Democrats say meaningful action in wake of shooting must include ban on assault weapons

There are 13 comments on the Dec 17, 2012, Lethbridge Herald story titled Democrats say meaningful action in wake of shooting must include ban on assault weapons. In it, Lethbridge Herald reports that:

Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of last week's elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the U.S. deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.

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Since: Nov 11

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Dec 17, 2012
Millions of people own the very firearms the "never let a tragedy go to waste" crowd want to ban. Yet, these firearms were used in absolutely no criminal activity.

These morons still haven't realized that the individual shooter is the problem. Criminals will still get "banned" firearms.
watsamattau

United States

#2 Dec 17, 2012
I have heard talk of gun buy back,where the government buys simiautomatic rifles and handguns,and destroys them.Does anyone really believe that someone that is contiplating going on a shooting binge and killing people is going to turn in his guns.The crooks will have a field day buying and selling these kinds of guns on the black market.Liquor bans worked so well in the 20's you know.

“...winter is GONE!!!....”

Since: Jun 08

...Horny Toad, Texas.....

#3 Dec 17, 2012
I've had semi-auto rifles and shotguns (don't want any handguns) for 60 years, and I haven't shot anyone yet.

Been mad once or twice in that time frame, too. Still refrained.
Bobo

Jackson, MO

#5 Dec 18, 2012
Assault weapons are defined as any weapon that has a magazine.

What does that leave?
Shotguns and revolvers, turn of the century weapons.
Meanwhile these same legislators and the their armed escorts will still carry magazine fed assault weapons of various types.

If they are the only ones left with these dangerous and crazy firearms, why do they need them then ,hmmm?

Concentrate on the mental illness part and I'm all for it.
Take Jobs Then Guns Then

Monrovia, CA

#6 Dec 18, 2012
http://rss.infowars.com/Alex.rss

Alex Jones brought up a good point on his December 17, 2012 show that most people won't talk about. Listen to the first hour of the podcasted show.

Why are hard leftist and national spotlighted politicians like Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schummer, and Michael Bloomberg -all part of the Israeli lobby in America- trying to disarm America.

They are by far the loudest voices going after the second ammendmant right now in America but openly lobby for US taxpayers to arm Israelis so they can defend themselves. And yes, Israel has a right to defend itself but so do Americans.

http://www.infowars.com/feinstein-targets-gun...

http://planet.infowars.com/guns/eric-holder-w...

The Connetecuit shootings were a horrific tragedy but going after the second ammendmant is not the answer.

These mass shootings always happen where there are strict gun control laws and the public is disarmed -remember criminals will always find access to guns whether they are outlawed or not and innocent civilians are usually the victims of mass shootings.

The answer to these mass shootings is to train and arm responsable US civilians including trusted school faculty on how to defend students from any crazies that show up until cops arrive. We need less guns in the hands of criminals and more guns in the hands of innocent law abiding citizens who are trained how to responsibly own and use firearms.

Isnt't it wierd how after the election all of a sudden all these shootings take place and now gun control is at the top of the headlines. You have the NFL (Bob Costas), news media figures, and national politicians now engaging in a full court press for gun control.

Look how the corporate media is promoting that guns be taken away so Americans citizens can't defend themselves from all forms of criminality.

The media is being absolutely transparent in its attempt to brainwash Americans into believeing that we don't have the right to defend ourselves with the second ammendmant. This should alarm all American citizens given the fact our government has been seized by Communist revolutionaries backed with offshore corporate fascist money.

These bought out political revolutionaries within our illegitimiate federal government are now aggitating the rest of the world and garnering hatred against America from countries like Russia, China, South America, and the Middle East.

The type of facism that is now being pushed in America was used in Stalanist Russia, Cuba, Nazi Germany, Fascist Argentina, Corrupt Mexico, to name a few examples. It's the same gameplan now being used on America.

And every time a country was destroyed and remade into a failed state/dictatorship it started by disarming the general public so people could get bullied by the tyrants into further authoritarianism with no way to fight back.

Now is not the time to disarm America. Pull your money out of the major banks so they can't create derivatives with it and put it in local credit unions or small banks. Call out/ vote out politicians that want to disarm America and boycott the corporate media by turning to non corporate news.

If these politicians want gun control why don't they get rid of their personal entourage of taxpayer paid for armed security/bodygaurds. They want gun control for citizens, not themselves.

Americans can put a stop to this tyrany as most people are now waking up from their trances because the tyranny is so in your face.

The New World Order lackeys must be nuts to think this gameplan will work in America for very long being this blatant. Americans of all political persuasion will never disarm -we are not stupid. Liberal or conserative we just love our freedom too damn much.

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#7 Dec 19, 2012
Typical drivel from the "who would need "crowd. Who would need an assault rifle for hunting? I've never seen the word hunting in the second amendment. Who would need a rifle that holds 30 rounds or more in a magazine? Funny how public safety is the premise in this argument. So lets look at the lefts hypocrisy. In 2011 according to the NHTSA there were over 10,000 deaths on our highways attributed to speeding. Since the speed limit in this nation is 70 mph who would need a chevy corvette z6 that can do 180. Who would need a Mustang GT that can do 155? Who would need a Dodge Charger that can do 146? Who would need a Chevy Camaro that can do 184?. I can pretty much guarantee that many of those 10,000 plus deaths were children yet not one word from the left. Any of those cars produced by GM since the bailout involved in an accident that results in the death of a child is the fault of this administration. They could have easily said if you want the bailout stop making cars that have the capability of reaching those speeds. A car that does 70 or 80 mph is for transportation, a car that does 100 mph plus is designed for speeding.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Dec 19, 2012
sure ban all semi-Automatics

then the govt will give them to the mexihole drug cartels as they infiltrate further north

good plan liberal morons
just

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Dec 19, 2012
ga_patriot wrote:
Typical drivel from the "who would need "crowd. Who would need an assault rifle for hunting? I've never seen the word hunting in the second amendment..
referencing the the right to a well-regulated militia
NOTthechildren

Bryn Mawr, PA

#11 Dec 19, 2012
The Democrats and anti-gun crowd have exploited this for their agenda from day one. Start with the lefty cable channel commentators saying use this for political capital shortly after the shooting news broke. They steered the topic into gun control right away before physical school security.

But even more slick are their very carefully chosen words and phrases.-

-"We need to have a conversation" on gun control. A conversation is harmless-right

-It's time for some "meaningfull" measures/legislation. meaningfull-who could possibly be against "meaningfull" legislation

-"It's time..."-like we were late or behind.

-Then using the children like a human shield-who could possibly be against protecting the children.

Besides using alot of hypothetical questions and what if scnerios they are using words, phrases and issues that if you differ in opinion it will put a negative conotation on those who oppose them. They are trying to put the opposition in a no win situation especially with loaded questions.

Why do you think they named the Patriot Act the Patriot Act. It wasn't about patriotism or duty it was to put a negative light on anyone who opposed it. Against the Patriot Act you must be unpatriotic then.

Throw in a reactionary public and sheeple the anti-gun crowd is exploiting the current situation to the fullest.

Since: Nov 11

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Dec 19, 2012
NOTthechildren wrote:
The Democrats and anti-gun crowd have exploited this for their agenda from day one. Start with the lefty cable channel commentators saying use this for political capital shortly after the shooting news broke. They steered the topic into gun control right away before physical school security.
But even more slick are their very carefully chosen words and phrases.-
-"We need to have a conversation" on gun control. A conversation is harmless-right
-It's time for some "meaningfull" measures/legislation. meaningfull-who could possibly be against "meaningfull" legislation
-"It's time..."-like we were late or behind.
-Then using the children like a human shield-who could possibly be against protecting the children.
Besides using alot of hypothetical questions and what if scnerios they are using words, phrases and issues that if you differ in opinion it will put a negative conotation on those who oppose them. They are trying to put the opposition in a no win situation especially with loaded questions.
Why do you think they named the Patriot Act the Patriot Act. It wasn't about patriotism or duty it was to put a negative light on anyone who opposed it. Against the Patriot Act you must be unpatriotic then.
Throw in a reactionary public and sheeple the anti-gun crowd is exploiting the current situation to the fullest.
Any time someone uses the phrase "for the children" it isn't for the children and people will get the shaft.

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#13 Dec 19, 2012
just showing what an idiot I am wrote:
<quoted text>
referencing the the right to a well-regulated militia
The "right" to a well regulated militia???? The second amendment is not about hunting,it's not about muskets and it is not about a militia.If it were then it would have stated that the "militias" right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.It's the PEOPLES right to keep and bear arms that shall not be infringed. The very same people as in WE THE PEOPLE. Well regulated meant capable and equipped. Each person was required to have 50 musket balls,two molds to make more and powder.
Law

Papillion, NE

#16 Dec 23, 2012
Old Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Now the gubmint has tanks and other armor, an air force, nukes, a navy and other assorted implements of destruction. And I have 4 deer/bear caliber rifles, 3 shotguns, 4 .22s, and a crossbow (somewhere).
Don't mess with ME, gubmint! I'll have yer ass!
;)
Your ignorance is staggering.

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#17 Jan 3, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Now the gubmint has tanks and other armor, an air force, nukes, a navy and other assorted implements of destruction. And I have 4 deer/bear caliber rifles, 3 shotguns, 4 .22s, and a crossbow (somewhere).
Don't mess with ME, gubmint! I'll have yer ass!
;)
You seem to be forgetting posse comatatus for one thing and also the number of gun owners in this nation exceeds the top 25 largest militaries of the world combined. Don't forget that most of the gun owners in this nation are former military and most of the current active duty would not obey an ILLEGAL ORDER. The national guard is under the command of it's state governor.Thenof course you have the will of the American people. We have seen how ILLEGALS are allowed to live here basically unfettered. Oblunder signed an executive order that beginning in March more ILLEGALS will be allowed to stay. Do you honestly think the American People will tolerate ILLEGALS being given a path to citizenship while AMERICAN CITIZENS are criminalized for excercising their second amendment rights. The class warfare that this treasonous bastard and his minions want just may become a reality.....they will not like they outcome.

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