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Mark Aaron

You can thank the NRA and its defenders for the massive proliferation of rapid-fire high-capacity weapons terrorizing America. Including its schools and churches.

Kelly Naschke

What did the NRA or any of its supportes have to do with ? Please provide specific examples.

Kelly Naschke

Well...it’s been almost two hours since I posed my question to little Marky...and no response. Apparently he can’t find any facts to support his baseless , preconceived,standard liberal talking points. I am thinking he should change his cute little emoji from “facts”....to “fool”.

Mark Aaron

Leroy: [Please provide specific examples.]

What you do all the time Leroy, glorify guns, act as if arming yourself to the teeth and hating our government is somehow patriotic. If anyone suggests checking the proliferation of weapons you attack with venomous vigor.

Tim Thompson

I'll tell you the NRA's solution: less regulation, more guns, heck, maybe everybody should carry firearms, so they can prevent future attacks. I'm sorry, most "Liberals" are not for abolishing the 2nd Amendment, they are for sensible gun regulation, I'm a Liberal and I believe people should have the right to own weapons, such as pistols, hunting rifles, and shotguns. But these military-grade semi-automatics like the AR-15's? "Why, why do regular, average people need these, I don't think the Founding Fathers intended for this to be the status quo" I said to a guy I know. "Oh yes they did, because the 2nd Amendment was written to allow The People to be able to arm themselves in case the government turned tyrannical." "So we need all these millions of semi-automatics in this country, millions and millions of rounds of ammunition, let people stockpile as much as they want, no checks?" "Of course, The People will need this kind of weaponry in order to fight the Government, if and when it becomes tyrannical, because they will be able to command soldiers that have a lot more firepower." This is the mentality. Unbelievable. There is never going to be any meaningful, sensible gun control if and until the Dems are able to flip Congress, probably both houses.

Carlos Ponce

Dems had both Houses and the presidency. Why didn't they enact what you call "meaningful, sensible gun control"? Political suicide.

Tim Thompson

They did, a 10-year ban on semi's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban)was signed by Bill Clinton in 1994. It was not renewed when it expired in 2004. It is not political suicide, again, if the Dems ever get control of both houses I do believe they will try again. The NRA used to make campaign donations to Democrats too, in years past, but for quite a while now they haven't bothered so they give all of their substantial lobbying money to Republicans. You may make the argument that the Dems will not regain both houses, or the presidency, for a long time, many more years, that may end up being true but it is still to be seen.

Carlos Ponce

The ban had virtually no effect. So why didn't the Dems re-introduce when they had the House, the Senate and the Presidency? Obama promised, but....
"Obama and his aides don’t want to spark a backlash from the NRA and voters who cling to their guns—especially as Democrats ride toward a difficult mid-term election. On this dicey topic, Obama cares most about ducking a political bullet." In other words-it would be POLITICAL SUICIDE.
http://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2010/05/obama-puts-silencer-assault-weapons-ban/
And from your source:
"A 2004 critical review of firearms research by a National Research Council committee said that an academic study of the assault weapon ban "did not reveal any clear impacts on gun violence outcomes". The committee noted that the study's authors said the guns were used criminally with relative rarity before the ban and that its maximum potential effect on gun violence outcomes would be very small."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban
Mother Jones is on the Liberal approved reading list.[beam]

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