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Blumenthal calls for background checks to buy ammo (Connecticut)
WFSB-TV ^ | January 9, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 01/09/2013 10:34:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

NORWICH, CT (WFSB) - Another senseless shooting is giving gun control supporters another example to point to as they make their case in their quest for gun law changes on a national level. But with the recent shooting in Norwich, mental health is also being called into question.

Norwich officers were called to the Cedar Glen Apartments on Cedar Road about 2:45 p.m. after a man who was armed expressed suicidal thoughts to dispatchers. When officers tried to talk to Jason Razzino, 30, he fired several shots and hit Jonathan Ley, a 14-year veteran, four times.

Following the shooting of Ley, an 11-hour standoff began and in the end, Razzino was found dead in his bathtub from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

However, there were warning signs, according to officials. Razzino posted a series of disturbing messages on Facebook leading up to his suicide.

On Dec. 21, Razzino wrote "Ready to just off something." On Dec. 25, he posted the message, "I can honestly say this was the worst xmas ever ... Happiness seems 2 b an illusion at this point."

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants legislation that would require instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition. He is expected to take up the proposal once Congress reconvenes....

(Excerpt) Read more at wfsb.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; blumenthal; connecticut; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/09/2013 10:34:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Punish the innocent. Excuse the guilty. It's the Marxist way.
2 posted on 01/09/2013 10:38:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blumenthal “when I was in VietNam”...oh wait, I mistakenly “over spoke”....?????...another Jon F’n Kerry


3 posted on 01/09/2013 10:42:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While I certainly understand the why behind this, I just can’t understand how people can think that this would really fix the problem. Unless someone has something on file with the fed govt that shows they shouldn’t have a weapon or ammunition, this is just a waste. I would like to see some statistics on how many customers are actually refused permission because of a background check.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 10:42:45 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How about background checks to vote?

- background check to join a union?
- background check to get an abortion?
- background check of gay couples to get married?
- background check of all blacks not to be slaves?
- background check to be a Congressman, a Senator, a President?

5 posted on 01/09/2013 10:43:16 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

oh shutup dickie-poo!
if you can’t say anything constructive, keep your lizardly pie hold shut!

jerk!


6 posted on 01/09/2013 10:48:28 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

really, when is he going to round up the criminals too?

the left always use a tragedy to push their leftist agenda and the dopes keep voting these fools in.

Gun rights is in the constitution, marriage, homo, cross dressing, etc is not, this is where and what the left does not understand


7 posted on 01/09/2013 10:48:42 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes a lot of sense... imagine a mass killer crazie, foiled at buying guns, buying lots of ammo. He could harm A LOT of people in that movie theater by wantonly throwing ammo at them! And, should he be throwing high capacity magazines... oh the carnage!


8 posted on 01/09/2013 10:51:41 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: stuartcr

the elft doens;t want illegals and voters checked to see if they can vote legally but my rights due to the law , the constitution are to be ignored by these clowns.

why does our side still call them the Dem party, they are not they are the socialist party or the Marxist party and need to be called this at every turn plus our side needs to go after the media like they have never seen.
I;m sick of the scum bags at the media always telling lies and pushing their lefty agenda and then their voters are too dumb to understand this and then we even get trolls on our side trying to sound as if we should reach out to this crap


9 posted on 01/09/2013 10:53:01 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gun Control Kills People.

Could someone please tell me when we have reached the level of our basic civil rights being infringed upon?

The Oppressives claim that the 2nd amendment has it's limits or something– well with the myriad of laws on the books that punish the innocent hasn’t that basic right already been limited?

10 posted on 01/09/2013 10:57:38 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah that'll work really well. Does this guy own stock in Hornaday or RCBS?


11 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:08 AM PST by superloser
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*** Another senseless shooting is giving gun control supporters another example to point to as they make their case in their quest for gun law changes on a national level.***

The point is to get a gun law in at any price, then make it tougher over years.

When John Kennedy was killed the media demanded an end to the import of 5 shot army surplus rifles and handguns. For crime control they said, but the real reason was to protect the Conn and Mass gun industry from cheap foreign rifles.

When Bobby Kennedy was killed with an American made handgun the media immediately led the charge into a panic against foreign made handguns.

When the 1968 Gun control law was passed it only stopped the import of evil 5 shot bolt action army surplus rifles and small foreign made handguns.

It did not even ban the manufacture of the very handgun used to kill Bobby, or the rifle used against Martin Luther King.

Once the 1968 law was in place, then they began a move on American made handguns and later rifles.

Nelson T. ‘Pete’ Shields
Founder of Handgun Control, Inc.

“I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest.

Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time.

So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time.

My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country.

The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

-Pete Shields, Chairman and founder, Handgun Control Inc., “A Reporter At Large: Handguns,” The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58


12 posted on 01/09/2013 11:18:41 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

People will just make their own, and they will not be able to track it.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 11:50:25 AM PST by Morris70
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These idiots are just launching yet another huge black market and as a result, thousands will die over the decades attempting to stop and or protect shipments of illegal ammunition and weapons into and across the U.S..

That’s if America is not plunged into a revolution first.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 11:53:28 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Morris70

Possessing reloading equipment and supplies will be a felony, just like possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 11:53:41 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

A note today from Sheriff Richard Mack:

Dear Friends and Patriots,

We recently had Sheriff Joe Arpaio at our CSPOA Convention. He’s been a good friend of mine over the years and I want to show my support for his latest initiative to protect children.

Instead of merely talking about what should or shouldn’t be done about guns, he is taking action. He is deploying his posse to patrol the schools in his county.

Of course, he has many critics, especially from those that would infringe upon our second amendment rights. But just like the loyal patriot and protector that he is, Sheriff Joe is taking action.

The Obama Administration’s task force will spend millions of tax-payer dollars to talk about how to violate the second amendment under the guise of protecting our children.

What Sheriff Joe is doing is taking action to protect our children and our right to protect ourselves.

I would encourage everyone to call their local Sheriff’s department and tell them what is happening in Maricopa County. Let’s take action to protect our children!

www.cspoa.org

CSPOA - Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
112 Ridgewood Dr.
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624


16 posted on 01/09/2013 11:53:41 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

There may be an even darker side to all this.
What if their main goal is mental evaluations?
The things this guy posted were probably posted
by thousands of people at christmas, but what if
that could have been cause for manditory evaluation.
I find that equally as threatening as gun control
perhaps more so as then the state will determine
who is socially sane and fit to live in society.

We know that type of program was used in the Soviet
system to muzzle opposition.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:09 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: stuartcr
We went through that nonsense here back in the late 1960s. Every time you bought even so much as a little box of .22lr, the vendor was equired to record your name, address, and driver license in a ledger which was subsequently provided to state police. After a time, the program was dropped because it was found to have no/no measurable impact on crime, and was too cumbersome for the state to continue supporting.
18 posted on 01/09/2013 12:07:22 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: tet68

I agree with you completely!


19 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:06 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What equipment ? :)


20 posted on 01/09/2013 12:31:14 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Uh... farm implements. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Farm implements!


21 posted on 01/09/2013 12:34:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
However, there were warning signs, according to officials. Razzino posted a series of disturbing messages on Facebook leading up to his suicide.

On Dec. 21, Razzino wrote "Ready to just off something." On Dec. 25, he posted the message, "I can honestly say this was the worst xmas ever ... Happiness seems 2 b an illusion at this point."

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants legislation that would require instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition.

And that sad sack Facebook post would be incorporated into a background check exactly how?

22 posted on 01/09/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he should work on his plan for creating jobs before he worries about regulating ammo sales.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkU3RSfDGE


23 posted on 01/09/2013 12:49:36 PM PST by matt04
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To: servantboy777
Idiots like Dickless Blumenthol will drive even more hardworking law abiding people from the state of ct. It's not like we need more reasons to leave but the idiots keep giving us more of them.
24 posted on 01/09/2013 12:59:44 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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