Enough, Already! States Do What They Can to Stem Gun Violence

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This is one of the most

This is one of the most Fascist bills to ever be introduced - mandatory visits to hospitals and talks with shooting victims? If they made this law, although tragic, I would tell those people off that their lives are no more important than the rights of every law-abiding citizen. It sounds cruel, but hundreds of thousands of people have died in the past 240 years for rights such as the 2nd amendment - and I will be damned if they continue to infringe upon them - and I say this as a registered Democrat

Jayson 324 days ago

Sure, make the people that

Sure, make the people that did no wrong go through these hoops. Don't ask the criminals to do this. That would be racist, discriminatory, xenophobic, islamophobic, sexist, or just plain picking on the poor misunderstood miscreant.

bill from ri 327 days ago

Marxist and Islamists who

Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States..

Second Amendment foes lying about gun control - The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government.

Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media prostitutes tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jewws, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazzi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?


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Rich 327 days ago

Sharon,

Sharon,
Once working in the heathcare field, l often wondered when the medical cost associated with gun violence would finally surface. This was a terrific article.
Thank you for the enlightenment.

Sirus 327 days ago

I disagree with gun-control

I disagree with gun-control because I believe in freedom. I want to be free and I want you to be free.

Kevin Smith 328 days ago

Nice to know you reject out

Nice to know you reject out of hand any conservative comment. I won't be back.

Gene Ralno 328 days ago

Our policy is to publish all

Our policy is to publish all relevant comments regardless of point of view. Please feel free to share your comments, Gene. Thanks.

Scout 327 days ago

"[NRA] relies on ALARMIST

"[NRA] relies on ALARMIST RHETORIC to reinforce the notion that the organization is constantly under siege and on the verge of losing the victories it has won in the past."

I would note that our best "alarmist rhetoric" comes directly from our disarmist opponents:

“Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since." ~ Barack Obama, June 10, 2014

" ... certainly the Australian example is worth looking at." ~ Hillary Clinton, October 16, 2015

The "Australian example" suggested by BHO and HRC was mandatory surrender of all semiautomatic and pump-action firearms to the government -- no exceptions. You don't turn it in, you become a criminal.

Keep up the fine work, disarmists! (And hey, please do continue using the words "gun control" ... another winner!)

Frank in Spokane 328 days ago

"To overcome the NRA’s

"To overcome the NRA’s argument that guns protect victims during attacks, the legislators argued that a gun kept in the home is significantly more likely to be used intentionally in a crime, assault, or suicide than in an act of self-defense."

I could respond to every point, but I will limit me comments to this little piece of propaganda.

First of all, including suicides is bogus. Why? Well, because an Obama administration study has concluded that firearms availability does not affect the chances of suicide. Furthermore, if you compare nation where guns are virtually banned, you can find many with suicide rates as much as three times ours. Additionally the suicide rates in the UK, US and Canada are virtually identical - in spite of much lower firearms availability in the Uk and Canada. Those producing these phony stats know this, but since 61% of firearms deaths are suicides, they just have to include them.

Next, no effort at all is made to differentiate between legally owned firearms and those owned illegally by, for instance drug dealers. There is no question that the chances of someone being killed goes up dramatically if they are high or if they are a criminal. However, once again, to inflate the figures, they must leave such people in the "study".

The bottom line is simple: The figures produced have no bearing upon the risk of a law abiding person keeping a firearm in the home. Now, let's look at the other side - self defense.

In compiling these stats, the authors only included justifiable homicides. Firearms are not kept in order to commit justifiable homicides - they are kept, among other things, for self defense. Another study by the CDC, funded by the Obama administration, concluded that defensive gun uses are very common. Even honest gun control advocates admit that such incidents happen at least 400,000 times per year. In the vast majority of cases, no shots are fired. Many incidents are not reported to the police, because the crime was prevented and the would be victim feels no need to do so. When shots are fired, in most cases no one dies. Therefore this so called study, that is constantly repeated among gun control advocates vastly underestimates the benefits of having a firearm in the home while intentionally over estimating the dangers.

Vince Warde 328 days ago

Stacey Newman suffers with a

Stacey Newman suffers with a political obsession. She's had enough? Is she more interested in "gun" violence than drug violence? More than strangle violence? Suffocations? Punches? Fact is sidearm sales invariably are intended to be used as self protection and consequently, Newman seems opposed to self defense. Is she ignorant of the fact that gun sales have tripled while all crime rate categories are declining? Problem is she's indulging the popular political fetish that focuses on "gun" violence rather than "all" violence, particularly murder. And the fact is, the U.S. ranks about in the middle of the 218 nations for which murder rates are reported. Another fact is illegal aliens murder 5,639 in the U.S. every year. If you eliminated illegal alien murders, the U.S. would be in the safest one-third of the world. Perhaps she ought to find a more newsworthy fetish.

Gene Ralno 328 days ago

If the only ones that have

If the only ones that have guns are the military and police, help me understand how this is not a step closer to tyranny?

David White 328 days ago

The 2nd Ammendment has been

The 2nd Ammendment has been around for over 200 years. In our nation's history there has been much higher gun owning rates than present yet there was not as much violence as we see today. What changed? Perhaps it's the liberal display of violence on TV, movies, music, and our culture. Perhaps we don't need to attack the symptoms but we should address the cause. But, we can't infringe upon the 1st Ammendment, can we? Only the 2nd Ammendment is allowed to be infringed upon. We do need to address the way the 1st Ammendment allows the cultivation of our nation of violence.

Ryan 328 days ago

you are actually incorrect -

you are actually incorrect - gun ownership cross the board has been on a heavy INCLINE, whereas gun violence has been on a DECLINE. Second, the 2nd amendment is the ONLY amendment that has a very clear statement of "shall not be infringed" written into it - not even the 1st amendment has this.

Jayson 324 days ago

It is already against the law

It is already against the law for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to own or possess firearms. The penalty is a mandatory five years in federal prison just for lying on the federal form during a firearm purchase. Duplicate laws are red herring actions and they are designed to give the illusion of action -- were action already exists.

Further, violent gun crimes are down 51% since 1993. Violent crimes and gun accidents have been on a dramatic decline each and every year in the past 23 years according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report published annually. Likewise, according to the US Department of Justice's own National Institute of Justice /Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are fewer and declining violent crimes when and where there are more law abiding citizens who bear arms.

Finally, corresponding with the 23 year decline in violent crime and felonious gun violence is a tripling and quadrupling of high capacity semiauto tactical rifles and high capacity semiauto pistols respectively. Finally, since 1987, when Florida was the only state that allowed concealed weapons, until 2012, when Illinois became the last and 50th state to do the same, some 20 million law abiding Americans carry concealed weapons, 14 million with state issued concealed carry licenses, and the remainder in states without special licensing -- and the number continues to increase.

Richard 328 days ago

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