Skip to comments.Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Owner, Calls for Automatic Weapons Ban
Posted on 12/15/2012 3:29:02 PM PST by VitacoreVision
Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy. - Rupert Murdoch | Twitter
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.
America banned automatic weapons in the 1930s.
When it comes to the Bill of Rights, non-Americans are about as clueless as the commie lib ‘RATS are.
I can’t recall ever giving a crap about the opinion of anyone named Rupert.
They weren’t actually banned. The congress purposely didn’t do an outright ban because they thought the Supreme Court would declare the law unconstitutional.
They are restricted, have to be registered and a tax paid. There are actually quite a few around and almost none have been involved in crime.
These displays of ignrance are too rampant to be coincidental.
The goal can only be to fool low information Americans into thinking that “atutomatic” means something very different than what it really means.
I agree with Murdoch. Except for a few collectors with a class III stamp, the federal government right now is the only entity which owns automatic weapons. I favor barring the federal government from possessing automatic weapons.
LOL! I betcha Rupert has been clubbed silly with that little bit of information over the last 24 hours. :-)
Yo Rupie! What about dem po folk AND MINORITIES who can't afford a gun license or hunting license? Won't you be "disenfranchising" them, you bigot?
I suspect when the next ratings book comes in Fox News is gonna be hanging around down there with CNN and AlGore TV.
Luckily it is not possible to convert a semiautomatic weapon to auto capability.
Ohh Nonononono! Mr. Murdock, dontcha know the psychobabblers went apesh!t the last time it was mentioned that NUT JOBS be entered in the NICS database, just like drunks and crooks.
See Mr. Murdock, retards, nut jobs and schizos HAVE RIGHTS! And their RIGHT TO THE PRIVACY of their psycho records is sacrosanct! Psychobabblers will march in the streets before they allow that!
Tut, tut Mr. Rupert Murdock, you should know better.
Ack, we should have seen it coming. CBS just said the mother of the shooter was worried about her home during a collapse of the economy so bought the guns for protection. IOW, she was, you know, one of those wacko preppers!!!!!!
who cares what some depraved communist propaganda monger thinks? He isn’t even American
Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News. That’s why I posted it.
Everyone is looking at the Guns—Look at the nut who pulled the trigger. We need to get these folks in mental hospitals! They need to be rounded up and locked away for their own good. Once this was common—it needs to be re-instated. The Homeless guy talking to himself on the street should be picked up and given treatment not left to live on the street—Thats cruel. I have know three people killed by Homeless. This guy who killed those folks was under care-—he shouldn’t have been living at home. You can’t tell me there were no signs that he might snap. We need to take care of people who are nuts. Lots of people need these institutions—now.
He called for a ban on the day of the shootings? Not much thought there, then. Sounds like an emotional reflex action.
For the gun-grabbing elitist liberals (many of whom have their very own armed security) here is a piece of advice they should heed before commenting on gun control, originally given to Ralphie: "You'll shoot your eye out"
Fox is now blocked from my home.
what does he care? HIS well-armed body guards will continue to protect HIM and HIS family and loved ones while law abiding American CITIZENS are disarmed and thrown to the “mercy” of Obama’s WELL ARMED thug, racist “peeps” in da hood and all his knuckle dragging union buddies. Stock up because before this is over, you are probably going to need it.
And automatic firearms have never been used in mass shootings since the St. Valentine Day Massacre.
Rupert has a lot of money. He can bully his employees and most people in this world. I’ll bet you he has bodyguards.....armed bodyguards. That’s because he can’t bully everybody. He’d like to, but he can’t. And that really ticks him off.
An automatic weapon hasn’t been used in a massacre in the U.S. since St Valentine’s Day, 1929.
And yet for so long many, many Freepers thought that Fox News was the best thing since sliced bread. Interesting how your gods fail you so consistently. Perhaps you might not wish to take things at face value so damn often.
I haven’t watched TV except for sports in quite a long time. Maybe the History Channel a couple times, and an old movie. But that’s it. Oh, I did watch the debates; but, weren’t those akin to sporting events?
Wow the ban on drugs has worked so
Oh I wasn’t criticizing you, I was expressing frustration that Murdoch thinks he matters. No, I am glad you posted it, if that matters
one reporter on cnn said the long gun was a “bushwacker”. another said the long gun was semi auto and not auto, that they are two different types of rifle. oone totally ignorant and another no so.
Had automatic weapons been outlawed, those mobsters would still be alive. :)
There were no “automatic” weapons at this massacre unless the cops brought some.
I call for a Shep Smith ban.
There goes my Maybelline stock value.
Amen. I have been saying this for many years.
Murdock was born is Australia, raised in England and shows all of the “subject mentality” of those monarchy besotted nations.
Aussies voted to disarm themselves, remember?
Once a subject, always a subject.
I am sure his security detail will be the first to disarm and make an example by carrying kitchen knives and pepper spray. Come on Rupert show the world you mean it. DISARM YOURSELF FIRST!!!
Lots of booklets out there tell how...guess we need to ban books.
“They werent actually banned. The congress purposely didnt do an outright ban because they thought the Supreme Court would declare the law unconstitutional.”
Technically they aren’t banned, correct. In practice they are all but banned. First there are significant hurdles to jump through before you can buy one legally.
Secondly, the restrictions on which weapons can be purchased have caused their prices to skyrocket. Putting them out of reach for the majority of the population.
This ignorant limo-liberal elitist does not connect the Left’s effor to ban Fox to their effort to ban the second amendement. Banning the constitution is the Leftist “liberal” cause. Going Chi-com like GE?
“We need to get these folks in mental hospitals! They need to be rounded up and locked away for their own good. Once this was commonit needs to be re-instated...We need to take care of people who are nuts. Lots of people need these institutionsnow.”
Well stated...we need to round up all the narcissist left nuts in office first...starting with those in the White Hut, the one in NYC City Hall, all of their left nut lamestream media shills...institutionalise them now!
Not really something to joke about in a public forum these days. The walls have ears. And eyes too.
For some unknown reason, I’ve been watching FNC coverage of the shootings..
Bill Hemmer’s sappy stories are just too much. Shouldn’t this be called what it is? Exploitation: an unnecessary focus on grieving families all for the sake of ratings.
And anyone who fell for the faux crying that Bamster supposedly did on national TV the other day is a fool.
Sorry Rog, Rupie, Bill and the Blonds: this is sickening and I’m atta here.
I will grieve for the loss of those innocent children without your help, thank you. I know how to pray.
Maybe ‘National Lampoon Vacation” is on tonight.
I call on Rupert to support a Federal Ban on Evil...however I warn you there would be a severe lack of politicians left in DC. Tiny details...
What cripplecreek said.
I am willing to make one, and only one, exception to the First Amendment when it comes to political speech. I believe that once you have an armed bodyguard you should be required to keep your piehole shut about access to firearms. I’m pretty sure Rupert has an armed bodyguard.
almost nobody has an automatic weapon because of the extra paperwork and extra few hundred bucks.
the guy in this shooting had no automatic weapons. murdoch fail...