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Incoming Republican congressman
signals openness to gun control

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/28/2012 2:01:14 PM

An NRA-backed incoming congressman from Utah said Friday he would be open to a discussion of some gun-control measures in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting. "I would consider looking at some of the larger magazines and other things if it gave us an opportunity to talk about the other things as well," Rep.-elect Chris Stewart told The Salt Lake City Tribune. "Let’s talk about the big picture." Stewart said that "big picture" must include increased outreach and treatment for those suffering from mental illness.

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Ain´t this grand. You will note you never hear Democrats coming forward, it´s always Republicans. To be terribly redundant, if you give Democrats an inch they will take a mile.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/28/2012 2:09:16 PM     (No. 9087709)

He hasn´t even taken his Oath to protect the Constitution, and here he is, admitting that he will violate that Oath!
Republicans have a death wish, and I am not going down with them.
Independent for me..ASAP

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Reply 2 - Posted by: arcady, 12/28/2012 2:14:20 PM     (No. 9087715)

The "Big Picture" Representative-Elect is called the Constitution, perhaps you´ve heard of it. The writers of the document even included a process for amending it. Let´s try following the rules already written, for a change.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: federale, 12/28/2012 2:26:31 PM     (No. 9087730)

Why is it that liberals only talk about the high "expense" of things when it involves self-defense or national defense?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 12/28/2012 2:30:34 PM     (No. 9087735)

Hope Mr. Stewart hears from a lot of his constituents and they straighten him out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/28/2012 2:45:08 PM     (No. 9087759)

#4: he will. I wouldn´t trust Justin Sink not to be putting a spin on the comments either. Sink is among the worst of the worst for slanting news coverage.

Still, Utah voters will not be amused.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 12/28/2012 2:51:46 PM     (No. 9087768)

I see he is intent on a single term.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/28/2012 3:22:56 PM     (No. 9087796)

He is probably referring to the Democrats possibly taking a reasonable position on this issue, but that will not happen, as the liberal Democrats, headed by VP Biden, are now on a mission to ban as many firearms as possible, and put all the remaining guns and gun owners in a government data base that they can someday use as a basis for confiscation of all firearms, after some nut case carries out a horrific shooting sometime in the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 12/28/2012 3:39:52 PM     (No. 9087812)

Incoming soon to be outgoing.

They tried this selective model nonsense on Japanese motorcycles back in the eighties (prompted by heavy donations from Harley Davidson) and the Japanese outsmarted the U.S. Government on every rule. Now we have several models that exceed 200 mph and the accident rates have actually gone down. (It´s not the bike stupid, it´s the rider.)

That was excellent, #7.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/28/2012 4:07:43 PM     (No. 9087837)

"Incoming Republican Congressman" soon to be outgoing Republican congressman if he keeps talking like that--or at least i hope such is the case...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/28/2012 5:01:24 PM     (No. 9087890)

What this country needs is millions of people with anti-tank weapons, plastic explosives, armored vehicles, automatic weapons, grenades, rockets and millions of rounds. Our enemy can not be slowed down or stopped with semi-automatic anythings. Get serious. The next twenty years is going to make Beirut look like a picnic.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: altoona, 12/28/2012 5:04:01 PM     (No. 9087892)

My guess would be that the Dems opposition research team found something particularly bad in Mr. Stewart´s past and had a little talk with him prior to his "conversion" to gun control.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: billp, 12/28/2012 5:18:59 PM     (No. 9087908)

´...the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be INFRINGED

I see no room for further discussion regarding ´gun control´ and would find no restrictions on the people the be binding or legitimate. We are meant to be a free people - the politicians be damned.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 12/28/2012 5:24:20 PM     (No. 9087914)

This man is a liberal...a RINO Utah...vote him out next election or we all will regret it later if you don´t.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/28/2012 6:11:27 PM     (No. 9087949)

We, and Utah, get the politicians we deserve. If 51% of the voters want ALL gun owners finger-printed, it shall be so. You don´t think the government has a list of American gun owners? No like being fingerprinted? No problemo! No tax refund.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/28/2012 6:12:31 PM     (No. 9087951)

Let´s hope he is one and done. Next term vote a real republican in.....not a RINO.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/28/2012 6:29:25 PM     (No. 9087963)

the left was waiting for this kind of stupid olive branch from laPierre and never got it.But here comes a nwely elected RINO giving them a ray of hope in dismantling the 2nd amendment.

Never give the left nothing until they make serious concessions first.Boehner was making concessions while Obama was still swinging a golf club. McConnell says he hadn´t heard a word from the dems since Thanksgiving but I just heard the news blame congress for the fiscal cliff.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: STLstudent, 12/28/2012 6:40:07 PM     (No. 9087973)

Conservatives... it is time to abandon the Republican Party just as they have abandoned you. Abandon them as they have abandoned the Bill of Rights.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: richwill, 12/28/2012 6:46:34 PM     (No. 9087982)

Is this the seat to which Mia Love would have been elected?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/28/2012 7:58:05 PM     (No. 9088022)

I wholly agree with #1!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 12/28/2012 8:28:52 PM     (No. 9088054)

He makes me favor sperm control.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rael, 12/28/2012 8:59:46 PM     (No. 9088078)

Guess he´ll be a one termer.

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