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Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons
masslive.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Robert Rizzuto

Posted on 12/19/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by massmike

Although he once said banning so-called assault weapons fell under the category of issues best left to the states, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told The Republican / MassLive.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he now supports federal action.

Brown cited the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, as the turning point in his stance on the issue.

"What happened in Newtown where those children were subject to that level of violence is beyond my comprehension. As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit. But unfortunately, they have not and innocent people are being killed," Brown said. "As a result, I support a federal assault weapons ban, perhaps like the legislation we have in Massachusetts."

Earlier in the day, Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, who defeated Brown in November's election, reiterated her support of a federal ban as well as increased measures to strengthen the background check process.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; rino; scottbrown; secondamendment; traitor
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1 posted on 12/19/2012 1:46:22 PM PST by massmike
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I regret that I was one idiot that fell for this POS.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:01 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: massmike

Hey Scotty boy, you got trounced by a fake Indian, remember? Nobody gives a sheet about your opinion anymore.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:54 PM PST by Wyrd biū ful arśd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Scott Brown is the POS


4 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:57 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I sure hope there’s a Tea Party candidate to challenge him for Kerry’s seat. We do NOT need him back in the senate.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 1:49:52 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: massmike

Eff You Brownie Boy.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:09 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: massmike

Him or Focahontas. Same same


7 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:20 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: massmike

It is the Assault Media.

These fool stuck in the beltway ONLY see Assault Media propaganda.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:27 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: massmike

I left his office blank on my ballot last month. Couldn’t be more pleased that I did. He would have been a Jim Jeffords before long. He may be back but I won’t vote for him.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:49 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: massmike

Toldja he’s just a RINO.

One cannot expect logic from any poli-slime from MA.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 1:51:00 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: massmike
Assault weapons definition: all firearms available to civilians.

I think the crisis that the "progressives" can't afford to overlook -- and the kind that Lincoln talked about in 1854 -- is here. Abe will explain from "the other side."

If you could first know where you are and whither you are tending, you could better judge what to do and how to do it. You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

The question today is either the opponents of statism will arrest the further spread of it and place it on course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become permanent.

Have you no tendency to the latter condition?

Let anyone who doubts carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination — piece of machinery, so to speak — compounded of the Republican Party hands-across-the-aisle doctrine and the dreadful actions among statism's chief architects.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 1:55:06 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: massmike

Hey Scott, you don’t live here in Newtown so pour yourself a nice big cup of STFU.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 1:55:06 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: massmike

Former Senator Scott Brown.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 1:57:26 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: Twotone

Do you really think a Tea Party candidate can win in Massachusetts?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 1:58:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Call me a cock-eyed optimist. ;-)


15 posted on 12/19/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: massmike
529,000 Americans die each year from tobacco related illnesses. When will the ban on tobacco products commence???

195,000 Americans die from medical errors each year. When will the banning of medical practices commence???

107,400 Alcohol Abuse deaths occur each year. When will there be a ban on alcohol??? Oh, wait! Never mind!

There are on average 34,485 motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. each year. When will private ownership of motor vehicles be banned???

31,758 people die each year from accidental poisoning. Where is the outcry??? There are approximately 16,799 non-firearm related homocides each year. When will the government ban homocides???

FBI statistics show that the number one weapon used in violent crimes is a baseball bat. Why is there no outcry for restricting ownership of baseball bats???

16 posted on 12/19/2012 2:01:35 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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I’d feel a lot better if they went after the illegal gun-running operations that bring guns of all kinds including assault weapons into the country. Then I might feel that they are sincere, instead of a bunch of hypocrites who want to take guns from honest, law-abiding citizens.

Maybe I shouldn’t expect too much from people who deliberately put guns in the hands of criminals who used them in crimes. (Fast and Furious, a serious of crimes/felonies committed by the justice department which has refused to acknowledge its crimes)


17 posted on 12/19/2012 2:02:02 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Twotone

It would be great if it were so. :)


18 posted on 12/19/2012 2:02:28 PM PST by EEGator
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To: massmike
Soon to be an ex-Senator.

Go pimp your daughters, loser.

19 posted on 12/19/2012 2:05:05 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: TribalPrincess2U

But what does Brown think about rounding up crazoids ~ he ran against two of them ~ certainly he’s got an opinion on that.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 2:14:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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