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George Will: Tougher
gun laws, assault
weapons ban won’t help

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 12/16/2012 2:12:36 PM

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will claimed that strict gun control laws often do not prevent determined killers from committing deadly mass-shootings. “In 1996, a man went into a gym class in Scotland, [and] killed sixteen 5-and 6-year-olds and the teacher,” Will said. “A few years ago in Norway, a young, deranged, young man killed, what, 69 people on an island, mostly teenagers. Connecticut has among the toughest gun laws in this country. Didn’t help.

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A rarely cited fact in the wake of this tragedy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sternben, 12/16/2012 2:25:15 PM     (No. 9069393)

These facts will not convince the anti-gun advocates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/16/2012 2:33:17 PM     (No. 9069404)

Of Course it Will!!!

Just look how all the laws against drunk driving have eliminated that problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gollyneds, 12/16/2012 2:34:37 PM     (No. 9069406)

one thing i´d like liberals to explain. let´s assume the supreme court decided the second amendment doesn´t matter and guns are banned. how would the removal of guns be accomplished. first they do something like "all guns need to be turned in during the month of january. of course they´d get a number of guns, but how would they know if they got them all? so, the next thing they´d do would be to supoena the nra membership rolls and every state´s list of gun registrations. they would then go and confiscate those. still, not everyone registers their guns. gang bangers for example. to liberals though, minorities are sacred cows and so gangbangers won´t be touched. liberals will assume that every gangbanger in the country was a good citizen and turned in their weapons. every subsequent shooting will be termed an aberration. and so the criminals will have guns; the citizens will have none and liberals will pat each other on their backs that 50 million weapons have been taken off the street

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/16/2012 2:47:11 PM     (No. 9069418)

Georgie, use your often touted intellect to solve the following.

Fact: Tens of millions of folks own guns and depend upon them and use them responsibly.
Fact: A relatively few mentally disturbed young men use the guns to perpetrate these killings.

Based on the above, is the problem at hand about guns or about mental illness, Georgie?? Use that brain, man.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: saguni, 12/16/2012 2:53:34 PM     (No. 9069426)

If laws to prevent gun ownership...or the right to keep said legally owned gun on one´s person...really worked then there wouldn´t be any murders in Chicago, Washington DC or New York City...what´s that??

The South Side of Chicago has a Denver, CO theater or a Newtown CT school twice a month and has for years despite some of the strictest gun laws on the books??

Does the media know about this???










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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 12/16/2012 3:55:06 PM     (No. 9069497)

How many children were killed on our highways this weekend? Should we ban driving?

"If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns."

Indeed.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/16/2012 4:35:26 PM     (No. 9069573)

Apparently, #4 neither heard George Will today or read the article above. His point was that there is no panacea to cure or deter crazed killers and the assumption that society can find one is wrong.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TX_blanke, 12/16/2012 4:42:05 PM     (No. 9069591)

Hallelujah, someone from a major network "gets it". The school attack in China over the weekend proves that a severely, mentally ill person will use whatever weapon is convenient. Both parties MUST get serious about confining and treating the severely menatally ill. They should also throw in a "No-Buy" database for all people on psycho-active drugs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/16/2012 4:42:42 PM     (No. 9069594)

Amen George, try telling that to the block heads in all of liberaldom!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 12/16/2012 5:16:46 PM     (No. 9069663)

The second amendment is to protect us from the government.

I would prefer not to have the O cabal be the only ones with the guns.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/16/2012 7:15:48 PM     (No. 9069796)

Thanks #7 for pointing that out. Upon reading more carefully I indeed jumped the gun. Sorry Mr. Will.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Justavoter, 12/16/2012 9:18:35 PM     (No. 9069893)

Hey, #11, how many abortions last year? Maybe we should ban abortions

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/16/2012 10:38:02 PM     (No. 9069966)

Using #11´s logic, seat belts are a solution to drunk drivers killing 55,000 people PER YEAR.

So the problem is not drunk drivers, it´s people not using seat belts.

Libnut lunacy.


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