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Gun Vote

Listen to voice of reason, not the NRA

April 19, 2013

If anyone was searching for an act of courage on Wednesday, the chamber of the U.S. Senate was not the place to loo....

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impeachobama

Apr-19-13 4:48 AM

I commend the senators who voted against this bill for standing up for our constitution and the 2nd admendment...we all know that this would just keep snowballing from here and the washington elite would take away more of our rights to keep a firearm.....yes iam a life memeber of the NRA and if it werent for them we wouldnt have any 2nd admendment rights...so if you belive in the constitution and you are not a memeber yet you should become one...

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denver

Apr-19-13 5:52 AM

"To know what is {RIGHT} and not to do it, is the worst cowardice." "That worst type of {COWARDICE} was on display Wednesday in the chamber of the U.S. Senate."

"I couldn't have said it better myself." Once again we are plagued with the political party bias. How long will we as Americans tolerate this.

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rayduck

Apr-19-13 6:24 AM

The United States of the NRA?

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don26103

Apr-19-13 7:02 AM

This article states "It only would have required background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows and from Internet dealers." so I ask you how many have went to gun shows that didn't have a NICS back ground check in order to buy a gun? I don't know of any Registered Dealers that will ship to anyone that does not have a FFL. Here is the web site for NICS **** ://w ww. fbi. gov/ about-us/cjis/nics/nics

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don26103

Apr-19-13 7:03 AM

ht tp:// w ww.fbi. gov/about- us/cjis/nics/nics

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RANDOM21

Apr-19-13 7:23 AM

When the major parts of the administration's bill requiring the ban of "assault" rifles and large capacity magazines were going to go down in flames and this last ditch try to salvage something from the debate, the pro 2nd Amendment forces could see no reason to give the anti-gunners even a hint of victory. Now it will be seen in the next election as to who was stronger. Nothing or nobody would be safer with this water downed version, just a way to make legal ownership of weapons more expensive with transfer fees.

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judgeroywv

Apr-19-13 11:14 AM

The problem with the last "compromise" was that no one knew what was in it, no time to read it. What do you expect gun owner to do, just exactly what they did. Had you backed off and said, fine, here is the new compromise, read it and comment to your Senators, then it may have passed. We have learned our lesson from bills that you have to pass to read it.

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Northender

Apr-19-13 11:30 AM

Well said. Surprising how many people want background checks (voter ID)for voting but not for buying guns.

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Suttle

Apr-19-13 1:59 PM

The NRA is a cowardly despicable organization that is mostly funded by gun manufactures and the fear that is generated by their PR/lobbyist lackys. By defeating this bill, hundreds if not thousands of more Americans are doomed to die by guns that are bought by crimnals and the mentally ill. The money made by gun manufactures is smeared with the blood of innocent children, mothers and fathers just as if they were victims of terrorists.

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cabaka

Apr-19-13 3:12 PM

Guns, kitchenware such as tea cups, cooking devices and knives maybe all should be outlawed. Maybe Dr's also as more deaths are caused by medical errors than guns, or maybe we could try to bring back some jobs. There are too many people that want to be productive let them work. Government is an impediment to employers. It seems to be causing desperation. We need to be working on the problem instead of outlawing stuff. Taking our rights will not help cure the problem.

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musicbox

Apr-19-13 5:56 PM

I'm about as liberal as they come and I also believe in the right to bear arms. Having said that, this law very likely would have kept the Aurora and Tucson shooters from acquiring the arms they used to carry out their crimes. Each of them had enough red flags in their backgrounds to put a halt to their purchases. Yes, they could have bought guns from a private owner but I doubt they would have been able to acquire the type they used.

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Remington

Apr-19-13 6:52 PM

It is funny how the Libs use the kids, families and that lady that got hit in AZ for their platforms, to try to persuade the votes... Never works! Love the look on Uncle Joe Biden's face when the bill did not pass. Priceless! NRA member forever!

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denver

Apr-20-13 8:49 AM

Whats funny about that "Remington"

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RANDOM21

Apr-20-13 9:46 AM

Funny as in peculiar, not ha ha. Voting irregularities get unvetted radical Leftists re-elected. Good to see people backing the voting rights of the dead so vigorously.

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KOMBATBOOTS

Apr-20-13 9:58 AM

cabaka hit the nail on the head!!!! There are many, readily available items that can cause mass casualty or inflict fatal injury. Law abiding citizens have already been punished enough. Will they make it harder and more expensive to purchase kitchen knives, chain saws, household solvents, cooking utensils, hardware....?

The laws that need to be changed are the ones that govern criminals as well as the criminally insane. Stiffer penalties for criminals and no release for the criminally insane (these people can choose to go off their meds at any time).

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jeffward

Apr-20-13 10:24 AM

The 2nd Amendment states: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This to me means, as citizens we have a right to defend ourselves against anyone including our own government as the patriots that began our country did against (at the time, our country England) without infringement. Nowhere does it say our rights can be taken because of someone's bad behavior, including our own. Remember, we formed our own nation because of government restriction of most all the rights we enjoy today as provided in the Bill of Rights. So do you now, honestly believe we should just give up our rights because people are unable to behave themselves?

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jeffward

Apr-20-13 10:29 AM

While we still have the government we do, I will fight with all others to protect and keep the system and our Constitutional Rights to freedom we have. I am well prepared and have a lot of ink on hand to voice my opinion to my Congressmen. Stand up for your rights and let them know they must take action and assemble a Constitutional amendment to address these issues, not institute laws incorrectly to do so. Allow the entire US public the opportunity to vote on the proposed Constitutional amendment and see what happens. We should all abide the result of a Constitutional amendment, if passed.

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denver

Apr-20-13 10:31 AM

Funny how "RANDOM21" answered for "Remington" how do you know what she was thinking?

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RANDOM21

Apr-20-13 11:25 AM

Anybody with a ounce of brain power could see what was meant. Guess that leaves Denver out.

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Remington

Apr-20-13 12:21 PM

Denver, you are a fool if you are trying to challenge me by questioning me in every thing I write. Your Prez is a joke and like Random says not as in Laughing but in the situation. Awwww what's the matter you lost your support from hindsight, blueline or tiger strip friend? You have nothing important to say except, "We'll said----" Your comments have no valid point because of your hate for another party. Regardless of party I will vote for the best man can you say that?

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denver

Apr-20-13 12:50 PM

How's the weather in California today "Remington" been surfing again? :)

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Remington

Apr-20-13 4:47 PM

Beautiful here in the low 80's but no not surfing today. Got up too late, got to do it early in the morning as the tide is higher at that time. But thanks for caring where I live.

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manydemocrats

Apr-21-13 8:33 AM

The one person in Boston who refused to peacefully surrender his gun to authorities has his "COLD DEAD BODY LYING ON A SLAB WITHOUT HIS AK-47 IN HAND" Tell me again, "GUN NUTS" how you are going to defend yourselves when the MOST POWERFUL GOVERNMENT that the world has ever known says "surrender you gun!!!!"

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Remington

Apr-21-13 10:39 AM

Many- the dead suspect did not have an AK 47 in his possession. He had one rifle and many pistols. Stop trying to glorify everything so that you can try to push your agenda on others.

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manydemocrats

Apr-21-13 12:39 PM

Remington in your ignorance you fail to recognize that the point of my message, is your and others stupidity in stating that you are going to control Government Tyranny with your guns of war that you cling onto with your "COLD DEAD HANDS" These imbecilic statements, prove that "you and others" have the intellectual capacity of the THE CLAMPETTS of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES... You did state that you are in California ---- Right???

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