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Gun protest held at Wal-Mart near Newtown
The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bonny Ghosh

Posted on 01/15/2013 3:56:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gun control activists gathered Tuesday at a Wal-Mart store less than 10 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School to demand the company stop selling military-style rifles.

About 80 protesters, including three directly affected by recent mass shootings, helped deliver a petition to store officials they said contained that names of almost 300,000 people who want Wal-Mart to stop selling rifles similar to the semi-automatic Bushmaster used in the killing of 20 children and six adults at the Newtown school on Dec. 14. The names were gathered online.

‘‘The interest and the commitment of the American people to this right now is like a tsunami,’’ said Lori Haas, a protester whose daughter Emily was wounded in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. ‘‘I've been doing this for five years and this feels different. I can walk into the halls of Congress now and every door is open to me. The time is now.’’(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; boycott; connecticut; guncontrol; gungrabbers; gunrights; protest; secondamendment; walmart

1 posted on 01/15/2013 3:56:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ignorant jerks. throw away their freedoms because they cannot control their emotional state. Worse, they condemn millions of others to the same fate because they want revenge.

Is it little wonder that our country is in the state it is in today with idiots like these voting?


2 posted on 01/15/2013 3:59:54 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Gun control activists”. ANTI-Gun Rights activists.

If pro-lifers and those against giving morning after pills to young girls without parental consent “want to own womyns’ uteruses”, why aren’t THEY the ones called “birth control activists” since they ‘only’ want “control” of births?


3 posted on 01/15/2013 4:02:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Danbury Wal-Mart does not sell guns.

Found this in the 2nd to last paragraph.

4 posted on 01/15/2013 4:03:42 PM PST by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These have gotta be union guys. If they’re acting like sewage, they’ve gotta be union guys.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 4:04:00 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘‘The interest and the commitment of the American people (sic) to this right now is like a tsunami,’’...

Yep.

We need to be even more vocal and more visible in our defense of the 2nd amendment, a "seawall" against their tsunami.

Participate in Gun Appreciation Day observations in your state this Saturday.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 4:04:46 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The correct response to these scum is:

You should be ashamed of yourself. First you create a child slaughter area with your “Gun Free School Zones” then when a killer takes advantage of it you parade the dead children around as a prop to try and take away the right to self protection from the rest of us law abiding citizens.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 4:04:55 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and this feels different

It's a good thing 2A doesn't care about your feelings.

8 posted on 01/15/2013 4:07:09 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda in Wake of Newtown Shootings
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | Philip Rucker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975295/posts
"A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders...To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses."

Wal-Mart Now Sold On Gun-Control Summit
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976505/posts

Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated In Cong...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977842/posts

Wal-Mart Chairman Gives $1M To Obama Super PAC; Bundlers Moonlight As Super PAC Donors
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2947968/posts


9 posted on 01/15/2013 4:08:49 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..tell us this wasn’t organized by Holder...


10 posted on 01/15/2013 4:10:18 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The east coast no longer counts.

It shall be fenced, surrounded, and we will televise the liberal/liberal hunger games.

Shove it up your collective Obamas, libs, your time is most definitely coming.

Oops, that’s “ end of time”.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 4:11:09 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: matt04

My two stores here in Denton sure do. They had some GREAT prices on AR-15’s (under $400) before the Newtown shootings.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 4:11:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The killer did not use a rifle, he used hand guns.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 4:12:02 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: txnativegop
‘‘The interest and the commitment of the American people to this right now is like a tsunami,’’ said Lori Haas, a protester whose daughter Emily was wounded in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.

Wait a minute. Lori Haas is protesting on behalf of her daughter who was injured. If this is such a important issue, why isn't the daughter protesting WITH her?

Lori is no different than Cindy Sheean using her son's dead body as a stage. They both are a insult to pond scum.

14 posted on 01/15/2013 4:12:20 PM PST by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is Holder’s “shame them” angle at work. They are going to use their sycophants in the media to mass publicize each one of these little extortion petition deliveries.

FUBO. FUEH.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 4:13:10 PM PST by cobyok
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
helped deliver a petition to store officials

Why can't some of us who believe in 2nd walk up to store officials IMMEDIATELY after and tell them the truth?!

16 posted on 01/15/2013 4:14:26 PM PST by Clock King
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the military style rifles would be out of stock by now.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:17:10 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That WM doesn’t even sell firearms. They idiots just found a nearby Wal-Mart and showed up.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:21:19 PM PST by matt04
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To: RightOnTheBorder
The correct response to these scum is:

You should be ashamed of yourself. First you create a child slaughter area with your “Gun Free School Zones” then when a killer takes advantage of it you parade the dead children around as a prop to try and take away the right to self protection from the rest of us law abiding citizens.

Very good!

I will use that. Thank you!

19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:21:36 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...to demand the company stop selling military-style rifles. “
Here’s the deal, unless you are on the board of directors of Walmart, I don’t think they care about your “demands”.
Private businesses make their own sales decisions based upon what their customers want to purchase.
I’m pretty sure you whining, crying little losers won’t have much impact on a multi-million dollar industry.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 4:25:21 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In an interview (above) aired on the April 18, 2008, edition of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Lori Haas—who has never been involved in a mass shooting and who has no personal insights into what happens in a mass shooting—argued that being armed could not have helped any of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre because the shooter “had the element of surprise.”  For Mrs. Haas to make such an argument is not only ironic; it’s downright bizarre, since it was her daughter Emily who recounted to CNN, five days after the shooting, how she hid under a desk listening to gunshots, “waiting and hoping” the shooter wouldn’t come into her classroom.

Lori Haas’s claim that students in the midst of a school shooting would be too paralyzed by fear to use handguns in self-defense lacks credibility in light of the fact that her daughter wasn’t too paralyzed by fear to make a cell phone call to 911.  At one point Emily even reported to the 911 operator that the gunman had stopped to reload.  She was still on the phone with the operator several minutes later when the gunman entered her room for a second time.  Though Emily survived with only superficial gunshot wounds, her professor and eleven of her classmates lost their lives.

http://www.campuscarry.com/opponents/lori-haas/


21 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:01 PM PST by kcvl
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The NRA has a third that many new members in the last month and it cost every one of them money to join. It costs nothing to sign you name on a piece of paper or to do it electronically on-line. I'm sorry for the loss of the teachers and students but my rights are not given to me because of what others think. My rights are not going to be taken away from me because of people signing a piece of paper either.
22 posted on 01/15/2013 5:18:03 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“About 80 protesters, including three directly affected by recent mass shootings, helped deliver a petition to store officials they said contained that names of almost 300,000 people who want Wal-Mart to stop selling rifles similar to the semi-automatic Bushmaster used in the killing of 20 children and six adults at the Newtown school on Dec. 14. The names were gathered online.”

Um… I was just in this Walmart store this afternoon.

They don’t sell guns there, I don’t believe they ever have. I don’t believe they sell ammunition, either.

(Oops, just read that this info is contained in the article, which I didn’t see, but my observation above was from personal experience.)


23 posted on 01/15/2013 9:04:18 PM PST by Road Glide
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