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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 dont 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.
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According to The Huffington Post, Lautenberg brought similar legislation to the floor following last years 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.
Lautenburgs office sent this statement to the Post earlier today:
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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.
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.
I thought this idiot died years ago!
They are playing right into our hands!
Is he still worried about conservatives molesting his little girls?
How about Liberal/Progressive Control? That would eliminate alot of gun violence right there.
Lautenturd should have been expelled from the Senate years ago.
What is he, 150 years old now?
Average White Band? “Pick Up The Pieces” is my favorite...
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
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.
He’s so old he farts dust......
Talk about zombies. That guy is of the living dead.
No, he just smells that way.
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.
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.
It’s called “dancing in the blood”. Liberals, with no basis in fact, use this tactic all the time.
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.
He did. The Democrats just move him around like in “Weekend at Bernies”.
These people just never give up!
he’s making a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig mistake
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.
Lautenberg is a brain dead old bastard who can only sing one song:
The GOP should counter by introducing a bill to re-introduce the Bible into our public schools ...
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.
Is he still alive?
I wonder if the NRA backed Reid will allow it?
I think he ought to prove that anti-bullying classes are effective first.
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.
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!
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.
I keep voting against him but the turd keeps turning up.
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!
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.
The old fart now needs to convince 267 others in the House and Senate he has a good idea. Ain’t gonna happen.
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:
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.
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”
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)
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.
IIRC the Swiss are required to have at least one firearm (carbine) per household, and they seem to be doing OK;)
Wish Lautencadaver would assume room temp!
I’m shocked!! SHOCKED, I tell ya!
It is because of people like Lautenberg, Bloomberg, Clinton, OTurd etc we need more not less guns in the hands of the public.
Gee, how about regulating violence in cinema?
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.