“Just because she lost her son does not make her lame argument any more valid. Sorry for her lose but don't dare take advantage of your son's death to try and force a change that directly violates the 2nd Amendment. You don't like guns, stay away from them.”
Marshall Coid on Feb 22, 2013 at 14:56:36
“Her viewpoint is absolutely VALID. particularly UNDERSTANDABLE in one who has paid dearly for her Right to express it.
yet, ironically, you tell her "how dare you."
So you essentially DENY one Right (her "Free Speech") to PROTECT another Right (your "Right to Bear Arms."). Not exactly in the spirit of the Constitution you seem to want to selectively uphold. Highly UNDEMOCRATIC.
Defend guns! Absolutely!. Hats off to you for expressing your opinion freely. Lucky US that we ALL can. That is YOUR/MY, and OUR Right. Great cause for proud celebration side by side. You and me-ALL AMERICANS.
We are FELLOW citizens-the bottom line-no matter how you buter your parsnips!
Her ultimate loss has translated into PARTICULAR person insights. ADDS weight to her position and is far from the cheap shot you seem to imply it to be.
There are logical and understandable reasons why she now seeks a remedy to try and prevent similar violience in the future.
Your position with its harsh framing, as in the Senator's un-statesmanly remarks, to me seem further indicators of a general decline in empathy. (A huge topic for another day)
Advocating a "do nothing" position indicates ultimate fatalism and cynicism. Seems UNREASONABLE to me. An excuse for laziness.
A gun-centered existence? evidence of suspect, sloppy methods for forming thoughts and opinions?
I would advocate choosing more wisely.
Best to you in any case, my fellow citizen...M”
Moonspirit48 on Feb 22, 2013 at 14:49:55
“"Don't dare" -- Don't DARE??? She has every right to DARE to express her opinion, which happens to be the majority opinion in this nation!!!!!!!”
Mark Morrow on Feb 22, 2013 at 14:04:34
“The Second Amendment is not without limits. Even Scalia agrees that there are classes of weapons that can be prohibited and tightly regulated. Not everyone posesses the right to own a fire arm as convicted felons and the mentally ill have lost that right. Without a way of controlling access to guns, there is no way to keep them out of the hands of those who have no right to posess them.
The victms in Aroura CO., Tucson, AZ. and Newtown CT. didn't have the option of staying away from the guns that killed them.”
mattief on Feb 22, 2013 at 13:33:13
“Her son made the ultimate sacrifice for your second amendment rights. What about his right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. She can dare all she wants, she has that right just like you do. I would not want to wish her loss on anyone.”
karpmed on Feb 22, 2013 at 13:29:47
“typical republican. Has no empathy or compassion for others, can only think of themselves.”
PBNTAZ on Feb 22, 2013 at 13:28:53
“Lame Argument? Shame on you. This is about an effort to curb gun violence, not one's right to own one.”
Sawyer116 on Feb 22, 2013 at 13:26:58
“I think the point is that this woman, along with many others, would like the guns to stay away from them, not them have to find a way to stay away from guns!”
iceice on Feb 22, 2013 at 13:26:46
“Stupid! A ban on assault weapons does not violate the 2nd Amendment.”
“This is just awesome, funny how the dems hate having their own tactics used against them. Sounds like a bunch of little girls crying cause they lost their soccer game, it's not fair, we don't wanna loose. Get ovet it. Unions need to Go and the sooner the better.”
worldtrav on Mar 10, 2011 at 22:14:31
“Unions do need to be replaced by something a trifle more 21st Century; however, if I were the GOP, existentially dependent as it is on a host of rather arcane technical niceties like the 60 vote rule, 1 man - 15 votes in Alaska (electoral college), etc..., I might look back on the days of filibusterer and related contrademocratic nonesuch with affection.”
Arbutus on Mar 10, 2011 at 22:08:55
“If you disagreed with what your government was doing, wouldn't you say something? Or would you just meekly lie down and roll over? And if you spoke up, would you like people telling you you sound like a little girl crying? Last I heard, we live in a country where we can and should express our opinions.”
inLA on Mar 10, 2011 at 22:08:04
“"Get over it." I remember hearing that about the Iraq invasion.”
opposingviewsareopposed on Mar 10, 2011 at 22:07:35
“Where do you get your data?
But opinion polls show the union image slipping as they prepare for battle, both at the federal and state level. In Wisconsin, unions are uniting in opposition to a proposal from Republican Gov. Scott Walker to restrict collective bargaining rights and require higher benefits contributions from state workers. But a new Rasmussen Reports poll showed 48 percent of likely voters agree with Walker.
According to the poll released Monday, 38 percent sided with the public employees. The survey of 1,000 likely voters was taken Feb. 18-19 and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
A national Clarus Poll released last week also found that 64 percent of voters think government workers should not have union representation. Just 29 percent said the opposite, in a survey of 1,001 registered voters taken Feb. 4-8.
And a Pew Research Center survey taken Feb. 2-7 found approval ratings for unions remain at historically low levels. The poll of 1,385 adults showed just 45 percent of people surveyed gave unions positive marks. The approval rating was comparable when people were asked how they feel about corporations.”
“How can you even begin to compare the Union activist from a long ago era to what they have morphed into today. Tell any union leader he must do his job for half the pay and the reward for helping his fellow man is enough, watch how fast he runs for the door. GREED has destroyed the unions and GREED is why a majority of Americans are so disgusted with them.”
she343 on Feb 24, 2011 at 14:58:11
“if they are so greedy--how come corp. bosses get all the money?”
saintjule on Feb 24, 2011 at 12:47:35
“You should really be ashamed of yourselves for spouting the same scripted mantra. Gluttony is one of "your" basic motivators. Most first year teachers qualify for food stamps and try living on what a good police officer makes. Michelle Rhee got 3 million dollars for firing 659 teachers in D.C., Read a teacher's contract some time and see how long you would work under those conditions.. Collective bargaining is the only defense public employees have against opportunistic politicians and poorly informed public, and that is truly minimal. I wouldn't work the public sector on a bet and vilifying addicted "do gooders" isn't the solution.”
BBackSoon on Feb 24, 2011 at 11:27:02
“So there is no GREED by the Owners or CEO's? Only workers that are making $60k or $80k a year are GREEDY, but CEO's making $40k a DAY are being paid a fair wage?”
thereisonlyoneparty on Feb 24, 2011 at 11:12:17
“Or seek assistance of a union after choosing not to pay one's dues.