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  • Anonymous

    . There’s little evidence that the assault weapons ban achieved its ostensible purpose of making America safer; we did not see the predicted spike in crime when it expired in 2004. That’s not really surprising, because long guns aren’t used in the majority of gun crimes, and “assault weapon” is a largely cosmetic rather than functional description; the guns that were taken off the street were not noticeably more lethal than the ones that remained. It was a largely symbolic law that made proponents of gun control feel good about “doing something”.

    • Anonymous

      Additionally, even if you restrict further sales, they are already in circulation. He didn’t buy these guns, he stole them. I say increase the penalty for not properly securing your firearms. The police already provide free cable and trigger locks; perhaps they should be subsidizing safes as well.

  • Anonymous

    Political suicide, seems like people forgot what happened in the elections following the ’94 ban

    • Anonymous

      Public anti-gun sentiment is up significantly, maybe history won’t repeat itself. Opposing some kind of reform might be political suicide for conservatives. Look at the recent NRA responses.

      • Anonymous

        The NRA isn’t known for its political courage; it’s more interested in being part of the Washington establishment.

        As far as “some kind of reform” goes, how about getting rid of gun-free zones, AKA “psychotic’s game farms?” Opposing that might be political suicide for progressives.

  • Anonymous

    If the Whitehouse was serious about gun control heads would have rolled over fast and furious.The investigation would not have been stalled for elections.These guns should not have been given to drug dealers.

  • Anonymous

    Wise move.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a good article, written in 2003, about the issue of gun control.

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday it was revealed that the mother was trying to get her son committed to a mental health facility, however the system was moving at a snails pace, how do we know her firearms were not secured? The killer stole the guns and committed murder, no laws will prevent that.

    • Anonymous

      if they were secured, then they still would be. it is that simple. good safes cost some money, but almost anyone that owns several guns, has the abitilty to afford it.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe we should ask the ACLU why it might take so long.

  • Anonymous

    Orville Lynn Majors: nurse convicted of murdering six patients in Clinton, Indiana; suspected of 130 killings between 1993 and 1995

    Charles Cullen: nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection

    Ted Bundy: law student who raped and murdered more than 35 women in six states; escaped from prison twice before being executed in Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989

    John Wayne Gacy: also known as “The Killer Clown”; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home. Executed in 1994.

    Henry Lee Lucas: convicted of 11 murders and confessed to approximately 3,000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true number of his murders may be as high as 213

    David Parker Ray: convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison; FBI believes he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    Donald Harvey: also known as “The Angel of Death”; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 “mercy killings” with 37 confirmed killings

    Gary Ridgway: also known as “The Green River Killer”; convicted of murdering 49 women in Washington state

    This is just eight names of a list of serial killers in a list of 186 KNOWN of, and convicted. The fact that their victims were spread out over a period of years doesn’t make the pain of their families any less, or scociety any safer. None of the above referenced used guns to commit their murders.

  • Reggie Spearrin

    Reclaim America

    Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was… invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

    They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript: “Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. “The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart. “In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage, You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need! “Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. “As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!” – Darrell Scott Do what the media did not – – let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please send this out to everyone you can. God Bless

    • Anonymous

      Let the truth be heard. Darrell Scott is a brave man for pointing out the facts and not looking for a quick fix, that won’t work.

  • castinem8

    To the people below who are “the heck with common sense gun safety” advocates: What Militia do you belong to that covers your 2nd Amendment rights?

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