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Gun control

May 13, 2013

Dear editor: Congress should require a simple criminal background check on gun sales. The Brady Law has stopped over 2 million felons and domestic abusers from getting guns at gun stores....

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watcher

May-13-13 8:20 AM

Responsibility is what it is all about. Focus on the ones responsible for the crimes, not the people that obey the laws. I said it before, and so have many others. Focus on the real problem, the criminals. Whether they have guns or not, they will be killing and breaking the law. No guns in the bible and how many people died? People were evil before weapons. They going to ban forks for someone getting food poisoning? Not. I have no problem with background checks except that only shows the criminals that had already been caught once. Not the ones that keep evading arrest. There will always be crime. Go after the criminals. If jails get over crowded, there is always the organ donor waiting lists.

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justobserving

May-13-13 9:18 AM

Three strikes, and your dead!

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Brazil

May-13-13 11:44 AM

This is the best yet. We are going to take your kidney if you are caught with an illegal handgun. Priceless. Meanwhile back in the USA the paperwork and background checks for adopting a puppy remain more stringent and all encompassing then those for buying a weapon that can and does kill innocent Americans every year.

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colorado

May-13-13 2:04 PM

While it sounds reasonable in truth it is anything but and those that voted no did the right thing at the present. 1. 13 states enter no mental health data into the present system.

2. Another dozen or so enter only a minimal amount, in fact the folks running the NICS claim they only have 20% of the mental health information they need.

3. The present system is underfunded to the point Joe Biden himself said they don't have the time to follow up on the felony violations found under the present system.

4. The president has only requested 20 million for 2013 which is about a tenth what is needed to fully operate.

5.All the Brady bill did was push those 2 million into the underground market. They should have ben jailed for committing a felony.

6.The reason the bill failed was it mandated permanent record keeping. This could lead to a registry as soon as the liberals gained a few seats in congress.

6. Watch what is happening in NY

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watcher

May-14-13 7:57 AM

Brazil - wouldn't that detour you from breaking the law? Anyhow, it was meant for the perps of the more serious criminals like the life takers and rapists and child molesters. You know the violent scum of the earth. In stead of spending more than what I make in a year to keep these degenerates comfy with 3 square meals and free room and board not to mention the education exercise programs they get. They live better than the majority of real Americans. Including people that fought for our freedom who are homeless. Imagine putting your life on the line for your country and in return you lose your home, family or whatever because you can't make ends meet yet these criminals are living it up and they don't have to do a*****thing. Explain that to the next homeless person you see, who was somebody's child, parent, brother, or whatever. Or do you choose not to see them? Like so many others. We have several here in Warren. Take a look. BTW be sure of your source before buying. Duh!

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Brazil

May-14-13 8:16 AM

Let's check the correlation between those who favor of increased funding for mental health programs and those in favor of massive entitlement cuts to Medicaid. You do realize that Medicaid is the vehicle in which almost all the people that you want identified and served would get mental health services

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Brazil

May-14-13 8:16 AM

Let's check the correlation between those who favor of increased funding for mental health programs and those in favor of massive entitlement cuts to Medicaid. You do realize that Medicaid is the vehicle in which almost all the people that you want identified and served would get mental health services

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BrookP

May-15-13 4:13 PM

No, background checks will not prevent all bad people from getting a gun, but they WILL prevent SOME bad people from getting a gun and that's where our responsibilty lies, I believe. I don't support the permanent record keeping, but I do support mandatory background checks for all transfers of weapons. Yes, that would include gun show sales and selling to a friend. This does not ban guns. Let me repeat for those who didn't listen: this does not ban guns from law-abiding, responsible people.

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FORTHEKIDS5

May-16-13 2:31 PM

Maybe the world should be more concerned with the drug problem than the gun problem. It is more likely that a person on drugs is killing someone. Take a look around-the world has gone mad on each other...drugs being a huge problem. I feel the focus should be on drugs not guns.

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colorado

May-16-13 3:33 PM

Brook---it's not the background check that most people have the problem with. It's the mandatory record keeping that the liberals insist on. THAT DOES LEAD TO BANNING/CONFISCATING GUNS and it has in many other countries.

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Nickadeamus

May-19-13 2:05 AM

The criminal will get their guns one way or another. And if we ban guns then they will use something else.

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