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For a few days last week, the National Rifle Association had us fooled. After several days of silence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, its promise to make a “meaningful contribution” to the national debate over gun violence raised hopes that it might finally concede the need to regulate rapid-fire assault weapons, the kind favored by Newtown killer Adam Lanza and other mass murderers before him. Instead, the NRA’s answer was ...


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ed186
December 28, 2012
8:07 a.m.

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Why don't you get off the firearms and ammunition kick and get on the ILLEGAL possession of firearms by CRIMINALS? NOT RESTRICTING the LEGALLY POSSESSED FIREARMS? Is it because it's easier to restrict the person who will abide by the law? Will that make you feel good? It's a lot harder to get the laws changed for ILLEGAL POSSESSION AND USE, right? It's high time to change the law back to were they were, and let the cops get the ILLEGAL FIREARMS of the street.

FrankLowe
December 28, 2012
9:10 a.m.

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Dear editor,
You should make up your mind. The fourth paragraph asks "Do Americans want to live as if in a police state?"
Obviously, by you supporting gun control, as with all others who support any kind of gun control, you do indeed support a police state. The editor's opinions expressed on this page constantly advocate for a police state. Your views on taxation, private property, education, and most other subjects are pro big government, and anti freedom. Even yesterdays piece, bashing police, implies that there should be control over cops private life.
We already live in a police state, just ask Margie and Richard Cressy, who chose to home school their children. Men of "authority" with guns showed up, used the threat of force and violence, and falsly arrested them, just because they didn't participate in the government run indoctrination process of public schooling. These poor kids might actually have an independant thought, we can't have that.
While I don't support armed authority in schools, I do have a question that no one has been able to answer coherently. Why is it that all of the beautiful people spew gun control nonsense, yet they're surrouned by armed guards, and send their kids to private schools with armed guards?

albright1
December 28, 2012
11:58 a.m.

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Gazette amateur writers,

You say "...usually bent on suicide, so how likely are they to be deterred by the threat of arrest or being shot?"

Actually, extremely likely! Almost all mass shooters commit their final shot into their own heads as soon as someone with a gun shows up.

You call the NRA and its members a "fringe element". Todays Gallup poll shows that the NRA has 54% favorability rating amongst Americans. Obama has a 52% rating. Does that make Obama supporters a "fringe" element???

wmarincic
December 28, 2012
8 p.m.

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Chicago has the stricttest gun laws in the U.S. The gazette is a joke at best with their liberl rants..

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012.

The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008, when the year ended with 512 killings. Last year, city records show Chicago had 435 homicides.

On Thursday, officials with the Chicago Police Department said the city was one homicide away from the 500 mark. Hours later, a 40-year-old man was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side. Police say Nathaniel Jackson was found on the sidewalk outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound to the head late Thursday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says Jackson was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital early Friday.

Jackson's death remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
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