Now is not the time to talk about gun laws...

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    “Leaders in Washington from both parties, and groups like the NRA, all say that now is not the time to talk about how gun safety laws can save lives in America.

    I agree, now is not the time to talk about gun laws – the time for that conversation was long before all those kids in Connecticut died today.


    Rep. Carolyn McCarthy - Statement from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on Connecticut School Shooting






    Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district, serving since 1997. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

    McCarthy was born Carolyn Cook in Brooklyn, raised in Mineola. Her father was a boilermaker and her mother worked at Woolworth. In her youth, she was an athlete and wanted to become a physical education teacher but found reading challenging and later was diagnosed with dyslexia. After caring for a boyfriend who was injured in a car accident, McCarthy decided to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

    Later she married and lived with her family in Mineola, a suburban area about twenty miles outside New York City on Long Island. On December 7, 1993, her husband, Dennis, was killed and her son, Kevin, severely injured on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train at the Merillon Avenue station, when spree killer, Colin Ferguson, opened fire on passengers. Ferguson killed six and wounded 19 others. McCarthy responded to the crime by launching a campaign for more stringent gun control that eventually propelled her to Congress in 1996 on the Democratic ticket.

    McCarthy was a registered Republican before her first run for Congress. She has "evolved over the years into a reliable Democratic vote.
     
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    I don't understand her point, or yours. I am quite sure gun control has been frequently discussed before and after this and other such events.
     
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    “Leaders in Washington from both parties, and groups like the NRA, all say that now is not the time to talk about how gun safety laws"
    Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
     
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    Never let a good tragedy go to waste -- Democrat motto
     
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    Thanks for your usual Frank...adding nothing, but bumping my thread...:lol:
     
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    Jesse Jackson kept wearing the shirt with Martin Luther Kings blood on it days after the assassination, I wonder how long Dems will wear their shirts?
     
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    The most stringent gun control laws in the world could not have prevented this tragedy, but the liberals will certainly use this to try and restrict the law abiding citizen's 2nd Amendment rights like they usually do when such tragedies occur. We've already heard from the WH that the Assualt Weapon ban, which banned firearms that are NOT Assault Weapons by anyone but a liberal democrat's defintion, is something the President supports and wants back. Typical of the left, they see the death of 18 babies as a political opportunity to further their agenda.
     
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    we already HAVE gun control

    we know what these people really want
     
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    Anyone Hellbent on a murderous rage is going to get his ends one way or another.
    It was the asshole that pulled the trigger, and not the guns fault.j
     
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    They want to make Harry Belafonte's wish come true
     

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