Gun debate in states runs gamut

  • Article by: MICHAEL COOPER , New York Times
  • Updated: February 3, 2013 - 9:16 PM

While the arguments in many states follow party lines, the issue has made for strange bedfellows in a handful of statehouses.

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HarryWildFeb. 4, 1312:03 AM

Looks like the media is pressing hard and not letting this gun control issue past out of the headlines. It only been two months since the tragedy. Liberals want to control and limits rights of the law-abiding citizens while letting the criminals run free like they did in Washington D.C. with their gun ban!

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EleanoreFeb. 4, 13 5:22 AM

It doesn't break down along party lines in the people as a whole, just in elected officials trying to profit from the tragedy for their political end. It's disgusting, the things they are debating doing are tragedies in and of themselves, far likely to lead to less security and more waste than anything else. All for their political agenda of nanny state vs america.

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fatgaryFeb. 4, 13 5:36 AM

The only gun problem we have is in the inner cities with gangbangers and thugs. But that doesn't make good political headlines, banning the scary sounding guns from law abiding citizens does......

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EleanoreFeb. 4, 13 5:43 AM

A guy would be a much greater constitutional scholar coming here selling magic beans than pushing for civil rights violation and less security in society. Why do some people hate america and our system so?

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ubetcha101Feb. 4, 13 6:55 AM

Um it's not the guns. It is mental illness. We need to get that under control, but the liberals don't want to talk about that. Not politically correct!

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windigolakeFeb. 4, 13 6:58 AM

Eleanore: "Why do some people hate america and our system so?" The only people who can answer that question are the ones who post statements like that. The hatred of the President and our democracy is obvious.

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ivehaditFeb. 4, 13 7:09 AM

ubetcha101: "Um it's not the guns. It is mental illness." The mentally ill are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than to commit such crimes. Getting rid of the guns that are only meant to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible is the only solution.

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EleanoreFeb. 4, 13 7:16 AM

"The hatred of the President and our democracy is obvious." - Please, hold the president accountable for his actions and statements, don't give him a free pass, he's not royalty, no one is in america. You can't ignore or work against our laws and codes and claim to be doing any elected job, it's just not compatible. Why are you so afraid of honesty?

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ivehaditFeb. 4, 13 7:31 AM

Eleanore: "Why are you so afraid of honesty?" There is no honesty in comments that the President "hates" America or our legal system. Those are inflammatory and totally unjustified statements.

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EleanoreFeb. 4, 13 7:54 AM

How would you characterize an individual who proposes legislation couter to our constitution, and who directs agencies to not enforce this law or that duely mandated? Let's throw out the hate word, I apologize for using it. What word do we use for individuals who act in rebellion to our laws and basic structure of governance?

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