Hot Seat with Bill Whittle: What is the future of gun control?

Bill Whittle talks about gun control and how insane it is to go after guns to stop violence:

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  • No one is safe anywhere ever. True. I know too much heartache from people dying in other ways than I know who have died from guns.

    Thank you Scoop.

    • BikerHoop

      You’re right, ABC. No one is ever safe. Like Bill said, there are no guarantees of safety. It’s up to each and every one of us to ensure the safety of ourselves and those we love. That’s the main reason I own weapons and know how to use them. Not to sound like a ‘bitter clinger’ here, but I believe EVERYONE should be carrying at all times. I do, and anybody who knows me knows I do. I don’t patronize places that post ‘no weapons allowed’ because I will not voluntarily allow my 2nd Amendment to be infringed.

      • Very well said BikerHoop. One of these days, if we ever have the money, I do want to be properly trained. I never grew up around guns in Canada, and while I am more comfortable around them now than I ever was, I’m not a very good shot. I am better with my bow and arrows, but I’m sure they’ll work on getting rid of those next.
        I won’t go into places that say no weapons allowed, because I know no one else will be armed just in case…

  • CDS in Manitoba

    Did I hear Bill correctly? Did he say that every Swiss citizen must own a machine gun? Is he sure that the rules haven’t changed in the past few years?

    • maynardb50

      He is correct. Every adult citizen is issued a weapon, trained on it’s use, and keeps it at home. This is a part of their having an ever-ready militia available. They can get a permit to carry a weapon outside the home as well.

    • XXIIFan

      The Swiss do have fully automatic weapons in their homes, but not every home is required to keep them, and they have some pretty severe ammunition restrictions. They can’t go out and shoot these weapons as they please. Besides, the weapons and ammunition aren’t the problem. Crazy people are the problem.

    • capelady

      Switzerland has no standing army, so citizens are trained and required to be armed in case they have to be called upon to defend their country. Their neutrality and their topography has served to protect them, so this approach has worked well for them. But they have lots of guns… just like the Israelis!

  • jgilman1

    If we ban the wheel would’nt we have a net gain in life savings?

  • Even if you repealed the 2nd Amendment, there is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the power to regulate firearms.

    • Rshill7

      The Federal Government can and does do whatever it wants to do until someone with standing is aggrieved, sues, makes it to the Supreme Court, which may actually hear their case, and rules on it.

      Lower courts can rule on it too, and the ruling stands unless that ruling is appealed. If it is appealed all the way to the Supreme Court and they choose to hear it, they are then the final arbiter, and not before or until then.

      Our Constitution is being violated with repetition all over the place at this moment.

      The EPA is doing whatever the heck it wants to do for example. If they want to shut down your business they come with FBI agents and shut you down. I personally know a guy this happened to this year.

      The concept of equal protection under the law is not being followed either.

  • demographicallychallenged

    Just for the sake of discussion, lets assume we stop the production and sale of all firearms today. The only one that can be manufactured are for Military, and Law Enforcement.(scary thought in and of itself) The MSM and the Administration, rightly assume nothing like this can happen again. That is again assuming you cant buy gun powder, gas, dynamite etc.

  • stage9

    You had all better stock up on Fillet Knives, because when the liberals and RINOs collapse our economy and marshal law is declared, you’re going to need those suckers sharpened and ready to go!

    What would they say if I built a Trebuchet in my yard and armed it with hot oil fireballs? Would that be an adequate means of self defense or is there a risk of an “imbalanced” person hooking it up to their F-150 and driving it down to a local school?

    • According to the Federal Government, defensive rule one is run and hide. Are we becoming French?

      • stage9

        Merci beaucoup boo hoo hoo.

        (sorry that’s the extent of my French…)

  • StandProudNow

    Whittle is right on. (As usual!) The more I see and hear him the more I like!!

  • Love this. That’s the cold hard truth. If you believe main stream media telling you what to believe, then good luck.

  • I Like Shooting, Too

    Guns are used for violence, so it is one of the most obvious places to start.

    • knives are used for violence as well , along with fists ,and clubs , are we to ban all of those as well?

  • bhaskin

    A majority of our recent mass murderers were mentally ill—and displayed signs of it before setting out to kill.

    So why are we so focused on guns rather than mental health?

  • Yazz55


    How about issuing a fully automatic assault rifle to everyone who doesn’t collect welfare, food stamps or have an obamaphone.

    A fully automatic assault rifle should be issued to anyone who is in the highest 2 tax brackets.

    My take is that would dramatically DECREASE gun violence.

  • NCHokie02

    Well when they come for my guns I’ll give them the bullets first.

  • Watchman74

    From my cold dead hands!

  • perfectly said