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    Exploitation, stupidity in wake of Tucson shooting

    Today’s Seattle Times on-line opinions include a piece by syndicated columnist David Brooks that should be required reading for every Jet City liberal as the aftershocks of Saturday’s attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continue to spread all the way to the Pacific Northwest, especially considering some of the legislation being proposed today that will reflexively get support from guys like Seattle-area Congressmen Jim McDermott.


    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-i...wake-of-tucson
    Or try this:
    http://tinyurl.com/4s4evd2

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    *SNIP* Cops would not carry a pistol that was no good as a defensive sidearm. It chambers the 9mm cartridge, which many firearms experts will attest is quite ample for personal protection and home defense

    Score 1 for the 9mm!

    *SNIP* Loughner's gun, a 9-millimeter Glock, is extremely easy to fire over and over, and it can carry a 30-bullet clip. It is "not suited for hunting or personal protection," said Paul Helmke, the president of the Brady Campaign.

    Don't tell that to Tom Brewster

    To the post itself: This is a really sad state of things. It will come down to Us "Gun toting idiots versus them "Guns are bad" people. I have friends in Tucson and will be watching this very closely!
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    Don't know too much about this guy...

    Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza on the odds of a possible spark of gun-control actions... http://news.yahoo.com/video/thefastf...-laws-23806629

    He brings up some interesting num...!!!


    Just hope he is right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by reillo584 View Post
    Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza on the odds of a possible spark of gun-control actions... http://news.yahoo.com/video/thefastf...-laws-23806629

    He brings up some interesting num...!!!
    I like him, he has a really balanced viewpoint. He seems more interested in giving the facts then spinning for a side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMCDH View Post
    He seems more interested in giving the facts then spinning for a side.
    Totally agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
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    Don't tell that to Tom Brewster
    Yeah but I only have one 33 round clip. And two 15s and a 19 and a 17.
    Guns don't kill people, bullets do!

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    In the world of politics every politician is looking for an opportunity to get their face and name in the public spotlight. An event like this unfortunately brings them out in droves. We've seen this happen after every major "disaster" involving guns since the early 1930's. The NFA act had it's roots in the spectacular murders involving the famous Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. The assasination of the Kennedy brothers gave us the GCA of 1968 and the attempt on Regan gave us the "Brady Bill".

    All of these pieces of legislation have a common thread. They were enacted before the Supreme Court ruled that the 2A is an individual right. This makes it a little harder for the politicians to ram through legislation that will stick just because some "whackadoodle" shoots up a shopping mall meeting.

    The politicians will "gas on and on" with whatever message they think will get them the most votes next election. Perhaps a few letters from voters that don't want their rights infringed upon (further) will send the message that "they" are a factor to be reckoned with. Silence at this point will merely give more strength to the anti-gun crowd.

    Write, phone, e-mail, your Representatives. Anything but remain silent.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    In the world of politics every politician is looking for an opportunity to get their face and name in the public spotlight. An event like this unfortunately brings them out in droves. We've seen this happen after every major "disaster" involving guns since the early 1930's. The NFA act had it's roots in the spectacular murders involving the famous Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. The assasination of the Kennedy brothers gave us the GCA of 1968 and the attempt on Regan gave us the "Brady Bill".

    All of these pieces of legislation have a common thread. They were enacted before the Supreme Court ruled that the 2A is an individual right. This makes it a little harder for the politicians to ram through legislation that will stick just because some "whackadoodle" shoots up a shopping mall meeting.

    The politicians will "gas on and on" with whatever message they think will get them the most votes next election. Perhaps a few letters from voters that don't want their rights infringed upon (further) will send the message that "they" are a factor to be reckoned with. Silence at this point will merely give more strength to the anti-gun crowd.

    Write, phone, e-mail, your Representatives. Anything but remain silent.
    Unforunately, as a community, we tend to get relaxed just because things overall have gone our way recently in the courts (as a whole). NOW is the time to be even more vigilant with our rights.

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