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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CC Ryder

West Chicago, IL

#163 Jan 18, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Thanks, but I have never heard the word THUG as a slang for the n word. That is NOT the meaning of THUG. I have researched and found nothing of the sort.
THUG has no color.
thug - an aggressive and violent young criminal
hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, toughie, goon, tough
bully - a hired thug
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Yep, exactly correct.
Right

Huntsville, AL

#164 Jan 18, 2013
Guest wrote:
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In World War 2 Japan considered invading the US, they did not for one reason, they knew there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.
6,000 miles and a fortified coastline had nothing to do with it.

go away,bonehead.
CC Ryder

West Chicago, IL

#165 Jan 18, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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Explain that to the Japanese Americans in 1942.
Yes and they also rounded up some Germans and Italians, too.
you know

Huntsville, AL

#166 Jan 18, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Thanks, but I have never heard the word THUG as a slang for the n word.
now
Another

Huntsville, AL

#167 Jan 18, 2013
JustUwait wrote:
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Obama will give you all a free train ride soon.
Just like the jews and hitler
Liberal socialists = the new jews
Obama = the new Hitler
You figure it out in the end
insane post.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#168 Jan 18, 2013
Right wrote:
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6,000 miles and a fortified coastline had nothing to do with it.
go away,bonehead.
Go read your history book: copy and paste

In addition to that the US Coast Guard had beach patrols on all coasts 24 hours a day by foot, horseback, qnd vehicles. Also they used dogs to help in detecting people coming ashore. Both the Coast Guard and the navy commandeered boats and yachts from private citizens and used them for coastal patrols. Many of these were sailboats and so were very quiet and hard to detect by submarines. They did detect some submarines

Also the Army had volunteer coast watchers whose job was to man lookouts and watch for submarines, ships and aircraft.

Probably the best known story is the beach patrol that discovered a submarine putting men ashore on Long Island. They were apprehended and they had plans to sabotage targets in New York.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#169 Jan 18, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Did you miss the photo op using children to lie about something he already knew. He was going to wait till the end of the month for this circus, but heard the real report would minimize the use of the AR-15. Too Bad So Sad, his little plan is now history.
More horse crap. You can't prove a word of it, just your Obama Derangement Syndrome again.

Too bad you lie and distort and atttack all the time, boy.
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the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#171 Jan 18, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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More horse crap. You can't prove a word of it, just your Obama Derangement Syndrome again.
Too bad you lie and distort and atttack all the time, boy.
Wrong again Professor Fartsack, YOU are the one suffering from extreme delusion and need professional counseling. We only have one earthly life, and yours has been a miserable one, you need to look at yourself for YOUR sake.
Yes

Huntsville, AL

#172 Jan 18, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Go read your history book: copy and paste
In addition to that the US Coast Guard had beach patrols on all coasts 24 hours a day by foot, horseback, qnd vehicles. Also they used dogs to help in detecting people coming ashore. Both the Coast Guard and the navy commandeered boats and yachts from private citizens and used them for coastal patrols. Many of these were sailboats and so were very quiet and hard to detect by submarines. They did detect some submarines
Also the Army had volunteer coast watchers whose job was to man lookouts and watch for submarines, ships and aircraft.
Probably the best known story is the beach patrol that discovered a submarine putting men ashore on Long Island. They were apprehended and they had plans to sabotage targets in New York.
you did copy and paste. And we had shoreline defenses as I SAID.

And at no time was there any real threat of a real invasion, but it certainly had nothing to do with Jed Clampett and squirrel gun. Those guys weren't afraid of anything. Just too much ocean in between and no place get a foothold.
Isnt

Bowling Green, KY

#173 Jan 18, 2013
Yes wrote:
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you did copy and paste. And we had shoreline defenses as I SAID.
And at no time was there any real threat of a real invasion, but it certainly had nothing to do with Jed Clampett and squirrel gun. Those guys weren't afraid of anything. Just too much ocean in between and no place get a foothold.
hindsight just ducky......
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#174 Jan 18, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>And your idiot democrat party went right along with W. Thinking that they could use the Patriot Act to their own power hungry aspirations. Poor commies.
Sure they did.

Go along with th "wanna be" teabaggers to gain power?

"Buntforce" to the cranium?

Even the "smart" teabaggers insist you take the short bus to their meetings.

Poor teabagger.
Yeah

Huntsville, AL

#175 Jan 18, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
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.
but our fine congressman, now senator, wisely opposed it.

That was in the days when despite our political differences the minority party had respect for the president and would defer to his judgement in matters of national security. Unlike the regressives of today with their blind hatred of the president, disrespect for the electoral process, dismissal of minorities and the poor, and their allegiance to their corporate sponsors over the needs of the country.
Yeah

Huntsville, AL

#176 Jan 18, 2013
Isnt wrote:
<quoted text>hindsight just ducky......
don't know why prep-oration-H is trying to rewrite history.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#177 Jan 18, 2013
Right wrote:
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6,000 miles and a fortified coastline had nothing to do with it.
go away,bonehead.
Yamamoto said right after Pearl Harbor, I fear we have only awakened a sleeping giant. His one shot was to destroy the carriers at Pearl. They left the day before, further showing we had info about what was about to happen.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#178 Jan 18, 2013
Yes wrote:
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you did copy and paste. And we had shoreline defenses as I SAID.
And at no time was there any real threat of a real invasion, but it certainly had nothing to do with Jed Clampett and squirrel gun. Those guys weren't afraid of anything. Just too much ocean in between and no place get a foothold.
Attempt to minimize squirrel gun noted. Hint. It won our independence sparky.
sorry

Huntsville, AL

#179 Jan 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
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don't know why prep-oration-H is trying to rewrite history.
I dissed the wrong old gun nut.
Guest

High Ridge, MO

#180 Jan 18, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Obama = 332
Herman Cain = 0.
Poor Dumbo...
Beds kill 600 Americans a year.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...

Semi auto rifles kill 323 . Single shot, semiauto rifles(ie AR15)

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in...

Maybe we should get some small children to write the President about this. We'll shut down that evil Sleepnumber and Sealy posturpedic.
did

Huntsville, AL

#181 Jan 18, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Beds kill 600 Americans a year.
someone drop you on your head?
Tray

Etta, MS

#182 Jan 18, 2013
Yes wrote:
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you did copy and paste. And we had shoreline defenses as I SAID.
And at no time was there any real threat of a real invasion, but it certainly had nothing to do with Jed Clampett and squirrel gun. Those guys weren't afraid of anything. Just too much ocean in between and no place get a foothold.
Too much ocean? Well it didn't stop us from crossing it. So much for that lie, do you have another? Maybe this time use facts.
Tray

Etta, MS

#183 Jan 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
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but our fine congressman, now senator, wisely opposed it.
That was in the days when despite our political differences the minority party had respect for the president and would defer to his judgement in matters of national security. Unlike the regressives of today with their blind hatred of the president, disrespect for the electoral process, dismissal of minorities and the poor, and their allegiance to their corporate sponsors over the needs of the country.
In case you've been asleep your president gave billions to the rich. His Obama care just helps the rich insurance companies, haven't you noticed they are the only ones who like Obama care? Corporate sponsors? You mean like the boards of big business the first lady sits on and gets paid large checks for doing nothing? Disrespect for the process? You mean like walking on the Constitution that process is based on? Poor thug just can't get a grip.

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