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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:14 PM

Manchin, McCain To Introduce Bill To Create Mass Violence Commission

Source: TPM



PEMA LEVY 11:29 AM EST, SUNDAY JANUARY 13, 2013

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John McCain (R-AZ) are teaming up to introduce a bill to create a commission on mass violence, Manchin announced on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

"I have linked up with and I will be with John McCain introducing a bill that Joe Lieberman, our dear friend, has been championing for a long time, which basically puts a commission about mass violence together," Manchin said.

"You bring experts from all different fields. You bring people such as myself that are NRA members that have been sportsmen all of our lives, and look for a commonsense approach to how we change the culture of violence in America. And that's what needs to be done."



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"I have linked up with and I will be with John McCain introducing a bill that Joe Lieberman, our dear friend...."

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Reply Manchin, McCain To Introduce Bill To Create Mass Violence Commission (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #2
Laurian Jan 2013 #3
CanonRay Jan 2013 #4
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #16
SDjack Jan 2013 #19
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #26
CanonRay Jan 2013 #20
bluedigger Jan 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #7
trumad Jan 2013 #6
obama2terms Jan 2013 #8
Trillo Jan 2013 #9
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #10
Jennicut Jan 2013 #11
Botany Jan 2013 #12
pasto76 Jan 2013 #21
tabasco Jan 2013 #13
dembotoz Jan 2013 #14
rocktivity Jan 2013 #15
Luschnig Jan 2013 #17
Robb Jan 2013 #18
bemildred Jan 2013 #22
DonViejo Jan 2013 #29
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #23
benld74 Jan 2013 #24
libdem4life Jan 2013 #25
upaloopa Jan 2013 #27
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #28
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #30
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:16 PM

1. Oh boy, the Video-Games'-Fault-Not-Guns commission.

Manchin is just this side of worthless.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:23 PM

2. Yup, lets "BLAME ANYTHING BUT GUNS" Commission

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:24 PM

3. Worthless. All you need to know about this "commission" is

it's sponsors who feed at the NRA trough.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:26 PM

4. That's what we need, another f'ing commission

the Warren Commission was the first of these useless entities, which are nothing but whitewash applicators.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:52 PM

16. +100

Commission is a euphemism for "Let's pretend to study it until people forget about it."

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:19 PM

19. And, maybe we can make a job for "my dear friend, Joe"

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Response to SDjack (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:27 PM

26. I knew it was bullshit...

the second his name appeared.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:25 PM

20. Well said.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:28 PM

5. Sounds like an excellent way to grandstand and get nothing done. n/t

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:37 PM

7. Perfectly put.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:35 PM

6. What we see here is McCain grasping to stay relevant...

First he wanted a commission about the Libya attacks... he didn't get it...

Now he wants a commission for this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:41 PM

8. Translation

It's the media and video games fault commission eh it's a start I guess

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:48 PM

9. If you bring experts together, the commission is designed to fail.

The problem is not being caused by experts, it is being caused by people who have mindsets that are the opposite of that of experts. Experts cannot understand that mindset.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:48 PM

10. Oh goody! Another inside the Beltway blue ribbon bipartisan commission.

The easiest way to make it look like you are doing something, while actually doing nothing.

Months of stupid hearings and speculation, culminating in a hundreds of pages long report with lots of cool charts and graphs and policy recommendations that can never pass Congress, a day or two of media coverage; then the report ends up in John Boehner's recycle bin.

Cue up the bipartisan commission regulars! James Baker! Vernon Jordan! Erskine Bowles! Sam Nunn! Lanny Davis! We have work for you!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:48 PM

11. Isn't Biden essentially doing that already?

Oh, but this commission will be nicer to the NRA. Got it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:54 PM

12. How about a Mass Violence that is done with guns commission?

This 100% smoke screen to do anything but talk about "the guns"
the known fact that with the more guns we have and the more high
capacity magazines we have the more gun deaths we have had and
are going to have.

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:39 PM

21. exactly! by saying 'violence' they are not admitting the gun problem

keep pushing that point

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:05 PM

13. Yeah, I'm sure a "commission" is going to make a big difference

I'm guessing the commission will come up with all sorts of reasons why additional gun control is not necessary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:22 PM

14. old organizing ploy--if you want to stop something form a committee

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:43 PM

15. Foreign or Domestic?

That's like Hugh Hefner starting a commission on sexual harassment.


rocktivity

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:03 PM

17. Right wing Militias?

 

Do they fall in the category of 'mass violence'? Or do these Senators think they are just a bunch of good ole boys being boys?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:05 PM

18. GUN.

They're terrified.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:16 PM

22. Let me guess, with McCain as the chair, right? nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:47 PM

29. And Leiberman as the Director...

of the Commission's staff.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 06:53 PM

23. Guns don't kill people, joysticks do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:37 PM

24. Goody, a Comission! I recall the Warren Commission and,,,,hey wait a sec!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:07 PM

25. Ol' Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran but screw up a US bomber himself...on with public outrage requiring

weapon liability insurance to save us from a McCain-tainted cover-up of his NRA cronies and apologists. I think Joe Biden has it covered, John. We don't need your "expertise", thanks anyway.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:32 PM

27. Well they will probably find that kids at school are safer if wearing body armor and openly carrying

Of course the funds come from the hand gun and ammo manufacturers sales institution of America.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:40 PM

28. Let's be accurate and call it the "Deflect Blame Away from the Guns Commission".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:38 PM

30. Oh I thought he wanted to start another war...

I thought having one current war was enough. But, that is winding down so I guess I can see him looking for a replacement.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:29 AM

31. RW to oppose this commission in 3....2....1....

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