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NBC's Isikoff Suggests 'Powerful NRA' Makes It Harder to Protect Theaters
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Posted on 07/22/2012 12:27:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan

On Saturday's Today show, as Michael Isikoff filed a report on the drive to make people safer at movie theaters after the Aurora massacre, the NBC correspondent concluded his report by suggesting that, because "the powerful National Rifle Association has blocked any move for stricter gun laws," people will have to settle for "beefed-up security and greater vigilance," as if the NRA were preventing people from being safer.

Toward the end of the report, Isikoff relayed the complaint of gun control activists that it is too easy to obtain certain types of guns. Isikoff:

Nationally, there have been about 60 multiple shootings in the past 18 months. A recurring theme, say gun control activists, is the ability of the shooters to obtain high-powered weapons, such as the AR-15 assault rifle and Glock pistols used by alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes.

Then came a clip of Dennis Henigan, vice president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gunconrol; mediabias; nbcnews; nra

1 posted on 07/22/2012 12:27:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: All

Looks like the democrats have finally found their issue. GUN CONTROL. Secretly they smile for they think they have been delivered an issue thanks to “the joker”.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 12:30:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

What? The theater where this shooting occurred was the pinnacle of gun control.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 12:35:14 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: tsowellfan

Shut the **** up, Mike.

I do not want or need the protection of you or anyone like you has to offer.

If I empower you to protect me, Mike, then who will protect me from you?


4 posted on 07/22/2012 12:37:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tsowellfan

Their great new “issue” they are dancing and pissing themselves about will blow up in their faces. All democrats are not gun hating weenies. They will be offended by the stupid anti-gun ads we can expect to see from the 0bamaites.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 12:42:43 AM PDT by Octar
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To: tsowellfan

6 posted on 07/22/2012 12:58:48 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: tsowellfan
I'm sure a nutcase already bent on committing murder would think twice if confronted with a firearms violation. :-/

Oddly enough when they want to increase security what do they do? Bring in people with guns. Yet they want us to feel safer without our firearms?

7 posted on 07/22/2012 1:10:44 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: tsowellfan
I was watching some old episodes of NewsRadio with Phil Hartman and noticed how much smoking was going on...even a high school girl in one episode...very casual.

But the campaign to stop smoking on television and movies had been fairly successful...the thinking being, if kids don't see it on the screen, they're less likely to copy the behavior.

But isn't it amazing how the libs, even when a killer publicly declares himself to be a hollywood movie character as he kills innocent victims, can't seem to make the obvious connection, but instead, dust off the old reliable NRA straw boogey man.

If seeing people smoke on the big screen cause kids to start smoking, then if one were being consistent, wouldn't hollywood violence lead to real life violence? Jusaskin'

8 posted on 07/22/2012 1:18:37 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: tsowellfan

Someone I follow on Twitter said it best..

Liberals use the CO shooting as reason 4 gun control. Funny, they didn’t use 9/11 to call 4 rejecting Islam

Liberals are hypocrites but we already know this


9 posted on 07/22/2012 1:20:07 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tex-Con-Man
But the campaign to stop smoking on television and movies had been fairly successful...the thinking being, if kids don't see it on the screen, they're less likely to copy the behavior.

But isn't it amazing how the libs, even when a killer publicly declares himself to be a hollywood movie character as he kills innocent victims, can't seem to make the obvious connection, but instead, dust off the old reliable NRA straw boogey man.

Two very good points!

10 posted on 07/22/2012 1:26:45 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Actually it was one point but so good it seemed like two!


11 posted on 07/22/2012 1:28:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Liberals use the CO shooting as reason 4 gun control. Funny, they didn’t use 9/11 to call 4 rejecting Islam

That's a good tweet!

My Twitter account is: @cafenetamerica

12 posted on 07/22/2012 1:31:15 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

Just added you :-) Mine is @Lakerfanalways


13 posted on 07/22/2012 1:34:39 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Thanks. I followed back!


14 posted on 07/22/2012 1:36:18 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

Dam this all the way back to star wars. How long vegas over under till ya get groped for a movia?


15 posted on 07/22/2012 1:41:21 AM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: vlad335

Exactly. Nobody in the theater was armed; the shooter entered through an unlocked emergency exit, bypassing the main entrance.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 1:42:23 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: tsowellfan

“Looks like the democrats have finally found their issue. GUN CONTROL.”

But the fact that these clowns will never admit is that the vast number of people who get shot, are un-armed at the time. And why? Gun control.
This theater shooting occurred in a “gun free zone”. We will never know if the shooter may have been neutralized and the number of people killed or wounded lessened if there were armed citizens in the audience.

But what we do know is a person with evil intent and armed with any sort of weapon can and will target those places where he is assured that there will be no danger to him.

That’s gun control in theory and practice.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 1:46:50 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: tsowellfan

I’ve read that the theater was a “gun-free zone,” i.e., a zone where citizens are legally disarmed against sociopathic freaks. It’s also been reported that there were members of the military (with gun training) at the theater during this midnight showing (some of whom would have brought guns, if the theater allowed it.) Even with the tear gas, if there were multiple military at that showing, it’s likely that one of them would have got off the shot, preventing some or most of the fatalities and non-fatal injuries. Thus, the movie theater’s “gun-free zone” policy is a likely cause of some of these fatalities and injuries, most particularly the ones that occurred later in time, when the element of surprise - and the tear gas - dissipated, at least to some extent.

All of this is the predicate for a negligence/wrongful death suit against the corporate entity that owns the theater. That corporation, or its agents, corralled the victims into a forseeably dangerous situation, made dangerous by that corporation’s idiotic “gun-free” policy.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 2:07:22 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: tsowellfan

It is an obvious case of powerful socialists disarming the population inside the theater, which is what allowed one prepared but relatively untrained nutcase to kill so many. I just care about individuals, unlike liberals, so I think the emphasis should be on remembering the dead now and politics later.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 3:24:18 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: tsowellfan

Never let a tragedy go to waste!


20 posted on 07/22/2012 3:50:40 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: tsowellfan

Isikoff... the same a**hole whose fake “korans in the toilet at GITMO” story set off riots in multiple countries and endangered our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.. not to mention the many dozens of deaths that occurred from that rioting.

I hope a special place in hell awaits him.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 3:57:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: tsowellfan

Demonizing the NRA for all thier “30 second I have formed an opinion on the lies you feed us daily” drones


22 posted on 07/22/2012 5:19:33 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: tsowellfan

Oh good grief, now its going to be the endless ‘theater security gap’ debates designed solely to take the guns against law abiding citizens.

Tax paying citizens are more in danger of black flash mobs coordinating their attacks with free Obama phones...

...debate that!


23 posted on 07/22/2012 5:26:32 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: tsowellfan
Bull. Boycott Cinemark theaters. There guns prohibited policies create victim zones.
24 posted on 07/22/2012 5:27:25 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: tsowellfan

I’m not sure Mitt can win this election; however, presuming he does, I predict in Sotero’s lameduck session of Nov/Dec, he’ll issue the executive order to reinstate the AWB, then when Romney rolls in January, he will not have the guts to reverse it.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: tsowellfan

If the NRA were to disappear tomorrow, it wouldn’t make the slightest bit of difference in the laws. The people are voting for pro gun laws and the NRA has nothing to do with it.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: exPBRrat

He wants to put TSA agents and metal detectors in your local Movie House.

All paid for by the Government of course.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 6:04:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MachIV
....he’ll issue the executive order to reinstate the AWB, then when Romney rolls in January, he will not have the guts to reverse it.

If the above happens, there will be a lot of the aides to senators and representatives who will get their butts chewed out.

28 posted on 07/22/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: tsowellfan

If NBC were dead and gone, America would be a much better place. Issacoff is an American enemy the likes of a Hezbollah shiek


29 posted on 07/22/2012 6:16:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: tsowellfan

It’s hard to protect theaters when no guns are allowed.

That’s got nothing to do with the NRA.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 6:17:37 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ThunderSleeps
Oddly enough when they want to increase security what do they do? Bring in people with guns. Yet they want us to feel safer without our firearms?
I was just thinking about an “anti-911 campaign” -
Never call 911, it’ll only attract more guns to your location!
</sarcasm>

31 posted on 07/22/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: tsowellfan
I was home watching TV the day of the Columbine shootings. The media were broadcasting live from the scene. I saw two different reporters try to bring up gun control with the kids. Both times the kids responded something to the effect of, "well, if I would've had my rifle in there, I could've taken them down."

The media needs to do this kind of pontificating/editorializing because people in the real world know if somebody in that theatre would've had a CCW, there would've been a lot less bloodshed.

32 posted on 07/22/2012 6:25:26 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: tsowellfan

This will fail for them, liberals fail to understand how ingrained guns are in our culture.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 6:28:00 AM PDT by dog breath
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Pardon my niavete here, but what would congressional aides have to do with it unless you mean calls from constituents calling to demand Senators and Congressman pressure President Romney to reverse it?


34 posted on 07/22/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Because ALL liberals know, 9/11 was US’s fault.

That’s why.


35 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:28 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tsowellfan

This is the same twerp who spent months peeping at Sarah Palin’s place in Alaska, hoping for a dirt bonanza. I’m surprised NBC provided bus fare back to Noo Yawk.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: tsowellfan

No silly, the theater was protected by company policy that prohibited anyone except law enforcement personnel from carrying firearms on the premises, just as his apartment building was protect by strong laws prohibiting booby traps and incendiary explosives and just as all his victims were protected by laws against being shot.

The NRA had nothing to do with it. Any suggestion they did is just, well, silly.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: tsowellfan

When confronted by actual force and guns pointed at him, the guy not only was crouched by his car, but also gave up meekly and told police that his apartment was wired.

A MED Student drop-out who had worked as a camp counselor...do no harm and all that jazz.

If he really wanted to make a statement, he could have just driven his car through the crowd or thrown a couple of canisters of something lethal.

We are not learning the real story here.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 7:10:57 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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I was channel-surfing on the TV last night & I saw that the cable channel "Indie" was broadcasting Bowling for Columbine at 9 p.m.

If this movie was already on the schedule, it should've been removed. If it was added after the Aurora shootings to get some political mileage out of this tragedy, I'd be even more appalled (but not surprised).

In either case, the Program Director (or whoever makes these decisions at that network) should be fired.

39 posted on 07/22/2012 7:28:51 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: tsowellfan
New photo of Brian Ross, the convicted child molester.

ABC News was just so DAMNED eager to tie the patriots of the "Tea Party" to an insane act of mass-murder, that Ross and Stephanopolous just couldn't stop themselves when they did a Google search and found a Jim Holmes on a Tea Party list.

Their wet dream is to connect "Tea Party" and "terrorist" as a permanent meme in the MSM.

Turnabout is fair play. Please share this photo on FR, FB and Twitter, and include "Brian Ross, the convicted child molester" and "tea party" in the accompanying text, so that the picture will be linked on Google to Brian Ross forever. This smarmy prick and ABC "news" deserve it, in spades.

40 posted on 07/22/2012 7:40:00 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BCrago66
... It’s also been reported that there were members of the military (with gun training) at the theater ...

Depending on one's job in the military such "training" might have consisted of learning to identify the trigger and which end the bullet comes out. Not all positions require expertise with weapons.

41 posted on 07/22/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
No, that was Joe McGinniss. Isikoff did spend time in AK when SP emails were released and he was more than disappointed that he couldn't find any dirt.
42 posted on 07/22/2012 7:51:53 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: JPG

There were other writers and reporters hanging close by Sarah’s place. It must’ve been a real clusterfk.


43 posted on 07/22/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: tsowellfan

They would have been safer if half the audience is carrying ready to rake down a joker like this. Knowing that, he would go somewhere else.


44 posted on 07/22/2012 7:56:18 AM PDT by MuffysMom (From ThePatriotsFlag on vacation with wife's IPad)
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To: ArmyTeach

Exactly. Nobody in the theater was armed; the shooter entered through an unlocked emergency exit, bypassing the main entrance.


To be accurate: He came in the front with the crowd. Left via the emergency door (either taping the latch down or blocking the door open depending which account you believe) armed up and came back in the same emergency door.


45 posted on 07/22/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: MachIV
Pardon my naivety here, but what would congressional aides have to do with it unless you mean calls from constituents calling to demand Senators and Congressman pressure President Romney to reverse it?

Yes that was my point.

Since most constituents don't make donations to a politician in the tens of thousands of dollars we will get an aide on the phone because the elected official is casting an important vote or in some committee meeting.

46 posted on 07/22/2012 9:21:28 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: tsowellfan

Please , Democrats. Run further left. Voters in Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio definitely will love it. Ignore the 1994 election results last time the assault weapon ban was in place.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 10:07:26 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: tsowellfan

Looks like Isikoff has gotten a clue. The NRA is to stop stricter gun laws from being enacted. DUH!


48 posted on 07/22/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tsowellfan
A couple of armed law-abiding citizens and the result would have been far less catastrophic.

But the law-abiding citizens were obeying the law that made them targets.

49 posted on 07/22/2012 10:37:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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