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  • Anonymous

    Still has to be recieved by a FFL dealer, BS, try again……

    • PaulNotBunyan

      We should ban all ecommerce. habitual drunk drivers could use the internet to get a car.

      • Anonymous

        True…….Tools too, you could pound your thumb with a hammer that you bought at Harbor freight…LOL

  • Anonymous

    Until the news does some serious reporting on our governments arming of Mexican cartels and jihadists, they don’t have much room to point fingers.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I think the authors have Armslist confused with the DOJ.

    • Anonymous

      How many islamic jihadist or even Mexican cartel gang members are shooting up elementary schools? Or showing up at at movie premier and rage killing innocent people? There’s plenty of room to point fingers, and one direction is guns.

      • Anonymous

        about 47,000 deaths at the hands of the cartels in the past five years.

        I’m sure some of those killings were children.
        and while they might not be in elementary school, it is no less tragic.

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57357503/mexican-drug-war-toll-47500-killed-in-5-years/

        • pbmann

          That still leaves over 100,000 not at the hands of cartels.

        • Anonymous

          And the US figures are…?

          • Anonymous

            Oh come on……..you know that conservatives are VERY concerned about Mexico!

      • Anonymous

        How many Jihadists and Cartel members are killing innocent children? Are you serious?

  • Anonymous

    Interstate sales of handguns are required to proceed through federally-licensed firearms dealers, who are requuired to perform NICS checks before releasing the firearm to the purchaser. The website simply advertises available firearms for sale. If the seller and buyer commit federal felonies in their transaction by foregoing the firearms dealer, just exactly how is the website liable?

    • Anonymous

      Typical, guns don’t kill people, people kill people speak…….Well, people do kill people in the US, and the preponderance of the time…….it’s with a gun. You cannot equate a handgun that shoots six to ten rounds, with a semi automatic weapon that can shoot 30 to 60 rounds. No one is doing that. What people are doing is saying ….enough is enough… and something is going to be done. The NRA should be helping the effort, not clouding it.

      • Anonymous

        Enough is enough of the zionists murdering 20 little kids to elicit pavlovain response from useful idiots in U.S.

        • pbmann

          Drugs, much?

      • Anonymous

        What the old S&W model 469 semi auto handgun with the 9 shot clip , is that OK ?

      • Anonymous

        yes enough is enough.

        enough of these gun free zones.

        • But without the gun free zones where will the crazies hunt.

          • Anonymous

            They will hunt the unsuspecting from bell towers, the trunks of large cars, the sides of highways. They will attack from a safe distance like they usually did before gun free zones caught their attention.

            It’s all about the press coverage, I’m really starting to think that is the main motivation for these monsters.

            They are insignificant insects that want to be remembered for something, noticed for anything. The media rewards them beyond our need to know the pertinent facts.

        • That’s a lot of zones to cover.

        • Anonymous

          Amen!

      • Anonymous

        Rusjan, let’s not forget about the 10,228 souls killed last year by drunk drivers in individual acts of carnage in this country. Many of them were young children. That’s 500 times the carnage results of Connecticut, yet I see no one rushing for a ban on alcohol. Where’s the outcry?

      • Anonymous

        The AR-15 rifle was not used in the school shooting – see the link to an msnbc video that is posted later on this thread. Some are continuing to blame the “assault rifle” or “assault weapon” when the AR-15 is neither of these and anyway played no role in this tragedy!

  • Anonymous

    Enough is enough of the zionists murdering 20 little kids to elicit pavlovain response from useful idiots in U.S.

  • Anonymous

    The number one killer of kids is swimming pools…When you get those banned start on cars…Guns are way down the list…But then again this isn’t REALLY about kids is it ??

    • JohnR

      When was the last time you heard of a swimming pool that killed 20 children and 7 adults within the course of a few hours? But this isn’t really about swimming pools is it? LOL! Logic lock and overload……..

    • Anonymous

      Cripes……here comes another dumb example…….like when people were throwing out the whole “marrying your dog” argument with the gay marriage vote.

  • Rocky4

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.

    • Anonymous

      it’s interesting to see the parralells between now and pre ww2 germany/austria.

      they started “gun control” in austria by setting up a national gun registration program.

      and when it was time to confiscate the guns, they knew who had them.

      • Anonymous

        Like guns are the only thing stopping our government from pulling a Hilter or whatever.

        • Name something else.

          • Anonymous

            Prove the claim that that’s what’s protecting us. That’s how things work, if you make a claim or are defending a claim, you’re the one that has to back it up.

            But anyway, how about the rule of law? How about the specific laws and amendments that say the government cannot do that? How about elections?

          • Before asking the how, you’d have to answer the why. Why would the government want to kill it’s own people?

            If the US government was ever serious about killing anyone in the world and took the gloves off, no amount of pea shooters would stop them. I don’t think you appreciate how superior the technology our military has at it’s disposal.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly. Have some Americans learned nothing about our own military might? The US government needs us ($$$) to survive……..the internet wasn’t around during the days of Hitler either……..info flows much easier now than in the 1930s.

          • If one examines the demographic that is most likely to be paranoid about the government and armed to the teeth (and floating conspiracy theories about Communism or Fascism), it is primarily middle to old age white guys. Many seriously believe they are becoming a persecuted minority and embrace what can only be construed as a victim mentality.

            The game changing Civil rights movement and a changing national demographic has indeed changed the environment in this country. I don’t think the real fear is even of the government, but of the inevitable change coming down the pike. And no amount of guns are going to stop this change.

          • Anonymous

            Uh huh! I seem to remember that a rag tag bunch of guerillas whupped our backside in southeast Asia using mostly just some “pea shooters” called AK-47’s!

          • Sure. The low tech guerrillas in Iraq and Afghanistan repelled us as well. Though did you miss the line about taking the gloves off? We could have bombed any of those countries back to the stone age had we chosen, though the collateral damage would have been horrific.

          • Anonymous

            We tried that in Viet Nam – see Operation Linebacker – and we still got whupped on the ground! It is called asymmetrical warfare!

          • Anonymous

            Capitalism (ie. $$$$$$$$$)

  • Anonymous

    This whole thing is more liberal BS. I have sold several rifles and shotguns on two internet gun seller websites. By federal law, ALL firearms MUST be shipped to an FFL dealer, who then runs the standard NICS background check on the buyer. Laws to do with shipping of firearms are very specific and detailed.

    In this case both the seller and buyer violated several, if not many “existing laws”, none of which the website could control. So the answer is to make more “laws” to be broken by those with criminal intent. .

    Just how well do you expect this will work? Any better than the laws worked in this case?

    If both buyer and seller, of this firearm were held accountable for THEIR actions that would help ensure that others do this lawfully in the future.

    Their should be laws about people with no understanding of the subject matter, and associated laws and regulations, from writing on subjects that they are totally ignorant of.

    If you talk to the Brady campaign, and the Violence Policy Center, you will get nothing but lies and distortions. It was Josh Sugarmann who, by running video of a machine gun shooting, while talking about “semi auto” guns, convinced millions of Americans, who do not know any better, that “semi-auto” means machine gun, a deliberately flagrant and inflammatory……LIE!

    • Anonymous

      All those dead kids, that a lie too? More liberal bs?

  • PabMainer

    I have purchased several guns on-line and at local public gun shows and have never had the gun directly given to me to hand carry out or sent to me at home…..in Maine either method of purchase requires me (the buyer) to have prearranged with a local gun seller to have the gun shipped directly to them and I have to supply the seller with the gun shop’s FFL (Federal Firearms License)…..when I go to the selected local gun dealer I them am run thru the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background System) and only if appropriate is the gun then delivered to me personally…..On-line gun sales and local gun shows in Maine are not an issue but I do not know about other state’s selling laws….again, the gun is not the issue but the process for obtaining a firearm…..if I wanted to obtain ANY weapon illegally then if so inclined I most likely could do so with cash in hand….the responsible and law respecting gun owner is not the bad person in any scenario….punishment wrongly placed will stop nothing and promote more gun violence and mis-use by those willing and intent on breaking the law…..

  • Anonymous

    The Administration line parroted by the BDN. They actually go out looking for this garbage. Of course, it’s just a coincidence that the cities with the strictest gun control laws have the highest murder rates.
    Just remember, leftist regimes always disarm the masses. It’s what they do.

    • pbmann

      Rightist regimes always disarm the masses it’s what they do. See I can make generalizations too.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, thought the administration was being accused of turning Communist.

    • Anonymous

      Try Bloomberg news as origin. Oh that’s right, you don’t like him/them either. And you’re parroting whom?

      • Anonymous

        I’ll explain this to you because you obviously don’t understand how this works. The BDN chooses specific news stories from outside sources. It chooses stories that fit the slant it wants to portray. There are many stories out there debunking the “pro-gun-control” lobby, BDN just chooses to not print them. Do you understand now? Thanks.

        • Anonymous

          Very well said!

    • Anonymous

      Very good post! If this is correct, the AR-15 had no role in the tragedy! Only the four handguns that were taken into the school. But that does not serve the purpose of all the AR-15 haters who show up on every thread with their diatribes! And of course the B*D*N that continues to “milk” the tragedy!

  • Anonymous

    You guys scream about hyperbole and distortions but then you act like a little regulation is tantamount to a full on firearm ban and a placement in an interment camp. Your complaints and whining are projections of your own poor behavior.

    Just like putting a stop sign at the end of the street in order to prevent collision won’t lead to a ban on cars, neither will control measures for guns done in order to prevent more horrific tragedies lead to a full on ban.

  • Online gun sales are “perfectly legitimate,” Pratt said. “It’s called something that is protected by the Second Amendment.”
    Again, just because something is legal does not necessarily make it a good idea. Ones conscience should be engaged before simply putting profit above all else. Though conscience and judgment are hard to regulate.

    • Anonymous

      This anything goes attitude that uses the Second Amendment (written in 1791) as a scapegoat is the reason why laws need to change. Obviously, we can’t count on some of the more extreme pro-gun people to use common sense and good judgement.

  • Anonymous

    A link to an MSNBC video that is posted below on this thread indicates that the AR-15 rifle the shooter took to the sandy hook school was left in his car (and therefore played no role in the school shooting.) The shooter took four handguns into the school. Yet all of the venom directed toward guns in the tragedy is being directed toward the rifle! Why? Because it serves the “assault rifle” or “assault weapon” haters purpose even when the AR-15 is NOT either of these things!

    • PabMainer

      The Federal and State authorities that supplemented the info for this video state the rifle of controversy was not used and found in the car……secondly, just days prior on Dec. 11th, he tried to buy a rifle but the regulations in place prevented him from doing so….. also, which may be the most interesting info, is this shooter supposedly was at the school the day prior to the 14th and had an altercation and argument with 4 school staff members……it appears that the blame and thus far the proposed solutions have been focused on the wrong things…..Crazy…..

      • Anonymous

        Agreed!

  • Anonymous

    Online gun sales are protected by the Second Amendment? Where was Google in 1776???

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