Skip to comments.Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings
Posted on 07/24/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/23/12 09:23 PM ET
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said late Monday that she would seek a meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to see if there are any ways to find an agreement on how to prevent tragedies like the one last week in Colorado, where one shooter killed 12 and wounded nearly 60 others in a movie theater.
"I'm going to invite the National Rifle Association to one of my meetings," she said on the House floor late Monday. "I want to sit down and talk to them about how we can work together."
Jackson Lee said she hoped to understand whether the NRA could agree to new rules that would require retailers to notify authorities whenever one customer is buying excessive amounts of weapons or ammo, a reference to the Colorado shooter, who is now known to have bought thousands of rounds in preparation for the shooting.
"I want an explanation on why someone can buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition on an Internet without any oversight whatsoever," she said. "Why is there no basis of giving notice?
"If they'd given notice to the local police, maybe someone would have knocked on the door and found out what was going on," she said. "We can find a way to come together. This is not rocket science to determine why you're getting 6,000 rounds."
Jackson Lee also defended some parents for bringing young children into a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie. The youngest to die was a six-year old girl, which raised some questions about what parents were doing with children in the theater so late.
"I understand that," Jackson Lee said. "I was a young mother with my spouse in an area where we moved away from our family, it's hard to find babysitters, and so you take a sleeping baby to the movies. There's no sin in that."
NRA, you’ll get something more important done by farting in a bag and saving it.
That would be the best thing that could ever happen to conservatives.
I think the NRA should take the opportunity to educate her on the history of gun control in America and suggest that she may want to join the Klan in ideological unity.
What’s there to talk about?
I would ask the rep her view on the Constitution which she swears to uphold, then just tell her to F off.
Yes sheila....how about alarming exit doors in theaters.....maybe meet with the firefighters union first. If I were the NRA, I would tell her to go pound sand.....
I imagine the only reason anyone from the NRA would meet with her was to have a good laugh.
:: why someone can buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition ::
I understand that “plinking” rounds for a .22 are sold in boxes of 500. If you catch a sale at Wal-Mart, why wouldn’t you buy a dozen boxes?
re Shelia Jackson-Lee
Forrest Gump’s mama was right
Stupid is as stupid does
Oh chew off my arm better than be the NRA rep that has to go sit down at “her meetings” with this stupid wannabe despot
Wonder how much money she will extort from the NRA for her campaign coffers in order to “reach an understanding”
Beware of women with three names.
Yeah, maybe she’ll learn something.
To start with jackwad isn’t Chicago a gun free zone?
Because this is America, not some communist turd-world pesthole.
"Why is there no basis of giving notice?
Because this is America, ya dimwit. We don't "give notice" when we exercise our God-given, constitutionally protected human right to self defense.
Didn’t N0bamie’s hit squad get 250,000 rounds of hollow points.
That’s not normal military ammo, is it?
We used to buy .22 rounds 2000 at a time for plinkin. 4 or 5 of us could use them up in an afternoon.
Hit squad, brownshirts same thing.
In a war of the minds Ms. Lee will come unarmed! Might be the dumbest member of Congress! True-the-Vote is on to her and the registered voters in her district.
This is a joke right?
A meeting that provides a wonderful opportunity to do something of value for the nation but, sadly, no firearms will be discharged.
Is she still looking for that American Flag on “Mars”?
Question 1 to ask:
- Why was no one carrying a weapon in the theater except the gunman?
—Why are people trying to score political points based on the act of a evil, mentally deranged individual?
—Why are stories of armed citizens taking action and stopping crimes not more widely publicized?
I could come up with other questions if needed.
Maybe this screeching hag will refer the NRA person to one of her expert political pals that said the island of Okinawa would tip over if our Marines put too much stuff on the Island.
“it’s hard to find babysitters, and so you take a sleeping baby to the movies.” No, Shiela-smart people do not take their little kids out in public places in the wee hours just because they want to see a movie. And a 6 year old is not a “baby” in the literal sense of the word. I wish that loon would move to some other state, and out of Texas...
Her own employees don’t want to be in the same room with her. ‘Nuff said.
She would be better off trying to stop the killings in her own district of South Central Los Angeles and Chicago. Fix that and then talk with the NRA.
Yeah, it wasn’t a good weekend wihout chewing throught a brick of .22s.
Exactly. The NRA should ignore this idiot for the imbecile that she is. There is absolutely no value added in any endeavor in which she is involved.
And she wants the answer from the NRA? How stupid can this woman be? My guess she's got as much in her noggin as Rep Johnston in Georgia (Guam would tip over if more troops were moved in).
The NRA and its law-abiding members, has as much to do with the Aurora tragedy, as Lee does with normal human intelligence.
Silly Jackson Lee’s district is Houston/Harris county, Texas. Her constituents are the only ones who even acknowledge her presence...
If Baraq had a son he’d look like Sheila....
>”why someone can buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition”<
Did the guy kill 6,000 people? I must have missed that.
“farting in a bag and saving it”
Last thing we need is ANOTHER Sheila Jackson Lee.
Somebody get in this woman’s face and tell her the truth about freedom, and herself!
Ignore these libs, call them “liberal A”
Was he carrying 6000 rounds of ammo on him when he committed the crime?
I bet he left hundreds of pounds of other stuff at home as well. What about that stuff?
Someone with jackboots?
I’d like an explanation on how someone as ignorant as Liberal A can hold public office. I think Liberal A should take a stroll down MLK Blvd. at midnight with a large purse in order to gain a new perspective.
We called it a “Fire in the hole” day.
The farm we all worked on had a deep hollow in the woods with a pond in the bottom of it. We’d set up bottles and cans on the opposite side of the hole and spend the afternoon talking about cars and girls, insulting each other and shooting. It was a seriously good time.
Not to be pickey and it does not change your point, but I think it was Guam.
Yeah, what's wrong with expecting your baby to sleep through a summer blockbuster?
She won't like it, because it's going to involve a national time of prayer and the preaching of the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ.
Seriously, it’s really a sore point when I see kids in R rated movies. The movie soundtrack is so loud it’s at least terrifying if not damaging to little ones’ ears.
I’ve seen kids screaming because of the scenes on the screen were scaring them so bad.
Some people just don’t realize, I guess, that once you’re going to have a child, it’s not about what YOU want anymore.
“Somebody get in this womans face and tell her the truth about freedom, and herself!”
The proper one word descriptor for the theiving racist Lee, just might merit the electric chair in confused, cowardly, non-judgmental 2012 America.
Most people have heard of Medgar Evers. Most people do not know that Mr. Evers believed in his right to own and carry arms. Myrlie Evers, Mr. Evers widow, said the following: now we had guns in every room of our house. I slept with a small revolver next to me on the nightstand. He slept with a rifle next to him. We had one in the hall, we had one in the front room. We often talked about it, and he said: Yes, I will use it if its necessary to protect myself, to protect my family, to protect my friends. Voices of Freedom, Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer, Bantam Books, 1990, p.152
Even fewer people know about the Deacons for Defense and Justice. The Deacons for Defense and Justice, was a group of African American men who were mostly veterans of World War II and the Korean War, who joined together and organized the group in Jonesboro, Louisiana, on July 10, 1964. They were founded to defend the black community and civil rights workers. These were armed black men who armed themselves in self-defense against the white elites who were trying to keep them in their place.
The Deacons for Defense and Justice mostly protected civil rights workers from CORE who were registering black voters in Louisiana and Mississippi. This protection also extended to the black neighborhoods where CORE was housing the civil rights workers and to the black churches where CORE was holding voting rights seminars. Armed Deacons escorted the civil rights workers to and from meetings and patrolled black neighborhoods.
By 1965 the Deacons had between fifty and sixty chapters spread across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In Bogalusa, Louisiana the group had about 900 members.
James Farmer, who was then the head of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), was scheduled to go to Bogalusa. He received a warning from the FBI that the Klan was making death threats against him.
The Deacons must have heard about the threats too because they met Mr. Farmer at the airport. They escorted Mr. Farmer and provided tight security for him during his visit. Mr. Farmer even stayed at the home of the chapter president.
Not only were the Deacons willing to use force to repel an attack, they were armed for the job. This capability and willingness to use force to defend themselves and others provided an effective deterrent to the Klan terrorists. Mr. Farmer wrote about his stay with the Deacons in his autobiography, . . .unless a bomb were tossed . . . the Klan could only reach me if they were prepared to swap their lives for mine.
Floyd McKissick, of CORE, and Martin Luther King, of SCLC, had the Deacons protect the marchers on the March Against Fear in 1966. This march, from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, was organized after James Meredith was shot while trying to make the 220-mile walk by himself. When the marchers reached Greenwood, Mississippi, Stokely Carmichael gave his famous Black Power speech.
Dr. King and Mr. McKissick had the Deacons for Defense and Justice scout ahead of the marchers looking for snipers, and ambushes. They also had them guard the marchers at night as armed guards against raiders.
Todays race hustlers and political hacks who not only defend the racist and elitist anti-civil rights laws but work to pass them, are spitting on the work of people who were giants compared to them. The hustlers and hacks cant lick the boots of men like Martin Luther King, James Farmer, Roy Innis, Medgar Evers and James Meredith, never mind walk in their shoes.
Civil rights groups like the NRA (the nation’s oldest civil rights group) have their work cut out for them and need the support of every freedom loving person to roll back these anti-civil rights laws and to hold the racists and elitists at bay.
But the greater point is these people get to utter complete asininities with zero fear of public criticism from the press.