Gun-control laws failed Connecticut childrenIn the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., voices across nation, and indeed across the globe, have been calling for stricter gun-control laws.
Yet what gun-control measure could have prevented this crime?
The state of Connecticut already has certain gun-control laws in place, at least three of which the shooter broke ...Read the latest now on WND.com.
I do not think there was ever confirmed that there was a 2nd shooter.
Rhonda, here in this articleitsaysthat a teacher saw 2 gunmen running...
December 15, 2012
As long as the Feds release dangerous criminals instead of deporting them, or otherwise, to go back out onto the streets, get guns and rape and or kill again, I do believe they ought not have a right to speak about gun control.
Sadly, we may never find the truth about this, but Rhonda, as you I believe this is just another example of a false flag attack. Yes, why have they not said anything else about the witnesses account of the two men fleeing the scene. It just does not add up at all, Adama could not have been carrying all that equipment, he was a skinny man. It is horryfying to know the goveernment could not care less about people, especially children, the same thing they are doing in Afghanistan, etc. with the drones and children are being killed all the time. BO pretending he was crying when he spoke!!! give me a break, what a hypocrite and a liar, he thinks he has noithing to fear about his daughters, I pray he will never have to experience the pain these parents are experiencing. But sadly, you do reap what you sow!
This post was modified from its original form on 16 Dec, 7:45
I have a cousin, who does not anymore, but used to sometimes dress like goth when she lived in CA, because she thought it was fun, and some of her friends would do same. She isn't a nut however, who looked on the dark side of things. I do believe that many are too easily persuaded to the dark side that dress like that though, if not already, and it's appearing some are actually satanists. I'd always thought it was just plain weird looking, so I too assumed all it was was an attention getting thing. It still is an attention getting thing IMO, but, cast with more than a touch of weirdness. Sorry cuz.... glad you don't dress that way anymore.
" I do believe they ought not have a right to speak about gun control."
You are so very right Sherry.
The U.S. Government sells WMD to governments [no matter how stable or unstable they are] all around the world. Some of those governments use these weapons to KILL their own people, and the U.S, claims to be the most civilized nation in the world. Frankly I don't see where that is a true statement.
If the gov't really wanted to put an end to all these shootings they would first have to take a look at how they do business [selling chemicals and othe weapons of mass destruction to despotic govts] and then take a look at Hollywood and put an end to all these so-called action movies whose main theme is kill, kill, kill. Most recently "Expendables II". The whole movie is about shooting and killing. [ and also a video game of the same name.]
These type of movies and video games have a big effect on the weak minded, as we have been seeing over and over again
I could go on, but I think you get the point
i SURE DO fRANK, THOSE VIDEO GAMES ARE SO VIRTUAL THESE DAYS, THAT THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE SO DISENTHATIZED BY WATCHING AND PARTAKING OF THESE GAMES AT SOME POINT THEY LOOSE SIGHT OF REALITY!
Most definitely agree. No way they can compare today's video games and hollyweird movies to being just as bad as Popeye whopping the skunk out of Brutus, Jerry knocking down Tom a few notches, and those type cartoons, no matter how hard they try. I never knew a soul who watched those and turned out thinking it was cool to be violent, or did violent acts, ever had any bad thoughts associated from watching them. They were just that-cartoons and left in cartoon land when it was over. Even some cartoons today associate, as you say with the weak minded, of being more realistic, kill the bad guy and he stays down. So much on television is all about shooting, death, stabbing, etc. that preys on the weak minded. Not as many good quality, funny and endearing family shows as once was, or that teach that goodness and having respect, decency, stay away from lying, promoting family, or that having morals is a good thing.
I haven't seen the Expendables II, or first one. But it just brought to my mind of when I worked in a 24 hr. convenience store in Louisiana, thru the night shift. I questioned others why the owner didn't have a security button for the employees, especially since a couple bad things did happen when I was there. One of his friends said that he was a great friend, but that employees were expendable. - in a tone that implied he felt the owner was wrong to not have one, but if that wasn't blatant....I quit working there soon as I could get another job.
While everyone has their attention focused on Newtown, Ct., no one is talking about the shooter in the Alabama hospital that shot a policeman and 2 hospital employees. No one is talking about the kid that was arrested in Oklahoma for plotting to shoot up a high school and when the police arrived, set off bombs. All of this within a day of the Connecticut shooting. Doesn't this sound a little strange to you? It sure does to me. It sounds like "justification" to issue marshal law and ban guns nationwide. If there had been a gun in the school office and each classroom teacher had been in possession of a gun, that shooter wouldn't have been able to kill so many innocent children......if any at all. Guns do NOT kill people........People kill people. To blame it on the guns is like banning all pencils because they mispell and make mistakes. Maybe we should ban the use of all forks too and stop obesity. Just beware of what is coming down the pike after the dictator takes his new oath of office and be surprised at nothing. They may not be able to confiscate ALL handguns or weapons, but they can stop the manufacturing of ammo and our weapons will become useless. Hope everyone with handguns will invest in reloading equipment to keep their protection replenished when ammo is no longer for sale. I used to reload my own for target practice when I was with the law enforcement. It isn't hard, doesn't take but a couple of hours to do 2 or 3 boxes, and it's cheaper than purchasing new all the time.
Oh-was replying back to Frank, but caught up outside talking with hubby about something.
But, no I didn't know they were using video games to train our soldiers. OMG
I sure wish all parents who could, would get their kids out of public schools today, and home school. Or have someone they trust to do it if they cannot. The indoctrinations, the killings.....
I postedI in here I believe how Florida has close to 1 million concelead register weapons.Good for Floridians!
Excellent post Rhonda!!!
Great post Rhonda
It's been brought out asking the question if the Colorado and Connecticut mass murders may be linked to the Libor scandal, and how everytime something is about to be brought down on Obama, something happens.
Yes it is Sherry, Rhonda posted it on another thread about this...
Oh. Sorry-missed the same topic you brought up Rhonda. No, it does not add up. Murders have a way of happening around anything that can be lead back to Obama. Even those murders in 2007. I wouldn't turn on my tv to watch Obama talk about these murders when my daughter via phone told me it was on. She finished with saying that he was fake.
Alligator tears, the Nobel Prize should have been given to him on acting!!!
That's what he and his are all about.- Lying, deception, manipulation, conniving, death. No conscience.
Their day will come,they will reap what they have sown!
OMG-My daughter just called me-tv-going to turn it on-a bomb threat or something here in san antonio at a school.
She said San Antonio news and Cambridge-I can't find anything yet.
Cambridge elementary is only 6.7 miles from me. I'm hearing the news talk about the Connecticut massacre, but not this incident yet. My daughter's friend's child goes to this school.
So true Jeanette, bottom line,this is another excuse to ban guns. Whye don't they concentrate on the mental health of all the children and young adults that are depressed and on medications? on their virtual video games that make them loose sight of reality?
Because that's not what they are after. Unfortunately.
Manchin Urges NRA to Discuss Gun Law Changes
A pro-gun U.S. lawmaker on Monday called on Congress and the gun industry to come together on a "sensible, reasonable approach" to curbing high-powered, assault weapons like those used in the Connecticut school shooting last week.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who has earned top marks from the gun industry, said all ideas should be open for discussion after the violence on Friday that killed 20 children aged 6 and 7.
Manchin, a hunter and member of the National Rifle Association, said the availability of such high-powered weapons does not make sense and called on the gun lobby group to cooperate with a reform of the nation's gun laws.
The NRA has been an influential force against limiting gun sales and has succeeded in loosening restrictions on some high-powered combat weapons originally intended for military use.
"We've got to sit down. I ask all my friends at NRA — and I'm a proud NRA member and always have been — we need to sit down and move this dialogue to a sensible, reasonable approach to fixing it," he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
Addressing the nation's gun laws are just part of a larger cultural problem in the United States, Manchin acknowledged. "But everything needs to be on the table, and I think it will be," he said.
Manchin's comments come as residents in Newtown, Conn., prepared on Monday for the first two of 20 funerals of children massacred in their classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Six adults were also killed.
The rampage is the latest in a string of mass shootings nationwide this year. But its direct target of such young children has shaken even some conservatives who in the past have been staunch gun supporters.
"Every American must know from this day forward nothing can ever be the same again," said the MSNBC show's host, former lawmaker Joe Scarborough, adding later that even Republicans like him must take another look at gun laws.
"Politicians can no longer defend the status quo. They must instead be forced to defend our children," Scarborough, an NRA supporter, said in an emotional program that also questioned the role of video games and movies as well as mental illness.
Friday's shooter, Adam Lanza, was armed with hundreds of bullets in high-capacity magazines of about 30 rounds each for the Bushmaster AR 15 rifle and two handguns he carried into the school. He had a fourth weapon, a shotgun, in his car outside.
"Never before have we seen our babies slaughtered. This never happened in America, that I can recall, ever seeing this kind of carnage," said Manchin, who has earned the NRA's top “A” rating on gun issues. "This has changed where we go from here."
Representatives for the National Rifle Association did not immediately return a request for comment. The lobby group has no statement on the school shooting on its website.
On Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would introduce legislation this week to ban assault weapons. The Democratic lawmaker authored the previous ban that lapsed in 2004.
President Barack Obama also on Sunday called for America to change its approach to violence but did not use the word "gun."
Advocates of gun rights say Connecticut already has among the strictest gun laws in the nation.
But in Newtown, which is also home to another gun industry group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the shooting has touched off fierce questions about gun limits.
Manchin said hunters don't need weapons with massive reload power and that there needs to be "a common sense discussion" about reasonable gun use. "It should move beyond dialogue. We need action," he said.
He acknowledged that Congress is currently focused on resolving the so-called fiscal cliff until the end of the year but signaled movement on the gun issue after that, a sentiment echoed by other lawmakers.
"There's an opportunity now to seize this moment and do something reasonable," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., also told MSNBC.
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