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Dems Showcase Their Anti-Gun Policies
CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/23/04 | Susan Jones

Posted on 07/23/2004 6:28:56 AM PDT by kattracks

(CNSNews.com) - A Second Amendment group says Democrats are showing their true colors by inviting a "rabidly anti-gun" lawmaker to address the Democratic National Convention next week.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will have a "plum opportunity" to push for legislation extending the ban on so-called assault weapons - a ban that will expire in mid-Sept.

"For months, Democrats have been out hustling gun owners for their votes, trying to portray themselves as pro-Second Amendment," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Giving McCarthy a microphone proves Democrats haven't abandoned their failed gun control policies."

CCRKBA notes that McCarthy's husband was murdered by a "deranged racist gunman" named Colin Ferguson, who also wounded her son in a shooting on a commuter train in 1993. But Ferguson did not use an "assault weapon" in that crime. He used a handgun he purchased in California -- a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.

"So much for John Kerry's pheasant hunting and skeet shooting photo ops with borrowed firearms, or any other lip service that Democrats are offering gun owners back in their districts," Gottlieb said.

"Allowing McCarthy a forum to campaign against the firearms rights of millions of law-abiding Americans in the middle of their national convention should tell firearms owners all they need to know about the true Democrat agenda."

CCRKBA is urging all gun owners to listen to McCarthy's speech and the applause it elicits from the party leadership - "and then decide whether Democrats deserve to be trusted with their Second Amendment rights."



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; carolynmccarthy
McCarthy is my rep. She was a registered Republican, until the Dims asked her to run. Her qualifications to hold the position of Rep? Her husband was murdered.
1 posted on 07/23/2004 6:28:57 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I expect to eventually see a similar wave of 9-11 victims' family members running for office.

Heck, we already made most of them millionaires, how long until that gets boring and they decide to take up politics?
2 posted on 07/23/2004 6:36:03 AM PDT by Fixit (Given his looks, I think Sandy Berger may have smuggled documents squirrel style, in his fat cheeks!)
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To: kattracks
A Second Amendment group says Democrats are showing their true colors by inviting a "rabidly anti-gun" lawmaker to address the Democratic National Convention next week.

Great!, Its hard for them to hide it all.
3 posted on 07/23/2004 6:37:16 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: kattracks

John Kerry has not been photographed with anything but an over under or single shot..

The Bill he has co sponsored aims at banning ALL SEMI AUTO weapons and ALL PUMP type weapons that can take a detachable magazines...all handguns will be outlawed...he hasnt told us how he intends on accomplishing that...but a frog is boiled and a tax payer hustled one degree at a time..

While the Euro weenies the femanized and neutered Brits and their clones the Canucks, Kiwis & Aussies have caved in to the NWO demands they be disarmed and have given up without a fight......Kerry his pack of running dog 3rd way 4th Reichers (including many Republicans)...are going to have a real fight on their hands when they come to disarm any REAL AMERICANS

When the Boys & Girls get back from fighting in Iraq and Trashcanistan...they wont be too pleased to hear that while every affirmative action cop in America (the free?) gets to carry concealed to protect their familes....while freshly baptized by fire..combat veterans...CAN NOT...

And El Presidente Jorge Arbusto signed it into law yesterday...

Hey Kerry & other Commies...you better pack a lunch...

imo


4 posted on 07/23/2004 6:56:37 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: kattracks; *bang_list
Bang! "Dems shoot themselves in foot."

(Maybe Kerry will get another purple heart for this.)

5 posted on 07/23/2004 7:23:41 AM PDT by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do!)
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To: Fixit

the people running the 9/11 families commission already talk like politicians. Only a matter of time before they become politicians.


6 posted on 07/23/2004 7:37:31 AM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: kattracks

Make no mistake, were there to be a Democratic White House and majority in Congress, guns would be target number one. Regardless of Sports Man Kerry.


7 posted on 07/23/2004 7:53:51 AM PDT by Sender (Jihad is an excuse for avoiding the task of making Islamic society work.)
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To: joesnuffy
When the Boys & Girls get back from fighting in Iraq and Trashcanistan...they wont be too pleased to hear that while every affirmative action cop in America (the free?) gets to carry concealed to protect their familes....while freshly baptized by fire..combat veterans...CAN NOT...

The bill allows more people to carry concealed firearms who would otherwise not be allowed to. It's a positive step.

8 posted on 07/23/2004 8:14:58 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: kattracks
In response to the 9-11 commissions recommendations for sweeping changes in our intelligence community, I heard Joe Lieberman state that it may be necessary to call a special session of congress to handle the problems.

Assault weapons ban rider?
9 posted on 07/23/2004 8:20:17 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Shooter 2.5

Hasn't Congress adjourned for the summer today?

If so, I am obligated to state that I was wrong about the pubs in Congress, at least Delay and the house. I really didn't expect them to hold off the AWB extension.

For the dems to get a new semi ban they have to start from scratch in the fall during the final run up to the election.
That will be tough going.

The concealed carry for cops could be positive, if it is a step on the way to true national concealed carry for citizens.

A lot depends on who holds Congress.

Guess I'm voting (republican) after all, at least as long as Cheney stays on the ticket.

Guess that means I will be badgering and browneating everyone unfortunate enough to come in contact with me into voting too.


10 posted on 07/23/2004 8:30:11 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Too bad I live in RI where communism is only eclipsed by thievery.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Hasn't Congress adjourned for the summer today?

Yes, they're supposed to adjourn but I heard them talking on FOX News this morning like Bush might ask them to stay to implement the 9-11 commission's recommendations.

11 posted on 07/23/2004 8:39:43 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.)
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To: NRA2BFree

Damn! It's like every day is Groundhog Day.

I will take the positive outlook(for a change) and think that congress in session will overshadow the Rat convention.


12 posted on 07/23/2004 8:43:23 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Too bad I live in RI where communism is only eclipsed by thievery.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

...badgering and browneating ...

WTF?
Brow beating.


13 posted on 07/23/2004 8:44:13 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Too bad I live in RI where communism is only eclipsed by thievery.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I think they have a final week before it sunsets. However, in that time it would have to go through the committee, go through the Senate and I think there isn't that much time. There would have to be complete co-operation between both parties. The votes aren't there. That's why the NRA had said the fight was during the last elections. We needed our votes to stop it.

Ignoring the Republican majority, kicking RINOs out and returning control to the anti dems would have put the AWB as an amendment to an unrelated Bill. It was supposed to happen on this police officers CCW Bill. When that didn't happen, I was relieved.

It just won't be over for the anti's. Expect more articles in the papers, possibly something as bad as Matt's book, Enemies, Foreign and Domestic and the dems working behind the scenes. The dems will never admit to destroying the Second Amendment. They'll continue to claim they support your use of a single shot .22 or an over and under.


14 posted on 07/23/2004 8:44:20 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Well, I don't have a single shot .22 or overunder, so for me the line is here already.

You know sometimes people get what they want and also what they deserve.

Such is the case with Rats and gun control.

If they ever get what they want, they will also get what they deserve.


15 posted on 07/23/2004 8:47:33 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Too bad I live in RI where communism is only eclipsed by thievery.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

No they won't. If they get into power again, it will be our fault because we didn't work hard enough. We went from a liberal presidency to a moderate one. We can't expect to change the mood of the country in such a short time to a conservative one. We facing "Broken Glass" dems who want Bush out at all costs and we're the ones bickering over whether or not we should throw away our votes.

We're facing a candidate who's to the left of hitlery, schumer, boxer, feinstein and we're saying we're not happy with Bush.

80 million gunowners and 90% of them are sitting on their asses doing nothing to protect their Rights, property and country.


16 posted on 07/23/2004 9:02:56 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
The bill allows more people to carry concealed firearms who would otherwise not be allowed to. It's a positive step.And in contrast, any bill that creates two seperate classes of citizens is bad. I would assume most FReepers agree with me on this one.
17 posted on 07/23/2004 9:18:39 AM PDT by jmc813 (Help save a life - www.marrow.org)
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To: kattracks

Sorry to learn about your unenviable situation, Kattracks.

As for the Democrats, just when you think they can't get dumber, they do. What a party!

My only hope is to live long enough to see the returns on November 2.


18 posted on 07/23/2004 9:24:58 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: jmc813

That's what some gun owners said about CCW Bills.


19 posted on 07/23/2004 11:51:55 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Shooter 2.5 said: "The bill allows more people to carry concealed firearms who would otherwise not be allowed to. It's a positive step."

Let's push now to add active duty and honorably discharged military. Pretty soon, it could become routine enough that every law-abiding citizen is permitted to keep and bear arms.

20 posted on 07/23/2004 12:11:19 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: kattracks
Dems Showcase Their Anti-Gun Policies

IIRC, the Dems anti-gun fanatics helped keep Gore out the White House...
21 posted on 07/23/2004 12:16:39 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Sender

2-3 Supremes appointed by hanoi john...stroke of the pen, law of the land.......bye bye 2 amendment.


22 posted on 07/23/2004 3:21:20 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
If so, I am obligated to state that I was wrong about the pubs in Congress, at least Delay and the house. I really didn't expect them to hold off the AWB extension.

The fat lady hasn't sung yet, and lets save the celebration until she does. If nothing else, the gun grabbers are sneaky. Not to mention underhanded and lying.

23 posted on 07/24/2004 4:14:41 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
However, in that time it would have to go through the committee, go through the Senate and I think there isn't that much time

Not if it's attached on the Senate floor to something else. That's more or less how we got the machine gun ban. Even the AWB ban itself was part of "Bill's Crime", AKA the 1994 Omnibus Crime Control Bill ( Crime Control Act after it was passed) . It was title XI of that act, rather than a stand alone bill, although like the AWB extension, it started that way.

24 posted on 07/24/2004 4:29:09 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: El Gato

I know, I'm just trying to be positive.

All they need is some real or imagined crisis.


25 posted on 07/25/2004 5:25:48 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (`)
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