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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

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Someone want to explain to me again why the NRA should never support pro-gun Democrats and always support Republicans?
1 posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:22 AM PST by Redcloak
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To: Redcloak

Wow, this guy is an asshat.


2 posted on 01/11/2011 10:17:55 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Redcloak

Pro Second Amendment only when convenient.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 10:18:06 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Redcloak

Let us also make it illegal to hunt deer in the King’s forest. These peasants must know their place, and bow down before their betters.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 10:18:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Redcloak

The real question is, what makes them so special?


5 posted on 01/11/2011 10:18:25 AM PST by brytlea
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To: Redcloak

I think maybe we should ban politicians from being within 1000 feet of guns. Or talking about them. Or legislating about them. Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 10:18:40 AM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Redcloak

Well, that oughtta make everyone safe....


7 posted on 01/11/2011 10:19:01 AM PST by texanyankee
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To: newheart

I think we should ban politicians.


8 posted on 01/11/2011 10:19:31 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Redcloak

How do you keep the politicians from moving too close?


9 posted on 01/11/2011 10:19:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: newheart

I like your thinking.


10 posted on 01/11/2011 10:20:07 AM PST by texanyankee
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To: Redcloak

I’m hoping this is a satire piece, but fearing it’s not.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 10:20:08 AM PST by cc2k (If having an "R" makes you consevative, does walking into a barn make you a horse?)
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To: Redcloak
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

...except that elected federal officials are more equal than the peasants.

12 posted on 01/11/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ('If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Redcloak

I don’t know that there’s anyone around here who would accept the premise of that question, except for the fact that “pro-gun Democrats” are often nothing more than poseurs who answer to and cooperate with their own party’s leadership.


13 posted on 01/11/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Redcloak
I heard that one of the people who tackled Loughner while he was reloading was himself carrying a concealed weapon and would not have approached trouble if he wasn't armed. Thus more would have died if this proposed law was in effect.
14 posted on 01/11/2011 10:20:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Redcloak

Still wouldn’t be very safe in DC. There’s a lawbreaker, I mean, lawmaker within a thousand feet of everything and everyone.


15 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:03 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Redcloak

I am far from being a gun control guy, but if someone is not allowed to serve in the military due to psychological issues, shouldn’t that information be filed and then appear when someone attempts to legally purchase a firearm? That ceratinly would not be protected due to your medical records being private.


16 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:16 AM PST by cumbo78
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To: Redcloak

They are ALL statists at heart.

Does this apply to cops and secret service too??

We know it doesn’t apply to lawbreakers.


17 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:16 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Redcloak

I am far from being a gun control guy, but if someone is not allowed to serve in the military due to psychological issues, shouldn’t that information be filed and then appear when someone attempts to legally purchase a firearm? That ceratinly would not be protected due to your medical records being private.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:26 AM PST by cumbo78
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To: newheart
I think maybe we should ban politicians from being within 1000 feet of guns.

ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!!

19 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:27 AM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: Redcloak

What, you think everyone follows their own party platform tooth and nail?


20 posted on 01/11/2011 10:21:57 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Redcloak

Makes sense since all brains are also banned within 1000 feet of lawmakers. (This most definitely includes their jokes of a brain.)


21 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: newheart

I second your motion.

Oh, and Pete, maybe you could explain how you think this new “law” would have prevented Jared Loughner from doing what he did? I mean, the guy obviously is a law-abiding kind of guy. /s


22 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:20 AM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: Redcloak

One word: snipers


23 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:35 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Redcloak

No guns in an opera house either.


24 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Redcloak
I want an amendment on this bill to FORCE it to apply to private bodyguards, Secret Service, FBI, ATF, and all other Federal and State agencies.

If citizens cannot be armed, then the damned government shouldn't be, either.

25 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:46 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: Redcloak

So he’s assuming a maniac intent on harming a politician are going to obey this 1000 feet law?


26 posted on 01/11/2011 10:23:18 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Redcloak

I’m sure that a law banning guns within 1000’ of any member of the house of lords will stop any would be assassin in their tracks.


27 posted on 01/11/2011 10:23:21 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Redcloak
So when Monsieur King rides around in his taxpayer-provided chauffeured limousine, any homeowner whose house he drives by who has a gun in his home is a felon?
28 posted on 01/11/2011 10:23:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ('If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Redcloak

What about pitchforks?


29 posted on 01/11/2011 10:23:45 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Redcloak

What a moron. As though murder itself being illegal didn’t stop someone with a gun this law will. This is the usual illogical stupidity that spoons make people fat so let’s ban spoons.


30 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:10 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL


31 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:13 AM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: Redcloak
Uh, Peter, there is already a law against murder and assassination. Why do you think a lesser law is going to stop someone willing to ignore laws with a capital punishment risk?

Plus, your idea would be struck down as too vague and impossible to heed. What would you do, publish your route with a 1,000 foot radius zone so that citizens could flee with their legal guns as you drove / rode / walked by? Yeah, that's gonna work. /sarc

32 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [adjusted for civility in discourse act of 2011 compliance])
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To: Redcloak

Call me crazy but I don’t think this is an awful law... Sure 1000 feet might be a but much (1-5 hundred maybe)..

I don’t want congress critters to start driving around in popemobiles. I like going to town halls and yelling at them but I would like to avoid feeling like I have to go through airport security to get in.

I think if it’s a publicized event then its reasonable. If you want your gun don’t go to the event!

Now I would not want the fed to do this but would have zero trouble with a state implimenting it.


33 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:15 AM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Redcloak

Tell me how this is going to stop a lunatic from packing a gun and shooting people. Congress critters need to arm themselves and their staffs. I don’t know if that would have prevented what happened in Tucson, but it might have saved some lives. Reactionary laws that strip people of their rights are easy outs that don’t work.


34 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:20 AM PST by pallis
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To: Redcloak

This is so ridiculous. Someone out to murder isn’t going to give a rat’s ass whether or not they are suppose to be carrying a gun around a politician. Our money would be better spent helping to provide security for these people when they are among us plebes. This is just dumb...LOL!


35 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:31 AM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Redcloak

“... ban guns within 1,000 feet of lawmakers.”

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Because crazed lunatics intent upon mass murder, will be stopped in their tracks at the mere threat of a ticket.


36 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:31 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Redcloak

Great idea! Because a law saying you can’t have a gun 1000 feet from a Congressman would have definitely prevented this shooting. And countless more. Because a healthy respect for the law is the one thing that ties all crazy gunman together.

Is it going to cut both ways, no armed guards allowed within 1000 feet of congressmen?


37 posted on 01/11/2011 10:24:31 AM PST by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: Redcloak

Since Congress members are mobile, this could effectively outlaw all guns, everywhere. Suppose a congressman goes door to door campaigning. Would every homeowner he visits, who has a legal gun in his home be in violation?

All of the 1,000 feet type rules are back door gun bans. If a few more or passed all the 1,000 foot zones will overlap, making virtually the entire nation a “gun free zone” (meaning a zone where only the bad guys have guns and the good guys are defenseless).

We need to primary this RINO in 2012.


38 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:02 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: newheart

Brilliant!


39 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:02 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [adjusted for civility in discourse act of 2011 compliance])
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To: Redcloak

I’m sure that someone who is trying to murder another human being will obey those laws too.

Will they be surrounded by metal detectors everywhere they go? 1000’ will mean that anyone who stays in the same hotel or walks into a restaurant will unknowingly be guilty of committing a felony if they are there.

Pull your head out of your a** King, and replace it with your knee-jerk barn door lawmaking.


40 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:11 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Redcloak
When we elevate supposedly citizen legislators above regular citizen equivalency, we voluntarily subjugate ourselves to the whims and fancies of an elite that eventually come to think we are of much less worth than they are. Based on this, I'd say we're pretty much there.....
41 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Redcloak

That would ban lawmakers from carrying weapons.


42 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:20 AM PST by boomop1
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“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.”

Yep. If we had this, we could have charged the AZ shooter with violation of this statute. That would have certainly made him think twice before killing.


43 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:20 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: cc2k

Sorry, but there are no satire or sarcasm tags to close here.


44 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:44 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Redcloak

Nothing like a knee-jerk reaction. Yes, make sure you tell the population where you are going to be 24/7. I would hate to be within 1000ft. of our overlords!


45 posted on 01/11/2011 10:25:57 AM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“How do you keep the politicians from moving too close?”

We could mount an aircraft warning strobe on their highest elevation, like on a hat, and then it would be up to the rest of us to keep the distance.

If they are around a corner, or otherwise out of line of sight, it would not be a penalty to be within the zone. If that is not acceptable we’ll need a siren or horn or some sort of annunciator, plus a runner to go ahead of them to warn us that one is coming.

Now, do we increase the radius if there are several politicians together? Like 2000 feet for two politicians, and 434,000 feet (82 miles) if the full house is in session?


46 posted on 01/11/2011 10:26:07 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Redcloak

And, in fairness, no government employee will be allowed to carry a gun within 1000 feet of a citizen.


47 posted on 01/11/2011 10:26:19 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: GeronL

“Does this apply to cops and secret service too??”

Of course not. It only applies to little people.


48 posted on 01/11/2011 10:26:19 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Redcloak

Bandwagon Effect.

King’s idea is as ridiculous as the Dem lawmaker who wants to ban crosshairs on Congresspersons’ images.

[How do these people keep getting elected?]


49 posted on 01/11/2011 10:26:41 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: cumbo78
"That ceratinly would not be protected due to your medical records being private."

Really? Mental health isn't covered under HIPAA?

50 posted on 01/11/2011 10:26:55 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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