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How should gun laws in this country be changed?

  1. Assault weapons should be banned and there should be more restrictions on other guns and rifles.
  2. None of it should be changed. The right to bear arms should be maintained as the Constitution implies.
  3. This debate misses the point. Attention to the mentally ill is the only thing that will cut down on catostrophically violent crimes.
 
 
 
 
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joseywales

Jan-29-13 12:24 PM

Laws don't prevent crime, they prosecute crime.If laws prevented crime our prisons would be empty, our drug problems wouldn't exist, instead we have record prison populations and a rampant drug problem. Of course we need the rule of law, but believing that laws cure society's problems is naive.

The gun grabbers use the shooting incidents to push for their goal of disarming the public, criminals will always obtain weapons to commit crime via the black market, gun control laws or not. The focus needs to be on the criminals, leave the honest law abiding gun owners alone.

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FortySixand2

Jan-28-13 5:15 PM

The bushmaster was used to kill everyone except the killer, who took his own life with one of the 2 handguns he was carrying. The gun in the vehicle was a shotgun. The conspiracy theory has been thoroughly debunked. That was created by individuals who watched erroneous news reports early on. The CT State Police have addressed the erroneous information regarding no bushmaster and 4 handguns. Also the State Medical Examiner who performed autopsies said all victims perished from wounds created by a .223 caliber projectile.

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Loyal27

Jan-28-13 1:16 AM

FortySixand2... How did he manage to use the rifle if it was found in the trunk of the vehicle??? Whereas four handguns were found IN the school...

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FortySixand2

Jan-26-13 8:18 AM

The purpose of any law is to get people to obey them. So you can say the problem with any law is that it only affects the people who obey them. Duh! Following that logic means we should have no laws then, correct?

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FortySixand2

Jan-26-13 8:09 AM

So we should just accept the slaughter of 20 1st graders as the price we pay for your "freedom"? That Bushmaster was a lawfully purchased and owned firearm until it was used to massacre 26 people. So then we can expect the NRA to be pushing their subsidiary political party ( Republican) to support funding and implementation of universal background checks for ALL gun purchases as well as funding more mental healthcare?

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joseywales

Jan-26-13 6:51 AM

The problem with gun laws is that they only affect people who obey the law, DUH!

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FortySixand2

Jan-25-13 2:26 PM

The person who believes his little handgun is what maintains his "freedom" against tyrannical government should be the first in line at the mental health clinic. The elevator doesn't reach the top floor there, just saying...

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michaelpaternostro

Jan-25-13 9:16 AM

Fast & Furious, and now they want more gun laws???? We have idiots running the country.

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grh22751

Jan-25-13 6:54 AM

This socialist Govt. that we have now will soon be telling us when we can poop and we can not.Banning so called assault weapons is just the beginning and will lead to all gun confiscation and beyond.

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sideliner

Jan-25-13 5:12 AM

Let's arm everybody like the Old West and one morning somebody is going to jump the line at McDonald's for a Breakfast Burrito and that place is going to make the OK Corral look like Knoeble's...

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bryan48

Jan-24-13 1:15 PM

Nukes dont kill people...people kill people...duh

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