Poll: Americans changing on gun control

Dec 17, 2012 Full story: KOCO-TV Oklahoma City 111

As the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut remain fresh in the minds of Americans, a big question is whether the deaths of 20 young children at Sandy Hook Elementary School will impact public opinion on gun control.

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Since: Jul 10

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#1 Dec 17, 2012
There is a people problem, not a gun problem.

Knowing there is a confirmed, certified, mentally unstable person living in the house with you creates a duty to make guns in the house inaccessible to them.

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#2 Dec 17, 2012
Let's get ole' Fast and Furious to tell us about guns.
AnnAgain

Oakland, CA

#3 Dec 17, 2012
Gun ownership is an important, if terribly misguided, element of our country's national identity. You are clearly in deep, deep denial ... your disturbing words reflects the hopelessness of the illogical and senseless debate about the weapons-craze in America. Why? Because guns have long been a part of America's national identity. This may have been appropriate in times when colonial powers, the frontier and the myth of the evil central state still threatened the people. Since then, however, it has become fatally counterproductive, regardless of the Second Amendment's guarantee of "the right to keep and bear arms."
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#4 Dec 17, 2012
If you give up liberty for the perception of safety you deserve neither. While you are thinking about gun control laws remember that it was a gun control law which forbid any of the administrators from having a gun for defense. We need to band together and have more home schools if they are not going to let the teachers or principals protect the children.

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#5 Dec 17, 2012
Don't get all excited here....everytime, there is a tragedy like Newtown, it is such a horrible and emotional event, we just want to strike out at all gun owners...slowww down, as gun control is a pipedream, not gonna happen...Hell, they can't even agree to raise taxes on rich folks.......better to figure out a way, to better secure our schools....
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#6 Dec 17, 2012
AnnAgain wrote:
Gun ownership is an important, if terribly misguided, element of our country's national identity. You are clearly in deep, deep denial ... your disturbing words reflects the hopelessness of the illogical and senseless debate about the weapons-craze in America. Why? Because guns have long been a part of America's national identity. This may have been appropriate in times when colonial powers, the frontier and the myth of the evil central state still threatened the people. Since then, however, it has become fatally counterproductive, regardless of the Second Amendment's guarantee of "the right to keep and bear arms."
Thoughtful comment.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#7 Dec 17, 2012
Is there anyone who doesn’t wish someone else at Sandy Hook had a gun?

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#8 Dec 17, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Let's get ole' Fast and Furious to tell us about guns.
If you want to know how guns work, point one at your empty skull, yell "yeehah"!, then give 'er the gun.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

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#9 Dec 17, 2012
AnnAgain wrote:
Gun ownership is an important, if terribly misguided, element of our country's national identity. You are clearly in deep, deep denial ... your disturbing words reflects the hopelessness of the illogical and senseless debate about the weapons-craze in America. Why? Because guns have long been a part of America's national identity. This may have been appropriate in times when colonial powers, the frontier and the myth of the evil central state still threatened the people. Since then, however, it has become fatally counterproductive, regardless of the Second Amendment's guarantee of "the right to keep and bear arms."
I now.... Lets blame the GUN!!!! Gun ownership in rural America is still relevant to those of us in the "fly over" parts of the country. Where I live law enforcement can take up to 30 minutes to respond if called. We don't HAVE 30 minutes to wait for the Sheriff. We still have predetor animals that attack livestock and barnyard fowl. We still have nuisance pests that destroy crops that need controlling. So to all you libs who don't like firearms or don't think others should have them. Tough. This isn't ABOUT the weapons,thats just an excuse to avoid the real problem-flawed people. People with emotional/mental issues that are untreated or undiagnosed. YOU think getting rid of guns will be the answer. What do you do when you realize it ISN'T? Wheres your answer? WHAT do you DO when you still have people killing people on a vast scale with a NEW means of different weapon? BAN the NEW whatever? Get over the irrational fear of an inanimate object and direct your phobias to the real problem. Sick people.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#10 Dec 17, 2012
Robert wrote:
If you give up liberty for the perception of safety you deserve neither. While you are thinking about gun control laws remember that it was a gun control law which forbid any of the administrators from having a gun for defense. We need to band together and have more home schools if they are not going to let the teachers or principals protect the children.
Yep, let's arm all them spinster schoolmarms with shootin' irons! That'll neutralize all those psychotics with assault weapons!

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#11 Dec 17, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
Is there anyone who doesn’t wish someone else at Sandy Hook had a gun?
Not satisfied with the death toll?
AnnAgain

Oakland, CA

#12 Dec 17, 2012
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>
I now.... Lets blame the GUN!!!! Gun ownership in rural America is still relevant to those of us in the "fly over" parts of the country. Where I live law enforcement can take up to 30 minutes to respond if called. We don't HAVE 30 minutes to wait for the Sheriff. We still have predetor animals that attack livestock and barnyard fowl. We still have nuisance pests that destroy crops that need controlling. So to all you libs who don't like firearms or don't think others should have them. Tough. This isn't ABOUT the weapons,thats just an excuse to avoid the real problem-flawed people. People with emotional/mental issues that are untreated or undiagnosed. YOU think getting rid of guns will be the answer. What do you do when you realize it ISN'T? Wheres your answer? WHAT do you DO when you still have people killing people on a vast scale with a NEW means of different weapon? BAN the NEW whatever? Get over the irrational fear of an inanimate object and direct your phobias to the real problem. Sick people.
As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fuelled massacre. Gun Massacres Require Guns That Can Massacre!!! There are 130,000 federally registered gun dealers across the country, three and a half times the number of grocery stores.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#13 Dec 17, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
Is there anyone who doesn’t wish someone else at Sandy Hook had a gun?
The shooter should not have had a gun.'Nuf said.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

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#14 Dec 17, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Don't get all excited here....everytime, there is a tragedy like Newtown, it is such a horrible and emotional event, we just want to strike out at all gun owners...slowww down, as gun control is a pipedream, not gonna happen...Hell, they can't even agree to raise taxes on rich folks.......better to figure out a way, to better secure our schools....
In another few days the media will pack up and move to the next sensation. Liberal politicians will run their collective sux about "gun control" or a weapons ban on certain types of guns. HOPEFULLY cooler heads will prevail and people will discuss the REAL problem,sick people. People with untreated/undiagnosed mental health issues. OTHER sick people will blame an inanimate object. Their issues are harder to treat.
ivyawe

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Dec 17, 2012
Obama's re-election sparks surge in gun sales here and across nation

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/7897...

O'Well.
ivyawe

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 17, 2012
We need a President with Political Courage to face the tough issues we all face today. Rather we have a smart alec S.O.B.

For example, when someone asked Obama about the controversial Title IX he replied sarcastically

"What about Title IX for S.E.T.(Science, Engineering, and Technology) jobs?"

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#17 Dec 17, 2012
By far the worst school massacre in US history took place in the tiny town of Bath, Michigan in 1927. There, an angry school board member named Andrew Kehoe blew up the town’s school, killing 45 and wounding 58. Most of the victims were kindergarten through sixth grade students. A secondary explosion killed Kehoe and the school Superintendent.

GUESS WHAT? NO GUNS...

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#18 Dec 17, 2012
ivyawe wrote:
We need a President with Political Courage to face the tough issues we all face today. Rather we have a smart alec S.O.B.
For example, when someone asked Obama about the controversial Title IX he replied sarcastically
"What about Title IX for S.E.T.(Science, Engineering, and Technology) jobs?"
Just practice saying, "paper or plastic?" and you'll do fine.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#19 Dec 17, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
GUESS WHAT? NO GUNS...
Guess what, dear, there will be murders and mayhem from NO GUNS but you might want to look at the daily statistics of gun deaths in good ol' amerikkkkka and ponder for a few moments if this is ok for our country.

The tipping point has come through the senseless deaths of 20+ innocent people and some of us (apart from gun-hugging folks like you) are asking why, and what can be done.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

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#20 Dec 17, 2012
AnnAgain wrote:
<quoted text>
As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fuelled massacre. Gun Massacres Require Guns That Can Massacre!!! There are 130,000 federally registered gun dealers across the country, three and a half times the number of grocery stores.
1. Thank Hollywood for our Culture of Violence. How many movies glorify gratuitus violence?

2. Thank video games that feature gratuitus violence.

3. Not every FFL holder is a gun dealer. many are gunsmiths who afre required by law to hold an FFL because they WORK on broken guns and have to keep records of them(ANOTHER form of registration)in their safekeeping/inventory.

4. Timothy McVeigh used diesel fuel and fertilizer to kill 168 people in Oklahoma City.

5. Define an "assault weapon".

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