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David Frum: Firearm Manufacturers
Should Face Tobacco Industry-Like
Senate Hearings

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by AWR Hawkins

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/18/2013 2:54:24 PM

CNN Columnist David Frum is calling for Obama to bypass Congress and have the Surgeon General investigate the dangers of gun ownership and to have the Senate convene tobacco industry-style hearings (circa 1990s) on gun manufacturers. Frum´s argument is that guns, like cigarettes, are dangerous, and that the gun lobby and gun manufacturers have blinded Americans to the truth of this in the same way that cigarette companies allegedly did in years gone by. In a desperate attempt to bolster this thesis, Frum uses two things: 1. Anecdotal stories that can easily be countered by other

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And this guy is a Republican?? No wonder the Republicans are in a huge state of disarray. With friends like this who needs enemies. As if the regime needs more ideas how to bypass congress. s/o What an idiot he is.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rarebear, 2/18/2013 3:00:16 PM     (No. 9183411)

Frum can call himself whatever he wants, which does not, in any way connected to reality, make him a Republican. He´s one of the Democrat talking-point Mina birds. It´s crystal clear from whom he gets his marching orders. He´s no more a Republican than Colin Powell, Chuck Hagel or John Huntsman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/18/2013 3:16:58 PM     (No. 9183445)

They are coming at us, full-court press.

We are the next target they are fully focussed on.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 3:22:48 PM     (No. 9183454)

Yeah! Yeah! Great idea!

But... let´s start with the First Amendment, and go in order.

First we´ll have hearings on how Freedom of the Press is [mis-?] used. Let´s start there.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stevendm, 2/18/2013 3:34:25 PM     (No. 9183470)

The entire tobacco argument was that cigs were killers and the big tobacco companies hid that from the public. Guns are killers (that´s the point in them) and the gun manufacturers have done nothing to hide that fact. No problem with that. What a stupid comment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: weirdone, 2/18/2013 3:43:10 PM     (No. 9183482)

Governments are more dangerous than guns and have killed more people, so lets hold hearings and ban them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beth, 2/18/2013 3:43:18 PM     (No. 9183484)

Considering how many people die in alcohol related deaths, why does the liquor industry get a free ride?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 2/18/2013 3:47:35 PM     (No. 9183489)

#1, he´s another libtard. They infest all political parties and strata of society.

Tobacco isn´t listed in the constitution anywhere that I can find - at least not my copy.

For that matter, the Tobacco industry was railroaded by unconstitutional force employed by the federal government (and I´m not a smoker).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spincut, 2/18/2013 3:47:54 PM     (No. 9183490)

I know what´s in the second amendment, but I guess I forgot what amendment specifically deals with tobacco. But of course, to Frum, they´re the same thing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/18/2013 3:48:22 PM     (No. 9183492)

Frum is another RINO backstabber. Karl Rove would be proud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/18/2013 3:50:19 PM     (No. 9183494)

Frump says guns are dangerous. By itself the gun just sits there, in the wrong hands guns are dangerous

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/18/2013 4:17:19 PM     (No. 9183537)

Bull-Loney. If you are going to use tax dollars to harass gun makers, I can think of 1001 other more important issues to hold hearings on that would produce value and not political grandstanding!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 2/18/2013 4:19:17 PM     (No. 9183542)

Automobiles are far more dangerous than guns.
Does anyone really need an "assault car" than can go 120 miles per hour? The government should ban the sale of any automobiles that are capable of going more than 55 mph.

Of course I am being facetious. The problem is that someone in the Obama administration probably already thinks this is a great idea and is planning for it after they take away the guns.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/18/2013 4:25:05 PM     (No. 9183549)

frum´s contention that "gun manufacturers have blinded Americans to the truth" is stupid blather combined with liberal projection. For it´s the corrupt mainstream press that has "blinded Americans to the truth." Their coverups on behalf of democrats and smear campaigns against Republicans are costing us our freedoms. As poster 3 said, let´s start with senate hearings on how the press abuses their rights.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/18/2013 4:31:44 PM     (No. 9183558)

Pass all the laws to want liberals. We just won´t abide by them. If you think that gun owners will bow down like cigarette CEO´s you are very mistaken.

The Constitution is very clear. We don´t need liberal lawyers or judges interpreting for us. The Founders wrote it so that the common man could understand it. You may try to flim-flam the ignorant into believing it is "living" so that you can change the meaning at will. It won´t work here.

But you may find yourself trying to convince the barrel of a gun if you try your liberal lies of incremental confiscation with patriots. As was once said, "come on punk! Make my day!"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/18/2013 5:24:31 PM     (No. 9183638)

"...the dangers of gun ownership"?

How about the dangers of non-gun ownership, bonehead?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/18/2013 5:42:02 PM     (No. 9183668)

STOP selling arms to the federal government!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 2/18/2013 5:49:06 PM     (No. 9183677)

If they go forward with this "genius" idea, does that mean that all the instances where guns have saved a life, stopped an assault, prevented a robbery, halted a rape, or ended a crime about to be committed?

Can we present the true statistics on guns, how they are actually a tool of defense from the evil out there?

Do you think they really want to do that? I don´t think so...they´ll never move ahead with this.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/18/2013 5:52:23 PM     (No. 9183684)

Frum sure knows a lot about guns. Probably shoots skeet regularly with little Barry, too.

The problem is that no-information voters will read what he has written and believe it.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 2/18/2013 6:18:54 PM     (No. 9183718)

... and three thousand people died on 9/11 as a result of airplane violence. Airplanes is the wrong hands are dangerous weapons.

Why are airplanes still flying?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: deepthinker, 2/18/2013 7:17:27 PM     (No. 9183811)

Heck! Ball peen hammers are dangerous, chainsaws are dangerous, the Cutco knives my teenaged daughter sells are REALLY dangerous, my bathtub is dangerous, the path in the park along the top of the cliff is dangerous...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TCloud, 2/18/2013 7:25:04 PM     (No. 9183821)

We need hearings on the forced banishment and booting out of the Union all Liberal leaning State governments.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starkness, 2/18/2013 9:23:03 PM     (No. 9183949)

hey little buddy the canuck liberal who passed himself off as a conservative a while ago

phrase me one question. Jeopardy Category: Historic Genocides (the Daily Double): I´ll bet it all Alex. "This weapon was mainly used to kill the tutsis in rwanda in 1994. Alex, "What is a machete?"

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/19/2013 1:40:26 AM     (No. 9184207)

Frum always says stuff like that.

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