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    Congressman drafting legislation to make owning a hand gun illegal.By Darren Toms, Newsradio WTAM 1100
    Check out Darren's personality page (Cleveland) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich wants to ban hand guns in America.

    Kucinich is currently drafting legislation that would ban the purchase, sale, transfer or possession of hand guns by civilians. A gun buy-back provision will be included in the bill.

    Kucinich announced this move in the aftermath of Monday’s deadly shooting at Virginia Tech.

    Kucinich noted in a speech to congress that about 32 people die each day in America due to hand gun related incidents. 33 died at VT.

    Kucinich says it's becoming "painfully obvious" that the easy availability of handguns constituents a growing national crisis of public health and safety, one that he says calls for a powerful, wide-ranging response from congress.

    He says the level of violence in our society constitutes a national emergency.

    Already this Congress, Kucinich has introduced HR 808, legislation to establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. It would address the issue of domestic violence, gang violence, and violence in the schools, which is reflected in the current homicide rates.

    Kucinich notes recent studies that indicate many killers had histories of mental illness. He says the lack of parity for mental health care remains one of the most serious deficiencies in healthcare in the United States.

    Kucinich has also proposed HR 676, Medicare for all. It would establish a universal not-for-profit healthcare system, which would provide full and comprehensive mental healthcare.

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    http://kucinich.house.gov/News/Docum...cumentID=62819

    Link to the congressman's website.

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    scary. i could always OC my benelli.........

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    What an ignorant out of touch *******. He wants my guns?

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!!!!

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    ...and these people are elected. Elected by who? Most likely by people who shouldn't be voting at all.

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    Universal healthcare just like Canada woohoo!!!!!!!

    If it is so wonderful why do so many Canadiens seek healthcare in the awful USA ?

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    I'll die first. I refuse to live in a society where I don't have the right to protect myself. OHIO, It's time to take back your state from the clowns that think they own it. This man isn't an American, He is a Socialist elitist who thinks he can solve the worlds problems, all the while padding his pockets. When they come for my guns, after they find me, I'll give them some lead to go along with the guns.

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    If they disarm the people, it's time to disarm the police and military as well. This can't be allowed to happen, at whatever cost. We may as well be dead if we stand by and allow it.

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    Good luck Dennis.

    Good luck.

    I will leave when I am dead. OK. Let them be warned. They come to my house, they try to evict me, they try to take my guns, there will be gunfire.” -Ashton O'Dwyer Sept 9th, 2005

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    So this will make the Bad Guys Happier cuz it will make their "Job" easier. Cuz the BG's will be the only once that will of course Ignore that kind of a gun-law...Am I wrong???

    Or does this fellow believe that that they will just folow the law???

    If I said what I want about this Guy I would not be allowed back to this site. So I better stay away for awhile.

    Later

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    I don't think you would be run off, I feel the same way. Just remember, he isn't even a real American. No one who does things like this, proposes doing this is even remotely American. How do you think he wants it, in the chest, arm or head?

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    Kucinich probably has armed guards for himself . Rosie O'Donnel has found her soulmate .

    Bigot : A person that will claim a right for himself that he would deny to others .

    This a slow repeat of Orwell's "Animal Farm" , the revolution (1776) BETRAYED.

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    casullshooter wrote:
    Kucinich probably has armed guards for himself . Rosie O'Donnel has found her soulmate .

    Bigot : A person that will claim a right for himself that he would deny to others .

    This a slow repeat of Orwell's "Animal Farm" , the revolution (1776) BETRAYED.


    Hollywood & Handguns: Do as I Say, Not as I Do - Rosie O'Donnell's bodyguards apply to carry concealed weapons - Brief Article
    Insight on the News, July 3, 2000 by John R. Jr. Lott



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    Rosie, say it's not so! The news was surprising: Rosie O'Donnell's bodyguards had applied for permits for concealed handguns. Few have declared their opposition to guns as strongly as O'Donnell. For someone who ambushed Tom Selleck on her television show last year on gun control, called for the abolition of the Second Amendment and emceed the so-called "Million Mom March" in Washington, the advice that O'Donnell freely has given others no longer seems to match what she thinks is best for her own family.

    Earlier in May on ABC-TV's This Week, Rosie was asked if she opposed concealed-handgun laws. She declared, "Of course, I'm against them." She further has claimed, "I also think you should not buy a gun anywhere."

    O'Donnell previously has been accused of trying to generate attention for her flagging television show by attacking Selleck, despite her agreement with him not to discuss guns. Her credibility was tarnished by appearing in ads for Kmart, a major seller of guns.

    Yet the current hypocrisy is more fundamental. A spokeswoman for O'Donnell justifies guns for the talk-show host's bodyguards because of threatened violence. Yet how does her concern differ from what motivates anyone who gets a gun for self-defense? Why does O'Donnell give others advice that she doesn't find applicable to herself?



    O'Donnell's response that she still does not "personally own a gun" misses the whole point. Of course, she does not need her own gun when her bodyguards have their guns with them.
    Unfortunately, O'Donnell joins a long list of people who demand that others disarm even while they keep their own armed bodyguards. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, for example, surrounds himself with armed guards even when he visits relatively low-crime areas, but he opposes issuing handgun licenses for people to keep a gun at home even in the most dangerous parts of the city. (Chicago has the highest murder rate of any large city in the United States.)

    For their own safety, people should not follow what O'Donnell preaches, but what she does: Get armed protection. As she apparently believes for her own safety, and as the statistics bear out, passive behavior simply is not the wisest course of action. The chance of serious injury from an attack is 50 percent greater for women offering no resistance than for those resisting with a gun. Having a gun is by far the safest course of action, especially for people who are relatively weak physically -- women and the elderly.

    Concealed-handgun permit holders not only protect themselves but often others, though this receives very little attention. Take the following two incidents that occurred the same week O'Donnell's story hit the media:

    * In Florida, a robber at a Wal-Mart store slashed two employees with a knife. But before he could cause further injuries, 53-year-old Sandra Suter pulled out a pistol and said, "I have a concealed-weapons permit. Either drop the knife, or I'll shoot you." After she repeated her threat, the robber dropped his knife.

    * In Indiana, 70-year-old George Smith stopped two armed robbers at a store because he had a gun. As one of the store clerks saw it, "I think George was the real hero. He saved my life." He likely saved other lives as well, but probably no one outside Indianapolis has heard of this story.

    Unfortunately, no one like Suter or Smith was present at a recent robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in New York City when five workers were killed. If they had been, and had been able to prevent the attack, would that have received the same attention? Despite the focus in the media, people use guns defensively about five times more frequently than guns are used to commit crime.

    Greenwich, Conn., where O'Donnell lives, is one of the wealthiest and safest cities in the United States. Most people there can sleep well at night without a gun for protection. This is not true in many other places, particularly in poorer urban areas. As long as inexpensive guns have not been outlawed, many poor, vulnerable citizens will continue to rely on guns for self-protection.

    O'Donnell may be able to afford bodyguards and pride herself that she does not "personally own a gun." Yet many other people have just as great a need for protection. Guns are the poor man's bodyguard.

    John R. Lott Jr. is a senior research scholar at Yale University Law School and the author of More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws.

    COPYRIGHT 2000 News World Communications, Inc.
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    casullshooter wrote:
    Kucinich probably has armed guards for himself . Rosie O'Donnel has found her soulmate .

    Bigot : A person that will claim a right for himself that he would deny to others .

    This a slow repeat of Orwell's "Animal Farm" , the revolution (1776) BETRAYED.
    Reformed (?) Gun-Grabber Rosie O'Donnell Hires Armed Bodyguard for ...



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    Didn't get a chance to read the legislation yet, but I had to reply before I go to the range--I think this type of action by anyone is offensive and innappropriate, this makes me sick that people can overgeneralize this much.



    Pffft.

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    casullshooter wrote:
    Kucinich probably has armed guards for himself . Rosie O'Donnel has found her soulmate .

    Bigot : A person that will claim a right for himself that he would deny to others .

    This a slow repeat of Orwell's "Animal Farm" , the revolution (1776) BETRAYED.
    The founders haven't been betrayed yet, not by the people that really matter. These embasils only speak for a small part of this country. The ones who think because they are either college educated or currently in college and know it all or the socialist gorillas such as Dennis K. of OH. I feel sorry for those growing up today, in some f$%k'ed up version of reality that educators a politicians feed them. We really need to fix this before it gets any worse.

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    Ever think people like this should be taught a lesson with a baseball bat, or kitchen knife, or even a set of honest, working fists? "Kuchinich mugged and beaten by masked man yesterday. Witnesses say, as the man beat Kunchinich, he thanked him for making himself such an easy, unarmed target." *sigh* lol it makes me giggle a little just thinking about it.

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