Skip to comments.Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform
Posted on 04/22/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
The news has sucked this week. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, to poison ricin discovered in the President's mail, and the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has any stretch of five days better epitomized life in post 9/11 America? Fear, violence, explosions, and chemicals. As I write this, my Twitter feed buzzes in the background; the city of Boston remains on lockdown as police engage the surviving suspect of the bombing.
Yet as Dennis Lehane wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times on Tuesday, we'll recover from acts of terror like the marathon bombing, our spirits intact. To me, the worst news in this week of bad news was the seemingly soulless failure of U.S. Congress to act on what could have been a preventive measure against acts of domestic terrorism, by failing to pass legislation controlling and limiting the sale of firearms.
On Wednesday, a bill sponsored by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (of West Virginia) and Republican Senator Pat Toomey (of Pennsylvania) which would have required background checks for gun purchases online and through private sales failed to pass the Senate with the required 60 votes. The bill would also have banned military-style assault rifles. While critics have said these measures would do little to impact the threat of violence in schools, the bill saw overwhelming support by the American public, and would have at least been a step toward more comprehensive gun reform.
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Wait, don’t go away...It gets better...Read the whole thing, but be prepared for a little gastronomical upheaval...
I’ll just keep my freedom sir. You can just move to one of the many gun control nations and leave me alone. (Not you, you dope who wrote this)
That would be unconstitutional. It isn't within the Congress' enumerated powers to buy guns and ammo for my kids...
Thank you, for a second I thought I was being banished...
(Some would like to see that,but I may protest-ith!!!)
Wow this guy is a screaming moonbat: https://www.google.com/search?q=Brian+Gresko&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en
My eyes burned from his pants being on fire.
This parent and grandparent demands that congress uphold the Second Amendment.
As grandpappy use to say, "Demand in one hand. S**t in the other. Then see which one fills up the fastest.
And more gun control would have done what to prevent ANY of these incidents?
Yep, that’s what I thought.
Is the article serious? Our nation will recover fine and dandy from a bombing? Applying that logic, we will recover from another school shooting...
If someone would just write this guy and ask him if they should turn in their guns, where do we go, and if I can’t get someone to take them, should I just send them to him (Brian Gresko)???
See what he says...
This should be good...
We should start, for instance, be repealing the 1986 restrictions on the ownership of automatic weapons.
I think he is totally serious...And your logic is sound...
Something you should write him (Brian Gresko) back and suggest...Right???
why did they attack boston? becuase boston is a city of soft targets.
Well, Brian, buddy, that's sort of the problem, isn't it? Because what you mean by "comprehensive gun reform" is exactly the consideration, and the reason your precious bill failed is that people don't really want to take that step, especially since they don't know where it's going because you aren't telling them.
How about a moratorium? I don't mean a moratorium on gun sales, I mean a moratorium on hyperemotional shrieking that serves to disguise an oppressive, totalitarian agenda? Could we do that, please? No? Didn't think so.
soulless failure of U.S. Congress to act on what could have been a preventive measure against acts of domestic terrorism, by failing to pass legislation controlling and limiting the sale of firearms.
The above pretty much says why below isn’t going to happen.
Wait, dont go away...It gets better...Read the whole thing, but be prepared for a little gastronomical upheaval...
I agree, Congress should enact gun reform! They should remove all restrictions from law abiding Americans.
I'm a parent and I demand that gun-grabbers STFU.
What part of "shall not be infringed" is not clear.