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View Poll Results: Should there be an assault rifle ban?
Yes 51 42.15%
No 70 57.85%
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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The rest of Congress is probably cursing themselves out for letting her get there first.
9 bazillion amendments as each one trips over the other to get their version somehow merged into hers.

Knee jerk reaction at its finest hour.
Just a way to get her name in the paper, pretending like she gives a crap... Waste of time, but then, she is a waste of humanity
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Crickets? Do you not consider CBS and ABC to be part of the national media? Or do you just like to complain about "the media"?

Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate - CBS News

Hidden America: Inside Chicago's Gang War | Video - ABC News
This shooting in CT got more attention and calls for action from the media and DC than the entire summer of shootings in Chicago.

Finding a few articles is NOT what the poster meant.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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I'm for it if everyone who votes for it can guarantee, under financial and criminal penalty, that each and every one of these weapons will be off the streets and no one would ever be shot by one again.
LOL...Oh, yes, laws that prevent every crime intended, they pass everyday.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Just a way to get her name in the paper, pretending like she gives a crap... Waste of time, but then, she is a waste of humanity
Apparently, it hasn't sunk in with you that you gun worshipers lost the last election. And you have no chance again with the changing demographics of ever holding the executive again with the current GOP brand that caters to bitter, old, white, men.

So don't be so sure an assault weapons ban won't be in your future.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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But make them incrementally less available.
Instead of 1 gun per person in 50 years there will only be 1 per 2 people. There is huge amount of weaponry in private hands in this country and to assume that anything other than outright confiscation is going to provide any relief from incidents like this is being naive. Matter of fact you may drive more of these guns onto the black market where the value will be exponentially higher.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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What legislation was enacted? If anything, the crime on the South side has only gone up.
I was responding to your claim that the national media is not saying anything about the crime problem in Chicago. They obviously are.

As for legislation, you can look that up on your own, I'm sure.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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During the summer of 2012, over 150 black teens were killed by guns in Chicago alone. Why only crickets from congress and the national media...
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have tried to push for gun control [to no avail] but there are no blacks in the Senate to push for it in the upper house. That is why it is very important to have diversity in the government.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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She, along with other members of Congress, probably spent all weekend writing up bill proposals to save America.

The mentality of "get rid of the guns = get rid of the violence" abounds.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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You're average mass murder in this recent incident obtained them illegally, I don't know if you're aware of this as it has been overlooked but Lanza tried to buy guns a few days before he committed this act and was denied.
Irrelevant. Market value wins, legally or illegally. Every little degree of difficulty helps.

Perhaps if they were extraordinarily costly, his mother wouldn't have owned one either.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Bethesda, MD
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And even less from Rahm. I guess because they are only killing themselves and it's gang, drug related so they are culling the criminals by their own hand. I'd wager there's some innocent deaths there but most are one criminal killing another over stupid reasons.

And they probably have acknowledged to themselves that the guns were most likely obtained illegally.
Restrictions and bans would do Chicago no good.
Actually, the criminals are killing innocent bystanders as well. Three children were killed, while playing outside. There was relatively little news coverage regarding the incident.

It appears as though violence in the ghetto is normalized and expected, therefore, there's no need for any outrage, as long as it doesn't spill over into the desirable non black areas. For this reason, I can't take the gun control debate seriously.
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