Skip to comments.Manchin: Gun Control Bill Wouldn't Have Stopped Newtown
Posted on 04/14/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by True Grit
Appearing on CBS News' Face the Nation on April 14, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Newtown families have told him they know the bill he and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) have crafted would not have prevented the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. In other words, Manchin's expanded background check "compromise" bill, being pushed in response to Newtown, does not do anything that would have stopped the Newtown tragedy from happening. Manchin said the families to whom he's spoken just keep urging him to do something in hopes that somewhere down the road new gun control legislation will "prevent one family from...going through what [Newtown] families went through." Senator Toomey was also on Face the Nation. And he said: "I acknowledge, there's no single bill that is a panacea for [gun crime], nothing guarantees that a committed criminal isn't going to find a way to get a gun." Connecticut had the 5th most stringent gun control laws in the nation when Adam Lanza committed his crime. These included background checks and an "assault weapons" ban.
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Shortly after the Newton event I recall predicting right here at FR that Democrats in Congress would seek immediately to punish the innocent and evade dealing with the cause.
Discussion also at: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3007830/posts
It is not constitutional for the federal government to pass any gun regulations whatsoever. The second amendment clearly states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That means they cannot make a law restricting guns. What they can do is pass a constitutional amendment that amends the Second Amendment or replaces it. This must then be ratified by three fourths of the states. They have no constitutional authority to do anything else.
No kidding. What kind of special idiot would believe that another law would have stopped it? Seriously. How disconnected and deluded do you have to be to think that an evil and insane whack job, who is already breaking twenty laws, including murder, would be in any way deterred by breaking another one, or even ten? Seriously, any of you lib lurkers that think any of the proposed or enacted gun control laws will have any effect...seek professional help, really. You are dangerously disconnected from reality. Seriously, we may disagree on politics, but as a human, I’m concerned for your well being if you are this out of it.
It is not about the children. It is not about stopping shootings.
They want our guns. They want them all.
Their plan will not work if we remain armed.
If they were concerned about saving lives and not disarming the American people they would be pushing to ban swimming pools, which kill far more children every year than firearms.
Well, it’s a damn good thing we pay them so much and take care of them for their whole lives after they are done wrecking ours, because without such compensation, we would not have the best and the brightest as we clearly have right now :/
Toilets...buckets...grapes...hotdogs...also big offenders.
Right. That’s why I appreciated what Ouderkirk posted. Iow, to anyone who cares, “Umm.... NO.” I just hope a lot of other people say it at the same time (to be honest)!
[that reply referred to comments on the other thread at http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3007830/replies?c=6 ]
STOPing decent people from gun ownership will in NO WAY effect non decent people from obtaining them..
Pass all the laws you want the non decent ones will still have and USE them...
To Kill, Rob, commit mayhem, and perform mass murder..
Utopians LOVE to pass laws restricting people that care about laws..
Forcing THEM to become VICTIMS....
Perpetrators could care less about LAWS...
HOW do you restrict the PERPS?... YOU SHOOT THEM...
Thats the only way..
But, it WOULD have forced the shooter to reload a few more times.
newtown is masively exploited to pass a bill that won’t prevent another newtown.
this is liberal “progress”.
what this is, is incrementalism. it is the marxist dialectic. it gets them closer to the total goal of disarmed citizens.
another newtown false flag and they’ll have their props screaming for more laws and screaming the repubs prevented “real” changes the last time.