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Pete King bill would ban guns within 1,000 feet of lawmakers
Politico ^ | 1/11/11 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ

Posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:18 AM PST by Redcloak

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), one of the few pro-gun control Republicans in the House, wants to make it illegal for someone to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.

“It is imperative that we do all that we can to give law enforcement the tools they need to ensure the safety of New Yorkers and prevent an attack before it happens,” said King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, during a press conference in New York.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: banglist; congress; control; democrats; giffords; gun; gungrabbingrino; king; ny; reichstagfire; rino
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How do you keep the politicians from moving too close?

You could have two guys carry a 1000' chain attached to two poles. When there's any question about the distance between the politician and the gunman somebody could blow a whistle and say, "Bring out the chains!"

101 posted on 01/11/2011 10:45:16 AM PST by Walmartian
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To: DBrow
I’m not sure about the grassy knoll shot, though, wasn’t that over 1000’?

Less than 100'.

102 posted on 01/11/2011 10:45:24 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Redcloak

Does anyone truly believe that the commission of one more crime would have deterred this lunatic? When you’ve decided to commit a crime that carries the death penalty, how can the effectiveness of creating another offense even be argued with a straight face?

103 posted on 01/11/2011 10:45:45 AM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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Correction. Less than 300’.

104 posted on 01/11/2011 10:45:57 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Redcloak

So ... if I have a concealed carry license, and am legally carrying while driving my car, and a Congressman drives past me in the next lane — I’m a felon? How are legal carriers supposed to keep track of the exact location of legislators so as to know when one is venturing too close?

Come on.


105 posted on 01/11/2011 10:47:14 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: SeeSac

So Kennedy’s life would have been SAVED!

106 posted on 01/11/2011 10:47:31 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Redcloak
What is the most dangerous place in this country?


107 posted on 01/11/2011 10:47:54 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Redcloak

In my view it’s because on a majority, Republicans who vote pro-gun are able to be counted on more often than Democrats who vote pro-gun.

Take for instance the USSC justices who were seated in the last 2 years. If we had more Republicans it stands to reason that we might have had more of a voice and possibly a choice in who was selected and seated.

The NRA assisted a good number of, so called, pro-gun Democrats in the last election. They gave their support to these Dems simply because of their gun votes and the fact they were incumbents, but failed to take into consideration how the Dems (pro-gun or not) would help Obama get the USSC justices he wanted without any problems or questions.

Two of the most anti-gun judges to ever sit on the USSC. So how helpful were the pro-gun Dems in helping Obama get two very anti-gun judges seated?

To me that begs the question, why should I pay the NRA to help out pro-gun Dems who will help seat the most anti-gun judges and defeat our cause?

Just imagine that if he had one more judge on the anti-gun side we would have lost the case of Heller vs. DC and the case in Chicago. The USSC would have said that the 2nd Amendment wasn’t intended for individuals and we would be even more in trouble than we are now. Just 1 vote kept those things from working against us. And the NRA helped the anti-gunners by throwing their support behind so called pro-gun Dems.

108 posted on 01/11/2011 10:52:57 AM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Walmartian

I think it makes more sense to ban politicians within 1000 feet of a gun.

109 posted on 01/11/2011 10:55:15 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: napscoordinator

Yep. This would be in direct violation of the 2nd. Amendment... like at the other nanny state gun laws.

110 posted on 01/11/2011 10:56:37 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Redcloak

so if a “do you know who i am” politician steps into a restaurant or store, all law abiding citizens must leave?

111 posted on 01/11/2011 11:00:10 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: Redcloak

Wouldn’t it be a better deterrent to let it be known that all Congressmen and women will be trained in the use of personal weapons, will have a CCW permit issued to them, and may or may not be carrying a handgun for personal protection?

112 posted on 01/11/2011 11:00:44 AM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Redcloak

Get over yourself, King. I don’t know of anyone that has the protection the President or those around him have. As for Congress, most of the population don’t recognize most of the names in Congress; much less the people.

In other words; leave it alone.

113 posted on 01/11/2011 11:02:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Redcloak

114 posted on 01/11/2011 11:04:26 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: wideawake
Gladhanding Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness was his favorite pastime.

Along with kissing Bildo Klintoon's tuckus at every opportunity including voting against Impeachment.

115 posted on 01/11/2011 11:05:12 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
1,000 foot zones will overlap

Yes, this is how they zone out certain businesses in NYC....1000 feet away from any school, bar, church/synagogue, hospital covers damn near all of the city....

116 posted on 01/11/2011 11:11:41 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Redcloak

117 posted on 01/11/2011 11:13:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Redcloak

As soon as those same high ranking officials are required to have a 1000 ft perimeter of signs announcing that they are present.

118 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:20 AM PST by DannyTN
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Would this be the death knell for all the gangs in DC?

How could anyone know where all lawmakers are all of the time?

Dick Cheney could not go hunting with his friends!!!!!

John Kerry could not pretend to be a hunter!!!!

119 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:24 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Redcloak

I never said they should.

120 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:47 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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