This is one of the reasons I believe the USA is no longer a republic but an oligarchy. We are ruled by a few who the rules don't apply to.
They can carry a gun but we can't.
They have their own health care plan (paid for by the taxpayers) but we get stuck with Obamacare.
They have their own retirement pension plan (again, paid for by the taxpayers) and we get social security.
There's two America's people; the ruling class and the rest of us.
Reid and Feinstein are also two of the biggest hypocrits in congress.
From what I see on cspan and other public statements, these clowns are checking out whether they can ram this thru congress. They are probably figuring out how to do this, so a lot of what we hear is just window dressing and stalling until they see how far they can push it. One site was listing 15 things about the Australian gun ban - the last being that it 'probably' would not work here. So you know they fervently hope it would - which makes them dangerous. The media will push push push it as far as they think they can, because it is a religion with them. That is what makes this seriously dangerous.
If the media idiots had any brains they would ask a followup question to 'why are there more mass murders lately' such as What changed since the 50s and 60s - without comparing apples and oranges. Back then there were uppers and downers, rather than personality changing drugs like Prozac. But it is not like people turn into child murders if they don't get their Prozac. Much more likely that some patients have the opposite of the desired effects. What changed is that Prozac has become commonplace where it never existed before. Of course one could guess that immigration changed things - are we importing an unusually large number of wackos ? Yeah but we have been importing lots of wackos for a long time, and it did not produce any Adam Lanzas, so that is probably not an explanation. Others say nothing can be done because there are always wackos out there, but the issue is that there are more wackos than normal.
Unfortunately I doubt it is practical to develop genetic testing to discover whether someone would have adverse reactions leading to this behavior. And it is speculation because I have no idea whether Adam was on any of this stuff.
As to whether his mother was a jerk. It is often the case that parents can't get it right any more than a psychiatrist can always get it right. Back in the sixties a punk took a potshot at a schoolbus - his father tried the bonding thing and figured that father and son should go fishing and hunting together, so he got his son a .22. That was a mistake. A bunch of vets in town had to go have a little "discussion" with them - like reading the riot act, which appears to have scared the punk out of him.
A good comment on the Washington Times website with a request to forward it if liked. I did and here it is. The original link to the actual comment/article follows.
Mary MacDonald • an hour ago − A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,
about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13
million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were
rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan
Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes,
gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
If you are too, please forward.
The left has an entire assortment of weapons our side does not have. The MSM. That is an arsenal difficult to neutralize or disarm. An intractable situation at this time.
What we need is an honesty in media fairness tsunami. Let me check the forecast to see if anything is on the horizon...nope. Democrats and the MSM, two pods in some pee.
So why is Barky Boy silent on this murder by gun? I think the answer is evident, the alleged shooter is....wait for it......moooslim http://itmakessenseblog.com/2012/12/12/muslim-doctor-opens-fire-at-homeowners-association-meeting-in-a-church-killing-one-critically-wounding-another/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=http://is.gd/eRVPH
When Libtards say they are for "gun control" what they mean is they get to control all the guns and we get told to take a long walk off a short plank when we protest about it.
Just noticed that you can again find out who liked a comment. My tweets to Disqushelp do seem to have helped. :-) I know NYGino is going to be happy too because this was driving him nuts too.
It is amazing how this issue is slowing blowing up in the faces of the very people that want to control guns. Citizens, in droves, are going for carry permits, gun classes and purchasing their first or additional guns/ammo. A recent report show over one million new conceal carry permits have been issued in FL alone.
*the biggest carnage of school children ever was done with a DYNAMITE.
*there are 30-40 deaths and hundreds of wounded every month in Chgo,
the "no handgun city", and we do not hear about them.
*ban cars, knives, plastic bags; heck, ban life - it always ends up with death...
In other news today the Hypocrite Party (formally Democrat Party) made more gun laws for thee but not for me (them) because they are the chosen ones.
"Second Amendment Hypocrites: Senators Schumer and Feinstein Pack Heat" http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=10104
See only if you are a party official of the Hypocrite Party and know NOTHING about firearms can you possess a concealed-carry anywhere gun license. ( If we were a truly free country we wouldn't need licensing.)
No no no! Republicans are the "hypocrites". Democrats "evolve"!
By the way, gun and magazine sales are way up. Until Diane learns how to twitch her nose without making it run, the world will remain awash in guns. And even if they all disappeared overnight, so there isn't even a single rusting cannon left in a city park, then bombs, knives, swords, spears, arrows, clubs, rocks, and fists will do.
The New World Liberation Front Dianne? You mean the outfit that was connected to the 'Weather Underground' with Obama's pals Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dhorn.
Just goes to show you that people who want tighter gun regulations aren't all hateful "gun grabbers." If gun users like Dirty Harry and Diane Finestein can get behind gun regs, so can other gun users. Just defeats that far-right's point that anyone who supports gun regs is anti-gun.
How many times have we said the NRA is wasting it's time giving endorsements to Rats? I knew this would happen and watch the NRA start caving.
I don't have much faith in them either. They make some good statements, but I have heard others say that they are sellouts. Don't really know why though.
I'm afraid they'll sell out too thinking it's a "compromise". Time to start a conservative "Guns for Guys and Gals" club.
no one in congress of either house should ever be allowed to own or carry a gun, they talk about the mentally challenged everywhere except there where it runs rampid. clean you own houses jackasses befor you try to clean mine
Here we go again, the republicans attacking a Woman Senator from the great state of California, California which is a model of what an utopian society looks like, the perfect model for the nation to follow. (This is going to be the defense against this). As far as Reid, we already know he is a corrupt, lunatic that is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The Drudge , Breitbart, Fox News, scoop and all the conservative media Should have this in the front page, from now until she brings the bill up for a vote.
Apropos of nothing, there are currently 16094 Users online at the AR15 forum.
(BTW, the members rate this particular scare over restrictions as far worse than when they passed the stupid, Federal Assault Weapons ban in '94)
Just like all these globalist bills used to bring down America, this one was designed, written and ready to be rolled out after the Fast and Furious guns slaughtered US citizens. That fell apart, so they now have this crisis to use.
They obviously "fixed" what was wrong with the last one and the California laws.
The second Amendment is their last impediment. This is it - if anyone has been putting off arming yourself you have very little time.
How many have had enough of this crap yet? Are we ready to begin pointing guns in the direction of this oppressive government? At least the Arabs have enough balls to go out and get what they want as opposed to this population that would sit idly by and surrender our rights to tyrants.
If we wait long enough, they won't have to confiscate much. They could eventually get most of the guns in a "guns for food" program.
Do guns kill people?
Hey NYGino. The Disqus issue is fixed on TRS now. I tweeted disqushelp and gave them the URL they said they were able to replicate the problem and fixed it. Cool, eh? I know you were just as annoyed as me about not being able to find out who liked any particular comment and now it's fixed. At least it's working for me, hope the same is true for you.
"..guns for food program". Good idea. They can get Kofi Annin and his son to run it. There would be no learning curve, they are well aware how to run that scam.
Those who lock and load know well how to fend for themselves. The gimmecrap libtards wouldn't have the guts to squeal about someone else having guns for the consequences may well be lethal.
The difference is that they have not established a civil society and are therefore still savages, but you are right, how much are we willing to allow these imbeciles to take away from us, until we take it to the streets.
Not yet. We have to go through the arduous task of trying to work within the system while we're still a republic. When that effort fails, and they come for our guns, then we will have to enforce the law, as required by the Constitution.