Activists: Shootings no excuse to curb gun rights

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  • FreeRoy Petersburg, VA
    Jan. 18, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    Oh, come on, My2Cents, can you REALLY blame Obama for this? IMHO, that makes even less sense than blaming Palin (which makes virtually no sense whatsoever).

    May we instead agree that, regardless of incendiary speech by commentators and/or politicians of whatever stripe, the GUILT for these murders belongs to the INDIVIDUAL who decided to commit multiple murders? Is that too much to ask.

    Let me also mention the single GOOD thing about that horrible crime. The rampage was not stopped by professional law enforcement officers; as usual, though they responded immediately when they were called, by the time they arrived (eight minutes after the first 9-1-1 call), the situation was under control.

    TWO unarmed citizens tackled the shooter. One unarmed citizen grabbed the new magazine that the killer was trying to insert. One citizen was legally armed, and came running into the situation from a nearby location; when he arrived, the first three responders were struggling with the murderer, so he left his gun in the holster and merely helped to control the shooter.

    As long as private citizens are ready to respond to this sort of emergency, our Nation is safe.

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Jan. 18, 2011 5:32 a.m.

    What does a gun law or gun control have to do with the Arizona shootings? Nothing.

    It's all about Obama instigating and stirring up trouble across america.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 17, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    I'm about as pro gun as you will find but 30 round clips for a hand gun....that's rediculous...and obscene... and totally unjustified. If we are going to be responsible armed citizens...then let's be responsible in the basics that we expect others to accept. Ten to twelve rds for a basic semi automatic hand gun is sufficient.

    Me I feel sufficiently safe in my home with my Loaded 10 gauge Full/Full 42 inch double barrel with 4 inch Magnum BB loads.