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Talk Of Zombies Aside, Gun Bills Face Political Reality

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Two more gun control bills are heading to the Senate floor after narrowly winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.


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Past Member (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 12:18 pm

lee e (114)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:16 pm
Really? (sorry John S - maybe I could have said something else, but words fail me)

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:43 pm
So far, to the best of my knowledge, all Dems in the Senate...and even a couple Rep.'s have voted in agreement with this. So, if the Dems. already have a Sen. majority, and you add the Rep's...that makes it filibuster proof. Recent polls indicate a majority of Americans, even those with membership in the NRA agree with this bill. The only flak is coming directly from the NRA itself, which lies about support for the gun industry.

pam w (139)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 7:26 pm
We MUST solve this violence/gun issue!

Louise D (44)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 4:55 am
Why is it that they need guns to protect people from Zombies. As Zombies are the clowns of the undead they just don't have the appeal of Vampires and their only purpose is to eat the brains of slow stupid people, who face it don't really need it and everyone knows that the most effective way to dispatch a zombie to the sweet hereafter is to use a cricket bat. The whole gun debate is divided by a complete lack of logic combined by willful ignorance on one side trumping any progress with an amendment that is about protecting the state not empowering mass murder which the NRA is doing simply because to them profit trumps children's lives every time. The Zombies are not going out for brains, but for profits shows the cynicism of the whole debate.

Many Feathers (139)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:12 am

Gloria p (304)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:35 am
NRA members don't want to regulate the very thing they are afraid someone will have more of than they do.

paul m (93)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:20 am


Tim C (2420)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:48 am

. (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:26 am
Are these bills generated from Biden's committee? This article does not say so, nor does it add what is in the legislation.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:59 pm
Maybe the reality is these bills will get shot down. But let's get them out there for a vote so we can hold the NRA-bought reps and senators accountable.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 4:41 pm

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 4:53 pm
If A K s are considered essential for personal protection why is it that Police Officers aren't seen toting them around? Most seem to get by with an automatic pistol. Many years ago in Louisiana an old semi retired law man, was assigned to our ship during WW 2 as a guard. I, jokingly said, in reference to his nine shot automatic. "A Derringer should be enough".... "Reckon your right son but there might be nine of them to shoot." I don't think a Tommy Gun crossed his mind. Within the home a 410 shotgun should be enough for defence, and the chances of a bullet going clear through several walls wouldn't eventuate. Additionally the average gun owner is notoriously lacking in practice and accuracy a shot gun doesn't need much in the way of firearm competency. Generally speaking there are rarely any incidents of home invaders being deterred or shot by residents, more often the weapons kept at home are stolen by the home invader or even used on the home/gun owner.

Robert K (31)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:46 pm
If we're going to be chased by zombies, I'm going to trip you.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:43 pm
The founding fathers of America would be aghast to the liberties the nra has taken with the 2nd amendment. They were not thinking where gun development could go too and the NRA is taking advantage of what guns were and the massive killing machines they have become. The NRA needs to be shot/shut down now. Am not against gun ownership but am 1000% against weapons of mass killings. Lanza killed 26 innocent in 5 MINUTES from the time he walked into the school until his suicide. 5 MINUTES think about that.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:33 pm
These politicians are a joke. They create bills and sit and play around them forever. That's for all bills that they have to deal with. This one for the guns has been going on since December 2012 and still not even close to coming up to an answer. Thanks Cal

paul m (93)
Monday March 18, 2013, 7:03 am

Guns kill ....Simple...

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:51 am
Thank you! The very idea! (Noted, posted, and tweeted)

Carla van der Meer (648)
Monday March 18, 2013, 11:16 am

John Coleman (18)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:27 pm
Lois Jorden: The House members DO NOT vote on Senate bills or measures to bring legislation to the
Senate floor for a vote so your comment makes no sense! Not surprising your "stats" are as off base as well. As to zombies, those are all the members of the Legislative Branch with a "D" behind their name, our alleged POTUS, and his cabinet. The alleged VP isn't smart enough or has enough knowledge on the subject of firearms to rate even zombie status.

Winn A (179)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:26 pm

Carla van der Meer (648)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:14 pm
Interesting, considering most politicians are zombie like, only they want cash instead of brains.

Robert K (31)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:34 pm
Umm, John Coleman, she was talking about Republicans, not representatives, so it's YOUR comment that doesn't make sense.

Actually, none of your comments make sense. FYI, Biden has been acknowledged for years as the best authority on Iraq, and the Bushies claimed that there would be no friction between Sunnis and Shi'ites. If only Republicans had working brains instead of trying to run down their betters to eat their brains. Sorry they caught up with you. Do you remember what life was like before that sad happenstance? 8^)

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:37 pm

John Coleman (18)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:52 pm
Robert K: Well since no GOP member was is agreement with the total bill that came out from the committee that contained bans then her statement was wrong which is why it didn't make sense. Looks like the alleged "assault weapon" ban died a much deserved death with not even that much Demagogue Party support. BTW, most proposals other than an expanded background check that won't do anything anyway wasn't even getting universal Dem support either.

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:46 pm
So it is now established fact that the Senate
is bought and sold by the NRA and they don't
give a damn if you are blown away by some
idiot with an assault weapon......
Great. I feel so much safer now.

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:30 pm
@ Lois J --- "...even those with membership in the NRA agree with this bill. ..."

Yup! Trouble is, they aren't doing the voting and the senators, or at least too many of them, are bought and paid for by the NRA. Hell, even Harry Reid isn't bringing up Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban as part of the main bill in the Senate.

To me, the only way to effectively do what the people want and need, is to cut out the cancer called money in politics. The NRA lobby has threatened and intimidated so many by cutting financial support. That is their strangle hold. It is time to say NO to the NRA. The NRA lobby is a cancer in Washington!

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:33 am
A disarmed people is fair sport for the murderers who get their's off the street.
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