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Newtown´s firearms tradition
clashes with gun-control push

Los Angeles Times, by Shashank Bengali

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/21/2012 10:58:45 AM

NEWTOWN, Conn. — When the wind blows a certain way across the tree-topped hills, Gary Bennett can stand in his yard and hear echoes of gunfire from his hunting club five miles away. The sound comforts him. "It´s a huge tradition here," said Bennett, a retired electrician and former president of the club, which helped defeat a proposal to tighten Newtown´s gun ordinances in September. (Snip)a surprising local undercurrent has emerged: Many gun owners here say the slaughter has sharpened their view that guns alone aren´t the problem.

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They´d like to see more gun clubs, training people in gun safety.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 12/21/2012 11:17:53 AM     (No. 9077765)

Just prior to Mr. Rosen finding the little ones sitting on his lawn he said he had heard the popping sounds and assumed it was people hunting in the woods.

We spend time in a rural/suburban area similar to Newtown and hear the hunters every day of hunting season.

Hope the exploitation of this murderous rampage brings a backlash to the gun grabbers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/21/2012 11:29:15 AM     (No. 9077817)

The big lie by the gun control advocates is that defense of the Second Ammendment means being against any restrictions on ownership of firearms. In fact, there are already many restrictions on the books. Machine guns are one example. There are many, many more.

The truth is that the political left wants ALL guns banned. They just pursue that goal incrementally by adding seemingly reasonable restrictions, one at a time.

Any death is tragic, but the truth is that guns are involved in far fewer deaths than most other causes in our society.

Gun control has become an ideological, emotional cause for the left, absent any logic or reason...Why should it be so difficult for a mother to get a child committed when she is aware that he is mentally unbalanced? Why not take the benefit of doubt and have him evaluated by the mental health professionals, instead of a judge? The child could be released if found to be competent. But no, the left would rather have many die before taking such steps. Besdies, a massacre helps their cause!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: novakid, 12/21/2012 11:56:11 AM     (No. 9077890)

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. What part of that don´t the "gun control advocates" understand?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/21/2012 3:28:02 PM     (No. 9078271)

Gun control advocates want to believe that all people obey all laws. As a friend of mine said to me several years ago, "the kind of people who do this won´t be stopped by a law."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tipover, 12/21/2012 6:22:24 PM     (No. 9078498)

Anyone notice that in most cases I aware of, when a marauding perp is confronted by any armed resistance the killing in most cases is stopped and in many cases the perp(s) commit suicide.

The NRA´s solution is based on that reality.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/21/2012 6:41:26 PM     (No. 9078513)

So does America´s.

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