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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:13 PM

 

"Gun nut" kills 38-year old. (Cross-posted from General Discussion)

As noted in the Latest Breaking News forum http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014574762#post4 , a 71 yr old retiree shot and killed a prison escapee who was holding him and his wife hostage while on the run from authorities.

An escaped convict broke into the home of a southwest Iowa couple and held them at gunpoint for several hours before one of the hostages shot and killed the intruder, police said Tuesday.

Rodney Eugene Long, 38, broke out of the Clarinda Correctional Facility about 20 miles away on Friday. He is accused of shooting Taylor County deputy Sunday night after stealing a gun in a home burglary and led police on a 40-minute chase, triggering a massive manhunt Monday in the area.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/20/des-moines-prison-fugitive-killed/2675733/

Now let's hear the "gun-nut" attacks on the shotgun owning homeowner who saved his wife and himself.

The Mauderlys had a shotgun in the house and eventually decided to retrieve it, Mortvedt said. Jerome Mauderly, 71, shot and killed Long in the couple's kitchen.

Let's hear from the take-away-guns-from-everyone advocates.

Let's hear from the guns-should-not-be-owned-for-self-defense-in-the-homes advocates.

Let's hear it from those who want to revive the 1993 AWB and expect different results in the next election. Let's hear it from those who want to disregard Bill Clinton's analysis:

In his book "My Life," in which he analyzed the loss of Congress to the Republicans in 1994, he wrote:
"Just before the House vote (on the crime bill), Speaker Tom Foley and majority leader Dick Gephardt had made a last-ditch appeal to me to remove the assault weapons ban from the bill. They argued that many Democrats who represented closely divided districts had already...defied the NRA once on the Brady bill vote. They said that if we made them walk the plank again on the assault weapons ban, the overall bill might not pass, and that if it did, many Democrats who voted for it would not survive the election in November. Jack Brooks, the House Judiciary Committee chairman from Texas, told me the same thing...Jack was convinced that if we didn't drop the ban, the NRA would beat a lot of Democrats by terrifying gun owners....Foley, Gephardt, and Brooks were right and I was wrong. The price...would be heavy casualties among its defenders." (Pages 611-612)

"On November 8, we got the living daylights beat out of us, losing eight Senate races and fifty-four House seats, the largest defeat for our party since 1946....The NRA had a great night. They beat both Speaker Tom Foley and Jack Brooks, two of the ablest members of Congress, who had warned me this would happen. Foley was the first Speaker to be defeated in more than a century. Jack Brooks had supported the NRA for years and had led the fight against the assault weapons ban in the House, but as chairman of the Judiciary Committee he had voted for the overall crime bill even after the ban was put into it. The NRA was an unforgiving master: one strike and you're out. The gun lobby claimed to have defeated nineteen of the twenty-four members on its hit list. They did at least that much damage...." (Pages 629-630)

http://www.gunshopfinder.com/legislativenews/clinton8_1_04.html

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Reply "Gun nut" kills 38-year old. (Cross-posted from General Discussion) (Original post)
AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2013 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Aug 2013 #3
DonP Aug 2013 #4
jimmy the one Aug 2013 #5
AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #6
jimmy the one Aug 2013 #7

Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:11 PM

1. I'm glad you reposted, the other OP might be locked soon. It's the handgun's fault.

I already know what the response is to this story:

If someone hadn't had an unsecured handgun in the house for Long to grab, then NONE of this would have happened.



First of all, let me say that the article is really hard to follow chronologically, but it seems to end at the old folks' home after an escape and a chase.

Long broke into a home and found the handgun and took them hostage. I think he'd have grabbed a different weapon if not for the gun.

Then there was the car chase, then the bad guy breaks into the occupied old folks' home.

And the old man got the shotgun and did the right thing.

Long was a predator the moment he broke into the occupied home and was at that point fair game.

The handgun had nothing, not-a-thing, to do with it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:16 PM

2. OK, but "old man"? He's only 71.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:18 PM

3. Fair enough!

I'll call him "Pops"!

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:53 PM

4. As my late Father in Law used to remind me ...

"Someday, if you're very, very lucky, you'll get to be old and funny too."

He was right.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:28 PM

5. mister bill

macintosh: Now let's hear the "gun-nut" attacks on the shotgun owning homeowner who saved his wife and himself. Let's hear from the take-away-guns-from-everyone advocates. Let's hear from the guns-should-not-be-owned-for-self-defense-in-the-homes advocates.

How about from the relative ineffectiveness of guns crowd? Not many amongst us contend guns are worthless, just that they're more a hazard than a boon. Thus they're overrated.
BTW, did the couple have a concealed carry permit? - not that it's relevant, but this home defense could've been accomplished without a RTC/ccw license, or an assault rifle. I wonder how the homeowners feel about other aspects of gun control. And he was an ex prison guard himself (the shooter).

mac: Let's hear it from those who want to revive the 1993 AWB and expect different results in the next election.

You mean like 75% of democrats? why? you wanna bash 75% of democrats? why? you are in the small dem minority on the awb.

mac: Let's hear it from those who want to disregard Bill Clinton's analysis: .. we got the living daylights beat out of us, losing eight Senate races and fifty-four House seats, the largest defeat for our party since 1946....The NRA had a great night.

Did he ever say 'I never had sex with that assault weapon ban'? Uh, ever think mr bill had underlying ulterior motives for fobbing of the blame for 94 losses onto other things aside from himself & fellow democrats? Like maintaining popularity for one.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 01:00 PM

6. The Democrats who lost 8 Senate races and 54 House seats cannot be blamed on Lewinsky

 

If you don't want to own a firearm, don't get one. No one is forcing you to do so, or even advocating that.

According to a Gallup poll, however, the self-reported gun ownership of Democrats has been increasing and is the highest since 1993.



http://www.gallup.com/poll/150353/Self-Reported-Gun-Ownership-Highest-1993.aspx

The poll also shows that gun ownership among Republicans has risen, but only slightly.

What are the odds the gun ownership among Independent voters has decreased? And what are the odds that the interest to the right to armed self-defense in the home among Independents has decreased?

Is denigrating gun ownership a way to win elections? Is there any good reason why some focus should not be placed upon economic reforms? Doing away with the criminalization of marijuana? And increasing mandatory prison time for criminals convicted of gun-related crimes?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 01:57 PM

7. gun ownership is declining

mac: According to a Gallup poll, however, the self-reported gun ownership of Democrats has been increasing and is the highest since 1993.

As well as changing the subject you read the gallup report wrong. Personal gun ownership overall is at 34%. Since 2000, Gallup has asked respondents with guns in their households.. if the gun belongs to the respondent or to someone else. Gallup finds that 34% of all Americans personally own a gun.
.. Democrats who personally own a gun is 28%, democrats NOT owning a gun is 60%, & 13% of other members in HH own a gun. (which begs a few questions about the poll imo).
29% overall of college graduates personally own a gun, 30% 'some college', while 40% of 'no college' own a gun.

Another poll: The share of American households with guns has declined over the past four decades, a national surve... As for politics, the survey showed a steep drop in household gun ownership among Democrats and independents, and a very slight decline among Republicans.. increase of Hispanics as a share of the American population is also probably having an effect, as they are far less likely to own guns.. since 2000, about 14% of Hispanics reported having a gun in their house.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/us/rate-of-gun-ownership-is-down-survey-shows.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

.. yearly data from General Social Survey, the number of households with guns is declining. You posted gallup at 47% Household gun ownership, the GSS pegs it at 32%: The number of households owning guns has declined from almost 50% in 1973 to just over 32% in 2010, according to a 2011 study produced by Univ of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center. The number of gun owners has gone down almost 10% over the same period,http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/31/politics/gun-ownership-declining

Quinnipiac. Jan. 30-Feb.4,2013. N=1,772 regd voters nationwide. Marg 2.3.
1 " support or oppose a nationwide ban on sale of assault weapons?" ALL 56 39 5
Republicans 39 55 7 Democrats 81 16 3 Independents 50 46 4
2 "support or oppose nationwide ban on high-capacity magazines more than 10 bullets?"
Support Oppose Unsure ALL 56 40 4
Republicans 37 58 6 Democrats77 20 4 Independents 55 42 3
http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm

The Democrats who lost 8 Senate races and 54 House seats cannot be blamed on Lewinsky

Who did? Mr Bill took liberty with the truth, as politicians sometimes do, was the point. And his opinion of the awb was not supported by the evidence which I've posted in another post of yours. NAFTA, & higher taxes were more the reasons for dem collapse.

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