Bush appointees key to gun decision

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Congratulations to the Supreme Court, President Bush and the American people. The Supreme Court's decision that the Constitution guarantees citizens the individual right to own guns not only clarifies the ...
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Since: May 08

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Jun 29, 2008
 
Alex wrote:
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I have no problem discussing self-defense and the second amendment to people in wheelchairs. Obviously they will be unable to defend themselves now and can be taken advantage of by criminals. The only way to defend themselves is with a gun. Firearms are simply an equalizer so that even the weak can defend themselves from the strong. Otherwise you just have complete anarchy where anyone who is more powerful physically can take advantage of you or kill you.
A quote from the man sitting in the wheelchair...

"It is not a loss of freedom. It's a measure to protect it.[on gun control]" James Brady

And from his wife...

"The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time." Sarah Brady

And tell all the families who have buried innocent children shot by guns....I'm sure they would give you an earful!
Hector

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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
So how is my owning a gun going to affect you?
...uh, as a psycho, you use a 20 ga shotgun to shoot a baby or five to bolster your point?
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
Wow...just think of all the guns in the hands of you posters...it's enough to make a horror film out of...with MontyCuckoo in the starring roll....
You can call the film "All the Dead Children' and donate the proceeds to all the families that have buried their children because of your 'NEED"TO OWN A GUN....You right wingers are all alike...Selfish...even if it means the dath of an innocent here or in Iraq...you all have blood on your hands....OBAMA 2008
Breaking out the "children" card again. Let's switch gears and talk about partial birth abortion. You are pathetic. Libs love killing the innocent. They don't use guns they go to Planned Parenthood. Take a look at all the babies murdered because Liberals care so much about children. I forgot-a fetus isn't a life. You might want to take a look in a few of the garbage cans in your neighborhood while foraging for dinner. After fighting off your own child (and the racoons) for the scraps on a chicken bone rummage around awhile. Soon enough you will probably find the remains of a full term infant or two that simply got in the way of the "career" of one of the non-working women in the neighborhood.

“Shall NOT be infringed.”

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Jun 29, 2008
 
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Breaking out the "children" card again. Let's switch gears and talk about partial birth abortion. You are pathetic. Libs love killing the innocent. They don't use guns they go to Planned Parenthood. Take a look at all the babies murdered because Liberals care so much about children. I forgot-a fetus isn't a life. You might want to take a look in a few of the garbage cans in your neighborhood while foraging for dinner. After fighting off your own child (and the racoons) for the scraps on a chicken bone rummage around awhile. Soon enough you will probably find the remains of a full term infant or two that simply got in the way of the "career" of one of the non-working women in the neighborhood.
Yup! The libtards have slaughtered more than Hitler, Mao, and Stalin combined. Sickening, isn't it? They don't want people to have guns because they are afraid of the inevitable retribution that is coming their way....
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It's hard to believe there are people out there as stupid as you....but you are living proof!!
Nighty, night little boys...better go and get your guns and sleep with them...the big Bad Wolf just might come knocking at your door!! Too bad your not men enough to protect yourself...I guess the gun has to make up for your lack of manhood!!!!ROFLMAO
The Big Bad Wolf I can deal with. It is the hopped up doper with a backwards baseball hat whose weekly "subsidy" didn't quite cover the weed, Colt 45, and gas for his 85 Impala SS clone that scares me. You know the guy that's been held back by pre-Civil War slavery and still feels entitled-to my TV or wallet. He can't manage to find work (unless it's pimping out his neice or selling crack) but he has been successful in finding a piece. The 2nd Amendment ensures that I have the tool to protect myself.
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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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And why would these countries do away with laws that are saving lives???? We're talking civilized...and I don't see too much of that coming from gun owners in the U.S.....Maybe the next person you shoot might be one of your own!!
How many lives did Mexico's gun ban save?

Somwhere between zero and minus twenty thousand?
Michael Ejercito

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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Not every police officer is perfect...but they are trained professionals...getting paid to put their life on the line to protect your worthless opinion...my brother was a policeman almost died protecting the right of gun nuts like you!! In my opinion you aren;t worth it....we should stick all you gun nuts on an island and let you all shoot it out and see who has the bigger brass Ba##s...we'll see who's left!!
Funny how those trained professionals managed to kill Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Sean Bell, and Pedro Navarro-Oregon.

It is clear that you excuse deadly mistakes from police, while simultaneously expecting perfection from the rest of us.
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Very interesting...if there were fewer vigilantees running around out there there would certainly be fewer deaths..police are not perfect..but most of them try and do their job protecting you!! A lot of them are afraid of being shot by these "Gun Crazed Fanatics"...hence, you have innocent people being shot!! Try as you might, you can't defend the indefensible!! That's why people like my brother who want to help people get maimed or killed!!
So what job was Justin Volpe doing when he rammed a plunger handle up the rectum of a Haitian man?

Is there some sort of special training for that?
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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The people who should be stopping it in the first place...our government who is meant to protect us...but with all the right wingers in office that will never happen...We just need a few more Dick Cheney's who drink and hunt then shoot their friends in the face!!
And what plan would the government have if people refused to cooperate?
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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There administration is just as corrupt as the one we have...they don't give a damnnn...they just keep collecting their payola from the gun lobby!!
Mexico's gun lobby pays them to make weapons and ammo illegal?

Well, it would make sense, since a black market is profitable.
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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
The point is that a handgun's convenience when put to good uses is heavily outweighed by its convenience when put to bad ones...
It's this second set of conveniences that led the District of Columbia to ban handguns. Granted, in jurisdictions where gun ownership is permitted, criminals seldom obtain their guns legally. But illegal guns begin life as legal ones.
Glock, Beretta, and other handgun manufacturers are not illegal enterprises; rather, they manufacture a legal product that is subsequently stolen and fenced by criminals. More legal guns therefore mean more illegal guns. More illegal guns mean more people get killed. The inconvenience this poses to the dead and their families, and to society at large, does not concern Scalia.
And yet, banning handguns did not put an end to these inconveniences, either in D.C. or in Mexico.
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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
So how is my owning a gun going to affect you?
Here's a few ways....Gun Deaths of innocent people!!
America’s Shooting Gallery:6.26
KY: An employee shot five people dead at a plastics plant before killing himself early Wednesday, police said.
FL: Deltona teen survives shooting
CO: Cousin: Woman held in shooting in "wrong place"
WA: WA father, 81, charged in son's shooting death
MD: Shooting victim flown to Shock Trauma; suspects from Virginia
CA: San Francisco police are searching for as many as three men who were riding in a car involved in a road rage shooting that killed a father and his son.
IL: Alton man charged in shooting
OH: Police and FBI officials are investigating whether the shooting of a man at a Cleveland gas station was a hate crime.
NC: Former Panthers player charged in shooting
MI: Police Search For Teen In Connection With Fatal Shooting
Shortly after midnight on June 25th, a heated argument between an employee and his boss resulted in a gun massacre at a factory in Kentucky. The employee went home to retrieve a gun then returned to the company and shot and killed five fellow employees before killing himself.
The Chicago Tribune reported on June 24, about another young boy who was critically wounded from random gunfire from a drive-by shooting.
As an 8-year-old boy critically wounded in a drive-by shooting was being wheeled into an operating room at Stroger Hospital late Monday, he turned to the doctors and nurses and said, "You guys have been so nice to me. When I die, I'm going to miss you."
TX: Man arrested in shooting of 1-year-old daughter
IN: Charges filed in shooting of pregnant woman
CO: Man arrested in girl's shooting
UT: A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City early Monday evening
CA: Suspect in officer shooting is killed in highway shootout
FL: Four days after a triple shooting at a downtown hospital left two people dead, an 11-year-old boy injured and several hospital patrons scared, Jacksonville police make public the 911 calls.
MA: Hartford police say a man who was killed in a double shooting over the weekend has been identified as a city man who had just turned 20.
PA: Hearing slated for Hill District man accused in fatal shooting
TX: Man arrested in shooting of 1-year-old daughter
IN: Charges filed in shooting of pregnant woman
CO: Man arrested in girl's shooting
UT: A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City early Monday evening
CA: Suspect in officer shooting is killed in highway shootout
FL: Four days after a triple shooting at a downtown hospital left two people dead, an 11-year-old boy injured and several hospital patrons scared, Jacksonville police make public the 911 calls.
MA: Hartford police say a man who was killed in a double shooting over the weekend has been identified as a city man who had just turned 20.
PA: Hearing slated for Hill District man accused in fatal shooting
So if you have a gun, your first course of action is to shoot innocent people?

Of course, we KNOW that innocent people were killed with NYPD guns.
Michael Ejercito

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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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That's up to people who are qualified to make the laws...I don't get paid to make laws...just obey them....As to how they find them....Well Georgie likes to spy on people so we can use FISA!
And who is going to risk their lives to GET the guns?
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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My guns have never killed a child.
Well, do you want a medal or a chest to pin it on?? Your gun may not have killed anyone but too many others have!!!!!!!!!!
So punish those who use their guns to murder people.
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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
You can't make a case for guns no matter what you say....You can be like crazy Charlton Heston..."They can pry the gun from your cold dead hands".....All these dead people and more becuase you have to play cowboys...How pathetically SAD!!
Charlton Heston shot all those people?

What proof do you have?
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Stop beating a dead horse....Guns kill....and that's the bottom line!!
Guns do not fire themselves.

Punish the person who used the gun to commit the crime.
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Firearms in the hands of the right people protect...not in the hands of people like you!
That's why we have law enforcement...not gun nut vigilantes....Go play cowboys..you might get some of your aggression out!!
Let us see the track record of law enforcement.

Amadou Diallo

Patrick Dorismond

Sean Bell

Pedro Navarro-Oregon

Look up those names, so you can feel suitably ashamed of yourself.
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Jun 29, 2008
 
SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
LETTER; The Tragedy of Gun Deaths ...
Re ''Gun Crazy''
As a rabbi for four decades, I have officiated at the tragic funerals of victims of the millions of guns available to Americans of every age. Among them were small children playing with a handgun found at home, teenagers fooling around with a parent's gun, shopkeepers killed by criminals, and suicides. I am certain fellow clergy of every faith have shared such anguishing experiences.
After each notorious killing on the national scene, especially assassinations and school shootings, there is some public outcry. And then silence.
That our presidential candidates are far from outspoken on the need for strong national gun control laws is a tip-off that change is not soon to come.
But most Americans want this change desperately. And I never want to bury another victim of guns.
Jerome K. Davidson
Chicago has strong gun control laws.

Chicago requires that handguns be registered.

Registration is only available to rich white people with connections to the Daley junta.

Damn rich white people connected to the Daley junta, using handguns to murder all those people in Chicago...
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Oh, but a Gun Nut like you MontyCuckoo will get the needle jabbed right into your empty hole where we Democrats have a heart....Remember the 6th Commandment..you self righteous moral Zombie..."Thou shall Not Kill"... and it didn;t give any exceptions...exeot for you!! Boo Hoo...Bye bye MontyCuckoo and friends!!
You represent the lowest dregs of the Democratic Party.
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SharonMom of Bobby wrote:
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Most liberals I know do NOT support Guns....you keep trying make something logical oit of something that is illogical...the need for GUNS
that kill...My brother was a policman who was shot by some idiot who thinks just like you do...it finished his career...we don't need guns when we have law enforcement....people like you make a policeman's job all the harder while they risk their lives for you! What do you need an Assault rifle for...A weapon that can be used in "fully automatic" mode, i.e., a continuously firing machine gun. There's no sport purpose for that, and hardly a self-protection purpose. The only purpose is to threaten people with harm, or to do harm.
You people just do harm...No wonder the whole world laughs at the U.S....We are the most uncivilized country there is...thanks to the Moron-in-Chief who panders to the Gun Lobby...the more I read these posts the more I know I'm right...Guns in the hands of these posters...God Save America!!
Was your brother carrying a gun at the time?

Do you think he should have just carried pepper spray?

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