The National Rifle Association does not plan to support any new gun control measures in the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., the head of the organization said Sunday, arguing that the government should vigorously enforce laws already on the books and reiterating the group’s push for more armed guards in schools as part of the solution. Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, answering questions for the first time since the Dec. 14 shootings, said legislation to impose restrictions on clip sizes or bans on so-called assault weapons
NRA representatives should go on ABC, NBC, PMSNBC and CNN and start publicly asking precisely WHY Barack Obama and Eric Holder were FORCING American firearms dealers to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels, and WHY they are hiding behind "executive privilege" in refusing to answer questions, and WHY these media outlets have REFUSED to report on the story!
Obama REFUSES to address "Operation Fast & Furious." Let´s FORCE him to. If Wise King Barky wants to have a "national conversation" on gun control, let´s FORCE him to answer for his own administration´s actions!
More than three hundred people are DEAD because of Obama and Holder, almost TWELVE TIMES the number of dead in Sandy Hook, Connecticut....
WHY was Obama FORCING GUNS into the hands of Mexican drug cartels?
WHY is he hiding behind executive privilege?
WHY are these networks refusing to seek the TRUTH in this matter?
If the NRA is going to be persecuted for standing up for Second Amendment rights, Barack Obama and his Palace Guard in the MFM should be persecuted with the FACTS!
Almost all school shooters are on SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) a very powerful class of psychotropic drugs. The American Psychiatric Association keeps insisting it is the underlying condition and not the drug that is responsible. But the evidence to the contrary is becoming overwhelming. Misguided privacy laws prevent effective monitoring of patients. The MSM maintains a silence conspiracy because it will focus attention on something other than legal fire arms. Pathetic.
I´ve purposely stayed away from the Newtown story. I can´t bear the thought of those little children........
Anyway, the answer to someone like Lanza (?) not sure of the name-the shooter, is to allow certain designated teachers to carry guns. All must have attended training, both on the weapon they carry and with someone with the know-how to determine if they are responsible enough to be trusted with them. You don´t protect anyone by disarming. Simple as that.
The truth is politically incorrect and so is difficult to get into the national debate about guns:
The last thing the anti-gun crowd - from the president on down - want is an end to mass shootings, especially in schools.
From their point of view, the deaths of a few, or a few dozen, kids every couple of years is a small price to pay for the chance effectively nullify the second amendment.
The left is forever telling us that this or piece of the constitution was a mistake - even that the whole thing is out of date in a modern world, or at least subject to creative interpretation as a "living, breathing document."
The founders did make one mistake, probably because they gave freedom´s heirs more credit than we deserve: They used the amendment process to incorporate an affirmation of the unalienable rights which are beyond the legitimate authority of any government - especially one based on individual freedom.
The inclusion of what we call the bill of rights was required for and a condition of ratification of the constitution and therefore the removal of any of them violates the contract and renders the whole document invalid.
The whole point of the progressive movement is to free the government from the restrictions of the constitution and thereby replace freedom with a socialist dictatorship.
To conflate two quotations from Marx and Soros, "The principal impediment to the attainment of world socialism is the unreasonable attitude of the average american citizen" - i.e., the average american believes that he or she - individually - has rights.
Just like we know why they don´t want Voter ID or to purge dead voters from the rolls, we also know why the want to render the 2nd Amendment meaningless. They want the tentacles of the federal government to continue spreading over the land unopposed. The only legal owners of firearms in their world will be the military, police and Democrat goons.
It really annoys me that people on our side have given up the argument the founders made that only an unarmed people can be an enslaved people. It´s all now about self defense and hunting. This is NOT what the founders intended.
Been an NRA member for six years now. Bought my Smith 45 M&P the day after Obie stole the 2008 election. Now have my CWP and carry a Smith bodyguard 380. Became convinced needed protection after experiencing our first break-in at the house. Let´s see how tough these tough-talking elected libs would be if they had to go about their jobs with no security details protecting them....with guns. How about you Obie?
The first reaction of government to these acts is to try and restrict the freedoms of law abiding citizens. The reaction to 9/11 is a great example withe new beast Department of Homeland Security and all the restrictions on air travel, etc. This is what government does and we need to be more vigilant than ever to their attempted power grabs.
Tea party groups and fiscal conservatives wasted no time Wednesday in savaging a bipartisan budget agreement negotiated between House Republicans and Senate Democrats, drawing an unusually angry response from House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. All sides were rating the winners and losers in the deal struck a day earlier between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, Washington Democrat. The modest deficit-cutting deal had some sweeteners for defense contractors and oil drillers, while air travelers, federal workers and some corporate executives would take a hit.
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