Skip to comments.Boehner calls for 'discussion' on guns
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by lowbridge
Republicans need to "have a discussion on guns" in the wake of last week's grade-school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told his conference Tuesday.
Speaking to his troops at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol, Boehner was mindful of conservatives' traditional opposition to new gun restrictions, emphasizing that Republicans wouldn't do "anything knee-jerk," according to a lawmaker in the room.
But the Speaker also said he wants to "de-politicize" the issue of gun violence, which has been thrust dreadfully into the national spotlight following the murder of 26 people 20 of them young school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.
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Boehner, what part of “Shall not be infringed” is so damned hard to understand?
I think of you would agree that this man is not to be trusted.
I hate to say it but it looks like he's seeking out the opportunity to do just that.
John, shut your loser ****ing mouth.
You do not speak for me at all, go away.
There’s nothing more to say.
Why should Republicans have a discussion on guns? Our position is correct. Our position saves lives. Our posiition is constitutional.
The Democrats should have a discussion on guns, because they need to accept the fact that gun control is killing people.
I thought there was a movement to kick Boner to the curb?
My Grandfather called guys like Boehner “weak sisters”.
I guess he was right.
Discussion point 1, why were all the teachers disarmed so they had to fling themselves at or try to distract the shooter.
John, you are the government. How about a discussion on your salary?
start discussing the US govt running guns to Mexico and being responsible for hundreds of deaths...what happened to our gun control laws then? if they can run guns in violation of law and get innocent mexicans and US federal agents killed and go unpunished, who’s next? Boehner should be fired innediately,
Sixteen GOP House members want to dump Boehner as speaker.
According to Sean Hannity, if one more GOP member signs on to dump Boehner, he’s gone as House Speaker.
As Captain Picard used to say, “Make it So!”
How about a discussion that gun free victim zones get people killed? How about a discussion of the merits of training and certifying teachers and other staff to provide an armed response to an active shooter? How about a discussion of all the benefits of an armed, polite society? etc. etc. How about an active offense by the GOP rather than a whimpering defense that will concede new restrictions at the very beginning?
Amnesty is not far behind either.
Flip on this one, John you old bastard, and there will be no hole deep enough for,you to hide in...
If the House Republicans cave on a gun ban, I’m done with that party. I might as well vote for Democrats. At least they’d give me free stuff.
An Obama Phone awaits you.
Honestly, there has to be some procedure to remove this POS from leadership. WTH kind of geldings do we have representing us these days!? My goodness, we have got to start fighting or we’re lost for good, first taxes, then guns, and tomorrow climate change. We’re being railroaded, overran, and unequal to any challenge.
How did this pantywaist become Speaker?
“Sixteen GOP House members want to dump Boehner as speaker.” Got a list?
The more you go down the slope, the slipperier it gets.
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I call for Boehner’s resignation from the speaker’s chair.
It’s time for a discussion on mental health and focusing on the problem of unstable and dangerous people remaining in open society by the policies implemented by liberals to slow and prevent institutionalization. This guy was crazy, as have been the other recent mass killers. If guns aren’t available and you have a crazy person intent on killing, doesn’t really take that much intelligence to come up with another vehicle of death.
Time to stand up and blame the liberals for their policies that result in innocent deaths!
Yep. If they roll over on this issue, I’m out as well.
Hope they enjoy minority party status for a generation, because I suspect you and I are far from the only ones who feel that way.
Agree completely. I hope they know it.
Republicans need to “have a discussion on guns”...???
Rino’s get the hell out of my way!!!
I wonder how the effort to overthrow Boehner as speaker is going? While I’m not expecting any foolish press releases by those who might pull this off, I would relish seeing Boehner’s machine fall apart.
He doesn’t impress me as someone who creates loyalty in others. He rules by threats and intimidation. If he is not elected speaker on the first ballot, the short knives will come out.
“If he pu$$ies out on this like he’s done on everything else it will be the absolute destruction of the Republican party”
LOL. Welcome back from outer space. It’s Dec. 2012 and the Rep. Party under the leadership (not) of it’s Speaker has joined forces with the opposition.
Excellent testimony and video clip. This and similar witness needs to be a loud and long part of the fight back against the huge attempt by the left to roll back our rights and ability to defend ourselves.
She wasn’t squeamish about slapping Brady with the fact that he wasn’t shot with an assault rifle either.
The Republican party already looks bad with these RINOS running it..but if they do this, if they go on with the libs for “Gun control” thats it, thats pretty much destroying the Republican Party
You know what? I’m wondering if anyone on the Republican side believes ANYTHING is worth fighting for? Anything? Or is every principle, every value subject to “compromise”?
This is what is so disheartening. There seems to be no one on our side with conviction and the raw courage to stand for those convictions. The men in this society have become nothing more than eunichs.
Well, if the Republicans are going to give away my guns, I might as well get something out of the deal. My Verizon bill is $150 a month!
This clown cannot have a talk about budget cuts, but he is open to a conversation about our rights. I knew Obama was a communist, however I expected Boner to at least understand one issue. This clown needs to go...and I don’t care what cliff we toss him off. OUT!
I don’t believe the GOP House members have gone public yet with their intentions....Hannity didn’t mention names.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the TEA Party members dumped from their committees by Boehner were amongst the sixteen.
I really hope they succeed.....Boehner gets worse by the day.
I think we should demand that Republicans have a discussion on removing Bonehead, I just don’t see how he representing us in good faith or with intelligence.
Do it, and the GOP is done.
Boehner never passes up a chance to get kicked in the ass by the Democrats.
I’m this close to giving up on the Republican Party.
how can anyone be remotely surprised that this worthless ankle-grabber and pillow-biter is selling us all down the river every chance he gets?
I am beyond done with the Republican Party. They are over.
These idiots in Washington are afraid of the public. They jump every time some bunch of cranks starts yelling for something.
The question I have is, who would replace Boehner as speaker?