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Senate panel to vote on assault weapons ban

There are 821 comments on the USA Today story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Senate panel to vote on assault weapons ban. In it, USA Today reports that:

A Senate panel is likely to approve a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, but the measure faces opposition from Republicans and Democrats.

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CBOW

Dover, PA

#464 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Your anti-Americanism stinks to high heaven. Like most Rightie nuts, you pretend to worship the Constitution but hate the government, a ridiculous contradiction in terms.
You've never done a thing in your life to counter the actions of the government, but you sure like pretending to be a big, bad, revoluationary type, don't'cha?
LOL..as if!
The Constitution was written before THIS government was created. The colonies were governed by British colonial rule, which was carried out by governors for each colony appointed by the English crown.

The First Continental Congress was formed even before the revolution to coordinate the colonies' relations with England. It also provided for an army and navy and appointed George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American Forces. The Second Continental Congress was responsible for the writing of the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolution, the Articles of Confederation were drafted and served as the basis for governing the United States. This form of government was not very successful, so a committee was given the task of improving it. Instead, they scrapped the Articles and wrote the Constitution in 1787. This "government" we have now pales in comparison to it's former self.

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#466 Apr 5, 2013
freakazoid wrote:
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republicanism is where yo ukill the lamb and serve it up to your rich friends after a couple rounds of martinis
Actually, thats the Democrats and if you have any doubts about that just look to Chicago.

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#467 Apr 5, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>There is no liberty when nothing impedes killers of six year old children.
So, Chicago has no liberty according to you.

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#469 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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I wish I could trust the government to protect our kids and other innocents from bloody rampages by gun-nuts...
I wish I could trust the government to protect more than their fat salary and benefit packages.

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#470 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Ten-year-olds can't be lawyers, just as you are unable to tell the truth in your posts.
You wouldn't know the truth it it hit you in the face with a 2 X 4.

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#471 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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You mean Waco and Ruby Ridge? So distractions are supposed to be your answer to my request?
Lame even by YOUR standards. The government LOST a lot of people at Waco, for instance, the cultists were the aggressors and set fire to the damn compound. Do you lie compulsively, or for pleasure?
The ATF launched an assault so the cultists were the aggressors?

Do you lie compulsively, or for pleasure? Either way, don't lie about something which can so easily make you look like a jackass.

http://www.constitution.org/waco/mtcarmel.htm

http://reason.com/archives/1999/10/04/what-ha...

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/br...

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#472 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
"Branch Davidians never bothered anybody???"
from Wikipedia:
"After the death of Lois Roden and probate of her estate in January 1987, Howell attempted to gain control of Mount Carmel Center by force. drivel drivel drivel
LOL!
You may as well use a Twinkie as a source as to use wikipedia.

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#473 Apr 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Incidentally, gun thug, Lanza's mother was a gun nut and survivalist who taught him to shoot. Not a "liberal" in any way, really.
Dumbass liar.
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Dimbass idiot.

She didn't do the killing either, in fact, was the first to be killed by her liberal minded, medicated son.

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#474 Apr 5, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Great NRA propaganda but women - and especially women in the rest of the world - feel guns are not the answer.
I prefer to think common sense and intelligence is the ultimate!
I rather imagine you would think that common sense and intelligence are the ultimate considering you have very little of either.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#476 Apr 6, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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YOU are supporting thuggery. DON'T lie about what I'm supporting, pig. YOU ARE SUPPORTING THUGGERY. You support gang violence, you support insurrection, you support hunting accidents, you support suicides by gun, you support school shootings.
I SUPPORT LAW AND ORDER. You do NOT. Quit being clueless.
We know what YOU support;

Putting (pushing) law abiding gun owners into "camps"...

Repealing the 2nd Amendment...

Calling out the National Guard to shoot down other gun owners in the streets that fail to comply...

"I SUPPORT LAW AND ORDER. You do NOT. Quit being clueless."

You're nothing but an ignorant, violent, lying, POS, "frustrated control freak". You're going to have a hard time doing any of those things...idiot.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#478 Apr 6, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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What this nation is has not one god-damned thing to do with the 2nd Amendment. You're a nut who knows NOTHING about your own nation's history. Gun thugs are the LAST people I'd depend on to keep anyone "free," either.
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Um, nowhere did I do so....why the strawman, bozo?
"What this nation is has not one god-damned thing to do with the 2nd Amendment. You're a nut who knows NOTHING about your own nation's history."

Well we all know that's a lie...This Nation was founded on the principles of the 2nd Amendment...needless to say the Revolution started when the Gov't Troops attempted to seize the arms of the colonies and the people...hhhmmmm gun control. We learned that in school...have you been yet...?

Federalist No. 29, by Alexander Hamilton

"To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss.

This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."

Federalist No. 46 (James Madison)

[Madison is explaining why the federal government will be unable to suppress state governments:]

Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger.

To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it.

Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

http://www2.law.ucla.edu/volokh/beararms/FEDE...
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#479 Apr 6, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Your anti-Americanism stinks to high heaven. Like most Rightie nuts, you pretend to worship the Constitution but hate the government, a ridiculous contradiction in terms.
You've never done a thing in your life to counter the actions of the government, but you sure like pretending to be a big, bad, revoluationary type, don't'cha?
LOL..as if!
"Your anti-Americanism stinks to high heaven."

Would you say the same for James Madison...?

"Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger."

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#481 Apr 8, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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The Constitution was written before THIS government was created. The colonies were governed by British colonial rule, which was carried out by governors for each colony appointed by the English crown.
The First Continental Congress was formed even before the revolution to coordinate the colonies' relations with England. It also provided for an army and navy and appointed George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American Forces. The Second Continental Congress was responsible for the writing of the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolution, the Articles of Confederation were drafted and served as the basis for governing the United States. This form of government was not very successful, so a committee was given the task of improving it. Instead, they scrapped the Articles and wrote the Constitution in 1787. This "government" we have now pales in comparison to it's former self.
The government of the U.S. was established by the Constitution, nitwit.

Don't presume to lecture me on U.S. history, either. You're just evading my point and your own 'bagger hypocrisy and dishonesty.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#482 Apr 8, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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You have got to be one of the most ignorant posters on Topix. Our government is nothing more than hired SERVANTS. Ones who are supposed to be BOUND to upholding and defending We The People's Constitution. Yet boot-licking sycophants like you cry to our servants. In order to enact more UNCONSTITUTIONAL laws, And this, so you can have the illusion of safety. You freaks do this because you are COWARDS. You lack the fortitude to defend yourselves. So you insist upon expanding government to cover for your own laziness and cowardice. You are ALL pathetic, and deserve to be enslaved.
Your pompous, ignorant and self-righteous arrogance mark you as the true Rightie fanatic. You live in some ivory tower where we have only to wave our hands and turn things back to the late 18th century, and make ourselves over into some golden dream of democracy.

Live in the REAL world, the world of the 21st century, for a change. Things AREN'T as they were 250 years ago, and they AREN'T ever going to be again. We have to deal with the situation we have, not with something you fantasize in your "militia" meetings down at Bob Evans' on Sunday mornings.

The government of this country needs repair, sure. So please start electing honest people and pushing for real-world solutions. Take off the tricorn hat and make yourself useful, chump.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#483 Apr 8, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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You may as well use a Twinkie as a source as to use wikipedia.
Refute it then - or sit and spin, punk.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#484 Apr 8, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Dimbass idiot.
She didn't do the killing either, in fact, was the first to be killed by her liberal minded, medicated son.
"Liberal-minded?" Dumbass lying f--k.

Your strawman in NO way refutes my factual comments. Of course your kind never take responsibility for the horrific damage your unlimited possession of guns DO in this country.

If you support unrestricted guns, you killed those kids. You bear responsibility. Just deal with it.

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#487 Apr 8, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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"Liberal-minded?" Dumbass lying f--k.
Your strawman in NO way refutes my factual comments. Of course your kind never take responsibility for the horrific damage your unlimited possession of guns DO in this country.
If you support unrestricted guns, you killed those kids. You bear responsibility. Just deal with it.
The foam is running off your chin, Lil Boie?'When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns'.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#488 Apr 8, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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The government of the U.S. was established by the Constitution, nitwit.
Don't presume to lecture me on U.S. history, either. You're just evading my point and your own 'bagger hypocrisy and dishonesty.
CBOW wrote:
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The Constitution was written before THIS government was created. The colonies were governed by British colonial rule, which was carried out by governors for each colony appointed by the English crown.

tha Professor"]<quoted text>
The government of the U.S. was established by the Constitution, nitwit.

FIGHT...FIGHT...FIGHT...!!!!!! !
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#489 Apr 8, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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"Liberal-minded?" Dumbass lying f--k.
Your strawman in NO way refutes my factual comments. Of course your kind never take responsibility for the horrific damage your unlimited possession of guns DO in this country.
If you support unrestricted guns, you killed those kids. You bear responsibility. Just deal with it.
So once again...YOU fail to take responsibility for the slaughter of those innocent children in the school becaise of your so called "gun free zones" that YOU support.

"If you support unrestricted guns, you killed those kids. You bear responsibility."

You're still an ignorant, violent, lying, POS, "frustrated control freak". Just deal with it.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#490 Apr 8, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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Pure fantasy - everything that you posted.
Human nature does NOT change, dolt. The FACT is, that "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts ABSOLUTELY". The ONLY thing that keeps "power" in check, is the innate mechanism of self-preservation. Which is interwoven within ALL creatures. If those with power realize that they just might have to pay DEARLY for abusing it. Perhaps even with their very lives. Then the instinct of self-preservation prevents them from abusing their "power".
Thomas Paine illustrates the FACT beautifully here:
"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them."--Thomas Paine, Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775.
Would suggest that you pull your head out, while you still have the opportunity.
Not only have you NOT demonstrated that any of my comments are "fantasy," you illustrate them FURTHER with this post. A quote from Thomas Paine? He was a great Revolutionary, but his world DID NOT REMOTELY RESEMBLE THE CURRENT ONE. We gave in (freeuqntly thanks to Conservative leaders) to the urge to build up and maintain a MASSIVE military unimaginable to Paine, and thus currently the notion of citizen-militias with handguns and rifles "defending its freedoms" from the U.S. military has become laughable.

When YOU'VE pulled your head out, although I doubt that's possible for you, wise up and realize that it's through the ballot, NOT the bullet, that we will reform this nation's government. Your closet full of military-style assault rifles won't do a thing, I'm afraid.

Oh, wait - it might be stolen and enter the black market and kill some kids elsewhere. THAT'D be helpful...

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