Robert Bateman’s Sleight Of Hand Concerning Guns

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 6 months ago

Esquire:

What is not working, as Secretary Hagel formulated it, is America’s gun culture. All of these mass shootings took place with privately owned weapons purchased without any sort of serious screening or taken from their rightful owners — a mother or a father, by theft or murder. In essence, you can be a complete and total nutcase and acquire a gun pretty easily …

here is where I think it is time to make my first realistic suggestion on this topic. I already tried polemics, and that got mostly nowhere. So what I put forward is a practical suggestion stemming from my time in the States last month.

Last month I was traveling, in part with my wife and daughter, and I began to notice something. There were a lot more concealed weapons there than I remember seeing before. Four times in the space of just a few days I noticed men carrying pistols under their shirts, in restaurants, stores, and even in a children’s play area of a shopping mall. This craze, which seems new to me because I have been serving overseas for so long, is taking place not just on the streets or in bars, but in family restaurants and places where we all shop. So that is a part of the solution.

What we need to do is make owning guns impractical for everyone. The simple solution for this is not a new law or judicial ruling. It is “voting” with our wallets.

I started to do it last week when I was in a nice seafood restaurant that had food that was so good I was thinking of writing it up and also telling my friends about the place. As an out-of-the-way joint, they could certainly use the free publicity, though they certainly pulled in their share of locals for a blustery Sunday morning. Then I saw the guns.

Nope, not going to do it, I decided on the spot. And I am also not going to bring my kids or my wife in there ever again until they decide that guns are not allowed in their restaurant. And that, friends, is the solution.

I’m not sure what Bateman means when he says “complete and total nutcase.”  Nutcases have had guns before, witness Bateman himself.  But as Bateman knows full well, he is being a prejudiced bigot by defining mental health issues as revolving around propensity to violence when so many mental health professionals know better and have said so.

But this isn’t the point that should have grabbed your attention.  Notice that he began with the killing at Fort Hood, and ended with advocating that people use their purchase power to keep guns away from restaurants.  But only law abiding people would honor a law which stipulates that they not carry in an establishment, and so Bateman has targeted people who would willingly not carry in order to punish law-breakers like the Fort Hood shooter.

Bateman’s gun control isn’t about stopping shootings or reduction of crime.  It’s about his collectivist political beliefs, and he knows it.  And just to top it off, he is a liar and knows it.  He doesn’t really want making the ownership of guns impractical for everyone.  He wants the state to have plenty of them.  He just wants it to be impractical for you and me.

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Response To Robert Bateman Concerning Guns

The Iraqis, Their Weapons And Gun Control

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  1. On April 7, 2014 at 5:24 am, Justsomeguy said:

    Bateman is a self aggrandizing fool. I have debated him directly in the past and find him to be void of any true intellect. In this case among the other ridiculous statements, he claims to have identified four concealed carriers in “a few days”. I think he’s lying.

  2. On April 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm, GomeznSA said:

    What he assumed were guns were probably cell phones. Most concealed carry types go to extremes to be sure that their weapons are indeed well concealed. There are still many states were inadvertent ‘flashing’ or patterning of a firearm can get one in deep doodoo. As to him NOT advertising for a particular restaurant, that is probably a good endorsement for most of us.

  3. On April 7, 2014 at 6:07 am, SeanSorrentino said:

    Does anyone really think that “Bateman, Colonel Bateman” really saw people carrying concealed? Come on. This guy suffers from PTSD he got from playing Call of Duty.

    I’ll bet that his “seeing guns” went pretty much like the first 35 seconds of this video from Get Shorty.

    http://vimeo.com/29783048

  4. On April 7, 2014 at 7:21 am, Seerightthere! said:

    Bateman who?

  5. On April 7, 2014 at 8:29 am, B.Rubin said:

    No, really, I think he has a GREAT idea. Vote with our wallets. Even the liberal Mecca Starbucks wasn’t dumb enough to ban guns. Idiots like this self aggrandizing douchebag really think they speak for the majority of people. I love the idea…let the marketplace work. That Bar owner who put the derogatory sign up about gun owners found out how well that works….

  6. On April 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Many of us have already started (quite a while ago in fact) voting with our wallets. We studiously AVOID places where firearms are prohibited, we can just as easily spend our bucks at gun friendly places – look at how well it has worked at places like Dick’s or CTD (in spite of their efforts to win back customers). There are a lot more of us than there are Cpl. oops I mean colonel mustard er um bateman………………

  7. On April 7, 2014 at 8:38 am, Ted said:

    I am amazed how the “left” seems to think that pro-gun, pro-2A supporters are such a minority. They seem totally out of touch with the fact that the issue is pretty much a 50/50 split. Do they realize that half of every room they walk into is against them?

  8. On April 7, 2014 at 9:35 am, Miles said:

    Oh, I think it’s not nearly a “50/50” split.
    1 Look at the number of guns sold in the last 5 years.
    2 Research the true 2A polls with non-skewed questions.
    It’s more like 70/30 Pro2A and that includes the sheep in the NE states.
    Control for NYC, Boston and NJ and it probably jumps near 80/20.
    The “left” as you put it, knows the truth about progun feeling in the country.
    They’re not delusional. They have their agenda and are entirely willing to lie, cheat and scheme to get it done. Look at what they did to get obummercare passed to see what they will stoop to, to get what they want.

  9. On April 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Yep, best ‘guestimates’ are that there are somewhere around 80-100 MILLION gun owners – with well over 300 MILLION personally owned arms. And that doesn’t even ‘count’ many who will neither confirm nor deny said ownership.

  10. On April 7, 2014 at 8:51 am, Brad said:

    If Mr Bateman (will not address his rank) hates the very freedoms and liberties protected by our Constitution, why did he take an oath to protect and defend them? Maybe he should join China’s military? Afterall, his ilk seem to think China has a wonderful standard of living and a record on human rights that is above reproach. Bateman, if you’re too scared to live here, maybe you should leave? You’re the one with the problem.

  11. On April 7, 2014 at 9:34 am, Bubba said:

    More wishfull thinking from another commie.

  12. On April 7, 2014 at 10:10 am, Paul B said:

    Bateman is part of the problem, not the solution. It is the only ones mentality. Until we get rid of these self centered bung holes we will not hear the end of this “debate”.

  13. On April 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm, robertsgunshop said:

    ” I have been serving overseas for so long”

    Go back to your gun control nirvana and leave us armed, law abiding citizens alone. You oath breaking asshole.

  14. On April 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Hmmm, since he is no longer in the Army – at least as I read his CV (“Colonel” in the NY State Militia) – exactly with what agency and in what capacity has he been “serving overseas”? Might be really ‘interesting’ to find out the real answer to that………….

  15. On April 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I believe that he is, as there are multiple Batemans. See comments to WRSA.

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/stooge-4/

  16. On April 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm, Carl Stevenson said:

    Another traitor who should have his commission pulled, be dishonorably discharged, and hanged for his willful violations of his oath to support and defend the Constitution.

  17. On April 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm, GomeznSA said:

    I’m thinking that the treatment that was meted out in “Branded” might be more than enough – along with the public shame and humiliation that would go with it. Perhaps we could arrange to have it on PayPerView, I doubt PBS would carry it.

  18. On April 8, 2014 at 10:37 am, Barry Hirsh said:

    Bateman is a hack, and not worthy of anything but insult and discrediting.

    If you ever get the opportunity to face him, advise him that he is a traitor to his oath to the Constitution, which forecloses government interference with the right of the people to go armed.

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