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.

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Dr. Information

Where in my post did I say that. My point was the Assault Rifle term is a joke. Its nothing more than a pretty looking, military wanna be semi automatic rifle. No more no different. If the look of these style of guns scare you then I guess dressing a Prius up like a Ferrari would scare you as well. Same analogy. Educate yourself before you try spouting off about guns you have ZERO clue about.

The Big Dog's back

OK, from now on they will be referred to as weapons of mass murder.

Dr. Information

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jes1413

That seems like an appropriate term actually, so long as alchohol, cars, cigarettes, bombs, drugs, etc. are included.

jes1413

Just watched the news.. I guess we should ban arson and also parole for previously convicted murderers. Or instead of banning parole, the next time someone grants parole to a murderer, and that person goes out and kills again, the judge should be locked in a cell with the murderer the rest of his/her life. That might help.

richrs

The judge has nothing to do with parole. At least in Ohio.

dontcare

ah...arson is banned

2cents

My big guy has only 10 rounds, is very acurate as well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a...

Kimo

A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man wounded in a shooting at a crowded bar in Bellevue, Washington, early Monday.

600 people in the bar and only one gun in the bar????

What is wrong with the other 599 people?

Don't those dummies know they would be safer packing heat?

Did some CCW miss a chance to be a hero?

Lots of questions here.

Kimo

The police chief in Webster, N.Y., says that four firefighters were shot while responding to a blaze in the town near Rochester and that two are dead. (Dec. 24)

What's the answer to this?

Machine gun on the fire truck?

2cents

A real death penalty that is carried out, clean out the gean pool.

2cents

Did you see the news, he wacked his grandmother, did jail time was out and set a trap for these guys. Long criminal history. Sounds like Sandusky. Death penalty right! Hope he was not a sperm donor too!

totallyamazed

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Is "Big Dog" Matt Westerhold's alias?....lol. Big Dog's sure keeping this bedtime story going. Here I'll add some fuel.....

GO NRA!!! MORE GUNS LESS CRIME BABY
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OMG.LOL.WT_

Why don't we ban all Assault weapons? Assault bats, Assault knives, Assault sharp sticks, Assault stones, I could go on all day.... Did y'all know there is a thing called verbal Assault? Ban people spouting off too. Oh, I guess we already have that. Watch what you say or they can call you a terrorist and ship you off to Gitmo. Merry Christmas to all.

The Big Dog's back

Here we go. Just like Global warming had to be changed to climate change, assault weapons will have to be changed to weapons of mass murder. The right wing mind, a myth.

dontcare

verbal assault is banned, your point is really weak. Baseball bats are not designed to kill, some knives are banned because of their design, sharp sticks used as weapons are banned. Guns designed to kill should be banned as well. 100 round banana clips aren't used for hunting, they should be banned.

vicariouslyAlive

the problem isn't too many guns. the problem is too many unlawful guns... just like the problem isn't too many drugs, just too many unlawful drugs... look at the pain killer epidemic... there are plenty of law abiding citizens that need pain killers as a result of accidents... so they go to the doctor and get a pain prescription and get their pills and live a life as normal as possible... then you have others that fake symptoms and try to get their hands on pills to just abuse or sell them... so by taking the logic of some of you people that means any time there is anything that can be aquired legally but is abused by another group of people it should be banned... so millions of people should be striped of their pain medication just because there's people out there that abuse it... same goes for guns. there are far more people in the the states the legally own and carry weapons in a responsible manner than those that have them illegally... and they never make the news unless they are saving lives... and even then it's down played to a "yay he helped" mentality... it's only when someone does something illegal with a gun that it gets any sort of attention... yes, we've had a dozen gun related massacres in the last few decades... but when those people misusing guns are put up against the number of people properly using guns... the numbers are greatly slanted to the responsible people...

it's already illegal to own assault weapons. in every place that there was a massacre it was already illegal to have a gun on the premises... and for most of the guns used, it was illegal for those perpetrators to even own them... (the columbine shooters using hand guns and the CT shooting the guy was carrying a hand gun... you have to be 21 bfore you can purchase those and the fact thaw sawing off the barrel of a shot gun is highly illegal.) so already there were a multitude of laws broken to insure safety from gun violence and yet, they prevented nothing. the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result... we've tried writing laws... they didn't work. we've tried regulation, it didn't work... it's time to try something new...

and yes, there are armed guards at banks... but not all of them. and if you look at most of the robberies that were committed, they happened at banks without guards. and when they happened at a bank with a guard, the guard was sorely out gunned. i have a few guns... and i know that an armed guard with tons of experience is still not match for few people with shot guns wanting to rob a bank...

Kimo

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Randy_Marsh

They envisioned a society where the citizens were indefinately incarcerated and killed without a trial on the whim of a ruler though so I think they did a pretty good job myself.

dontcare

Could you explain what you're talking about?

Randy_Marsh

@Dontcare
Try to keep up with the times and maybe you will learn somthing. Turn off the MSNBC and check out the patriot act and the NDAA and the admin defending its right to incarcerate and kill citizens without a trial. The same things our constitution protects us from as it was abused by the king of england. Seriously, You have google, Try it somtimes and you will no longer feel the need to ask questions all the time.

dontcare

You are so ignorant of the facts that you confuse me. Bush, your hero, started the Patriot Act. Bush started to incarcerated prisoners in Gitmo without a trial. I can explain history to you but I can't understand it for you. I for one and fine with the fact that Osama Bin Lader and his henchmen are being killed without a trial. Please read a book, start with something simple with a lot of pictures. Doesn't the Aryan Nation print some second grade readers.

Randy_Marsh

@Dontcare
Bush is not my hero but he should be yours, After all you elected Bush 2.0 not once but twice. Bin lade was not a CITIZEN,He is not covered and it was a plus to get him, HOWEVER The admin is defending killing US CITIZENS and indefinatly incarcerating CITIZENS of the US. You might know this if you tried just a little bit to look up anything, But i am assured you never look up anything but rather get your infor from MSNBC of any other left wing rubbish.
Even your MSNBC does not agree with it and that says somthing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k... Now look up the NDAA and put the two together like any rational human would.
The President will promptly sign NDAA Section 1031 into law, codifying who is eligible for "Detention under the law of war without trial." Without a trial, there is no chance to tell a judge that the government has no evidence. The worst thing about this law is that it originally exempted U.S. citizens, but now it dangerously does not specify either way (i.e. is "statutorily agnostic") -- because the Obama administration asked to REMOVE the exemption for citizens." This from Change.org, Even his own backers know it is wrong.http://www.change.org/petitions/...
Have fun Lemming.

dontcare

Randy, please relax, take a deep breath and realize your wrong. YOu have to know that the left is actually right. Please voluntariy turn in your guns before you hurt yourself. Instead of play acting for real, get a sony playstation there are alot of games where you can be a hero, you don't have to have a real gun. You can shoot bad guys and act like your rushing into buildings and saving people, you can even pretend to save all of us from the government if you want. I even think they have games now where you can play online against imaginary enemies.

Randy_Marsh

@dontcare
Didnt read it huh ? Guess what, You are the ignorant one and everone knows it, I have posted the links you would have to be retarded to reply, But you did. Guess what retard, You have been found to be mentally lacking. When you learn to read let the rest of us know so we can not waste our time trying to post crap to you when you are too stupid to even google anything.

dontcare

I don't have to google my opinions like you do. Unlike you, people dont tell me what to think. Now Im gonna watch doomsday preppers, then Im gonna watch Glenn Becks Christmas....I have it taped. Im then gonna watch Bill Oreily highlights from last year so I know what to think about things. Then Im gonna attend a protest against smart people, because they never agree with me. (once again this is sarcasm, google that)

jes1413

Do you think people didn't murder each other in the 1700s? Come on, get a grip.

Kimo

That constitution was drafted by a bunch thieves that stole land from the Indians and wanted to be sure they had guns to shoot the Indians that didn't agree. The meek did not inherit the earth; they ended up on a reservation.

Randy_Marsh

The move back to wherever and leave the rest of us alone if you do not like the freedoms the constitution provides. North Korea might be a good fit for you, They have no rights and agree with the whole shooting dissidents thing.
Yours didnt rhyme so you are slacking.

Contango

@ Kimo:

"The meek"? Tell that to the many settlers that were massacred. The respective ways of life were incompatible.

Gen. Sherman (a good OH boy) had the buffalo slaughtered, thus eliminating the Plains Indians' food supply.

Amendments are how the Constitution is changed

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