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Too Close To Call On Gun Vote In Senate

April 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote......

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Apr-15-13 7:32 AM

I think it is going to be a FAIL in the Senate and BIG FAIL in the HOUSE.

It already is stripped down to do nothing much like ban assault weapons, whatever they are, and large ammo clips.

Just the registration issue for gun shows and private sales is left and that is likely to FAIL as well.

I say for the hundredth time: MURDER is punishable by DEATH PENALTY.

What possible GUN legislation will deter NUT JOBS from killing, WITH or WITHOUT a gun if the Death Penalty doesn NOT____________??

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Apr-15-13 10:04 AM

I always thought WV was a pro gun state.

Yet, Jay is one of the most anti gun senators in the country, beig a co-sponsor of Feinstein's initial bill, SB-152.

Joe is all smoke and mirrors. He got elected when he tricked WV voters with his TV ad where he pretended to shoot a deer rifle. But he is definitely anti gun. Leave no doubt about it.

Wake up West Virginia!

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Apr-15-13 10:12 AM

We're coming for your guns Wrat. Better pull the drapes and don't answer that knock at the door.

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Apr-15-13 10:15 AM

I hope you are as accurate in your prediction as you were with the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Wrat. FAIL !

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Apr-15-13 10:31 AM

Wanna put some money where your toothless mouth is, impacted?

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Apr-15-13 11:50 AM

daLussional: Fewer guns = fewer gun crimes. Why can't you just get this simple math problem thru your thick skull!

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Apr-15-13 1:39 PM


John Lott book, nobody has been able to REFUTE.

1.8 MILLION violent crimes a year STOPPED by guns.

Git yer head out out ur asset.

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Apr-15-13 2:26 PM

This bill has absolutely nothing to do with stopping violence against kids at schools.

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Apr-15-13 5:05 PM


Deep divisions within both parties over a bipartisan measure to extend background checks for gun buyers are threatening its chances as the Senate this week begins debating the first broad gun control legislation in nearly 20 years.

In spite of a vote last Thursday in favor of debating new gun measures, some Democrats who are facing re-election next year in conservative states have already said they will not vote for the background check measure offered by Senators Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, forcing Democrats to look desperately across the aisle to fill the gaps.


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Apr-15-13 7:47 PM

daWranged - 1.8 million? You must be referring to armed police patrols because I can't think of one instance of grandpa fighting off the Indians in a longtime. Oh wait there was that onetime when a responsible gun owner stopped crime. Never!

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Apr-15-13 9:08 PM

Wrat, a LOSER is a LOSER is a LOSER !

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Apr-15-13 11:16 PM

@impactedbrain.You are dumber than the day is long. What do you want to do, just let the goberment step in and take ever right we have away from us? You are one of the reasons we are in such bad shape. If you want to give up your rights, jump on your friggin' horse and ride off to some country where they have no rights, better yet, just ride off into the sunset and never return. You are part of the problem, and none of the solution. If you live in WV, are you backing our two lying backstabbers Rocky and Joey?

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Apr-16-13 5:45 AM

COughy you as&, it is 1,800,000 law abiding citizens pulling heat to keep from being killed, beaten, car jacked, raped, or otherwise violated.

Like they say, a woman with a 357 is a*****of a man.

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Apr-16-13 5:50 AM

DGU= Defensive Gun Use

" Besides the NSDS and NCVS surveys, ten national and three state surveys summarized by Kleck and Gertz gave 764 thousand to 3.6 million DGU per year. Hemenway contends the Kleck and Gertz study is unreliable and no conclusions can be drawn from it.[4] He argues that there are too many "false positives" in the surveys, and finds the NCVS figures more reliable, yielding estimates of around 100,000 defensive gun uses per year. Applying different adjustments, other social scientists suggest that between 250,000 and 370,000 incidences per year.

Another survey including DGU questions was the National Survey on Private Ownership and Use of Firearms, NSPOF, conducted in 1994 by the Chiltons polling firm for the Police Foundation on a research grant from the National Institute of Justice. NSPOF projected 4.7 million DGU per year by 1.5 million individuals after weighting to eliminate false positives.

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