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Old 12-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #126
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Actually I thought liberal puke would be a badge of honor for you..
This coming from the whiner claiming to take the high road.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #127
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I worked hard for many years and am quite happy with my life.. Retired making good money off of secure investments. Two houses paid for, cars all paid for, just completely remodeled this house (except for the converted garage, which is next to be done to make it my fitness room), ZERO DEBT as I stopped using charge cards a decade ago. Pool, hot Spa, sauna, Gourmet kitchen, have my 3D home theater to watch movies when I want, living the good life..

How about you?
You're living the life of a peasant in comparison.
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ahahahahahaha Angry not a chance I have seen the ebb and flow of liberalism for decades..

I know it will reverse just like it did when carter fubared the economy back in the late 70's it is a matter of time before everyone figures it out and votes conservative the next time around..

I worked hard for many years and am quite happy with my life.. Retired making good money off of secure investments. Two houses paid for, cars all paid for, just completely remodeled this house (except for the converted garage, which is next to be done to make it my fitness room), ZERO DEBT as I stopped using charge cards a decade ago. Pool, hot Spa, sauna, Gourmet kitchen, have my 3D home theater to watch movies when I want, living the good life..

How about you?
Here you go again telling us how much better you are than us by how much money and stuff you have.

Here's a clue you don't even have to buy:

You live a sad life, and all your stuff will never compensate.
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Here you go again telling us how much better you are than us by how much money and stuff you have.

Here's a clue you don't even have to buy:

You live a sad life, and all your stuff will never compensate.
ahahahahahahaha

you ****ing do not have a clue..

not even sure why I bother..

Here is Hoping you have had as a great life as I have when you retire..
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yet you seem not to have the intelligence or will power not to enter a thread you know is against your core beliefs..

who is the spammer..
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ahahahahahahaha

you ****ing do not have a clue..

not even sure why I bother..

Here is Hoping you have had as a great life as I have when you retire..
now who's clueless? I'm in my early 30s and haven't had to work in over a year. I will definitely not be choosing to go back to work for another five years, and likely will never need to work another day in my life...all this 20 years before you, and all done while still being able to spend almost all my time with the wife and kids.

Keep buying stuff though...seems to be helping you cope with the emptiness in your life.
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now who's clueless? I'm in my early 30s and haven't had to work in over a year. I will definitely not be choosing to go back to work for another five years, and likely will never need to work another day in my life...all this 20 years before you, and all done while still being able to spend almost all my time with the wife and kids.

Keep buying stuff though...seems to be helping you cope with the emptiness in your life.
Well good for you..

I suspect that 98% of the others on here are not so lucky or talent as you were..
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"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. ... Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." --Winston Churchill


Today, I have a new entry for the political lexicon to categorize the latest ideological iteration of Marxists in America: "Neo-Communists" or the abbreviated version, "NeoComs."

You're no doubt familiar with the label "Neo-Conservatives," and its shortened version, "NeoCons," to describe conservatives who have adapted to more interventionist foreign policies promoting democracy, and who support open trade policies. "Neo" differentiates these conservatives from the isolationist and non-interventionist conservatism of the 1930s -- until the attack on Pearl Harbor drew us into war with Japan and Germany.

At the other end of the political spectrum from the Ronald Reagan NeoCons are the NeoComs -- modern-day socialists who have risen, in the last decade, to dominate the Democrat Party. They have modified old Marxist doctrines and adapted them to current political platforms and policies using leftist propaganda more compatible with contemporary culture. Chief among these is the Democrat Party's tried and true "divide and conquer" disparity rhetoric, which foments discontent and division based on income, race, ethnicity, gender, education, occupation, etc.

However, bull pucky by any other name is still bull pucky. Democratic Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged.

The objective of today's NeoComs is, as you by now know, "fundamentally transforming the United States of America," in order to "peacefully transition" from our constitutional republic and its free-enterprise economy to a socialist republic with a state-organized and regulated economy.

Ideological adherents of the American Communist Party made few political gains under that banner in the last century because the label "communist" was and remains "distasteful" to most Americans. Thus, NeoComs have infested the once-noble Democrat Party and are using it as cover for socialist policy implementation.

The political genes of the current cadres of NeoComs establish them as the direct descendants of the statist policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the programs he implemented under cover of the Great Depression.

Roosevelt, like most of today's wealthy liberal protagonists, was an "inheritance-welfare liberal" -- raised in a dysfunctional home and dependent on his financial inheritance rather than that essential spirit of self-reliance, which forms the core of American Liberty. Consequently, the "dependence ethos" irrevocably shaped by FDR's privileged upbringing is virtually indistinguishable from the dependence ethos of those who have been raised or inculcated with belief that they are reliant upon welfare handouts from the state
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Well good for you..

I suspect that 98% of the others on here are not so lucky or talent as you were..
It has nothing to do with luck, nor talent (though I am quite talented both as a student and an employee). It's about what you value more. I never won the lottery, collected a trust fund or inheritance, and I never really made a ton of money working for either the stadium or the movie theaters.

I rent. I have one car which has almost 200,000 miles on it, and if we didn't need it for our kids, I'd give that away, as well.

However, I can name every one of my 3 year old's MILLION favorite characters and toys. I can carry on a conversation with him and understand every single thing that comes out of his mouth. My marriage has never been happier.

No thank you, I'm living the life. Jealousy is not in my nature.
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A Defining Case for Marriage

"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families." --John Adams

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The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a statute passed by Congress in 1996 to protect marriage (i.e., to define it as a contract between one man and one woman). The case comes along with an appeal of the Ninth Circus Court's decision striking down California's Proposition 8, itself an attempt by state voters to inoculate against looming legal onslaughts that challenge marriage in its traditional meaning. Marriage, of course, is the building block of society. Thus, this case is of the utmost importance.

While DOMA may not be the best course of action as far as constitutional law is concerned -- the Constitution is silent on the issue of marriage, thus leaving it to the states -- its passage is certainly understandable. The law both protects states from having to recognize marriages formalized in other states and defines marriage for the purpose of federal law, specifically taxes. The latter is the section under challenge, and, frankly, not without justification under the Tenth Amendment.

Redefining the institution is a slippery slope that could end up being wide-open, anything-goes "marriage" between any two -- or more -- "things," whether humans or not. But the Left thinks they hold the trump card of "rights." Never mind the government's interest in having clearly discernible lines to legal benefits for those qualifying as being "married." Never mind decades of past legislative decisions that will have to be re-examined in light of these new "marriages." Never mind the state's interest in ensuring children don't grow up in dysfunctional homes. Also abandon any notion that states should have a say in the matter under the Tenth Amendment. No, the Left's operative issue is "gay" rights, above all others, and that makes it a federal case, almost by definition.

Although the Constitution is silent about marriage, neither Congress nor the Obama administration has been. Since both the legislative and executive branches are constitutionally restricted to those powers specifically enumerated within that document, neither should have any say as to what the term "marriage" means. Such definitions and decisions -- in a perfect world, at least -- are best left to the individual states. Couples can "vote with their feet" if they are unhappy with a given state's legislative policy regarding marriage.

One of the Founders' original ideas behind federalism was allowing each state to experiment with legislative policy so that those whose policies that worked would serve as trail guides to other states whose policies ended in failure. Their intent was never that the federal government should be the across-the-board arbiter of controversial decisions made by a state or group of states. Unfortunately, today's activists, judicial or otherwise, don't care about the Founders' intent.

Expect the SCOTUS decision to be 5-4 one way or the other. We suppose we'll hear a distorted reading of the Equal Protection Clause, using terms such as "rational basis," "important" and "compelling" interests and the like, each utterly fraught with subjective bars to clear -- or not clear. We do hope, however, that the decision won't further erode our federalist system.
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Still pissed that miscegenation is allowed, eh, lonestar?
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Still pissed that miscegenation is allowed, eh, lonestar?
Considering your commentary is full of Male Bovine Excretment as usual.

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marriage or cohabitation between a man and woman of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a black and a white person.
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Just another Wild A ss Guess, in a long streak of them.

Typical liberal BS.
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"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths." --George Washington



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A week ago, I received a text message and photograph of the Columbine Memorial, a solemn place dedicated to the memory of 12 students and a teacher who were murdered by two sociopaths at Columbine High School in 1999. The text was from my son, who visited the memorial with several other AFA Cadets as an expression of homage, and to gain some sense of this terrible incident, which they were too young to remember.

My son was a six-year-old kindergartner at the time of Columbine.

Seeing that photograph brought up distinct memories from that April day, both the grief I felt for the victim's families, and the anger I felt toward those assailants who so casually took the lives of these young people, and wounded 23 others.

That was my backdrop for the terrible news on Friday that another murderous sociopath had entered an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 precious children and six adults, after he had murdered his own mother earlier that day. Those same feelings of grief and anger emerged again -- but this time somehow made worse not only because the numbers were greater than Columbine, but in the faces of those little children I saw my own children at that age.

Most parents I have spoken with this weekend felt the same degree of empathy for the parents and families of the Sandy Hook children -- particularly four members of our Patriot Team who have children the ages of those murdered in Newtown.

We have all prayed for those families, though none of us can really grasp the extent of their grief unless we have lost one of our own.

We have prayed also for the surviving children, who suffered great trauma -- and not only those children but also the emergency medical and law enforcement personnel who rushed to the scene of this massacre, only to find the damage had been done.

Having spent some years on call with a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team working with first responders after mass casualty incidents, I can tell you the trauma those responders experience is often forgotten, but accounts for the high incidence of PTSD in their profession.

We continue to pray for all those who have experienced varying degrees of loss in this tragedy, and further, that they would be shielded in the coming days and weeks from the inevitable political machinations that attend such tragedies.

We also pray that these families will be shielded from the coming political crossfire between those on one extreme who believe all weapons should be banned, and those on the other who believe every teacher should be armed. We most assuredly want to live in a nation where neither of these extremes is necessary.



Disgraceful Political Theater

Before the bodies of murdered children had been removed from Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday, Barack Obama was, shamefully, stacking up the coffins of innocent kindergartners as a platform for his disarmament agenda, which he and his socialist cadres will conceal behind a thin façade of "concern for public safety."

Just one paragraph into his brief remarks about the murders in Newtown, Obama tearfully exclaimed, "We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. ... We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

New York Demo Rep. Jerrold Nadler was less discreet in his insistence that Obama use the deaths of these children to advance the Left's gun prohibition agenda: "I think we will be there if the president exploits it." Sen. Charles Schumer added, "I think we could be at a tipping point ... where we might get something done."

Within hours of the deaths, Sen. Dianne Feinstein promised, "I'm going to introduce in the Senate -- and the same bill will be introduced in the House -- a bill to get ... weapons of war off the streets." That should solve the problem.
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Newtown shootings: NRA silent on gun laws
By Daniel Nasaw BBC News Magazine, Washington


Prominent pro-gun political organisations and US senators have kept quiet since the mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut. Why is the National Rifle Association leaving the floor to gun control advocates as a national debate takes shape?

The day after two teenagers killed 12 classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado in April 1999, one of the chief spokesmen of the US gun rights movement was on television assigning blame.

Don't fault guns, he said. Instead, Americans should look at the moral breakdown in US society and at violence in Hollywood.

"We're increasingly looking away at behaviour that our parents would never have tolerated," Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), said on MSNBC television.

"We're looking the other way at evil behaviour and we need to really focus on what would turn students into homicidal maniacs."

Since the latest American massacre, the Friday killings of 20 young children and seven adults by a 20-year-old man in Newtown, Connecticut, Mr LaPierre and his organisation have stayed silent.

Gun control advocates have blanketed the media calling for measures such as a renewed assault weapons ban. President Barack Obama has indicated he will back new policies "aimed at preventing more tragedies like this".

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most prominent gun control advocates in America, has publicly called on Mr Obama to propose specific legislation.

"The trouble is that the NRA is just never willing to have any restriction whatsoever, no matter how reasonable it is," Mr Bloomberg said.

To counter him, the show's producers invited 31 pro-gun US senators onto the show - but they all declined. By Monday morning one of the 31, Democrat Joe Manchin, publicly changed his tune on a US morning news show.

Virginia Senator Mark Warner, another Democrat, then joined his colleague.

Since Friday's shooting, the National Rifle Association, which did not respond to a request for comment, has kept silent on Twitter, pulled down a Facebook page, and cancelled an online chat with a country music star.

The organisation "appears to have staked out a strategy to take its brand out of the social media picture in the wake of a mass-shooting news event," commented AdWeek.

"The social media buzz after such events seems to be an unenviable conversation for the org to partake in."

The group has been so successful at shaping public opinion over the last dozen years it has nothing to gain by speaking out now, says Scott Melzer, a sociologist at Albion College in Michigan and author of Gun Crusaders: The NRA's Culture War.

"Action is not going to be taken in the next few days," he says.

"The organisation doesn't need to win the PR battle right now to be effective."

One of the NRA's major public arguments, repeated mantra-like by gun-control opponents over the years, is that guns do not kill people - people kill people.

"They would look cruel and inhumane coming out after this shooting and saying 'guns don't kill people', when there are 20 children about to be buried in Connecticut," says Peter Dreier, a professor of politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles and a critic of the NRA.

"They're sort of hiding. These guns were purchased legally, so they've got nowhere to go on this."
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"In circumstances dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that, whilst every prudent Measure should be taken to ward off the impending Judgments. ... All confidence must be withheld from the Means we use; and reposed only on that GOD who rules in the Armies of Heaven, and without whose Blessing the best human Counsels are but Foolishness -- and all created Power Vanity." --John Hancock (1775)

In the winter season, our East Tennessee mountaintop is sometimes shrouded in clouds that settle in for days, and that fog can persist for a week or more. The absence of sun and blue sky, or crisp and clear nights under bright stars, can take its toll on the spirit. However, my spirit is lifted high when I recall with certainty that above the fog and clouds, all the heavenly bodies shine bright. Eventually the weather will break and light will avail itself again.

I reminded my children that bleak winter weather obscuring the sunlight is an apt metaphor for the trials in our life, which can obscure the Son light.

Life itself can, at times, seem shrouded in fog and darkness. That is especially true if, like me, you bear a lifelong burden to support and defend our heritage of Liberty, which is now being assailed from many sectors. But our Creator, who irrevocably endowed us with Liberty, is always there, even if temporarily obscured by the fog of conflict.

I hold close these words from George Washington written early in the first American Revolution: "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."

These are difficult times for Patriots -- as in times past. We face daunting challenges from enemies foreign and domestic.

Occasionally I forget that this burden I bear on behalf of Liberty is also borne by tens of millions of fellow Patriots. Let us pause to remember who we are -- and the countrymen who stand with us.

We are American Patriots, defenders of First Principles and Rule of Law.

We are Sons and Daughters of Liberty -- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and public servants standing in harm's way at home and around the world, who are loyal, first and foremost, to our revered oath to "support and defend" our authentic Constitution, not the so-called "living constitution" espoused by cadres of "useful idiots" on the Left.

We are grassroots leaders and local, state and national officeholders who, likewise, honor our sacred oath.

We are mothers, fathers and other family members nurturing the next generation of young Patriots. We are farmers, craftsmen, tradesmen and industrial producers. We are small business owners, service providers and professionals in medicine and law. We are employees and employers. We are in ministry at home and missionaries abroad. We are students and professors at colleges and universities, often standing alone for what is good and right.

We are Patriot sons and daughters from all walks of life, heirs to the blessings of Liberty bequeathed to us at great personal cost by our Patriot forebears, confirmed in the opinion that it is our duty to God and Country to extend that blessing to our posterity, and avowed upon our sacred honor to that end. We are vigilant, strong, prepared and faithful.

We are not defined by race, creed, ethnicity, religion, wealth, education, geography or political affiliation, but by our devotion to our Creator, and the Liberty He has entrusted to us, one and all.

In the Spirit of Christmas, and every day of the year, it is my fervent prayer that we, individually and as a nation, turn to the Light of our Creator for wisdom and peace.

In keeping with this blessed Christmas season, I invite you to visit our Patriot Christmas page, which provides some insight on the history and current context for the celebration of Christmas.

And in this last of the 2012 columns from this humble Patriot, you note that before attaching my signature to any essay, letter or e-mail, I close with a few words in Latin -- words that summarize my life's mission:

Pro Deo et Constitutione -- Libertas aut Mors
Semper Fortis Vigilate Paratus et Fidelis

To these I must add "et Gratus" -- and Grateful. I am eternally grateful to God for all His provisions, and that includes YOU, our Patriot countrymen.

Have a Merry Christmas and may God light shine bright upon you, your family and our great nation in the coming year!

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The National Rifle Association, while staying mostly quiet in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting in Connecticut, has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day since the tragedy, an NRA source told Fox News.

While this broadly aligns with trends seen after similar incidents in the past, the surge in membership this time is said to dwarf past trends.

The source, based on his access to an internal memo prepared by the organization’s membership division, said both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in this period.

Amid the uptick, the NRA is planning what it describes as a “major” news conference on Friday. In its first public statement since last week’s shooting, issued Tuesday by an aide to NRA President Wayne LaPierre, the organization also conveyed condolences to the murder victims’ families and expressed the group’s willingness to offer “meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

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Meanwhile, gun buyback programs are having their best days ever all across the country.
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yep steal a gun and then sell it no questions asked..

makes great sense..
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yep steal a gun and then sell it no questions asked..

makes great sense..
It makes a lot of sense if that were to happen.

Get stolen guns off the streets and out of the hands of criminals.
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Leftists Exploit Pain for Political Gain

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic." --Joseph Story

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The nation is still reeling over the dreadful events in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. We mourn the tragic loss of life, and we weep and pray for the families who won't have a son or a daughter to open presents under the Christmas tree this year. We wish that we could, as one nation, just pause and reflect. The last thing we want is a political fight. But even so, we won't stand idly by while some use Newtown's pain to justify taking away our Liberty.

Evil exists in the world, and yet too many people seem shocked that an evil man would take the lives of 20 six- and seven-year-old children, six adults at the school and even the life of his own mother. That isn't to say that the horrific crime isn't shocking, but it is to say a sober view of reality is needed.

Instead, the Left is almost uniform in hiding the evil behind its implements. Evil often takes things -- sometimes very good things -- and twists and distorts them for its own ends. Rather than admit the existence of evil, the Left blames the thing itself. Hence the renewed efforts at "gun control" at the federal level. Our mission -- and it should be the mission of congressional Republicans -- is to stop those who would use evil acts as an excuse to take away our very means of defending against that evil; to stop Barack Obama and his ilk from stacking up the coffins of innocent little children as a platform for their vile disarmament agenda.

The Terms

We must begin by considering the terms of the debate, and refusing to cede the field to leftists. For example, we must not use the Left's lexicon when referring to crimes where assailants use guns. The sociopath who used a gun to kill kids in Newtown was not a "shooter" or a "gunman." Such words only put the emphasis on the tool, rather than the perpetrator. When we head to the range, we are shooters and gunmen. That sociopath was an "assailant" and "murderer."

Furthermore, those who don't have the first clue what they're talking about regarding guns shouldn't be the ones to craft legislation dealing with them. When Nancy Pelosi warns hysterically of "assault magazines," or when Carolyn McCarthy refers to a barrel shroud as "the shoulder thing that goes up," they have shown themselves to be incapable of good judgment on the issue.

When the Left frets about "high-capacity magazines" or "assault weapons," they know not of what they speak -- or worse, they deliberately misinform. Many guns, including handguns, have standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, which, inexplicably, seems to be their lucky number to solve "gun violence."

Rifles such as the AR-15 are not "assault weapons." The Defense Department says, "Assault rifles are short, compact, selective-fire weapons [i.e., machine guns] that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine-gun and rifle cartridges. Assault rifles have mild recoil characteristics and, because of this, are capable of delivering effective full automatic fire at ranges up to 300 meters." The AR-15 is a civilian semi-automatic weapon that fires intermediate-powered rounds -- one for each distinct pull of the trigger. Such rifles aren't "high-powered," either. Indeed, they aren't legal for deer hunting in many states because their firepower isn't sufficient to reliably take down a deer.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #149
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Digest · December 21, 2012

Leftists Exploit Pain for Political Gain

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what a rube.

Who's exploiting pain for gain? What "gain" do democrats hope to get?

Call me when Wayne LaPierre forgoes his million dollar salary to help pay for the security guards his organization is recommending for every school. If anyone exploits pain for gain, it's that guy.
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The reason Houghtam is because Obama promised he wasn't going to make gun control a big issue. It's the left pushing a hidden agenda after an event they feel gives them polticial traction.

The reason you don't like the idea of arming a guard at schools is because that doesn't change something you don't like. It's not about making kids safer. It's about coming after guns.

The reason movies are not talked about is because guess what? They lobby with as much money as the NRA does and give more to politicians. Notice the liberal politicians say almost nothing about that. Hollywood a huge lobbying force. They want to show 15 yr olds gun blasting violence.

An assault style rifle ban and 10 clip limit just won't bite into our gun homicide rate. For one 90% of them done with handguns. Two people with rifles will just use more then one clip.
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