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Edward Flynn makes spirited call for assault weapons ban (barf alert)
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 feb 2013 | Craig Gilbert

Posted on 02/28/2013 7:39:11 PM PST by rellimpank

Washington, D.C. - Invoking both the Newtown school massacre and chronic gun violence in American cities, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Congress Wednesday to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to civilians.

"I've wondered frequently in the past decade how many people have to get murdered in a mass murder for it to be enough," Flynn said. "Is 20 babies enough to say these implements should not be so easily distributed?"

Flynn was one of several witnesses at an emotional Senate Judiciary hearing on the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," a bill introduced in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December.

Neil Heslin, the father of one of the children murdered in Newtown, cried as he testified.

"I'm not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back," Heslin, a 50-year-old construction worker, told the senators. "I'm here to speak up for my son."

Other relatives of Newtown victims were in the audience.

Flynn was there as a law enforcement figure who supports the legislation. And he made for a spirited, outspoken witness, interrupting Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to challenge his arguments against the bill and drawing applause more than once from members of the audience who support new gun restrictions. After his testimony, he was even more pointed on the issue in an interview with the Journal Sentinel.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba
---this is the C of P who promised to "throw to the ground" anyone exercising legal open carry in "his" city, whose department has been found to have been phoneying crime statistics and who admits in testimony that they don't prosecute those found falsifying firearms purchase statements---
1 posted on 02/28/2013 7:39:17 PM PST by rellimpank
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—ping—


2 posted on 02/28/2013 7:40:54 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank
The target: (for ignorance)

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3 posted on 02/28/2013 7:44:13 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: rellimpank

Flynn sounds just like Piers Morgan.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 7:54:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Typical radical left wing extremist liberal demokkkrat scumbag who has no clue what this country is all about. Way to go chief asshat. You have proven your ignorance with no help from us.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 7:59:36 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rellimpank

I would like to have the Chief show my his Geneva convention card or shut the hell up about “civilians”.

I’m a citizen Chief, and that makes me your equal. Got it, Chief? I’m your equal. I won’t be treated as a lesser being, incapable of handling weapons.

This type of cop is the absolute worst.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 8:04:43 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rktman

I love where he says for the last 20 years they have been in an arms race.
The idiot thinks semiautos were invented in the late 1980’s or something


7 posted on 02/28/2013 8:17:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rellimpank

Flynn needs to go enforce current gun laws in his own city.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 8:24:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Chief Flynn (Milwaukee) calls for assault weapon ban.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 8:34:42 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wish someone would ask these numbnut brain dead gun grabbing bastards- to name one place where dis-arming the population did not lead to mass murder of citizens


10 posted on 02/28/2013 8:44:06 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: rellimpank
Anyone looking for definition of POLICE STATE?

I think he needs some of them stars enlarged and stapled into his forehead.

11 posted on 02/28/2013 8:48:50 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: mylife

A public school grad-u-ate? Lucky for me I got out of HS in 1965 just before they went to crap and we actually learned some history. Unmodified(?)


12 posted on 02/28/2013 8:51:06 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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Is this the disrespectful individual that was talking over Lindsey Graham in a recent Senate hearing of sorts?

Generally, no one citizen in the Country deserves greater rights to weapons than any other law-abiding citizen.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 8:59:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, he was disrespectful and came off as a hot-head and a thug.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 9:09:08 PM PST by BattleFlag (The right to self defense, one without which none others matter)
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To: rellimpank
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Congress Wednesday to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to civilians.

Because weapons bans are known to be so effective, right? Just look at Mexico, oh, wait no... Just look at Australia and Great Britain - never mind the increases in violent crime they experienced after enacting their bans. Oh, and pay no attention to DC long being known as the "murder capital of the world."

Because really, all we need is one more law, that'll do it. Just look at the effectiveness of Prohibition. er, wait, no... Look at the effectiveness of stopping illegal immigration. um, maybe not... I know, it'll be just as effective as the war on drugs! oh, wait, that's a failure too.

But I'm sure that just one more law is all it will take. Just give up a little bit more of your freedoms and rights. Trust me. Even though the evil and insane perpetrator of the Sandy Hook shooting broke 20 separate laws... We're sure if there had just been a 21st law in place that would've stopped him.

Seriously people, does this even need a sarcasm tag? Sadly, it isn't sarcasm to far too many brainwashed libtards. Lib lurkers, you know who you are. There is absolutely nothing, no laws whatsoever proposed or on the books that would've stopped any of the mass shootings in the past twenty years. Why? CRIMINALS DON'T OBEY LAWS! It is so stunningly simple...maybe that's why it escapes the liberal mindset.

None of these laws will stop the next mass shooting. Oh yes, there will be another one. There is absolutely nothing you, me, local law enforcement, or the feds can do to stop it. No law will stop it. The only thing that will stop the next massacre will be a trained, armed person there to stop it before it gets too bad. Yes, it will be bad - any attack on innocents is bad. But if there is someone there who can stop it in seconds rather than the minutes it typically takes law enforcement to respond...

That is what it will take - more guns, more armed people not less. All your liberal feel-good laws are doing is disarming law abiding citizens - increasing violent crime. (proven, not opinion) So how does it feel to be responsible for additional murders, rapes, and other brutal attacks? Sleep well libs.

15 posted on 02/28/2013 9:11:36 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rellimpank

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, and people like him, are responsible for the Sandy Hook massacre. So much for their “Gun free” zones. Idiots!


16 posted on 02/28/2013 9:32:32 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: rellimpank
FUCEF

I don't own an assault weapon.
Those were tightly restricted by the National Firearms Act of 1934.

I do own a Tyranny Response Rifle.

"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Thomas Jefferson

MOLON LAVE

17 posted on 02/28/2013 9:36:35 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Ya know, I think from now on my ‘black rifles’, those working tools for battle, will be known as TR rifles. Thanks, I like it!


18 posted on 02/28/2013 9:39:19 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TigersEye

Ya know, I think from now on my ‘black rifles’, those working tools for battle, will be known as TR rifles. Thanks, I like it!

Nice SKS btw.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 9:40:01 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Thanks on the TR thing.

That's not a pic of my SKS but I have that stock so it might as well be a pic of mine. Mine is a Norinco paratrooper w/Williams peep sites and a flash suppressor. Plus another aftermarket stock, mags and so on and so forth. I like it a lot.

20 posted on 02/28/2013 10:18:38 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: rellimpank
"I've wondered frequently in the past decade how many people have to get murdered in a mass murder for it to be enough,"

I've wondered frequently how much farther down the road to a progressive police state we'd be were it not for Second Amendment gun ownership.
21 posted on 02/28/2013 11:10:31 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: rellimpank

“...Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Congress Wednesday to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to civilians.”

Despite the Police chief wearing a ridiculous uniform designed to make him look like a four star general, someone should remind him that police officers ARE CIVILIANS. If I cant have a standard capacity mag, then neither should they. He talks about an arms race, but cops have partners, backups, swat teams, armored vehicles and helicopters. I have none of that. If I dont need semi autos, neither do they.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 5:41:07 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: rellimpank

“...Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Congress Wednesday to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to civilians.”

Despite the Police chief wearing a ridiculous uniform designed to make him look like a four star general, someone should remind him that police officers ARE CIVILIANS. If I cant have a standard capacity mag, then neither should they. He talks about an arms race, but cops have partners, backups, swat teams, armored vehicles and helicopters. I have none of that. If I dont need semi autos, neither do they.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 5:41:07 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: rellimpank

Does Milwaukee have a swat team that uses semi-automatic rifles with more than 10 round magazines?

If so, will he discard them—or say they are needed for defense against bad men with guns.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 6:03:38 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: rellimpank
Is 20 babies enough to say these implements should not be so easily distributed?

Are 79 Branch Davidians enough to say that the government is out of control?

25 posted on 03/01/2013 7:27:17 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
How about 1.2 million fetuses a year? Just because these fetuses have aged, why put so much additional value to them?

And then let's look to another issue. Semiautomatic rifles account for fewer than 3% of deaths. Most gun related deaths are by handgun. If I were a criminal with the intent to commit a crime, my primary weapon would be a revolver. That way no shells are left at the scene. And since these weapons are not covered by current proposed laws, they'll be next if the ridiculous and already proven to be a failure assault weapons ban is passed. Make all guns illegal and a black market in guns will rise. And who buys on the black market? Criminals. So the net result is only to prevent the honest person from having the ability to defend himself. Taking this a step further, citizens need the ability to resist an oppressive government. Our “Founding Fathers” foresaw this need and it should be preserved.

26 posted on 03/01/2013 8:12:28 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: TigersEye

Years ago —I’m talkin’ three decades plus ago— I converted my Norinco SKS to use detachable mags, so I gave away the twenty round box mag I removed from it. I’ve since sold the rifle, which had a folding pistol-grip stock put on it. Out of curiosity I have tried to locate a twenty round box, thinking I would rather have the stripper clip reloading option if I ever obtain another SKS. The things no longer exist in this universe!


27 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:17 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Just for your information, I bought a Glock 22 at a gun show a couple of years ago that was a trade in by the Milwaukee police department. It showed holster wear, but had not been shot enough to even make ‘ring marks’ on the barrel or a bullet ‘seat’ on the bolt/slide face where the firing pin projects. It might be that a 40 S&W round is too powerful for the Milwaukee police ... so why is this idiot chief making such a fool of himself and the department?


28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:19:44 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

“so why is this idiot chief making such a fool of himself and the department?”

Police chiefs are politicians first and cops second. To make police chief in any major city requires that you be actively anti-gun. Regarding your glock I bought a similar police trade in a few years ago. Lots of holster wear but not much use. Works fine.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 8:49:31 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: rellimpank
"Is 20 babies enough to say these implements should not be so easily distributed?"

Are millions of babies enough to say that abortions should not be so easily obtained?

30 posted on 03/01/2013 9:05:39 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: MHGinTN
Most of them come with a ten rd. box mag. You had the Red Star 20 rd. mag? I have tried to find those for sale too but it's difficult. I have read on several gun blogs/forums that the Red Star mags don't work very well.

Two friends of mine, both Marine Corps Vietnam vets, told me they thought the ten rd. box mags fed by stripper clips would work as well or better in a battle situation. I have the original stock, box mag and lots of stripper clips so my choices are wide open.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 11:27:02 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Boomer One
And who buys on the black market? Criminals.

And what do criminals buy on the black market? Full auto.

32 posted on 03/01/2013 11:35:04 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: clearcarbon

No need to wonder without the 2nd You would have found yourself being pistol whipped by a Federal Law Enforcement agent,told to shut up & get in the box car for a train ride. Any more questions?


33 posted on 03/01/2013 3:49:39 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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