I was being facetious...as I always am.
Gabby Giffords, with respect, is about the last person I'd want to hear on the issue of Gun Control, her bias and lack of expert knowledge is obvious.
Yeah. That damn "bias". Taking a bullet to the head. She probably did it on purpose to advance her liberal agenda. It was all a set up.
It's not what you said, Is.
But this is why some people can't take some LibPublicans seriously.
She's a jerk for getting shot in the face at a political event by a person who was politically motivated?
We are supposed to think that Mrs. Giffords is the death of free America?
This reminds of Sandra Fluke when she demanded free contraceptives.
Emotion does have a place, but I think it must be kept in check when it comes to law and policy. Just like making hasty decisions while emotionally compromised, making law after watching some 6 year old talk about his 40 dead classmates is not (IMO) the route to good law or policy for 330 million people.
Political Theatre of the most obvious, exploitive and transparent kind.
There was nothing abut Giffords pre-assault that made her an expert on gun violence or gun policy, and there is certainly nothing about her in her reduced post-injury capacity to change that othe rthan being a victim of a lone crazy. She was a victim of "guns", she ws a victim of Jared Lauhner, a person, an insane person at that.
Scientists (Social). Economists (Specializing in Socio-Economics and Crime). Mental Health Professions (to cover links between mental problems and violent crime). Etc.
Gabby Giffords and Wayne NRA? Waste of time IMO.
I hope she becomes the new "face" of gun control. Because then my district won't have any use for that one issue woman McCarthy in Congress.
Got a very nice letter back basically stating that the penalties for illegal gun possession will be increased bla bla bla.
The irony being, I was now one of the illegal gun possessors because of the legislation he voted for.
So...I guess he was threatening me?
Meanwhile, the flow of illegal guns to bad guys remains unabated....and 30,000 plus good guys in NYS just became.... criminals.
If you look at most of these tragedies the shooters have been borderline psychos. Is there a simple answer on how to stop this? I frankly don't know!
Experiences in life can sometimes instruct as much or more then a college course or paper degree. One example (there are countless) is an average person taken as a hostage for months by terrorists and then released. That person can offer analysis and perspective that may be far more valuable then what some "experts" offer.
And we have seen many examples from history where supposed "experts" in various fields were tragically ineffecient at their jobs. Enter exhibit A;
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Because as a Law Enforcement professional, surely you're intimately aware that there is no material functional difference in killing-power or speed between a "millitary style" blinged up, pistol gripped, foregriped, barrel shrouded, threaded barrel .223 semiauto with 10 round capacity and a standard, entry-level plain vanilla rifle-stocked, wooden .223 hunting-style semiautomatic rifile with 10 round capacity, right?
Other than looks, of course.
So if he was in posession of a M1911 Semiauto Handguns (i.e. WWII vintage), he couldn't have done the same thign in the same time, eh?If the kid in Sandy didn't have that weapon it would of had a very different result, I'm not saying no one would of been killed.
I think I'll agree to disagree on that point. Unless he was stuck with a bolt-action longrifle, any semi-auto or any type would have been effective at those ranges, withthat lack of opposition, and with the time he had at his disposal.
But that AR-15 sure does LOOK scary, I will admit.