States with strict gun laws found to ...

States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths

There are 5075 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 7, 2013, titled States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths. In it, Reuters reports that:

States that have more laws restricting gun ownership have lower rates of death from shootings, both suicides and homicides, a study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University found.

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The Raging Hardon

UK

#4396 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it was.
Wasn't it a REPUBLICAN administration that created, passed and signed into law the "Patriot Act which allows the same damned thing?
70 YEARS later?
Poor teabagger.
What's the difference between a Democrat, and a Republican?
Answer: There is none, and there hasn't been one since Hoover, if not actually longer.
It's the same way here in the UK, where Labor, and the Tories are one and the same.
People are hoodwinked into believing that there's a difference, and so they keep voting as if there really were a difference.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#4397 Apr 30, 2013
Which liberal law maker is heading the campaign to rid our streets of illegal weapons and take them out of the hands of gang bangers and common criminals?
This is where 90% of the violent crimes are taking place.
Why not address the actual problem for a change instead of striving for a symbolic victory at the expense of law abiding citizens?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4398 Apr 30, 2013
The Raging Hardon wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the difference between a Democrat, and a Republican?
Answer: There is none, and there hasn't been one since Hoover, if not actually longer.
It's the same way here in the UK, where Labor, and the Tories are one and the same.
People are hoodwinked into believing that there's a difference, and so they keep voting as if there really were a difference.
Agreed but at least the democrats try to fake like their trying to help our working people and poor.

The republicans don't even try anymore.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#4399 Apr 30, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>That was then, what about now? messiah is into issuing Executive Orders. What's the hold up? He's the man, right?
It was initially an Executive Order he signed to close Gitmo - it was overridden in the Senate, with Mitch McConnell the driving force behind it. If you would like, I will supply a few links to this;

"The President’s objections are in part:

In this bill, the Congress has once again included provisions that would bar the use of appropriated funds for transfers of Guantanamo detainees into the United States (section 8119 of Division A), as well as transfers to the custody or effective control of foreign countries unless specified conditions are met (section 8120 of Division A). These provisions are similar to others found in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. My Administration has repeatedly communicated my objections to these provisions, including my view that they could, under certain circumstances, violate constitutional separation of powers principles. In approving this bill, I reiterate the objections my Administration has raised regarding these provisions, my intent to interpret and apply them in a manner that avoids constitutional conflicts, and the promise that my Administration will continue to work towards their repeal.

The President is objecting to the congress’ end-run around the President’s executive order to close Gitmo. Congress has once again used the appropriations bill as a way of hiding their refusal to fund the transfer of prisoners to the US or other foreign countries."

http://www.politicususa.com/obama-ndaa-signin...

As to why Executive Orders can not implement systemic change;

http://law.unh.edu/assets/images/uploads/publ...

I find it questionable why Bush, McCain, and Colin Powell all wanted to see Gitmo closed - and yet every attempt at the to do so has been thwarted by the republican Congress. You should question this as well.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#4400 Apr 30, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Why are we still IN the two wars?'cause messiah is NO LEADER.
Let's not forget Lybia and Syria and Iran. Your messiah is gonna make GW look like a penny candy store owner.
When's messiah gonna close Gitmo? He's got a pen and love Executive Orders, right?
When's he gonna pull our troups from Iraq and Afghanistan?
Pfft! He's no leader!
The Iraq War is over - I guess you did not get the memo from over 1 year ago.

No boots in the ground in Libya either - do you have proof that there are?

Syria was an outbreak of the Arab Spring - why would you blame what's going on in Syria on Obama? Just for shits and giggles?

Executive order to close Gitmo was overridden by republicans in Congress - again, have you not seen the news, or received the memo?

Afghanistan is winding down this year - again, no memo?

You refer to the POTUS as a Messiah - I simply refer to him as our president.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#4401 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
January 22, 2009
Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.
The president said he was issuing the order to close the facility in order to "restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great even in the midst of war, even in dealing with terrorism."
10/04/09
Lawmakers are using their authority to direct federal spending to prevent the Obama administration from closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
In their race to complete a dozen appropriations bills for the fiscal year that began this week, members of both chambers are including policy language aimed at halting the administration’s decision to transfer prisoners from the Cuban facility to prisons in their districts.
Appropriators have placed Guantanamo provisions into at least four other bills. The Senate Defense spending bill, which has yet to pass the chamber, and the House-approved version would also block the use of federal money for the transfer of detainees to the United States. The House Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill and the State Department spending bill would block 2010 federal funding for the closure of the prison. Those bills have been passed by the House and are awaiting Senate action.
Rep. Harold Rogers (Ky.), the GOP appropriator who called for Thursday’s House vote on Gitmo, said the restrictions are needed to prevent the entry of terror detainees to the United States. The Obama administration has pledged to close the prison, but it hasn't told lawmakers what it would do with the detainees. Rogers and Republicans have used the uncertainty to suggest that the detainees could end up endangering Americans in their own communities.
It was your teabagger congress that prevented the Gitmo prison from closing.
Teabagger whining about policies THEY CREATED.
I imagine you can read slow, so try it again:
When's messiah gonna close Gitmo? He's got a pen and love Executive Orders, right?

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#4402 Apr 30, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Iraq War is over - I guess you did not get the memo from over 1 year ago.
No boots in the ground in Libya either - do you have proof that there are?
Syria was an outbreak of the Arab Spring - why would you blame what's going on in Syria on Obama? Just for shits and giggles?
Executive order to close Gitmo was overridden by republicans in Congress - again, have you not seen the news, or received the memo?
Afghanistan is winding down this year - again, no memo?
You refer to the POTUS as a Messiah - I simply refer to him as our president.
Using CNN or the National Enquirer as a news source on government resources and their alocations and where toups are is not a very bright thing to do.
And Presidents lead. messiah gets worshipped.
How about the Benghazi cover up? Perhaps it's another Iran-Contra (heh-heh)

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#4403 Apr 30, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I thought you wrote; "That piece of work IS a fairy also". My bad.... ;)
It's ok, the two are almost interchangeable, ain't they??

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4404 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it was.
Wasn't it a REPUBLICAN administration that created, passed and signed into law the "Patriot Act which allows the same damned thing?
70 YEARS later?
Poor teabagger.
Todays repukagains are NOT the true Republican party. They;ve been infected by being in such close proximity to the demonrats.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#4405 Apr 30, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>hey barefoot2626 the AnalOriface it is a proven fact FDR he made The Great Depression worse with his policies which is what happened when FDR became conservative and was not willing to change.
You're a god-damned liar.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#4406 Apr 30, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Using CNN or the National Enquirer as a news source on government resources and their alocations and where toups are is not a very bright thing to do.
And Presidents lead. messiah gets worshipped.
How about the Benghazi cover up? Perhaps it's another Iran-Contra (heh-heh)
What was "covered up" in Benghazi, please? Offer evidence to support your claim.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4407 Apr 30, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a god-damned liar.
Here's one JUST FOR >YOU< -

Circuit court of the United States fifth circuit and district of Louisiana.
The United States
vs.
William J Cruikshank et al.

Charge of Hon WB Woods, circuit judge, delivered to the petit jury in the Grant Parish massacre case, referred to in the testimony of Mr Beckwith.

THE GRANT PARISH PRISONERS TRIAL--IN THE UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT--JUDGE
WOODS'S CHARGE--WAITING FOR THE VERDICT

...JR Beckwith, United States attorney, for the prosecution.
RH Marr w.R. Whittaker, E.J. Ellis, M. Ryan and-- Bryan, for the defense.

The United States vs William J. Cruikshank and others--Judge Woods,[later associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1880–87)], charged the jury as follows:

"...The second count charges a banding together of the indicted parties with the intent to injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate Nelson and Tillman, with the purpose to hinder and prevent them in the free exercise and enjoyment of their constitutional right to bear arms for a lawful purpose..."

"The right to bear arms is also a right protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Every citizen of the United States has the right to bear arms, provided it is done for a lawful purpose and in a lawful manner. A man who carries his arms openly, and for his own protection, or for any other lawful purpose, has as clear a right to do so as to carry his own watch or wear his own hat."
http://gunshowonthenet.blogspot.com/2013/04/t...
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4408 Apr 30, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>I imagine you can read slow, so try it again:
When's messiah gonna close Gitmo? He's got a pen and love Executive Orders, right?
January 22, 2009

Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama ISSUED THREE EXECUTIVE ORDERS Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, INCLUDING ONE requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be CLOSED within a year.

Have the kids on the "short bus" explain it to you.

Then have them write a letter to your teabagger congressman.

Poor teabagger.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#4409 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>January 22, 2009

Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama ISSUED THREE EXECUTIVE ORDERS Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, INCLUDING ONE requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be CLOSED within a year.

Have the kids on the "short bus" explain it to you.

Then have them write a letter to your teabagger congressman.

Poor teabagger.
Lmao! You are getting good at making his point for him.
I guess Guantanamo Bay closed by January 22 2010. Lol
What is it with liberals and the inability to perceive sarcasm?

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4410 Apr 30, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
<quoted text>
Lmao! You are getting good at making his point for him.
I guess Guantanamo Bay closed by January 22 2010. Lol
What is it with liberals and the inability to perceive sarcasm?
It is rather funny, isn't it?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4411 Apr 30, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
<quoted text>
Lmao! You are getting good at making his point for him.
I guess Guantanamo Bay closed by January 22 2010. Lol
What is it with liberals and the inability to perceive sarcasm?
Only in the parallel, bizarrio, teabagger, universe.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#4412 Apr 30, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Projecting again, eh you filthy little troll?
Wipe your chin, my little troll.

Come back when you know all the words to the 2nd Amendment.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4413 Apr 30, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is rather funny, isn't it?
If teabaggers wanted to close gitmo, why don't they?

Seems they want to bitch about it instead.

Bitch and whine about their own policies.

To the opposing party!

It's rather funny.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#4414 Apr 30, 2013
Brad wrote:
This is where 90% of the violent crimes are taking place.
100 percent of the numbers you use you make up, my little m/f c/s lying Tiny Nail.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#4415 Apr 30, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>I imagine you can read slow, so try it again:
When's messiah gonna close Gitmo? He's got a pen and love Executive Orders, right?
where are you going to put it, Darling?

Did the governor of your state volunteer to take them?

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