
Bill Maher, 'The Tonight Show'It looks like Jay Leno's audience wasn't quite sure how they should respond to Bill Maher's comments about the Arizona shootings this past weekend. When he appeared on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on NBC), Leno asked him for is take on the situation.

Maher immediately launched into a verbal attack on the NRA and gun proponents who stand behind the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution. "If you love guns, just admit it like it's a vice," he said. "It's like alcohol or drugs or sex addiction or gambling."

At one point, he renamed the NRA (National Rifle Association) the Assassins Lobby, because according to Maher, that's what they are. When there was a tepid applause from the crowd, he said, "You can applaud that."

We're not sure if it was nervousness about taking a strong stance on once side or another of the issue that had them so quiet and sounding uncomfortable, or just the fact that the issue was being talked about so vehemently and passionately on 'The Tonight Show.' Let's face it, it's not exactly a venue known for taking hard political stands on any issues.

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And so it turns out that our Constitution has nothing at all to do with this mess.
The crooks at the ATF have been telling gun store owners to complete suspicious transactions and then telling ATF agents to let the guns 'walk' right into Mexico just so they could pad their stats about how American guns are making it into mexico to get some brownie points with Obama, Holder, Clinton and Napalitano.

February 28 2011 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For someone who boasts his critical thinking point of views and being able to see both sides I have never seen him more one sided on an issue. You think this man would be able to see that the individual who chose to misuse a fire arm was the issue at hand and that more pressing issues other than firearms are the problem. There are crazy people out there and not one gun control law was able to prevent the shooter from obtaining a firearm. So per usual instead of admitting gun control laws don't work they will go for implementing harsher control laws. Laws that did nothing for D.C. and taking away the masses rights to defend themselves. Because of a few individuals.

Statistics show that the more gun control is implemented the more people who are already willing to break the laws exploit the law abiding. Bill, for the first time in a long time I am completely against something you said and am downright flabbergasted that you would be quick and reactionary to this incident. Maybe we should have universal health care and mental health care that takes care of people. Putting less of a stigma on it so people actually come forward for help. That is the solution not banning guns you idiot. Any critical thinking liberal knows that.

January 21 2011 at 7:15 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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BTW I am a Massachusetts resident, I have seen what our gun control laws have done to this state. They don't help anyone, but the criminal. Our police force if you have a problem shrugs it off and if you have a complaint against an officer their union ensures they don't lose their job. It is a joke up here. The only reason crime is not rampant in a lot of areas is because even criminals have been pushed out of areas due to high rent and living costs. They have them contained in certain poverty areas. It is all bogus. But Bill doesn't have to deal with any of that does he. Tell me how much does he make a year? How many body guards who have right to carry does he employ? Maybe none, maybe a few, but they are there of he needs them.

January 21 2011 at 7:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Normie Baby

Poor Bill. Leno's audience is far too conservative for him to get the backing he likes. He needs to focus on College Campus venues where the audiences have been pre-sensitized by their left-wind professors. I did enjoy his Religiousity movie, though. Bill has become quite boring with his constant plowing of the same left-wing furrows. One gets quite tired of it all.

January 19 2011 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bill Maher is right. The NRA and all of the gun nuts in this country have blood on their hands. ( Truth hurts )

January 19 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

he's a tool. and while he's entitled to his opinion...it's amazing how much venom and bile he manages to spew especially during a time when everyone has been asked to tone down the hate rhetoric...what- he's so special it doesn't apply to him?

January 18 2011 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If Maher doesnt like OUR Amendment (2nd) then maybe we should take HIS away (1st) so he cant keep his stupidity to himself.
That goes for the rest of you antiAmerican, anti-Constitution socialists.

January 17 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Good for you, tell them the way it is, we here in S.C .are going to keep our 2nd amendments.

January 19 2011 at 6:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bill Maher is a moron. Anyone that thinks they can peg this on our 2nd amendment rights just isn't thinking. He continues to put out comments to draw a response. With out these comments he would be nobody and he knows it. I just hope he doesn't believe everything he says.

January 17 2011 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bill Maher!! Are you kidding me??? What a joke you are!!

January 17 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Give me a break......you don't think that wacko wouldn't find a gun in the black market, if he was so determined to kill, What world do you live in...Oh Yah the way left...forgot

January 17 2011 at 10:30 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

How many times can someone count on one hand where a bystander pulled his gun out to subdue a criminal. The news said that there was someone at the Arizona shooting who did have a gun on him but never did anything. So from that news and other incidents these big shot gun slingers think just because they have a gun on them they are going to use it. It is all a bunch of YOU KNOW WHAT.

January 16 2011 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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