Newtown families disappointed by Senate vote

There are 32 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Apr 17, 2013, titled Newtown families disappointed by Senate vote. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they're disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate's rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

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Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#23 Apr 18, 2013
Fortunately my guns were acquired years ago and some of them were inherited. When I was a kid my grandfather made sure I knew about gun safety and how to take care of firearms. I have enjoyed shooting sports ever since.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#25 Apr 18, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Fortunately my guns were acquired years ago and some of them were inherited. When I was a kid my grandfather made sure I knew about gun safety and how to take care of firearms. I have enjoyed shooting sports ever since.
Yes so have I, we target practice every Sunday morning at the local shooting range but that, of course, does not make us freaking gunloons ...
ima hoosier

Greenfield, IN

#26 Apr 18, 2013
while those families in georgia are so pleased; i sure hope that they never have to endure the pain and the heartache of gun violence. should they have this happen, maybe they can seek advice from those who have met violence and pain caused by criminals'.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#27 Apr 19, 2013
If the president really cared about the kids and families impacted by this kind of violence rather than use the families as a prop to promote long sought progress into the democratic ideal of disarming america he would use the power of the office to support the enhancement of security in our schools. We need guards at every school.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#28 Apr 19, 2013
Robert wrote:
If the president really cared about the kids and families impacted by this kind of violence rather than use the families as a prop to promote long sought progress into the democratic ideal of disarming america he would use the power of the office to support the enhancement of security in our schools. We need guards at every school.
If you only had a brain, every single school in any metropolitan area has had security guards for many, many years - ye moron!
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#29 Apr 20, 2013
spocko wrote:
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If you only had a brain, every single school in any metropolitan area has had security guards for many, many years - ye moron!
No they don't, the put resource officer's in high schools and middle schools but rarely in elementary schools. They do it mainly based on the trouble the kids cause not outside threats to the schools. About elementary schools they typically say they have officers who swing by or are on call. If you only had eyes.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Drake Town, GA

#30 Apr 20, 2013
ima hoosier wrote:
while those families in georgia are so pleased; i sure hope that they never have to endure the pain and the heartache of gun violence. should they have this happen, maybe they can seek advice from those who have met violence and pain caused by criminals'.
Caused by criminals, not guns.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#31 Apr 20, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Caused by criminals, not guns.
If it is a bomb we blame the bomber

If it is a drunk driver we blame the driver

If it is a shooting we blame the gun

and people wonder why the violence rolls on

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Drake Town, GA

#32 Apr 20, 2013
Robert wrote:
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If it is a bomb we blame the bomber
If it is a drunk driver we blame the driver
If it is a shooting we blame the gun
and people wonder why the violence rolls on
There is no wondering to it. It is simply a matter of parents that don't care enough about their children, mostly because their own ego's and selfishness. It is also a matter of a panty waste criminal justice system.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#33 Apr 20, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Caused by criminals, not guns.
Don't these people know anything? guns substitute for a flower vase in many lovely american homes :-/
spocko

Oakland, CA

#34 Apr 20, 2013
Robert wrote:
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If it is a bomb we blame the bomber
If it is a drunk driver we blame the driver
If it is a shooting we blame the gun
and people wonder why the violence rolls on
Why yes just the other day they put a gun on the witness stand - ye brainless moron!!
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#35 Apr 20, 2013
spocko wrote:
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Why yes just the other day they put a gun on the witness stand - ye brainless moron!!
Like someone from Oakland can tell us how to be safe, you live in a thug breeding ground where every issue is about race.

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