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Harry Reid cites fatherís suicide in gun debate
Politico ^ | 04/09/2013 | By GINGER GIBSON

Posted on 04/09/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again took the Senate floor to make a very personal plea on Tuesday morning for a vote on gun control legislation.

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“In Nevada, if you purchase a handgun, you have to wait three days to pick it up,” Reid said. “And it is believed that alone has saved the lives of many people. Sometimes people in a fit of passion will purchase a handgun to do bad things with it, Mr. President, even as my dad did — killed himself. Waiting a few days helps.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; guncontrol; harryreid; secondamendment; suicide
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What a low-life despicable thing to do. I don't think even Joe Biden politically grandstanded off the death of his first wife in this sleazy a manner.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 12:27:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Be nice if someday I could refer to Reid and say, “Like father, like son!”


2 posted on 04/09/2013 12:29:01 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too bad Harry’s dad’s little “gun” did not fire blanks in bed.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now that’s a good dad who set an example for his son.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 12:33:04 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I spose dad would do most anything to get away from Harry.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 12:33:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Responsibility2nd

A sure sign of desperation.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 12:33:46 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Remember, this is the same guy who told us that seniors rely on receiving junk mail to entertain themselves. Reid is a loon.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 12:34:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If Harry was my son I’d shoot myself too!


8 posted on 04/09/2013 12:36:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We need a three-day waiting period for a rope purchase. Harry’s dad could have just as well done the hanging thing.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Responsibility2nd
We can only hope it's genetic.
10 posted on 04/09/2013 12:37:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hey Harry, you numbnuts, didn’t people kill themselves before guns were invented. What an idgit.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 12:37:20 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

On the flip side... those folks in LA who wanted to purchase a FA to protect their lives, businesses, and possessions against the wild looting of the Rodney King riots (can we get along?) were hamstrung by the 3-day wait. All tehy had to protect after 72-hours was ashes and broken glass.

Waits are dumb.

Reid’s dad was going to kill himself somehow. What if he had done the car thing? Or the pill thing?


12 posted on 04/09/2013 12:37:23 PM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Harry Reid is a despicable little man.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wait. So yer pappy waited couldn’t wait to kill himself?

I’m thinking he was lazy and should done it 73, 74 years ago...

You brought him into the debate. Fair game.

Oh, and sorry you lost your father. In his next life he’ll probably figure he’d better use a map on whatever Kolob planet he landed on.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MeganC; Responsibility2nd

Dirty Harry just need to go over to Switzerland and LEARN about guns there!!!


15 posted on 04/09/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Responsibility2nd
There you would be wrong in your thinking. Biden tried to score sympathy points by claiming the driver of the truck that struck his first wife was drunk. The truck driver was not drunk, speeding, or negligent in any way.
16 posted on 04/09/2013 12:38:58 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d have considered suicide if Harry Reid was my kid.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Harry is saying is father was too stupid to use rope?


18 posted on 04/09/2013 12:40:17 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was an elective late trem abortion.

I only wish he had done it BEFORE he slept that whore that gave birth to Harry.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (A nation's electoral process is as free and fair as its press.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Hey Harry!” Yeah you, you low life turd. What if pops had jumped off the Golden Gate bridge- would we still be having this debate?

Think you can get any more despicable than this? How low can you go Harry?


20 posted on 04/09/2013 12:41:08 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: allmendream

Biden also waited until after the guy was dead so that his family couldn’t sue for Libel.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 12:41:24 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Responsibility2nd

To get away from Harry, probably.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sorry but I believe if a person is truly suicidal they will find a way to kill themselves, if not gun, a rope, slit their wrists, jump from a height, in front of a car or something else. I think Reid is just looking to lay the blame somewhere else because of his feelings of guilt.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: massgopguy
In Biden’s case it was probably just dumb luck that he wasn't (or wasn't caught) saying it before 1999 - when the truck driver died.
24 posted on 04/09/2013 12:45:47 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

There you would be wrong in your thinking. Biden tried to score sympathy points ...

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No kidding. When it comes to sleaze - its hard to beat Shotgun Joe.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 12:45:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If I had a son like Harry...


26 posted on 04/09/2013 12:46:38 PM PDT by jps098
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If Hairy Reed were my son I would swallow a pound of valium and then shoot myself.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 12:46:49 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well now Harry....Just what sort of law would like to concoct, that might have prevented your Dad’s suicide?

Magazine Limits?

Universal background checks?

Assault Weapons ban?


28 posted on 04/09/2013 12:49:32 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hmm. Interesting tidbit on Reis's family.

Could I be that Reid's daddy was depressed upon learning he wasn't goo enough to become a god with his own planet or universe?

Seriously, many LDS suffer from chronic depression over the feelings of never being good enough to do all that they are commanded by their faith.

Rotten of Reid to wash his family's linen as a sympathy ploy for Obozo's gun control fetish and make folks helpless in the face of out of control crime sprees!

29 posted on 04/09/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Harry Reid IS a filthy lowlife SOB and a lier to boot. Always distorting facts to fit the occasion ie. it might a 3 day wait in Clark county NV (Lost Wages aka LA east) but not in the rest of the state, I was out the door in no more that 10 mins new weapon in hand last week. FKNG a$$hole!
30 posted on 04/09/2013 12:50:55 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ozzymandus

Now just wait one minute here. I’ll give you that Harry is clearly despicable. And, certainly he is little. But, um,... wait a sec... what was that third adjective thing you used?


31 posted on 04/09/2013 12:53:45 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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32 posted on 04/09/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hey Harry, your dad ate a bullet cause he finally realized you were actually his.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 12:55:42 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: MeganC

“Reid writes at length about a difficult childhood growing up in a dilapidated two-room shack with parents, he says, who both drank to excess. According to Reid his father beat his mother until, at 14, young Harry and his brother pinned Pop down to stop the violence.”
So is Harry sad or happy his father committed suicide?


34 posted on 04/09/2013 12:59:43 PM PDT by funfan
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To: MeganC

+1


35 posted on 04/09/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Vendome

Wait. So yer pappy couldn’t wait to kill himself?

I’m thinking he was lazy and should done it 73, 74 years ago...

You brought him into the debate. Fair game.

Oh, and sorry you lost your father. In his next life he’ll probably figure he’d better use a map on whatever Kolob planet he landed on.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Hey Harry, instead of spanking you at birth, maybe the doctors/nurses should have spanked your parents for having you.

I’m just sayin...........


37 posted on 04/09/2013 1:02:24 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

+10


38 posted on 04/09/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Responsibility2nd

Has the NRA changed this poser’s rating yet?


39 posted on 04/09/2013 1:05:44 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well Harry, does “waiting a few days” help the victims of domestic abuse, or other immediate threats of violence?


40 posted on 04/09/2013 1:05:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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Now THAT'S pretty shabby!
41 posted on 04/09/2013 1:07:39 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Having a son like ol’ Harry could certainly be very devastating to any man.


42 posted on 04/09/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( Obama is the problem-impeachment is the solution.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too bad Pedo Harry won’t follow his dad’s steps.


43 posted on 04/09/2013 1:20:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If Harry was my son I’d shoot myself too!


My thoughts exactly!


44 posted on 04/09/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too bad it’s not “like father, like son.”


45 posted on 04/09/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Responsibility2nd

he did

for many years Biden enhanced the sob story by saying or implying his wife was killed by a drunk driver

according to the daughter of the truck driver (not drunkl never even tested, no lawsuit ever filed by state attorney general Biden) his grief at the deaths of the woman and child (Biden’s wife pulled out in front of him) was further ruined by Biden’s smarmy self-serving lie


46 posted on 04/09/2013 1:27:46 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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“And it is believed that alone has saved the lives of many people.

Prove it!

47 posted on 04/09/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Didn’t the NRA support this guy? When are they going to learn, a democrat will screw you.


48 posted on 04/09/2013 1:47:41 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: MeganC

Yeah, be great in this case if the acorn didn’t fall so far from the tree.


49 posted on 04/09/2013 1:50:54 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Reid is a loon.

Maybe, but he is still able to conduct the regime's business in the Senate effectively enough. Yet this news item has helped solidify my opinion that Harry is not mentally or emotionally healthy. He's not the only nutty Senator, though.
50 posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:14 PM PDT by Resettozero
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