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    Assault Weapons Ban Dropped

    It's a shame how much power the NRA has.
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    For Gun Fanatics:

    There have been a bunch of gun fanatics roaming this page looking for fights to start, so I thought I'd outline a few simple things that fanatical firearms owners have stirred into a huge hype and seemed to have "overlooked". ONE: They are NOT trying to ban all guns. They...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Bad Choice By The Republicans Yet Again.

    US lawmakers will ditch a plan to ban assault weapons, all but killing off a key part of a gun control campaign prompted by a recent school massacre. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said her proposal would be left out of the firearms control bill. Democratic Senate leader...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I believe that in America people do have the

    right to own guns for hunting and self defense. I can respect the many gun owners who are rational about their beliefs. But the most vocal gun advocates seem to be scary extremists. Resisting any and all efforts towards controlling gun violence is crazy. Let this serve as a...
    teezey teezey 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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    White House Vigil For Gun Control

    "Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn. put the spotlight on President Obama politically, and for many people, it was personal, as dozens turned up outside the White House gates begging him to take action on gun control. The shooting of a reported 26 people, including 20 children...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Difficult Issues

    Two other EP posts today have me thinking about this issue. One is from a lady in Wilmington, Delaware about the killings in the New Castle County Courthouse yesterday. She raises the interesting question of how you identify a "responsible gun owner" and how do you rest assured...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    To The Anti-Gun Control People Who Have Posted In This Group.

    Friday, December 14, 2012. Why have ANTI-gun control people dishonestly joined this group in order to post inflammatory stories which do not reflect the central premise of this group?  They are NOT for gun control, so why have you joined this group under false pretenses in order...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Erm.........Ok........Erm.........Oh Dear Me!

    I have friends on both sides of the handgun issue, those who believe easy access to handguns is not good for this country and those who believe government has no business dictating ownership one way or the other. I have gained valuable understanding from both...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Another Innocent Life Lost Through Gun Culture

    A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot and killed by police in California. Officers in Santa Rosa said they opened fire when the boy, Andy Lopez, refused repeated orders to drop the rifle - which they thought was real.
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    I am a gun control advocate.

    Mr. President and Congress, mental health is the issue that needs addressed in the area of gun control. Very little is being done with this subject regarding gun control. Mental health professionals must start reporting these mental case patients to law enforcement...
    momonbeach momonbeach 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    House Judiciary Chairman Opposes Universal Background Checks On Gun Sales

    Associated Press February 27, 2013 WASHINGTON -- The Republican Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that he opposes universal background checks on gun sales and doesn't foresee such a measure being part of gun legislation in the House. Requiring background...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Gun Crazy In America! The Lobbyists That Support The Right-wingnuts Who Want Them!

    American Idyll: The Gun Lobby and the Killing of Children So now children in Connecticut are dead and dying because we are too chicken to get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Too chicken or too crazy: Apparently too many people would rather kiss guns...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    America Is Gun Crazy! Guns And More Guns I Hate My Country!

    With the power of the NRA and Walmart we don't stand a chance!  Surge on Gun sales! http://finance.yahoo.com/news/guns-stock-wal-mart-magazine-191639000.html With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    I'm All For Banning

    While most gun enthusiasts and owners say that we can't ban guns because there will still be people who have them illegally. While that is true, that's not my biggest concern. My biggest concern is the people who obtain guns legally, have no legal record, are deemed in good...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    I definitely believe in the Second Amendment to

    the United States Constitution. However, I believe in common sense when it comes to owning and having weapons. We do need to continue back ground checks to prevent felons and mentally ill patients from getting their hands on any kind of weapon so they can go out and carefully...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Chris Rock On Gun Control

    $5000 for a bullet! YES!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    How Do You Beat 90% Public Support For Improved Background Checks?

    Answer: Have your lobbyists outspend supporters of sensible gun control by more than 13-1. Gun rights groups pumped $3.8 million in federal lobbying this year -- a 122% spike in spending over the final months of 2012 -- as they fought to roll back gun-control measures advocated...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses May 3, 2013

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    My Piece

    It's 5am for me now, and I was woken up by my brain philosophising over this. I'm 100% for gun control. NOBODY needs to be wandering around with a semi-automatic. Nobody. No matter what the situation. (This isn't counting the military) The big pictures is that if you maintain...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Practice Makes Perfect!

    Gun control is very important. There is nothing worse than missing your intended target, especially when that target is trying to kill you or someone else. With proper training, practice, and the right attitude though, excellent gun control can be obtained making the world a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 22

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 6, 2013

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    "Me Too..It's The Only Way To Know For Certin You Are going To Hit Your Target"?

    Someone joined this group, "I Am For Gun Control", deceitfully. This is a PRO Gun Control group; yet this "deceiver" lied his/her way into the group anyway in order to post an ANTI-Gun Control story. Why didn't he/she post his/her story in an experience group that honestly...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M Sep 16, 2013

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    Archie Bunker..Ignorance Is Bliss...Source Of NRA Policy Found

    Ignorance speaks! LOL '' Archie Bunker: [on TV] All you gotta do is arm all your passengers. He ain't got no more moral superiority there, and he ain't gonna dare to pull out no rod. And then your airlines, they wouldn't have to search the passengers on the ground no more, they...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    The Time Is Now. Be Bold.

     What a sweetheart she is.  Now we know why congressmen from both sides of the aisle proclaimed affection for her .  Her spirit shines.   
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Men With Rifles Intimidate Moms Gathered At Indianna Gun Safety Rally

    ThinkProgress.org March 28, 2013 Several men with assault rifles and handguns crashed a Mayors Against Illegal Guns to Demand Action event in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday and stood silently as the state chapter of Moms Demand Action held a rally in favor of limiting the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Christine and Beth

    Christine Belford & Beth Mulford, our friends and neighbors, yesterday morning were gunned down entering our courthouse. Our city of Wilmington ground to a halt, our streets were blocked off, and the center of our city became an armed encampment for a day. We have seen this...
    sarahc302 sarahc302 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    How Many Armed Psychopaths Is It Going To Take To Change The Gun Law And Increase Spending On Mental Health!

    It happened again today!  To many shootings lately! It's becoming routine...something is very wrong with this picture!  Budget cuts to mental health programs are the first to get slashed....due to the economy failing...way to much has been cut, in mental health...that's a key...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Dec 14, 2012

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 19, 2013

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    Don't Be Afraid, Mr President -- You Can Take On The Gun Lobby

    From: Alternet.org December 15, 2012 BARACK OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN TOO TERRIFIED OF ANGERING GUN OWNERS TO REALIZE THEY CAN WIN WITHOUT THEM. There is no disputing that the Democratic Party has regressed dramatically on the issue of gun violence over the past...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I Live In A Strict Gun Control Country

    Here in my country, Japan. We, Japanese, are not allowed to own hand guns. In fact, I've never seen a hand gun in my entire life, although shot guns are allowed only for hunting use, but the background check is so strict that it takes lots of time till you have one. Stats shows...
    MttDocomo MttDocomo 70+, M 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Stiffer Gun Laws

    yeah why not? I mean to keep out of reach of felons why not?
    saintsforever saintsforever 26-30, M Aug 17, 2013

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    Whoa! Gun Crazed Americans Now Have Kids Rifles, Even In Pink For The Girls.

    OMG this is not a spoof!  A Rifle Designed for Kids: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  By Bob Cesca · May 03,2013 This went wrong..see link....http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/us/kentucky-accidential-shooting You know, I was just thinking the other day, wouldn’t it be great if...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 4 Responses May 4, 2013

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 19, 2013

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    NRA

    The NRA is the biggest gun lobby in the US. What does that acronym stand for? N - Nuts. Arming school teachers? The kids will find ways to pilfer any guns they can find. A shootout with an invader? Maybe in Hollywood. R - Racists. Why do they hate President Obama? He has...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Sep 30, 2013

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    Well Done Colorado

    it's a small step but.................about bloody time!
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Let's Be Real

    I just heard about the shooting in Aurora, CO. That hit me harder than most of these do. I've been to Aurora ... more than a few times. Hell I may have driven by that theater. Two of my kids were at a Batman premiere last night .... that shooting could have happened anywhere. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Why Does It Take A Tragedy For Better Laws?

    Over the years, we have heard of many horrific shootings in schools, shopping malls and political events. We wonder why this happens, could it be mental illness, family values, technology, lack of gun control?  And now we've heard the most heartbreaking story of all, little...
    Carrie7 Carrie7 51-55, F 10 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 4, 2013

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    I Believe Psychological Insecurity And Being At Arms Is A Sign Of Dishonesty Character

    I believe Psychological Insecurity and having to being at Arms ... with "Guns"Is a Sign of people having a "Dishonesty Character" and a person who needs their "Pretentious Ego" to feel above others.The very ... "Evil and Bad Character" ... there is and is "(Anti) Christ". Meaning...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Mar 20, 2013

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    After Today

    I cried today, and I haven't cried in a long time. so after today, I think we need to seriously think about our laws on guns. My heart goes out to the families of this disaster.
    sky12345 sky12345 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Why Do We Think Gun Violence And Mass Murder Would Be Reduced With More Gun Control?

    Personally, I believe the country already has sufficient gun laws on the books. Indeed, they must be enforced. But I know there are those that believe more laws are needed. It always becomes a hot topic in the media after a mass shooting. But if this country is in such dire...
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy 46-50, T 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    Some Perspective From The North

    I am Canadian. My father has always owned firearms, and has always been very responsible with them. We have fairly strict gun control, but none of us have ever worried that "they" (the government, I presume?) would try to take our guns away. The government insists that we be...
    guavachick guavachick 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn~

    You know...this was suppose to be a weekend of fun & excitement. And there will still be some of that. But the recent tragedy in Colorado has really brought everything to a complete standstill.  First, I want to offer my condolences to the victims & their families. I'm glad they...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M Jul 20, 2012

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    I am not a radical or a finical person

    but want to use common sense when it comes to gun control. I just read an article by a wife and mom posted here at EP last April 2014 under the same topic. She is totally right and I fully concur. This President and Hillary Clinton wants to totally disarm Americans by...
    maturewifeandmom maturewifeandmom 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Now So Much More Than Ever Before

    And when the gun nuts go on their diatribes... it makes me even MORE sure they should not be allowed to own them.
    SabrinaNYC SabrinaNYC 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Omg! Ex-Tucson Mayoral Hopeful Mcclusky Plans Free Shotguns For Residents!

    Free shotguns! WTF!  This place is effing nuts! (I live here..ugh)This is where a mass shooting took place just over 2 years ago that killed many and wounded many in front of a local Safeway store! Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was almost killed with a bullet to her head...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Some People Shouldn'T Have Them

    Some people are not mentally stable enough to own a gun.
    mandi420 mandi420 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    I Support Limited Gun Control

    First, this is not a debate forum.  If you don't like what I have to say...then f$ck off and read something else.  I'm just expressing my opinion.  There isn't a group that support limited gun control...and I do not favor having no gun control.  So...I'm in the middle. Guns...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Bvll Sh*t! Guns, God, And The Blame Game, Sandy Hook-Explaining how God and Prayer in schools does not prevent school shootings

    The 9/11 terrorists were religious, look where prayer got them!!! What about the shooting in that Colorado Movie theatre this past summer...Did that happen due to no one praying before the start of the movie?!  No way!   Also I guess if teachers are taking guns to school in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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