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January 29, 2011

House DEMOCRATS Call For Gun Hearings

House Dems call for gun hearings

A top House Republican rejected calls by Democrats for hearings on gun safety in the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), suggesting that such hearings could interfere with the prosecution of the alleged gunman, Jared Loughner.

Rep. John Conyers (Mich.), top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and 15 other Democrats on the panel sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) on Friday seeking hearings on several gun-safety issues related to the Tucson shooting. Six people died in that attack and 14 others, including Giffords, were wounded. Giffords was transferred to a Houston hospital this week to begin a long-term rehabilitation program.

Smith said the inquiries Democrats proposed have merit, but timing them before Lougher’s trial could have the “unintended effect of prejudicing the ongoing criminal proceedings.”

While acknowledging that there is little support in Congress for broad gun-control measures, Conyers and his Democratic colleagues suggested the hearings – and congressional action – should be “a carefully crafted and narrowly focused review of these issues and other possible loopholes in current law.”

“We fully recognize and appreciate the sensitivity of the subjects raised by the recent tragedy in Tucson in which our colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot and eighteen other were wounded or killed, including members of her staff, a Federal judge, and several other citizens,” the Democrats wrote. “However, we also believe it is not only possible, but imperative that Congress review the relevant issues in a civil and objective manner.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Tell John Conyers to pay more attention to his jailbird wife and his son driving around in Govt. Caddillacs, and dont be so bothered about passing new laws on guns.

We have plenty of laws now thank you.

There are many rural liberals, who no matter how liberal they are, know that they need guns (guns being a fact of life in rural America).

Idiot Liberals fail to recognize that we, in the rest of America, have a Different Definition of GUN Control.

Theirs is Confiscate..........

ours is...........


Posted by Wild Thing at January 29, 2011 05:50 AM


A repeat..
Not a day goes by without some idiot proving Ron White’s line “You Just Can’t Fix Stupid” 100% right
look at Mexico and tell me all those guns the Cartels are using came from legal US Gun owners, Stolen
of course.. Someone had a brain fart..Why should they pay 3-400 for a Semi-Auto assault Weapon when
they can buy a full Auto Chinese AK 47 for 100.00(new model) Stop the Drugs and you will control Gun
crime. It’s embarrassing as hell to know we consume more illegal drugs than all the other western countries combined..That 90+% of the Afghan Opium crop will end up on the streets of America. WE need to get back to Crime and Punishment. Save the rehabilitation for petty criminals and as for the hardcore, swift sure punishment… 6 feet Under….

Posted by: gator at January 29, 2011 11:23 AM

Good. Any attempt at gun control costs the Dems votes.

I agree with you gator on that embarrassment. Our drug addicts are seriously undermining our society.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 29, 2011 11:38 AM

Civil Manner?
Now the scum wants civility?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! We on the right have always been civil.
Not a day goes by without some idiot proving Ron White’s line “You Just Can’t Fix Stupid” I have to go with that line from the comment from gator. It is so appropriate when referring to the congress as an entity.

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at January 29, 2011 01:18 PM

I left off part of the first post.

"6 feet under, no repeat offenders..."

Posted by: gator at January 29, 2011 06:04 PM

In 1836 the Alamo flew a flag that read COME AND TAKE IT!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 29, 2011 06:34 PM

instead of attacking our rights as guaranteed in our constitution,why doesn't congressmen/women uphold our rights as they swore an oath to !

Posted by: latitude38 at January 30, 2011 12:16 AM

Thank you so much.

Gator, good one yessss. We do need to get back to Crime and Punishment.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2011 12:16 AM