Gun Control Advocates

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“*Merry Christmas*”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#1 Sep 19, 2013
On their second day of lobbying on Capitol Hill, gun control advocates and families who have lost loved ones to gun violence stood with Democratic lawmakers as they urged Congress to resume consideration of new gun legislation.
(( If "WE" got the "CRAZIES" off the street it'd end!))
Show me 1 case where it wasn't already known they had physiological problems
So let's punish the sane people to solve the problem
Typical Pelosi solution

In a news conference Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that after each mass shooting Congress holds a moment of silence, but she argued Congress must pass the bill and we can read it later.
“We’re almost unworthy of that tradition to think a moment of silence should make us feel better,” Pelosi said

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., warned that gun violence in America was becoming the “new normal,” saying ”it will take more than silence, it will take a lot of shooting” to end the problem. He was referring to what should be done with Pelosi. Then government could return to normal.

“*Merry Christmas*”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#2 Sep 19, 2013
Democrats Can't Help Themselves On Gun Control

They just don't get it



by Jeremy Lott

Journalist and Author

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a leading gun control backer.

One basic lesson of staying-in-office goes like this: successful politicians ought not take the wrong side of an issue that fires up their constituents. And yet, sometimes they can't help themselves. A classic case of ideology trumping practical politics, made clear over the past week and change, is the knee-jerk Democratic reflex for gun control.

The U.S. Constitution says, and the Supreme Court agrees, ordinary Americans have a right to "keep and bear arms" which "shall not be infringed." Polls find Americans broadly in favor gun rights for non-felons, and they are willing to vote on this issue. Two Mile-High Democrats were painfully reminded of this electoral fact last week. Colorado state senators John Morse and Angela Giron lost recall elections, effectively ending their political careers, because they championed and voted for a gun control bill.

The legislation was limited in scope and passed in the wake of a movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. Those extenuating circumstances didn't matter to angry voters who gave the legislators their pink slips. Party mouthpieces and sympathetic cable talkers tried to blame the loss on standard Democratic demons - the NRA, the brothers Koch, voter suppression - rather than acknowledge gun control is a losing issue.

We saw the same reflex at work this week as pols tried to use the shootout at the Washington Navy Yard to push a gun control agenda. "When will enough be enough?" asked California Sen. Dianne Feinstein as reported in The Hill. She held the Navy Yard massacre - which resulted in 13 dead on Monday, including the shooter - up as another example of a "deranged person or grievance killer" being able to "obtain multiple weapons ... and kill many people in a short amount of time."

Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democrats' Senate whip, suggested expanded background checks could have prevented the latest tragedy. Unpassed federal legislation would have kept "a gun like an AR-15 or any firearm out of the hands of people who are guilty of felonies or are mentally unstable," Durbin said.

Subsequent reporting shot the factual basis of those assertions full of holes. Gunman Aaron Alexis used not an AR-15, an assault weapon that has been in the sites of gun controllers for some time, but a shotgun - the very weapon Vice President Joe Biden regularly holds up as the safe alternative for self-defense. He then apparently picked handguns off the bodies of security guards and continued shooting until he was put down. AR-15s may indeed have been used at the scene by folks who were shooting at the killer.

Further, Alexis passed one of the Democrats' vaunted background checks to buy the shotgun. What this all means is that there was not much that gun control measures could have done to prevent his rampage. One doubts a sudden consensus will form in favor of banning shotguns, disarming security guards or barring honorably discharged veterans from owning firearms.

Republicans shot back that previous gun control measures may have exacerbated the problem at the Navy Yard, noting that most people who are not armed guards are forbidden from carrying firearms there. The GOP may or may not have a point there, but that is a factual argument about a subject that, for Democrats, now amounts to an article of secular faith. They will seize on any shooting and any stray poll result to enthuse that gun control must be a part of America's progressive future. "We don't need a moment of silence. We need a day of action," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi practically sermonized Wednesday.

Her party had one of those in Colorado. It didn't work out so well.

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

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Since: Apr 10

USA

#3 Sep 19, 2013
* yawn*

G-morning HH,

Did you say something?:)

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Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#4 Sep 19, 2013
YEP! "&" 'i' got more "TOO" say!

Gun Control Failed in Congress. It’s Happening Anyway.

Between Newtown and the Navy Yard, President Obama launched 25 separate initiatives—all of which came from executive actions that did not require congressional authorization.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/gun...

Gun-control legislation failed loudly following the Newtown school shooting, but that has not stopped President Obama from leaving Congress behind to launch a broad gun-control campaign of his own.

The president's highest-profile move was to nominate and get confirmed Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, filling a seat that had sat empty for more than six years. But Obama has also initiated a series of quieter initiatives, including new rules to keep guns away from felons, better coordinate mental-illness screenings, and better preparing local law enforcement and schools to respond to shootings.
Yew! I hear you, what are they? He hasn't said anything to me about any of them.

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Level 8

Since: Apr 10

USA

#5 Sep 19, 2013
I never doubted you had plenty to say about YOUR President...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#6 Sep 19, 2013
too late for gun control, now its time to get rid of the crazies.
lol

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Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#7 Sep 20, 2013
Amen! PFfff
OC if 'i'm going to waste 'my' time 'i' might as well do it "destructively".
( designed or tending to hurt or destroy <destructive criticism> )

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Level 8

Since: Apr 10

USA

#8 Sep 20, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Amen! PFfff
OC if 'i'm going to waste 'my' time 'i' might as well do it "destructively".
( designed or tending to hurt or destroy <destructive criticism> )
Theres enough destruction in the world..
Anymore is just overkill...

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