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Gingrich says Fla. shooter found "dangerous" hobby
Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 03/23/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich calls the shooting death of a black Florida teen "a tragedy" and describes the man responsible as "a guy who'd found a hobby that's very dangerous."

George Zimmerman was part of a neighborhood watch group.

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To: Free ThinkerNY
In 2016 or 2020 when Newt decides to run again, he'll be reminded of this remark and say he was really stupid to have made the comment and that he fully supports neighborhood watch programs.
41 posted on 03/23/2012 1:34:20 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

since he was referred to as an “Hispanic.”


“He” meaning the shooter although the shooter does not carry a Spanish last name.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

NRA has lost a lot of credibility. Anyone can join for affect. Newt doesn’t have a good history on guns.

It is out there and the other side knows it too.


43 posted on 03/23/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newts right. Zim sucked at fighting and was ill equipped to deal with the trouble that he went looking for and found.


44 posted on 03/23/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt, I voted for you and love you to death but you probably should butt out of this one. Let the local cops hand it and stick with bashing Barky.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 1:48:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dforest

Newt is not a threat to Santorum anymore. So why don’t you knock it off with your hyperbole and innuendo about Gingrich. The only one that can hurt Santorum is Santorum, and he’s doing a pretty good job of it.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 1:48:58 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


47 posted on 03/23/2012 1:50:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: dforest

Why don’t you provide me with some PROOF of his “bad history” on guns instead of just saying “people say”.

http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/House/Georgia/Newt_Gingrich/Views/The_Second_Amendment/

The two bills that he voted on, Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban and the Gun Free School Zone Act, were actually attached to Omnibus Spending Bills, much like the funding for Planned Parenthood attachment that Santorum voted for. But actually, as a gun owner and carrier, I have no problem with either one of these votes.


48 posted on 03/23/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Nervous Tick

Exactly. Good God...FReepers are SO knee-jerk these days.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

I already did. And...it is out there. Look for yourself. I did.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

The only two sites that I’ve had time to look at cite his vote on each of these bills, again attached to Omnibus spending, and they take an EXTREME view of total “hands off” of guns. And they each seem to have a duplicating agenda because they have links to the video of Nancy and Newt on the couch, as if that bolsters their gun argument.

So, if you are saying that voting for the Omnibus bill proves that Newt is anti-gun then that means that Santorum supports Planned Parenthood because Title 10 was attached to an Omnibus that HE voted for.


51 posted on 03/23/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Lurker

Santorum has just declared that Zimmerman has committed a heinous crime.
At least Newt isnt being judge and jury.
New said the man was likely in violation of “the stand you’re ground” law.


52 posted on 03/23/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suppose there were some minutemen in 1775 that had a dangerous hobby too.


53 posted on 03/23/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The guy has an obsession that went too far.

My spouse is a former cop at the federal level(Justice Dept)

We were in neighborhood watch before when we lived In VA and SC-we didn't parole the block intimating people and acting as though, we were God Almighty or living the wild wild west. We reported to the police, they came out to help us. (Not talking about home invasion/protecting one's life and family etc) Not being obsessed. This man's former history says a lot. I think Newt was kind to say it was a hobby. The case has to be investigated and this man's past will be taken into account. Lord, people, he's not after guns and he's not a progression (from Beck's tirades) You have to have a form of government. Newt cut programs. Others grew the government along with Bush. after Newt left, the Bush people came in with compassionate spending. Proves once again, people don't understand most issues. This case shows the guy went too far. You know-some people do. Doesn't make all gun owners fit into this picture.

54 posted on 03/23/2012 2:10:08 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Because that’s the Alinsky way. Mischaracterizations & innuendo.
I hope these are Mittbots. I’d hate to think Santorum people are stooping to this.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 2:10:46 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Socon-Econ

Have any of them been active military besides Ron Paul?


56 posted on 03/23/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dforest

That is a bogus article clearly intended as a hit piece. The only ‘evidence’ shown in the guy’s article was Gingrich voting on an agreement of some conference report not any outright ban.

On the “Gingrich Favors Handgun Ban for Domestic Abuse Convicts” although he felt that this was a reasonable measure in the same news paper article I read reporting this position said that he was for repealing the ban on assault weapons which is clearly not a position of someone against guns.

Newt has addressed the NRA’s yearly meetings twice that I’ve found with full support from them. So unless they’ve gone political it’s clear that Gingrich is pro guns.

In his latest speech to them he even makes the bold statement that the right to owning guns is not about hunting or target practice but about defending yourself from oppression whether it be from criminals OR the government.

I think he understands clearly what the fundamental right of gun ownership is all about.

JB


57 posted on 03/23/2012 2:18:48 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Newt, Don’t you think being a serial adulterer could be considered a “dangerous hobby” as well?


58 posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:55 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (There are only two classes of people left in the U.S. - Producers and Parasites.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Zimmerman had been told by the police dispatcher not to follow Martin any more but to let the police take over (they were on their way).

Some of the people who get involved in neighborhood watch programs are what the police call “buffs” - that is, they’re wanna-be cops who were unable to get onto the force because they couldn’t pass the physical or the psychological or some other test. For them, it’s like playing cop.

I don’t know what happened at the end, but if Zimmerman had done what he was told to do by the police - that is, stopped following Martin - none of this would have happened. His only job was to report it to the police and let them take it from there.


59 posted on 03/23/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another clueless, useless moron weighs in.

Shut the **** up, Newt,


60 posted on 03/23/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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