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Gun-control legislation that would have required background checks online and at guns shows...

Gun-control legislation that would have required background checks online and at guns shows fails in the Senate by a 54-46 vote, short of the 60 required to pass. Some of the reasons for its falling short include concerns over the unnecessary burdens on law-abiding gun owners, and claims that it violates the Constitution’s right to bear arms.
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  • LYogi
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    crying shame.
    17 Apr 2013, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    Pure ignorance to think another ineffective gun law is going to make a difference. "Stupid is as stupid does."

     

    How about congress address the mental health issues so many of these whack-job shooters have?
    17 Apr 2013, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    ROFL, how do you suppose congress will address those mental health issues? Do you think they should cure mental illness, just so you can buy guns on Amazon? You do realize that Congress does not have magical powers.

     

    You really are showing an amazing lack of common sense. That is very concerning because you are probably armed to the teeth.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    Congress is full of people with mental health issues.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    Weird
    17 Apr 2013, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    " the unnecessary burdens on law-abiding gun owners"

     

    I am a law-abiding gun owner and it ain't a burden on me to make
    sure guns are kept in the right hands....the NRA is making huge mistake long term in not coming out for background checks...and the GOP is going to lock down the Southern white redneck vote..oh wait they already have it...nothing incremental here for the GOP in their pursuit to gain the women and Hispanic vote...
    17 Apr 2013, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    Right? Too bad the bill didn't pass, so those non law-abiding gun owners would have to obey the law.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Naive...and poltically short sighted...
    17 Apr 2013, 05:17 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    Constraint of peoples ability to exercise their Constitutional rights is never a good idea.
    If people were to believe what politicians were selling as priorities right now, we'd all be gunless, gay and on the government dole - none of which I am interested in.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    Then what is reactively creating a gun control bill due to Sandy Hook, which would have had no effect whatsoever on Sandy Hook, to prevent another Sandy Hook? It's feel good legislation to sate some peoples' desire to "Do something". Slightly more intelligent than learning how to juggle if you feel you must "Do something."
    17 Apr 2013, 07:09 PM Reply Like
  • George Fisher
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    Man-o-man, I hate to inconvenience those law-abiding gun owners in hopes of keeping deadly firearms out of the hands of crazies. Lets allow more crazies to have guns, and the more firepower the better. The NRA certianly is doing a great job keeping the gun makers busy, after all they are the manufacturers' lobby group.
    17 Apr 2013, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    Obama and the left are doing more for gun co's than the NRA could dream of. And making a nice profit for me all the while.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • Thor202
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    Passing unconstitutional laws is more than an inconvience. It has also been show to be wholly ineffective because (stop the presses!) rapists and killers don't zelously follow gun control laws. They are ONLY observed by those who would not use their gun for illicit purposes in the first place. If they worked Chicago wouldn't be murder central.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • Graybeard315
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    Jon,

     

    There are approximately 22,000 gun laws in this country, how about we try and enforce those?
    18 Apr 2013, 01:45 AM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    Liberal ignorance is demonstrated in their inability to grasp that lawbreakers ignore gun laws.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Despite the NRA commercials the police want background checks...the current background check is a joke....
    17 Apr 2013, 05:18 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    I can count at least two of the mass murderers of the past several months that would never have been able to buy guns illegally. They were both shutins with little contact with the outside world and obviously no contacts with the criminal underworld. One of them was the guy that killed all those kids.

     

    Can we at least make it hard for the insane murderous shut-ins to kill innocent people?
    17 Apr 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • smarton
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    Wow. People's inability to grasp basic logic is amazing.

     

    By your logic no laws should exist because lawbreakers ignore laws.
    17 Apr 2013, 11:31 PM Reply Like
  • Jacob Smith
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    As an attorney my head seriously explodes when people try to use reason to explain why gun laws will help curb gun violence. SMH.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    What we need to do is make breaking the law illegal.
    17 Apr 2013, 07:10 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    The blurb above should read "...fails in the Senate by a *bipartisan* 54-46 vote..."

     

    Some facts about what gun control/banning accomplishes, in case anyone is interested in actual facts on the subject...

     

    http://bit.ly/100MmZJ
    17 Apr 2013, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    PJ Media...really challenging yourself...
    17 Apr 2013, 07:29 PM Reply Like
  • dblacker
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    I'm sorry I thought this was an investment sight! Now are we going to be buying when the market opens or selling?
    17 Apr 2013, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    Already pared back positions several weeks ago. Not buying now.
    17 Apr 2013, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • larocag
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    Every time a homicidal manic buys a gun and uses it, at least 20 more guns get sold. Background checks would be a disaster for these companies.
    17 Apr 2013, 09:50 PM Reply Like
  • Jack1937
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    We have over 30,000 who lied while trying to by a gun. Why not prosecute?
    17 Apr 2013, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • sadmk28
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    Bingo !

     

    The reason is,they want to get to registration as quick as possible and don't want to address school safety !

     

    1) Nothing-no laws change, goes on "inside" a gun show then outside,all FFL's must use NICS for sales.Same with gun sales over internet-ALL interstate sales MUST go through FFL (and NICS)
    2) Criminals do NOT buy guns,they steal them !
    3) Nothing in that bill would have stopped Newtown,what would have stopped it is armed guards at the school-like 1/3 have now
    18 Apr 2013, 06:55 AM Reply Like
  • mwp2634
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    Remember that ALL of these "crazies" and a significant portion of the population is now taking some form of psychotropic drug (SSRI, benzodiazepine, anti-psychotic, mood stabilizer) to make them feel better or feel nothing at all.

     

    The known side effects of these drugs alone can account for what happened in Tucson, Blacksburg, Aurora, Stonebrook.

     

    Remember how confiscation happened in Britain and the violent crime increases that followed. Chicago is a good American example where law abiding citizens are not allowed to own or carry firearms. There were 26 murders last WEEK in Chicago.

     

    “After a shooting spree they always try to take the guns away from those who didn’t do it…”
    William S. Burroughs
    18 Apr 2013, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    I passed meds at a childrens group home for a couple years; those kids down amphetamines like they are M&M's. Thorazine, clozaril, anything to get behavior under control. Reading their files, however, the issue stemmed from abuse/molestation well over half of the time. If the meds are the cause, expect plenty more crazy kids.
    18 Apr 2013, 10:35 PM Reply Like
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