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The Gun Debate Distraction

February 24, 2013

To the Reader’s Forum: Once again New York has attempted to fix a problem by making it worse, dismissing past failures of tight gun restrictions....

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GioAllie

Mar-06-13 10:29 PM

you heard it here first folks--the poll numbers in which 92% of Americans polled, agree with universal background check measures, are simply an "overestimate?" Would 90% or 88% or 51% be less "over estimated?" That's more than a gun debate distraction, that's a fallacy.

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Badnewsbear

Mar-05-13 1:21 AM

Crazy Uncle Joe...he knows not what he says...Can anyone really take these people seriously on this topic? "Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, "[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."

Coincidentally, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., was charged Monday with reckless handling of a firearm after doing just that."

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Badnewsbear

Mar-05-13 1:03 AM

Crazy Uncle Joe does't even believe the load they're shoveling: “Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now”

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Badnewsbear

Mar-05-13 12:34 AM

First of all, you overestimate your "majority" status. Secondly, unless your a member of the Pawn Sheeple, you can't possibly believe that the "national platform" is about anything other than controlling law abiding citizens. Anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge about guns knows that none of the proposals will have any effect on the areas you mention. Without massive forced registration and buybacks (ie. confiscation)implementation of "universal" background checks would be impossible to implement. As for illegal transfer, you used the key word, illegal. None of these laws would prevent this, hence, it is already illegal.As for mental health, they don't even scratch the surface. Yes, I can honestly say that they will not save a single innocent life, as they will have no effect whatsoever on the individuals perpetrating the crimes. They only affect law abiding citizens. Period.

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GioAllie

Mar-04-13 7:47 PM

badnews--as you know, my response to YOUR QUESTION was directed to you and you alone.

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GioAllie

Mar-04-13 7:14 PM

for starters, you're in the minority. The rest of your argument borders on distraction. The national reform platform deals with universal background checks, the illegal transfer of weapons, and a more closely studied mental illness effect on gun violence.No one, including youself, can honestly say those issues will not prevent another innocent gun death.

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Badnewsbear

Mar-04-13 1:25 PM

No, today. 1. Pro gun control = uneducated (ie. ignorant, sheeple, pawns) 2. There is no such thing as an assault rifle; cosmetics do not enhance capabilities 3. No currently passed (ie. NY) or proposed laws will help to reduce crime or prevent unstable people from doing evil things; they only reduce the rights of law-abiding citizens. There you go, the basics in the gun debate. Do you have a coherent thought of your own to put forth?

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GioAllie

Mar-04-13 12:31 PM

perhaps --tomorrow.

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Badnewsbear

Mar-04-13 11:19 AM

Funny, the person demanding that we get back to the gun debate is the only person who is yet to make a coherent statement on the topic.

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GioAllie

Mar-03-13 6:42 PM

perhaps tomorrow---------

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GioAllie

Mar-03-13 5:01 PM

will all you wrongfully wronged righties let us know when you plan on returning this site to a topic the rest of us may be interested in? Thank you.

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Badnewsbear

Mar-02-13 6:22 PM

"will not distract congress from passing universal background check legislation" Please enlighten us with your wisdom. Please explain your understanding of exactly what a Universal Background Check is and, if passed, precisely how it would be implemented.

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GioAllie

Mar-02-13 11:29 AM

gun debate distractions will not distract congress from passing universal background check legislation. Keep your guns, but be ready on your next purchase--everyone.

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GioAllie

Mar-02-13 8:32 AM

--these---

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GioAllie

Mar-01-13 1:38 PM

another debate distraction--

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GioAllie

Mar-01-13 9:02 AM

more distractions from the issue.

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formerlyphil

Feb-28-13 12:39 PM

hey evos in case you haven't noticed guns are a source of pride & freedom.

i'm sorry.

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50s4ever

Feb-28-13 12:14 PM

evos does that mean the police will sweep the housing projects in Chicago, confiscate all illegal weapons and send people to jail who had them? Or will gangsta rappers and NFL players caught with illegal guns actually go to jail? Uh-huh...sure.

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GioAllie

Feb-28-13 10:51 AM

Are you back, lonerider--just a tip from last nite--bear became a bit miffed that I borrowed one of his terms--now you know very well that I don;t object when you use my material, but be a bit careful with bear.....for the good of the blog.

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critix

Feb-27-13 9:12 PM

Lets see. It's a new day. 2A = PERFECT AS IS. Stock Up / Load Up. Stand. SHEEPVILLE = not an option.

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GioAllie

Feb-27-13 8:47 PM

bear-you've made your position on Q&A clear on the "fools" site--perhaps one of your associates would care to play your little game---you have totally distorted my opinion, but I am not in the least surprised.Enjoy.

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Badnewsbear

Feb-27-13 8:14 PM

Allie, I've got another question for you. Based on the fact you you and your friends seem to believe that guns are bad and should not exist, is it your position that crime did not exist before the invention of the gun?

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Badnewsbear

Feb-27-13 8:08 PM

Wow, someone needs a major lesson in cause and effect. The guns are just tools and sporting equipment. They don't make people violent. People have free will and they make the ultimate decision as to whether they are going to act in a civilized manner or behave as an animal. By this reasoning, these laws would need to be expanded to include knives, baseball bats, hammers, crow bars, all blunt objects and on and on and on.....Where does it stop? If you want to solve the violent culture issue, promote PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY. Don't blame the tool, blame the mechanic.....

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GioAllie

Feb-27-13 8:06 PM

well stated....

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evos

Feb-27-13 7:59 PM

We have a violent culture because revere, if not worship guns and hold them up as a source of pride and freedom. If we were more concerned about public safety instead of gun ownership half of our problems could be solved.

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