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Newtown Activists Call For Change As Gun Trade Show Opens
The Hartford Courant ^ | January 14, 2014 | Jenny Wilson

Posted on 01/14/2014 3:37:37 AM PST by Biggirl

NEWTOWN — Gun control advocates gathered Monday in front of the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters and called on the gun industry to change its marketing practices, reigniting a polarizing debate the day before the annual firearm industry trade show opens in Las Vegas.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; newtown
Gun control folks out and about.
1 posted on 01/14/2014 3:37:37 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Advocates hope that state-by-state progress eventually will lead to the national legislation that a year ago seemed inevitable.

Their goal is absolute disarmament as a path to absolute power. We have to fight the far left at every step, and more important take back freedom every chance we get. Fighting for a draw is a terrible strategy.

2 posted on 01/14/2014 3:44:19 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

Look for another trip to the fed courts, the USSC in a special way for any future cases.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 3:47:17 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Pollster1

Fighting for a draw is a terrible strategy.

Unfortunately, our “representatives” are Republicans. We are lucky when they don’t give up ground.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 3:49:14 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Biggirl

Do these people have a problem with cars being sold in Newtown because of all of the car related deaths?

They can KMA.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 3:50:41 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Biggirl

Wow. Big demonstration! Must be thirty or so women and men who always wanted to be women there.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 3:53:40 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: logic101.net

“Reasonable Republican” = Quisling

“Moderation in defense of Liberty is no Virtue” -B. Goldwater

The Bill of Rights is NOT negotiable!

The Left will not stop until the people of this country are disarmed. We cannot “work with them”, they must be Defeated.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 3:55:46 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Pollster1

“Their goal is absolute disarmament as a path to absolute power. We have to fight the far left at every step, and more important take back freedom every chance we get. Fighting for a draw is a terrible strategy.”

That’s a fact. I will expand on your last comment, though: Fighting for a draw is losing.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 3:57:17 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Pollster1

“Their goal is absolute disarmament as a path to absolute power.”

Nailed it! America’s own home grown fascism on display.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 3:59:28 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 230FMJ

“The Left will not stop until the people of this country are disarmed. We cannot ‘work with them’, they must be Defeated.”

And they will not cease their tyranny until they are, in fact, defeated and destroyed. The utter destruction of leftist dogma and ideology must be our goal.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 4:00:03 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

“And they will not cease their tyranny until they are, in fact, defeated and destroyed. The utter destruction of leftist dogma and ideology must be our goal”

Yup! I also like your tag line.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 4:03:46 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: ought-six

The problem is that the left controls the levers of power in that they own almost all of the media and all of the educational establishment. It’s an uphill fight on our part, that’s for sure.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 4:07:59 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Chainmail

I saw protestors at Sarah Palins address in Nashville several years ago. There were like 7 of them but they made national news feeds.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 4:08:32 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Biggirl

Beat the crap out of them with a bar of soap in a sock... let’s see if the want to outlaw socks and soap.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 4:26:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: OldPossum

But right has the “new media”. The left has the “old media”.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 4:36:45 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: elcid1970

I have long thought and said there are only two kinds of people who support gun control. Those that are woefully, willfully ignorant of the facts; and powoer hungry fascists who want a disarmed populace that will be easier to control. To you lib lurkers out there, this is you. There is no third option, there is no middle ground.


16 posted on 01/14/2014 4:36:57 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: logic101.net
Unfortunately, our “representatives” are Republicans. We are lucky when they don’t give up ground

Fortunately we have Romney, McCain, and Boehner to lead the way.

17 posted on 01/14/2014 4:42:20 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Biggirl
This thread has just added to the FreeRepublic "bang list" (firearms interest list) by adding the keyword "banglist".

Any time a firearms-related thread is created on FreeRepublic, please be sure to add the "banglist" keyword to it so that interested FReepers don't miss it. Just a suggestion.

Let Freedom Ring,

Gun Facts v6!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v6 download page!

18 posted on 01/14/2014 4:49:52 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Beat the crap out of them with a bar of soap in a sock... let’s see if the want to outlaw socks and soap

Did you see any "Occupy" protesters? Many of them don't do socks, and almost none have any interest in soap. These people are not like us, and they are not clean in mind or body.

19 posted on 01/14/2014 4:49:59 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

....Until they arrested.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 4:59:37 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

The only change I want to see is less rules, regulations and laws.
It you allow someone to own a gun, but not carry it whenever and in whatever manner he wants, then you have revoked his right to self protection.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 5:07:27 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Biggirl

Every time I see a story like this, I have the overwhelming urge to go out and buy another firearm. If I were to act on that impulse every time, I’m pretty sure I’d have more guns than some third-world countries (and have a credit card bill that looked like the US national debt!).


22 posted on 01/14/2014 5:11:44 AM PST by lcms rev
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To: Biggirl

THE SECOND AMENDMENT ISN'T ABOUT HUNTING.IT'S ABOUT PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM TYRANTS!


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Biggirl

Are they all from Newtown? I don’t think so!


24 posted on 01/14/2014 5:32:52 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Biggirl

Somebody needs to tell the Newtown Nuts that their 15 minutes is up. GET A REAL JOB!


25 posted on 01/14/2014 5:44:51 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Biggirl
The strangest thing about Sandy Hook is the inordinate amount of time and planning that went in to it. There are several rather blatant points that jump out at the discerning investigator. Here are a few:

One: Two years prior to the hoax State Medical Examine Wayne Carver was the impetus behind a state law prohibiting the release of crime scene photos, autopsy photos and autopsy reports of minor children. This effort before hand shows long range planning on the part of a government sponsored cabal to make sure certain potentially 'damaging' information was suppressed.

Two: Many of the families who played 'prominent' media roles immediately after the hoax had been recent immigrants to Newtown. They seemed to have had some 'acting' abilities or connections prior to the hoax. Because 'their' children were not actually brutally murdered and disfigured the interviews, some within hours of their 'loss' seem scripted and completely unemotional. Later interviews have an almost 'Twilight Zone' quality to them with all parties laughing gaily and joking with the interviewers whom for the most part seemed obvious to the strange affects of the parents.

Three: One obvious planning date (although it appears obvious that the hoax plan had most likely been conceived by Leftist anti-2nd Amendment government cabal years before) seems to have been the purported 'last three years where NO one seems to have ever seen or had contact with Adam Lanza or his mother. His 'own' brother, the elusive 'Ryan Lanza' is said to have stated that he alone had not seen or spoken with his 'brother' for more than two years. So it appears that the hoax story demanded a negative vortex prior to the incident to prevent outside influences from interjecting themselves between the 'paid' political theater actors and the media.

Briefly, in closing, there are only three very separate and distinct possibilities as to what happened on December 14th, 2013:

One: A mentally disturbed 20 year psychotic loner, without motive, killed 27 people with a variety of rifles and handguns, the 27th being his mother. He then appears to have shot the 28th person, himself. 20 students died along with 6 faculty as 154 rounds of ammunition were expended. The Ct. State Police were the first to arrive and sealed the scene declaring every one shot, dead. No EMS or other LEO's were allowed access to the school. Adam Lanza appears to have driven a black Honda (registered to a local felon and drug addict) to the school, and is said to have shot his way in through the front glass door/window which was said to be 'bullet resistant', but not bullet proof. Although there were supposedly 600 students in the school at the time there is no known photos or videos of an exit save one photo which looks to have been staged during a prior drill. No body bags were ever seen or photographed being removed save one blurry shot of a white sheeted 'victim' taken in the middle of the night by a camera man apparently in a tree near the school. Except for a comment re: Noah Pozner's funeral, all funerals were closed casket. It was related that Pozner had a cloth partially over his face perhaps to hide disfigurement. No photos of dead children (if they exist) have ever been released per the previously mention law. There was at one time a surveillance video system installed in the school but photos taken the day of the shooting show it had been removed from the exterior of the building. There are no KNOWN photos or video of Lanza either driving up to the school, exiting the car, or shooting his way in to the school.

Two: It was a US government Black Ops attack in which a total of 28 people were eliminated and it actually happened as a plan to force the destruction of the 2nd Amendment and the confiscation of guns in America. To a degree, in certain liberal controlled states this is already happening (NY, CT).

Three: This was an active shooter drill that went live and it was a hoax with the liberal controlled media a willing participant.

26 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:43 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Chainmail

Yawn.

A bunch of Sandy hookers wanting to grab everyone’s guns.

So what else is new?

If tens of thousands of conservatives march in the streets, the media ignores them. If a handful of moonbats take to the streets, the media has wall to wall coverage.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 6:35:26 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Biggirl
In a shift from their origins as promoter of tools for personal protection and hunting,

Sorry but they left out citizen's protection from tyranny, which is the only one implied in the Second Amendment.

28 posted on 01/14/2014 6:42:55 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Biggirl
These gun-grabbers have revealed themselves as the absolute government-enforced prohibitionists they are, and now, I am 100% against any compromise whatsoever with them.

In fact, I am for the complete repeal of the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the National Firearms Acts of 1934, and all laws that depend on them, including the Gun-Free School Zone Act, as amended after the Lopez case.

The Hughes Amendment banning the ownership of machine guns by civilians post May 1986 is unconstitutional on its face (per the 1934 Miller case) and must be rescinded immediately.

The unconstitutional registry of all guns, including the machine gun registry going back to 1934 but extended in 1968 and 1986, MUST be destroyed immediately.

Every last law in the United States infringing the 2nd Amendment in any way, including federal-level background checks, must be repealed to return on a Constitutional order.

No more NICS, no more waiting periods, no more bans on gun shows or gun stores.

If the states want to license concealed carry, I'm OK with that, but NOT at the federal level. And open carry must be completely unrestricted in normal society. If carry is restricted in certain government buildings, then those buildings MUST (in the style of the new Kansas law) provide security guards, searches, and metal detectors to enforce what the criminals will not comply with on their own.

I've had it with this gradual descent into Nazi Germany. NO MORE.

29 posted on 01/14/2014 6:44:45 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Pollster1

Very true!


30 posted on 01/14/2014 7:10:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Biggirl

The article describes one of the demands of the protestors against the gun industry “to change its marketing practices”. Later on the article describes the gun industry as marketing to children.

This seems rather strange as as far as I’ve ever noticed, neither television, newspapers, nor major magazines carry advertisements for firearms. They all carry ads for alcohol and with the exception of television, tobacco products though.

The only time I’ve seen advertisements for firearms manufacturers are on enthusiast publications or cable programming narrowly tailored to shooting, hunting or outdoor pursuits.

Their complaint is specious. Most of what kids pick up about firearms today is from Hollywood and video games, but because those industries support the left they get a free pass.


31 posted on 01/14/2014 7:17:29 AM PST by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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They just don’t get it.

You will never hear of a “shelter in place” order in rural Texas.


32 posted on 01/14/2014 7:32:08 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Biggirl

My tagline still applies.

‘The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.’


33 posted on 01/14/2014 8:45:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Biggirl
But right has the “new media”. The left has the “old media”.

Yes, ma'am, but the problem is that the old media includes the nation's newspapers, which still have pretty large readerships and all the national TV networks, which millions watch each and every day. These networks have huge numbers of viewers of the situation comedies and dramas that promote liberal values and let's not forget the audience for the nightly newscasts.

I would say that they have a greater audience that we conservatives could ever hope for, notwithstanding talk radio and the conservative websites. Bear in mind that the latter two attract people who are already on our side whereas the newspapers and electronic media have non-committed audiences to influence.

34 posted on 01/14/2014 8:46:39 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

“It’s an uphill fight on our part, that’s for sure.”

The harder the fight, the sweeter the victory.


35 posted on 01/14/2014 6:02:57 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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