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Old 10-12-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Well, lets see. One group is promoting what caused the tragedy and the other group would like to do away with what caused the tragedy.

The common theme for both is the tragedy.
Wait? What? Who is promoting what caused the tragedy ( a teacher's son with mental illness )?

And someone wants to ban ( teacher's sons with mental illness)?

I think your argument is beyond absurd.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Twenty-six people - mostly children - were killed by gunfire, a
No, they were killed by a mentally ill young man.

No guns drove across the town and shot people on their own.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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These 2nd amendment idiots are as bad as the Westboro Church.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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These 2nd amendment idiots are as bad as the Westboro Church.
LOL....

When you cannot discuss anything slam people...great leftist tactic....pathetic and expected, but still pathetic....
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:24 AM
 
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I think the timing is in bad taste, but it is not like gun control proponents haven't been using Newtown for their own political agenda within minutes of the story breaking.

There is no desire for a "discussion on gun violence", but rather the desire to use a tragedy to push through a preexisting agenda while the opposition is supposed to sit in shame.

And, yes, guns do save lives as well as end them. I have always said that if you truly believe the guns can only be used offensively and for malicious purposes than support the disarmament of the police before the general public, so they can show us firsthand how you don't need a gun to defend yourself.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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No, they were killed by a mentally ill young man.

No guns drove across the town and shot people on their own.

They were killed by guns acquired from a very careless mother, if Adam Lanza's mom didn't have guns this probably would not have occurred. Leaving several guns around here home with a mentally ill son sure shows poor judgment to say the least, there are plenty more out their just like Mrs. Lanza, we see them show up in the news all the time.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Better half of PA
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They were killed by guns acquired from a very careless mother, if Adam Lanza's mom didn't have guns this probably would not have occurred. Leaving several guns around here home with a mentally ill son sure shows poor judgment to say the least, there are plenty more out their just like Mrs. Lanza, we see them show up in the news all the time.
Good luck trying to reason with some of these posters.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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I like the idea of this day being a Guns Save Lives day, but I can't help but wonder if the inverse may be better; the "Gun Free Zones Take Lives Day"?
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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LOL....

When you cannot discuss anything slam people...great leftist tactic....pathetic and expected, but still pathetic....
No one could actually believe this is a good idea except extreme pro-gun zealots, yes the Westboro Church Group comes to mind when you see these type of nuts planning a pro gun day on the anniversary of Newton. Did any of them ask the parents of the murdered children if they thought this was a good idea.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:57 AM
 
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I like the idea of this day being a Guns Save Lives day, but I can't help but wonder if the inverse may be better; the "Gun Free Zones Take Lives Day"?
Here's an article with some actual statistics. Only about one third of mass shootings actually occur in gun free zones:

Study: The U.S. has had one mass shooting per month since 2009
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