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Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Owner, Calls for Automatic Weapons Ban
Politico ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 12/15/2012 3:29:02 PM PST by VitacoreVision

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1 posted on 12/15/2012 3:29:20 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

America banned automatic weapons in the 1930s.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 3:30:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VitacoreVision

When it comes to the Bill of Rights, non-Americans are about as clueless as the commie lib ‘RATS are.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 3:31:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: VitacoreVision

I can’t recall ever giving a crap about the opinion of anyone named Rupert.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 3:32:58 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: cripplecreek

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.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 3:35:58 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: cripplecreek
Fact Check - Automatics Weapons are not banned.

LA Times - October 16, 2012
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/16/news/la-pn-romney-illegal-automatic-weapons-20121016

+++ The National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Hughes Amendment in 1986 have all placed limits on how automatic guns can be bought and sold, but did not make it illegal to possess them entirely.

Purchasing one requires submitting fingerprints and photographs to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, going through an FBI criminal background check, and paying a $200 tax, among other requirements. Only automatic weapons manufactured and registered with the federal government before 1986 can be bought, owned and sold. +++
6 posted on 12/15/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 3:38:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 3:38:17 PM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! I betcha Rupert has been clubbed silly with that little bit of information over the last 24 hours. :-)


9 posted on 12/15/2012 3:38:17 PM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: VitacoreVision
Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more,"

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?

10 posted on 12/15/2012 3:39:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: VitacoreVision

I suspect when the next ratings book comes in Fox News is gonna be hanging around down there with CNN and AlGore TV.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: VitacoreVision

Luckily it is not possible to convert a semiautomatic weapon to auto capability.

*cough*


12 posted on 12/15/2012 3:44:16 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: VitacoreVision
Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more," he tweeted.

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.

13 posted on 12/15/2012 3:46:07 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: VitacoreVision; Kartographer

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!!!!!!


14 posted on 12/15/2012 3:47:42 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: VitacoreVision

who cares what some depraved communist propaganda monger thinks? He isn’t even American


15 posted on 12/15/2012 3:53:48 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sirius Lee

amen


16 posted on 12/15/2012 3:55:06 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News. That’s why I posted it.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 3:56:32 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: 4everontheRight
I can’t recall ever giving a crap about the opinion of anyone named Rupert.

Not a fan of Pina Coladas, I take it? Or getting caught in the rain?


18 posted on 12/15/2012 3:57:14 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 3:59:55 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: VitacoreVision

He called for a ban on the day of the shootings? Not much thought there, then. Sounds like an emotional reflex action.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: VitacoreVision
The dumb@ss Rupert doesn't even know the difference between semi-automatic vs. automatic firearms.

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"

21 posted on 12/15/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: VitacoreVision

Fox is now blocked from my home.

LLS


22 posted on 12/15/2012 4:03:02 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


23 posted on 12/15/2012 4:04:58 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: VitacoreVision
Earth to Rupert. The National Firearms Act of 1930 requires the owners of automatic firearms to purchase a $200 per year tax stamp.

And automatic firearms have never been used in mass shootings since the St. Valentine Day Massacre.

24 posted on 12/15/2012 4:05:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 4:05:57 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: VitacoreVision

An automatic weapon hasn’t been used in a massacre in the U.S. since St Valentine’s Day, 1929.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 4:08:28 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Fox is now blocked from my home.

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.

27 posted on 12/15/2012 4:09:12 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Everyone is looking at the Guns—Look at the nut who pulled the trigger. We need to get these folks in mental hospitals!

Here in Pittsburgh a guy walked in and shot up our mental hospital. Irony, the Mark of Quality Literature.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 4:09:44 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LibLieSlayer

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?


29 posted on 12/15/2012 4:10:25 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow the ban on drugs has worked so
Well


30 posted on 12/15/2012 4:11:58 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: VitacoreVision

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


31 posted on 12/15/2012 4:13:23 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


32 posted on 12/15/2012 4:20:20 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: Procyon
An automatic weapon hasn’t been used in a massacre in the U.S. since St Valentine’s Day, 1929.

Had automatic weapons been outlawed, those mobsters would still be alive. :)

33 posted on 12/15/2012 4:23:05 PM PST by marron
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To: VitacoreVision

There were no “automatic” weapons at this massacre unless the cops brought some.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 4:24:38 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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DERELICTION: A CONSTANT STREAM OF MEDIA MISINFORMATION IN CONN. MASSACRE ... - Breitbart
35 posted on 12/15/2012 4:30:13 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: VitacoreVision

I call for a Shep Smith ban.


36 posted on 12/15/2012 4:33:38 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Lets Roll NOW
I call for a Shep Smith ban.

There goes my Maybelline stock value.

/johnny

37 posted on 12/15/2012 4:42:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
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...We need to take care of people who are nuts. Lots of people need these institutions—now.

Amen. I have been saying this for many years.

38 posted on 12/15/2012 4:48:16 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 4:48:35 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: VitacoreVision

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!!!


40 posted on 12/15/2012 4:48:35 PM PST by bubman
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To: SaxxonWoods

Lots of booklets out there tell how...guess we need to ban books.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: yarddog; All

“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.”

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.


42 posted on 12/15/2012 5:03:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: VitacoreVision

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?


43 posted on 12/15/2012 5:04:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mc5cents; Forward the Light Brigade

“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...We need to take care of people who are nuts. Lots of people need these institutions—now.”

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!


44 posted on 12/15/2012 5:09:00 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Not really something to joke about in a public forum these days. The walls have ears. And eyes too.


45 posted on 12/15/2012 5:09:44 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: ought-six

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.


46 posted on 12/15/2012 5:10:29 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: VitacoreVision

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...


47 posted on 12/15/2012 5:12:24 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: VitacoreVision; cripplecreek

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.


48 posted on 12/15/2012 5:17:49 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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I believe that once you have an armed bodyguard you should be required to keep your piehole shut about access to firearms.

LOL I like it.
49 posted on 12/15/2012 5:19:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VitacoreVision

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...


50 posted on 12/15/2012 5:23:06 PM 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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