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Gun control dead...or is it?

April 21, 2013

With last week’s Senate rejection of major pieces of gun control legislation, is the issue dead? The bipartisan plan, led by West Virginia Sen....

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AaronS

Apr-27-13 1:02 PM

I have no problem with the HIPPA laws dennie. They keep overzealous idiots in the Government from records they have no business obtaining. Ronald Reagan got it right when he said the 9 scariest words in the English language are "I'm here from the government and I'm here to help."

Part of the reason the bad Manchin-Toomey compromise failed is because it gave government authority to access records that they have no business accessing. I should not have to open my entire past just to exercise my rights.

The fact that you actually think big brother needs to monitor EVERY aspect of our lives speaks to your weakness.

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denver

Apr-26-13 6:36 PM

A republican controlled Congress!

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denver

Apr-26-13 6:30 PM

“The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was {enacted} by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.” A republican control Congress! "stickhauler" what was that about liberals being the ones who passed the HIPAA law?

Thanks "little buddy" for the information.

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AaronS

Apr-26-13 10:33 AM

“And you got that information, WHERE??”

Google it DA

“The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.”

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denver

Apr-26-13 6:09 AM

And you got that information, WHERE??

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stickhauler

Apr-26-13 2:50 AM

That's a lie Denver, liberals are the ones who passed the HIPAA law, that has kept the record of mental illness from being reported to the data base for background checks.

The Phoenix shooter should have been in the data base for being a known drug user, he'd been booted from the military for failure of a drug screen. Janet Reno issued the decision that kept that info out of the data base.

And, the NRA has never fought to allow mentally ill people access to firearms.

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denver

Apr-25-13 5:43 PM

"WHERE are the laws dealing with mentally ill people?" Shot down by bottom,feeding wingnut republicans, and the NRA!!

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stickhauler

Apr-25-13 12:02 PM

Denver, I'm fully supportative of any effort that gets guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people. You say you want them kept out of the hands of idiots? WHO gets to decide who is an idiot and who isn't?

Given the outlandish proposals that the anti-gun folks have thrown out there, they'd qualify for that moniker IMHO.

We elect people to represent us, and to craft legislation, using logic and reason, not emotional responses to a situation. And I abhor violence. BUT, the fact remains, these mass killings were the acts of madmen. WHERE are the laws dealing with mentally ill people?

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mtthwhrrs

Apr-25-13 11:57 AM

*pursue

sorry

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mtthwhrrs

Apr-25-13 11:55 AM

You wouldn't have to give up your right to persue happiness. You would just have to persue it in whatever institution you happen to be in at the moment. While in that institution it should be very difficult to get to the local gun store to buy a gun.

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stupendousman

Apr-25-13 7:16 AM

"The bottom line is, NONE of those bills Obama railed for, and his loyal minnions shilled for, would have prevented ANY of the mass shootings these anti-gun forces claimed were the reason to pass them"

THIS. It's a solution to no existing problem, and the only people it will inconvenience is law abiding citizens. This is why polls show that added gun control is seen as an important issue by only a very small minority.

"This measure has got to be the most mild form of gun control, in the entire history of gun control"

Why curtail Constitutional rights when it will have little to no effect on any current problems we have?

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denver

Apr-25-13 6:25 AM

I'm not anti-gun, I'm anti-idiots having guns

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stickhauler

Apr-25-13 3:42 AM

Denver, did you even read the bill? Did you follow the progress of it? You do realize they offered exemptions for "some" rural areas, in order to "twist" the arn of some Senators to gain support?

By the way, nice descriptions for the opponents! Funny, I'm not seeing 2nd amendment advocates doing the same to the anti-gun folks here.

The bottom line is, NONE of those bills Obama railed for, and his loyal minnions shilled for, would have prevented ANY of the mass shootings these anti-gun forces claimed were the reason to pass them. Also, you seem to forget that criminals don't really care about following laws.

They ignored the most serious crime we punish, murder. You really think they buy guns in a manner where background checks are done?

That's why I love anti-gun folks, they always make me laugh at their lack of logical thought.

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gorilla

Apr-24-13 9:16 AM

If "Gun Control is Dead" the bad guys will have to face the good guys with guns. Is that fair?

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denver

Apr-22-13 7:47 PM

This measure has got to be the most mild form of gun control, in the entire history of gun control. And the last thing I read about it was that it also had the support of ninety percent of the American people. And the bottom,feeding wingnut republicans, with their " public be*******" attitude still shot it down ? And then they have the gall to wonder why they continue to lose elections!

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denver

Apr-22-13 6:31 AM

{Cuckoo Cuckoo}

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Remington

Apr-22-13 12:53 AM

You welcome Sir!

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jeffward

Apr-21-13 10:26 PM

Remington: Thanks for the sentiment.

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Remington

Apr-21-13 9:38 PM

I love my country and its citizens ( even the I Ed that drink the kool-Aid) but I lost my faith in the government to take care of every citizen.

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Remington

Apr-21-13 9:04 PM

No secret missions ever for me, just a regular citizen. You can take the country boy out of the country, but you cannot take the country out of the boy. Screw the government Denver.

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Itsnottolate

Apr-21-13 7:54 PM

You got to love Denver, he is everything I long to be, wise, smart, etc.

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denver

Apr-21-13 6:26 PM

what you all say

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denver

Apr-21-13 6:25 PM

Id watch you all say on here, the government is watching every move you make!!! {Cuckoo Cuckoo}

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denver

Apr-21-13 6:11 PM

"Remington" or who ever, tell us again about your trips abroad on secret missions.

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Remington

Apr-21-13 5:36 PM

By the way Jeff, my respects to your son and to you, because the parents, wives and family have the toughest job. "Freedom leaves a different taste in the mouths of those, who actually had to fight for it"

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