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Rep. Charlie Rangel on Guns: ‘Some of the Southern Areas Have Cultures that We Have to Overcome’
CNS News ^ | 1/21/2013

Posted on 01/22/2013 10:51:30 AM PST by Altura Ct.

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), speaking on “MSNBC Live” on Jan. 16 said that “some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome” when it comes to gun control.

Rangel was asked by anchor Thomas Roberts whether new gun control measures passed in New York State should serve as models for other states:

“If you’re proud of what New York has done, obviously there is not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody is going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection but do you think that New York, and what has been done in this state, could be used as a role model for other states that would like to enact something of New York’s model?”

Rangel responded by saying: “Well I hope so. New York is a little different and more progressive in a lot of areas than some other states and some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome.”

He added: “But we do have a model set of what Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals have come together and put the party labels behind them and come forward with something that says ‘Hey, we may disagree, but one thing is clear that we have to do something' and that’s exactly what they have done.’”

Last week, New York State passed stricter gun control measures in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14. The new law calls for an expanded assault weapons ban, and a new registration of already owned semi-automatic weapons.

The new law also calls for a limit of seven rounds on magazine clips and for mental health and law enforcement officials to be informed when it is believed that a patient is likely to be a danger to themselves or others.

The bill passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 43-18 and the Assembly by a vote of 104-43. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Jan 15.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: arrogantsobs; banglist; culture; guncontrol; natives; rangel; rkba; secondamendment; weshallovercome
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1 posted on 01/22/2013 10:51:34 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

If it comes to war, it’ll be mostly in the south and we won’t be marching in straight lines, again.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 10:55:12 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Altura Ct.

Hey, Charlie, some of the northern areas as well.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 10:55:22 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Well, come on down Charlie. We’ll “overcome” these things together. You know, “talk” them through.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 10:56:12 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Altura Ct.
“some of the southern urban areas have cultures that we have to overcome”
5 posted on 01/22/2013 10:57:20 AM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

he thinks everyone west of Ft. Lee and south of Staten Island is a southerner.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 10:58:09 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Altura Ct.
Charlie Rangel, you mean the guy that doesn't have to pay his taxes and is corrupt? That Charlie Rangel


7 posted on 01/22/2013 10:58:29 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Rep. Charlie Rangel on Guns: ‘Some of the Southern Areas Have Cultures that We Have to Overcome’”

History is full of arrogant SOB’s like Rangel who thought they knew best for some other group!

1836: “some of those Cherokee areas have cultures that we have to overcome”

History does repeat itself when we ignore it!


8 posted on 01/22/2013 11:00:35 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Altura Ct.
Here's what Charlie expects
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What he gets may be something completely different.
9 posted on 01/22/2013 11:01:07 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Altura Ct.
Go back to sleep, dipstick!
10 posted on 01/22/2013 11:01:11 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Altura Ct.

‘Some of the Northern Areas Have Cultures that WE Have to Overcome’.............................


11 posted on 01/22/2013 11:02:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Altura Ct.

Scuse me Charlie but if memory serves me correctly there is less crime in the south.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 11:05:24 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Like Chicago?
13 posted on 01/22/2013 11:08:13 AM PST</