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Classic case of politicians wanting to 'do something' in the wake of a tragedy, knowing quite well that whatever they do will not achieve the stated goals. Rest assured however, that there are unstated goals in play here.
A student was arrested in Bloomington Indiana on Wednesday after telling classmates that he wanted to "set the record" for killings. Like it's a video game. The problem is much deeper than what a particular rifle looks like. Many young people are desensitized by what the put into their heads.
Immediate ban and confiscation of assault rifles is a no-brainer. And closing of the "gun show loophole". Hopefully more to come after those two!
I don't understand why after all the talk on gun control that I don't hear that the mother of the mentally disturbed man should have had her wepons locked up. Reports now say she was going to try to get him commited and he knew that. What was she thinking?
If the Republicans in the House cave in on this, than they're no longer the party of conservatives. There is a compromise, but not a cave in. Remember, it's the libs that are using this to promote their agenda, not Republicans or conservatives.
"He tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading the effort and vowed to push for implementation of the policy proposals without delay." Heh. Foghorn Leghorn heading this "task force" is roughly the same as naming Mickey Mouse to head a study on cheese exports. The guy is in over his head in a light mist. All this does, really, is to signal just how (un)serious Obama is about this whole thing--had he wanted something done, someone like Joe Lieberman would be heading this task force. Oh, they'll make the requisite pious noises and maybe some long-range recommendation or two to hopefully placate the more fanatical of the leftward-leaning brethren, but that is all. Too many Senators and Representatives owe the gun lobby far too much for it to be any different.
hawks88-in your pro NRA rant you never mentioned the victims. The disdain you have for others not of your political spectrum is probably a big reason we have such a violent society. We're your neighbors, not "libs".
Badjuggler: confiscation of assault rifles? How you gonna find all of them that are out there? It would be easier to deport 12Million illegal aliens that to find all those weapons.
Please define assault weapon?
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