Skip to comments.Dodd, Back In Connecticut, Says Colorado Shootings Show Need For More Restrictions On Weapons
Posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:36 AM PDT by raybbr
In his first extensive public comments on the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings, former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd on Monday called for gun restrictions and questioned why Americans should be able to buy assault weapons.
Dodd, a Democrat who now serves as CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, said the deaths of 12 moviegoers and the wounding of 58 more in the Denver suburb of Aurora is "a national tragedy'' caused by "a deranged individual.'' The shootings have revived calls for gun control by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others.
"It happened there, but it could have happened anywhere, regretfully,'' Dodd said while attending an event in Windsor, where he was campaigning on behalf of Democrat Leo Canty, a longtime union activist who is running for the state legislature.
"How does someone order 6,000 rounds of ammunition?'' Dodd asked a small group of reporters. "Why are they selling these assault weapons? ...Explain to me why it is you're selling assault weapons to the general public. There's not a decent hunter I know who would hunt anything with an assault weapon.''
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For what it’s worth, NJ governor Christie has stated that we have enough gun laws (in regards to the Colorado shootings).
Interestingly, waitress sandwich restrictions are not necessary according to this washed-up old fraud.
1994 : (SENATOR CHRIS DODD "LAND FOR PARDON DEAL" : DODD BUYS A THIRD OF A 10 ACRE PROPERTY FROM CONVICTED INSIDE TRADER DOWNE---- See ---- See SENATOR CHRIS DODD "LAND FOR PARDON DEAL" & RAT REAL ESTATE)
Maybe they shouldn’t have stopped teaching this in school, “Thou shalt not murder” and “Love your neighbor as your self”
Now we have three generations that don’t have any moral compass.
Because Tyrants Historically Evolve. That’s why Mr. Dodd.
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Wonder what dodd’s position on Eric Holder’s Fast n Furious gunrunning to narcoterrorists is?
Like father, like son. Being a scumbag is family tradition for Dodd. His dad was a statist asshole who despised freedom, just like the son does.
You would think that one of the people most responsible for the housing crisis would simply take his booty and go quietly into the night.
We should expect this when ever we have a mass murder—save when its black on black crime—then it gets a pass—as it does in Chicago.
Will these IDIOTS never shut up?
Any weapon you use to ASSAULT people is an assault weapon.
No amount of laws this moron could have written would have stopped Holmes from killing dozens of human beings.
Strange we didn't hear a peep out of Dodd (and the rest of the gang) after this headline.
...”Interestingly, waitress sandwich restrictions are not necessary according to this washed-up old fraud”...
I agree that he is a fraud and I just cannot see how any American who understands what he has done to aggrandize himself while hurting this country can stand him. Ice-T, the Rapper, has said that gun control is a terrible idea because the right to bear arms is the “last defense against tyranny.”. With the government we have today, that is true in spades. Those who want to destroy this foundation of freedom should be voted out and should be shunned by their fellow Americans, especially at the voting booth.
“Explain to me why it is you’re selling assault weapons to the general public. There’s not a decent hunter I know who would hunt anything with an assault weapon.’’
What does hunting have to do with the 2nd Amendment? You were a Senator for goodness sakes and you believe the 2nd Amendment is about hunting???? GO AWAY................
Something tells me if there were a copycat attempt (and I hope there is not) the end result would prove the anti-gun crowd wrong.
U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is a national tragedy and more so, since he has spent so much time in DC, and not a federal prison.
Here in the northeast we know more gun control does nothing; the areas with the tightest restrictions are those that most resemble Mogadishu in spite of them.
What city are you in? I’m northeast of Boston in Lepage Land
Don’t forget, “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
BS. Hey Dodd why don’t you return the money you stole from the public.
Wherever there is more access to firearms, there is less crime.
You want a red-flag. What about body armor?
Nobody, repeat, nobody goes hunting or target shooting in kevlar body armor. The only thing it is good for is combat and commiting crimes.
His father give us the gift of the 1968 GCA. According to JPFO, the GCA is based on the Nazi gun laws.
As I said with Bloomberg, there’s still plenty of time for him to run for President as an independent. He should do so and MAKE HIS CASE to the people. Otherwise he should SHUT UP.
Dodd now pulls down $1.2 million, and now serves as CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, the lobbying arm of the movie industry. This new career seems to fly in the face of his 2010 avowal that he would do no lobbying.
He *respects* 2A rights as much as his father Tom Dodd did....after daddy gave us The Gun Control Act of 1968. The apple doesn't fall far....
What is needed is more restictions on movies. That is the problem. “Physician, heal thy self.”
The 2nd Amd has been around for 220 years. Multiple-shot handguns are 150 years old. Semi-auto "assault rifles" are 80 years old. Yet there were no maniac massacres to speak of.
What has changed is the culture. Dark, nihilistic movies with evil but charismatic "anti-heroes" have only existed in the last 30 or so years. Yet liberals don't want to discuss the smashing of cultural and moral values, only the availability of guns!
Ya beat me to it. With all the violence, murder and mayhem we see in the movies, etc., the first place to start is to regulate agains’t it at the movie theater . Hit the movie makers in the pocket book and things will be changed. Boycott all movies of violence.
Keep in mind what Sadam’s people used.....Swords! “Off with their heads”. Guess we need to go after swords then too.
It says a lot, though none of it good, about the condition of the Nation,to wit, those who have a slave mentality vs. those who still believe in personal freedom and personal responsibility. While I think that it should be 100% freedom vs 0% slave, from what I witness day to day it is more 95-99% slave vs 5-1 % freedom.
WE NEED MORE RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNISTS THAT HAVE INFECTED OUR GOVERNMENT AND ARE DESTROYING OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE... LIKE dodd HERE!
I don’t agree. The elites might control most of the MSM, but just read the comments in the liberal papers after their pro gun control articles and editorials. At least 80% of the comments are anti the paper and anti gun control. Ditto every online poll I’ve seen. Our message is getting out, despite the elite MSM.
Guns in law abiding hands stop a whole lot more violence than guns in thugs’ hands, start.
We need a Continental Militia. Armed citizens following the model of the Israeli society. Answerable ONLY to the governor of their state and not connected to any Federal agency.
More gun control? Guns were already totally, completely, 100% absolutely banned in that theater. Which is precisely why the shooter chose it as a target.
We aren't playing around.
Not sure giving him a militia to play with would be a great idea...
Giving him a Citizens Militia to WORRY about, now that I could get behind. I'd sign up tomorrow.
There is no evidence that Dodd repaid or paid anything on the sweetheart loan from Country Wide
I am glad to hear that. But after Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton x2, and obama,My confidence in the American public on a whole is low.
His daddy is the one who saddled us with an Americanized version of the Nazi weapons act. The 1968 gun control law.
“Today we make America safe by taking guns out of the hands of criminals!” -Lyndon B. Johnson when he signed that travesty into law.
TV dumbed down to kiddie shows for many years, comic books toned down the violence, the 1968 GCA was passed, all movies from the 1940s through the 1960s were butchered to remove “violence” before being shown on TV.
The movie industry said they would police themselves with a joke of a rating system.
As a result movie scripts were rewritten to became more violent and with stronger sexual content. Just give it an R rating and let the blood drip from the screen.
I remember seeing a western movie back in 1969 that was so tame you could leave the kids there with no problem.
I saw that same movie on satellite TV a few months ago and strong sexual scenes had been added that would never have made it even with an R rating back in 1969.
I have read the same thing.
The shootings in Aurora show the need for carbon emissions trading and solar energy.
The heat wave this summer definitively illustrates the urgent need for a total assault weapons ban.