With a little selective editing, John Barrow becomes poster child for anti-gun group

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has entered the debate over gun control with a video that features U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, as its poster child.

The video splices in a 2012 campaign ad used by Barrow, touting his support of the National Rifle Association and his opposition to gun legislation, with scenes of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Additionally, the group points out that on Wednesday, Barrow was critical of gun control legislation proposed by President Barack Obama. Said Barrow, In part:

”I strongly disagree with proposals that would deny law abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights, and I’m disappointed he did not propose increased security measures for our schools.

Here’s the CSGV video:

The group points to the $27,250 that Barrow has received from the NRA over eight years. The quote from CSGV executive director Josh Horwitz: “Representative Barrow has been bought for the price of a new truck. It would be laughable if his lack of regard for our families’ safety wasn’t so dangerous.”

Here’s the problem: The CSGV has done some selective editing in its video. In its version of the ad, Barrow displays a pistol and says:

“Long before I was born, my grandfather used this little Smith & Wesson here….”

It cuts the Augusta congressman off there. How did Barrow finish the sentence in the original, and what did the CSGV choose to omit? This:

”…to help stop a lynching.”

Around here, those five additional words make a big difference.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
3:41 pm

It’s completely and totally des-pi-cable that these libs would tie someone’s support of our constitutional 2nd Amendment Rights to a mass murder.

But what else would you expect from a democrat?

yuzeyurbrane

January 17th, 2013
3:56 pm

Aesop–last I checked, Barrow is a Democrat. I am sure Congressman Barrow is as appalled at mass murder as anyone. The point is not that NRA is an accessory to mass murder but that its policies make it an enabler. I would hope that even most NRA members want these policies changed.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
4:00 pm

I must not be a mindless partisan, like you, for instance.

Bubba

January 17th, 2013
4:00 pm

Pretty clever way to bolster the last white male Southern Democrat in Congress by having liberals attack him for being too pro-gun.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
4:02 pm

Some vulnerable Senate Democrats are balking at President Obama’s new push on gun control, reflecting he tough position many will be in if Congress takes up major firearms legislation.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/277783-vulnerable-senate-democrats-balk-at-obamas-gun-measures#ixzz2IGhpIEkW

Don't Tread

January 17th, 2013
4:05 pm

Selective omission. But what else do we expect from groups like The Coalition to Stop Gun “Violence”, Mayors Against “Illegal” Guns, the “Million” Mom March, et al. Even the names these shady groups give themselves are designed to deceive those who don’t do their research.

DJ Sniper

January 17th, 2013
4:27 pm

I don’t agree with selective editing like this. That being said, we all know the right did plenty of this during the presidential campaign.

Bob Loblaw

January 17th, 2013
4:39 pm

Supporting the Congressman on this one! Hang tough, brother. Don’t let them get you down.

td

January 17th, 2013
5:26 pm

This goes along with the Obama plan to “put pressure” on the congressmen to go along with his view.

[...] like I said, not just dumb and nasty, but dishonest: Here’s the problem: The CSGV has done some selective editing in its video. In its version of the [...]

mike

January 17th, 2013
6:24 pm

It would be interesting how many of you nra goobers out there really understand the Second Amendment and why it came into being. It was not about someone taking your guns.

mike

January 17th, 2013
6:24 pm

It would be interesting how many of you nra goobers out there really understand the Second Amendment and why it came into being. It was not about someone taking your guns.

Dave

January 17th, 2013
6:32 pm

td, you are…., just what are you? Obama is behind whatever anti-gun group it is that opposes Barrow so as to get Barrow and the “congressmen” (or did you mean man?) to do what? Jeez.

D in Brookhaven

January 17th, 2013
6:36 pm

Sounds like Rep. Barrow’s grandfather really stood his ground, er, someone’s ground? Ground someone’s rope? I don’t know. Anyway, how can this story possibly be proved now, more than 2 generations later?

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
6:49 pm

It looks like obozo does just as good of a job protecting overseas oil field workers as he does embassy employees.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
7:01 pm

aahhh, showing their intelligence in Chicago, obozo’s failed socialist looney bin -

CHICAGO (CBS) – A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms.

A GPS unit needs power, moron.

Mr_B

January 17th, 2013
7:16 pm

But what else do we expect from groups like The Coalition to Stop Gun “Violence”, Mayors Against “Illegal” Guns, the “Million” Mom March,

The use of selective editing to try to mislead the audience is reprehensible. That said, Rep. Barrow message in the ad was clearly that he refused to support gun confiscation, which is the complete strawman that the NRA keeps throwing out there. Only a few (an no one in a position to actually try it) is proposing an elimination of firearms, only those firearms which make no sense in a civilian setting. As for the bunny ears quotes around “Violence” and “Illegal”, how many .223 holes in a six year old does it take before the violence become “real?” How many 9MMs sold out of the trunk of a car to a 17year old dealer before they’re really “Illegal?”

Keis

January 17th, 2013
7:20 pm

It looks like after a long mud slinging election in which the GOP got their butts kicked, now the nra is using the same game…Lies and deceptive advertizing….
How many more children will be killed because of the idiots.

Put trained SRO’s in all schools TAX the NRA (remove their tax exempt status) to help pay for the officers.)

td

January 17th, 2013
7:39 pm

Dave

January 17th, 2013
6:32 pm

td, you are…., just what are you? Obama is behind whatever anti-gun group it is that opposes Barrow so as to get Barrow and the “congressmen” (or did you mean man?) to do what? Jeez.

Is it or is it not true that Obama stated in his speech yesterday that the people (this group counts as people) are going to have to put pressure on their Congressmen (or members of Congress if that makes you feel better) to see how much gun control is needed?

Dave

January 17th, 2013
7:44 pm

So, td, in the thrall of his agenda he got the group to go after Barrow? And assuming that is the case, just how does the group going after Barrow aid his gun control proposals? I feel like I’m going down the Alice in Wonderland bunny hole (is that what it was called?).

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
7:50 pm

The dummycrats are running smear kampaigns against each other and they think the Republican party is divided?

Kris

January 17th, 2013
8:13 pm

Blunt-speaking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, thought to be eyeing a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, blasted an NRA ad that mentions President Barack Obama’s daughters as “reprehensible” and warned it “demeans” the powerful gun-rights group.

“To talk about the president’s children, or any public officer’s children, who have—not by their own choice, but by requirement—to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point is reprehensible,” Christie said.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/christie-nra-ad-obama-daughters-reprehensible-230123003–politics.html

I agree with Gov. Christie. A real Governor with a spine. Wish GA. had Real governor. .

See Ya spineless crooked deal 2014

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
8:30 pm

So now the libs are on board with christie. Awesome. Will they also embrace his message of lower spending and tax cuts? Will they join in his fight to bust the unions?

USC

January 17th, 2013
8:42 pm

Anyone who fails to participate in reducing the availability of guns to the unstable, angry, criminal, reckless, immature, etc. must take responsibility for the murders, rapes, robberies, suicides, etc. performed by those guns. It is the new era of responsibility. No pension – you save in your own 401-K, healthcare needs – you buy your own health insurance, Need money – get a job. It is the Republican/Tea Party motto when applied to others. Now it is their turn.

mdcain

January 17th, 2013
8:49 pm

Chistie is heading down the same path as Charlie Crist. The first time he runs into political trouble he will become a Democrat.

Shine

January 17th, 2013
8:51 pm

Pretty pathetic. Need more dems like Barrow elected.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
8:52 pm

It is the new era of responsibility. No pension – you save in your own 401-K, healthcare needs – you buy your own health insurance, Need money – get a job.

Yep and when you want to protect your family you get a gun, preferably a large capacity, auto loading rifle so that you are not outgunned by the savages in the hood.

Any more bright suggestions for us, moron?

Kris

January 17th, 2013
9:02 pm

I’m not a republican (raping freaks)! Try to pay their ladies of the evening with Birth control Pills.

I’m a somewhat PROUD DEMOCRAT!
I’m proud to say that I was a teenager in the 70’s
I I did not inhale or have **********

Just a few thoughts…

Chris Christie, showed he does have potential to be a leader…Who knows I might take walk on the wild side if Christie runs in 2016……

If Christie sees the light to become a Democrat I will vote for him. Just sayin.

red herring

January 17th, 2013
9:03 pm

john barrow is correct—he is middle of the road and realizes that the far left is trying to take advantage of an unfortunate situation. nothing wrong with restricting assault/military rifles and 20-30 rounds clips as long as stops there—but it should and must include further restricting of violent video games and violent movies. just because you are an obama donor you should not have your role in this type violence diminished. also a background check can and should be mandatory—even to include mental health issues.

Cherokee

January 17th, 2013
9:04 pm

never mind, aesop, that more guns are used to kill someone already in the household – mostly by suicide or accident – than are used for actual protection.

sometimes it works, like the lady down in Fayette County. more often though, someone in the family dies because the gun is in the home.

Might want to be careful who you call a moron… although i’ve seen enough of your posts to realize that self reflection isn’t your strong point.

Jbill

January 17th, 2013
9:08 pm

I support Barrow 110%…wanting gun controls and playing on the death of little kids is sick. One mental case man takes a gun and kills kids and you want to take guns away from all law abiding citizens. What if the guy had used a bomb? What you gone blame next?
Gun controls will not take guns away from crooks..or govt programs like FAST and Furious. Why not demand Obama answer for border patrol killed and hundreds more. God Bless America we need it.

Jbill

January 17th, 2013
9:19 pm

Christie is not a Republican or Democratic..he has his hand out for what he can get. He ’s riding the fence to see where he can get the ride of his life. He blows his horn to the one who has the most to offer.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
9:26 pm

cherokee – In the world you live in, suicide is a good thing. obozo even said it. Why do we need old people burdening our health care system? Guns should be your friend. Those who upset the cost curve should be able to blow their brains out with just one quick pull of the trigger. No wasted gases, no wasted physician services. Perhaps it is a troublesome for the EMS folk to clean the brain matter off of the scene but that’s small potatoes. It is an overall victory for HHS. Plus, maybe with enough of these old folks popping their own skulls, Social Security will meet it’s obligations.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, where I live, I keep guns so that if the likes of you tries to pry on my window, I can perforate your ass.

Thanks for asking, though.

Kris

January 17th, 2013
9:29 pm

I think all political candidates as well as the ones in office should have and pass a Mental Health review and a indebt Ethics check and the shady Governor (term loosely used).

It will be a sad day when guns are outlawed and criminals (politicians included) still have weapons..A sadder day when when they pry my weapon from my cold dead fingers.

If anyone drops their wallet in near the Gold Dome, I’d suggest they kick it to Duluth before bending over to pick it up.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 17th, 2013
9:38 pm

bookman suggests that guns cause people to become excited. Perhaps our Forefathers ran through the woods in pursuit of the British with hard ons. Maybe the Marines that landed on Okinawa were like, where are the womenfolk?

Does the world of liberalism center itself on it’s penis?

Kris

January 17th, 2013
9:49 pm

Not sure if this fact…Some pharmacy’s near the gold dome are reporting a shortage of Viagra.

Bubba

January 17th, 2013
10:01 pm

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery

USC

January 17th, 2013
10:18 pm

“Yep and when you want to protect your family you get a gun, preferably a large capacity, auto loading rifle so that you are not outgunned by the savages in the hood.” Those are the words of the New Town Mother and the (?) funny Aesop character above.

Unfortunately, she was irresponsible and did not vote to keep that gun out of the hands of those who are unqualified. Now, she has a bullet in her head from her own gun and it has been used to kill 20 first graders and their teachers. Maybe, if given a second chance, she would want to keep that gun secured, make sure others kept theirs secured, and prevent her son from buying bullets for it. Maybe Aesop wants to reconsider also and start practicing responsibility.

RGB

January 17th, 2013
10:34 pm

Since this Democrat-front organization is opposed to John Barrow’s grandfather having used his S&W pistol to stop a lynching, that’s proof positive libs/leftists/Democrats/statists/secularists are pro-lynching.

Of course that’s not a surprise.

There's A Sickness In GA

January 17th, 2013
11:28 pm

Anti-gun group, huh? Way to adopt the NRA’s language there Jim. Why not use Pro-Gun Control or better Pro-Gun Safety group, that would be more accurate and less biased . Here is a link to the organization’s issues page http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns.

No where does the CSVG list their desire to rescind an individuals right to bear arms. This debate isn’t about whether we should have guns or not, it’s about making sure that dangerous weapons don’t fall into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.

emz

January 17th, 2013
11:38 pm

Selective editing is not good.

Jimbo

January 17th, 2013
11:39 pm

They are an anti-gun group.

jummy

January 18th, 2013
12:47 am

“…gun confiscation, which is the complete strawman that the NRA keeps throwing out there. Only a few (an no one in a position to actually try it) is proposing an elimination of firearms…”
– Mr_B, January 17th, 2013 7:16 pm

This is actually a pretty good entre to the gun debate we’re having.

Gun control advocates want everyone to understand that gun control is not gun confiscation and are continually mystified by gun owners’ capacity to be misinformed by the evil fear-mongering of the NRA. which trades in the presumably false conflation of gun control and arbitrary limitation of the Second Amendment.

All gun control advocates want is the restriction of “only those firearms which make no sense in a civilian setting.” Well, which firearms are those? Generally speaking, so-called “assault rifles”. The designation is vague as it is a construction of the gun control lobby. In actual fact, an “assault rifle” is distinguished from a pistol only by cosmetic features. In fact, the bulk added by the shoulder stock and the scope mount are why “assault rifles” are used in less than 4% of gun-related homocides. Twice as many people are beaten to death than are shot by “assault rifles”.

Yet gun control advocates seek the abolition of “assault rifles” as a means toward the elimination of gun violence. Second Amendment advocates note this sleight of hand and presume that a crusade to eliminate gun violence could not possibly reach it’s limit at this phony distinction of “assault rifle”.; it would seem to be pretty transparent that the phony distinction was cooked up as a trojan horse for criminalizing a broader range of firearms, inclusive of pistols, which account for the vast majority of gun deaths.

Nor is the indefiniteness particularly well-hidden by those who damn the “strawman” of confiscation while proposing the criminalization of “only those firearms which make no sense in a civilian setting,” as shown by Mr_B, who ultimately argues for the elimination of 9mm pistols, after issuing the “control s not confiscation” song and dance.

How, after all, is it feasible to stop the already illegal sale of 9MMs “out of the trunk of a car to a 17year old dealer” without first making it illegal to own, perhaps to manufacture, a 9MM legitimately? This is why “gun nuts” start talking about confiscation when the control advocates talk about control – it’s not because they’ve been “misinformed” by the NRA. Rather, the gun control position is one of those rare cases where it is considered virtuous to not know what you’re talking about, as if knowing the difference between automatic and semi-automatic is to know too much about something a decent person should know only to hate and fear.

With his 9MM comment, Mr_B seems to have stumbled onto something many gun advocates have long known: that reducing gun violence can be more effectively pursued by eliminating some drug laws than by adding more gun laws.

jummy

January 18th, 2013
12:56 am

There’s A Sickness In GA,

While we’re engaging in cheap sophistry, perhaps you can point us to where on the NRA’s or Rep. Barrow’s issue pages a desire to ensure that “dangerous weapons fall into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them” is listed.

Jo

January 18th, 2013
6:05 am

Mr. Barrow has been voting contrary to my beliefs for quite some time. Seems fitting for a little payback from the people he’s been supporting.

Mr_B

January 18th, 2013
6:50 am

“Nor is the indefiniteness particularly well-hidden by those who damn the “strawman” of confiscation while proposing the criminalization of “only those firearms which make no sense in a civilian setting,” as shown by Mr_B, who ultimately argues for the elimination of 9mm pistols, after issuing the “control s not confiscation” song and dance.”

Very nicely written and argued ,jummy. But I must correct you. I own firearms myself and I have no problem with the individual ownership and use of a 9MM, a .357(my preference) or any other handgun by a law-abiding citizen who knows its capabilities and keeps it properly secured. I own a firearm myself, and have owned handguns in the past. Mental health concerns of members of my family led me to conclude that that risks of keeping a handgun in the house outweigh the possible advantages. That certainly is not the case for everyone.

Nevertheless, I see no over-riding reason for the ownership of a firearm which is capable of firing 30 rounds without reloading, or allowing the purchase of multiple firearms of any kind without a background check as is now possible. In response to your “how is it possible” question, I would suggest making multiple firearm purchases illegal except for licensed dealers, make person-to person transfers possible (with a few exceptions) illegal, and to make sale of firearm a serious federal offence. I am under no illusion the these steps would stop every unnecessary death by firearm. But I see no reason to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Buckhead Boy

January 18th, 2013
7:18 am

Well said, Mr_B!

Wilbur

January 18th, 2013
7:20 am

If the NRA is an “enabler of mass murder” as you suggest then Obama must be an enabler of mass economic destruction, Hollywood is an enabler of cultural suicide, drug addiction and rape. The list goes on and on once you accept hyperbole as a substitute for thought.

Michael

January 18th, 2013
7:22 am

Evidently a law abiding citizen is one who threatens to kill government officials and overthrow the government if it attempts to change a law.

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