cempiremtn, Civil War? Really? Which side are you on? The second Amendment is so out of date it needs to be Amended.
Old Man.... I will license my guns just after the last Criminal does....How bad do you want American Citizens disarmed...enough for a civil war? Really?
One day, All people will be required to have a license to have a gun and possibly have to have a liability insurance to go with it, just like a car.
That will be a great day!
Blah. Blah. Blah. When Sen. Manchin, who co-sponsored the back ground check amendment met with parents of some of the slain children he admitted that had it been in effect last year it wouldn't have changed anything. Tells me something. I love how Obummer had his hissy fit and demonstrated to the whole world what an insecure child he really is. He was pissed because he wanted it to pass in the Senate so it could be defeated in the Republican House. Then he and his buddies in the press could point fingers and accuse the G.O.P. of wanting to mow down the children that they didn't already starve to death. Just one more thought on gun control laws. Yesterday in Illinois ( home of some the strictest gun laws in the country ) a guy murdered 5 people. The strange part is that he did it with a gun. Guess we need more laws !!
Fix the educational system in Tucson. Kick out the unions and allow the teachers to teach. Reduce the fat at the top, you do not need administrators making six figure salaries plus very fat benefits, you need teachers.
Just in case all of you haven't been paying attention, there is a background check system in existence and it did not solve anything. There was a assault weapon bad in effect during Colombine, what good did it do. Most folks missed the point that this bill would only affect law-abiding citizens. Law enforcement and the varied attorney generals across the country do not enforce the existing gun laws, and that is a fact. See Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse analysis. If asked for, I can give at least 8 laws that could have prevented many of the shootings, had the federal government decided to hold criminals for their actions. Gabby's husband should be charged with a felony for lieing on form 4473, but because of his status, it will not happen.
Or Mayor is showing great leadership in many areas and he is right-on with summer jobs for our youth. Besides the needed training, establishing a work ethic, keeping them busy in productive activities the benefits of a "pay day" and the satisfaction of personal spending money is a super wonder reward in itself. Come on business leaders join the Mayor with your support.
"and borders don't exist, period"
Oh, yeah? Try taking a gun into Mexico. You'll find out about the meaning of the border pretty damn fast.
Maybe importing fewer low-wage foreign workers (legal and illegal)? Just a thought.
It wouldn't have prevented Newtown even if it was passed 5 years ago. So much for reasoning.
Did you know it would have made a felon out of any pot smoker selling a gun? You might want to *read* the bill before going on a rant. And what's up with all the "Y'all"s ??
Good ole AL, the republican party' answer to Joe Biden.
Maybe if the folks running Tucson and Pima county were more interested in bringing industry and business to the region rather than scaring it away, this would not be a problem. Just a humble observation.
9 of 10 Americans want more Background checks..Bla Bla Bla...what the "Media" does not tell you is that S.649, the Senate Bill just voted on, Would make me a Federal Felon for handing my friends grandson, my pistol to shoot on MY property. And in the Largest Survey Ever of Street Law enforcement officers, Assault Weapons Bans were not a needed, concealed carry permits were good, armed Citizens were not a problem, More Background checks were not needed. See the survey at..PoliceOne.com. It is a police only site, where officers speak their mind. Lets listen to the "Real Experts" on crime in the streets, NOT Politicians.
To Ricardo Small...
Thank you for your rays of optimism in this quagmire. Congratulations and all the best to you.
@ OldTucsonGrandpa You make the case: American society needs a Gun-Toters Anonymous.
You have shown (once again) that you are capable of only linear thought. One of your many problems appears to be your lack of understanding of what the problems facing this country really are -- and you, and most left leaning lemmings, follow only the left-owned and controlled mass media. WHere being a liberal once had very positive connotations (e.g., JFK), people like you have followed "nut cases" like Pelosi and Reid through the rabbit hole and into the downward spiral that is (in my opinion) leadinf to the destruction of the democratic process as the Constitution has defined it. Chicage, home of Obama, has one of the worst gun crime problems in the world -- one would think that if the President has such a forward thinking and insightful philosophy that he would have cleaned up his home district to use as a model. Fact is (and I know that facts really disturb those on the left) the President has NOT lead through example -- he pontificates vis TV based upon opinion poles. That, in my opinion, is neither leadership nor intelligent.
@Kentop Yeah, Danehy's a sore loser. So are several hundred school children and maybe thousands of public employees who, over the last decade, were murdered by gun-toting bastards. So are the 50,000 people who off themselves each year using guns at home. So are the hundreds of thousands more killed, injured, mugged, or threatened and thus traumatized for life by people too easily armed and ready to pull the trigger at the slightest offense ... or none at all.
You do raise one good point: non-job-related gun ownership itself as a mental health issue. Otherwise, why are those destructive little metal contraptions so important to their possessors except as fetish objects, limitless extensions of their power that otherwise only extends to the ends of their arms, a way to get off at hearing a loud noise and watching targets representing living things, and living things themselves, blasted as a result? Something to think about. (You do think?)
How much did you drink before you started writing this article. You sound like a very sore loser. Why dont you put your energy into fighting for mental health issues now instead. By the way, is dumber ass a word
The equal rights amendment was introduced to congress in 1923. It passed the house and senate in 1972. That means it took 50 years just to get it through congress. The states failed to ratify it, even after congress extended the deadline. With that kind of conservative obstinacy, you can't expect quick movement on any major policy change. Womens equality is still an issue, but we've come a long way, baby. The trick is to never give up, keep fighting, keep working for change. Any minor advance is an advance in the right direction. You may not get to the mountaintop, but just getting to the foothills is a major accomplishment.
We shall overcome, some decade.
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