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Re: “Reader: Get over it and win 2018 together

The Constitution is somewhat more ethereal than Eric's blather. The primary needs for the salvation of this nation do not include "sexual orientations" but rather humility before creation

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Posted by Joe Morin on 10/10/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

The NRA has not "backed off". The BATFE has previously ruled that bump stocks are not illegal. The NRA has called for a BATFE review of that ruling. The only reason to review that ruling is to change it. They have stopped short of backing any particular bill regarding bump stocks. So any assertion that the NRA has backed off or trying to backpedal is horse manure

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave H on 10/06/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

so now the right to bear arms is "god given"... the nra gun lobbyest have already backed away from the "restriction" part of their statement in regard to bump stocks. their chief lobbyest stated they only want more research done... almost had a few seconds where you thought they had a conscience and didn't only care about profits for the gun industry... I'm sure they want a few more million sold before they make a true decision.

I know the right wing fact free, propaganda only media is stating the vegas shooter was left wing but that has not been shown. might want to be sure before you make hateful ignorant hysterical statements...

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Posted by happyfew on 10/06/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

Keep publishing this trash cs indy it shows your true colors.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 10/06/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

We need to rid our country of the hateful ignorant hysterical leftists like the gunman in Vegas. You people are an utter cancer to our free and open society which will ALWAYS include the God given right to bear arms. Silencers have nothing to do with the vegas shooting yet another MSM democrat propaganda point. What gun law would have stopped stephen paddock? He purchased all his guns legally and passed baclground checks? You sick bastards didnt even wait until the bodies were cold. I hate you disgusting inhuman bastards you have no shame or empathy left in you. Keep drinking the democratic kool aid ralph. Thats what the left is a demonic evil cult.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 10/06/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Reader: Demand a return to "regular order"

Russian influence was confirmed fake news i cant believe you people are STILL STILL pushing that pathetic talking point. You are an idiot if you think gun contol laws do anything to stop mass shootings im sorry. This guy was drugged up on valium reading antifa and ISIS literature. It is the left that is too radical and the left will get crushed in the 2018 midterms theres no question.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 10/06/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

First of all, there was absolutely NOTHING stopping the Vegas gunman from buying suppressors and using them. Anyone who can legally own a firearm can legally own a suppressor. Furthermore, it is not hard to make improvised suppressors. The only change that the bill regarding suppressors would do is to reduce the length of the background check and remove the $200 fee.

The gunman used bump-stocks to make his firearms rapid fire. The NRA has supported restrictions on bump stocks.

The Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts have been very instrumental in controlling our firearm laws, and while you focus on the NRA boogeyman, the Second Amendment Foundation and Firearm Policy Coalition have been winning court case after court case. In fact, the two big Supreme Court cases, Heller and McDonald, were SAF cases, not NRA cases.

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Posted by Dave H on 10/06/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Reader: Demand a return to "regular order"

Personally I see the division of this Country coming from the selfishness of this Country. Very few see the WE in We the People. All there seeing or are concerned with is the ME. They concern themselves in what they personally can get from Voting and our Government and are very disappointed when someone else gets something they dont want or think is needed. Campaigns use this to build a base and if that base is strong enough then they win elections. A Politician once said "ask not what our Country can do for you but ask what you can do for our Country" That no longer applies very few see whats best for all of us they only see themselves.Very few Politicians see that they represent all the people there only catering to there base. Voting could change things but good luck in getting folks to think of the masses and not just themselves.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 10/06/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Reader: The NRA is winning

The NRA has been winning since influencing how the statics are collected for gun violence in America. The NRA hides the truth about gun ownership by forcing law enforcement to collect their data a certain way and by spreading gun myths and fear to American's. They may claim to advocat gun safety but they advocate hate of people of color or foreigners much more.

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Posted by TruB on 10/05/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

Well, one has to remember this is an opinion. Not fact. Recalling all the people I know there isn't one who owns guns that is a coward. Most grew up with them hunting. Some went through the military. Not many open carry, a number close carry.

Remember; a crazy person will always find a way to kill others. Knives, fertilizer (OK City), vehicles, etc. a person who doesn't have guns has that choice. They will also call on or need someone with a gun, who knows how to handle it, it a dire emergency.

Who helped save people in the madman's rampage in LV? Police, exmilitary amd others schooled in firearms. These folks saved some lives.

Dave :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 10/05/2017 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Reader: Dr. Mr. Mayor, do your job

Look, I lived in new Zealand for a while.
I wanted to stay.
I didn't meet their requirements.
I had to go.

R Weiner hates law.
Jesus asked me to not call Bob a fool. Even though I think there is a procedure in place for legal immigration as we speak!
Stop demonizing any police for picking up gate crashers and tossing them back.

You fux know what happens when I go to Sweden and declare "I'm staying!"

Posted by SvenGoolie on 10/04/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

Your sentiments make me question Colorado's recreational cannabis laws. Labeling gun owners the way you do is evidence that you are high AF.

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Posted by Gary Barr on 10/04/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

Well said, Jan! Social change is about non-violence, peace, and talking..... not taking up arms like the other side has! Its about a different kind of future.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Dr. Mr. Mayor, do your job

WTF?

Mayor John Suthers said, "Colorado Springs is not a sanctuary city, and will continue to maintain this status regardless of what other Colorado cities determine for their communities."

"- - - and will continue to maintain this status" Is this truly a 'community value'?

Seems to be stating that Mr. Suthers wants to maintain the status quo and continue inbreeding to keep the city filled with bigoted, intolerant self-righteous, gun totin, bible thumping right wing nut cases who really do not give a damn about being compassionate and helping people move away from poverty and repressive politicians and come to an area to work and try to improve their lives!

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/29/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Reader: Dr. Mr. Mayor, do your job

What? Can't even figure out what point you are trying to make.

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Posted by JWM on 09/29/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Reader: You're either here legally, or you're not

You do know that when those documents were wrote there was no legal or illegal immigration. Also 46 of the 52 signers were born here as English citizens.The other 7 were not. Also in 1790 Congress passed the first immigration law that said if you reside here in the same place for 2 years and kept your residence for one year you could become a citizen. It was called the Naturalization act of 1790. Just saying. .

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/28/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

As a retired educational specialist, I do not recall the Gazette ever supporting public schools during my 25 years with a Colorado Springs school district. What is remembered is the newspaper's never-ending support for vouchers, charter schools, and taxpayer funding for parochial schools. Also remembered is its steadfast opposition to mill levy increases and various spending measures, including staff pay raises. Too, there was its en masse endorsement of at least one block of Steve Schuck-supported school board candidates (i.e. Breazell, Christen, Cox, and Shakes) that sought to "reform" one district, neutralize its teachers' union, and end collective bargaining. Finally, there were a number of editorials that tried to excuse religious leaders of sexual assaults on children by comparing their numbers to those of school personnel (including bus drivers and other support staff) accused of similar crimes.

IMO, the Gazette is not, and has never been, supportive of public education or of its employees, programs, curricula, or efforts to improve.

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Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 09/27/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

As a retired educational specialist, I do not recall the Gazette ever supporting public schools during my 25 years with a Colorado Springs school district. What is remembered is the newspaper's ceaseless support for vouchers, charter schools, and taxpayer funding for parochial schools. Also remembered is its en masse endorsement of at least one block of Steve Schuck-supported school board candidates (i.e. Breazell, Christen, Cox, and Shakes) that sought to "reform" one district, neutralize its teachers' union, and end collective bargaining. Lastly, also remembered are several editorials that tried vainly to excuse religious leaders of sexual assaults on children by comparing their numbers to those of school personnel (including bus drivers and other support staff) accused of similar crimes.

IMO, the Gazette is not, and has never been, supportive of public education or of its employees, programs, curricula, or efforts to improve.

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Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 09/27/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

Michael Merrifield continues to be a voice of intelligence, reason, and sanity in the wasteland of mumbled garbage and the never-ending chant of "Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me...." My most heartfelt gratitude to this dedicated public servant!!

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Posted by Paula George on 09/27/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

Thank you, Mr. Merrifield!

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Posted by TruB on 09/27/2017 at 2:52 PM

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