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Lautenberg: Action needed to stop gun violence
philly.com ^ | December 14, 2012

Posted on 12/14/2012 9:07:30 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) renewed his call for new laws to combat gun violence following today's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

"This is a day of great sadness in America, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This latest shooting tragedy is an unthinkable act of violence carried out against young children and innocent people. Americans are sick and tired of these attacks on our children and neighbors and they are sick and tired of nothing being done in Washington to stop the bloodshed," Lautenberg said in a statement. "If we do not take action to address gun violence, shooting tragedies like this will continue. As President Obama said, we must act now 'regardless of the politics.'"

Lautenberg has often been a lonely voice on gun control, an issue that gets little traction in Washington but that he has steadily pushed. After the summer shooting at a movie theater in Colorado Lautenberg pushed his bill to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) also broached the topic, though in a less direct way.

"While nothing can relieve the pain of this tragedy, we can work to prevent these situations from happening again by engaging in a serious conversation about the issue of gun violence in our country," Schwartz said in a statement. "Today is a day for mourning the loss of the victims and for coming together as Americans to provide support for the community."

Several other local lawmakers, including Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa) and U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) have sent out messages of sadness and condolences, though without making any remarks on gun laws.


TOPICS: US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/14/2012 9:07:34 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lousyberg can’t help but dance on the graves of these kids...the SOB.

Molon labe!


2 posted on 12/14/2012 9:13:08 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: NFHale; Tailgunner Joe

They are coming for them.

“Turn over your guns. You are safe. We Obama-care for you”


3 posted on 12/14/2012 9:14:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This POS Lousenberg didn’t croak yet?


4 posted on 12/14/2012 9:15:05 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

my first thought too. he looks like something from WALKING DEAD but not as bright.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 9:16:54 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I do have to give credit to Mayor Segarra (D) of Hartfiord. Said today/now is about healing, any policy debates can come later.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 9:20:22 PM PST by matt04
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To: bravo whiskey
my first thought too. he looks like something from WALKING DEAD but not as bright.

Based on the leaks of Lautenberg's neurological issues, brain stem activity would be an improvement over what is left of his synapses.
7 posted on 12/14/2012 9:20:22 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: sickoflibs
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8 posted on 12/14/2012 9:21:29 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This a-hole should be spending time in Florida enjoying retirement. Lautenberg is lousy on guns, freedom and cannot forget, he supports a nation speed limit of 55 mph like the late James Howard.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 9:22:54 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Senator Frank Fossil trotting out the 70’s era gun control meme once again.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 9:26:50 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: MtnMan101; NFHale

Its for the children. If giving up our defenses saves one child’s life then.....


11 posted on 12/14/2012 9:28:26 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another opportunistic creep.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 9:29:51 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: Tailgunner Joe
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) renewed his call for new laws to combat gun violence following today's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Great idea! Long past time something is done about this. First thing - end the idiotic so-called "gun free" zones. Obviously the only people carrying firearms in these zones are criminals.

Had one law-abiding, responsible citizen been there and been armed the outcome may have been vastly different.

Had we had several new laws forbidding such acts - on top of the pile of laws that are already in place fobidding such acts - the outcome would have been exactly the same.

Someone evil and insane enough to kill innocent people and children and kill themselves isn't going to be concerned about breaking 5 laws or 50 laws. The only thing that will stop that kind of evil is equal or greater violence. Note, not deterrence. Not gun control, knife control, not even spitball control will stop that kind of evil and insanity. The only thing that will stop it is someone prepared and able to put an end to an incident. But the idiot liberal hand-wringers have taken away 99% of that ability by disarming every law-abiding citizen in the vicinity.

I lay these kinds of incidents, every one of them, 100% at the feet of the willfully ignorant fools that disarm people in the face of violence in these so-called "gun free" zones. They are not, and never will be "gun free" zones. They are only collections of undefended innocent victims waiting for the next lunatic.

13 posted on 12/14/2012 9:30:49 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Attention whore. Send him the 2012 murder stats on Chicago.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 9:30:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: sickoflibs
Its for the children. If giving up our defenses saves one child’s life then.....

Ha. What was just demonstrated is that giving up our defenses just cost 20 children their lives. Had responsible adults been allowed to be armed there then maybe, just maybe the incident could have been ended sooner with less loss of life. FBI statistics show this is the case. Yet the liberal hand-wringers want to do just the opposite of what makes sense.

15 posted on 12/14/2012 9:34:02 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps; MtnMan101; NFHale
RE :”Ha. What was just demonstrated is that giving up our defenses just cost 20 children their lives. Had responsible adults been allowed to be armed there then maybe, just maybe the incident could have been ended sooner with less loss of life. FBI statistics show this is the case. Yet the liberal hand-wringers want to do just the opposite of what makes sense.”

This happened in a liberal state with strong gun control laws that didn't stop him.
This just shows that even those laws were not strong enough ‘to save the children’. We obviously need something stronger to 'save the children'

Common sense rule : If something doesn't work then you must need more of it.

Wadda you hate kids or sumthin??

16 posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:10 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The first “action” should be to throw this Bill of Rights hating, commie pig off of Capitol Hill. He’s been up there way too long.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 9:43:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Had responsible adults been allowed to be armed there then maybe, just maybe the incident could have been ended sooner with less loss of life. FBI statistics show this is the case. Yet the liberal hand-wringers want to do just the opposite of what makes sense.

Like most liberals "causes", this has less to do with reducing the loss of life than it does with advancing their agenda.

Twenty dead kids are nothing more to the left than a lever toward disarming the populace.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:13 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Calling Bob Toricelli ....


19 posted on 12/14/2012 9:50:02 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: okie01

They do want a safe society, but it’s just an added conveniece that disarming everyone allows them to put everyone in chains. Slaves are very safe. They never shoot anybody. Captive people never give you any lip. Lots of peace and quiet.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 10:02:02 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: okie01
Exactomundo!

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21 posted on 12/14/2012 10:16:20 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: coydog
Sorry, posted that wrong


22 posted on 12/14/2012 10:17:29 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yet not one word about the 52 million babies who have had a hole drilled in their skull, their brain sucked out and their bodies burned.

Miserable hypocrites.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:02 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yep ... “Never let a Crisis go to waste”

TT


24 posted on 12/14/2012 10:34:11 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A similar event took place in Scotland several years ago. The UK has gun laws as strict as possible, but that did not prevent that massacre of many young children.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:42:46 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Honestly, I thought that old geezer-crook was dead.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 1:40:25 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It never ceases to amaze me that the left jumps at the change to punish the innocent for the crimes of another. Some whack job shoots up a school and multiple millions of people that had nothing to do with the shooting are all the target of punishment. We live in an upside down world.

As stated in Atlas Shrugged, the only way to control an innocent man is through exploiting their feelings of guilt. The left uses this for gun control, immigration, race, environment, and many other of their causes. I for one refuse to play this game and no push back very hard when this is attempted on me. I notice others doing the same.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 5:36:08 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Impala64ssa
This POS Lousenberg didn’t croak yet?

Time is on our side. I'm looking forward to the day I read his obituary.

28 posted on 12/15/2012 5:56:32 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Lautenberg; guns don’t kill people, people do. Don’t believe that? OK; Obama didn’t kill Bin Laden, guns did.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 6:02:41 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lautenbergs’s bill is what caused gun free school zone’s zones.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 6:53:40 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Did U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg say the same after the Ft Hoot massacre?

Maybe Lautenberg could be so kind as to point out places - cities, states, anywhere where gun control has worked. There's a reason these animals/killers - evil ones on anti-depressants choose schools - schools are 'gun free' zones. Killers KNOW they'll be the only one armed. Liberals have created 'safe slaughter' places for these killers...

31 posted on 12/15/2012 8:15:07 AM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: sickoflibs

32 posted on 12/15/2012 8:35:27 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Rappini

My error it was Bubba Klinton who signed into GFSZ ‘s in 1995 or 6, Lautenberg proposed spousal abuse as a felony.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All democrats should turn in their guns. They can’t be trusted with basic Constitutional issues so giving up their 2nd amendment rights shouldn’t bother them in the least.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 9:26:02 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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