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Waterbury halts gun shows after Newtown
WTNH Television ^ | 01/04/2013

Posted on 01/04/2013 6:39:27 AM PST by Puppage

Edited on 01/04/2013 9:03:28 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) Waterbury's police chief has halted permits for gun shows, saying he's concerned a firearm purchased in his city might one day be used in a mass shooting.

The Republican-American reports that Police Superintendent Michael Gugliotti imposed a moratorium the day after the Dec. 14 killings of 20 children and six educators at a Newtown grade school.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
So, what's next......stopping car shows because they could "one day" be used in a drunk driving accident?
1 posted on 01/04/2013 6:39:30 AM PST by Puppage
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To: Puppage

Or stopping airplane sales because someone might fly one into a large building?


2 posted on 01/04/2013 6:45:25 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Puppage

One towns loss is another’s gain. The police chief should turn in his gun because it may be used to shoot an innocent victim in the future.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 6:45:39 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Puppage
So, what's next......stopping car shows because they could "one day" be used in a drunk driving accident?

Or beer sales, because 'someday' someone drunk on beer may be that driver.

4 posted on 01/04/2013 6:46:29 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Puppage

Hammers and blunt objects are responsible for more homicides than rifles. He should shut down Home Depot.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 6:48:32 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Puppage
This was a tragedy but using a tragedy to advance a political agenda is downright evil.


6 posted on 01/04/2013 6:49:53 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Puppage

Let the lawsuits fly.

LLS


7 posted on 01/04/2013 6:52:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: darkwing104

It it the SOP of the Dems


8 posted on 01/04/2013 6:53:48 AM PST by wrench (I want my country back)
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To: Puppage

has there not been federal law suits over these type of “bans”?

There have also been cases regaring “pre-crime” assumption because it violates the presumption of the citizen. IOW this idiot has ASSUMED everyone is guilty.

Alas poor Connecticut you were once brave and are now a den for cowards and communists.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 6:53:56 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sooth2222
If somebody killed 22 first-graders in 10 minutes with a hammer they probably would try to shut down Home Depot.

I read somewhere that the Lanza kid was a Vegan because "he didn't want to hurt any animals." Figures.

10 posted on 01/04/2013 6:54:37 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Puppage

It is easy to laugh at this jerk with his politically correct grandstanding. Now if he had any real testosterone secreting organs, he might take a confidential tip from a therapist or social worker and “visit” some mentally deranged person who was planning or fantasizing mahem. No doubt he would be violating the “rights” of the lunatic,but if that had happened in colorodo, the Batman movie massacre could have been prevented.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 6:55:11 AM PST by allendale
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To: Puppage
He says vendors will turn away people who have mental health problems and they use common sense when evaluating whether to sell.

I can just see a lawyer reading this and going 'Ka-CHING!' to himself, while trying to figure out whom he knows who can fake 'mental health problems' to go try to buy a gun at a gunshow - if they sell it to him, he can use it to show the gunshow needs to be shut down, if they don't, he can use it in a federal ADA lawsuit.

Spokesholes should know what never to say - if it's common sense, don't speak it out loud, as we've made laws that make no sense.

And whatever Mr. Police Chief - it has nothing to do with mass shootings and everything to do with you wanting those gun shows gone, and up popped an excuse to use.

12 posted on 01/04/2013 6:56:14 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Puppage
DO NOT QVESTION DA STATE!


13 posted on 01/04/2013 6:57:29 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Sooth2222

and politicians would ban those if they thought it would protect THEIR position of power from the voter slaves.

This is only about personal power.

This “cop” wants to keep his power on the assumption it is his power to keep.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 6:58:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Puppage

How does he get to decide such things on his own?

Doesn’t the town council run the place?


15 posted on 01/04/2013 7:00:26 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Puppage

and all the while, you and I know full well there is an other deranged sociopath right now plotting how to conduct the next episode of random violence, with or without a gun, gun shows, or any kind of permit.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 7:00:34 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Puppage

Did he also stop all movies that show how exciting it is to shoot people..The so called movie stars should be fined for being in such trash..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRlpRcorEU


17 posted on 01/04/2013 7:07:35 AM PST by PLD
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To: allendale
Lanza, the Newtown killer, stole the guns from his mother's home, for the killing spree. How did/could any law prevent that?

A New Haven lawyer was arrested for legally carrying at a Batman showing, post Colorado. The charges were dropped.

18 posted on 01/04/2013 7:09:05 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: frogjerk

Most probably it would be an innocent dog or three.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 7:16:51 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Puppage

I’m concerned that his department’s weapons will one day be used in the same manner. Hand them over chief.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 7:19:07 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Puppage

What if the police chief’s gun is used to shoot someone in a botched raid?


21 posted on 01/04/2013 7:20:14 AM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Puppage
>" he's concerned a firearm purchased in his city might one day be used in a mass shooting."

Be real shame for an armed populace to defend itself, instead of waiting helplessly for the donut squad.

22 posted on 01/04/2013 7:51:54 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Puppage; All

This is the very definition of tyranny. Someone in power, deciding that he does not like a legal activity, and simply using his power, without legal authority, to stop those he disagrees with from doing what they have a legal right to do.

Imagine what would happen if the unelected police chief decided to shut down a “Gay Rights” parade for the safety... because it might lead to the spread of AIDS.

This is intolerable and the Chief should be dismissed.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 8:02:34 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
This is intolerable and the Chief should be dismissed.

I completely agree!

24 posted on 01/04/2013 8:04:29 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

I am so sad to say that I am glad my dear father is not alive to witness this.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 8:15:08 AM PST by biss5577
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