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Yeshiva World News ^ | Sunday, January 13th, 2013 | United States Senator Charles E. Schumer

Posted on 01/13/2013 9:24:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the nation’s largest gun retailers to participate in a temporary moratorium on selling assault-style rifles until Congress has considered legislation to reduce gun violence.

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A copy of Schumer’s letter can be found below:

Michael Duke Chief Executive Officer Wal-Mart

Thomas Millner Chief Executive Officer Cabela’s

James Hagale Chief Executive Officer Bass Pro Shops

David Pratt Chief Executive Officer Gander Mountain

Darrell Webb Chief Executive Officer Sports Authority

Rodney Faldyn Chief Executive Officer Academy Sports and Outdoors

Steven G. Miller Chief Executive Officer Big Five Sports

Dear Mr. Duke, Mr. Millner, Mr. Hagale, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Webb, Mr. Faldyn, and Mr. Miller,

I write today with a heavy heart; the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, has left an indelible imprint on our national psyche. As a parent, my heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones in the tragedy as well as the survivors. The people of Newtown —and all our fellow Americans—will have a long journey to try to understand how such a horrific event could occur. On a national level, there is a thoughtful discussion underway about specific legislative approaches to prevent a senseless massacre like this from occurring again. In the meantime, I respectfully request that you temporarily suspend all sales of assault rifles such as the Bushmaster .223 assault rifle and AK-47 rifle.

The Bushmaster .223 allowed Adam Lanza to fire enough rounds to put multiple bullets in each of the twenty slaughtered children in a span of two minutes. It may be that there is an appropriate role for weapons like the Bushmaster in the hands of civilians, but today it is difficult to imagine what that might be. I hope to work together with you to evaluate our laws and identify the best way to balance the rights of individuals with our responsibility to protect the most innocent among us. I am disturbed, however, that while that conversation is ongoing, sales of assault rifles are reportedly skyrocketing and those resistant to change are planning events such as “National Gun Appreciation Day” to protest these conversations. I believe that these activities are counterproductive to the open dialogue we have begun.

As the President recently said, “Our first task [is] caring for our children. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.” I agree with the President and believe that every necessary step must be taken to protect innocent children. Therefore, during this time of grief, reflection, and sadness, I would ask that you follow the action of some of your peers and suspend sales on assault rifles both online and in your retail stores. I also hope that you will join in a conversation with the American people regarding these weapons and how to appropriately respect both the Second Amendment and the safety of our children.

Thank you,

Charles E. Schumer

United States Senator


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; guncontrol; retail; schmuckschemer; schumer; secondamendment; shutupchuck; suspend; walmart; weapons
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Hey Smuck, what is it that you do not understand about this?

2nd Amendment:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

And the Supreme Court has rulled it is an "individual right". And remember that the "Rights" of the Constitution were granted by God, not Government. Hence Government cannot take them away.

And no Executive Order overrules the Constitution. And Not act of Congress supercedes the Constitution except another "Amendment".

And you doofasses can forget congress repealing the 2nd Amendment. Ever.....

1 posted on 01/13/2013 9:25:13 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
How about suspending congressional pay and perks while the budget is being debated?
2 posted on 01/13/2013 9:29:53 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Here is a draft response for you execs:

“No.”

Regards,

name of exec.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 9:31:31 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Baynative

How about until they actually PASS one.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 9:32:29 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Texas Fossil
Will someone explain to the esteemed Senator Schmuck that Walmart does NOT sell assault weapons? Please?
6 posted on 01/13/2013 9:33:01 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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Too late, Chucky. Everybody is sold out of everything already.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 9:33:08 PM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: Texas Fossil

I call on Schumckie to make all the the Senate Facilities gun-free.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 9:34:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Texas Fossil
The companies that fall for this pressure to subvert the constitution must be driven out of business in the USA.

That is our only hope for survival.

They are coming for us.

Saddle up!

9 posted on 01/13/2013 9:34:46 PM PST by blam
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

Actually, the Walmarts in my neck of the woods do sell military style black rifles (what Chucky calls an assault weapon). Until recently, they had offerings from Colt, DPMS, Windam Weaponry, Bushmaster and Sig in stock.

You want to know why an assault weapons ban won’t pass? Just look at that fact: they sell them at Walmart. These are not exotic weapons any longer. They are completely mainstream.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 9:36:32 PM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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Bump!

FU Smucky
FUBO!


11 posted on 01/13/2013 9:38:41 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

What is it like being a liberal god in Washington?


12 posted on 01/13/2013 9:40:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Id normally say that Schmucky Schumer is a disgrace to the RAT party but considering the Rat party is full of commies Id say he fits in perfectly..Hey Schmuck, maybe they should suspend the use of prostitutes til the debate is over, but where the heck will Dems go to get laid


13 posted on 01/13/2013 9:44:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tzimisce

Guess we will see how quickly that tarnishes.

This is utter BS!

Have we enough old Bastards to Stop this Insanity. I think we do.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 9:45:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: stranger and pilgrim
You want to know why an assault weapons ban won’t pass? Just look at that fact: they sell them at Walmart. These are not exotic weapons any longer. They are completely mainstream.

I think I remember that way back when, WallMart didn't sell them. I think you are right that the ban and having leftists want to ban them all the time, plus movies, has made them a must have rifle. So much so that there are a lot more owners now than back during the first ban.

15 posted on 01/13/2013 9:45:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Texas Fossil
 
 
Interesting what Smeagol's letter is saying between the lines - that the District of Criminals crowd is aware of the massive arms buildup and it's freaking them out, that what he is proposing is a ploy to get someone to fold so that they can be held up as a business who is 'in solidarity' with their agenda, with a side benefit of teeing off the customer base thus creating a negative divisiveness between gun enthusiasts and any stores who comply with this 'plea'. Just another devious leftist stunt.
 
 

16 posted on 01/13/2013 9:46:25 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: lapsus calami
the District of Criminals crowd is aware of the massive arms buildup and it's freaking them out

Good! This is NOT going away! It is time for Commie Dem jail time. Impeachment is too good.

17 posted on 01/13/2013 9:49:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: lapsus calami
the District of Criminals crowd is aware of the massive arms buildup and it's freaking them out

Good! This is NOT going away! It is time for Commie Dem jail time. Impeachment is too good.

18 posted on 01/13/2013 9:49:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Sure, let's temporarily suspend sales of legal products, as well as temporarily suspending "gun-free" free-range killing zones, such as at schools, and for that matter all other unconstitutional gun laws, while the matter is being debated. Sound good? We temporarily give up something we don't want to give up, and you give up something you don't want to give up. It's a compromise, right? Compromise, meaning, both sides make concessions.
19 posted on 01/13/2013 9:52:16 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m telling everyone we need to suspend his first amendment rights until we figure out if we want to listen to him or not.


20 posted on 01/13/2013 9:55:14 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: coloradan
Compromise, meaning, both sides make concessions.

I'd say the "Patriot Act" and all other acts which have encroached on our freedoms since the World Trade Center was attacked should be on the table. I think we have bought enough assault weapons lately that we can take care of terrorists ourselves, so the rest of that isn't necessary.

21 posted on 01/13/2013 9:56:55 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tzimisce

“It may be that there is an appropriate role for weapons like the Bushmaster in the hands of civilians, but today it is difficult to imagine what that might be.”

Therein lies our primary difference — i can think of several.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 9:58:33 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Vince Ferrer; stranger and pilgrim
 
 
Yep - I remember when the '94 AWB came down - it was like "meh". ARs and such were basically a niche market and it didn't bother the FUDDs any that those 'machine gun people' were catching grief. Then, by either force of proactive marketing by the industry and/or the historic American affinity for owning the same sort of weapons carried by our troops the mil-style autos propelled to the forefront of interest and ownership, far beyond what it was back in '94. The genie is long gone out of that bottle.
 
 

23 posted on 01/13/2013 9:58:56 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Texas Fossil

I wonder if he even realizes that these are “defense weapons” when used by innocent law abiding Americans to DEFEND their families and homes. They love to use “assault” to imply that the weapon itself will assault you, when intelligent minds know that it takes a PERSON to assault you, not a weapon.


24 posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:10 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Works for me.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:36 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Taking into account that they cannot even secure the borders of this country, I would say you really have something there!


26 posted on 01/13/2013 10:01:24 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

Smuckey knows, he likes weapons. It has been documented. But he does not think that you and I should be able to own them. Just like the Won who said he did not believe that citizens should be able to own weapons.

You know those little “bitter clingers” that he despises (and fears).

FUBO!


27 posted on 01/13/2013 10:02:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: antceecee
If they really were assault weapons, then those police officers and other government agents working on US soil, who actually mean to protect and serve would find no use for them whatsoever. Then again, if they are in fact the weapons of choice for criminals, terrorists, and assassins, then which, pray tell, of these categories, are all the officers who use them on the job?
28 posted on 01/13/2013 10:06:49 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Bshaw

Who’s protecting us from our protectors?


29 posted on 01/13/2013 10:10:42 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Texas Fossil

This dumb dick apparently thinks Bushmaster is a type of gun and not a brand name, and that AK-47s can be purchased at WalMart. This is how stupid our enemies are.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 10:20:05 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: stranger and pilgrim

Assault rifles are full auto. WalMart does not sell Class 3 firearms.


31 posted on 01/13/2013 10:23:09 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Texas Fossil
I write today with a heavy heart;

B.S.

He's licking his chops at the opportunity to exploit the Newtown deaths for his political gain.

He's pressuring these companies to stop engaging in a legal, Constitutionally protected endeavor until he and his fellow despots can craft some underhanded way to infringe on the rights of American citizens.

32 posted on 01/13/2013 10:23:36 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Texas Fossil
Our first task [is] caring for our children. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right.

GUN-FREE ZONES.

The only thing you're right about is you don't get anything right.

33 posted on 01/13/2013 10:29:13 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Texas Fossil
...and those resistant to change...

Will be forced to change at the muzzle of a Federal gun.

34 posted on 01/13/2013 10:32:12 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

A quick trip to the mighty Wikipedia offers the information that the first AR-15s were sold in 1959!!!

That makes the basic design almost 54 years old!?!

I’ve got news for the media and all gun grabbers, the technology IS old and barely qualifies as a modern military armament. Whether we still use it for such is not my point.

The point is that the cat is way out of the bag on these guns being mainstream all over the world. Just like the 1911. Hint: The model number is not random. ;)

Manufacturing technology has long ago surpassed the point where government has any logical argument to attempt to contain the availability of something that can be made in any basic CnC machine with the proper pattern.

In short, firearms themselves are rapidly turning into caveman tools by today’s standards. As common as the personal knife has been for thousands of years.


35 posted on 01/13/2013 10:47:04 PM PST by Advil000
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To: ozzymandus

AR-15 in one hand and a 32 oz Coke in the other.


36 posted on 01/13/2013 10:51:57 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Now that’s hillarious....


37 posted on 01/13/2013 10:59:03 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: coloradan

I’m willing to give up the Patriot Acts, to start with, and the executive branch can give up their guns as a good faith submission to We the People.

In fact, just in case there is the slightest chance you haven’t heard about it, to encourage their participation in such a deal, someone has put it on the white house petition site that the concept of gun free zones be introduced to the president and vice-president.

Since they are big believers in said zones, they would certainly consider being gifted with their very own from We the Constitutionally specified holders of the real power, a high honor.

Despite the few naysayers around here, the signings are increasing in tempo.

Some might say that kind of pressure will make an anti-Constitutional politician nervous. But, ya know, sometimes I think there’s no such thing as an anti-Constitutional politician. Just those who have been on the job too long.

So, if you haven’t signed, yet, here’s where to go. But, hurry! After January 22, this petition is closed.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK

Don’t forget to tell your friends all about it.


38 posted on 01/13/2013 10:59:22 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Stop with the negative waves, Moriarity.)
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To: Morris70

Re: AR-15 in one hand and a 32 oz Coke in the other.

lol - a New York Liberal’s nightmare!


39 posted on 01/13/2013 11:00:15 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Baynative

Good idea, but why limit it to the duration of the budget debate?


41 posted on 01/13/2013 11:16:07 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Baynative

Good idea, but why limit it to the duration of the budget debate?


42 posted on 01/13/2013 11:17:42 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Texas Fossil

[[Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated]]

Walmart and other reatailers shoudl respond “OK, we’ll suspend sales WHEN soem actual debates take place, but so far, you’ve proven you’re NOT itnerested in debating anything- so sales will continue until you actually get soem common sense in your thick skulls and actually discuss WITHOUT bias and preconceived ideology -”


43 posted on 01/13/2013 11:21:45 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Texas Fossil
I hope every one of these CEO's tells Schumer to GTH, and do not capitulate or cave in one iota to that RAT bastard commie pig Schumer. If they do cave to Schumer & the demoRATs on this "moratorium" I will write & email the CEO's who caved in, and will boycutt any of the capitulators (or collaborators).

BTW Schumer, the reason we NEED so-called assult style weapons & ammo, is to protect OURSELVES from tryannical, self-styled commie pigs & despots like you & 0dumb0shit & the rest of your liberal/socialist/fascist commie pigs. I can handle & deal with the ordinary criminals. It's you & your fellow despots that I am worried about and want to safeguard against your tyranny & dictatorships. That's what our 2nd Amendment is for!

44 posted on 01/13/2013 11:29:05 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Texas Fossil

About 1 million babies die each year during abortions.
Lets stop killing them while the issue is being debated.


45 posted on 01/13/2013 11:45:08 PM PST by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: alpo

[[About 1 million babies die each year during abortions.]]

I say let’s issue htese babies assault rifles so that they can protect themsdelves against those who are trying to murder them


46 posted on 01/13/2013 11:47:53 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Texas Fossil

Chuckie just collects a check, Doesn’t understand that companies have to sell something before they have revenue or profit.


47 posted on 01/14/2013 12:09:46 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: Texas Fossil

What Congress needs to do is Put a moratorium on government spending.


48 posted on 01/14/2013 12:16:53 AM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Texas Fossil

America calls on Sen. Schumer to kiss it’s collective ass.


49 posted on 01/14/2013 12:58:10 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Texas Fossil

50 posted on 01/14/2013 1:31:26 AM PST by mirkwood
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