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“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”(Senate Hearing)
Senate WebSite ^ | 1/23/2013 | Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted on 01/29/2013 5:58:46 PM PST by FR_addict

Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee

DATE: January 30, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216

OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST: January 23, 2013 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

UPDATED Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 10:00 a.m.

Captain Mark Kelly, USN (Ret.) Americans for Responsible Solutions Tucson, AZ

Professor David Kopel Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law Denver University, Strum College of Law Denver, CO

James Johnson Chief of Police Baltimore County Police Department Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence Towson, MD

Gayle Trotter Attorney and Senior Fellow Independent Women’s Forum Washington, DC

Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer National Rifle Association Fairfax, VA

(Excerpt) Read more at judiciary.senate.gov ...


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; hearings; nra; secondamendment; senate
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 10:00 a.m.

The Dems will have this packed with anti-gun supporters. If anyone can make this hearing tomorrow, it would really be great.

The schedule for CSpan isn't posted yet for tomorrow.

1 posted on 01/29/2013 5:58:55 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
More info on it:

NRA VP LaPierre to appear at Senate Judiciary hearing next week

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/25/nra-lapierre-appear-senate-judiciary-hearing/

2 posted on 01/29/2013 6:00:43 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
Graham, Cruz Request Judiciary Committee Work to Allow Firearms for Education, Display and Discussion Purposes at Gun Control Hearings

http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=88adf046-9ceb-e508-7a4a-d7ac9c65fa96

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today wrote Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy requesting the Judiciary Committee work with local and federal law enforcement to ensure that at future hearings Senators can request, and law enforcement will provide, various firearms for education, display, and discussion purposes.

“In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing on gun control, we instructed our staff to work to ensure various unloaded firearms, under law enforcement supervision, could be brought into the hearing,” wrote Graham and Cruz, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Our offices worked with various officials in local and federal law enforcement, as well as the Senate Sergeant at Arms, but it appears that the requirements to secure the weapons at the hearing are so impractical as to be unworkable.”

“Our goal is simple — to educate fellow Senators and members of the public how and why firearms are used by millions of law-abiding Americans for self-defense, hunting, and sporting purposes,” said Graham and Cruz. “We also want to shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society. It is every bit as important we make that distinction as it is to note that one gun in the hand of mentally-deranged individual is one too many.”

http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/

3 posted on 01/29/2013 6:05:06 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: kristinn

Do you know anyone from the DC chapter that could go?


4 posted on 01/29/2013 6:11:19 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: kristinn

Do you know anyone from the DC chapter that could go?


5 posted on 01/29/2013 6:11:34 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

The wrong question is being asked. We don’t have a “gun violence” problem.

Once again, the left is framing the terms of the debate to their advantage, and the real point is not being addressed.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 6:15:33 PM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Angelwood
Wayne LaPierre was asking for gun rights supporters to attend if they are able.
7 posted on 01/29/2013 6:15:47 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

Stop electing liberals.

8 posted on 01/29/2013 6:18:42 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Disambiguator
Definitely true!

Leahy is in charge

Patrick Leahy
(D-Vermont)

9 posted on 01/29/2013 6:20:05 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
James Johnson Chief of Police Baltimore County Police Department Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence Towson, MD

This guy and his organ are leftists.

10 posted on 01/29/2013 6:21:40 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
I don't know any of the others except Wayne LaPierre - NRA.
11 posted on 01/29/2013 6:25:30 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

I checked on some more...

“Captain Mark Kelly, USN (Ret.) Americans for Responsible Solutions Tucson, AZ”

https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleSolutions

“Gayle Trotter Attorney and Senior Fellow Independent Women’s Forum Washington, DC”

Kelly is allied with LaPierre/NRA, and so it appears Gayle Trotter who is also pro 2nd Amendment.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 6:31:51 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: FR_addict

And the last guy.

“Professor David Kopel Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law Denver University, Strum College of Law Denver, CO”

Kopel is a Dem, but a self described libertarian who is pro 2nd Amendment:

From Wiki:

“Kopel opposes gun control and is a benefactor member of the National Rifle Association. His articles on gun control and gun violence have been cited in the Opposing Viewpoints Series.[4] In 2003, Kopel wrote in National Review “Simply put, if not for gun control, Hitler would not have been able to murder 21 million people.[5]” He recently contributed an article to the 59th Volume of the Syracuse Law Review entitled “The Natural Right of Self-Defense: Heller’s Lesson for the World.”[6] He is a critic of Michael Moore and provided a list of what he characterized as Moore’s “deceits”.[7][8] He appeared in FahrenHYPE 9/11, a film that disputes the allegations in Fahrenheit”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Kopel


13 posted on 01/29/2013 6:41:16 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Disambiguator

The wrong question is being asked. We don’t have a “gun violence” problem.

You are right Sir. The only Gun Violence problem is the larger problem in America. No one wants to say it but the Violence problem is isolated to the inner city Gubmint projects and the life long welfare recipients who dwell there. If the numbers from black on black, drug, and gang related murders were tossed out there wouldn’t be enough murders to make a good 30 minute news report. If we had harsher mandatory penalties including the death penalty for murders, rapes, and robberies with a stolen gun the so called problem would be solved. I live near Louisville Ky and every night the local news shows start off with the latest breaking news murder story as soon as they give the address I switch channels 98% are in the West End (aka) the hood.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 6:41:30 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: Red Steel
Uhh, no.

Kelly is Gabby Gifford's husband.

He ain't on our side.

15 posted on 01/29/2013 6:49:50 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: FR_addict

Since most shooting in urban environments are done by blacks against blacks, ban blacks from owning guns.

LMAO That ought to draw some fire.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Kelly is Gabby Gifford's husband.

Oops. Scanned the info too fast.

17 posted on 01/29/2013 6:53:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:53:29 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: FR_addict

Since the entire point of having the populace armed was as a safeguard against Federal over-reach, the first thing you do is not tolerate the Senate holding a hearing about firearms.

It’s none of their business.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:58:42 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: FR_addict
“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”(Senate Hearing)

Capture and jail for significant time criminals who commit violent crimes with ANY weapon, not resulting in loss of life of permanent incapacity.
Death or life imprisonment at minimum subsistence levels or hard labor for any violent crime resulting in loss of each single life, with any weapon.

A murder victim really is in no position to care whether her death was caused by a rock, a machete, feet inside a boot or an "assault" rifle. She is equally and permanently dead.

20 posted on 01/29/2013 7:01:02 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: FR_addict
“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

Enforce the borders and arrest more criminals?

21 posted on 01/29/2013 7:01:10 PM PST by plain talk
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To: cquiggy
No one wants to say it but the Violence problem is isolated to the inner city Gubmint projects and the life long welfare recipients who dwell there. If the numbers from black on black, drug, and gang related murders were tossed out there wouldn’t be enough murders to make a good 30 minute news report.

So true. I live in a quiet, remote rural area, where most folks are armed, and guess what? There is no gun violence here. Zip, nada, none.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 7:02:56 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: FR_addict
to start with, put EVERY gangbanger caught with a gun away for life!!!
23 posted on 01/29/2013 7:06:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FR_addict

Guns are not the problem. All these psycho mass killers are public school educated liberals. Liberalism should be declared a mental illness and liberals should not be allowed to vote or own firearms.

I think that would solve the problem.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 7:06:44 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Red Steel
Kelly is allied with LaPierre/NRA, and so it appears Gayle Trotter who is also pro 2nd Amendment.

Kelly - husband of Rep Giffords - is on the side of controlling guns. If they are allied with the NRA then we are indeen in trouble.

Our new campaign will launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.
25 posted on 01/29/2013 7:12:37 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: FR_addict

We pay a price for defying God’s plan for mankind. Today’s ‘father figures’ are female; In the schools, daycare and at home. Unless that changes, the downward spiral continues..


26 posted on 01/29/2013 7:18:17 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Cheerio
Yup right. 17
27 posted on 01/29/2013 7:19:29 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: FR_addict

The dummies simply do not listen. This is the testimony that needs to be replayed:

January 28, 2013

“Flashback: Amazing ‘Gun Rights’ Testimony to Congress”

http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/01/flashback_amazing_gun_rights_testimony_to_congress.html

“Attn Piers Morgan: Have THIS ‘Gun Girl’ On Your Show”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/26/Paging-Piers-Morgan

Dr Susan Gratia-Hupp, survivor of the 1991 Kileen, TX Luby’s shooting massacre, testifies against the 1991 assault weapons ban.


28 posted on 01/29/2013 7:28:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: FR_addict

David Kopel would be the only one worth listening to. Wayne LaPierre often does a poor job explaining the 2A viewpoint.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 7:33:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: FR_addict
“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”
End abortion!
30 posted on 01/29/2013 7:34:22 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: FR_addict
What Should America Do About Gun Violence?

First, stop incoherently separating it from other violence by using "gun" as an adjective: the victim bludgeoned to death with a length of pipe, the man stabbed through a major artery, or the woman beaten to death by an abusive "boyfriend's" fists are just as dead as the latest shooting fatality in Chicago.

Second, recognize that violence happens a lot less in places where a reasonable number of law abiding citizens are armed with firearms than in places where they are not.

31 posted on 01/29/2013 7:35:22 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: FR_addict
“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

How about making more .223 ammunition and more 30-round magazines for AR-15s available? That would help.
32 posted on 01/29/2013 7:51:56 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: FR_addict

1. Nearly all gun violence is criminal on criminal. So nobody cares. Reinstitute the death penalty with swift trials and appeals, coupled with high standards on prosecutions, evidence and judges. It shouldn’t take more than 12-24 months to complete.

2. You cannot stop a madman through gun control. It’s a hairy problem, but front page media stories drive most nutjobs to copycat. Should we muzzle the press or can they restrain themselves? (they do it for Obama - how about for innocent lives?)

3. Let’s have Constitutional Carry for the rest of the situations.

Problem solved.


33 posted on 01/29/2013 7:55:17 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FR_addict

America should ban violence, period. Until violence is banned, we will have violence in our society. Let’s pass a law requiring compassion too. need I /s?


34 posted on 01/29/2013 9:15:38 PM PST by correctthought ("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: Red Steel; All

I would not agree that Kelly is aligned with the “pro-gun” side of the issue...

Everything about “their” organization is “gun control”, regulation/restrictions/infringements, anti-Second Amendment...


35 posted on 01/30/2013 3:56:37 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: FR_addict

“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

Focus on mental health issues but they won’t because the constitution can be shredded faster if they focus on destroying the 2nd amendment with nonsense like calling guns “assault weapons” which is like calling cars “assault cars”. I mean you will never ever in a million years hear a liberal call a gun a “defense weapon” so let’s all call them “assault weapons” so people buy into this BS like they buy into the global warming - oh excuse me, I mean the “climate change” hoax.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 5:30:26 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: FR_addict

“What should we do about gun violence?”

Gee, I dunno.
Maybe have the death penalty actually mean just that as it was a deterrent?
And then let us defend ourselves instead of dialing 911 and hoping they aren’t on a donut and coffee break on the far side of town?


37 posted on 01/30/2013 5:38:39 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: FR_addict

38 posted on 01/30/2013 5:48:50 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: FR_addict
Is it legal for Gabby Giffords to own a gun as her husband just testified ?

And even worse, why didn't Mrs. Giffords testify to this instead of her husband ?

39 posted on 01/30/2013 12:36:06 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: FR_addict
Someone needs to ask the Senate Committee why they are having a gun hearing, when the FBI statistics show that each year, more people are murdered with sticks and bats, and more children die accidentally in pools.
40 posted on 01/30/2013 5:01:56 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: FR_addict
Here is my opinion:

1) Rank all zip codes by murders per capita.

2) Implement a zero tolerance stop and frisk program in all zip codes that have more than 2.5 times the national average of murders per capita.

3) Enforce mandatory prison terms for those caught in these zip codes with an illegal weapon.

4) Eliminate gun free killing zones (any area where guns are not allowed AND there are no official armed guards to protect the public).

5) Mandate every state allow concealed carry using laws similar to what Texas has on the books.

41 posted on 02/05/2013 4:19:16 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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