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Senator keen to revive gun-control legislation after California killings
The Guardian ^ | May 26, 2014 | Associated Press In Washington

Posted on 05/26/2014 2:59:15 AM PDT by Biggirl

Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wants to revive gun-control legislation that was rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, saying it could have helped prevent this weekend's deadly California shooting spree.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluemthal; elliotrodger; guncontrol; roger

1 posted on 05/26/2014 2:59:16 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

How about reviving the House Un-Americans Committee again, instead?

This murderer was yet another Leftist Loon (redundant, I know).


2 posted on 05/26/2014 3:02:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Biggirl

“...saying it could have helped prevent this weekend’s deadly California shooting spree.”

Please, Senator. Tell us precisely HOW your anti-Constitutional legislative proposal would have helped, in any way, to prevent this madman from committing this senseless act. Inquiring minds want to know.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 3:02:51 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: PubliusMM

Maybe he would have been more serious about the knives and the car?

This is ridiculousness that is palpable by the numb.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 3:07:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PubliusMM

If they say it, it’s true.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 3:09:10 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Biggirl

Every word of the free speech of these agenda-driven, narcissistic, totalitarians needs to be examined…and their shooters, too.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 3:20:59 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Biggirl

This is the problem, bloviating idiot politicians thinking that gun control will solve the problem, not mental health failures in government. He also stabbed some to death and drove a vehicle at others, another dope added to the pile of dopes.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 3:39:44 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Biggirl

No, Dick Blumenthal. A CCW-and-armed first victim might never have been the first victim and saved all the other victim’s lives in the first place. BEFORE they became victims of a knife and a BMW. Gonna outlaw BMW’s?

You shameless Democrat liberal opportunistic idiot, Dick Bluenthal.

Gee, was I too harsh?


8 posted on 05/26/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Biggirl

So does he want to add knives to his legislation too since three of the victims were stabbed to death?


9 posted on 05/26/2014 3:58:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Biggirl

You get the feeling that Dems anticipate with bated breath every shooting, so that with enough blood to put on parade they can resurrect their Mahdi of Gun Control from his crypt and disarm the public for all time.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 4:03:17 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Timber Rattler

One was killed by BMW.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 4:19:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Biggirl

Do I have this right?

Richard “Stolen Valor” Blumenthal wants to crap on the Constitution on Memorial Day?

Really?!?!


12 posted on 05/26/2014 4:44:55 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, and we all know how many people are killed by cars as compared to guns. And while he’s at it, how about the requirements to obtain and keep a driver’s license? Seems to me there are more than a few mentally ill driver’s on the road.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 4:50:30 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Peet

That is what he does best, sadly.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:49 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Timber Rattler

my point exactly. Will the .iberals ask for knife control, since he stabbed 3 people??? How about Beemer control since he drove a BMW?


15 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Boomer One

about 100 people a day die in car crashes in this country. If the media reported all of those with great zeal, or based on a political agenda, that’s all we would talk about. And we would talk of banning cars because they are so dangerous.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 5:00:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe he should revise his legislation to center on mental health and leave the gun control issues out. Maybe even add a little paragraph or two about drugs and medications. Could he be overlooking some critical facts such as:

Most of these nuts seemed to be under medication, had pre-existing mental health issues, and were as crazy as a March hares to any sane person (or victim).

Most seemed to lead “privileged” lives without much supervision. They found the time and money to obtain the guns and ammo, bombs, knives, cars, and other weapons necessary to perpetrate mayhem. Much of the mayhem had taken months to plan in great detail.

Most want to be recognized as achievers but in reality they know they are failures. They want their 15 minutes of fame and are willing to resort to violent means to get it instead of earning it through their own efforts. Left wing liberalism teaches them “we are all equal, but some are more equal”. Reality teaches them otherwise.

Most, with their insane thoughts and perversions, go undetected in the mainstream as left wing liberalism is now considered “normal”. In defence of the psychiatrists, what could they do, as they have become “liberal nuts” too. To do otherwise, they would be one of the “conservative right wingers”.

Yeh, blame it on guns because in same weird way guns are defenseless and cannot defend themselves. They are only one of many inanimate weapons that can be used by humans for good and evil.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Biggirl
Folks gun control and gun confiscation are nothing but politics and bull dung. If, and that is a huge if, if govt wanted the guns, govt would offer to buy them at phenomenal prices, prices that would get 90% turning in their guns, prices like $100,000 for all semiautomatics, 1 million for fully automatics, 50,000 for working handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

With digital money, it makes no difference what they are paying, or the govt would simply raise the price of food to the point where people sell everything to survive, read God's word starting in Genesis 39 see how Joseph got all of the land, all of the animals, all of the people.

No, gun control, gun confiscation, is not real, it has done nothing of substance but raise the price of guns so that the really poor in cities cannot afford them. Gun control is keeping guns out of the hands of poor blacks and other poor.

18 posted on 05/26/2014 5:23:12 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Biggirl

Here’s a novel gun control idea:

Since violent crime is committed overwhelmingly by Liberals, let’s ban Liberals from having guns.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 5:25:34 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Biggirl

20 posted on 05/26/2014 5:36:10 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Biggirl

This has more to do with a Lunatic than with gun Control.
Blumenthal is just another self serving Lying Politician.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 5:42:06 AM PDT by chatham
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To: chatham

Liberals will do ANYTHING to get guns banned completely and will let no crisis go to waste until they get their way.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 5:49:48 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Biggirl

Who needs a soapbox?

Not democrats.

Democrats never miss a chance to climb up on the bodies of the victims to push their leftist agenda.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 6:06:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: Biggirl

HOW? Just tell me how that legislation would have prevented it. It wouldn’t!

These anti-gun people are obsessed with passing more and more laws until they ban all guns.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 6:17:26 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Biggirl

Let these gun-grabbing Nazis keep squealing like greased pigs.

It will translate into more conservatives being elected this Fall.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: ronnie raygun
"This is the problem, bloviating idiot politicians thinking that gun control will solve the problem..."

IMHO, there are three flavors of anti-gun politician:

1. Those who are truly ignorant of the facts, operate on gut feelings, and who, if exposed to the real statistics, and go to the range with responsible firearms owners can be swayed. This is the rarest type.

2. Those blinded by feelings and ideology, who truly believe, and have embraced as an article of faith, that the world will be a better place when guns are illegal. Regardless of the evidence shown them, they will continue to hold their views with the same tenacity sane people cling to the belief that 2+2=4. This is the most common type.

3. Those who know their legislation is all window dressing, and does not make for safer communities, but simply want a disarmed, defenseless, dependent populace.

26 posted on 05/26/2014 6:36:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Biggirl
"It could have helped prevent this weekend's deadly California shooting spree."

Hey, lying Senator, what about the kniving spree and driving spree, where 3 were killed and many injured.

27 posted on 05/26/2014 6:46:11 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Biggirl

The kid had mental health problems since he was a CHILD-—

Go after all those ‘professionals’ who kept this kid loo9se on the streets.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Every shooting in CA is an excuse for another gun control push. It will never end.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 7:16:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Biggirl

Guns legal in Cali-check.
Guns pass Cali safety rules-check.
BATF forms filled out-check.
10 day waiting period completed-check.
NICS required background checks done-check.
10 round magazine rule observed-check.

So how did it work out for you all in Santa Barbara!


30 posted on 05/26/2014 7:46:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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Senator Bloomingidiot, when will you work on anti auto and anti knife laws. They killed people, also.

Bloomingidiot wrecked UConn and now he's wrecking America and the Constitution!!!

31 posted on 05/26/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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Senator Bloomingidiot, when will you work on anti auto and anti knife laws. They killed people, also.

Bloomingidiot wrecked UConn and now he's wrecking America and the Constitution!!!

32 posted on 05/26/2014 8:10:18 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Biggirl

Senator Richard Blumenthal wants to extend Connecticut’s arms confiscation (”gun control legislation”) to the rest of the country.

Promises, promises ... Come and get them dick!


33 posted on 05/26/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Biggirl

The left will not be happy until they resurrect Adolf Hitler himself.


34 posted on 05/26/2014 8:43:19 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves.)
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To: Biggirl

Half of the six killed were dispatched with knives. Only two were killed with guns. One with a car.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 8:52:50 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: Carry_Okie

If guns were treated like cars in CA, all illegals would also get permits to carry.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 9:37:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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If guns were treated like cars in CA, all illegals would also get permits to carry.

Illegals are prime customers for the welfare bureaucracy. What makes you think that the State enforces such laws against them? Illegals do can do most anything they want here.

37 posted on 05/28/2014 10:01:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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Illegals do can do most anything they want here.

Hence, driver's licenses for illegals. Or ...accident,summons for no insurance, and no-show for court.

38 posted on 05/28/2014 10:35:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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