Senate blocks gun measures offered in wake of Orlando shooting

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  1. Rolfe

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    Just saw this:

    Senate blocks gun measures offered in wake of Orlando shooting

    WASHINGTON — The Senate as expected on Monday rejected four partisan gun measures offered in the wake of the Orlando massacre, including proposals to keep guns out of the hands of people on terror watch lists.

    Two Republican proposals would have increased funding for the national background check system and created a judicial review process to keep a person on a terror watch list from buying a gun; two Democratic measures would have expanded background checks to private gun sales and allowed the Justice Department to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ate-gun-vote-after-orlando-shooting/86143418/
     
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    Good!
     
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    Glad to here. Firearms are not the root problem to either islamic terrorists nor the violence problem within society at large. We do not have a gun problem, we have a Godless problem. Remove God from your culture and this is the result. Of course you will never hear that from the pundits.
     
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  4. Use of Time

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    I guess it all seemed too reasonable?

    It's funny but this is all I think people read in the OP "Senate blocks gun measures offered in wake of Orlando shooting."
     
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    just curious - how many gun laws were broken at the orlando shooting?
     
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    Why would the pundits be talking about God? The only time either side mentions God is when they think it helps their partisan politics.

    Since we have a God problem, that tends to speak to Christians not doing our jobs in pointing folks to Christ. Could it be that we are so wrapped up and too close to the political parties that we have in may regards become neutered when it comes to being able to share the Gospel and see lives changed?
     
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  7. DMorgan

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    I would have to agree with that assesment. We, collectively, need to get out of our comfort zones and witness to everyone.
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Excellently, stupidly sad that there is so little regard for the lives of the living by the same folks feigning disgust about babies being aborted.:Whistling

    Please members of the GOP in Congress. Please, Please continue to spit in the faces of the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and friends and loved ones of the 49 people shot down as they start the procession of funerals.:Cautious

    Can't we just for once do what is RIGHT and make a gesture of solidarity as concerned Americans?
     
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    LOL
     
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    What, exactly, is the "right gesture of solidarity" they should make?
     
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    He means the "right" should do whatever the "left"
    wants it to.
     
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    Naah. I'm pretty sure that I typed what I intended to type. You shamefully continue to play party politics.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you did to.

    Zaac posted:
    "Please members of the GOP in Congress. Please, Please continue to spit in the faces of the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and friends and loved ones of the 49 people shot down as they start the procession of funerals."

    Not critical of the games being played by the left at all.
     
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    Yes 49 people are murdered and the folks trying to restrict the access to the type of gun that was used to quickly murder 49 and injure 53 more are playing games.:rolleyes:
     
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    If guns are outlawed, that probably would, to some but an unknown extent, reduce the number of murders/crimes committed therewith. Just the same, the number of muzzlumm terroristic acts would be reduced by outlawing Islam. But in both cases there's a bit of problem with a certain document; and both those problems are in succeeding amendments-- the first 2 amendments, in fact, that were shoved into that document.
     
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    An armed society is a polite society (cannot remember who originally said this). Take away the People's Right to protect themselves, and crime will increase.
     
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    "The type of weapon"....

    Zaac, do you even know what type of weapon it was? Or did you fall for the media-hype line?
     
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    IIRC,it's a Robert Heinlein quote.
     
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    Is it not unconstitutional to remove a constitutional right from someone without due process? Or does the fact that someone NOT on the no-fly list committed unspeakably horrible crimes make it okay to toss constitutional rights from hundreds of thousands of people?
     

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