Johnson: NRA Exec's Tyranny Claim 'Not Based on Logic'

The remark was made during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday in Washington.

Conservative bloggers took issue with a comment made Wednesday in Washington by Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson.

"I find it very scary, creepy, and just not based on logic," said Johnson—referring to comments made at the hearing by National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre—during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, according to a report by The Guardian.

LaPierre, in remarks at the hearing, tied the Second Amendment to the "tyranny of King George and they wanted to make sure that these people in this new country would never be subjugated to tyranny," he said, according to the report.

The four-hour hearing also included testimony from former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was injured in a 2011 mass shooting while speaking to constituents in Tuscon. Giffords read brief written testimony and was joined by husband Mark Kelly, who also spoke to the committee.

Johnson, who has served as Baltimore County's chief of police since 2007, also chairs the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.

Politics site Twitchy posted a piece citing tweets that took issue with Johnson's comment, interpreting it as an attack on the Second Amendment and initially mistaking Johnson as the police chief for Baltimore City (that has since been corrected by the site).

Johnson's full prepared testimony is on the Judiciary Committee's website.

Steve February 01, 2013 at 06:09 PM
"If Iran had a Constitutional 2nd Ammendment, the people would be free & not living in fear of executuion or imprisonment for opposing Iran's tyranny." Man, turn off the Faux News. Iran overthrew the tyrant when they had their revolution and overthrew the Shah.
Sanchez February 01, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief. Atlanta • A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said. Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown around 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/55742445-68/shooting-atlanta-police-says.html.csp The NRA has been completely vindicated.
Buzz Beeler February 01, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Not only are the chief's remarks not accurate they are ill conceived. http://dundalk.patch.com/blog_posts/chief-johnson-think-before-you-speak-on-gun-control http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/31/police-chief-johnsons-testimony-40-bypass-background-checks-is-false/ There is an issue of logic involved in this debate, not to mention reality.
Sanchez February 01, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Seems the majority feel their rights are being threatened by the government tasked to protect them. Tyranny is around the corner if this contiunes. Majority Says the Federal Government Threatens Their Personal Rights Views of Congress: Problem Lies with Members, Not the System The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Jan. 9-13 among 1,502 adults, finds that 53% think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43% disagree. http://www.people-press.org/2013/01/31/majority-says-the-federal-government-threatens-their-personal-rights/
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 01, 2013 at 09:12 PM
And so Steve you are of the opinion that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not a tyrant. You do not feel that one tyrant simply overthrew another tyrant and represents no real threat to the freedom of the Iranian people? Just wondering!
Sanchez February 01, 2013 at 09:12 PM
That 40% number is just more LIES by these civil rights deniers whose argument would fall apart if not for the lies and prevarications and fear they instill in their sheep herd.
Steve February 01, 2013 at 09:13 PM
"PiA! PIA!" Why don't you ask him where he got the statistic from before you stick your foot in your mouth?
Sanchez February 01, 2013 at 09:14 PM
If the fine rights denier was correct why the hell is he not demanding the Holder Obama regime PROSECUTE these people who lie on their applications? That is a terrible failure on top of the other total failures. ENFORCE the existing laws before you pass new ones you won't enforce!
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 01, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Ike...you know not what you say. Perhaps you should come out of your bubble!
FIFA February 01, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Lorna, do you realize he is not in charge? He does not run the country. Are you even remotely aware of that? He is a face, nothing more. Sad, you don't
Sanchez February 01, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Those oh so glorious Mullahs are in charge and they are the figure heads of the religion of piece dontyaknow! "Iranian-American Priest 'Sentenced To Eight Years In Jail' " for being a Christian! How dare anyone say Iran is run by tyrants. They are the most tolerant religion on the planet.
1ke February 01, 2013 at 09:31 PM
There will be a new President of Iran in six months or so. I didn't realize that tyrants come and go with such fluidity. Do you think that happy days are here again, Lorna?
Steve February 01, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Jeez , don't tell them you are allowed to own guns in Iran either. There collective heads might explode!
FIFA February 01, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Joe, you bob and weave and refuse to stick to the point. You are more slippery than a wet noodle and a fork. But we recognize you for being that noodle.
Holton F. Brown February 01, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Problem is where would you put all them .. some reports say as many as a million .. adding thatto the presnt 3.5 million already in lock up ..hey .. we could deport them to mississippi mand alabama after they secede
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 01, 2013 at 10:18 PM
1ke..say: "There will be a new President of Iran in six months or so. I didn't realize that tyrants come and go with such fluidity. Do you think that happy days are here again, Lorna?" And there 1ke is the problem with tyrants. Once they get a strong hold, they may pass the "sword" but they ain't about to give away the spoils to any democratic thought process. I would be delighted to help raise funds to send you there, darling. And, if you are very, very good, we could raise funds to bring you back. You could even present a seminar on your findings. We need to be enlightened and it appears you may be just the person to do it. What say you, honey child?
FIFA February 01, 2013 at 10:27 PM
When one starts with "If", that is the point.
Lorna D. Rudnikas February 01, 2013 at 10:58 PM
And FIFA said: "Lorna, do you realize he is not in charge? He does not run the country. Are you even remotely aware of that? He is a face, nothing more. Sad, you don't" Oh FIFA, I know you think the Ayatollah runs everything...tyranny runs deep and wide in Iran. Surely you know that Ahmadinejad is very much one of the boys in the back room and he has plenty of power to do much damage. Surely you don't see him as a powerless puppet....sorry, they are much more organized than that..he has been around since the days of the American hostages and Jimmy Carter. He is very entrenched and very dangerous...unless you are privy to much more information than the rest of the world.
FIFA February 01, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Lorna, when one is convinced of something like you are in direct contravention of the facts, there is nothing to say but to let others judge your ignorance. Have a good day Lorna. He does not have a seat at the table, he is waiting tables.
Steve February 01, 2013 at 11:30 PM
"......he has been around since the days of the American hostages and Jimmy Carter." He didn't have anything to do with the US Embassy hostages. That was cooked up and parroted by the usual suspects. You know, the same ones who believe the President was born in Kenya....
1ke February 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Read. Just read. You are so, so boring when you write. You must be more interesting in person. Dag! http://bit.ly/YpMgMU
Kongo February 02, 2013 at 12:37 AM
LMAO @ the Stanker hate cult and their love of tyranny. Looks like they had the misfortune of being born in the wrong country. Damn freedom haters.
Kongo February 02, 2013 at 12:39 AM
You wouldn't know a fact if it slapped you across the face, which they do quite frequently by the way, you filthy little mutt.
Kongo February 02, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Says the old coot Ike withering away down there in the hospice ward. LMAO
Buck Harmon February 02, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I love the way Kongo laughs at it's self....makes a bold statement..
Buck Harmon February 02, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Welcome to Patch Kongo...you certainly have a way with words...seems as though you are relieving yourself of something here...don't forget to wipe..
Buck Harmon February 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM
You seem to tickle yourself often Kongo...great therapy for that condition you must suffer from....did I say welcome to Patch yet..?
Steve February 02, 2013 at 02:30 PM
The Sheriff's are full of BS. Here is the real truth. http://www.sheriffs.org/sites/default/files/uploads/NSA_Resolution_2013-1.pdf
Sanchez February 02, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Thank you for admitting Steve that you just make up ignorant things and impugn them to others since that is the only way you can make a point. Like someone else here who types quotes and attributes them to others where they never existed since he has no other way to make a point. To impugn actions or thought to others where there is no basis is ignorant and abusive and vile and expected from you. At least you admitted doing this since you have failed to show where you read it. A surrender comment if there ever was one. A sign of total ignorance.
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