NRA: Don't read this

Matt Westerhold
Dec 23, 2012

But most people cannot look away. They can only watch and grieve for those families, for those parents whose lives will never again be normal.

For now this tragedy is embedded in the American consciousness. For now. Perhaps the images of those beautiful children and courageous educators will stay embedded and we won't forget. And as a nation, maybe, just maybe, there will be forward movement that begins to address this persistent problem; this persistent debate.

The National Rifle Association weighed in on Friday, suggesting the solution to the epidemic of mass shootings should be addressed by placing armed guards at every school door. If it's a war you want, it's a war the NRA is willing to back.

The founding of the nation came from the end of a musket, and the fascination with weapons is natural and has grown. There is little need to regulate the very clear right of law-abiding citizens to own weapons. Yet there is still a need.

*Get the Sunday Register today at a newsstand near you or buy the e*Paper here for the rest of the column.

Most people would agree that private individuals should not be allowed to develop their own arsenal of nuclear weapons. By way of the NRA's logic in it's support of semi-automatic weapons and 60-round magazine ammunition, that's a violation of the Second Amendment.

Comments

The Big Dog's back

gila, your posts have nothing to do with the subject.

2cents
2cents

Double

beepx22

People don't seem to have a problem with our Money, Politicians, Wealthy, Gold, being protected, but mention equal protection for our kids and people flip...

Kimo

Re: it was my ar-15 .223 cal semi-automatic with a 20 round clip. that got a few rabbits.

I used a single shot 410.
It just takes one shot.
Give'm a little lead and you won't bite into any shot.

Red Dot reloads and I didn't have to worry about killing someone in the next county.

Still have that 410 so when you republicans kill my social insecurity I can go back to living off the land...............

Kimo

RE:now deranged and emotionally unstable people have a sure fire way to get noticed.

Yup
Post NRA propaganda....

vicariouslyAlive

i take a full clip because i plan on shooting more than one moron... past the rabbit limit i also look for coyote tracks and other small game that are in season... you really are as dense as you portray yourself... and i also use a rifle because i don't like getting surprised by bird shot when im eating... call it proactive or just plane smart... but taking steps to avoid chipping teeth instead of just praying i dont find a pellet the hard way seems a bit smarter than your route... just throwing that out there.

and incase you failed to take a physics class while you were in school, the angle of approach has everything to do with shooting... if i'm shooting at a rabbit that stands at max 10 inches off the ground (when propped up on hind legs) i'd have to be laying on my belly to get my round to go any further than a few feet past the mark... in case that was too hard for you to understand, if im shooting at something at the ground the bullet lands 2ft maximum behind the target if i'm aiming at it's highest point. the only way for a round to "go into the next county" would be if i shot it into the air... and last i checked rabbits don't nest in trees... use some common sense before you start typing.

and my comments about the media being a surefire way to get these people famous didn't come from the NRA. it came from a forensics expert after the school shooting in Germany a little while back. i can post the link if you'd like. but remember, the last person that questioned my information got stuffed quite thoroughly.

all an ar-15 is is a convertible wood stock rifle. it allows me to put on and take of equipment depending on what im hunting while also allowing me to change the caliber of my rifle without having to own 2 separate rifles. which means i buy 1 and a half rifles, and save the difference in cost. i can easily put on a flash light or bipod without tools, and i can change sighting systems depending on what im hunting without tools. i chose that gun platform for the ease of transition, not because people think it's scary... but in case someone should try to enter my home... big and scary is a bonus.

any other asinine remarks you'd care to add to your stupidity?

The Big Dog's back

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Dr. Information

and once again Big, you bring nothing to the table but pointless forum attacks.

Dr. Information

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

The Big Dog's back

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Dr. Information

Thank you for proving my point.

The Big Dog's back

Oh, by the way, Merry Christmas everyone.

Randy_Marsh

@Big dog
Merry Christmas to you as well, Stay safe out there.

2cents

http://www.usarightnow.com/

(homicides this year:
info rates per 100,000 people are decreasing steadily since 1991, and are now back at the levels of the mid 1960's after being at twice the current rate in the 70's and 80's. Current estimates are based on CDC data.)

2cents

(1,192,131 abortions in the U.S. this year)

I see what sets off the far right. The media goes nuts with the kids murdered in CT but this country is ok with wacking over a million unborns this year. We are really a messed up society!

Interesting stat website I stumbled upon..

Merry Christmas, I think!

Kimo

Re:any other asinine remarks you'd care to add to your stupidity?

Nah, you pretty much told me all I need to know about you, and your arsenal.

I got used to eating a little lead shot when I hunted ducks and pheasants.
Open water ducks would dive down, eat the lead off the bottom of the bay, get lead in their butt, and that made them fly a little slower.

It all worked out.

Contango

Thousands are protesting a single rape in India.

Why are the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Pres. Obama and other black leaders not calling for protests in Chicago and other major cities over gang related gun violence?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/25/wo...

The Big Dog's back

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Contango

"Cornel West: Politicians Only Talk Gun Control When ‘Vanilla’ People Get Shot":

http://atlantadailyworld.com/201...

Blowfish

He is but does that mean he's wrong?

Blowfish

They do its a regular event. Not much good but its an effort.
http://www.dailyherald.com/artic...

People in New Delhi are rioting due to government inaction and apathy towards rape. Are you calling for riots like when MLK was shot or Rodney King verdict to stop gun violence?

EZOB

O'Bama's girls attend a school with 8 armed security guards and they are in the process of hiring another one. Oh wait, that's for his kids, they don't have to belong to our Health Care Plan either. Their rules don't apply to us.

The Big Dog's back

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Dr. Information

No solution from the little puppy. Just more countless pointless rantings.......Where's the solution little puppy? You have all the answers but when facts are thrown in your face you can't deal with them and do what liberals do the best....DEFLECT. LOL, you are a pretty weak forum poster. For someone who has so much air, there is really no substance.

Blowfish

This is not about the NRA. NRA has the same relationship that Family Planning has to the abortion issue. Its the face of the real divisions in America. Be thankful that the American people have someone to negotiate with. The NRA is not the lion its the lion tamer.

Attention fellow libs,

Hardly any future deaths will be prevented from constitutional legislation that can pass both Houses. Will be a lot of huffing and puffing but not a darn thing will happen. Citizens will have the right to own personal fire arms for the next 50 years... Unless the a president is willing to take on the most serious constitutional crisis since Lincoln. What non-gun nuts fail to realize is that the 2nd Amendment for some is not only the most important part of the Constitution--it's a religion. We have a better chance eliminating Islam from Iran than we do banning guns. The fear die-hard 2nd Amendment backers had was irrational up to this point. President Obama knows this. He is way to smart to take on this Constitutional juggernaut. At the slightest hint of more gun control, look what happens. Gun shops around the country are reporting sales of almost $1,000,000/day! This is not what President needs at this time. If he wants his real agenda to be derailed, attack the 2nd Amd. The President will stall, stall, stall, until this dies down. Emotions are high and pro-gun control proponents will demand action. Obama will throw us libs a bone with this BS commission headed by the Vice President. At best, a grand-slam homerun would be national legislation that mirrors Connecticut's current laws with metal health provisions. Don't hold your breath.

My reasoning for his calculated inaction. President Obama despises personal fire arms but fears another American Civil War even more. This theoretical war would be one of the most devastating wars in recorded history. You thought North vs South was bad, try neighbor versus neighbor. This would very likely turn into third world war. I guarantee he will not light this keg because this will be his legacy. He will not go down as the president that disarmed/destroyed America.

I voted for Obama both elections because he was smart. I support fully support his health care initiatives and fiscal polices. Bad idea to attack legal gun owners.

EZOB

For those that had difficulty understanding My post, My grand children have are entitled to as much safety as Politicians children. By using the word entitled just maybe the Far-Left Liberals will understand what I'm saying.

crazyrick

ITS PEOPLE CONTROL, NOT GUN CONTROL

EZOB

You raise gas price 2.00 a gallon and the low and middle class really suffer. The rich feel no or very little. Tax a millioaire 5% more and nothing will change in His every day life, same driving habits, same vacations, and same food. When the Middle class starts paying another 2-3 thousand a year there is going to be a huge impact. Oh yes, it's coming, They want us to fall off the Cliff.

Pages