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Stopping violence involves more than gun regulation

January 16, 2013

President Barack Obama will unveil a proposal for reducing gun violence today. Despite criticism from gun rights advocates, the plan will involve more than cracking down on gun....

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JReader

Jan-17-13 4:44 PM

My kids gave me one of those tablet things for Christmas. Of course, my tech savvy son loaded some language conversion apps so now I know how to swear in six different languages (Spanish included). So I'll be ready when the big switch occurs be it Spanish or Chinese. I can't wait for someone to cut me off in traffic...

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svensota

Jan-17-13 1:55 PM

JR: Beofre I get "tw critical, let me assure you I mess up often on this cite...sight...site. So, it's nice to have a little company once in a while.

Can't wait until we adopt Spanish as our official language. It's much more logical.

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PastResident

Jan-17-13 12:17 PM

I'd love it if the Aurora shooter were through with his trial. As it is, I'm sure no interviews would be allowed during the active trial.

He'd be the source to ask for the "WHY". And/or what can be done to stop people like him.

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JReader

Jan-17-13 9:50 AM

When Obama talks about smaller clips he's already admitting defeat. The premise of his argument is smaller clips will kill fewer people. So he's already conceding that more people will be killed (hopefully just fewer of them). Since it only takes about second to change clips the only result will be a would-be mass killer will only carry more pre-loaded clips to carry out the same amount of carnage.

Banning assault style rifles will also have no net effect. He fails to realize there are many similar styled guns used for hunting that are perfectly legal. So, the only thing a mass murderer will do is use a different gun and most likely just carry more guns when they choose to go on their rampage.

I've said it beofre. Focus on the why and not the how. We need to talk seriously about mental illness and why so many people are so quick to resort to violence in our society.

Sven, got me on the "too". You must be proud that you've raised your IQ by a factor of "tw

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svensota

Jan-16-13 9:33 PM

I would say, "too" too, if I could say the same, but unfortunately it would still sound the same while I was at it.

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JReader

Jan-16-13 4:42 PM

Unfortunatley Obama's approach to gun control will be the same he used for avoiding the fiscal cliff. One-sided and ineffective. You could say the same about Obamacare while you're at it to.

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svensota

Jan-16-13 3:35 PM

I'm just waiting for the Republicans to weasel and waggle and try to dodge any change whatsoever with the gun laws.

I'm sure the Founding Fathers envisioned a gun tottin' society of wackos with assault weapons, so nothing should be done to alter the purity of thinking from 200 years ago.

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Schnauser

Jan-16-13 12:57 PM

I am truly amazed that your view is so main stream. I expected something quite different, I agree with you, which is pretty rare.

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