Assault Weapons Ban of 2013-How Does Albuquerque Feel About It?

Created by Dawdler2122 on Jan 9, 2013

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Don't Support It At All-Will Not Comply With It.

Yes, I Support It Wholeheartedly.

I Don't Support It -But Will Comply With It.

I Don't Have Enough Information Yet.

I Don't Know How I Feel About It.

I Don't Care One Way Or The Other.

Everyone, Except Felons & Nuts Should Be Armed!

I Don't Want To Say How I Feel About It.

“Amor Vincit Omnia Interdum”

Since: Feb 10

Where The Ragged People Go

#81 Jan 11, 2013
I don't believe this poll. I think it's being manipulated judging by the numbers of people buying guns everywhere.

Since: Jun 09

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#82 Jan 11, 2013
Albuquerque, does your Mayor try to micromanage your life as much as Mayor Mike Bloomberg does?
I mean this guy even tells you how much soda you can buy at one time! What's next?
dpb

Westcliffe, CO

#83 Jan 11, 2013
Torah-Torah-Torah wrote:
Isn't this special? It looks like dpb and some of his brethren have spent all day skewing the vote!
It doesn't matter, buvola. Americans are "voting" at the gun stores, gun shows and even pawn shops.
The people that elected J.R. Berry around about to turn a sharp left when they come back from the gun stores and gun shows, hehehe.
Your assumptions and accusations would be funny if they didn't represent a typical trait of the right -- spouting BS without proof or even knowing the situation. Those you call my "brethern" and I are opposite sides of this issue. Although I fully expect some form of gun control to be passed, I don't support it; however, I also don't support the rhetoric and hatred spouted by the right in this arena. As for "skewing" the vote -- well I didn't even vote once -- This is about Albuquerque, and I could give a fk what Albuquerque does.

“Proud Disabled Veteran”

Since: Oct 11

Where The Ragged People Go

#84 Jan 11, 2013
I look at it this way. All of the service branches have not numbered much over two million at any time over the past 40 some odd years. In that time, there have been people like Lieutenant William Calley (who massacred over 100+ civilians at Mi Lai in Vietnam), and others who've never been caught like a certain SGT Gerald R. Preston of the 1st ACAV, and this last a.h. who massacred at least 14 unarmed civilians that we know of in Afghanistan. Keep in mind ALL of the armed services totalled a bit over 2,000,000 each time one of these atrocities took place. Now, we have had between 50 and 80 million gun owners in the USA over that same period of time, and we have sadly also had our massacres. Using the same argument that the anti-gun nuts are using we shouldn't trust our service members with firearms, even though they are highly controlled, the guys are well-trained with them, etc. and should ban them as well? Come on people. We're talking a few psychos running loose misusing things. Like that people that regularly use their cars as weapons and kill or injure dozens of people on the street, even though cars are registered, have a license plate on them, their drivers are licensed, and for the most part insured, and so on. Sh_t happens. Just develop a better mental health alert system, not just for civilians, for service members and cops as well, and things should improve a lot. If you have a large family, do you punish all the kids for what one of them did, like abuse curfew, disobey rules, steal from you, etc.? Let's act like adults instead of like chicken littles!

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Where The Ragged People Go

#85 Jan 11, 2013
dpb wrote:
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Your assumptions and accusations would be funny if they didn't represent a typical trait of the right -- spouting BS without proof or even knowing the situation. Those you call my "brethern" and I are opposite sides of this issue. Although I fully expect some form of gun control to be passed, I don't support it; however, I also don't support the rhetoric and hatred spouted by the right in this arena. As for "skewing" the vote -- well I didn't even vote once -- This is about Albuquerque, and I could give a fk what Albuquerque does.
I apologize if I sounded too much like you, lol. I generally vote democratic- except I didn't vote for Kari A. Brandenburg- she ran unopposed and her modus operandi smacks suspiciously of her name's national origin. Again, didn't mean to sound too much like you, lol. But I think I'm right.

“Proud Disabled Veteran”

Since: Oct 11

Where The Ragged People Go

#86 Jan 11, 2013
Oh, I'm still new here. I thought your comment was addressed to me. So, sorry- never mind. I blame it on PTSD. Fresh out of the Army, lol
Concerned Citizen

Albuquerque, NM

#87 Jan 11, 2013
Beast Master wrote:
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I apologize if I sounded too much like you, lol. I generally vote democratic- except I didn't vote for Kari A. Brandenburg- she ran unopposed and her modus operandi smacks suspiciously of her name's national origin. Again, didn't mean to sound too much like you, lol. But I think I'm right.
And you're sure you're on the right thread??? This has nothing to do with DA Kari Brandenburg.

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#88 Jan 11, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
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Of course not, both are meaningless comments that have no bearing on anything. The real issue and on a much bigger scale than gun control is mental illness. That is where we have failed ourselves by not addressing that general issue long ago, and now we are paying the price for ignoring it.
I've no use for an assault weapon (fully auto) and doubt many others do either. However fully auto isn't the crux of the legislation, semi auto is, larger clips and all manner of other things - so it appears. That's why I say the devil is in the details.
Now on another note, if you check your newspaper you'll see a 16yo in AZ just shot another in a school w/ a shotgun. Will those be next? Point being that fully auto weapons are rarely used for such massacres but that's what the zealots are keying on to get a foot int he door and control ALL guns if at all possible. You and I both know that's where this whole thing is headed. My concern isn't AWs per se but rather where this entire scenario of control is going, when we also know the mentally ill are the problem here but do not address that. Be assured the MI problem is much larger than just its entry into gun control.
I've not read anything about their proposals but do you know if a 12 bullet clip on a 9mm falls under their proposed limits?

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#89 Jan 11, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
And just the beginning...take a look at Bloomberg and his restrictions on pain pills in Hospitals/ER's and wanting to restrict the amount of pain pills you have in your cabinets because they pose an abuse problem. Pills safes and background checks. Politicians are now trumping (pardon the pun) the physicians. Just like they have the military etc.etc..
Dang! Good thing I don't live there! I've got enough narcotics to supply a pharmacy lol! Too bad they don't work (sigh)!

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Since: Jan 10

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#90 Jan 11, 2013
dpb wrote:
<quoted text>I also don't support the rhetoric and hatred spouted by the right in this arena. As for "skewing" the vote -- well I didn't even vote once -- This is about Albuquerque, and I could give a fk what Albuquerque does.
Hmmm, your "hatred" comment about the right is amusing. You seem to be the one spewing the hatred, and for damned sure you are not 'right' thinking. Now crawl back under our bridge TROLL along with the other grubby little Gnomes, you're dismissed.

In fact, since you don't live in Abq (thank God for that!) why did you even bother posting given your last sentence? Or did you "forget" (pot induced memory lapse) again where you live<snicker>?

“US Navy”

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#91 Jan 11, 2013
Just left of right wrote:
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I've not read anything about their proposals but do you know if a 12 bullet clip on a 9mm falls under their proposed limits?
I've not heard one way or the other for sure as it relates to NMs legislature. It ~appears~ to be aimed at checks for gun shows but the devil will be in the details of the bill when introduced, and I'm sure many will be logging into their website to scan that very bill. Somehow I don't see the zealots only going that far with gun control. And as I posted earlier, his legislation will most likely create a whole lot more questions and uncertainties than it answers.

On a federal level, D Feinstein from CA and others want legislation banning any clip of 10 or larger from what I've read so far. That would be for handguns as well as any other manner of gun apparently. It seems she's after semi-autos (and up) too, be they handguns or rifles.
Just Watching

Albuquerque, NM

#92 Jan 11, 2013
I've read most of the posts on this thread and they seem to be more politically motivated rather than problem solving, more emotionally based than logical, and mostly impractical. The mass shootings are horrible and their causes are many fold and complex. Simple answers come quickly and are usually not sufficient for problems as complex as this. Attacking guns, having more guns, etc. are simplistic answers to a complex problem and are incapable of solving the problem. Society has obviously changed in the last two or three decades. Communications are much more rapid, the media is more biased, politicians are no longer leaders but just office seekers/holders, the general population is more easily stirred up by the media and politicians who are incapable with dealing with complex issues so instead look for simple, but obviously inadequate, answers and hope the problem goes away. Until we have better mental health screening, and hopefully treatment, curtail violence in our entertainment, instill honesty and practicality in true leaders of the country, instead of just office seekers/holders, we will continue to have these horrendous episodes. The statistics quoted in one of the posts speak for themselves.
diddly-squat-for -not

Albuquerque, NM

#93 Jan 11, 2013
Knightmare wrote:
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So you are a self-hating American bashing bitter ex-soldier who lost us viet nam...
And no...Westboro is as bad as you and your progressive liberal buds...
However in a free society...they have their right to express themselves as do you, as do I...
Yawn, tell me what a great liberal you are, you respect opposite opinions? What a statesman, now ban ARs and mega mags.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#94 Jan 11, 2013
Knightmare wrote:
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So you are a self-hating American bashing bitter ex-soldier who lost us viet nam...
You are really out of line on this post, KM. How dare you say something like this to any American combat veteran. Both of my older brothers fought in Viet Nam, and you don't know squat about what that war was all about and why it ended the way it did.

The MF'ing politicians made our troops fight with one arm tied behind their back, and never let them fight to win. And so you, a cowardly snot-nosed bible thumper who has never served in the military, come along and blame our fighting soldiers for losing the war. Unbelievable.

What an ignorant, hypocritical, nasty, spiteful and rancid piece of feces you are. Is there anybody you DON'T hate?
ROTFLMAO

Albuquerque, NM

#95 Jan 12, 2013
Now out of state anti-gun apparatchiks have joined the Albuquerque fray. Well, boys and girls, it doesn't matter how many of these local polls you skew, Americans are "voting" by the tens of millions stocking up on the civilian versions of what you call "assault rifles" and ammunition, and joining the NRA by the thousands every day. So, vote all you want like you did in the National Elections. Election results may lie, but cash register sales do not. Hey, we're helping to fix the economy by boosting sales figures, ROTFLMAO.

http://tinyurl.com/Jim-McCauley
ROTFLMAO

Albuquerque, NM

#96 Jan 12, 2013
diddly-squat-for-not wrote:
<quoted text>Yawn, tell me what a great liberal you are, you respect opposite opinions? What a statesman, now ban ARs and mega mags.
The problem is that Americans badly misuse the term Liberal. A Liberal is LIBERAL in every respect including broadly interpreting the Bill of Rights, even the 2nd Amendment, TO THE PEOPLE'S OWN BEST ADVANTAGE, not to the government. And using the term Liberal the way Americans use it, where did you get the idea that so-called (pseudo)Liberals in the USA have respect for opposite opinions?

http://tinyurl.com/Jim-McCauley a TRUE Liberal's blog.

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#98 Jan 12, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
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I've not heard one way or the other for sure as it relates to NMs legislature. It ~appears~ to be aimed at checks for gun shows but the devil will be in the details of the bill when introduced, and I'm sure many will be logging into their website to scan that very bill. Somehow I don't see the zealots only going that far with gun control. And as I posted earlier, his legislation will most likely create a whole lot more questions and uncertainties than it answers.
On a federal level, D Feinstein from CA and others want legislation banning any clip of 10 or larger from what I've read so far. That would be for handguns as well as any other manner of gun apparently. It seems she's after semi-autos (and up) too, be they handguns or rifles.
Well chit!

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#99 Jan 12, 2013
Feinstein can take all my clips. I will keep all my magazines. Don't have a M1 Garand.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#100 Jan 12, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
Feinstein can take all my clips. I will keep all my magazines. Don't have a M1 Garand.
Lol, my wife has some hair clips I can contribute, and I've some Nat'l Geographic magazines she's welcome to. I don't have an M1 either<G>. An M1 Abrams would be a boatload of fun for a day though!!

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#101 Jan 12, 2013
Lobo Viejo wrote:
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You are really out of line on this post, KM. How dare you say something like this to any American combat veteran. Both of my older brothers fought in Viet Nam, and you don't know squat about what that war was all about and why it ended the way it did.
The MF'ing politicians made our troops fight with one arm tied behind their back, and never let them fight to win. And so you, a cowardly snot-nosed bible thumper who has never served in the military, come along and blame our fighting soldiers for losing the war. Unbelievable.
What an ignorant, hypocritical, nasty, spiteful and rancid piece of feces you are. Is there anybody you DON'T hate?
I totally missed his posted comment. I agree, wayyyyy out of line.

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