Bill Kristol: I don’t think people have a right to ‘semi-automatic rifles that can shoot 100 bullets at a time’

Bill Kristol said this morning that he is OK with more gun control as long as it doesn’t cross over into handguns and hunting rifles because he believes people don’t have a right to ‘semi-automatic rifles that can shoot 100 bullets at a time’.

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Michael Winkler
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Michael Winkler

I agree, let’s ban Bill Kristol from TV. I will take it a step further, let’s ban him from the United States!

Daniel Quinn
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Daniel Quinn

What has this Talking Head giving his Opinion Matter To Anyone?

krupski
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krupski

Murder is already illegal. Does Bill Kristol believe that a criminal who is willing to KILL will obey a mere weapon ban?

Knee-jerk reactions to tragedies are typical, but really Mr Kristol… think before you write.

Dave Geisert
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Dave Geisert

If any class of firearm is to be protected by the Bill of Rights, it wouldn’t be a “hunting” gun. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” never mentions the word “hunting” anywhere. Plenty of people on the abdication side of the debate choose to ignore that “regulated” means the quality of their marksmanship training, choosing to instead believe that burdening the militia (unorganized and otherwise) with all manners of excessive administrative codes was an effective way to prepare an army to properly load, aim, fire and hit a designated target with repeatable accuracy and precision, in order to wage and win wars. Currently, there really isn’t another kind of rifle would better fulfill the intended use of the 2nd amendment but an AR-15/M4 type, in exactly the configuration, and… Read more »

thylaughingman
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thylaughingman

Bill Kristol can suck me where I make p o o p.

Michael Chavez
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Michael Chavez

It appears that Bill Kristol is turning into a David Brock. Maybe he will join Media Matters next. Maybe he is a CINO Conservative In Name Only.

Robert Louis Stubbs JR
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Robert Louis Stubbs JR

Bill Kristol busy showing off his total ignorance of weaponry and proving that we can’t trust certain people with protecting our rights because these people will always condition us to death in small duck bites.

dontdrinkthecoolaid
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dontdrinkthecoolaid

RINO

hosepipe
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hosepipe

The 2nd amendment was given to insure the people ability to revolt against their GIVERMENT… NOT for target practice or plinking..

Mimi Mayes
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Mimi Mayes

Kristol is clueless about a lot, so this doesn’t surprise me.

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

I want to see a picture of the man that’s strong enough to carry a 100 barrel gun that can “fire 100 bullets at a time”! It’s obvious Kristol doesn’t own a gun and seems to have fallen for the ban the gun mantra!

Michael J. Gaskey
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Michael J. Gaskey

so little Billy doesn’t understand that the 2nd was designed to allow us to protect ourselves from an over bearing central government? too bad but that is the reason why the 2nd was added to the Constitution and it also means we should be allowed to own whatever the government owns,

ConnieConservative
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ConnieConservative

It is only recently that I have begun to understand this.
I never understood what a well regulated militia had to do with me.
It was a slow process but the creeping socialism / Marxism has shown me.
We need to protect ourselves from an overreaching government that
threatens our liberty. I understand now. Our present government
with it’s lapdog, corrupt, and devious press is frightening and dangerous.

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

The old cold dead hand thing comes to mind.

First they came for the so-called “automatic assault weapons” and I did nothing because I didn’t own one.
Then they came for the high-capacity “assault weapon” and I did nothing because I didn’t own one.
Then they came for my handgun and there were no gun owners left to defend me.
Now I am no longer a Free Citizen, I am an unarmed subject of the government.

BTW, all guns are assault weapons. If a criminal used a hammer to attack someone that would also be an assault weapon. Heck a toothpick could be an assault weapon in the right hands. The media hyping this “assault weapon” is code for “this gun should be banned!” They never say the truth: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

Amy
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Amy

Lord, I really hate the inside the beltway mind set. It’s time to drive ALL of them out. I don’t care if the initial is (R) or (D) after their name, it’s time to clean house in every aspect. From elected officials to the so called media – they all need to be knocked off their ivory towers.

..so very glad I went off the grid over the weekend. I think I would have stroked out if I had to read/listen/process all this crap. The guy is an insane, evil SOB who needs to hang at the end of a noose. Period.

Patricia Behrens
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Patricia Behrens

I have plenty of rope Amy !! Let,s roll

klaffner
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klaffner

No one on any of these talk show formats ever, ever, ever discuss why people buy high powered arms. Having said that, if I hear another lib say “why does anyone need a 100 shot cylinder, high capacity clip, etc ….?” as justification for their comment, I am going to pop a vessel in my frontal lobe. Govt (local and state) can make laws to punish an act of violence. Beyond that:

IF I AM A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, THEN I GET TO DECIDE WHAT I NEED AND WANT.

maynardb50
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maynardb50

100 bullets at a time. You would need 100 barrels on that rifle to make that happen!

anneinarkansas
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anneinarkansas

I detest Bill Kristol. Everytime I hear him I cringe….he is hurting the Republican cause and needs to get off of his high horse!

sDee
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sDee

We should not be distracted. Kristol is again going down the path of trying to define the mythical “assault weapon”. A path that even the subversive California politicos have failed miserably at.

Instead we should pay attention to the new attack the media is leading. Nearly all of the news stories subtly mention that the shooter got his ammo from “the internet”. That he was getting “one package” delivered after another.

They plan to to use this to control sales of ammo, magazines, and gun equipment over the internet. A double attack on us! Internet and guns!

Locks
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Locks

All firearms are assault weapons.

T-aerie
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T-aerie

So is my kitchen knife and baseball bat, if I use it as a weapon.

dmacleo
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dmacleo

12 people (likely illegal immigrants) killed in one truck today.
ban trucks.
we see how banning illegal immigrants has not worked so lets ban trucks.

better yet, if that damned tree had not been there everyone would be ok.

ban trees.

sDee
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sDee

excellent point you are making.

This is yet another example of total and absolute failure of the all that the statists have told us only they can solve.

Create a crisis and they tell America we must turn over more power and money to them to turn it into yet another crisis.

Time to ban them and their propaganda media.

Kordane
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Kordane

The Left loves to “ban” things, and they hate “freeing” things. If it were up to the Left, everything under the Sun would be banned, until you had no idea what’s banned and what’s not banned, and so end up becoming a criminal by default – at which point the Left have you by the balls because they’ll exploit your sense of guilt, and can imprison you at will.

dmacleo
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dmacleo

never seen any semi auto that can fire more then ONE round at a time.
friggin squish.

Rocco11
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Rocco11

really. wouldn’t hurt if he boned up on the subject, eh?

Rocco11
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Rocco11

Kristol has been morphing into David Frum, and Kathleen Parker for some time now..

12grace
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12grace

Kristol is a fine example of the following:

II Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 3:4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 3:7

Kordane
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Kordane

As long as you’re not violating the individual rights of others, then you have a right to buy/own/use ANY gun you want. Even if your only reason is that they’re “fun” to shoot, you’re pursuing your happiness, and so therefore government should leave you free to do that.

NCHokie02
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NCHokie02

Kristol is obviously not a gun owner. And lets be honest, the shooter in CO could have done a lot worse with what he was carrying. If he would have had just a pistol he could have killed the exact number of people, maybe not have wounded as many, maybe he would have killed more. It wasn’t the “assault” rifle that killed people or the large capacity magazine that killed people it was that idiot. He did it. What if he had driven a car with homemade explosives through the front of the theater?? I mean to blame guns is again ridiculous and a knee jerk reaction by people who don’t understand guns. Their ignorance is frustrating. It doesn’t matter if you have a high capacity magazine or not. You can just have a bunch of regular magazines (30 rd) for the rifle and still blaze away in great speed.… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

I think Kristol was, in his ignorance of firearms, refering to 100 round magazines. I never liked him because of the way he sneers at the others on these panels, especially Jaun Williams. And I’m no fan of Williams either. Like K-Bob said, limits are an infringement. George Washington specifically stated that the second amendment was to prevent another tyrannical government like the one we had just gotten out from under. If Big 0 or another socialist like him takes over, the honest citizens of this great country are going to be wishing for something a lot bigger than “a gun that shoots a hundred bullets at a time.”

NCHokie02
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NCHokie02

agree, and if the citizens ever have to oust the government here, hopefully they’ll have the military on their side, but they will need bigger guns.

TTP4ever
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TTP4ever

United States Constitution: Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 

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It does not say- except for semi-automatic weapons..

Gun control does not prevent deranged criminal people from getting guns, it prevents the law biding citizens from getting guns.

This is one of the reasons why we have the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, ie; the right of the American people to have guns/ bear arms, to allow the citizenry to be armed as individuals, and to assemble as needed against govt tyrants, criminals, and anyone else who becomes a real clear and present threat and danger to their families and freedom.

white531
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white531

Guns are guns. I can kill you with an automatic weapon or I can kill you with a nine millimeter. Question you have to ask yourself is, why would I want to, if you are minding your own business and I am minding mine? Why this very basic thought never seems to enter into the dialogue, amazes me. Okay, I will give you the fact that for every ten or twenty normal people in America, there is one crazy person. So, the rest of us have to live under laws based on that one crazy person in twenty? Give me a Goddamned break. Electrify the sonofabitch. Send him to Heaven or Hell or whatever he deserves, but don’t punish the rest of us for one or two crazy bastards who happen to inhabit the planet alongside the rest of us. Forgive me Lord, but these people make no sense, that… Read more »

Floyd Wright
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Floyd Wright

I read and reread the 2nd amendment , I did not find the part that says unless Bill Kristol disagrees.

Leonie Alemann
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Leonie Alemann

What is he talking about? The Aurora murderer [I will not repeat his name] had an AR-15 and a big drum magazine for it… but he still had to pull the trigger to fire each round. It was a semi-auto. Fully automatic weapons have been illegal since the gangsters during Prohibition used them to such dramatic effect. Nowadays, of course, you don’t see Thompson submachine guns, you see UZI and MAC-11 machine pistols, that fire even more rounds per minute than the old Tommie Gun. They are nice weapons: the Secret Service uses them to protect the President. The Aurora shooter was not a professional criminal: all his weapons were purchased legally during the two months before the massacre. He passed the background check: he’s never been committed. He’s a weirdo, but really, this is the US, and he’s from California: how weird does one have to be to warrant… Read more »

MJS
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MJS

For poetic justice, it would help to have the death penalty be a firing squad.

dmacleo
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dmacleo

have them wear masks too.

MaxineCA
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MaxineCA

“He’s the right age to have suffered a sudden schizophrenic episode; these cannot be predicted.”

A friend of mine mentioned that to me the other day. But after much thought, it made a lot of sense. Most parents keep their children in check trying to teach them proper behavior and control. But once they get out on their own, who can predict what direction they will take?

kong1967
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kong1967

I personally don’t care if he had a mental breakdown or not. Fry the bastard.

MaxineCA
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MaxineCA

I’m with you. It doesn’t give him an excuse. He did it and got caught, I don’t care WHY he did it. My point was, people can do evil things that cannot be predicted like so many of the shrink talking heads are saying. Someone else isn’t to blame for his actions, only he can be held accountable.

kong1967
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kong1967

Agreed. I heard someone say that him being a bat-man freak wanting to act out his fantasies could have been a red flag. Are they kidding me? Lots of people are weird like that and almost none of them are killers.

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

RIGHT ON!! RIGHT BLOODY ON!!!

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol.

MaxineCA
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MaxineCA

Death penalty would be good revenge, of course. But I don’t want to pay for all his appeals on MY dime, and lawyers get rich. Nah….. just give him life without the possibility of parole and put him in the prison “general population”. I’m sure the inmates would be more than happy to take care of it.

kong1967
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kong1967

Especially since he killed a child. Being so, they will probably put him in isolation. Other prisoners will burn him alive or cut him up with a make-shift knife.

white531
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white531

Crimes against children are a death sentence in prison.

kong1967
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kong1967

Exactly.

kong1967
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kong1967

“Life without parole, locked in a small concrete box for the next 50 years or so, sounds like a fate worse than death to me.” That’s probably true, but I hate how prisoners are babied now. Take away their weight stations and cable t.v. and put them on a chain gang doing hard labor….for free. All prison does is make better criminals. I want them to be afraid to go back. This guy will never get out of prison, but I would rather see him get the death penalty. Screw the 20 years at a million dollars a year holding them, just take him to the back room and put a bullet in his head. All the crap we go through to put someone to death is nonsense…..at least in cases where we are 100% sure we got the right man (such is the case here).

unseen
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unseen

Life without parole, locked in a small concrete box for the next 50 years or so, sounds like a fate worse than death to me.

only if you don’t believe in Hell. Where this guy is going he will wish for that small room.

NCHokie02
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NCHokie02

actually fully automatic weapons are legal to own. You just have to apply for a Class III FFL and the ATF can come check on it when they want and there are certain rules that apply towards it so it’s a pain in the ass to legally own one but it is possible.

Pyrran
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Pyrran

Has this guy ever fired a weapon in his life?

kong1967
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kong1967

Probably not.

deTocqueville1
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deTocqueville1

The neocons are morally ruddderless and constitutionally illiterate.

James1754
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James1754

What is a neocon?

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Depends. The Ron Paul supporters have labelled pretty much everyone on the right a neocon lately. Nevermind that the original “neocons” made up the term themselves and described their philosophy clearly enough.

Real neocons are anti-socialist, non-originalist (on the Constitution), large-ish-government-supporting Republicans who like the notion of the US flexing it’s muscle in international situations. They tend to support Israel, and many are Jewish. Thus, to a lot of crazies, the term “neocon” is pretty much a substitute for “Jew.”

After the outcome in Iraq, I’m guessing a lot of neocons have done some thinking about that muscle-flexing. However, the one thing you can count on from those guys is that they believe, as Reagan did, and Allen West does, in “peace through strength.” They just need to be more careful about what that actually means.

James1754
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James1754

Thanks for the description. Personally I do not like big government, AKA the present administration. Secondly, I believe the Constitution means what it says, not what the “living document” crowd believe.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Same here, with the tweak that I also favor a more forward-operating foreign policy. I don’t want the US to be the world’s police force—I just don’t believe in giving up logistical superiority.

James1754
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James1754

Agree, the best way to insure peace is with a strong military. something the democrats, sines the late 60’s have not understood.

bjohnson55
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bjohnson55

Another thing the AR15 is a semi-automatic and referring to it as shooting off 100 rounds at once is is flat out ignorant. I haven’t heard how many rounds he got off with the AR15 but what is being reported is that gun jammed so I would assume at this point most of the damage done was with the shot-gun and 9MM Glocks he had with him. Just because an AR15 is at the scene of the crime all these Nancy boys get their little knickers in a wad. Ignorance is not bliss, it is dangerous.

Jaels_Song
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Jaels_Song

The AR-15 did jam. You are correct.

bjohnson55
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bjohnson55

Progressivism is like dry rot in the heart of a tree. The tree looks OK from the out-side until a wind storm hits causing the tree trunk to shatter and the tree crashes into your livingroom. Kristol is full of rot.

wales777
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wales777

Time to stop referring to Bill Krystal as conservative. He’s evolved and should get full recognition for his milestone.

Jaels_Song
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Jaels_Song

Yes, you pompous azzwipe, we do have the RIGHT to own weapons capable of shooting off quick rounds. Reason being… Nimrod… is because we possess God given 2’nd Amendment rights that our Founding Father’s knew we would need in the event we ever needed to defend ourselves against a tyrranical government.

Good Lord, who shall I listen too? This Nancy Boy Kristol or our Founding Father’s?

kong1967
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kong1967

Additionally, banning more guns or making more laws won’t stop a single slaughter. They always go where there’s no guns allowed, and they will always get whatever guns they want on the black market. In my view, the only way to counter them is to allow everyone else to carry in all places. Any outburst will be stopped dead in it’s tracks.

Bombs And Dollars
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Bombs And Dollars

So you think that shooting 100 bullets at a time is necessary for self-defense? This kind of a weapon isn’t even used for self-defense! It isn’t even a weapon that you can carry around everywhere you go in the very rare case that you will need to use it for self defense.

If you support people shooting 100 bullets at a time with a semi-automatic rifle, do you also support murder?

Ryan
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Ryan

If you’re up against an invading army, a group of terrorists that went active, or a despot sends his goons against a community, being able to take as many of the “bad guys” down as possible in the littlest time frame can mean the difference between life or death, freedom, or being held hostage.

If we give someone the right to tell us we can only have 10 bullets in round, soon it will go to 7, then 5, then 3, then 1, then none. Then you’re defending yourself with an expensive paper weight.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Yep, if I lived with 99 friends with single shot, I probably wouldn’t mind, but since it’s usually just me, I prefer the 100 shots, thank you very much.

kong1967
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kong1967

Yep, and they already tried to ban bullets. They will keep trying to find backdoor ways to destroy the second amendment.

Locks
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Locks

There are no weapons with 100 round magazines or clips.2 exceptions, sort of, are machine guns and possibly a Thompson sub-machine gun, both of which are illegal to own and were not used in this massacre.

That 100 round nonsense was a Liberal talking point this morning on the Sunday talk shows. “You know you don’t have to have a weapons that fires a 100 rounds to kill a deer. So why don’t we ban them?”

Total nonsense. A total lie. Sorry you believed the lie.

James1754
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James1754

The second amendment is not about deer hunting. It is the same old song and dance from the usual suspects.

kong1967
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kong1967

No, it’s for something much more important. So we can protect ourselves from tyrrany and stop an out of control communist government. Libs deny it but it’s 100% true.

James1754
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James1754

To be perfectly honest I don’t believe his is a communist. However, I am thoroughly convinced that he is a confirmed socialist. And has every intention of making this country a copy of socialist Europe, only worse.

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol, I actually wasn’t referring to Obama. I was referring to the general reason of why we are given the right to bear arms in the Constitution. Libs deny that’s why we have the right to bear arms.

Speaking of Obama, some of the things he does are communist (IMO)…or totalitarian. The left has attempted to go after right wing radio programs and shut them down. He has bypassed Congress on mulitple occasions. I believe if he could kick the Republican party out of government he would do it tomorrow.

But you are right. He is one helluva socialist (and social justice pusher) mostly.

James1754
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James1754

Communism is a group movement. I honestly believe that Obama sees himself as the savior, bring the people what he knows, as the elitist he is, what is best for them. If they want it or not.

kong1967
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kong1967

Yeah, I agree. Obama knows best.

The left is moving that way in general, too. Banning salt, banning large soft drinks, and etc. They want to be the parents and control our behaviors for the better of society.

James1754
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James1754

Yes and no. Your argument does not make sense. Please go take away someone elses freedom somewhere else.

kong1967
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kong1967

Libs will not stop until they get full control or a complete ban. You can ban those types of guns but anyone who wants one will still be able to get it on the black market. No matter the law, they will always be available. So, that considered, it’s impossible to stop someone from getting these types of guns to slaughter large groups of people. When you have anti-gun laws and no guns allowed in certain places, that’s where these people will go to…..and have repeatedly. They don’t want resistance. Criminals have been interviewed and have stated that they target places where they know there’s no guns allowed, that way they always have the upper hand. If other people were carrying, I doubt this freak of nature would have had the balls to enter that theater and attempt what he did. But if he did, he wouldn’t live long enough… Read more »

Jimbo
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Jimbo

Just another establishment liberal republican but we all knew that. I never listen to him anyway.

trailortrash
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trailortrash

imagine the recoil.

dennisl59
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dennisl59

Kristol is the perfect example of the ‘Inside the Beltway’ Ivory Tower, Privledged Silver Spoon Snot Nosed Pissant Pundit who has no clue how the rest of America even exists.

I despise these types, because they would be the first to cry for someone to defend them with deadly force against a criminal trying to hurt his family.

Ryan
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Ryan

Mr. Kristol, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t tell us what type of firearm or rounds we may or may not own and use. The 2nd Amendment is there to remind the government we have a right to protect ourselves against criminals and despots, as well as an invading army. Against an invading army or a despot, or against a criminal with an illegally obtained firearm, having an equal or better weapon can be most decisive – as a method of intimidation as well as using its business end.

kong1967
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kong1967

…and guns most definitely deter crime. These psychos always go to gun-free zones because they don’t want resistance. You won’t see them go into areas they know other people are packing, and if they do they won’t last long before they are face down in the pavement in a pool of their own blood.

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