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Demonizing NRA Won’t
Transform America

Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/20/2012 10:32:57 PM

Turn on virtually any talk show heard or viewed in the mainstream media this past week and it’s clear that most of the chattering classes are convinced that the Newtown massacre marks a turning point in the history of American culture. According to this narrative, the country’s understandable shock and horror over the slaughter of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is the equivalent of Pearl Harbor or 9/11 in that it has fundamentally altered the political correlation of forces that has prevented gun control. More to the point, they believe this sea change is so

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 12/21/2012 12:05:46 AM     (No. 9077005)

I seriously doubt that this is different. I doubt that the either the House or Senate will resurrect the dead, failed, foolish, ineffective ´ban-on-scary-looking-rifles´.

The reports of all past blue ribbon commissions that I can think of were ignored in their entirety.

Biden is such a buffoon and he is the one to bring gravitas to this issue? Ridicule, more likely.

I really think that the only solution that might have any significant impact is to ease the limits on involuntary committment of lunatics.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubber, 12/21/2012 12:06:51 AM     (No. 9077007)

Every able body and household should be required to have a firearm...exceptions to be noted...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/21/2012 2:09:14 AM     (No. 9077077)

Kneejerk liberals are always going to do what they´re going to do,that is have the government step in on everything. They were claiming the other day that there´s been a 5% drop in childhood obesity already giving MO´s program the credit. Then they had to admit most of it was upper income white kids who were shedding the pounds,not the poverty stricken overweight kids.

Then you hear 2012 was the warmest year on record,giving the changers even more fodder for their lunacy.Guess they haven´t been to the sunny skies of Russia lately.

Oncethe emotional aspect of this school shooting calms down,people with sense know the problem isn´t gunsbut a more and more unhinged culture being fed by uncivilized left wingers..

If a republican made a death threat it would make front page news,when a lefty does it,it just shows their passion for the issue.

Nobody´s making a big deal out of a 49% drop in the prosecution of gun crimes since Obama took office because they mostly affect his voting base.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/21/2012 3:28:14 AM     (No. 9077107)

Iran is plotting mass murder.

Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.

Iran has stated the goal of exterminating every Israeli Jew, and wiping the state of Israel off the map.

Barack Obama won´t take action against Iran.

Barack Obama is willing to negotiate, unconditionally, with Mahmoud Ahmadinijad.

Barack Obama says we MUST take action NOW against the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 12/21/2012 9:00:19 AM     (No. 9077413)

There are thousands and thousands of gun laws on the books in this country. What could possibly be added that could have prevented the Newtown Ct. tragedy? I am sure that the situation that existed has alerady been covered in one of the thousands of laws. His Mother was irresponsible in HER handling of her guns. She is at fault for this tragedy. If her guns had been properly secured, no tragedy. The son also should have been committed to an institution. I thank liberal democRATS for making sure that they are out walking the streets. I remember when Gov. Cuomo freed all of the state hospital patients saying that they should be mainstreamed. Thanks Mario.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/21/2012 10:52:14 AM     (No. 9077694)

#5,

The NRA isn´t trying to put weapons into the hands of toddlers or the mentally ill. Don´t know how any sane person could make such a contention.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: saguni, 12/21/2012 11:50:26 AM     (No. 9077873)

Poster 36, do you have a source for your information, or is it just speculation?

It is possible that all of the guns (or other weapons) were securely locked in a gun safe. I´ve not not either way from the police investigators, have you heard there was no gun safe in the home?

It is possible that Adam, for some unknown reason, or the rumored reason that his mother was seeking to move him from his familiar basement, and he attacked and overpowered her, obtained the gun safe key retrieved the "secured" guns, then went back to her bedroom and shot her multiple times. I haven´t heard an autopsy report on Mrs. Lanza (I don´t expect to, it shouldn´t be public) to know if she had other injuries in addition to the gun shot wounds.

To expound upon poster #7´s comments, that argument is a straw man, a keynote indicator of Duh Wun´s participation. He knows he doesn´t hold popular political positions, so he states something that no serious person would ever support, then proceeds to argue against what no one wants. It´s been a win-win for him, demonize the opposition and appear to be "wise" and "presidential."

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