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"Gun Safety Isn't A Major Issue"

POSTED BY: NIKI2
UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 13:02
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:01 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Republican Sen. John Barrasso said on CNN that gun safety isn’t a ‘major issue’ in America today:
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CROWLEY: I spoke with David Plouffe in the segment before this. And he said that he is confident that there are enough votes in the House. And there are there requisite 60 votes in the Senate to pass universal background checks for gun owners and limiting the clips, those high- capacity magazine clips that I can fire of so many rounds to 10 and under. Do you think that’s so? Do you think congress would pass a ban on those clips with ten or over and a universal background check is that going to happen?

BARRASSO: No, I don’t think it will. And Candy, that gets beside the major issues this face American families which are jobs and the economy…


Yeah, we know...not a major issue; whenever there's something the Republicans don't like or are embarrassed about, it's not the issue, jobs and the economy are the issue...!

Welll...the same day:
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A NM Teen Shoots 5, including 3 Kids

Details are still being put together, but have authorities said that, “Each victim had been shot multiple times. Several guns were found inside the home, including a “military-style” rifle he said had been used in the crime.”


As the author of this article wrote:
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This disconnect between these two events demonstrates just how far out of touch with reality, some Republicans are on the issue of guns. While Barrasso was repeating his rehash of Mitt Romney’s failed talking point that the only thing the American people care about is the economy, three more children were killed in a mass shooting.

Sen. Barrasso is in for some bad news if he thinks this issue is going to blow over. Republicans can cling to their NRA talking points, but the mood of the country is the polar opposite of where the NRA is at. Republicans have been out of touch with rest of the country for years, but their opposition to common sense gun reforms could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. http://www.politicususa.com/nm-teen-shoots-5-including-3-kids-gop-sena
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Sure, gun violence isn't an important issue.
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U.S. Shooting Deaths Since Sandy Hook Top 100

In the week following the Sandy Hook massacre, a body was found inside a vacant house, at a car wash, in a bodega. They were discovered on a bike trail, in a backyard, inside the front office of a motel, in an idling Chevy pickup. They were the 67th murder in their city and the 88th and the 124th.

All had one thing in common: the murder weapon. All died from gunshots. Shots to the head. Multiples to the chest. And so on.

This week, as mourners gathered in Newtown, Conn., to bury Sandy Hook Elementary's dead, and a nation renewed its debate over guns, the shootings did not stop. The Huffington Post spent the week tracking gun-related homicides and accidents throughout the U.S., logging more than 100 from Google and Nexis searches. This is by no means a definitive tally. In 2010, there were more than twice that many homicides alone in an average week.

On Saturday afternoon, a 3-year-old in Guthrie, Okla., died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a gun he found inside his aunt and uncle's house.

A 20-year-old man shot and killed Veronica Soto, a young mother of two, in an apparent road rage incident on Thursday. Soto and her husband had gone out to a nearby Jack in the Box in the Houston area when they became involved in a confrontation with drivers in two other cars. The accused killer Mark Trevino, and the victim's husband pulled guns.

"Investigators said Mark Trevino came to a stop, ran into his home on Addicks-Clodine, grabbed a rifle and started shooting. Soto was shot in the head. Her husband also pulled out his gun. 'They started shooting back and forth and the bullet went through the windshield, hit her and went out the back windshield,' said Matthew Soto, the victim’s brother-in-law," reported a Houston television station.

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parsons, 31, worked the early-morning shift on Saturday, when he took an emergency call to assist an unconscious woman at a trailer park in Mineral Point, Mo. As he helped place the woman in the ambulance, her son came out of the mobile home and fired a rifle, killing Parsons.

The deputy had been on the police force for two months. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/us-shooting-deaths-sandy-hook
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Yeah, gun violence in America isn't an important issue.
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The odometer turned today…over 1,000 murders by gun violence since Sandy Hook Elementary School 33 days ago.

One month, 1,000 murders, a plan…the journey down the long road to finding and executing a successful set of solutions to the national problem of gun violence has begun. In the next year America will either reach out a hand to help save some of those who will die from gun violence or they will simply turn away because it is against their beliefs. The 12,000 who will die and 250,000 injured in this next year are watching.

Everyone is watching. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/17/over-1000-killed-by-guns-since
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Can anyone, ANYONE here say we are not a sick, violent society? And that too many irresponsible people have too many guns, guns that can kill/maim many people in a very short time? That the "entertainment" of shooting weapons of war or hunting with them isn't worth all the lives they cost?

No, I know you can, I know there are those even in this small group who are so focused for one reason or another on the certainty that more guns make things safer, that everyone has the right to as many guns as they want, that even univeresal gun registration invades their privacy etc., etc., that they'll argue their stance until they die. In my opinion, you aren't thinking straight. You are so far beyond "objective" that you don't even know what the word MEANS, much less being capable of viewing the situation in any way beyond horribly, gruesomely SUBjective.

Nah, gun safety isn't a major issue in this country. I say to you:

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Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:23 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


It would be a much bigger issue if that kid in New Mexico had been in Benghazi, it seems. ;) When Americans are killed abroad, it's a HUGE issue for these teabaglican idiots; when Americans are killed at home, it's called "freedom".





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"I was wrong" - Hero, 2012

Mitt Romney, introducing his running mate: "Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!"

Rappy's response? "You're lying, gullible ( believing in some BS you heard on msnbc ) or hard of hearing."

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Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:33 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Bingo.

Tit for tat got us where we are today. If we want to be grownups, we need to resist the ugliness. If we each did, this would be a better reflection on Firefly and a more welcome place. I will try.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:20 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



What's embarrassing is how the Left is hyping this issue up, going after guns, instead of the problem, which is sick individuals who commit murder in a premeditated manner.


Gun safety ? Sure. Use both hands when aiming, before pulling the trigger. There's your gun safety tip.

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." - Socrates

" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:44 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


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Originally posted by AURaptor:

What's embarrassing is how the Left is hyping this issue up, going after guns, instead of the problem, which is sick individuals who commit murder in a premeditated manner.



That was not your general reaction to the "sick individuals who commit murder in a premeditated manner" in Benghazi, was it?



"I supported Bush in 2000 and 2004 and intellegence [sic] had very little to do with that decision." - Hero

"I was wrong" - Hero, 2012

Mitt Romney, introducing his running mate: "Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!"

Rappy's response? "You're lying, gullible ( believing in some BS you heard on msnbc ) or hard of hearing."

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Monday, January 21, 2013 1:00 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


I think gun safety is a definite issue, as does everyone I know except for Raptor. Even people around here who have and enjoy having guns feel safety is important. Responsability is good and safety = responsability.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, January 21, 2013 1:02 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Rap is just contrarian...anything anyone who could possibly be a lib says, he has to give the rote response. Surely you know that by now?

Tit for tat got us where we are today. If we want to be grownups, we need to resist the ugliness. If we each did, this would be a better reflection on Firefly and a more welcome place. I will try.

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