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NRA: No Chance For New Gun Ban

Group says there’s enough opposition in Congress to new law

January 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association says it has enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House to make such a measure a......

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daWraith

Jan-14-13 6:24 AM

FACT: Gun crime went UP slightly after the LAST ban on Assault weapons.

Major shootings have SOARED in the last years thanks to the Obama GREAT DEPRESSION.

Fix the ECONOMY, Opie!

Stop hiding behind BS gun issues.

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daWraith

Jan-14-13 7:33 AM

“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 45 AD

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mikeyd

Jan-14-13 7:38 AM

you got it dawraith.who ever thought that bank robberies would make such a big comeback?good reason to arm somebody.people with nothing to lose will do anything.

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-14-13 7:43 AM

The proposed gun ban has been the best thing to happen to the gun industry in terms of sales since, well, ever. Thanks Barry!!!

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Triton

Jan-14-13 8:20 AM

The NRA is the designated villain for these stories as the media makes every issue so dummied down its like a fairy tale where villains are behind everything and the heroes slay the dragon. These are real issues with real people involved, not just buzzwords. The membership of the NRA is just a pittance to the gun owners in America who have committed no crimes with guns and never will. Politicians, with the media in tow, use events to create new restrictions on personal freedoms. A crazy person kills in Connecticut the solution therefore is to take firearms and the right to own one from people in Iowa. The link to entertainment and video games does not get the same play does it? Those celebs who endorse liberal candidates make billions will kill fest movies and games and no indication the Gov will seize video games is there? Politicians know that people feel threatened by violence and see personal home defense from this hideous crimes as a basic right. Its not the NRA.

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acousticportal

Jan-14-13 9:08 AM

Personal firearms kill household members 43 more times than intruders. The truth is ignored and squashed by the NRA. The NRA is as skilled in lying and covering up truth as the tobacco lobby.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in my right to own a firearm...but there are many, many people who are not stable enough, who are not responsible enough, and who do not respect the right they are given to own a firearm.

The freedom to bear arms should be balanced with proper training, good judgment, and realistic data concerning firearm ownership and use.

Get real NRA...time to step out of the 50's and take a good hard look at the damage you've done.

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sounder

Jan-14-13 9:18 AM

I could care less about whether the live free or die crowd thin out the herd, except for an 11 year old cousin, many years ago, who found the family handgun and decided to play the early fifties version of "Truth or Dare"--he lost. That a small lobby group like the NRA can shut down any legislation in Congress only adds to the belief that this legislative body is no longer capable of governing much of anything but like that "Publisher's Clearing House" for magazines is simply a place where special interests go for one stop shopping.

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promo61

Jan-14-13 9:47 AM

It seems like this administration will take advantage of any issue to assert more control over the populace, inflaming issues with rhetoric to wield unilateral power. History does repeat itself.

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sounder

Jan-14-13 10:37 AM

Promo61; considering that American History, as taught in high schools and no small number of colleges and universities,across the U.S.-- has all the depth of a factoid on the back of a cereal box. There aren't enough people left in the Upper Ohio Valley from Bellaire to near the Point which is Pittsburgh to fill the Rose Bowl during a great Bowl season. The region, on both sides of the Ohio River, has so few regulations that the only zoning laws which matter are that you can't take your rabid hound to the Mall or we can't permit the plumbing nor electrical hookups for that Meth Lab just behind a church. Infringement of liberty and rights; are you the people who reside in that unhappy Snowdome--only gazing at the real world when the mood strikes?

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oldmansvan

Jan-14-13 11:11 AM

Do do, please take your meds.

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sounder

Jan-14-13 11:38 AM

Oldmansvan; sorry no need for meds but then I'm not staring out at the U.S. from the place where I was born and that place which once did so much and now very little. The comments about that loss of liberty; collectively the murmurs of a society which has simply grown old, not connected to anything other than a fallback to an economy which is reduced to the extraction of whatever minerals, gas and oil that remain. Not the ideal recipe for attracting any new growth which can be sustained.

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daWraith

Jan-14-13 12:07 PM

autisticpimple, DOCTORS kill 20 times more patients from Malpractice than firearms do.

BAN DOCTORS!

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daWraith

Jan-14-13 12:09 PM

Number one killer of young people is the CAR.

Ban the CAR!

1.8 million violent crimes a year are PREVENTED by firearm owners.

3 times as many people are KILLED in the home just by falling down than are killed by firearms.

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DisplacedWVian

Jan-14-13 12:26 PM

Stop it Wraith. Liberals aren't smart enough to understand statistics and logic, let alone freedom and the Constitution.

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daWraith

Jan-14-13 12:26 PM

"a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.

The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich."

Insanity! Obama favored making it a CRIME to defend your life with a gun!!!

This shows his TRUE beliefs!

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Thebudman

Jan-14-13 1:36 PM

What's up with this? They said gas prices were going down:

Gasoline rose 6.7 cents in the past three weeks to $3.325 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Stations on Long Island, N.Y., had the highest price among areas surveyed, at $3.75 a gallon, while Salt Lake City had the lowest, at $2.76, analyst Trilby Lundberg reported in her twice-monthly survey released Sunday.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose almost $5 in the three weeks ended Friday, Bloomberg News reported.

Oil rose to near a four-month high of more than $94 a barrel in early trading Monday, Bloomberg reported.

The Department of Energy will release its weekly survey of diesel and gasoline pump prices Monday afternoon in Washington.

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richardwhee

Jan-14-13 1:36 PM

I think that every few years politians buy more stock in gun & ammo companies. Then after a multiple shooting, start the process of banning guns. Gin sales go up. Never let a crises go to waste.

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Thebudman

Jan-14-13 1:46 PM

Medical Malpractice killed roughly 195,000 patients last year!

Yes, ban doctors!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-14-13 1:59 PM

sounder “That a small lobby group like the NRA can shut down any legislation in Congress only adds to the belief that this legislative body is no longer capable of governing much of anything...”

You mean a small group like a labor union? Yeah, that pesky right to freedom of assembly needs to be eliminated along with the Second Amendment and the rest of those pesky first ten Amendments.

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promo61

Jan-14-13 2:49 PM

@sounder; we have liberal leadership in no small part to thank for the state of this valley. Not sure entirely where your rant was going, but looks like you view regulation as the fix-all which is all I need to know about you. I am very happy in the snowdome thank you very much. Thank goodness not everyone views the world as a habitrail as you must.

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sounder

Jan-14-13 4:24 PM

First there aren't enough people living near the Ohio Valley, at least that portion between Marietta and close to the southern burbs of Pittsburgh to fill a window box. Most of those who remain are there because, while there are some who actually have decent jobs, the majority of those who remain are too old or just don't have the social skills to move out and on to better things--like a region that might offer a chance for a new beginning, a better way of life. The United States--a population of over 300 million, most of those in large cities or connected suburbs. Now just where do you think those dwindling small towns, who were once places on the go, places which had a purpose fit into that demograhic? Look beyond liberal; most of those towns in Ohio or West Virginia who stayed with the tried and true for too long, ended up on the losing end. Those who once lived there and could have made a change up and left.

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walksabout

Jan-14-13 6:31 PM

and.... who has a clue just how much of the crisis is orchestrated by UN menbers and their kin to weaken the American on their own unprotected turf ?

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walksabout

Jan-14-13 6:35 PM

perhaps all debates should be specific to income levels ? What business does a millionaire with tax deducted armed security service have ruling a homeless person should be defenseless sleeping in a cardboard box on skidrow drug alley ? What happened to mind your own business and not other people's business ?

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walksabout

Jan-14-13 6:38 PM

pople who vote for recreational dope use have no business voting on how and if decent law abiding tax paying Americans should protect themselves from possible injury to take their money to buy recreational dope.

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walksabout

Jan-14-13 6:40 PM

fix all males or females to stop unwanted pregnancy ? Which gender ? Take all defensive devices away from decent people to prevent bad things misfits do with weapons ? Punish offenders or inconvience the hecksake out of law abiding citizens in their own country living their own independent life ? What needs done may not be what the noisey and nosey control groups demand of law makers

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