The thing about Republicans, their concern for children ends at the delivery room.
Pete - You Marxists don't care about the children. You care about protecting the irresponsible deadbeats and punishing the responsible people.
April 25, 2013 at 10:23am
I can understand the feelings that the parents and loved ones of murdered people have towards guns and I support their right to speak their mind and work the process for meaningful change. But, they need to understand that I have rights too and will also work the process for meaningful change or defeat what I see as an infringement upon my rights as an American. Bad things happen and will always happen. My question is, why go only after guns? Why not violent movies or video games? Hate speech? Because guns are objects and not able to speak. Tell a writer he/she cannot write an OP ED piece about something and people will decry their first amendment rights were violated. Or a screenplay writer they cannot write about inner city violence and the same thing will happen; people will again speak about first amendment rights. Ever stop to think why the second amendment was second? It is there to protect all of the other amendments, it was that important to the Founding Fathers of our country to include in the Bill of Rights. It’s not about hunting; it’s about the people being able, if the occasion ever arose, to protect itself from an overreaching government. I’m not a conspiracy theorist; I believe our government is basically good and well meaning. But I’m sure that Jews in Germany in the late 1930′s thought the same thing.
I agree with everything you said except the "hate speech" crap. Hate speech is declared when somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Let the people talk. Ever notice how the progs spew any all "hate" toward conservatives and Christians, yet that is not hate speech? There are NO banned words in my world. Also, Obama and his goons parading the parents of dead kids around like stage props was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.
April 25, 2013 at 10:21am
Why are so many media people mad that the American process of governance worked? Gun control advocates have nearly every media outlet at the disposal to promote their beliefs, proudly saying that 90% of Americans support background checks for all gun buyers. Except that there were only 1772 people out of 315 million residents, polled and those 1772 people were from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia. And of the two southern states, I’m sure they only polled in northern VA and FL has so many people from the NE it’s hard to call them southern anymore. I don’t see TN, AL, KY, MT, ND, SD, AZ, NM, or AK being mentioned being called to be asked their opinions.
The process worked as it was supposed to work. The NRA is a lobby, yes. Handgun Control Inc is a lobby, yes. Both sides represent the voices with vigor and passion. Everyone says the Senators are weak for not supporting the bill. I say they were strong, each voting the way their constituents wanted them to vote. Sorry Mayor Bloomberg, but Montana, Kentucky, and other states are not NY, nor do they want to be. We from the South are not backwards hicks, but Americans that want to protect our rights.
April 25, 2013 at 10:19am
From January 30 – February 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,772 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia.