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Murdoch calls for automatic weapons ban
politico.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 12/14/2012 8:07:15 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed support for an automatic weapons ban tonight following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn.

"Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?," Murdoch wrote on Twitter.

Murdoch made a similar call following the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July: "We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more," he tweeted.

News Corp. owns Fox News, where contributors have been objecting to calls for gun control throughout the day.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; sandyhookpolitics; sandyhookshooting; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 8:07:20 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Right Murdoch, for everyone except the elite and their bodyguards.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 8:08:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I call for a ban on Rupert Murdoch....


3 posted on 12/14/2012 8:08:49 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Auto is legal without tax stamps, etc? Who knew?

/johnny

4 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Um... automatic guns are ‘banned’.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:42 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?"

Um....1934?

6 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just another dumbass who doesn’t know what an automatic weapon is.Or what the second amendment means either.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:17 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh, the shooter was using an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, Murdoch? I hadn’t about heard that. What an idiot.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 8:11:31 PM PST by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ban alcohol. Ban freedom. Ban free speech. Ban anything you can think of.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:20 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wasn’t there a ban on automatic weapons way back int the thirties?? He, like the rest of the MSM he’s in don’t know the difference between a bike seat and a fish.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:34 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why should my civil rights be violated for the actions of a murderous psychopath, Rupert, you f*cking *sshole?

I did nothing wrong.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:42 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Anybody know what kind of weapons were used. I’ve been out of the net all day. I don’t think a female kindergarten teacher would own automatic weapons. Kindergarten students aren’t really all that dangerous.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: GenXteacher

We don’t need gun control, we need LUNATIC control!


13 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:52 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Its those damn gatling guns I tell ya!


14 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

2 9MM


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:14:32 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I bet the number of Class III permit holders who have murdered someone are around zero and one.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:09 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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How about banning forceps and syringes?


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Chickensoup

Remember when the oxygen thief Ted Kennedy’s bodyguard was busted for possessing submachine guns at the Senate building?


18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:08 PM PST by allblues
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To: 101stAirborneVet

19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Many people were killed by drunk drivers.

Ban cars and trucks!!!!!!

/S

20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:45 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The shooter used two 9mm pistols and this clown calls for an automatic weapons ban which has already been in place since 1934. GENIUS.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 8:18:04 PM PST by BootsOfEscaping
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When will Shep Smith throw a hissy fit about those bitter clingers?


22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Frank_2001

Lunatic control would start with the idiots who call for stricter gun control laws after someone goes on a shooting spree in a “gun free” zone.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:56 PM PST by DangerZone (Take back the GOP or kiss the USA goodbye)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I don’t really understand how Twitter works, but Glenn Reynolds says that Murdoch, or whoever runs his Twitter account, is busily deleting responses that correct him.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:20:51 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: sanjuanbob

Ban alcohol. Ban freedom. Ban free speech. Ban anything you can think of
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There was a report that the shooter was 20 then 24.

As a precaution lets just either jail or kill all 20 year olds, and, to be on the safe side take out the 24yos also.

I realize this has to be reported etc, but if we (media) would stop making ‘folk heroes’ out of these bums, quit referring to someone -with a gun in his hand who just admitted to ‘cappin’ the MFer’- as the alleged shooter, Mr etc etc. and treat them like the criminals they are, this crap may slow down.

Take a picture and commend someone for eating a pile of ‘horse apples’ and before you know it, ALL the dummies are munching on horse apples, hoping to get their mugs on TV.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:21:24 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Theoria

I bet you are correct.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:35 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Either the elites are really stupid people, or they have a firm grasp of how monumentally stupid the sheeple really are.

Whatever the case, they desperately want today’s atrocity to be America’s Port Arthur moment. I’d be shocked if it didn’t turn into just that.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:43 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wonder what Rupert thinks of the Chinese children who had their throats slit by a..a...KNIFE!!!

(I’ve always loved the tagline a Freeper has that states: “My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car”.)


28 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:21 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

First, and most Importantly, there is no associated guilt on the part of gun owners anywhere. Gun owners had no part in this evil whatsoever. Thus, there is no reason to punish them for the actions of one individual. The idea that something must be done is nonsense. The perp is dead. What more can be done? Persecuting innocent people to “Do something” is vile.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:23 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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30 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:25 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Eaker

I’ve done some more digging. So far, two have done so in 78 years; since 1934.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:28 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

High capacity mags and semi-auto arms do make it more convenient for killers. That is all they do tho. If they could not get them they would simply be inconvenienced, nothing more. They could find any number of other ways to kill the innocent. They probably could even find the illegal guns since they would not care at all about that.

A British Constable who was also a fellow at Cambridge said there would always be enough guns to supply the criminal element.

To a citizen attacked by multiple people it could easily make the difference between surviving or not.

I actually was once attacked by a large group. Having a Browning Hi-Power with two mags certainly made me feel better than being unarmed.

As it turned out, as soon as these particular thugs saw I was armed, they left. It was a random attack by people I had never met or had any connection with.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:30 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Frank_2001
We don’t need gun control, we need LUNATIC control!

Indeed. The political powers that be have knowingly foisted violent mental cases upon the general public for decades with the b*llsh*t claim that it would save money. It would be better to replace most of the political class with those that doesn't hate the American people so much.

33 posted on 12/14/2012 8:41:28 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The shooter didn’t have automatic weapons. So...


34 posted on 12/14/2012 8:47:54 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

....automatic weapons are already illegal...


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:50:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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"Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?,"

1. Someone at the school buzzed in a maniac, armed with two handguns, and carrying a rifle. While a handgun can be concealed, a rifle... not so easy.

2. There was, apparently, no one at the school able to stop the perpetrator (no one armed).

And since, Mr. Murdoch, you seem to lack the ablility to draw even simple conclusions, allow me to spoon-feed you:

Adam Lanza could have achieved the same result with a pump-action shotgun, or a few sticks of dynamite (E.G. Bath School disaster). He just happened to use semi-automatic firearms, instead.

3. You, Mr. Murdoch, and Fox News (along with the other 24/7 media) are partly to blame.

Your media empire, and the other 24/7, hand-wringing, hyperventilating,  if-it-bleeds-it-leads media outlets, continuously make people like Adam Lanza, Jared Lee Loughner, and Seung-Hui Cho famous (or infamous).

No longer content simply to put a gun in their mouths, people like Lanza now choose to go out in a way that will make them famous/infamous, forever.  Thanks to the ad infinitum and ad nauseum coverage provided by 24/7 cable news, they can become even more famous than people like Charles Starkweather, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, or John Dillinger. And they know it.

4. I don't need some hypocritical, leftist Australian billionaire, likely with armed body guards, and living on a gated compound, with high-tech security, telling me what guns I can, or cannot, own.

36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:51:46 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Anybody know what kind of weapons were used?”

The guns belonged to the mom. Two hand guns, one a Glock, don’t remember the other. And, a semi-automatic rifle that looked like a “bad” gun, didn’t look like a wood stock regular rifle, but that’s what it was.

Mass killings have happened in states with severe gun laws. Mass killings have NOT happened with reasonable gun laws that allow concealed carry.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:50 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
Two hand guns, one a Glock, don’t remember the other

Reportedly a Sig Sauer.

38 posted on 12/14/2012 8:55:58 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

And people still believe Fox News is a “Conservative” news channel


39 posted on 12/14/2012 8:58:26 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed support for an automatic weapons ban

How about support for a ban on mental illnesws and evil bass turds, Rupe?

40 posted on 12/14/2012 8:59:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: holymoly

“Someone at the school buzzed in a maniac, armed with two handguns, and carrying a rifle.”

I’m not sure he was buzzed in and here’s why. On Greta’s show, the tape was played of the police radio band. This was from the beginning of this. At one point, a cop says the glass in front of the school was out. That makes me think he may have blasted the glass and stepped through the opening and he was in.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 9:00:14 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

That’s interesting. And that’s what I get for believing what I hear on the “news”.


42 posted on 12/14/2012 9:02:44 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Rupert at least get it right you moron. Its semi automatic weapons.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 9:07:12 PM PST 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: Marcella

ABC News reports it was two pistols and a semi-automatic rifle belonging to his mother, who he had already murdered. There was apparently no automatic weapons.

The news report also seems to indicate the shooter could have been taken down by an armed teacher before the shooter could have reached most of the children, but were instead killed because they were unarmed.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 9:09:48 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Faux News has jumped on the bandwagon although I felt years ago that they were already on the bandwagon. Today I saw a short ‘holiday greeting’ on Faux that said, “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 9:14:28 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Chickensoup
Ban cars....

Ban swimming pools....

Ban stair steps....

Ban Bath tubs

Ban plastic Bags...

Ban electricity...

Before anyone bans guns

46 posted on 12/14/2012 9:14:42 PM PST by RedMonqey (Kwanza is just as real a "holiday" as " Festivus. ")
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To: sanjuanbob

Ban alcohol. Ban freedom. Ban free speech. Ban anything you can think of.

working on free speech. prohibition worked just fine.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 9:17:54 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: Marcella

Thanks. It sounds like the “media” and politicians have got it all wrong again.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 9:18:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Millions of children are murdered each year in abortion clinics. When are we going to ban them?!


49 posted on 12/14/2012 9:21:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obviously, Rupert doesn’t know that automatic weapons were NOT used in the Aurora and Sandyhook deaths.

I really wish these liberal twits would just go away. That includes fools like McCarthy, Cuomo, Bloomberg, Obama, etc.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 9:24:23 PM PST by octex
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