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Forget Personal Freedom, Worry About Others

January 17, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: The motto of America is “In God we Trust,” yet it seems as though guns and freedom are more important than trusting in God....

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50s4ever

Jan-21-13 8:44 AM

Are they confiscating all bubble guns from the kindergartners in the crowd?

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Jazzie

Jan-20-13 2:10 PM

Go Obama! Go Obama! Go Obama!

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Pharyngula

Jan-20-13 11:27 AM

Reuben Bradford Commissioner Colonel Danny R. Stebbins Deputy Commissioner Division of State Police FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2013

** UPDATE ** STATE POLICE IDENTIFY WEAPONS USED IN SANDY HOOK INVESTIGATION; INVESTIGATION CONTINUES In previous press conferences, the Connecticut State Police clearly identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene.

Seized inside the school:

#1. Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips

#2. Glock 10 mm handgun

#3. Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun

Seized from suspect’s car in parking lot:

#4. Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun (seized from car in parking lot)

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50s4ever

Jan-19-13 5:10 PM

What kind of gun and how much ammo do you want when you are on your roof surrounded by looting, burning murderous scum and you can't get a cop to come because they don't want to inflame the situation or cause an incident? Some of you might be old enough to remember.

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johnee

Jan-19-13 12:04 PM

to have a well regulated militia you need to have arms that are at today's standards not the 1700's. I we had to go onto battle with muskets it would make the Mariana Turkey Shoot look like a win for the Japanese.

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Hammond

Jan-18-13 10:01 PM

He talks about how he supports the rights of responsible gun owners but then blames those same people, criticizing them for not giving up their rights for the sake of public safety. He says there are no easy answers, then clearly answers his own questions by blaming guns and the NRA while treating the second amendment as a public safety hazard. Sounds like this letter wasn't very well thought out.

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formerlyphil

Jan-18-13 1:21 PM

riderrr stop posting the definition of an assault rifle some of these geniuses might actually learn something.

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formerlyphil

Jan-18-13 12:27 PM

the 2nd doesn't protect high capacity mags because they weren't around at the time.

in other breaking, unrelated news, the 1st doesn't protect the westboro baptist church or the church of scientology as they weren't around at the time either.

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evos

Jan-18-13 9:58 AM

Here is what I have learned and what I believe in. All responsible citizens have a right to purchase a gun. Everyone has the right to defend themselves. Everyone that likes hunting, target practicing, or wants a gun for personal defense has the right to own a gun, and I will defend their right to own one.

Here what I have an issue with. No one seems to be concerned about the level of violence in this country enough to want to do something about it. I fear we have closed our eyes to the mayhem caused in Columbine, Virginia Tech, Arizona-Gabi Gifford, the Colorado Movie Theater, Sikh Temple, and now Newtown. Do we really want to say this is an acceptable way to live in America?

Please answer my last question instead of ranting about taking guns away. As I said in my first paragraph I agree with the freedom to own a gun. I want a serious discussion on why we have violence, do we want to curb it, and how should we if we really want to.

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50s4ever

Jan-18-13 9:30 AM

The Dems have already labeled conservatives as crazy, dangerous, have blood on their hands, etc. Next step is to legally incarcerate them or confiscate their weapons because they they don't think "mainstream". S.O.S.

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duckster

Jan-18-13 9:00 AM

dad gum gubmnt!!!

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fredoniarocks

Jan-18-13 12:07 AM

there has to be a few rightwing nut morons lingering here that think Sandy Hook was staged by the gov't. Come on, don't be shy...show yourselves...lol...

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kristina12

Jan-17-13 11:21 PM

Yes, it doesn't mention high capacity magazines, since they didn't exist at the time, which is why it doesn't protect them. lol. It also doesn't mention grenade launchers, which didn't exist at thte time, which is why it doesn't cover them either.

I think a better question is this: why is it so important to you that people can have assault riffles and guns with large magazines? What do they use them for? And why is it so important that its worth continuing to have mass shooting that kill dozens in only a few minutes? I'll wait.

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yankee

Jan-17-13 9:47 PM

I bet the holocaust victims believed in God. Preach to them.

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Pharyngula

Jan-17-13 9:18 PM

"Kristina – The 2nd amendment is only one sentence long. I cannot find where it mentions magazine capacity. Can you please point that out for me? Read what Scalia said about it.

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Pharyngula

Jan-17-13 9:16 PM

"STOP the bad guy" Oh I see what you want. You want government mind control. And here I thought that was something the right was against. You are right no mind control in the bill. Some things you have said you do want, more mandatory sentences, better mental illness reporting. If you don't want government mind control what kind of magic do you have in mind that can stop something before it happens? Wile I am alright with keeping the violently mentally ill locked up that does not address the fact that most of the killers had never been locked up before their killings began.

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Larry1

Jan-17-13 8:54 PM

Kristina – The 2nd amendment is only one sentence long. I cannot find where it mentions magazine capacity. Can you please point that out for me?

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kristina12

Jan-17-13 7:53 PM

righties love to stereotype and fight with straw arguments. Apparently anyone who disagrees with Seadog has Al Sharpton as a 'pal'. Straw arguments are fun, but lets bring the conversation to the grown up table. Almost no one wants to ban 'all guns' or knives, and the ones that do don't represent the movement for better gun control. The 2nd Amendment doesn't protect guns with unlimited magazine capacity, and the vast majority of guns that people actually own can still be owned. I think righties just need something to scream about.

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FedUpL8ly

Jan-17-13 7:17 PM

evos, wonderful sentiment about striving to reduce gun violence in our society. With drug cartels in 2500 cities, 1.4 million gang members with the most violent gangs composed of up to 90% illegal immigrants, I feel that you could "walk the talk" by being a loud voice for enforcing our immigration laws. You know, the laws that Obama and Dems ignore at our loved ones peril. Maybe you can understand why so many law-abiding gun-owners are so sickened by the hypocrisy of the left.

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Jazzie

Jan-17-13 6:49 PM

So Eddie, kids are the only people who matter to you? Not the countless adults that are around you every day?

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pauljs

Jan-17-13 6:46 PM

Defense from the "Bad" people I understand. Too bad it's not bad people being shot. It's school kids, spouses, innocents etc. There are more guns out there than ever and people are definitely Not safer.

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evos

Jan-17-13 6:37 PM

Great conversations but no one has answered the question of whether or not we should, as a society, strive to reduce gun violence, and what price are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness so that our children are not gunned down in the streets or schools?

Do we really want to say that the right of gun ownership is more important than the safety of our children and families in a shopping mall, movie theater or school?

I fear that gun ownership has turned into a religion, (the NRA) where the pope of that religion is Wayne LaPierre, along with our founding fathers who have given us that freedom to work its way into our culture such that death by hand gun is the sacrifice we pay for freedom.

I you ask me the sacrifice of innocent children is to high a price to pay for freedom! If we need to sacrifice the lives of innocent children for the freedom to own guns, we have made gun ownership our god and our idol. Shame on us for not following our precious US motto "In God we

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GenLee

Jan-17-13 4:04 PM

Let me understand this right: So those who are mentally ill can't own a gun? So now we're going to have 2 different background checks?

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Jazzie

Jan-17-13 3:56 PM

We live and work around crazy people all the time. Doesn't mean we should label them that.

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Jazzie

Jan-17-13 3:55 PM

I am not allowed to carry a gun to work, so what purpose would I have for possessing a gun?

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