Connecticut passes strictest gun cont...

Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall

There are 1562 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

A makeshift memorial to the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which has reignited the national debate on gun control.

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OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST

Louisburg, NC

#1258 Apr 14, 2013
As the ever more bloodthirsty crowd unleashed their fury on innocent victims, one scene was captured by a TV crew in a helicopter and replayed for millions of horrified TV viewers. White trucker Reginald Denny was driving by in his big rig when he was yanked from its cab by a group of black men, then bashed in the head with a claw hammer, a brick and an oxygen tank, nearly killing him and leaving him with permanent brain damage. Fortunately for Denny, an African-American named Bobby Green Jr. was watching and promptly intervened saving his life. By now it became clear the police had abandoned the city as widespread looting and violence reigned supreme.[1]

The next day dawned to even more ransacking and pillaging as the LA Police Department deserted several neighborhoods to the mobs. One of them was an area named “Koreatown” and like its name implied, was the home of mostly Korean immigrants. This area suffered massive property damage from the rioters and five storekeepers were killed. But unlike other areas of LA that surrendered to the non-existent mercies of the thugs, Koreatown fought back using pistols, shotguns and semi-automatic rifles.[2]

The Koreatown residents assembled themselves into militias and formed defensive parameters atop their stores and homes to ward off the looters. Like the trapped Navy SEALS in Mogadishu, these brave souls defended themselves with the knowledge that there was no room for failure. By the end of the day, they had killed four looters and wounded many others. But they had saved their town from further ransacking.

On the third day, Rodney King went on National TV and asked the rioters "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?" This was met by further looting and burning as the police were still AWOL from the scene. By the fourth day, the National Guard arrived and within 48 hours had the mobs under control. During the first five days, mobs around Los Angeles looted stores, burned 3,767 buildings caused more than $1billion in property damage, while some people died and around 4,000 were injured.
OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST

Louisburg, NC

#1259 Apr 14, 2013
Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick

There are several lessons to be learned from this horrendous event, the first being that police are not always adequate protection and fleeing is not always an option. The beating of Reginald Denny could have been much different had he been armed and prepared to defend himself like the people of Koreatown were. Those people realized they had been abandoned by the LA Police Department and would either have to defend themselves or have the rest of their neighborhood razed. They wisely and courageously chose to form mutually assisting militias and were spared further damage as the rioters chose easier prey.

Another thing to learn from this event is that no matter how one feels about the verdict handed down on Rodney King, there are those who feel the destruction of property, looting and killing was justified. In a recent interview with VH1, Henry Watson, one of the four thugs who would have killed Reginald Denny was asked if he had any regrets about his involvement. His comments are chilling: "There's no way that 400 years of the white folks' b.s. is going to be justified by this one ass whooping," said Watson[3] On a website dedicated to South-central LA history, the author justifies it like this:“The riots were not just a collection of random acts. People were speaking out against oppression; against being held down for so long. The only way they were finally heard was through the extreme acts that came to be called the LA Riots.”[4]

This article is not meant to raise issues of hate, anger or race, but to simply inform those willing to listen; The LA Riots will not be the last time something like this occurs. If thousands of Americans are moved to destroy their neighbor’s property or even kill them over a perceived injustice, than how far will they go if they’re hungry? One only needs to look to Hurricanes Katrina,[5] Irene[6] and Sandy[7],[8] to see how swiftly chaos can engulf a city. Now, picture the scene if the disaster is one that affects large portions or even the entire nation. There is a distinct possibility the Federal Government may be unable to stop anarchy in time to avert massive damage. This leaves it up to the local people to be the first responders and depending on the severity of the situation, this could break down to the individual to look after themselves and/or their family and neighbors.

As the US debt continues to ascend like a Saturn II rocket, there is the growing probability of a major economic disaster the likes of which America has never seen. This is at a time when more Americans depend on the government than at any other time in our Nation’s history. Since President Obama took office in 2009, applications for food stamps have increased 47%,[9] the amount of people receiving disability is now over double the amount of jobs having been created. As of January, 2013, more than 53% of Americans rely on some form of welfare.[10]
OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST

Louisburg, NC

#1260 Apr 14, 2013
I Carry a Gun Because Cops are to Heavy

Now, what happens if the government is no longer able to pay millions of Americans their welfare checks? Few Americans have more than a day or two of food at home and fewer still can last over three days. What happens when millions of people no longer have the ability to go to McDonald’s for cheeseburger because they are broke? One does not need to read tea leaves or a crystal ball to see chaos spread like a forest fire on a 100° day in this scenario. Semi-automatic weapons are legal for this reason: they protect people from extreme cases of assault.[2]
Gun Control Does Not Work

United States

#1261 Apr 14, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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I'm actually saying that ANY free person has the ABSOLUTE Right to have a firearm. If they are so "dangerous" or "insane" then why are they allowed to walk around free?
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."--Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p. 277 . Originally published in 1795.
Exactly right. The gun hating social libs are using every excuse to label as many gun owners as possible as criminals or insane. Soon parking tickets will constitute criminal behavior. Look at New York if your taking a mild anti anxiety med they are coming for your guns. If someone is that "mentally ill" why aren't they confined to a hospital?
OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST

Louisburg, NC

#1262 Apr 14, 2013
As is typical following an event like Sandy Hook and Jovan Belcher/Kasandra Perkins tragedies, the media and gun control crowd look to penalize law abiding citizens for the actions of a few. If, as they claim, these attacks will be eliminated and the lion will lie down with the lamb by the outlawing of semi-automatic rifles then places like Switzerland must more resemble a war zone than one of the wealthiest countries on earth. As of 2001, Switzerland had around 420,000 assault rifles (fully automatic, or "selective fire") stored at private homes. Additionally, there are some 320,000 semi-auto rifles and military pistols exempted from military service in private possession.[12]

With the growing potential of a Federal default in our future, the possibility of civil unrest grows with it. Knowing the Korean immigrants would have suffered more casualties and property damage had they left their defense to the police, it’s time to understand that to control extreme situations, one need to employ extreme controls.

“Denial and inactivity prepare people well for the roles of victim and corpse.”-Ben Sherwood

OBAMA YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THESE KIDS,NOW HE IS TRYING TO KILL WE THE PEOPLES KIDS
BY TAKING THEIR GUNS AWAY FROM THEM!!!!IS HE TAKING HIS
BODY GUARDS GUNS AWAY FROM THEM/HELL NO HE IS NOT!DO NOT
FOR GET TO SAY YOUR PRAYERS TO YOUR GOD OBAMA, AFTER ALL HE HAS GOT MORE POWER THAN JESUS CHRIST !!!HAIL TO OBAMA!!!!!!!
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#1264 Apr 14, 2013
Brad wrote:
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LOL
I'll think of you every time I pass a trailer park on the way down.
I am sure you go down in lots of trailer parks, Brad.

Freeway rest stops, too.

Whatever floats your boat, dear.

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#1265 Apr 14, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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Actually, NO he won't:
"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."--Jesus, Luke 19:27
Actually, you d don't know the bible either, ya silly limped-wristed fairy.

Quote mining again.

Jesus (praise be upon him!) was telling a story of another king, a parable, he wasn't asking someone be put to death, literally.

[email protected], honey.

But then, you can't even remember or understand the second amendment and it is but the two dozen words long.

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#1266 Apr 14, 2013
OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST wrote:
GUN CONTROL, SUPPORTED BY CRIMINALS AND DICTATORS WORLDWIDE
You don't think anyone is going to read any of this [email protected], eh?

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#1267 Apr 14, 2013
Gun Control Does Not Work wrote:
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Exactly right.
Of course, Justice Scalia says you are exactly wrong.

And you haven't had a single class in law.

"Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.[United States v.] Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons."

Justice Scalia
Speaking for the SCOTUS majority
this century
Cat74

United States

#1268 Apr 14, 2013
Whatever Scalia said the others upheld the 2nd amendment exactly as it stands. We can have as many, guns as we can afford, and all the ammo to go with it.I like what was written awhile ago, "I carry a gun, because the policeman is too heavy!!!" I want a tee shirt that reaffirms that idea.

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#1269 Apr 14, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Two million gun sales have been blocked by existing background checks- people who were unaware they could not buy guns.
People who know they cannot legally buy guns swarm to people like you who don't care who they sell firearms to.
The universal background check will close this loophole, and, importantly, put people in jail for selling firearms to people who cannot legally buy them.
I say: attach a one year sentence to any gun found in possession of someone who should not own it. Allow him to split the sentence: he IDs the seller, you each get six months.
And no more firearms for you.
Well lets look at how well the FBI is enforcing the present law
In 2010, the FBI referred about 76,000 denials of firearms to an arm of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), but after a review 90 percent were not deemed worthy of further investigation while another 4 percent turned out to be incorrect denials. But then even of the relatively small percentage of cases referred to ATF field offices, another quarter turned out to be a case of mistaken denial and most of the rest had no prosecutorial merit.

In the end, 62 cases were referred for prosecution, but most were declined by prosecutors or dismissed by the court. Out of the original 76,000 denials, there emerge just 13 guilty pleas.
So the ATF gets just ONE conviction out of every 5000 case.
here is an idea why not try to enforce laws already on the books before making new ones.
Obskeptic

Ypsilanti, MI

#1270 Apr 14, 2013
Don't forget people, when seconds count to defend and or save your life or the life of your family, the police are just minutes away.

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#1271 Apr 14, 2013
What do Adam Lanza, jared Lee Loughner, Seung Cho all have in common beside killing lots of people? 50 years ago they would ALL have been guest of the States in a locked mental Hospital before they had a chance to kill everyone.
But the ACLU and liberals said it was wrong to keep dangerous mentally ill people locked up so now they roam the streets and assault and kill people at times.
And before some one say background check will end this, no they will not. you need a Doctor to declare some one mentally ill and these people ost often will not volunteer to see one until they commit a violent crime.And no mater how much their family pleads or the neighbor say they fear them, the Law cannot often do anything until they commit a violent act. But thats what the liberal want.

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#1272 Apr 14, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
Don't forget people, when seconds count to defend and or save your life or the life of your family, the police are just minutes away.
Remember, the gun he has was sold to him by your next door neighbor!

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#1273 Apr 14, 2013
californio wrote:
What do Adam Lanza, jared Lee Loughner, Seung Cho all have in common beside killing lots of people?
They could have been prevented from owning weapons if there was a universal background check that incorporated mental screening.

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#1274 Apr 14, 2013
californio wrote:
But the ACLU and liberals said it was wrong to keep dangerous mentally ill people locked up ...
AActually, it was the conservatives who didn't want to pay for the health care to keep the mentally ill locked up so they just turned them loose.

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#1275 Apr 14, 2013
californio wrote:
you need a Doctor to declare some one mentally ill
Actually, most people are committed to mental hospitals voluntarily.
Obskeptic

Ypsilanti, MI

#1276 Apr 14, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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They could have been prevented from owning weapons if there was a universal background check that incorporated mental screening.
Your wrong. Do you care?
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End Game

Columbus, OH

#1284 Apr 14, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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Isaiah 10:1-4 -
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness [which] they have prescribed;
To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless!
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [which] shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Genesis 14:14
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] unto Dan.
Genesis 48:22
Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Exodus 15:3
The LORD [is] a man of war: the LORD [is] his name.
Exodus 22:1-3
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Exodus 32:27
And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side...
Leviticus 26:6-8
And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make [you] afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Numbers 1:3
From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
Kiss this account goodbye too. How many times do you have to be told not to harass people?
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#1290 Apr 14, 2013
DavidQ762 wrote:
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They have already confiscated quite a few veterans arms that had participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You are a lying sack of [email protected], putting aside you haven't lifted a finger to serve this country.

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