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.

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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

So you agree, the laws need to be made stronger so "good people" can't get them, and then criminals can't steal them. Very good winnie.

Dr. Information

@Big Dog, no that is not what he is saying at all.

Randy_Marsh

So you are all for punishing law abiding citizens, Figures you are all for indefinate incarceration and drone killing too.

4shizzle

Randy_Marsh

There's a drone flying around you.

Randy_Marsh

Don't you wish.

4shizzle

If you still consider the deaths of those two al Qadea terrorists as "... punishing law abiding citizens... ", despite the evidence otherwise, I would suspect paranoia on your part.

Randy_Marsh

You are talking of banning weapons you know nothing about because you are afraid of unknown boogy men comming after you and you want to call me parinoid? HA! The droning sets presidence, If he can kill a citizen without a trial (The 16 year old was not known for anything)They can throw you in jail without a trial and kill you.If bush did it i bet you would see different, But its a democrat so your fine with it, Just like certain other citizens in history that turned a blind eye to government abuses.

4shizzle

No, I never said to ban weapons.
How about big clips for starters?
Why do you need all the guns and bullets anyway?
Are YOU frightened of the boogy men? The government?
Yes,the government.
The government is going to send the 101st Airborne Division against you and you are going to defeat them, and then you are going to shoot all those drones out of the sky that are spying on you.

You probably support those nut job militia groups.

Randy_Marsh

Really? Obama says ban "Assualt" weapons you would jump on it like a good worshiper does. How about its a stupid law that covers everything from AR-15's to BB guns for "High capacity magazines"? How about it is my right to own as many as i want? No I am not afraid but obviously YOU are. The founding fathers saw your type 250 years ago and yes you people I consider a reason for owning them, You agree with indefinate incarceration and killings without trial. Probably not the 101st airbourne, But in the past they have rounded up citizens for nothing less than being a different race (Look it up FDR thew grand poobah of the left pulled that one off) And yes i do support the legal militias that do one weekend a month as a state Nat Guard. Any more questions you want to ask? I liken you people to ardent Nazi followers that are blind to everything other than your Furher.

4shizzle

I liken you to a paranoid, ranting , irrational ,anti-govt (except it being Republican) nut-job, who would go on a shooting spree.

Randy_Marsh

Those facts irritate you huh?

4shizzle

No, they are not facts.
By the way- back at you too. Are you irritated? (I dont care)
The only fact is that I am wasting my time replying to you.

Randy_Marsh

They arent? Wow, Just because you said so they arent? Wow, Just Wow. You can change all of history with a opinion? Facts are hard to ague with and ignoring them shows your sort of messed up in the head, Or just not very smart. Either way You have shown you have nothing to contribute.

4shizzle

WOW, I dont care what you say---Mr. Waste of Time.

Randy_Marsh

Ignoring facts, Brushing by logic and strive on to your gods will you unthinking multitudes of voter stock. You now realize why we refer to you people as Lemmings? HA!

4shizzle

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4shizzle

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Randy_Marsh

Musta hit a nerve you have lost that last of what sense you actually had.

vicariouslyAlive

it's blatantly ignorant comments like that which makes things worse... you claim to be so disheartened by the current event in CT and yet you use perpetrating similar events as a joke? you, sir or madam, have lost any and all credibility in my eyes as to being a caring individual. thank you and good day.

dontcare

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Randy_Marsh

@Dontcare
Follow your onw advice and quit trying to label people, How about that? Its funny you leftist whine about everything under the sun and ignore the actual facts by trying to put down those that say them. You people are freakin dillusional.

dontcare

Randy, please take a deep breath. Call someone and talk, it will make you feel better. Tomorrow when the weather breaks you can go out and play army and pretend your protecting us against the government.

dontcare

Bush got us into Iraq that accounted for 3,000 Americans killed,... no trial.

4shizzle

Correct.
He should be put on trial.

Dr. Information

and your Muslim Messiah Barry put us into Afghanistan.....Americans killed weekly, he should be on trial too. But wait....Oh I forgot....the liberals will say...its Bush's fault. Chump Change you posters are.

dontcare

No, Bush put us into Afghanistan too. You can have your own opinion but you can't have your own facts.

dontcare

Are you talking about Gitmo that Bush started and the drones keep American Soldiers from being in harms way. Bush came up with the "enemy combatant" designation so the Geneva Convention or the Constitution didn't apply. Obama ok'd the play to kill Bin Ladin and got us out of Iraq, two pretty good things wouldn't you say? oh yea saved the car industry too

rjk1915

The plural of "knife" is "knives".

Dr. Information

I have 2.... .22LR guns. Both semi automatic. But because one has a wood stock and looks like a regular gun its not deemed an Assault Rifle. My other .22 is the same gun, same caliber, same semi automatic firing mechanism, same 10 round clip as my other gun, but because it has a military look to it, its called an AR (assault rifle). Makes absolutely NO SENSE.

Also handguns at a close range are just as effective, just as deadly and can be reloaded even faster.....AND lets not forget they can be concealed easier as well.

So whats next...attack handguns?

The Big Dog's back

So you take the nra position, more guns.

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