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January 11, 2013

Dear editor: Ever since the shootings at Newtown, Ct, there has been a rush to judgment on what caused this horrific event....

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st0newa11

Jan-16-13 8:32 AM

MTOMTO, I wish we could chat one-on-one. You are a witty person!

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MTOMTO

Jan-14-13 3:03 PM

Isn't imitation the most sincere form of flattery?

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justobserving

Jan-14-13 2:23 PM

Beam me up Scotty.....

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Kelly14

Jan-14-13 12:09 PM

Hmmm.....I seem to have found the exact same article written by a man, Jesus Diaz, that badboy once again cut and paste. This is a forum for personal opinions. Last I checked, that didn't mean copying and pasting the written, word for word opinions/articles by another person other than yourself.

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MTOMTO

Jan-14-13 11:51 AM

If you're not intelligent enough to write it in your own words, then don't bore us with your lengthy cut and paste ramblings.

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Kelly14

Jan-14-13 11:41 AM

If you're not intelligent enough to write it in your own words, then don't bore us with your lengthy cut and paste ramblings.

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guessagain

Jan-12-13 12:17 PM

I refuse to live in fear because of what happened in Newtown. I see both sides of the gun control issue trying to play on the fears of people. This reminds me of the one of a couple of episodes of South Park that I had seen. The one where they ended up building a wall around the town because of fear. Of course in the end the wall came down and they realized they could not keep fear out. We all have a fear of something. The question is do we let our fear control us or do we control our fear and should we let other people impose their fear unto us?

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fivealive

Jan-12-13 9:18 AM

Talk about propaganda! The quote attributed to Hitler about disarming the masses is NRA/virulent gun advocate propaganda. Research it! Most gun control laws in Germany were already in place prior to Hitler and the Nazis. After they came to power, there was little change to the laws other than restrictions on gun ownership for J**s, political dissidents, etc. The general German populace still maintained their weapons. There is also no direct evidence that Hitler ever made that statement.

I will however, acknowledge that fear plays a huge role in paralyzing and control a population. Fear of a supposed government takeover of our lives, an evil plot to strip citizens of their weapons and Second Amendment rights -- all fear tactics that are sufficiently paralyzing any reasonable discourse on how to solve the problem of gun violence in this country. Maybe we should be using some of Hitler's more verifiable quotes on the effectiveness of propaganda and fear.

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st0newa11

Jan-12-13 8:40 AM

Don't ya just love cut 'n' paste?

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st0newa11

Jan-11-13 10:08 PM

Warrenparentof3, get yourself a dictionary and look up the word b*st*rd. It's A CHILD BORN TO UNWED PARENTS. Not my definition, but Websters. Try educating yourself instead of ranting in frustration due to your own ignorance/lack of vocabulary. Whoever removed my earlier post, sorry that you can't handle the truth.

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justobserving

Jan-11-13 7:51 PM

Forgot to add, Thanks MTO, for an "Old man from warren county" I find your views very refreshing!!

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justobserving

Jan-11-13 7:19 PM

Still watching and waiting for someone to define "well regulated". Now I'm waiting for "Something that works" Nobody including this poor excuse of a federal government has the answer, because of liberal "Everyone is equal and should be protected" BS thinking we are in this mess with no hope of recovery. Lets all ban guns, and of course cars, and everthing else that could harm a person because, G-- forbid, we should be responnsible for our own actions!!

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tommyboy

Jan-11-13 6:49 PM

I have to laugh at the people who claim violence on TV and movies are to blame. There have been guns on TV and in movies since long before i was born. People have been getting "killed" by guns onscreen for decades. You could have 2 people sit in a room with a loaded gun for 100 years and until someone picks it up and pulls the trigger it will never harm either person. An inanimate object is incapable of causing a death until a human being picks it up and uses it for that purpose.

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commonsense

Jan-11-13 5:49 PM

Keep blaming an inanimate object instad of the real problem. The mental health system will not change because there are too many people preying on the moneys. Keep kenneling these troubled people in group homes, halfway houses, and apartment complexes so they have access to the tools, illegal drugs, and NO chance to be an average citizen. Oh, I forgot, they have rights, what about the thousands they harm everyday, don't they have rights? We need strict mental health regs, more mental health hospitals and less of todays inefficient mental health directives.

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 4:39 PM

"One constant - unlimited guns far beyond any need for protection or sport."

One constant - limiting the discussion to protection or sport instead of the intent of the 2nd as written.

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 4:36 PM

"MTOMTO what are you using your assault weapon with a 30 round clip for today? The Barney Fife line was a good one."

Thanks.

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 4:35 PM

"Are you prepared to sacrifice the 1st Amendment to draw attention away from what you believe is an erosion of the 2nd Amendment?"

No, I want less governmental involvement in my life, especially in taxes. We have our own control over media exposures. This is especially true for raising our own children. Mine doesn't have access to violent video games, adult theme movies, or anything that has to do with Justin Beiber (I think he is the anti-Christ). In my opinion, ignoring societal degeneration as a factor is a very narrow view.

I agree to mandatory background checks, and get slammed with some unrelated NRA approval gum flap. I also agree with a ban on automatic weapons. I disagree with infringement on the second amendment as pertaining to our ability to resist a tyrannical goverment as intended in the 2nd and get blasted for using another's point of Nazis to illustrate it.

Sheesh.

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Brazil

Jan-11-13 4:08 PM

MTOMTO what are you using your assault weapon with a 30 round clip for today? The Barney Fife line was a good one. Bottom line though is church attendance is worse in Europe, video games and movies are as available here as there. One constant - unlimited guns far beyond any need for protection or sport. As far as the protection goes it rarely happens because most gun owners tend to be closer in skill level to Barney Fife then to the local police officer.

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Backwoods

Jan-11-13 3:47 PM

As a church attending Christian I do believe that the Christian church as a whole has played a large roll in contributing to the decline of morality in this nation. Far to many individual churches are teaching and preaching a flawed, fluffy, water down gospel of accommodation because they are afraid of offending someone and that they will either leave or quit giving. In other words they are afraid to stand on the total truth of the gospel, thus contributing to a decline in morality in the church that flows out into the world.

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25or624

Jan-11-13 3:28 PM

So, since we seem to agree on the power of the media and the common denominator of totalitarian governments to control it, I go back to my original query. Do you want government to step in, reestablish censor boards, control what we watch and read? Are you prepared to sacrifice the 1st Amendment to draw attention away from what you believe is an erosion of the 2nd Amendment?

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 3:15 PM

BTW, Propoganda didn't commit Genocide.

It had it's contribution convincing many probably good people that it was acceptable or even neccessary. But, it also had a huge influence on disarming the populace.

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25or624

Jan-11-13 3:12 PM

I don't watch Piers Morgan. And yes, propaganda set the stage for genocide. Krystallnacht was performed by German civilians, not the Wehrmacht.

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 3:10 PM

"Do you know what that corresponds to MTOMTO, much tougher laws and drunk driving enforcement. Hmmm......Maybe there's things other than movies, church attendance and video games that can have an effect."

Like, maybe, mandatory background checks?

I have never blamed movies or lack of religious participation as the cause. Heck, I grew up watching "The Rifleman". Barney Fife also set a good example for proper firearm handling. I will agree that they are contributing factors, much like propoganda though.

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 3:05 PM

"Close the loopholes? Have you checked with the NRA on that?"

I don't have to check with the NRA on everything. They don't govern me. Have you checked with Piers Morgan on trigger locks being the solution?

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MTOMTO

Jan-11-13 3:03 PM

"And, by the way, their cleansing was facilitated more by propaganda than by violence."

Just as our government is progressing it's agenda by propoganda, sensationalizing and capitalizing on these terrible actions. Why are they governing in crisis mode? The fiscal cliff was put into place in 2011 and nothing gets dtarted until 3 weeks to go? Now it's the debt ceiling, that was why the fiscal cliff was there to begin with? Yet a gun control proposal can be completed in under two weeks?

BTW, Propoganda didn't commit Genocide.

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