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Clinton changes handgun position
The Billings Gazette ^ | May 31, 2008 | JENNIFER McKEE

Posted on 05/31/2008 7:41:50 AM PDT by george76

Registry not appropriate for all states.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told Montana reporters Friday that she no longer favors national handgun registration and licensing, even as she supports such measures in her adopted state of New York.

"What I came out for was the New York law," the U.S. senator said in a noon conference call Friday. "I don't think there is any contradiction between defending Second Amendment rights and trying to keep guns out of the hands of" criminals and the mentally ill.

In 2000, as she was beginning her campaign for senator from New York, Clinton came out as first lady in favor of licensing and registering of all new handguns sold in the United States. She also supported a bill that would create a registry of all guns sold in the U.S., along with requiring buyers to get a license and undergo a background check.

Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.

But she said such laws may not be appropriate in Montana.

(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; clinton; corruption; democratparty; democrats; election; elections; guncontrol; gunvote; helena; hillary; hillaryclinton; mt2008; rodham; secondamendment
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1 posted on 05/31/2008 7:41:50 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This nutcase will say whatever she thinks fits the listener.
She wants us disarmed and at her mercy.


2 posted on 05/31/2008 7:45:42 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: george76

Gun laws are not pick and choose. Same standard should apply to all 50 states. RBKA is a national constitutional right, not a selective state right.

Not a pick and choose topic Hillary. No compromise.


3 posted on 05/31/2008 7:46:09 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: george76

talk about wanting it both ways. Both her and Obama are abysmal on guns


4 posted on 05/31/2008 7:46:26 AM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: george76

She was for it before she was against it before she was for it in some cases but maybe not all cases but just possibly in a few cases where people might be okay with them if their government allows it but that was before she had a chance to consider it in the light of recent findings which indicate that in some cases...


5 posted on 05/31/2008 7:46:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: george76
she no longer favors national handgun registration and licensing

Somebody actually read a poll on the issue. Imagine that.

6 posted on 05/31/2008 7:47:11 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: george76

So just reading Clintons comments in this article and she basically comes out on 3, possibly 4, sides of the same issue.
She certainly is a POLITICIAN


7 posted on 05/31/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Patriot Guard Riders - Standing for those that stood for us.)
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To: george76

Some states are more equal than others.


8 posted on 05/31/2008 7:49:00 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Oatka

And Washington DC which bans guns is a good example, of how safe the streets are..


9 posted on 05/31/2008 7:50:13 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: george76
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10 posted on 05/31/2008 7:51:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: george76

So which is it Hilly, there are only “criminals and mentally ill” in New York, or all of New York is criminal and mentally ill?


11 posted on 05/31/2008 7:51:35 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: george76
It is the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
You either support the Constitution and back it or you do not.
Why would it be alright for a Montanan to have a gun but not a New Yorker? Why alright for someone that lives in say Nashville but not alright for someone that lives in DC?
12 posted on 05/31/2008 7:51:47 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Patriot Guard Riders - Standing for those that stood for us.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The more she and Obama talk, the more hopeful I become that President John McCain will be in office Jan 20, 2009.


13 posted on 05/31/2008 7:52:55 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: george76
The American Picture Dictionary definition of "Suck Up to Voters"


14 posted on 05/31/2008 7:53:34 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: george76

Clinton said Friday that guns are “reaping all kinds of damage” in some parts of the country.

I have never seen a gun reap any kind of damage without the aid of a human being.........
So Clinton must mean that in some parts of the Country there are more bad human beings then in others..........


15 posted on 05/31/2008 7:53:55 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Patriot Guard Riders - Standing for those that stood for us.)
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To: george76
Clinton changes handgun position

It's really no big deal - I do it all the time. Change from my right hand to my left hand.

16 posted on 05/31/2008 7:55:01 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: george76

What exactly does registration have to do with “keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill”? At least if she follows through she won’t be a gun owner. =:-D

McCain ‘08! HE SUCKS LESS!


17 posted on 05/31/2008 7:55:58 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: george76
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.

Ah, there's the kicker, Hillary. Licensing and registering handguns doesn't make the street safer.

18 posted on 05/31/2008 7:57:27 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Praise God and pass the ammunition!)
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To: george76; DaveLoneRanger
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.

All the gangsters will be beating a trail to city hall to register their guns right away. How stupid is this woman, or the American public?
19 posted on 05/31/2008 7:58:01 AM PDT by Issaquahking ("What did you do for America today?")
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To: george76

This lying witch will SAY ANYTHING to get nominated. Would you bank your freedom (under the Second Amendment) and your safety on the veracity of this Marxist witch?

Never in your life.


20 posted on 05/31/2008 8:00:53 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: george76
"... "I don't think there is any contradiction between defending Second Amendment rights and trying to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill."

I don't either, Senator Clinton. Even with strict scrutiny on the right to keep and bear arms, the government has compelling interest in doing so.

However, that's not at all what you socialist do-gooders have been trying to do for the last forty years. It's just your cover story.

21 posted on 05/31/2008 8:02:48 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"She certainly is a POLITICIAN."

And as such, a pathological liar. Present day Democrat voters come in two major categories from what I can observe...fellow travelers, and suckers.

22 posted on 05/31/2008 8:08:03 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: mefistofelerevised

amen...

If Hillary is speaking she is lying....


23 posted on 05/31/2008 8:13:00 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: george76
"But she said such laws may not be appropriate in Montana."

But as soon as leftist policies have provided Montana with a few teeming, squalid urban cesspools, presumably such laws will then be appropriate.

24 posted on 05/31/2008 8:13:05 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: o_zarkman44
I'll be satisfied when they are all green.

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25 posted on 05/31/2008 8:14:55 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (There may be bugs on some of your mugs but there aint no bugs on me.)
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To: Issaquahking; Myrddin; LucyT; jazusamo; SunkenCiv; neverdem; Grammy; girlangler; fish hawk; ...

26 posted on 05/31/2008 8:19:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

We are almost twins. Do you realize that?

27 posted on 05/31/2008 8:22:21 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: george76

hillary’s position on whether or not beef should be on the menu depends on whether she is talking to the cattle or the wolves.


28 posted on 05/31/2008 8:23:50 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: george76

In Montana its no In NY its yes...She is so full of shit


29 posted on 05/31/2008 8:25:58 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: george76

Never believe a Clinton or an Obama!


30 posted on 05/31/2008 8:36:13 AM PDT by chainsaw ( No racist Muslims in the WH)
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To: mefistofelerevised

trying to keep guns out of the hands of” criminals and the mentally ill.

So she admits she should never be allowed to own a gun?


31 posted on 05/31/2008 8:42:07 AM PDT by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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To: IncPen

Clinton said Friday that guns are “reaping all kinds of damage” in some parts of the country

More accurate statement is that “criminals are reaping all kinds of havoc” in some parts of the country.

But she being one of the criminals it hits to closee to home to be honest, so she does as always lies to our faces


32 posted on 05/31/2008 8:53:34 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: george76

Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. /s


33 posted on 05/31/2008 8:54:37 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: george76

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whore


34 posted on 05/31/2008 8:57:32 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Graybeard58

I'll be satisfied when they are all green.

Yes, that will be a great day indeed.

I am encouraged by the progress that we have made over the last 20 years of expansion with respect to "shall-issue" concealed carry laws, and our successes with "stand your ground" laws. People like Ms. Marion Hammer deserve a lot of praise for their steady work on this type of legislative progress.

But, like you, I will only be satisfied when the whole map is green.

35 posted on 05/31/2008 9:40:03 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: george76

Her lips are moving...


36 posted on 05/31/2008 9:54:05 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment: It's not about sporting goods.)
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To: george76
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country...

No, Marxism is reaping all kinds of damage in some parts of the country. And in certain Marxist strongholds, especially among certain demographics of those cites, that damage manifests itself as violence committed with firearms among others.

...and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.

Whether they ought to or not, they have. And the result has been without exception to create the most dangerous ares in the country.

37 posted on 05/31/2008 9:54:49 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

ares = areas


38 posted on 05/31/2008 9:57:48 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi
No, Marxism is reaping all kinds of damage in some parts of the country.

I recall reading, though I haven't found a proper cite, that the notion of a single woman being allowed to demand child support is comparatively recent, and was imposed by judges rather than legislators. I strongly suspect that notion has done more damage than almost any other, since it served to grant legitimacy to the concept of single motherhood.

IMHO, unless a mother is in a position to support a child without the aid of money forcibly taken from someone else, giving the child up for adoption would in almost all cases be better for everyone concerned. Allowing the mother to demand child support from the father will encourage a course of action which will be to everyone's detriment.

39 posted on 05/31/2008 10:21:43 AM PDT by supercat
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To: george76

When I saw the title I thought it meant that Hillary was going to hold her pistol like a gang banger now.


40 posted on 05/31/2008 10:31:15 AM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: Issaquahking; Liz
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country and that governments there ought to be able to license and register handguns if it makes streets safer.

This was Rudy Gool-iani's position as well: leave Montana alone, but allow NY and NJ to continue their fascistic infringements on the rights of gunowners.

41 posted on 05/31/2008 10:33:00 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: snowsislander

I’m in one of the yellow states, where it should say May Issue (in a thousand years).


42 posted on 05/31/2008 10:33:52 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: supercat
I'd have to think about that. No question though that welfare checks that forced fathers out, and increased with successive bastards, have created generations of uncivilized urban predators.
43 posted on 05/31/2008 10:37:08 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76
She also supported a bill that would create a registry of all guns sold in the U.S., along with requiring buyers to get a license and undergo a background check.

Hahahahaaa! The Canadian model is a good one to look at! (snort)

44 posted on 05/31/2008 10:39:37 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: george76
Clinton said Friday that guns are "reaping all kinds of damage" in some parts of the country...

And in the hands of law-abiding citizens, they're doing a bang up job of cleaning the gene pool.

45 posted on 05/31/2008 10:51:50 AM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I do both at the same time


46 posted on 05/31/2008 11:11:24 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: mefistofelerevised
"She wants us disarmed and at her mercy."

As do at least 350 other members of congress.

47 posted on 05/31/2008 11:28:17 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Jimmy Carter is the skidmark in the panties of American History)
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To: muir_redwoods
you forgot to include 'ya know' at least 15X...

only naive nanny-state-ninnies could give a demonRATS-ass what this bitch has to say...

Apologies to all female dogs in the animal kingdom...

48 posted on 05/31/2008 11:50:31 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Trust in the Lord...vote yer conscience...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: george76


Beware the Pander Bear!
49 posted on 05/31/2008 2:16:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Clemenza

Why should Guiliani worry-—he’s got bodyguards to protect him.

The rest of us are on our own.

Can’t think of anything scarier than walking NY streets knowing criminals are toting guns that nanny government says law-abiding citizens are not allowed to have.


50 posted on 05/31/2008 3:44:42 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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