Supporters of gun control legislation seek to keep the issue alive

  • Article by: JEREMY W. PETERS , New York Times
  • Updated: April 18, 2013 - 8:39 PM

But consensus grows that bill has no path in near term.

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sharkysharkApr. 18, 13 9:11 PM

There seems to be no limit to what the White House (and their minions) will do to present their agenda as "reasonable". Nothing could be further from the truth. No amount of "spin" from the mainstream media will make it true. Nothing proposed could have changed the outcome of the heinous crimes in the recent past and it is painfully obvious that this attempt to blame responsible gun owners for the actions of a few deranged individuals is part of a "death of a thousand cuts" strategy to ultimately seek the repeal of the Second Amendment. Vice President Biden, Senators Schumer and Feinstein have stated as much. Defending the Second Amendment is nothing to be ashamed of. The purpose of the right to keep and bear arms is directly related to a completely reasonable distrust of government and those in it that would seek to marginalize American citizens and strip them of constitutional rights. Politicians have frequently expressed their desire to disarm citizens. They must not be permitted to achieve this objective. Americans, (and myself specifically), want no further infringement on our constitutional rights and vehemently demand that current laws be enforced. Adding more restrictions on top of the thousands already on the books will not make anyone safer. There can be no compromise, the Second Amendment is not negotiable.

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DUMBSTUFApr. 18, 13 9:32 PM

Yep - shows over, time to move on.

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nessmessApr. 18, 13 9:52 PM

The American people have spoken, get over it! If Obama can't take rejection, then he needs to get out of the kitchen.... He will have many, many more disappointments his second term.

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jlevasseurApr. 19, 1312:55 AM

No!! Let the Dems keep going on this. It will for sure and complete slam dunk come next election.

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handsomepeteApr. 19, 13 1:27 AM

15,000 people have been murdered in Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago since 1990 with most killed by guns. Did you hear Barack Obama speak out about that in years 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2012? Nope. Why do you think that is? Could it be political correctness that keeps Obama's mouth glued shut about the slaughter in his own back yard? The liberal left knows that guns are the only things that are preventing them from enslaving us all under communism. Which is what they are really after.

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cartoonconnApr. 19, 13 7:23 AM

These legislators only want to pass bills that will make it more difficult for the law abiding to own guns. They know that gun laws that punish criminals will put their inner city constituents in jail.

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SwiftBoatApr. 19, 1311:49 AM

Time to move on Dems so people will stop hoarding ammo so I can shoot my .22LR. I didn't know I was supposed to hoard 22.

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cartoonconnApr. 19, 1311:50 AM

Yes please keep pursuing it. It will be a helpful reminder of who to vote against as the 2014 Senate elections draw near.

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owatonnabillApr. 19, 1312:24 PM

On Wednesday owatonnabill heard an interview of a particularly disgruntled member of The-Sky-Is-Falling crowd vowing to "have Congress repeal the Second Amendment". An interesting vow, seeing as how amendments can never be directly repealed. What has to happen is that a new amendment nullifying the old one has to be proposed, and THAT can only happen (first) if 2/3 of both the Senate and House ratify it, and then it must go to the individual States, which must (second) vote on the proposed amendment. Only if 3/4 of the States (38 out 50) ratify the amendment by majority vote, will it then become The Law Of The Land. This comment, aside from showing the ignorance of the commenter, is pointless. It is doubtful that even 10 States, to say nothing of 38, would ever even come close to ratifying an amendment nullifying the 2nd. If THIS is one of the ways that The-Sky-Is-Falling crowd plans on "keeping the issue alive" then Owatonnabill is afraid they're in for a whole lot more disappointments.

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tranqwhlApr. 19, 1312:26 PM

Are Obama and Biden going to cry over this? The people spoke, you don't need to hold your breath and stomp and say "shame!". Shame on you for trying to pass do-nothing legislation. If it made sense, more people would have been for it, and the comments would be "90% for gun control", which they clearly are not.

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