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Gun Control Wonít Stop the Next Elliot Rodger
American Spectator ^ | 05-27-2014 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles

"This time the shooter is 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. Like clockwork, the cry goes up blaming the National Rifle Association and calling for tougher gun laws. But this time there’s a problem for believers in gun control. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave an “A-” to California's gun control laws, passed as they were by one of the most liberal state governments in the country."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elliotrodger; guncontrol; mentalhealth
"...California was recently given an “F” by the Treatment Advocacy Center for the abysmal state of its mental commitment laws."
1 posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

But that won’t stop the gun control lobby from exploiting the victims. They don’t know the meaning of shame.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 5:54:32 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

What would have stopped him was one armed and trained citizen.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: ozzymandus

Liberals are accessories to terrorists and Dr. Spock daddy training of little “never wrong” Trayvoned gays like him. Of course they are going to blame legal gun owners as accessories to the gun availability instead. It would not stand in a court of law to blame a neighbor hunter who had nothing with the murder,but it stands with liberal brainwash and voter fraud.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 6:01:29 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
What would have stopped him was one armed and trained citizen.

You mean one armed and trained Oriental roommate?

5 posted on 05/27/2014 6:06:03 PM PDT by Misterioso (God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

I agree but we cant be everywhere at once. I dont know if its possible but keepin a gun out of Rodgers hands would have been a good thing to do.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 6:13:26 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
Exactly.

Let's not forget three victims were stabbed to death.

7 posted on 05/27/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

When they try to exploit this, ask them why they aren’t pushing for knife-control, too?


8 posted on 05/27/2014 6:26:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
When they try to exploit this, ask them why they aren’t pushing for knife-control, too?

Carrying of a concealed blade of more than 1 1/2 inches in Santa Barbara County is a felony. (carrying of a loaded gun in the passenger compartment of a moving vehicle is a misdemeanor, unless done during the commission of a crime (such as carrying a concealed blade) where it too becomes a felony.)

9 posted on 05/27/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

So we can’t blame all mozlums for the actions of a few ay?

But we can penalize/deprive/blame all Americans for the actions of one.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 6:40:58 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Dante3

“Let’s not forget three victims were stabbed to death.”

Three people killed, one wounded in a Myrtle Beach, SC shooting over Memorial Day weekend during Black Biker Week, the same number killed by Elliot Roger in California the same weekend. Where is the press hysteria on this mass shooting?


11 posted on 05/27/2014 6:45:42 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

We are dealing with people controled by demons.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 8:37:04 PM PDT by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

What’s the answer to a guy like Rodgers?

Horribly mentally ill, sick, evil. How do we keep a gun out of his hands without violating the rights of others to have guns? It was all there, on U Tube, his counselors knew he was whacked out, his parents knew he was whacked out. We can’t let a guy like this have guns.

There has to be some effort made, laws enacted to get a guy like this reported to the authorities and get him committed. IMHO


13 posted on 05/27/2014 8:58:52 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Gun control enables people like Elliot Rodger. Virtually all of our mass shootings have occurred n gun-free zones.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 9:05:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Agreed. But this guy should have been committed! How can the next guy like this actually BE committed? It’d be much better if rampages like this didn’t happen so often.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 9:43:09 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: bicyclerepair
So we can’t blame all mozlums for the actions of a few ay? But we can penalize/deprive/blame all Americans for the actions of one.

You can blame all Christians for the action of one, you can blame all Tea Party members for the action of one, you can blame all Republicans for the action of one...

Nothing has changed, everything is measured up against the opinion of liberals - if it is a cause they hate (say if he was a smoker), it is okay to express bias. But if you mention that he looks like your typical Islamic terrorist, that is forbidden. If it weren't for double standards, liberals wouldn't have any standards.

16 posted on 05/28/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Those violent video games where you kill and reset had a lot to do with developing this monster also. People like this live in that world instead of the real world.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

WE need much tougher commitment laws. Liberals and our libertarian friends will fight it, but Elliot Rodger is the latest proof that it must be done.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
his time the shooter is 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. Like clockwork, the cry goes up blaming the National Rifle Association and calling for tougher gun laws. But this time there’s a problem for believers in gun control. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave an “A-” to California's gun control laws

Not good enough.

There is still metal in the state.

ALL METAL MUST BE BANNED!!!1!!1!

19 posted on 05/28/2014 7:10:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

BTTT!


20 posted on 06/03/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles; All

The answer on committal is clear...

Ask yourself...This is a rhetorical question not requiring a public answer...

Would YOU, without any hesitation or reservation actually commit a close family member for mental/medical evaluation and confinement??? For whatever reason you may see???


21 posted on 06/03/2014 3:47:02 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Heavy” Metal???


22 posted on 06/03/2014 3:48:02 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Biggirl
We are dealing with people controled by demons.
I agree. I was discussing this with my wife. Their depression, mental illness, etc I think opens a door. Something jumps in and doesn't drive as much as act like a back seat driver. When they are done, out they go. The shooters are either killing themselves under this influence, or upon waking up to reality, and realizing what they have done, kill themselves. Either way, another body for the other side. My mother years ago termed it "demonic oppression".
23 posted on 06/03/2014 6:50:23 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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