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FBI Chief Unhappy With Supreme Court Ruling
kwtx.com ^ | July 1, 2008 | NA

Posted on 07/01/2008 10:54:32 AM PDT by neverdem

The director of the FBI is not happy with the Supreme Court's recent handgun ruling.

Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

Mueller said the high court's decision, which threw out a handgun ban in Washington, D.C., "does throw a lot of things up in the air."

Mueller said communities will now have to decide their own licensing programs.

Mueller was speaking at a convention of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in Hartford, Connecticut.

He says with his grandchildren going to college, he hopes "those campuses will be weapons-free."


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So much for a former Marine, he needs to resign from the FBI.
1 posted on 07/01/2008 10:54:32 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Former Marine and former judge. Well no accounting for taste.


2 posted on 07/01/2008 10:56:27 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: neverdem

He’s posturing for a starring role in the Obama administration.


3 posted on 07/01/2008 10:56:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: neverdem

I’m clinging to my weapons because of people like you, Mr Mueller!


4 posted on 07/01/2008 10:56:44 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: neverdem
Muller needs to look at the facts instead of complaining about a right that was given to us at our Nation's foundation.
5 posted on 07/01/2008 10:57:04 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: neverdem
The director of the FBI is not happy with the Supreme Court's recent handgun ruling.

The director of the FBI can go get stuffed.
6 posted on 07/01/2008 10:57:42 AM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: neverdem

There are a lot of large cities that don’t have handgun bans, and those cities don’t have any greater problems than DC or Chicago or NYC. For example, Houston and Dallas don’t have handgun bans.


7 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:07 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: neverdem

“...they more often than not harm the people carrying them...”

Does that include FBI agents?


8 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:07 AM PDT by G-Bear (Obama 08-- Change you'll regret!)
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To: neverdem

Mr. Mueller needs to be FIRED immediately. He is violating his oath of office with every breath he takes.


9 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:21 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: neverdem

That cinches it:

If the head FIBber is unhappy, the Supremes did — as we here all know — the right thing.


10 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:34 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: neverdem

Wasn’t the Nazi Gestapo also run by a man named Muller? Any relation, or just the same thought patterns?


11 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:45 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: neverdem

So FBI agents can be trusted to have firearms, but the average American is just too stupid to possess a gun. How condescending.


12 posted on 07/01/2008 10:58:52 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: neverdem

Muledirt needs to get the hell out of the FBI. Flippin liberal.


13 posted on 07/01/2008 10:59:09 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

In that case, let's disarm the FBI.
14 posted on 07/01/2008 10:59:22 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Sprite518

That right was NOT “given” to us.

It was and is OURS.

Our founding fathers merely pledged that our government would not infringe on it.


15 posted on 07/01/2008 10:59:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: neverdem
Not liking what the Constitution says is optional. Following it, isn't.

I don't like a lot of federal laws but I still have to abide by them.

16 posted on 07/01/2008 10:59:57 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: texson66

I’m clinging to my weapons because of people like you, Mr Mueller!


That’s it.


17 posted on 07/01/2008 11:00:13 AM PDT by unkus
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To: neverdem
Sometimes career law enforcement types get the "Us vs Them" bunker mentality and NOBODY but them can be trusted with firearms.

Or maybe Director Mueller is just a politician who has forgotten what it's like to be a regular person trying to survive without a security detail.

18 posted on 07/01/2008 11:00:22 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: neverdem

OMG! What John Ross wrote about in Unintended Consequences is spot on.


19 posted on 07/01/2008 11:00:33 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: neverdem
Here you go Director...

...perhaps it'll help you think more clearly.

20 posted on 07/01/2008 11:01:04 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

As evidenced by the high rate of military and police forces shooting themselves?

Ok... There was the Lubbock "Circular Firing Squad" the SWAT team there pulled, but I'm ok with only allowing law enforcement tightly regulated access to firearms.

Everyone else in the civilian population is MUCH more capable of carrying arms for their own defense and requires no such regulations.

21 posted on 07/01/2008 11:01:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "[fill in the blank] harm people, and more often than not they harm the people [fill in the blank] them."

cars , riding
knives , holding
razors, using

22 posted on 07/01/2008 11:01:32 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: neverdem

Another Bush appoint matching the quality of Norman Mineta or Harriet Myers. Sigh....


23 posted on 07/01/2008 11:01:36 AM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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To: neverdem
"weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

He's right.

My M-1 bit my thumb once, and it doesn't do my right shoulder any favors.

24 posted on 07/01/2008 11:02:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: neverdem
Mueller said communities will now have to decide their own licensing programs

Has anyone else noticed how the talk seems to center around the licensure of a fundamental right as if it were mere priveledge?

Keep your forms, Mr. Mueller, save the taxpayer a grundle on printing and paperwork. This is my right. Maybe we should start talking about what "shall not be infringed" means.

25 posted on 07/01/2008 11:03:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: neverdem
He says with his grandchildren going to college, he hopes "those campuses will be weapons-free."

In an ideal world there would never be weapons on a campus. As we saw from Va. Tech, when a loon wants to bring a gun on campus they don't check to see if the rules allow them.

26 posted on 07/01/2008 11:03:24 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people...

Weapons do NOTHING, people harm people.

27 posted on 07/01/2008 11:03:40 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: neverdem

Exactly right. Moller, hand in your resignation.

You are sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States. Now hit the road.

The amendments that don’t refer to procedural matters, address individual rights. How can anyone come away from the Second Amendment thinking it is the only Amendment that has an escppe clause.

The government answers to us. It is not the other way around. We are the ones who grant government the right to be armed in our nation. It IS NOT the other way around.


28 posted on 07/01/2008 11:03:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: neverdem

The chief is in denial of clear data available to him.

The crime rate will fall, now that potential victims can defend themselves.

The chief is just another control freak, afraid of a citizenry able to defend itself.


29 posted on 07/01/2008 11:03:53 AM PDT by G Larry (Fight B.O. with RIGHT GUARD! Vote McCain!)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

Another Bush appointee strikes again. Yet another idiot who believes guns crawl out of cabinets, load themselves and go off and shoot people.

30 posted on 07/01/2008 11:04:04 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Who would McQueeg rather have mad at him: You or the liberals?)
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To: K-oneTexas

I hadn’t had any weapons for many years. Bill Clinton and Janet Reno made me reconsider, and to join the NRA.


31 posted on 07/01/2008 11:04:26 AM PDT by RDasher
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To: G-Bear
Does that include FBI agents?

Well, at least one DEA guy with a Glock 40...

32 posted on 07/01/2008 11:04:44 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: neverdem

So does Mueller carry? Is he willing to quit? Would he be happy if all his agents stopped carrying? Jus’ aksin’...


33 posted on 07/01/2008 11:04:44 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Friends with umbrellas are outstanding in the rain.)
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To: neverdem
When Democrats are in power, they appoint liberals. Why do "our guys" keep appointing liberals?

Never mind; I know the answer.

34 posted on 07/01/2008 11:05:49 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: neverdem

Seems Robert Mueller has enough to worry about at the F.B.I. then get involved in decisions of the Supremes.
Has the F.B.I. allowed any more innocents to go to jail for long periods of time to protect their murdering informants?
Has the F.B.I. killed anyone lately? Like they did in Waco or Ruby Ridge?
Has the F.B.I. covered any embarassing incidents lately? Like The jet shoot down over N.Y? The waco fiasco? The Ruby Rigde fiasco? The Murrah building attack? The conviction of only Tim McVeigh instead of him and the others involved?
Mr. Mueller, me thinks your F.B.I. has its own internal problems for you to spend time dealing with, not MY GUN RIGHTS.
FOOL.


35 posted on 07/01/2008 11:06:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: neverdem
Our country is full of these traitorous bastards.


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

36 posted on 07/01/2008 11:06:05 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: neverdem

He needs to be asked to resign right now.


37 posted on 07/01/2008 11:06:07 AM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: neverdem

I’ll sure be glad once we get a republican administration back in the White House.


38 posted on 07/01/2008 11:06:16 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

scissors, running with


39 posted on 07/01/2008 11:06:36 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Friends with umbrellas are outstanding in the rain.)
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To: Sprite518
Muller needs to look at the facts instead of complaining about a right that was given to us at our Nation's foundation.

No rights were given to us at our Nation's creation. They were given to us at OUR creation.

The Constitution enumerates them, but it most certainly doesn't grant them. It lays down governments ability to restrict them.

40 posted on 07/01/2008 11:07:06 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: neverdem

I’ve never been harmed by the weapons I carry...well unless you count the black eye I got from my scope once when I wasn’t holding my rifle properly.


41 posted on 07/01/2008 11:07:36 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: neverdem

Thanks W!


42 posted on 07/01/2008 11:08:01 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Barack Hussein Obama is as American as camel pie)
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To: neverdem

“Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that “weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them.”

So cops and the FBI will immediately stop carrying firearms?


43 posted on 07/01/2008 11:08:10 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: neverdem

This from a man with an armed escort. I’ll take J Edgar in a dress anytime!


44 posted on 07/01/2008 11:08:15 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

So when is he going to issue that order directing his agents to keep their handguns at home?

45 posted on 07/01/2008 11:08:24 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: McGruff
I’ll sure be glad once we get a republican administration back in the White House.

Amen to that. Eight years of a liberal with an "R" next to his name.
46 posted on 07/01/2008 11:09:12 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cyber Liberty

“Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that “weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them.””

Any fool can open his mouth about what he “tends to believe”, one would think the head of the FBI would be more circumspect and factually grounded before publicly ejaculating a mythology.

What he “tends to believe” is totally incorrect:

http://www.amazon.com/More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493644


47 posted on 07/01/2008 11:09:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: neverdem
"I say the Second Amendment is, in order of importance, the first amendment. It is America's First Freedom, the one right that protects all of the others. Among freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, of assembly, of redress of grievances, it is the first among equals. It alone offers the absolute capacity to live without fear. The right to keep and bear arms is the one right that permits "rights" to exist at all."

~~~ Charlton Heston, Former NRA President

48 posted on 07/01/2008 11:10:17 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

Cars harm people, and more often than not they harm the people driving them.

49 posted on 07/01/2008 11:10:22 AM PDT by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: neverdem
Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them."

Wow. 100% pure anti-gun propaganda. I didn't realize that the Director was a member of the VPC/Brady crowd.

50 posted on 07/01/2008 11:10:26 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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