It really isn't about safety from guns...it is about control of citizens and disarming them so they can't rebel against Obama's new world order when it is announced on the very day we realize they have all the ammunition.
None of the recently passed laws in Colorado would have done anything for the kids at Sandy Hook and neither would any of the bills recently debated in the US Senate. The anti-civil rights agenda of gun grabbing Gabby is based upon emotion, not fact. As Obama is fond of saying, if we could save just one life... Well, look at recent news stories (not in national media, you have to search local media) and see how many people's lives are saved because of armed citizens who save lives daily. Then let's discuss gun grabbing Gabby's agenda again.
It is interesting on this blog that when faced with the simple truth that these gun laws would not have stopped any of the tragedies like Gabby Gabby, they punch the 'dislike' button like stomping their feet and say ' I want the world to be different' without offering any solution but the path of ineffective legislation. Do any of you liberals have anything intelligent to say more than just your immature foot stomping?
Wow bunny, that could be, hands down, the best post I have seen on any subject.
(I don't know about golf being a vice, however.)
I have been on both sides of this issue. I have been victimized yet I still believe in everyones right to bear arms and protect themselves if they so choose. I also believe those people who do not wish to own guns should have their choice without trampling on other peoples rights. Just because something bad happened to me, I do not want to punish other people by taking their rights away. Gun control laws do not work and they do nothing to resolve the real issues. I feel for the injuries and the loss that people have suffered at the hands of someone who is criminally ill. I've been there. Does this mean that guns should be outlawed or tighter gun control laws are going to help anybody? No. My perpetrator as well as every other mass shooting that I have investigated had one thing in common. They were all on psychotropic drugs. My perpetrator, who I had lived with for 10 years, changed overnight. Within 30 days of being on psychiatric medication for depression he was unrecognizable. He went from being depressed to trying to kill me and sitting in the corner rocking back and forth afterwards looking like a madman, hair unkempt and glazed over eyes. We got him titrated off his medications and he went back to being normal and depressed, but not a madman. To this day, he said that he can't describe in words what those drugs made him think and feel in his mind. He said he truly felt crazed and couldn't believe his actions. Perhaps we should look at our own society and our underlying issues. America is a hedonistic society that wants to avoid any type of personal displeasure. We use drugs, alcohol, tv, violent games, sex, shopping, eating, golf, and just about every vice you can think of to avoid feeling uncomfortable in any way. Perhaps we should each learn individually how to stop avoiding emotional discomfort so we will no longer act out on others or ourselves or use mood altering chemicals including pharmaceuticals to try to deal with everyday life. We have become a society with no coping skills and we are hurting each other because of it. We drug our children with Ridalin when they do not behave properly because it makes teachers and parents uncomfortable. We drug our soldiers so our government/society doesn't have to be accountable to what we've done overseas. We lack principles to live by and so drive it away with our hedonistic behaviors that create great pain and suffering. This is the root of our problems. Not guns.
Giffords was doing her elected job when a bullet robbed her of her career and many months of life. She lives with the knowledge that a staff member lost his life protecting her. She's earned her opinion on gun control in a way few people have. Same for her husband.
This is not a liberal/conservative issue. Ask President Reagan's press secretary James Brady. As he said in a radio interview, "It's hard to forget you've been shot in the head."
Not a single part of this legislation would have deterred the shooter in her situation...she is mixing apples and oranges and distracting congress from real solutions.
Pathetic Indy, just pathetic. Do you liberals feel better reading this screed? The bill in question means NOTHING to the people of Colorado. Both of our Senators voted for it, and all the provisions of this law ARE ALREADY COLORADO STATE LAW. All gun show sales have background checks here. And the Senate bill touted a "friends and family sale" exemption. It was a toothless and unenforceable bill (unless Obama thinks we should start registering who our friends are). So Mrs. Giffords, do us all a favor and go away, and take that hypocrite husband with you.
Simple question - How would this bill (or any other) "prevent future tragedies"?
This bleeding-heart, liberal misguided overreaction to sociopaths will solve nothing and, in fact, ignores the real problem.
I battled this in my later teen years and was afraid to tell anyone for fear of being institutionalized and without control over of my life. I found people tend to be afraid of people they don't understand, be it mental illness or transgenderism, so they avoid us, even within our own families. Those of us who have experience life differently have had to learn to survive, cope and heal, and a lot of the times on our own without support. I'm very glad to hear there is new medical attention to this subject and have a big hope for more progress to be made.
Yes, I think people think "You're schizophrenic? Why aren't you in a dayroom staring out a window; why aren't you in a hospital? Why aren't you drooling all over yourself from psych meds?" No I have this condition; I've written a book, I practice as a counselor with an LPC, CACIII and do all sorts of other intelligent things--I even have a song on an album that I wrote. I'm a counselor and writer and photographer who happens to have a disability. Heal well, heal responsibly, Jean Manthei, MA, LPC, CACIII
This lady, to me, demonstrates so clearly that many traditional attitudes towards mental issues need to be revisited. It's always been too easy to just shuttle people to the back of the closet and keep them there. Bravo M. Saks.
Men get seduced like this all the time by self promoting and manipulative women. That is reason enough to have an all male military. It is a matter of national security and appropriate male combat comarderie.
This article highlights the failure of Republican Party leadership to lead. Conservative shock troops who believe the "birther" controversy will not be convinced otherwise by facts, only by those whom they acknowledge as leaders. But the conservative leaders they depend on to tell them the truth have abdicated this responsibility.
you can't equate msnbc and faux news. they are both biased but msnbc does not pull most of their "facts" from their neither regions. you can find evidence of this on dozens of faux news fact checking web sites that have plenty of material to chose from.... daily.
The activists won't be happy until they get a head on a pike. Corrective training is punishment, or at least it has been throughout my eight years in the Army. Punishment is meant to be painful, thus if it is painful the Soldier won't repeat the same mistake. I remember getting smoked for hours and having to dig a fighting position because I lost my ID Tags. The experience made me tighten my shot group and become a better Soldier. Respect to men like SGT Holcomb that don't let the emphasis on 'kinder and gentler' take away from the rough, realistic training that combat troops need.
"We want to have the most capable and most advanced armed forces in the world."
We do, but no system is perfect...
Sergent Holcomb was found guilty by a jury, but I suspect you do not think the punishment was severe enough... You want to extract more pain and anguish. Is that correct?
Google the "$2.5 Trillion Oil Scam - slideshare." Purchase electric cars and solar panels. The price of oil and gasoline is determined by those who manipulate and control the crude oil futures markets, namely, the IntercontinentalExchange(ICE), ICE Futures Europe and the NYMEX and the price of oil is not decided by Obama, OPEC, Iran, Saudi Aramco,Inc. and the laws of supply and demand.
Well Susan, this is certainly a contentious issue with heated and heartfelt opinion on both sides. There are also crazies and loons on both sides. I, for one, am neutral on the issue of abortion with concerns (sometimes conflicting) on both sides of the matter.
My question to you is: why did a passage of law dictate whether or not you felt "ashamed"?
Cranky - you mentioned "the idiot Bush" but made no mention of the even bigger stooge Obama. Why is that? If Obama gets reelected and puts the country into bankruptcy, blind ideologues like yourself will still be blaming Bush. I'd tell you to WAKE UP, but I'm afraid your mind took the dirt nap years ago.
Oh, you forgot to offer your prelude that you used to be a Republican. I can't believe you think that gives you some sort of credibility. Trust me, it doesn't.
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