“Total sell out.. that's all this is about is one big sell out to fossil fuel companies. John Boehner knows this is real and so do all the other Republicans. They're just greedy enough to take the lobbying money while we destroy our planet for future generations that he won't be around for.”
“Uh yes they do.... Most of are numb while we're subjected to living with our bi-annual elementary school, university, shopping mall massacres. Having a gun is a false sense of security and this domestic arms race is out of control.
A former colleague was shot to death in Seattle this year buy two gang banger because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had his two children in the car when he was murdered. Even if he had a gun he would still be dead. His name is Justin Ferrari - google it and yes it's a real incident.
The gun madness has to stop - enough is enough.”
2mbd5 on Dec 20, 2012 at 16:12:48
“Um okay and you think those gangbangers got their guns legally? Do you think a gun ban would have made these gangbangers realize o wow I shouldnt break the law and use guns to kill people? Banning guns wont do anything. Criminals, who are called so because they break the laws, will still continue to break the law. They will still get guns and all it will do is take guns out of law abiding citizens hands.”
“Candidly any gun owner (and any gun manufacturer) should be subject the maximum liabilities for any illegal use of a weapon. These laws must be rescinded.”
Cargosquid on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:39:21
“Um....gun owners that use a gun illegally and gun manufacturers that break the law...face criminal penalties. Gun owners can face the death penalty.
sooooo...what greater penalties than death did you have in mind?”
whallinan on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:33:11
“And the maker of a tire iron? when someone is beaten to death? The maker of the fuel oil? when someone sets off a bomb? I have an 1830's Kentucky Long Rifle, cap and ball, who you gonna sue??? The Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury punks got THOUSANDS of guns that are used in crimes EVERY DAY! Are YOU going to take THEIR guns from them? This kid STOLE the guns from his mother and murdered her! It wasn't the GUNS fault!”
seabasskj on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:30:52
“Yes, and I should be able to sue Chevrolet if I'm invovled in an accident with someone driving their Corvette too fast.”
Ray Drozd on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:29:53
“That would be like if i hopped in my car and ran somebody over and they sued ford”
jangd on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:28:58
“How about the people who use the items improperly? They are the ones that cause the harm and the ones that should be sued...”
stevestorm on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:28:09
“So every car manufacturer should be liable for illegal use of there car.”
Army Vet2 on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:25:36
“So we should be able to 'sue" the government for killing resulting from "Project Gunrunner" an operation run by the ATF the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. ?”
“NO. IT ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE ABOUT GUNS AND THE PEOPLE WHO GET THEM TIME AND TIME AGAIN WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM. THE ANNUAL SHOPPING MALL, SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OR MOVIE THEATER MASSACRE THAT WE LIVE WITH TODAY IS ABSOLUTELY NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. THIS IS A DISGUSTING WAY TO LIVE.”
CommonSenseInTexas on Dec 19, 2012 at 00:49:55
“At the school, university, and that particular movie theater, licensed handgun holders were not allowed to carry. Let them. Not to is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.”
“No, guns kill people and I don't need to be reminded of the NRA propaganda line that "Gun's don't kill people" because it is simply not true. The fact is that guns kill people because in the United States we arm people with guns who should be have access to them. Additionally, we've allowed far too many guns into the United States because we've misperceived what the second amendment is about. A car is also an inanimate object and we register, license and make sure that people know how to use a car and take away their privileges in some cases and the reality is that a car can kill people too. 87 people die every day to gun violence each day in the U.S.
So, do you still think we don't have a moral obligation to effectively deal with this issue?”
luagarn on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11:04
“Guns are registered too. Just like a car. Yes we do have a moral obligation to address this. Bring back prayer in schools, before business
meetings, at ball games etc. Teach our children that when we do pass
on that we will have to answer to God, our Creator, for the way we have lived. To me that's a good start.
Ignorance is curable by educating the unlearned about the subject.
Stupidity is incurable. You can't fix stupid. With your statement that
guns kill people. Even though it's an inanimate object and needs a
hunan to operate it, shows me that you are terminal.”
“I disagree - we need to have a candid dialogue about this issue at all levels and that's initiated by the media bringing this out in the open. Living with the "annual massacre" at a college, school, shopping mall or movie theater is morally unacceptable and it's morally unacceptable to sweep this issue under the rug.”
“No you are completely wrong on this. The dialogue on guns should continue - guns kill people period and our annual school, university or shopping mall massacres should not be a regular part of life in the United States. Furthermore, it's our moral responsibility to deal with this issue that is real, present and frankly just sad.”
Isaac Bullard on Jan 8, 2013 at 22:32:52
“yes the dialouge over guns should continue, so call your state congress and quit trying to overthrow the entire constitution of the United STATES of America.”
luagarn on Dec 17, 2012 at 00:55:14
“I guess you need to be reminded...guns don't kill people, it's the people using the guns that kill people. A gun is an inanimate object. It cannot decide what to do on
Isaac Bullard on Dec 17, 2012 at 00:48:14
“Worst School Massacre in US history: Bath, Michigan School Massacre. 1927. Murder accomplished with explosives. 44 victims (equal to the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres combined).”
“I stand corrected about Washington State, however I did some further research and found that there are currently 33 states that do not restrict private, intrastate sales of firearms at gun shows in any manner.”
“We don't have those laws in many states unfortunately and there are far too many loopholes which the NRA has advocated for. Take Washington State as one example - anyone can go to a gun show and purchase a gun without a background check and there is no national standard for what those background checks, if in force, apply.”
“Anyone who says guns don't kill people is completely out of touch. We continue to have these tragedies EVERY year. People who should not have guns kill people with guns that kill people. There is NOTHING wrong with background checks and registration or the right to own a hunting rifle, but gun ownership is out of control and it should be a priviledge - not a right.”
“What's REALLY sick is that we allow the gun industry and the NRA to push the sales of guns to the point where we tragically have monthly shoot outs in schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and everywhere else and we all stand down and do nothing. People kill people and not all people should have access to guns.”
rickytick on Dec 14, 2012 at 22:49:25
“The NRA has no control over criminals that can procure guns...even if strict laws were implemented. Blaming the NRA is a lame excuse!”
“And frankly this is the precise dialogue that should be happening:
1. Virginia Tech
3. Aurora, CO
4. This week in Portland, OR
5. and the list goes on and on and on.
There is simply nothing wrong with law abiding citizens having guns and having to register them. Secondly, we need to find a way to try and curb the access to guns from people that should not have them (people with criminal records, etc.). This needs to be addressed otherwise incidents like these are going to just sadly continue to be the weekly news event they are.”
“and I hope he does rescind it... Obviously Columbine never bothered you and clearly this tragedy didn't either. You seem to endorse everyone having access to firearms which makes tragedies like these a weekly event in today's America.”
rohrscheibcroh on Dec 14, 2012 at 22:48:52
“bull its not guns its just angrey nastey people . people last week stabbed .this place is prime example of it hideing behind a screen an insulting people because you don't like what they posted . then hp removing anything they dont like either .the word is getting uglyier. people need to come together not worry about about gun bans .we simply need to respect each other.stop being so self centered”
“Really? You're posting this over $63 a year? When we end up paying for millions of uninsured people who show up in Emergency Rooms across the country really sick and we pay for it all anyway. Sorry, $63 a year is a small fraction of my monthly power bill.”
ed5466 on Dec 11, 2012 at 00:03:27
“You think its $63 ayear? Think its free except for that? Dont drink anything red ever again please!”
“Yes, our country was founded on Judeo/Christian pronciples however, it all guarantees religious freedom for ALL religions. Some of those religions perform and embrace same sex marriages (some of these are Christian and Jewish for example). That said, would you then be saying that those same sex relgions, say a by a reformed Jewish Rabbi are invalid?
Frankly, Deborah I think you're failing to understand the difference between civil marriage and religious marriage and this is inline with the separation of chuch and state.
I think it's not government that has problematically seeped into our lives - it's religion that is the problem. Everyone is supposed to be guaranteed their freedom here (whether to worship or to have the marriage they want) and it's about equal opportunity and a civil union is NOT an equal opportunity.”