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Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:29 PM

On the events unfolding in Colorado Springs right now....

What will it take for our elected officials to act?
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2015/11/on-todays-shootings-in-colorado-springs.html

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Reply On the events unfolding in Colorado Springs right now.... (Original post)
tgards79 Nov 2015 OP
niyad Nov 2015 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2015 #2
spanone Nov 2015 #5
LiberalElite Nov 2015 #9
valerief Nov 2015 #3
jonno99 Nov 2015 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2015 #7
tgards79 Nov 2015 #21
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2015 #6
Lizzie Poppet Nov 2015 #8
deathrind Nov 2015 #10
hack89 Nov 2015 #11
tgards79 Nov 2015 #13
hack89 Nov 2015 #16
deathrind Nov 2015 #14
hack89 Nov 2015 #17
deathrind Nov 2015 #19
hack89 Nov 2015 #20
Snobblevitch Nov 2015 #12
tgards79 Nov 2015 #15
Snobblevitch Nov 2015 #18

Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:30 PM

1. I wouldn't hold my breath, if I were you.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:33 PM

2. If 20 kids getting shot at Sandy Hook didn't do it, I don't know what will.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:35 PM

5. amen. i still can't process that one. how could we not....?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:49 PM

9. yes - at that time i thought "now they have to do something"

silly, silly, silly me.

P.s. I learned about that atrocity on the subway - saw it posted on DU and thought Oh Shit! One of those "where were you when..." moments.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:34 PM

3. They're trying their hardest to ban abortion.

Oh, you meant guns. They'll never fuckin' do anything about our gun problem. They hate us.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:34 PM

4. What "act" should our elected officials perform to keep guns away from crazy people? nt

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:44 PM

7. Yeah, that horse left the barn a long time ago. Even if you made gun ownership illeagle

 

you would have no way of rounding up all of the unregistered guns and there are millions of them.

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 10:16 PM

21. Can we start with background checks?

90% of us want it...

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:43 PM

6. Nothing. They never will.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:45 PM

8. "Act" is about as broad a term as you can use. What do you propose?

 

What steps do you believe would prevent such acts, or at least make them rarer?

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:14 PM

10. Nothing will ever happen on...

On gun control. As was stated already if 20 children being executed could not get basic common sense regulations (BG checks on all gun sales private and commercial, yearly registration, mag caps, safety training etc) nothing will ever get done. It is amazing how someone can advocate the right to own an item that can kill a person instantly while at the same time argue against regulations that enhance safety and responsibility of that ownership.

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Response to deathrind (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:23 PM

11. You don't realize the irony in your post

nothing you listed would have stopped Sandy Hook. CT had an AWB - the rifle was not legally an assault weapon. It was registered. It was locked up. Nancy Lanza was well trained. She passed a background check.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:41 PM

13. Oh great!

So hack89, let's do absolutely nothing! Great idea!

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Response to tgards79 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:52 PM

16. I didn't say that

just pointing out that CT had damn near every measure gun control advocates demand and it still didn't stop Sandy Hook. Perhaps it is not as black and white as you think.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:43 PM

14. So...

Because it would not have stopped that nothing should be done...ok

But that is not the only mass casualty event that has taken place. They happen regularly now.

A ban on high cap mags alone would save lives.

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Response to deathrind (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:54 PM

17. Never said that

I support most gun control proposals with only two exceptions- AWBs and registration.

High cap mags were not used at VA Tech.

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Response to deathrind (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 09:32 PM

20. There are literally hundreds of millions of high cap mags in America

they will always be available to someone that wants them.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:33 PM

12. I wonder what laws could be passed that would

prevent somebody intent on doing this type of act from doing so.

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Response to Snobblevitch (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 08:50 PM

15. Let's give it a shot and find out

Right now we are proving Einstein out...if we do nothing, how can we expect change?

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Response to tgards79 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 09:15 PM

18. Give what a shot?

(Pun intended?)

I support universal background checks. I am opposed to AWB and gun registration as well. Gun bans just won't do much if someone is intent on causing carnage.

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