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Sen. Mark Warner seeks gun control action in wake of mass shooting
washingtonpost.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Laura Vozzella

Posted on 12/17/2012 9:49:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has an A rating from the National Rifle Association — and a new perspective on gun control since Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

“I‘ve been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights,” Warner said Monday outside the Virginia Capitol, where he was attending an unrelated meeting. “I’ve got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isn’t acceptable. I’ve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’ There’s got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.”

Warner said his resolve to pursue a solution solidified over the weekend while attending a Washington Wizards game. Many people approached him to talk about the tragedy, in which a gunman with a military-style rifle killed 20 first-graders and seven adults.

“I must have had a half-dozen people come up — Colin Powell actually,” Warner said. “People were just coming up and saying, ‘Hey, we’ve got to [do something].’”

Warner declined to elaborate on what Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state, had said.

Warner said he hoped that the massacre would serve as a “game changer” on guns, as he put it in a tweet.

“I hope and pray that this won’t just be a flashpoint and then recede into the quagmire of legislative non-function in Washington,” he said. “But I think you’re gonna see — at least I hope — there are an awful lot of folks who, like myself, who’ve got an A rating from the NRA that are willing to say, ‘Enough.’

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TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 112th; banglist; bangtown; guncontrol; markwarner; nra; sandyhookpolitics
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1 posted on 12/17/2012 9:50:01 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thank you NRA.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 9:53:14 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“I must have had a half-dozen people come up — Colin Powell actually,” Warner said.

Enuff said!!

3 posted on 12/17/2012 9:53:38 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Go pound sand, Warner.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 9:58:03 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Has he talked to Sarah Brady, Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore yet?


5 posted on 12/17/2012 9:58:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guess the NRA shouldn’t have given this guy piles of money get re-elected eh? :)


6 posted on 12/17/2012 9:58:21 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s like blaming the car for the car wreck, outlawing the car driven by the crazy person, rather than dealing with the problem - the driver.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 9:59:20 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has an A rating from the National Rifle Association

We'll see how long you keep it.

Mark, why not take action against the psychopaths walking freely among us?

8 posted on 12/17/2012 9:59:43 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

His answer to his daughters should have been “ I am going to fight to give everyone the right to be armed anytime and anywhere so they can defend themselves and their families.” That is the answer to how these crazies can be stopped. These massacres won’t be stopped by curbing the rights of sane law abiding citizens, because the truly disturbed will always find a way to kill. They will do it with a car or blade or bomb or arson, they will not be stopped by laws or reason.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 10:00:37 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Require church attendance. Hah


10 posted on 12/17/2012 10:01:45 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the Colonists. (In Mass of all places!!!)

It’s only fitting that the American Revolution ends with the Colonists demanding to be disarmed.

You’ve come a LONG way baby. :D


11 posted on 12/17/2012 10:02:43 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Precisely WHAT THE HELL don’t these MORONS get about CRIMINALS DON’T OBEY YOUR F**KING LAWS? That’s why they’re called CRIMINALS!!
So let’s punish the law-abiding 99%+!!
Good grief!!!


12 posted on 12/17/2012 10:05:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.

Fast clips?

13 posted on 12/17/2012 10:10:51 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’ There’s got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.”

Why is it that these Liberal Politicians (they used to call themselves that) are always ready to err on the side of less freedom instead of more?

I think that they don’t understand what the term ‘liberal’ really means. Of course they don’t like to be called Liberal anymore because the term has become derogatory in common use. Well at least they have finally become truthful in their real feelings about liberty.

14 posted on 12/17/2012 10:21:23 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Lurker
Thank you NRA.

Did the NRA appoint Warner to the senate?

15 posted on 12/17/2012 10:26:26 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hey, we’ve got to [do something].

Lock up the insane, but we got a legal system that favors the rights of the insane over the safety of the people.

So do something about that.

16 posted on 12/17/2012 10:30:12 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How old are Mark’s daughters, and where do they attend school? Do they attend private schools with armed guards at the gate and fortresses so that a sniper would have difficulty picking off children as they play on the playground?

Where do the Obama girls go to school, and how many armed guards do they have? How many guards does their school have without a president’s child in attendance?

If a student came to school with a loaded weapon at one of the elites’ private schools, what would happen to that child? House arrest? That is what has happened to a student at a local high school here.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 10:37:06 PM PST by petitfour
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Too bad these reactionaries don’t give 1/100th of this attention to the unborn and the Military.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 10:37:17 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I’ve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?'.

This particular shtick has always been 'numero uno' on my Puke-o-meter.

19 posted on 12/17/2012 10:37:17 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: Tzimisce

Our founders knew that the citizen had the right to bear arms against the British soldier. This tells me that the citizen must be armed sufficiently against the weapons technology of a military threat. “That the right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned.”

In Colonial times, “arms” were taken any weapon that could be carried. Such arms were a different thing than tanks, cannons and surface to surface missiles with warheads. Such had another name. They were called “ordinance.” These are not constitutionally protect. However, anything that can be carried is protected. A citizen needs to protect himself from a military tyranny foreign or domestic (or a threat from another planet).


20 posted on 12/17/2012 10:38:53 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Tzimisce

Excuse my typo errors. I did not see my errors before posting.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 10:40:48 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

>> “Dad, what are you gonna do about this?”

Dear children, the “grownups” you’re looking up to will continue to ignore the mental illness central to this insane violence. And they will make you vulnerable by steeling your Constitutional right to protect yourself.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 10:41:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

good grief...could Warner hide behind any more people in this article? his daughters, other people, other politicians...couldn’t summon the courage just to speak for himself.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 10:42:06 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Pontiac

“Why is it that these Liberal Politicians (they used to call themselves that) are always ready to err on the side of less freedom instead of more?”

Because it’s the coward’s position; easy to take and appear courageous while never actually being in danger.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 10:48:22 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: NurdlyPeon
I’ve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?'.

"Girls, if I had any balls, I'd demand the elimination of gun free zones."

25 posted on 12/17/2012 10:50:28 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Lurker
Was it the NRA's fault that Mark Warner beat Jim Gilmore 65% to 35% too?

In the November election, Warner defeated Gilmore, taking 65 percent of the vote to Gilmore's 34 percent. Warner carried all but four counties in the state—Rockingham, Augusta, Powhatan and Hanover. In many cases, he ran up huge margins in areas of the state that have traditionally voted Republican.[20] This was the most lopsided margin for a contested Senate race in Virginia since Chuck Robb took 72 percent of the vote in 1988.

Considering that Gilmore was pretty much beaten worse than any other Republican in history, would it have made a hell of a lot of sense to throw a boat load of money and endorsements at him? Or would it make more sense to get a Democrat in there with a solid history of supporting the second amendment issues and try to work with him to the extent possible?

You are starting to look like a fifth column member trying to undermine our alliances in order to tear down obstacles that stand in the way of the anti-second amendment Democrats- if not by conscious decision than by sheer ignorance. How do you answer to that charge?

26 posted on 12/17/2012 10:54:10 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: jonrick46

Thanks - I’m glad good little “conservatives” like you are working tirelessly to make sure the radical left gets everything it wants. :)

Thanks for selling my liberty so cheaply.

Your philosophy is what got us Obamacare, tax hikes, economic break down and everything else going on right now.

I really appreciate that - I know the guys at DailyKos will. :)


27 posted on 12/17/2012 11:05:26 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The solution that would work: outlawing alleged “gun free zones.”

I am canceling my NRA lifetime membership tomorrow because they supported this puke. Going GOA.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 11:29:30 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: umgud

“Fast clips”

Will be the new meme. He probably got it from his Marxist masters. Just like calling semi-autos assault weapons and automatics...


29 posted on 12/17/2012 11:33:00 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Tzimisce
For our fellow Americans down at the Daily Kos, our government exists to guarantee our freebies. Why have a need for guns, God and a Constitution when government is so good? I echo your comment about how they sold our liberty so cheaply for the freebie instead of freedom.

Now ask, why have a need for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 when the Daily Kos is all you need?" then you will get a fight tooth and nail. However, when you mention words like "liberty," thoughts will bounce around their pea brains about the names of sluts they know on the cam. Yep, video games, web cam girls, government freebies and the Daily Kos. Life is so good. Life is so easy.

30 posted on 12/18/2012 12:35:10 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Dick Bachert
Precisely WHAT THE HELL don’t these MORONS get about CRIMINALS DON’T OBEY YOUR F**KING LAWS? That’s why they’re called CRIMINALS!! So let’s punish the law-abiding 99%+!! Good grief!!!

He gets all of it.

He just decided to exploit the deaths of all of those people to grandstand and score some easy political points for himself. Like most of these worthless bastard pols, he checked to see which way the wind was blowing, and adjusted his position.

Evil.

31 posted on 12/18/2012 12:44:50 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He is a liberal. He has always been a bleeding heart liberal. He pretended to be more conservative to get the momentum that he needed earlier on while coming up in the democratic ranks. He had a adoring media that built him up like he was the second-coming. I have never liked that man when I lived in Virginia. He is another career politician; power first. His true colors are coming out, nothing more.
32 posted on 12/18/2012 12:56:25 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
”...particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.”

Clips????.....Clips???

Try magazines

33 posted on 12/18/2012 1:10:45 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
”...particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.”

Clips????.....Clips???

Try magazines

34 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:51 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: petitfour

You might be surprised at how effective it is in raising good children...: )


35 posted on 12/18/2012 1:39:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SIDENET

> He just decided to exploit the deaths of all of those people to grandstand and score some easy political points for himself. Like most of these worthless bastard pols, he checked to see which way the wind was blowing, and adjusted his position.

You hit the nail right on the head. That’s exactly how politicians roll...


36 posted on 12/18/2012 1:45:18 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: HokieMom

Virginia ping


37 posted on 12/18/2012 3:36:47 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bring on the debate. Since the abolish the 2nd Amendment crowd is using the deaths of children to promote their agenda, every proposal made should be able to answer this simple question: “Explain how your confiscation of weapons proposal would have prevented the Sandy Hook massacre?” Then again, we are dealing with a mob . . . I withdraw the question. . .


38 posted on 12/18/2012 4:36:59 AM PST by Susquehanna Patriot (U Think Leftist/Liberals Still Believe That Dissent = Highest Form of Patriotism?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bring on the debate. Since the abolish the 2nd Amendment crowd is using the deaths of children to promote their agenda, every proposal made should be able to answer this simple question: “Explain how your confiscation of weapons proposal would have prevented the Sandy Hook massacre?” Then again, we are dealing with a mob . . . I withdraw the question. . .


39 posted on 12/18/2012 4:36:59 AM PST by Susquehanna Patriot (U Think Leftist/Liberals Still Believe That Dissent = Highest Form of Patriotism?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Here is a legislative proposal:
Let the teachers at each school decide if they want to arm. Couple this with school vouchers so parents can decide if they want their kids going to an armed school or gun free school. If teachers do not want to arm then parents should be allowed to volunteer.

Great platform for 2014!


40 posted on 12/18/2012 4:39:35 AM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: jonrick46
"Such arms were a different thing than tanks, cannons and surface to surface missiles with warheads. Such had another name. They were called “ordinance.” These are not constitutionally protect."

To the contrary, the US Navy of the War for Independence relied heavily on privateers, and was fortunate that there were heavily armed ships in private hands.

41 posted on 12/18/2012 4:45:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s make the gun laws as tough as they are in Chicago. Works well there, right?


42 posted on 12/18/2012 4:53:01 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Warner said his resolve to pursue a solution solidified over the weekend while attending a Washington Wizards game. Many people approached him to talk about the tragedy...

I can't believe that Warner went to a Wizards game and that there were many people there.

43 posted on 12/18/2012 4:55:53 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
FU warner... MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE NON NEGOTIABLE. Try it and you and your ilk will find yourselves unemployed. Even the majority of dim voters want you to STFU and leave guns alone.

LLS

44 posted on 12/18/2012 5:17:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I agree these have to come to an end.

This mass shooting came to an end. The shooter had ‘hundreds’ of rounds of ammo, yet fewer than 30 people were killed. As terrible as that is, it could have been a lot more.

Do we credit the gun for stopping the killing?


45 posted on 12/18/2012 5:35:54 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: RC one
warner is no longer an ally. Watch... he will not back down on this... he will start with certain weapons and end up with all types banned. That is what dims do. There are no solid dim allies... to be a dim is to be of satan... whether it is overt or through ignorance... either way... they are all evilcrats if the vote evilcrat.

LLS

46 posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Tell gun-grabber Warner what you think of his new position.....

http://www.warner.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?p=ContactPage


47 posted on 12/18/2012 5:54:37 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I’ve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’”

So now we have legislation by daughters.

What the &^&^%&!!!

This Nazi turd needs to be stripped of his citizenship and shipped one-way to North Korea.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 6:06:40 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Christie at the beach

Too right!
How did he win the senate seat when he held the entire state hostage for higher taxes by almost shutting down the DMVs?
Warner is a libtard of the first order...I weep for my state.


49 posted on 12/18/2012 6:43:13 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; ...

Virginia Ping! If you want on or off the Virginia Ping List, please freepmail me.

50 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:47 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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