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    Statement from the NRA

    N.R.A. STATEMENT:
    The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.
    Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.
    The N.R.A. is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.
    The N.R.A. is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, D.C., area on Friday, December 21.
    Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    We did steal the music to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" from the brits.......So, they may have a point?
    It's not like that's our national anthem, and besides, that tune existed long before our country did, and t is in good musical tradition to borrow old tunes for new uses. The author of the tune is unknown, and it may originate in plainchant, but a 1619 attribution to John Bull is sometimes made. So no one is even sure who write the tune!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    As such, I don't comment on the internal politics of other nations unless it has a direct, material effect on the United States.

    Our Constitution has no material effect on Canada or the UK. (Miss Z, this isn't aimed at you in any way, shape or form). It's our peculiar document.

    Leave its workings to the people it effects.
    No worries, LH, and point well received. However, seeing as the decisions the USA makes usually affects the rest of the world in some shape or form, may I indulge you that our interests in you are probably more significant than your interests in us.

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    As for the music, you're welcome to 'My country, 'tis of thee' ... could you also please claim One Direction as your own whilst you're at it?

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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It's not like that's our national anthem, and besides, that tune existed long before our country did, and t is in good musical tradition to borrow old tunes for new uses. The author of the tune is unknown, and it may originate in plainchant, but a 1619 attribution to John Bull is sometimes made. So no one is even sure who write the tune!
    The Star-Spangled Banner is set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London.

    So despite the xenophobics/chauvinists - Fortress America has borrowed freely and interacted frequently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwina's Secretary View Post
    The Star-Spangled Banner is set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London.

    So despite the xenophobics/chauvinists - Fortress America has borrowed freely and interacted frequently!

    And exactly who is a xenophobe or a chauvinist?
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    I've been following these threads since the first one and I find something so wrong with this whole picture.
    What in h*ll is wrong with everyone? Fighting about gun control and it just gets more and more insulting and vicious at times. Who gives a shiat about gun control right now...for one thing gun control won't change anything...it's the idiot or sicko behind the gun and not the gun that kills.

    Is everyone forgetting that 20 babies were killed and 8 adults? Why is no one even mentioning this sad fact and discussing this instead of gun control--right now the only thing I can think of are those poor little innocent kids , babies in my opinion, it brings tears to my eyes each time I hear more about it on the news.

    The kid had Asperger's and the mom had ms...why did she have guns in the house in the first place is the only thing I can think of.She was home schooling him, did she ignore the signs...did he shoot his own mother to save her from her cruel disease? I would be more interested in knowing the cause and never mind gun control...any person wanting to kill can get a gun whether they are banned or not.
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    Sparks-- I wanted to thank you for the lovely post, it made me feel so much better to read something so beautiful...

    And momoffuzzyfaces I totally agree with you--this was my first thought also to prevent this from happening again.
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    Asiel, don't believe everything you hear in the media, last I knew it was just anecdotal reports that the kid has Aspergers, and I did not see anywhere mentioned that the mother had MS. Some reports say "autistic," others say "Aspergers" but none of it was confirmed or diagnosed, just different people's opinions. This thread is just for the gun control side of things, there is another thread "the I am Adam Lanza's Mother" thread that touches more on the mental health side.
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    Charlotte Allen, what rock did you just crawl out from under? Are you flippin' kidding me?! *banging head on table* She contends in the National Review that the Newtown shooting could have been prevented if adult men had been present. If there had been any adult men there, what do you think we would have now, Ms. Allen? Dead adult men.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...nro-symposium#
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    Charlotte Allen, what rock did you just crawl out from under? Are you flippin' kidding me?! *banging head on table* She contends in the National Review that the Newtown shooting could have been prevented if adult men had been present. If there had been any adult men there, what do you think we would have now, Ms. Allen? Dead adult men.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...nro-symposium#
    What a freakin idiot! Maybe we missed the memo that stated that men are bulletproof. I'll have to remember to grab a man and put him between me and someone that might be shooting at me.
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    U.S. gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

    U.S. gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts




    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-gun-...#ixzz2Fc0T5VhQ


    One of the commenters raises a point about restricting the ammo available for sale. I agree with that, especially if guns purchased before a certain date can be kept.

    Another commenter rants that Obama should work with the NRA. The NRA has stated willingness to help, and has yet to make their official public statement at a press conference tomorrow. I think this commenter needs to re-read a few news stories.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    Charlotte Allen, what rock did you just crawl out from under? Are you flippin' kidding me?! *banging head on table* She contends in the National Review that the Newtown shooting could have been prevented if adult men had been present. If there had been any adult men there, what do you think we would have now, Ms. Allen? Dead adult men.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...nro-symposium#
    Apparently Ms. Allen is under the impression men can stop bullets with their.....??

    Actually - there were at least two men in the school at the time. The head maintenance man and a male teacher.

    Opps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    U.S. gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts




    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-gun-...#ixzz2Fc0T5VhQ


    One of the commenter's raises a point about restricting the ammo available for sale. I agree with that, especially if guns purchased before a certain date can be kept.
    Ban certain types of ammo, more people will start reloading their own. If you ban the ammo my firearms shoot, I would start reloading my own.
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    If you ban ammo sales you better follow that by banning sales of lead and lead alloys, smelting pots, swagers, molds, ad nauseum.

    And regardless of how much you ban, ammunition will still be produced by private parties.
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    Wordage makes me laugh.

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    I love it when people on one side of an arguement gets blindsided by key phrases.

    You have the anti gun yo-yos who think that a ban of 'assault style weapons' will cut down on murders.

    You then have the NRA yo-yos that will go with the ban and get around it by changing the look of an ASW.

    I believe assault rifle is just as deadly as a cheap arse .32. You may not be able to shoot one million bullets with one trigger pull, but what is the difference?

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    Ban ASWs, large capacity mags and what happens next?

    Someone shows up with a bigger bag of guns...

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    Sheeple will go along with a ban on LCMs and that will be fine and dandy.

    When I see the guy walk into the store/shop/theater with a rifle, I know things are going to get ugly - quickly. But I know that he has a low capacity magazine, so I have a chance to run.

    But, what about the idiot with the messenger bag with a couple of pistols, extra mags and the idea that he's going to shoot up the place?

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    Whatever band-aid fixes there are to the gun buying laws, there still be some kid shooting his brother in mom and dad's bedroom, an innocent by-stander killed in a drive by or a cop gunned down at a traffic stop.

    It's not the guns, its the people handling them.

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