| posted on 12-28-2012 at 11:49 PM
2013 Assault Weapons Ban
We need this to go viral:
Dianne Feinstein has released details for her proposed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban. This new Assault Weapons Ban is far more restrictive than the 1994
law she helped to pass. This new law will ban many popular handguns, rifles and shotguns and will require registration for most gun owners. Please get
involved to stop this legislation now.
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You may use this message to send to your Senators, Congressmen and the President:
Due to the recent events at Sandy Hook elementary school we now face renewed threats to our Constitutional rights. While I understand how painful the
loss must be for those touched by this tragedy, blaming firearms or their owners and punishing them is not the answer to the challenges we face as a
We already have laws that were violated by a man who was likely psychotic and heavily medicated. This man was stopped by the mandatory background
check from purchasing firearms. He then decided to murder his mother and take her legally owned firearms to commit this tragedy.
If your true goal is to protect our children, then enact legislation that will do that. Banning firearms that are rarely used in crime (less than 1%
of the time) is not going to stop such tragedies, that was proven in 1999 when the Columbine shooting took place under the 1994 ban. Do something
meaningful, please. Make committing the insane easier. Put armed security guards in our schools. But do not strip us of our rights and property by
passing additional anti-gun laws that have historically had no positive effect on crime in our nation or others.
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| posted on 1-12-2013 at 08:48 PM
The Tragedy at Newtown, CT.What can we learn?
Another horrible crime has been committed by an apparently mentally unstable young man. Even though it is early in the investigation and there is a
lot we don’t yet know, we have an opportunity to analyze what we do know in order to try to minimize the possibility of this kind of thing happening
again. As our sympathy goes to the families in Newtown, consider the following:
1) The first obvious conclusion is that if such a horrible thing can happen in a small (one traffic light), peaceful town, there is no place in the
world that is safe.
2) According to recent reports, the shooter continued the slaughter until he heard approaching sirens. He then killed himself. People with guns
stopped it by showing up. He apparently would have continued killing until he was out of ammunition or some armed person arrived to make him stop.
3) The gun-free zones, including this school, are particularly vulnerable to armed attackers. If there had been one or two armed people at the
school, whether Law Enforcement, guards or staff, the attack may not have happened at all and certainly would not have resulted in so many deaths.
4) The old saying, “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” The local police responded very quickly, but they were not in time to
prevent so many deaths.
5) The weapons used in this attack were purchased and registered legally in a state that has very strict gun laws. Armed killers don’t really care
what the law says. They are CRIMINALS. The shooter broke plenty of existing laws and having more laws would not have deterred him at all.
The news coverage is very gun-ignorant. On Fox News I saw a retired LEO, “Bo” Dietl, stating that the Bushmaster was on “full automatic.” None of
the witnesses I’ve heard describe anything like automatic fire. If it was full auto, that is yet another law broken. Statements like Dietl’s are
ignorant and inflammatory, but they seamlessly dovetail with news show rhetoric like, “Why would anyone need a semi-automatic ‘assault weapon’? Not
for hunting, sporting or even self-defense.”
Finally, we as gun owners have to take seriously the NRA rule about gun storage:
“Store guns so that they are inaccessible to unauthorized persons.”
These are just my opinions and observations.