Connecticut passes strictest gun cont...

Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall

There are 1562 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

A makeshift memorial to the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which has reignited the national debate on gun control.

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Chicopee

United States

#95 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
State's rights.
If Connecticut wants to ban all guns, that's their right. They're basically one giant metropolitan area, so it's not like people need guns for hunting.
If you want to own a gun, then move to another state.
One giant metropolitan area? Clearly, you've never been to Connecticut. The vast majority of the state is rural and actually very conservative, except for several major cities (Hartford, Manchester, Bridgeport, Stamford and New Haven) along with the very wealthy gold coast. Some of the midsized cities are still conservative. And there is a lot of hunting in Ct., especially in Newtown and Sandy Hook (two very rural communities with nearly the highest concentration of horses nationwide). Rolling hills, house lots measured in acres and lots of horse farms...sound metropolitan to you?

State law can't trump federal law or the Constitution.
serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#98 Apr 5, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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Very amusing to see an intimidated right-wing fool claim to know all about someone you don’t know, all while claiming that – that someone is paid to post their opinion on this forum. I believe that I’m better off for your disregarding what I post… keep it up, please.
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You’ll come out better “feeling your doody “than feeling duty bound to do anything… and you might want to seek mental help if you have desires to strip “them” down “to the bone”… that sounds very sick.
You don't take your own advice. You call everyone "teabaggers". Look, I don't consider you much of anything. But I use you as a benchmark as with so many others with your views on TOPIX as a low information voter. Don't get me wrong. You know progressive laws and the like. You write them up with a "its the law" mantra as long as it fits your approval mindset. Things that interest you. Your danger to me is as part of the minions that will be the harbinger of tyranny and death to many. You lack common sense as the move forward takes prescident over fiscal and personal responsibility. The end result internally in America is the destruction of the nuclear family. Selling gay families while everything else is falling apart and massively increasing the costs of raising a child is suicide to a nation. Well the west is in decline and social upheaval is possible. Worse then that, America is Balkanized with mistrust abound due to the haters who control us for power reasons. So enjoy the time left.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#99 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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Now you claim Parris Isl? You've claimed Camp Pendleton in the past. BUSTED!!!! You've just been caught in an outright LIE! You can't even keep your lies straight. ROFLMFAO!!!
LOL, I love it… again, you get vexed over something you have no clue about… and you desperately need to believe your made up misinformation about my military service.
Tray

Ecru, MS

#103 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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You disrespect and dishonor the Men and Women who have PROUDLY SERVED this great country with your false claims of being a Marine. You further disrespect and dishonor those US Navy SEALS who are the real men that took down OBL single handedly.
Thank you for playing Skippy. Better luck next time.
Good post.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#104 Apr 5, 2013
serfs up wrote:
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You don't take your own advice. You call everyone "teabaggers".
I take pride in calling them “tea-baggers” because during the first rally in 2009 there were people at the rally with teabags connected to their hats and they (unknowing the true meaning) were calling themselves “tea-baggers” and I LMFAO… so they started it and I am determined to permanently brand that title to them.
serfs up wrote:
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Look, I don't consider you much of anything. But I use you as a benchmark as with so many others with your views on TOPIX as a low information voter.
The funny thing is that there have been many surveys and polls that show that it is right-wing fox news viewers who are the misinformed ignorant “low information” voters. And on top of that it is mainly liberal Progressives who post on here who add to the discussion and stay on topic while your right-wing brothers who come on here to spew hate and venom with their misinformed ignorance.
serfs up wrote:
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Your danger to me is as part of the minions that will be the harbinger of tyranny and death to many. You lack common sense as the move forward takes prescident over fiscal and personal responsibility. The end result internally in America is the destruction of the nuclear family. Selling gay families while everything else is falling apart and massively increasing the costs of raising a child is suicide to a nation. Well the west is in decline and social upheaval is possible. Worse then that, America is Balkanized with mistrust abound due to the haters who control us for power reasons. So enjoy the time left.
Prior to the 2012 election you were on here talking pure trash about the President and how he was done, that he would lose bad… landslide bad. But after ‘We the People’ re-elected him… in a landslide, now you are on here with the doom and gloom silliness. That is why I laugh you off as another bitter loser who can’t deal with the reality that Obama has done a great job of saving this nation from the destructive path that George W Bush placed us on.

Instead of all the negative rhetoric how about thanking President Obama for a job well done… our children now have a positive future ahead of them.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#105 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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You disrespect and dishonor the Men and Women who have PROUDLY SERVED this great country with your false claims of being a Marine. You further disrespect and dishonor those US Navy SEALS who are the real men that took down OBL single handedly.
Thank you for playing Skippy. Better luck next time.
You’re too stupid to realize that you’re the intimidated fool worked up over my military service. I just keep pushing your buttons and like clockwork you keep having a fit, LOL!
Gun Control Does Not Work

United States

#106 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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They did with IL and DC un-Constitutional gun laws. I have full faith they will strike down CN un-Constitutional law as well.
Based on the Heller ruling it will all be overturned and then there will be many sour Demolibs.
serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#108 Apr 5, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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I take pride in calling them “tea-baggers” because during the first rally in 2009 there were people at the rally with teabags connected to their hats and they (unknowing the true meaning) were calling themselves “tea-baggers” and I LMFAO… so they started it and I am determined to permanently brand that title to them.
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The funny thing is that there have been many surveys and polls that show that it is right-wing fox news viewers who are the misinformed ignorant “low information” voters. And on top of that it is mainly liberal Progressives who post on here who add to the discussion and stay on topic while your right-wing brothers who come on here to spew hate and venom with their misinformed ignorance.
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Prior to the 2012 election you were on here talking pure trash about the President and how he was done, that he would lose bad… landslide bad. But after ‘We the People’ re-elected him… in a landslide, now you are on here with the doom and gloom silliness. That is why I laugh you off as another bitter loser who can’t deal with the reality that Obama has done a great job of saving this nation from the destructive path that George W Bush placed us on.
Instead of all the negative rhetoric how about thanking President Obama for a job well done… our children now have a positive future ahead of them.
You are practicing pervert and/or azz kisser who puts lifestyle in front of practicality. 100% party politics backing is pure insanity. Many people have lost much of their meager wealth and you pukes laugh it off. Well we don't. Hence the guns are being purchased. The teabaggers references are a sexual reference that is disgusting to the people you insult and demean. Parasites like you stole men and women who saved for their retirements money. You will pay for it one day. And many will laugh when you do. Our children are sociopaths and numb to helping thy neighbors. A massive reduction in wealth will show that rather quickly. Obama has done nothing for many middle class people. We need real relief. That is why there is rhetoric. Any negative talk by me was/is based on that. My politics and many others who you blast is not FOX based or RINO/NEO CON. Although there are variations and discussions within the Repub party. I fully expected a real conservative candidate in 2012. It proved the elitists were in control when Romney was nominated. All of the Repub candidates except one were still NEO CONS and warmongers like your party is. This phag blaming RINO/NEO CON George Bush is old. It is you who is misinformed. For you base everything on two party politics and what someone else pushes on 99% of the media, television and the rest. Once I see propaganda, even on sitcoms and television programs, I don't watch it anymore. I saw an ESPN program where a female announcer was wearing colors for the gay movement. I reduced watching that network for that. Just as I stop watching for any racial crap. I know damn well that most of those ex jocks would do nasty things to her if economics were bad enough. That is reality. You live in the reality of a false fiat currency buttressing your beliefs that everything is beautiful. We went from excellence to mediocrity in our mad dash to equality by decree and not abilities and the use of common sense. America will still survive by inertia. But its real wealth will continue to decline. And the elitists will discard the dead ends returning families back to vogue when they are in total control. And I am not a preacher. Just a pragmatist. So enjoy and laugh. I am also.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#109 Apr 5, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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You no information voters are down 2-0.
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
4 More Ways Obama's Gun Control Speech Sows Mistrust

Jacob Sullum|Apr. 4, 2013 1:31 pm

White HouseWhite HouseAs I noted earlier today, President Obama professes to be worried about a lack of trust and empathy in the gun control debate, even as he accuses his opponents of blocking life-saving legislation out of sheer partisan perversity. Here are a few other ways in which Obama's speech in Denver sows mistrust:

He conflates a failed background check with stopping a criminal from obtaining a gun. "Over the past 20 years," Obama says, "background checks have kept more than 2 million dangerous people from buying a gun." That claim is based on two faulty assumptions: 1) that everyone who fails a background check is dangerous, which plainly is not true, given the ridiculously broad categories of people who are legally barred from buying firearms, and 2) that a criminal intent on obtaining a weapon will give up if he cannot get it over the counter at a gun store, rather than enlisting a straw buyer or turning to the gray or black market.

He falsely equates "assault weapons" with military guns. Obama inaccurately calls one of the guns used in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, massacre an "assault rifle," which is a military weapon capable of firing automatically. He calls the guns he wants to ban "weapons of war," again implying that they fire continuously, when in fact they fire once per trigger pull, like any other semi-automatic firearm

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#110 Apr 5, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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You’re too stupid to realize that you’re the intimidated fool worked up over my military service. I just keep pushing your buttons and like clockwork you keep having a fit, LOL!
The only button you push is your belly button while your bent over the table.
conservative crapola

Breinigsville, PA

#112 Apr 5, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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When's the last time you saw your feet, chunk?
Obskeptic

Waterford, MI

#113 Apr 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
State's rights.
If Connecticut wants to ban all guns, that's their right. They're basically one giant metropolitan area, so it's not like people need guns for hunting.
If you want to own a gun, then move to another state.
So what your saying is that our Constitution is no longer relevant? Or is it that only the parts of it that you agree with are relevant? Adam Lanza went hunting, and found a school full of lambs to slaughter. To suggest that the 2nd amendment was written to protect hunting just exemplifies how ignorant and dangerous a citizen you are. I hope many residents of CT do leave the state, along with businesses.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#114 Apr 5, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The only button you push is your belly button while your bent over the table.
Talking from experience again I see...

Since: Jun 09

Schenectady, NY

#115 Apr 5, 2013
CTM wrote:
<quoted text>..........I still hold onto a shred of hope that there are actually some real Americans still in control. When the U.S. Attorney in New Haven is part of the corruption, makes me feel like Don Quiote with real dragons.
If that is the case Iam sorry to say that your state is screwed, blued and tatooed

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#116 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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And you have yet to provide one shred of evidence that you served. I have seen the posts of your claims about certain places, etc that you have been wrong. I have seen the posts where you claim boot camp at one camp, then later claim you did your boot camp at another. You can't keep your lies straight. You further prove you were not a Marine by your disrespectful statements regarding those that do serve. And of course no real Marine EVER misspells CORPS. PERIOD. You can spin, deflect, deny any way you want. But that is FACT, and undeniable, irrefutable, FACT.
Prove it... put up or STFU, LOL.
Obskeptic

Waterford, MI

#119 Apr 5, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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Prove it... put up or STFU, LOL.
I doubt your a Marine either. Your more likely to be an abused Boyscout in a troop of gay scoutmasters.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#120 Apr 5, 2013
JohnInLa wrote:
Obviously NY, CO, CT, CA have voted to secede from The United States of America and have become countries without a Constitution...Their new flag is bright red and consists of 4 yellow circular hammer and sickles representing each former state. Since the former states were all ran by self-serving azzholes it is difficult to predict who will emerge as their dear leader. Of course guns are banned in their newfound utopia and those who own firearms are escaping underground so the utopia will find itself without a militia and of course it’s not in the National Guard’s heart to follow orders to go after their relatives whose crime was owning semi-auto firearms. This leaves the 4 former states ripe for a foreign invasion followed by rampant public executions of officials and other atrocities that occur when a citizenry has no means of defense.
State's rights. If you can ban gays from marrying, then we can ban nutjobs from owning guns.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#121 Apr 5, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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So what your saying is that our Constitution is no longer relevant? Or is it that only the parts of it that you agree with are relevant? Adam Lanza went hunting, and found a school full of lambs to slaughter. To suggest that the 2nd amendment was written to protect hunting just exemplifies how ignorant and dangerous a citizen you are. I hope many residents of CT do leave the state, along with businesses.
As long as states can ban same-sex couples from marrying under the "state's rights" banner, then states can ban gun ownership under the same "state's rights" banner.

Care to trade?

Marriage equality for gun rights?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#123 Apr 5, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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So what your saying is that our Constitution is no longer relevant? Or is it that only the parts of it that you agree with are relevant? Adam Lanza went hunting, and found a school full of lambs to slaughter. To suggest that the 2nd amendment was written to protect hunting just exemplifies how ignorant and dangerous a citizen you are. I hope many residents of CT do leave the state, along with businesses.
The 2nd amendment was conceived of before we had a standing army to ensure states could raise a militia in the event of an invasion or national emergency.

It was never intended to be an individual right to own a gun outside the context of your duty to your state militia.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#124 Apr 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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Gonna play the Devil Advocate here...
Gun rights are protected by the Second Amendment
Which Amendment covers Marriage?
Article IV, Sect 2
9th Amendment
10th Amendment
14th Amendment

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