In the Bubbled World of CO Talk Radio, Bazookas Are Your Friend

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Sen. Paul Lundeen (R).

For those of you who may not listen to conservative talk radio, here’s a glimpse into the bubbled world of KVOR in Colorado Springs.

“The Second Amendment is not actually about my right to hunt,” said state Sen. Paul Lundeen on a Colorado Springs radio station recently. “It supports that, of course. And it’s not actually about a person’s right to defend themselves when someone is coming after them…. The Second Amendment is about the protection–over the people–from tyranny.”

Later in the show, a caller named “Rudy” challenged Lundeen.

“If that’s so, [people] should be owning bazookas, or what have you.”

“Okay, so, now it just gets Crazy-town!” interjected KVOR host Tron Simpson. “This is what we do. Now, Paul, try to educate him a little bit more.”

“Here is what I’d say, Rudy,” replied Lundeen. “Go out to YouTube, find the video from Venezuela, where the military police in their armored personnel carriers were driving over the tops of the citizens of Venezuela.”

“Runnin’ ‘em over, man!” exclaimed the talk radio host.

“And that is exactly why the Second Amendment needs to be in place,” explained Lundeen. “It’s how you avoid tyranny. To your question, ‘You need a bazooka?’ – perhaps the people DO, in order to stand against tyranny. So, consider that as a philosophical construct.”


“And let me just add this, Rudy,” added radio-host Simpson. “When the Second Amendment was fortified and put into our Constitution, we weren’t talking about – okay, we had muskets, right? Okay, we have different technology [today]. Do you not think that the founders did not know that there would be technology? Our founders were also inventors, so things that were created back then, they knew would probably escalate in technology. So, it’s not [affecting a mocking tone of gun control advocate], ‘This was about muskets, you know, and bows and arrows, maybe!’ No, no, it’s about protection of your family and your liberty from a tyrannical government. Very important!”

Lundeen didn’t return a call for comment.

Listen to Sen. Paul Lundeen on KVOR radio Sept. 21:

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Founding Fathers did not only consider the methods of defense when writing up the Second Amendment.  They almost certainly considered the consequences of the use of weapons.  Arguably, they allowed the "well-ordered militia" to "bear arms" — terms which, while arguable, served at most to allow weapons in common use in homes at the time to be maintained.  They clearly did NOT allow private militias to formulate themselves into navies and arm ships with cannons, or to support fortifications defended by mortars and cannon in any town.

    One reason for that — the casualties of battles of the Revolutionary War. 

    But now, we have arms which allow a single individual to inflict as many casualties as there were in all-day battles of that war.  The shooting at Las Vegas had about as many casualties as both sides in the 11th most destructive battle of the Revolution — Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778 (267 American casualties) {295 British casualties}.

    Personally, I expect the moral calculus of damage should have influenced the debate and eventual wording of the Second Amendment. 

  2. Negev says:

    Last Bazooka sold for $7,475 if you want one… they are totally legal…just sayin'

  3. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    File under: Freedom isn't Free

    Victims of Las Vegas massacre – the deadliest US shooting – could get up to $800M from MGM

    The hotel giant and lawyers for the plaintiffs issued a statement saying the total settlement amount is expected to be $735 million to $800 million, depending on the number of people who elect to participate. Lawyers hope to complete the deal, which could involve thousands of people, by late 2020.

    Tuesday marked two years since Stephen Paddock fired into the crowd of 22,000 from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel, owned by MGM, for more than 10 minutes before taking his own life. Investigators never determined a motive for the attack, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

    IIRC, Donnie LittleStick has yet to condemn that nice white man? 

    • Genghis says:

      “IIRC, Donnie LittleStick has yet to condemn that nice white man?”

      After all, there are some "very fine people" in the mass murderer community.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      This IS the way to get guns under control. The joy of the free market. (Or as Moderatus might say, Adam Smith's big powerful fist.)

      The problem is that the NRA and their ilk have gotten statutory immunity from liability for gun manufacturers. Let the people who create the risk pay for the harm which results.

      Even bars and liquor stores – which have limits on liability under Dram Shop – still face some exposure if they sell to an obviously intoxicated person.

  4. Genghis says:

    You get ample dumbass dumbshit dumbfuckery from firearm fetishists regarding the Second Amendment, but "in 1791, the Framers were supremely concerned about Venezuelan MPs running over citizens with APCs" really raises the bar.

    Sen. Paul Lundeen is extraordinarily stupid, even by white man standards.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Lundeen simply follows in the fine tradition of:

      Charlie Duke

      Maryanne Tebedo

      Doug Bruce

      Doug Lamborn

      Gordon Klingonshit

      Dave Williams

      It may be something in the drinking water.

  5. skeptical citizen says:

    OriginaI 2nd amendment motto: I'll give you my musket when you pry  it from my cold, dead hands.

    Modern 2nd amendment motto: I'll give you my bazooka when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands.

  6. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    And…here we go again:

    Four killed, five wounded in shooting at Kansas bar (Reuters)                              – Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday when one or two suspects opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooters, local authorities said.

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