Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who has had her own horrible experience with an armed madman, went on Meet The Press last weekend to address the calls for gun control in the aftermath of the Aurora, Coloradio theater shooting that killed a dozen and inured over 50.
Maloney said, "But the thing of it is, as a politician, a lot of politicians know it’s the right thing to try to fight for something to save lives. They don’t have the spine anymore. They pander to who’s giving them money."
I can see where this is going...........................
7/24/2012 12:09:31 PM
If you have some sources....post 'em. Otherwise STFU. Not much of a spanking without sources......
Oh, and as admired as you are with your own uninformed opinion it doesn't count as fact.
I prefer from my students APA, but for you I will except MLA. That way you can use Easy bib :)
I'm off... time to chase that paper.
7/24/2012 9:01:52 AM
I was spoofing about everybody switching from cotton to Kevlar wardrobes to make a point - for every technological counter-measure there is a technological counter-counter-measure. Besides, everybody knows the NRA would force the US Extreme Court Justices to overturn the restrictive ban on armor piercing, cop killing ammo if they wanted to. To follow up, the GOP would jump on board with follow up legislation under the tried and true ruse of eliminating wasteful spending on expensive and ineffective protective body armor for law enforcement to reduce local taxes.
7/24/2012 8:31:36 AM
Alex, my favorite Fox plant, is begging for another fact spanking - you are so naughty. The real fact of the matter is that I did not mention or infer anything about access to guns in any way shape or form in my blog. So stuff your phony references to Olin Foundation sponsored studies. What did you think the industry stooges would conclude - voluntarity turn in your guns and ammo and we will close our weapons factory. To your knee jerk fear inspired NRA response that any body that says anything on the subject is coming to take your gun or an ATF agent is stalking you - boo!. First of all, I have never heard of anybody ever coming to take away anybody's gun - unless they attracted law enforcement on an unrelated matter - like shooting an ex-girlfriend, robbing a store, or a laundry list of other illegal activities. Although it is none of your business, like the 320 million Americans that don't belong to the NRA, I have family members, close friends, and neighbors that are responsible and trustworthy gun owners and I am fine with that. I was being sarcastic about everybody wearing Kevlar clothing but I was being serious about exposing the phony NRA argument that if there were CCW's in the audience they would jump up and save everybody by taking out the psychopathic shooter. It would have been useless since the shooter was wearing a ballistic helmet with face gaurd, neck gaurd, crotch guard, body and leg armor. In fact, the responding swat team initially thought the shooter was one of them. My second point is that the NRA, like to GOP, has been taken over by "moneyed" extremists. I liked Ike and a lot of prominant Republicans in the past - no mas! Ron is right - the NRA used to be a respected organization that served an important role in firearms education and safety - no mas. They have been taken over by extremists that has to be an embarassment to the vast majority of gun owners that I know that actually love our country. Listen to the ravings of Wayne LaPierre or NRA's keynote speaker Ted Nugent - who literally crapped his pants for 2 weeks to prepare for his draft board physical and was turned away as unfit for military service. People that don't own guns like freedom too - freedom to go church, school, shopping, the theatre, the holocuast museum, meet elected officials, attend sporting events, and any public activity without worrying that the sociopath with an attitude next to them doesn't have a cannon strapped to his dumbass. Got any ideas?
Linda S Houston
7/23/2012 7:31:44 PM
Bloomberg has also been calling for gun control. But he destroyed his own image with his shake down of every black person in NYC that they could find, the usual "walking while black" crime.
They confiscated thousands of guns, yet, it made not one iota of difference in gun deaths in the city, so he is very disengenuous in his arguments.
We don't solve the gun problem in this country by racial profiling. How many of the mass murders in this country were black? I can think of only one.
7/23/2012 7:25:09 PM
I meant to say, answers, as well as action, from those we elect.
7/23/2012 7:18:46 PM
Of cource, lawmakers don't have the spine to do anything. Many, Democrats, are afraid of it, because they see it as a death warrant to defeat, and the GOP, and conservative democrats, have the NRA firmly in their back pockets. The NRA- is to guns, what Grover Nordquist is to taxes.
Having said all this, I said the other day, that it is not all about guns. Its about fixing the problems that we face as a society, and we have lots of them. You could write a book on this, and some allready have done so. If you don't fix the problems that you have as a society, all of the gun restrictions, in the world won't do any good. the problems will still be there. One of the biggest problems that we have is the attidtudes that people in our country have toward one another. The hatefull rederick that goes on day by day, from too many of our elected officials, toward the President, and others on the opposite of the political aisle. Its also like many of you have stated, that too many people now wear guns as some kind of statement, and are too eager to flash them around. This was pretty evident a few years back in 2010 where the Tea Party types, had guns strapped to themselves, and were not afraid to threaten anyone who didn't agree with them politically. This is still going on. It has to be the voting public who turns away from their TV sets, and actually gets out there and demands answers from those we elect.
Linda S Houston
7/23/2012 6:40:53 PM
I decided to pay a little visit to tacticalgear.com since it was mentioned in the news in connection with this tragedy. Well did I get an education.
Folks, guns are not just for protection any more. They are now a FASHION STATEMENT! I kid you not.
Now any discerning woman can have her very own Bulgarian pink AK-47 rifle complete with Hello Kitty Logo. Also visited another website and they have a pink Glock with Swarovski crystals and yes another glittery Hello Kitty. When you see these pictures it almost seems like a joke, it's a joke alright, a deadly one.
People with too much money, too much time, completely devoid of any moral underpinning are now buying this kind of stuff.
The Sanrio Corp tried to act all aghast but they are not fooling me. No more Hello Kitty anything for me. I couldn't believe what that company was putting it's logo on, condoms, bongs, vibrators, all manner of stuff that I could not believe, now assault weapons.
BOYCOTT HELLO KITTY and BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS!
John, Los Angeles
7/23/2012 2:18:20 PM
What is the justification for anyone, other than military and police, for owning a weapon that can shoot 50 to 60 bullets a minute and theoretically kill as many people? Why did the ban on such weapons lapse in the mid-2000's? The Republicans pander to the NRA who think such weapons are allowed by the 2nd amendment; and the Democrats cower in the corner afraid of the next election. Let's see the constitution says "the right to bear arms." By arms means any armament. I guess by the logic to defend the possession of assault firearms why stop there? What about nuclear bombs? They're "arms" too. Why can't I buy a nuclear bomb on the internet? Bottom-line... the right to buy assault weapons is indefensible.
7/23/2012 1:20:12 PM
It's harder to vote, more documentation, than it is to buy unlimited ammo on line. Gun shows are not required to do the paper work for a back ground check.
Why were no "flags' set off when he bought 6000 rounds on line?
And the old saying, " your rights stop at the end of your nose". How many peoples "rights" did this shooter violate? There are people that have no respect for guns. have no idea the danger. Firing a gun into to air not understanding, that bullet is coming down somewhere. Yep, lets keep making it harder to vote than buy guns and ammo. Very intelligent.