House lawmakers ditch universal background checks

  • Article by: KYLE POTTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 9:46 PM
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sharkysharkMar. 19, 13 9:06 PM

Sometimes the right thing to do isn't the instinctive knee-jerk reaction. Sometimes the right thing to do is nothing. There is no "gun problem" that can't be solved by enforcing existing laws. It is not the fault of responsible gun owners or their guns that the Sandy Hook or Accent Signage killings occurred. Those killers are dead now and there's nobody left to punish. It's a difficult reality, but it's time to just let go.

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marybethmaryMar. 19, 13 9:18 PM

Shame on every lawmaker who is against universal background checks and the ban of military weapons and ammunition. Your name should be made public and the public should hold you accountable after the next inevitable mass shooting. And hopefully, the children lost the next time won't be your own.

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holdsteady76Mar. 19, 1311:19 PM

Gun sales and profits are clearly more important than public safety. The next thing you know they will require people to take tests to drive cars and require us to register those cars which is clearly their first step in confiscating our cars.

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holdsteady76Mar. 19, 1311:22 PM

Wait I changed my mind, if you proclaim yourself a responsible gun owner then you should have no problem with back ground checks. If you want to drive a cab in this country you need to pass a back ground check but not to buy an assault rifle? Its not knee jerk to advocate common sense.

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cartoonconnMar. 20, 13 8:10 AM

It was a bad bill. Unenforceable. It wouldn't have kept kids in the hood from shooting each other. The bill that would have was opposed by Paymar. Too bad, he could have saved some lives.

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