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31. IMO, only a relatively small number of voters oppose tax cuts for the wealthy, but that
is just my gut reaction. Nothing to back it up, really.
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  -Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban Renew Deal  Feb-26-09 12:23 PM   #0 
  - Yes!!!!!  cliffordu   Feb-26-09 12:41 PM   #1 
  - Good - Pelosi wants to keep the House in Democratic control  RamboLiberal   Feb-26-09 12:45 PM   #2 
  - Thank God  RedstDem   Feb-26-09 12:45 PM   #3 
  - This is one reason America is in the shape it's in. Too many guns.  Metta   Feb-26-09 12:49 PM   #4 
  - And Eric Holder just caused the number of guns in circulation to increase  slackmaster   Feb-26-09 01:18 PM   #8 
  - I'm gonna buy a couple more, right after I send the NRA a couple of grand.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-26-09 09:49 PM   #75 
  - Exactly...but right wing needs a violent America to stay in power . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 01:57 PM   #15 
  - .  fascisthunter   Feb-26-09 02:17 PM   #22 
  - Weird how you step over the border to Canada and the gun violence plummets. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-26-09 02:27 PM   #25 
  - Or the border into New Hampshire. Funny, that. (n/t)  benEzra   Feb-26-09 06:02 PM   #52 
  - People are spread out in NH, they're densely populated in Toronto. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-26-09 06:16 PM   #56 
  - How many people have been mistakenly shot for a deer. . .. ???!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:33 PM   #67 
  - The neighborhood across I-805 from my home has about 30 times the crime as my area  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:45 AM   #151 
  - And the streets are Clean, women can carry Pocketbooks  One_Life_To_Give   Feb-27-09 10:41 AM   #103 
  - Yes,,,,  sendero   Feb-26-09 05:36 PM   #50 
  - Wow, you really are off in left field.  wartrace   Feb-26-09 07:28 PM   #60 
  - Truth of the matter is, one reason America is in the shape it's in is because Republicans win  Warren DeMontague   Feb-27-09 04:38 AM   #87 
  - Nobody is supporting taking away the ban  slackmaster   Mar-01-09 09:24 AM   #163 
  - My God, Nancy is finally starting to "get it"  derby378   Feb-26-09 12:51 PM   #5 
  - much as I think the gun crowd is wacko  DBoon   Feb-26-09 12:52 PM   #6 
  - Right . . the drug dealers who would be deprived of assault weapons probably vote . .. ?  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 01:59 PM   #16 
     - Please define assault weapon.  WriteDown   Feb-26-09 02:03 PM   #17 
     - I have an assault weapon hanging in the mantle of my fireplace.  Ikonoklast   Feb-26-09 03:08 PM   #35 
        - OK . . . give everyone one of those . . .!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:34 PM   #68 
           - You understand that it can kill you just as dead as a fully automatic weapon?  Ikonoklast   Feb-26-09 09:24 PM   #72 
              - Yes -- one by one ---  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:31 PM   #73 
     - You think banning the sale of certain guns would keep drug dealers from getting them?!?  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 02:09 PM   #19 
     - We need to ban the manufacture of these weapons . . .!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 02:34 PM   #28 
        - *crickets*  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 03:19 PM   #37 
        - Seems tough..  WriteDown   Feb-26-09 04:19 PM   #41 
        - There are over 100 million...  Lagomorph   Feb-26-09 04:46 PM   #46 
        - not only that  guitar man   Feb-26-09 05:00 PM   #47 
        - I guess David Koresh didn't think of that . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:09 PM   #62 
        - Fucking little kids was his issue...  Pavulon   Feb-26-09 10:41 PM   #82 
           - I think you're missing the point, that an armed government doesn't like  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 12:59 PM   #105 
              - There are lots of people who own massive  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:09 PM   #110 
                 - They are usually right-wing domestic militia ....  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:23 PM   #115 
                    - Targeting people for stupid laws..  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:34 PM   #118 
        - Ahh, the beautiful art....  boilinmad   Feb-27-09 09:21 AM   #102 
        - Hey, the CIA can't find it's AK-47's . . . but when we find them we can still burn them...!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:07 PM   #61 
           - I can PM you the STEP code  Pavulon   Feb-26-09 10:35 PM   #80 
              - Evidently Mexico hasn't figured this out --- we're arming their drug dealers!!  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:00 PM   #106 
                 - No they will not admit THEY ARE  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:08 PM   #108 
                    - And what is the CIA giving them . . . ?  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:19 PM   #114 
                       - CIA generally gives Russian  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:29 PM   #116 
                          - Hey, maybe the CIA is making weapons . . . stamping them "Cuba" ......?  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:33 PM   #117 
                             - It would take me and two guys  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:38 PM   #119 
        - Bravo!!!...  boilinmad   Feb-27-09 09:20 AM   #101 
        - Then don't own any.  benEzra   Feb-27-09 06:24 PM   #135 
        - I don't believe you are clear on the concept of what it takes to manufacture "these weapons"  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:26 AM   #145 
     - Drug dealers primarily use handguns, not small-caliber rifles with handgrips that stick out.  benEzra   Feb-26-09 06:09 PM   #54 
        - ..whatever Mexican drug dealers need, we seem to be the suppliers .....!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:01 PM   #107 
           - Yep, Direct from COLT, FN, and others on letterhead  Pavulon   Feb-27-09 01:11 PM   #111 
           - OK, show me where in the USA you can stroll in and legally buy quantities of RPG's  benEzra   Feb-28-09 08:19 AM   #144 
  - I wouldn't mind the ban...  frog92969   Feb-26-09 01:15 PM   #7 
  - I understand Obama's thinking and the sentiment on this but..  MessiahRp   Feb-26-09 01:18 PM   #9 
  - This came from Holder, not Obama.  Renew Deal   Feb-26-09 01:27 PM   #11 
     - Well in that case, Holder's opinion is his own...  MessiahRp   Feb-26-09 02:15 PM   #21 
  - Praise be to Polosi  IDFbunny   Feb-26-09 01:19 PM   #10 
  - Consider the trial balloon popped, for now.  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 01:34 PM   #12 
  - ....because hunters need assault weapons . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 01:54 PM   #13 
  - Please see post 17. nt  WriteDown   Feb-26-09 02:03 PM   #18 
  - Bambi can only be brought down by a rifle mounted rocket launcher.  onehandle   Feb-26-09 03:21 PM   #38 
  - Today's deer aren't like the ones you smoked in the 60's.  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 03:23 PM   #39 
  - I don't know if you've ever heard this story about LBJ and "deer" . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:12 PM   #63 
  - Hunters are irrelevant. Target shooters use "assault weapons"...  benEzra   Feb-26-09 06:16 PM   #55 
     - Bet JFK wouldn't if he could see the GOP/NRA violent America today . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:19 PM   #64 
        - Per capita rifle homicide is roughly the same now as it was in 1961.  benEzra   Feb-26-09 09:12 PM   #69 
           - 'US IS A VAST ARMS BAZAAR FOR MEXICAN CARTELS . . ." NY Times  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 09:23 PM   #71 
              - The machineguns and rocket launchers being used by Mexican cartels  benEzra   Feb-26-09 09:49 PM   #76 
                 - For all we know . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:14 PM   #112 
                    - A lot of those guns probably WERE supplied by the CIA or KGB, during the 1970's and 1980's  benEzra   Feb-27-09 06:24 PM   #134 
  - Holder is quickly becoming Obama's Andrew Young  depakid   Feb-26-09 01:55 PM   #14 
  - ouch. Shoe fits, though. n/t  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 02:14 PM   #20 
  - I agree and at light speed as well.  Lost in CT   Feb-26-09 04:13 PM   #40 
  - In a weak defense I would just say  BootinUp   Feb-26-09 02:27 PM   #24 
     - Agreed- yet these shooting from the hip type statements seem to be becoming a pattern  depakid   Feb-26-09 02:36 PM   #29 
  - If we eliminate guns as a wedge issue, would that leave only choice, gay rights and  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 02:25 PM   #23 
  - Don't forget the all time favorite  arikara   Feb-26-09 02:29 PM   #26 
     - IMO, only a relatively small number of voters oppose tax cuts for the wealthy, but that  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 02:40 PM   #31 
        - I think you're wrong . . . Americans understand that issue quite well, IMO . . .!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:22 PM   #65 
  - Thank you. I love my weapons.  Titonwan   Feb-26-09 02:33 PM   #27 
  - This is good news.  Brucie Kibbutz   Feb-26-09 02:36 PM   #30 
  - I'm all for tougher gun control  AyanEva   Feb-26-09 02:45 PM   #32 
  - The second amendment doesn't serve any purpose, unless you're naive enough ...  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 01:17 PM   #113 
     - The gun confiscations in New Orleans were illegal  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:28 AM   #146 
        - So is the war in Iraq . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-28-09 11:45 PM   #159 
  - Good call by Pelosi  appal_jack   Feb-26-09 02:57 PM   #33 
  - When I first heard of this I knew there wasn't a hope in hell that it would pass in Congress.  Purveyor   Feb-26-09 02:57 PM   #34 
  - Good! It's time Dems got in line with the rest of the country on this issue.  ACTION BASTARD   Feb-26-09 03:15 PM   #36 
  - Doesn't everyone need an assault weapon?  Vinca   Feb-26-09 04:22 PM   #42 
  - No  slackmaster   Feb-26-09 04:38 PM   #45 
  - That kid murdered with a plain old "youth" shotgun  RamboLiberal   Feb-26-09 05:12 PM   #48 
  - I'm aware of that. Think of how many more he could have taken  Vinca   Feb-27-09 06:36 AM   #90 
     - "Assault weapons" fire exactly once when the trigger is pulled,  benEzra   Feb-27-09 01:08 PM   #109 
  - Everyone needs fewer Republicans getting elected.  Brucie Kibbutz   Feb-26-09 05:27 PM   #49 
  - I don't trust the government to "decide" what guns I need  bluestateguy   Feb-27-09 04:58 AM   #88 
     - Oh Please....  depakid   Feb-28-09 03:02 PM   #156 
  - good!! nt  guitar man   Feb-26-09 04:30 PM   #43 
  - Good.  Doremus   Feb-26-09 04:30 PM   #44 
  - Ah, Nancy...  badgervan   Feb-26-09 05:58 PM   #51 
  - The most popular centerfire target rifles in America are used only to "mow down human beings"?  benEzra   Feb-26-09 06:05 PM   #53 
  - Answer....  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:22 PM   #121 
  - Because every single one of those rifles would be banned as an "assault weapon" by H.R.1022...  benEzra   Feb-27-09 05:54 PM   #129 
  - Target rifle's?  TXRAT2   Feb-28-09 07:43 AM   #139 
     - No, this is the target rifle I was speaking of:  benEzra   Feb-28-09 07:50 AM   #141 
  - right, and handguns too!  Johnyawl   Feb-26-09 06:56 PM   #58 
  - Despite your opinion of what they are designed for,  Brucie Kibbutz   Feb-26-09 07:16 PM   #59 
  - Answer  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:26 PM   #122 
     - I have no problem with the existing tight controls on full autos.  benEzra   Feb-27-09 06:06 PM   #132 
  - Agree . . . thanks for telling the truth -- !!!  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 08:31 PM   #66 
  - The truth?  benEzra   Feb-26-09 09:36 PM   #74 
     - Ah, "Girls Gone Wild," eh . . . guns are sexy . . . ???  defendandprotect   Feb-26-09 10:27 PM   #79 
     - To equate a female police officer with girls gone wild, congrats todays worst person in the world.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-26-09 11:38 PM   #85 
     - Huh?  benEzra   Feb-27-09 07:08 AM   #91 
     - What a sexist attitude.  Lilith Velkor   Feb-27-09 08:09 AM   #95 
     - Nope...  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:29 PM   #123 
     - No, all Title 1 "assault weapons" are NON-automatic  benEzra   Feb-27-09 06:05 PM   #131 
     - Fully automatic firearms have been strictly regulated since 1934  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:49 AM   #152 
     - You Make a False Equivalency....  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:36 PM   #125 
        - No, the "assault weapon" issue is solely about non-automatic, NFA Title 1 civilian firearms.  benEzra   Feb-27-09 05:58 PM   #130 
        - We're Talking About Two Different Bills  badgervan   Feb-27-09 09:23 PM   #136 
        - There is no bill outlawing automatics  hack89   Feb-27-09 09:35 PM   #138 
        - Automatic weapons were restricted 75 years ago, under the National Firearms Act of 1934.  benEzra   Feb-28-09 08:12 AM   #143 
        - The Assault Weapons ban..  sendero   Feb-28-09 07:52 AM   #142 
        - Sorry I missed this one earlier - Thanks for proving without any doubt that you are misinformed  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:33 AM   #148 
  - assault weapons are designed, made, and used for one purpose only: to mow down human beings.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-26-09 09:52 PM   #77 
  - Thanks  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:46 PM   #126 
     - Who's talking about un-restricting automatic weapons?  benEzra   Feb-27-09 06:07 PM   #133 
  - Thank you. nt  Lorien   Feb-26-09 10:36 PM   #81 
  - Thank you --  defendandprotect   Feb-27-09 11:42 AM   #104 
  - Hmm, I wonder...  virginia mountainman   Feb-27-09 06:22 AM   #89 
  - Do You Equate....  badgervan   Feb-27-09 05:31 PM   #124 
     - Police ARE civilians, and (outside of SWAT) usually use civilian weapons.  benEzra   Feb-27-09 05:50 PM   #128 
        - HuH?  badgervan   Feb-27-09 09:29 PM   #137 
           - SWAT teams are generally organized along paramilitary lines...  benEzra   Feb-28-09 07:46 AM   #140 
  - No, "assault weapon" was an arbitrary category based on appearance, not function  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:30 AM   #147 
  - Good news indeed, and I was going to buy a Romanian AK  ileus   Feb-26-09 06:24 PM   #57 
  - Good  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Feb-26-09 09:18 PM   #70 
  - Good! Now the Rethugs can't make the "They'll take away your guns!" arguement.  Crowman1979   Feb-26-09 10:09 PM   #78 
  - Actually, even with Ms. Pelosi dousing the flames ...  FudaFuda   Feb-26-09 10:45 PM   #83 
  - Oh yes they can, they are, and it's working  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:35 AM   #149 
  - My Godess, are the Dems actually starting to get it?  OffWithTheirHeads   Feb-26-09 11:38 PM   #84 
  - Good  bluestateguy   Feb-27-09 04:29 AM   #86 
  - This person who grew up in a rural area says THANK GOD.  Odin2005   Feb-27-09 07:50 AM   #92 
  - Good for Nancy.  OnionPatch   Feb-27-09 08:01 AM   #93 
  - Well, I originally thought a statement like this by Holder had to be cleared  riverdeep   Feb-27-09 08:03 AM   #94 
  - Somebody needs to get a hold of Holder  Renew Deal   Feb-27-09 08:40 AM   #96 
     - I nominate Feingold, Tester, and Webb  derby378   Feb-27-09 08:47 AM   #97 
     - I'd like to hear that conversation.  -..__...   Feb-27-09 08:56 AM   #98 
        - Self delete.  -..__...   Feb-27-09 08:58 AM   #99 
  - This is certainly cheerful news.  -..__...   Feb-27-09 09:05 AM   #100 
  - American Hunters and Shooters Association tells Holder to back off  derby378   Feb-27-09 02:28 PM   #120 
  - Good. My opinion of AHSA just went up quite a bit.  benEzra   Feb-27-09 05:46 PM   #127 
  - Amazing, and I had written them off as a bunch of Elmer Fudds  slackmaster   Feb-28-09 08:36 AM   #150 
     - Helpful Definition For Real-Word Forum Types  Paladin   Feb-28-09 12:21 PM   #153 
        - No, just those who want everyone else's guns banned.  benEzra   Feb-28-09 02:57 PM   #154 
        - Great....  badgervan   Feb-28-09 10:23 PM   #157 
        - badgervan, I sincerely hope you have learned one thing in this thread  slackmaster   Mar-01-09 08:37 AM   #162 
           - I Did....  badgervan   Mar-01-09 10:44 PM   #164 
        - The funny thing about that is, every rifle used by "traditionalists" was also originally designed  slackmaster   Mar-01-09 08:36 AM   #161 
  - Senate Majority Leader Reid puts more kibosh on the "ban popular guns" talk...  benEzra   Feb-28-09 03:01 PM   #155 
  - Now THIS is something that should rightfully be kept OFF THE TABLE!  Proud Liberal Dem   Feb-28-09 10:46 PM   #158 
  - One of the first things she's done right. n/t  SlowDownFast   Mar-01-09 03:05 AM   #160 
 

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