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September 18th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

New fight over gun rights

In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting, gun rights advocate Larry Pratt and gun control advocate and Virginia Tech massacre survivor Colin Goddard join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter for a debate on guns.

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  1. The JY

    Well..I hate to say it...but if the economy was better then people would be too busy working to be upset and commit crimes. If they understood that when Roe V. Wade was upheld and abortions were readily available that the crime rate dropped due to unwanted babies growing up fatherless.

    Maybe the violence is caused by something in the gub'ment cheese. The rate of shootings seems to relate to the rate of people freeloading on welfare and handouts.

    September 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  2. JJ

    Most of the gun violence and killing sprees have happened on Obama's watch and this tragedy is the fault of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. They have destroyed the great US economy especially for middle class families and this has created millions out of work, bankruptcy, extreme hardship, despair and desperation about their lives and the future of the country. There are so many people and families that are hurting because of Obama's draconian economic policies that some are at the breaking point of hopelessness and futility. This despair is pushing some people over the edge to commit these horrific killings. The Obama administration has allowed three terrorist attacks, Benghazi, Boston Marathon and Fort Hood and no one should feel safe with this administration. Also, the killers from Fort Hood, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Colorado Theatre, New Town and the Naval Station were either registered as Democrats or voted for liberal Democrats.

    September 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • Bubba

      A bad economy does not justify MURDER. You are part of the problem; by making excuses, instead of facing the reality that some people are too crazy to own guns responsibly.
      Luckily, our democracy will take care of this, and make the decisions you are too selfish, too irresponsible, or too brain dead to make.

      September 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Reply
      • gunnut

        Typical pompace arrogance from a granola eating liberal. You think you are above everyone else and they should listen to you. As if you are smarter than everyone. What a joke you are.

        September 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  3. Thomas Gooch

    Why not have Gun control put under similar rules as a motor vehicle. 1. Must be registered to gun owner (fee based). 2. Yearly renewal to track ownership (fee based). 3. Re-registered upon sale (fee based). 4. Penalty for non registered use/possession. All of which at any time someone has been declared unfit for ownership, a gun could be revoked
    until status has been deemed fit to re-own. This outline provides for many opportunities to prevent crime and future massacre. Criminals use cars to get away with crime but the license & registration gets them caught.

    September 19, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • Rick

      Because owning a car is not a constitutional right. Further, if you keep your car on your own land and don't drive it on public roads, you are pretty much free to ignore traffic laws, registration, etc. If the same applied to firearms, people would be free to ignore most laws pertaining to them so long as they only operated their guns on private property, which I doubt most gun control proponents would be very happy with (not that I have any desire to make gun-grabbers happy at all).

      September 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • Bubba

        The Constitution does not guarantee gun ownership for crazy people. The Constitution allows guns for a well "regulated" militia. Thus, there is room for regulation, and militias, but not for crazy people who feel the itch to kill indiscriminately.

        September 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
    • gunnut

      I agree as long as you also register for your right to free speech and assembly (fee based). And also register for your freedom of religion (fee based). See your lack of logic now? I doubt you do.

      September 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  4. Mosinppk

    In every massacre, the law abiding are violated twice. The dead, by the psychos who kill them. The living, by the politicians who try to dis arm them for the next psycho. When the Feds push, they find out that the American people believe there is only ONE TRUE GUN LAW. It is stated clearly under amendment number two.
    Armed good guys = unhappy bad guys. Dis armed good guys = happy bad guys.

    DO YOU GET IT NOW ? OR ARE YOU STUPID OR SOMETHING ?

    September 19, 2013 at 9:44 am | Reply
  5. Philip

    Gun control is just the beginning so long as the Politicians remember to focus on the real cause of gun violence within this Nation, because gun control will do no good if it is not aimed at the criminal elements within this Nation.

    When you focus gun control on the law abiding citizens that do not use a gun for anything other then hunting and self defense, you are taking away the rights of the law abiding citizens to own a gun for that purpose so when you do that, if a criminal cuts your phone line, enters into your home and attacks you what are you suppose to do when he has a gun and you don't? Criminals don't want to be seen doing what they are doing, so all your pleading and begging for mercy may be for nothing as he shoots you or slits your throat.

    So Remember Aim Gun Control At the Right People And Don't Take It Away From Law Abiding Citizens!

    September 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Reply

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