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California's tough gun laws could not prevent East Oakland tragedy
Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/6/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group

Posted on 04/06/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO -- California's gun laws are the toughest of any state in the nation, but they could not prevent this week's East Oakland shooting that left seven people dead.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; brady; california; democrats; gunfreezone; oakland; oikos

1 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT by SmithL
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“And short of banning semi-automatic weapons, it’s unlikely that any new laws could prevent someone from going on a shooting spree with the weapon that authorities say One L. Goh used to kill students at Oikos University.”

Well, I dunno, California- you have a heroin ban and the feds have a cannabis ban, has either prevented people who want these substances from getting them?

Remember, your Assault Weapons Ban was supposed to stop this sort of thing.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

The solution is obvious - make murder illegal, really illegal. Everyone will then know that the can’t do it and therefore they won’t.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 9:39:39 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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“Strict gun laws didn’t stop this shooting, so that must mean we need even stricter ones!”

Yeah, because someone who BREAKS THE LAW just might respect this NEW law you want on the books...

What color is the sky in their world?


4 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: SmithL

Guns don’t kill; people do. “Gun laws” are BS.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: SmithL

Maybe they should toughen their murder laws.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SmithL

Are the Bradys ready to throw in the towel after the killing of seven in California?”

Here’s what a Brady lobbyist said about it, “It wasn’t a failure of laws,” said Amanda Wilcox in the article, who along with her husband, Nick, lobbies for the California chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “I just don’t see how our gun laws could have stopped something like that.”

I’ll wager that they will be among the unemployed when the Brady home office gets wind of this. Maybe the can go to work for Smith and Wesson now.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 9:42:08 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: SmithL
California's gun laws are the toughest of any state in the nation, but they could not prevent this week's East Oakland shooting that left seven people dead.

They are obviously not tough enough. /s

8 posted on 04/06/2012 9:42:50 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NativeSon

!!! I wish *I* had thought of that! Call the governor and tell him your idea!


9 posted on 04/06/2012 9:43:44 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SmithL

I think this guy just overdosed on estrogen and got sick of it.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: SmithL
...And short of banning semi-automatic weapons, it's unlikely that any new laws could prevent someone from going on a shooting spree with the weapon that authorities say One L. Goh used to kill students at Oikos University.

WRONG! Banning semi-automatic weapons would have no more effect than the rediculous laws Oakland, CA has already. No change in the outcome here or in any other crime. The shooter broke many laws.

He wouldn't have decided to break 8 laws but change his mind becuase he thought better of the 9th law... 'No semi-automatic weapons are allowed to be used in this crime'.

11 posted on 04/06/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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I know, right?! I'm like, some kind of social justice avenger or somethin!

I'm working on this other idea that has people performing some sort of service, I call it "a job" and in exchange they would receive a "pay" that they then exchange for the stuff and/or services they need or want.

12 posted on 04/06/2012 10:03:05 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Tenacious 1

I should have read the previous posts before posting. I guess we all got about the same thing out of that load of crap.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: NativeSon
I'm working on this other idea that has people performing some sort of service, I call it "a job" and in exchange they would receive a "pay" that they then exchange for the stuff and/or services they need or want.

You seem pretty smart. Maybe you can help me with a problem I have. I have a pile of bricks in my front yard. I want them in the back yard. But there is no way I can carry them one at a time. It would like, take forever. Dragging small piles of them on a board with rope is still hard work and is tearing up my grass.

Any thoughts on what could be invented to make my work easier?

- A liberal fan of your work on this thread

14 posted on 04/06/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: SmithL

Ban all guns and ammo and Bad people will still find ways to do dastardly things!
http://www.stevespak.com/happyland.html


15 posted on 04/06/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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You ban the people’s right to own guns; you produce criminals and as shown murderers.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SmithL
The only way to combat the corrupt Communist running CA, is to not visit here, pull your business out, and do not invest in *anything* located in CA.

Send the corrupt controlling state government the message.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:37 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tenacious 1

Wheelbarrows are your friend.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT by BobL
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