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By mooseberryinn on 12-22-12 @ 7:39 am
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The opportunity to “control” guns was long gone by the Civil War.  “Assault style” weapons are no more
lethal than any semi-auto weapon.  A practiced shooter can reload a clip configured semi-auto in 3
seconds or less.  If there is no one who can/will confront/disarm a shooter, then there will be increased
casualties.  etc. etc.  “New” gun laws will make no difference to criminals and/or nutcases.
By Clarity on 12-22-12 @ 3:02 pm
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The opportunity to reduce the number of assault weapons used in mass murders is NOT long
gone.  It has to start now.  Today.  Every step we take today to reduce the numbers of
weapons designed for gratuitous violence in our country WILL save lives in the future.
By LogicalOne on 12-22-12 @ 3:55 pm
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If all it takes is a new law outlawing the use of AR15s for killing people… I and everyone in America
will vote for it.  But as you know, laws prohibiting killing mean nothing to killers.

While no one will disagree that this violence against innocents world wide has got to end,  I am afraid
it is a little late to “outlaw” the AR-15 (M16s) because there are almost 80 to100 million of them out
there already. 

Outlawing them would be like trying to outlaw table knives; true success would be dubious.

You could classify them as Class III firearms,  requiring a permit for them, but everyone who has one
now, for the most part are law abiding citizens, so they would have no trouble getting a Class III
permit anyway.

The terrorists of the world keep blowing up vehicles and killing the best and brightest of our citizens.

I think for this epidemic of gun violence as in our war with “terror”,  our best weapon is intelligence to
stop the planned carnage before it can happen.  In all these killings of late, forensics has proved the
killers did a lot of preparing to carry out their horrible deeds.
By getman on 12-22-12 @ 6:45 pm
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People who are putting their family budget into the purchase of big clips and semi automatic and
automatic, high powered guns are ...........................You fill in the blank.  The businessmen who
are making millions from this, “fear”, are happy to continue their practices.  Why can’t common
men see what pawns they are for the 1%?  Why do working people, without bank accounts, support
these people at the top?  Doesn’t every heart, somewhere, even in the darkest shadow want peace
and love?  Our animals are paying, our young people are paying, we all are at greater risk.  Why do
we have to live with fear of a crazy neighbor.  Believe me, if you happen to work with the public,
here;  you KNOW there are a lot of crazies here.
By Wood is good on 12-22-12 @ 11:25 pm
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A clip is something that holds papers together or holds hair in place. A magazine is what holds
the bullets in a gun.
By LogicalOne on 12-23-12 @ 7:11 am
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The magazine holds the bullet in the cartridge before they are loaded through the receiver into the
breach if you want to get a bit more granular.  At this point the “bullet” is “in the gun”.

But even with that explanation, it is not technically correct and you can argue all of this if you are a
purist:

A cartridge is “a single round of ammunition consisting of case, primer and propellant with one or
more projectiles.” In other words, a bullet is the part of a cartridge that goes sailing downrange to do
its work. The terms are not interchangeable and should be used for their specific and individual
meanings.

The defining difference between clips and magazines is the presence of a feed mechanism in a
magazine, typically a spring-loaded follower, which a clip lacks. Use of the term “clip” to refer to
detachable magazines is a point of strong disagreement.

Wikis are so informative, BUT NOT ALWAYS RIGHT… well sort of.

The point of al this is at the end of the bullet….. lol.
By Becket on 12-24-12 @ 9:43 am
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While the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have no doubt left the nation shaken, they
have also inspired an outpouring of acts of kindness from across the nation and around the world.

The central hub of many of these is on display in the U.S. Post Office in Newtown, Conn., a
community shaken by the killing of 20 children and six school staff members by 20-year-old Adam
Lanza, who also killed his mother and shot himself.

Mountains of mail and packages are flowing in from all over the world. Some are simply addressed
to “Newtown” or specific families who lost people in the shootings. They’re coming with return
addresses ranging from Idaho to Virginia Beach and far beyond.

“I think I saw Brazil, Australia, (one addressed to) ‘Anybody in Newtown who needs a hug.’ It is just
amazing,” said a postal employee in Newtown.

In the town hall, donated toys are piling up just in time for Christmas.

Kindness is even flowing from victims of other tragedies like Hurricane Sandy, who sent hundreds
of teddy bears to hand out to children in the community.

“We’ve had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward and try to help somebody else,” one woman
said.

Now, Newtown is hoping people everywhere “pay it forward” in their own communities, with the
memory of those lost in the shootings serving as inspiration.

It’s a concept that seems to be spreading across America.

Seth Wenig/AP Photo
Crosses bearing the names of the Newtown… View Full Size
Seth Wenig/AP PhotoCrosses bearing the names of the Newtown shooting victims are displayed
in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Gun Violence Victims,
Survivors Share Thoughts After Newtown Massacre Watch Video
  A Child’s Answer to Gun Violence Watch Video
  Newtown Shooting: Moment of Silence in Connecticut Watch Video
In Michigan, a secret Santa of sorts paid off everyone’s layaway items at a store there.
By GATE on 12-24-12 @ 11:09 am
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Banning Guns addresses of all Americans to feel safe”. -Diane Feinstein (Socalist-Ca.) Gun owner with
a concealed carry permit.
By GATE on 12-24-12 @ 11:12 am
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‘’ Banning Guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe”. Diane Feinstein
(Socialist, Ca) Gun owner with a concealed carry permit: Correction from above.
By JB on 12-24-12 @ 2:29 pm
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If all it would take is one more gun law to reduce gun violence in this country, then I would support
it.

We already have over 20,000 gun laws now, with most of those not being enforced at all.  How is
one more law going to reduce gun crime?  By limiting availability?  That has already been tried…and
failed.

The letter writer makes a sensible point - if the “War on Alcohol” and the “War on Drugs” have both
failed, how will the “War on Guns” succeed?

Please, I really would like to know - I am serious…
By hotfishmt on 12-25-12 @ 9:36 am
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The issue for me is Mental Health issues. Most of the wacko’s with pictures on the web or
newspapers…the EYES are the main focus. Nuts are babbied way too much. Someone with
bad deeds in their crazy brain will find a way to cause some harm.
Just look at what happened back East yesterday…a man set a house on fire & then killed 2
fireman resonding to the fire. He should have never been paroled with killing his
grandmother….yet, I’d bet the farm some weep easy social worker….said he had repented.

I am however, against the so called large magazines or clips for assualt rifles….OK for the
military…but, no need for the general public to have them. Since I was a teenager many years
ago…when I saw 2 men with British WWII 303 semi-auto surplus rifles….shoot a deer (both
men shot) and they did shoot 3 of the 4 legs off the deer.
Oh Well…this debate is an endless topic.
By Mtwatch on 12-25-12 @ 11:04 am
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/business/real-and-virtual-firearms-nurture-marketing-
link.html?_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&adxnnl=1&emc=edit_th_20121225&adxnnlx=1356458495-
WlD52bi3ZE/4h9f43VUaeg

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/technology/02wargames.html?pagewanted=all

Tell me its not ALL ABOUT MONEY again!!!
By mooseberryinn on 12-26-12 @ 8:42 am
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It’s not just AR-15s.  Anyone with a semi-auto pistol could have devastating effect.
By Gators on 12-26-12 @ 1:41 pm
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Guns: With over 300 miilion in the USA..that’s a lot of guns.  If you look at the persons who go
on a shooting spree…they usually have a hugh mental issue..some take out family and some
people do it at schools and other places…these people plan it out and this last guy had many,
many violent video games.  So what can be done??  I don’t have a good answer, but family
members need to notify the police when these nuts are threat to others. This may help some,
but there is NO one correct answer.  Most people use guns correctly.
By GATE on 12-26-12 @ 3:55 pm
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FBI CRIME REPORT 2007: ” The Nations murder rate is near a 40 year low and the number of
privately owned guns in the US is at an all-time high and rising by about 4.5 Million annually. Right-
to Carry States had lower violent crime rates on average than the rest of the country. Total violent
crime in Right-to-Carry States was 24% lower, murder 28% lower, robbery 50% lower and
aggravated assault 11%. CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST MURDER RATES WERE CITIES WITH
SEVERE GUN CONTROL”......
By Mtwatch on 12-28-12 @ 10:02 am
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Oh that makes sense Gate..use a report from 2007 in 2012!  And how do you “use” an assault
rifle or a 100 round clip “correctly”?  Just curious!
By a on 12-28-12 @ 11:02 am
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I just saw a great idea on Fox News; tax the hell out of guns just like we do cigarettes and alcohol.
Put the cost of gun violence on to the users. I like it. Thanks FOX NEWS.
By HRH Prince Michael on 12-28-12 @ 12:03 pm
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What do you call an unarmed “Montana Bad-A**”?  Missy.
What do you call an unarmed Fed?  Missy B****.
By Gators on 12-28-12 @ 6:09 pm
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2009 stats per 100,000 population: Deaths per 100,000
USA: 10.2….......Switzerland…..3.5…......England…..that’s   0 .25 1/4 of 1%....and japan is 0.07.

Now is Switzerland every “ABLE” man has a rifle or assult rifle in thier house.  You see they
now how to handle guns.  England is really low 0.25 which is 40 times less than the USA…but
on the other hand knifes are used a lot in murders..and Japan…no guns almost at all. So that’s
why gun control is not easy…you can argue your point either way….
 
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