Rush Calls for Violent Removal of Obama From Office

Erik Rush may be getting a visit from the Secret Service soon, which will only serve to deepen his wingnut paranoia. In his latest Worldnutdaily column, he claims that gun control measures are just like Nazi Germany (they aren’t) and that Obama should be removed from office by force:

On Jan. 6, 2013, Nathan Haddad, a former Army staff sergeant and decorated combat veteran, was selling some gun magazines when he was arrested for violating a new New York state law prohibiting possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Haddad was charged with five felonies.

The officers who arrested Haddad, and those prosecuting him have shown themselves to be enemies of the Constitution and the people of the United States of America. Officials who enforce immoral laws are no better than Hitler’s Gestapo. Where, pray tell, do they plan to draw the line at what unlawful decrees they will and will not uphold?

Very soon, we are likely to hear of an individual who, upon being contacted by law enforcement, winds up in a firefight with them over their enforcement of newly implemented gun-control measures. Law-enforcement officers may be wounded or killed, as might our citizen. If arrested, he or she will be a political prisoner. This will be the final nail in the coffin for legal firearms ownership in America, as the government and the press will capitalize upon this event (and perhaps similar others) to prove once and for all that all gun owners are potential psycho cop killers.

Why does the government (and the Obama administration in particular) want Americans’ firearms? Because they know that they are already guilty of prosecutable crimes and are planning many more. They know that they represent precisely why America’s founders put the Second Amendment in the Constitution in the first place, and that they already merit being removed by force of arms.

This is exactly the kind of nutball who, convinced that he is a brave truthteller and preserver of freedom, will get himself into a firefight with police, probably over some minor inconvenience that he has turned into a fascist assault on his liberty.

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  • daved

    Given the wording “they merit removal by force of arms,” he can weasel out. He didn’t say “let’s go remove Obama by force,” or “why don’t you go remove Obama by force.”

    Of course, he still might get a visit from the Secret Service. Which would be OK with me.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, Ed Brayton, getting gunned down in a Colorado theater is Freedom (and, God willing, with reversed gun so-called “control” so-called “laws”, or “gun freedom laws”, getting caught in crossfire* is Liberty), while mild and (in the short term) ineffective attempts to lessen the so-called “harm” from guns is Hitler. Everybody knows that.

     

    * “The only thing that stops a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. What? The bad person has two guns? Well, then the good one also needs two. Huh? A good person with a gun looks just like a bad person with a gun? Golly. That’s a pickle. I know: More guns!”

  • Larry

    Yet another crusading keyboarder of the Chairborne 117th. Always advocating the overthrow of that scary blackman in the Whitehouse but never volunteering to take point.

    C’mon Rush, take the lead. Stake out the Whitehouse grounds waiting for your moment of history. I’m sure your compadres will have your back. In fact, I’m pretty sure that WH security team is just aching for the opportunity to overthrow the tyrant and won’t offer any opposition.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    This is exactly the kind of nutball who, convinced that he is a brave truthteller and preserver of freedom, will get himself into a firefight with police

    No, he’s a coward who’s hoping he can get some other guy to get in a gunfight with police.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Remember how a few years ago, when people were pointing out that the pesky Constitution thingie* didn’t allow for the imprisonment of people without trials, their response was: “The Constitution isn’t a suicide pact.”?

    * Also known in Bush-speak as “a goddamned piece of paper.”

  • Goodbye Enemy Janine

    Otherwise known as the “Second Amendment Solution”.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Is it treason yet?

  • rdmcpeek43

    @ Modusoperandi

    …or 2 bad persons with two guns each. Now we need 4 good

    persons with one gun each or..crap! I gotta buy some more guns.

    Wait; someone’s knockin’ at my door. Too late!

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    He’s a decorated veteran, so he isn’t required to obey New York laws.

  • chuckv

    When I read the title, I thought Rush Limbaugh. He’s not that far from this kook.

  • laurentweppe

    he claims that gun control measures are just like Nazi Germany (they aren’t) and that Obama should be removed from office by force:

    Aw Come ON The first rule of the wanabe putschist is to never admit you’re in favor of a putsch until you have the actual means to pull it succesfully. Most of his fellow wingnuts have at least displayed that much self-preservation instinct.

    This is exactly the kind of nutball who […] will get himself into a firefight with police, […] over some minor inconvenience

    I have the perfect title for you when it happen: “Wingnut Demonstrates Validity of Darwin’s Work by Removing Himself from the Gene Pool

    No, he’s a coward who’s hoping he can get some other guy to get in a gunfight with police

    The worst thing is, It fucking works

  • Ellie

    I’m not entirely positive, but I believe NY banned magazines with capacities greater than ten rounds back in the 90s. I could be wrong, since I am not a gun owner and therefore not knowledgeable, but I think he was breaking an old law, not one that was not yet in effect.

    It would be nice for the Secret Service to visit Mr. Rush. It would be nice for those of us who think threats against the President are wrong, and indeed, treasonous, and it would be nice for Mr. Rush, who would then be able to claim persecution….a win win situation.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “…was selling some gun magazines when he was arrested…

    HA! I read that to mean periodicals like “Guns & Ammo.” IDIOT! Cannot think on a Monday, I guess.

  • D. C. Sessions

    And if they hadn’t arrested him, we’d have wingnuts screaming about some Muslim named Haddad being allowed to own firearms and high-capacity magazines.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Oh, come on, D. C. Sessions! Muslins are too dangerous to fly, not too dangerous to own guns.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’m always amused by the argument that we need to keep guns legal so that crazy right-wingers can launch a violent revolt against our democracy.

  • jnorris

    I like how Mr Rush equated the 10 rounds per magazine law with immorality (second paragraph). Is this those Christian morals we are told atheists can’t understand without God? Would someone explain the immorality of magazine limits.

  • rabbitscribe

    Officials who enforce immoral laws are no better than Hitler’s Gestapo. Where, pray tell, do they plan to draw the line at what unlawful decrees they will and will not uphold?

    I got this one. Apparently any law with which you disagree is an “immoral law,” which is identical to an “unlawful decree.” We’re going to continue to enforce almost all such unlawful laws, without regard to the illegality of their legality. The only exception will be those unlawful laws overturned by a court. But by the same token, if a court overturns a lawful law, we will cease enforcing it anyway. If this be treason, let us make the most of it!

  • cry4turtles

    schwa, I thought the same thing. Why in the hell can’t people read about guns? Me dumbshit!

  • william boyd

    They keep calling this Haddad guy a “decorated veteran” but I’m looking at a picture of his medal rack and he doesn’t have anything special. I’d say it’s a typical rack for someone who stayed in long enough to make it to Staff Sergeant, and he doesn’t have any kind of valor awards like a bronze star. The best he has is two Army Commendation medals, but those are kind of like employee of the quarter. It just means that his superiors thought he did his job very well.

    Looks like “decorated veteran” means jack shit. If he really had an important award, they would name it. He would be “bronze star recipient” or “medal of honor”.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Mr. Boyd, why do you hate America?

  • jaytheostrich

    @2: “Huh? A good person with a gun looks just like a bad person with a gun?”

    Or, if you’re police in the U.S., sometimes a good person with a hose attachment looks just like a bad person with a gun. Pump him full of lead just in case!

  • Ichthyic

    …or 2 bad persons with two guns each. Now we need 4 good

    persons with one gun each or..crap! I gotta buy some more guns.

    Wait; someone’s knockin’ at my door. Too late!

    fuck the pistoles!

    where is my personal black helicopter!

  • Ichthyic

    . The only exception will be those unlawful laws overturned by a court.

    damn activist judges!

  • Ichthyic

    The worst thing is, It fucking works

    ah, how quickly we forget.

    :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Man is arrested for violating New York state law, therefore, Obama must be removed from federal office.

    Um, what?

  • sprank75

    Most of these comments make no sense to me, I have been sitting here trying to figure out the positions of everyone. I have come to the conclusion that I don’t really care, the story is what brought me here, then I notice that I have no real idea why. This is some guy writing to make fun of another guy who is rightfully outraged over the arrest of some guy for possession of magazines. No dangerous ordinance such as ammo, no gun, just a gun magazine which holds much less threat than a meat cleaver without the other 2 components. Why would you not be angry about that, other than the fact that it is not you. When it is you your tone will likely change dramatically.

    Here is the kicker of the whole thing with this law about high capacity magazines, and the guns they go in. Imagine yourself in a grocery store where sits a big display of apples. You grab a bag and pick out 10 that are just right to you, the ones that fit your own personal use of said apple. You take them to the cashier who goes through the bag of 10 and pulls 7 of them out and says that you can’t buy those. Would that kind of tick you off? It is the same with guns, you can own them, as many as you want and in the majority of states there are no restrictions on how much ammo they can hold and what caliber they are, as long as they are not full auto. But here you have this law that basically says that you cannot have this gun, or that gun, not that one either, ooh you can have this one that will protect you from and angry raccoon. What have they done? They violated the constitution which says, “shall not be infringed”. The word Shall is an absolute, you absolutely cannot infringe the right to keep and bear arms, limiting the arms which you can bear based on the magazine size is infringement as I see it. If that is wrong I am ok with it because I am not caught up in any contest to be right.

  • dingojack

    Sprank –

    a) Exactly what part of illegal are you having difficulty with?

    b) Ah the ol’ apples are guns analogy, works every time. (Can you spell false equivalence?)

    c) Ah no, numbnuts you seem to be still struggling with high capacity magazines are illegal in NY state (possibly for over 10 or 15 years) concept.

    d) No what you have here is an actual law that states that high capacity magazines are illegal in NY

    e) actually the second amendment reads:

    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.

    Which I read as an Nominative Absolute. You may not read it that way. Discuss.

    Dingo

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    OBTW you seem to be fine with Erik (Respect Mai Authoritah) Rush calling for the overthrow of the President by force of arms, an attack on the sovereignty of the US (which is the only crime actually described and defined by the Constitution). So we can assume you’re a traitor too, then?