It’s too bad the members of the New York Times editorial board don’t sign their editorials. If they did, we could ridicule them by name. The Times, as an institution, has chosen to place ideology above accuracy. That decision was on display yesterday when the paper editorialized–how many times is it now, one wonders?–against guns. The headline sums up the paper’s point: “In Other Countries, Laws Are Strict and Work.” America, in the view of the Times, is the ugly stepchild among the world’s nations
We protect our Mayors with men with guns; we protect our Governors with men with guns; We protect the House and the Senate and President, with men with guns; We protect our courts, our banks, our jewelry stores, our sports arenas, and our pawn shops, all with men with guns....
However, Our most precious possessions, our children we protect with a piece of paper and a sign(Guns Free Zone Law).
Now in response to the slaughter of 20 innocents, we propose to punish those (gun owners) who are innocent, and protect our most cherished possession, our children, with a another piece of paper (a new gun law).....
The left is obsessed with creating a culture of sitting ducks.The left thinks there´s never been a better time to wipe republicans off the map then now. So any issues coming up is going to be met by the swarm media pushing their absolutist theories.
I don´t have a problem with more through background checks but something like that isn´t good enough for the left.
Dumb article. No, Russia is not a "wealthy" country. And as is so often the case, the article ignores the simple fact that the rationale behind gun violence is very different among violent subcultures, such as parts of Chicago or Soweto, and the seriously mentally ill suffering from delusional thinking. The solutions are very different for these groups. For the mentally ill, making it more difficult to access guns will save lives - not only of strangers, such as in this horrible tragedy, but also it will reduce suicides and murder of the families of the people with these illnesses. On the other hand, violent subcultures require a completely different approach in which violence is not equated with manhood.
The entire MSM embarrasses itself on guns, again and again, but the gullible lap it up. It also embarrasses itself on economics, and again these same gullible lap it up. The list goes on, and these same gullible elected King Barrack I.
#1 & #12 are right on and so are the rest. The only way to stop someone with a gun is for someone else with a gun to do it. The problem is today too few people conceal carry. We must be willing and able to stop evil doers from doing evil. Far too many of us are unwilling and unable to confront evil and rely on others to do that for us. Gun free zones are nothing but killing zones for those bent on harming others and doing evil. Evil does exist as we just saw in CT.
Dianne Feinstein had a cc permit and carried. (Go to Mark Levin show.com to listen to her speech). Chuck Schumer had an unrestricted pistol permit. Harry Reid carried "everywhere he went". How about a sworn statement from every Congresscritter showing WHO carries what. These jerks are going to make LAW to prevent us from owning guns, but be exempt, as they are with Obamacare?
Wasted breath... facts are irrelevant in the face of panic and widespread demands to "do something"...
Remember- we often ridicule the Left for empty gestures such as Ribbons and Vigils- things that have no tangible meaning, yet make the ribbon-wearer or candle-lighter feel as though they have "done something".
The Leftist elite- led by Obama - will now take advantage of the sheeps´ desire to "do something" by proposing Unconstitutional measures to restrict weapons, based on the emotional and fact-free editorials like that of the NYT...
I do not think I would get a permit to carry a gun now. I do not want the government donkeys to know it. I do not have a gun now because right arm and hand do not work right and have no strength in those appemdages. I live in a good neighborhood and don´t worry too much, but I would feel better if I had a lightweight gun available. Ask around and I bet you can get guns from other sources.
The left wants themselves protected but no protection or self defence for others. Many jurisdictions also outlaw pepper spray as a defence! What is the possible objection to that? People should be content to be robbed or killed and all means of defence should be outlawed, just wait till the police get there! Mark Levin featured clips of the hypocrites Harry Reid and Feinstein admitting they carry and have guns for self defence.
How many lives would have been saved if the principal had a gun locked up in her office?
Rosie O´Donnell raked Tom Selleck over the coals about guns. Her attitude was so nasty that she appeared to become red in the face. Then it was revealed her body guard had a "gun".
We are surrounded by hypocrites starting with Congress! As a famous president once said "There you go again.....".The government is never going to stop with trying to control guns. And never stop trying to destroy our Constitution. Their shame is mighty.
The Newtown tragedy could only happen in a gun-free-zone. Liberals are proud to make the repositories of children gun-free-zones, (while humming Kumbaya). Then, when tragedy strikes at their gun-free-zone school, they blame innocent citizens down the street,who deliberately make their children’s home a safe, non-gun-free-zone.
As the holder of a concealed carry permit, I make sure I have a weapon on me when I go to certain areas and events. I could not live with myself if I were involved in a situation where some criminal or idiot decided to kill innocent people and I had no ability to at least try and prevent it. On the other hand, the day I got my permit, I realized the sober responsibilities of carrying a concealed weapon, and that the day I have to use it will be the worst day of my life. As a result, I am determined to do ANYTHING I can before resorting to drawing my weapon and using it. And guess what? That´s the attitude of the vast MAJORITY of those of us who have CCPs. But to the libs, I am, by definition, "unstable" and a danger to society. Bring it on libs: let´s see you try and disarm 45-55 million Americans. You are going to need a very large military/police force to do so.
The WSJ today article on the op-ed page outlines where or killing problems come from and not just with gund , knives cars ball bats ,ect. Mental problems of people and loss of places to take care of them.
* In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. This doesn´t include the 30 million ´Uncle Joe´ starved to death in the Ukraine.
* In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
* Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, leaving a populace unable to defend itself against the Gestapo and SS. Hundreds of thousands died as a result.
* China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
* Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
* Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The total dead are said to be 2-3 million
* Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, 1-2 million ´educated´ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
* Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million at a bare minimum.
I´d suggest a 12 gauge shotgun in the principals offices in every US school. Oh, it would shoot low-recoil bean bag shells, if anyone gets incoherent over the mere idea of a shotgun in a school. IF the principal doesn´t seem like the type of person who could handle such a device, that´s a big part of your problem right there. Reality says even an unloaded shotgun, drastically revises the mental script of a criminal. I´d also suggest a ´last stand´ Taser for each classroom teacher. They would be limited to 15 feet or so, but it would be better than a lock or window that could be breached. Again, if it seems like they can´t handle the responsibility, that school has a problem.
As for the times and the barking sheeple who think disarming law abiding neighbors is a great idea, compare Vermont and New York state. NY is a gun control advocates dream and VT their worst nightmare. Been that way for decades. Compare crime, advocates, NYT, I dare you.
Let me give you this hypothesis: What if the 27-year-old kindergarten teacher - who is rightfully being hailed as a hero for using her body to try to shield her students from the gunman - had instead pulled a pistol from her purse and shot the gunman dead before he could harm anyone in the classroom? Would she still be hailed a hero or castigated as a reckless gun owner?
Posts #1 and #12 are right on the money! Here´s a quote for thought:
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." -- Constitutional scholar Joseph Story, 1840
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