About the author: Michelle Zook

A native Texan currently living it up in Utah, Michelle served five years in the Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, attaining the rank of captain. These days, she's pursuing a MA Public Policy at Liberty University, learning the ropes as a military spouse, chasing two little ones around, staying caught up on the news, and trying not to meddle in her husband's career. She's a firm believer in states' rights, the Second Amendment and individual liberties.

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  • marineh2ominer

    Every time Feinstein and Boxer open their demonic mouths I renew my prayers for the miracle that will put Kalifornicate on the sea bed , although of late I have been wishing for North Koreas aid in this grand endeavor .

    • Reb Biker

      I vote for an earthquake. If California gets nuked, the radioactive fallout would blow into states that actually contain some sane people.

    • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

      Won’t happen for about 50 million years. That would take a very powerful prayer. I believe your taking other actions may work better.

  • BigUgly666

    Forced “buy-back” by any other name is still THEFT.

    “Our” Lexington is coming and coming soon.
    To paraphrase Capt. John Parker, April 19, 1775, Lexington, “If is war that they want, it is war that they shall have”.

    • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

      This is the only solution remaining since our ballot box went obsolete.

      • 2War Abn Vet

        Not so much obsolete as perverted and stolen.

        • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

          Correct, which makes it obsolete until…

  • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

    Why do we spend so-o-o much time addressing the insane thoughts of Dumbocraps like her?

  • TexRancher

    The failure of the gun laws and the rise in crime in Australia should be enough to prevent this kind of insanity in this country!
    Additionally, our 2nd amendment rights are non-negotiable!
    One has to but look at the actions of Obama and his socialist gang should be enough to show the necessity of keeping our guns! He has been systematically removing our protections under the law.
    Remember, the worst mass murders in history were committed by governments that first disarmed their citizens. Is this where Obama intends to take us? Look at DHS and he open ended orders for millions of rounds of .40 cal. and .223 ammo. plus the “brown shirt army” that has just graduated their first class. What the H E L L are they for? Our protection? Or their protection from AMERICANS?
    That this idea comes from an idiot like Feinstein who has demonstrated her disregard for the law should be warning enough not to trust anyone on that side!
    Also consider the scary proposition included in Obama’s healthCONTROL bill: A private army that answers only to him! WHAT does that have to do with healthcare? A directive to HHS to develope RFID “Chips” for every AMERICAN! Not for ILLEGAL INVADERS, though who are exempt!
    AMERICANS are speaking loud and clear with their current rate of purchases of guns and ammunition!
    No! Do not intrude on the 2nd Amendment, the only one that protects all others!

    • big wyo

      please inform us further about where to learn about the RFID chips

    • TexasJester

      “The easiest way to take over a nation is to first disarm its citizens.”
      – Adolf Hitler

  • jb80538

    $500 buy back for a gun that someone paid $2000 or more for…No big surprise to me. These people have no concept of actual value. I’d say no like most folks.

  • Bud

    To Michelle the author. This was a very well written article, I respct your opinion highly. I consider myself as being rather articulate but on this article in particular I could but hold your candle. Thank you for such a well though out article.


    Why wouldn’t teachers armed with Tasers and warning SIGNS SHOWING that armed security people are present AT ALL TIMES for schools,theaters, and other public buildings that were formerly GUN FREE ZONES solve the problem? Few if any shooters would RISK facing an ARMED SECURITY person ;not knowing how many or with what arms he/ she would be facing.!

    • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

      Mass killers are “locals”. They will know whether the school is armed or not. Try again. Be sure not to consider a teacher having an appropirate arm to match the killer. That wouldn’t be fair.

  • Moose

    Los Angeles paid $200 a gun in their buy back, why would anyone who paid $1200 for an AR15 sell it back for $200?

    • Aaron Bouser

      I wouldn’t take $200 for it or $5,000. It ain’t for sale, it ain’t negotiable and that’s final.

      • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

        This attitude is the key to the libs failing. Those that sell didn’t deserve to have it in the first place.

  • James Maxwell

    You also missed the recentl revelation in Australia that gun related crimes have risen
    drastically after the guns were gone. The sold them on the open market and many of
    them were purchased by Americans at a good price.
    I also read recently in an Australian paper that they are reconsidering thier decision and
    have taken it under consideration to revoke that decision and make gun ownership
    legal again to help reduce the crime rate. The old saying that “When legal guns are
    gone only criminals will have them” is still true as the first time it was spoken.

    • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

      If that were to happen, I wonder how the Democraps would spin the story? I haven’t a clue. I’m not good at spinning the truth. I studied math. They studied people.

  • Poodleguy

    Just more proof that most people enter elective politics because they can’t make a living otherwise, with few exceptions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.taylor.12720100 Joseph Taylor

    They couldn’t buy mine from me for $1,000,000,000 my ability to defend my family and myself and our freedoms is worth way more than any amount they have to offer! Whats the price of freedom? $500.00 is that the price they put on our rights and freedoms?

  • painter


    hough lawmakers responsible for passing the ban promised a safer

    country, the nation’s crime statistics tell a different story:

    Countrywide, homicides are up 3.2 percent;

    Assaults are up 8.6 percent;

    Amazingly, armed robberies have climbed nearly 45 percent;

    In the Australian state of Victoria, gun homicides have climbed

    300 percent;

    In the 25 years before the gun bans, crime in Australia had been

    dropping steadily;

    There has been a reported “dramatic increase” in home burglaries

    and assaults on the elderly.

    At the time of the ban, which followed an April 29, 1996

    shooting at a Port Arthur tourist spot by lone gunman Martin Bryant, the

    continent had an annual murder-by-firearm rate of about 1.8 per 100,000

    persons, “a safe society by any standards,” said Tidswell. But such low

    rates of crime and rare shootings did not deter then-Prime Minister John

    Howard from calling for and supporting the weapons ban.

  • cactusbob

    If the Demos really want a solution to school-place or theater shootings, the suggestion that teachers and administrators be allowed and encouraged to carry weapons is the least expensive and most effective method to deter the shooters. The NRA’s recommendation of hiring armed guards or police at all schools might be effective, but only at small schools, and very expensive.

    It’s interesting that some schools will hire specially-trained teachers to fill an imaginary need, to appear proactive when the need is beyond the scope of the curriculum, but they say hiring an armed guard is too expensive.

    Experience has proved that shootings are inversely proportional to the public’s ownership of guns. To prove that anti-gun laws are useless, just look at Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City. Mayor Bloomberg needs to clean up his own city before importing failed policies elsewhere.

    • Glen

      Hiring armed guards is too expensive? That’s the same as saying it’s not worth it to protect our children. So, Boxer suggested using National Guard to protect schools, instead of LaPierre’s (and others) idea of armed guards or arming teachers. I can accept that, but I don’t agree with the idea of having a military-looking presence, as that might upset some kids. Police-type uniforms would be better, though un-uniformed guards would not be as much of a target, or just let teachers carry. Otherwise the bad guys would know who to shoot first.

      (“WHAT??!” Some people scream — “Let teachers have guns? What if some kid picks it up and blows somebody away?” That just shows how ignorant people are about safe gun handling — no sane person just leaves a gun lying around in the open like that. It would be in a holster or fanny pack attached to the gun owner.)

      Another option is home schooling. No home-schooled kid has ever been shot. At least, not while they were in school.


    Those that sacrifice a little freedom for a little safety do not deserve freedom nor safety.

    Benjamin Franklin

  • Mark

    You walk into a public area shot and or kill people you do not get to plead insanity you get the death penalty enforced. The removal of guns is not the deterrent to crime, it is an enforced law with penatly to fit the crime.

    • Glen

      Yeah. What would be the penalty for having an illegal gun? A $500 fine? Will banning guns keep them “off the street” any better than banning heroin, crystal meth or crack cocaine? Would that just result in guns being smuggled in from Mexico and purchased illegally by people who could care less about obeying any laws?

      Some people say, “We have to do something!” whether or not that “something” makes any sense, will do any good, or anything besides make themselves feel better because “we did something.”

  • gypsy314

    Gun free zones kill us and our children.

    • Glen

      They just need to post more signs saying, “Firearms Prohibited Beyond This Point.” If that doesn’t stop the bad guys, change the sign to read, “Firearms Prohibited Beyond This Point. Violators Will Be Shot On Sight.”

  • hiskid1964

    she is so stupid

  • DocJimmy

    Why is Feinstein still in office? With ideas like this one, I’m convinced she couldn’t organise a ‘Beer-Bust’ in a brewery.

  • http://www.myvollara.com/texas Ancoman

    $500 per weapon? Ha ha, I wouldn’t take three times that for any of mine. But if you look at past gun buy back programs in the USA, they seldom pay more than $100 for quality firearms and as little as $25 for “non-functioning” arms, and even then, they usually pay in coupons for gas or food. NO, thanks. I’ll keep mine & take my chances against the criminals and the criminal government.

  • Libsrlintlickers

    Feinstein is an EMBARASSMENT to the NORMAL Conservative people of California!! The old bag with advanced Altzheimers needed to retire from politics YEARS ago!! BYE BYE DI ! Maybe she and PIGLOSI can share a cell together!!

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