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.
After decades of NRA membership and upon the NRA's attack of the BLM's proposed recreational shooting closure on the Ironwood National Monument, where shooters regularly mow down giant saguaro cacti with high powered long guns, I resigned. The NRA got one of their political lackeys, Arizona's Jeff Flake, to introduce a bill that would require an act of Congress for a resource management agency to close an area to recreational shooting. Upon Gabby Gifford's and Mark Kelly's formation of Americans for Responsible Solutions (http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.or…) I sent money to begin offsetting my decades of regretable support for the NRA.
One day in the not-too-distant future, we will all look back on this era and marvel at the idiocy that marks our current political discourse. Anarchists are being heralded as defenders of freedom, while those who cry out for common sense are being called socialists and Nazis -- and the desires of a vast majority of 9 out of 10 Americans are ridiculed by sycophantic media whores who unabashedly pander to the powerful forces of greed and paranoia. It is all a shameful carnival of ignorance and egomania that completely contradicts our conviction that we are a civilized nation.
I like your comment Kate, but what has the mayor actually done? really?
"Agree with them or not, I always enjoy your rants, Dan.
Don't change, and just remember, there are those, under the guise of internet anonymity, who will bitch and denigrate anything and everyone."
Says lc69hunter who called Gabby's heartfelt plea for gun control 'capitalizing on a tragedy.'
Oh look we have pots calling kettles black!!
As Amy Farrah Fowler said when she first met Sheldon Cooper, "I don't object to the concept of a deity, but I'm baffled by the notion of one that takes attendance." I just think that I should be on time for stuff. And I don't own a cellphone.
I bet the resin necklace medallion and ear rings signed "deGrazia" are by Nick too.
Interesting. Does anyone buy Nick DeGrazia's work?
Hey Ron, THANKS. I have two little handpainted (heavy coat primary color watercolors) of little boy and girl each with donkey. Tried to clean up some idiots pencil scratches and kind of ruined that section of the brown beige background. I also have some resin jewelry which a guy in Tucson told me was pretty worthless. ???
Anyway, what did you do with your Nick DeGrazia little watercolor paintings?
Isn't it interesting that everybody else's religion is totally ridiculous? And everybody else's behavior in my religion is totally wrong? Danehy, do you really think god likes you better because you get there on time, and turn your cellphone off? Or, if you are late, he likes you better because you piously stand in back?
Well, I hate to tell you, but you are dead wrong. It is MY religion that makes sense, not yours. It is MY behavior that god likes best, not yours. It is MY jesus, with MY features that is the right one - not yours. And (the capper) if you don't agree with ME, it is heresy, blasphemy, and you should be put to death!
As for the papal stuff, I don't think he has any more clue about it than you or I. Or any less, for that matter. My Sunday morning sacrilege.
You wanna know what Jesus looks like?
"Then I turned to see the (loud voice like the sound of a trumpet) that was speaking w me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across his chest w a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze that has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice roared like the sound of many rushing waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man." (Rev1:12-17a)
Problems w the standard image we see are many. Right, He was mideastern and not caucasian. Then it flies in the face of the Biblical command not to create any image of anything on earth or in heaven. (Exo20, and maybe here we can see one reason for that command.) Since moreoever, that beatific smile makes us feel all warm and fuzzy; "Aw, He's just all loving and will forgive anything I do."
And He does. Read on to the rest of Rev 1:17,18. "And He placed His right hand on me, saying, 'Do not be afraid, I am the first and the Last, and the Living One, and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.'"
He put His hand on John, lifted him back up. After, that is, John fell on his face.
Sarver has been named the worst owner in the NBA by numerous writers. He is hated by any Suns fan. Must be nice. Sell the team, bring in Chris Mullin as GM. He knows what he is doing certainly not those two boobs, Babby and shooting Blanks. One word, Michael Beasley.
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