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    He has reasons to want them banned, and that's fine, but the majority of US citizens disagree with him. We do sympathize for him and I couldn't even fathom the grief he's going through, but we need to make it clear that an assault weapon did not commit the crime onto his child and I will end with that.
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    Exploiting this man and his loss and grief, using him and his sons memory like this to further a political agenda not based on facts is heartless and cruel.....he needs real counseling and help.....not to be exploited and used like this.....it's disgusting and pathetic.....
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    Its actually "real legislation" that might help to save a life...If that makes some law-maker "feel good" (for doing his job in the first place)---Then so be it.
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    @Sonny why do it? It won't help anything. And it destroys our rights. There is a way to do some good with out hurt the constitution I know that is too easy for you.
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    @NTBFW Good point. We've never in our history as a nation sacrificed the Constitutional guaranteed rights for safety before!
    PATRIOT Act, NDAA 12....
    Oh... wait...
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    He's not the only person that has testified, he's just the one that gets more attention because he aligns with left leaning media sources like this very one. Anyway, you should look up Mark Mattioli and his common sense testimony- in fact, let me put in the leg work for you...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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    I still terrible for him, but I think the attention has unfortunately got to his head. He's obviously producing the emotional responses and reactions that are liked by anti-gun folk and they continue to make articles about him.
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    @zachsquatch absolutely they're using him and when they can get no more mileage out of him they will discard him without prejudice.
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    @Quantummist TYVN both documented the reason to keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths, yet there is no way to disarm them
    Thank for adding to the growing list of outed armed psychopaths who should be off the streets and disarmed
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    First they need to qualify what an assault weapon is along with what makes it an assault weapon. Also they should maybe identify what will never qualify as an assault weapon so we won't have to revisit this nonsense
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    They already made it clear what makes an assault weapon an assault weapon, it has to be black, it needs to have a barrel shroud (no one proposing gun laws know what the hell this is), it needs to look like it can blow up a tank in one shot, and it has a bayonet lug (who the hell even uses that?)
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    They're now basically saying ANY semi-auto is an "assault" weapon. Won't be long until it's the rest of what hasn't been banned, then they'll go after bows and arrows, swords, knives, etc like in England.
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    Those democrats love bringing in grieving families to try and sway the vote on any issue. How is that Father any different than thousands of fathers every year who have to attend the funeral of their kids from car accidents? Democrats, you are truly slimy traitorous people. Why not bring up a father who's child drowned in a swimming pool. Lets ban swimming pools over two feet deep! Ludicrous how pathetic these control freaks are.
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    What is different in part is that no one drove cars into schools to deliberately kill children and the cars were not manufactured specifically to kill many people quickly.
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    Great points. I can't recall how many times I've seen this guy on TV. I wonder if he knows he's being used or if he's too stupid to realize it. You are also correct about Dumocrats. They are a slimy, disgusting, anti-American, Constitution hating bunch. They would ban speech they didn't agree with if they could.
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    @Dan_Tien We are talking children being killed. What difference does it make the reasons or how kids are killed. If the instrument of death is a car and we can ban cars to saves thousands of children's lives each year, why on earth are you driven to ban guns. Please don't insult our intelligence if you actually think Liberals want to stop with semi automatic hunting guns(assault rifles). Under control freaks who pretend to care for the lives of children, they should be making insane laws like forcing us to ride bikes to work when we live close. This way we could save many lives. Oh that's right, they like to ride cars, they don't like guns.THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE LIVES OF KIDS, THAT IS A SMOKE SCREEN! Why not ban swimming pools over two feet deep? There are many more kids killed by pools than guns. You people are an absolute joke.
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    @commonsense51 "What difference does it make the reasons or how kids are killed"? Killing children by losing control of your vehicle is an accident. Killing children with intent is murder. You ask me not to insult your intelligence after you ask a question like that?
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    @Dan_Tien Do you care about children's lives or not? Thousands more kids are killed by cars and drowning etc. Why is it you want to ban guns from law abiding citizens? We are not going to murder children with guns! Can you grasp the obvious? There are people who purposely drive cars into crowds of people. Drunk drivers do not mind taking chances driving drunk and possibly killing kids. People who speed take chances of killing kids. But no, you only care about the weapon of death when it is a gun. I say again, you people are a joke and the scary part is Liberals know exactly what they are doing. Taking our guns so Government can control us.
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    Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are beyond disgusting. They will exploit anyone or anything to push their radical left wing agendas.
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    I feel bad for the guy, and any parent that has to deal with this. I personally just don't think emotion should have rule over logic and reason. Every time that happens within government it never seems to have the best results, in creating policy.
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    Well said, but unfortunately logic isn't given a high pedestal in regards to politics and law, because logic wouldn't get the ratings that emotion does. Follow the money.
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    @Denizen_Kate This is the same man that NBC claimed was being heckled by pro 2nd amendment people not too long ago. It was actually another tape edited by NBC. I think most people would that relevant.
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    Yep, more slanted and biased reporting. Either it's for ratings, because it causes controversy, or they are being paid off to run certain stories by someone else.
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    What did you expect the man to say. My heart goes out to him but he's not focusing on the only problem here. You'll never stop lunatics. My condolences.
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    While it is beyond sad that this father has to deal with this pain, and while I understand that he feels a ban on weapons would be positive outcome and give some purpose to the loss of his child it is not appropriate to make such decisions based on these incidents. Just as we don't ban cars because they have been used to run people over we should ban guns. We must grow up and deal with the root causes not the means.
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    Ban "assault weapons" just because his son got killed by one? So if his son was abducted by a child molester and beaten to death with a two by four, he would be wanting to ban two by fours? You can't hold an inanimate object responsible for somebody's death - it may sound a bit Cliché by now, but it's people that kill people not whatever weapon they use.

    So you ban "assault weapons" - what happens? well these people simply resort to using other types of firearms to commit these crimes - handguns, shotguns... subsequently to this what happens? hysterically emotional people start launching the same campaigns to prohibit those types of firearms too. Trust me, I am from the UK. In 1986 there was a mass shooting that resulted in the ban of semi-automatic "assault weapons" then there was another mass shooting in 1996 (within the following year of this ban, handgun crime rocketed to the point "operation trident" was introduced to tackle it) committed using handguns that resulted in the prohibition of all handguns, and what has been solved? NOTHING! The notion that the UK never suffers mass shootings because the of strict gun regulation is absolute BS - just recently a taxi driver who was licensed shotgun owner went on a rampage and killed about 13 people. Ever since the government prohibited and heavily regulated all firearms there has been no drop in the UK homicide rate, violent crime rate and crime rate as a whole in fact it has continued to rise - no doubt the same will apply for the US. The only way to prevent these tragedies is for other people to be armed; it has worked before and it will work again.
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    Yet another person who doesn't know what an "assault weapon" is. I feel badly for this man but he can not assume that all gun owners are criminals. This whole idea is getting old.
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    I dated a guy years ago whose daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend with a gun in Canada. She was in her teens. I feel for these people. However taking guns away from everyone is not going to do squat. The crazy delusionals and criminals will obtain the weapons irregardless of laws. Where does that leave US? Police shortages, money shortages and longer response times. You ever walk into your house when burglars are hiking it out your back door? I have. Not a good safe feeling.
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    Considering the number of deaths via these so-called "assault weapons", are less than 1%, the blatant exploitation is a pathetic move by the Left. their brilliant concet is to play upon the options emotions of the American people. I unfortunately see this working on the ignorant, emotional and those who have never fired a weapon.

    I disagree with limiting the scope Of the Second Amendment and my heart breaks at this man's loss, but the needs of the many always outweighs the needs of the few, contrary to what the president thinks.
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    I wish people would think.. You can ban all the guns you want, but if a crazy person wants to do harm, he will find a way. Hell if drug addicts can take house cleaning products and make them into a drug, don't you think people can come up with a weapon that is not a gun.
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    Absolutely DISGUSTING that people like Feinstein exploit tragedies to further her sick and twisted agenda to disarm Americans. How much is she paying this ER medic to do this act?
  • #65
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    Because he was told to do that, so that emotions would run higher. It's disgusting that a parents would exploit the memory of a child like this simply for his 15 minutes of fame at the behest of corrupt politicians like Feinstein.
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    Maybe because it is the only picture that he has of father and son together. If you think that picture is being used to whip up an emotional response, imagine what a picture of him alone with bullet wounds in his body would do.
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    @RollinPapers It hasn't been done because people still have some repugnance to that sort of thing. Never let a tragedy go to waste? Never let a tragedy be seen as an effect of the cause that you support either, it seems. But you are right about one thing. I have seen multiple examples of people posting pictures of piles of dead bodies in Nazi concentration camps for that sort of gut wrenching emotional impact with the message of "This will happen in the USA if any restrictions are placed on gun buyers here!" But that sort of overblown propaganda is okay if creates enough fear to thwart attempts to enact gun control?
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    I certainly feel for the man and his loss. The truth is that he is simply a tool for politicians to further their cause. I'll keep my weapons. Feinstein and co. can pound sand.
  • #21
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    I feel for this man. I truly do. It is a shame that he is being used like this to promote something that would not have helped his son at all. All I could tell him is I am paying for the training and equipment to put guards in my local school districts school.
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