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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#1556 Apr 20, 2013
tomuch wrote:
All the gun laws won't make people safer.
All the guns won't make people safer.

The USA, for example.

LAPWAI, Idaho (AP)-- Northern Idaho authorities say an 8-year-old Lapwai boy has died after being shot in the chest on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.

Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez tells the Lewiston Tribune that the Wednesday shooting was accidental.

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How many people have been killed by accidental rice cooker exploding?

He says sheriff's deputies and Nez Perce Tribal Police responded about 4:45 p.m. to a call reporting a gunshot wound at a residence.

Authorities say the boy was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. His name hasn't been released.

The shooting is being investigated by the FBI and tribal police.

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#1557 Apr 20, 2013
tomuch wrote:
All the gun laws won't make people safer.
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Off-Duty Officer Killed Boyfriend, Their Year-Old Son and Then Herself, Police Say
By WENDY RUDERMAN and NATE SCHWEBER

Almost certainly there was nothing so outwardly amiss between them that it could have foretold the crime that unfolded on Monday morning inside the woman’s apartment on East 56th Street, in the Flatlands neighborhood.

Investigators said the woman, an off-duty police officer identified by family and friends as Rosette M. Samuel, fatally shot her boyfriend and their 1-year-old son before killing herself, the police said.

The officer’s 19-year-old son escaped; he fled through a bedroom window after hearing gunshots, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman.

The son, who had been asleep in a rear bedroom, called 911 around 8:30 a.m. and met responding officers in front of the house, where the family rented a first-floor apartment, Mr. Browne said.

The bodies of the officer and baby were found, face up, on a bed; a crib sat near the bed against a bedroom wall, Mr. Browne said. Officers discovered the body of the child’s father lying just inside the home’s entrance, in the front hallway.

“It was a tough crime scene,” Mr. Browne said.

The boyfriend, identified by relatives as 33-year-old Dason Peters, lived nearby and had planned to take his son, Dylan, swimming at an indoor pool near their home later that day. It was a regular father-son outing, according to a man who identified himself as a cousin and co-worker of Mr. Peters.

“Every Monday morning, they swim,” said the cousin, who declined to give his name. The cousin and Mr. Peters worked together at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where Mr. Peters was a track maintenance supervisor.

The cousin added that Mr. Peters, a native of Guyana, was “all excited” about becoming a father after he learned that his girlfriend was pregnant.

When asked if Mr. Peters and his girlfriend had problems, the cousin responded,“Never,” an observation echoed by others.

“I never heard them have an argument,” said Agnes Samuel, 83, who lives next door and is an aunt of Officer Samuel.

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#1558 Apr 20, 2013
tomuch wrote:
By the way whats the word on pressure cookers these days?
They aren't laughing in Oregon City:

Oregon City police have identified the 9-year-girl accidentally shot and killed Sunday as Shayla May Shonneker, a fourth-grader in the Gladstone School District.

Police also identified the shooter as Joseph Wade Wolters, 32, the live-in boyfriend of Shayla's mother.

Lt. Jim Band, Oregon City police spokesman, said investigators plan to search the home Monday and have not yet finished interviewing all the witnesses. He said the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office would determine whether to file charges against Wolters.

Band said Shayla was playing out in the backyard of her home near 12th and Division streets around 5 p.m. Meanwhile, Wolters was practicing holstering and unholstering a loaded handgun, in preparation for his new job as an armed security guard with an armored transport company.

The gun accidentally discharged, shooting through the wall of the house and striking Shayla in the face, Band said. She was about 50 yards away from the house.

Shayla was rushed by helicopter ambulance to OHSU Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.

Shayla was a student at John Wetten Elementary School, which was rocked by grief Monday. Gladstone School District Superintendent Bob Stewart said the district ...
tomuch

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#1559 Apr 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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All the guns won't make people safer.
The USA, for example.
LAPWAI, Idaho (AP)-- Northern Idaho authorities say an 8-year-old Lapwai boy has died after being shot in the chest on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.
Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez tells the Lewiston Tribune that the Wednesday shooting was accidental.
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How many people have been killed by accidental rice cooker exploding?
He says sheriff's deputies and Nez Perce Tribal Police responded about 4:45 p.m. to a call reporting a gunshot wound at a residence.
Authorities say the boy was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. His name hasn't been released.
The shooting is being investigated by the FBI and tribal police.
About as many as a gun accidentally going off.

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#1560 Apr 20, 2013
tomuch wrote:
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About as many as a gun accidentally going off.
32,000+ firearm fatalities.
3 rice cookers.

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#1561 Apr 20, 2013
Cfoote wrote:
<quoted text>CTM I wish you well in that quest. Yes the last 2 days have seen Senate ans Assemblymen arrested for corruption. NYS is in fact the most corrupt state in the union and the Gov as it's leader. We hope the smaller fish roll over some bigger fish. The NY guns laws (SAFE ACT) were passed under the cover of darkness, with out the 3 day waiting period, and under the guise of "Neccessity". Clear violations of NY Law, but not one person in either legislative house puts a stop to the vote..
Until you have 2 governors in prison you're still playing second fiddle to Illinois for corruption.

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#1562 Apr 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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They aren't laughing in Oregon City:
Oregon City police have identified the 9-year-girl accidentally shot and killed Sunday as Shayla May Shonneker, a fourth-grader in the Gladstone School District.
Police also identified the shooter as Joseph Wade Wolters, 32, the live-in boyfriend of Shayla's mother.
Lt. Jim Band, Oregon City police spokesman, said investigators plan to search the home Monday and have not yet finished interviewing all the witnesses. He said the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office would determine whether to file charges against Wolters.
Band said Shayla was playing out in the backyard of her home near 12th and Division streets around 5 p.m. Meanwhile, Wolters was practicing holstering and unholstering a loaded handgun, in preparation for his new job as an armed security guard with an armored transport company.
The gun accidentally discharged, shooting through the wall of the house and striking Shayla in the face, Band said. She was about 50 yards away from the house.
Shayla was rushed by helicopter ambulance to OHSU Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.
Shayla was a student at John Wetten Elementary School, which was rocked by grief Monday. Gladstone School District Superintendent Bob Stewart said the district ...
Nothing says more about a person's values than using the accidental death of an innocent child for political gain.
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Sir Bucking Fastard

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#1565 Apr 20, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Nothing says more about a person's values than using the accidental death of an innocent child for political gain.
But that's the modus operandi of the anti-gunners: Dancing in the blood of the victims in order to pretend any degree of validity with their entirely defunct arguments.
Obskeptic

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#1566 Apr 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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John Lott, enough said.
This is what I love about you radicalized left wing idiots that are so invested in hating those they disagree with. You did not refer to a single piece of information that rebuts anything that the previous poster had to say about the CT AG. You think that by simply dismissing the messenger as irrelevant without presenting anything to contrast what was said is all you need to do to be a smart guy. Your to stupid to even recognize just how stupid you are. Run along little boy, your meaningless here with your tripe that you mistake for intellect.
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conservative crapola

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#1569 Apr 21, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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No one cares what's written on your toilet paper. Now wipe and diaper yourself.

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

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#1570 Apr 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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32,000+ firearm fatalities.
3 rice cookers.
3400 abortions a day!

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#1571 Apr 21, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Nothing says more about a person's values than using the accidental death of an innocent child for political gain.
I would say hiding an accidental death of an child would say a lot more.

I understand why gun gnutters don't want to talk about the children killed every week in homes with firearms when they insist the guns keep the homes safe.

It make them look like m/f c/s liars.

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#1572 Apr 21, 2013
Sir Bucking Fastard wrote:
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But that's the modus operandi of the anti-gunners: Dancing in the blood of the victims in order
Not hard to find: 32,000+ victims dead a year.

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#1573 Apr 21, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>PAPER: Obama lulled America into
Ak: it's Obama's fault, eh, Dumbo?

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#1574 Apr 21, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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3400 abortions a day!
If you don't want an abortion. don't have one.

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#1575 Apr 21, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
<You did not refer to a single piece of information that rebuts
I did: John Lott.

'nuff said.
CTM

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#1576 Apr 21, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Until you have 2 governors in prison you're still playing second fiddle to Illinois for corruption.
......... I'm not so sure about that, your local Gov't has the people to stand up and not only say, but do something about the corruption there. You caught twice as many corrupt Govs than we did. It at least looks like you have more honest people in your political system. Seems our system is protecting the crooks. That letter I posted in two parts is from 2002. The A.G. is crooked and the crooked system he helped create is still there, Blumenthal. Road contracts, illegal dumping, money laundering. Now he is co-author with Feinstein on the anti-gun bill. There's a lot more, and more to be afraid of. Harry Reid likes him for the Judicial committee. So look for "legal" monopolies and expanded eminent domain claims if he gets there. He's been practicing here for 20 years.
CTM

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#1577 Apr 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I did: John Lott.
'nuff said.
..... Sure you're not thinking of Trent Lott? I'm working real hard at trying to understand your ignorance.
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Gun Control Does Not Work

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#1580 Apr 21, 2013
CTM wrote:
<quoted text>..... Sure you're not thinking of Trent Lott? I'm working real hard at trying to understand your ignorance.
There is no understanding the ignorance of a liberal socialist.
CTM

United States

#1581 Apr 21, 2013
Gun Control Does Not Work wrote:
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There is no understanding the ignorance of a liberal socialist.
.....It would be nice to rip down a few boards to let some light in the windows of that closed up mind though. Thanks

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