As a prosecutor who actually prosecutes domestic violence cases, there is nothing more frightening than the ease with which repeat offenders are able to obtain firearms. I am personally aware of several victims who have been murdered by their abusers with firearms obtained due to the laxity of our background check procedures. Those who think that this issue is a minor problem, or merely an attempt to score political points, must acknowledge that it truly is a matter of life and death to women in this country. Bottom line: improving our background check procedures will save lives, and failing to do so is condemning many (mostly) women to death at the hands of their abusers.
Ask Ron Barber to lead the fight for sensible gun laws: http://www.change.org/petitions/congressma…
Lying blatantly about your policies and those of your opponent in order to sell yourself to the audience is only 'winning' in exactly the same way the Charlie Sheen meant it. It's going to take more than a sprited, but ultimately dishonest, debate performance for Romney to close the deal. Polling indicates that Romney boosted his appeal in his base, but Independents were overwhelmingly for Obama last night. The race hasn't budged over all and this 'victory' will merely be yesterday's media narrative by the time the VP debate rolls around next week. The media wanted a "Romney bounces back" narrative to spice up the horse-race, but Romney's campaign is ready for the knacker.
Well, well. I'll be sure there is no rope nearby if I ever disagree with the disagreeable Mr. Mott...
Amilyn Gordon is nothing but a talking point memo. She added nothing significant to the discussion. Dud. Don't ask her back, Jim.
Josh has a little discretion problem. He seems to think that just because he has some information that isn't widely know, he just has to publish it - no matter who gets hurt. Had a little issue not to long ago with Josh "outting" the supposed name of an anonymous blogger on BlogForArizona. Didn't help his story. Wasn't necessary to his narrative. Just mean and impudent.
Man, it would be soooo nice if reporters would just all misplace Pearce's phone number... He's dead politically, can't we start ignoring him like we ignore all crazy, racist, old coot, creepy uncles?
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