I'm not afraid of guns. I'm afraid of the people who "need" guns. Likewise, I do not fear people who vote for Republicans. I fear the Republicans.
Guns made Ms. Giffords what she is today. Without guns she would be an unknown.
If stalking is a felony then no additional legislation is required, felons can't possess firearms. If it isn't a felony, make it one.
90,000 votes each. next election we may have 50,000 illegals voting.
I wonder how many illegals are conservative. It can't be all of them.
Col. McSally is a combat vet, as is Capt. Kelly. Gabby Giffords took a bullet in the course of pursing the best ideals of government, doing so with the advice and consent of the governed. They differ on many political ideas but agree that convicted stalkers should not have guns. Nobody in their right mind, including the NRA to which I belong, wants them to have guns. Yet many here in these comments exhibit the maturity of a 7 year old and the meanness of a schoolyard bully in their posts, showing their ignorance and arrogance for all to see.
How far we have fallen when we cant trust our neighbors and put them in the same category as criminals. I grew up in an anti gun household, and it blows my mind that a fairly large minority of people live in such fear of others. I am now a gun owner and target shooter. I have been called a right wing, bible thumping gun nut just for enjoying target shooting. It has become quite humorous as the quality of there debate really exposes their ignorance and / or blatant lack of intelligence. If only these trolls actually got to know me. They would see the irony and i could probably convince them to stop treating me like a criminal. The best thing about living in this great country is that i do not need to defend myself against the rhetoric of an angry mob as we are a nation of laws and not a nation of mob rule. 99.99999999999999% of gun owners have never hurt anyone. So why target law abiding citizens. I asked my dad what he would do if someone broke in while he was home. He said he would hit them in the head with an aluminum pipe that he keeps close by. Does anyone else see the fallacy of his counterpoint? BTW, for those of you with lack of imagination and intelligence, a pipe to you skull is not pretty.
David, thanks for taking our views into account. It's unfortunate that when most of us talk about public schools all we have experienced is TUSD. The only recourse we have if we object to their agenda is to support the cutting of funding, based on the waste, fraud and mismanagement.
And the man in charge of that is making more than $200,00 per year.
Thus our frustration.
But thanks for your balanced comments in regards to her.
It really makes me sad to see that Giffords is still suffering so severly from her LIBERAL DEMOCRAT inflicted brain injury.
Love it when the losers make demands on the winners.
You want me to believe that the NRA wants convicted stalkers to have guns? I don't think so.
Because good guys with guns never, EVER make a mistake and accidentally kill innocent people.
"Police across the country are under assault. They are our first line of defense."
The Second Amendment is your first line of defense. Take some responsibility for yourself. The police aren't there to protect you. That's YOUR duty. The police are there to blast your pets and then take a report.
So Ken your solution for bad guys with guns is not to try to have fewer bad guys with guns but to have more good guys with guns? Let's have a big ol' shoot out at the OK corral and hope that some of the good guys are among those left standing. Awesome. With attitudes like yours, no wonder guns kill 10 times per capita the number of people in the US compared to Canada.
Right now the biggest problem is rogue cops stalking young black men. I agree that the cops should be disarmed, in light of their having killed over 600 people in the last year nation wide. They should only be allowed to use weapons for defense after a proven attack, not because they are afraid of people who aren't white. I am disappointed that the Tucson Weakly is so into fads and so loose with the facts.
Rick - Yes, I would have been surprised to NOT see Barber's name supporting the Cromnibus bill with the giveaways to Citibank and the land to a foreign mine co., he's made some really horrible votes in Congress. It's why he's the only Democrat I didn't vote for, I voted write-in "Someone Better". While I'm not looking forward to a Congresswoman McSally, I'm not shedding any tears over her 167 vote win.
CD02 is a very competitive district - after 2 easy wins Gabby almost lost to the likes of Jesse Kelly in 2010, and has been very closes races since. McSally shouldn't get too comfortable in her new DC digs, and hopefully we get a real Democratic nominee in 2016.
Martha, we have enough anti-gun laws already. The gun isn't a bad thing. The bad people are the bad thing. The more good guys carrying guns every day, the safer everyone is. Please remember this when the gun-grabbers want to spread their loony ideas. Also remember, our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. More guns everywhere means a safer place. We need to keep the right to self-protection and in a world that is more dangerous every day, (see Muslim extremism for example), don't add to the insanity of disarming the public and turning us all into victims. It's against the Constitution, anyway.
Sorry Mark. You might wait to push your "defenseless" idea until after the threatened riots.
Police across the country are under assault. They are our first line of defense.
So...if they are, we are.
Why not give it a go in Australia?
Martha by a nose ;-}
One of the last votes, if not the last vote, Barber cast was in favor of the budget deal (Cromnibus). In doing so, when he had a chance to stand as a true progressive, he voted yes on a bill that benefited the same Wall Street slime who nearly bankrupted the nation, further damaged the EPA, gave Navajo land to yet another foreign mining corporation and sold elected officials to the highest bidders. Even Jeff Flake voted against this legislative nightmare.
Nice work Ron.
Now that there's funny!
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