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***** LIVE on C-SPAN: SENATE: Gun Violence Prevention = Giffords *****

"We have more than 200 people here today" ... "I expect everybody to be respectful .... " Leahy

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE hearing.

Opening statements, Giffords

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

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Reply ***** LIVE on C-SPAN: SENATE: Gun Violence Prevention = Giffords ***** (Original post)
Coyotl Jan 2013 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #1
Coyotl Jan 2013 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #32
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #25
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #28
Coyotl Jan 2013 #30
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #36
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #37
Coyotl Jan 2013 #2
livetohike Jan 2013 #4
Coyotl Jan 2013 #10
riverwalker Jan 2013 #6
goclark Jan 2013 #11
Coyotl Jan 2013 #7
Recursion Jan 2013 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #12
Recursion Jan 2013 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #16
Recursion Jan 2013 #33
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #14
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #13
Coyotl Jan 2013 #19
Recursion Jan 2013 #17
Recursion Jan 2013 #18
Coyotl Jan 2013 #20
Recursion Jan 2013 #21
Coyotl Jan 2013 #22
Recursion Jan 2013 #23
malaise Jan 2013 #24
Little Star Jan 2013 #26
malaise Jan 2013 #27
Lint Head Jan 2013 #29
Recursion Jan 2013 #34
otohara Jan 2013 #31
malaise Jan 2013 #35

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:15 AM

1. I just missed it.....what did she say? nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:16 AM

3. Here is the video from TPM channel



Just up on edit. I'm the 5th viewer!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:33 PM

32. Thanks.

It's sad to see her in that condition. As I noted in another thread, I first remember hearing about Gabby Giffords in a radio interview on NPR just two days before she was shot, and I was impressed how intelligent and well-spoken she was. Hopefully, with continued therapy, she will be able to return to that level.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 AM

5. Not very much. Just "be courageous....we must do something NOW...too many

children dying. Too many children."

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:25 AM

8. Thanks.

I was reading the book she and her husband wrote about the experience. Gutsy stuff on her part.

I had never heard about Gabby Giffords until listening to an interview of her on NPR. She seemed bright, intelligent and full of enthusiasm. Two days later she was shot.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:08 AM

25. wow. She still has a very hard time speaking. She speaks in very elementary sentences. I

have been really wondering if her thinking ability is the same way too. Or, if she is as bright as ever but just can't speak

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:41 AM

28. She put emphasis in all the right places, and her inflections

were spot on. She just has trouble with the physical act of speaking, I think. And aphasia, of course, where the thought is formed but the words don't come out of the mouth.

I think her mind is just fine.

ETA: I am sure that she has some memory issues, but I meant that her ability to reason and act on her thoughts is fine.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:21 PM

30. Her hand-written notes:

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:12 PM

36. true. But I guess, sadly, there must be something wrong with her

cognitive skills too. I haven't read her book, but think he husband wrote most of it and there is a short chapter of hers at the end. If she was ok, she probably would be writing some profound op ed pieces on gun control.

I tell you one thing...she looks fantastic.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:28 PM

37. She does look great. I am glad that her appearance wasn't much affected - that

would have been just one more indignity. Hard enough to lose parts of your brain.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:16 AM

2. Rep. Gabby Giffords statement was incredibly moving. Opening statements now. Leahy first.

This is streaming on the Committee website too. I'm watching:

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:21 AM

4. Came in from walking the dogs just in time to see Gabby Giffords' statement

Thanks for providing this link

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Response to livetohike (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:27 AM

10. I barely got this up in time. Her Facebook page posted she was sitting there ready!

I just happened to check into the FB Newsfeed at the same time.

We need to revive ***** this old tradition of Live Blogging ***** these important political hearings.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 AM

6. Here is her statement:

"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important," Giffords said. "Americans are counting on you."
"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/giffords-to-lawmakers-americans-are-counting-on-you

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:28 AM

11. What a lady!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:24 AM

7. WA Post channel is streaming this on YouTube:

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:26 AM

9. Did Grassly just say "The US and the Ukraine" or did my audio skip?

That seems weird.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:30 AM

12. Not to mention technically incorrect.

It's just "Ukraine", not "the Ukraine." (Sorry, as I mentioned on another thread, my Ukrainian mother would disown me if I didn't always point that out.)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

15. I've wondered about that. Didn't it used to be "the" Ukraine?

And why is it "the Gambia"?

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Response to Recursion (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:38 AM

16. "The Ukraine" was never formal nomenclature.

But upon obtaining independence in 1991, Ukrainian officials made a concerted effort to reiterate the use of "Ukraine" as opposed to "the Ukraine" in diplomatic settings.

A little background:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/32098/why-did-ukraine-become-just-ukraine

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:51 PM

33. Cool, thanks (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

14. He's trying to rack up as many brownie points with Crazy Wayne as possible.

Which is to be expected.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:31 AM

13. Who all is scheduled to speak?

I know Mark Kelly is, as is Wayne LaPierre.

Hopefully no one in the chamber will choose to be "less than polite."

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:43 AM

19. UPDATED Witness List

“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”
Senate Judiciary Committee
Full Committee
View a live webcast of this hearing
http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=8ddfce272f36de81e62e30d8153a7d3a
DATE: January 30, 2013
TIME: 10:00 AM
ROOM: Hart 216
OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST:

January 23, 2013

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.


UPDATED Witness List

Hearing before the
Senate Committee on the Judiciary

On

“What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
10:00 a.m.



Captain Mark Kelly, USN (Ret.)
Americans for Responsible Solutions
Tucson, AZ

Professor David Kopel
Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law
Denver University, Strum College of Law
Denver, CO

James Johnson
Chief of Police
Baltimore County Police Department
Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence
Towson, MD

Gayle Trotter
Attorney and Senior Fellow
Independent Women’s Forum
Washington, DC

Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
National Rifle Association
Fairfax, VA

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:39 AM

17. Mark Kelly is essentially saying what I think

Especially a Federal gun trafficking statute and talking about the lethality of firearms.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:41 AM

18. This professor looks like Josh Lyman (nt)

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM

20. DCCC: Stand with President Obama: Take Action on Gun Violence

PETITION: Stand with President Obama: Take Action on Gun Violence
http://www.dccc.org/page/s/end-gun-violence

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:51 AM

21. Bingo, Chief Johnson: interstate firearms trafficking *MUST* be handled Federally

This guy is really good too.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:52 AM

22. I'm checking out for work schedule.

Keep it alive!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:59 AM

23. Wayne's up. Prepare for some crazy (nt)

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:02 AM

24. Well well it's La Pierre

I detest that scumbag

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:16 AM

26. Gabby looks so good! She did a great job speaking!...

I can't help but add that she sure looks pretty too!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:26 AM

27. DiFi up now

You go girl!!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:45 AM

29. According to Wayne La Prick Ass the only people committing crimes are the mentally ill and

the cities are full of them. Then the statement was made that 1/6th of all people in prison were mentally ill. Really? Then why were they not let off on insanity pleas or committed to a prison for the criminally insane? Or, did they go insane in prison because they were incarcerated? So far it looks like nothing will be done about regulation and there will be more murder and mass killings to make the populace buy more guns so more killing can be done. The gun manufacturers are hard at work here.

Money talks and blood money makes a profit by making people bleed to death.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:55 PM

34. That's not how insanity pleas work

Depending on the state, you have to either be incapable of understanding right and wrong or the consequences of your actions, or to have no control over your actions. And if you can't assist your own defense you can't be tried, but that's legally different.

It's usually about developmental problems rather than mental illness.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:24 PM

31. NRA Propaganda

I'd like to put him in a mental institution.

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Response to otohara (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:12 PM

35. I detest this LaPierre man

Good effin' grief!

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