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Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform
Babble.com ^ | 4/22/13 | Brian Gresko

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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KEYWORDS: guncontrol; infringements; parenting; regulation; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/22/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: All

Wait, don’t go away...It gets better...Read the whole thing, but be prepared for a little gastronomical upheaval...


2 posted on 04/22/2013 12:56:22 PM PDT 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: stevie_d_64

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)


3 posted on 04/22/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform

That would be unconstitutional. It isn't within the Congress' enumerated powers to buy guns and ammo for my kids...

4 posted on 04/22/2013 12:59:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: demshateGod

Thank you, for a second I thought I was being banished...

(Some would like to see that,but I may protest-ith!!!)


5 posted on 04/22/2013 1:01:55 PM PDT 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: stevie_d_64

Wow this guy is a screaming moonbat: https://www.google.com/search?q=Brian+Gresko&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en


6 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:06 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: stevie_d_64

My eyes burned from his pants being on fire.
This parent and grandparent demands that congress uphold the Second Amendment.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:10 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform

As grandpappy use to say, "Demand in one hand. S**t in the other. Then see which one fills up the fastest.

8 posted on 04/22/2013 1:07:18 PM PDT by apillar
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To: stevie_d_64

And more gun control would have done what to prevent ANY of these incidents?

Yep, that’s what I thought.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 1:07:56 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Is the article serious? Our nation will recover fine and dandy from a bombing? Applying that logic, we will recover from another school shooting...


10 posted on 04/22/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: stevie_d_64

11 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: piytar; All

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...


12 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:09 PM PDT 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: stevie_d_64
Let's be honest. As a conservative and a parent, I can agree that US gun laws should be reformed.

We should start, for instance, be repealing the 1986 restrictions on the ownership of automatic weapons.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: HawkHogan

I think he is totally serious...And your logic is sound...

Something you should write him (Brian Gresko) back and suggest...Right???


14 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT 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: stevie_d_64

why did they attack boston? becuase boston is a city of soft targets.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stevie_d_64
...would have at least been a step toward more comprehensive gun reform.

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.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 1:15:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: stevie_d_64

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, don’t go away...It gets better...Read the whole thing, but be prepared for a little gastronomical upheaval...


17 posted on 04/22/2013 1:15:37 PM PDT by wita
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To: stevie_d_64

I agree, Congress should enact gun reform! They should remove all restrictions from law abiding Americans.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 1:16:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: stevie_d_64
Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform

I'm a parent and I demand that gun-grabbers STFU.

19 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:15 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (I'll stick to facts and logic, and not follow into the gutter those who make disagreements personal.)
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To: stevie_d_64
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

What part of "shall not be infringed" is not clear.

20 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: stevie_d_64

I’m waiting for the first Democratic pol to suggest that murders committed with guns be made a federal crime as well, with a mandatory death penalty attached.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 1:18:08 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yes, parents... press hard for gun control, because guns are the cause of all ills in America. If guns were forevermore out of the hands of ordinary citizens and only in the hands of the police and military, the country would overflow with boundless happiness and peace. To wit:

1. Gun control would’ve prevented the bombings in Boston.
2. Gun control would’ve prevented those ricin-laced letters.
3. Gun control would’ve stopped Kermit Gosnell from murdering untold numbers of full-term infants.
4. Gun control would bring Kim Jong-il to heel.
5. Gun control would’ve stopped the attacks on 9/11.
6. Gun control would’ve stopped the shoe bomber.
7. Gun control has been so effective in making Chicago the utopian, peaceful little island of stability that it is.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Mr. Lucky

We should start, for instance, be repealing the 1986 restrictions on the ownership of automatic weapons.

Amen to that!

Mr Lucky is the recipient of the April 2013 Second Amendment I get it award.

I’m quite sure Mr Lucky would follow the first repeal with the 1934 travesty that took away the right of Gangsters to use automatic weapons to shoot one another on St Valentines day. A real American tragedy.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 1:23:34 PM PDT by wita
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To: stevie_d_64

liberalism is a mental disorder I bet this guy couldnt pour piss out of a boot by himself if the instructions were on the heel.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 1:24:42 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Mr. Lucky
We should start, for instance, be repealing the 1986 restrictions on the ownership of automatic weapons.

That would be a good first step toward common-sense gun laws. We should do it for the children. If it saves even one life, it's worth it!

25 posted on 04/22/2013 1:25:18 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: stevie_d_64

They haven’t let off gun control for one fraking minute! This is why the next election will be a slaughterhouse for liberal politicians. They just do not learn. They live in a giant circle jerk throwing out 90% numbers thinking yahoo, we finally have enough blood to bath in to destroy our enemies!

Unbeknownst to them, the mountain of pissed off Americans that brought about the sea change in 94 has re awoken and we are filled with a terrible resolve.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 1:26:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: stevie_d_64

This parent teaches kids how to handle a gun.

And - looking back to days at the grandparents house (on a farm) that had a “pantry-O-guns”, never locked...with multitudinous (love that word) children around...and never a shooting incident.

Why? We actually were taught well.

Unlike liberal children.

So, standard phrase, “Shove it up your smelly Obama, liberals.”


27 posted on 04/22/2013 1:27:24 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Dogbert41

I sure hope to 7734 you are right.


28 posted on 04/22/2013 1:28:33 PM PDT by wita
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To: stevie_d_64
My guns don't need reform. They are nice, and get lots of attention photo 246563_488615824520608_606330522_nPriority_zps26c486eb.jpg
29 posted on 04/22/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: stevie_d_64

From the World Health Organization:
The latest Murder Statistics for the world: Murders per 100,000 citizens

Scroll, and keep scrolling. This is another example of why math is not a friend of liberals.

Honduras 91.6
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d’lvoire 56.9
Jamaica 52.2
Venezuela 45.1
Belize 41.4
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Guatemala 38.5
Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2
Zambia 38.0
Uganda 36.3
Malawi 36.0
Lesotho 35.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
Colombia 33.4
South Africa 31.8
Congo 30.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Bahamas 27.4
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Tanzania 24.5
Sudan 24.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Ethiopia 22.5
Guinea 22.5
Dominica 22.1
Burundi 21.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Panama 21.6
Brazil 21.0
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Guinea-Bissau 20.2
Kenya 20.1
Kyrgyzstan 20.1
Cameroon 19.7
Montserrat 19.7
Greenland 19.2
Angola 19.0
Guyana 18.6
Burkina Faso 18.0
Eritrea 17.8
Namibia 17.2
Rwanda 17.1
Mexico 16.9
Chad 15.8
Ghana 15.7
Ecuador 15.2
North Korea 15.2
Benin 15.1
Sierra Leone 14.9
Mauritania 14.7
Botswana 14.5
Zimbabwe 14.3
Gabon 13.8
Nicaragua 13.6
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Swaziland 12.9
Bermuda 12.3
Comoros 12.2
Nigeria 12.2
Cape Verde 11.6
Grenada 11.5
Paraguay 11.5
Barbados 11.3
Togo 10.9
Gambia 10.8
Peru 10.8
Myanmar 10.2
Russia 10.2
Liberia 10.1
Costa Rica 10.0
Nauru 9.8
Bolivia 8.9
Mozambique 8.8
Kazakhstan 8.8
Senegal 8.7
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
Mongolia 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Seychelles 8.3
Madagascar 8.1
Indonesia 8.1
Mali 8.0
Pakistan 7.8
Moldova 7.5
Kiribati 7.3
Guadeloupe 7.0
Haiti 6.9
Timor-Leste 6.9
Anguilla 6.8
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
Lithuania 6.6
Uruguay 5.9
Philippines 5.4
Ukraine 5.2
Estonia 5.2
Cuba 5.0
Belarus 4.9
Thailand 4.8
Suriname 4.6
Laos 4.6
Georgia 4.3
Martinique 4.2
And
The United States 4.2
ALL 107 countries above America have 100% gun bans


30 posted on 04/22/2013 1:29:36 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: piytar

Apparently this guy is a stay-at-home dad.

Probably a sitzpinkler, too.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: piytar

“Stay-at-home dad” Check.

Ponytail. Check.

LOL!


32 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:16 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: wita

Yeah. After all, the 1934 law was so effective in reducing gang violence. In 1930, when machine guns were legal, the homicide rate in Chicago was 14.6 per 100,000 population; by 2000, with machine guns illegal, the rate had dropped to 22.1 per 100,00 population.


33 posted on 04/22/2013 1:36:49 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Da Coyote

LOVE IT! Link please?


34 posted on 04/22/2013 1:44:39 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: stevie_d_64
Parents need to defend the Constitution and leave their
children with a nation that has a sound rule of law.
35 posted on 04/22/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Thank you I was hoping some smart individual was going to find the statistic that put Chicago on the list in post 30.

Tied with Dominica it seems.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 1:58:47 PM PDT by wita
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To: stevie_d_64

We DO need gun control reform. Don’t laugh... I’m serious.

The NFA of ‘34, the GCA of ‘68, and the FOPA of ‘86 all need to be repealed. All State laws against the simple act of owning or carrying of any “arm” must be repealed. Any and all taxing and licensing schemes must be repealed, particularly where it doesn’t allow said tax to be paid or does not apply to those who are incarcerated for some other crime or currently remanded to an mental health institution.

Once that is all done, then we can talk about real crime control and putting protections in place for those who use their armaments against real criminals.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 2:04:51 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: stevie_d_64

I demand gun reform! I demand that every non-felon citizen be issued one semi-automatic shoulder fired weapon (OK, OK- assault rifle, even though it ain’t one) and one personal defense weapon, pistol or shotgun, along with a starter supply of ammunition if they choose to accept. Felons who have served their terms and are free may purchase their own.

If they choose to purchase additional weapons, up to and including attack aircraft and tanks, that’s their business!


38 posted on 04/22/2013 2:18:25 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Dead Corpse
Once that is all done, then we can talk about real crime control and putting protections in place for those who use their armaments against real criminals.

Unfortunately, the "real criminals" are the current regime.

39 posted on 04/22/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: stevie_d_64

“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 BEEN AT LEAST BEEN A STEP TOWARD MORE COMPREHENSIVE GUN REFORM.”

Ahhh, so the NRA was right after all. This was only the camel’s nose under the tent. They had a lot more planned after this.


40 posted on 04/22/2013 3:48:37 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: JimRed

And?

“Liberty teeth” are only good as a deterrent if you occassionally BITE DOWN HARD.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Quickgun

That’s priceless!!!

Picture of the day award!!!


42 posted on 04/23/2013 1:17:56 AM PDT 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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