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Gun Control Bill With Bipartisan Support Unveiled In House

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House lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled their first bipartisan bill targeting gun violence in this Congress: a measure to make firearms trafficking a federal crime.

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Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:59 pm
Thanks Cal. Noted. This first bill goes some way to addressing the problem but when I read the article and got into the site where it explained what Obama was proprosing, I was OVERJOYED! I hope and pray that it goes through, as it is quite comprehensive and seems to be reallly radical and could actually be a long term solution rather than just a band aid treatment of the problem that only scrathces the surface of the situation.

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:55 pm
There are some gun-control measures supported even by serious gun-proliferation advocates. They are mostly about effectively implementing laws that are already on the books, information-sharing for background-checks, and things like this penalty for people who buy guns on behalf of others who cannot legally purchase them.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:44 am
Very important subject.

paul m (93)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:24 am

You'll never control guns ,,

Ro H (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:02 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:24 am
Thanks for sharing.

Mandy A (86)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:42 am
this is such a lie, NRA controls congress and everyone knows it

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:51 am
Gun control is pretty important

Michael M (60)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:57 am
Hey, Bobby,

In Norht America the formerly dregs of European society were freed to use guns wildly as they were NOT in Europe. This is a strong root ofthe demand to own and use guns wherever and whenever they want.

That tool is and has been a social and psychological poison, creating distorted senses of ownership over the natural world of this continent, and affecting the expression of hate everywhere.

It is an ill society, whether in rural areas where the gun is instrument of fear and inordinate power, or in urban, where it is a tool of social control through terror.

Scott haakon (4)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:07 am
What the US needs is the same laws that were on the books but not enforced.

Mitchell D (104)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:13 pm
Sounds good to me, at least as a start. Congress needs to see some success in this area, and grow some balls!

John Coleman (18)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:46 pm
Gun control is citizen control and nothing more. Perhaps the administration should explain its illegal gun running in Fast and Furious and similar operations or what they were really doing in Benghazi that likely was related to arms and terrorists. It would also be interesting for them to explain the purchases of real military weapons like automatic weapons and riot guns along with large ammo purchases that a lot of agencies are doing. While they're at it perhaps an explanation of the the muslim "outreach" that is staffing a lot of agencies with muslims with little real vetting. A disarmed population is a collection of sheep just waiting to be sheered or slaughtered by those with evil intent~

Thomas B (1)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:10 pm
Cat Scratch Geezer is just trying to protect his retirement pkan as a gun smuggler.

Trish K (93)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:14 pm
This is a good start. We need to go further now.

John Coleman (18)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:20 pm
Thomas BL Why can't you "progressives" ever post a coherent response??????? Well likely it is because you haven't any!

Winn A (179)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:29 pm
Noted. Thanks

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:44 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:38 pm
Thats a laugh the same administration that is using drone strikes and giving fully automatic weapons to islamic extremist in lybia wants to ban us from using a 10 round magazine in a semi-auto. I will support gun legislation as soon as alll the criminals start lining up for background checks and to register their stolen guns. Until then good luck with gun control.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:07 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. I would agree with others that this is a "good start." But at the bottom of the article, it said the NRA would be working closely with lawmakers....and we all know what that means---to water the bill down so badly that it will be meaningless. If they can't even agree on background checks, there is already a huge problem. Yesterday, my city passed a measure effectively outlawing gun shows at our Community Center arena...we don't yet know if the state is going to allow this passage, but it's an aggressive stance, which I completely support.
I'm tired of the horrendous mass shootings; with the NRA response being, "Arm everyone, including teachers." They always take an aggressively radical position, (to sell and make more profits off their products), and we who want more regulation are always silenced. But, no more. It's been my opinion that we need to take radical stands in the opposite direction, (like: ok, just confiscate all guns)...and hope the NRA will get the message and start to meet us in the middle.
BTW, I'm also 100% against those nasty, horrible, murdering drones; as well as arms sales to other countries.

Robert O (12)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:40 am
Thanks Cal.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:41 am
It may not be perfect, but some sort of sanity around gun control has to prevail. Now if only the NRA would stay out of things --- stop buying politicians and quit with the inaccurate rhetoric. Wayne LaPierre is a screed monger.
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