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September 11, 2013

Our current president is once again pushing gun control, my only question for him is: If I give up my guns when will I be provided Secret Service that carry arms to protect me like he will have for......

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DKMDKM

Sep-11-13 2:46 AM

Would your death, kidnapping, or potential to be terrorized compromise national security or morale of the public? I am guessing the answer is no. While I support gun rights, I see no problem all guns from certain people, and certain guns from all people. This whole secret service argument is the dumbest thing. Anyone that thinks the government will take guns from law abiding citizens in some sweeping move doesn't have much faith in the second amendment to begin with, or is a wuss because they know they would never stand up to someone trying to do it. Whenever people bring up gun limitations for the public, I wonder, do you support my right to own surface to air missiles? If not, you believe in gun control too, you fascist. How dare you tell me I can't exercise my second amendment rights!?!?!

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Garben78

Sep-11-13 4:33 AM

Gun control is aiming and using both hands. Come on 2016

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 5:25 AM

While I find the elimination of privately owned guns improbable, I can understand why people are uncomfortable when they see the President sign 23 Executive Orders regarding gun control in January 2013 with 2 additional orders planned in the near future.

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MrShaman

Sep-11-13 5:49 AM

"Our current president is once again pushing gun control..." - John T. Kovich

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How is he "once again pushing gun control"???

"They say.." doesn't qualify as an indicator.

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Ritty77

Sep-11-13 5:57 AM

"After Congress failed to enact tougher gun laws after the Newtown shooting, two Democrat legislators led an effort in Colorado to ban 15-round limits on ammunition magazines and expand background checks on private gun sales. 23 percent of registered voters signed a petition to have a recall vote. They have both now been replaced by Republicans." —Breaking News

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MrShaman

Sep-11-13 5:58 AM

"...I can understand why people are uncomfortable when they see the President sign 23 Executive Orders regarding gun control in January 2013 with 2 additional orders planned in the near future." - Capricorn1

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I'm guessing Wayne LaPierre is a "little" confused...if he's the person who'd told you there were "23 Executive Orders regarding gun control in January 2013".

Not to worry. Your T-Baggin' compadres still hold the record...with 40 (separate) votes, attempting to defund Obamacare.

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 6:08 AM

Shaman, if you would simply Google executive orders on gun control you will easily see that the signing of the orders in January was widely reported by many news agencies. Let me know if you need me to show you how to turn on your computer too.

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sideliner

Sep-11-13 6:19 AM

From what does this LTE author need protection? Maybe he ought to change his lifestyle rather than arm himself to the hilt if his life is continually threatened...

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eriklatranyi

Sep-11-13 7:13 AM

Not only did the people eliminate two Colorado anti-gun Democrats, here at home, we stopped a firearms ban at the Bloomsburg Fair.

Yes, for over 150 years, the Bloomsburg Fair had no policy against firearms. But the Obama Department of Homeland Security talked fair officials into banning firearms for this year's event.

The people rose up and fair officials have backed down, now allowing the carry of firearms by those with a concealed carry permit.

The insane part of all this was that fair officials were not going to increase security at the fair to compensate for disarming patrons.

But that is liberal logic.

Since Boston, large gatherings may be targets of terrorists. So, liberals believe we should disarm honest citizens with carry permits but provide no additional security to prevent terrorism.

Liberal logic on display!

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idiottwo

Sep-11-13 7:17 AM

would the President be willing to send his children into the streets of chicago that have the stricktest of gun laws? There have been over 300 murders this year alone there. Where is his outrage? Where is the honesty about the issues by leadership? Could it be its just not convenient now?

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Garben78

Sep-11-13 7:25 AM

Maybe if the president needs all this protection he should change his lifestyle also remember we are supposed to be a country of equality......

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Garben78

Sep-11-13 7:28 AM

Hey DX how do you know which people to take the guns from?

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spike2

Sep-11-13 7:36 AM

First, I support gun ownership and own the same. Second, Mr. Kovich, you don't need armed guards because you are simply not a high value target. You diminish the argument when you add that codicil. Could you be a victim of random crime and need to defend yourself? Absolutely. Are foreign operatives interested in you, no.

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CMReeder

Sep-11-13 7:44 AM

LOL

The President(any President) would not need Secret Service if you were not so nutty about guns to begin with.

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rick424

Sep-11-13 8:01 AM

After what happened in Colorado I think this is a dead issue. Gun people won. Move on to the next massacre, but don't expect government to fix it. let us move on to voter ID since voting rights are free to take away. Just don't mess with my guns.

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Garben78

Sep-11-13 8:32 AM

Typical response from a douche like reeder my guns have never harmed anyone nor have they ever fired by themselves so I see no nutty here

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rmiller

Sep-11-13 8:36 AM

"let us move on to voter ID since voting rights are free to take away."

Have you lost your right to vote? If not you, then who are you referring to?

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MrShaman

Sep-11-13 8:46 AM

"Shaman, if you would simply Google executive orders on gun control you will easily see that the signing of the orders in January was widely reported by many news agencies." - Capricorn1

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In-other-words, ya' got nothin'.

I'd assumed as much.

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 8:48 AM

Move on to the next massacre, but don't expect government to fix it. -Rick

Rick, what new gun legislation do you think could prevent such massacres short of elimination of all guns?

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Garben78

Sep-11-13 8:50 AM

I ponder what your president would've done if he was in office on this day in 2001

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 8:50 AM

In-other-words, ya' got nothin'.

I'd assumed as much. -Shaman

LoL you're a piece of work. Are you denying that these executive orders exist, or are you just deflecting the obvious?

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MrShaman

Sep-11-13 8:53 AM

"From what does this LTE author need protection? Maybe he ought to change his lifestyle rather than arm himself to the hilt if his life is continually threatened..." - sideliner

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You're forgetting...."conservatives" insist they should be able to go anywhere they WANT-to-go, 'cause (I'm assuming) they can't very-well FIND trouble (and, the opportunity to FINALLY USE their weapons), if they continue to live the same ol'/same ol' Life they've chosen.

After all...look at all the "options" a weapon has given George Zimmerman!!!!!!

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 8:53 AM

The President(any President) would not need Secret Service if you were not so nutty about guns to begin with. -Reeder

Chuck, comparing legal gun ownership by law abiding citizens as a reason the President needs protection is simply ludicrous. It's obvious you would like to see the elimination of all private gun ownership.

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johnnyad3

Sep-11-13 8:55 AM

When I went in to Whitehousedotgov, I found 16 Executive orders were signed in 2013 and none dealt with gun control. I did find a Forbes sight which listed 23 EO's, no numbers, but still this is what they had to say in the end about these alleged orders:

"It does not appear that any of the executive orders would have any impact on the guns people currently own-or would like to purchase- and that all proposals regarding limiting the availability of assault weapons or large ammunition magazines will be proposed for Congressional action."

Does anyone else get tired of these paranoid they're coming to take my guns away letters?

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Capricorn1

Sep-11-13 9:00 AM

You're forgetting...."conservatives" insist they should be able to go anywhere they WANT-to-go, 'cause (I'm assuming) they can't very-well FIND trouble (and, the opportunity to FINALLY USE their weapons), if they continue to live the same ol'/same ol' Life they've chosen. -Shaman

Shaman, there are thousands of Conservatives and LIBERALS that are out in society everyday and armed. Legal gun ownership and carry permits are not biased to any political party no matter what your liberal web sites tell you. I personally know lots of democrats that own guns and have CWPs.

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