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Texas, Houston leaders differ
on gun control proposals

Houston Chronicle, by James Pinkerton

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 7:51:00 AM

Harris County’s top law enforcement officials and Houston’s mayor expressed support for President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals, particularly those that would outlaw military-style assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Other elected officials in Texas and members of Texas’ congressional delegation rejected the proposals as an attack on the constitutional right to bear arms and state’s rights, while insisting they would not have prevented the Connecticut school massacre last month.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gator, 1/17/2013 8:09:07 AM     (No. 9121688)

Put the Mayor on a rail bound for N.Y.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubby, 1/17/2013 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9121711)

For those that don´t know Houston´s Mayor is a threefer she´s a women, gay, and a Democrat. Houston is another city run by Democrats with regulations and bureaucrats galore. Building or developing in the City takes twice as long and costs a lot more. So these meaningless gun control proposals would naturally get the approval of the Houston´s "Democrat" leaders.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: alynnmcw, 1/17/2013 8:46:43 AM     (No. 9121756)

Not surprising. If you look up sanctuary city you will find a picture of Houston. In the part of town I work in you can´t swing a dead cat and not hit an illegal. We also harbor the congressional district that gives you SJL. The city of Houston is not conservative and has not been for a very long time. Mayor Parker simply continues down that road. Look out Chicago we´re right behind you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: aposematic, 1/17/2013 8:48:48 AM     (No. 9121761)

Well, everything for any D is all boiled down to "style", isn´t it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/17/2013 8:55:49 AM     (No. 9121768)

To the Houston bureaucrats and all Democrats: the 2nd Amendment is not about deer hunting or protection from burglars. It is about the people protecting themselves from tyranny and from those would be lords over us. The 2nd Amendment is about protecting us from you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/17/2013 9:33:21 AM     (No. 9121833)

Why do you think The Woodlands is growing by leaps and bounds?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/17/2013 9:34:57 AM     (No. 9121839)

The city that has given you Mayor Porker and Queen Shelia Jackson-Lee... What did you expect?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/17/2013 10:20:31 AM     (No. 9121906)

City leaders and law enforcement officials, just like criminals, want to be the only ones with guns.

But since the vast majority of those killed in gun related crimes are worthless criminals or criminals in training, anyway, seems sort of like a self-cleaning oven to me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 1/17/2013 10:51:17 AM     (No. 9121989)

#6, cuz all ya´ll couldn´t fit out here in Katy !!

But seriously, thank goodness we live in Fort Bend county and not Harris.

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