Gun policies misguided

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I am not politically correct in my speech, because unlike Vice President Joe Biden and other members of the Obama administration, I didn’t live off the government teat. I had to work for a living, so I will say what I mean.

First of all, I will not call Biden “Mr. Vice-President.” I respect that office too much, and I have absolutely no respect for him as a person whatsoever. He has the mental ability of a tabletop.

He pushes for gun-control bills that will cover “automatic weapons” and “multiround magazines.” If he looks on the books he will find that those weapons already are covered by ample laws that he, in fact, voted on.

Biden is calling the guns he and this administration don’t want the citizens of the United States to have “assault weapons” – and he has put all semiautomatic hunting rifles in that lump, just because an armory made a hunting rifle with the same looks as a military weapon but cannot fire an automatic burst of fire.

Biden, in all his infinite wisdom, decided to make that against the law for all semiautomatic weapons – not for the good of the people, but just to keep him and the fools in this administration in the political spotlight. And he surrounded himself during his diatribe with little children, like other politicians did in the late 1930s in Europe.

What Biden, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and this administration are really doing is hiding the fact that he wants to discriminate against the handicapped hunter whom those rifles were intended for in the first place. A one-armed person has great difficulty loading a bolt-action rifle for a second shot.

Biden should please stop showing the people of the world how naïve he really is. It’s bad enough that this administration is ruining this country without Biden making us the laughingstock of the world.

Oh, that’s right – it’s still Bush’s fault, isn’t it?

Dennis Duguay

North Augusta, S.C.

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carcraft
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carcraft 04/19/13 - 12:44 pm
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Supreme Court Anyone?

t3bledsoe, The Supreme Court interprates the Constitution, This is not the role of the executive branch. The Supreme court has ruled that the 2nd amendment is a right under the Constitution. Now if you don't like the Constitution amend it , but Obumbler's powers are limited, THANK GOD!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 02:30 pm
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I, for one liberal, do not question the Constitution

I am not a liberal that thinks the second amendment should be done away with. I know that everyone should be able to own a gun for protection, sporting, and / or hunting. The negitive is in the way that it is worded. Humble Angela and another commentor say that "well-regulated-militia" should be followed according to 1700's meanings. If conservatives want "modern guns" then we should use the modern way of interpriting the words of this amendment.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/19/13 - 02:40 pm
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t3bledsoe

"I am not a liberal that thinks the second amendment should be done away with."

and then you say -

"If conservatives want "modern guns" then we should use the modern way of interpriting the words of this amendment."

If that there ain't a perfect example of a Liberal Mind===Nothing is!

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t3bledsoe 04/19/13 - 03:06 pm
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CobaltGeorge "I resemble that statement of yours"

I heard a punch-line about the word "resemble" used in the place of "resent". Basically, I think conservatives and liberals interpret the second amendment the way ALL of us want it to say. I just don't understand why a compromise can not be struck. If everyone is allowed to keep guns then why can't we do away with "assault weapons and high capasity magazines".

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/19/13 - 03:21 pm
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t3bledsoe

If you will post the liberals definition of "Assault Rifles", then I will be able to tell you, using your definition, of why there can't be a compromise.....

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palmetto1008 04/19/13 - 05:06 pm
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I think dichotomy sums it up
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I think dichotomy sums it up well in one paragraph:
"It's simple folks.....we elect people who look good on TV or seem friendly enough but the lot of them go to Washington and start making laws about stuff they know nothing about. From guns to budgets to the weather.....most of them are idiots led by a few wing nut crusaders."

And, let's not forget about the "news" media, may it be MSNBC or FOX, etc., full of brainless talking heads, who rake in billions of dollars for the corporations which keep us peons divided to the point of disdain (or hate) for opposing opinions so they can further exploit us.

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nocnoc 04/19/13 - 07:42 pm
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To quote a very misinformed (Updated to fix typo)

To quote a very misinformed commenter.
"Why can we not agree that President Obama, or President Anybody, MUST have some powers to define clouded matters of the Constitution."

If you read the Constitution that POWER belongs to the US Supreme Court, not the President or the Congress.

If President Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Santos) (aka Soetoro) gets to appoint 1 or 2 liberal justices during his last 3 years He'll become the USA version of Hugo Chavez.

Doing what he "feels" (IS) best and (NOT) according the Laws of the nation.

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GnipGnop 04/19/13 - 05:32 pm
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I think it's pathetic...

That Obama accused repubs of politics when he marched children and grieving families onto a world stage to garner sympathy in his attempt to redefine the 2nd amendment. When you enforce the laws on the books then we can compromise on something else. BTW there is no such thing as an assault rifle. That's a term someone made up to make a gun sound more menacing. If you want to know what gun control really does I urge you to go to youtube and watch the video of the woman who watched her parents die in Luby's cafeteria. Powerful testimony and explanation of what gun control means to us common, law abiding folk.

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dstewartsr 04/19/13 - 05:31 pm
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There is no definition of "Assault Weapon."

It is very much like pornography, a moving standard. Hell, to give an example of criminal stupid, the cops in Grovetown think BB guns are assault weapons-- or at least they react the same. Imagine what the federal jackbooted thugs of the overweaning and overlapping agencies would do with the authority to seize anything THEY thought was an assault weapon!

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TrukinRanger 04/19/13 - 06:11 pm
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Actually, the idiots are the
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Actually, the idiots are the ones thinking they really need semi-automatic weapons hanging on their wall. When the second amendment was written, these type weapons either weren't around or scarce (I really don't know). If stockpiling your guns and ammo are more of a priority than trying to do SOMETHING about gun violence then stay away from me- go to Texas. Innocent lives are more important than the right of idiots to have more fire power than then need.

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Truth Matters 04/19/13 - 07:30 pm
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Government teat

I wonder if the letter writer has the same disdain for Sens. Mitchell, Rubio, and other conservative lawmakers who are compensated with taxpayers dollars but care more about the wishes of Wayne LaPierre than the wishes of the American people. For all the criticism I have had of Sen. John McCain, he deserves credit for not being a coward and standing up to the NRA.

When the GOP won the 2010 mid-term elections all we heard was how they were listening to the American people. Now the American people don't matter when it comes to more effective laws on gun ownership to prohibit criminals from getting weapons at gun shows.

When mad men killed the teen-ager Emmitt Till, it took his mother having the courage to allow an open casket funeral allowing the world to see what evil did to her son. I fear that same action by another family may be the only thing to put the Wayne LaPierre's to shame, if he has any. It is okay to win a debate, but the president nailed it when he said the NRA lied about the proposed amendment.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/19/13 - 07:30 pm
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Government teat

I wonder if the letter writer has the same disdain for Sens. Mitchell, Rubio, and other conservative lawmakers who are compensated with taxpayers dollars but care more about the wishes of Wayne LaPierre than the wishes of the American people. For all the criticism I have had of Sen. John McCain, he deserves credit for not being a coward and standing up to the NRA.

When the GOP won the 2010 mid-term elections all we heard was how they were listening to the American people. Now the American people don't matter when it comes to more effective laws on gun ownership to prohibit criminals from getting weapons at gun shows.

When mad men killed the teen-ager Emmitt Till, it took his mother having the courage to allow an open casket funeral allowing the world to see what evil did to her son. I fear that same action by another family may be the only thing to put the Wayne LaPierre's to shame, if he has any. It is okay to win a debate, but the president nailed it when he said the NRA lied about the proposed amendment.

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nocnoc 04/19/13 - 07:48 pm
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Truth Matters

I disagree with both of your comments ☺

Name me NEW GUN CONTROL Law that if passed, would have stopped the Sandy Hook, VA Tech, Columbine, etc... shootings?

Warning, before opening mouth and inserting foot, remember even Sen. Poopoo's and Sen. Ficklestein staffs both admitted the latest proposed Laws and BANS would not have stopped any of the Mentally Ill shooters.

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Truth Matters 04/19/13 - 08:02 pm
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Cheers

The people of Watertown are cheering on their street. I am cheering from my den! Second Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing is in police custody. May the people of that town get amuch deserved good night's rest. Cheers to the law enforcement officers who are, thank God, on the government teat!!!!!

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myfather15 04/19/13 - 08:06 pm
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@Truthnevermatters

"When mad men killed the teen-ager Emmitt Till, it took his mother having the courage to allow an open casket funeral allowing the world to see what evil did to her son."

I see you didn't say those guns jumped up and killed Emmitt, but "mad men". Very good point by you, thanks.

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myfather15 04/19/13 - 08:20 pm
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Every person pushing for this

Every person pushing for this gun legislation has admitted it wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook; but they HOPE it might stop a future shooting. I'm not comfortable with them playing with our rights on a HOPE.

One thing the Boston Marathon bombing has taught us is that you don't need a firearm to kill people in mass. "Mad men" as our good friend "truth matters" mentioned, can and will continue to kill people no matter how many gun laws you pass. Just like burglars will break into your business or home no matter how many locks you put on them. Liberals understand this, don't mistakenly think they don't; but they have an agenda that MUST be pushed in order for their ultimate goal to eventually be reached. So they will NEVER stop pushing their agenda, no matter how dumb in may be. They simply CAN NOT come out and openly admit their agenda because they would be CRUSHED!! So they have to lie about it and disguise their agenda as compassion and concern. Haaahaahaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

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KSL 04/19/13 - 08:47 pm
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Question

T3

boarders instead of borders
capasity instead of capacity.

KSL
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KSL 04/19/13 - 09:06 pm
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Dang

"Borders" was spelled correctly in the article? What is the excuse?

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/19/13 - 09:25 pm
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"Every person pushing for

"Every person pushing for this gun legislation has admitted it wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook; but they HOPE it might stop a future shooting. I'm not comfortable with them playing with our rights on a HOPE."

Whole elections have been won on "HOPE". Whole re-elections have been won on "hope". Whole re-elections have been won on ignoring results and catering to the "hopeful".

Hope in hand is worth two in the bush. Hope in hand is worth more than reality in the pocket...or so our electorate would have us believe,

KSL
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KSL 04/19/13 - 09:40 pm
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Wonder how many Bostonians

Wonder how many Bostonians are rethinking their attitudes about being somewhat defenseless?

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Little Lamb 04/19/13 - 10:17 pm
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Good Question

That's a good question, KSL. Wouldn't it be a step forward if the Boston city council eased up on their gun control restrictions as a result of this act of terrorism?

I'm not holding my breath, however.

It didn't seem to happen in New York.

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Young Fred 04/20/13 - 04:25 pm
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And...dichotomy...

hits the nail squarely on the head!

Even a good man sent to congress gets poisoned.

He knows what should be done, he knows where he should stand,....but the “powers that be” convinces him that he can get more done if he just tows the line this one time. And so it starts.

It sickens me, we've been let down over and over again. DickHeads sitting around and “foreseeing” our reactions, contemplating the percentage swing.

I'm a simple man Within that simplicity is a little, just a wee complexity. Don't take us for granted.

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