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Carolyn McCarthy Makes Impassioned Plea for New Assault Weapons Ban
politicker.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Earlier this morning, Democratic lawmakers gathered in Washington D.C. to unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which is legislation that would ban “military-style” assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The press conference announcing the bill featured New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the legislation’s House sponsor, as its first speaker. Needless to say, Ms. McCarthy–whose husband was killed in a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Road–made it clear it wasn’t going to be a speech that stuck to the script.

“This battle has been a very lonely battle for many, many years,” Ms. McCarthy began. “You know, a lot of words can be said. I’ve got a great speech here and my staff worked on it a long time and I’m probably going to do what they always tell me not to do. That means just talk from my heart.”

Ms. McCarthy expressed particular frustration that gun control legislation has stalled in Congress but argued that the recent massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school would be the catalyst for change.

“For the last several years, the massacres have been going on more and more. Going through it, I kept saying, ‘What’s the matter with all of us?’” she asked. “How many people have to be killed before we do something? I thought for sure after Virginia Tech that we would get something done. Aurora [too]. But something happened in Newtown. The people of America said, ‘How could this happen? How could this happen to our children?’”

Gun rights advocates typically argue that restrictions on firearms won’t lower crime since criminals are inherently willing to buy weapons illegally, but Ms. McCarthy countered by arguing the individuals involved in shooting sprees are not capable of buying the weapons on the black market.

“We have these machines. We have the large magazines that can take down 20 children in seconds,” she said. “Some people will say this bill won’t work. Let me tell you why it will work. Because if you don’t have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn’t be able to go into a gun store and just buy them. They don’t have the background to go and look where the black market is and buy these magazines and guns. They go to the simplest place. If they aren’t in the stores, they can’t be bought. Think of the lives that can be saved. “

Adding that there’s a need for additional legislation to deal with drugs and mental health, Ms. McCarthy said, “This is only the beginning. We’re going to be working on a holistic approach.”

Ms. McCarthy also addressed the death of her husband and what the meant for her emotionally, especially in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

“There’s a lot of them saying that that’s not going to do anything. I’m saying to you that we can save lives,” she said. “Think about this, since Newtown, just about 1,000 people have died from guns. 1,000 people. Those children, their dreams–the dreams of even those who have died from other violence–never to be fulfilled. The day that that incident happened, I was actually giving an interview. And it was just a reporter following up on how do I get through the holidays. And she said to me, ‘Oh my god, do you have the TV on?’ And that was the beginning of my nightmare again….It has to stop. It has to stop. We can do it. We can make a difference.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2damendment; banglist; democrats; guncontrol; liberals; nfa; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:29 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What an ignorant fool.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:41:05 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What kind of gun killed her husband?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:43:29 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The long-forgotten (by the MSM) LIRR racial shootings. How inconvenient, happens during Clinton’s first year, in NY, on a RR (presumably “gun free”) and involved a black man walking thru cars randomly singling out whites and Asians.

Where was the “outrage” then? Or was that somehow excusable because we were supposed to “feel his rage” as an “oppressed” minority (ala King Rodney Riots)?


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:00 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I remember the incident. A black man who hated whites went on a shooting rampage and killed several people on a train in NY.

She blamed the gun.
That's all I need to know about her. - Tom

5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:57 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dear Carolyn,

Go suck in a Barrel.

PS how many of those evil things are protecting your Sorry UnAmerican ass?


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:55 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another ghoul, dancing in the blood of dead children while cackling about not letting a crisis go to waste...


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:47:39 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
My emotions do not rule my reason, so "impassioned pleas" don't work.

IOW...

No.

8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:49:53 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gun rights advocates typically argue that restrictions on firearms won’t lower crime since criminals are inherently willing to buy weapons illegally, but Ms. McCarthy countered by arguing the individuals involved in shooting sprees are not capable of buying the weapons on the black market.

Really now? Does Chicago, New York, Washington DC mean anything to this freaking Idiot? Hey Genious, how many killings in Chicago last year? What are the laws there now? What a worthless puke.

9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:52:33 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“For the last several years, the massacres have been going on more and more.
And every time in a government mandated "gun-free" criminal protection zone. Gee ... I wonder if maybe there's a connection?

Going through it, I kept saying, ‘What’s the matter with all of us?’”
What, indeed? Why, for God's sake, do we insist on disarming the folks who are charged with the protection of our children? Why, for God's sake, do we insist on creating insecure public areas where the good guys are disarmed by force of law and unable to defend themselves?

It's time to stop the insanity, Carolyn! Past time, in fact.

End the gun-bans! End the criminal protection zones! Let us, the good citizens of these United States arm ourselves for our own protection and for the protection of the innocent children in our care!

If it saves even one life, Carolyn, isn't it worth it?

10 posted on 01/24/2013 1:58:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Never forget: Carolyn "Shoulder Thing That Goes Up" McCarthy.

Google "Shoulder Thing That Goes Up" and you can watch that fool dither.

11 posted on 01/24/2013 1:58:42 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I feel sorry for these women like this one and Mr.s Brady.

Their husbands were shot and that destroyed their minds.

The consolation is that it gives them something to do.
They go after legal gun owners and forget that those who used the guns against their husbands were criminals.

Mr.s Brady’s husband was shot by a crazed man who was in love with a Lesbian.McCarthy’s husband killed by a crazed racist.

Others killed by people on drugs meant to keep them sane, but that do not work. Oh Well!! Both Brady and McCarthy have made a good living off their husbands being shot.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:00:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Barbra Streisand bought Carolyn McCarthy so that CMcC would be a puppet for the Left. Streisand paid CMcC an enormous amount of money for the rights to CMcC’s story (her son getting shot on the train). The rights to such a story normally would have gone — this was about 18 years ago — for 200k or even less. Yet Streisand paid over a million dollars. When CMcC was running for office and was asked what she believed about abortion, she replied, “I am a CAtholic, a mother, and a nurse”. Of course, she meant for people to assume she was pro-life, and people did assume that. Yet, once she was in office, CMcC was so pro-choice that she voted against the ban in partial birth abortions. On every single issue, CMcC has voted with the far left, and she was one of the politicians who appeared on the lawn with Clinton after he was impeached.

Carolyn McCarthy is a whore. Repeat: Carolyn McCarthy is a whore.

13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:07:12 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Tailgunner Joe

McCarthy is ghoul who played the victim card to get rich on her dead husbands corpse.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:14:00 PM PST by y6162
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Because if you don’t have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn’t be able to go into a gun store and just buy them.

They will however, continue to steal them from their dead mothers after they kill them.

15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:20:23 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Someone needs to call the emotional gun grabbers on the issue of people being killed by guns. The fact is that if 1,000 people were killed by guns, and they weren’t, 990 of them would have been young urban gangsters shooting each other, in gun-free zones like Chicago. I live in the South, and other than in certain neighborhoods in Atlanta, we are not shooting each other. Our rifles just sit there and behave themselves. This idea of a “crisis” of “assault weapons” is not even accurate when referring to the young urban hoodlums. It’s a manufactured crisis, pure and simple.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Meet her half way.

From now on any Black that Voted for Obama cannot own a Firearm.

Let’s make it even simpler. Anybody, dead, alive or imaginary, that Voted for Obama cannot own a Firearm.

Gun Crime would virtually disappear overnight.

You’re Welcome America. Now, let me revise the Federal Budget.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 2:36:18 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: y6162

You betcha and now has a house in The Hamptons.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 2:36:32 PM PST by surrey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So, if a Black man who hated White people purposely mowed White people down with his car, she would outlaw Automobiles?

Liberal Logic, ISN’T...


19 posted on 01/24/2013 2:40:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Sybeck1

Ruger P85 9mm 15 shot mag


20 posted on 01/24/2013 2:50:42 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Too bad her husband didn't have a CCW and a sidearm with him. He might be alive today and this wretched woman would never have become a congresscritter.
21 posted on 01/24/2013 3:02:07 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Sybeck1~:” What kind of gun killed her husband? “

A Ruger P-89 , 9mm pistol , firing Winchester/Olin Black Talon rounds. Fired 30 rounds: 6 killed,19 wounded.
The Black Talon rounds are jacketed , hollow point with perforations to expand on contact with tissue.
The perp , Colin Feruson , was paranoid and delusional.
He opened fire on 12/07/93 on a Long Island RR , during rush hour, as the train started to enter the station.
He was temporarily subdued by other passenegers ,
and was shot by an off duty officer who was at the station waiting his wife who was on that train .

Interesting enough , knowing that we are in a letigious society , there is a court case :
(Mc Carthy vs. Strum,Ruger ,& Company ; 916 F. Supp. 366 (S.D.N.Y. 1996 ))
The court case was dismissed - no defective design

The fact that he was apprehended and then shot by an off-duty officer
signifies the need for an armed society.

From an expert : “ The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14.
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5.
The reason is simple.
The armed civilians are there when it started.” ~ by Larry Correia


22 posted on 01/24/2013 3:24:32 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (To conquer a nation , first disarm it's citizens ~ Adolf Hitler)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Because if you don’t have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn’t be able to go into a gun store and just buy them.

Well, shitferbrains, the CT massacre was perpetrated by a madman who didn't buy anything - he stole his mother's guns (all legally acquired) and then killed her. It is kind of difficult to stop someone like that with mere laws. They're not going to say, "Damn, I was just going to murder a bunch of little school kids, but not only is there a sign saying that I can't enter the school with guns, but now the gun itself is illegal. Shucks, maybe they'll change the law so I can kill me some chillun next time the urge strikes me."

I will not comply. Unconstitutional laws are void ab initio, no matter how emotionally involved someone in favor of that law may be. IOW, FUCM!

23 posted on 01/24/2013 3:25:46 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: Ancesthntr

Ancesthntr ~ don’t bother confusing her with the facts !
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~Ronald Reagan

The common ground with all the mass shootings is that the perp is either on psychotrophic medications , or need to be.

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” - Rahm Emanuel


24 posted on 01/24/2013 3:52:25 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (To conquer a nation , first disarm it's citizens ~ Adolf Hitler)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This hypocrite is a champion of partial-birth infanticide. Her credibility is zip.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 7:36:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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