Republican US Presidential Candidates And Guns

America’s favourite guns (image source)

I was somewhat surprised to see in the online version of a British national newspaper a story about which of the seventeen contenders for the Republican Party nomination to contest the 2016 Presidential election own guns.

It turns out the only one of the seventeen who does not own a gun is Jeb Bush, brother of George Dubya who was president from 2001 to 2009 and scion of the notoriously gun crazy Bush clan.

But them to state starkly that Jeb Bush does not own a gun is perhaps misleading. I have read at reliable sources that Bush J does not need to own a gun, he employs four heavily armed and highly trained ex marines to accompany him everywhere and to quote Goldfinger: “Take care of any unpleasantness.”

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One thought on “Republican US Presidential Candidates And Guns

  1. It’s very much harder to establish/run an authoritarian police state if the common citizens are well armed, it seems self evident to me . . as it obviously did to our founders.

    I suspect many people who have not grown up in the US have a vastly inflated concept of the violence and mayhem that goes on here . . I’ve lived in many places over my sixty plus years, some rather “tough”. and I’ve never seen a gun even drawn with intent to harm anyone, let alone pointed at or fired at a person.

    Some inner cities are pretty bad of course, but most of them are places where law abiding folks have been effectively disarmed. Once you do that, naturally the hoodlums flourish, since no one can stand up to them.

    “I have read at reliable sources that Bush J does not need to own a gun, he employs four heavily armed and highly trained ex marines to accompany him everywhere and to quote Goldfinger: “Take care of any unpleasantness.”

    Hard to doubt it, and I hear no clamor among the “lefties” for taking away those guns (which I don’t want done either). Several courts have ruled that non-criminal folks in those inner cities have a right to own (and carry) guns, but political types (with personal goon squads) can drag their feet, so to speak, and the thugs continue to bully and terrorize those in such “gun-safe” areas.

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