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January 25, 2013

Americans sensitive to the chipping away of constitutional guarantees for many years are making it clear the Second Amendment is something they do not believe should be weakened....

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Jan-25-13 11:17 AM

Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The DOJ Report issued after the 1994 gun ban expired concluded that the Ban was ineffective in curtailing crime. (Strike 1). Governments have attempted to Ban numerous things throughout history (alcohol, prostitution, drugs, adultery, etc.) (strikes 2-5). These bans DO NOT WORK!!! Hello McFLY!!!!!

And seriously, there are millions of people who would not pass the background check but because they have never sought out professional help, are not flagged.

All of this nonsense is nothing more than empty stuff that makes the dim wits in charge get a warm fuzzy feeling with the false allusion they actually accomplished something.

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Jan-25-13 11:46 AM

Facts don't matter.....with Libs. In their world saying something is as good as accomplishing something. When your life revolves around approval of others and always trying to be in charge not much actually ever gets done, just talked about. What does get done is haphazard, ineffective or more of what already exists with new names attached. In this case, what was actually accomplished that hasn't been tried before? Not much, Still got my guns, so do you. I'm ok with that.

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Jan-25-13 11:58 AM

Baby steps. That's all it is. Pay attention because like so many other rights people once had and enjoyed and now no longer have, your rights to own a gun of any type will disappear without you ever seeing it coming.

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Jan-25-13 12:31 PM

Rocky1, The difference is that , we do see what is coming and we need to stop it now. We need to make sure that these elected officials know that we will not just stand by and watch our rights disappear.

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Jan-25-13 12:44 PM

From Webster - ASSAULT - a violent physical or verbal attack.

I would like for someone to explain how a Black semi-automatic .223 rifle is more Violent than a Wood Grained semi-automatic .223 rifle.

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Jan-25-13 1:00 PM

scarecrow, You would have to ask rschweizer about that. He always has an answer. lol

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Jan-25-13 1:11 PM

Scarecrow: Maybe Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion could help you with that age old question. Let us know how you make out.

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Jan-25-13 1:39 PM

1coach, I was the second one to agree with your comment.

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Jan-25-13 1:52 PM

We all know that the gun ban thing is simply wrong and will have no effect on decreasing mass murders. Now how about the background checks, they will substantially increase costs but will they do anything to curb violence or find people that need mental help? What is the first thing everyone says about the person that they know committing a violent act? They always say the same things he was always to nice and polite, he helped anyone at anytime or I never saw this coming no one ever thought that (insert liberals name here) was capable of doing such a terrible thing. My point is the most dangerous of us all looks like your best friend, is someone you trust and would never believe that they could ever do such a thing! You simply cannot pass laws to end violence... it will not work.

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Jan-25-13 2:12 PM

In Supreme Court decision "District of Columbia v. Heller" Justice Scalia stated: "Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is NOT UNLIMITED. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."

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Jan-25-13 2:18 PM

You make a good point rocky1. Chipping at the edges of the Constitution has been occurring since it's inception by all political parties. It's always been up to We The People to keep things from getting too far out of the scope of our Constitution. We are far better arbiters of our rights than any current politician, so it appears. The big difference is instant communication and more research material is available than has ever been. At this point in time you are ill informed only if you choose to be.

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Jan-25-13 4:00 PM

Wow. A good LH editorial. This one must have been written by Pat or Tim. The only part I disagree with is this- "Obama no doubt would prefer to do more to limit gun ownership". He has never stated, to my knowledge anyway, that he wanted limits on gun ownership by average law abiding Americans. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, citing "extraordinary silence and passivity," graded Obama an F on gun control.

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Jan-25-13 5:25 PM

Well Dave I agree with Obama earning an F on a lot of his actions and policies. In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess. The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate.

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Jan-25-13 5:52 PM

TiredOfTax, that has absolutely nothing to do with this editorial. You're just fishing for cheap excuses to blame the president for something.

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Jan-25-13 6:19 PM

Good grief rs, try to keep up will ya?

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Jan-25-13 8:56 PM

swizzer, when are you going to realize that your pal Barry will go down as the worst pres in history ??? He makes the peanut farmer look like Abe lincoln. Ok not that good but he's not the worst anymore.

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Jan-25-13 9:51 PM

Our president is the KING of blaming others, and you haven't had a thing on topic in days. Why not try a bit harder to be involved instead of just whining like a squealing liberal all the time?

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Jan-26-13 7:28 AM

heh rs, Who says we have to stay on the same subject?? Ever hear of freedom of speech??? Besides you are always off subject.

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Jan-26-13 7:30 AM

tot...look at the soaring stocks, wow Obama is great! more unrealistic than your desperate attempts to blame him for everything. Drugs..."The worst Pres in history."...not even close, it's Bush Jr. by a landslide.

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Jan-26-13 7:35 AM

oh my a disagree already. Does this mean king obama and queen cuomo took away the freedom of speech at a midnight session while I was sleeping ???

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Jan-26-13 8:40 AM

Yes, stock prices are soaring, that may be the result of dollar cost averaging during 4th quarter 2012. Most stock values are not consistent with the cost, right now. If anyone has apple stock now is the time to buy more to bring your avg. price down. I know, not on topic but laker did bring up good point.

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Jan-26-13 9:50 AM

"look at the soaring stocks, wow Obama is great!"

Now please. The president does not control the stock market; he does not control one single corporation. All he controls his the U.S. Government which is the biggest corporation in the world and crashing fast.

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Jan-26-13 10:09 AM

Control the means of a peoples defense and you control the people.

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Jan-26-13 10:51 AM

Scarecrow57 The soaring stocks are a testament to how resilient our economy is... EVEN BECAUSE of OBAMA! It proves that our leaders can blow every chance and the economy can still survive.

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Jan-26-13 10:55 AM

Scarecrow...Of course not, no Pres controls the market...just a sarcastic comment toward Tot's posts in which he tries to take practically every article here, no matter the subject, and tie it in to some sort of Obama failure. LOL, just read tot's last post...I rest my case!

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