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Butina No Longer Believes in Gun Rights

Alas, Russian spy Maria Butina is breaking South Dakota men’s hearts again. Just as Ukraine is providing an object lesson in the occasional value in extremis of a right to bear arms, the Russian gun rights advocate who endeared herself to South Dakota pols, hunters, and the National Rifle Association now says letting ordinary citizens carry guns puts children at risk:

Maria Butina condemned the embattled country’s leadership for dishing out more than 18,000 guns to civilian volunteers in an effort to drive back Russian invaders.

…[T]hat is apparently not acceptable for the convicted spy, who told Russian state media TV show Vremya Pokazhet on Saturday that “people don’t know how to handle them and a child might be killed at home” [Graeme Massie, “Russian Agent Who Infiltrated the NRA Says Ukraine Shouldn’t Hand out Rifles in Case a Child Gets Hurt,” UK Independent, 2022.02.27].

Maria Butina, child safety advocate, screen cap from Russian state TV, posted by Francis Scarr, Twitter, 2022.02.26.
Maria Butina, child safety advocate, screen cap from Russian state TV, posted by Francis Scarr, Twitter, 2022.02.26.

Wow: maybe now that she’s blown her cover with the NRA, Butina is planning to sneak back into the U.S. and infiltrate the Left via Moms Demand Action and Sandy Hook Promise.

Or, more realistically, maybe Butina’s anti-gun rhetoric only demonstrates that her now-liquidated Russian gun rights organization was no expression of principle or conviction but merely a front for the Putin regime’s international aggression, just like her comment Saturday on Russian state TV.


  1. John 2022-02-28 07:49

    Ia Representative “Maria” Johnson blowing his mind, that this “wonderful” twat turned against his empty values?

  2. mike from iowa 2022-02-28 08:18

    Wild Rooshians dropping bombs are likely to kill more kids than freedom fighters protecting their homeland.

  3. jerry 2022-02-28 09:59

    Russia is a paper tiger that ran into a butane lighter. The Russians have honey pots to put even a con man into the white house. The one thing that this all proves, war is not the answer. Time to cut back our “defense” bloated budget and put the citizens first,

  4. Porter Lansing 2022-02-28 10:19

    As I’ve reiterated often, she’s not that attractive.
    At least, if you live in a city of three million, she’s rather common in appearance with a horrid personality.

  5. cibvet 2022-02-28 10:22

    Just another hustler who found easy plucking of the trumpist lackeys. I paraphrase someone “fools and their money are soon parted”. She probably still gets American dollars from some, but now has to rely on rubles for a luxurious lifestyle.

  6. Bob Newland 2022-02-28 10:40

    Even a “not that attractive” hustler is attractive enough for a Repiglican conman.

  7. Porter Lansing 2022-02-28 13:27

    Ever wonder what a short, balding Trump role model thinks?
    – Ukraine is Banderstan, a cancerous outgrowth of the nazi West Ukraine mass murderers. It is not a country or even a state. It operates as a whore-to-pimp. It “fornicates” for $$$. Killing innocents and terrorizing its own society is the national pastime. Since 2014, it is a international outlaw regime, corrupt, criminal and debased. – Vladamir Putin

  8. Mark Anderson 2022-02-28 13:43

    She doesn’t really mind, as long as they shoot blanks.

  9. jerry 2022-02-28 14:36

    That Joe Biden is one tough SOB. Damn man, talk about the right man for the job, that would be Joe Biden. Poor little red sparrow Butina, she misses her Dirty Johnson and that dude that got pardoned. I don’t know if I ever heard him declare his guilt though. Butina is a felon here, so she would fit right back into South Dakota’s outlaw trumpers.

  10. jerry 2022-02-28 16:27

    That is a war crime. Wonder if NOem knows that her banking boy Putin, is a war criminal. NOem needs to be like Switzerland and toss the bum out.

    “Just today;
    1) Germany increases Defense budget.
    2) EU sends Fighter Jets to Ukraine.
    3) Finland, Sweden and Kosovo demand to be in NATO.
    4) Kosovo wants a US Military Base.

    We may be actually witnessing the rebirth of the West.”

    Yes, thanks Joe Biden, you and the Democrats have done this on your own. Where are republicans? What do they stand for? republicans, for the most part, think Putin is a swell guy cause he showed them his nipples. Those boys loves them some short guy on a horse with his bare chest.

  11. Jane 2022-02-28 16:40

    Not to distract from the attractiveness of a Russian con-woman, but.

    While the world moves SWIFTly to freeze the assets of Russian banks, close their stock market, and seize the luxurious assets of it’s oligarchs, how can the Governor Noem and the State of South Dakota, with its legislature in session, refuse to do what is necessary to determine if some of those assets are sitting in South Dakota banks. Where is their patriotism?

    Does money for Sioux Falls trust managers and banks Trump the global fight for freedom and democracy? And the Ukraine’s loss of life and country? While civilians take up arms against the world greatest threat what are these money men doing today? Protecting oligarchs? Having cocktails while they fret over their potential loss of fees? Toasting Putin?

    Where is any resemblance of moral leadership in Pierre? Maybe it’s too much to ask for in this land of personal freedom. Governor Noem clearly knees at the altar of Trump and wants to join the Strong Man (Woman) club while riding a horse and carrying an American flag.

    History will judge all of them harshly. But I doubt most of them read or care about history. A new low for South Dakota. Sad.

  12. Porter Lansing 2022-02-28 19:58

    Yes, Jerry.
    Thanks, Joe “Steady” Biden.
    Just imagine if Trump had won.

  13. jerry 2022-02-28 21:38

    NOem is just a common crook, just like the DeSaten of Florida and trump, their dear leader. They could give a damn about America, they only care about lining their pockets with Putin’s money.

    “Two prominent Republican governors, Florida’s Ron DeSantis and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem, who are widely seen as angling for a White House bid, mostly took aim at President Joe Biden rather than issuing executive orders targeting Russia. They criticized his energy policies and said that had made it difficult to slap sanctions on Russia’s exports of oil and gas. Noem made her comments last weekend at the CPAC convention in Orlando, Florida.” Rapid City Journal 2.28.22

  14. Arlo Blundt 2022-02-28 21:58 is amazing to me that the South Dakota GOP, the Party of Mundt and a legion of cold warriors, could fall head over heals, with the foreign policy wimp, Dusty Johnson in the lead, for Maria’s transparent, Putin driven misinformation campaign. Writhing like a beaten dog at the feet of Trump is just one more self serving and disgraceful acceptance of brutal authoritarianism. The blood of the Ukraine is on their hands.The silence of Thune and Johnson, Noem and Rounds, indicts them.

  15. jerry 2022-02-28 22:17

    Our two senators (frauds) had a chance to send Ukraine the weapons they needed. Instead, they voted Putin/trump. “Trump froze $400 million in military aid to Ukraine as he made his extortion attempt, only unfreezing the aid months later after a whistleblower complaint about it. That frozen aid, coupled with his “I would like you to do us a favor, though,” as a direct response to Zelenskyy’s ask for more Javelins were at the center of Trump’s first impeachment, on which Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote guilty.”

    Mitt Romney, the only guy with the chops to say no to the Putin blood money. Mitt Romney knew, as most of us did and was proven, that Putin put trump in the white house. Thune and Rounds knew it as well and yet they voted against democracy for the money. Yep, there is only one reason for treason and that is money.

  16. mike from iowa 2022-03-01 07:27

    One word can be used to define both Biden and drumpf and that word is restraint. Biden shows restraint and drumpf shows he belongs in restraints. And why isn’t he?

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