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Old 01-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #481
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Biden's gun control event was interrupted by a report of another school shooting. At least two dead in California.

It's been a month. We were due for another one.
Reports now say injured instead of dead.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #482
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Great news. Hopefully it stays that way.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #483
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #484
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Nope. Don't need to do anything about people's access to guns. Nothing at all.

The pro-gun rights side can shove off and officially shut up. How are more people not sick and tired of this?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #485
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Man, reading about what happened in California, that was a lot of coincidences: On-Site Police Officer couldn't make it in that day, they held a disaster drill training that morning. It makes me wonder if he didn't know, in advance, about at least one of those two things.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #486
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UNARMED hero teacher got the gun away from him.Unarmed supervisor helped.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #487
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That's just liberal media talk...
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #488
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I was putting out the trash tonight and had an interesting conversation with my neighbor, he was bragging about how he went to three gun stores today and everyone of them were packed. He said that one actually had an hour long wait due to the line. He's a good neighbor and I don't feel like getting into a discussion that will go nowhere so all I asked was, "why today?". His answer: "Didn't you hear? Our black president is taking away our guns this weekend, if you don't have one you should go tomorrow. In fact I have a business card of the real nice fellow who sold me two of the pistols I bought today."

I took the card and wished him a good night.

WOW

Did I not get the memo? So the president(sorry the black president) is going to close gun shops this weekend? Oh, and by the way, for those that didn't know, my neighbor informed me our president is BLACK.

Yep, I live in Texas...
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Yep. Totally the sort of guy who should have access to a gun. Jesus Christ.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #490
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Good grief, your neighbour is nuts, BVS! Everyone knows the black-president-gun-take-back-weekend isn't this weekend, it's the next weekend -- just before MLK Day. Sheesh!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #491
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I don't mean to sound flippant here, but these two Onion articles made me laugh so I thought I'd share them here:


Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Frustrated Wayne LaPierre Thought Murder Of 20 Children By Crazed Gunman Would Have Blown Over By Now | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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NRA releases 'Practice Range' shooting app -- after blaming video games for violence - U.S. News

Recommended for ages 4 and up
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I love the violent video games/tv shows/movies argument. Last time I checked, we have access to all the same media up here in Canada...
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(AP)ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.

"This is a scourge on society," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday night, six days after making gun control a centerpiece of his agenda in his State of the State address. The bipartisan effort was fueled by the Newtown tragedy that took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators. "At what point do you say, `No more innocent loss of life'?"

The measure also calls for restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns. It is expected to pass Tuesday.

"This is not about taking anyone's rights away," said Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat. "It's about a safe society ... today we are setting the mark for the rest of the county to do what's right."

Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two "military rifle" features, such as folding stock, muzzle flash suppressor or bayonet mount. The proposal would reduce that to one feature, including the popular pistol grip. The language specifically targeted the military-style rifle used in the Newtown shootings.

Current owners of those guns will have to register them.

Private sales of assault weapons to someone other than an immediate family would be subject to a background check through a dealer. New Yorkers also would be barred from buying assault weapons over the Internet, and failing to safely store a weapon could lead to a misdemeanor charge.

Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.

Stores that sell ammunition will have to register with the state, run background checks on buyers of bullets and keep an electronic database of bullet sales.

In another provision, a therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally would be required to report it to a mental health director who would have to notify the state. A patient's gun could be taken from him or her.

The legislation also increases sentences for gun crimes including the shooting of a first responder that Cuomo called the "Webster provision." Last month in the western New York town of Webster, two firefighters were killed after responding to a fire set by the shooter, who eventually killed himself.

The measure passed the Senate 43-18 on the strength of support from Democrats, many of whom previously sponsored bills that were once blocked by Republicans. The Democrat-led Assembly gaveled out before midnight and planned to take the issue up at 10 a.m. Tuesday. It is expected to pass easily.

The governor confirmed the proposal, previously worked out in closed session, also would mandate a police registry of assault weapons, grandfathering in assault weapons already in private hands.

It was agreed upon exactly a month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

"It is well-balanced, it protects the Second Amendment," said Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos of Long Island.

Cuomo said he wanted quick action to avoid a run on assault weapons and ammunition. He estimates there are already about 1 million assault weapons in New York state.

Republican Sen. Greg Ball called that political opportunism in a rare criticism of the popular and powerful governor seen by his supporters as a possible candidate for president in 2016.

"We haven't saved any lives tonight, except one: the political life of a governor who wants to be president," said Ball who represents part of the Hudson Valley. "We have taken an entire category of firearms that are currently legal that are in the homes of law-abiding, tax paying citizens. ... We are now turning those law-abiding citizens into criminals."

In the gun debate, one concern for New York is its major gun manufacturer upstate.

Remington Arms Co. makes the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle that was used in the Connecticut shootings and again on Christmas Eve when the two firefighters were slain in Webster. The two-century-old Remington factory in Ilion in central New York employs 1,000 workers in a Republican Senate district.

The bill was the first test of the new coalition in control of the Senate, which has long been run by Republicans opposed to gun control measures. The chamber is now in the hands of Republicans and five breakaway Democrats led by Klein, an arrangement expected to result in more progressive legislation.

Former Republican Sen. Michael Balboni said that for legislators from the more conservative upstate region of New York, gun control "has the intensity of the gay marriage issue." In 2011, three of four Republicans who crossed the aisle to vote for same-sex marriage ended up losing their jobs because of their votes.
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I love the violent video games/tv shows/movies argument. Last time I checked, we have access to all the same media up here in Canada...
They blame it on a song when someone kills a cop
I wonder what music they listened to when they bombed Iraq
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