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NJ Sen. Lautenberg Planning to Reintroduce Gun Control Legislation In Wake Of Colorado Shooting
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Posted on 07/21/2012 6:24:11 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

NJ Sen. Lautenberg Planning to Reintroduce Gun Control Legislation In Wake Of Colorado Shooting by Josh Feldman | 10:21 pm, July 20th, 2012 » 169 comments

Despite all of the calls not to politicize the Colorado shootings last night, gun control advocates have been demanding that politicians use it as an opportunity to take action on national gun laws. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said earlier that they “don’t want sympathy” from President Obama and Mitt Romney, they “want action.” It is with all of this in mind that New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg is planning on reintroducing gun control legislation on the Senate floor to limit high-capacity magazines.

RELATED: Bloomberg: ‘Soothing Words Are Nice,’ But Obama And Romney Need To Address Gun Control

According to The Huffington Post, Lautenberg brought similar legislation to the floor following last year’s shooting in Arizona involving former congresswoman Gabby Giffords. At the time, Lautenberg said that “the only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly” and pledged that he would introduce legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

Lautenburg’s office sent this statement to the Post earlier today:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
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You cannot regulate insanity............
1 posted on 07/21/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Gotta give the libs credit. They never fail to let a crisis be an opportunity for them to try to expand the government even more.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 6:26:53 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s time for Americans to unite to get this commie pig thrown out of OUR Senate. I hate commie bass turds who will exploit a tragedy like this for their on political gain. Lautenberg needs his commie ass thrown in prison.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 6:28:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought this idiot died years ago!


4 posted on 07/21/2012 6:31:07 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Republican "take-over" of Congress in 1994 was a direct result of the AWB.

They are playing right into our hands!

5 posted on 07/21/2012 6:31:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he still worried about conservatives molesting his little girls?


6 posted on 07/21/2012 6:32:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about Liberal/Progressive Control? That would eliminate alot of gun violence right there.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Lautenturd should have been expelled from the Senate years ago.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: DCBryan1
I thought this idiot died years ago!

What is he, 150 years old now?

9 posted on 07/21/2012 6:33:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Average White Band? “Pick Up The Pieces” is my favorite...


10 posted on 07/21/2012 6:35:15 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Sub-Driver

WHY DON’T we do anything? let it pass the senate then amend it in house to strip it of whatever offal and only include universal reciprocity then shove it any bill sen sends


11 posted on 07/21/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by Dosa26
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To: Sub-Driver

We don’t need gun control. We need Swift Justice.

Murderers know that it will be at least a decade before they face the chair. Trials take forever to begin. The Hasan Fort Hood trial just started. It’s crazy.

There has to be immediate trial and conviction for the likes of “alleged” killers like Holmes and Hasan. There is nothing “alleged” about being caught red-handed with guns in their hands still blazing.

The death penalty has no deterrence when justice plays out so slowly. No excuses for drug-induced mayhem. I don’t have any tolerance for drunk drivers who kill either.

Gun control won’t solve anything. Overhauling the court system will.


12 posted on 07/21/2012 6:36:59 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: DCBryan1

He’s so old he farts dust......


13 posted on 07/21/2012 6:38:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: DCBryan1

Talk about zombies. That guy is of the living dead.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by jimbobfoster
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To: DCBryan1
I thought this idiot died years ago!

No, he just smells that way.

15 posted on 07/21/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver; Kevmo
Lautenberg undoubtedly has relations with some of the people on the Cinemark Board of Directors ~ either directly, or indirectly through friends, associates and probably relatives on boards where those members serve.

Shouldn't take too long for a specialist in these matters to track down his traces ~

Obviously Cinemark has a part to play in the lawsuits coming up ~ so why not Lautenberg. He may already know if he's at risk of losing some of his money in this one.

16 posted on 07/21/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

17 posted on 07/21/2012 6:43:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Republican "take-over" of Congress in 1994 was a direct result of the AWB.

They are playing right into our hands!

Hopefully we will get rid of Obama in November otherwise it does not matter if take over Congress.

Sad but true.

Without realizing it I actually made a statement that's normally stated by an anti-Chavista in a Venezuelan election year. Look how far we've gone in less than 4 years.

18 posted on 07/21/2012 6:43:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: ReformationFan

It’s called “dancing in the blood”. Liberals, with no basis in fact, use this tactic all the time.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 6:45:31 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Charles Martel
Good evening.

I thought this idiot died years ago!

I did too.

I guess if Fast and Furious didn't accomplish Sarah Brady's goals, they will try, try again.

5.56mm

20 posted on 07/21/2012 6:46:08 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: DCBryan1

He did. The Democrats just move him around like in “Weekend at Bernies”.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Sub-Driver
88 eFin' years old!

These people just never give up!

22 posted on 07/21/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

he’s making a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig mistake


23 posted on 07/21/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lautenberg, Schumer, McCarthy and the whole neo-Nazi anti-gun cult need to be stripped of their citizenship as traitors and shipped one-way to North Korea. That way they get the best of all their worlds - an anti-gun country where they can worship their dear commie leader.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lautenberg is a brain dead old bastard who can only sing one song:
GUNCONTROL ....GUNCONTROL....GONCONTROL!!


25 posted on 07/21/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP should counter by introducing a bill to re-introduce the Bible into our public schools ...


26 posted on 07/21/2012 6:58:00 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I think the real reason OWS Democrat James Holmes (D-Aurora) killed all those people in the theatre was Obama had a bad week in the polls. Everything they tried failed. Fast and Furious turned out to be a fiasco. They spent $100 million in advertising to destroy Romney, and now he's in the lead. I think Democrat James Holmes' (D-Aurora) shooting spree was a Hail-Mary attempt by the Obama campaign to get back into the race.

Yeah, it's totally ridiculous, and probably tasteless. However, it IS a serious charge, and, as we've seen with Democrats over the years, it is NOT the nature of the evidence, but the seriousness of the charge. We MUST investigate this.

27 posted on 07/21/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he still alive?


28 posted on 07/21/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if the NRA backed Reid will allow it?


29 posted on 07/21/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think he ought to prove that anti-bullying classes are effective first.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 7:04:14 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Sub-Driver
Personally think we may need PhD control legislation. Why the heck are our universities giving these crazies so much information ? What if this nut was a nuclear researcher or bio weapon researcher ?
31 posted on 07/21/2012 7:04:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice the frequent reminders of the massacre at Columbine High School. The other commonality is that in both cases, bombs and/or destructive devices were left behind as part of the plan and in both cases the media focused on refining laws that prohibited possession of firearms and paid no attention to laws prohibiting destructive devices.


32 posted on 07/21/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Sub-Driver
"Never waste a good crises."

They never miss an opportunity to oppress us.

They sell thousands of high powered weapons to Mexican drug lords, and it's OK. Hundreds of people are dead. No problem. One nut case opens fire with a handful of weapons, and our right to defend ourselves must go? It doesn't make sense.

Why not go the other way, and allow everyone their right to be armed? That way, we can defend ourselves not only from single nut cases, but we can defend ourselves from the drug lords and their new Oboma weapons as well.

The answer isn't to make us sitting ducks. That'll cause even more deaths. The answer is to give us the tools to stop these nut cases and Oboma drug lords before they kill us!

33 posted on 07/21/2012 7:14:42 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The big reason why the Dems have been largely ignoring gun control as an issue is that it cost Al Gore WV and TN in 2000, and this the election.

If the Dems want to run with this they can bring it. Obama will lose VA and NC, and have a much tougher battle to win OH.

I think they just let their actvist auxillaries (Brady Campaign) and secure officials (Crypt Keeper, D-NJ) make some noise right now to placate the Lib extremists, then forget the whole thing within a few weeks. Just like they did with the Giffords shooting.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I keep voting against him but the turd keeps turning up.


35 posted on 07/21/2012 7:21:18 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: EGPWS

Why do these guys stay in those jobs till they die? For crying out loud, the last thing I want to be doing at 88 years of age is being responsbile for US Senate responsibilities. Heck, it’s in both parties. Thurmond was over a 100 and still there!


36 posted on 07/21/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Sub-Driver

The liberal gun grabbers are out in FULL force now on Twitter. Check out their anti-gun rants and how they blame lack of gun control on the shooting. Sickening! We need to supply them with facts.

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23theatershooting

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23aurora


37 posted on 07/21/2012 7:35:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

The old fart now needs to convince 267 others in the House and Senate he has a good idea. Ain’t gonna happen.


38 posted on 07/21/2012 9:13:23 PM PDT by NOezmoney (If OBozo destroys America, and the media doesnÂ’t report it, will it even make a sound?)
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To: ZULU

He also favored us returning to the 55 mph speed limit. Another a-hole from New Jersey who think they know what is best for the est of us !

> Lautenberg is a brain dead old bastard who can only sing one song:
GUNCONTROL ....GUNCONTROL....GONCONTROL!!


39 posted on 07/21/2012 9:42:38 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: NOezmoney
The old fart now needs to convince 267 others in the House and Senate he has a good idea. Ain’t gonna happen.

Exactly, any congressman or senator can introduce a bill regarding anything, it means nothing. Dozens of bills are introduced every day, and the vast majority never even get put on the calendar for hearing. And even if by some miracle Lautenberg ever got his bill passed in the senate, it would never even be put on the calender to be voted on by the Republican house.

You notice though that the democrat leadership is silent on all this. I imagine Obama's folks are quietly telling democrats to shut up about gun control only three months before a major election (probably by promising he'll jump on the bandwagon if he wins reelection), they remember 1994 just like we do, and the last thing they want is to get the NRA folks all riled up right before an election. They've spent the last ten years trying to lull gun owners into a sense of security by pretending to be pro gun or at least neutral on the gun issue.

40 posted on 07/21/2012 9:43:18 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow...lautenberg is still alive....

They must prop him up in the Senate chambers and use a string to make his hand move to vote....

My brother who lives in Jersey calls him the “ dead guy”


41 posted on 07/21/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not just guns dude - it’s f’ up people..

LIMA, Ohio — A 63-year-old woman suddenly drove her car into a crowded town square in northwest Ohio and struck bystanders, sending some through the air and injuring about 30 people, some of whom were pinned under the car and freed when bystanders lifted it, authorities and witnesses said.

Car mows down crowd during San Francisco World Series Riot

La. - A car that plowed into a crowd of fairgoers and mowed down people for a block, killing a man and injuring 24 others,

And it’s NOT just here

Feb 4, 2011 – HORROR video captures moment police van careers into crowd ... Several people were ploughed down by the speeding vehicle while others m(Egypt)

Truck Driver Mows Down a Crowd Killing Many in Ukraine

Brazil driver mows down cyclists in Porto Alegre

and on and on.

Guns don’t kill people - crazy people kill people with all kinds of objects and in all manners. Laws will not make a difference,m bans or restriction will not.

(Rolls eyes) Politicians! (spits,nd walks away)


42 posted on 07/21/2012 10:04:25 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Popman
He retired once because of his age. Then the dems drug him out of his crypt in 2002 when their candidate in New Jersey was forced out of the race. He was reelected in 2008. He will be 89 next January, provided the grim reaper doesn't get him before them (at the age the odds are probably 50/50).
43 posted on 07/21/2012 10:07:58 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Sub-Driver

Since the SCOTUS has determined that we can be taxed for a product/service, then someone should intro a tax bill requiring every single citizen of the USA to have a firearm.


44 posted on 07/21/2012 10:10:33 PM PDT by crz
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To: crz

IIRC the Swiss are required to have at least one firearm (carbine) per household, and they seem to be doing OK;)


45 posted on 07/21/2012 11:22:34 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Sub-Driver

Wish Lautencadaver would assume room temp!


46 posted on 07/22/2012 5:33:31 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m shocked!! SHOCKED, I tell ya!


47 posted on 07/22/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Renegade

It is because of people like Lautenberg, Bloomberg, Clinton, OTurd etc we need more not less guns in the hands of the public.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 8:09:33 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, how about regulating violence in cinema?


49 posted on 07/22/2012 11:04:43 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sub-Driver

The usual suspects trying to capitalize on a horrific event. See how that goes over. More people than ever bought guns to protect themselves and their familes since obama became resident. Lautenberg is an idiot. Let’s make the whole country like Chicago where only gang bangers and thugs have guns. F’n idiots.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 11:10:38 AM PDT by jersey117
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