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Scott Brown becomes first Republican to back federal assault weapons ban
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 20, 2012

Posted on 12/20/2012 9:04:40 AM PST by NKP_Vet

Scott Brown of Massachusetts on Wednesday became the first sitting Republican senator to voice support for a federal assault weapons ban after the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

Brown failed to win re-election in November, however, and won’t be in Congress to vote on gun legislation.

“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 told Massachusetts paper the Republican on Wednesday. “As a result, I support a federal assault weapons ban, perhaps like the legislation we have in Massachusetts."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 112th; awb; banglist; guncontrol; scottbrown; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl
This is the the reason this liberal POS lost the election to the other liberal he was running against. Why vote for a liberal when you can have a far-left liberal like Warren. Scott Brown was the worse US republican senator since Arlen Specter. The SOB might still be in power if he had went ahead and jumped to the other party years ago.
1 posted on 12/20/2012 9:04:47 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
FUSB!!!
2 posted on 12/20/2012 9:06:55 AM PST by JDoutrider
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To: NKP_Vet

Good luck getting those democrat votes, Scott, because you won’t be getting mine.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 9:07:34 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: NKP_Vet

And the rifle used in Newtown wasn’t on the banned list in the first place!


4 posted on 12/20/2012 9:08:48 AM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: NKP_Vet

scott brown lost because he is something other than a republican. If a rat like this pos runs as a republican... progressives will just vote for the real deal. Many Conservatives just stay home.

LLS


5 posted on 12/20/2012 9:10:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: JDoutrider

Zackly. I remember when he won, so many people were groveling at his feet and saying wha t a great guy he was. A lot of us knew he was just another liberal. Adios, dikkhead.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 9:12:03 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: NKP_Vet

Couldn’t care less, as long as he has an “R” on his name—ain’t gonna get no conservative patriot out of Commie Mass anyway so we may as well just go for the GOP seat.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PST by Happy Rain (Which fires first? The gun or the 2nd Amendment haters?)
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To: NKP_Vet
Brown failed to win re-election in November, however, and won’t be in Congress to vote on gun legislation.

SO WHO CARES!

8 posted on 12/20/2012 9:13:13 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Gee this is shocking.

Really.

I mean it.

LOL...


9 posted on 12/20/2012 9:13:59 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Just think if we’d been blessed with a mAsschute preeze?


10 posted on 12/20/2012 9:15:27 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: NKP_Vet

isn’t he out in january?

so this is meaningless for now and just establishing he is 100% unacceptable to fill kerry’s seat.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 9:15:54 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Brown failed to win re-election in November, however, and won’t be in Congress to vote on gun legislation”

Misleading headline. Meaning his vote ain’t worth shiite. I truly pity those Freepers who voted for this clown.


12 posted on 12/20/2012 9:16:04 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: NKP_Vet

Glad this Masshole lost. If we have to have brain dead Representatives taking away our rights, I prefer the wolves not dress up in sheep’s clothing.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 9:18:05 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: frogjerk

If J F’n Kerry (who served in VN)becomes sos, then Brown runs for the seat.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 9:18:24 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: NKP_Vet

Scott is irrelevant, hardly worth getting in a huff about. He is less than nothing now.


15 posted on 12/20/2012 9:18:52 AM PST by pallis
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To: NKP_Vet

During the last AWB we had the Columbine shooting.

Critical thinking - Scott you ain’t got any.

I blame MSNBC.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 9:19:55 AM PST by Noamie
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To: NKP_Vet

Doesn’t this moron realize that CT has an “assault weapon” ban?


17 posted on 12/20/2012 9:20:02 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: longtermmemmory
He's been "out" for a while.

Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion

Brown blasts back: I am a pro-choice Republican

Sen. Scott Brown: It doesn’t matter if Republicans win back the Senate
18 posted on 12/20/2012 9:20:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Scott Brown is a Republican like Arlen Specter was a Republican, to get elected and that’s all.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 9:24:16 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: NKP_Vet

Don’t worry I’m sure his replacement will cross party lines to work with the Republicans in the Senate(HAHAHAHAHA Yeah Right).....Commie Warren will lead the charge to take your rights for Comrade Obama.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 9:25:00 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
Commie Warren will lead the charge to take your rights for Comrade Obama.

Just like Squat Brown.
21 posted on 12/20/2012 9:26:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: going hot

I hope he loses. I really don’t want Scott Brown in any power with an (R) next to his name. He is an ignorant pretty boy.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 9:37:55 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: NKP_Vet

No gun rack on that pickup truck, I guess.

And no “Right to Arm Bears” sticker, either.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 9:42:24 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NKP_Vet

Brown wants Kerry’s Senate seat.

I want Brown to have Kerry’s Senate seat.

If Brown says what needs to be said and acts like he’s from Massachusetts, it’s OK with me, because he’s the best we can hope for to replace Kerry.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 9:43:10 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: NKP_Vet

Wonder why he lost his election to a Faux American Indian white socialist?

Scott the “Republican”...bye, bye!


25 posted on 12/20/2012 9:44:50 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Jedidah

They said the same when he said stupid crap while losing his current seat.

You might as well face it, he won’t be winning Kerry’s seat either. Its a simple fact.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 9:47:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet

So you disagree with Brown 20%
And will get someone you will disagree with 98%

Not good.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 10:15:13 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: NKP_Vet
In my inimitable poor taste: Scott Brown, lame duck and 2nd place horse.
28 posted on 12/20/2012 10:15:13 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: NKP_Vet

No wonder he got beat by the fake Indian.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 10:18:28 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Just as a quick little study, I compared the murder rates in Massachusetts (a state with some of the most restrictive gun controls in America) with New Hampshire (one of the states with the least restrictive firearms policies). MA has a population of approximately 5 times that of NH. MA has a murder rate in 2011 of 185 to 17 for NH. Which is about a 10 to one ratio. Also in the category of violent crime, MA had 28,219 violent crimes compared to NH's 2,478. Over an 11 to 1 ratio! Here's a quick graphic to show you the comparisons.

I've lived in both states for many years, and though there are clear differences between metropolitan Boston and NH, NH is now densely populated in the southern end of the state, and is approaching an almost Boston to Manchester, NH super suburb. Though comparisons are inexact, it does show a huge difference in a state which restricts firearms. For everyone's information, Massachusetts does have assault weapons bans, and hi-capacity magazine bans. If anything, Massachusetts gun laws will not be affected by the tightening of federal restrictions, as Massachusetts already does everything the feds are proposing, and then some. We can see the future of our crime rate, in these stats.

The previous 10 years of crime data, seem to echo the huge discrepancies found. Sources:

http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/nhcrime.htm http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/macrime.htm
30 posted on 12/20/2012 11:15:54 AM PST by krogers58
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To: krogers58

Sorry, no graph, just tables at the links.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 11:17:11 AM PST by krogers58
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To: NKP_Vet

Another Massoftwoshits “conservative” (R)epublican?

May the Creator save us from nanny state massholes.


32 posted on 12/20/2012 11:22:54 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: Happy Rain
At least you get it. I'll take a Scott Brown with an R after his name to a bat $hit crazy dingbat like Elizabeth Warren.

Folks, let's start dealing in reality. When confronted with a choice, always take the least dangerous.

33 posted on 12/20/2012 11:28:13 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: rawcatslyentist

Would have beaten the heck out of a Commie/Muslim from Indonesia.


34 posted on 12/20/2012 11:29:48 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: max americana

Does this mean you prefer Elizabeth Warren?


35 posted on 12/20/2012 11:30:44 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Are you saying it’s easier for a Republican to get elected in MA than a Democrat?


36 posted on 12/20/2012 11:32:44 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Jedidah

You’re dealing in reality. MA isn’t heaven.


37 posted on 12/20/2012 11:34:05 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: NKP_Vet

I don’t understand the animosity here.

Brown is about the best we could hope for
from Massachusetts,
and would be a lot better
than Senator Walking Eagle.


38 posted on 12/20/2012 11:52:03 AM PST by RockyTx
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I wouldn’t worry about it anyway. He won’t be winning anything no matter how desperate the mewling little moderate toe suckers of FR become.

He’s toast and that’s it.


39 posted on 12/20/2012 12:28:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

No. The time was right for the conservative to win and he had that spotted.


40 posted on 12/20/2012 4:38:51 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: RockyTx
Really???

You don't get it???

Why in the hell are you even here???

41 posted on 12/20/2012 4:59:18 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Ha ha. He lost.

p.s. Repiblican????


42 posted on 12/20/2012 5:01:40 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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