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Boehner calls for 'discussion' on guns
the hill ^ | december 18, 2012 | Molly K. Hooper and Mike Lillis

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by lowbridge

Republicans need to "have a discussion on guns" in the wake of last week's grade-school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told his conference Tuesday.

Speaking to his troops at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol, Boehner was mindful of conservatives' traditional opposition to new gun restrictions, emphasizing that Republicans wouldn't do "anything knee-jerk," according to a lawmaker in the room.

But the Speaker also said he wants to "de-politicize" the issue of gun violence, which has been thrust dreadfully into the national spotlight following the murder of 26 people — 20 of them young school children — at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.

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161 posted on 12/19/2012 6:48:23 PM PST by Route395
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To: lowbridge; Jim Robinson; kristinn; onyx; Arrowhead1952; AmericanInTokyo; GeronL; ...
Kristinn, thank you for reminding us of the role of Free Republic in the Clinton impeachment.

Every form of communication has its pros and cons. However, it is a matter of historical fact that Free Republic not only helped get Clinton impeached but also managed to destroy the efforts of 60 Minutes to destroy George W. Bush. If that isn't positive proof of the power of “crowdsourcing,” I don't know what is.

Let me give an example of how I promote the effectiveness of Free Republic in places where it's not known.

In my ecclesiastical world, there are still significant numbers of important people who think internet discussions are wastes of time that accomplish very little and reach very few people. Those statements tend to come people in their fifties or sixties or older who are in two categories:

1) pastors of large churches who aren't very computer-literate, who still write in longhand or use secretaries for dictation, and who have staff members doing research for them rather than using the internet regularly, or

2) professors in colleges or seminaries with major reputations as well-known authors but who don't like the personal bitterness and lack of factual accuracy in lots of things posted online.

Despite their aversion to the internet, these people are generally solid conservatives both theologically and politically. When I hear people saying such things, I cite Free Republic and several other conservative and liberal websites as examples of how internet discussions make a major difference.

It's pretty hard to argue that Free Republic was not a key factor in the Clinton impeachment and exposing 60 Minutes’ effort based on forged documents to claim Bush had gone AWOL. That's serious impact, in my view.

Free Republic changed history twice on major issues. It's done so in many other lesser-known ways as well.

No means of communication is perfect, but let's be thankful the internet has made it possible for “little guys” to take on the big dogs.

162 posted on 12/19/2012 7:01:21 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina; Admin Moderator
To those wondering what Clinton impeachment had to do with Boehner and guns, the answer is nothing. Please ignore my last post. It was on the wrong thread.

Admin Moderator, can you pull this off this thread? It was intended to go here, where I've now posted it...;page=52

163 posted on 12/19/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: lowbridge; All
I hope Boehner has been misunderstood. This looks pretty bad.

If not, okay, let's have a discussion.

Let's discuss whether Boehner has gone mad. In my community, most **DEMOCRATS** would be annoyed if a local Democratic elected official said something like this.

Then, let's discuss whether to make Boehner write the Second Amendment 100 times on a chalkboard in front of the Capitol, and follow it up by retyping the recent Supreme Court decision on gun ownership being an individual right before he posts it on his congressional website.

This is crazy stuff coming from a Republican. Gun rights and the Second Amendment are core issues for Republicans, aren't they?

Or maybe the Second Amendment is like abortion and other social conservative issues which are “divisive” and on which we need to stop driving away moderates who might want to vote Republican. After all, we do know social issues reflect a radical right wing minority view that loses elections, right? (/sarc)

164 posted on 12/19/2012 7:38:26 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: manc
All gun owners should have these. They could influence the behavior of both criminals and neighbors.

165 posted on 12/19/2012 7:42:00 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: lowbridge

Boehner’s “discussion” should begin and end with the text of U.S. Const. Amend. II.

If you want to change a Constitutional right? Change the Constitution. It’s that simple.

166 posted on 12/19/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by NYRepublican72
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To: Darksheare

John Boehner (R-Ohio)

He’s just laying out his roadmap to switching Partys....

167 posted on 12/19/2012 8:22:25 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

I wouldn’t doubt it.

168 posted on 12/20/2012 5:50:40 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: South40

HA HA , I have this new old guy neighbor from CT, he moved down here and hates guns, moans about trees, , fox, racoons, any kind of wild life, hell he wants the county to give him paths, street lights but moans about taxes.

He said the other day he would never have a gun when I said shoot te critter if he;s digging up your new grass all the time and he replied he;d neevr have a gun, hates guns, even when I said shoot with a pellet gun he said he hated them too.

Why he;s even moved south is beyond me but that sign is brilliant and I might put one up myself and see what he has to say

169 posted on 12/20/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Darksheare

“Boehner, what part of “Shall not be infringed” is so damned hard to understand?”

The constitution means almost as little to that Federal tyrant as it does to the democrats. He can no more understand the word No to more power than he can see the obvious fact that this Massacre was a result of Gun control not for lack of it.

That had Washington not disarmed the teachers & printable them defenseless children need not have been left to the mercy of the criminal nut-jobs of our population.

170 posted on 12/20/2012 10:52:13 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: Biggirl

“The question I have is, who would replace Boehner as speaker?”

I nominate my Mickey, having no speaker is better than having Boehner. Washington politicians serve only to grow their own power at the expense of our pocket books and most importantly our liberty.

They acknowledged no limits upon their tyrannical power, and every day they are in secession our rights, liberty’s, and pursuit of happiness is at perpetual threat.


171 posted on 12/20/2012 10:56:03 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: OKSooner
will be the absolute destruction of the Republican party.

I think you're 3 elections too late.

172 posted on 12/20/2012 3:48:54 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: South40

Thanks for that chart. Very enlightening.

173 posted on 12/20/2012 3:58:33 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: OKSooner

The GOP has already been destroyed.

174 posted on 12/21/2012 4:06:21 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: OKSooner

It seems like Boehner and the state of OH want to go down in history as the state that did the most to destroy the Republican Party. We know that a Republican candidate for president has never been elected without OH.

175 posted on 12/22/2012 8:03:03 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

By the time the Old South became Republican, the party had practically ceased to be as a national force.

176 posted on 12/22/2012 8:11:03 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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