People do not need assault weapons: d...

People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary

There are 4995 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 17, 2013, titled People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary. In it, Reuters reports that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons.

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Guest

Jackson, MO

#206 Jan 18, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Hey, tell the NRA and the gun-crazies to use black helicopters over all those pesky beds when they are making their next nonsensical ad.
GUNS, GUNS, GUNS dear are the issue and no deflection with beds, pillows, carpets, saucepans or any other frightwing nonsense deflects from those pesky numbers about how many GUNS there are in this third world country and how many innocent folks are killed by those pesky non-Sleepnumber GUNS.
Try again ...
Oh yes,
Lets not take heed of factual information by irrefutable sources that help to give an accurate perspective of how big or small a problem actually is.

We most certainly would not want any possible undecided person that reads these exchanges to make a judgement based on said factual information and perspective ,that is is just crazy.

Especially one that concerns the rights of Americans as contained in that outdated document.

Lets just go with fear, small children, and spooky black guns.
Instead of actually saving any children ,we'll just use them as a prop for our goals and a sledgehammer to smash the rights of law abiding Americans. That is the fiberal way after all.

There , happy?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#207 Jan 18, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Oh yes,
Lets not take heed of factual information by irrefutable sources that help to give an accurate perspective of how big or small a problem actually is.
We most certainly would not want any possible undecided person that reads these exchanges to make a judgement based on said factual information and perspective ,that is is just crazy.
Especially one that concerns the rights of Americans as contained in that outdated document.
Lets just go with fear, small children, and spooky black guns.
Instead of actually saving any children ,we'll just use them as a prop for our goals and a sledgehammer to smash the rights of law abiding Americans. That is the fiberal way after all.
There , happy?
I love these progs that still have the gall to refer to repulicans as "frightwingers", as if their party doesn't exploit fear on a daily basis to push their many agendas.
WallStreetTruth

Rochester, MN

#208 Jan 18, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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I love these progs that still have the gall to refer to repulicans as "frightwingers", as if their party doesn't exploit fear on a daily basis to push their many agendas.
5 Uncomfortable Truths About Liberals
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20...
yeah

Huntsville, AL

#209 Jan 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
There are 125,000 new NRA members .
they are called gullible fools.
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AmericanMan

Rochester, KY

#211 Jan 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
There are 125,000 new NRA members since the first talk of gun grabbig came up in December. They are aiming for 500,000 new members by summer. You figure each new member bought at least one new gun, and there were already hundreds of millions of guns owned privately. Democrats cannot find the guns in the hands of the gangbangers on the South side of Chicago. You think they can find Millions of legal guns? They will huff, and puff, and dance like monkeys in a cage, but they cannot take the guns or the ammo. Plus it will cost them the 2014 election. It is a win win for Republicans.
Estimates are that there are between 80 and 150 million gun owners in the US. 4 million are NRA members. So much for the NRA propaganda fear machine being a big threat to elections.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#212 Jan 19, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Illegal? Then how in the hell did Timothy Mcvey get one? We need a law to make them REALLY illegal.
And after the OK City bombing we DID improve the laws; just try buying large amounts of fertilizer now.
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Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#214 Jan 19, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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I love these progs that still have the gall to refer to repulicans as "frightwingers",
Is it the frightwingers who are the black helicopter brigade?
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#215 Jan 19, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Lets just go with fear, small children, and spooky black guns.
Yes, that combination is deadly isn'it?

What shall we get rid of?

Fear in a black helicoptered paranoid country?

Small children?

Or spooky black guns?

Which one?
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Tray

Etta, MS

#217 Jan 19, 2013
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text> Estimates are that there are between 80 and 150 million gun owners in the US. 4 million are NRA members. So much for the NRA propaganda fear machine being a big threat to elections.
Tell it to the out of work liberals after the Brady ban.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#216 Jan 19, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Instead of actually saving any children ,we'll just use them as a prop for our goals
Perhaps you should say this limbaugh/malkin prop nonsense to those parents who lost their children and also those children (alive ones) who took the time to write letters to the president.
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Tray

Etta, MS

#218 Jan 19, 2013
yeah wrote:
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they are called gullible fools.
Tell it to the out of work liberals after the Brady bill.
Tray

Etta, MS

#219 Jan 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And after the OK City bombing we DID improve the laws; just try buying large amounts of fertilizer now.
Is that what's used in all the meth labs that blow up? Is that what was used to destroy the World trade center buildings? Is that what Iraq insurgents use for IEDs?
Eristotle

Indianapolis, IN

#220 Jan 19, 2013
People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary...

Article 2 of the Bill of Rights, sometimes mistakenly called the Second Amendment, does not specify or limit the right to own and bear arms based on need.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#221 Jan 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Perhaps you should say this limbaugh/malkin prop nonsense to those parents who lost their children....FART,BLAH,FART....
Perhaps you should stop wasting your time and ours on here with your dumb, teenagerish comments, leftist asshat.
Eristotle

Indianapolis, IN

#222 Jan 19, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Tell it to the out of work liberals after the Brady ban.
And tell it to Al Gore after he lost the 2000 election by not carrying his home state of Tennessee because of his stance on gun control.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#223 Jan 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And after the OK City bombing we DID improve the laws; just try buying large amounts of fertilizer now.
LOL

Now you can only buy half what you need at home depot and then you gotta drive all the way across the street to get the rest at lowes.
Problem solved.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#224 Jan 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And after the OK City bombing we DID improve the laws; just try buying large amounts of fertilizer now.
BS any farmer or someone who pretends to be a farmer can get it. BTW Tim got his instructions from the INTERNET and old publications from the military on how to build a bomb.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#225 Jan 19, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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BS any farmer or someone who pretends to be a farmer can get it. BTW Tim got his instructions from the INTERNET and old publications from the military on how to build a bomb.
Iit illegal to own a nuke bomb??? And do you think it should be??
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#226 Jan 19, 2013
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Iit illegal to own a nuke bomb??? And do you think it should be??
Get real.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#227 Jan 19, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Get real.
So you wont answer the question???

A nuke bomb is an ARM.....So should it not be legal for you and me to own one??

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