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First, enforce gun laws on books

April 18, 2013

Mingo County, W.Va., Sheriff Eugene Crum might be alive today if an existing federal gun control law had worked as it was supposed to. That revelation came on the very day U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W....

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rightway

Apr-18-13 10:31 AM

There was a board vote in Newtown School district (7 schools in all)in approval of resource officers, one armed one unarmed, in Feb. It's now put to the town to see if/how to budget in. It's not "law" yet. Probably will be, but don't construe the particulars.

And as I recall, funding for resource officers, armed or not, WAS included in the proposal put forth by the president. He is leaving that decision to the individual school districts. As he should.

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ladybug

Apr-18-13 12:21 PM

Not know.

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rightway

Apr-18-13 2:56 PM

To give you something to gripe about to a fairy tale online world?

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Phoenix

Apr-18-13 3:40 PM

Notsocialist, Let me get this straight, your side is always claiming that universal backround checks will never work because criminals don't buy guns legally and therefore will not have to submit to them, now your claiming that they do, we'll at least 48,000 of them, in 2010 alone!

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Phoenix

Apr-18-13 3:40 PM

Well

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Kozy62

Apr-18-13 4:29 PM

My problem was not the background checks because they might stop some people but the whole amendment went beyond that to making lists, etc. That scares me.

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swager

Apr-18-13 6:30 PM

If every criminal act required a new federal law to supersede the ones on the books it would only take a few hours until you would have a camera in your home and a response team to deal with you at any given time.

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Phoenix

Apr-19-13 10:37 AM

NotSocialist, the 48,000 number from 2010 you quoted just shows that criminals will try to buy guns by any means. How many buy guns legally on-line, no backround check required. I'm not suggesting that universal backround check will keep guns out of the hands of every criminal, but even one is better then none. Prayers to the MIT officer and his family.

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Kozy62

Apr-19-13 2:14 PM

Why can't we all just live with our very special Constitution?

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Phoenix

Apr-20-13 11:36 PM

Unless the online sale is through a licensed dealer, no backround check is required. Ever hear of Armslist, one of the largest online gun dealers? It's a website devoted to the private sale of guns and related gear, it allows private sellers to offer guns for sale to other private sellers, thereby circumventing federal backround checks. It is by far not the only site of its kind on the web, maybe you should try doing some researching of your own.

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Phoenix

Apr-21-13 8:56 AM

More guns are sold online through sites like Armslist then through licensed dealers, do you honestly think criminals don't take advantage of this loophole? It's like eBay for criminals!

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Phoenix

Apr-21-13 9:35 AM

Oh, and I never claimed sites like Armslist were licensened gun dealers, but they do deal in the sale of guns, that's why they exist.

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Kozy62

Apr-21-13 2:33 PM

The problem, Phoenix is that we know the laws put forth would not have stopped the killings. We also don't have records to show where bad people get their guns...do you know?

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Phoenix

Apr-22-13 12:56 PM

What killings are you referring to Kozy? People die from gun violence every single day in this country.

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