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Faye Swan (23)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:05 pm
Signed and noted - thank you!

Judy C (91)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:25 pm
Signed. Thanks, Nancy.

Naoko i (257)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:25 pm
Signed. Thanks for the post Nancy.

James merritt jr (144)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:26 pm

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:07 am
Signed with pleasure. Thanks Nancy, GREAT post

Genoveva M (328)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:11 am
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy.

Emma S (239)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:17 am
Done! Thanks, Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:11 am
Signed. Thanks, Nancy!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday May 3, 2013, 4:01 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:27 am
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy.

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:31 am
Signed and Noted.

Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:54 am
Signed, thanks.

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:15 am

Kit B (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:44 am

signed - I just do not think this legislation goes far enough. The point is to keep those with a criminal background or extreme mental illness from buying a gun. Therefore, records should be kept for all gun sales. This potential law is nothing more than superficial gloss.

Americans need to see things for what they are and just what a crazy group like the NRA says they are. The NRA is lobby group, their interest is only with assisting their gun manufacturers in selling more guns. The public safety means nothing to them. Evidently, the blood of children means nothing either.


Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:47 am
gladly signed tweeted shared and noted thanks for another great post Nancy!

lee e (114)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:35 pm
I signed, even though this is a watered down, and a pathetic piece of legislation that is still an embarrassment to our violent country - we should expect this much to be passed without a problem!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:11 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:20 pm
We should ban gun control and exile the anti gun lobby for organising those shootings as a political scam. Just like alcohol prohibition, prohibitting guns will only enrich the criminals as they smuggle their own in anyway. Gun control is treason!

ewoud k (68)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:23 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:53 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks, Nancy!

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:20 pm

Carol H (229)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:53 pm
signed and noted

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:29 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thank you, Nancy.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:37 pm
Signed and Noted.
Those who voted against the wishes of the American people are prostitutes for the NRA leadership.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:06 pm
And again you are blaming the guns for the actions of people. Use your heads and stop the knee jerk reactions to the corporate media. Their goal is the confiscation of all legal firearms. They will keep pushing their agenda with constant retelling of the horrific incidents so you will act from emotion and without thought.

Take actions that target CRIMINALS and not law abiding citizens. Agree to more taxes to keep criminals locked up. Get rid of plea bargains for violent offenders. Increase penalties for crimes committed with ANY weapon. Make changes that affect the CRIMINALS, and not the law abiding person that might have saved your life if he still had his or her firearm. Give criminals an incentive to avoid firearms like the plague by making use of them to commit any crime punishable by 25+ years in prison. No plea bargain, no deals, no exception. Make this apply to stealing firearms as well.

All of you who mistakenly believe that taking firearms rights away has any effect on stopping crime may soon get to see your error as a burglary occurs once every 14.6 seconds in the USA . Criminals steal guns, or buy them from illegal sources, not from legitimate dealers. They will not be subject to background checks and any other new addition you make to current gun laws. Criminal do not follow laws!

I am neither a Republican, nor an NRA member. I do support the right of all US Citizens to defend themselves against threats to their person or property. You are actively trying to take that right and ability away. I do not hunt wildlife as I can afford to buy meat at the market. My weapons are for practice and self defense. I always did my hunting with a camera.

As a retired, disabled police officer, I know that law enforcement cannot protect you from criminals. Police are mostly report writers, noting the info AFTER you are victimized. With enough info, they might keep your attacker from attacking someone else, but it is too late to help you. You have already been robbed and/or beaten and/or raped and/or maimed and/or killed before police knew you needed help. Maybe if you had a gun, you could have protected yourself.

When I caught a burglar in my own home, I held him at gunpoint and then handcuffed until the local PD could take him off of my hands. This occurred before I was disabled. Now my self-defense ability lies within my right, ability, and willingness to bear arms. With the right to bear arms taken away, I would be at the mercy of the next burglar that broke in.

For those Care2 “friends” that realize I am no longer on their “friends” list, I ask you; would you choose to befriend a person that supports actions that would take away your right to defend yourself, your family, or your home?

Jean C (18)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:04 pm
Let's ban men as they seem to commit all these violent crimes...

Jean C (18)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:21 pm
I forgot, how is Congress going to stop all the gun violence? Oh, that's right...with a vote...

Esther Z (94)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:14 pm
Noted and signed.

Susanne R (236)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:43 pm
Gladly signed and noted. When I read about the five-year old boy in Kentucky who accidentally shot his two-year old sister to death with his OWN gun, I knew that nothing could change my mind about the very lax gun laws in this country. We have to loosen the grip of the gun lobby on our elected officials. Their goal is to increase gun sales to further increase the profits of gun manufacturers, and they certainly don't care whose children die as a result of their actions. They design and manufacture guns for children! They have actually designated five-year olds for marketing purposes. Can GREED actually cause people to lose their common sense? Evidently, it can. But what about the parents of these children?

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:55 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Nancy!

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:08 am

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:32 am
When it's a crime to own guns, only criminals will have guns.

Hard things are easily accomplished through fear and done only one step at a time.

When all of our rights are taken away we won't be able to get them back.
To protest will be against the law even more than it has already begun to be.

Have you decided on what to to do when the intruder breaks into your children's room?

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:38 am
Signef and noted. Thanks for sharing. We need to make the government more accountable.

paul m (93)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:55 am


Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:38 am
Before the next innocent die

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:49 am

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:05 am
Kevin A., you may claim to not be an NRA member but you sure spew their lies like La Pierre. There is nothing in any of the proposed legislation that takes away the guns of the sane and non-criminal. None of the legislation bans an American's right to self defense. The defense of your home, person and family does not require any of the Weapons of War or extended ammo clips and if it does you are so damn inept with a gun that you are more of a danger to innocent bystanders. Having a gun in the house actually makes you 2.7X more likely to be murdered, by the person robbing or assaulting you or by some one you know shooting you either by accident or with intent, that goes up to 5X if you are a woman. And pardon the bluntness but you can stuff the crap about "criminals and background checks" first off the Gun-show Loophole and straw purchases helps arm the criminal element. And just how the hell do you know that 'Criminals' do not avail themselves of the gun show loophole as there is no record and there is no way to verify that every gun reported stolen that shows up in a crime was not sold for quick cash. And just what is your definition of a "legitimate gun dealer", there are no effective background checks, if any, on On-line gun sales. If you are not insane or a criminal Universal Background Checks might take an extra 5 minuets of your time and do not even think of mentioning a Gun Registry, both current law and the proposed laws specifically ban any kind of National Registry.
The claim, 'If we have gun control only criminals will have guns' is as ignorant as saying, 'If you outlaw drunk driving, only criminals will drive drunk.'
For those that calim that 'dead children of their families are a distraction', just what the hell is worthy of your attention.
To those who calim, 'they have Second Amendment Rights', why the hell do you ignore the first four words of the Second Amendment, "A Well Regulated Militiia....", just what part of WELL REGULATED do you not understand. Ad by the way, just where the hell are the other soldiers, who is in charge and just which state are you protecting.
Cut the crap, the NRA lies and men, women and children die.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:12 pm
People who are scared don't reason well.

There's the camel and the Arab: first the camel's head inside the harm
Next the camels front legs inside the tent......oh, well
Then the camel is inside the tent
the Arab is outside the tent
and the camel bites.


Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:02 pm
I will address lloyd's comments one time, and will ignore his insults. I am not an NRA member though they seem to be one of the few groups that are standing in defense of any of our rights as Americans.

I actually voted for Obama in hopes of helping to keep the Republicans and their promise of war with Iran out of the White House. Now I wish I had voted for one of the independents. The tactics being used by the "Gun Control" groups are invariably directed at people that follow the laws. The criminals do not.

I could care less about restricting the gun shows. I don't care if they are terminated. Nor am I concerned about the background checks. I am concerned about any infringement of any of our rights.

The proposed laws that would make such changes seem to invariably include riders that further restrict the rights of the law abiding citizens. Our “leaders” are forever tacking on riders to bills to get other things done that are not so publicized and it seems that most of our leaders do not even read the bills they sign. We need to require that each law passed be done individually so that each is judged on its merits and not passed because it is attached to a bill that everyone wants.

Chicago is an example of what you can expect if the "Gun Controllers" are successful. Watch the crime rates soar just like Chicago. Just as guns keep getting into the hands of criminals in Chicago, so will they get into the hands of criminals across the nation, even after you have taken them away from all of your neighbors and all of the law aiding citizens of this country.

"Gun Controllers” clear goal is the disarmament of the American people. They necessarily have to start small as they attack gun ownership, but the goals have been made clear. References made by other commenters about kids killing kids with guns, rather than criminals killing kids has a clear motive. The only way to make sure a child can't get a gun is to take them all away or lock them up in such a way as to make them useless for self defense in an emergency. That is the obvious goal of such people.

That well regulated militia of which you speak would be drawn from citizens who had their own weapons and join together as a group to fight any would be tyrants that would seek control of our country. Such a militia would be formed at the time of need. That would be the only way for such a group to exist as is evidenced by the government's reaction to any existing "militia group".

Such groups are viewed as potential terrorists by the government. However, if it became obvious that a tyrannical force was taking control of our country and enslaving the American citizens that would be when we could expect to see groups of armed American citizens band together as an armed, well regulated, militia to go into battle to protect and defend our constitution and our people.

Do I expect this to actually happen? No, at least I hope not in my lifetime, or that of my children or grandchildren. I do, however, want to know that there will always be the ability to call up a militia of armed Americans to defend our constitution and our civil rights against ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC. I would hope that if that time ever came that most of our National Guard and other military servicemen and women would go to the side of the American people to stop such a tyranny.

Interesting though is that in the interest of "national security", Americans can now be arrested and detained without charges or right to an attorney by the US Military, even with the US boundaries. The US Military can now legally act against US citizens inside the USA. Any would be militia force in the US could be ordered destroyed as terrorists by US Military commanders today. (NDAA signed by President Obama). Everything you write or say on a computer or phone can be monitored by the government.

Watch Naomi Wolf's "The End of America" video on You Tube at

ALL drunk drivers ARE criminals as they are persons that willfully disregard and violate the laws. Therefore only criminals drive drunk, whether or not they were criminals before they got in the car.

Scott haakon (4)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:54 pm
I am for defending myself with the best weapon that I deem correct for my situation. When it is my survival on the line i don't want some emotional laws passed that infringe on my survival.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:54 pm
Too many of our loyal Care2 members are too scared to think straight on the guns issue.

Let me ask you some questions which you do not need to answer to me.

Will the criminals come in to the place designated carrying there weapons and say, "Oh, yes. I wanted to register my gun, Of course, I'll pay the fee. (Believe me, there will be a fee.)

What happens if you are allowed to be one who possesses a gun but you happen to pick up the only one handy, your son in law's who did not register his gun. You use it to protect your children. What date will be your court date with you on trial for murder? (the gun wasn't registered).

When the intruder is in your children's room, what are you going to do as he begins to rape your little daughter?

Do you know that any invasion criminal worth his salt knows how to kill that dog of yours and how to turn off the juice to the alarm?

What about when you're facing a sword or a knife or a bomb the invader is about to set off?

Once your right to own a gun is taken away, and it will be even if it takes steps to get there such as not being allowed to have certain forbidden types of guns. That's a step closer to not allowing you to have any gun! When you are not allowed to have a gun what will you do as your children are tortured. God forbid!!!

Do what you can to keep yourself and your loved ones protected from the criminals who will know they have guns and you don't!

It will be too late then to say "If only....."

Sara P (55)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:42 am
Right today the tv gave this news: 'Located in Houston, between controversy and protests, there was the annual convention of the NRA - the National Rifle Association - the most powerful lobby in America weapons. At the convention was attended by over 70,000 visitors including many children who were photographed while wielding pistols and rifles. Pictures that scare, especially after the story of the two children of less than ten years who fired their respective sisters. The megakermesse is the first after the massacre of Newtown and the vote of the Senate on April 17, that in fact, for the time being, stopped the reform on gun control strongly supported by Barack Obama.' ..........and here in Italy if you kill somebody that enter in your house at three in the night (and I guess that is not to drink a cup of the) you go in jail!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lloyd H (46)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:37 am
Kevin, Zee et alia; spewing baseless paranoid conspiracy theories is not a refutation of any thing. It does not refute the fact that current and proposed legislation specifically forbids the establishment of a National Registry. Nor does it refute th fact that a common sense Universal Background Check law does nothing to limit the rights of any one, it simply helps ensure that convicted criminals and those that have been found to be mentally ill to the point of being a danger to themselves and/or others.
Posturing fantastical crime scenarios that are as likely to have you shooting and killing your daughter as the criminal are pointless at best and just plain stupid at worst.
" killing kids with guns, rather than criminals killing kids has a clear motive....", yes, yes it does kids do kill kids with guns, as in a 5 year old killing his baby sister with his "My First Rifle", a gun specifically, for profit, designed for those to young to understand the consequences of shooting and not legally allowed to own or operate a gun. And it also shows that along with your insistence on "Gun Control" in referring to 'gun regulation' that you have a paranoid mind set, per others of your ilk, that Totally precludes associating Rights with Responsibilities when it comes to the Second Amendment.
Now aside from the fact that any one formerly or currently in Law Enforcement would say, "All drunk drives are criminals" ignores presumed innocent until proven guilty smacks of mind poliece, your argument would make getting into a car to drive to a bar, restaurant, and/or party with the intention of drinking a crime.
Spurious conflation of the Partiot Act with Common Sense Gun Regulations is the parnoid comparing of grapes and bananas.
Your drivel about the "militia" part of the Second Amendment, not unsurprizingly ignores, as usual, the "well regulated" part.

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:42 am
Noted and Gladly signed. Thak You Nancy. I don't have a comment to add, as all has already been said.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:22 am
Have signed. Thank you Nancy.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:47 pm
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