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Murdoch calls for automatic weapons ban
politico ^ | 12/14/12 9:12 PM EST | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 12/15/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by RC one

News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed support for an automatic weapons ban tonight following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn.

"Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?," Murdoch wrote on Twitter.

Murdoch made a similar call following the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July: "We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more," he tweeted.

News Corp. owns Fox News, where contributors have been objecting to calls for gun control throughout the day.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/15/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

Were automatic weapons used in any of these incidents? Or is Rupert just lost in space and clueless when it comes to firearms.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 1:51:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: RC one

Bloomberg also called for a ban.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 1:53:30 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: RC one

Murdoch, you commie putz.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 1:53:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RC one

Are not automatic weapons already illegal?


5 posted on 12/15/2012 1:55:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Not the registered ones.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 1:56:44 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; BenLurkin
I think it's safe to assume he means semi-automatic. That being said, it might be time to write a letter and renew some subscriptions.

Thank you for supporting the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment.

You should receive your membership credentials package in 2-4 weeks.

If you have any questions about your application, please feel free to email us at membership@nrahq.org

7 posted on 12/15/2012 2:00:33 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: RC one

What a maroon!


8 posted on 12/15/2012 2:01:11 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: bgill

In other news, Murdock and Bloomberg once again prove they aren’t as smart as they think.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 2:01:43 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: RC one

What he means and what he said may be two diffrent things, but all the more reason to ridicule the bastard for what he said!


10 posted on 12/15/2012 2:02:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Are not automatic weapons already illegal?

I am assuming this dweeb means semi and full auto and wants to ban everything but single shot weapons...

11 posted on 12/15/2012 2:05:21 PM PST by Popman
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To: RC one

According to numerous sources:

“The police also found a Bushmaster .223 M4 carbine in Lanza’s car that apparently was NOT USED in the crime.”.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 2:11:32 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: wolficatZ
The handguns were semi-automatic, as are the VAST majority of handguns.

(Basically, any handgun that isn't a revolver... but there are some uncommon exceptions.)

13 posted on 12/15/2012 2:15:01 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Or is Rupert just lost in space and clueless when it comes to firearms.

He's simply clueless. Put it in journalistic lingo, using their equipment... they MIGHT grasp it! I wouldn't hold my breath though. I think there's more in play here.

14 posted on 12/15/2012 2:15:08 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: RC one

Let’s ban dental floss too; he didn’t use that either.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 2:15:26 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RC one

The Saudis don’t like uppity Americans.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 2:19:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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How many guns did the killer buy, dumbass?


17 posted on 12/15/2012 2:20:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Murdoch is expressing in so many words what members of his family and other investors imagine to be impending senility.

May be he feels he has a stake in no one cracking down on the psychiatry industry and forcing them to take appropriate action to keep the nut cases off the street. Hence, his feeble and obvious attempt to change the subject ~ even he should know automatic firearms are not available on the open market in this country.

18 posted on 12/15/2012 2:25:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: bgill

Bloomberg has been an outofcontrol psychobabble leftwing lunatic for quite some time. I’m surprised he was able to give voice to an opinion on this.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 2:27:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

More evidence that Murdoch/Fox News is an integral part of the state controlled media complex.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 2:28:03 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: RC one

airplanes kill people. They KEEP killing people. Ban airplanes...?

“Even if it saves juuuust ONE life....!”

It’s freaking stupid.

Why are we taking this advice about America from a FOREIGNER...?


21 posted on 12/15/2012 2:28:17 PM PST by gaijin
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To: RC one

Already banned without NFA, idiot


22 posted on 12/15/2012 2:30:07 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: RC one

The mainstream news media causes these shootings.

These idiots or psychos do it for the fame the news media will give them.

The news media makes these shooters household names.

Even if an idiot doesn’t do it for the fame and attention , the idiot does it because it saw it on TV or somewhere in the news media and knows learned how to to it by watching the endless news coverage. Advertisers know that repetition and just exposing someone to an idea or suggestion will get them thinking about it. the news media know this and are purposefully doing it to cause more shootings. the news media are programming these psycho shooters.

Then the evil news media uses the killings they created , the victim’s blood to further empower government , to take away our individual rights and freedoms as is their goal. The media do it on purpose as they know other idiots see the massive coverage of the shootings and will copy. The media are pure evil.

Let’s not give this idiot the attention he sought. Let’s not give the media want the media want, but instead turn it on the media and expose them for what they are doing. The news media are democrats/socialists and they want to enslave us.


23 posted on 12/15/2012 2:35:14 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: RC one
I agree with Bob.

Let's start by disarming all Islamists, Socialists and Commies worldwide.

24 posted on 12/15/2012 2:36:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Popman
"....everything but single shot weapons..."

Revolvers would be included in the definition of multiple shot weapons.

25 posted on 12/15/2012 2:38:38 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: RC one
We need to be more active in reporting bizarre behavior ESPECIALLY where physciatrists (sp) are involved. But there is really no place to go unless and until something occurs.

The right to privacy cannot be absolute though it should be.

Physc Meds can do some awful damage.

26 posted on 12/15/2012 2:39:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RC one

I’m more confused now. All along, they’ve said the Bushmaster rifle was found in the trunk of his mother’s car, and handguns were by his body. Just now on the radio, they announced that all of the victims were killed by a rifle. Did the narrative just change to fit their gun-ban
agenda? Surely, they know by now what the shooter was using.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 2:42:17 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: RC one
Of course there is no way this carnage could have happened without a semi or full auto weapon. Does he have no idea what 12 gage pump will do?
28 posted on 12/15/2012 2:57:19 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: muawiyah
It is extremely difficult for even the family to get someone committed, since about 30 years back. Judges almost will not go against the wishes of the person except in extenuating circumstances. Usually, they prefer that the person volunteer, but when volunteering, they easily un-volunteer and walk right out.

One way the Gubmit will try to axe 2nd Amendment will be by using “mental competency” for denying right to own. Sounds like common sense, except we then have to consider who or what government agency will be deciding who to too nutty as its a sure bet the liberals will want it applied 100%.

29 posted on 12/15/2012 2:57:42 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: muawiyah
It is extremely difficult for even the family to get someone committed, since about 30 years back. Judges almost will not go against the wishes of the person except in extenuating circumstances. Usually, they prefer that the person volunteer, but when volunteering, they easily un-volunteer and walk right out.

One way the Gubmit will try to axe 2nd Amendment will be by using “mental competency” for denying right to own. Sounds like common sense, except we then have to consider who or what government agency will be deciding who to too nutty as its a sure bet the liberals will want it applied 100%.

30 posted on 12/15/2012 2:57:50 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: wolficatZ

Actually, according to the coroner, the .223 was used in pretty much ALL the shootings of the victims. I would presume a coroner is familiar with ballistics and bullet fragments.


31 posted on 12/15/2012 3:05:42 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: RC one
When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?

Didn't they do that in 1936, 1965 and again in 1986?

32 posted on 12/15/2012 3:10:20 PM PST by fso301
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To: RC one

If one person shouts “fire” in a crowded theater in a nation of 330 million people, do you duct tape the mouths of every person who wants to voice an opinion?

No?

Then why would someone suggest a gun ban?

(and this wasn’t even an automatic weapon)


33 posted on 12/15/2012 3:19:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: RC one

CEO of a major global news corp. and the guy is absolutely clueless. How do stupid uninformed people become so rich?


34 posted on 12/15/2012 3:56:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

I’m sure all these Ass Hats are more than prepared for their ARMED security detail to be carrying 5 shot revolvers to save their pathetic naive lives. God save us from the SEMI-automatics


35 posted on 12/15/2012 4:39:44 PM PST by DAC21
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To: RC one

http://www.gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/6.1/gun_facts_6_1_screen.pdf

EXTRACTS:

MYTH: Guns are not a good deterrent to crime

FACT: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849 every day.[120] Often the gun is never fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed.

FACT: Every day 550 rapes, 1,100 murders, and 5,200 other violent crimes are prevented just by showing a gun. In less than 0.9% of these instances is the gun ever actually fired.[122]

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[120] Targeting Guns, Dr. Gary Kleck, Criminologist, Florida State University, Aldine, 1997
[122] Ibid

——————AND:

MYTH: Citizens are too incompetent to use guns for protection

FACT: About 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person - about 2% of shootings by citizens kill an innocent person. The odds of a defensive gun user killing an innocent person are less than 1 in 26,000 [198] despite American citizens using guns to prevent crimes almost 2,500,000 times every year.
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[198] Shall Issue: The New Wave of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws, C. Cramer, and D. Kopel, Independence Institute Issue Paper. October 17, 1994

——————AND:

MYTH: Private ownership of guns is not effective in preventing crime

FACT: Every year, people in the United States use guns to defend themselves against criminals an estimated 2,500,000 times – more than 6,500 people a day, or once every 13 seconds.[243] Of these instances, 15.7% of the people using firearms defensively stated that they “almost certainly” saved their lives by doing so. Firearms are used 60 times more often to protect lives than to take lives.

FACT: The number of times per year an American uses a firearm to deter a home invasion alone is 498,000.[244]

FACT: In 83.5% (2,087,500) of these successful gun defenses, the attacker either threatened or used force first, proving that guns are very well suited for self-defense.

FACT: The rate of defensive gun use is six times that of criminal gun use.[245]

FACT: Of the 2,500,000 times citizens use guns to defend themselves, 92% merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers.

FACT: Less than 8% of the time does a citizen wound his or her attacker, and in less than one in a thousand instances is the attacker killed.[246]

FACT: In one local review of firearm homicide, more than 12% were civilian legal defensive homicides.[247]

FACT: For every accidental death (802), suicide (16,869) or homicide (11,348)[248] with a firearm (29,019), 13 lives (390,000)[249] are preserved through defensive use.
[243]

FACT: When using guns in self-defense, 91.1% of the time not a single shot is fired.[250]

FACT: After the implementation of Canada’s 1977 gun controls prohibiting handgun possession for protection, the “breaking and entering” crime rate rose 25%, surpassing the American rate.[251]

..................
[243] Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Kleck and Gertz, Fall 1995
[244] Estimating intruder-related firearm retrievals in U.S. households, 1994. Robin M. Ikeda , Violence and Victims, Winter 1997
[245] Crime statistics: Bureau of Justice Statistics - National Crime Victimization Survey (2005). DGU statistics: Targeting Guns, Kleck (average of 15 major surveys where DGUs were reported)
[246] Targeting Guns, Kleck, from the National Self-Defense Survey, 1995
[247] Death by Gun: One Year Later, Time Magazine, May 14, 1990
[248] Unintentional Firearm Deaths, 2001, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
[249] Targeting Guns, Gary Kleck, Aldine de Gruyter, 1997
[250] National Crime Victimization Survey, 2000
[251] Residential Burglary: A Comparison of the United States, Canada and England and Wales, Pat Mayhew, National Institute of Justice., Wash., D.C., 1987


36 posted on 12/15/2012 4:54:23 PM PST by pyrless (If you're gonna burn our flag, make sure you wrap yourself in it first!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Murdoch tries so hard to be noticed and relevant. Doesn’t he know he’s a 1%’er and hated by the very liberals he’s helped to create and influence using his mind control media? He owns them and they don’t even know it.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 5:40:19 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: gaijin

Actually, Murdoch is an American citizen. He was born in Australia, but changed his citizenship years ago.


38 posted on 12/15/2012 7:08:39 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Democrat_media
The mainstream(sic) news media causes these shootings.

The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is largely composed of leftists. Leftists aren't mainstream.

39 posted on 12/15/2012 11:16:50 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: BenLurkin

You can get a license for an automatic weapon, but I’m not familiar with the process. The shooting range I use will allow folks with legal full-autos to use the range by appointment and under supervision.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 3:23:09 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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