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Dodd, Back In Connecticut, Says Colorado Shootings Show Need For More Restrictions On Weapons
Courant.com ^ | 7/23/2012 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:36 AM PDT by raybbr

WINDSOR ——

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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1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:46 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

For what it’s worth, NJ governor Christie has stated that we have enough gun laws (in regards to the Colorado shootings).


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:07:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: raybbr

Interestingly, waitress sandwich restrictions are not necessary according to this washed-up old fraud.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:10:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: raybbr

FUCD


4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:12:57 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: raybbr
The Sandinista-loving Chris Dodd, guy who wanted to invade Haiti for Aristide on authorization from the UN even without authorization of the US congress... to installa dictator and prop up Hillary's brother's cell-phone business .... can't wait to see him retire.

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)

5 posted on 07/24/2012 5:24:28 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: raybbr

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.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:17 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: raybbr

http://www.twinbuttebunch.org/misc/i/british_ad.gif

Because Tyrants Historically Evolve. That’s why Mr. Dodd.

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7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:58 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: raybbr

Wonder what dodd’s position on Eric Holder’s Fast n Furious gunrunning to narcoterrorists is?


8 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:58 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: samtheman

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.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:27:53 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Rodm

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.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:29:38 AM PDT by paguch
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To: jospehm20

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: raybbr

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.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 5:33:15 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: raybbr
“Agent Brian Terry Shot in Back with AK-47 During Gunfight, Family Says”

Strange we didn't hear a peep out of Dodd (and the rest of the gang) after this headline.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:34:24 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Steely Tom

...”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.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:24 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: raybbr

“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................


15 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: kearnyirish2
Colorado Shootings Show Need For More Restrictions On Weapons

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.

16 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: raybbr

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.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 5:39:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

What city are you in? I’m northeast of Boston in Lepage Land


19 posted on 07/24/2012 5:43:11 AM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: Rodm

Don’t forget, “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”


20 posted on 07/24/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: raybbr
Hollywood says more gun control,eh? I don't recall ever having embraced a single bit of advice from Hollywood...and I don't think I'll start now.
21 posted on 07/24/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: raybbr

BS. Hey Dodd why don’t you return the money you stole from the public.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 5:48:46 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: raybbr

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.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 5:50:47 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: NoNAIS

24 posted on 07/24/2012 5:52:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: NoNAIS
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25 posted on 07/24/2012 5:56:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Steely Tom
The old bastard will be engulfed the Ted Kennedy grease fire soon,together once again -forever.
26 posted on 07/24/2012 6:01:32 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: jospehm20
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.

His father give us the gift of the 1968 GCA. According to JPFO, the GCA is based on the Nazi gun laws.

27 posted on 07/24/2012 6:06:59 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: NoNAIS
Right click on the image, copy the url, paste it as above
28 posted on 07/24/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: raybbr

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.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Steely Tom
I was hoping against hope that this POS was *gone* for good.

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....

Tom Dodd and the Nazi Weapons Law


30 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: kearnyirish2

What is needed is more restictions on movies. That is the problem. “Physician, heal thy self.”


31 posted on 07/24/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: raybbr
Effective portable long guns have been around for over 500 years. Loaded with multiple heavy shot as a "blunderbuss," they were the deadly "assault weapons" of their era: especially when you consider the poor state of medical care for trauma and infection post wounding.

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!


32 posted on 07/24/2012 7:07:00 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Portcall24

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.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Keep in mind what Sadam’s people used.....Swords! “Off with their heads”. Guess we need to go after swords then too.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:16 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Travis McGee
Even then the so-called gun hating Socialists Liberals are not telling the complete truth. They have no problem with their guys, the police, their bodyguards and their personel private security forces having and using guns. They just do not want the lw abiding citizens to have guns.

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.

35 posted on 07/24/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: raybbr

WE NEED MORE RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNISTS THAT HAVE INFECTED OUR GOVERNMENT AND ARE DESTROYING OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE... LIKE dodd HERE!

LLS


36 posted on 07/24/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: sport

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.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: raybbr

Guns in law abiding hands stop a whole lot more violence than guns in thugs’ hands, start.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 7:45:10 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: raybbr

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.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: raybbr

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.


40 posted on 07/24/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Outlaw ‘costumes’.


41 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: raybbr
Because you ignorant old fossil, when one is hunting tyrants... a bolt action .243 doesn't quite cut it.

III%

We aren't playing around.

42 posted on 07/24/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Eye of Unk
The Governor of my State is a Socialist douche-nozzle that was elected due to vote fraud.

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.

43 posted on 07/24/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: raybbr

There is no evidence that Dodd repaid or paid anything on the sweetheart loan from Country Wide


44 posted on 07/24/2012 8:51:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Travis McGee

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.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by sport
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To: raybbr

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.


46 posted on 07/24/2012 9:07:40 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Progov
I remember 1968. After the death of Bobby Kennedy the MSM blamed violence in TV shows, comic books, movies, the NRA, 5 shot bolt action army surplus rifles and “Saturday night specials”

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.

47 posted on 07/24/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Disambiguator

I have read the same thing.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: raybbr

The shootings in Aurora show the need for carbon emissions trading and solar energy.


49 posted on 07/24/2012 12:15:08 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: raybbr; arthurus

The heat wave this summer definitively illustrates the urgent need for a total assault weapons ban.


50 posted on 07/24/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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