This is not about Heston, it is about us. Would you support this bill? The murder rate was low when this bill was enacted into law. The rate rose to very high levels in the years following.
posted on 02/02/2003 5:56:41 PM PST
posted on 02/02/2003 6:05:23 PM PST
Proving, in person, that you are a responsible law abiding adult citizen before you can purchase a firearm does not, IMO, violated the Constitution and is, indeed, a worthy aim.
That being said, it would have done nothing to stop Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Whitman, Sirhan-Sirhan or James Earl Ray.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS MURDERED BY A RIFLE. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS MURDERED BY A RIFLE. MEDGAR EVERS WAS MURDERED BY A RIFLE.
This language is suspect and prejudicial as well as inflammatory and inaccurate, in other words: propaganda.
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS MURDERED BY A rifleman. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS MURDERED BY A rifleman. MEDGAR EVERS WAS MURDERED BY A rifleman.
posted on 02/02/2003 6:32:18 PM PST
(A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
Heston supported gun control in 1968.
I would have supported gun control in 1968.
In 1968, the research into the effectiveness of gun control was so limited that it was possible to honestly believe that gun control might work.
That is no longer the case - that gun control doesn't reduce violent crime is no longer an open question. You can only support gun control through willful ignorance or intentional duplicity.
Heston has learned better, since 1968.
So have I.
So have most of us.
posted on 02/02/2003 7:16:49 PM PST
WE URGE YOU, AS A RESPONSIBLE, SENSIBLE AND CONCERNED CITIZEN, TO WRITE OR WIRE YOUR SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN IMMEDIATELY AND DEMAND THEY SUPPORT THESE BILLS. IN THE
SENATE, IT IS BILL S-3633. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IT IS BILL HR-17735.
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY....IN THE NAME OF CONSCIENCE....FOR THE COMMON SAFETY OF US ALL.... FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, WE MUST ACT....IT IS UP TO YOU....YOU ALONE AND THE TIME IS NOW.
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY? [bite me] FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, WE MUST ACT [Yes you must ] act like idiots that is !
IT IS UP TO YOU....YOU ALONE AND THE TIME IS NOW. [ Thats right its time to scrap unconstitutional laws and unconstitutional congressmen and lawmakers who pass them the time is now for ACTION not just to act like its happening. ]
posted on 02/02/2003 7:27:31 PM PST
(The Fellowship of Conservatives)
I didn't support it then, and I do not support it now.
posted on 02/02/2003 9:10:02 PM PST
by c-b 1
If memory serves me correct, when Lyndon B. Johnson signed that travesty(the 1968 gun control act) into law he made this statement:
"Today we make America safe by taking guns out of the hands of criminals."
Before the ink was dry the anti-gunners wanted more.
1972 "We only want to ban saturday night specials."
1978 "We only want to ban all handguns. Rifles and shotguns will not be affected."
1981 "The NRA is a rifle organization! They should give up their handguns and they can keep their rifles!"..Lee Grant on Good Morning America.
1981 From HCI. "We only want to control handguns. Long guns will not be affected!"
1986 "We only want to ban handguns and Assault Rifles. Sporting rifles will not be affected."
1989 "We want to ban all handguns and all semi-automatic firearms. Sporting rifles will not be affected."
They lied to us in 1963.
They lied to us in 1968.
They lied to us in 1972.
They lied to us in 1978.
They lied to us in 1981.
They lied to us in 1986.
They lied to us in 1989 and they are lieing to you now!
It is obvious that gun control laws have not decreased violent crimes. Many of our society have become cold in their hearts and do not value human life. Disrespect, dishonesty, and the love of money in our society fuel violent behavior. No gun control law will ever put love back into the hearts of those who have no regard for others.
An excellent question. With 20/20 hindisght, we all know that the Gun Control Act of 1968 didn't work. But in the absence of that knowledge, nothing about what Chuck described sounds unreasonable. Now, after 35 years of failed gun policies, we know why he doesn't support "reasonable" gun conrol anymore; we all know better. We've since learned that gun control isn't about controlling guns nor has it ever been about controlling guns.
posted on 02/03/2003 9:39:50 AM PST
(Join the Coalition to Prevent Unnecessarily Verbose and Nonsensical Tag Lines, eh)
I would rather my kid know than not, at any age.
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