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Harry Reid: Fort Hood Shooting Should Revive Gun Control Push
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 3, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 04/03/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking to reporters on April 3rd, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said the shooting at Fort Hood should revive the gun control push.

According to The Washington Post, Reid said, "As I was told today, [Army Spc. Ivan Lopez] bought his gun a day or two before he killed these people. Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill mentally, or who are felons, shouldn't be able to buy guns?"

This is somewhat misleading because "law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the pistol used by Lopez... was purchased legally last month... at Guns Galore." This means Lopez went through a background check to get the gun, which also means the failed Senate gun bill would not have stopped Lopez from getting it.

It is important to remember the failed Senate gun bill would have expanded the number of background checks, but they would essentially be the very same checks we have right now. That is because the structures and mechanisms for the kind of information sharing required to do the background checks that Democrats promote doesn't even exist.....

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


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; forthood; harryreid; showmethejewelry
The country of my childhood and early adulthood is gone, isn't it?
1 posted on 04/03/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are ghouls...


2 posted on 04/03/2014 7:23:18 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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The NRA Got Harry Reid Re-Elected
3 posted on 04/03/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Harry Reid?


4 posted on 04/03/2014 7:25:12 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Obama Socialized Health Insurance Tax ( O S H I T ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Typical Harry: reality didn't match his ideology, so he changed reality.
5 posted on 04/03/2014 7:27:13 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The country of my childhood and early adulthood is gone, isn't it?

Yes it is, and we will be hard pressed to bring it back, and like we had no idea any left wing, liberal, socialist, pinko commie geek would try to use this to further his own communist agenda.

6 posted on 04/03/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not gone, only gone into hiding. We The People can bring it back, but we're gonna have to get our lazy butts off the couch and turn off Windbag O'Reilly in order to make it happen. Oh yeah...and quit making excuses.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 04/03/2014 7:33:15 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dream on, you old idiot. Hopefully, it will change the crazy ban on letting our military carry weapons for their protection on our bases. It is obscene to have soldiers who have survived multiple tours of combat duty die on US soil at a military base.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 7:35:59 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate harry Reid, yes, HATE.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Harry, but the worm has turned. The public is not buying and has rejected your liberal gun control argument. Just keep making a fool of yourself on every issue.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 7:42:30 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t sound like gun control worked out so well at Fort Hood.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 7:44:33 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STFU Reid.

I think it points to a horde lynching you. Let’s make that a law.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 7:45:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The country of my childhood and early adulthood is gone, isn't it?

Yes, it is. I am thankful, though, that I was able to enjoy America in its finest years. Great memories.

13 posted on 04/03/2014 7:46:00 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to The Washington Post, Reid said, "As I was told today, [Army Spc. Ivan Lopez] bought his gun a day or two before he killed these people."

Did the Koch brothers buy it for him, Harry?

14 posted on 04/03/2014 7:57:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

With non-taxed money converted to bit coins?


15 posted on 04/03/2014 7:58:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No all should carry legally like I do so we can shoot moslem terrorists and looons.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 8:00:41 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. But there are too many nuts running around loose. Mostly in DC, in congress.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:02:48 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he is going to disarm the military? I still cannot believe the NRA supported this bag of shit for his last senatorial run.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:07:26 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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19 posted on 04/03/2014 8:09:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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Harry,
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20 posted on 04/03/2014 8:10:49 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not enough gun control in the gun-free zone.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 8:36:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jewelry control, so senile old Congressional criminals can’t shoot their mouths off on full automatic.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 10:07:47 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For now, but November, 2014 is coming.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: onyx

But November 2014 is coming, send a message.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fort Hood should be proof that military bases SHOULD NOT BE gun free zones. How many must give their lives before they “learn?” (Where have all the flowers gone...)


25 posted on 04/04/2014 5:22:41 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every chance they get!


26 posted on 04/04/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a good lesson for all of us, although the liberals are unteachable.

1) The gun was purchased legally, with background check, so more gun laws or restrictions (even a total ban on guns) would not have made any difference.
2) The gun was carried onto the Base where it was already illegal to have or carry a gun without special permission, so more gun laws or restrictions would have made any difference.
3) Because others on the Base were not carrying guns (in accordance with Base rules), other than the MPs, the shooter was able to do considerable damage before he was confronted by someone who was carrying.
4) Although there may have been extenuating circumstances in this instance (an altercation?), it is interesting that shooters don’t choose to go to a gun range, gun shop, or police station to do their evil.

Bottom line: people kill people - guns don’t. This is a concept that is beyond the intelligence of most of the low-information crowd (read liberals).

One thought I have had though: allowing concealed carry on a military base could put the MPs in a precarious and potentially dangerous situation because, (my assumption) a larger percentage would carry and the MPs would not who was or wasn’t and mistake certain actions as going for a weapon (it’s different in public, where I presume a smaller percentage of people actually carry). Maybe a better answer on military bases is to allow open carry?


27 posted on 04/04/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harry, Fort Hood had 100% gun control you freaking moron!


28 posted on 04/04/2014 7:19:16 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ArmstedFragg
For Harry, if someone holds up a convenient store with a knife, it would revive gun control.
29 posted on 04/04/2014 8:31:04 AM PDT by Know et al (Let's keep the Freep!!!)
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To: QT3.14

It is it’s called Obama&Co.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 9:23:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t wait to take a piss on a tiny plot of land in Searchlight Nevada.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 12:03:41 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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