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Gun Control Advocates March as Nation Reels From School Shootings
CNN ^ | Saturday, January 26, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Emily Schmidt

Posted on 01/26/2013 11:17:38 AM PST by kristinn

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.

On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."

The demonstrators want reinstatement of the federal ban on the sale of military-style semi-automatic rifles such as the one used in the recent Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, plus the gunman and his mother. The protestors also want a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks.

SNIP

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an assembly of marchers, after they reached their rallying area midway between the White House and the Capitol, that Saturday's demonstration wasn't about the Second Amendment.

"This is about gun responsibility; this is about gun safety; this is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children," Duncan told the crowd.

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A small counterdemonstration was held across the street from the gun control advocates' staging area near the Capitol. One gun rights advocate said he thinks people in schools should be armed -- a viewpoint he developed after the Newtown shooting.

"I could not figure out why government employees have armed guards, banks have armed guards to protect the money, but the government, for some reason, thought we don't need armed guards to protect our children," Dick Heller said. "Maybe they're less worthy. I don't know. I don't know what their thinking was. All I can't understand is why didn't they protect their children like the government protects itself?"

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/26/2013 11:17:50 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=fGaDAThOHhA

Watch and Learn, o ye of little faith.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 11:19:25 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kristinn

I must not be too big. FOX was showing very narrow shots today. I didn’t see any wide views.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 11:20:23 AM PST by dforest
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To: kristinn

Where is the second amendment march! Where are we!


4 posted on 01/26/2013 11:23:36 AM PST by Texas4ever
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To: dforest

When leftists march it is always “thousands” or “millions,” but when patriots march it is hundreds or less.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 11:24:01 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: kristinn

I’m not reeling.

I was over it the exact second it was politicized.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 11:24:17 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kristinn

We have gun control, it is called The 2nd Amendment.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 11:28:08 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: kristinn

Actually the homicide rate in this country is at an almost 100 year low, even though we have a record number of guns. Hmmmmmm...


8 posted on 01/26/2013 11:28:49 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Texas4ever

“Where is the second amendment march! Where are we!”

We have jobs.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 11:31:03 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: kristinn

“Reeling”? “Blocks Long”? Who dreams this stuff up?


10 posted on 01/26/2013 11:31:05 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

The usual CNN propagandists.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 11:33:40 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: kristinn

I’m “reeling” from the GUN FREE ZONES...


12 posted on 01/26/2013 11:36:14 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: kristinn
Remember the CNN Headline last week?

"Millions of Second Amendment Advocates Meet at 'Gun Appreciation Day' Events Across Nation as Concerns About Totalitariansm Grow"

What, you didn't see it?

Nope, neither did I.

13 posted on 01/26/2013 11:37:20 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kristinn

Gun control won’t do a thing when it comes to Adam Lanza types, not a thing.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 11:39:05 AM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Candor7

Thanks for the video. What absolute fools to have meekly surrendered their firearms!

In the US? To quote Michigan state Rep. Doug Geiss (D-Taylor), “there will be blood, there will be repercussions”.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 11:39:05 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: kristinn

Thousands? I did not even see hundreds in the photo’s I saw. I call total BS!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57566009/thousands-march-in-d.c-for-gun-control/

“The group One Million Moms for Gun Control, the Washington National Cathedral and two other churches eventually signed on to co-sponsor the march. Organizers have raised more than $46,000 online to pay for equipment and fees to stage the rally.”


16 posted on 01/26/2013 11:39:10 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Fightin Whitey

“If your not willing to risk it all, then you dont want it bad enoug”

Idiotic - “we have jobs”.....so did the many soldier Reservists that died for your freedom. Dont be so ignorant.
One day will not kill you.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 11:40:05 AM PST by Texas4ever
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To: kristinn

Have asked a friend outside of DC to try and give me some accurate numbers on the crowd. If CNN says thousands, it’s a low number that they’re trying to make look large. Even Yahoo isn’t inflating the number above thousands instead of tens of thousands. By the way, did anyone notice if SEIU was there? If anyone has a friend in DC who can give accurate numbers, please post it.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 11:45:42 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: kristinn

They are trying to change the language, from “gun control” to “gun safety.” This is more important than it may seem. Don’t let the Left get language control.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 11:46:31 AM PST by firebrand
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To: dforest
yup... the tighter the shot, the fewer the protestors
20 posted on 01/26/2013 11:46:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

Politically Gun Control is the Liberals version of what Abortion is to Conservatives.

Their trying to pass laws (sometimes very harsh laws) to force people to behave in ways in which they very much disagree. (and large numbers of people).

This won’t turn out well for them politically. They will piss of large numbers of people.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: kristinn

Ding Ding Ding

Major Sponsor: Washington National Cathedral?

“Washington National Cathedral: Great place for a gay wedding”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/01/09/washington-national-cathedral-great-place-for-a-gay-wedding/

Danger Will Robinson: Hard Leftie Propaganda....!!!!


22 posted on 01/26/2013 11:47:13 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: kristinn
A small Number of Uninformed, Tendentious Simpletons.

N.U.T.S

23 posted on 01/26/2013 11:47:28 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Texas4ever

February 8, every State Capital.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 11:48:17 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: hope

Thank you.....I will be there...I have three jobs,

website?


25 posted on 01/26/2013 11:50:11 AM PST by Texas4ever
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To: kristinn
Gun Control Advocates March as Nation Reels From School Shootings

Obviously CNN doesn't know that our nation is now controlled by the low information voter. They only "reeled" until another shiny object was dangled in front of them, now they have forgot about school shootings and moved on to the new season of American Idol.

26 posted on 01/26/2013 11:51:22 AM PST by apillar
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To: kristinn

All of them are on the government dole one way or another, or basically the elected democratic crooks forced their staff workers to “brave” the cold weather. I mock them and any conservative who has any respect for them.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 11:52:45 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Candor7

Yes, but here in the U.S., ur overlords seek to exempt themselves from the consequences of their proposed bans.

Any man looks me in the face and asks me to surrender my firearm, while he fancies himself fit to have one, wishes to enslave me.

Hoping I don’t have to cross that bridge, but I will.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1711jiiRtM

Motivation for just such encounters, courtesy of Clint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Oa2tLrWqY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7-A-7Zvak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYdbGHzaTk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyjrUAimzZg


28 posted on 01/26/2013 11:54:13 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: toddausauras

Horrendous as the massacre was, there is absolutely no relationship between that and what is happening now. We have a radical leftist president, and the Left is taking this opportunity. The shootings, whether staged or not, are an excuse to take the guns away. If they succeed, the Constitution may never recover.

I know this has been said here before. It’s just that the absolute lack of connection is so extra crystal clear to me now that we have Gun Grabbers on Parade.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 11:54:54 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Texas Fossil
Article - "On a cold day,"


I noticed the dishonest, DUmb gun-grabbers are attempting to substitute pictures from some other protest as their own as seen at this link. You'll notice the people wearing t-shirts and shorts in the picture. It's summer time and not a cold January in DC.

http://www.examiner.com/article/newtown-residents-join-gun-control-rally-washington

30 posted on 01/26/2013 11:59:08 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: kristinn

“”Hey LaPierre. How about this? Keep the Bad guy from even getting a gun!””

I keep waiting for these folks to truly give and explanation of “HOW”.

Keeping good guys from getting guns is not a valid explanation.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 12:02:02 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: kristinn

Folks warm up your disqus log in and cream those libturds at that thread.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 12:02:51 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: dforest

Good catch on a MSM trick... Rather than ‘marching’ why don’t these people make a list of all the great cities where gun control has worked? You know, places like Chicago, Detroit and DC....


33 posted on 01/26/2013 12:07:56 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: kristinn
Gun grabbers - maybe a thousand? Media is covering it 24/7

Pro Life yesterday - a half million people - no comment from the media.


34 posted on 01/26/2013 12:10:03 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: kristinn

It’s time for the gun party to march.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 12:10:12 PM PST by pallis
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To: kristinn

When a DA charges a gun with murder or manslaughter and NOT the person holding the gun, THAT’S when I will believe in gun control!!!

But, not before.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 12:10:54 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: kristinn; Beckwith

CNN gets the truth from Jesse Ventura:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxNenz7q_eY


37 posted on 01/26/2013 12:17:32 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kristinn

There should be a march on Washington to ban stupid people..100 percent of them being Obama voters


38 posted on 01/26/2013 12:18:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Fightin Whitey
We have jobs.

I don't think that's a sufficient reason, anymore. Orchestrated protests (by rent-a-mobs) get Washington's attention, NOT writing or phoning a Congresscritter. The left understands street demonstrations while country club Republicans are content to disagree with the marchers over drinks at the club. This is about "sound and fury representing nothing", not facts and not reality.

We will not preserve our country and our Constitution if we do not become more vocal. IOW, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

39 posted on 01/26/2013 12:18:41 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Bshaw

You will love this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxNenz7q_eY


40 posted on 01/26/2013 12:18:41 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: DustyMoment

500,000 people, many of them young adults, marched on Washington yesterday against abortion.

That’s five hundred thousand - Yesterday- the commemoration of Roe V wade decision 40 years ago which has resulted in at least 55,000,000 - That’s fifty five million - deaths.

Did you hear about it, see it or read about it?


41 posted on 01/26/2013 12:24:16 PM PST by stanne
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To: kristinn
"The issue is guns. The Second Amendment gives us the right to own guns, but it's not the right to own any gun," she said. "These are assault weapons, made for killing people."

Muskets were made for killing people.

42 posted on 01/26/2013 12:27:05 PM PST by Starstruck (If I were a communist, socialist or fascist, l I would be for gun control.)
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To: kristinn

First, there are already more than 20,000 gun control laws actively on the books today and none of them prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. Second, millions upon million of people in America own guns and 99.9999% of them have never and will never use them for anything other than hunting or self-defense.

So, let’s lose the hysteria and analyze the facts - a PERSON murdered those children in Connecticut, NOT a hunk of steel. In Portland, a PERSON killed two people in the mall, NOT a hunk of steel! In Denver, a PERSON shot up the theater, NOT a hunk of steel!!

NONE of these facts will matter to the gun-grabbing nanny-staters, because they focus solely on the gun and nothing else. So, what happens if ALL guns are outlawed and forcibly collected by the feds? Someone bent on committing mass murder may turn to knives, hatchets, chainsaws or machetes. So, we outlaw those. The next person to commit a heinous crime may use a bat, poison, poison gas or a semi-tractor. And the one after that may use a car, a pen or pencil, a rock, his hands . . . . . . so when do we blame the PERSON and NOT the inanimate weapon!???

The fact remains that until the left understands that murdering humans by ANY means including their favorite method, abortion, human life will be valueless and more copycats will come out to exercise their demented mass murder of innocent people.

All of that said, it occurs to me that the gun-grabbers are from the leftist school of complete control. What that means is that if 1 person commits a gun crime then, under the leftist theory of the “collective” and “groupthink”, they believe that ALL gun owners will commit mass murder unless they eliminate guns (good luck with that!). So, the calls for more gun control by the left after these incidents is twofold - eliminate the “balance of power” the Founding Fathers so carefully wove into the Constitution and gain total control over the people.

Another part that affects all of this is the fact that laws, whether gun laws, robbery laws, or whatever, are written solely to affect law-abiding citizens. People who commit crimes are called “outlaws” and criminals because they DON’T adhere to the laws created to control or stop their illegal activities.

So, should the left create additional gun control laws, will it prevent the next gun-related crime? Of course not. Laws only affect those of us who obey them. Those who disregard the law won’t be stopped from committing whatever crime they want to commit.

As a final note, Adam Lanza did not own the guns he used to murder all of the people at Sandy Hook Elementary. They were his mother’s guns and they were all legally purchased and registered. Which begs the question, what will any NEW gun control laws accomplish?


43 posted on 01/26/2013 12:27:26 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Red Steel

Yep, shorts in a blizzard. hee hee hee


44 posted on 01/26/2013 12:30:53 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Sirius Lee
The "thousands" number was being touted on the NY radio stations, too. I was extremely skeptical, given the weather and lack of a free concert.

It ain't a big crowd in DC if you can see daylight between 'em. My guess is they're maybe 995,000 shy of a "Million Moms". Less, if you include the media in the total.


45 posted on 01/26/2013 12:33:02 PM 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: DustyMoment

It’s a damn good reason.

I go to local Tea Party gatherings. I vote in every election. I write and call my representatives. I’ve been a paid conservative columnist for the local daily, until my wife had to fear for her own job because of the least politically incorrect topics (never homosexuality, never race) I might address.

I don’t give a rip what country club Republicans do. They don’t influence me and don’t ask my advice either.

But I do not have time or money to head to D.C. or L.A. or Billings, Montana, to hold hands and march in parade.

Good on ya FRiend if you do. Wave at the camera if you get a chance. And let me know how things turn out.


46 posted on 01/26/2013 12:34:27 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: kristinn

It has been reported that no rifle was used in the Newtown school shooting, nor was any rifle carried into the building by the shooter.
Is this true?


47 posted on 01/26/2013 12:34:27 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: kristinn

I saw a photo of about a dozen people, although the text refered to “thousands” and “blocks long”.


48 posted on 01/26/2013 12:44:14 PM PST by ozzymandus
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

49 posted on 01/26/2013 12:45:49 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Yeah, but we turned up in all the state capitols as well as D.C. on Jan. 19; (or was it the 20th?)so we actually had far more than they did! All they’re reporting seems to be in D.C.!


50 posted on 01/26/2013 1:02:44 PM PST by dsutah
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