Gun background-check supporters strug...

Gun background-check supporters struggle for votes

There are 8 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Apr 16, 2013, titled Gun background-check supporters struggle for votes. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

Senate gun control supporters struggled Tuesday to salvage their drive to expand background checks to more buyers, buoyed by a visit from wounded former Rep.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Apr 16, 2013
I can see it now.

Senator _____: I voted for this because, at the time, we had to do something, anything, hear me. We knew it was useless to stop the violence, but, dammit man there was political pressure and I need this job. Did I say the benefits are unreal?

Grandpa______: All I wanted to do was to give my favorite gun to my great-grandson and now I find out we are both felons because we didn't register the gun.

Senator______: I feel bad for you both, but the law is the law. If you would have just contacted the ATF, filled out the forms, paid the money and waited until your grandson was 21 you could have avoided this mess.

Grandpa______: I'm 91, my grandson is 16, I didn't want to wait to give it to him. It is mine to give.

Senator______: I'm sorry, just pay the $5,000 fine and do your year in jail and in 2 years, with the right paperwork, you can try again. Did I tell you Obama invited me out to supper, and he paid. Well you paid, so thank you for your support. Please say hello to your wife, what’s her name, and don’t forget to vote for me.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#2 Apr 17, 2013
I got a boner listing to Brock O'Bama whinging about the warm cup of STFU congress handed him today. Now he has time to go pose with kids of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and move forward toward banning further manufacturing of evil pressure cookers and expanded background checks for those who have them.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3 Apr 17, 2013
Richard_ wrote:
I got a boner listing to Brock O'Bama whinging about the warm cup of STFU congress handed him today. Now he has time to go pose with kids of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and move forward toward banning further manufacturing of evil pressure cookers and expanded background checks for those who have them.
In New York Andrew Cuomo will hold up a pressure cooker and wail "Nobody needs a 6 liter pressure cooker to tenderize a chicken!! New York will lead the nation in pressure cooker control"!!!

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#4 Apr 17, 2013
The people support it! NRA is holding the country hostage! Free America, support liberty get behind gun regulations!

Since: Apr 08

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#6 Apr 17, 2013
SandyGilbert wrote:
The people support it! NRA is holding the country hostage! Free America, support liberty get behind gun regulations!
"Free America, support liberty get behind gun regulations!"

That's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one.

You can't have a free America with restrictive gun regulations.

Anyone that thinks so is an ignorant Big Brother loving liberal.

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#7 Apr 17, 2013
Today's actions prove politicians are out of touch with their constituency.

Why be against common sense?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#9 Apr 17, 2013
SandyGilbert wrote:
Today's actions prove politicians are out of touch with their constituency.
Why be against common sense?
You're from California and questioning others being out of touch?

Who in California has the slightest clue as to what constitutes common sense?

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#10 Apr 18, 2013
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/a-warning-to-...

Dear Friends,

Please be aware that there are what we call “Bloomberg shills” lurking in the comments of gun blogs and forums at present. It has been going on since before the election, and we first noticed it as far back as our January 8th, 2012 article “2nd Amendment Voters Should Vote Ron Paul.” At first it seemed like fun because they got a lively discussion going, and many of our articles have over 400 comments just because of a few anti-gun comments peppered in by a shill here and there. But as more and more of them have come in, we have begun to realize that it is better to delete them. The anti-gunners have a plan, and that plan is to make gun people look stupid, heartless, and separate from the values of mainstream America. A recent “whistleblower” post about the Boston Marathon explosions is especially troubling. If you are part of a gun blog or forum, please don’t allow this post to spread, and beware that more attempts to make 2nd Amendment defenders look bad are coming.

As most of us have come to understand, this crisis has gone far beyond politics. We have seen an unprecedented and sustained attack on not just our guns, but the entire pro-2nd Amendment and avid shooter culture itself. We are being sold to the public as stupid and selfish people who don’t care about the safety of children. I got a forwarded Facebook post from an 86 year old family friend and staunch Libertarian yesterday that said “The NRA Doesn’t Represent Me.” If only he knew what a fool he is being played for, but if you read through the lines, it is pretty clear that Bloomberg’s media campaign is working. The medicated masses are buying the story, because it is being presented in social media environment where people have already let their guards down.

For that reason, we have ceased to allow any anti-gun comments on our articles. This was a difficult decision, but we only did so after calling out several of the commenters and directly accusing them of being hired Bloomberg shills. None of them defended themselves, and we believe that this is exactly what they are. The anti-gunners aren’t just buying TV ads. They are hiring what are probably unemployed young people in New York City to fish around in pro-2nd Amendment social media to plant seeds of division, trying to hook the emotions of the vulnerable and anti-depressant medicated.

A common theme among the shills is to make us look stupid and ruthless in the furtherment of our cause. We think that they threw some bait into the water yesterday that could make gun people look very bad. It is a “whistleblower” post about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, warning that it is some kind of false flag to ban the private sale of gun powder. I believe this “warning” is meant to be re-posted on gun blogs and boards, and on a quick Google search, I see that it has already hit the FAL Files and a few survival boards. We am not going to include the post in this email because there is no benefit in spreading it, but it begins “I work on a security commission and I’ve just received word to start on a campaign we’ve been working on for the last two months and now it all makes sense.”

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