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In wake of shooting, Ellison calls for greater gun control laws
minnesota.publicradio.org ^ | December 14, 2012 | Tom Scheck

Posted on 12/14/2012 10:09:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on TPT's Almanac tonight to discuss the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. During the interview, Ellison argued for greater gun control measures.

"The NRA (National Rifle Association) is strong and many of them (members of Congress) take the position that any gun position is going to lead to the position of taking away of all guns," Ellison said. "This is not rational. We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now."

Ellison says his top initiatives would be to address high capacity clips that hold multiple rounds of bullets and greater background checks that require people to submit to background checks before purchasing weapons at gun shows.

"Those are things that we can do now that won't interfere with the right to own a gun but hopefully will avoid and keep guns out of the hands out of the people who are violently unstable," Ellison said.

Ellison also says there needs to be greater access to mental health treatment. He said that would help identify early signs of mental instability which he says lead some to take violent acts.

Ellison has been the most vocal of Minnesota's Congressional delegation to today's shooting. Many others suggested that today was not the day to discuss whether stricter gun control measures are needed.


TOPICS: US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: banglist; cair; cw2; demagogue; ellison; guncontrol; hamas; jihad; keithhakim; keithmuhammad; keithxellison; mas; muslimbrotherhood; nsp; nutbox; sandyhookpolitics; sandyhookshooting; secondamendment; sharia; stealthjihad
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 10:09:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The muzzies would love nothing better than an unarmed America. I can see where this clown is coming from.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 10:10:42 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We need to take this as a serious threat to our liberties and fight this. Just waiting until 2014 won’t work.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:26 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did Ellison make the same plea after Nidal Hasan’s rampage at Ft. Hood?

I’m going to go way out on a limb and say he didn’t.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:42 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

All the Communist politicians have been screaming their Red heads off about the need for more gun control all day. Disgusting!


5 posted on 12/14/2012 10:13:34 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Good point.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 10:14:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

yeah of course he would call for more gun laws, so him and his buddy can push sharia law on all of us once we are disarmed. Crazy? Perhaps.. but I would not put it past his type.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 10:17:17 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pavlov spit.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 10:18:10 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This would be the same Keith Ellison whose Muslim Friends out here operate a couple of questionable Mosques and the “children” of a Mosque leader was out with a large group and an AK 47, shooting up the desert in North Phoenix, right next to a road. Wonder what the Iman’s kids and friends (teens and young adults) doing with an AK47?


9 posted on 12/14/2012 10:20:10 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The NRA (National Rifle Association) is strong and many of them (members of Congress) take the position that any gun position is going to lead to the position of taking away of all guns," Ellison said. "This is not rational. We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now."

We have gun regulations coming out the wazzoo already. But ya know, someone bent on murder and suicide probably isn't going to give a big fat whoop if he/she is breaking 5 laws or 50 laws. All those laws are going to do is inhibit law abiding citizens from being in a position and equipped to deal with a situation in an immediate and conclusive manner.

So yeah, additional gun control laws and regulations have zero effect on the evil and insane. Their only real purpose is in fact to take firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens, leaving them defenseless. Which is how we end up with things like we have today.

Thank you liberal gun-grabbers and hand wringers for ensuring that no responsible, law-abiding citizen was armed and prepared to stop that incident. Those deaths are in no small part on you. Sleep well.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:21 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

53 million lies destroyed by abortion in the USA alone. We have no respect for human life. Why don’t we start with the obvious?

And let’s hear about Hollywood movie violence and T violence also contribute to the desensitization of the young to violence. Violence on TV and in the movies is the ‘mother’s milk’ of our young people. Will we hear the MSM and movie types calling for a ban on all violence in the movies? Not while we have idiots like Bloomberg calling for gun control.

And how much do you want to bet this this kids parents’ divorce also contributed to his instability?


11 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:21 PM PST by veritas2002
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ellison should avail himself of the mental health resources.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:29 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Curious how these shootings seem to have gone up since the Kenyan took office and how immediately after this latest shooting we have politicos like Mike Bloomberg the Despot, right away demanding a nationwide ban on guns. No press conference about the victims, no press conference about the mental patients waltzing around, but about banning guns. Yes ban guns, because we want our wackos killing with gasoline and fire instead of guns. 87 people killed in the Happyland disco fire started by one man and a can of gasoline. EIGHTY-SEVEN yet I can still buy as much gas as I want to in a can.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 10:24:46 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Muzzies hate armed “infidels”.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 10:25:48 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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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.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 10:27:31 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Did Ellison make the same plea after Nidal Hasan’s rampage at Ft. Hood?

I’m going to go way out on a limb and say he didn’t.

"Good point."

I second that!

16 posted on 12/14/2012 10:31:04 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Okay, but what does his fellow Muslim Brotherhood cousin think?


17 posted on 12/14/2012 10:34:02 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

Why not demand that video games and music and movies be made less violent???? Geeez people want to blame anything but the obvious....evil people have free will and they can act in really evil ways


18 posted on 12/14/2012 10:35:10 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Democrat.

19 posted on 12/14/2012 10:35:41 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nifster
Today in China a man stabbed 22 school children. The reaction in China is that they need to do a better job of treating the mentally ill. Maybe we should be looking at the problem the same way.

Most of the attackers have been mentally disturbed men involved in personal disputes or unable to adjust to the rapid pace of social change in China, underscoring grave weaknesses in the antiquated Chinese medical system's ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.

20 posted on 12/14/2012 10:37:37 PM PST by Eva
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To: ThunderSleeps
We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now."

TRANSLATION = We need total civilian disarmament and we want to use this criminal act to serve as a smoke screen for it.

The democratic politician's ideal world (and that of a great many Republicans too) is one where only the police and the military are armed. One where the bulk of the population alternates between cowering defenselessly between threats from unorganized criminal gangs, and fear of the government's jackbooted thugs. The unorganized criminals are by far the lesser threat

21 posted on 12/14/2012 10:38:15 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

THIS JUST IN FROM FOREIGN PRESS: While the US media cry about gun control, the foreign media point out that an innocent man Ryan Lanza was accused by the US media (and its followers, many of them here) of being a mass murderer!


22 posted on 12/14/2012 10:41:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I haven’t been following the news closely today but I see here that ambitious little democrats have been busy popping-off/making political hay over this horrible tragedy.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 10:41:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chris37

Democrat

24 posted on 12/14/2012 10:42:14 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The first thing the communists do after seizing power is to disarm the populace.

We need a ban on communists in the Federal Government.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:45:54 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That muslim bastard doesn’t even belong in any part of our government!!!


26 posted on 12/14/2012 10:48:45 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Liberals only offer Gun Control.

Getting tougher on crime.....executing capital felons....not using “mental illness” as a way to escape punishment...longer sentences....better prosecution....are the ways to prevent such violence in CT

Liberals only offer Gun Control


27 posted on 12/14/2012 10:48:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: from occupied ga

The time has come for a great scraping.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 10:54:52 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Eva

I don’t disagree in theory. In China being mentally ill means that you disagree with the government.......


29 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:43 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then how the Hell will we kill the suicide bombers?


30 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:57 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: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Where has the outcry gone and Obama tears when Major Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Fort Hood on Nov 5, 2009?
This bastard is still alive and needs to be shot. But this won’t happen to a Muslim.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 10:57:15 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; RaceBannon

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2006 : (NAIF CONFERENCE : EVENT PROGRAM INCLUDES PHOTO OF KEITH ELLISON D-MI {See CAIR} STANDING ALONGSIDE 1993 WTC BOMBING UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IMAM SIRAJ WAHHAJ aka JEFFREY 12X OF THE BROOKLYN CELL & AL QAEDA WEB DESIGNER & HAMAS SUPPORTER MAZEN MOKHTAR— See “FLYING IMAMS”) In November of 2006, [Keith] Ellison spoke at a conference for the North American Imams Federation (NAIF), a.k.a. Flying Imam Conference. In the program for the event, Ellison’s photo is pictured alongside ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj, and Al-Qaeda web designer and Hamas supporter, Mazen Mokhtar. ——(North American Imams Federation, The Fourth Annual Body Meeting, November 18-20, 2006, ‘Towards Improving Imams’ Professionalism and Community Outreach’)
While this conference was taking place, Ellison addressed a CAIR banquet in Arlington, Virginia via video. -——(CAIR press release, ‘First Muslim Congressman Addresses CAIR Banquet,’ November 20, 2006)


32 posted on 12/14/2012 10:57:20 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Keith Ellison, otherwise known as Dances-With-Murderering-Jihadists :

c 1998 : (WASHINGTON DC : CMSA BEGINS HOLDING FRI PRAYERS.....-------See COFOUNDERS KEITH ELLISON D-MN {NoI} & ANDRE CARSON D-IN, FUTURE GUEST SPEAKERS ANWAR AL AWLAKI {See YEMEN, FT HOOD SHOOTINGS, ARKANSAS RECRUITER SHOOTINGS, UNDYBOMBER, DENVER CEL, SANDIEGO CELL, FALLS CHURCH CELL}, RANDALL "ISMAIL" ROYER {See CAIR}, ANWAR HAJJAJ {See TIAA}, ETC.) -------- "Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties, Probe Reveals," foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Jana Winter Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:44:27 PM by Free ThinkerNY

33 posted on 12/14/2012 10:59:23 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

May of 2007 : () In May of 2007, Ellison was the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Convention of MAS-Minnesota. (website of MAS-Minnesota, ‘4th Annual MAS Minnesota Convention,’ May 24, 2007) While he spoke, MAS-Minnesota’s website contained an inordinate amount of material discussing the murdering of Jews, the denigration of Christians, and the waging of war against non-Muslims. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, “Keith Ellison’s Dangerous Liaisons,” June 1, 2007)———Keith Ellison : “CAIR’s Congressman”


34 posted on 12/14/2012 11:02:08 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
My reply is a resounding 'NO!'

No discussion about it, Ellison.

35 posted on 12/14/2012 11:03:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Nifster

I expect that the same will be true here soon enough if it is not already.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 11:13:47 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He prefers scimitars to guns (sarcasm).


37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:23:23 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; All

Did Nidal Hasan use a privately purchased gun, or something he got hold of at Ft. Hood?


38 posted on 12/14/2012 11:28:52 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy is an idiot. We have sensible laws.. They don’t apply to the unsensible.

This guy broke a laundry list of human laws and gods laws.

No law Ellison can sign his name to will stop the next guy with the same mind set.


39 posted on 12/14/2012 11:31:30 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Frank_2001

while telling us to STFU, now is not the time.

Eff them.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 11:33:45 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

yup te muzzies want us disarmed, damn straight. obama says it and acts like it. you dont try fast and furious if you don’t want to disarm people one way or the other.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 2:15:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: gleeaikin
Did Nidal Hasan use a privately purchased gun, or something he got hold of at Ft. Hood?

Privately purchased. He used a FN Five-Seven pistol.

42 posted on 12/15/2012 2:18:54 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Eva

Rat policies allow the mentally insane to walk the streets as long as they promise to take their meds every day. Do the mentally insane think they are crazy? Ellison jumps on the wagon because an unarmed America makes his mission a lot easier


43 posted on 12/15/2012 2:37:18 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now."

Wasn't that what they said about the NFA of '34?

44 posted on 12/15/2012 2:39:19 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Rome2000
We need a ban on communists in the Federal Government.

Well, that'd balance the budget overnight.

45 posted on 12/15/2012 2:42:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: NTHockey

...”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”...

If I did not believe that God will bring justice one day, I don’t know whether I could survive the knowledge of the incredible evil of all that.


46 posted on 12/15/2012 3:14:20 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: from occupied ga

...”The democratic politician’s ideal world (and that of a great many Republicans too) is one where only the police and the military are armed. One where the bulk of the population alternates between cowering defenselessly between threats from unorganized criminal gangs, and fear of the government’s jackbooted thugs. The unorganized criminals are by far the lesser threat”...

I totally agree..


47 posted on 12/15/2012 3:20:21 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They can’t even wait for the bodies to reach room temperature before they start coming for the one thing that could have saved these innocents.


48 posted on 12/15/2012 3:22:27 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
From Daniel Greenfield the day before the Sandy Hook elementary massacre - Gun Control, People Control and Thought Control
49 posted on 12/15/2012 3:41:31 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control. It's about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

New York Mayor Michael Bloomburg wants to ban ALL guns, A gun is no different than Michael Bloomberg. They are both just tools. The root cause of our violent society are things like Hollywood, television and video games. Young people are bombarded with violent images 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The sick mind absorbs this until they hit a saturation point, and then they lash out at society. Mr. Bloomberg should put more effort into cleaning up Hollywood, tv and video games if he’s truly concerned about the problem.
And lets not forget the constant murder of unborn babies through government assisted abortions.
America started downhill when we kicked God out of our schools, our families, and our life. Now we live in a free society where anything goes. Most young people now days have no respect for themselves, their family or anything!


50 posted on 12/15/2012 4:08:33 AM PST by darylmh (new workers, new prisons)
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