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Castro Brothers Call for Shift in Gun Laws
abcnews.go.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Emily Deruy

Posted on 12/18/2012 2:33:53 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and his twin brother Joaquín, a Democrat set to represent Texas in the next Congress, think a reexamination of gun laws is in order in the wake of the Newtown school shooting that left 20 children dead.

The two men discussed the gun control debate with journalist and television host Charlie Rose during a roundtable on Monday, with Julián saying he backs the renewal of the assault weapons ban.

"I believe that Senator Feinstein has it right with regard to the assault weapons ban, that it ought to be reintroduced," he said.

But the mayor called gun rights "a complex issue," saying that he does not support eliminating the right to bear arms; he just thinks it should be regulated.

"There is a feeling that the Second Amendment is there in the Constitution, folks will have the right to bear arms," Julián said. "At the same time, like every other freedom, there are reasonable limits, regulations to be placed on it."

"I think it is imperative that the next Congress act on this issue," Joaquín said.

Joaquín, like his brother, said that any debate on gun legislation needs to respect hunters and those who use guns responsibly, but added that, "The debate has been so skewed toward a bit of paranoia over the last several years that it's been tough to have an honest debate about it."

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TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:00 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Raul and Fidel?


2 posted on 12/18/2012 2:37:06 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy is very scary.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 2:45:19 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

America’s new sweethearts!


4 posted on 12/18/2012 2:47:55 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Tailgunner Joe

America’s new sweethearts!


5 posted on 12/18/2012 2:47:55 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The wolves are salivating at the gate, soon the sheep will be theirs for the picking.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 2:50:23 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We the people of Texas could care less what this marxist bastard thinks....he’s the mayor of San Antonio that’s what you get when the population of San Antonio could be substituted for Mexico City and not see any appreciatable difference.
7 posted on 12/18/2012 2:52:47 PM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

It won’t be long before Texas becomes a battleground state, and the likes of Castro can actually win a statewide race.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 2:55:53 PM PST by Aetius
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No counter-point allowed on the Charlie Rose Program.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 3:03:15 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

These are from a family of noted Chicano/Hispanic Klan-type racists who want Gun Control to keep guns away from Gringos.....so they do not shoot illegals


10 posted on 12/18/2012 3:16:24 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Hey.......we do not shoot at Illegals. Oh, you did not say AT...my bad, sorry.....heheehehehehehe


11 posted on 12/18/2012 3:21:19 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Big surprise that two aholes named Castro want to grab guns.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 3:24:45 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: Aetius
It won’t be long before Texas becomes a battleground state, and the likes of Castro can actually win a statewide race.

Yes, and voter fraud by illegals will be rampant to ensure it happens.

13 posted on 12/18/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I thought the headline was referring to the “other” Castro brothers.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 3:34:46 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just comin’ out of the woodwork all over.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 3:38:25 PM PST by Argus
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To: Tailgunner Joe
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and his twin brother Joaquín, a Democrat set to represent Texas in the next Congress, think a reexamination of gun laws is in order in the wake of the Newtown school shooting that left 20 children dead.

Gotta agree with them on that. That none of the school staff had the means to protect the students from the perp is inexcusable!

16 posted on 12/18/2012 4:31:26 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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