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In addition to our own research Second Amendment Check has decided it is worth sharing the work of others.  Therefore, we are sharing the NRA-ILA’s lists of:

“Anti-Gun National Organizations”

“Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate”

“Anti-Gun Publication and Media Outlets”

“Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities”

At Second Amendment Check we always attempt to source our material in our quest to provide objective and credible information.  Again, these lists have been compiled by the NRA-ILA, whom we recognize as a credible source of information.  Having said that, the exact criteria for making it onto the list are unclear, and the claims of being “Anti-Gun” have not been independently verified or validated by Second Amendment Check.

Also, after having had these lists published on their public website for many months, they have been removed after receiving some recent attention in the alternative media.  As noted in the Feb 11, 2013 update in this this Huffington Post article, the NRA-ILA has quietly removed the list from their website, but it can still be found in a web archive from January.  The reason for the removal of this list is not yet known.  Speculation suggests that the NRA ILA didn’t want to call unwanted attention to itself, or perhaps that it is reassessing or updating that list.  Second Amendment Check will attempt to get to the bottom of this mysterious disappearance.

NRA ILA List of Anti’s:

ANTI-GUN NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.

AARP
AFL-CIO
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Civil Liberties Union
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Medical Women’s Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Association
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Trauma Society
American Federation of Teachers
American Association of School Administrators
American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
American Medical Association
American Bar Association
American Counseling Association
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for World Health
American Ethical Union
American Nurses Association
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Firearms Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Jewish Committee
American Trauma Society
American Psychological Association
American Jewish Congress
American Public Health Association
Americans for Democratic Action
Anti-Defamation League
Black Mental Health Alliance
B’nai B’rith
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Children’s Defense Fund
Church of the Brethren
Coalition for Peace Action
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
College Democrats of America
Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace
Common Cause
Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Consumer Federation of America
Council of the Great City Schools
Council of Chief State School Officers
Dehere Foundation
Disarm Educational Fund
Environmental Action Foundation
Episcopal Church-Washington Office
Florence and John Shumann Foundation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
George Gund Fun
Gray Panthers
H.M. Strong Foundation
Hadassah
Harris Foundation
Hechinger Foundation
Interfaith Neighbors
Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
Int’l Association of Educators for World Peace
Jewish Labor Committee
Joyce Foundation
Lauder Foundation
Lawrence Foundation
League of Women Voters of the United States*
Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Manhattan Project II
Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office
National Safe Kids Campaign
National Association of Police Organizations
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Black Nurses’ Association
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Network for Youth
National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Counties*
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
National Education Association
National Association of Elementary School Principals*
National Association of Public Hospitals
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
National Association of School Psychologists
National Council of La Raza
National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
National Council of Negro Women
National Association of Community Health Centers
National People’s Action
National Education Association*
National League of Cities
National Council on Family Relations
National Council of Jewish Women
National Organization for Women
National Political Congress of Black Women
National Parks and Conservation Association
National Peace Foundation
National Urban League, Inc.
National Parent, Teachers Association*
National Urban Coalition
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
National Organization on Disability
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Ortenberg Foundation
Peace Action
People for the American Way
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Police Foundation
Project on Demilitarization and Democracy
Public Citizen
SaferWorld
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Council of the Great City Schools
The Synergetic Society
20/20 Vision
U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Unitarian Universalist Association
United States Catholic Conference
United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
United States Conference of Mayors
War and Peace Foundation
Women Strike for Peace
Women’s National Democratic Club
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Women’s Int’l League for Peace and Freedom
World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.
YWCA of the U.S.A.

*The national organization only endorses federal legislation.

 

ANTI-GUN CORPORATIONS/CORPORATE HEADS

The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control.

A & M Records
Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO
595 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 826-0477
www.amrecords.com
Record Production, Entertainment

American Century Companies

James E. Stowers, CEO
4500 Main St., 4th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-5575
www.americancentury.com
Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE

American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc.

Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEO Peter C. Brown, President, CFO
106 West 14th Street, #1700
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 221-4000
www.amctheaters.com
Movie Theater Company

Argosy Casino

H. Steven Norton, President, CEO
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
(816) 746-7711
www.argosycasinos.com/
Gambling Casino Company

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.

Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO
Rte. 100, Box 240
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-5641
www.benjerry.com
Ice cream and frozen yogurt

BJC Health Systems

Fred L. Brown, President & CEO
4444 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 747-9322
www.bjc.org/
Healthcare Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
John P. Mascotte, President
P.O. Box 419169
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 395-2222
Healthcare Company

Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks
45 Chesterfield Lakes Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Investment Company

Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.
Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO
444 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 620-0150
Retail clothing and accessories stores

Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
One North Central Street Box 1168
Baltimore, MD 21203
(301) 539-7400
Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores

Development Specialists – Chicago
70 W. Madison Street, #2300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 263-4141

Earthgrains – St. Louis
8400 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 259-7000
www.ironkids.com/Pages/Earthgrains.html
National Bread Company

General American – St. Louis
Richard A. Liddy, CEO
P.O. Box 396
St. Louis, MO 63166
(314) 843-8700
www.genam.com
Life Insurance

Hallmark Cards

Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO
P.O. Box 418307
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 274-5111
www.hallmark.com
Greeting Card Company

Health Midwest
2316 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 751-3000
www.healthmidwest.org
National Healthcare Company

ICN Biomedicals
Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
3300 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-0113
www.icnbiomed.com
Pharmaceutical products

James B. Nutter Co. – Kansas City
James B. Nutter
4153 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-2345
Investment Banker

Kansas City Chiefs
One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 924-9300
www.kcchiefs.com
Pro Football Team

Kansas City Royals
David Glass, CEO
P.O. Box 419969
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 921-8000
www.kcroyals.com
Pro Baseball Team

Kenneth Cole

152 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(800) 536-2653
www.kennethcole.com
Clothing retailer

Lamar Advertising Company
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
5551 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 2-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
P. O. Box 66338
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 926-1000
Fax (225) 926-1005
www.lamar.com

Levi Strauss & Co.
Robert D. Haas, Chairman
Philip Marineau, CEO
Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 501-6000
FAX (415) 501-3939
www.levistrauss.com
Clothing

Mallinckrodt, Inc. – St. Louis
C. Ray Holman, President & CEO
675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 654-2000
www.mallinckrodt.com
Clothing Starch Company

Michael Douglas Foundation
3550 Wilshire
Los Angele, CA 90010

MNC Financial, Inc.
Ten Light Street Box 987
Baltimore, MD 21203
(301) 244-5000
Banking, financial services

Sara Lee Corporation
Sara Lee Foundation
Three First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602-4260
Phone: 312-726-2600
www.saralee.com
Fax: 312-726-3712

Silver Dollar City

Peter Herschend
One Corporate Drive
Branson, MO 65616
800 475-9370
www.silverdollarcity.com
Amusement Parks

Site Oil Company – St. Louis

Alvin J. Siteman, President
50 S. Bemiston
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-4321
Oil Company

Southland Corporation

Masatoshi Ito, Chrm.
2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75221
www.7-eleven.com
Convenience stores

Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis

One Bell Center
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 235-9800
www.swbell.com
Telecommunications Firm

Sport & Health, Inc.

Don Konz, CEO
1800 Old Meadow Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22102
(703) 556-6556
www.sportandhealth.com
Health clubs and fitness centers

Sprint Corp PAC

William T. Esrey, Chrm., Pres. & CEO 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Westwood, KS 66205
913 624-3000
www.sprint.com
Telecommunicaitons Firm

SSM Health System – St. Louis

477 N. Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 994-7800
Healthcare Company

St. Louis Rams
One Rams Way
Earth City, MO 63045
(314) 982-7267
www.stlouisrams.com
Pro Football Team

St. Louis University
Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-2222
www.slu.edu
Private Catholic University

Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt

Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO
10 Burton Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053
(603) 437-7594
Yogurt

Sverdrup Corp.

Richard E. Beumer,
Chairman & CEO
13723 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 436-7600
www.sverdrup.com
Engineering Firm

Time Warner Inc.

Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019
(212) 364-8300
www.pathfinder.com/corp/
Publishing, film and music recordings

TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com

Andrew McKelvey, CEO
1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-977-4200
Fax: 212-956-2142
www.tmpw.com
www.monster.com
online employment service

Unity Health – St. Louis

1650 Des Peres Road #301
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 909-3300
www.smhs.com/unityheath.html
Healthcare Company

Working Assets

Peter Barnes, Founder
701 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 788-0777
www.workingassets.com

ANTI-GUN PUBLICATION AND MEDIA OUTLETS

The following publications and media outlets have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights. The editorial policies of some of the media sources listed portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership. Others have refused some or all of NRA’s advertisements.
Capital Cities/ABC
Television Network
77 W. 66th Street
New York, NY 10023-6298
(212) 456-7777

Bell Atlantic-D.C.

2055 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 392-9900

Blue Chip Stamps

15801 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(213) 720-4600

The Christian Publishing Society

The Christian Science Monitor
One Norway Street
Boston, MA 02115
(508) 586-6200

Columbia Broadcasting Service

CBS Television Network
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 975-4321

Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television

1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
(703) 739-5000
(703) 739-0775 – Fax

Cox Newspapers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Credibank Towers, Suite 400
2800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-7678

Gannett News Service

USA Today
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22229
(703) 276-5806

Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

Ebony Magazine
820 S. Michigan avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-2190
(312) 322-9250

Knight-Ridder Newspapers

Detroit Free-Press
321 W. LaFayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48231
(313) 222-6400

Miami Herald

One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132-1683
(305) 350-2111

Los Angeles Times

Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, California 90053
(213) 237-4511
(213) 237-7679 – Fax

McCall’s Magazine

110 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-5603
(212) 463-1000

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

Emap PLC
6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 782-2000

National Broadcasting Company

NBC Television Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-4444

Newsweek, Inc.

Newsweek Magazine
444 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6999
(212) 350-4000

Rolling Stone Magazine

Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO
745 5th, Avenue
New York, NY 10151
(212) 758-3800

The New York Times Corporation

The New York Times
229 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 556-1234

Time Magazine

Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
(212) 522-1212

Times-Mirror Corporation

The Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, CA 90053
(213) 237-3000

The Baltimore Sun

501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21278
(301) 332-6300

The Tribune Company

Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 227-3000

Washington Post

1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20071
(202) 334-6000

ANTI-GUN INDIVIDUALS & CELEBRITIES

The following celebrities and national figures have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations.  You can add to this anyone who appeared on the “Demand a Plan” anti-gun video telling everyone to demand gun control, most of them appear to be listed at the bottom.  Also add CANADIAN Jim Carrey for stupid his anti-gun video.

Anti-Gun-Celebrities

Jessica Alba – Actor
Krista Allen – Actor
Suzy Amis – Actor
Louis Anderson – Comedian
Richard Dean Anderson – Actor
Maya Angelou – Poet
David Arquette – Actor
Ed Asner – Actor
Alec Baldwin – Actor
Bob Barker – TV Personality
Carol Bayer Sager – Composer
Drew Barrymore – Actor
Kevin Bacon – Actor
Lauren Bacall – Actor*
Sarah Ban Breathnach – Writer
William Baldwin – Actor
Candice Bergen – Actor
Richard Belzer – Actor
Tony Bennett – Singer
Beyonce – Singer
Jon Bon Jovi – Singer
Peter Bogdonovich – Director
Peter Bonerz – Actor
Albert Brooks – Actor
Beau Bridges – Actor
Benjamin Bratt – Actor
Bonnie Bruckheimer – Movie Producer
Christie Brinkley – Model
Dr. Joyce Brothers – Psychologist/Author
James Brolin – Actor
James Brooks – TV Producer
Mel Brooks – Actor/Director
Betty Buckley – Actor
Ellen Burstyn – Actor
Steve Buscemi – Actor
David Canary – Actor
Kate Capshaw – Actor
Kim Cattrall – Actor
Josh Charles – Actor
Robert Chartloff – Producer
Stockard Channing – Actor
Terri Clark – Singer
George Clooney – Actor
Jennifer Connelly – Actor
Judy Collins – Singer
Kevin Costner – Actor
Sean Connery – Actor
Sheryl Crow – Singer
Billy Crystal – Actor
Julie Cypher – Director
Arlene Dahl – Actor
Clive Davis – Writer
Linda Dano – Actor
Matt Damon – Actor
Pam Dawber – Actor
Patrika Darbo – Actor
Stuart Damon – Actor
Ellen Degeneres – Actor
Gavin de Becker – Writer
Rebecca DeMornay – Actor
Danny DeVito – Actor
Michael Douglas – Actor
Phil Donahue – Talk Show Host
Richard Donner – Director
Fran Drescher – Actor
Richard Dreyfus – Actor
David Duchovny – Actor
Sandy Duncan – Actor
Christine Ebersole – Actor
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Singer
Missy Elliott – Singer
Gloria Estefan – Singer
Melissa Etheridge – Singer
Mia Farrow – Actor
Mike Farrell – Actor
Carrie Fisher – Actor
Sally Field – Actor
Doug Flutie – NFL player
Fannie Flagg – Actor
Jane Fonda – Actor
Jodie Foster – Actor
Rick Fox – NBA Player
Andy Garcia – Actor
Art Garfunkel – Singer
Geraldo – TV personality
Richard Gere – Actor
Kathie Lee Gifford – TV personality
Paul Glaser – TV director
Brad Gooch – Writer
Elliott Gould – Actor
Louis Gossett, Jr. – Actor
Michael Gross – Actor
Nancy Lee Grahn – Actor
Bryant Gumbel – TV Personality
Deidra Hall – Actor
Ethan Hawke – Actor
Mariette Hartley – Actor
Mark Harmon – Actor
Anne Heche – Actor
Howard Hesseman – Actor
Marilu Henner – Actor
Dustin Hoffman – Actor
Hal Holbrook – Actor*
Helen Hunt – Actor
Francesca James – TV Producer
Norman Jewison – Director
Lainie Kazan – Actor
Richard Karn – Actor
Jeffrey Katzenberg – Producer
Barry Kemp – TV Producer
David E. Kelley – TV Producer
Diane Keaton – Actor
Margaret Kemp – Interior Designer
Chaka Khan – Singer

Stephen King – Author (Added by 2ACheck)
Kevin Kline – Actor
Michael E. Knight – Actor
Jonathan Kozol – Writer
Lenny Kravits – Singer
Lisa Kudrow – Actor
Wally Kurth – Actor
Christine Lahti – Actor
k.d. lang – Singer
Ricki Lake – TV personality
Denis Leary – Actor
John Leguizamo – Actor
Norman Lear – TV Producer
Spike Lee – Director
Hal Linden – Actor
Tara Lipinski – Former Olympian
Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player
Rob Lowe – Actor
Amanda Marshall – Singer
Barry Manilow – Singer
Camryn Manheim – Actor
Howie Mandel – Actor
Kyle MacLachlan – Actor
Madonna – Singer
Marla Maples – Actor
Marsha Mason – Actor*
Mase – Singer
Penny Marshall – Director
Prema Mathai-Davis – YWCA Official
John McDaniel – Musician
John McEnroe – Athlete
Brian McKnight – Musician
Natalie Merchant – Singer
Bette Midler – Singer
Mary Tyler Moore – Actor
Michael Moore – Film Maker
Mike Myers – Actor
Kathy Najimy – Actor
Jack Nicholson – Actor
Leonard Nimoy – Actor
Mike Nichols – Director
Stephen Nichols – Actor
Rosie O’Donnell – Actor/Talk Show Host
Jennifer O’Neill – Actor
Julia Ormond – Actor
Jane Pauley – TV Personality
Sarah Jessica Parker – Actor
Mandy Patinkin – Actor
Richard North Patterson – Writer
Rhea Perlman – Actor
Michelle Pfieffer – Actor
Aidan Quinn – Actor
Colin Quinn – Actor
Dennis Quaid – Actor
Elizabeth Bracco Quinn – Actor
Bonnie Raitt – Singer
Debbie Reynolds – Actor
Mary Lou Retton – Former Olympian
Paul Reiser – Actor
Peter Reckell – Actor
Rob Reiner – Actor/Director
Robert Redford – Actor/Director
Anne Rice – Writer
Cathy Rigby – Actor
Julia Roberts – Actor
Marc Rosen – TV Producer
Tim Robbins – Actor
Tim Roth – Actor
Renee Russo – Actor
Robin Ruzan – Wife of Mike Myers
Meg Ryan – Actor
Susan Sarandon – Actor
Jerry Seinfeld – Actor
Kyra Sedgwick – Actor
Martin Sheen – Actor
Russell Simmons – Record Producer
Neil Simon – Playwright*
Louise Sorel – Actor
Mira Sorvino – Actor
Rena Sofer – Actor
Britney Spears – Singer
Bruce Springsteen – Singer
Kevin Spirtas – Actor
Barbra Streisand – Singer
David Steinberg – Director
Sylvester Stallone – Actor
Harry Dean Stanton – Actor
Meryl Streep – Actor
Patrick Stewart – Actor
Sharon Stone – Actor
Sting – Singer
Trudie Styler – Actor
Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Actor
The Temptations – Pop Group
Vinny Testaverde – NFL player
Marlo Thomas – Actor*
Uma Thurman – Actor
Steve Tisch – Producer
Mike Torrez – Former Baseball player
Shania Twain – Singer
Dick Van Dyke – Actoe
Eli Wallach – Actor*
Harvey Weinstein – Producer
Jann Wenner – Publisher
Sigourney Weaver – Actor
Victor Webster – Actor
Andy Williams – Singer*
Kelli Williams – Actor
Henry Winkler – Actor
Oprah Winfrey – Entertainer
Rita Wilson – Actor
Vanessa Williams – Singer
Herman Wouk – Author
Joanne Woodward – Actor*
Peter Yarrow – Singer
Catherine Zeta-Jones – Actor
Ahmet Zappa -Actor
Diva Zappa -Actor
Dweezil Zappa – Musician
Gail Zappa -
Moon Zappa -Actor
Jennifer Aniston – Actor
Elizabeth Banks – Actor
Jason Bateman – Actor
Kristen Bell—Actor
Steve Carrell – Actor
Courtney Cox – Actor
Ellen DeGeneres – Actor
Zooey Deschanel – Actor
Cameron Diaz – Actor
Peter Dinklage – Actor
Will Ferrell – Actor
Jamie Fox – Actor
Jennifer Garner – Actor
Selena Gomez – Actor
Carla Gugino – Actor
Jon Hamm – Actor
Kate Hudson – Actor
John Legend – Actor
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Actor
Debra Messing – Actor
Julianne Moore – Actor
Julianne Moore – Actor
Conan O’Brien – Actor
Gwyneth Paltrow – Actor
Busy Phillips – Actor
Amy Poller – Actor
Jeremy Renner – Actor
Chris Rock – Actor
Paul Rudd – Actor
Mark Ruffalo – Actor
Brooke Shields – Actor
Sarah Silverman – Actor
John Slattery – Actor
Michelle Williams – Actor
Reese Witherspoon – Actor
 
* Denotes membership on Brady Campaign’s National Committee
 

Anti-Gun-National-Figures

Joel J. Alpert M.D. – Pediatrician
Robert Bernstein Ph.D – Pediatrician
Robert E. Brennan – Financier
Bishop Edmond Browning – Espiscopal Leader
James E. Carter – Former President
Marion Wright Edelman – Director, Childrens Defense Fund
Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company
Amitai Etzioni – Teacher
Tom Freston – MTV President
Dr. Lorraine E. Hale – Social Worker
Della M. Hughes – Activist
Ed Koch – Former Politician
C. Everett Koop – Former Surgeon General
Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa – Clergyman
Gerald M. Levin – Chairman, Time Warner
Davis S. Liederman – Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League
Paul Rabbi Menitaff – Clergyman
Abner Mikva – Former Judge
Richard Parsons – Pres. Time Warner
Steven Rockefeller – Financier
Ellen Y. Rosenberg – Activist
Rabbi David Saperstein – Clergyman
Herb Scannell – Pres. Nickelodeon
Vincent Schiraldi – Dir. Justice Policy Institute
Lyle Elmer Strom – Federal Judge
Joe Volk – Clergyman
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie – Clergyman

Anti-Gun-Journalists

Steve Benson – Cartoonist
Tony Auth – Cartoonist
Jim Borgman – Cartoonist
Jimmy Breslin – Columnist
Stuart Carlson – Cartoonist
Marie Cocco – Columnist
E.J. Dionne Jr. – Columnist
Bonnie Erbe – Columnist
Tom Fiedler – Columnist
Michael Gartner – Columnist
Mark Genrich – Columnist
James Glassman – Editor
Bob Herbert – Columnist
Bill Johnson – Columnist
Donald Kaul – Columnist
Mike Lane – Cartoonist
Leonard Larson – Columnist
Mike Luckovich – Cartoonist
Jimmy Margulies – Cartoonist
Deborah Mathis – Columnist
Colman McCarthy – Columnist
Jim Morin – Cartoonist
Tom Oliphant- Columnist
Mike Peters – Cartoonist
Robert Reno – Columnist
Frank Rich – Columnist
Cindy Richards – Columnist
Kevin Siers- Cartoonist
Ed Stein – Cartoonist
Tom Teepen – Editor
Tim Toles – Cartoonist
Garry Trudeau – Cartoonist
Cynthia Tucker – Columnist
Steve Twomey – Columnist
Steve Villano – Columnist
Adrienne Washington – Columnist
Don Wright – Cartoonist


Compiled by:
NRA Institute for Legislative Action
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

1,051 Comments

  1. I always love the argument “it is not the guns fault”. If guns were not dangerous, we could send soldiers to war with pencils. REASONABLE limits are enacted for cars, alchohol, marriage and others. Why is it so hard to understand that limits are necessary for guns?

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    • Guns do actually have ‘reasonable restrictions’ and some not so reasonable restrictions, theyre just not enforced, may want to do some research before you look like an idiot.

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      • Another 26 dead and 20 more wounded in Texas. Do NRA members put notches in their headboards when this happens?

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        • Only democrats do,may want to read in to the person shooting, former military, democrat, hated christians, domestic abuse charges, court martialed, couldn’t legally touch a gun let a lone own one.
          So pony up and admit you’re full of BS Larry.
          This was also ended by a good civilian with a gun.

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          • Exactly. We need laws and enforcement to make sure people like this never have access to a gun. There is so much we can do to prevent these events.

          • yeah and more gun control wont work, this dude broke all those laws to own his guns.
            Its called enforcing what we already have.

          • Mrm you got it. For some reason the-Larry’s of the left- blame and vilify law abiding gun owners for actions of a few kooks. Do they blame all people who consume alcohol for deaths due to alcohol related crashes. Hell No!

  2. There are more DUI involved deaths in this country then there are gun deaths. There almost an equal amount of house hold accident/ negligents deaths as gun deaths as well. There’s also a just slightly lower rate of death from hunger and malnutrition. Taking care of any of those would save more people than regulating guns and would not impede upon anyone’s rights or remove their property. Yet you persist that guns are the biggest threat.
    Even the Las Vegas victims had around a 96% survival rate per capita for the crowd of concert patrons.

    You have a few other trees to bark up before you get to this one if you’re actually concerned about lives Larry. I suspect your only real concern is your own ego.

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    • Those are all legitimate issues that should and are being addressed on many fronts…and with very little resistance. The proliferation of guns and the tragic deaths that result should also be addressed and I have interest in solving this problems as well. They are not alternatives. I never said guns are our biggest threat. But they are a significant threat and it is a problem that is relatively easy to solve.

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      • MATTHEW R MUNSON

        You assume they all want gun control lol, oh God I’m sorry but no, the percent of people who want gun control is about 20% right now, most of them idiots or paid.

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      • Less than 5% of people in this country have even been threatened with a gun. Yes gun violence is tragic as all violence is. Disarming America will only create a stronger gun black market. I’m here to tell you, if you’re worried about people not having background checks now, buckle up.

        But, don’t worry Larry, I’m sure with your harsher gun laws in place all of the criminal and crazy people will turn over a new leaf and walk the strait and narrow.

        Your harsher laws might even teach those scum bags to respect their neighbors and fellow citizens.

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        • Utterly false. And you think 5% of our population being threatened with guns is small??? That’s 16 million people! Stronger gun laws have been proven successful in every other first world country…gun violence in all of them is a fraction of ours. They all think we’re either nuts or idiots and sadly your comments prove them right.

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          • MATTHEW R MUNSON

            Have not been successful in lowering crime or homicides, at all.
            Just those committed with a gun, but the over tall rate remains the same, or increases. Hell even Australia has had an increase in sexual assaults.
            Englands homicides rate is still above what it was when they had less restrictive gun laws. They’re even reporting an increase in Gun violence and gun crime now.
            Quit drinking the Kool aid

        • Even with tougher gun laws and enforcement….violent offenders will still receive lighter sentences and be released early…generally a leftist doing.

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  3. Really Larry? Does a car sale guarantee a drunk driving death? Does sale of a portable swiming pool guarantee an accidentally or intentional drowning of a toddler? By your logic we should have robots move us around in wheelchairs and spoon feed us mush so we don’t trip or, stab ourselves in the eye with a fork. You should try moving to China where people don’t have guns. We all know how much they care about their citizens there.
    You would fit right in Larry a perfect little worker ant not concerned with anything except obedience.

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    • No, we’ll just limit gun sales and use thank you. There is no great public movement to limit cars or swimming pools but there is a groundswell of public interest in controlling this problem with guns.

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  4. in Idaho of all places. although approved for the loan to purchase a building for a firearm retail store, the financial institution required me to have a FFL prior to the loan given to me utilizing that address. i explained application process etc but after the 20th hoop, i realized it was never going to stop. disparate treatment of coarse…im sure no other business would have to obtain a license with the intended real estate building prior to getting a loan.

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    • Fantastic! We need more measures to discourage people from profiting from and contributing to the gun death epidemic.

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      • MATTHEW R MUNSON

        You mean like Bloomberg and Soros, or all the people they pay to strip civil rights from people?
        I agree, bankrupt them, boycott their businesses and all the groups they fund.
        That actually will help crime and gun violence.

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  5. “Larry”. Recommend you fine another find another cause/place to air your thoughts where your snowflake friends will care.

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    • But this is where the problem is.

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      • No, Larry, I’m sorry no problems here, close to a billion legal arms in the US and you think the law abiding gun owners are the problem… might I suggest going to chicago, or DC, even parts of Cali for NYC and talking to the folks about their guns?
        Thats where over 51% of the firearm homicides happen… yknow where its already difficult to get them legally..

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        • I understand that way too many guns are owned legally…and THAT is the problem. Thanks for clarifying and putting focus on what needs to be done…making it illegal to own guns.

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          • mhm then why are over 99.999% of crimes committed with a gun, committed with an illegally owned gun by those who cant own one to begin with?

          • Thanks again for pointing out the massive excess of guns in this country…like no other…just like our inexcusable rate of deaths from guns…many times higher than all other first world country. And you don’t think that is a problem? Keep your head in the sand.

  6. Don’t know who Larry is but glad he’s not my neighbor! By the way: “The surest way to enslave a man is to disarm him”. (Thomas Jefferson)

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  7. …………………. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BE A REAL CHRISTIAN AND A DEMOCRAT ! ………………….NO WAY!…………… EASY TO UNDERSTAND FROM THE BIBLE !
    YOU WILL STAND BEFORE JESUS AS YOUR JUDGE, AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH, AS WE ALL WILL! DO NOT DIE IN YOUR SINS!…. HELL AND HELL ARE VERY REAL PLACES! !! …… AS SOON AS YOU PULL THE VOTING LEVER TO ENDORSE ANY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANADIDATE, YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOURSELF A ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL!…..THE TRUTH IS THAT MOST BLACKS, GAYS, ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL ALWAYS VOTE DEMOCRAT, SAD BUT TRUE…. WHY ?…. FREE HOUSING , FREE SCHOOLING, FREE WELFARE, FREE EVERY THING……. FROM THOSE WHO WORK TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO DON’T………THAT IS CALLED TAXING BY MOST,….. I CALL IT STEALING………….. ISN’T THAT THE TRUTH ?????……
    THE TWO BIGGEST SINS INSIDE HOLY SCRIPTURE ARE HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORTS BOTH, THIS IS NOT A SECRET! DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, PLEASE READ IT FOR YOURSELFS!…. HOMOSEXUALITY IS CONDEMNED IN ALL OF GENESIS CHAPTER 18, JUDE 1:7, ISAISH3:9, GENESIS 19 :4-11, ROMANS 1:27…ABORTION, OR AS YOU PEOPLE LIKE TO MIS-NAME IT AS “A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE” IS ACTUALLY THE SHEDDING OF INNOCENT BLOOD. CONDEMNED IN PROVERBS 6: 16-19 IF THE BIBLE IS A JOKE AND FULL OF FAIRY TALES, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT,….BUT… IF IT TRULY IS THE WORD OF THE LIVING GOD, THEN YOU DO!…YOU ARE PROMISED TO BE DAMNED FOR SUPPORTING THESE SINS! IF YOU MADE A TOASTER, BLENDER, OR ANYTHING, WOULDN’T YOU HAVE AN INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR IT’S OPERATION? WELL GUESS WHAT?… JESUS MADE YOU AND THE BIBLE IS HIS INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR ALL OF OUR LIVES! DOESN’T THAT MAKE SENSE? THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD WILL COME TO IN AND DWELL WITHIN YOU AT THE TIME YOU ACCEPT HIS SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS FOR YOU, AND REPENT OF YOUR SINS, AND ASK HIM TO COME TO LIVE INSIDE OF YOU! {RELEVATION 3:20} {EPHESIANS 2; 8-9} …….IT IS THAT SIMPLE! …………..YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN !

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    • Now this is true mental illness. What a cult following whack job.

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    • Replying to James hammers comment.
      First of all this will be the 1st and only time I agree with Larry, You sound like a zealot bro! Of course black people will probably vote Democrat because the Republican party is always trying to put and keep people of color in jail. In affect removing their constitutional rights.
      If you want to bring race into the gun debate,(although it seems you just wanted to make a statement even if it’s mainly off subject)

      I’ll play along the biggest damage to our gun rights comes from mass shootings mostly committed by white males between the ages of 15 and 60.

      So I’ll talk to the black community about switching parties James but, you have to talk to your white brothers about getting mental help before they go out and shoot everyone and then themselves.

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      • I applaud the NRA’s statement that bump stocks should be subject to additional regulations. Finally some recognition that it makes sense to strengthen gun control laws. A small step in the direction of the vast majority of this great countries citizens.

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        • You mean the vast minority?
          Also missed the part of the statement demanding national reciprocity for conceal carry permits.

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        • Paul Colapietro

          Good morning Larry & Good morning everyone. Before I start this rather interesting conversation. Larry what Party are you affiliated with?

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          • I’m not affiliated with a party. I’m affiliated with common sense.

          • Common sense would dictate you’re lying about having common sense.

          • Paul Colapietro

            Sounds to me like your hiding the truth from us. Like most people on this even hide there full name. So what is your feeling about the Vegas shooting?

          • I am never untruthful and I could care less about political parties. The Las Vegas shooting, and specifically the exceptionally large number of casualties and injuries, was preventable. We, the people of this country, should have stopped selling weapons like this decades ago. There is no justifiable reason for them. The majority of our population is against them but efforts to do the right thing are thwarted by the NRA lobby which represents a small minority of our people. I hold the NRA responsible for these deaths.

          • Larry I would lay off the pipe man, its getting really sad how your brain is turning in to swiss cheese

          • Did any of you gun supporters watch the Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live tonight? Spot on.

        • Nice so there going to put restrictions in springs? That’s what a bump stock is. Your making no progress in your argument. Don’t dodge this just answer it straight

          Do you think that government is more capable of making decisions for Americans. Then the people themselves?

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      • Complete lie, most mass shootings are committed by non whites along with almost all gun crimes

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  8. I bet these fat Libtards blame their overweight fat butts on the spoon or fork instead of themselves. A gun resting in a holster or in a safe never killed anyone. People kill and will use any tool at their disposal. Boston Marathon was disrupted by a crockpot filled with explosives. Crockpots not banned. Airliners hit the World Trade center. Airliners (jets, planes) not banned. Oklahoma Federal building blown up by a delivery truck filled with explosives. Delivery trucks not banned. Laws only harm the honest person. Criminals don’t give a damn about any laws. In most of these cases, one person with a gun could have prevented these.

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    • But statistically it is overwhelmingly guns that are used to kill people. Let’s get to work solving this simple problem of unnecessary gun proliferation and broad lack of strong laws to restrict who may acquire and keep a gun.

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      • Larry, they aren’t lol Preventable medical mistakes.
        Firearms are even used to save more lives than they take in civilian hands.

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        • “Firearms are even used to save more lives than they take in civilian hands.”

          1.5 MILLION people have been killed in the US by civilian firearms since 1968. You mean to say more than that have been saved? I’m calling BS.

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      • Cheryle Katribe

        Why don’t you advocate enforcing the gun laws that are on the books rather than advocating more laws that aren’t going to be enforced. Most legal gun owners are law abiding citizens that are within their constitutional rights to own and carry a gun. As a Texas License To Carry Holder, I: have no felony convictions (and strive to never get one); have no drug-related convictions, (and again strive to never have one), have no mental defects/disabilities, have no Class B misdemeanor or higher convictions in at least the past 5 years, (and again strive to never have one), and have passed a NICS criminal background check. Can you say the same?

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        • Yes I can. And I agree with you that we need to do much more to enforce current gun laws in addition to passing more gun laws with real teeth. Let’s work together on both.

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          • heres the only gun control law that should be passed,
            Mandatory gun safety education in school, you can not get in to middle school with out knowing how to handle a firearm safely.
            End of discussion.

          • Great. Teach our kids to shoot each other. Brilliant!

          • You want to end accidents? reduce negligent discharges? Actually improve the situation?
            Thats how it will be fixed.
            There is no other solution.
            Welcome to reality.
            Arguing otherwise only shows your real plan and scheme. We have enough laws with ‘teeth’ on the books, it’s time to teach people and educate them what firearms can do and how to handle them safely.
            Which is it?
            Are you for safety or for death Larry?

            While we’re at it, lets make conceal carry legal for everyone with out a permit that can otherwise own a firearm legally, everywhere. That will reduce shootings, its been proven by it not happening in the states that already have implemented it.

            No more firearm registration, hasn’t stopped a single crime, done and gone.
            No more license to own, we already have background checks, so its excessive.
            Extra laws, have had no benefit in the the states that have them. Look in to it before you argue, compare Texas to New York for example. Small towns in New york have as much crime, violent or other wise as those in Texas.

            So if gun laws are to help keep us safe and reduce crime, we should go with facts, and facts show no additional laws, backed up with a CDC study in 2013, have zero benefit and only hurt the law abiding.
            The facts say its time to thin the laws, not increase.
            So Larry are you for keeping law abiding people safe or criminals?

      • It’s statistically overwhelming that your opinion is trash

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        • Standard liberal response when confronted with their worst enemy, FACTS

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        • Explain to us unworthy why federal firearms violation prosecution is up 25% since the dems were voted out. One thing the mainstream media will never admit but it’s true. Imagine that.

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      • All the gun control laws that are needed are already on the books. Just check
        into it. The problem is that liberal politicians are purposely not enforcing them to make the unfounded claims that we need more laws. Just study federal firearms law. By the way, since Trump took office federal firearms violation prosecution is up twenty-five percent because prosecutors have been instructed to do their job by Jeff Sessions. See, it is possible to protect 2nd amendment and inforce constitutional gun laws at the same time

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      • Law Enforcement and the court system need to be more strict on violent crimes with a firearm. The majority of crimes with a firearm are by black people. Three acts of violence with a firearm and it should be automatic life in prison without the possibility of parole. If someone was killed then they need to get the death penalty and they need to be executed within 1 year.

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    • 58 people dead in Vegas, they were not killed by a knife. Supporting the NRA is supporting a terrorist organization. They care nothing about anything other than your financial support. If you think they are about anything other than money then you are stupid.

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      • Name one NRA member who took part in terrorism, or was involved in a mass shooting. Also I noticed you didn’t respond to some comments. That’s an indication you don’t have all the arguments straight. There are attacks with trucks that have killed more than 200 people at one time. Sometimes you have to realize that there will always be harmful people to society, but the vast majority of us love our neighbors, and communities.
        If you want to be part of something great. Help me fight against children in fatherless homes. I don’t need to look up any statistics to say this is probably one of the biggest contribute to violent crimes committed. If you haven’t read about it yet countries like Germany, and Sweden with no rights to own fire arms, and no immigration laws are turning thier backs on women being attacked, and raped along with children boys, and girls. All in the name of righteous virtue signaling. Type in Google swedish community swimming pools. You won’t be impressed. I don’t know all of your opinions, but remember governments do take advantage of power. Do you trust that after they take away all the guns from law abiding citizens they are going to do everything in our best interest? They deficit we have, and the endless amount of money we print hasn’t shown it’s benefits yet in my opinion. Larry I would safely bet that if you went and got a firearm today you aren’t going to go kill every living thing in sight. Unless you say different I truly believe that. My family comes from the farm. Both of my parents side, and all us we’re raised around guns. The first time I shot a gun I was 2 years old. I pulled the trigger while my dad held the gun. Not a single death in the family caused by guns. All of our deaths are contributed to Cancer, and car accidents. We respect them because we have been educated about them from our earliest stages in life. Teaching kids to respect guns doesn’t result in them killing eachother uncontrollably. I think that comment was pretty low for you to make. Children who grow up in fully functional family’s don’t have that kind of hate.

        I would be cautious of anyone trying to strip you of any Constitution rights, or severely trying to restrict them. America is unique because other countries don’t have the same privileges as we do. We need to protect them. Not fight them…. I could probably keep going but I’m tired of typing. So I’ll save it for when I hear from you. Have a nice day

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        • Time for change. There is no legitimate reason for so many people to have guns. They are a deadly toy. Such a simple matter to adopt the policies that have proven to be effective in all of our peer countrues.

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          • MATTHEW R MUNSON

            Larry, gun crime is up in England, so are sexual assaults, violently crime, and homicide didn’t drop.
            No country that’s adopted gun control has seen lower crime or homicide, most see an increase.
            You again prove a level of idiocy I thought impossible.

          • All of our peer countries that have adopted gun controls experience far fewer gun deaths than we do. Our rate of gun deaths per capita is many times higher than any peer country.

          • How about the entirety of their homicides?
            Those are up, while ours go down.
            Even with our shitty healthcare system, seriously crappy safety nets, and disdain for the lower tiers of society, our crime and homicide rates are on a huge decline, theirs are climbing.

          • You’re right we shouldn’t be letting children play with toys guns. They are tools to be handled with respect.

            What you just said is also an obvious lie. You can’t back that up. The peer countries you’re talking about are leaving thier homelands because they don’t feel safe anymore, and the government who is supposed to protect them. Has turned thier back. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9154/germans-leaving-germany

            It’s time to start thinking rational, instead of running away. You portraying Americans as blood thirsty bigots is a reflection of your ignorance, and has no weight. I’m not scared to go in public. People don’t leave thier house terrified of being shot. Take away everyone’s right to self preservation, and that might change.

            I’m curious why you think 51% should be able to take away the rights of 49%. In my eyes that is just giving control of one person over the other. How does that separation result in a better life for Americans? You don’t identify as right, or left, and you don’t affiliate yourself with any specific political party. So you already understand that. Why argue the opposite of your own belief’s?

      • Sorry for the horrible grammer, and spelling. I was having a hard time just posting the dam thing.

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  9. Sean Joseph Kraynak

    I see Larry is still in here baiting incendiary remarks and attempting to disparage anyone who disagrees with him on the purpose and use of the 2nd amendment.

    Let me recap my old comments from 2 years ago.

    Criminals will still find a way to get guns regardless of legislation- so legislation will only
    remove guns from the hands of law abiding citizens.

    Firearm related accidents are a result of negligence. We shouldn’t structure our society in a way that will prevent stupidity.

    Paranoia and Vigilance are two polarities of the same word. Neither word is correct or incorrect, they are just two perspectives of the same thing. Though paranoid loads an inference that what someone fears cannot possibly happen. Vigilance is the act of awareness to prevent something that could possibly happen.

    Police response time is on average 10 minutes or more- in the event of a home invasion it could be quite useful to have a gun immediately available for self defense.

    Guns can be easily manufactured in a home garage. To implement a ban of guns would involve banning many of the materials that are used to manufacture them.

    The “no fly list” idea was opposed mostly because of its similarities to the Red Scare, in that the list would be controlled by a committee of the senate, which lacks in available documentation or checks and balances. Currently, gun ownership is dictated by the judicial system- documented and proven acts of violence or criminal intent. I don’t personally see how putting that into the hands of a legislative committee would be a wise choice.

    To disagree with Larry does not make you a dumbass, regardless of how much he tries to make you feel that way.

    Anyhow. Those who have guns/want guns. Keep em locked up safe away from children, don’t shoot your eye out, and be responsible.

    Those who don’t have/want guns. Live and let live….or die…or whatever comes to those who differ in opinion. Recognize your boundaries. It is perfectly acceptable to choose not to have something for yourself. To attempt to force others to abide strictly by how you think things should change is out of line and is the definition of controlling. Resist the urge to try to control others- and you will sleep better at night. Hope and fight for better security in schools. Hope and work for breakthroughs in mental care. Come up with effective strategies to make your country a better place without infringing on the rights and wants/needs of others. Do not assert your lifestyle on others because what works for you will not always work for everyone else.

    The truth. Sometimes guns are necessary. Sometimes they aren’t. Sometimes people screw up, and guns fall into the wrong hands. Sometimes they sit in a locked drawer unused for years and years. Sometimes they are used for good, sometimes for bad.

    Lastly. Our current laws are fairly balanced. I personally don’t see how changing them in any way could make them more fair for both sides of the argument.

    Just let it go- Leave the current laws alone until you find better ones that can be agreed upon by everyone.

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    • Liberals haven’t even thought through their own ideology because they whole heartedly want to do away with the 2nd amendment but routinely hide behind the 1st. Think about that, if one amendment is done away with, what’s stopping someone from doing away with another. Who’s to say which other one some radical faction might go after because they disagree with it.

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    • I want dangerous people to not have guns. Do you want that? STOP INFRINGING UPON WHAT I WANT AND NEED!!!!!

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      • Your to young to discuss politics. I’m glad that some youth want to participate, but you should wait till you’ve had enough time to develop a proper understanding. Try developing an opinion though research. Don’t just puke up the opinions that have been spoon fed to you through propaganda, and a biased media sources.

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  10. “Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a public safety hazard, don’t see the danger in the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.” —Alan M. Dershowitz

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    • for the lack of a 2nd amendment, there has bin around 20,000,000 deaths by goverments on there own people , since 1900 (117 years) thats about 468.32 deaths per day or 170,940.17 a yr for 117 yrs on average .

      our second amendment has bin instimental in the usa not being a part of that 20 million during this time.

      thats the bigger picture

      not to mention rights to self defence

      should self defence numbers get that big we should run out of bad guys soon enough.

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      • Yeah, because the little six-shooters all you BIG MEN keep at home is what is stopping the world’s most powerful military from invading your house.

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        • That’s a very reasonable concern. This is why we need access to assult rifles.

          Let’s all hope that American soldiers remember they fight to protect thier family, and other U.S. citizens. Not a tyrannical government seeking to controll it’s people through intimidation and control.

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  11. “none of us has ever used our firearms to harm you”? You’ve got to be kidding. Grandma…you are living in your own imagination.

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    • Coming from some one who is in nothing but his own imagined world of false facts, and twisted realities. Can’t even bring facts to a single discussion I’ve seen here.

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  12. When are NRA members going to discover spell check. Or literacy for that matter.

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  13. lets include while in committe , all laws , with out changes, should get reviewed and certified. that ” we the committe certify this law is constitutional and that we have read and understand it ” (under penelty of treasion) before it can be voted out of committy and when the body passes it with out changes, , they also ceritify under penelty of treasion that it passes muster.

    .if the law is found to be unconstitional later its grounds to disqualify them from re election and possably other penelty’s.

    i had thought the oath of office covered this but it seems not to be so.

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  14. Only one weapon in history was designed with NO peaceful use. Larry and all other anti-gunners, can you guess what it is? The SWORD, that’s right, all weapons have multi-uses. ALL, there isn’t a firearm made that you can’t hunt, practice, protect your homes and families and yes shoot other people with. Knives, hammers, trowels, baseball bats, crow bars, pens & pencils, ETC……. All of these things and many more, have the job they are meant to do and the ANY other purpose that the holder decides to do with them. The FBI crime stats show many more people are killed and injured with blunt objects than any other weapon. More people are killed in auto accidents than by guns, so lets out law cars, tools, Any thing that can hurt some one. As others have said, it’s not the instrument, it’s the PERSON using it.

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    • Only one weapon in history is routinely used to kill dozens of innocent American civilians in a matter of seconds. And it’s not a sword!

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      • hmmmm. Bomb. poison. fire. planes. all these can kill thousands in seconds. much more efficient than guns. take away guns, they will use a bomb. take away everything you can make bombs with, they will use fire. take away fire, they will use sticks and stones. take away sticks and stones, they will kill with their bare hands. What do you propose we do, cut off peoples hands? people have been killing people for thousands of years before guns. think before you open your money maker ;-)

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      • While you simultaneously forget about the more frequent attacks. On other Western Civilizations with out the same accessible weapons.

        Those people didn’t even have the option to defend thier own life. All they could do is run.

        It’s unfortunate that many people who are victims of these attacks. Weren’t armed at the time it went down.

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  15. Thanks for the list! I know it’s a hate list origianally but it gives me hope that there are still sane and nornal people in this country. Did you build your doomsday shelter already? The world is a dangerous place lilttle men, its time to hide away with your gun collection, violent video games and toothless wives. Pls stay down there. Dont forget to take your behemoth truck with you! Cheers.

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    • I think I know what the capital C stands for

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    • In my experience the ones who use alot of insults don’t have enough knowledge to sustain a debate.

      Sticks, and stones may break my bones, but your lack of information can never hurt me.

      It’s been acknowledged that this method only strengthens our belief’s, and sends fence sitters to our side.

      My only advice is to look up as many, opinions that appose your own. You might start acknowledging us like you would want to be acknowledged yourself.

      If you had a conversation with me. You might find out that I don’t drive big trucks, I don’t have cable TV or play video games, im strongly against pornography, and I want to strengthen my community not just with my neighbors, but my fellow country men.

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  16. All of you gun freaks are small little men who think an inanimate object makes you a real man.

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    • Not even going to give you the time of day if you’re immediately going to assume that I’m a “gun freak” instead of having an appreciation for fine firearms and shoot targets. I don’t go starting riots just bc I don’t like a certain speaker at UC Berkeley, nor do I call myself “decent” then go parading down the street in Washington DC wearing a vagina for a hat. Don’t call me a “gun freak” and I won’t call you a “libtard” or a “snowflake.” Fair enough?

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    • You may call those of us that enjoy shooting “Gun Freaks” but that only shows your ignorance. Would you call someone a wood freak if they enjoyed carpentry? Probably not. Yet you let the media cast a negative shadow on decent people that clouds your judgement into thinking all people that own guns are bad. I and many others that own guns have not ever nor will ever (unless our lives are in danger) even point a gun at another person, let alone shoot someone.

      I am all for trying to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but that does not mean that if I want to have a hobby of shooting targets that I should be punished for their actions. If you want to keep that type of thinking then all cars should be banned as well. Drunk drivers kill many people each year… so does that mean no one should be able to drive? No, of course not.

      Open your eyes for a moment and stop trying to label people with your terms like “gun freak” and try to see others as humans that enjoy something that you may not like, but can accept. I do not enjoy yoga, but I surely would not demean anyone that wanted to do it.

      As to your thinking of all of us “gun freaks” being little men that think a gun will make us a real man. That is about the dumbest thing I have heard all day. I am a real man because I contribute to my community, have served my country as a U.S. Marine, and because I am a loving partner to a beautiful woman. NOT beacause I have a gun or because I enjoy shooting them.

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    • Only a traitor to this nation and constitution would insult patriots in this manner. And trust us when we say we will pass laws that deem any form of infringement as a felony.

      It is also in our future to call into question the citizenship validation of any american that is anti 2nd amendment… The line in the sand is drawn.. You will not change our constitution.. We will pass laws to get you out of this country traitors!!! The pebble has been dropped in the pond.. The water ripples and great Americans will act and punish treason as our founders did.. Be American or leave!!! Its that simple!!

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      • Sounds like you’re not a big fan of the 1st Amendment….

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      • As much as I want to agree with you I also don’t. Part of what we fight for is everyone ability to have a voice, and protest the things we feel are unjust. Undermining that is just as much of an insult to our American culture as any red faced leftist screaming hatred to fellow Americans.

        They fight us because the believe it’s for our benefit. Regardless of how misguided they might be.

        Telling Americans to leave America is no different than Germany telling it’s citizens to leave Germany because they don’t want violent refugees in thier country, and homes.

        Americans just have to accept the bull shit it throws at itself, and figure out a away to bring citizens closer together. We are supposed to be brother’s in this country.

        Love your parents, love your neighbor, love your community, love your country.

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    • I don’t know what you mean by “gun freak” but not everyone that supports the 2A is a man. I am a woman, mother and a grandmother. I am a working member this country. I use firearms for sport and protection if I need it. I am trained to use it and I treat all my firearms like any other tool such as a hammer, which by the way can also be used to harm others. Stop stereotyping gun owners into such heinous people. We are your neighbors, friends and shop owners. We pass you in the street, talk to you in the grocery line, see you at the mall and yet none of us has ever used our firearms to harm you.

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      • Ronnie Safreed

        Kelly, have ever wondered if there have been any armed uprisings against a corrupt local government & or corrupt police in the over 240 year history of America? An example was The Battle Of Athens Tennessee August 1 & 2 1946, in which not just a few or 5, 10 12 folk took up guns but “hundreds” fought a 3-6 hour gun battle with a corrupt local government & police & won the battle! The movie An American Story is on you tube in full & part & was made in 1992! A remake is coming out soon!!!!!

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    • …and yet you would blame that “inanimate object” more for the gun violence than the person (and problems) on the other end of it and wistfully take away my natural right of self preservation! Keep your “little men” comments to yourself or better yet…hang a mirror in your house!

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    • You would be happy to have 1 of those objects if, your window breaks in the middle of the night and the police are 15min away after you fully wake up and call. The intruder will be in your bedroom in 5min or less. HAve fun being slaughtered like live stock. Oh, by the way the police won’t make entry into your house for at least an additional 5min.

      I’ll be a live little man. You can be a dead big woman.

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      • Common reason for unneeded gun ownership…paranoia. We need to compliment more gun control with more mental health services.

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        • common reason to try and curb civil rights.
          You should quit already, no one will drink your kool aid. You are the minority.

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          • Fellow NRA members…as this story unfolds let’s pay close attention to he kind of gun our buddy James T. Hodgkinson used this morning and how he obtained it

          • From illinois with an assault on his record… hmmm can’t get them legally in illinois..
            From illinois so he cant buy them legally anywhere else.

        • It’s ironic you bring up… paranoia It’s a little hypothetical.

          You can’t prove that taking away everyone’s right to self preservation is going to solve any problems in this country. The money to do all that also has to come from people working jobs that don’t agree with you.

          Take note that throwing money at problems doesn’t solve them.

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          • We can actually prove that it wont even reduce crime, or gun violence.
            England, and england has fewer social issues than we do, and a half decent social safety net.

          • Nor does ignoring the problem and making false claims about it. I think we can all agree that the rate of gun deaths is higher than we want it to be and mass shootings are increasing at an alarming rate.

          • yet its dropping as gun ownership goes up Larry.
            gun ownership is climbing and all homicides and crime are on the decline,

          • Incorrect.

            http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/us-rate-gun-deaths-increases-straight-year-50901897

            And the underlying data is from the CDC which is heavily influenced by the NRA

          • actually, its not lol, they went to baltimore in 2013, at the presidents request, no one elses.
            It never was, and never has been polluted by the NRA.
            Now youre just looking for a red herring. Something else to blame, a reason you think proves yours argument.
            Larry, the gun control activists, or more properly those against civil rights, have lost, the laws initially based in racism were flawed then and are flawed now,

    • So, half a million cops are “small, little men?” The real smalk, little men are the small minded ones like you.

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    • All liberals know is confrontation because that is all they have ever been taught. All their so-called heroes and role models know nothing of intelligent discussion. All they know is when they are in over their head become hostile or accuse the opposition of racism. Liberals worst enemy is the facts.

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    • Molon Abe

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  17. Third grade thinking.

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  18. Blaming guns for killing is like blaming pencils for mispelled words. Such idiots that can’t comprehend that! Maybe we should ban pencils too!

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    • Ray… Mate…
      I see what you’re saying, I do, and you’re ABSOLUTELY right. A gun can only harm someone if another is there to pull the trigger. I am well aware of that. As is every other “idiot” that speaks out against unnecessary gun violence.
      Now please, just take a moment to consider my argument.
      As I said, it is ABSOLUTELY true that the gun itself, left alone, is a harmless tool or weapon, whatever you want to call it. If it’s sitting on a table or in a drawer, it can’t hurt anyone.
      But it’s also true that every single american citizen is legally allowed to own a gun. Or 2. Or 10, of any calibre. So although you, Davida, Paul Colapietro and Patriot Lady over here, may have no intention of ever using your gun(s) to harm another individual or several, there are many out there that do. So many. Too many. But the majority of American citizens refuse to undergo simple background checks when they purchase a gun, so there’s no way of knowing who these individuals are, until they’ve done what they’ve done.
      Here’s a bit of a fun fact for you: it is illegal for anyone on a terror watch list to board a plane. But it is PERFECTLY legal for them to walk into a store and purchase a gun. Or several.

      And do not dare argue that you need your gun to protect yourself. That argument is as invalid as it is outrageous. It’s the 26th of May, 2017. Since the beginning of the year there have been 24,374 gun related incidents in the US. 5,956 killed. 11,708 injured. 261 of them, children. Only 826 of them, defensive use. Now, you argue that these 826 individuals are alive today because they had their gun with them at the time. Correct? But take the gun away completely and these 24,374 incidents would never have occurred. Those sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends, would all be alive and unscathed.

      This is not an epidemic. It’s not a storm. It’s preventable. Something has got to give! Guns are doing NOTHING for you.

      Now to address your proposal: when people start killing each other with pencils, 10’s of thousands at a time, we’ll “ban the pencil”. How about that?

      I can assure you, gun control isn’t scary. It works!
      If you need me, I’ll be in Australia.

      And in future, the word “mispelled” is spelt: “misspelled”

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      • Mark Jackaman

        I’m in Australia. Where police accountants are shot down in the street. Where hundreds of illegal Glock pistols are smuggle in by corrupt post office officials. Where reports of murders are daily. Gun control doesn’t work. Australia is proof. We have had no firearm massacres since 1996 but neither has New Zealand whose gun laws approach and sometimes surpass those of the United States. We have had massacres by fire and motor vehicle though. You are welcome to come and wait here but that won’t help with your wishful thinking.

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        • Ronnie Safreed

          Mark in the 241 year history of America,there have been some instances in which the local common folk rose up with an armed uprising to overthrow a corrupt local government & corrupt local police! The best example was in a place Athens Tennessee- August 1 & 2 1946! A corrupt government & police were in power 10-15 years & no one cared until 1946 when an election was stopped illegally & two people were shot by the police! Several hundred WW2 military vetrans/local residents & local farmers surrounded a police station & a gun battle took place in which the corrupt government/mayor & police were all arrested in masse! In 1992 a movie was made about this incident called An American Story & it is on you tube in its entirety & in part! Today in Athens on the site of the old police station there is a memorial to The Battle Of Athens Tennessee August 1 & 2 1946, with a plaque describing the battle!

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        • Australia – where the overall firearm death rate is less than 10% that of the USA, the murder rate is one-fifth that of the USA, and where only one-sixth of those homicides involve firearms. Tell me again how gun control doesn’t work?

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      • Pypsah, I’m an avid gun owner and have been a proud member of the NRA for over 29 years. But I have to admit the figures you cite are correct…I did my research…and your arguments are pretty compelling. Fellow NRA members…maybe we should rethink this whole thing. I love my gun but I guess I could do without it. I’m feeling kinda selfish about owning a gun just for my own fun and putting so many other people at risk.

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        • Larry no one believes you’ve ever touched a gun. Not any one here, not your mom, and not any one with a brain cell.
          I did my research too, by the way. You didn’t do any.
          By the way, the whole terrorist watch list and buying a gun thing? That’s wrong. I did the background checks at my last job, any one who might end up on that watch list was denied outright. But they do let people like Hillary and Pelosi buy guns though, they have evident mental health issues.
          And such a shame you feel the need to make another account to try and give yourself an air of legitimacy.

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        • Ronnie Safreed

          Larry are you familuar with an event The Battle Of Athens Tennessee August 1 & 2 1946, in which several hundred armed folk overthrew a corrupt local government & police in power 10-15 years in a gun battle? In 1992 a movie An American Story was made about it & is on you tube! Yes in the 241 year history of America guns were used to bring an end to corruption in a community!!!!!

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          • Wow, one incident 70 years ago in a small town sure makes those millions of firearms deaths all worth it.

        • You never owned a gun and are not an NRA member.

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      • The Japanese manage 40,000 suicides a year almost all without a single gun.

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      • I’ve been a policeman over 40 years, and frankly, you are completely clueless.

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  19. You cant change the mind of or win an argument with a total idiot. Larry your a total idiot

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  20. I’ll read this rant later…not! Ha!

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    • lol gotta love a dumb ass child who can’t face his own lack of knowledge or the bravery to admit when he’s wrong.
      Thankfully most people are wiser than you.

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  21. Keep dreaming and you can live in your imaginary world where guns = safety. That’s like saying candy bars = weight control, cages = freedom for animals, car exhaust = clean air, drunk driving = safe roads. All of these things obviously diametrically oppose the other.

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    • I think everyone can agree you are the delusional one.

      Fear of an inanimate object shows serious mental and sexual immaturity.

      Especially when every scrap of evidence and every non biased study, and studies done in the hope to show the other agenda, ie gun control works, has proven you, and the side wishing to cage and strip civil rights of the people have zero interest in safety.

      Gun control started and still is mostly based in racial disdain.
      Melting point laws, these are in a lot of states, sold to us as something to keep ‘cheaply made junk guns’ from breaking because of safety, the writers of said laws have even spoken openly about their true intent.
      To disarm the poor, and middle class.
      Only reason to disarm a population, is to rule it with little fear of revolution. History has proven that.

      Keeping the power with the ruling powers, exactly what our second amendment was written to stop.
      it was written to keep the power of the people, with the people, not the government, not a handful of politicians, no one but the people, it has been used several times in history on our own soil to stop such abuse of power.

      Please, do some actual research, get off daddy Bloomberg’s lap and read something outside your echo chamber please.

      You have every right to think as you want, but you also have the responsibility to recognize when you are wrong. Like Harvard has,the CDC, the city of chicago, and the Brady campaign,to name a few, they’ve all admitted they are wrong about this topic,
      its time to pony up and realise you are being childish and immature ignoring the real facts.

      If you dont like the way guns are handled in the US you should consider going to somewhere with
      gun control,

      England? Australia? few legally owned firearms. More violent crimes than the US, at a much worse rate. They are also packed with illegal firearms to the brim, they are smuggled in and used quite a lot. Since either has enacted gun control they’ve seen an exponential growth in violent crimes and even crimes committed with firearms.

      France? You havent been watching the news it seems. They want to repeal gun control due to whats happened the last few years.

      Italy? Lots of illegal firearms, and a lot of racism and violent crime. Not that hard to get a gun license any way with corruption like it is.

      China? 30 seconds of the news and you’ll realise its not for you.You -have- to work, the pollution is horrible and they supported hillary, they liked her ideas of government owns everything, and can do as they please as long as they have the power.

      Mexico? Coming back to gun rights, they saw first hand what gun control has done. They want the people to be able to protect themselves from criminals. Vigilantism is becoming quite the hobby.

      Canada? Canada is coming back our way with gun control, bit by bit, they can even guns we cant with less trouble than we would have.
      You also have to have a marketable skill, money in the bank and not be a criminal.

      Czech Republic? They actually have the most similar gun control laws to us. Difference is, they actually enforce them. Resulting in a admittedly not great country, I don’t believe one could call it third world, but its not like germany or england, with less crime than either.

      Do your research, dont bring your weak sauce to the table.
      Not one politician who has suggested gun control actually wants it because its better for you, its better for them. Moments of thinking of the slowest minds could realise that.

      Please, do some actual research, get off daddy Bloomberg’s lap and read something outside your echo chamber please.

      Thank you.

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      • Ronnie Safreed

        Matt have you ever heard of the Battle of Athens Tennessee August 1 & 2 1946 in which hundreds of folk fought in a gun battle to overthrow a corrupt local government & police in power there 10-15 years? In 1992 a movie was made about this incident An American Story & its on you tube! An example in the 241 year history of America of an armed rebellion to bring change after every other option failed over 10-15 years!!!!!!

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    • Didn’t know the inmates could use the computers at Happy Acres Asylum…

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    • Your commits are the sign of someone with little education and a whole lot of socialist indoctrinate. A gun is a tool nothing more and someone who blames this countries problem on an inanimate object is not only uneducated but is also dealing with very serious mental shortcomings.

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  22. I am a college student and I have the capability to manufacture working handguns and that is something that the government cannot regulate. It would be better for it to be legal to have guns for people to defend themselves than to have criminals who can learn how to use a 3D printer and have free reign over a unarmed populous.

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    • A gun is a simple tool, 3D printed guns dont typically last more than a few shots typically because the materials used most oftenly.
      Building a gun for personal use is fantastically legal, it still has some laws to it, and criminals still can’t legally own one, (a firearm homebuilt or otherwise according to the feds, is treated the same, it could be a potato gun, the law still applies to it. No drug users, pot included currently, no one addicted to a controlled substance, Alcoholics included, no one whos a can not otherwise legally own a firearm, mostly violent felons, sex offenders, and some mentally unstable people who have had their info passed to the FBI,)
      We could build machine a very basic bolt action rifle over the course of a six pack, but I couldnt let you touch it finished if I even had a feeling you were a criminal, else that’d make me also a criminal.

      I think home gun building is a very fun and satisfying hobby, that being said.
      most criminals dont have the patience for it, much easier for them to go buy a stolen gun in a back alley, almost no home made guns are used in crimes in the US anyway, a lot are even misrepresented as homemade when they are just crudely modified to a illegal version of the gun.

      As for building a gun from scratch, for your own personal use and education, I suggest trying it.
      Guns made around a stamped steel receiver are typically the easiest and quickest to build, AK’s, G3s, Mp5′s.

      Its very satisfying and a of fun.

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  23. You’re more likely to get hurt or killed by someone texting & driving then by someone with a gun

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  24. totaly untrue larry ..
    guns save lives every day.
    they are tools just as cars are tools and both save lives every day.

    granted both get abused to give you your opinion.

    . please stop making bad statements that are. just untrue.

    i understand its your opinion, nothing else, and you may use your opinion to decide for you yourself .

    how ever it does not make it a fact that the rest of us have to agree with.

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  25. Paul Colapietro

    Good morning everyone. Hello Larry. I see you love avoid me. Do you realize because of a gun/pistols etc modern weapons etc you get to enjoy your freedoms especially your freedom of speech. Thank our military and all the people that gave there lives for this wonderful Free Country. Like you said to me before the Bible thumpers and all the other whiners said there is no way Trump was going to get in. You see how that turned out. I hear a lot of you people saying he is not my president. Than leave…… ohh that right all of the people that said we where going to leave but yet you are still here. Tells me your words mean nothing except hot air. You all have to realize this is the best country to live in. But we still have whiners and is your freedom to whine and complain. It is your right too. I respect that. The Second amendment is here to stay, as is the First amendment and all of our other rights. Thank god for that.

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  26. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But thanks for pointing out that we need more gun safety laws directed at handguns too.

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    • Blah blah……You truly don’t understand what you read or choose to ignore it

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    • Larry, there are more laws on the books about guns than nearly anything else, enjoyed a national park? Thank gun owners. our excise taxes on just firearms pay to keep them maintained.
      Guns save lives more than they cost them, suicide is the most prevalent death related to firearms, over 2/3rd. next is gangs and drugs, which the FBI, ATF, CDC and DOJ all mark on the low side of over 70% and on the high side over 90% of the remainder.
      They all also agree on this as well, as a conservative call, over 2 millions lives are saved from brandishing a firearm, thats not counting the crimes they stop

      More rapes are stopped by a woman packing iron than anything else.
      More property kept in owners hands by a gun being brought to the table than retrieved by the police.

      The most educated people in our country understand that guns are just tools, nothing more, even liberal colleges trying to prove gun control works, had to go back on their theories and have done nothing but show the opposite is true.
      the states with minimal regulations have the lowest crime and the safest residents and citizens, and are often the happiest and most secure feeling.
      states and cities with strict gun control, they dont feel safe, they actually have incredibley higher death rates due to violence, drugs, gangs, and crime.

      And currently more people support gun rights than gun control, you’re the minority here.

      Gun control and regulation is a knee jerk reactions resulting in band aid feel good laws. They’re highly ineffective and often the ones passing the laws are selling and importing illegals arms and selling to people who cant legally be near a gun. They are also often caught carrying illegally, loaded, guns on public flights, in court houses, police stations, banks.

      5 minutes of research outside the echo room some people have created will show you the real statistics and the effects theyve had.
      (my suggestion is start in chicago crime rates, and compare with florida, start around 40-50 years ago and work your way current, then compare against CCWP numbers and see the relation)

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    • Ronnie Safreed

      Larry the second admenment was to also to tell foriegn countries to think twice/three times before invading America & like during WW2 the axis powers knew American civilians were both well armed& trained to use weapons & any axis army landing would have been decimated!!!!!

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  27. Yes, let’s work on all those things AND implement gun safety laws. By the way, other than by law enforcement, almost no lives are saved by firearms. Quite the opposite.

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    • Larry, surely you are joking about “almost no lives are saved by firearms” comment.
      You must not do any research. I have done countless hours of real research. And if you would like, I can give you numbers. But I would rather see your numbers and sources.
      So if you would please post them.
      I would love to get into this conversation a little deeper.

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    • Larry wrong again. head in the sand to truth. Youve done zero research.

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    • sheldon minsky

      Get a hobby. stop playing by yourself and go back to playing with your self. The best thing to do is just to ignore you.

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    • Gun safety laws is gun grabber code for gun bans. Larry’s ilk is out to get them all, one after the other, till we are stripped of a Constitutional right.

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    • Bull. You are simply clueless. Two MILLION defensive uses a year, Larry. You don’t have to shoot it to use it in self defense.

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  28. Here it is again

    2nd Amendment….The right of the people!!!
    First, you cannot purchase an assault weapon, an assault weapon has a detachable magazine and a selectable rate of fire ( pull the trigger once and it keeps firing until you let go or you run out of bullets) you cannot purchase this weapon. What they are using is a very scary looking semi- automatic rifle. You have to have a FOID card and pass a background check performed by the state of Illinois. I myself ended up waiting 2 weeks at one point because they thought I was someone else who didn’t pay their child support. I told them I didn’t think I had any children out there that I knew of and still live with and pay for ALL my children’s needs everyday. But you do have a waiting period. You do not need a Gun to take the lives of a lot of people at once ( Bath, Michigan 1927) I use that one a lot.

    I’m going to share something that I’ve done some research on about 6 months ago, please don’t be offended

    These are FBI numbers & rough numbers at a yearly average. 33500 total firearm deaths per year. 19000 suicide by firearm, 41000 total suicides (so most suicides don’t use a firearm) if you want to die you will find a way. So that means you have 14500 firearm deaths remaining. Law enforcement is responsible for around 1,000 per year. There are 16000 homicides per year (including justifiable) of those 16000… a gun is used 10,000 times. of those 16000 homicides, over 11,000 were committed by a felon. In which case they are not to even own a gun. 6000 homicides are committed without a firearm. It has also been proven that a citizen has a better chance of protecting themselves then waiting for the police. There is an average of 3500 fire arm deaths that include accidental (about 1000), justifiable, domestic violence( in which case I believe if your gonna kill your spouse, you’ll find a way). if there are 400,000,000 guns in the US each gun has a 0.0000825 chance of killing someone. It comes down to the person. 318,000,000 people in the US. People are way more dangerous than the gun. If someone wants you dead they will find a way to do it. 6000 homicides are done without a gun. 10000 with. If there was no gun how many would be killed anyway. The truth, probably more than half. Guns are not the problem. You will never reverse the second amendment in this country, period. How about keeping Guns out of the criminals hands…. Never. Do you know how easy it is to build a zip gun. Or use a knife or how about Bath, Michigan. (look that up) Mental issues need to be addressed and our criminal justice system. Take a look at the average time they get for killing someone. Insane. It’s Not the gun. Grow up people use your head. Ps… I don’t care about my spelling or my math. I was typing to fast. (So don’t think you are perfect because you aren’t) And my data came from the FBI. So argue with them. Another thing……How many times has a gun saved someone’s life? Mine? Yes. You will never stop every wrongful shooting.
    I am a gun owner and I am also a father and grandfather and I know what our country’s children should mean to each and everyone of us. They are more important than you or I, and they and many other innocent people are dying everyday. If you lost one of your own, how would you feel? I would like to add this… Every single life is precious and is most important in any discussion, but so are present and future lives, the numbers do not make sense.
    Close to 3000 shooting victims in Chicago in 2015, with one of the strictest gun control laws in the country…..
    It’s not working.

    One more thing
    An assault rifle is a fully automatic selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine
    In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:

    It must be an individual weapon
    It must be capable of selective fire
    It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle
    Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine
    And it should have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards)
    Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles, despite frequently being called such.

    For example:

    Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles; their effective range is only 200 yards.
    Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL battle rifle are not assault rifles; they fire full-powered rifle cartridges.
    Semi-automatic-only rifles like variants of the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles; they do not have select-fire capabilities.
    Semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; they do not have detachable box magazines and are not capable of automatic fire.
    The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges

    The 9mm handgun kills more people in this country than any other weapon, 10 fold!

    It is not the gun people! So you believe that a piece of metal is the problem?

    Why do police carry them? Think about it!

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  29. https://www.google.com/amp/www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-03/medical-errors-are-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-us%3Fcontext%3Damp

    So we need to get rid of doctors also?!
    I mean the 43,000 total gun deaths per year pale in comparison to 250,000.
    Do you realize how many lives are saved by a firearm each year? And the 43,000 includes suicides. In which case about half of suicides use a firearm. So if you want to die, you will find a way.
    I’ve posted the numbers here twice. And I can do it again. The argument against guns makes no sense. Fix our judicial system!!!! Use the laws on the books. Crack down on gangs. And repair the mental health system

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  30. yes. every time i read some of the supid stuff they say i wish all these ‘foriums had a way i could temperarily avoid seeing some specific persons views and all responces to them even . just to avoid there brand of iritation to see if theres other content . say click here to make this guys stuff all blue and answers to him in red .

    one way to avoid the name calling comments . and endless nonsence back and forth .

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  31. I agree (for once) and have shot guns on occasion. I don’t need to own one for that. Guns for hunting and recreation can be checked out on a temporary basis (like an hour inside a shooting range with metal detectors and other controls to prevent the guns from being taken out).

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  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLk9qR-1ffQ

    in an effort to smooth out assorted insults to larry (whom i am not to fond of ) this is a film i think even my pro gun guys could enjoy as well as larry enjoy so take the time to see it it has its funny moments looking at both sides i think.

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    • i wont sugar coat things. davida…
      Larry is a socialist idiot…and so is Rob.

      They are focused on the wrong things…guns.
      They should focus on criminals and their behavior.
      Guns in the hands of a law abiding citizen = no problems.
      Guns in the hands of criminals = lots of lawlessness.

      brains in the hands of a person = a conservative constitution loving American
      an empty head in the hands of a person = Larry and his idiotic leftie buddies.

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  33. No, not at all necessary to make a big impact. Just guns.

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  34. Lovely ignorant head-in-the-sand statement.

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  35. If the constitution get’s out of date and is no longer serving the majority of this countries citizens then it is our duty to amend it. Those who don’t like a country that adjusts with the times can leave I suppose.

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    • the constitution is timeless and not a living document you moron.
      You are in the minority…so if you dont like the country or constitution….you may leave.

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    • So are you packed yet?

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    • theres the door. except you need a real amount of funds and a marketable skill to immigrate to nearly every other country, something tells me you have neither.
      your lack of research on the topics you push have shown a lack of common sense and a marketable brain cell.

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    • Give it a shot. You will not succeed, and keep in mind the War of our Revolution began with a British attempt at gun control: April 19th, 1775.

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    • The constitution is the law. You don’t change that to fit your thinking. People are the ones who are to change to fit the law.

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      • Yes it is and it can be changed. Have you heard of the Second Amendment? It is the responsibility of our law makers to do so in support of the preferences of the majority of our citizens. The vast majority of our citizens don’t want this proliferation of guns. They want to go to nightclubs, concerts and their jobs without being mowed down in a torrent of automatic rifle shots from someone who we all allowed to acquire those weapons and ammunition.

        What is so hard to figure out?

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        • the vast majority want less gun regulation Larry, please stop reading the propaganda and drinking the kool-aid.
          You are more likely to die of a doctor that a gun, being hit by a car, or hundreds of other things than a gun.
          after you cut out gangs, drugs, justified defense, you’re left with around 2000 homicides with a gun, and the high water mark, its much closer to 1500 generally.
          Where have mass shootings happened predominantly? Gun free zones, or places where people were banned by the owner to carry a gun\
          Most firearm homicides, 51%, happen in 5% of our counties, where are those counties? where gun regulations bar or make general legal ownership difficult at best. Not easier, not places like Texas or Montana.
          Now get your head out of your backside and research on your own.

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  36. The 2nd isn’t here to stay and that moron Trump isn’t my president for sure . We in California are staying but won’t recognize his policies and we will defy his dictatorship. We won with gun control on Nov 8th in California with most restrictive laws in US history and will fight against you gun nut cowards

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    • lol…..hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
      ummmmm YOUR president Trump will install several conservative Supreme Court justices….assuring that the 2nd amendment will be here long after you have gone the way of the dodo bird….LOL.
      The rest of the country wish California would succeed…

      Your gun control will be overturned by Trumps supreme court….LOL.
      You would not call us cowards if we met out front you moron….Your insults dont bother us either. We are not PC like you idiot Nancy Pelosi lovers….

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    • If he is not your president, you are not a US citizen. Papers please.
      If you are a US citizen, of any kind, he is, by law and definition, the president.
      Those gun control laws are being repealed, and my conceal carry permit will soon be valid all over the country.
      He was fairly elected, dictators take power, often with military force, he was given the power by legal voting, he won the majority of the electoral college. That is the end of that.

      You are the one afraid of an inanimate object, you may as well be afraid of a lamp or a toaster.

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    • Ronnie Safreed

      Rob, have you ever heard about the “Battle of Athens Tennessee August 1 & 2 1946″? Rob this was one time in the 241 year history of America as a nation in which hundreds of local residents in Athens/McMinn county Tennessee rose up against a corrupt local government & mayor & a corrupt police & in a heated gun battle overthrew both the government & police that had been in power 10-15 years & every means of solving the problems failed all those years! In 1992 a movie was made about the incident An American Story & the movie is on you tube! An election was stopped by the corrupt thugs & two folk voting were shot by the police before this uprising happened-FYI !!!!!!

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    • Two more Trump picks on SCOTUS, and they are coming soon, then the new rulings will make DC v Heller look mild. Then Commie Cali, and the 9th Circuit WILL be RTKBA compliant.

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  37. I say those two things are independent of the gun issue. You can list 10 things, 100 things, 1,000 things, 1,000,000 things and the gun issue will still be there and needs to be dealt with. And it’s so simple.

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  38. Those activities are essential practicing to kill. I have no interest in having a gun. I have interest in restricting gun ownership and use by you and others for the betterment of society as a whole.

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  39. Exactly. Guns are the only thing on you raise that has no other purpose. Let’s just eliminate them.

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  40. do not forget doctor errors , goofs ,mistakes , omissions and use of dangerious drugs (ie long term found side effects after use )

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  41. Most if not all ‘mass shootings’ in the US were ended by a good guy with a gun.
    ALL ‘mass shootings’ in the US were in gun free zones. You dont see any mass shootings in places where guns are allowed.
    Most ‘mass shootings’ are committed by liberals.

    those are the facts

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  42. Here are the problems with all laws on the books concerning gun control….

    1. They are all unconstitutional. No where in the second amendment does it say anything about type of gun, registration…etc. All laws in conflict with the constitution are null and void.
    2. The definition of criminal: One that does NOT follow the laws that non-criminals follow. Therefore, criminals dont follow gun laws. Therefore, its criminals that are doing the bad things with guns…not law abiding citizens….

    Do you liberal anti gunners see where im going with this….if not, let me know and ill get you some colors so you can follow along.

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    • Here’s some COLOUR for you, James…
      Let me ask you a question: How do you distinguish between criminals and law abiding citizens if the majority refuse to undergo a background check prior to purchase? The answer is, you can’t. No gun control = No criminal control.

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      • If they are too dangerous to have a gun, why do YOU let them out where they might get one? My partner was shot in the head by a parolled felon with a STOLEN gun: he was paroled from a prior murder. Slowflakes, like you, let that scum out where he could kill again. It’s not the guns, it’s the people and liberals refusal to deal with the real problem.

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  43. for all you anti gun idiots…especially the ones that try to compare other countries to the USA…if you like how their anti gun culture is set up….why not go and stay there? If its so much better…why bother us.

    To get rid of guns here in the USA…you just gotta overcome that one little piece of paper….the good old constitution.

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  44. Knives are designed to slice things we want to eat and that is almost exclusively what they are used for. Guns re designed to kill and that is all they are used for.

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    • Knives were originally designed for self defense you idiot….just like guns.

      Do some research. Then compare and contrast the numbers.

      1. How many people all total are killed in the USA each year by guns?
      2. How many people all total are killed in the USA each year by cars?
      3. How many people all total are killed in the USA each year by tobacco?
      4. How many people all total are killed in the USA each year by drugs/alcohol?

      Now then genius…explain to me why you are so hot after making guns go away…if its only in the interest of saving lives.

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    • and one more point to totally blow your theory out of the water….

      First to quote you…”Guns re designed to kill and that is all they are used for.”

      Let me clue you on something you are absolutely ignorant about. More bullets are shot each year to kill a paper target/empty pop or beer can than for all other uses combined.

      Sooooo…that is NOT all they are used for…(to kill).

      If you dont like guns…dont have one. Its that simple. Dont come whining to me when someone is holding you up or raping your daughter though…cause you dont like guns so we wont come take care of your problems for you.

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    • your camel jockey ‘immigrant’ in Ohio used his knife to slice people….
      the camel jockey in Nice France used his truck to run over people…

      what say you?

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    • let me guess…youre also for or against the following:

      1. FOR Open borders.
      2. AGAINST voter ID
      3. FOR Sanctuary Cities
      4. FOR Abortion
      5. FOR saving our planet from us dirty terrible humans
      6. FOR free college for everyone. The government has lots of money.
      7. FOR minimum wage for everyone. Burger flippers should get more.
      8. AGAINST entrepreneurs getting rich.
      9. FOR Democrats.
      10. AGAINST law abiding constitution following conservatives

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      • “Constitution following conservative”…. I’ve never seen one of those. Kinda like a unicorn or a leprechaun.

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    • Really? None of my personal collection have killed anything other than paper. Knives kill more people than your so called assault weapons. Seems your value system is as screwed up as your logic.

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  45. it would seem that the 2nd ammendment will be upheld…at least for the next few generations now.
    Trump will appoint the next several Supreme Court picks…

    elections have consequences.
    BOYCOTT the liberal actors…and organizations.

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  46. You are so lost in your gun hugging desires that you have completely lost perspective of reality.

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  47. Ha! Cute little answer. I suppose grenades are designed to deliver small pieces of metal to your friends and tanks are designed to provide comfortable transportation and guillotines were designed to thinly slice meat and flame throwers are designed to deliver heat and make a bright light for all to enjoy.

    I think we all know what these five devices were designed to do.

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    • Like many who anthropomorphise, as Disney taught them, you attribute volition to inanimate objects. A car is designed to provide transport. Sometimes they bring death. It is the actions of the operator that cause either positive or negative outcomes. Now you will play the silly “need” card. No-one needs guns. OK, non-one needs backyard swimming pools and they kill large numbers of children. They are designed for recreation and are misused by some. You need to accept that people need to take responsibility for their actions. People are the shakers and the movers. Address people and and their will be improvements in society. Like alcohol, there is a “no harm’ dose of firearms. They are not nicotine.

      Flame throwers are used to clear scrub in Canada. They are now illegal in terms of combat use in most countries. Most guillotines are used to cut sheet metal. You really need to keep up with events rather than stroking your pet opinions.

      New Zealand and Canada rationally regulate firearms. It didn’t come to pass by people like you venting silly ideas.

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  48. What exactly do you think guns are designed to do if not kill?

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    • Firearms are designed to accurately deliver projectiles. Everything else is in the control of the operator.

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    • Hmm, a tough question but i’ll try. “How about them being designed for NOT being killed” !

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    • Larry…what are knives designed to do? I want your version of the original knives…the beginning of mankind coming out of the dark…what was a knife used for then…or a sharp object like a spear or blade…
      Ill wait right over here….
      crickets…crickets…crickets

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    • Protect. plain and simple. They are a tool.

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  49. Do you not understand that movies are fiction? If the actors actually shot people with guns they would be hypocrites. Playing a terrestrial being on Mars does not make an actor a Martian.

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