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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:49 AM

N.J. GOPer: If My Rival Comes To Your Door, 'Get Your Gun'

Source: Talking Points Memo

A Republican candidate running for the New Jersey state Senate urged an group of gun rights activists earlier this month to get their guns if approached by his Democratic opponent.

The candidate, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, was discussing his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jim Whelan, on Oct. 7 in front of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.

"When someone's been elected for 30 years and he comes knocking on your door and tells you, 'Listen, this is what I want to do to help you,' quickly close your door, go inside," Balles said.

A member of the audience quickly interjected, "And get your gun!"

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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/new-jersey-state-senate-candidate-when-my-opponent-approaches-you-go-back-inside-and-get-your-gun



Balles's response:

"And get your gun, exactly!"


Video at the link above. Those remarks are at about the 4-minute mark, according to the article.

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Reply N.J. GOPer: If My Rival Comes To Your Door, 'Get Your Gun' (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2013 OP
Vashta Nerada Oct 2013 #1
JustAnotherGen Oct 2013 #2
ffr Oct 2013 #3
Skittles Oct 2013 #4
efhmc Oct 2013 #5
SummerSnow Oct 2013 #11
efhmc Oct 2013 #13
bluesbassman Oct 2013 #6
ann--- Oct 2013 #7
highplainsdem Oct 2013 #9
abq e streeter Oct 2013 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2013 #8
MissNostalgia Oct 2013 #12
calimary Oct 2013 #14
olddad56 Oct 2013 #15
PeoViejo Oct 2013 #22
Ikonoklast Oct 2013 #16
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #25
EC Oct 2013 #17
Fuddnik Oct 2013 #18
Contrary1 Oct 2013 #19
onehandle Oct 2013 #20
W T F Oct 2013 #21
LongTomH Oct 2013 #23
Myrina Oct 2013 #24
RandiFan1290 Oct 2013 #26
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #27

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:51 AM

1. People who talk like this need to get their gun rights revoked.

It's obvious they're not right in the head.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:52 AM

2. My god

They've lost their god damned minds down there!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:59 AM

3. Let's not forget that little kids are impressionable too.

Don't think of them as adults. They're not.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:00 PM

4. paranoid gun humpers

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:02 PM

5. Threatening and scary. Would Balles be liable if someone actually did that?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:11 PM

11. I would charge him

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:13 PM

13. Keep the video handy.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:06 PM

6. Well their leaders in DC just tried using a double barreled shotgun on the country...

So I guess they feel entitled.

Idiots.

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Response to ann--- (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:10 PM

9. Read the entire OP and article. Balles DID say that -- he agreed with and echoed

the audience member who said it first.

Because of LBN restrictions to four paragraphs of the story, I had to quote what Balles said in response to that audience member in the comments, but those were directly under the quote with the first four paragraphs from the article.

The title of the OP -- which is accurate -- is TPM's headline.

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Response to ann--- (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:11 PM

10. "Balles quickly responded, "And get your gun, exactly!" "

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:09 PM

8. Right Wing Authoritarian Bully Boys. Gun cowards. Out of ideas, so they use a gun to make a point.

However, it is not the point they think they are making.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:13 PM

12. "And get your gun, exactly!"

Its sad Im not shocked by this violent rhetoric anymore, its now the norm for republicans to sound like terrorist. Also I want to predict his campaign donations sky rocket because of this.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:15 PM

14. Sweet Jesus...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:15 PM

15. for some men, a gun is a phallic symbol. He is just compensating.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:42 PM

22. For a tiny Penis?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:23 PM

16. Why do these idiots think Republicans are the only gun owners in this nation?

According to many polls, 50% of Democratic households own firearms.

And we know how to use them.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 01:41 PM

25. I've been openly threatened more than once by the local militia

Being among the 50% you mention is probably the only reason I'm still alive to write this. I've outbluffed them so far, and it's questionable whether they hate or fear me more. When the House went GOP last midterm, our locals loaded a pickup truck with rifle and shotgun toting 'patriots', then paraded back and forth in front of my house hooting and hollering like a pack of mad dogs. But they know I'm armed and have the world's best alarm system - dogs - so they stick to intimidation for now. I went outside to greet them with a camera, waved, and joked, "Smile for the little birdie, boys!" That's when they left. But they're only in temporary hiding.

They know I'm from a longstanding military family and a crack shot (I call it a crackpot shot), and one of them thinks I'm an actual, real life WITCH because I once joked about the pins in his doll. Besides, like most of them, he's paranoid as a goose and not half as smart.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:27 PM

18. I thought Nucky Thompson was dead.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:28 PM

19. I'm pretty sure Balles will issue a statement regarding this:

"I'm sorry if anyone misunderstood my remark and was offended."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:29 PM

20. A Representative Of Responsible Gun Ownership Says Something. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:35 PM

21. If a child said this in school, he would be arrested.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:45 PM

23. I've been expecting something like this for years...............

........with all the hate speech and the looney-tunes "2nd amendment remedies" rhetoric! What next? Probably an overt act of violence!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 12:54 PM

24. Whatever happened to "and my opponent, Mr. xxx is an honorable man ..."

How they used to refer to each other in cordial (maybe not friendly) and professonal terms, showing respect for their colleagues?


What a bunch of fucking nutbag bullies these people have let out of the barn ...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 01:53 PM

26. This is who they are

They want to shoot us

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:16 PM

27. Gets a a rousing endorsement from his cousin in PA......

 



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