NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban - POLL

n this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting in Washington. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer 'waiting in the wings.' (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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n this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting in Washington. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Should the U.S. pass tougher gun control laws in 2013?

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— The National Rifle Association president says Congress is not likely to pass a new ban on assault weapons.

David Keene tells CNN's "State of the Union" that right now the powerful gun lobby has the support in Congress to block a new assault weapons ban, but he's not discounting any proposal backed by the full power of the White House.

Senior members of Congress have pledged to ban assault weapons and limit the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines like the one used to kill 27 people, most of them children, in Newtown, Conn., last month.

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to send a comprehensive package of recommendations for curbing gun violence to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, including universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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26yearsonmarco writes:

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ajm3s writes:

A simple review by an American citizen, with no lobby, no NRA association, but has a ton of questions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

ajm3s writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

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Nice! Sometimes, the folks need to be reminded with a review of history and application of the 2nd Amendment.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

And I had to review the term: militia, just to gain some perspective

http://constitution.org/mil/cs_milit.htm

1Paradiselost writes:

The meaning of "militia"

The word "militia" is a Latin abstract noun, meaning "military service", not an "armed group" (with the connotation of plurality), and that is the way the Latin-literate Founders used it. The collective term, meaning "army" or "soldiery" was "volgus militum". Since for the Romans "military service" included law enforcement and disaster response, it might be more meaningfully translated today as "defense service", associated with a "defense duty", which attaches to individuals as much as to groups of them, organized or otherwise.

When we are alone, we are all militia units of one. When together with others in a situation requiring a defensive response, we have the duty to act together in concert to meet the challenge. Those two component duties, of individuals to defend the community, and to act together in concert with others present, when combined with a third component duty to prepare to do one's duty and not just wait until the danger is clear and present, comprises the militia duty.

http://constitution.org/mil/cs_milit.htm

ajm3s writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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K:

If you read the contemporary articles of 1946, you will gain a sense of the turmoil.

http://constitution.org/mil/tn/batath...

If you delve deep into the mindset of returning GI's that were being arrested by local law enforcement for a host of issues including drinking and mayhem, you can begin to get a glimpse into their perspective.

In essence, the Battle of Athens may have began with "alcohol dependent or the ugly out of control short=tempered people" GI's recently returning home from the war.

Interestingly, the heroes were this class of citizens, because they could distinguish between freedom and corruption even under the influence and had the wits about them to exercise their rights as noted in the 2nd Amendment.

http://www.americanheritage.com/conte...

If people believe a government could never turn on its people, then they chose to ignore history and the history of civilization.

I believe that is why the 2nd Amendment is so revered by Americans, irregardless of state of mind.

ajm3s writes:

To Eagle staff:

Is there a way you could maintain the hyperlinks which was the gist of 26yearsonmarco's comments?

If not I believe this was the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ut6y...

Publius

26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to ajm3s:

To Eagle staff:

Is there a way you could maintain the hyperlinks which was the gist of 26yearsonmarco's comments?

If not I believe this was the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ut6y...

Publius

I have no clue why the Eagle staff removed this video, but here is another try at history:

http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com...

1Paradiselost writes:

Gov. Cuomo, New York legislative leaders reach an agreement to tighten gun laws; Senate approves the bill late Monday, Assembly is expected to follow suit Tuesday

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/a...

August8 writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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You are no stranger in the insult department yourself, 26 is correct and you are a whacked individual, go ahead make my day !!

26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to August8:

You are no stranger in the insult department yourself, 26 is correct and you are a whacked individual, go ahead make my day !!

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August8 writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

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I hope so although I don't know who the Crat is, so nuts it kills me.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to August8:

I hope so although I don't know who the Crat is, so nuts it kills me.

Please re-read your comment.... looks like Happy Hour started early!

JohninMarco writes:

I as well as many other Marco residents carried an assault weapon in Vietnam. They do not belong here. I understand hunting as well as target shooting. But I find it hard to understand owning an M16. Just my take.

26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to JohninMarco:

I as well as many other Marco residents carried an assault weapon in Vietnam. They do not belong here. I understand hunting as well as target shooting. But I find it hard to understand owning an M16. Just my take.

During my time in the Service, the M-1 was the only weapon of choice.

The M16 would have been a better choice during the big city riots in the 60's, and will soon come in handy for self-defense during the next series of riots that Obamee will cause because of his continuous attack on our Constitution.

1Paradiselost writes:

When you were in the service Wilson was president!

"The M16 would have been a better choice during the big city riots in the 60's"

Don't tell me..... It would have been a better weapon to shoot blacks with. With each post you prove what an right wing, cheep, racist jerk you are!

You obviously never made it past the 3rd grade! Do us all a favor, Get in your clown car and drive into a canal.

26yearsonmarco writes:

I thought HERR DUMMKOPF & 1PPANTS could relate to these stories:

Someone once said: “You are known by the friends you keep”.

1. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20622053...
2. http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/20...

1Paradiselost writes:

What do the links you posted have to do with the subject above?

You just keep reinforcing what others have said about you.... Your just and angry "right wing, cheep, racist jerk"?

Oh yea, all the problems you have in your life are Obamas fault!

Get a life! You need to start taking responsibility for you own actions and stop blaming others for your short comings & unhappiness.

As for as friends if you go out for drinks, I'd bet you never buy a round? When you open your wallet, I'd bet that Washington and Lincoln blink after seeing the light of day... :)

August8 writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

What do the links you posted have to do with the subject above?

You just keep reinforcing what others have said about you.... Your just and angry "right wing, cheep, racist jerk"?

Oh yea, all the problems you have in your life are Obamas fault!

Get a life! You need to start taking responsibility for you own actions and stop blaming others for your short comings & unhappiness.

As for as friends if you go out for drinks, I'd bet you never buy a round? When you open your wallet, I'd bet that Washington and Lincoln blink after seeing the light of day... :)

No body reads your posts, get another friend will you.

1Paradiselost writes:

Another right wing loser! You notice how they come out of the sewer like rats to support others who have the same hate agenda against Americans.

Just read their past posts. These people hide safely behind their keyboards and promote anti American comments. These are the same hypocrites who will idolize their heroes this Sunday during the NFL playoffs..... But on Monday morning put down the same group of people.

If you knew anything about America my friend... you would know that CONGRESS makes the laws NOT the President! I was taught that in 3rd grade.

The problem here is that some people are to s----- & lazy to find out the truth. They take the easy way out by watching FOX news and listen to blowhards like themselves namely Rush Limbaugh.

It's easier to hate... Because It's hard to learn how to seek the truth.

Rush is no better than shock jock Howard Stern. Howard promotes sex and Rush promotes hate. Both are laughing at you all the way to the bank!

It's sad that so many people in America are so gullible.

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