Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

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Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 27, 2013
This father is hurting tremendously whether we agree or disagree with the ban on assault weapons,so I will leave it at that.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Yes on some level. What really brings him all the way to DC? I doubt he had an anti-gun platform before this happened. On the same plane we should ban all grandmothers from picking up their grandchilddren at daycare because they might kill them later.
Paxil

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 Feb 28, 2013
Ban the psych drugs that are creating these school shooters.

Read more: http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-...
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#4 Mar 1, 2013
Suadela wrote:
This father is hurting tremendously whether we agree or disagree with the ban on assault weapons,so I will leave it at that.
BULL. The man is getting paid to testify and give interviews. He is milking the death of his son to make money. He is a pos.
anonymousnetruth teller

Omaha, NE

#5 Mar 1, 2013
Paxil wrote:
Ban the psych drugs that are creating these school shooters.
Read more: http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-...
In most cases the violence happens when someone quits the meds
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 1, 2013
anonymousnetruthteller wrote:
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In most cases the violence happens when someone quits the meds
Very true(most)! Some because of the side effects.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> BULL. The man is getting paid to testify and give interviews. He is milking the death of his son to make money. He is a pos.
God help you if you are ever in this fathers situation and you only think about selling yourself for money.
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#8 Mar 1, 2013
And if you're anxious about your masculinity, if you aren't quite sure whether those around you find you sufficiently strong and potent, the Bushmaster corporation has an answer for you. If you buy one of their semi-automatic rifles -- like the kind Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children and six adults last week -- you may "Consider your Man Card reissued. " http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#9 Mar 1, 2013
With manual labor but a memory for most Americans, we have even fewer opportunities to enact rituals of manhood in the way our ancestors did. The strongest caveman may have led the tribe, but who are the masters of today's universe? A bunch of skinny, pasty kids who spend their days staring at computer screens. Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg may not be able to best you at arm-wrestling, but they could buy and sell you a thousand times over.

We have to find reassurance where we can, so even if we can't prove our masculinity on the job and our kids won't listen to us, there is a way to feel that testosterone surge through our bodies. Whatever else you think about guns, no one who has ever held one can deny that they make you feel potent and strong. You don't even need to fire it to appreciate its power -- just holding it is enough. So if watching your fantasies play out on TV doesn't quite scratch that itch, you can enact them yourself down at the range -- or get a concealed carry permit, and convince yourself that the only reason you're not Jack Bauer is that the right opportunity hasn't yet presented itself. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#10 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
And if you're anxious about your masculinity, if you aren't quite sure whether those around you find you sufficiently strong and potent, the Bushmaster corporation has an answer for you. If you buy one of their semi-automatic rifles -- like the kind Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children and six adults last week -- you may "Consider your Man Card reissued. " http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Sounds like you haven't been getting your fill of dick lately. There are places you can go to get your pipe reamed.
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Here's something you may not realize: Gun ownership has been declining for decades. According to the University of Chicago's General Social Survey, in 1977, 54% of American households had guns. By 2010, the number had fallen to 32%. Yet gun sales are at record highs. That means that existing gun owners are buying more and more guns. It's not enough to have a hunting rifle over your mantle; you need an entire arsenal, just in case the government falls, society disintegrates, and you have to protect your cave -- sorry, your home -- from the marauding hordes.

That's exactly what the gun manufacturers want you to think, so you keep buying. They know that hunting will never again be the pastime it once was, and as more Americans move from rural areas to the suburbs and cities, their natural market withers. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#12 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
With manual labor but a memory for most Americans, we have even fewer opportunities to enact rituals of manhood in the way our ancestors did. The strongest caveman may have led the tribe, but who are the masters of today's universe? A bunch of skinny, pasty kids who spend their days staring at computer screens. Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg may not be able to best you at arm-wrestling, but they could buy and sell you a thousand times over.
We have to find reassurance where we can, so even if we can't prove our masculinity on the job and our kids won't listen to us, there is a way to feel that testosterone surge through our bodies. Whatever else you think about guns, no one who has ever held one can deny that they make you feel potent and strong. You don't even need to fire it to appreciate its power -- just holding it is enough. So if watching your fantasies play out on TV doesn't quite scratch that itch, you can enact them yourself down at the range -- or get a concealed carry permit, and convince yourself that the only reason you're not Jack Bauer is that the right opportunity hasn't yet presented itself. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Paul Waldman suffers from "Penis on the Brain Syndrome". His unhealthy preoccupation with the genitalia of gun owners is disturbing. Not surprised he's featured on CNN though.
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
Here's something you may not realize: Gun ownership has been declining for decades. According to the University of Chicago's General Social Survey, in 1977, 54% of American households had guns. By 2010, the number had fallen to 32%. Yet gun sales are at record highs. That means that existing gun owners are buying more and more guns. It's not enough to have a hunting rifle over your mantle; you need an entire arsenal, just in case the government falls, society disintegrates, and you have to protect your cave -- sorry, your home -- from the marauding hordes.
That's exactly what the gun manufacturers want you to think, so you keep buying. They know that hunting will never again be the pastime it once was, and as more Americans move from rural areas to the suburbs and cities, their natural market withers. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/waldman...
Poor Waldman is pissed because people don't think like him. They like to exercise their rights and Waldman wants no part of that. As a frustrated control freak, he tries to deflect attention away from his own failed opiniuons and mindset.
Anyone can see through his charade.
He doesn't trust himself with firearms so he transfers that to the mistrust of others.
CNN has a manure spreader in Waldman.
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#14 Mar 1, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo beefed up New York's gun-control laws on Tuesday by signing into law a new package of firearm and mental health regulations that mark the nation's first since last month's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

"You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and common sense," he said before inking the deal in Albany. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/new-york-gun...
Games folks play

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Mar 1, 2013
And the violent video games?

How can you be locked in your room playing these violent games and not be adversely affected?

It's time to call it as it is!
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#16 Mar 1, 2013
But the new measures drew ire from the nation's largest gun lobby over the speed with which the bill was passed in the new legislative session.

The National Rifle Association accused Cuomo and other state lawmakers of orchestrating "a secretive end-run around the legislative and democratic process."

"There has been all sorts of reports that even the contemplation of this law caused an increase in (gun) sales," he said. "That would have been the exact opposite of what we were trying to achieve."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/new-york-gun...

Ello guvna, top utha morn' to ya! http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...

Start spreading the news
I am leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/ne...

TLOL Nicely done guvna.
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#17 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo beefed up New York's gun-control laws on Tuesday by signing into law a new package of firearm and mental health regulations that mark the nation's first since last month's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
"You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and common sense," he said before inking the deal in Albany. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/new-york-gun...
Cuomo is another frustrated control freak.

Weiner
Bloomberg
Cuomo
Schumer
Nadler

What is it with New York and their penchant for electing little tin horn dictators?
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#18 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
But the new measures drew ire from the nation's largest gun lobby over the speed with which the bill was passed in the new legislative session.
The National Rifle Association accused Cuomo and other state lawmakers of orchestrating "a secretive end-run around the legislative and democratic process."
"There has been all sorts of reports that even the contemplation of this law caused an increase in (gun) sales," he said. "That would have been the exact opposite of what we were trying to achieve."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/new-york-gun...
Ello guvna, top utha morn' to ya! http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
Start spreading the news
I am leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/ne...
TLOL Nicely done guvna.
Cuomo is just another is along line of snakes. They breed like cockroaches.
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#19 Mar 1, 2013
"Blaming video games meant that the shooters were set aside from other violent youth...at whom our get-tough legislation has been targeted. The video game explanation constructs the middle-class shooters as victims of the power of video games, rather than fully culpable criminals. When boys from "good" neighborhoods are violent, they seem to be...created by video games rather than by their social circumstances. Middle-class killers retain their status as children easily influenced by a game, victims of an allegedly dangerous product. The same can't be said for those in "bad" neighborhoods."
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-9931260-17....
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#20 Mar 1, 2013
Mayela wrote:
"Blaming video games meant that the shooters were set aside from other violent youth...at whom our get-tough legislation has been targeted. The video game explanation constructs the middle-class shooters as victims of the power of video games, rather than fully culpable criminals. When boys from "good" neighborhoods are violent, they seem to be...created by video games rather than by their social circumstances. Middle-class killers retain their status as children easily influenced by a game, victims of an allegedly dangerous product. The same can't be said for those in "bad" neighborhoods."
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-9931260-17....
And yet they don't focus on where most of the shootings occur. In "bad" neighborhoods.

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