Posts tagged ‘Jared Lee Loughner’

March 13, 2011

Amnesiatic Obama and His Short memory

by lewwaters
After wondering why it took two months for the usual cry of “gun control’ to come, after the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford in Tucson, Arizona this past January, and even doubting that Obama actually authored the op-ed published in the Sunday, March 13, 2011 Arizona Daily Star, I am left completely flabbergasted reading the very first paragraph.

“It’s been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack’s turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people’s pain.”

All of the normal knee-jerk calls for gun control are contained in the piece, “enforcing laws that are already on the books,” “reward the states that provide the best data – and therefore do the most to protect our citizens,” “make the system faster and nimbler,” “porous background checks,” “more we can do to prevent gun violence,” and the inevitable “beginning of a new discussion.”

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January 16, 2011

Do You Believe Reduced Capacity Magazines Will Stop Criminals?

by lewwaters

Legislators would accomplish just as much in protecting the public by passing a law requiring criminals to obey all laws.

January 15, 2011

Arrest Made at Tucson Town Hall Over Death Threat

by lewwaters

One week to the day after the horrific shooting spree that killed 6 people, including a 9 year-old girl and left a moderate congresswoman fighting for her life and wounding 14 others, a man attending an ABC-TV town hall meeting was arrested for issuing a death threat before the audience.

ABC News Anchor Christiane Amanpour was hosting the event, being taped for later viewing featuring victims, heroes, witnesses and first responders that were present at last Saturday’s “Congress on the Corner” event in the Safeway parking lot. The event was billed as “devoted to a recounting of what had happened that terrible morning” and carried the theme of “An American Conversation Continued.” Also in attendance were several dignitaries who were not present that day and locals.

The discussion, an effort to continue the discussion congresswoman Gifford’s was trying to have last weekend, eventually turned to politics, gun control specifically.

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