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No Country Should be Allowed to Use Chemical Weapons Against Its Citizens

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:50 AM (14 replies)

Do Some Pro-War Advocates Need Your Help?

Can it be that they just don't know how to find a military recruiter for themselves or family members?

We can help.

Here, for example, is the phone number to give them so that they can receive more information or learn the phone number and location of the nearest Army recruiter: 1-888-550-ARMY (2769).

Cyber-recruiters are standing by.

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:40 AM (3 replies)

"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)

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:13 AM (7 replies)
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