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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:37 PM

Today IS the day to have a debate about gun control, says Long Island Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

McCarthy's husband was shot dead by maniac in 1993 massacre on Long Island Rail Road
BY CAROLYN MCCARTHY / FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012, 8:18 PM

... If not today, then when? ... I hope that President Obama was listening to the cries outside his window ... I feel encouraged by his words that we should “take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” But if we don’t turn those words into a real discussion and real results, we’ll all have failed our kids ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pol-talk-gun-control-article-1.1221288

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struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #1
Iris Dec 2012 #2
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #3
Cha Dec 2012 #4
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #5
David__77 Dec 2012 #6
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #7
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #8

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:38 PM

1. K&R

 

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

2. I keep telling people this is the 7th such shooting this year.

If we can't talk about this and grieve at the same time, we never will because now we are always grieving.

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:42 PM

3. Democratic Congresswoman: I Will ‘Embarrass’ Obama Into Stronger Gun Laws

by Anjali Sareen | 10:20 am, December 15th, 2012 » 35 comments

House Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) told POLITICO Friday that if President Obama fails to act on gun control in the wake of the tragic shootings in Connecticut, she would have no problem “embarrassing everybody” in the administration into action.

McCarthy said before the election, she had spoken with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew about the issue and told him, “Jack, I know the president is going through an election and I’m telling you after the election I’m coming out full force.” According to McCarthy, after the Connecticut incident, “the gloves are off” and she plans to do “everything” she possibly can to strengthen our gun control laws ...

The death of her husband and son in a mass shooting in 1993 was the impetus for McCarthy to join Congress fifteen years ago.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/democratic-congresswoman-i-will-embarrass-obama-into-stronger-gun-laws/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:15 PM

4. She's not going to "embarrass" President Obama..

Why doesn't she Get On Congress..where the Legislation goes to die?

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:38 PM

5. Agree 100%. I'd guess she's just echoing there what she thinks

certain constituents want to hear

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:40 PM

6. Some anti-gun forces want to stifle the other side as "insensitive."

Pro-gun rights forces are accused (sorry for passive voice, but it IS abounding) of being callous for advocating for gun rights at this time of tragedy, yet the anti-gun forces are launching a political offensive. That's how politics works, and it does not stop ever: you attempt to win.

As for Democrats and progressives, there are anti- and pro-gun forces and I hope that they continue to collaborate and politically coexist. We cannot afford further division in the face of our true enemies.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:28 PM

7. Pro-gun forces=anti-human forces. Ashamed of pro-gun Dems. Pro-gun is the default repug position.

 

You canNOT be pro-human AND pro-gun. You must chose one.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:24 PM

8. Everytime this happens is the proper time to talk about it.

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