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Gun Ownership Is A Human Rights Issue

September 29, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: Another mass shooting, this time in Washington, D.....

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Oct-11-13 1:29 PM

No new gun laws! Taking guns from sane, law-abiding people are the ones being punished along with the criminals. What part of this doesn't this administration understand? If I'm overweight and my cholesteral is high, should we shut down the chocolate factories? Sentence the guilty for their crimes, don't sentence the innocent people too!

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Oct-06-13 5:07 PM

Thanks threestrikes and Carlaw, the voters need to indentify the grass root problem by which those elected offical stand against the 2nd Amendment. Many have crossed the line by ignoring constituant values and imposing thier personal will, in that case, its time to change that that seat. Especially in the case of Veterans that took the oath to support and defend the US Constitution and now want to take away many of those rights. I find those reps to be irresponsible and should be voted out. Way too much hipocricy.

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Oct-06-13 8:01 AM

>>>"when a person that is elected and makes their grand standing comments against gun rights..." Aren't we supposed to find out the issues BEFORE WE ELECT THEM??? Wow.

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Oct-05-13 9:05 AM

Now that's something we can all do.Vote!

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Oct-05-13 7:57 AM

Folks need to identify more elected officials that oppose your 2nd Amendment right. When a person that is elected and makes their grand standing comments against gun rights it should be known publicly. As with the case of Jamestown Council at Large Spitale, he has publicly stated he is opposed to gun rights in NYS and agrees with the Gov. Cuomo's safe act. Its election time and this is fact.

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Oct-01-13 1:46 PM

The Aussies would take their guns back in a second. But they'll have to borrow ours to do it.

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Oct-01-13 10:16 AM

So, nonfiction, are you saying that the "useless laws" were useful at one time? I wonder what changed? Did the gun laws just go bad and change on their own, or do you think maybe society has changed? Once again, it's a people problem. Do you really think that stricter gun laws are going to keep guns from getting on the streets? It's a heart issue. When man proposes to do violence, he's going to accomplish his purpose by any means necessary.

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Oct-01-13 6:42 AM

Yes, we have laws but they aren't doing anything. We need to look at the laws get rid of the useless ones and put in meaningful legistlation. We need fewer but more effective laws that eliminate loopholes that allow undesirable people to get guns. The vast majority of the illegal guns on the streets were purchased legally at some point. Accountibilty for the orginally gun owner is an issue. You use DC and CHicago as reason why gun control doesn't work. Why don't we look at somewhere like Australia and see how it does work.

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Sep-30-13 5:24 PM

Did duckster mean to use a "U" instead of "A" in his 9:30 AM today?

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Sep-30-13 3:00 PM

Human rights include me protecting myself and family from harm. And even property.

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Sep-30-13 11:38 AM

More and more laws and law enforcement yet we're still not protected. I bet if we make just a few more it will be all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies!

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Sep-30-13 10:36 AM

AGAIN: Dear Warren Beyer, We already have the stringent laws you propose in the united states. Where? you may ask. Ans. In the murder capitals of the nation: Chicago, Washington D.C., hmmmmmmmm

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Sep-30-13 10:31 AM

Somebody said.."A gun is a lot like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you probably won't need one later." We have proved over decades that more and more laws and police do not make a safer society.

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Sep-30-13 8:22 AM

nonfiction---We currently have 300 federal laws and over 23,000 state laws regulating firearms in the USA. How many more do you propose we have. --- While a crazy may still attempt to shoot up a place, a few armed citizens scattered throughout the area could stop him before he caused as much carnage as is currently being done.---- "ALL" the mass murderers were insane yet we closed down most of our mental hospitals and put the patients on the streets until they commit a crime because the liberals said keeping them in the hospitals was inhumane.---- I think I'll keep my guns if you don't mind. Actually I think I will keep them even if you do mind.----Knowing a citizen "MAY" be armed will deter more crime than knowing all law abiding citizens are disarmed.

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Sep-30-13 7:28 AM

"Would the next mass killer walk into a crowded mall and start blasting away if he knew everybody in there was armed"

The guys crazy and it probably wouldnt stop him. Just as legal law biding gun owners have the right to carry, people have the right not to. I shouldn't feel that I need to carry gun at all times in order to protect myself from a lunatic. With this mind set why do we even have police? We live in a first world country, not the wild wild west. Are we just accepting that mass shootings, and other gun related deaths are a part of American lifestyle?

Just because we cant 100% prevent a drunk from getting behind the wheel, does that mean we shouldn't have DWI laws?

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Sep-30-13 7:25 AM

Hey how about all of those mass killings back in the medievil days before guns were invented?

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Sep-30-13 4:17 AM

Shut Up Warren! I am not giving up anything! I bought mine fair and square with money earned at my job! I am not giving up ANY of them!

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Sep-29-13 10:19 PM

Mr Beyer should take a walk down E 2nd Street, N Main Street, or Barrows Street and wonder who has purchased there guns legally. Then, Mr Beyer should walk down Front Street or Towner Street and wonder who purchased there guns legally. Which neighborhoods would you feel safe in? The legally, proper avenue obtained gun owning neighborhoods? Obviously, the economics in those neighborhoods are different, but for this example, it creates a different level of 'safe' feeling to a 'common' citizen. Would your 'life' feel more free to live in one neighborhood or the other?

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Sep-29-13 8:53 PM

Guns at Ft Hood are not available. They are locked up. Apparently our government not only doesn’t trust citizens with guns, they don’t even trust their own military with guns!

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Sep-29-13 8:33 PM

Mass shooters don't expect to survive so they don't care who else is armed. The Ft Hood shooter was at an Army base. Plenty of guns there. Didn't do a bit of good.

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Sep-29-13 8:05 PM

I own a gun, and I don't plan on killing anyone. The fact is guns are here to stay, and making it more difficult to get one really isn't going to stop someone. The reason being, there are so many guns on the streets for sale for cash from folks that don't ask question, anyone can get one. You cannot make laws to make people be responsible, or use common sense. My question is this... how many more letters about guns are we going to have to read?

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Sep-29-13 7:31 PM

OK I guess e rubbed Warren's nose in it long enough. And Emelye can get back to her dishes & Pete Seeger music

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Sep-29-13 4:12 PM

"Mama always said... Stupid is as Stupid does"! Hmm.... guess who Stupid is?

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Sep-29-13 3:56 PM

Leave it to 50s4ever to advocate for violent anarchy as a solution, innocent bystanders be damned.


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Sep-29-13 12:58 PM

Nearly all gangsters are known to the police. They are protected by people like the author. I say give the cops a week off, and we can reverse the drive by shooting by being the shooters. Take 'em all out. Nobody sees anything, knows anything. Give a taste of their own medicine.

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