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Newtown residents to join
gun control march in DC

Associated Press, by Brett Zongker

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/26/2013 10:40:29 AM

Residents from Newtown, Conn., are joining a march on Washington for gun control on Saturday with parents, pastors, survivors of gun violence and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Organizers said they are expecting thousands of participants for the rally on the National Mall, including about 100 from Newtown and buses from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Others are flying in from Seattle, San Francisco and even Alaska. They will gather Saturday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 10 a.m. and will begin marching down Constitution Avenue toward the Washington Monument at 11 a.m.

I wholly sympathize with them for their devastating, tragic losses. However, it is dangerous to make emotional decisions when it hasn´t even been two months since this horrific event and they are still deep in grief. I would think they would feel differently if there had been someone armed in that school. There would have been a much different outcome. It´s very sad to see they are being used as political pawns, but that´s just what Democrats do.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/26/2013 10:49:08 AM     (No. 9140427)

The likely scenario is ride the bus down, then get thrown under it when no longer useful to the Dem´s and the media.

That may sound cruel, but past events bear it out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/26/2013 10:49:29 AM     (No. 9140428)

I work in a school and cannot imagine what this community has gone through. My sympathies to all. However, if their principal or someone else had a gun on them when this man stormed into their school there might have been a different outcome. If you fear that someone with a gun might invade your school you had better be armed with something more lethal than a stapler.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HerbVA, 1/26/2013 10:55:09 AM     (No. 9140440)

There were a few hundred thousand marchers (myself included) on the Mall yesterday to support Life. As usual, very little coverage by the govt media. The march today will be very thoroughly and positively reported.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 1/26/2013 11:00:49 AM     (No. 9140454)

Little coverage of yesterday´s march for life.

Already lots of news commenting on the gun control march and it hadn´t even happened yet.

Those Newtown families should have been marching for life.

Their adoration of Obama, the man who would deny medical care for a baby born alive just makes NO sense at all.

I honor their loss, I don´t honor their solution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ann, 1/26/2013 11:02:27 AM     (No. 9140459)

What hypocrisy!!-----Yesterday 500,000 OR MORE.....Pro-life advocates marched, and not one network (except Fox a bit) covered it .-----That march for ´for the children´ too....it just wasn´t politically correct.---Shame, shame to all who turns a blind eye.....20 dead children is heartbreaking because we can see their sweet little faces.....50 million dead children is ignored because no one wants to see their sweet little faces.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/26/2013 11:06:09 AM     (No. 9140464)

Help to curb mental illness. Institutionalize all politicians.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 1/26/2013 11:09:52 AM     (No. 9140470)

They can have their 15 minutes of fame. But I´ve finished my 15 minutes of feeling sorry for them, now that they are attacking my Constitutional rights.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 1/26/2013 11:10:51 AM     (No. 9140472)

Those families are going to be further hurt when they realize that they and their dead children have been exploited by the communists for political ends.
This is about far more than the Newtown murders. It is about freedom itself. It appears that some Americans are against it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/26/2013 11:19:02 AM     (No. 9140490)

Sheep in search of a shepherd. One cannot blame them. It is the nature of sheep to behave this way when wolves threaten. The trouble is that these sheep trust the government, i.e. fallible human beings, to be their shepherd. They are eager to exchange liberty for security - or what they imagine is security.

No talent is required for one´s loved ones to be murdered by lunatics. Losing someone in this way confers neither special wisdom nor moral authority. Sympathy and compassion for the sheep should not prevent anyone from recognizing their herd behavior as sheep behavior that is confused about the nature of human beings, the role and reliability of government, and the existential risk of simply being alive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bamboozle, 1/26/2013 11:21:40 AM     (No. 9140494)

we have brutally killed 30,000,000 of the most helpless and innocent humans on the planet over the past 40 years, the media ignored the hundreds of thousands of people in Washington protesting this holocaust. They will of course be out in force to cover this politically correct event hyperventilating over the terrible deaths of 20 equally innocent children. The hypocrisy is stunning.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/26/2013 11:29:27 AM     (No. 9140510)

The assumption is that anti-gun laws will work better than the anti-mass-murdering-children laws we have now. That assumption is incorrect. Those who are beyond the reach of reason are beyond the power of law to regulate. The criminally insane can only be stopped by force. To surrender your weapons is to facilitate their crimes. Disarming decency only empowers evil.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/26/2013 11:33:23 AM     (No. 9140520)

Who pays for all the travel & lodging before and after the march? Who organizes these events? How do people know where & how to sign up?
I´m serious here. Is there some kind of secret subculture that provides this info? Why don´t conservatives covertly sign up for free travel and then infiltrate the march holding "Shame on Hollywood" signs . We´ve got to beat them at their own game. The media will be *there*; we could *use* them... just wear lib clothes and use libspeak to baffle the media.
Or are we just too stupid to turn the tables on them when we have a chance?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/26/2013 11:34:28 AM     (No. 9140525)

By disarming all the potential good guys, gun control unquestionably contributed to the death
of these children, and they want more of it?

Low information voters, indeed...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: craige, 1/26/2013 11:38:57 AM     (No. 9140537)

Amazing that the picture shows someone carrying a sign: "I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy."

During the American Revolution, roughly 1/3 of the colonists were Tories. 1/3 were Patriots. 1/3 didn´t care (including Daniel Boone). It seems today that things have not changed. 1/3 want authoritarian socialism.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rama41, 1/26/2013 11:46:03 AM     (No. 9140553)

Can I assume there will be a large contingent of Chicago residents busing in as well?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: maryc, 1/26/2013 11:54:02 AM     (No. 9140571)

There is no dignity left in this country. The Democrats will use anyone for their agenda. Meanwhile the press make the mass murderers famous. Old rule about if someone badly needs attention they will take negative attention if it´s all they can get. We see only sensationalism from the press and that´s just aiding the insane and criminal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 11:54:36 AM     (No. 9140572)

Hey, Connecticut voters: Tinker with the laws of your own miserable state, if you must, but keep your ignorant, greedy, do-gooding paws OFF of my rights!
The insufferable arrogance of New Englanders is an unfortunate relic of the Civil War. Their unbridled arrogance is what caused the horrors and misery of Reconstruction. Their obsession with centralized bureaucratic solution to every problem is a big reason we are 16 trillion in debt, with another 40 or so trillion owed if we intend to honor future debt commitments. These Yankees have destroyed the original meaning and purpose of the constitution already and now they are coming for our Civil Rights. To hell with them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: grady, 1/26/2013 11:57:44 AM     (No. 9140583)

Lets here from the people that were
shot but survived the Sandy Hook School shooting. That would be very impactful, where are they.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/26/2013 12:09:23 PM     (No. 9140602)

We don´t need to turn the country into an "armed fortress", #4. We just need to allow the citizens to be able to defend themselves and those for whom they are responsible.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JustCause, 1/26/2013 12:16:57 PM     (No. 9140611)

Useful Idiots

"Those who hammer their guns into plows
Will plow for those who do not."
~ Thomas Jefferson

Schools are the current subject matter, grocery stores and birthday parties are included in being protected because with concealed carry - you never know who is ready and willing to defend themselves and others. Fortress is a specious argument.

As far as the mentally challenged being the scape-goat ~~ who is qualified to put them on a No Purchase List? The government? (How do you get on the No Fly list? How do you get off it?) Newtown´s Lanza stole the guns, before or after he killed his mother, he didn´t purchase them.

Purchasing guns is a lawful act. You fill out forms and go through a background check. Lanza did not follow the law and committed a criminal act by breaking into and killing children and adults in a No Gun Zone. They say he broke 41 laws - would he have stopped if there was a 42nd law?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/26/2013 12:31:42 PM     (No. 9140639)

i hope someone can explain how any of these measures would have prevented a mass shooting.

notice no one talks about the weapons used at Virginia Tech.

#4, the shooter at Sandy Hook was not legally declared mentally ill, and you need to be very careful about declaring people mentally ill. dont need no reeducation camps

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Reply 22 - Posted by: veritas, 1/26/2013 12:32:23 PM     (No. 9140642)

Seems to me that a law against murder, with really harsh penalties, is a far better approach. So why don´t we have marches to support that idea?

#6: Stalin noted that one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

#10: To build on #10´s typically-good post, those involved are [willfully?] failing to see that their loss and finding proper steps to take [Step One: ask are there proper steps we can take?] are separate issues.

#20: IIRC, Lenin and Marx, Mao and Obama weren´t New Englanders. But each was a "meddler" in others´ lives almost beyond describing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 1/26/2013 12:44:39 PM     (No. 9140663)

Thank you #4 for the missives from Cloud Cuckoo Land.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/26/2013 12:47:34 PM     (No. 9140673)

Surmise that the headline is misleading, per usual for AP.
100 of pop. 27,500 Newtown residents is ~.003%.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/26/2013 1:18:44 PM     (No. 9140734)

These people have been through a horrible experience, but they´re still just useful idiots to the democratic party.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/26/2013 1:39:25 PM     (No. 9140768)

#10--post of the month.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: On fire, 1/26/2013 2:54:23 PM     (No. 9140887)

Beautifully written, #10.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/26/2013 2:55:41 PM     (No. 9140889)

And they´ll leave the place a mess.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mazeman, 1/26/2013 2:57:01 PM     (No. 9140890)


100 is actually about 0.3% of 27,550

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Reply 30 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/26/2013 3:16:30 PM     (No. 9140927)

Agree - government exploiting once again a tragedy - it is becomng a bad habit. I do not believe we have heard the whole story yet concerning Sandy Hook. Who was Adam Lanza? Did anyone know him? Why do they assume he killed the mother? If "Adam" was the perp. how did he manage to carry in all those weapons and magazines we are told were found on the scene [but no one can corroborate] when according to the picture that was circulated he was such a puny specimen? Just a smattering of questions that persist around this surreal scene. What was actor ´Robbie Parker´ doing there laughing ahead of his on- camera tear jerker speech just hours after his supposed 6 yr old had been brutally slain??

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/26/2013 4:39:43 PM     (No. 9141044)

Welcome to the World of Professional Propaganda! Obama´s new rad organization has hired a theatre group to organize & choreograph a protest! Radicals are being flown in from all the bastians of liberalism...

Who are they trying to impress? Each other?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/26/2013 4:55:07 PM     (No. 9141057)

The USA now has about 360 million people. It is impossible to identify every mentally deranged person who walks among us.
Just as we can´t prevent every house fire, every car accident. I wish we could, but we can´t.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 1/26/2013 5:34:14 PM     (No. 9141106)

Go ahead Newton residents...give up YOUR guns like the fools that you are...leave mine the Heck alone! MOLON LABE!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: reilly, 1/26/2013 6:30:31 PM     (No. 9141183)

We refuse to find ourselves in the same position as the Armenians of WWI or Jews of WWII. Period. Read David Mamet on the issue.
Liberals can go to hell.

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As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
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STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
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Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

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